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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a great time at the Yachtman."

    The three balconies are an amazing place to be. The top floor is a very nice place to relax and taking in the views. A very spacious property. Generally well equipped. Just some small points that in no way affected our stay, just check there are six items of everything, cork screw missing. After the winter and storms the waterside top balcony would benefit from a clean. Otherwise great holiday and considering another stay.

    Reviewed by Andreas5.0Apr 2024

  • "Yachtman's is a fantastic place to stay."

    The views from every window are amazing. It had everything you need for a very comfortable stay. Thank you we had a lovely visit.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2024

  • "Love the location and the views are second to none."

    It was our second stay and have booked again. but I do think fixtures and fittings are getting very tired, lamp broken and lights in kitchen not working, mattresses very uncomfortable. but lovely new Towels.think it also need a very deep clean.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. Your input is very valuable to us. We are delighted to see that you appreciate our lovely location and the views! Although, I am disappointed to see that a few things were not up to standard you expected. Certainly broken lamps/lights should have been addressed before your arrival so I will look into that with our housekeeper. Things do get a little tired as we near the end of the main holiday season, but we are now making plans to refresh a few things over the winter period ready for the spring! We look forward to welcoming you again very soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz2.8Sep 2023

  • "High rate of cleanliness and tidy."

    Beautiful views from the top floor, especially the sunsets. Very hot in the day, lots of flies at night. Could maybe use a bug zapper or flyscreens on the back. Accomodation was good, could do with updating in the near future (paint ,doors, blinds), nice bathrooms, good kitchen, everything you needed was there. Road out front could be noisy with the window open. Back bedroom was quiet. We enjoyed our stay, just the insects were the problem.

    Reviewed by Teresa4.1Sep 2023

  • "Amazing property, a really fantastic week"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2023

  • "Yachtsman’s is in a lovely setting."

    Terrific views out of every window. The property is comfortable and well equipped. We will not hesitate to revisit.

    Reviewed by Sacha5.0Jul 2023

  • "Yachtsman's is a lovely property in excellent condition."

    The owner has provided lots of helpful notes on the day-to-day workings of the property, including heating and kitchen appliances, which made our stay even more enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely place."

    Thanks to the owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at the Yachtsman’s, just a couple of things, the heavy curtains in the back bedroom were too small for the window and we would have appreciated a spare set of keys."

    In order to get out of the front and back door you needed a key.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely property and great views, within walking distance to beach and village."

    Would recommend to friends

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2022

  • "This is our second time back at the Yachtsman and we are already planning our 3rd trip back."

    We just love the IOW and the fact we have accommodation that we equally love, we wouldn’t go anywhere else.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2022

  • "Brilliant place to stay, the views over the marshes a real bonus if you like bird watching, would like to visit again ."

    Thanks, Mark.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2022

  • "First impression on arrival was poor Driveway very tatty and needs tarmacing and ..."

    First impression on arrival was poor Driveway very tatty and needs tarmacing and three rubbish sacks placed outside front door which were removed Sunday however inside property very nice and well equipped but a shower caddy in bathroom would be helpful and a new bottle opener Freezer had not been checked as lollipops left inside My only criticism is the oven and microwave are much too complicated to use when you only have a week to familiarise yourself with the cooking Instructions Shrubs at pavement end made property drive way look very unkempt and needs removing to make access easier as if two cars parked on either side of property would make access difficult Smoke alarm bleeped most of the time and was irritating when sitting in the upstairs lounge This is a well equipped and lovely property and if any of my suggestions where actioned It would be superb

    Reviewed by Denise4.1Sep 2022

  • "Balconies and sliding doors could do with regular clean otherwise Superb house great views and facilities"

    Reviewed by Gordon4.7Jul 2022

  • "The top floor room was amazing & absolutely loved the views & balconies on different levels."

    Great place to relax and was a real wow factor! The house had everything we needed & more. The windows and light on every level added to the open feeling of the place and we'd definitely go back. The location was perfect for getting out and about.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Jul 2022

  • "Bush in front of property makes car parking difficult: Needs cutting back or removing."

    Oven and microwave are very (overly) complicated !! Oven used once and went into “error mode” 6 !! Needed power off reset …. Position is excellent. Very comfortable. Well appointed and lacking nothing for a good stay… Only 4 wine glasses though for possible 6 people staying ? Highly recommended for a good stay on the IOW……

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.7Jun 2022

  • "Great House in wonderful location, it had everything we needed."

    We hope to be back. Thanks

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2022

  • "This is the third time in a year that we have stayed at Yachtsman’s, we love it."

    Fantastic home in a fantastic location. We will stay again but we have a dog so not being dog friendly is a bit if an issue for us. But when ever we can get away with out him we will always stay here. Wish I could live there .

    Reviewed by Leonie5.0Mar 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The house is in an amazing location, especially for bird watchers. We found the lounge settees and the double bed to be somewhat tired and uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Feb 2022

  • "The property is in a fabulous position the views are stunning and the design of ..."

    The property is in a fabulous position the views are stunning and the design of the house is great but the cleansniless was poor i reported the cooker hood was not working dirty windows inside sock snd used tissue under beds shower tiles grouting dirty and if thst had been covid cleaned i’d eat my hat

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are always keen to hear from our guests so we know how we are doing and what we may need to improve on. We sincerely apologise that the service you received did not meet the usual standards. Unfortunately, our contracted cleaners let us down last minute and we had to make alternative arrangements for that day at very short notice. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen3.1Dec 2021

  • "We had a great holiday at the Yachtsman’s."

    The location and views are amazing but the property needs a good clean and updating.

    Reviewed by Catherine3.1Jul 2021

  • "With beautiful views on both sides of the house it was such a fabulous location for our holiday."

    A very comfortable and stylish house.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2021

  • "It’s a beautiful house, with amazing views , front & back; and the top room is somewhat special."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

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  • Over four floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second-floor super-king-size bedroom, 2 x second-floor twin bedroom
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen
  • Utility
  • First-floor sitting/dining room
  • Third-floor sitting room
  • Ground-floor storage room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Front and rear balconies with seating
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 0.6 miles

The property

Bembridge 1.7 miles.

Enjoying one of the finest positions on the Isle of Wight is this terrace holiday accommodation, boasting views over Bembridge harbour on one side and over the RSPB Bembridge Marshes Nature Reserve on the other.

Yachtsman's enjoys four floors of contemporary elegance, with a bright and airy aura throughout, offering a superb base for you and your family to explore the Eastern tip of the Isle of Wight.

Enter the property into the lobby area, where you can kick off your sandy shoes before exploring the rest of the property; this floor also plays host to a utility with a washing machine, tumble dryer and a storage room, great for bikes and other outdoor equipment.

Head up the stairs to the first floor to find the social quarters, where a contemporary kitchen is equipped for catering delicious home-cooked dishes, by making use of the electric oven, hob, fridge, microwave, toaster and dishwasher.

Once dinner is ready, settle down at the dining table and soak up the views of the nature reserve, before sinking into the sofa and tuning into the large Smart TV.

If you are seeking a peaceful spot to enjoy the views, head to the dual aspect top floor, where you will be spoilt for choice for views as you relax into your evening with a cool beverage in hand.

During a balmy evening, open up the patio doors on this floor and soak up the views further, perfect for watching the world go by and catching glimpses of the local wildlife on the nature reserve.

Once the sun has set, make your way back down the stairs to the second-floor to find three bedrooms with outstanding views, designed to ensure a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit the needs of your group.

Choose between a super-king-size bedroom, where you can look forward to waking up to the views overlooking the marshes, or two twin bedrooms, ideal for younger guests of the group or groups of friends wishing to holiday together.

Take a stroll into the bustling village of Bembridge, where you will be delighted to find independent shops, cafés and restaurants, making a great spot for touring the village’s three beaches and the white cliffs of Culver Down on the doorstep.

Choose to laze on the glorious sands on the beaches, or if you are feeling daring, try one of the watersports available, including windsurfing, kite surfing, kayaking or deep-sea fishing.

Those with a palette for seafood, be sure to walk down to the marina, where you can purchase freshly caught crab and lobster, or if you fancy trying a hand at fishing, hire a boat and go fishing before taking the catch of the day back to the property to cook up a storm!

For more picturesque views, visit the National Trust owned, St Helens Duver, a relaxing space for a family picnic, rock pooling and birdwatching; you may see flocks of geese, duck and waders in the winter, whilst in the summer, you may see warblers and other small birds.

Travel further afield to find more attractions to suit a family of all ages and tastes, including the Amazon World Zoo, the Brading Roman Villa or head to the county town of Newport, where you will find a larger selection of amenities and attractions including the medieval Carisbrooke Castle.

Yachtsman's is the ideal base for that much needed time away with loved ones.

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About the location


Ryde 7 miles; Newport 11 miles; Cowes 16 miles; Yarmouth 20 miles.

Bembridge sits on the most eastern point of the Isle of Wight, and it is claimed to be the biggest village in England. Bembridge used to be an island in its own right, and until the Victorian era, was a collection of wooden huts and farmhouses, hence Bembridge remains somewhat detached from the rest of the island even today, which adds to its charm. Bembridge is considered to be one of the most upmarket areas on the island and offers a surprisingly busy intertidal sheltered harbour, which is always full of pleasure crafts and fishing boats providing a constant flow of traffic to and from The Solent. From the harbour you will find quiet beaches consisting of sand and pebbles, perfect for swimming, beachcombing and crabbing and in high winds you will see plenty of kite surfing activity. As you walk along Bembridge beach, you will discover the lifeboat station, cafes and the famous Crab & Lobster Inn, as well as the magnificent Culver Cliffs as your backdrop. The village centre offers a good range of small shops, with its award-winning butcher's and 'The Best Dressed Crab in Town' which is situated in Bembridge harbour, you can also sample local produce from the greengrocer's, visit the art gallery and much more; in fact everything you should need while holidaying here.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas