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White Haven

(Ref. 1000034)

Lake near Sandown, Isle of Wight Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "White Haven is charming."

    We had a lovely stay. The property is small but lovely. Perfect for the two of us and our small dog. Comfortable, very well equipped and welcoming. The garden is an absolute delight. We loved it . So much so , I have come home to use some of their ideas in my own garden. The owners have thought of pretty much everything to make your stay very enjoyable and relaxed. We could not praise this property enough and for the owners thoughtfulness and hard work in making such a delightful holiday rental.

    Reviewed by Trudy5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very nice flat."

    Very compact with everything you could think of. Very comfortable. Location perfect for walking to Sandown and Shanklin along the seafront. Enjoyed a very nice week.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Sep 2023

  • "Very clean tidy, everything we needed, location great, owner friendly, ideal with parking space, we had a great time."

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2023

  • "By far the best non caravan location we’ve holidayed in on the IOW."

    It was in a great location, parking included. The hosts were super friendly, left some nice touches such as milk, tea and coffee on our arrival, a little gift and a note to welcome us. Even towels we could use in the beach. It was the perfect size for a family of 4, comfortable, had everything we needed for the week. Would stay there again in a heartbeat and will recommend to friends and family. The only let down was the British Summer delivering rain. But we had two tvs and board games to entertain us. Thanks for a great stay!

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Jul 2023

  • "Amazing little place with everything to make our stay a home from home."

    Very clever how it’s set out making use of every space. Garden lovely and parking space a bonus. If I had to pick something negative it would be that some of the kitchen utensils needed a wash before use (although the rest of the cottage was immaculate) and the 6.30am wake up from people walking around upstairs (could be that I’m just a light sleeper). I’d certainly come back and recommend to anyone.

    Sorry that you are a light sleeper. The sound proofing between floors was carried out in accordance with Building Regs. We are giving this aspect some serious thought. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jul 2023

  • "Only a few niggly things."

    Garden not private, although there is a privacy screen inside the gated part but has to be taken down if you want to go out the gate. Wi fi is very poor . TV reception very poor. Great shower but as much water sprays on the floor as on the body. Well equipped accommodation even down to loo roll, dishwasher tablets, washing machine pods, tea, coffee, sugar. Kevin and Jenny very helpful, especially when the washing machine broke down mid wash. They took the washing and finished it off in their own machine and dried it. Steps down to the beach only a 5 minute walk away, although dogs not allowed on the beach from May to September, so if you are planning long leisurely walks on the beach with your pooch, don't holiday on the island during these months.

    Reviewed by Jean4.4Jul 2023

  • "Had a very enjoyable stare loved the attention to detail and the personal ..."

    Had a very enjoyable stare loved the attention to detail and the personal touches beautifully garden lovely place to eat sit out and relax Hoists were very informative on the local area and approachable

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent place for 2 people , brilliant location , a short walk down to the esplanade between sandown and shanklin, sandown direction (left at the bottom of the steps) for Fins cafe , lovely breakfast and fabulous views."

    Also well situated for access to the whole island. Lovely hosts, Parking spot at back was perfect and very precious on the island. would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Doug5.0Jun 2023

  • "Amazing cute flat, had everything and more for a stay."

    The hosts were fantastic and the place was easy to get to. There is plenty to do in the area and the trains and buses run frequently and only a 2-3 minute walk.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our week in White Haven."

    The flat is very well equipped and there is a designated parking bay at the rear of the property. However, we hardly used our car as the buses and trains are so convenient and plentiful. Also a Tesco Express and excellent fish and chip shop a short walk away. Very suitable for dogs as there is a park at the end of the road, or a short walk to the coastal path. We enjoyed a drink in the late afternoon sun on the enclosed patio. We would definitely recommend and hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Great location every thing you could possibly need for your stay clean well ..."

    Great location every thing you could possibly need for your stay clean well presented flat friendly and helpful host but with your own space and privacy

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2023

  • "Stayed here for 3 days with our dog."

    Great location for us with the beach a 4 min drive or 15 min walk. Tesco 2 min walk away, place in a good and clean condition and owner always helpful with anything we needed. Pleased to recommend.

    Reviewed by Jamie4.7Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely week here."

    This was the perfect little base for us to explore the island.

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Feb 2023

  • "A great location with close access to beach, Island train and cafes."

    Everything was there for a weeks holiday. Well done.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Oct 2022

  • "Very satisfied with flat very clean, tidy and comfortable."

    The only disappointing thing was Sykes never informed us there was specific parking at rear of property although Kevin the owner told us that he had informed Sykes about the parking. On arrival had to ask neighbour to park outside their property to unload cases then find a parking space in another road! Not the owners fault at all in fact they were more than helpful after introducing themselves .

    Reviewed by Chris4.1Sep 2022

  • "Just returned from a fabulous week staying at White Haven."

    The flat was perfect for our needs and so nice/generous to have all the little extras included: tea and coffee, a pint of milk in the fridge, washing up liquid, tea towels etc, all help to reduce the hassle when you arrive. The decor was delightful and property very clean and pretty much everything (from board games to appliances and kitchen utensils) thought of and provided. Such a treat to be so close to the coastal path, great base to explore from. Loved it, thank you!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2022

  • "A bijou holiday let that has everything you need."

    The hosts are friendly and considerate. The location is excellently situated between Sandown and Shanklin, only a short walk from the coastal path. Great that they welcome dogs as does the majority of businesses on the Isle. The property has a homely feel and the hosts provided much more than we expected would be included. Overall great value for the money.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.4Jul 2022

  • "Accommodation was clean, comfortable, cosy, well equipped and a fantastic location."

    We personally found the lounge tv too high. Unfortunately the owner/owners turn up unannounced in the garden. With the gate being next to the 2 entrance doors to the property we found it a little uncomfortable.

    We allow our guests to walk through and to appreciate our garden. We must have access to it in order to tend to and water it. Their permission was sought prior to watering. A retractable privacy screen has now been fitted for anyone that wishes to use it and it is hoped that this will alleviate some of the comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2022

  • "Not happy regarding privacy as the owner lived up stairs so walking through the ..."

    Not happy regarding privacy as the owner lived up stairs so walking through the garden area also got impression that the gentleman did not like dogs some comments made regarding my dogs did not appreciate them in short you don’t like dogs please don’t rent out being dog friendly the accommodation was very nice just need to sort out the privacy issue

    Sykes Cottages instructions clearly states " up to 2 well behaved dogs". These 2 were not. The slightest noise, even opening our front door or gate upstairs, set them off barking. Every time we walked through to our garden/parking place, they not only barked all the time, but kept biting the bottom of my trousers. On the last day I did speak out and said in a firm voice "Stop biting" _ which they did! The dog owners had no verbal control over the dogs. The dog owners did not exercise their dogs before at least mid-day and consequently their patio became a dogs toilet, resulting in my wife stepping into the dog mess whilst being constantly barked at. Had the bite drawn blood they would have been evicted. We did not intend to write an adverse comment about their stay but as they have fired the first shot, we feel we should set the record straight. In conclusion we welcome well behaved pets who will find some dog treats upon their arrival. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Garry3.8Jun 2022

  • "Would appreciate more transparent info pre booking."

    Eg privacy was not good. Owners used our courtyard for access to parking and their flat above. Our privacy was compromised as we never knew when they would appear. Plus the cottage was dog friendly. Some dogs are protective. Owners just walked into our space with no regard for our dog who may have bitten them. Our dog was repeatedly surprised by their appearance which was disruptive to our peaceful stay. Dishes and cutlery needed washing before we could use them. WiFi was very poor and could not even connect or use our Netflix account to watch a movie at night. Many folk are vegan so would appreciate being asked when booking. Soy milk and vegan welcome biscuits please NO dairy? Overall, not ideal with being under owner with lack of privacy.

    Reviewed by Julie2.5May 2022

  • "Property owners very nice and informative about places to visit."

    Apartment was home from home with everything you would need for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2022

  • "Really nice and quaint."

    The owners (live the level upstairs) are really nice and a great talk, very knowledgeable of the local area. Only a 10 minute walk from the beach, and a few minutes away from a local Tesco express. Nice tin of biscuits and milk on arrival (perfect after a long drive) . I done what I had to in the IOW so don't need to return, but really enjoyed my stay in this property.

    Reviewed by Dayle4.7May 2022

  • "Really nice little property with friendly hosts."

