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Best location in Ventnor, stunning sea views

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment sleeps 2-4 people, close to beach and town. Dog friendly.

In the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the stunning views over the beach at Ventnor Bay. The apartment faces south on a quiet private road, with its own parking, overlooking the beach and 5 mins walk to town.

The apartment is situated in the victorian coastal town of Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. Famous for its mild Mediterranean style microclimate it has the highest number of sunshine hours in the UK.

With its blue flag beach, lined with pretty victorian beach huts and fantastic coastal scenery, it is perfect for families or couples and often attracts walkers, writers and artists who come in search of unspoilt views. Its quirky mix of small vintage shops and many popular restaurants offer something for everyone. Some of our apartments are also dog friendly.

The 2nd floor apartment has its own parking and independent access and has 1 family bedroom (double & bunks), bathroom, separate lounge (with pull down double bed) and a fully equipped kitchen. The apartment has fantastic sea views from both the lounge and bedroom, perfect for lying in bed and listening to the waves!

The apartment is decorated with a coastal theme and has broadband wi-fi, sky television, a dvd player and a fully equipped kitchen. Beds have comfy mattresses and new pillows and duvets. Crisp white bed linen and towels are also provided.

We have a games room, laundry room and there is also a small garden and patio overlooking the sea for guests to use.

Please note Ventnor is hilly and there are steps to all apartments so it is not suitable for those with mobility problems.

More Details

Property Manager
Dawn Giles
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 4, 2017

About Dawn Giles

We are a family from Hampshire who simply love the sea!

We have travelled to many places with work and for fun, but are always drawn back to the coastline for those ever changing sea views and big skies.

We lead busy lives, Guy runs his own company providing technology to local government organisations and I juggle running the apartments along with 2 children and a dog, so Ventnor is somewhere we escape to whenever possible!

We have tried to give the apartments a lovely coastal feel with whitewashed walls and driftwood signs, and we have left lots of books and games for all to enjoy.

We hope you will have a fantastic time in Ventnor and would love you to hear about the best bits of your holiday.

Guy, Dawn, Zac & Amelie Giles

Dawn Giles purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Dawn Giles chose Isle of Wight

A sunny day, a posh coffee and a sea view!

We had talked about owning a holiday home for years, and spent many hours gazing longingly in estate agents windows and searching for the right place. We fell in love with the Isle of Wight and particularly Ventnor, for its fantastic coastline and quirky shops & cafes. Finding the apartments where we could lie in bed and listen to the waves on the beach was like a dream come true.

Our children, Zac & Amelie, love finding treasures in rockpools, eating homemade ice creams from Crave, and playing frisbee on the beach.

Our dog, Derek, loves charging around on the beach and fetching driftwood from the sea.

Guy and I love to spend a sunny day with a good book and a posh coffee, just soaking up the sea view.

What makes this apartment unique

My best bits are:

- Enjoying a cheeky tipple on the patio whilst watching the sun reflecting off the sea

- Lying in bed listening to the waves

- Feeling the sun on my face whilst relaxing in the deck chair

- Watching the wall lizards basking in the sun on the garden wall

- Walking along the coastal path on a windy day

- Playing cricket or rounders on the beach at the end of the day

- Finding treasures in rockpools and building sandcastles

- Grabbing award winning fish and chips from the Haven fishery

- Not needing to go out anywhere, because you already have the best view in town!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Lovely clean apartment, loved the views
Dec 2012
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Ventnor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Towels provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Family bedroom with double bed and 3ft bunk beds. Additional American style pull down double bed in lounge.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Best location in Ventnor, stunning sea views
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 15 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Very clean, very tastefully decorated and well-equipped for our needs. The location was really good. Our only criticism was that we were mislead by the photos into thinking that we had a balcony on the property. The photo was actually of the terrace 2 floors below. We also didn't realise that there were an awful lot of steps up and down, which made unloading our luggage hard work!!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and I'm very glad you liked the apartment. We do try to be very accurate with our descriptions of the apartment and there is no mention of a balcony in the advertisement so I'm sorry if you misinterpreted the pictures. We are generally happy for guests to make use of our patio area shown if they would like to sit outside though. Hope to see you another time.
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Stunning views out. To sea

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was clean and well appointed. The views were stunning. Ventnor is a nice little seaside town with some interesting shops. The fish and chips from the fish stall were delicious.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Haywards Heath, West Sussex, UK

Fab views, clean and bright, simply furnished.

