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Unique 3-Storey 4 bed, 4 bathroom Waterside Marina Home, Communal Gardens/BBQ

Bedrooms 4
Space 19,375 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Island Harbour home Nr. East Cowes, - Located On The Medina River, In A Beautiful Peaceful Marina

A modern contemporary furnished 4 bedroom marina home with mooring, situated in a unique waterfront location with stunning views, set in a beautiful riverside valley offering an idyllic waterside holiday within a countryside setting. Boat mooring available at additional cost.. Located on the Medina River, about a mile downstream of the world renowned sailing town of Cowes, this peaceful marina offers 200 berths as well as many amenities including a licensed bar and bistro restaurant ‘The Breeze’, and chandlery. A stunning waterside property offering unrivalled access to the river and surrounding countryside. The Marina offers a wonderful location for all. Children accepted with parental supervision for water safety.

There is plenty of free parking close to the property and one short-term loading space immediately next to the house,

The house is on 3 floors. On the ground level there is a very spacious open plan kitchen/dining room with wrap-around doors leading onto the two terraces where you can enjoy an evening apero or just watch the unfolding scenery. There is also a bedroom on the ground floor with bunk beds, ideal for children. A cloakroom is situated here with a shower cubicle.

On the 1st floor there is a large sitting room also with wrap-around balconies to enjoy the views. A large screen Smart TV is located in the sitting room. On this level there is a double bedroom and a separate shower room.

On the 2nd floor you will find the master bedroom with ensuite and another double bedroom also with ensuite shower room.

The house is an end of terrace and therefore offers unrivalled views across the river, the marina and the surrounding countryside.

Availability permitting, we can offer discount ferry travel from Southampton through Red Funnel Ferries

More Details

Heather Callaway
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Heather Callaway

My husband and I both work in London. I am a publisher and Anthony is a lawyer, so time away is precious. We have made the villa as comfortable as possible for vacations - our home from home.

Our hobbies include travelling, gardening, skiing and sailing. We have a yacht in the Solent which we use to travel to our home in the Isle of Wight and spend summer weekends cruising locally. In France we enjoy skiing and the beaches on the lovely Cote D'Azur which are within easy reach of our villa. In Hampshire we enjoy gardening.

Anthony also studies part-time at Kings College War dept. and we have both completed a TEFL course enabling to teach English to foreign students.

We enjoy the homes ourselves and whenever possible, take our children, grandchildren, parents and friends there.

Heather Callaway purchased this house in 2010

Why Heather Callaway chose East Cowes

We have owned the house since it was built in 2010 and it is our home in the Isle of Wight, in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The house is in an idyllic position, with unobstructed views of the marina and Medina river. The house has its own mooring and we often sail to the house. The communal areas are fun and there is an area of grass leading off from the house. The Isle of Wight is wonderful, with its beautiful beaches, unrivalled countryside and the most sunshine per year in England.

We enjoy the house ourselves and whenever possible, take our children, grandchildren, parents and friends there. It is an ideal family house having plenty of space inside and out and patios and balconies leading off from the main rooms.

We have made the house as comfortable as possible.

What makes this house unique

Island Harbour is close to the main town of Newport (a footpath leads to the town), the world renowned Cowes and all the ferry ports. It's also great for bike rides.

If you bring your boat then there is a chandlery which has basic food supplies and newspapers. The bistro is on site, open throughout the day and offering snacks and meals.

The bar is well frequented by residents, guests and boaties. Weekends tend to be lively and there is a camp site (small) and large field and BBQ area for communal use. If you want a stroll, then the Folly Inn (where you dance on the tables on Saturday evenings) is along the towpath. The house has all the mod cons, is extremely well fitted out. There is no rushing on the Island - it is a step back to the 50s and a wonderful reminder of how good life can b

Guestbook comments from the owner

April 12th 2013

Hi Heather

I would just like to say we had a great time in the Isle of Wight, we all loved your house it was so quiet. It was a perfect place to unwind and escape the day to day stresses of our busy lives

Thank you once again


Hi Heather

Just a quick message to let you know what a lovely time we had staying at Yachtsman's Rest. It was our first visit to the island and we enjoyed it very much . Your property is lovely and in a fabulous location we hope to return another time.

Regards Laura.

I had a great time teaching my 2 year old grandson to make sandcastles at Ryde Apply beach.

Peter - August 2012

What a find - stunning location and great house! can recommend the Folly on Saturdays when we danced on the tables. Will certainly return.

Jul 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in East Cowes in Whippingham

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 19375 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • 4 shower rooms/bathrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, enjoys countryside views. Shower room with large shower, vanity basin, WC. Bedroom 2 is double with countryside views. En-suite with shower. Bedroom 3 is double with en-suite. Downstairs den with sofa bed/shower room.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Stairs to first floor-lounge with double aspect patio doors leading to balcony with harbour views. Comfortable corner suite and easy seating, coffee table & TV. Outside: Outside to the rear is a decked and glazed balcony. Utility Room: Washer/dryer in kitchen. Separate downstairs cloakroom with walk in shower and WC. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and cleaning included. Daily maid service available at extra charge. Other: Outside eating area on the veranda which leads onto the marina and communal grounds.


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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay...only sorry we couldn't stay longer. Top quality accommodation with everything supplied.

We availed of the berthing at the property, which was a real bonus.

Location was perfect. Weather was perfect. Could not ask for more. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great stay I just wasn't there long enough 10/10

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing & would recommend to anybody staying in the I.O.W

thanks again

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Island Harbour
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
East Cowes and Fisbourne
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Portsmouth Harbour
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
A3 and M3
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Island Harbour
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Bird watching, Walking, biking, sailing, fishing, tennis in town.


On the river, 10 minutes drive from the coast and beaches.


Southampton airport 15km.

Southampton 10km.

Red funnel ferry (East Cowes) 10 minutes.


1km to Newport.

Further Details:

Bistro on site, 1km from Folly Inn.



Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £100
Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Refundable £250 security deposit.

Changeover Day:
Friday/Saturday depending on bookings. Weekends (Friday - Monday (3 nights) and Monday to Thursday (4 nights) available at 75% of the weekly rate). Flexible change over dates off-season. Short breaks welcome.

Notes on prices:
Weekends available - 3 night stay minimum. Weekends £200 - £300 per night. Weekdays £150- £200 per night (subject to availability - limited during peak seasons and bank holidays).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.