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Boniface Lodge, spacious, Edwardian holiday villa in perfect seaside location.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Well-equipped, beautiful, period property with pool/table tennis table, kids toys, wifi throughout.

Enjoy time with family or friends in this newly renovated, spacious Edwardian villa, light and airy, with high ceilings and period features. It sleeps 9 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 BT Infinity Unlimited 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
Speaks: english, french, Japanese
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

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 Isle of Wight

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

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely holiday home! We all had a great time! The house was perfect for us and was fab to have the toys here for the kids. We have had lovely weather and spent most of the time on the beach. We especially enjoyed going to ‘The Hideaway’ on the cliff path down to the beach for milkshakes and bedtime hot chocolates, watching the boats and warships practising. Definitely recommend the Hideaway.

This is what we liked doing:

Kids – Videos and the pirate fun fair on the beach. Rock shop and Sandown Pier. Table tennis and pool!

Adults – Playing in the waves, taking the bus to Godshill, doing the quiz at Godshill, table tennis and playing pool.
Aug 2015
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Shanklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Corner jacuzzi bath.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Views over the garden.
  • Travel cot available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/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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Boniface Lodge, spacious, Edwardian holiday villa in perfect seaside location.
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful house, tons of character, great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was really lovely, scrupulously clean, bright and fresh but also very homely with high quality furnishings, delightful decorations and an extremely comfy super-king bed. It's very convenient, close to the sandy Shanklin seafront and town and the coastal path. It is very child-friendly and safe, our two year old enjoyed playing with the duplo and other toys, and there were enough games to keep us busy on rainy days. It's better equipped than any other holiday home we've visited, meaning next time we won't take half of our kitchen! And yes, we'll be back. Can't recommend highly enough :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a very nice house well equipped for all ages could do with a down stairs loo though

  • 5 of 5

Extremely good home nicely situated for all types of activity's and age's

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Family House

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. My uncle from USA loved the house and area. The location is great, near to high street and beach. The house is spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. Games room is an extra value to the house. I would like to stay again in future if I visit Isle of Weight again. I will also recommend your house to my friends. If the house has an extra WC in ground floor, it will complete the house.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful family house

  • 5 of 5

Great location, spacious well equipped Victorian house. Games room a definite bonus. Will definitely return

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home from home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful quirky house . Loved the thoughtfulness of the owner games books toys even a piano! Games room put to good use! We hope to return again one day

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Wonderful host, great location

  • 5 of 5

we had a very enjoyable stay. the house is very comfortable and my kids loved the toys which kept them very well entertained. thank you for a lovely vacation

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $257.47

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

Changeover Day:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.