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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in Ryde on the lovely Isle of Wight. A Short Walk To Everything Ryde Has To Offer, Shops, Beach, Restaurants And Hovercraft Terminal

This top floor apartment has been a well reviewed and highly rated holiday let for some time. With views over the rooftops to the golden sands of Ryde, and the Solent beyond. Standards are high and every detail catered for, including quality linen to all the beds, towels and hand towels provided, just bring your own beach towels! Washing up is a delight, as you watch the container ships, yachts and ferries passing by on The Solent and you can see the top of the iconic Spinnaker Tower of Portsmouth. A trip across The Solent in the Hovercraft or Sea Cat is a must, to visit the historic dockyard and Nelson's flagship, Victory, and Henry V111's flagship The Mary Rose in its new state of the art site. Ryde town and the shops are but a short walk away, with the iconic Liz Earle flagship store in the main street plus other excellent shops, and with some good eateries, catering for all tastes and pockets, as are the supermarkets for food shopping. Ryde is a perfect base for visiting the wonderful Isle of Wight and all it has to offer and the apartment is a tranquil haven to return to each day.

BT infinity WiFi installed.

Dedicated parking bay in the car park to the rear.

The apartment is on the top floor, (easy stair flights) of a converted Victorian building. There are very grand old buildings on The Strand, a conservation area, where the apartment building is situated.

The apartment is within a 10 minute walking distance of the Hovercraft station across to Southsea.

Less than a 5 minute walk to the wonderful golden sandy beaches of Ryde and Appley Sands.

The apartment has its own dedicated parking bay, which is a real bonus as parking on street is time limited.

Worth mentioning that the pub in Simeon Street to the rear of the block and car park, has live music nights and music quizes on some Friday/Saturday nights throughout the year.

The apartment is well placed for all amenities, beach, shops in Ryde and the Hovercraft and Sea Cat ferries to Southsea.

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Ryde Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , extremely large ensuite to the main bedroom.
  • Large en-suite bathroom to the master, with full size bath and shower over, WC. Second main bathroom, also with full size bath and shower over, WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , very large and light main bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , smaller single, with cabin bed and pull out full size single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The master suite is lovely and light, with a Juliet balcony, and views over Ryde town in to the distance, it also has a very large en-suite attached. Second bedroom has limited space when the second single trundle bed is pulled out from the cabin bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: There are 4 short flights of easy rising stairs in the communal area to the apartment, and would be suitable for the fit elderly. Designated parking bay for the flat. Outside: Large parking area to rear for individual apartments, with a dedicated parking slot for the apartment, locked bin store with pin entry, small area of lawn but huge park to the rear of the apartments. Cleaning at every changeover and additional can be arranged if required at extra cost. All linen and towels are included, including a hand towel to each bathroom. Please bring own beach towels.


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(23 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9565215 based on 24 reviews

Great apartment, centrally located

  • 5 of 5

The Strand is a quiet street in Ryde, but is very central to both the beach and the city center itself.

The apartment is great. Even though we were only two, we both appreciated two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The kitchen is well equipped, nothing missing. And - Simeon Arms, a nice and friendly pub, is located right behind the house.

In addition to the fact that the apartment is central to both the city and the beach, it is nevertheless good located for exploring the whole island, even for those of us who come without a car. The bus system is well developed and the buses have quite frequent departures. In addition, there are trains.

By bus from Esplanade you will easily reach both Freshwater or Yarmouth, Ventnor or Cowes, yes, the buses take you to all parts of the island. So, you have the possibilities to walk much of the coastal path from different points of departure.

Ryde has many restaurants, Michelangelo's is worth a visit, but if you want to experience a really gourmet dinner, you book at Thompson's in Newport - a truly exquisite experience.

We had a great week at Ryde and appreciated the apartment! Should we wish something, the bathrooms should have fitting rail to the shower head. Then we could adjust the height of the shower. No one under 175 cm can control the shower head.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. If you ever return to the island on holiday from Norway, you would be most welcome.
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Brooklyn Park, MN

Super Apartment

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, bright, well-maintained apartment that is very close to the beach and a short walk to the center of town. Deborah responds to inquiries quickly and was friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again should we return to the Isle of Wight.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You would be most welcome to return anytime.
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A delightful,warm and cosy apartment with a lovely outlook.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Sandlands.It was very well appointed , tastefully decorated and kept us warm in wintery weather.I enjoyed good walks along the beach and inland while my husband did the research that brought us there.The views are exactly as shown in the photographs.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Eileen, you are very much welcome to return.
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Hamworthy, Poole

Lovely property, great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed apartment, in a beautiful, convenient location in Ryde. Communication from the owner is excellent with no delay in replying to any queries. Definitely recommend and will be returning.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, you are welcome back anytime.
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Great apartment, well equipped, super location

  • 5 of 5

A modern, spacious flat, clean and well fitted out and equipped.

