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Louise Smith

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL BEACH FRONT VICTORIAN VILLA

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Ventnor - Beach Holme

Large 4 double bedroom Villa (sleeps 8) + 3 bath/shower rooms.

Beach Holme is our very loved, family holiday home. It is 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. Our property is situated on Monks Bay, one of the Islands best kept secrets, with it's mixture of sand, pebbles, delightful rock pools and safe swimming. Bonchurch is known for it's 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 catching up on quality time.

Located next to Beach Holme we also own The Boathouse (property no 12613) which sleeps 2 adults.

THE BOATHOUSE ***AS SEEN IN 'THE GUARDIAN' - TOP 10 COTTAGES FOR TWO FOR VALENTINES DAY*** www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2012/jan/26/valentines-romantic-cottages-for-two and *** ELLE UK's 'CHIC SHACK AWARDS' ***

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Louise Smith (Owner)
Advertiser since 2004
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About Louise Smith

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 villa in 2002

Why Louise Smith chose Ventnor

We were lucky enough to buy Beach Holme when we were living in London and looking for a seaside place to enjoy as a family. Our only criteria was that we wanted to find somewhere right on the sea - along with it being beautiful and quiet, away from any built up areas! It so happens my own great, great grandparents were islanders and we have a good family history of coastguards there.

What makes this villa unique

There's no question that being so close to the sea is Beach Holme'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 snug with the wood burning fire, a 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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful Beach Front Victorian Villa
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
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Beautiful Beach Front Victorian Villa
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p74938
-+44 7974737204
Ventnor Isle of Wight
4

Lovely For Small Children

  • 4 out of 5
Beach Holme is a lovely holiday house in a fantastic position. The best part of this house being how well equipped it is for small children: there is a separate large play room full of quality toys and puzzles. The small front garden is gated where the outside can be accessed safely by children. We liked the wood floors, tasteful furniture, including what appeared to be Renny Mackintosh bureau in main room. You looked from well equipped kitchen out through living area onto the sea – lovely. The main bedroom is delightful; my husband spent much time on the desk in the bay window watching the sea-bound channel crossing traffic. Bonchurch is situated right above the house and is full charm - you need to be mobile to do the climb, as well as to walk along the seawall into Ventnor.
However we were disappointed to find no sandy beach in front of the house as pictures would suggest. It might also be noted that you might think the entire house was yours, but the top has been turned into a self-contained apartment, and we were hearing footsteps above at 6 am. There are maintenance issues and in particular the lovely white front veranda was in desperate need of repair and painting. (The mouse whizzing into the store under the stairs might also give concern.)
  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like I need to send my fabulous mousing cat over! In all seriousness, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Beach Holme. I will, of course, check out the mouse and have him removed asap!! The exterior of the veranda took more than it's usual battering over the last Winter and is due for an overhaul right now (unfortunately we can't do major work over the Summer months with our guests staying). The same goes for the beach - our trusty longshoreman assures me that a lot of the sand washed away with the Winter storms and although we have to wait it will reappear with a correct tide sometime soon. I'm continually amazed by being so close to the sea and the way nature changes the environment there. This is the first time in 10 years that this has happened and I'm afraid is one instance when nature must take it's course. Thanks, Louise.
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Beautiful Beach Front Victorian Villa
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p74938
-+44 7974737204
Ventnor Isle of Wight
5

Amazing place with Amazing Location!

  • 5 out of 5
I LOVE this place! This is the second time I've stayed and will make sure I return ASAP! Beautiful relaxed beach house, no more than 30 foot from the sea....simply Stunning! A place to really kick back and relax. Super family friendly. Louise has created a chic and relaxed environment. I can't recommend it more!
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Beach Front Victorian Villa
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p74938
-+44 7974737204
Ventnor Isle of Wight
5

Something special

  • 5 out of 5
Beach Holme is a magical place to stay, Louise has created a very special holiday house, spacious and modern but retaining all the charm of a Victorian property. To be this close to a very private beach is amazing and the front bedroom views feel like you are waking up on the ocean. We were lucky to stay here and hope to return again one day. Well done Louise on creating quite a unique home. Regards Jess and Angus, Worthing UK
  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Beach Front Victorian Villa
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p74938
-+44 7974737204
Ventnor Isle of Wight
5