  • 5 of 5

This was a very reasonably priced holiday in a property with fantastic views. We loved it and will be returning. The furnishing is completely acceptable, the kitchen a little dated perhaps, but our plan wasn't to spend time in the kitchen. The location was lovely, some places were closed for the season; but there were still plenty of options that weren't. We would thoroughly recommend it! But beware there are a lot of steps, the owner makes this clear, but be under no illusions the flat we were in (top floor) required a bit of a climb! Good to work off those extra calories we consumed in all the varied eateries! Lots of friendly people around too & that makes all the difference.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Super holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in Ventnor. The flat was everything we wanted. Clean and comfortable with amazing views of the sea. Even coffee, milk and delicious biscuits to greet us on our arrival!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect, even in late December

  • 5 of 5

This block of holiday apartments is superb, we wanted Christmas away overlooking the sea & we were not disappointed. 'We' comprise of a middle aged couple, an octogenarian & dog Lucy. We needed somewhere that was warm & comfortable, where we could sit & watch the sea out of the windows should the weather be to bad to explore.

We were accommodated in No 6, Driftwood, which is one of the 3 top apartment's, the only 3 that allow dog's! To get to number's 6 & 7 there are 3 flight's of steps, on the outside of the building, on the 2nd landing you will find flat 5 & the well equipped games room. Please don't be put off by this, because I have limited mobility & managed it ok. It will be a breeze for able bodied people!

Once inside the apartment, it is lovely, modern, clean & fresh, there I no hint at all that dogs had previously stayed there. There is a double bed & bunks in the bedroom & a pull out double tucked away discreetly in the living room, all beds are very comfortable. Bed linen, towel's, washing up cloth & towels, central heating & endless hot water are all inclusive in the price. There is a short cut directly opposite to the beach, less than 2 minutes away, there is adequate parking, oh & there is also a small laundry for guest to use, also included.

I just know that families with children of all ages will adore staying here, parents too. There is a lovely little patio, equipped with furniture, that i imagine would welcomed by parents of children that choose not to go out of an evening, allowing precious 'me' time with a glass of wine, watching the sun go down as he children are sleeping safe & sound just upstairs. They even have buckets & spades for the children to borrow & older children will love using the games room ..... Salty Holidays really evokes my own holidays as a child, but with a lovely modern twist ... Perfection!

When you arrive there is everything there to make a welcoming cup of tea/coffee while you unpack.

Thank Dawn & Guy, you have thought of everything :)

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Self-catering in Ventnor with superb seaviews

  • 3 of 5

Very nice location and fantastic views of the seascape and surrounding town. The apartment did exactly what it said on the tin and served the flexible purposes we had in mind, whilst providing a relaxing aspect and easy access to the town's eateries and shops. etc. Lovely walks along the sea front in both directions. The apartment was a base for us to explore the southern parts of the IoW and beyond. Personally, I won't stay self-catering again unless the place has a dishwashing machine - I do not want to spend parts of my holiday washing up dishes and pans after cooking (for example) a smelly fish dish from locally sourced fish. Takes too much time out and spoils the moment. Also, must have a bigger TV to watch films and so forth rather than squinting at a small screen telly. But overall we have no complaints, slept well and generally relaxed/chilled in this splendid location.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Bembridge or Sandown for small planes only
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Met bar
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
70 Metres
Spyglass Inn
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: not necessary

Ventnor: With its warm microclimate, Ventnor is one of Britains most famous Victorian seaside resorts. Its just been awarded the Blue Flag award for its beach, but as well as the beach, you can enjoy the botanical gardens, fantastic coastal and downland walks with hidden gems such as Steephill cove. You can try your hand at sea fishing, or relax with a coffee whilst the children play in the famous 'island' paddling pool. There are lots are charming vintage shops and a great variety of cafes and restaurants including freshly caught take away fish and chips from the renowned Haven fishery.

See the loveVentnor website for a tour of our lovely town.

The Isle of Wight: From sandy beaches, stunning coastal path walks to bracing hills, the Isle of Wight landscape is very diverse, and since 1963, about half of the Isle of Wight has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With a climate similar to the Mediterranean and the highest number of sunshine hours anywhere in the country it makes for a great holiday destination.

Places to visit: There are attractions to suit all ages, budget and weather. The Isle of Wight tourist information lists everything from fun parks to animal sanctuaries, award winning beaches, dinosaur hunting to extreme sports and if you are looking for a relaxing break then you can enjoy a wide range of museums, galleries and arts & crafts across the island.

Beaches: There are lots of beautiful sandy beaches locally, and plenty of rockpools to play in, with many beaches winning the prestigious blue flag award.

Events: There are a large number of exciting events on the Isle of Wight. Please see our website for more details.


Rates & Availability

Ventnor Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring break
Apr 7 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
May half term
May 26 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer holidays
Jul 21 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Autumn break
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct half term
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter get away
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Xmas and New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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