Excellent location close to the Esplanade and a few minutes walk from the town centre.

The owner was very helpful and answered emails promptly.

I'd certainly recommend the flat to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I hope to welcome you back soon
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Wow...super apartment and fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

We (myself, Husband and 7 year old Daughter) were thoroughly pleased with this holiday home, it was a super find and the description is spot on! The apartment is very clean, well presented and very well equipped. Great communicaton from the owner Deborah before and after our stay. She made us feel very much at home.

We've been to Ryde before and love the area...the beach is just a few mins walk away as the apartment is a couple of roads up from the Esplanade, plus we had perfect weather!

I would highly recommend this apartment, Ryde and the Isle of White to anyone who wants a chilled out family holiday x

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, looking forward to having you back very soon. Ps (it's the Isle of Wight), that auto correct is a real nuisance. 😁
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Deborah Elliott
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Deborah Elliott

I live in Hampshire, with husband and 2 whippet dogs.

Why Deborah Elliott chose Ryde

Living in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight has always been a 'get away' for a few days, or even longer, to blow away the cobwebs, so it was obvious that we had to purchase a property eventually! The apartment was ideal as we didn't need to cross on the ferry, just the hovercraft from Southsea. It was a no brainer really, top floor with amazing views from all the windows, a short stroll from the beach and shops, and of course the hovercraft, the convenience was the key. Ryde is the gateway to the Island, and is a graceful, wonderful old Victorian town with so much to offer by itself but if you bring the car across, and park in the apartments own parking space, then there is the whole Island to explore!

What makes this apartment unique

The benefits of staying at the apartment are the convenience if you don't have a car, as the transport system around the Island is the best from Ryde, and you can take the train to Portsmouth, and cross on the hovercraft. You are right by the best beaches, Appley beach being one of the best on the Island. The convenience of having the shops of Ryde within walking distance, and the restaurants. Planet Ice, and the bowling centre, plus the boating lake, and the children's play park are all a short stroll away. The little train starts and finishes at Ryde, and the main bus station is by the Hovercraft terminal.

However, the apartment is fresh and modern, with views from all windows, so where else would you want to be!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well furnished, spotless apartment. Great views and a wonderful location for the ferry, beach and days out around the Island. Brilliant place for a family holiday. we didn't want to go home.

A very spacious, spotless, beautiful apartment, with stunning views from every window. fantastic location to explore the lovely Isle of Wight. The apartment has a great atmosphere and we were very comfortable here.

I have stayed at Sandlands twice now for the week of the Isle of Wight scooter rally and had a brilliant stay both times. The apartment is lovely and spacious, very clean and fresh, with all mod cons for a comfortable stay. The location is perfect.
Oct 2011
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Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

plenty of cycling, walking, riding, tree climbing, sailing and children's activities nearby.


The huge sands of Ryde and Appley are within a 4 minute walk away, with the marina close by. A boating lake is a few hundred yards away. Large park areas, and bowling greens on the seafront.

Further Details:

There are a wonderful array of individual shops in Ryde, all within walking distance, as are the restaurants. Appley Sands beach is a short walk away, and there is a boating lake and children's play park and fun fair close by. Planet Ice skating Rink and ten pin bowling, and the bowling greens are all within a short distance, about a 10 minute walk. Further afield, there is Queen Victoria's retreat, Osbourne House, The Needles, Carisbrooke Castle, Blackgang Chine, The famous IOW glass makers and the IOW Zoo with its white tigers to name but a few!

Cross on the hovercraft and visit Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard for a great day out. See Admiral Nelson's flagship Victory, and the brand new internationally famous multi million pound Mary Rose Museum, housing King Henry V111's tudor warship that sank in the Solent and was raised from the seabed in the 1980's, and houses many fascinating artefacts from that period, showing a glimpse of life in Tudor times. A must see!




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $139.49

Booking Note: Max of 4 people per booking, extra person will be charged at £100 for 3 days and under, and £150 for up to one week period, and they are to bring their own linen.
No pets allowed at any time.
Changeover Day: Friday in summer months, flexible at other times
The changeover day is Friday but this can be flexible during off peak times and for short breaks etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.