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Comfortable, Stylish Beachfront House With Large South-facing Garden

Overview

Property

Updated: 18-Oct-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

5 Reviews

4.8
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

4

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: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 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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Gullsands- A Unique Holiday Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house is overlooking a splendid beach and contains everything you need and much more! The property is very spacious,clean, well maintained, warm and welcoming. It easily accommodated our family of nine plus a Great Dane. We arrived just as the heatwave started which lasted for two glorious weeks! We had excellent service and advice from the owner. Our kids loved the pool table and the garden for the trampoline and badminton on warm sunny evenings. The sunrise and sunsets were Spectacular! Local pubs and restaurants superb and the sea good for swimming. Walks along the coast to Ryde are stunning and we hired bikes for a few days. Would definitely return and highly recommend to family and friends. None of us wanted to return home it was brilliant!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

We came as two families consisting of four adults and four young children ranging from 2 - 6 years old.

The house is lovely, it has such a welcoming feel and is perfect for a group of our size. We all left at the end of our stay wishing we'd booked for longer. In fact our daughter cried and said she didnt want to go home.

I cant recommend Gullsands enough. Its brilliantly equipped and a great location to explore from.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a glowing review, James. It is really, really lovely and very heartening to hear that other families enjoy Gullsands as much as we do! Hope to see you there again some time. Kate
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Lovely spacious house

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely spacious property that definitely feels more like a family home than a holiday cottage. 3 generations of my family stayed for the weekend at the beginning of April and we all loved the house. Living accommodation and bedrooms are all a good size and the house was clean and comfortable.

The location of the house is superb. The beach is literally over the road. There are also shops, pubs and restaurants within easy reach.

The owner is easy to contact and very helpful.

We have every intention of returning to this property next time we visit the Isle of Wight. Highly recommended for family groups.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and words of praise. It's great for us to know that our guests have loved their stay and enjoyed the house and everything it has to offer as much as we do!
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Lovely home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as a large family group over Christmas. It was great for a large group but the layout also works really well for 2 families.

We had a lovely time and both the adults and the children loved the house & the beach.

You can tell that this is a loved & used family home and not just a soulless holiday rental. The pictures don't do this property justice. The owner was also very helpful.

Would love to return in the summer and take advantage of the location.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

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)

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
EARLY WINTER
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
£1,050
 
 
CHRISTMAS WEEK
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£850
for 5 nights
From
£170
£1,550
 
 
EARLY SPRING
17 Feb 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
£1,000
 
 
EASTER HOLS
24 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£557
for 3 nights
£1,300
 
 
EASTER WEEK
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£621
for 3 nights
£1,450
 
 
LATE SPRING
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£557
for 3 nights
£1,300
 
 
BANK HOLIDAY/HALF TERM
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£576
for 3 nights
From
£192
£1,450
 
 
EARLY SUMMER
2 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
HIGH SEASON
7 Jul 2017 - 27 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
PEAK SEASON
28 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,550
for 7 nights
£1,550
 

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.

30% non-refundable deposit to secure booking, with balance due 8 weeks before stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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!

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • village

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

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) - maximum no of adults is 8 Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs: Bedroom No 1 with superking sized bed, No 2 with twin beds, No 3 with bunk beds (top bunk not suitable for adults) Downstairs: Bedroom No 4 with extra long twin beds, No 5 with bunk beds (top bunk not suitable for adults)

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • 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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