About this listing
We are very proud to be the award-winning original UK Airstream holidays, now in our 13th year! Our Safari Airstreams are ideal for couples or 2 singles - they're in great original condition, real classics and full of charm.
NEWSFLASH! Vintage Vacations Airstreams win the Best Place to go Clamping in the My Isle of Wight awards for the second year running!
Safari Airstreams – baby Airstreams :-)
22 feet : Ideal for two.
Each will have a made up double bed and the option of using either a pull-out bed or a dinette that converts to a bed. Linen supplied for both beds.
On board facilities include;
Small cooker and medium sized fridge (fridge has small icebox freezer)
All bedding linen and towels and tea towel are supplied
Services – water, gas and electricity* via regular caravan hook-ups (of course, we have Gas safety certificates etc for all trailers) *110 voltage - we will give you travel plugs for your phone etc
A full complement of equipment (including teapots and cafetieres) – you don't need to bring anything – just ask if there is something specific you would like to check.
Entertainment – Radios / CD players on board along with a selection of vintage board games
Your own outdoor picnic bench with parasol and two deck chairs as well as a BBQ and log burner (logs sold on site)
GENERAL INFORMATION – what to expect from our classic American caravans
Heating – electrical fan heaters – trailers are well insulated and heat up well but do bring warm PJ's and your slippers for cold weather
Bathroom facilities – Hot water showers and a bathroom sink – toilets are not on trailers – we have a toilet facility on site (separate ladies and gents with extra showers)
Electrical supply is 110V with American plug sockets. All appliances are American (including hairdryers) and we will supply you with a travel plug for your phone, laptop etc. Some items cannot be used directly – Hair straighteners for example but don't worry – we can sort alternative power supply solutions for these if necessary.
This Airstream can be hired for special events and filming
Tea, coffee milk and sugar
Welcome cakes and a bottle of babycham
Simple breakfast supplies - eggs, bread butter and preserves
The whole of our Airstream site. It's very lo-fi and a great place to chill out and relax.
We are hugely proud that our site is exclusive to Vintage Vacations – only classic Airstreams, vintage caravans and our own retro tents. No other beige caravans and tatty tents to spoil the view.
Tucked away on a small working farm, our spacious, grassy field is in a peaceful, pretty spot with views over to Brading Downs.
Interaction with Guests
We will show you around your Airstream on arrival and be on call if you need us. We leave a detailed guide of the local area and we also have an on site tourist information point.
We love the ‘vintage' atmosphere of the Isle of Wight. It's much lampooned as being stuck some-where in 1955 … suits us! That small stretch of water seems to make a big difference.
There are several specialist vintage shops selling clothing and furniture and we also have spectacular boot-fairs and charity shops (they haven't ALL been Mary Portas'd!)
Now, we aren't all walking around like characters from an Ealing Comedy – there are of course many 2013-worthy activities and things to do – have a look online to find out more or ask us if there is anything specific you are looking for.
The landscape is so varied that it is a bit like the whole of England condensed into a small island. We have fabulous beaches for surf dudes and Enid Blyton fans alike, miles of wonderful walking country (much in designated areas of outstanding natural beauty), forests, marshes and great cycle routes.
A gnome in the Isle of Wight
There are lots of quirky places to visit – our favourites include the Havenstreet Steam Railway, Dimbola Lodge, Godshill Model Village and the shrine to all things kitsch Blackgang Chine ‘fantasy park'. There are the great classics such as Osborne House, Needles Battery and Quarr Abbey – you will never be lost for something to do and most attractions are reasonably priced. There's a Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Farm Visits, Dinosaur Museums, Roman Villas, Alpaca and Donkey sanctuaries …. you get the picture!
Activities that are popular with our guests are Tree Climbing, Water-sports, Paragliding, Ice-skating and Cycling .. deckchair lounging is also very keenly taken up.
Once you have done all of that you will be hungry …. there are so many choices these days, the Islands food scene has gained national recognition and you can eat delicious locally sourced produce, beautifully presented, in many different places now – from pubs to Fine Dining restaurants. Ooh and of course …. afternoon tea!
We are 10 mins by taxi from Ryde where you can get buses Island-wide.
We also have an onsite car park
Secure bike storage can be arranged with pleasure
Other Things to Note
We are very rural but only 10 mins by taxi from Ryde
If it's looking like it might rain do remember the Airstreams are sited on grass so you might need wellie boots.
No smoking inside the Airstream
Please leave as you find - i.e. do your dishes and dispose of your garbage
Respect other guests
Respect the wildlife - please no fireworks, Chinese lanterns or fireworks.