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Boniface Lodge, spacious, Edwardian holiday villa in perfect seaside location.

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Well-equipped, beautiful, period property with pool/table tennis table, kids toys, wifi throughout.

Enjoy time with family or friends in this newly renovated, spacious Edwardian villa, light and airy, with high ceilings and period features. It sleeps 9 in 4 bedrooms.

Enjoy a game of pool or table tennis or play the piano in the games room.

Relax in the lounge, watching Freeview TV, DVDs, playing on the PS 3 console or listening to CDs.

The kitchen is well-equipped and open-plan, with space for all to socialise and dine and lovely views onto the garden.

Book shelves are well stocked and there are lots of board games, jigsaws and kid's toys throughout the house. Children can enjoy the jacuzzi bath with toys provided.

There is plenty of space for everyone to get away, with large, comfortable bedrooms, a sun-trap patio in the garden and a first floor balcony overlooking the hills. A real home from home. The house has BT Infinity Unlimited wifi throughout.

All bedding and indoor towels are provided, including tea-towels, please bring your own beach towels. Cot and high chair are provided but no cot bedding.

There are great views, looking across Shanklin town centre to the hills beyond. Immediate pedestrian access to the coastal path with panoramic sea views. Under 10 mins walk to Shanklin's huge bay of sandy beaches, pubs and cafes.

The seafront has three crazy golf courses, an amusement arcade with indoor soft play, and an outdoor amusement park with mini roller-coaster, zorbing and boating.

There are attractive, thatched pubs in the Old Village, with neighbouring Rylstone Gardens attractively perched on the cliff with bandstand, crazy golf and space to sit and picnic.

For those interested in water-sports, there is a specialist centre at Lake beach, which is situated between Shanklin and Sandown and is an easy, 15 minute walk from the house.

For keen walkers, you can access the beautiful St Boniface Down, overlooked from the house, from the Old Village, and walk over National Trust land to Ventnor, perhaps returning to Shanklin via Bonchurch and the enchanting, wooded, landslip. Other interesting walks are to Wroxall along the disused railway path, or through Sandown and Yaverland to climb to the top of Culver Cliff.

The bus station and train station, shops, supermarkets and banks are all within very easy walking distance. There is a convenient Co-op store, open long hours daily, a couple of minutes' walk from the house.

More Details

Owner
Caroline Buxton
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Japanese
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Caroline Buxton

My brother and I were brought up in this beautiful home on the Isle of Wight and our families have come to love it just as much as we do. We have renovated it to bring it up to date but still retain its original character.

Caroline Buxton purchased this house in 1970

Why Caroline Buxton chose Isle of Wight

My parents grew up in London, but left city life behind to move to this property in 1972. They were attracted by the beautiful sea views from the end of the road and by the house’s proximity to beach, shops and public transport links to the mainland. They also enjoyed its easy walking access to coast, woodland and hills. I spent an incredibly happy childhood here and, when I am away from the Island, still hanker after the sea, fresh air, tranquillity and the sense of space.

What makes this house unique

The house is a few minute's walk from Shanklin esplanade with its sandy beaches, cafes, restaurants and pubs. It has great views looking down over Shanklin town and across to the Downs. It has many beautiful Edwardian features but in a modern, comfortable setting. The cliff path at the end of the road allows very convenient access to Shanklin, Lake and Sandown.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely holiday home! We all had a great time! The house was perfect for us and was fab to have the toys here for the kids. We have had lovely weather and spent most of the time on the beach. We especially enjoyed going to ‘The Hideaway’ on the cliff path down to the beach for milkshakes and bedtime hot chocolates, watching the boats and warships practising. Definitely recommend the Hideaway.

This is what we liked doing:

Kids – Videos and the pirate fun fair on the beach. Rock shop and Sandown Pier. Table tennis and pool!

Adults – Playing in the waves, taking the bus to Godshill, doing the quiz at Godshill, table tennis and playing pool.
Aug 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Shanklin in South East England

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Corner jacuzzi bath.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Views over the garden.
  • Travel cot available.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
All bedding and indoor towels are provided, including tea-towels, please bring your own beach towels. The property is thoroughly cleaned and bed linen and towels changed before guests arrive.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

5

Excellent Family House

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. My uncle from USA loved the house and area. The location is great, near to high street and beach. The house is spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. Games room is an extra value to the house. I would like to stay again in future if I visit Isle of Weight again. I will also recommend your house to my friends. If the house has an extra WC in ground floor, it will complete the house.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful family house

  • 5 of 5

Great location, spacious well equipped Victorian house. Games room a definite bonus. Will definitely return

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic home from home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful quirky house . Loved the thoughtfulness of the owner games books toys even a piano! Games room put to good use! We hope to return again one day

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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5

Wonderful host, great location

  • 5 of 5

we had a very enjoyable stay. the house is very comfortable and my kids loved the toys which kept them very well entertained. thank you for a lovely vacation

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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5

Fabulous family home in a brilliant location

  • 5 of 5

We came with a big group of girlfriends for the weekend and had a brilliant stay. The house has everything you could want. Its very spacious, and homely (not showhome) which suits me very well as I hate going to places where you feel you canot touch anything. Everything very clean and lots of stylish touches too. The games room is brilliant-we spent much of saturday night drinking and playing table tennis and pool. We went for long walks around the island and ate out at some lovely pubs. All in all a marvellous break-I cant wait to come back with my husband and children too. Thak you Caroline for you great hosting too!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

A group of seven of us stayed in this lovely villa for a couple of nights around new years. The house was extremely spacious and as we walked in we pleasantly surprised by this and the fantastic decor and furniture throughout the house. There were plenty of beds and they were incredibly comfortable and well looked after. We found that the facilities matched our needs and we could cook a few meals and enjoy our time with a wide selection of games, pool, table tennis and films. On top of this it is situated in an ideal location that was close to the beach and any amenities required. Even the little details were catered for with coffee, milk and tea provided - who doesn't love a warm cup of tea? We had a brilliant experience and would recommend this to anyone. Bring on 2017!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Summer
5 Jun 2017 - 12 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£420
for 2 nights
From
£210
From
£240
Fri,Sat
£1,300
 
 
Summer
13 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,880
for 7 nights
£1,880
 
 
Early Autumn
4 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£360
for 2 nights
From
£180
From
£210
Fri,Sat
£800
 
 
Oct Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
£935
 
 
Winter
29 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
From
£170
Fri,Sat
£700
 
 
Christmas
15 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£660
for 3 nights
From
£220
£1,200
 
 
Winter
2 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
From
£170
Fri,Sat
£700
 
 
Feb Half Term
9 Feb 2018 - 17 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£850
 
 
Early Spring
18 Feb 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
From
£170
Fri,Sat
£835
 
 
Easter
23 Mar 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
From
£240
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,020
 
 
Spring
9 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£420
for 2 nights
From
£210
From
£240
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,020
 
 
Half Term
25 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Early Summer
4 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£420
for 2 nights
From
£210
From
£240
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,300
 
 
Summer
20 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,880
for 7 nights
£1,880
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£600
for 2 nights
From
£300
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking notes:
Guests are requested to arrive after 3:00 pm and to leave by 10:00 am

Changeover Day:
Friday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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