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'Beachcombers' Is Located By The Waters Edge In This Charming Seaside Village



Updated: 28-Sep-2016
Chalet in Gurnard, Isle of Wight, Peaceful Location With Private Beach Tucked Away, Stunning Sunsets Ideal For Families And Sailors

Huge apologies we are not ready to take bookings for 2017 at present.

Beautifully built, light and airy property with stunning views across the Solent. An ideal base to discover the isle of Wight and relax by the sea side. Bi-fold doors open up onto the terrace/decking which over looks the private beach. This stunning chalet is available for regattas throughout the season, perfect for holiday rentals, cycling and walking festivals.

A few Parking spaces close by to the chalet or minutes walk from the top road where there are always plenty of spaces.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My name is Andrea i live in the picturesque town of Gurnard, the ad-joining town to Cowes, home of sailing.

I have been renting friends and neighbours properties locally for over 10 years.

I am actively involved in the local sailing scene and volunteer as a crew member of Cowes RNLI.

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Speaks English

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


The Ultimate Beach Hut

  • 5 of 5

This property has a real wow factor. Sliding back that full width bi-fold door at the front reveals a clean, modern and comfortable living space / diner / kitchen. But the real show stopper is that view. At any time of day its great to watch the activity on the Solent, from the sailing boats whizzing by to the Superliners leaving Southampton. But the real drama comes at sunset when with a glass of wine in hand you can watch that orange orb slip serenely below the horizon. Trust me - its amazing,

Beachcombers is in the village of Gurnard which is a laid back kind of place with a beach café, pub and a sailing club. Its not one for the ravers out there - but if you like chilling out by the beach interspersed with watersports then this is a place for you, If you fancy a bit of a stroll, Cowes is a manageable 20 minutes away. The age range in our group was 10 to 70 and everybody took away happy memories and agreed that they would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely accomadation in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Bright, modern, clean and well equipped accomadation in a great location. Walks from the doorstep, easy walk into Cowes. Fantastic sunsets and good food in the Watersedge cafe.

Communication and booking with Andrea was professional and friendly. Lots to do on the Isle, looking forward to a return visit!

Thanks x

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Gurnard Beach is a quaint traditional, pebble and shingle beach, just a stone's throw south east of the town of Cowes on the north east coast of the Isle of Wight, with great views across the Solent, and some of the best sunsets you are likely to find! Here too sits Gurnard Sailing Club where you can become a visiting member for the summer months. Sailing and watersports are popular pastimes at this beach.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


Gurnard Beach is a quiet beach on the North West of the Isle of Wight. The beach is made of of shingle with occasional patches of sand. There are excellent facilities for such a small beach with a cafe and a public house only a short walk from the sea.

The beach at Gurnard is popular with local families and dingy owners sometimes launch their small sailing craft from the nearby slipway. All this gives the beach a friendly atmosphere.

There is parking along the seafront towards Cowes as well


The Isle of Wight has an excellent bus service which connects with Red Funnel's ferry services at East and West Cowes. There are also water taxi and conventional taxi ranks adjacent to both Red Funnel's Island terminals. A floating bridge (passengers & vans) connects East and West Cowes across the River Medina saving a 25-30 minute journey by road. See 'Useful Links' for more details.


25 - 30 minutes walking time to Cowes town or cycling around 10 mitues along the flat seafront.

Further Details:

Local pubs, The Woodvale hotel has views over the bay of Gurnard, BBQ area, family dining, pool table.

Waters-edge cafe, breakfast, lunches, tea/coffee/cakes, you wont be disappointed, we eat their regularly.

The Little Gloster restaurant is in the next bay along, you can walk along the beach (tide allowing)or 10 minutes walk along the road.

Portland pub and pub grub a few minutes walk to the village where there is a newsagents and Londis convenience store.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 7
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Advanced payment deposit paid on time of booking to secure the property and dates you require.
Full payment due 8 weeks before arrival date.
Damage bond must be paid with full payment which will be returned after your stay if all is well within 2 weeks.

Changeover Day:
Fridays change over days works very well so you can stay a full weekend arriving in the afternoon from 15:00
Departure time needs to be prompt at 10:00 am as the house keeper/cleaner will arrive !!
we can be flexible but not in peak season.

Notes on prices:
We require an initial deposit to secure the booking of 25%
8 weeks prior to your holiday the full amount is due.
£300 security/damages deposit is a returnable bond which will be sent back to you at the end of your stay, unless in the unlikely event there is some damage.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 28-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

Gurnard is bordered by attractive municipally owned beach huts,traditionally painted green .Behind the beach huts is a large sloped green with children's playground area. At the eastern end of the seafront is a popular cafe and restaurant, with a window ice cream service to those using the beach.

Property Type

  • chalet


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Dining Area


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • village
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • sailing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with shower over the bath plus separate 2nd shower room.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms with king size beds. 1 family/crew room with double, bunk bed and single.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: This property is minimalistic to make the most of the space , beds are very comfortable as all good quality mattresses, plenty of wardrobe room and hanging space in the double bedrooms. Outside: There is a terraced decking which leads from the bi-fold doors, there is also a rear garden which is private. Steps lead up to the chalet. Parking is free just a few minutes walk, plenty of spaces all day free parking by the Woodvale hotel plus a few spots leading down to the waterside cafe next to Gurnard sailing club. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided, please bring your own beach towels. for a 2 week stay you will need to order extra cleaning and linen if required and pay the house keeper directly, please order at time of booking. The chalet is clean and ready for your stay, the property must be left in a tidy state with rubbish disposed of accordingly.

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