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Spacious, Edwardian villa, LAST MINUTE availability 28/7 to 4/8

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms, pool/table tennis table, kids toys, jacuzzi bath, high speed wifi.

Enjoy time with family or friends in this newly renovated, spacious Edwardian villa, light and airy, with high ceilings and period features. It sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms.

Enjoy a game of pool or table tennis or play the piano in the games room.

Relax in the lounge, watching Freeview TV, DVDs, playing on the PS 3 console or listening to CDs.

The kitchen is well-equipped and open-plan, with space for all to socialise and dine and lovely views onto the garden.

Book shelves are well stocked and there are lots of board games, jigsaws and kid's toys throughout the house. Children can enjoy the jacuzzi bath with toys provided.

There is plenty of space for everyone to get away, with large, comfortable bedrooms, a sun-trap patio in the garden and a first floor balcony overlooking the hills. A real home from home. The house has high speed wifi throughout.

All bedding and indoor towels are provided, including tea-towels, please bring your own beach towels. Cot and high chair are provided but no cot bedding.

There are great views, looking across Shanklin town centre to the hills beyond. Immediate pedestrian access to the coastal path with panoramic sea views. Under 10 mins walk to Shanklin's huge bay of sandy beaches, pubs and cafes.

The seafront has three crazy golf courses, an amusement arcade with indoor soft play, and an outdoor amusement park with mini roller-coaster, zorbing and boating.

There are attractive, thatched pubs in the Old Village, with neighbouring Rylstone Gardens attractively perched on the cliff with bandstand, crazy golf and space to sit and picnic.

For those interested in water-sports, there is a specialist centre at Lake beach, which is situated between Shanklin and Sandown and is an easy, 15 minute walk from the house.

For keen walkers, you can access the beautiful St Boniface Down, overlooked from the house, from the Old Village, and walk over National Trust land to Ventnor, perhaps returning to Shanklin via Bonchurch and the enchanting, wooded, landslip. Other interesting walks are to Wroxall along the disused railway path, or through Sandown and Yaverland to climb to the top of Culver Cliff.

The bus station and train station, shops, supermarkets and banks are all within very easy walking distance. There is a convenient Co-op store, open long hours daily, a couple of minutes' walk from the house.

More Details

Caroline Buxton
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, French, Japanese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Caroline Buxton

My brother and I were brought up in this beautiful home on the Isle of Wight and our families have come to love it just as much as we do. We have renovated it to bring it up to date but still retain its original character.

Caroline Buxton purchased this house in 1970

Why Caroline Buxton chose Shanklin

My parents grew up in London, but left city life behind to move to this property in 1972. They were attracted by the beautiful sea views from the end of the road and by the house’s proximity to beach, shops and public transport links to the mainland. They also enjoyed its easy walking access to coast, woodland and hills. I spent an incredibly happy childhood here and, when I am away from the Island, still hanker after the sea, fresh air, tranquillity and the sense of space.

What makes this house unique

The house is a few minute's walk from Shanklin esplanade with its sandy beaches, cafes, restaurants and pubs. It has great views looking down over Shanklin town and across to the Downs. It has many beautiful Edwardian features but in a modern, comfortable setting. The cliff path at the end of the road allows very convenient access to Shanklin, Lake and Sandown.

Guestbook comments from the owner

私は、友人とその家族達、総勢10名程で滞在しました。 部屋数も多く、どの部屋も綺麗でしたし、台所は広くて使い勝手が良く、人数が多くてもシャワールームが二つ有ったので、不自由なく快適でした。 ビリヤードと卓球が楽しめるプレイルームでは、子供達と楽しく遊べました。 レジャー施設や街中も近く、とても便利で、家族でも友人同士とでも、充実した滞在を過ごせると思います。
Apr 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Shanklin in IOW

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Corner jacuzzi bath.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Views over the garden.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Travel cot available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
All bedding and indoor towels are provided, including tea-towels, please bring your own beach towels. The property is thoroughly cleaned and bed linen and towels changed before guests arrive.


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Spacious, Edwardian villa, LAST MINUTE availability 28/7 to 4/8
average rating of 4.974359 based on 43 reviews

Perfect for a family vacation close to beach

  • 5 of 5

The property is ideally situated 200 yards from beach but in a quiet location. The house has everything a family could wish for in a vacation home with ample free parking. We brought our son, Daughter-in law and 3 granddaughters on a first time tour of the home country which included a short stay on the IoW. The house had absolutely everything we needed and more as the girls made full use of the pool/ping pong table. The friendly owner (Caroline) is more than helpful and provided us with excellent tips and information that made our short stay here a real home from home. We spent more than 3 weeks traveling Europe with VRBO and this was by far our favorite rental."

PS - The Hideaway restaurant at the end of the road is awesome

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous house which is situated about 200 yards from the coastal path which has the best bar/shack in Shanklin with fantastic views down the coast to Sandown. Food is great too. No need to venture to far.

The House is just fab with a large enough kitchen to sit 8 easily around the table. Lovely garden and sun trap in the corner to enjoy a nice G & T at the end of the day.

Table tennis and snooker table to keep the kids happy and large lounge to relax after a long day on the beach.

The house is just perfect for a great family holiday and easy parking out front is always a bonus.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully presented relaxing home-from-home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely big property within a few minutes walk from Shanklin seafront. Stayed here with 6 adults and never felt crowded! We loved the decor - stylishly done, but down to earth enough that we could relax and enjoy being in the property. Very well equipped kitchen. Lots of interesting books. The pool table was great for killing time when everyone is getting ready! Caroline's communication was excellent. Would definitely book again. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had such a fantastic weekend here. Its a large house with space for a group - and enough room that you don't get on each other's toes. Its clean, comfortable and the addition of a games room was fantastic and entertained the kids no end when the weather wasn't as great as we had hoped. Loved the garden too. And amazingly close to the beach. Will definitely be back again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great house and location for a holiday with family

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful big house with a room to suit everyone. Lovely kitchen, everything you need and a brilliant room with table tennis table! Fantastic location right by the beach but also near town. Had forgotten how lovely the Isle of Wight is and off season a great time to be there. It has something for everyone all year round and we will be back! Owner full of great enthusiasm, lots of information and prompt responses. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant, large house, very comfortable bed, very

  • 5 of 5

The house is situated in a lovely quiet road very close to the beach. There is a great little restaurant not 5 minutes away at the end of the road. Which has a very good Sunday roast.

There is also an old pub on sea front not far from the house.

The house itself is fantastic. It's large and spacious with all the facilities you'd want and more. Great bonus in the pool table which you can quickly turn in a table tennis table. The bed we used was very comfortable and everything was very clean. The garden is a great place for a meal in the summer too. The isle of Wight is really worth a visit and what a great place to do it from! Big thank you and hope to be back.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very close by foot to Shanklin and Lake beaches. Easy driving distance to Sandown, Ventnor, Bembridge and Godshill.


The car-ferry terminals at Fishbourne, East Cowes and Yarmouth and the passenger ferries at Ryde and Cowes vary from around a 25 to 40 minute drive from the house. The passenger catamaran between Portsmouth Harbour and Ryde Pier Head links with a rail service directly to Shanklin.


Shanklin town and beach are on your doorstep. It's a 15 minute drive to Sandown in one direction and Ventnor in the other. It's an easy drive to picturesque Godshill or Bembridge. It's a 10 minute drive to Morrisons supermarket and petrol station in Lake.

Further Details:

Shops, supermarkets, banks and pubs all within easy walking distance.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking notes:
Guests are requested to arrive after 3:00 pm and to leave by 10:00 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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