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!!!!
I just wanted to thank you for letting us stay in this lovely cottage.All great walks were under 30 minutes away!!!
THANK YOU for this wonderful holiday - you couldn't have been a lovelier hostess.
We come to the Isle of Wight a lot and this is by far the BEST HOLIDAY HOME WE HAVE STAYED IN.
Thank you for all the thoughtful touches in the house (a warm hose for our beloved dog!) and for being so helpful when we broke the blinds and needed some bicarb!
I've never had a more perfect view for practising yoga and will carry the memory of it for a long time.
We're so grateful and hope to come back again soon.
Emma, Andrew ,Emma,William and Joy
Dearest Annabelle, Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Yet again everything was perfect and thank you for being such a lovely kind person,it is such a breath of fresh air in the hectic life I lead.
I'm very thankful for this wonderful escape, to a beautiful cottage with such a breathtaking view. Can't wait to return.
Love and many thanks Nicki,and Ben and Timba X
It was my first stay in "Sea Shells by the Beach" and it was everything Alan and Jill said.. You are the perfect host. Love Sonia xx
Dearest Annabelle, Our second visit was every bit as wonderful as our first!
Perfect holiday home, perfect week (in spite of the weather) and you have been a perfect host.
As much as we'd like to, we will not be able to come and visit you next year but you can be sure "we will be back"
We had a fabulous holiday,once again,everything was perfect, could not wish for a nicer place to stay or a nicer hostess .
Love to you and your family Alan,Jill, and Mr Monty xXxXx
Thank you Annabelle for being such a wonderful host in the beautiful and charming Sea Shells by the Beach.
There's nothing else to say other than it was our Heaven on earth!
We've had a fantastic relaxing week taking in the amazing view from lounge and garden, in total comfort.
Once again thank you so much and hope to see you soon.
Karen and Stephen x
We've had a lovely time this week !! So much hard work has been put into this house and it really shows. This is one of the best holiday homes we have ever stayed in and the best location! The walks along the seafront to Ventnor were gorgeous along with many others including a walk to Steephill Cove and one through the Devil's Chimney which were two of the best. We ate out in a variety of places such as The Spyglass, Seapots, Bonchurch Inn, Tramenzinni and our favourite, The Smoking Lobster ! Thank you so much for this wonderful time Annabelle and we hope to be back soon (maybe with a little bit more sun and a bit less wind though!) Annabel (12), Maddy (15) , Sally, Sturart and Jean (Ashby-de-la-Zouch)
Thank you so much for welcoming us into this house. It is an absolutely gorgeous place and we've loved our stay, waking up right next to the sea and being extremely lucky with the weather. We've been coming to the Isle of Wight annually for 14 years now and this has been the first time we've stayed here and its been wonderful. It feels so homely whilst looking immaculate at the same time.
Thank you very much.
From Sue,Tony,Catherine,Cain,Lauren and Sian-London
Thank you for letting us stay in your cottage it was a lovely stay.
Thank you for mine and Lucas presents. We all really loved Steephill Cove , Blackgang Chine and fossil hunting. We enjoyed the ice cream, ice lollies and thank you for the moulds. Mummy and granny enjoyed their morning walks to Ventnor. Daddy enjoyed sitting by the waterside with a cup of tea. We would all love to come back here.
By Poppy Bushrod .Signed Poppy Bushrod.
Thank you, love Jo +Nick+Liz+Luca +Poppy (Luca drew a fantastic gecko) x
Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely cottage,we all loved it.
There are plenty of dog friendly beaches and everyone made us feel welcome.
We can't wait to come back next year.We are looking forward to it.
Jess, Tom,Sue ,Tony, Steff, Poppy and Trixie XXX
This is a return visit for us and it lived up to expectations
.Sea Shells by the Beach is immaculate and so pretty. We wanted for nothing (although more sun would have been lovely but nothing Annabelle could have done about that)
We had friends to stay with us for a few days and they were very impressed. We all agreed it was the best holiday let we had ever stayed in. I could look at that view everyday and not get tired of it.
