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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "I booked this for my husbands 60th birthday as a surprise, he had no idea the rest of the family were coming."

    Byewater is the perfect property for a larger group and comfortably accommodated all 8 of us and 2 dogs. What a wonderful place to stay, peaceful and relaxing. Beautiful surroundings. everything you need for a holiday, including red squirrels! I didn't want to leave and will definitely be back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jun 2024

  • "Well maintained and clean property, ideal for a mature group of friends for a holiday week."

    We appreciated the comfortable chairs/sofas in the lounge and cooked a meal most nights. The red squirrels visited nearly every day and we kept the nuts topped up. Great to watch the kids learning to row a large canoe on Wootton creek. The instructions to get there were helpfully precise. A peaceful spot on a lovely island

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2024

  • "I am sure last we visited there was a welcome hamper with guidance and instructions re property functions ie boating ,heating, rubbish ,squirrels,ect we found this useful then and even though not really needed this time others might."

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your comments, and will strive to improve our communications. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2024

  • "This was the best holiday cottage we have rented, not posh or fancy but clean and comfortable with everything needed for a great holiday, and in a stunning location also perfect for dog owners."

    Plus a friendly owner on hand to provide any help or assistance needed. Highly recommended.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy to know that you had an enjoyable holiday experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2024

  • "Byewater is the perfect holiday let in many ways, Chris the owner was very helpful."

    The house is perfectly situated for peace and quiet with a lovely view and was very clean and all mod cons. Easy accessible to all parts of the isle and Fishbourne to Portsmouth ferry 400 meters away, there is a local pub 400 meters away which serves lovely food. We will return again for sure.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2024

  • "We loved our stay at Byewater."

    It was perfect for our party of 6 adults, 3 small children and two dogs. The view is stunning and we loved being able to use the kayaks and paddleboards. We saw red squirrels every day and they were very happy to sit and run along the decking. The owner provided nuts for us to leave out and the squirrels loved them. It was wonderful! We met Chris, the owner, and he was very warm and welcoming. It was very reassuring to have him close by if needed. We would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Apr 2024

  • "We had a fabulous week at Byewater."

    The location is stunning. Our group was 7 adults & 2 dogs - and we had plenty of space without feeling cramped. The house is well set out, with the bedrooms being separate from the kitchen & dining / living area. Plenty of parking space (though the drive down is steep!). The back of the house opens onto a large deck overlooking the creek. It is just fantastic. Red squirrels were daily visitors on the deck - easily persuaded to stop & eat the peanuts that Chris had left. Communication with Chris was great. We left a couple of mentions in the maintenance book - such a good idea to be able to note down any small issues as they arise. It was our first family holiday all together & we couldn't have stayed anywhere more wonderful. Thank you to Chris & his team. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by Jen4.7Mar 2024

  • "Byewater was the perfect place for us."

    Probably one of the most peaceful places we have ever been yet so close to all the amenities and easy access all over the island. As the place is a 5 minute walk from the ferry and the bus stop is not far away the car was not needed all the time. My grandson adores squirrels and they made an appearance every day. Any questions we had were quickly answered/dealt with by Chris despite the fact that he was in the States, so thanks go to his, very efficient, back up team as well! We didn't want to leave and think it will be difficult to find anywhere else that we'd rather stay.

    Reviewed by B4.7Feb 2024

  • "We had a super time at Byewater, thank you!"

    Its such an idyllic spot. We worked it out but some central heating instructions would have been helpful. We would certainly book Byewater again. Thank you Pennie

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at Byewater. With sincere thanks, The Byewater Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pennie5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had an amazing time at Byewater last week (25/09/23 to 29/09/23)."

