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Port Side

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent location."

    Dog walking on the doorstep. Would stay again if returning to the Isle of Wight.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Apr 2024

  • "Lovely little studio with great views."

    John couldn’t be more helpful. Our third stay at Portside and we will be back.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jan 2024

  • "Property is in a lovely location right on the beach."

    We have stayed here previously but on this occasion the property was beginning to look tired. There were cobwebs on the light fittings and hair and dust on and under the bed. The place could do with a deep clean.

    Reviewed by William3.4Oct 2023

  • "This is the perfect location, with a well-equipped apartment facing the sea and a cafe next door with welcoming staff (who also keep my dog happy with treats!"

    ) The place is ideal for relaxing and gentle strolls by the sea, with easy access for exploring the island. I'm so glad I found these apartments, which is the reason I return every year - and my dog loves it too!

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jul 2023

  • "What a wonderful location, best we have stayed in on the Isle of Wight, the boathouse was comfortable and met our needs, there two things not working correctly the fridge light did not come on when we opened the door, wasn’t sure if it was working!"

    The rechargeable torch did not work either. I feel there could be a couple of improvements; a pint of milk in the fridge on arrival would be a nice touch and a television would be useful as the one at the boathouse is a bit on the small side. But overall a good couple of days with lots of walking, two tired humans and a dog when we left.

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Apr 2023

  • "Couldn't fault it - we went in winter and enjoyed the quietness and the view over the solent."

    great little base for a couple with a dog

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a wonderful 4 nights staying in Port Sde!"

    Absolutely perfect location and right on the beach. Light and airy accommodation with all you need. Cafe next door which did amazing breakfasts and the staff really warm and welcoming. John the owner of the accommodation was so welcoming and allowed us to move in early on the day of arrival. We absolutely loved our stay and enjoyed walking along the shingle beach and watching the cruise ships at night, you can lay in bed watching the sea via the patio doors. We loved walking into Yarmouth and had a lovely meal at The Terrace followed by ice cream in the beautiful Pier. So much to see and visit including the Garlic Farm , Alum Bay and The Needles. A really beautiful area and Portside is an absolute gem to find and stay in. Highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Feb 2023

  • "The location of this apartment was just as described - superb."

    The room was lovely and warm and everything clean - all you could need was provided for. We would definitely like to visit again, and hopefully tie it in with the café bistro being open. I would highly recommend and thank John for the right level of hospitality.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Feb 2023

  • "Third stay and will be back again."

    John brilliant as always.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Jan 2023

  • "A fabulous property right on the beach."

    Very clean and well equipped.

    Reviewed by William4.7Oct 2022

  • "Great place for a holiday lovely views close to all the routes round the Island, and great cafes next door good breakfast to start your day."

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a great week at the boathouse… had a great week at the boathouse apartment's."

    Yarmouth Isle of Wight. the restaurant next-door are very welcoming and dog friendly. the apartment was clean and Tiedey . [ To lite pints the tv is small and to high up with bad signal and the extra-fans in the kitchen and bathroom sill not working ] A great place to stay with a 15-20 minite walk to bus stop will be going back a gane. thank to john and the team for a great stay Date of experience :27 August - 03 September 2022

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Aug 2022

  • "Fabulous. Our heaven on earth."

    Stayed many times. John is such a lovely owner and so helpful. Best place on earth. Sykes very helpful too.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2022

  • "Port Side has all that I need for a holiday, which is the reason I return each year."

    I cannot think of a better place for relaxing with my dog, in a well-equipped apartment, enjoying the sea air on our walks and taking in the beauty of this place!

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jul 2022

  • "Property location superb, had everything needed for comfortable stay."

    Negative was the cleanliness of the property, bathroom sink had to be cleaned before use as it had black tide mark around basin. Bottom front edge of Fridge needed cleaning. Kitchen utensils had to be washed before use. The patio area was great but a dividing wall between it and the next property would be good.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am surprised that you found issues with the cleanliness as we normally obtain full marks in this area. I would ask any guests to call if there are any issues at all during their stay to give me the opportunity to rectify them, as I pride myself on high standards and want all guests to have a great stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison3.1Jun 2022

  • "A fantastic property right on the beach, very clean and comfortable."

    Would thoroughly recommend Port Side and definitely consider returning. Thank you John for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2022

  • "John the owner was very nice and allowed us into the property early."

    It was very clean and had everything we needed right on the beach the position of the property is perfect. Only one problem THE BED it was the most uncomfortable one we have ever slept in. The mattress is very thin and the bed frame creaked and groaned every time you turned over. Looking through the visitor book people have been complaining about this bed since April 2017. Come on John please change it.

    Reviewed by Ron4.1Oct 2021

  • "It was a lovely spot by the sea the flat itself was fine apart from the bed was rubbish when you moved the noise from the bed was awful and the mattress not fit for purpose."

    Also the TV was so small and mounted on the wall it was not good. If those 2 things were put right it would be a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Peter2.8Oct 2021

  • "I have used Sykes Cottages for several years to book my holiday in the Isle of Wight."

    I'm very satisfied with the quality of the service and the high standard of the accommodation and have no hesitation in recommending them.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jul 2021

  • "Absolutely fab place, heaven on earth."

    John the owner is brilliant, so helpful. Very comfortable. Everything you need. Stunning situation. Lovely little bistro attached. Doggies very welcome

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with beautiful view."

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic location ."

    The bed is really uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jul 2021

  • "A lovely little single story holiday home with stunning sea views across the solent."

    A charming little cafe selling good food and drink next door too. This was our 3rd stay here and we've already booked to go back next year

    Reviewed by Maff4.1Sep 2020

  • "This was my sixth visit to the apartments and my fifth to Port Side."

    The reason for returning is the location (5 minutes from Yarmouth), the facilities in the accommodation (which also faces the sea) and the helpfulness of the owner, the warm welcome at the cafe next door (with a varied menu) and the fact that the island is dog friendly!

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Aug 2020

  • "Wonderful beach location the beach is on the door step Yarmouth only ten minutes ..."

    Wonderful beach location the beach is on the door step Yarmouth only ten minutes walk away ideal base for visiting the Isle of Wight the boathouse was basic but suited our needs the only thing that lets this down is the television is very small and too high to watch comfortably

    Reviewed by Sarah2.5Feb 2020

  • "Easy to park."

    Greeted upon arrival by John the owner. Stunning views of the Solent. 10 minute walk into Yarmouth centre. Buses can take you all round the island for a week for approx. £25 pp including the open top which is fab. Felt very welcomed by the owner who was lovely and really wanted us to enjoy our time there. The dog friendliness and superb hospitality we received was outstanding. Newport is a short ride on the bus or by car and has most supermarkets and shops (including M&S) and lots of dog friendly inns etc. The Bargeman's rest on the Quayside for us was brilliant and we got to know a few locals in a very short time. The beer garden to the back of the Royal George in Yarmouth is breath-taking and across the road almost at the Bugle Inn we enjoyed a great Sunday roast in particular. We enjoyed great sleeps in a lovely comfy bed listening to the sea and the apartment was so well insulated that we did not need to put the heater on at all even. Lovely piping hot water for the shower left us feeling good to go. We took the ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth and when we arrived the apartment was literally a few minutes drive away which was an added bonus. Our only regret is that we went for 1 week we should have booked 2 weeks and will do next time we visit. Missing the place already. Thank you to everyone it was brilliant.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Oct 2019

  • "The apartment (close to Yarmouth) is well-equipped and is ideal for a restful and relaxing break and also in a good location for exploring the island by car."

    The bistro next door is highly recommended (especially the Sunday carvery!) Well-behaved dogs are welcome and the island generally is very dog-friendly where they are allowed in some pubs and cafes.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Aug 2019

  • "Your brochures says towels included, you only need to bring beach towels."

    However, towels weren't included and so you need to correct your details. The owner, Mr Brady, offered to supply some, but we have family living on the island and so were able to borrow some.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2019

  • "Where the apartment was situated!"

