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Seaview House

(Ref. 920525)

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely, no hassle holiday."

    Thank you for the extras (milk, bread, coffee, toiletries etc), lovely and unexpected. The property was very quiet, spacious and the views are amazing. We particularly enjoyed family drinks and games on the first floor terrace overlooking the sea. The location was fine for us and we were aware of the parking fees but it was nice to know we could park freely for the week without feeding parking meters when touring the island. We did see a parking enforcer in the town. Recommend walking on the sea front (Wheeler's bay beyond the sea pot?) to the east of the property, we saw somebody catch a large bass for his lunch. Thanks again.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we’d love to welcome you back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were greeted by a bad smell like drains or sewage."

    We located it to be the shower within the bedroom.The whole idea of a shower plonked in the corner full view of the room and onto carpet is an odd one.We had to buy bleach to try and get rid of the smell. It would last for a day and then the smell was back. The other shower cubicle was incredibly small no room to bend down to pick up soap without banging your head Also we have photos showing the green gunk growing inside and the hairs. The sofa in breakfast room had lots of feathers dust and rubbish under the cushions .The one dining chairs legged wobbled and my child fell off it only to discover screws are missing from underneath. The cups and plates had rings and food remnants on them. We were told car parking was good with on road parking available or a nearby carpark that was reasonable.We had to pay £65 for a week on top of what we had spent for the house.!! We were misled by photos that showed the beds to be further apart and we're convinced there were 2 double beds.The one photo shows a pine frame with no other bed in site convincing us if was a double instead the beds are so close it was hard to squeeze between them. As expecting an old house we expected thick old walls deadening noise instead it travelled really badly. We could hear next doors talking baby crying and every word or noise the kids said. when upstsirs . The door knob mentioned in a previous review is still very much broken causing a child to get locked in the bathroom causing a panic. We loved the view thought it was well equipped and we're grateful for the welcome bits. Thankyou

    I’m so sorry to hear that you experienced some disappointing issues with Seaview House. Our management team are on call 24 hours a day and could have assisted you with the problems you identified and prevented these issues potentially deteriorating. I have insured that they will be looking at all of these issues today when they clean the house. In high season it can be difficult to find free parking in Ventnor but most guests find the weekly tourist permit at £65, which allows them to park all over the island, good value. I’m sorry this wasn’t the case for you. Sykes take all of the photos of the house for the website so maybe you could let them know what you found misleading. The bedroom layout of 1 king and 3 twin rooms has always been the case and is in the description. I’m so pleased that you found the house well equipped and you loved the sea views. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara2.8Aug 2023

  • "Seaview was a delight and our family had a great week."

    There was just a couple of maintenance issues that wouldn’t take a lot to rectify E.g, door handle on 2nd floor bathroom was loose and falling out and it would have been nice if the garden was maintained. It was also a little misleading that there was a picture of a BBQ in the photos but there wasn’t one available and in fact there was a sign to say they couldn’t be used due to fire regulations.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, I’m delighted that you had a great week. I’m sorry to hear that there were a few issues and I will look into these. The inclement weather has delayed our regular gardener this year so I’m sorry if the garden didn’t look up to its usual standard. I will also speak with Sykes to update the garden photo. We’d love to welcome you again to sunny Ventnor. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole4.4Aug 2023

  • "An absolutely fantastic place to stay."

    The very well equipped kitchen makes it easy to prepare meals, although can thoroughly recommend The Spyglass Inn for fabulous food. The view from Seaview House is breath taking and I would definitely love to stay again.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We’d be delighted to welcome you again to try the other incredible restaurants that Ventnor offers. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a lovely house!"

    Lovely surprise to find so many provisions had been left for us - thank you. I could bleat on about how wonderful the house is, how fantastic the views are, but it might be more useful to give a bit of feedback. Just two things - would be handy to have a hair dryer and perhaps one more of the bedrooms could have a double bed in it. All in al though, a really really good holiday property. And if we ever go back to the Isle of Wight, we'll certainly book this house again.

    Dear Louise, thank you for your lovely feedback. I’m so sorry about the hairdryer, we do provide one but it must be lost. We will replace it. We would love to welcome you back anytime. Ventnor in Autumn is especially beautiful. Hope to see you soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is a lovely light, spacious comfortable house with plenty of room for 6 of us, wonderful views of the sea and well equipped."