    The location and description of the property was exactly as we were expecting from the description on Sykes website. However, I have to say, this property was exceptional !! It far exceeded our expectations. Amazing location, fantastically clean and well-proportioned/layout of the property overall. Beautiful freshly laundered towels, bedding and all the little extras that were included in the kitchen....the little things that you forget to bring.....washing up liquid, oil, salt & pepper, tea bags/coffee, tea towel to name but a few....and the nuts for the squirrels that make an appearance daily !! Chris, the owner, is super friendly and always on hand and so keen to make our stay as lovely as possible. We will be back and I can't wait.

    Thank you for your feedback. We so enjoy knowing that our guests have had a good holiday at Byewater! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. With sincere thanks, The Byewater Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Sep 2023

  • "It’s in a stunning quiet location and is a fabulous large property, begging to be upgraded."

    But its downside at the moment is its ‘needs an update and a really good deep clean. The paintwork is grotty, some curtains mouldy and torn. The showers don’t work properly, neither does the dish washer. The master bedroom bed is uncomfy. But to be fair to the owners, they’ve just started to let it out and say they are on a learning curve. Its a gorgeous place with plenty of opportunities for swimming, canoeing, boating. A big private, perfectly located property. We had a great stay. So thank you.

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed all of the wonderful outdoor activities that our unique waterfront property offers. The maintenance issues have been noted, and are being addressed. Thank you, The Byewater Team. Update (October 2023): New drapery panels have been installed in the living area. The dishwasher has been serviced & is working well. The showers have been checked, and all three are working properly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jillian3.8Sep 2023

  • "What a fab spot Byewater is, this is the 5th house we have hired on the Island and is our favourite, good size bedrooms, lots of wardrobe/cupboard space, very large lounge and kitchen/dining area, great for entertaining (we had friends and family over) , large decking area leading down to the pontoon - children had a great time crabbing and feeding the ducks, nice pub in walking distance."

    House has everything you need to feel like a "home from home". Will defo book again. Thank you :)

    Thank you for your kind comments. It makes us very happy to know that families are enjoying the home to its fullest! With sincere regards, The Byewater Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise3.4Aug 2023

  • "Amazing location for a family holiday."

    We will definitely come back.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday! The Byewater Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely loved this house."

    It’s rather rustic looking from the outside but really lovely inside and the setting is amazing. Took our paddle boards out on the creek from the jetty and loved sitting on the decking with a cuppa in the morning. It would be nice if there were gates on the decking so you could relax a bit if you’ve got a dog or smaller kids. We would definitely come back , we had a wonderful stay .

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We would like to let you know that there are now gates on the deck, so the area is fully enclosed and safe for kids and dogs. We look forward to seeing you again at Byewater! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nichola4.7Jul 2023

  • "As a family of 8 we were let down on another property we had booked elsewhere 4 days before our arrival so i was chuffed to bits to get this house, and what a blessing in disguise."

    Our ages ranged from 28 to 89 and we had a fantastic time at Byewater. Sitting on the enormous decking looking out on the estuary watching the dog play and one of our party paddle boarding in the sunshine was the highlight. The front room is amazing with large bifold doors that open up to look out to the decking and back garden and has plenty of sofas and recliner chairs. Some parts of the house are a little tired and could do with freshening up. The beds are very comfortable and clean. A proper information book with things like rubbish procedures and if we were able to use the out buildings would have been nice, but i don't think the house has been rented out for long. This did not stop us from enjoying what could be an amazing holiday home though, and we all said we'd definitely stay there again. Also it's literally 4 mins drive from Fishbourne ferry terminal.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We are so very pleased that you fully enjoyed Byewater, and all that our property has to offer. Our first full month of renting is coming to a close. We therefore appreciate your comments, as we are striving to provide the best possible guest experience. With Sincere thanks, The Byewater Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.1Jun 2023

  • "The property was fantastic."

    Well maintained with great facilities. Some thoughtful inclusions like guidebooks and dog treats, tea, milk, etc. easy to reach from the ferry and very close to ryde, etc. we will be back!

