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BEAUTIFUL CONVERTED BEACH FRONT BOAT HOUSE.

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Louise Smith

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL CONVERTED BEACH FRONT BOAT HOUSE.

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A fully equipped studio space with a mezzanine bed

The Boathouse is a gorgeous, well equipped, studio. It's in a stunning location on the beach front in the beautiful village of Bonchurch. Being on a private cul de sac, which finishes a few yards away on the beach, it is quiet and safe. From the front of the property there are uninterrupted, constantly changing, sea views and there is nothing like sleeping to sound of the waves. Monks Bay is one of the Islands best kept secrets, with its mixture of sand, pebbles, delightful rock pools and safe swimming. Bonchurch is known for its temperate climate and during a hot week you may not want to stray from this perfect spot. As well as a perfect spot for that summer holiday, it is an excellent base for out of season breaks. The island is well known for its mild spring, autumn and winters which are wonderful for excellent walking, discovering cosy pubs and sampling some of the islands delicious, award winning restaurants.

The Boathouse *** As seen in The Guardian newspaper's - 'Top 10 cottages for two for Valentines Day' *** and Elle UK's 'Chic Shack Awards' ***

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Louise Smith

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Years of traveling far and wide with my job and many adventurous holidays with my husband means I have stayed in all sorts of accommodation around the world from basic tents in Kenya to incredible luxury resorts in the Far East, from city hotels in New York to Country Manors in Wales . Now living on a farm in the UK with our 2 children, 2 dogs, 2 cats and 4 chickens it's always pleasure to escape to the sea.

Louise Smith purchased this cabin in 2002

The Boathouse is a perfect little gem of a place which we were lucky enough to buy along with a larger property (see Beach Holme) when we were looking for a seaside place to enjoy as a family. It so happens my own great, great grandparents were islanders and we have a good family history of coastguards.

There's no question that being so close to the sea is The Boathouse's biggest lure. The predictability of the tides along with the ever changing moods of the water makes for a very special place to stay. In Winter it can be a snug, safe place to watch waves crashing into the sea wall and salt spray flying high into the air, while in Summer a bay of cool, blue gently laps at the sand. And while I may mention it many times over, there really is nothing like sleeping to the sound of the waves.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday cabin rental in Ventnor, United Kingdom

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Beautiful converted beach front boat house.
average rating of 4.4 based on 17 reviews
business
Beautiful converted beach front boat house.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p12613
+44 7974737204
Ventnor Isle of Wight
HR GuestBook
5

Comments from Owner Guestbook

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2007
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2007
'What a lovely stay. Beautiful location, tastefully decorated, and thoughtfully equipped. We are very sad to leave.
The perfect antidote to London stress out fever!'

Colin & Nell - Feb 05

'This charming little dwelling is tastefully decorated and well-equipped. The hut's interior decor is crisp and fresh, while the outdoor terrace has the most stunning views of the sea'

Prima magazine - Jan 2005 issue

'Thenkyou so much for a lovely holiday at the Boathouse. It was ideal in every way and we thought it was beautifully decorated! We would love to come back again next August'

The Taylors - Aug 04

'Arriving at high tide, we're greeted by waves sploshing over the sea wall, just 25ft from the front door. Inside the view from the sofa of passing ships battling the heavy seas is glorious. When the tide recedes, it reveals a crescent of sand with rock pools and we agree we'd love to return in Summer'

Marie clare Magazine - April 05 issue
Helpful votes: 16/16
business
Beautiful converted beach front boat house.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p12613
+44 7974737204
Ventnor Isle of Wight
5

Beautiful little place

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
We stayed at the boat house over Christmas and had a wonderful time. It is small but cozy and big enough for the intended two people and has nearly everything you need for a short holiday. Obviously being right on the seafront, being able to watch the water whilst sitting on the sofa, is a big big plus.
We arrived on the day of the Christmas storm and it took us a good couple of hours to get the place warm (would have been great if the heating could have been turned on beforehand) but once it was, the warmth was ok despite the horrific weather outside. The boat is an estimated 15 minute leisurely walk from Ventnor city center right along the seaside esplanade (if weather permits) which especially in the summer should be (and even was with some December sun) really nice. We would definitely return and can recommend this romantic little place to all couples. The only thing we would suggest to the owners is the addition of a second optional heater for the winter (e.g. in the bathroom) and a small coffee table for the couch as sitting at the bar table in the kitchen is absolutely fine for breakfast but didn't feel quite comfortable enough for a nice dinner.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Beautiful converted beach front boat house.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p12613
+44 7974737204
Ventnor Isle of Wight
Owner Submitted Review
0