    ! Right on the beach and in a beautiful area. Yarmouth was a perfect place to explore!!

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2019

  • "A place to love, enjoy peace, have your dog with you and spend your time right on the beach."

    Clean and comfortable. A*

    Reviewed by Silvie5.0Mar 2019

  • "What a way to see new year in BBQ and fire on beach watching fireworks on mainland."

    Ideal location

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2018

  • "A fantastic beach side retreat."

    Peaceful situation, perfect layout inside, with everything I needed for my stay.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2018

  • "Wonderful location ideal for dog owners and for people who just want to chill out."

    My husband is partially disabled and found that the accommodation was perfect, and was able to sit on the patio and watch the world go by.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Aug 2017

  • "The location of Port Side is perfect for me as I like to fish, couldn't be any nearer to the beach."

    There are some good restaurants in the area. WiFi could be better the signal from the Cafe next door was weak.

    Reviewed by Herbert5.0Oct 2016

  • "Incredible location ,right on the beach."

    Very peaceful ,the only sound at night being the sigh of waves and the tolling of a bell on a buoy out in the channel. The property was comfortable and warm and very clean. Our neighbours on both sides were lovely, as were their dogs. Our elderly collie enjoyed his morning strolls along the beach and up to the Fort. No need for a lead as no traffic. Wonderful.

    Reviewed by Michele4.8Oct 2016

  • "The apartment is well-equipped and in an ideal location overlooking the sea and with easy access to the rest of the island."

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Open plan studio accommodation with double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Electric convector heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD and WIFI, selection of books and games
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Use of private slipway
  • Shared use of patio
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at £10 per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Licensed cafe next door
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Property has direct access to the beach; children and pets should be supervised
  • Note: Swimming is discouraged outside the apartment due to the strong tide and currents.

The property

This charming ground floor apartment offers spacious studio accommodation with stunning panoramic views across the Solent.

Light and airy throughout, this Yarmouth coastal self-catering apartment has open plan studio accommodation and large patio doors which open onto a shared patio area with direct access onto the shingle beach.

The perfect romantic retreat for couples, at any time of the year.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 4220, 4221, 4222, 905105, 905106 and 905107, together they sleep 20.

Boathouse Apartments

Yarmouth 0.75 miles. Constructed on the site of a former boathouse, these seven Yarmouth self-catering apartments are in an enviable, idyllic location, situated on the shingle beach and coastal path, close to Fort Victoria Country Park, just to the west of the attractive harbour town of Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. Renovated to a good standard, many of these Yarmouth self-catering apartments have sensational sea views, plus all have access to a private slipway for launching your own boat. Adjacent to these Yarmouth self-catering apartments is a licensed cafe, where you can sit out and eat alfresco. Yarmouth has lovely narrow streets to explore, and many shops and inns to enjoy, plus a visit to Henry VIII’s castle is essential. The highlights of the rest of the island, such as Tennyson Down, the beaches at Colwell and Totland bays and the towns of Newport and Ryde are all easily accessible. A great Yarmouth self-catering base looking out to an ever-changing seascape.

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About the location


Newport 12 miles; Ryde 18 miles.

The attractive seaside town of Yarmouth is the oldest town on the Isle of Wight, and its busy harbour is a haven for all kinds of watercraft, with the terminal used for regular mainland ferry crossings to Lymington. Yarmouth’s narrow streets are home to an attractive array of shops and inns, whilst a visit to Henry VIII’s castle is not to be missed. There's great cycling (and a cycle hire shop) and walking to be had along the coastal path. Why not take an energetic stroll at the nearby Tennyson Down and Headon Warren. Sandhard beach is 15 minutes' walk away, with Colwell Bay with its sandy beach and amenities for the family 7 minutes away by car. Yarmouth's pier and sailing club jetty is another good spot for crabbing. Four miles away is Compton Bay, famous for dinosaur remains; head there at low tide and see if you can find the two enormous three-toed feet. West Wight is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Yarmouth is an ideal base from which to explore this wonderful island.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas