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Bayclose - A Penthouse Apartment (2nd floor) With Stunning Sea and Coastal Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Penthouse Apartment with Stunning Sea Views at Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight. 5 Minutes Walk To The Beach. Country and Downland Walks From The Door.


5% off 3 nights or more between Tuesday 10th and Saturday 22nd. 2 Nights at advertised price.

Tuesday 24th to Sunday 29th now £650 or 4 nights £520, 3 nights £390 or 2 nights at advertised price.


Wednesday 1st to Saturday 4th now £390

Saturday 25th to Friday 30th now £600 or 5 nights £500, 4 nights £400 or 2 nights at advertised price.

FERRY OFFERS - Southampton to East Cowes (Red Funnel). I have various discount vouchers worth up to 25% for holidays taken by the 15th July.

Wightlink are also currently offering 20% off 2 night stays or more. Look at their website for details.

Bayclose is a 2nd Floor Penthouse Apartment with stunning sea and coastal views over Freshwater Bay situated in a peaceful rural location 5 minutes easy walk from the promenade and beach yet close to local shops and villages. Bayclose is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB) and is also in a Conservation Area as is most of Freshwater Bay. The Isle of Wight has 17 award winning beaches. Several of these are within a short distance from the flat for instance Freshwater Bay, Colwell Bay (which has a Blue Flag Award and with it's fine firm yellow sand and gently shelving beach it is ideal for young children and families.) Compton, Brook and Totland. The picturesque harbour village of Yarmouth is 3 miles away by car or is a pleasant walk partially along the Yar Estuary. There are many country and downland walks from the doorstep. One of these walks is the Tennyson trail part of which you can pick up from a footpath near the apartment. This walk takes you via the Tennyson monument to the Needles and the Needles Old Battery owned by the National Trust. The county town of Newport is 12 miles away with its excellent variety of shops and supermarkets. However for every day needs there is a traditional, well stocked village shop just 5 minutes walk away. The apartment has a balcony from which there are also fantastic sea views. It has a table and 4 chairs directly accessed by French doors from the sitting room.

Accommodation comprises of:-

A Fully fitted kitchen with Gas hob and Electric Fan oven; Fridge with ice making compartment; Dishwasher; Microwave; Washing Machine; Espresso Italian Stove Top Coffee Maker; DAB radio.

A large and spacious sitting/dining room with fantastic sea views. 2 cream leather settees - one 3 seater and one 2 seater. 42" flat screen television with BT You View Box, DVD player. Ipod docking station/speakers. Dining table and 4 chairs. Antique georgian sideboard. French doors onto a balcony from which there are also wonderful sea views. There is a table and 4 chairs on the balcony giving plenty of space for dining outside!

There are two good sized comfortable double bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds. All beds are made up with cream Egyptian Cotton Bedlinen. The front bedroom (double bed) has sea views down to Freshwater Bay and the beach. Please note there is no wardrobe in the double bedroom but a very large double size wardrobe in the twin bedded room.

The bathroom is in between the 2 bedrooms. There is a bath with mixer taps and shower over. Basin and WC. Heated towel rail.

Utility cupboard with hoover, iron and ironing board.

A welcome tea tray is made up for your arrival - tea, milk and biscuits.

Free Unlimited WiFi. Some DVD's and board games provided. Buckets, spades, beach mats, beach balls etc provided. Binoculars are also provided for guests use but please do not take these off the premises!

Duvets, pillows, and Cream Egyptian cotton bedlinen is provided (beds made up for your arrival). Towels - 1 large bath towel per person plus a hand towel in the bathroom.

Tea towels and dishcloths are also provided. Beach Towels however are NOT provided so please bring your own.

Full Gas central heating - this is a very efficient system!. Radiators are thermostatically individually controlled and the flat can be as warm as you wish! Also the flat is very well insulated.

The flats have their own off road very private car which cannot be seen from the main road and each of the 10 flats has its own dedicated parking space marked with the flat no. Please note vans of any sort are not allowed due to terms of the lease.

There are many places to eat and drink locally, to suit all budgets. Here are a selection of just a few of them! -

Dimbola Lodge Cafe - just beyond the drive entrance from our apartment

The Daffodil Cafe - 5 minutes walk from our apartment down at Freshwater Bay

The Blue Crab - in Yarmouth.

The Hut at Colwell Bay - it is right down on the Promenade - they get their fish straight from the local fishermen

The Red Lion at Old Freshwater - again not far at all from the apartment

On the Rocks - in Yarmouth - cooks steaks and the like on hot rocks at your table.

The Kings Head - in Yarmouth

Isla's Conservatory at The George - in Yarmouth

La Cucina - Yarmouth

The Highdown Inn - further up the road from Farringford Manor

The Sun Inn at Hulverstone near Brook. Wonderful views from their garden.

The Lama Tree Pizzeria - Wellow

Many other cafes, restaurants and pubs in Yarmouth and Freshwater.

10 of the Isle of Wight beaches have recently been awarded Sea Quality Awards.

