Sandown Retreat | The Island Holiday Company

Sandown Retreat

2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests


Sandown Retreat is a one storey annexe, with its own enclosed garden and private entrance that adjoins the owners’ home. The property comes with an off road parking space and comfortably accommodates up to four guests. With one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, it is ideal for smaller families and is also dog friendly, making it a great base to get out and explore all that the south east side of the Isle of Wight has to offer with your four-legged friend.

For guests choosing to visit the island without their car, a favourable way to reach the property is to take the Wightlink Fast Cat service to Ryde Pier head and then the train to Sandown Station, which is located less than a mile from the property.



Property Information

Step to entrance.


Open plan living space.
Living area: freeview TV, sofas, coffee table,
Dining area. small circular table and dining stools
Kitchen area: electric cooker, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge and washing machine. 2 x bar stools

Bedroom 1: double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinet
Bedroom 2: twin beds. wardrobe, bedside table
Shower room: double shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail..

Enclosed garden, with garden furniture and sumer house to the side of the property
Parking for 1 vehicle at the front of the property on driveway.


PLEASE NOTE: a pre-authorised, refundable, security deposit will be required a week before arrival at the property. No money is taken, unless damage is reported at the property within 14 days of departure.

This property can accept a maximum of 2 dogs. The charge is £35 per dog, per week and we kindly ask that you bring your own dog bedding. Please ensure that you correctly add your pet(s) when making your booking, so this additional cost is included. If it becomes apparent that you have brought a pet(s) with you but did not advise us, we will contact you to request payment separately.

Arrival time: 16.00 onwards / Departure time: 10:00

There is no electric car charger on site and guests are prohibited from using the mains electric in the property to charge a car, unless agreed with the Owner of the property. If it becomes apparent a car is being charged without prior approval, then the guest may be charged an additional amount to cover the extra cost.

Linens and towels are provided, but please bring your own beach towels and cot linen as necessary.

​There is a strict no smoking policy at this property.

Please be respectful of the property and the neighbours during your stay; leaving the property as you found it on your arrival.

A breach of the rules and guidelines could mean forfeiture of the Security Deposit.

The Island Holiday Company are able to offer discounted ferry travel when you book your holiday through us.


There are plenty of attractions to keep all ages entertained long Sandown seafront. The Pier and glorious Sandown Bay are around a twenty minute walk or 5 minute drive from the property, Voted one of the island’s best beaches, so why not stretch your legs along the miles of golden sand or swim in the cooling water of the English Channel. The nine mile stretch between Yaverland and Shanklin, with Sandown nestled in the middle, demonstrates the wonders of geology, with red sandstone through to the white chalk of Culver Cliff. On a lucky day, the remains of fossils can also be found! If you crave an active holiday, the bay is hugely popular with water sports and you’ll be sure to see people paddle boarding, surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing or catamaran and dingy sailing; weather dependent.
A short walk towards Yaverland, you will also find the Wild Heart Animal Sanctuary, famous for its big cats. The sanctuary, formerly the Isle of Wight Zoo,. Additionally, a perfect distraction for the younger guests is Sandham Gardens, which is only minutes’ walk from the esplanade. With karting, sky nets, crazy golf and a dedicated play area on offer there should be plenty to ensure a good night’s sleep at the end of the day!

Over half this beautiful island is protected as an Area of Outstanding Nature Beauty, so why not take a day to explore some of the stunning scenery by taking a drive along the Military Road. Travel west from Sandown, through Ventnor, a pretty coastal town that clings to the cliff side and is famously the preferred holiday destination for aspiring Victorians; perhaps stopping on route to get lost in the peaceful Ventnor Botanic Gardens. The final destination is the iconic Freshwater Bay, with its sparkly, clear water and breath-taking views and cliff top walks. Park at the Bay and walk up to Tennysons monument. To really blow the cobwebs out, continue to the most western point of the island and the landmark Needles. The birds eye view is worth the hike and refreshments are on hand at the Old Battery, which was the Victorian coastal defence and secret rocket testing site, perched above The Needles. Dropping down the other side of the Tennyson down, Alum Bay comes into view. The twenty-one different coloured sands create a distinctive backdrop for the shingle beach. For those with a head for heights, take the chairlift up and down to the beach, to see The Needles from a difference perspective.


Previous guest
On Friday, 14 Jul 2023
What can we say, absolutely amazing little place and thank you hugely John & Ann for being fabulous hosts for such a warm and inviting welcome The Welcome pack was a really wonderful,thoughtful and appreciated touch to start us on a wonderful week. Your holiday annexe was just perfect and we will look forward to returning next year.
Previous guest
On Saturday, 08 Jul 2023
Given a warm welcome and shown around the cottage, everything we needed was provided including a welcome pack with goodies for us and the dog. There is a convenient shop around the corner and you could walk to Sandown beach within 15mins (about a mile or so). Plenty of places to walk the dog including the Red Squirrel Trail opposite the shop
On Monday, 03 Jul 2023
Was a lovely little home in a nice quiet location that was very close to the beach and other fields - which was great for walking the dog in! Owners were very friendly and provided some items for breakfast etc which was very appreciated.
Previous guest
On Friday, 02 Jun 2023
Thank you so much for such a gorgeous little place to stay here at Sandown Retreat. We booked this very lst minute so wasn't expecting such a great little find! The weather has been absolutely glorious the whole time. Loved exploring Steephill Cove, cycling the Red Squirrel Trail and re visiting my favourite place Ventnor. We've had an amazing time! Thankd again for the lovely Welcome pack and our home from home - we've loved every minute! Will definitely be back!
Previous guest
On Wednesday, 04 Jan 2023
We really enjoyed our stay at Sandown Retreat nothing was ever too much for Ann & John we can't recommend them more. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived to a lovely welcome pack including bread milk tea and coffee etc. The cottage itself was lovely and felt very homely it was five minutes walk away from Sandown Railway station so is easily accessible through the Island. We hope to return one day for another visit and stay. Thank you both so very much.
Previous guest
On Friday, 22 Jul 2022
Amazing place to holiday. Had the most amazing time. Owners were very nice to talk to, cottage was very clean. Well equipped and just amazing. Already booked to return next year.
Previous guest
On Friday, 15 Jul 2022
A lovely place to stay with friendly and welcoming hosts. A good spot for walking and cycling pretty much anywhere on the island. We will book again on our next trip.
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