    Thank you for your kind comments. We appreciate the feedback, and we are very pleased that you have enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, double basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with 3ft singles and en-suite basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with large bath, walk-in shower, hand-held shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, airfryer, Bosch tassimo coffee machine, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Hair dryer
  • Off-road parking for 6 cars and boat parking by prior arrangement
  • Enclosed decking with furniture and lawn down to the sea, barbecue, badminton net and rackets, pickleball, cornhole garden game and pontoon
  • Two well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 0.6 miles, ferry terminal 0.5 miles, bus stop 0.5 miles, Fishbourne Beach 0.3 miles
  • Note: Due to the dockside location of the property, children and pets must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Wheelchair friendly property with wheelchair provided
  • Note: Paddleboards and kayaks provided on request, please contact us to advise

The property

Ryde 2.9 miles.

Nestled on the water's edge, Byewater in Fishbourne, near Ryde, on the Isle of Wight is the perfect spot for a peaceful getaway.

This pet-friendly bungalow offers a truly unique experience, with a deck under oak trees where you can spot red squirrels visiting, a dock for crab fishing, and boats docking from Portsmouth right on the doorstep; meaning you can get there without a car.

Inside, you'll find ample space with spacious living areas and plenty of natural light, creating a truly tranquil atmosphere, a unique waterfront retreat away from the hustle and bustle.

Step inside your temporary home and be welcomed by a spacious kitchen/diner, complete with eye-level ovens and a dining table for eight - perfect for gathering around for some delicious home-cooked meals.

Continue through to the sitting room, where you can sink into the ample seating and enjoy the warmth of the woodburning stove, or open the 12ft bifold doors to the deck and look out for array of birds in the garden; you might even spot wading birds when the tide is low!

When it's time to rest, four welcoming bedrooms await - two doubles, one with an en-suite shower room, and two twins, one with an en-suite cloakroom for flexible sleeping arrangements for your party.

There's also a bathroom for preparing for the day ahead with either a bath or a shower.

Feel free to bring your own kayaks and paddleboards that you can use from the dock at the bottom of the garden, or maybe go for a swim!

This property also offers a lawn where guests can make the most of the badminton net and rackets, barbecue, cornhole garden game, and there is also the option of kayaks and paddleboards provided on request prior to your stay.

Resting on the Isle of Wight coastal and cycle path and close to the Fishbourne ferry, which provides easy routes to southern parts of the Island and can be used by both car and foot passengers.

Keen anglers can take advantage of a great range of fishing opportunities in the local area, whilst there’s also a chance for some crab fishing off the coast!

The close by Fishbourne Beach is a lovely spot for wild swimming or simply enjoying a picnic in the sunshine before paddling in the waves.

Within walking distance of the sailing club which allows access for people who have affiliate sailing club membership.

Experience the beauty of Isle of Wight from the majestic Carisbrooke Castle to the lush Victoria Recreation Ground and Random-Rooms, this stunning island off the south coast of England has something for everyone.

Explore the wilds of Shide Quarry, take a stroll through Medina Riverside Park, or enjoy a picnic in Pan Mill Meadows.

There’s also something for history buffs at Newport Minster and the Museum of Island History.

On the mainland, visit the New Forest National Park for an abundance of outdoor activities to keep the adventurous ones in your party entertained.

Whether you’re looking for a fun family holiday or a peaceful getaway, Byewater is the perfect choice!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Sandown 7 miles; Newport 7 miles.

Ryde, fondly known as "The Gateway to the Island", is the largest town on the Isle of Wight and became popular as a holiday destination in the 1820s. Today, the regular ferry, catamaran and hovercraft services make this lovely resort accessible for all. There’s so much to see and do, catering for all ages and interests within the town and local area including a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants, whilst the 6 miles of super, gently sloping sandy beaches are ideal for bathing. Along the esplanade there are bowling greens, tenpin bowling, putting greens and children’s rides as well as a boating lake and paddling pool. With many other attractions within easy reach, Ryde provides a superb base for touring this picturesque island.