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.
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