Top 10 Most Romantic Places to Stay for Valentines

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
From 'The Guardian', Jan 2012
The Boathouse, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight
If romance for you is blustery walks by the sea, few pads are better-placed than this. A cute chalet with french doors opening straight on to decking overlooking the beach at Monk's Bay (but on a private cul-de-sac, so no danger of passers-by knocking on the door and asking for a nose around) it's a little gem for beach lovers. The bed is on a raised platform – watch your head – and the living area is pretty compact so this is not a place for lounging around of an evening. For a good dinner try the Spyglass Inn (thespyglass.com) in Ventnor, a 20-minute walk away, or for a treat the Michelin-starred Hambrough (robert-thompson.com/restaurants/the-hambrough), also in Ventnor.
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Helpful votes: 2/3
business
Beautiful converted beach front boat house.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p12613
+44 7974737204
Ventnor Isle of Wight
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Elle Magazine - Chic Shack Awards 2013

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
The Boat House, Isle of Wight
there is not an inch of wasted space in this tiny but creatively furnished converted boathouse. All white-painted wood and classic English seaside décor, i think it has everything you need for a beach shack holiday. there’s a large double bed perched on a mezzanine above an open-plan kitchen/dining/living room with a tv, sofa bed and bathroom. the private decked terrace is right on the quiet sandy beach of Monks
bay and the isle of Wight coastal path. The Boat House, Monks Bay, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Beautiful converted beach front boat house.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p12613
+44 7974737204
Ventnor Isle of Wight
4

small but cozy and very tastefull

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
we loved the little boathouse - it has everything that is needed for 2 people to be comfortable and to be right by the sea was lovely
the only thing missing really was some advice on local facilities like nearest shop, pub, supermarket, petrol station and recycling facilities.
the village shop seems to have closed down long ago and so we asked local dogwalkers all the questions and made friends with their dogs in the process
we did a lot in a week: coastal walks, Donkey Sanctuary, Garlic Farm, Osborne House, Carrisbrooke Castle, Shanklin Chine and Ventnor Botanical Gardens - all interesting - lunch at the Garlic Farm is wonderful and highly recommended
all in all we enjoyed staying there very much and have already recommended it to friends
Marina
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Location

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Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Fishbourne or Cowes
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Shanklin
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Monks Bay
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The Bonchurch Inn
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
The Pond Cafe
Car: recommended

Bonchurch is a beautiful village on the south east coast of the Isle of Wight. It is surrounded by the St Boniface Downs which tower up high above its coastal location, protecting it from adverse weather and giving it its wonderful temperate climate. Located on the coastal path, there is mile upon mile of beautiful coastal and inland walks literally on your doorstep. Bonchurch lies between two bigger sea side resorts, Shanklin and Ventnor, both a scenic 20 minute walk away (Ventnor can be reached by bicycle along the sea wall in ten minutes). Both resorts have sandy, award winning beaches and delicious eateries. Bonchurch beachfront itself consists of a pottery, 5 houses and the boathouse. There is a further newly refurbished contemporary brasserie in the village and a fantastic village pub. The famous sailing resort of Cowes is 35 minutes by car and the rest of the island and it's wonderful attractions can easily be reached by car or by bus.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday cabin in Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Base Rate
£60
3 nights
 
 
Spring
1 Apr - 31 May
£70
3 nights
 
Discounts: 4 nights or more: £60 Nightly
 
Early Summer
1 Jun - 30 Jun
£75
3 nights
 
Discounts: 4 nights or more: £70 Nightly
 
High Summer
1 Jul - 31 Aug
£525
7 nights
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep - 31 Oct
£70
3 nights
 
Discounts: 4 nights or more: £60 Nightly
 
Low Season
1 Nov - 31 Mar
£60
3 nights
 
Discounts: 4 nights or more: £50 Nightly

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Notes Please take note that Christmas, New Year, Easter and Summer holidays are all charged at High Summer rates.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Ventnor in Isle of Wight

Property Type:
  • cabin (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Hob
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • 1 double bed on a mezzanine floor.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Wood Decking
  • Barbecue
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • pond
  • botanical garden
  • ruins
  • zoo
  • bay
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • paragliding
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
The boathouse is ideal for 2 adults sleeping on a large mezzanine level with restricted ceiling height. If required there is space in the TV/living area for a travel cot or small childs rollaway bed (NOT provided). There is a lovely massage etc place in Ventnor called 'The Cabin' and many walks, cafes, restaurants and pubs locally.
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