    It is placed conveniently within the town and close to all facilities. We appreciated the owner getting in touch before our holiday and Clare helpfully answered any questions. As with any building being used by a stream of different people, there are always going to be things to deal with and we were impressed that Clare asked to be informed about any maintenance issues. We will be happy to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Seaview House."

    The position is great, just as the picture shows: fantastic views, very close to beach and the nice town of Ventnor. Very easy to travel all over the Island and lots of lovely walks. We prefer to have direct contact with the owners and were relieved to be put in touch shortly before our stay. Clare was really helpful, immediately responsive to queries and very friendly. The house is large, spacious, with a very pleasant, bright and airy ambience. It is extremely well equipped, everything is good quality, comfortable, simple and easy.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Sep 2022

  • "The house was nice, the view of the sea was good."

    the top bedroom was very good. We had problems with the doors. ground floor bedroom, two ladies when first went in, could not get out! to turn the handle needed more strength than they had, and they were young, someone had to let them out! First-floor bathroom and bedroom doors court on the floor, hard to open making a noise which did wake up sleeping people.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2022

  • "Good location, fantastic view Stayed there very happily for several years, however l am 90 next year and could do with a downstairs toilet."

    So lovely to have you to stay, you are welcome back anytime. If we could alter the bathrooms we would. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2022

  • "The front door could do with a coat of paint 1st impressions go a long way."

    The curtains in the downstairs bedroom need replacing or fitted properly also the bedroom door is a fire hazard I closed the door from the inside and couldn’t open it as the door knob doesn’t turn on the inside and had to shout for help to open the door from the hallway. Other than that the rest was very good.

    Thank you for your feedback, we’re glad you enjoyed your stay. My builder has tightened the door knob and the front door is on our job list for this winter. Come back and see us next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maurice4.7Jun 2022

  • "What a lovely place"

    Thank you for your feedback, come back again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Nov 2021

  • "The property is listed as having 3 bathrooms and it only has 2."

    It has a shower in one bedroom and a sink in another but only 2 toilets, which for a house that sleeps 8 is not great. The house and garden are generally in need of some maintenance work - possibly just the end of a busy season, but damp is coming through the walls. The view and location are great and we had a lovely holiday but the pictures don't quite match what is at the house and seems just a little misleading. Owners were great and really responsive to our enquiries. We would go back and stay again but we were only a group of four, not sure I would like to be there with more.

    Reviewed by Phil2.8Sep 2021

  • "Had a great week at Seaview House, a fantastic house in a great location."

    It was ideal for our party of four adults and three children and met all of our needs.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. Ventnor and Seaview House are great for kids. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2021

  • "Lovely property within easy reach of all amenities."

    Absolutely stunning views. We took our children and grand children and had a smashing time. Would definitely go back. A couple of pointers on the downside for reference: The waste water from the top bath is not plumbed correctly. It overflows the guttering and floods the top tier of decking. No instruction on putting out the bins, we missed the day and were left with excess rubbish at the end of the week.

    Thanks so much for your feedback. Our plumber has fixed the waste pipe. We will clarify the refuse instructions in our information - we do not expect guests to put out the bins and our cleaning company arrange a private collection of refuse. Please come back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Jul 2021

  • "The house is a great position and has very good facilities."

    Thank you so much, please come back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Jun 2021

  • "Views are to die for and the night sky was jaw dropping at times."

    We needed a total escape and this was it. House is very well located and contains everything you need. Dudley Rd car park is the closest and not too expensive. Sitting in the Slipper bath with a glass of bubbly at the end of the day felt like a real treat. Ventnor is friendly and has some lovely restaurants. Easy going vibe all round and totally unpretentious. Lovely break and would book again in a heartbeat.

    Such lovely feedback, we're so glad you enjoyed your holiday. Please come back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2021

  • "Wonderful sea views in a quiet location."

    Sea View House was very clean and had everything we needed for our holiday. We found all the beds to be very comfortable. A full range of shops are within easy walking distance. Lovely sea walks in both directions. I would recommend The Spyglass Inn for good food, plenty of outside dining space and right on the sea front. We were a family of five adults and a 7 month old baby and it was perfect for us. The baby slept on the top floor and never woke up because of noise from outside or from downstairs when we all assembled in the evening.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, please come back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marion5.0May 2021

  • "Seaview House is a fantastic property for a holiday or short break."

