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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Private & peaceful but just minutes from amenities & child-friendly beach





Ocean View is a Victorian terraced cottage which looks down over Ventnor Bay with living room, master bedroom and terrace all having fabulous sea views. With its sunlit simplicity the cottage serves equally well as a romantic hideaway or as a base for full-on bucket and spade holidays.

Ventnor Beach, is a few minutes away, as the crow flies, but with a zigzag route downhill, allow for a fifteen minute walk. If you prefer to drive, (avoiding the uphill walk home after a hard day on the beach), there are car parks either end of the Esplanade. Parking at the cottage is free and on-street, a few hundred yards along Ocean View Road.The town centre with its shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants is halfway between the cottage and the beach.

The cottage accommodates six people comfortably with it's three bedrooms, large family bathroom and downstairs WC with basin.

Upstairs are two double bedrooms, (one with a TV), and a bathroom which has bath, separate shower, washing machine, tumble dryer and boiler which provides instantaneous hot water and keeps the cottage lovely and toasty during the winter months.

Downstairs the kitchen has a dining table which seats six. This leads to the living room where there is a TV (with Sky) plus a DVD player, books, games and DVDs. The third (bunk) bedroom is also on the ground floor.

Outdoors there is a small but perfectly formed gravelled terrace with table and seating for maximum enjoyment of the view. It's enclosed with a picket fence making it safe for young children and pets. There is also a BBQ.

The Style of the interior is 'shabby chic' with white wooden floors, cream leather sofas and a cosie vintage vibe. At Ocean View you'll (hopefully) find everything you'd expect at home from cafetiere to dishwasher, all scrupulously clean and well maintained.

There is also free Wifi and for the younger guest a travel cot, high chair and stair gate are available.

Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement (a £10 charge is made so that the cottage can be steam cleaned as a courtesy to the next guests).

More Details

Debby Robinson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

About Debby Robinson

I live just a few minutes away from Ocean View at Pine Point, my Bed & Breakfast.

Unlike agents or absent landlords I am always available should there be any problems at all or if you need any local hints and tips during your stay.

I also have another self-catering house in Shanklin and have been offering hospitality, over a range of properties, for many years. I believe in presenting holiday homes as I would wish to check into them myself - and I am an extremely picky holiday guest!

Why Debby Robinson chose Isle of Wight

Ventnor is a very special place - the nicest place on the Isle of Wight in my (very biased) opinion - and Ocean View is a special cottage. As soon as you open the door the sea view captivates - it's a real 'Tardis' of a holiday hide out.

What makes this cottage unique

Dare I say location, location, location? If you come to stay by the sea then that is precisely what you want to see out of your windows. Ocean Views delivers, with stunning views you'll find hard to forget.


Ventnor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Free Wifi
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • The large family bathroom upstairs has a bath, seperate shower enclosure and also contains the washing machine and tumble dryer. The cloakroom with WC and basin is on the ground floor next to the bunk bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , with TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , bunk beds
  • There are two double bedrooms upstairs at Ocean View, the larger having a TV and space for a travel cot. On the ground floor the third bedroom has two bunk beds. This means that 6 people can be accommodated comfortably (i.e no uncomfortable sofa beds).
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The living room has 2 leather sofas, TV with DVD, a small library of books and games. In the kitchen there is a dining table with can accommodate six people. The small terrace which has a table & seating & a fabulous sea view. A travel cot and high chair are available.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

Ventnor itself is an absolute gem

  • 5 of 5

The owner of Ocean View really has taken care when decorating and furnishing the cottage. It’s both stylish and comfy and, most importantly, spotlessly clean. The whole family enjoyed the bright airy feel to the place and, of course, the fabulous sea views. We’ll greatly miss sitting out on the terrace with a glass of wine, watching the boats sail by. The dog also highly recommends the cottage for access to such varied ‘walkies’. He especially enjoyed the downs where you feel as if are on the very top of the island.

Ventnor itself is an absolute gem as it’s smaller neighbour Steephill Cove where you can eat freshly caught crab & lobster. Well worth the climb down from the Botanic Gardens. Other recommendations would be the Ale & Oyster on the Esplanade and the Volunteer Pub – totally authentic with excellent beers. Don’t miss the little Heritage Museum and the Longshoreman’s Museum on the front which the kids enjoyed even more than the amusement arcade.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely clean property, great views, however.

  • 3 of 5

The property was great, clean, fresh, great views, however my elderly parents did find the entry steps a little difficult, the stairs to the first floor were also very steep. Parking was difficult on occasion. On the whole a great short break, we would come back again now knowing what to expect.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I felt really bad about the issue your Dad had with the stairs. Hope he enjoyed the fudge. When people book with me directly I invariably speak to them on the phone and discuss details. Yet another drawback to using online booking sites and not going directly to owners I fear.....
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Stunning Dog Friendly Cottage With Great Sea View

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the cottage and found it even better than in the photos - super clean and bright with beautiful vintage inspired decor and a breathtaking view of the sea. We enjoyed a weeks stay and really didn't want to leave at the end as we felt so relaxed and at home.

Debby, the owner, was very attentive in making our stay stress-free and she even posted our cocktail shaker back to us!!!

Ventnor is such a lovely place, if a little hilly but it more than helped burn off the amazing crab pasties which we enjoyed at the Crab Shed in Steep Hill Cove (in front of Ventnor Botanical Gardens). Our Border Terrier, Nelson, absolutely loved the dog friendly section of Ventnor beach and all the beautiful walks along the Coastal Path.