    All the facilities we needed as our base to explore the island.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Apr 2022

  • "Amazing landlord, that makes a huge difference."

    So many fine details in the property shows the dedication shown by the owner. Coffee, tea even a starter of milk waited for us. Jenny and Kevin were always available to advise on the Island sites and or any thing else. plus they welcomed our two little dogs Wanted to take them home with us. Thank you Jenny and Kevin for a lovely stay. Dave and Jan Laing

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2022

  • "We had such an incredible and fantastic time staying at the White Haven."

    We had everything we could possibly need for a happy comfortable and relaxing stay. It is like staying home from home! The place is so well thought off, we really appreciated the little touches we found during our stay. Jenny and Keith are so lovely and friendly and they went out of there way to make sure we were happy and had everything we needed. They are very accommodating and helpful. I would definitely recommend staying in this magical little place, I will definitely be back to stay the next time I visit the beautiful Isle of Wight.

    Reviewed by Yin5.0Oct 2021

  • "Such a lovely place to stay - the accommodation is done to such a high standard and every detail to make you comfortable is thought of!"

    The beach is a couple of minutes walk and then your onto the costal paths. It’s just fabulous! If there is one criticism it would be that there is no grass for the dogs to go to the toilet at the accommodation, but that’s such a small thing it’s not hard to take them out for a walk. Thank you for a lovely stay - highly recommended

    Reviewed by Kristina5.0Oct 2021

  • "It was a very nice and also the owners where to"

    Reviewed by Allan Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great location."

    Cottage very small but very well equipped and comfortable enough. Milk and cookies left by the owners on our arrival which was very nice. One thing let down big time: the owner decided to enter the accommodation the next day from our arrival on our absence. There was info left on the table that dry kitchen mat was provided (did not notice the previous one was wet) but we were not notified about the visit in advance.

    Reviewed by Jolanta4.4Aug 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay at White Haven cottage."

    The landlord Kevin and Jenny are very friendly and made my stay very enjoyable. The cottage itself is well equipped, kitchen facilities are available, towels in the bathroom, hairdryers, beach towels etc. The cottage is well connected to local shop (Tesco Express) and the beach is just around the corner. I highly recommend White Haven Cottage!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2021

  • "Good location and was ideal for dogs as large field at end of road."

    Pity there wasn't a pub near! Apartment was cosy and comfortable had everything you needed and had parking. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Jun 2021

  • "The flat was so well equipped it would've been good to know what was provided to avoid overpacking."

    There were a lot of 'knick knacks'/ornaments in the flat leaving limited surfaces in the bathroom, bedroom and lounge area.

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is one of the best accommodations we have stayed in."

    It had everything we could possibly need and everything was stored so ingeniously that the apartment was still tidy with plenty of space. The only negative is a positive...if I had known we would have use of towels, a hairdryer, tea towels and basic food supplies we could have taken one less bag of luggage! The facilities are all in good order and easy to work. The garden is great, every time you walk down the path you notice something different and the apartment is the same - tastefully decorated with ornaments and pictures that you are still discovering throughout the week. Would be more than happy to stay here again if we visit the Isle and am more than happy to wholeheartedly recommend White Haven for an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2021

  • "Very well equipped and fabulously located apartment."

    The owners live above and couldn't have been more pleasant and helpful. Spotlessly clean, comfortable ideally placed for everything!!! A good family base for your Isle of Wight holiday, we have no hesitations about returning and would recommend to all. Book your holiday with confidence you will not be disappointed!!!

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Apr 2021

  • "Lovely place beautiful small garden."

    In great location to all amenities.

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Super location great park for dogs at the end of road and a few minutes walk to sea front. The owners were really helpful and friendly would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic apartment, great location, 5 mins walk to the seafront and a massive ..."

    Fantastic apartment, great location, 5 mins walk to the seafront and a massive park also so close by which was great for dog walks

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a problem with Sykes as emails didn’t come through , so didn’t know when to pay or key collection."

    Luckily the property owner sorted this. Property was as listed warm clean cozy very well equipped and good location

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Nov 2019

  • "Well equipped and clean apartment."

    The owners Jenny and Kevin were very helpful phoned beforehand to confirm parking arrangements and gave us general directions to the beach and town. Also during the week made sure we had everything we needed for a comfy stay, we did not need because everything was already there plus more.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Sep 2019

  • "The little touches in the apartment were above and beyond."

