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 one of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in 5 stars. The property is spotless and the decor and the view are to die for, everything is there that you would need for your holiday. So relaxing. Our host Annabelle was amazing and nothing is too much trouble. Once you've stayed here you will never ever want to go anywhere else. Thank you for another amazing holiday.
Well what can I say! Once you have stayed at Sea Shells by the Beach you will never ever want to go anywhere else. I can't recommend this property enough,its decor is beautiful, spotless,fully equipped with everything you need during your stay and the views over the sea are amazing ,it is so relaxing. It is in a beautiful little village called Bonchurch. Such a quiet,totally relaxing place,the cottage has a beautiful private garden overlooking the sea,what more could you dream of? An amazing host Annabelle ,who nothing was too much trouble for. Thank you for making our stay so special, we all really enjoyed ourselves. It is definitely 5 star for us. See you next year for another slice of paradise.
SEA SHELLS BY THE BEACH. Some years ago when walking on the coast path from Ventnor to Bonchurch,we came upon intriguing steps going up to a gate leading into a hidden garden. The thought of living there was beguiling, so we were delighted to find a box of leaflets saying that the place was available as a holiday let. The leaflet stayed in a desk drawer for several years but thinking of somewhere in England to go this year, it was found and a booking made with the charming Annabelle. What a gem! Annabelle has created the ideal beach cottage, superbly comfortable,pristine and as well equipped as you could wish. The only sound is the sea and one can stretch out on a long chair in total privacy, though able to watch the ships passing by. Annabelle takes infinite trouble to ensure her guests have everything they need and have a wonderful time. We have already booked another week later in the year. Christopher and Gail.
Another amazing stay at Sea Shells by the Beach. Such a beautiful location, you can always guarantee a relaxing stay! A visit to The Seapot (Wheeler's Bay), Bonchurch Inn and Taverners (Godshill) is thoroughly worthwhile for delicious food and all are very welcoming (including dogs). Thank you Annabelle for such a fantastic stay and all the personal touches. Take care.See you next year!
We had the most amazing family holiday in this beautiful cottage. Sea Shells is very clean and the personal touches from Annabelle have made this holiday extra special with a lovely cake,chocs and fresh cut flowers. Sea Shells is by far the best holiday home we have stayed in. The only downside is we have to go home but we will definitely be back next summer.Thank you Annabelle. Emma, Chris, Maria and kiddies xx
What an awesome holiday home this is...a true hidden gem! So beautiful and comfortable, spotlessly clean and equipped with everything anyone could ever wish for...clearly wonderful care and attention has been paid to every detail! We have soaked up the fabulous and ever changing panoramic sea view from the wall to wall glazed doors of the lounge and garden beyond and how wonderful to have had the benefit of the sun in the private garden all day too.Privacy and sunshine are a real feature as the view is so gorgeous too! Loved using our binoculars to zoom in on all the passing ships, dolphins and Eric the sea lion! It felt so private being raised up from the esplanade-so wonderful in fact we were not motivated to venture far afield! That said,we loved strolling the esplanade to Ventnor and enjoyed several more challenging walks along coastal paths and steps. It's absolutely worth walking a little beyond Ventnor to Steephill Cove-gorgeous but inaccessible by car. We totally recommend Sea Shells by the Beach for a wonderfully luxurious and relaxing get away from it all. Thank you so much Annabelle for being such an amazing hostess-we thoroughly enjoyed our stay...and Largo absolutely loved his holiday !!! xxx
Once again a lovely stay with everything just perfect-especially so in these odd times.Already looking forward to our next visit.Thank you Paul,Irene and Molly XXX
We have had the best stay in Seashells by the beach. The cottage is spectacular and so homely.The views are incredible and so relaxing. The home has everything you need for a perfect holiday. Annabelle is a perfect host, nothing is too much trouble for her.Thank you for a wonderful holiday.Janice,Richard,Elliot,Clare,Aurelio and baby Francesco.
Sea Shells is our favourite place to be. We always go home feeling relaxed and refreshed. Annabelle is amazing and has thought of everything. We cannot wait to return.John,Janet,Sophie,Ray and the children.
We have had such a wonderful stay.Thank you Annabelle!
The cottage has everything you could need and is lovely and clean.
