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Comfortable, Stylish Beachfront House With Large South-facing Garden

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Seaview, Isle of Wight, England - Bright And Airy House - Sleeps 10 (max) In 5 Bedrooms - Excellent Location In Ever-popular Seaview

Our much-loved family holiday home offers the best of all worlds, being right on the Duver Road beachfront and only five minutes' walk from the Seaview village centre. It is the perfect location for a two-family or extended family holiday - just cross the small road and you are straight on to the sandy beach with sandcastle-building, rockpools, swimming and beach games to keep everyone entertained for hours - with the house facilities just a footstep away. Bedroom layout is ideal - 6 sleep upstairs with a beautiful newly refurbished bathroom and the 2 downstairs bedrooms work well for grandparents or a second family with a shower room and lots of space. The house is stylishly and comfortably furnished and the kitchen very well equipped as we love cooking! The sunny, south-facing garden is spacious, being mainly laid to lawn and there is private parking for one car. Seaview is easy to get to, only 10 minutes from Ryde hovercraft and foot passenger ferry, and 20 mins from the car ferry at Fishbourne (Portsmouth crossing), and ideally located for visiting the many attractions and beautiful landscapes and seascapes all over the island.

Kate Broxham
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Kate Broxham

I live in south-west London with my husband Simon, two sons and two dogs and we spend as much time as possible in Seaview.

Kate Broxham purchased this house in 2005

Why Kate Broxham chose Seaview

I spent many happy family holidays in Seaview as a child so, when my husband and I were looking for a holiday home, it seemed a natural choice. The moment I saw the house details, I had a good feeling about it, even though it was rather shabby & unloved at the time - we have made up for it ever since with plenty of TLC! We all adore the place and spend many happy days on the beach, on the water and around the island, with friends, grandparents siblings & cousins. There is something very special about being across the water, yet so accessible. Seaview is truly idyllic for smaller and older children and adults alike, particularly when the good old English weather is kind, but even when the sun is not shining, there is plenty of fun to be had in Seaview and across the Isle of Wight.

What makes this house unique

This is a fantastic location and a really great family holiday house - it is particularly good to be able to accommodate 10 people comfortably, with plenty of space and privacy, just a few steps away from the beach. Pop across with your drink in the early evening and you will see some truly awesome sunsets!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a lovely time at Gullsands. We are a family of four and shared the house with four friends. It was easily roomy enough for us all (we had the upstairs bedrooms and our friends had the downstairs bedrooms), the pool table was well used and the big kitchen table meant we could all eat together. Loads of kitchen equipment and a big fridge too.

Best of all though is the proximity to the beach. The kids loved being able to play in the sand and explore in low tide, and it was then so easy to cross back over the (quiet) road to return to the house. Great shops nearby in Bembridge too including a farm shop (with cafe), fishmongers and butchers. We will be returning at some stage!
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Seaview in Nettlestone and Seaview

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Use of trampoline is at your own risk
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Upstairs: Chic bathroom with large shower and free-standing bath Downstairs: Spacious shower room incorporating utilities - large capacity washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) - maximum no of adults is 9 (one top bunk bed only suitable for child) Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs: Bedroom No 1 with superking sized bed, No 2 with twin beds, No 3 with twin beds Downstairs: Bedroom No 4 with extra long twin beds, No 5 with bunk beds (top bunk not suitable for adults)
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Outside: Large south-facing sun trap garden with patio, flower beds and lawn. Teak dining table and eight chairs (cushions and parasol available), sun loungers, large trampoline (used at tenants' own risk) Utility Room: Utility area in downstairs shower room with large capacity washing machine and large tumble dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, towels and tea towels are all included. The property is cleaned and linen changed on changeover days. Additional cleaning available - please contact me to discuss.


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Comfortable, Stylish Beachfront House With Large South-facing Garden
average rating of 4.8 based on 11 reviews

An amazing weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights at Gullsands as a family to celebrate my Mums 80th birthday, the house is lovely and huge, there were 8 of us and 2 dogs and there was plenty of space for us all, it was so nice to have 2 bedrooms and a bathroom downstairs, made things easier for Mum. The kitchen is amazing, if the weather is unkind you could happily eat inside, we were lucky enough to be there for a very hot bank holiday weekend so used the lovely garden and bbq alot, the garden is fully fenced and secure for dogs. The pool table in the lovely sun room provided extra entertainment when the sun went down. The location is fab with the beach just across the road and 2 great pubs within walking distance, 1 at each end of the road. Kate was great to deal with and really helpful. I would highly recommend Gullsands and can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gullsands, The Duver, Seaview

  • 4 of 5

Good standard property; spacious inside and out. Excellent sea front position with easy on street parking within limited no of demarcated spaces; and other parking options nearby ( free parking in car park overnight). Good amenities within the property but main bathroom/shower would benefit from subdivision to ease congestion at peak times.(Not a major criticism.)

