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Luxury apartment with stunning Solent views, on Cowes waterfront

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

Perfect for holidays and regattas. 2 bedrooms & bathrooms, sleeps 5. Balcony

The apartment is in quite a new development, with spectacular and panoramic views over the Solent and River Medina. It overlooks a busy marina with its many yachts. It is very close to the quaint and bustling centre of Cowes, with plenty of individual shops, restaurants, cafes and boutiques. Nearby are many tourist attractions, including Queen Victoria’s Osborne House.

The apartment would be ideal for those wishing to relax whilst enjoying the views over the Solent. It is ideally located for crew or families who want a comfortable environment from which to explore the island and its many attractions.

The second floor apartment (serviced by a lift) offers a spacious living area leading onto a balcony with spectacular views. There is a luxury fully equipped kitchen. The two bedrooms are light and airy, and have views of the River Medina. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room. There is also a separate bathroom. There is a dedicated parking space and internet/Wi-Fi access is provided.

Additional Information on Cowes: There is a full programme of events which cater for the professional and amateur sailor, as well as the keen spectator, particularly throughout the summer months. Attractions include the many regattas, the start of the famous Round the Island race, Cowes Week, Dinghy Week, the Fastnet Race, Little Britain, various power boat competitions, not to mention the carnivals, balls and outside arenas which cater to these thrilling sporting challenges.

Cowes and East Cowes grew from a huddle of fishermen's shacks around two coastal forts built by Henry VIII on opposite banks of the River Medina and named after the two off-shore sandbanks or cows. The towns are linked by an old-fashioned chain ferry and have a tradition of fine ship building, dating from the reign of Elizabeth I. Then came the yacht building industry and the rest is history! Many people choose to have a base in the centre of Cowes and it is now possible to do so in the best possible situation and style.

Waitrose has decided to invest in Cowes - they have recently opened their supermarket very close to our apartment, just on the other side of the chain link ferry, and close to the Red Funnel berth in East Cowes.

How to get to Cowes: Red Funnel fast passenger ferry from Southampton to Cowes every 30 minutes.

Red Funnel vehicle ferry from Southampton to East Cowes, opposite the apartment.

Wightlink from Portsmouth to Fishbourne and from Lymington to Yarmouth.

Fast train service from London to Southampton, (approx. 1 hour 15 minutes) with connection to the Red Funnel ferries.

More Details

Nigel Brueton
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Nigel Brueton

We are a recently retired couple (civil engineer and nurse) based in Surrey with 3 children who are now making their own way around the world. We love the location of this apartment and using it whenever we can.

Nigel Brueton purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Nigel Brueton chose Cowes

Fabulous location and views, high quality new apartment. Always something to watch on the water, including yachts and big ships entering or leaving Southampton. Very close to Cowes High Street.

What makes this apartment unique

Fabulous location and views, high quality new apartment. Always something to watch on the water, including yachts and big ships entering or leaving Southampton. Very close to Cowes High Street.


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Cowes, also at East Cowes
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Southampton & Portsmouth
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
M27 at Southampton
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
West Cowes
Car: not necessary

The Isle of Wight is a beautiful island offering many activities for all. It is a perfect place to enjoy a relaxing break, family holiday, or partake in many of the activities available, at any time of the year. It is world famous for its sailing regattas. For those who wish to escape the modern world, the Island offers the visitor the opportunity to step back in time.

Over half the Island is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are many footpaths stretching over 500 miles. Why not indulge yourself in the Isle of Wight's fine restaurants, art galleries and historic houses? Queen Victoria's Osborne House is a short walk the other side of the Chain Ferry.

No where in the world conjures up images of the sailing scene like Cowes. Steeped in history, this charismatic town is a Mecca to yachtsmen and women from around the globe.

The town of Cowes faces the Solent and witnesses one of the most spectacular water sports arenas in the world. With its rich choice of sailing clubs, pubs and restaurants, the centre of Cowes offers entertainment for all. And there are many lovely shops selling all sorts of interesting things, not only sea and sailing related, and ideal for gifts or for your own use. And now Waitrose have decided to open - in East Cowes.