We welcome children of all ages. However we do NOT provide any equipment for babies and toddlers. Also babies and toddlers are counted as people in our maximum sleeping capacity of 4 persons.

No pets.

No smoking at all either inside the flat OR on the balcony.

Minimum age of guests is 25.

We do not accept wedding parties.

No stag or hen party guests.

WE DO NOT ALLOW OUTDOOR SHOES OR BOOTS TO BE WORN IN THE APARTMENT. There is plenty of space to leave footwear outside our own front door and there are also coat hooks for outdoor coats etc.

More Details

Mrs Dineen
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This apartment has one of the best coastal views in Britain and is absolutely immaculate. We could not have chosen a nicer place to stay. The beds were comfortable, the rooms were warm and everything worked well. It was also quiet, so just sitting on the sofa, in front of the French windows, reading a good book was a real pleasure. From the front door you have a wonderful choice of walks, ranging from a casual stroll to the Bay, to a blustery walk up onto Tennyson Down, with fantastic views across the Solent and Dorset beyond, truly memorable for all the right reasons.

Mr W (Stayed February 2015)

Dear Mrs Dineen

Myself, husband, daughter and fiancé have just returned from one week's holiday at your flat. We have been regular visitors to the Island for many years, so know it well. However, I can safely say that we have never stayed in such a lovely apartment and location as yours. Everything was as stated in the description and more! It was clean, well equipped and very comfortable, everything was to hand, making for a lovely holiday (even the weather was kind)!

I would have no hesitation in recommending this lovely flat and hope to return myself one day. If it is in order I would like to post a similar review on Trip Advisor, as this little gem needs to be shared!

Many thanks and wishing you well for the future.

Mrs M (stayed August 2014)

I stayed here with my adult son and we found the accommodation excellent. Apartment was clean, spacious and attractive. All facilities were good, view was stunning from both the balcony and the main bedroom. Wi-fi worked perfectly which was important to us and we had a really enjoyable weekend break.

(Stayed October 2014)
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Freshwater Bay in Freshwater

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , wash hand basin.
  • Bath with mixer taps and shower over. Basin and WC. Heated Towel Rail. Hand towel. Bath mat.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are two good sized comfortable double bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds. All beds are made up with Egyptian Cotton Bedlinen. The front bedroom (double bed) has sea views down to Freshwater Bay and the beach.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
BIKES - If you wish to bring your bike PLEASE NOTE THAT BIKES ARE NOT PERMITTED INSIDE THE BUILDING. THEY MUST NOT BE LEFT AGAINST WALLS OUTSIDE THE BUILDING - If you wish to bring your bike it must be kept against the trees adjacent to our (No 10's) dedicated car parking space or on the back of your car. The trees are quite convenient for fastening to if you wish.


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Bayclose - A Penthouse Apartment (2nd floor) With Stunning Sea and Coastal Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Lovely comfortable top floor apartment

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a lovely week staying in this apartment. It was well kept, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed for our stay on the island, with very comfortable beds. We were attending a wedding in Freshwater Bay and decided to make it into a week's holiday. We chose the right place. Lovely views out over the bay as it's on the top floor. We spent some lovely evenings sitting on the balcony admiring the peaceful surroundings. Within easy walking distance of the pebble beach and the downs on either side. The owner even provided us with milk, tea and a scrumptious packet of biscuits to welcome us! Would love to come back again next year as I've fallen in love with the island!

Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Easter break

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely break at this top floor flat. It was clean and had everything you needed from a pint of milk and biscuits on arrival to buckets and spades for the children. The balcony is great for sunbathing. As it is on the top floor the roof is sloping in places. This wasn't a proble for my youngest as she is only 9. Not sure what the smoking policy is for the whole building and whether the other 9 flats are holiday homes or permanent residences, as it was often a bit smoky when sitting on the balcony.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased you enjoyed your break in our apartment. To addiress your issues. With regard to the sloping roof in the bedroom. We advertise clearly that this is a penthouse apartment and by definition this means a sloping roof. You say it was not a problem for your 9 year old and the implication therefore is that it might be for others. This is very definitely not the case. I should point out that our grown up sons in their 20's frequently stay in that bedroom without any issues in the winter period and in fact you are only the second person in 4 years of intensive letting to have made any comment regarding this bedroom. With regard to the smoking you smelt whilst out on the balcony. You are the only person who has ever made any comment about smell from smoking. We, in our flat, totally ban smoking both inside and outside on the balcony. We cannot be held responsible for other owners in the other flats. All the other 9 flats are privately owned by different individuals - some are permanently lived in and some owners use them for their holiday homes - and we therefore obviously have no control over what other people do or who might be visiting the other flats. We can only think that this was a one off since as I say NO - ONE has ever previously complained nor have we ourselves ever had any trouble during times when we have lived there on occasions in the past. Obviously, with it's open aspect to the sea, I can only think this is a most unusual occurence.
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Good location, fantastic view from the property

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean when we arrived and instructions on parking and access were very clear. It was also nice to have tea bags, milk and chocolate biscuits waiting for us! The flat suited our family well for a short break and is only a short drive from the ferry terminal in Yarmouth. The owner had left buckets and spades, which our children enjoyed using at the beach. The flat was in a great location for the Needles and not far to drive to other beaches and attractions further round the island. There is a good sized Co-op supermarket in Freshwater and we found a good chippy in Totland. A lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful break

  • 5 of 5

My adult son and I enjoyed yet another wonderful break in the apartment at Freshwater Bay.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Just spent 10 days at this amazing apartment. Well equipped Kitchen Comfortable beds Lovely Sofas to relax on and a balcony over looking the bay.Very clean and comfortable .

