Dining/kitchen area. Wifi throughout the home.Living area looking out to south facing lawned area
Your own pad in quiet holiday park
Your own pad in quiet holiday park

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

This little chalet was my home for a few months when I first came to live on the Isle of Wight. You can cook for yourselves, eat on site or walk/drive to the local pub or restaurant. It can hold up to a maximum of 4 people in the two bedrooms. The kitchen/living /dining is open plan. There is car parking by the chalet.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 21%


The space

The chalet is a brick build 2 bedroomed semi detached bungalow in a wooded holiday park near (but not by) the sea and Gurnard vilage which in turn is near Cowes, Isle of Wight. It is a light, clean and tidy space with furniture and fittings for up to 4 people. There is an open plan sitting/dining/kitchen area, with TV/DVD player and free wifi throughout . There are 2 separate bedrooms (one with a double bed and one with adult sized bunk beds) Each bedroom has just about room for a baby's cot if needed. There is one small bathroom with shower over the bath. Beds are made up for you and towels (except beach towels) are provided.
The living area of the chalet faces south and has a patio which looks on to a small green space with trees and other chalets. The bedrooms face north onto the access road and other chalets.
Sorry - smoking and pets are not allowed in the chalet. The chalet is suitable for singles for whom a discount may be available - just ask.

Guest access

You have sole use of the whole chalet, which is semi detached to a similar chalet.
There is parking on the access road at the rear of the chalet.

Interaction with guests

I live nearby and can be available to help with any queries as needed, otherwise I will not disturb your stay at the chalet.

The neighborhood

The holiday park has had a change of ownership a few years ago and since then the grounds are not as well maintained as they could be. Some of the chalets are lived in all the year round. The range of activities for adults and children is less than might be expected in a holiday park - hence it is quieter.
Gurnard village has a local 8 - 8 shop, an excellent newsagent/cafe, a good pub, church, village hall showing a film on the 1st Friday of the month (except August). It is less than 5 minutes walk to the sea from the village.
Cowes town is a couple of miles away and has a range of useful and interesting shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries, museums, a fast ferry to the mainland, and boats galore!
The island has many attractions for children and adults, miles of walks and cycle tracks and quiet country roads to quaint villages and interesting towns. There are several lovely and varied beaches around the island. A Roman villa, Carrisbrooke and Yarmouth Castles and Queen Victoria's summer house are all popular historical venues. Places to eat and drink are many and various mostly with locally sourced food and drink from the island's own farms, vineyards and breweries. Most of the island is accessible by car within 30 - 45 minutes. The summer open -topped bus services can give you stunning views of parts of the island.

Getting around

There is a bus service but you'd be more flexible with a car for which there is parking by the chalet, or car hire is available in Cowes. While a community bus stops at the park entrance 2 or 3 times in the mornings on a long route to Cowes and back, the nearest bus stop with regular buses to Newport, is a 15 minute walk away.

Other things to note

The Park has grassed areas, a woodand walk, and an outdoor table tennis table (bats and balls are available in the chalet) beside the French boules area (a set of boules is available in the chalet).There is a small shop, restaurant and cash machine on site.
Optional extras to buy at the Holiday park include the use of the swimming pool, fitness suite, tennis courts, bike hire and indoor children's play/adventure area.
The sea, country walks, local pub, newsagent, village shop, newsagent, cafe and good restaurant are all within 10 - 15 minutes walk. These are in or close to the village of Gurnard. The beach at Gurnard Bay overlooks the ships and boats on the Solent and has a cafe and toilets, safe swimming and a sandy/pebbly beach. It is a small beach with seaweed and rocks at low tide. Other parts of the island have different wider or sandier beaches.
For those of you from outside the UK, please be aware that the chalet is on the Isle of Wight which is off the south coast of England and has frequent car and foot passenger ferries from Southampton. Portsmouth and Lymington in the New Forest.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 1PM

No pets is a regulation from the Holiday park. Smoking is allowed outside but not inside the chalet. Its a small property with close neighbours, so not suitable for events and parties - sorry! Otherwise - common sense - to treat the property and contents with the reasonable care expected in a private property.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

113 Reviews

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Karl User Profile
April 2017
Excellent stay, Janet was warm and friendly and the chalet was perfect. Plenty for my 12 year old to do and a lovely space to come home to every night.