Cowes Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite to the master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • High spec fully fitted bathrooms with heated towel rails. Both have a shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Converts to 2 singles
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , 3rd bed pulls out from under the 2nd bed. Can be 1 double.
  • Bedroom 2 normally sleeps 2 singles, but can be converted into a double or 3 singles. In the sitting room one of the sofas is a double sofa bed. This could sleep a 5th person. Both bedrooms are fully carpeted with wardrobes and draw units. Stylish bedside tables are provided with lights and alarm/radios. The bedrooms have lovely views east over the River Medina to the Chain Ferry which leads to East Cowes and Osbourne House.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a large entrance hall. The hall and the living/dining area are fully fitted with real oak wood flooring. The kitchen area and bath/shower rooms are fully tiled. The bedrooms are carpeted. The stereo radio/CD player will house virtually any 'Ipod' and play its music. The balcony has a table with 4 chairs, to further your enjoyment of the superb views. The central heating system is subtle but effective - it uses the skirting boards as radiators! Access to the waterfront is through a coded security gate. By the front door of the apartment is a video phone, which controls the front door to that part of the apartment block.


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Luxury apartment with stunning Solent views, on Cowes waterfront
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

American living in barbados..avid sailor..loves islands...first visit to isle is brilliant..i was in pig heaven with all the naughty paraphernalia...and a d more boats!! Apt waz purrfect..ticked all the boxes...lovely..many many thanks..this yankee will be back..and next time will go sailing!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Holiday in Cowes

  • 5 of 5

Apartment good value for money, clean and excellent views, close to the pubs and good selection of restaurants, good bus service into Newport with good connections to other resorts if you don't want to drive. Had a really relaxing week and would happily recomend a stay at this apartment, Thank You.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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A very enjoyable week in Cowes

  • 5 of 5

After a four hour journey from Suffolk in pouring rain we eventually arrived at the apartment via Red Funnel ferry. The agent was waiting for us and took us up to the apartment. As she showed us into the apartment we were very impressed with the luxurious look of everything. Then the view from the balcony - visions of a glass of cold white wine while watching all the harbour activity. We immediately knew we were going to enjoy our stay!! The kitchen was wonderful with absolutely everything you could ever need. The bedrooms were both good with comfy beds and good. cupboard space. The living area with a nice dining area and three sofas to relax on was very comfortable and had lovely pictures on the wall, The apartment also had lots of books, videos and games available.The two bathrooms give a choice of shower or bath.

It was a short walk into the town centre where there was shops, pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes and we enjoyed some lovely meals during our stay. . We explored the Island during the week and enjoyed it all in spite of very wet and windy weather - but it was November after all. All shipping to and from Southampton could be seen from the apartment so there was always something to watch.

We had a thoroughly enjoyable week in the apartment - it exceeded our expectations and we would recommend it to our family and friends if they were planning to visit The Isle Of Wight.


  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
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Fabulous Apartment in great Location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is spacious and very well equipped with everything you need for great holiday. It is in a great location close to Cowes town and also the chain ferry to East Cowes. We never tired of the views across the marina to the Solent and enjoyed watching the coming and going of the ferries, cruise ships and commercial ships. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Stunning, A real home from home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in other apartments in this development before and I can honestly say that this is the best, so far.

From the moment we arrived we felt comfortable. It was clean and tidy with everything we needed (Dishwasher, TV, Hi fi, WiFi, full compliment of crockery and cooking utensils, to name but a few) My 11 year old daughter was extremely pleased with her huge bed. The views from the balcony are great with many comings and goings of cruise ships to watch.

The easy access to Waitrose was an advantage, with just a short walk and a trip on the floating bridge to get there, literally 5-10 mins.

All in all we had a great holiday here and my daughter is already asking if we can go back next year!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
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Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is everything you could be looking for down to things like dishwasher tablets provided and a juicer all mod cons everything you could think of. The views are magnificent and a very good location to explore the whole island, But if you do not drive then this apartment is so close to the Cowes ferry you would not need to drive to get there. We had a wonderful time and when we visit again it will be in this apartment.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $266.49

Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.

Prices are for up to 4 persons. Additional persons charged at £40 per person/week. Bed linen, towels and tea towel provided. Cleaning is included.

Saturday to Saturday is preferred, but alternative dates may be possible - please discuss with the owner.

For Autumn/Winter/Spring rental, rate is £925 per month, excluding utilities.

Please note that we are not able to accept children under 6 years old.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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