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Spent one week at this lovely apartment which was exceptional. Very clean, well-equipped and comfortable. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Freshwater Bay which is a 5 minute walk is an iconic chalk cliff bay. Shingle and sand beach and swimming. Promenade. Cafe, hotel, lifeboat station.

Compton Beach - good for body boarding, surfing and dinosaur footprints and fossils - is a 5 minute drive.

Totland - an excellent beach and good for swimming with beach bar, cafe and toilets - is a 10 minute drive.

Colwell Bay - excellent beach and good for swimming and crabbing with cafes, 2 beach shops and toilets - is a 10 minute drive.


Wightlink Ferries - Vehicle/Passenger Ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth (Yarmouth is 3 miles from the flat). Visit Wightlink.co.uk for prices. You can usually find a discount code online so look for one first before booking!

Red Funnel Vehicle Ferry Southampton to East Cowes. Look for Discount Codes on the internet first!

Red Jet Hi-Speed Passenger Ferry from Southampton to West Cowes.

Wightlink Ferries-Vehicle/Passenger Ferry Portsmouth to Fishbourne.


Freshwater Village - 1 1/2 miles

Yarmouth - 3 miles - Harbour town and Yarmouth Castle

Newport - 12 miles - the County Town of the Isle of Wight

Cowes - 16 miles - world famous for its Regatta - Cowes Week - held in August. Quaint high street with local and boutique shops

Ventnor and Bonchurch - 17 miles - Botanical Gardens. Promenade and beach

Newtown Nature Reserve, Newtown - 8 miles

Osborne House, East Cowes - 16 miles

Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Havenstreet - 15 miles

Further Details:

The Isle of Wight covers an area of 380 km2. A large part, much of which is on the West of the Island where our apartment is situated, is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Island boasts 57 miles of varied coastline and 258 km2 of farmland. There are hundreds of miles of interesting walking routes whether they be coastal, downland or inland - you can access several walks directly from the apartment without using your car. There are many villages both inland and coastal. Newport is the County town of the Island. It has an excellent variety of shops, boutiques and supermarkets - Morrisons, Sainsburys, Lidl, M&S and BHS to name but a few. It also holds a Farmers Market every Friday. A Waitrose in East Cowes and an Aldi in Cowes means we are spoilt for choice! There is also an Arts Centre, a Multiplex Cinema and a large leisure centre in Newport. There are many attractions such as stately homes, forts, castles, an Abby and gardens, many of which are owned by the National Trust and English Heritage - one of these is Osborne House at East Cowes. This was the summer home and indeed the final residence of Queen Victoria. There is plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities - sailing, surfing, body boarding, windsurfing, paragliding, swimming, sea canoeing, cycling, golf and horse riding. Or why not take a boat trip round the Island or go on an organised sea fishing trip. If railways are your interest take a trip on the Isle of Wight steam railway at Havenstreet. Locally, Yarmouth and Freshwater have a good variety of local shops and cafes as well as a Co-op, a Sainsbury's Express and a leisure centre. Just down the lane from the apartment is Dimbola Lodge - Dimbola was the home of the celebrated Victorian Photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron. Now it is a museum dedicated to her life and work. It also has a tearoom and bookshop and the picturesque thatched church of St. Agnes is 100 yards up the road. There are also a number of pubs and hotels in the vicinity.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Freshwater Bay, South East England

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
May Half Term
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Summer
14 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
August Bank Holiday Week
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Summer/Early Autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Autumn
23 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Autumn
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

TO MAKE A BOOKING: I deal with all bookings personally - so please enquire about booking using the 'Enquire Now' tab and not the 'Book Now' tab. That way, your booking enquiry will come to me as an email and I will respond very quickly via email with details and availability. You can of course give me a ring or text me if you would prefer to do that.

Booking - A £75 deposit is required at the time of booking and the rental balance is due one calendar month before the start of your holiday. No extra booking/cleaning charges. Payment can be made by Bank Transfer, personal cheque or Paypal.

Change over day - We do not have a set change over day and we aim to be as flexible as possible throughout the whole year so please ask if the start/end days you are interested in are available.

Arrival time is from 3.30 p.m. Departure time is by 10.00 a.m.

Short breaks available all year subject to availability. Minimum let is 2 nights all year, subject to availability.

A deposit of £75 is required with the booking and this is non refundable. The balance of the payment is due one calendar month before the due date of the holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.