Breathtaking

  • 5 out of 5
This property is an absolute must to hire/rent. It truly is amazing. The views of the beach/sea is spectacular. I went with my family and we certainly had plenty of space to roam, relax, eat, sleep and play. There was a playroom for Ava. I've never come across a property as stunning as this in the UK. It's really clean, well maintained, it has everything you need. It felt so comfortable to be in, it feels like your own home but on a grander scale and you have the bonus of the sea/beach on your doorstep. The owners Lou and Jason emailed me with a great list of things to do in the area, places to eat etc. And they were right on par. I most CERTAINLY would recommend this place to my friends/family and to those that are thinking of renting this place. It's beautiful, Wow!! We wish we were there right now. I'm definitely coming back to this stunning house.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Beach Front Victorian Villa
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p74938
-+44 7974737204
Ventnor Isle of Wight
Bucks, England
5

Beach Holme is Sublime

  • 5 out of 5
Beach Holme is simply sublime. This was our 4th stay and it gets better every time. There is something quite magical about this very special place. Whatever the weather – and we’ve experienced the lot from sun to snow it does not disappoint. Being 20ft from the beach and the sounds of the ocean the location in unparalleled whilst the accommodation is spacious, comfortable and super flexible.

Moreover, Beach Holme is a Home not a House, loved and cherished by it’s delightful owners Louise & Jason and it shows. It is without question the best holiday home we’ve hired and whilst Jason and Louise continue to share it we’ll be back whenever we can. If you have the chance, book it and experience an oasis of calm and many magical moments.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Beach Front Victorian Villa
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p74938
-+44 7974737204
Ventnor Isle of Wight
5

What more could you want?

  • 5 out of 5
We've just booked our Summer stay at Beach Holme for next year - it will be our third year in a row! I think that probably says it all - you couldn't want for a better Summer holiday.

We have 3 young children (6,5 an 2) who love going to stay at Beach Holme, infact they constantly ask how many sleeps it is until our next visit!

The accommodation is perfect, beautifully presented and equipped with everything that you need, with the added bonus of a fully equipped play room so we never take any extra toys with us! The location is superb - you walk out of your front gate, down some steps and straight on to a beach which is great for crabbing, sand castle building and playing in the sea! Bonchurch itself is a beautiful, very old little village, great walks, amazing 11th Century church and a great restaurant the Pond Cafe (sister to the Michelin starred Hambrough in Ventnor).

We spend most of our time on the beach but it's only a short walk along the sea front (pretty spectacular) into Ventnor which has amenities such as a Co-op, Spa, Boots and cash points - and of course the fantastic Spy Glass Inn, the Michelin Star Hambrough Restaurant and a great Isle of Wight shape paddling pool for the kids. (Oh and some of the best take away fish and chips on the Island!) The Island is great, especially for kids, so much to do and see ranging from the Dinosaur Museum, to Cowes Week to horse riding.

The owner, Louise, is fantastic and very helpful. I couldn't recommend this property more highly.
  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - i love to hear that other families love both Beach Holme and the Island as much as we do!

Location

Location

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 it's coastal location, protecting it from adverse weather, giving it it's wonderful temperate climate. Located on the coastal path, there is mile upon mile of picturesque coastal and inland walks literally on the doorstep. Bonchurch lies between two bigger sea side resorts, Shanklin and Ventnor, both a wonderful 20 minute walk away (Ventnor can be reached by bicycle along the sea wall in 10 minutes). Both resorts have sandy, award winning beaches and delicious eateries. Bonchurch beachfront itself consists of a pottery and 5 houses. There is a fabulous contemporary brasserie in the village and a fabulous village pub. The world renowned sailing resort of Cowes is a 35 minute drive away and the rest of the island and all it's attractions can be easily reached by car or bus.

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Availability & Rates

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Autumn 2014
6 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
£646
for 3 nights
From
£199
From
£216
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,439
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection £49
Notes Stays of up to 3 nights during the week are charged at weekend nightly rates.

Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Beach Holme has one ensuite bathroom with one further modern family shower room upstairs and a bathroom downstairs (ideal for sandy children!)
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , bed can be 1 super king or 2 single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , bed can be 1 super king or 2 single
  • Beach Holme has 2 double bedrooms on the front of the property overlooking the sea and the 2 twin bedded rooms on the back (you can still hear the waves!).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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