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Views towards Firestone Copse
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Santa Maria

Ryde (2mls SW), Isle of Wight
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning views across the rolling countryside at this relaxing island escape
  • A phenomenal mix of outdoor seating for some alfresco dining
  • An ideal retreat from which to explore the fantastic sights of the Isle of Wight
Property code: 87028

A charming cottage which nestles in the quaint village of Havenstreet, on the outskirts of Ryde, provides the perfect getaway for friends and family to explore the island.

Sitting in the picturesque village of Havenstreet, this beautiful semi-detached home sleeps four people over two bedrooms – making it the perfect island retreat for small families or groups of friends who want to enjoy a little peace and quiet on holiday. Spend happy days hiking through the forest at Firestone Copse or strolling along the beach at Ryde, and relaxed evenings admiring the horses as you sip a glass of wine on the property’s terrace.

Step inside and you’ll be greeted by a large open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner – the hub of the home. Take a moment to make yourself at home in front of the wood burner before heading to the kitchen area to cook up a storm for your loved ones and then get everyone together to eat at the dining table. Alternatively, head out into the garden, fire up the BBQ and dine alfresco. This property is blessed with some outstanding outdoor space, so you can spend the rest of your evening admiring the horses in the paddocks that back onto garden, or watching the sun sink behind the towers of Queen Victoria’s Osbourne House. At the end of the day you’ll find two lovely bedrooms to choose from.

Get everyone together make your way into the seaside resort of Ryde (3 miles). Head east of the pier and the first beach you come across is very family friendly - it's even got a small children's play park. Nature lovers will appreciate an afternoon at Haven Falconry (0.5 miles), while petrol-heads will enjoy a few hours at the Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum (3 miles). Alternatively, take a trip on the historic Isle of Wight Steam Railway (0.5 miles) or enjoy a game of golf at Ryde Golf Club (2.5 miles).

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Travel cot and highchair available at request
  • Smart TV, DVD, CD, iPod dock, Wii games console and selection of games and controllers, selection of books, games, toys and DVDs
  • Gate available on balcony bridge for child safety
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, plus roadside parking
  • Please note electric vehicle charging is not permitted due to insurance purposes. A nearby charging point is available at the Wightlink terminal, Fishbourne
  • Balcony dining area outside property then down a set of stairs to larger seating, BBQ and grass area
  • Secure bike storage
  • Shop 2 miles, beach 2.5 miles, and pub 0.5 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Annette 7th June 2024

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Very good level of facilities, ideal location for various towns, beaches and attractions, excellent pub with food 2 minutes away, really enjoyed stay despite middling weather. good view of sunset from balcony and living room.

Reviewed by George 17th May 2024

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Reviewed by Jane 10th May 2024

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Good location, lovely accommodation, pub with excellent meals walking distance, no shop in the village but a well stocked honesty box kiosk 'The Little Cowshed' walking distance. Had a lovely holiday.

Reviewed by Marion 26th April 2024

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Lovely well equipped comfortable clean property. Beds are really comfortable too! Good location to get around the island and close to the car ferry terminal so no time wasted. Great view over the forest from the rear of the property.

Reviewed by Sharon 29th March 2024

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The property was so lovely. A very cosy place to stay. Clean, equipped with everything we needed. Location was good too. We lovely our visit, and would definitely go back.

Reviewed by Joanna 2nd March 2024

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Lovely view from lounge window. Owner was very helpful and easily contactable. The Welcome basket in the kitchen was a very thoughtful gesture.

Reviewed by Iona 5th January 2024

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Very clean and it had everything you need. Great view from the living room and patio. Convenient for the whole Island. Lovely dog all a couple of minutes away. Helpful owner who keeps you informed and responds quickly. Certainly recommend staying here.

Reviewed by M 13th October 2023

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Reviewed by Joann 6th October 2023

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A comfortable well equipped property with lovely views at the rear. The owners are friendly and helpful. Ideally placed for access to all the Islands attractions. We would certainly go back.

Reviewed by Edwin 22nd September 2023

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Paul the Owner, rang us when the bungalow was ready which we appreciated. Very impressed with Santa Maria as soon as we walked in we felt at home very homely and comfortable and lovely views. A nice surprise in the kitchen a welcome pack with a homemade Harvest Apple Scone very tasty. Enjoyed our stay very much.

Reviewed by ALAN 1st September 2023

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Really comfortable home with a very lovely outdoor seating area and even though we were there during the September hot spell the property stayed cool would stay again

Reviewed by Simon 11th August 2023

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Really lovely place to stay, good size, very clean, welcoming and well looked after. Owner is really friendly and happy to help.

