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Bedrooms 6
Space 2,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Within Walking Distance Of Shanklin's Famous Old Village & Seaside.

This stylish house built in the 1860’s almost takes you back in time. It has been converted into a fantastic holiday home exuding a happy house atmosphere. Hosting six highly individually bedrooms, all with comfy beds and Egyptian cotton linen.

Mareeba is well known for its privacy, yet fantastic location. Perched on a hill yet only a five minute stroll away from the world famous old village and Shanklin’s two beaches.

With its eclectic collection of books, private library (can you find the hidden compartents?) and furniture, the house is often a talking point.

Fancy bacon and eggs in the morning? then this kitchen will not disappoint… with electric double oven, gas hob, dishwasher (for the cleaning up!) integrated fridge, fridge/freezer in the gym, dishwasher and large professional washing machine and separate tumble dryer, with adjoining breakfast/TV room, the fun begins!

Sandpit and swings for the children and a large garden (Mareeba is situated within 0.5acres), there is plenty of fun for the grown ups too, late night barbecues, the gym with weights, treadmill, fat burning machine and dips in the secluded hot tub.

If the outdoor air gets a little chilly, then there are home comforts in the lounge and dinning room. With a fire in the lounge.

Come visit. We promise, we will not disappoint.

More Details

Claire Compton
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Shanklin in Isle of Wight

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Yard
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Fantastic house, spotlessly clean, fully equipped

  • 5 of 5

Mareeba was the perfect overnight stop on our 'round the Island' cycle ride. Plenty of hot water for the cyclists, very welcome hot tub after 40 miles in the saddle, extremely comfortable for 12 adults - I cannot fault Mareeba. Our 'support team' had all they needed in the kitchen to cook up a feast and it was great that the 12 of us all fitted comfortably around the two dining tables pushed together. The beds were comfortable. I would highly recommend this house and hope to come back and stay..... I'm already planning another trip! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent, comfortable and very nice.

  • 5 of 5

Celebrating a 70th birthday with family. Had a great time and this property is excellent for children.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous weekend stay at Mareeba

  • 5 of 5

This house is lovely and very welcoming. We had a fantastic stay for our friend's 50th birthday and made good use of the hot tub. The location is good and Shanklin a lovely town - highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome House - Had a great time !!

  • 5 of 5

We went to Mareeba over the Easter break with few friends - total of 7 adults and 3 children (aged 3 and 6). The house was in perfect neat and tidy state when we arrived and has a beautiful décor which amazed us. I have to admit 'Mareeba' was the highlight of the trip as it had so much to offer for all age groups. Kids were busy with themselves , playing and running around. Adults could have there own time as kids were so happy and safe. The location is so perfect as grocery shops are very near and beach is also a very short drive.

We are missing Mareeba after coming back and promise to come back again.

Thanks to the Claire and Kevan for the lovely welcome pack. We enjoyed it thoroughly. :-)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad to hear they had an enjoyable stay and we cannot wait to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Best wishes :-)
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Fantastic Home - Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

I am writing in respect of my recent trip: a group of 12 stayed (6 couples aged 25-30) at Mareeba over the new year period for 3 nights. On arrival we were thrilled with the house, large garden and ample parking space! The house is homely, well decorated and was perfect for our stay. The location is great with Co-op and Lidl being a short drive away.. one day we drove to Newport for some of the larger shops and again this was only a 15 minute drive. The beach is also a short walk away and this was thoroughly enjoyed. We eveb had a Chinese takeaway one evening. Touches like the bookcase, board games, gym, warm fire, Christmas decorations and hot tub were well received by the group. The kitchen was a great feature with several being able to cook at once, and the dining area was great because all 12 being able to sit round at once. Claire was a fantastic host, very quick to come back to any emails and really helpful. I would highly recommend Mareeba, thankyou for making our holiday so special with great accommodation. Laura

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laura, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We were delighted to hear that you had a lovely time in Shanklin, staying at Mareeba. Our cleaner mentioned that the house had been left as though know one had stayed – thank you to you all, for being so respectful. We really hope you come back and stay again at Mareeba in the not too distant future. Many thanks and Happy New Year to you all ☺
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A great place to stay for families!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place! we booked the house for the whole family (3 generations) and found the place spacious and comfortable. The kids loved the garden to burn off excess energy while some of the adults relaxed in the hot tub, really nice. The house is also well equiped for all everyday needs e.g. cooking, washing etc. We would definitely stay there again!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We try to cater for all age groups and it is really nice to hear you felt the house did during your stay. Thank you for leaving Mareeba so nice and tidy, we hope you stay again in the not too distant future. Best wishes, Claire and Kevan
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Southampton Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Village Inn, Shanklin
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Fishbourne Car Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sandown Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Shanklin Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Several in Shanklin Town
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Shanklin Beach
Car: not necessary

Mareeba is very well situated, lots of amenities are within walking distance of the house. Shanklin's Big Mead park with play area and duck pond is an 8 minute walk away. The Old village with pubs, restaurants and shops is a 10 minute walk from the house. The beach is a 15-20 minute walk, dependant on which route you take.

Shanklin has two beaches; 'Small Hope Beach' and 'Hope Beach.' Small Hope Beach eventually meets Sandown Beach and has many beach huts available for hire, and a small cafe. Hope Beach stretches in the opposite direction. Above Hope Beach is the esplanade which boasts some traditional seaside attractions including an amusement arcade, a crazy golf course, and a children's play area, with slides, ball pools, bouncy castles, rigging, swings etc. available to be hired for a childs birthday party. There is a cliff lift from the seafront to the top of the cliff, a putting course, several cafes and restaurants and pubs, and a large, clean beach.

The main shopping centre consists of two roads, Regent Street and High Street, which together comprise the largest retail area in the south of the Isle of Wight; significant for tourists but also as an amenity for residents. The Old Village, at the top of Shanklin Chine.

Near Regent Street are the town's two main supermarkets, the Co-op and Lidl. In Regent Street itself are many local shops, including two arts and crafts shops, several clothing and sports shops, three newsagents and three bakeries. The High Street also has some local shops, but is dominated by tourist shops and restaurants.

Shanklin railway station is the terminus of the Island Line from Ryde.

Bus services to nearby towns and suburbs are run by Southern Vectis and Wightbus, mainly on routes 2, 3, and 23, principally from the bus stands at The CO-OP. Destinations served include Newchurch, Newport, Ryde, Sandown, Ventnor and Winford.[3] In the summer, an open top bus route called 'The Sandown Bay Tour' is run, serving the main tourist areas of Shanklin and running to Sandown. Worth a ride!

Shanklin has one theatre, Shanklin Theatre, which is just off the top end of the High Street. We have viewed some fantastic plays here.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Shanklin, South East England

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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