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

Overview

Property

Updated: 08-Dec-2016
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
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

Speaks English, French, Japanese

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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15 Reviews

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based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

5

Brilliant , spacious house ....

  • 5 of 5

We were a big group of 9 and we all fitted in fantastically ! Amazing location , short walk to the beach. We had 4 children with us and we were absolutely thrilled to find lots of games and a games room for the children . A real family holiday house. Caroline kept in contact with us all the time and offered help and advise on places of interest, walks and good restaurants! We had a great holiday and will definitely be visiting the Isle of Wight again .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious, airy, ideal family property

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks Caroline for our two week stay in your lovely family house. It exceeded our expectations and was very clean and well equipped. We had a brilliant two weeks and it was great being in easy walking distance of Small Hope beach which was a regular destination! The games room and play station kept our teenage family well entertained as did the crazy golf on the sea front. We enjoyed beach days, walking, cycling and sight seeing with everything within very easy reach. It was a real treat to leave the car at home and walk everywhere. Shanklin theatre provided a great night's entertainment and we found lots of good places to eat including the Salix cafe, Waterfront, Steamer Inn, Corner Cafe and the Coriander. We hired bikes from Sandown and did part of the Red Squirrel trail which was flat and very family friendly.The Pedlar's cafe provided a welcome break on route. We really enjoyed the Garlic Farm as there was much more to do there than expected. There were free tastings, a tractor tour around the farm, lovely walks and a brilliant shop, cafe and restaurant. We have been visiting Shanklin regularly for over ten years and we still find new things to do!

Thank you Caroline for keeping us well informed during our visit and for giving us lots of useful information. We will certainly be recommending the property to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Very spacious

  • 5 of 5

A lovely spacious house with plenty of things to do, all the rooms were large with plenty of space, except the smallest bedroom, which in comparison to the others was very small only room for the single bed, but as the rest of the house is so roomy it doesn't really matter. The games room with pool and table tennis kept our three teenagers very busy, the location is fantastic with plenty of eating places in walking distance, we walked into Shanklin old town and down to the beach a number of times all closer and quicker than the suggested walking times. Caroline contacted us during the stay and was helpful and keen to provide us with a enjoyable holiday. We will certainly be returning, Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect house in Shanklin for a large group.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house in Shanklin for 2 weeks in July 2016. Everything was as described and we had no complaints whatsoever.

The house is wonderfully situated just a couple of minutes walk from the cliffs overlooking Shanklin, and a further 5 minutes down to the beach and main seafront attractions. The old town is about a 20 minute walk through the town centre itself.

Parking right in front of the house is easy. The access procedure is simple. The neighbours are helpful, should you bump into them.

In case of bad weather there is a huge amount of games, toys, etc. for children of all ages (piano, playstation, pool table, monopoly, etc.). In case of good weather you can dine in the garden although you would be a bit hard-pushed to get more than about 4 or 5 seated at the garden table. But it's a lovely sheltered corner where the patio area and table are situated.

All in all, perfect. Everything was exceptionally clean when we arrived. Often we have rented houses in the past and have not entirely 'trusted' the cleanliness of the kitchen, bathrooms, etc. but that was certainly not the case here.

If I need to find one criticism, then I would say that it would be nice if there were some Summer duvets available in the bedroom cupboards for changing. It was quite warm in the nights when we were there and the duvets we found were too thick and warm (maybe there were others available but we did not find them)

If we should return to the isle in future years we would not hesitate to book this house again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable and convenient to town and beach

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and spacious . Pool table useful. Bedrooms very comfortable . Booking very easy and the owner most helpful. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabuleux séjour sur l'Isle of Wight!!!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent week-end dans la maison de Caroline, spacieuse et très confortable ! On s'y sent vraiment chez soi, il y a tout ce dont on peut avoir besoin.

La situation de la maison est plus que parfaite, à deux pas de la plage, de restaurants, du village typique de Shanklin..

Et Caroline est très soucieuse du confort de ses hôtes, je recommande donc sans hésiter !

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Very close by foot to Shanklin and Lake beaches. Easy driving distance to Sandown, Ventnor, Bembridge and Godshill.

Travel:

The car-ferry terminals at Fishbourne, East Cowes and Yarmouth and the passenger ferries at Ryde and Cowes vary from around a 25 to 40 minute drive from the house. The passenger catamaran between Portsmouth Harbour and Ryde Pier Head links with a rail service directly to Shanklin.

Distances:

Shanklin town and beach are on your doorstep. It's a 15 minute drive to Sandown in one direction and Ventnor in the other. It's an easy drive to picturesque Godshill or Bembridge. It's a 10 minute drive to Morrisons supermarket and petrol station in Lake.

Further Details:

Shops, supermarkets, banks and pubs all within easy walking distance.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
30 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
From
£170
Fri,Sat
£700
 
 
Christmas
17 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£1,200
 
 
New Year
31 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
 
 
Winter
3 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
From
£170
Fri,Sat
£700
 
 
February Half Term
11 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£850
 
 
Early Spring
19 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£360
for 2 nights
From
£180
From
£210
Fri,Sat
£835
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£935
for 7 nights
£935
 
 
Spring
24 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
£1,020
 
 
Half Term
27 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Early Summer
5 Jun 2017 - 12 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
£1,300
 
 
Summer
13 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,880
for 7 nights
£1,880
 

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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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • house

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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

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

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.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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.

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