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Town house 5 minutes from Ventnor beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 95 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Honeysuckle House is a 4 bedroom, 2 shower room town house, sleeping 8 people.

Our home is well presented, convenient & comfortable - a 3 storey town house located close to shops, restaurants & pubs and is a 5 minute walk to the beach. Within walking distance are the downs, Steephill Cove, the botanic gardens and a lovely park.

We offer free wi-fi during your stay (and guest access to a Mac) and our 42" tv is connected to Sky TV.

The house is double-glazed and centrally heated and is nice and toasty in the winter but lovely and cool in the summer.

One of our shower rooms has a mini-bath, ideal for bathing small children but not big enough for adults to bath in (it's essentially a giant shower tray).

We have a lovely 'sun trap' courtyard at the rear of the property with seating for eight.

Nearby Ventnor Botanic Gardens "Basks in the microclimate of The Undercliff", one of the great gardens of Britain and one of our favourite places.

We're sandwiched between the downs and the English Chanel and the views in this area are stunning.

The Telegraph featured Steephill Cove among 'The 20 best hidden beaches in the UK' and it's walking distance from our home!

There's a bus stop within 50 yards from our house and a taxi rank a couple of hundred yards from our house (it's a small town though so there aren't always taxis there!).

Please note that we have no off-street parking. Nearby street parking is non-restricted during the winter (but not always easy to get a space) and restricted to one hour during the summer months. We tend to pull-up to the house to load/unload then move to one of the free 24 hour car parks within either a 3 minute or a 6 minute walk. Tourist parking permits can be purchased through the local council (we would be happy to arrange this for you).

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, A little French and German, but English preferred!
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2018

About Clairey

Hi, I'm Clairey! I grew up on the Isle of Wight and my husband and I have lived in Ventnor for over ten years. We love our home town and adore exploring the local area with our family and friends. We've welcomed visitors through a home exchange site and other rental sites and have been lucky enough to receive some great reviews.

It gives us great pleasure to welcome guests to our holiday home, allowing others to enjoy the house and area as much as we do.

Travel has always been a big passion for myself and my husband, between us we've visited Ireland, France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, Hungary, Italy, Greece, Oman, The United Arab Emirates, Russia, The Canaries, Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt, Thailand, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Mexico, Grenada, Antigua and the Dominican Republic.

Among our favourite destinations are the Alps and the Mediterranean and memorable visits include Istanbul, Yosemite, Mount Fuji, the Serengeti and the Lake District in the UK.

We love meeting people from all over the world, it gives us great inspiration for future travel!

Clairey purchased this house in 2011

Why Clairey chose Ventnor

We were thrilled to bits when we had the opportunity to buy Honeysuckle House, one of the first things we did was time the 'journey' to the beach; 4 minutes from front door to sand underfoot, not bad! A wee bit slower with toddlers in tow and a wee bit faster with excited, hurrying older kids in tow but an average of four minutes.

The house has a lovely feel to it, it's cool in the summer and cosy in the winter and it's very conveniently located, 2 minutes from town and walking distance to the downs and coastal paths - pretty much perfect!


Ventnor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 95 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room top floor - toilet , shower , A lovely big shower with a great wide shower head!
    Shower room middle floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , This has a tiny bath, great for bathing little ones.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double room - 1 double , Small double, same length as a double but slightly narrower.
    Bunk room middle floor - 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed, low enough for kids but long enough for adults.
    Guest Bed, top floor - 1 king , Can be used as a sofa, a single bed or a kingsize bed.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

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Town house 5 minutes from Ventnor beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Lovely location, warm and friendly

  • 4 of 5

A great week in Ventnor the property is really located and well furnished great TV and entertainment area would highly recommend

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Giles, it was a pleasure to host you and your family - I'm so pleased you had a enjoyable stay and thanks so much for leaving the house so tidy, it was very considerate and greatly appreciated!
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Modern and comfortable. Very close to amenities

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, clean and modern, big TV!Seated 5 no problem. Lots to see in the area, welcoming touches appreciated. Parking was a bit of a problem, should have got island permit and used App better. Overall though lovely. Thanks to Clairey for contacting to check all OK.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Mike, we really appreciate it. We're so pleased that you chose Honeysuckle House and that you and your family enjoyed your holiday and were comfortable. Thanks very much for leaving the house so clean and tidy for us!
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Modern, spacious, very well equipped town house. Within easy walking distance of the sea front.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our two week holiday in this comfortable property in Ventnor. The house had been very recently decorated and refurbished to a high standard, we were treated to a brand new kitchen and a comfortable, modern living room (which to our delight included a HUGE TV!).