Reviewed by Laura 7th July 2023

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A really lovely property perfectly situated for exploring the island, quiet and comfortable with an amazing view from the balcony area. Property was clean and in good condition. Owner exceptionally friendly and helpful too. Parking can be a bit tight round the back for a larger car, but is managable with a bit of maneuvering. On road parking is avaRead moreilable but the road can be busy at times. Would definitely recommend this property! Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline 1st July 2023

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We loved our holiday at Santa Maria , lovely bungalow with great outdoor space , be aware of steep steps down to garden but you can go via the driveway as we did with our dog , village is lovely but no shop so will need a car to get supplies. Bungalow is very well equipped with everything you could need and the owner left a lovely welcome pack inc Read morea home made cake . We would recommend Santa Maria for a lovely relaxing holiday away from it all . Hide

Reviewed by Susan 2nd June 2023

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We would highly recommend Santa Maria. The house has everything you want and the view from the balcony is wonderful. It is also in an excellent location for visiting the attractions of the Isle of Wight.

Reviewed by Joan 19th May 2023

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Would recommend this accommodation and the local pub food was excellent

Reviewed by Andrew 12th May 2023

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This is a very comfortable and fully equipped cottage. The bungalow has good heating for a colder evening and a wonderful view. It has an excellent balcony which is in full sun during the afternoon (we stayed in mid-may) and is sheltered from any wind by glass screens. The view is excellent and the garden is also a sun trap, very warm and ideal forRead more dogs although has to be accessed by steps down from the bungalow balcony. Hide

Reviewed by Joanne 1st May 2023

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Reviewed by Stephen 17th March 2023

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A lovely two week stay, the property is very cosy and well fitted out with every appliance you could wish for, making it very much a home-from-home, particularly the home baked welcoming Victoria Sponge cake! Great views over Firestone Cops from the back garden and veranda. Very convenient for Newport / Ryde areas

Reviewed by Marcus 14th February 2023

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The property was very comfortable and very clean. 10/10 on both counts. The welcome treats were very welcome. Paul the owner called round and had great advice about places to visit and was very friendly. The location is easy for getting out and about and is only minutes away from the car ferry from Portsmouth. Beaches at Ryde are only minutes away Read morealso and very dog friendly out of season. (Not so May - Sept) The garden is very dog friendly and secure. We will definitely be booking again. Hide

Reviewed by Jacquelyn 24th October 2022

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Reviewed by Angela 21st October 2022

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Santa Maria was absolutely beautiful. It has such a warm and welcoming feeling. All the equipment needed to make meals were available and the level of cleanliness was 100%. We had a wonderful stay and will certainly be back!

Reviewed by Shimik 14th October 2022

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Lovely cottage, we had a relaxing stay. The kitchen was well equipped, wi fi was fine and the spare room was useful for storage. Great location and plenty of places to visit nearby, pub 2 min walk. Hope to return in the future!

Reviewed by Olivia 30th September 2022

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Just got back from our stay at Santa Maria. Great place to stay as a base while on the island. Place was spotless and clean and when we arrived there was a welcome package with tea coffee and milk in fridge as well as home made cake. Kitchen was well equipping with everything that you need. Also nice to find handwash and toilet paper on arrival so Read morehad everything we needed for our stay. Beds were extremely comfortable we had a good nights rest. Log fire was nice too. Garden and views beautiful. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 19th September 2022

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We had a great stay. Warm, comfortable, hot water, beautiful view. Thank you.

Reviewed by Luke 16th September 2022

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We had a lovely stay at this cottage. The views are fantastic and everything was provided that we might need. We were kept informed of everything prior to arrival and were even provided with a high chair and travel cot.

Reviewed by Andrew 2nd September 2022

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Lovely cottage, clean, tidy well decorated and equipped. No shops in the immeadiate village, but good choice within a few miles. Busy road outside, care needed if walking the dog, but there are local footpaths and a playing field close by. Local pub does not allow dogs inside. Welcome cake, milk and the makings a nice touch.

Reviewed by Kathleen 1st July 2022

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A very comfortable bungalow with fabulous views from the back of the building. Although there are no shops in Havenstreet there is a kiosk nearby supplying basic essentials with an honesty box. We had a very enjoyable stay and would certainly recommend.

Reviewed by Wendy 24th June 2022

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Lovely holiday home; the welcome pack with tea, coffee, milk and delicious homemade Victoria sponge was appreciated after a long journey. Good location for exploring the island. Walking the dog from the bungalow was difficult particularity in the evening, lack of footpaths directly from the bungalow and cars driving too fast through the village. SoRead moremething to consider if staying with a dog or young children. Hide

Reviewed by elizabeth 17th June 2022

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Had a lovely week at Santa Maria - loved sitting on the top deck looking out to the copse and watching the sunset . Paul the owner was great and highlighted that the red arrows would be flying over the first night we arrived - very chillin week

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