It works really well with small children who have enjoyed playing in the big bright sociable space whilst we have enjoyed the ever changing views.
If you are reading this and have small children 1 to 5 ,here are the nearby attractions we liked:
The Donkey Sanctuary
Godshill Model Village
Blackgang Chine (expect playgrounds more than rides and go early in your stay so you can return for free within 7 days which means the price is more reasonable)
Jurrasic Jim's Shop (if you have a dino lover Jim is great with young enthusiasts)
This was our first visit to the Isle of Wight since 1968! The house has been a wonderful place-comfortable,well equipped and beautifully situated. Annabelle has been very welcoming and helpful. Despite some wet and windy weather we have enjoyed every day! Thank you Annabelle.
Seashells never fails to impress us.This place is just like coming home every time. The location,facilities and Annabelle's personal touch brings this cottage to another level.Thank you Annabelle for such a wonderful holiday and keeping us as safe as possible through these challenging times. See you very soon I hope. Robert,Derek,Joan and Ann XXXXX
Another wonderful stay at Sea Shells by the Beach. Beautiful weather all week. Had our usual "chill out" holiday watching the ever changing landscape from the amazing location.
Sea shells is by far the best holiday cottage we've ever stayed in.Thank you Annabelle for making our stay so special-again! .We will be back again!
Once again thank you so much by the wonderful welcome we received as always. Mum and Derek’s sister were bowled over by the cottage and my Auntie & Uncle who were staying at Wheeler Bay Holiday Villas couldn’t get over the wonderful way the cottage has been designed and the superb views, they couldn’t stop talking about it. Fantastic efforts on your part in helping us stay safe with the current COVID19 situation, Seashells by the Beach is always spotless and of an extremely high standard, but with all the extra work you are doing and the sanitisation stations you have put in were extremely re-assuring and what we have come to expect of the high standards you set in your amazing holiday home. Really thought that was an extremely good idea of the new linen cupboard where all used linen, towels and mats etc can be taken prior to leaving. much better for the guests and I hope more helpful to you. Again a very big thank you and really hoping we can take advantage of that week you have available next year.
Take good care of yourself, stay safe and speak soon.
Love & best wishes
Fab 2 weeks holiday.First week spent with our son and girlfriend,second week on our own (bliss)
It was wonderful to be able to relax and watch the shipping sail past,cycle into Ventnor for a coffee or a meal.
Having visited the Island for several years we've visited numerous attractions this time.We took a fast boat tour of The Needles plus a stair lift down to the beach-fun!!!
Didn't know what to expect with our holiday due to COVID-19 but I must say we felt extremely safe.
Annabelle ,thank you for making our second trip to the cottage so welcoming.
Hope to see you in a year or so
Love Karen and Stephen
Seashells on the beach is a very special holiday home from home. Its location, levels of comfort, cleanliness and style are better than anything I have seen anywhere in the world. Annabelle is a wonderful host and anticipates her guests every need. We have stayed here three times now and have loved every minute.
Rachel and family
Another wonderful relaxing stay all thanks to you Annabelle. We felt safe and yet welcome even though we had to keep our distance ! We will see you again in September and I will email you dates for next March. Irene ,Paul and Molly
WOW! What an amazing week-huge thanks to Annabelle,host extraordinaire! You made our stay possible and extremely comfortable. The house is an absolute delight, what an amazing view-you could never get tired of it!
For future guests-we very much enjoyed visiting The Needles, Shanklin Chine, Ventnor Botanic Gardens and Carisbrook Castle-all also dog friendly.
We hope to be back in the future to this slice of Heaven!
Holly,Ben and Becky
Thank you just isn't enough!
Once again what an absolute pleasure XXX A million thank yous for keeping such a special place for us.
Wishing you a wonderful and successful 2020!!
We will keep in touch XX
Lots of love from Andrew, Janet and the rest of the family LINTONS !! XXX
Thank you for sharing this hidden gem! We've had a great week away relaxing,made much easier by your fantastic property. Spotlessly clean, every need catered for and you can bring your dog-a great plus home from home.
Trips to the Needles and Osbourne House ,you can take your dog,they're allowed everywhere bar the house and the beach. Off to the Light Show tonight
A lovely property in a great location, walks to Ventnor along the walkway are great.