Ola User Profile
April 2017
We had a lovely time at Janet's place. It's a home away from home. Janet was waiting for us on arrival, she was communicating with us all the way to ensure we did not miss our way from the ferry. The apartment was as described, Janet had thought of everything and its really comfortable. The children had a lovely time and the neighbors and neighbourhood was peaceful. We could go on and on! We hope to be back!
Janet User ProfileJanet is a superhost.
Response from Janet:
Thank you Ola. It was good to meet you and your lovely family.
April 2017

Premvir User Profile
April 2017
We have had an absolutely amazing time at the Isle of Wight. The house was perfect for us. It is a clear that a huge amount of thought has gone into furnishing and stocking the property to make it ideal for families with young children. I was specially impressed when I found fairy non bio as we had forgotten to bring some. When we do come back to the Isle of Wight this property will be on the top of our list. Once again thanks a lot for letting us use your house and for the treats you left us. If travelling with a family you definitely need a car.
Janet User ProfileJanet is a superhost.
Response from Janet:
Thank you Premvir. Good to hear you enjoyed the lovely Isle of Wight - and the chalet.
April 2017

Anita User Profile
January 2017
Janet's place is great! It's lovely and clean, very homely and well stocked with everything you could need. Janet her self is wonderful! Great communication, very helpful and very accommodating. I can't recommend this place enough.

Dana User Profile
January 2017
There are not enough stars for Janet and her little place. She is a great communicator, gracious and helpful. She is attentive but not intrusive. We loved the little chalet and really settled in for 3 nights. The neighborhood is not really the attraction, but the beach-themed cottage was the Isle of Wight experience we were seeking. From here we ventured out to experience island culture. The chalet offers every single amenity you could ask for! One thing I loved was the abundance of electrical outlets in all the right spots. For example there is a nice mirror and an outlet for your hair dryer. The kitchen is well outfitted as well as the bath. The bed was so comfortable so we slept soundly. And despite cold weather the cottage was toasty. Perfect stay!! Would gladly return.
Janet User ProfileJanet is a superhost.
Response from Janet:
Thank you so much Dana. It was a pleasure to meet you.
January 2017

Kerri User Profile
January 2017
The chalet looks just like the pictures, small & cosy but definitely enough room. The kitchen is well equipped and has everything you need. Janet is a great host - she met us at the property when we checked in which was nice. Janet has thought of everything! Lovely little touches like hot water bottles, first aid kits, sewing kit, maps, torch, binoculars (which we used everyday!) Extra towels, instructions on all the electricals, lunch boxes, pinic blankets, seating outside etc. We found the chalet to be warm, cosy and in a great location. Gurnard Pines no longer trades as a holiday park but the gym and pool are still open and there is a convenience shop on site. We saw a few red squirrals there too - so keep your eyes open! Overall - a lovely stay.
Janet User ProfileJanet is a superhost.
Response from Janet:
Thank you Kerri for your generous and helpful feedback.
January 2017

Simone User Profile
December 2016
This is the second time I have stayed in Janets place and it was just as lovely as I remember. So warm and comfortable. Janet met us at the house and her communication though the whole booked process was fantastic! This will be my first point of call when I return to the island in the future!
Janet User ProfileJanet is a superhost.
Response from Janet:
Thank you. You will be very welcome to return again Simone.
December 2016

Cowes, United Kingdom · Joined in September 2012
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I am retired and now living on the Isle of Wight where my children and grandchildren also live.

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