We would more than recommend Ocean View Cottage and hope that you have as good a time as we enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you guys (and Nelson!) made the most of everything that our lovely Ventnor has to offer and felt at home with Ocean View Cottage as your holiday home. Looking forward to seeing you again when you next need some R&R, IOW stylee!
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room with a view

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't believe our luck when I found this cottage online: charmingly decorated, in a great location, reasonably priced and allowed dogs! In fact the first time we tried it was already booked so I booked months in advance to secure it this summer.

The cottage looks like the pictures and is deceptively spacious: it accommodated two adults, three teenage children and the dog easily. What you can't see so well in the pictures is that it was also spotlessly clean and in good decorative order. The caveat with the dog is that it was not allowed upstairs but I think that is very reasonable. Also in the summer months there are certain parts of the beach only where you can take a dog: usually at each end with the middle section off limits. But, with the exception of Osborne House, our dog was welcome everywhere and even asked into some shops to be made a fuss of.

The view was glorious - lovely to wake up to the shimmering blue sea and sit on the small terrace sipping wine or eating our fish and chips (from the chippy up the road which is definiely recommended). Of course you do pay for that view in the steep climb but not that arduous.

I would recommend Ventnor itself (which apparently is one of the up and coming resorts in Britain). Good mix of shops, restaurants and has plenty of charm. The whole island was great but I do think Ventnor was one of the better locations.

Steep Hill Cove is charming, unusual and worth the walk.

There was a good mix of things to do on the island. My son really enjoyed his tank ride, and it was half the cost of a more famous tank museum on the mainland.

We would really recommend the Taverners pub in Godshill for their food. We tried the Hambrough and although good felt it fell a little short of expectation, but reasonable value so would give it another try. Their sister venue in Bonchurch looked good although we didn't actually go in - but pretty location. Afternoon tea on terrrace at Osborne House also great location.

The isle of Wight felt like a step back in time, but in a good way, and with good contemporary food.

We will visit again and will happily come back to Ocean View.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cottage in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We wanted somewhere with sea views and this lovely cottage has them aplenty! It has been beautifully decorated and is easy to find just outside the town of Ventnor.

Its very hilly here, but good to build those thigh muscles.

Already planning a return trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah, but the views make the uphill climb all worthwhile! Look forward to seeing you again at ocean View Cottage.
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Lovely Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage, it's ideally situated in Ventnor which isn't far from any of the main tourist spots. We had everything we needed in the cottage, it was very clean on arrival, exactly as described in the advertisement.

Would recommend using the fish and chip shop at the top of the road really clean, friendly service, great food. Would also recommend the chocolate shop at Godshill for gifts.

Debby the owner was most helpful from booking to any queries we had before our trip, ferry etc.

Would def recommend the cottage to any age range, we took our two month old baby, but is also ideal for couples or larger families.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Car: recommended

Ventnor is situated at the southern most tip of the, (roughly diamond-shaped), Isle of Wight. Being built on terraces around the natural amphitheatre of Ventnor Bay, the town enjoys fabulous sea views out across the English Channel.

Ventnors' hay day was in Victorian times. Attracted by the mild climate and fashion for ‘health giving’ sea bathing, the well to do built splendid villas and huge numbers of visitors arrived by train or by pleasure boats which stopped at the pier. The railway and pier may be long gone but the Victorian bathing machines, wheels removed and painted candy colours, are still in use as beach huts.

Ventnor has a great selection of cafés, bars and restaurants offering everything from fine dining to fry & chips.

Those wanting to cook at home can find excellent local produce available in Ventnors' independent shops which include artisan bakers, fish landed locally, a greengrocer, butcher/deli.

You will find tea, coffee, milk etc at the cottage, ready for your arrival.

There are stunning coastal walks from Ventnor Beach – East along the sea wall towards Bonchurch and West, over the cliffs, towards Steephill Cove where you can eat crab and lobster just a few yards from the waters' edge.

Northwards, up on the Downs behind the town, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views, taking in both the Solent and the English Channel from the highest vantage point on the island.

The Isle of Wight enjoys more sunshine than anywhere else in Britain and Ventnor's own micro climate means that the Botanic Garden grows species not grown elsewhere in the country.

Ventnor has two museums - The Heritage Museum and the Longshoreman’s Museum. Although tiny, they have fascinating photographic records of the area.

Just a few miles along the coast is Blackgang Chine, a friendly little amusement park, great for young children. It’s an eccentric mix of rides, fairies and dinosaurs, all perched on ever diminishing cliff top gardens.

Going inland from Ventnor you’ll find historic Appledurcombe House and the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary.

Car ferries run from Portsmouth, Southampton and Lymington on the mainland to Fishbourne, Cowes and Yarmouth on the island.

The train from London Waterloo links directly to the Fastcat passenger ferry from Portsmouth to Ryde Pier where the train connects to Shanklin – a short bus or taxi ride from Ventnor. A Hovercraft also makes the Portsmouth to Ryde crossing.


Rates & Availability

Ventnor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 2 2017 - Jul 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Summer (School Hols)
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
October Half Term
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $12.94
Refundable damage deposit $323.4

An additional price of £10 per person is made to cover linen, towels, tea towels, etc.
Any breakages/damages will be deducted from the security bond.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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