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Probably the most spectacular self-catering property in the south of England

People19
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

6 Large Bedrooms, Stunning Views, Luxurious Glamour Of A Bygone Age

Marine Villa, The Art Deco House offers luxury self catering family holiday accommodation for 14+ people.

A wonderful original Art-Deco House overlooking Sandown Bay on the Isle of Wight which is probably one of the most spectacular self-catering properties in the whole of Southern England.

Offering spectacular sea views (and sunrises) over Sandown Bay towards Culver Cliff, this magnificent villa was built in 1929 and takes full advantage of the cliff-top location, and is probably one of the Isle of Wight’s premium properties.

This grand detached house has decadently proportioned rooms: all main living and bedrooms have large windows topped by stained glass detail, framing the vistas. Art Deco influences include an upstairs sun room with huge sliding picture windows to enjoy the breathtaking sunrises by day and bay illuminations by night. Huge stained glass windows bring out the oak-panelled hallway, magnificent staircase and galleried landing.

Sleeping 14 adults comfortably (plus up to 5 extra guests in bunk beds or sharing rooms- best suited for children/teenagers) across 6 bedrooms (plus the 'Morning Room' which has 2 additional single day-beds), with a magnificent Art-Deco lounge (seating 18 comfortably) and a 20 seater dining table, this house is perfectly suited to a multi-generational family get together (it has mobility access for wheelchair users) for a self catered holiday, where you can treat the magnificent house as your own, with total privacy for your extended family.

Just about all of the furniture has been rediscovered and is lovingly resurrected from the 1930's. From the walnut cocktail cabinet in the lounge (which apparently was used on the Elstree Studios set for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) to the stunning wardrobe and dressing table suite set in Bedroom 4, which were rescued from a house in East London, this house is simply Art-Deco at it's best.

Start your day in our house, by experiencing the most stunning and beautiful colours of sunrise, by leaving your seaward facing curtains open, even just a little so that you awake naturally. The sunrise photo shown here is a 100% genuine view from the window, taken on a mobile phone!

From the house, there are wonderful cliff top walks (or runs), you are right above the beach (actually it is a lot of steps to get down, perfect for walking off the dinner. If you have the excuse of a pushchair or use a wheelchair, then you may take the more leisurely slope down!) There are lots of cycle routes across the island. The whole of the Isle of Wight awaits you.

Included in the price are all linens (bedding and towels, except cot bedding), and free wifi.

Highest Grade Award by English Tourist Board ( 5 Stars and GOLD STANDARD for Customer Service )

Visit-Britain Mobility Grade 1 & 2

At an additional price, a special dinner including an in-house chef and hostess/stewardess can be provided for the evening or freshly pre-prepared gourmet meals delivered which you simply heat up and serve. A special event cake can also be organised.

The property is fully licensed for alcohol and we can provide a list of carefully selected magnums of wine and some fine champagne (and not at silly prices). For those seriously into wine, we also have a private collection that we can draw some exceptional cases of wine for the discerning palate.

More Details

About Us

Laurence Smith
Laurence Smith and Sharon Boyse-Smith
Garden Cottage, Ditton Park Road
SL3 7JB Datchet
Laurence Smith & Sharon Boyse-Smith T/A Marine Villa, The Art-Deco House Marine Villa Shanklin Isle of Wight
VAT Reg No230 3519 46

Owner
Laurence Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

About Laurence Smith

Sharon and Laurence bought this property in 2014 as their one and only holiday let property, which one day, when they both retire, will become their family home. Sharon is an executive in the music industry with a wonderful eye for design and colour. Laurence works in the IT (computer) industry, so leaves all the design to Sharon, he simply has no idea! Look for us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN and YOUTUBE, (look for artdecohouseuk and Marine Villa, the Art Deco House.

Laurence Smith purchased this house in 2014

Why Laurence Smith chose Isle of Wight

This property was bought because we love it, we love the architecture and we love the design. Each year we will introduce more and more Art-Deco 1930's features including more Art-Deco furnishings and furniture. Our goal over the next five years is to make MARINE VILLA one of the leading Art Deco houses in the UK. Uniquely, our business plan is that any profits we make from this house will be reinvested in the house, upgrading it continually. This is our home, and we are delighted to let you borrow it for your holiday or short break.

What makes this house unique

The design of the house is so wonderful and so true to the designs of the Art Deco era. It is a house that as you wander around you will say 'wow!' as you see the original incredible designs of the windows, the views of the sea, the spacious lounge and the sun room. You will not have stayed anywhere quite like this before. We hope that if you stay with us, you and your guests/friends will watch our journey into the incredible designs of the 20's and 30's as we continually take the property back to the luxury and wonder of a bygone age, and maybe, in the years to come, come back and see how it has changed. It is wonderful right now, but will be truly amazing in the years to come.

