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!!!!
This is our 5th consecutive year being guests at Sea Shells by the Beach and Annabelle never disappoints us with her wonderful house and the personal touches that really make it feel like "home from home". Thank you as always for such a wonderful stay in a lovely part of the world!
AMAZING COTTAGE "OMG" OH MY GOD WHAT A LOVELY PLACE. THANKYOU ANNABELLE FOR OUR LOVELY TREATS ON ARRIVING. THE COTTAGE IS AMAZING, A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING AND EVERYTHING IN IT'S PLACE,SO CLEAN AND FRESH AND ABSOLUTELY PERFECT,JUST LOVE IT. WE ARE ALL HAVING A GREAT TIME AND DON'T WANT TO GO HOME. HOPE TO COME BACK SOON. THANKYOU AGAIN ANNABELLE X "AND FLOWERS" LOVELY EVERYTHING X
PETE, CHRIS ,TERRY, MICHELLE, MALC, ARCHIE "WOOF" ALFIE "WOOF" THANKYOU X
Dear Annabelle,thank you so much for making us feel at home. We appreciate you for making the house lovely and clean. We have all enjoyed ourselves exploring the island. We are all very sad to be leaving as we have had a blast. We love to wake up and look out to sea. Thank you so much for the gifts and hope to see you soon xxx
Thank you once again Annabelle for making our holiday absolutely perfect. Your cottage is sublime, the attention to detail is amazing and it is so clean and gorgeous. We all love just sitting watching the sea and the boats. The Isle of Wight is a magical island and your cottage and "you", Annabelle, make it perfect. We cannot wait to see you again next year.
Thank you for helping us to have a wonderful holiday. We appreciate your efforts to make us feel welcome especially as the house is so clean and comfortable. Thank you for the extra treats. We love Bonchurch and the Isle of Wight and the weather has been perfect. You really deserve the title "Super Host". We hope to see you again one day.
It has been a wonderful place to celebrate Nick's 70th birthday with the family. Sea Shells is perfect and your attention to detail, Annabelle , appreciated by us all. We love the island and know it well but this stay has surpassed all others elsewhere. So a very big thank you from all of us. P.S. This was the week England (Heathrow) had the highest temperatures ever recorded at 40.2 .C !!!
This has been our first visit to the Isle of Wight and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect cottage to stay in! Annabelle is a super host,thinking of absolutely everything (even the sweet treats). We are very sad to be heading home and have already got our countdown on for our next stay here at Sea Shells. Thank you Annabelle for everything,see you next year! xxxx
Another wonderful holiday here.Very sorry to leave .Thanks Annabelle.
We have had yet another amazing holiday at Sea Shells. We have been lucky enough to see dolphins and a seal from the garden this time. We have had perfect weather and this house has become our very special place for our family holiday,so much so we have already booked to return next year. Annabelle is a very special lady and her attention to detail is second to none and we cannot thank her enough. XXX
We have had a week here,mainly gasping at the view! But also amazed by the standard of thoughtfulness in how well the accommodation is equipped.Thank you. We loved the privacy too
A really lovely, comfortable cottage with a well equipped kitchen and fabulous location. All our queries were dealt with quickly and efficiently so it was a trouble free week.The perfect weather made it even more enjoyable, as did being able to have our elderly dog with us. Idyllic holiday.
Beautiful Holiday Home. Immaculate throughout. Loved the pretty little seaside garden.Pity the weather wasn't better so we could have spent more time in it. Well catered for ,all facilities provided however we chose to eat out every day. Lovely food at The Bonchurch Inn,The Spyglass Inn,Ventnor. Great tapas and coffee at The MET, Ventnor as well as super seafood along the front! Thanks for the welcome treats! Yummy!!!
We have had a lovely fortnights stay. The property was spotlessly clean and had all the facilities we needed.We wanted a chill out time and that's exactly what we achieved. Pixie and Gizmo really loved the garden.
We have had a great week in this beautiful house, so clean, so tastefully decorated and with all the equipment one could wish for. Annabelle you are a super host and we really appreciated the Annabelle touches of fresh flowers, cake and chocolate. We could stay looking at the sea forever.We hope to come back soon. Thank you for all your efforts to keep us COVID safe. Lots of love, Beau, Toby, David,June, Matt, Michelle and baby Henry xx
What can we say that we haven't already! I think this is our FIFTH VISIT and I am sure won't be our last! Everything is absolutely beautiful and Annabelle is as wonderful as ever! We have been lucky with the weather this time (apart from the first day) Nothing is too much trouble for the delightful Annabelle, all the little touches are amazing-beautiful flowers, lovely yummy cake, and even thoughtful things for our furry friends. Cannot recommend highly enough. TEN STARS !! Thank you so much Patricia and Mike xx
What a truly fabulous find! The house exceeded our expectations on every front. It definitely deserves its award of 5 stars and more! The view out across the sea is simply magnificent. The house is very well equipped and beautifully designed. Annabelle was the perfect hostess. We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and will return again in the future. With warmest and heartfelt thanks. All your efforts are very much appreciated. Belinda xx
What an amazing cottage! We have loved every minute of our stay. Beautiful views, cosy interiors and plenty to do on our days out. Weather has been brilliant and we have thoroughly enjoyed many a meal out and relaxed and unwound wonderfully during our week. Our dogs have enjoyed the walks and the kids enjoyed their ice-creams! Many thanks Annabelle for sharing your wonderful haven!
We have all thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The house is beautifully presented and equipped with everything anyone could possibly need. So much thought has gone into its presentation and it was so lovely to walk into a spotlessly clean, comfortable house with a fabulous sea view.
Annabelle is a very attentive host with a genuine concern for her guests comfort.
The garden is a real sun spot and the furniture provided is of high quality and comfortable and the position of the garden is private. The little beaches a real bonus for our visiting grandchildren. We loved it.
Dear Annabelle,With family members very worried about Covid, we were extremely appreciative of the efforts made to ensure the property was beyond spotless,with everything we needed to stay safe.
Thank you for a fantastic holiday in your beautiful cottage.From fresh flowers and cakes on arrival to secret delivery of personalised Easter treats for the kids,our stay has been perfect and we have wanted for nothing!
We have been lucky enough to see the seal from the garden while enjoying beautiful views and weather.HOLIDAY RECOMMENDATIONS: We have enjoyed a great meal at LE TOUR de MONDE,VENTNOR (cannot recommend highly enough and worth the money!) They were very accommodating for 11 yr old and vegan customers.
THE BOTANICAL GARDENS ,Ventnor, were beautiful and relaxing ,even on a rainy day and the children aged 11 and 2.5 yrs loved THE MINIATURE VILLAGE at GODSHILL with a reasonably priced tea and cake in THE OLD SMITHY and a walk around the very creative hidden gardens.
WOOD'S KITCHEN GODSHILL,CHOCOLATE ISLAND and THE ROCK SHOP(SHANKLIN) were great for the kids and a visit to the beach in Ventnor helped to burn off the extra energy!
This family holiday has been long over-due,thank you Annabelle ,for helping to make it perfect!!Lots of love John, Carol,Andrew, Nicola,Laura,Gavin,Amelia,Rory,Harry and Winston xxx
Many thanks for providing us with such lovely Christmassy "home away from home" when we needed it! Seashells is one of our favourite places,a perfect place to recharge but it is something special with wintery waves crushing in and the whole house is so lovely, decorated with Annabelle's personal touches everywhere-magical!
It has been a wonderful Christmas due to Annabelle's hospitality and we will no doubt be back for a 4th time!