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic February holiday

  • 5 of 5

Despite the bad weather, we had a wonderful time staying at the house. Plenty of space for 8 of us, the kitchen facilities were great and the beds were really comfy! It was a nice walk along the beach to the pub which was always accomodating and friendly. The owner was also great, always quick to respond and help with queries. I would highly recommend staying here and would love to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing family house right on the seafront.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing family house, situated on the seafront of Seaview. The house is laid out beautifully and ideal for a large family or couples looking for somewhere special to stay. We celebrated our parents 50th Wedding Anniversary here and every family member aged from 7 to 70 had a fantastic time. It was lovely to wake up in the morning to the beach views and then take a morning coffee to the beach promenade only 10 seconds away. Had a fantastic meal at The Old Fort Inn only 10 minutes walk from the property, and loved watching the cruise ships sail past at night. The kids loved the big garden and the trampoline whilst the adults enjoyed a drink lazing about on the garden furniture provided. Overall an amazing first experience of the Isle of Wight and will certainly be back soon. Kate was a pleasure to deal with and was very helpful when we asked for any details on the property. Well worth a visit!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Darren, for your lovely review! It makes us very happy indeed to know that our guests have been happy staying in the house and even, as you said in your email to me, that you have "fallen in love" with the house, Seaview and our wonderful island! Looking forward to hearing from you when you and your family are planning another visit.
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Ideal House for Isle of Wight getaway

  • 5 of 5

Kate was unbelievably helpful and prompt with communication - explained everything and even gave us a word document with things to do/places to eat etc etc. The house is in great condition, exactly as sold on the website. Perfect for groups of friends or large families.

We had an amazing 3 nights there, nothing that we needed that the house didn't have. Excellent.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A real island find

  • 4 of 5

We spent a long weekend at Gullsands at the end of October to celebrate my birthday, and it suited us all very well indeed. This child-friendly house has loads of charm and atmosphere and you can tell this is a much loved home-from-home. Kate looked after us really well, providing stacks of useful information and travel advice and we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We were there with 2 of our children, their partners and grandchildren who loved the full sized trampoline and pool table. A lot. We all felt very comfortable there and relished being so close to the beach for lots of walks and the chance to go winkling. We enjoyed the house so much in the Autumn I am sure we love it more when we return during Summer. We would strongly recommend this house and its charms.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments! We are always absolutely delighted to know that guests have enjoyed staying at Gullsands and it is great to hear that you all had fun and games there during your celebratory birthday weekend. Looking forward to your summer visit next year.
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Beach directly across a small road from the house - a wet sand beach with some rock pools and breakwaters, ideal for building sandcastles, rock-pooling, playing beach games, swimming and launching small boats (public slipway 100 yards away from house)


20 minutes' drive from Wightlink car ferry port at Fishbourne (50mins crossing from Portsmouth). 15 minutes' drive from Ryde Pier Wightlink's foot passenger catamaran terminal (20mins crossing from Portsmouth Harbour - directly connected to trains from London Waterloo). 10 minutes' drive from Hovertravel's hovercraft terminal at Ryde (10mins crossing from Southsea where there is a car park. Also Red Funnel's car ferry terminal (Southampton to Cowes) is about 40mins away.


35 minutes' drive to Cowes, 10 minutes to Bembridge, 10 minutes to Ryde, 25 minutes to Newport, 40 minutes to Tennyson Down & Compton Bay area. Nothing on the island is more than 40 minutes' drive away - masses of attractions and beautiful areas to walk and enjoy.

Further Details:

In the village: choice of restaurants and pub, newsagent, book & artists' materials shop, convenience store, art gallery, cafe and deli. Large Tesco (10mins' drive) and Waitrose (30mins) both deliver. At Bembridge (10mins) there are excellent individual shops: fishmonger, butcher, greengrocer, baker etc.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Seaview, South East England

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Jul 2018 - 26 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Jul 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
If booking more than 8 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit will secure your booking. The balance will be due 8 weeks before the date of your holiday, along with a £250 deposit against damage or breakages (deposit refundable if no damage or breakages), If booking less than 8 weeks before your holiday, the full amount will be due immediately upon booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Friday. On arrival day you will be very welcome in the house from 3.00 pm onwards. On the day of departure, please vacate the house by 10.30 to allow our lovely cleaners to get to work.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for week-long rentals. Short breaks may be available at certain times - please contact me to discuss.

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.
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