The house was big enough to accommodate my family of 9 comfortably. My in laws slept in the master bedroom on the 2nd floor, and my husband and I slept in the smaller (but still comfortable) bedroom on the 2nd floor. My parents slept in the double bedroom on the 1st floor and my three children slept in the other bedroom on the 1st floor (using a bunk bed and travel cot).

Our hosts had very thoughtfully equipped the house with everything we could have possibly wanted to make our stay enjoyable and stress free. There were plenty of toys available to keep the children entertained and lots of things to make life with young children easier ie high chair, changing mat, nappy bin and steps in the bathrooms.

The kitchen was fully equipped with everything we could have possibly needed and we had access to vacuum cleaners, and clothes airers.

The location of the property is good, the seafront is a few minutes walk from the house and there are plenty of shops, restaurants and pubs nearby.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words Nicola, we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was a real pleasure to host you and your family. It was extremely considerate of you to leave the house in such a great condition and we greatly appreciated it. Should you ever decide to re-visit we'd be delighted to welcome you back! 😀�
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Crab and Lobster Tap
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Hillside Bistro
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Ventnor is a beautiful little seaside resort, overlooked by St Boniface down and overlooking the English channel.

Ventnor is sandwiched between the pretty villages of Bonchurch and St Lawrence and boasts a lovely beach & bandstand, some great pubs and restaurants, the stunning local Botanic Gardens and a picturesque park with a stream running through it.

Ventnor is a popular destination for visitors and within easy reach are;

A Donkey Sanctuary, an Owl & Monkey Haven, Butterfly World, an Alpaca Farm, a Falconry, Amazon World Zoo Park and a Tiger Zoo.

Osborne House (designed and built by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert who used the house as their holiday home) and Carisbrooke Castle (where Charles 1st was held prisoner).

Some fantastic pubs; the Pier View in Cowes, the Crab and Lobster Tap in Ventnor, the Lifeboat in East Cowes and the Wight Mouse Inn in Chale to name but a few.

The world-renowned sailing town of Cowes and famous Freshwater where Dimbola Lodge is located; the former home of Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.

Hoy Monument (in commemoration of Alexander 1st visit), St Catherine's Oratory ('the Pepper Pot') and Tennyson Monument (Lord Alfred Tennyson resided on the Island for a number of years in the 19th Century).

Some great little shops, some of our favourites being; Tregear Pottery in Niton, Shorelines in Cowes, Honeybourne Jewellery and 'In a Nutshell' in Ventnor.

Tapnell Farm with a giant bouncing pillow, indoor play area and petting farm. Isle Jump, an indoor trampoline park for big kids and little kids alike.

Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill, fun theme parks providing hours of fun for kids.

Appuldurcombe House and Yarmouth Castle, both run by English Heritage.

The Botanic Gardens and Mottistone Gardens, both very peaceful and beautifully presented.

Newport Roman Villa and Brading Roman Villa, great attractions to learn more about some fascinating previous inhabitants of the Island.

A selection of tranquil and beautifully-maintained churches; St Agnes, St Lawrence, Quarr Abbey, St Boniface old Church in Bonchurch, St Mildred's and St Thomas to name but a few!

St Catherine's Lighthouse in Niton Undercliff and The Lighthouse at the Needles near Freshwater.

The Island hosts some great events and festivals throughout the year; Ventnor Fringe Festival, Ryde Mardi Gras, Cowes Week, Old Gaffers, the Isle of Wight Music Festival and Rhythm Tree to name a few.

Shanklin Theatre, Medina Theatre and the Quay Arts Centre for various performances in music and drama.

Haven street Steam Railway (for a great inside into historic travel on the Island) and the Isle of Wight bus and coach museum.

The garlic farm in Newchurch for all things garlicky and Sharon Orchard in the West Wight for delicious cider.

There's something for everyone on the Island; nature-lovers, history buffs, fans of the arts, explorers, animal lovers, foodies and adventurers!




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $692.43
Cleaning fee $138.49

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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