The Good Ships | The Island Holiday Company

The Good Ships

1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
2 guests


"The Good Ships" is an extremely spacious one bedroom annexe property, positioned on the periphery of the south-east coast of the island, in the popular village of Shanklin, with access down to the esplanade and sandy beach only a short walk away, making it an ideal base for couples to explore the local area. The open plan living area on the ground floor has bi folding doors, with direct access on to a large patio Having spent the day on the beach or exploring the island, why not sit in the evening sun and unwind with a glass of something cold, with the sea sparkling in the distance, Inside the well-equipped kitchen is adjacent to a four -seater dining table, allowing guests to watch the nominated chef in action! Whilst the remaining space accommodates an L shaped sofa, perfectly positioned to recline and switch on the Freeview TV.

Upstairs you'll find a spacious bedroom with king size bed and and accompanying en suite shower room, the front elevation of which offers a Juliet balcony with a wonderful seating area where you can sit back relax and take in the distant sea view.

A very short distance walk from The Good Ships is the highly popular Hideaway Restaurant and Bar. A one-of-a-kind quirky, family run establishment, perched atop the cliff, where they have developed a unique dining experience for all of their guests using fresh and sustainable ingredients. its' nautical interior and large garden boasts some of the best sea views of any restaurant on the Island, certainly well worth a visit whilst during your stay.



Property Information



Open plan living space:
Living area: L-shaped sofa coffee table, Freeview TV, bi-folding patio doors leading to patio with sea views
Dining area: dining table and chairs
Kitchen: electric oven, electric hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, kettle and toaster, wine chiller
Shower room : raindrop shower and handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 1: King size bed, bedside cabinets, fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers, seating area in front of Juliet balcony window.
En-suite 1: raindrop shower and handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail.

There is one allocated parking space in the shared driveway.

Utility shed; (accessed off the driveway) washer/dryer, storage for bicycles.


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 1 dog. 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 when making your booking, so this additional cost is included. If it becomes apparent that you have brought a pet 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.

There is a strict no smoking policy at this property.

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

Please be advised there are external stairs to access the entrance,

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 can offer discounted ferry travel when you book your holiday through us.


The seaside town of Shanklin is well served by public transport around the island with regular buses and the railway ‘Island Line’ to Ryde and Sandown. The main town is only a 15 minute walk and offers a multitude of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants to entertain all ages and tastes. During the summer months the seafront is bustling with people gathering at one of the many restaurants or choosing a favoured spot for swimming and sunbathing along the long, golden beach. There is a lot of fun to be had for all the family with a variety of traditional seaside amusements, including crazy golf, arcades and ice cream stalls. If you like exploring, then Shanklin Chine is a must; with its natural beauty surrounded by waterfalls, streams and rare plants. The entrance is situated within Shanklin Old Village amongst popular local restaurants, pubs and thatched cottages.

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 Shanklin, through Ventnor, a 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 being Freshwater Bay, with its sparkly, clear water and breath-taking views and cliff top walks. Park in 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.

Out of the many other island attractions, why not follow in the footsteps of Queen Victoria and visit her favourite summer residence. Osborne House and gardens was designed in the style of an Italian Renaissance palazzo by the Queen’s beloved husband Prince Albert. In contrast, a day spent at Blackgang Chine will ensure you a rather different Victorian experience; having opened in 1843, it remains the oldest themed attraction in the UK.


On Saturday, 06 Jan 2024
We enjoyed a fantastic week over New Year's at the Good Ships. It's a superb location within Shanklin everything you could possibly need within a 15-20 minute walk or 5 minute drive. Including beaches, shops, restaurants, supermarkets, pubs, walks, a theatre, and best of all, for me, fossil hunting. The house is a good size with a lovely private garden that would really come into its own in summer. Exceptionally clean and well provisioned, we felt at home right from the off with a really thoughtful welcome pack. With off-road parking, it's a superb base to explore the island. Overall, very well recommended.
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
The apartment was very spacious, clean and comfortable and was well thought out. It has lovely views across Shanklin to the downs and you can see the sea too. It was nice to have milk, tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits when we arrived too. I would happily recommend it as a lovely place to stay
Steven Siggins
On Sunday, 20 Aug 2023
Thank you for a wonderful stay in your lovely accommodation. Everything was just as described was immaculately clean and beautifully presented. Would definitely book here again
Hugh Jackson
On Wednesday, 16 Aug 2023
We thoroughly loved our stay at the Good Ships. It is a lovely letting - we are determined to come back again another time! We were utterly delighted with the home, very comfortable, and would happily have stayed longer. We especially appreciated the pint of milk in the fridge waiting for us; we'd left our shopping trip for after we arrived but of course we first needed a cup of tea before we could brave the shops. The home was really well kitted out and had clearly put a lot of thought into what was needed.
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