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Bedrooms 2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

‘Driftwood’ is a cosy recently refurbished chalet 500 metres from the sea, in a secluded area with views of Culver Down and close to the National Trust owned coastal area . Surrounded by wonderful countryside it is a peaceful retreat. A short walk takes you to the award winning Yaverland and Sandown beaches and with cliffs famous for their fossils. The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, electric oven, fridge, toaster and liquidiser etc. The lounge has a comfortable two seater sofa and recliner armchair with a dining table and 4 chairs. There is a 32 inch HD TV with DVD and freeview. 3G internet access is available depending on your mobile provider.The chalet is modern in design and well placed. There is an adult sized bunk bed in one of the bedrooms and the other has a double bed with pocket sprung mattress. The bathroom is completely refurbished with shower.

Mr and Mrs Wild
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Mr and Mrs Wild

My family and I have stayed at other chalets on Sandown Bay and love it so much that when we had the opportunity to buy a chalet we jumped at it. We have been regular visitors to the island and love it and hope you will also.

Mr and Mrs Wild purchased this chalet in 2014

Why Mr and Mrs Wild chose Sandown

We picked this chalet because of the beautiful location overlooking Culver Down, and a short walk brings you to the cliffs and sea

What makes this chalet unique

Early morning sunshine easy parking, beautiful location


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Sandown in Isle of Wight

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds adult sized with electric blanket
  • One double with new Myers pocket sprung mattress and electric blanket. One adult size bunk bunk bed in separate bedroom
  • Television ...
  • Garden ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews

Comfortable and cosy chalet in great location.

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful week’s stay in this cosy little chalet. Had everything we needed, and a perfect base for exploring the rest of the island.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely clean chalet - a home from home!

  • 5 of 5

It was a bit of a risk making this booking - we'd never stayed in a chalet before (always opting for quite new caravans) and I'm allergic to dogs (didn't spot that dogs were allowed when booking) but i needn't have worried on either count!

This chalet is lovely, cleaned and maintained by the owners. You can definitely tell they take pride in their little holiday home and have worked hard to make it as homely and welcoming as possible. There was no trace of dog hair or dog scent and the chalet was well furnished inside. The big plus over a caravan was a proper cooker and a good range of cooking utensils - we were able to cook real meals here rather than waiting for an hour for a tiny oven to warm up like you would in a caravan. The beds were comfy and there were plenty of towels, some toiletries and basics like loo roll provided too. There was also a great little welcome basket with crisps, wine, chocolates and biscuits - as well as the kitchen being stocked with a few bits like teabags and salt and vinegar. There were also thoughtful touches like an umbrella, a windbreak, buckets and spades, a food mixer as well as the usual toaster and microwave, a picnic set.....the list goes on! They've even put together a little folder with info on the local area in it.

The location is great - there is a great view of the hills out of the door, but a few minutes walk in one direction has you down on a lovely quiet beach - or walk in the other direction and you're at IoW Zoo within 5 or 10 minutes......or keep on walking like we did and you will find yourself in Shanklin!

The site itself has no facilities like a club or a laundrette (the buildings are there but boarded up) but that suited us fine - we're not bothered about stuff like that and there was plenty of open space for the kids to play safely outside.

Overall we were incredibly happy with our holiday here and would definitely recommend the chalet to anyone. When we come back to the Isle of Wight this will definitely be our first choice of place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent definitely recommend.

  • 5 of 5

So lovely to arrive to a spotlessly clean chalet, the beds so comfortable and all the equipment inside good quality nothing was needed during our stay. Even cooked a roast dinner everything was there..Inc sharp knives! The location on site was fantastic clear views across to culvert down I think this must be the best chalet on the site.. loved it all so a big thank you x

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well equipped chalet

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped chalet, we didnt have to buy the usual things you always have to buy, was very suprised to see the owners had left us a welcome basket and card which was a lovely touch and also lots of toiletries, the chalet is well positioned with a lovely view of fields and plenty of space outside the front of the chalet for the kids to play safely, the beach is within walking distance which is only just a walk down the hill. We love the Isle of Wight and will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful chalet

  • 4 of 5

We found the chalet to be home from home and more. Lovely welcome gift and spotlessly clean. You wouldn't know dogs are allowed to stay. Arriving on site, it looks a bit dated and worn but the chalet is absolutely wonderful and we had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sadly the site clubhouse has been neglected, but we are promised by the new site owners that there should be significant improvements to this building and the site for the 2018 season.
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great clean moden chalet

  • 5 of 5

we loved this holiday loads to do and loads to see we had lovely weather stayed in a lovely chalet very clean great comfortable beds we will definatley be going again

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Bembridge or Culverdown
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Fishbourne or Ryde
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Sandown and Yaverland

A short walk of 100 metres and you are in open countryside, and after 300 meres and you are by the the sea, with wonderful views. Head south and after a further 500 metres you have reached the IOW's only zoo which is adjacent to a large Dinosaur museum. Head north from chalet and after just ove 1000 metres of bracing cliff top walk, you are come to a pub and restaurant high on Culver Down. The cliffs by Yaverland beach are famous for their Jurassic fossils and Blue Flag beaches. They are remote enough to only attract the occasional dog walker. Nearby Sandown and Shanklin are the IOW's tourist hotspots with cafes shops and seaside entertainments.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Sandown, South East England

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring and early summer
8 Apr 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Summer
24 Jun 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
22 Jul 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
16 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Bed linen and towels supplied, No Smoking in chalet. Please leave by 10am on changeover day and new arrivals after 2pm on arrival day.
Please remove any unwanted foodstuffs from fridge and dispose of any rubbish in bins near rear of chalet when leaving

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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