    We found the property was very clean and perfectly ready to be occupied. The kitchen has all the appliances one needs and the multiple views of the sea from the garden, the terraces and the house is a huge bonus, as is the close proximity of the property to the seafront and all the shops, restaurants and other amenities on offer in Ventnor. We look forward to returning again.

    Thank you for the feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2020

  • "Location is perfect and views are perfect."

    Family bathroom on first floor “tired” but clean and useable. Kitchen great for breakfast but if you are trying to cook a family evening meal, adapt the meal to what pots/pans are usable. Oven needs cleaning. Lovely house and perfect for sea walks and walking distance to town easy. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Thanks for your feedback, we've given the oven a scrub. Come back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy3.8Sep 2020

  • "The house is in quite a nice area with a fabulous view."

    The house was not as clean as we expected especially with expected caution with Covid, so we spent the first hour cleaning and wiping all the surfaces. We also selected the pots and cutlery we would use and washed them up and kept them separate. We found pans and oven trays that had been used and put back in the cupboards without being washed up, so clearly the house had not been checked and cleaned prior to our arrival. The promised welcome provisions were also absent. The bathrooms need replacing, especially the one on the first floor which is quite simply not fit for purpose; Small, old, dirty. We gave this feedback to the owner, who explained they are due to be replaced this winter following a delay due to the covid outbreak. The kitchen and lounge areas are acceptable, but lack comfy seating. To our surprise, the gardeners turned up on the Thursday (not the day of change over) and let themselves in through the house to get to the garden accompanied by a dog.! This is supposed to be a Pet free house, but the gardeners dog didn't seem to count. another point of concern, also not Covid safe practice while the house has guests in residence. I would not recommend this house without all of the above being rectified.

    Reviewed by Philip2.5Sep 2020

  • "Very well presented, basics provided which is good and the family very much enjoyed their stay, excellent."

    Reviewed by Phil Lloyd5.0Sep 2020

  • "Well equipped house with wonderful views in a quiet area."

    A great place to relax and explore the island from. Recommend Cave ice cream (dairy and gluten free) & happy haddock in Shanklin for fish&chips including gluten free. The house would benefit from de scaling the kettle and fridge/ice maker and clearing the shower drain thoroughly. Also sharpening the knives. I recognise the planned refurbishment of the 1st floor bathroom was delayed and this will benefit the house further especially if there are two useable showers.

    Reviewed by Philippa4.4Aug 2020

  • "Lovely house, perfect for our needs."

    We enjoyed the fabulous views and spacious living accommodation. The location was great, easy walking to shops, beaches and eateries in Ventnor.

    Reviewed by Phillipa5.0Jul 2020

  • "The property could do with having the 1st floor bathroom replaced."

    Door handle comes off in your hand and the door does not close properly. Very narrow and not much room to move around. Outside cushions could do with a good wash. All the kitchen mugs were quite stained. Outside bins were completely full. The garden could do with some TLC also under the decking is very messy and could do with a good clean out

    We are surprised by this feedback as the managing/cleaning agents can be contacted at any time regarding any issues which would have been resolved ASAP (the welcome information pack explains this) and yet this client did not raise any concerns until after their week's holiday. The first floor bathroom is an original and quirky bathroom (with original bath and toilet) that we receive numerous compliments about. It is not a modern bathroom. There is a modern shower room on the second floor with WC, shower cubicle and sink, the master bedroom has a roll top bath with views out to the sea and another bedroom has its own sink. Seaview House is a comfortable house with fabulous views, great living space and excellent location close to all amenities. Ventnor, beaches, coastal walks and the Island's attractions are there to be enjoyed!" Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael3.4Aug 2019

  • "Well equipped house in a good location with parking just down the hill."

    Fabulous view out to sea. Would recommend ice cream shop opposite Tesco in ventnor, model village and Osborne House plus mermaid gin distillery. Walking the coast path yields stunning views and at Sally’s riding school you can canter on the beach. The happy haddock in shanklin did good gluten free fish and chips to order.

    Reviewed by Philippa4.4Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful kitchen, garden, lounge and master bed, the views are stunning."

    Great location and helpful info from owners. It’s just the bathrooms that let the property down, with one usable shower in the house. Lovely stay other than that.

    Reviewed by Jo3.4Apr 2019

  • "Good location, pleasant level of equipment."

    Bathrooms a little small but adequate.

    Reviewed by Albertus4.1May 2018

  • "Loved our week away here."

    Fantastic, well equipped accommodation with beautiful views. We are keen to stay again!

    Reviewed by Edward4.4Apr 2018

  • "Enjoyed the sea views and watching the ships and ferries sail by!"

    Shops and buses easily accessible from cottage

    Reviewed by John4.6May 2017

  • "Great house, very clean."

    The main room needs curtains to block out sun as it got very hot. Garden also could use a parasol. Kitchen tongs would be handy.

    Reviewed by Jon4.2Aug 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size double with roll-top bath, 1 x second floor twin with basin, 1 x first floor twin, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Second floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and comfy seating
  • First floor sitting room.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking in public car park 20 yards away, at a cost of £40 for 7 days (which allows parking in council car parks throughout the island, see
  • Decking and patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: There are steps from the decking down into the garden and care should be taken
  • At the end of the patio is a drop; care should be taken and children should be supervised
  • This patio area is gated.

The property

A lovely terraced Victorian townhouse situated in the town of Ventnor on the Isle of Wight.

This is a perfect location for families or a group of friends wishing to explore this delightful island.

This beautiful Victorian townhouse was newly refurbished in 2015, whilst still retaining many of its original features with a lovely first floor roof terrace with wrought iron balustrade and a three tiered garden, which all offer unobstructed sea views.

On the ground floor is a twin bedroom, and a stunning open plan living area with fitted kitchen, including a range oven and island, a large dining table, and a comfortable sitting area to relax and watch TV.

Bi-folding doors in the living area open onto the decked seating area, combining the house and garden together, so that you can sit and relax with your morning coffee and enjoy the picturesque sea views.

The first floor also has a twin bedroom with lovely views of the Downs, a family bathroom, which has retained quirky original features and the main sitting room, with French doors leading out onto the elegant balcony/roof terrace furnished with sun loungers.

Up on the second floor is another twin bedroom, family shower room and the master bedroom, with a king bed and a beautiful roll-top bath.

Even from the bed and bath one can admire the superb sea views.

From the decking, step down into a small cottage garden, a perfect butterfly haven, walk through the gate into the slate patio, where there is a rattan table, benches to enjoy a well-deserved drink, whilst watching the glistening sea and some of the most stunning sunsets.

Two minutes’ walk from this lovely cottage is the beach at Wheelers Bay, a fisherman’s paradise, and from here you can walk along the sea defences and concrete coastal path to the Esplanade in Ventnor where there are many pubs, restaurants and cafés.

A little further along the coastal path is the picturesque Steephill Cove, the perfect beach for swimming, or simply just indulging in savouring the locally-caught crab and lobsters in one of the many eateries, a little haven even in the height of the summer time.

There is so much to do and see on the Isle of Wight including visiting The Needles Adventure Park which has a park, shopping centre, tea rooms, 9-hole golf course and many other attractions.

A truly wonderful Victorian townhouse, that you can enjoy all year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Newport 10 miles; Cowes 15 miles.

The quaint Victorian seaside resort of Ventnor is located at the southern end of the island and accessed via an array of steep winding roads set amidst beautiful scenery. Sheltered by St. Boniface Down, one of the island's highest points and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this charming town has a uniquely mild micro climate enabling tropical and exotic plants to grow throughout the area. The gently sloping sandy and fine shingle beaches and coves provide excellent facilities for watersports and offer a range of stunning coastal paths to explore, while the harbour sells a broad range of fresh fish and locally-caught seafood. Ventnor is one of the Isle of Wight’s most prestigious food destinations with a good variety of high-quality restaurants,
Bistros, pubs and shops along the esplanade and close to the town centre. The Botanical Gardens are within easy reach and well worth a visit, whilst around the island there are great walking and cycling opportunities, medieval castles, historic houses and a variety of gardens and waterfalls, as well as the unspoilt fishing bay. This great holiday destination has plenty to offer all year-round, and it's easy to see why it's known as the prettiest place on the Isle of Wight!

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season