Marina View

House - Entire home/apt · A High St, Cowes, PO31 7AX, United Kingdom
Your host, Fiona
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The Space

Lovely relaxing townhouse, right overlooking the marina, in the heart of the quaint harbour town of Cowes, on the beautiful Isle of Wight - an easy hop over from Southampton.

Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, spacious sitting room and kitchen with huge window over marina. Flat screen freeview TV's, Wifi throughout, tasteful neutral decor, and fully equipped to a very high standard. A great selection of shops, restaurants, pubs and marina all within a minutes walk !

Ideal for sailing breaks, short breaks, family holidays, and accommodation in Cowes for the regatta season, including Cowes Week, P1 Powerboat Weekend and Little Britain.

The property is conveniently situated right in the heart of Cowes, with a secluded entrance in a small gated courtyard off the High Street. An old seaman's residence, it was completely renovated to a high standard a few years ago and retains its character with some quaint sloping ceilings and floors. On 4 floors over a small card store at the front.

A smart front door opens into an entrance hall with multiple coat hooks and shoe rack, continuing up a characterful winding stairway (not suitable for disabled or infirm) to the first floor, comprising the bright airy kitchen. Fully equipped with oven, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washer/dryer, plenty of cupboard space, smart white china and fine glasses, and equipment to suit every eventuality, plus a drop leaf table which can accommodate 6 people, and fabulous views over the marina and harbour from the huge window.

The spacious sitting room has two comfy sofas and an Ottoman, a wall-mounted flat screen free view TV, DVD player, wifi connection, coffee table, plus a dining/computer table for 6 people, and full bookshelves.

Stairs lead up to a large airy twin (could be triple) bedroom, with wardrobe and chest of drawers. Onward to a bunk bedroom with fantastic views over the marina and Solent. Chest of drawers and hanging rail. Also on this floor is a bathroom with spacious shower bath with glass screen, loo and basin, plenty of shelves, towel rails and hooks.

Stairs lead up to the master bedroom, with velux window and fabulous views over the marina and Solent. With brand new super-king bed, or twin bed option. Wall mounted flat screen free view TV. Chest of drawers, spacious shelving and hanging space. Leading into a spacious bathroom with luxuriously large shower, large basin area and loo, plus more shelving !

The property is conveniently situated right on Cowes High Street - which is closed to traffic during the day and restricted at night. Great if you like to be in the centre of the action! A good selection of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and pubs are all within a minutes walk.

Several beaches also within walking distance. There is plenty of public parking nearby, we can advise of the best places. New - residents parking permit tickets now available. Parking available in surrounding streets. Free on Sundays and after 6pm.

Boat trips can also be organised, we have our own 8.75 metre Scorpion RIB available for charter, which can take up to 6 people on a speedy ride around the Solent.

There are plenty of easy ferry routes to the Isle of WIght. The fast passenger only ferry comes straight into Cowes ( from Southampton) and is a 3 min walk from the house ! Red Funnel and Wightlink operate car ferries throughout the day and night to the Island to within 15/20 mins of the house. We can advise the best route and get you discounts too !

Guest Access

Guest have access to a little courtyard, where it is safe to leave bikes or prams.

Interaction with Guests

We are always available 24 hrs by text, phone or email - if you have any queries, concerns or needs - and are always happy to help quickly. The house is on a key code entry system, so the bonus is that you can let yourselves in whenever you arrive, no waiting ! But unless you want to meet us, we will not disturb you !

The Neighborhood

It is a vibrant little harbour / sailing town, there is a lovely buzz about the place. You have everything you need right on your doorstep - it is a fantastic location. And lovely views out of the back windows over the marina and sea beyond.

Getting around

Yes - the fast passenger ferry arrives just around the corner, and there are good buses to all over the Island just a 2 min walk away.

Other Things to Note

The PRICES listed are based on nightly prices - but we do REDUCE the price for 4-7 night stays - just contact us for a price.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 6
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $353
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
  • The property was incredibly well kept and felt extremely homely from the off. The kitchen was well stocked, which made staying in to cook an easy choice (although the fish n' chippy across the road is also very good). Any questions on the house or local area were well answered in the pack provided. This is a great property with lovely views of the marina.

    June 2014
  • Marina View was a lovely property central to Cowes. However it did not have the seaviews we expected and it was higgledy piggledy with a tiny staircase and slanted floors. It was very clean and tidy although the rooms were very small. At night the noise from passerby's was quite loud and kept me awake, as the bedroom and front room was directly on the high street.

    April 2014
    Response from Fiona:

    Yes - it is a quaint old seaman's cottage, and there are some sloping floors and narrow stairs, but most of our guests think this adds to its character ! The bunk room is small, but other than that the rooms are fairly generous for a little old townhouse ? And we show you all the sea views in the photos - that's what they are !
    As it is on the pedestrianised High Street, of course there can be a bit of passing noise, but we are about to replace the windows on that side - to lessen this.

    Overall it is usually said to have a lovely relaxing feel about it - and that is our intention.

    April 2014
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Hi - we are Fiona and Will, and we've been living on the beautiful Island for 15 years now and we just love it ! We started providing Holiday Accommodation 5 years ago with our lovely little townhouse in Cowes, which has been a huge success with all our guests - hopefully due to our attention to detail and caring attitude. A couple of years ago we decided to expand our business by building a fabulous Tree House on the edge of our land. It has proved very popular indeed - so much so that we are thinking about to building another one ! We look forward to giving you a great holiday !
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