    Settee was a little uncomfortable but everything else was fab.

    Reviewed by Leeanne4.7Aug 2019

  • "The flat was lovely and its nice they accept pets but, finding clumps if dog hair on sofa covers was a downside."

    the owners live upstairs and are lovely however, they were quite noisey especially at 6.15 daily, woke me up banging. dispite that all was good. thought of evrything including hair drier and cookies and milk on arrival

    Reviewed by Joy3.4Aug 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Near local amenities but away from busy/noisy area. Lovely owners. Definitely stay again and recommend. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Rachael4.4Aug 2019

  • "Whitehaven was a beautiful bijou apartment."

    Tastefully furnished and very clean Close to the beach and all amenities were nearby. The owners could not have been more helpful. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Jun 2019

  • "The only problem was the state of the garden and poor access to the cottage"

    Reviewed by Alan4.1May 2019

  • "Cosy apartment, very clean and the owners were lovely and couldn’t have been more helpful, even bought an Easter egg for our daughter on arrival."

    2 minute walk from the beach snd a supermarket, lots of recommendations for things to do on the island. Parking available outside the property. Had a lovely time and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2019

  • "Plan was to holiday with the 2 dogs to give them a break."

    Perfect location with beaches in less than 5 minute walk. Located mid distance between Shanklin and Sandown. Accommodation was very good with every facility available. Hosts did all they could to ensure you had everything you needed. Nice seating area outside for those late evening rays. Lake itself was a bit disappointing with only one pub in reasonable walking distance - and stagger back - but they did not serve evening meals. Tesco Express, Chinese, Kebabs and chippy all easy to walk to. Supermarkets and KFC about a 5 minute drive away. Everywhere was very dog friendly with water bowls outside houses, even some with dog biscuits. Used the holiday let as a base. Day trips by car to every part of the Island to see attractions. Job done.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x children's bunk
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • WiFi, TV with freeview, a selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed rear patio area with furniture
  • Two well behaved, well groomed, pets
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, train station 3/4mins walk.

The property

Nestled in Lake near the thriving town of Sandown on the Isle of Wight, is this cosy ground floor apartment.

White Haven is the ultimate choice for a seaside holiday, with its easy access to plenty of local amenities and picturesque beaches.

Step into the open-plan living space, which boasts a sofa and two armchairs, situated around the wall-mounted TV - a lovely space where you can relax after a long day sightseeing.

The dining area has seating for four people and makes for a wonderful social space.

Dine together as a family, or indulge in the provided board games and enjoy a fun-filled game of an evening.

The kitchen has been fitted to a high standard, with an attractive red tiled design and plenty of equipment to help you cook up a storm for the whole family.

Leading off from the living space are two bedrooms: one double and one child bunk room - perfect for small families.

While you stay in the area, why not take a look at the many attractions nearby?

Your little ones will love the Isle of Wight Zoo, which has a range of animals, including exotic cats, Madagascan lemurs and so much more.

White Haven is only a couple of minutes walk from the coastal path, which has access down steps to the esplanade the runs between Shanklin and Sandown.

Or take a walk to the local Sandown Beach, where you can spend the day topping up your tan, or playing beach games.

Take a relaxing swim in the water, or help your kids build the biggest sandcastles.

White Haven is the perfect base for exploring the Isle of Wight.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


  • Shanklin 3 miles
  • Ryde 6 miles
  • Newport 8.5 miles
  • Cowes 13.5

Situated on the south east coast of the island, this lovely town has something for everyone! It is home to the longest stretch of beach on the island, extending six miles from the chalk headland of Culver Cliff in the north, to Dunnose Head in the south. This glorious expanse of sand provides excellent bathing, and facilities for all kinds of watersports. Blackgang Chine is perfect for the young and young at heart, with attractions such as the Hall of Funny Mirrors, Giant Hedge Maze and a 100m fast boat slide. The Shanklin Chine is also well worth a visit, with its dramatic waterfalls and deeply shaded paths. Boasting lovely coastal walks and spectacular scenery, Sandown is known as one of the sunniest places on the South coast, making it a perfect holiday destination for all.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas