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Gorgeous Townhouse Overlooking Cowes Marina - Perfect for Christmas / New Year !



Updated: 24-Nov-2016
Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fabulous sea views, in the heart of Cowes.

Lovely relaxing townhouse right overlooking Cowes Marina with fabulous views of the Solent beyond, situated right in the heart of Cowes. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, spacious sitting room and kitchen with huge window over marina. Flatscreen freeview TV's, Wifi, tasteful neutral decor, fully equipped to a very high standard. Shops, restaurants, pubs and marina all within a minutes walk!


We really look after you, and hope our attention to detail gives you a really great stay.

The property is conveniently situated right in the heart of Cowes, with a secluded entrance in a small gated courtyard off the High Street. An old seamans residence, it was completely renovated to a high standard in 2007 and retains its character with some quaint sloping ceilings and floors. On 4 floors over a small shop at the front. A smart front door opens into an entrance hall with multiple coat hooks and shoe rack, continuing up a characterful winding stairway (not suitable for disabled or infirm) to the first floor, comprising the bright airy kitchen. Fully equipped with oven, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washer/dryer, plenty of cupboard space, smart white china and fine glasses, and equipment to suit every eventuality, plus a drop leaf table which can accommodate 6 people, and fabulous views over the marina and harbour from the huge window.

The spacious sitting room has two comfy sofas and an ottoman, a wall-mounted flat screen freeview TV, DVD player, wifi connection, coffee table, plus a dining/computer table for 6 people, and full bookshelves. Stairs lead up to a large airy twin (could be triple) bedroom, with wardrobe and chest of drawers. Onward to a bunk bedroom with fantastic views over the marina and Solent. Chest of drawers and hanging rail. Also on this floor is a bathroom with spacious shower bath with glass screen, loo and basin, plenty of shelves, towel rails and hooks. Stairs lead up to the master bedroom, with velux window and fabulous views over the marina and Solent. Can be a large double, or twin beds. Wall mounted flatscreen freeview TV. Chest of drawers, spacious shelving and hanging space. Leading into a spacious bathroom with luxuriously large shower, large basin area and loo, plus more shelving.

The property is conveniently situated right on Cowes High Street - which is closed to traffic during the day and restricted at night. Great if you like to be in the centre of the action!

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We moved to the Isle of Wight about 16 years ago, (from the home counties) and ran a couple of sailing clothing shops in Cowes - T&G Clothing and Murphy & Nye - for many years. Now we run Holiday lets - here in Cowes and a Treehouse and Shepherds Huts in Whippingham nearby. We just love it here, and so do our children who were subsequently born here. The pace of life is much less hectic, there are so many lovely things to do, and you are always in reach of the sea the moment the sun comes out !

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Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Fiona,

We arrived at about 2pm yesterday and was really pleased with the house. It is spacious yet cosy. It has been decorated in such a way that is very relaxing. Just what we needed. The location is great and handy with Sainsburys and Co-Op so close and parking is not a problem. I will not hesitate to recommend to friends and family. Its perfect! :-)

Thanks again

P. H.
Feb 2012
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


perfect for a girls weekend away

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend away in Cowes, the accommodation was just right for us. It slept 7 adults comfortably. It was central to everything we wanted. It was lovely spread over 3 floors. We would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very pleasant & convenient

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property with both a bathroom and ensuite shower room so we were all very happy with that! The location was brilliant: just a stone's throw from the ferry and local bus terminals, as well as local foodstores, so very convenient in terms of getting around and for self-catering. Loved the views out to the harbour. Would thououghly recommend it here!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant hosts and a great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely holiday in Fiona and Will's holiday home in Cowes. Though small, it was clean and very nicely decorated, with personal touches such as beautiful sailing prints on the walls throughout the property. It was brilliantly situated in the centre of the high street and we enjoyed browzing the shops and restaurants nearby. Fiona and Will were 100% kind and helpful before and during our stay. They were happy to answer any question, gave quick and thoughtful answers, and didn't mind extra requests. They really helped make our holiday a success.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday at the house, which was really well located, with great views and had everything we needed. We will hopefully return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - look forward to having you again !
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Weekend Family Stay

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at 118 High St which met our needs. Excellently maintained and clean property. Steepness of initial staircase not suitable for elderly! but we enjoyed the experience. Excellent views across the marina which made one feel on holiday. Helped make a stressful weekend less stressed!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a simply lovely one week here. We are a family with 2 small children and this flat was an ideal base to explore the island.

The flat is in very good condition and has been refurbished to a high standard. It is so central in Cowes it is incredible. You are right in the heart of it yet when you close the door you can be in your own world.

There are good walks and cycle paths close by and the view of the boats and ferries kept my 5 year old entertained no end.

It is perfect for people who come across to the island without a car!! There is no parking attached and you have to battle to find a spot close by. Don't be put off by this though.

I think I went to all the pubs in Cowes central and got a real feel for the nautical heritage. The owners are close by if needed and I can thoroughly recommend this for a short or long break.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

The house is a very old, quaint little seamans residence, it has probably been here for hundreds of years, judging by the sloping floors ! ( Which we have had completely underpinned during a big renovation project in 2007, don't worry !)

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Southampton at 5 Miles Nearest Barpub : Pier View at 0.2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Cowes at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Cowes at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Southampton at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Coast at 0.1 Miles Nearest Beach : Cowes seafront at 0.5 Miles Car: not necessary

The historic yachting mecca of Cowes is a great place to explore. In the summer there are numerous sailing regattas to watch. The pedestrianised and quaint High Street hosts many lovely shops, pubs and restaurants. All year round it is lovely to stroll along the seafront, continuing on to beach walks towards the village of Gurnard. Cowes also makes a great base to explore the Isle of Wight


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
16 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
31 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Half Term
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 27 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 Jul 2017 - 6 Aug 2017
10 night minimum stay
7 Aug 2017 - 13 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
14 Sep 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
18 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

We like to be as flexible and helpful as possible - so do always ask if you'd like some different dates or rates !

Bank Holidays, Festivals and special Events do have special rates - please enquire for details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 24-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

It really is in such a great location, right in heart of the little harbour town of Cowes, a stone's throw from the marina, a great selection of shops, restaurants and pubs. Our kids just love staying there, feeling they are right in the middle of all the action, yet in a safe haven ! The views over the marina and the Solent are lovely, as are the gentle seaside sounds of the masts, etc.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Master bathroom has extra large shower, large basin area and loo. Bathroom 2 has spacious showerbath, basin and loo.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Can be twin beds
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot, Can be a double bed
  • New Super King size bed in Master bedroom, with ensuite. 1st twin room can be a triple. 2nd twin room is bunkbeds.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Gated Community


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • New - residents parking permit tickets now available. Parking available in surrounding streets. Free on Sundays and after 6pm.

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