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  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • beach (13)
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  • comfortable (11)

31 Customer Reviews

  • "First impressions were discieving, as the front garden was very over grown amd looked unkept."

    However, the property was well maintained, very clean and well equipped. We were disappointed with the welcome pack as other properties we have previously stayed in offered more than a pint of milk and packet of biscuits. Another item we are accustomed to having is a hairdryer, we were surprised that there was not one available. The garden was a great size, our daughter loved the trampoline! Along with the amazing selection of toys games and books. It was also an added bonus having two lounges, keeping everyone happy with tv choices. The property itself is in a very quiet location, close to amenities and a great base for exploring the beautiful island.

    Reviewed by Hayley4.4Jun 2024

  • "We had a fantastic." truly is home from home, ideal for families, with plenty of toys and outdoor entertainment for children. A very comfortable place to stay, with lots of rooms to spread out in and a lovely garden to enjoy too. The property is round the corner from the Coop and post office, and a 10min walk to a bakery, Boots, and farm shop, not to mention the beach and RNLI station. We had a very relaxing time here, and would have loved to have stayed longer!

    Thank you for your kind feedback, we hope it is a home from home experience and pleased to hear you enjoyed all the local shops and restaurants. ☺️ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Sep 2023

  • "Galatea is beautiful."

    Very comfortable and spotlessly clean everywhere. This home is perfect for everyone of all ages, with the downstairs bedroom and bathroom ideal for older or disabled people. The decor is done tastefully. The back garden is lovely and private with loungers tables and chairs. There are shops close by, lovely cafes too. Bembridge is a perfect place to stay and people are so friendly. This property is the best we have stayed in and will be back for sure.

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property is in a lovely location easily accessible to local amenities, a handy Coop nearby, we did not use a supermarket at all for our stay."

    Fantastic having the RNLI Bembridge on the doorstep, we watched the Tuesday 7pm launch of both the in shore and off shore lifeboats! The weather was not great when we stayed so we did not get to use the outdoor space as much as we would have liked, but did manage a few games of badminton with the kids. The trampoline looked as though it could do with some attention, so we did not use it. We gave up with using the 2 TV's. Freesat did not work in the main lounge, managed briefly to get it working in the snug, but picture kept freezing, I only wanted to watch BBC Breakfast news:) However Wifi was excellent. Bedrooms were great and very comfortable, bathrooms also good. It would have been nice to have a few extra hand towels rather than just the large bath towel each, although lovely and soft, as having girls with long hair, made the drying process more difficult. Could also do with an extractor fan in the downstairs bathroom to help ventilation to prevent damp odours etc. I washed our towels mid week and they smelt damp. Kitchen and dining area well organised. A handy utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, which came in very useful. Also great to have buckets and spades and badminton stuff as well. Kept the kids happy. All in all a quiet location and a lovely family break, but glad we booked last minute as I think the price is more realistic for the property.

    Thanks for your feedback, sorry you had issues with the TV satellite as it does require a little getting used too as requires 2x remotes to manage. I will ensure to update the instructions to make it more simple. Trampoline is being replaced for next summer guests, it was damaged in winds over the summer months. ☺️ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Jul 2023

  • "The property was clean, well equipped and comfortable."

    The extras and facilities for the children were excellent.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely loved this property, it was comfy, clean, and had everything you needed."

    So much space that you weren't on top of each other. There is a few maintenance things that need sorting and updating. It's 5 minutes from the beach and 1 minute from the local shop that sells almost everything. Overall, we will definitely try and book again. Wonderful place.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7May 2023

  • "Fantastic place to stay, only one small problem, the satalite tv reception is ..."

    Fantastic place to stay, only one small problem, the satalite tv reception is not very good when the weather is bad (raining) the dis needs moving as it is looking directly at the car port and surrounding vegitation

    Reviewed by Russell4.7Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful house that was a real home from home."

    Layout work well and we really enjoyed our stay. Easy to reach the beach and the village centre. Our only negative was the hot tub which is not chemically treated so needs to be emptied and refilled during your stay. We weren’t aware of this when booking. It had also not been properly cleaned prior to our stay.

    Reviewed by Tanya4.7Aug 2022

  • "The property was comfortable, in a good location, near shops and the beach, and had a parking space."

    The house had a good sized garden. The kitchen was spacious and we had some welcome goodies including a pint of milk plus tea and coffee so we did not have to shop as soon as we arrived. The full length glass doors on the ground floor meant the downstairs bedroom lacked privacy and there was no ventilator fan in the downstairs bathroom causing me to reduce the comfort score.

    Reviewed by Alastair4.7Aug 2022

  • "Very comfortable property with plenty of room for everyone."

    Well furnished throughout and everything that was needed in the kitchen was supplied.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful holiday home, tastefully presented and immaculately clean."

    Galatea has all and more you could wish for a wonderful family holiday. Ideally situated with easy access to beaches and all the isle of Wight has to offer. The house is perfect for multi generation family groups being very spacious and with a large child friendly garden. One of the best holiday homes we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jun 2022

  • "Galatea is a wonderful holiday home, a beautiful cottage and garden in a very quiet road, perfect for a family holiday."

    The grandchildren loved the hot tub. There were buckets, spades, fishing nets, lots of toys for younger children, plenty of dvds for rainy days. Shop two minutes walk away, beach and pub/restaurant within walking distance. We loved our stay there.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had such a lovely time at Galatea!"

    The cottage is great; super spacious, comfortable and very clean, with a beautiful garden if like us you are lucky enough to have the weather on your side. The hot tub is perfect for an evening dip once the kids are in bed (although being wood-fired you need to ensure you prepare it well in advance!) The location is excellent - Bembridge is a gorgeous village and very well placed to explore the island's extensive coastline. Finally I would like to say a big thank you to Kathee who was extremely helpful, friendly and communicative throughout. There is a very good chance we'll be returning in the future! Thank you :)

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Mar 2022

  • "Another great week in Bembridge staying at the comfortable, quiet and homely Galatea."

    The property is ideally situated very near a lovely beach, a small parade of shops and Bembridge village. We had glorious weather for our stay so made the most of the garden and thoughtfully provided equipment as well as the local beach, a short walk away. The property was cozy and warm with a large family kitchen and two comfortable lounges as well as a conservatory. We all felt very at home and look forward to coming again next year.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Oct 2021

  • "An amazing place to stay with lots of toys for kids, which kept my 2 year old entertained for hours!"

    The garden is big and the trampoline was lots of fun, it's just a shame the weather wasn't better so we could have enjoyed it more. Galatea has everything we needed to enjoy our holiday and the owner was very helpful and friendly. We couldn't have asked for more!

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Sep 2021

  • "When we arrived the kitchen was dirty."

    The grill pan still had fat in from previous tenants and the microwave had curry splatters in. There was a dirty fridge which the owner said was for drinks but was unusable as it was filthy and the table was dirty and the extractor fan and knife block were covered in grease with big cobwebs around the extractor. The plates in the cupboard were not too clean either. Also the outdoor furniture was dirty. The main table and chairs set was covered in bird poo and dead leaves. As no-one had cleaned the kitchen or garden we didn’t use the hot tub as it had flies in so we assumed that it hadn’t been cleaned. We contacted the owner who did send the cleaner back to us the next morning. She cleaned the kitchen ( what we had left and not already cleaned ourselves as we had to do some cleaning the night before ourselves in order to eat!) but said it wasn’t in her contract to do the garden so we just used the picnic tables near the house which we cleaned ourselves as no one ever came to clean the garden furniture. A repairman also turned up on the Sunday morning to fix parts of both of the showers. We hadn’t been told he was coming and he just let himself in. Neither the cleaner or repairman wore a mask or asked if we would like them too. We were then told not to use one of the showers for at least an hour or longer if possible. This is not the standard I expect at any time and definitely not with COVID. We were very disappointed. However the upstairs seemed to have been cleaned. Sheets and towels were fresh. It just seemed like the downstairs had been forgotten. Luckily we had nice weather and had lots to do on the island so we made the best of it once the cleaner had been back. We definitely left it cleaner that it was when we arrived. The facilities available were good if they had just been clean when we arrived. The low rating giving for facilities and comfort are simply because the lack of cleanliness in parts of the property made you feel uncomfortable in the whole property. Very disappointed.

    Reviewed by Simon2.2Sep 2021

  • "Three generations of our family very much enjoyed the facilities and comfort provided by the owner of Galatea."

    It really was home from home, comfortable beds, a huge kitchen diner, a wonderful garden, a very quiet position within a short walking distance of the lovely beach, toys and games aplenty there really is no need to pack toys if you are travelling with young children, Jacob aged 5 and Amelia aged 2 absolutely loved finding cupboards full of toys and the badminton set and swing ball was much appreciated by us all. There are boxes of games some new which we didn’t get around to using which would suit families with older children. A short walk away is a large Coop selling just about everything including Cook frozen food products. We couldn’t have asked for a better holiday home thank you! I am so looking forward to returning in the autumn with my other grandchildren and daughter.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Galatea is much larger than I had expected."

    Downstairs there are two lounges (both with TVs), a double bedroom, large kitchen/diner, utility room bath/shower room, conservatory and long hallway. Upstairs is a double bedroom, bunk bed/single bed room and bath/shower room. All of the rooms are well furnished and with interesting (in good way) items on walls and furniture. There is also a good WiFi service. There is a large garden with tables and chairs, room for games and a hot tub. I have yet to find a property as well provided for as Galatea. Crockery and cutlery are plentiful in the well-equipped kitchen. There is lots of drawer/wardrobe space in the bedrooms (no shortage of coat hangers) and, as far as the three children with us were concerned, an abundance of toys/games. Notes, such as those saying feel free to use the toys and games, made the house seem very welcoming. Galatea is just a few minutes walk from a Cooperative shop (very convenient, albeit is little dearer than elsewhere) and the seafront. Bembridge is quiet compared with places such as Sandown and Shanklin but all the better for that. There are a few restaurants in the town, a fish and chips shop and bakery plus others such as Boots and another Coop. All in all, we were really pleased and delighted to have chosen Galatea and would strongly recommend it for an IOW holiday. A word of warning if you are going to be crossing from Southampton particularly on a Saturday. The traffic queuing to access the Red Funnel terminal was horrendous. The knock-on effect seemed to be delays in ferry departures.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2021

  • "It was a comfortable and very spacious house in a fabulous location."

    So close to the beach, gorgeous little shops and lovely quiet area. There were toys aplenty and we appreciated the badminton set. The big TV in the super comfortable sitting room was great. There are fabulous restaurants and locally-sourced food shops. The only downsides are there is no filtration / bubbles in the hot tub so it gets too dirty to use after a couple of days and there is an odd smell in the porch / utility room. The beds were a bit soft too and the front garden is a bit overgrown. Kitchen will need replacing for this high-end expensive price and towel rail radiators in the bathrooms would be good.

    Reviewed by Clare3.8Jul 2021

  • "A fantastic cottage in a perfect location."

    The layout is superb and the welcome pack was lovely. If I had a minor criticism it would just be 2 small things. Perhaps the trampoline needs a little repair as the frame appeared slightly bent, and secondly perhaps another lamp or 2 in the snug and living room. We moved the lamps around a bit as we find this lighting more pleasant. But these are really minor points. I’d love to return to this property in the future.

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful property equipped with everything for everyone."

    Lovely quiet setting but close to the beach town and central for visiting places. Gorgeous garden.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, well-equipped, clean and homely."

    Great location as well.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2020

  • "Galatians is the best holiday home that I have ever stayed in."

    A lot of thought has gone into making it special for guests.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Sep 2020

  • "The bungalow Galatea however was fantastic 10/10 to the owners."

    Lovely people to deal with and what a great holiday property. We'd love to return.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2020

  • "House was excellent in every single way"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Dec 2019

  • "This is a loveky place to stay."

    The house is spacious, bright and airy and is in a great location near Bembridge beach. Will definately be returning.

    Reviewed by Phillipa4.7Nov 2019

  • "Galatea is in a perfect location in Bembridge, only few minutes from beach, local shops and has a Co-op just around the corner which is extremely well stocked."

    Sadly we had awful weather all week but this cottage is so cosy and comfortable to come back to and has excellent laundry facilities so we just went out and got wet! We were three generations, including an 8 month old and the accommodation was perfect for us all. We used local take aways and pubs and did not need to go outside Bembridge for our meals. Galatea has a lovely garden with a wood fired hot tub which we filled up but couldn't use as the weather was too bad but we do hope to return one day to experience this little gem to its full potential.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Isle of Wight is a lovely Island for people of all ages."

    Lovely beaches, scenery, plenty of places to eat - cafes/restaurants. Lots of things to do and play. Places and centres to visit. Our holiday home for the week was wonderful - so spacious, tastefully furnished and had everything we needed ( and more) The local shop was just round the corner, so handy for milk etc and the morning paper. Thank you SYKES.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2019

  • "Really lovely spot."

    Very quiet and local to amenities. Layout of the house was very nice and suited our needs

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2019

  • "Having never been to the Isle of Wight, the house, facilities and location all exceeded our expectations."

    Thank you to the owners, it really was a home from home and we had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Aug 2019



    Reviewed by Don5.0May 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x first floor double and 1 x family room with bunk bed and a single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First floor bathroom with a bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • Conservatory.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer (plus additional integrated fridge), washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Wood fired Hot Tub
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi, large selection of DVDs, books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair, stairgate (needs to be fixed on wall in property)
  • Off road parking for 1 small car (carport)
  • Parking directly outside house (private road) for 2 more cars
  • Enclosed garden with outdoor furniture
  • 10ft trampoline in back garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 mins walk, pub/restaurant and beach 5 mins walk
  • Note: Guests will need to bring their own beach towels
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 Note: The Swedish wood fired hot tub does NOT have jets, bubbles, a filter system or chemicals

The property

Galatea is a delightful detached cottage based in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.

Inside the owners have created a beautiful feeling with modern interior that offers a real home from home vibe.

The property benefits from two sitting rooms, with sofas to relax upon and TVs to keep you entertained.

One of the lounges has access to a conservatory area.

Furnished to a high standard, this kitchen will inspire you to dust off those cook books and indulge in all the modern appliances at hand, here you'll also find the dining room.

Offering three spacious bedrooms situated across two floors; one ground floor king-size, one first floor double and one first floor family room with a bunk bed and single.

Each bedroom has a range of modern furniture and lovely views across the surrounding village.

There are two bathrooms, one on the ground floor and one on the first floor.

Choose from an elegant freestanding bath and a separate shower cubicle to prepare for your day in style.

Externally, the property has access to a peaceful, secluded country cottage garden with table and chairs and a wood fired Hot Tub, perfect for sitting out in the evening sun.

Ideally situated near the coast, you will benefit from Bembridge Beach, with its golden sands and clear waters for family day trips.

There are plenty of pathways in the area for walking and cycling.

Take a drive to the Isle of Wight zoo, your little ones will love seeing the exotic animals in their comfortable lifestyle.

Whatever the weather, Galatea is the perfect choice for a relaxing coastal holiday in the Isle of Wight.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250