(we defy you to not say 'wow' as least 4 times when you first arrive!)

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an absolutely fabulous weekend thank you. The house was amazing and everyone loved it - i'm sure they will be taking about it for a long time. You have certainly put in a lot of effort and it really shows.
Jun 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Shanklin in Isle of Wight

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Accessible Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs, en-suite with wheelchair accessible bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bedroom 4 Ensuite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs Guest Toilet - Toilet , with 3 stained glass windows!
    Downstair Toilet 2 (off kitchen) - Toilet , Off kitchen; convenience
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 3 Family room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 2 Child Bed , Double bed and bunk beds, sleeps 5, stunning views
    Bedroom 4 Ensuite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Stunning views; ensuite, Large double with one day bed
    Bedroom 2 Large Double - 1 Large Double Bed , Sea views and access to upstairs sun room
    Bedroom 6 (accessible) ensuite wet room - 2 Single Bed , Wheelchair accessible, ensuite wetroom, own entrance
    Master Bedroom Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , Huge stunning room with panoramic views; triple aspect
    Morning Room / Optional Bedroom 7 ground floor - 2 Single Bed , Single daybeds for kids, teenagers or anyone you like!
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , Smaller room with double aspect and side sea view.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Licensed for the supply of PRE-ORDERED Magnums of Champagne and Fine Wines, contact us for more details. English Tourist Board graded 5 Star with gold award, the highest rating possible. Mobility Graded 1& 2. Ideal for family get-together, reunions, group of friends. Also perfect for anyone who appreciates the splendour of a bygone art- deco age. This house will make you say 'wow' the minute you walk through the doors and look at the wood- panelled entrance hall and stairs. Short breaks possible. Walkers and cyclists welcome. Weddings by request.

Reviews

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Probably the most spectacular self-catering property in the south of England
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 29 reviews
5

A Very Special Place!

  • 5 of 5

The unique Art Deco style and ambience, together with the wonderful location, make Marine Villa an exceptional property. The spacious rooms, large garden and panoramic sea views afford a wonderful feeling of opulent relaxation. Our visit was for a 70th birthday celebration with all of the family. One of the presents was a personalised monopoly board game with all of the places and streets important in those 70 years. Mayfair was Marine Villa! It certainly deserves that position! Laurence and Sharon, thank you for allowing us to share your home to make such happy memories.

Susan B

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Susan for your lovely review. We loved being a secret for the birthday boy until you all arrived at Marine Villa, The Art Deco House, that really is doing it in style! We are so pleased to have such different groups of people enjoying Marine Villa and respecting our home too (the group that followed you were a group of 'mature men' having a pre-wedding grown up drink together for a few days and the group after that were several young couples all going away together post graduation!). We do hope you will come back soon, and stay a little longer next time! Happy 70th Birthday to the Birthday Boy! Laurence and Sharon.
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5

Fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a break for a large family The Art Deco House at Shanklin will do very nicely. The family owners are clearly passionate about this lovely house that takes you back in time to when children would play hide and seek in the magnificent gardens for hours, which ours did.

Beautiful dining room, good bedrooms and fitted out to the period when one dressed for dinner. A unique experience on the cliff top of Shanklin which boasts a magnificent beach with an abundance of cafe's, restaurants and bars.

This is not a City, it is an average sized seaside town.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lee, we are so pleased you enjoyed our time machine of Marine Villa, The Art Deco House and were transported back to a bygone age! Shanklin has much to offer, but you need to seek it out. The beaches are actually quite spectacular (and we promise, in the winter months too!). There are some great places to eat (and a few not so great too!!). We love our house (and seaside home) being enjoyed by family groups, its that icing on the cake for people to enjoy, what genuinely is our labour of love!
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Lovely Art Deco house

  • 4 of 5

The house was a wonderful homage to Art Deco, great facilities, and a lovely location. The only downside to the property is that if you have toddlers there is a large sunken pond in the garden which is obstructed from every seating area view, this doesn't allow for a relaxing break if you have any under 3s! For older children (who can trust won't fall in) it's a lovely large place to run around in.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for staying and for telling us how much you enjoyed yourselves. We are sorry that you had a concern about the ponds, but we do clearly mention in our words on this site about the house that there are ponds and we even mention it in our welcome letter, guest information guide and there are signposts by the ponds. However we certainly will undertake a further risk review as customer safety is paramount of course and we will continue to emphasise very young children should always be supervised in the gardens at Marine Villa, The Art Deco House. Thanks for staying and we hope to welcome you back another time!
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5

Amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

There were 3 generations of the family staying. 13 in total.

Very well equipped and more glasses than most pubs have. Only slight downside is that en suite was not in vogue when the property was built. There are however enough bathrooms to allocate one to each bedroom, so only a very minor problem.

It is definitely in a much better condition that all other placed that I have stayed in and it is obvious that it is also the home of the owners.

It was very cold when we were there, but the heating system was up to it.

The Hidaway bar and restaurant is a 5 minute walk from the back gate and is open for breakfast. So no need to do too much cooking.

We all enjoyed ourselves, and have happy memories of Grandads 70th Birtday treat for the family.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there, and thanks very much for your review. We know it was probably one of the coldest weekends of this winter, but it was great you managed to enjoy yourselves 'out of season' and the central heating was certainly up to keeping you all very warm. Fully get your point about the fact the bathrooms, while all very modern are mainly not en-suite (except for 2), but we made the decision it would ruin the house if we made such a dramatic change to the bedrooms, so we kept it that way. We are planning to introduce robes this year so people do not have bring their own!!! It really is our home, and we are delighted that shines through! Marine Villa is the perfect place for a multi-generational get together, probably 60% of our bookings have 3 (or more!) generations staying! Thanks very much for looking after Marine Villa and we hope to see you again some time....(try coming when it is a bit warmer next time, so you can enjoy lying around in the garden too!) All the best from Laurence and Sharon
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5

Beautiful property. Wonderful views.lovely walks

  • 5 of 5

We were a large crew of serious foodies ... the kitchen works very well and the dining room is spacious and easily seated our crew. Beds were very comfortable and the house has a great ambience. The cliff walk at the end of the garden is lovely and you can walk for miles which we all loved. Cannot rate it highly enough ... easy walk to shops. The wines we ordered were delicious

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, especially the comment about the ambience. We work very hard to try to create a real home for our guests to come and use, we try to avoid the feeling that its a typical place, but we want people to feel that Marine Villa, The Art Deco House is something that little bit special. The walks are something we also love whenever we get the chance ourselves to enjoy Marine Villa. We are also delighted you enjoyed the wines. Sharon takes a very special pleasure in selecting quality wines and offering them at a good price. Even more than the house, the wine is another labour of love! Please come back another time! All the best from Sharon and Laurence.
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5

Wonderful property for a special celebration

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Marine Villa for a week at the end of August and had a most enjoyable time with family in this beautiful house. Such a lovely location, fantastic sea views from the first floor and very well equipped for a family celebration.

Wonderful period decor in such a charming property, lovely touches added made the birthday celebrations very special. Would recommend for a special family gathering.

Thank you, for sharing.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matthew. Thanks for your review. When we rent out our second home, it is more than a business for us, but a labour of love too! We are so pleased you enjoyed staying and you enjoyed the work we are always doing to improve the house. Hope to see you another time! Laurence and Sharon
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bournemouth, Southampton
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Loads
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Fishbourne
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Lake
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
M27
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Loads
Nearest Ski
1000 Miles
French Alps
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Just walk down the stairs close to the house
Car: recommended

Excellent attractions locally including National Trust houses and gardens, (check out Osborne House, built between 1845 and 1851 for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a summer home and rural retreat), Carisbroke Castle and Osborne House. Historic Shanklin, Dinasaur museum and Tiger Island. Spectacular cliff top walks from the house. Close to shops, restaurants and pubs.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Shanklin, South East England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn 17
8 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 2 nights
From
£550
From
£1,000
Fri,Sat
£3,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
October Break 17
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,439
for 3 nights
From
£813
From
£1,167
Fri,Sat,Sun
£5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn to Winter 17
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 2 nights
From
£600
From
£1,000
Fri,Sat
£3,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£4,000
for 5 nights
From
£800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year 17/18
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£3,600
for 3 nights
From
£1,200
From
£1,600
Fri,Sat,Sun
£5,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan/Feb 18
4 Jan 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 2 nights
From
£700
From
£900
Fri,Sat
£2,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 18
3 Mar 2018 - 4 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 2 nights
From
£700
From
£1,100
Fri,Sat
£3,000
 
 
Early Summer
5 May 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 2 nights
From
£1,000
From
£1,200
Fri,Sat,Sun
£4,100
 
 
Summer 2018
28 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,600
for 7 nights
£5,600
 
 
New Year 18/19
28 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£4,800
for 3 nights
From
£1,600
From
£1,600
Fri,Sat,Sun
£5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 2 nights
From
£600
From
£1,150
Fri,Sat
£3,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £13 per person per night
Damage Deposit £750

Catering can be arranged for your special night at the house
Licensed to offer champagne/wine from Nov14, it will be there when you arrive, all chilled!
Midweek is four nights: Mon To Thurs or Tues to Fri
Arrival is from 4pm. Departure by 10 am.
Bookings only confirmed once deposit has been received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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