Thank you to all my wonderful guests who have stayed. I look forward to welcoming new and returning guests to Sea Shells by the Beach.
Very exciting news has been that following my first inspection and grading by Visit England, the cottage received a 5 star GOLD grading!!!!
We agree with every positive comment made previously. Despite having chosen a week with very mixed weather (from sunshine to floods!), we've had a wonderful week. The location and accomodation couldn't be better. You couldn't have a better view of the sea, or be any closer. The facilities,decor and kitchen are all excellent -and very tasteful furnishings. Lily and Chris King.
We have so enjoyed our stay at Seashells again and thank you for ordering such lovely weather! Welcomed by beautiful flowers,wine, cakes and chocolates to enjoy, and then on top of that,my birthday card and gift. Thank you so much for helping to make my 70th birthday so special. Such kind thoughts. A beautiful holiday home and lovely garden to sit in and enjoy the sounds,smells and sights of the sea. Thank you Annabelle for all your efforts to make our holiday so perfect. Alicia Nicholls
We fell in love with Seashells back in 2018 and we have had some wonderful stays here, this week was no different. This week was a bit of an experience with the storms and amazing lightening shows out at sea. We still managed visits to the Botanic Gardens and Donkey Sanctuary and sampled the new Amarcord restaurant in Ventnor High Street. Excellent food and dog friendly(downstairs) Also scrumptious afternoon tea at The Royal Hotel, Ventnor. Thank you Annabelle for another great week at Seashells xxx
Annabella, Thank you for a most relaxing, scenic and enjoyable holiday in your beautiful appartment. We have had great dog walks, met such friendly local folks and enjoyed meals out at their recommendations. Also, thank you for making the whole experience as disabled accessible as can be for David. We will definitely be back soon.
Our second visit this year and what a beautiful week we’ve all had. A surprise birthday week treat and wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else. Annabelle’s thoughtfulness, attention to detail and being such a beautiful lady makes Sea Shells perfect.
We all miss beautiful Bonchurch so much, see you again soon Annabelle xx
Dearest Annabelle Well what can I say, the house is as perfect as ever. We have had the most wonderful week and it has been fantastic to see you again. We have all loved just sitting and watching and totally relaxing. We adore your cottage and you make feel like home. Thank you for everything and we all cannot wait to see you again next year x
We've had a lovely time and we loved looking out over our garden and watching the sea and boats. The beds were so comfy and we slept in late. We had everything we needed and more in the holiday house. A massive thank you from all of us for a lovely holiday. Thank you Annabelle for my Bonchurch Bear .MSLW age 8
We have had a wonderful week here on the Isle of Wight and absolutely loved stayiing in this beautiful cottage. Thank you for everything Annabelle. We will definitely be back xxx
From Rebecca: " This is the only holiday in the UK which felt like being in a very special place to me. It uplifted my spirit and my mood and I truly loved every second of it x"
Annabelle and Sea Shells becomes more special to us as a family each year. Our twins were lucky enough to spend their 5th birthday here which was made extra special with Annabelle's kindness and attention to detail. The sad thing for us is having to leave this beautiful home but we have already booked for next year and so the countdown starts today! A huge thank you to Annabelle as always for another week of special memories. Emma x
A POEM FOR ANNABELLE.
Oh my God ,here we are.
In our favourite place by far.
We love Seashells by the sea.
We all do, especially me......
It’s such a clean and lovely place.
And in it we all feel really safe.
And all the special things you do for us.
Just gives it that big magic touch......
The cakes, the flowers, the chocs divine.
And also a lovely bottle of wine.
Thank you, thank you very much.
For giving it your personal touch.....
The garden and the lovely lights.
Makes it look wonderful at night.
It makes you feel nice and cosy.
And yes, yes, yes, everything’s rosy.....
So thank you Annabelle from all of us.
And come back, yes we must.
We wouldn’t go anywhere else.
‘Cos Seashells is the very best.....
Oh well Annabelle it’s time to go home.
No longer in the Isle of Wight will we roam.
We really love it here, can’t you see.
That one day back here we will be.....
We had a lovely stay Annabelle, can’t stop talking about everything here, The socks on the table legs and chairs-everything JUST PERFECT.
Malc, Michelle, Pete, Chris, Terry ,Archie and Alfie(woof-woof) JULY 2023
We've experienced a wonderful week! This home is a delight to stay in, the beds are comfortable, the view is outstanding and we wanted for nothing. Everything is so beautifully done and well thought out. Annabelle, you have been amazing! Thank you for the special touches making mum's birthday so memorable! We felt far away from all the world and will 100% be back to stay again- thank you so much xx
We have had a wonderful time-despite the weather! This a GREAT place to stay and we have all felt restored. We love the peace and we are transfixed by the view. Dogs are much calmer here than they are at home! Thank you for all the amazing care and attention and cleanliness! We hope to come again soon
Many thanks Annabelle for another great holiday. We have certainly been blessed with the weather this week. We have enjoyed the cream tea at Vernon Cottage in Shanklin and The Culver Haven Inn on Culver Down is worth a visit and the views are fantastic. Also The White Lion at Niton is great. Thank you for the chocolates, wine and cake. Everything lovely as ever. Love Carole,Alan,Elaine, Louise and Paul.
Thank you for a wonderful stay as always! We have so many amazing memories from our 10 years of staying here! Lots of love,see you in 2024! Xx
Wonderful time in this delightful place.Didn't see a cloud all week and we were very well sheltered in the garden from a N.E.wind.Glorious! Annabelle, you go above and beyond in your attention to detail and lovely welcome. So comfortable here we don't want to leave! In fact ,we didn't leave it much during the week but sat in the garden soaking up the sun, it was like being on a Greek Island! Our favourite eatery was "The Seapot", lovely platters washed down with very quaffable Rose (and a sneaky Pimms one day!) Also lovely meal at Bonchurch Inn (step back in time), "allcomers" menu at The Spyglass, a bit posher at The Buddle Inn (take a cardigan!) and genuine Sardinian welcome and food at Pavarottis in Shanklin. Thank you Annabelle for such a memorable week x
We enjoyed the ideal location with its excellent sea views,but also the privacy. The level of equipment and cleanliness was outstanding. The decor bright yet welcoming. We had a very relaxing time ,not needing to travel far. We all loved it!
We have had a really restful week in this beautiful cottage. The view is amazing and adds something very special to our stay on the island. The cottage is so comfortable and full of personal touches which we have appreciated. The dogs have loved the beautiful walks and we are leaving rested and refreshed. Would love to return. Many thanks from us all x
We are blown away by the beauty of the cottage and the many special touches that Annabelle has added-especially the Easter goodies and Izzy's birthday pressie.
The view is idylic-Seashells is magical-you couldn't want for more.
We will be back-Thank you! Anthony, Fiona, Faith, Izzy ,Brodie and Sassy X
We have loved our stay at this lovely seaside cottage. The views are simply wonderful. Your efforts to ensure that the place was welcoming,clean and oh, so special, did not go unnoticed. We will highly recommend to all we see. Jason, Ann, John,Bella and Holly xxxxx
Annabelle,thank you for letting us stay in your holiday home. It really made our holiday special. We visited a lot of the island but it was so nice to come back to this house. A big thank you for all the gifts,you made us feel so welcome. Thank you for helping us have an amazing time.