I will have to wait for a year for another "fix" though.
Thank you again Annabelle,you have provided something special here.
Judy and Graham, Surrey.
We've had a wonderful stay at Seashells.The photos on the website don't do it justice and the 5 star rating is well deserved.
Annabelle is a non intrusive lovely lady who really cares about her guests comfort.
We were blessed with good weather,great sea views, and we also saw some of the Glanville Fritillary butterflies! Our dogs made themselves very much at home,so the four of us had a very relaxing, enjoyable holiday.
Best wishes for many more happy guests.
Tony,Jackie,Pixie and Scamp XXXX
We spent an amazing 2 weeks at Sea Shells by the Beach. Returning after 12 months, we still find the whole experience amazing. The facilities are fantastic and the view is second to none,especially because of the visits from the seal and the pod of dolphins! Unbelievable!
Many visits to the quaint and quirky Bonchurch Inn. Always a warm welcome and delicious food.
On top of everything thank you Annabelle for another wonderful holiday, we lacked for nothing and our friends who visited for the weekend have been converted to "Seashells" magic.
See you next year!
Love from Irene,Paul and Molly dog xxx
Annabelle thanks for the wonderful accommodation right by the sea! We all loved fossil hunting on the beach but we had to put them back because people were building a sea wall. The best bit was going to Osborne House and having an ice cream on the beach. We loved our stay it was beautiful. Best wishes
Lucy 7,Emily 5, James 8 months ,Katherine and Andy. We are maybe returning. Annabelle THANK YOU !!!!!! Super House ! I loved the eggs and the bunny and Teddy- Lucy.
Enjoyed a great stay at Sea Shells. Weather was great until the last night, if anything was a bit hot for the first few days!
Walks along the landslip and the sea wall were lovely.
Sitting watching the sea made us feel like we were on a cruise!
Sea Shells by the Beach is a stunning house.
David, Iris,Kristin, Blue , Lola and John X
20th APRIL 2019
Thank you,Annabelle for the wonderful time we have here. We saw a pod of dolphins from Ventnor beach and they were beautiful. My brother loved sunbathing in your deckchairs. I love the chocolate bunny as well as your Easter cakes. We will return next year. Hope you enjoy Easter. Love from Sophie, Matthew, Catherine and Keith. Goodbye !
NEW YEAR 8th January 2019
Annabelle is the Mary Poppins of the Island-Practically Perfect in Every way! and so is Sea Shells by the Beach!
We have already booked our third visit and are sure we will be back after that. The attention to detail is superb and all the lovely little touches make such a difference. It is fab to find such a lovely host that really cares about "two feets " and our precious "four feet" friends. Thank you!
A stay at Sea Shells by the "shore",
Will always leave one wanting more!
Annabelle is the fabulous host,
She is thoughtful,attentive and "the most"!
Everything is lovely,spick and span,
And we are all the biggest fans!
As always what a fantastic stay we had! This is our 4th visit and every time we come it is even better! We love the personal touches and your thoughtful detail and love to visit the Island as often as we can! Amazing stay, thank you so much!.
Can't wait to come back soon.
Lots of love
Sarah, Ed, Emily, Jess and Olivia XXXXX
what can we say? everything about your beautiful holiday home is truly amazing! Location and views are unbelievable, your gorgeous house is so relaxing, perfect in every way! Clean, bright, perfectly decorated, so well equipped with exceptionally comfortable beds! We really didn’t want to leave! Your cupcakes were a lovely welcome gift. You were even so kind as to to look after our puppy Indie when we were in a pickle! Thank you! It was so easy to visit any where on the Isle of Wight without travelling too far from your lovely house. We most definitely will return! Soon we hope!
What can we say simply perfect.
5 star service-you are lovely and so is the cottage-we will be back! Thank you for helping two very stressed people. What a fabulous experience, every attention to detail brilliant and the lemon cake was yummy!
Thank you so very much
Patricia and Mike Hutchinson (Norfolk) Xx