Just returned from a fabulous family break. you couldn't find more friendlier hosts met on arrival to show us around and to offer handy tips and advice ,the accommodation is ideally located and definitely first class as holiday accommodation it can't be beaten. perfect in every way the attention to detail is outstanding. Looking forward to a return visit very soon
We had a very pleasant stay, the property was spacious well equipped. Close to shops, restaurants, takeaways and Shanklin town centre. The owner was on hand to give tips and advice about local facilities. Easy location for getting out and about. Would highly recommend and would definitely rebook if we return to the Isle of Wight. Overall we had a very enjoyable stay.
Just spent a week at the retreat in Shanklin and can't explain how wonderful it was. Visited IOW 30 years ago and longed to show our children how beautiful it all is and we sure did. Our house was amazing and so perfect for so many adults and our dog. The neighbours- the owners- were ideal for information but also discreet. We were an easy walking distance to the town ( and loved the Steamer Inn) and the beach. Visited Fine Nammet for our son's birthday and were delighted with the food, the staff and price! Highlight of the week was the model village at Godshill and the Essex pub!! Enjoyed many BBQs in the private garden in the house and the good weather allowed for all the doors to open- felt quite Mediterranean! We can clearly see and agree why every visitor states in the Visitor's book how happy they were here and how they intend to return!
Wow! The house is really big, big enough for 7 of us and the rooms are spacious with bathrooms attached! The house is very well kitted and if you dont fancy eating out, all you need is in that kitchen! They had even given us a starter of eggs, milk, butter and bread! The host parents are great as our van's window was playing up, George (the host dad) helped us fixed it! :) For a friendly stay at Shaklin, I would whole heartly recommend Retreat as its a real treat to pamper yourself to a great place.
We decided to visit the IOW on a last minute break with our parents so there were 5 adults & our dog! The house is well designed and its great for each set of adults to have their own bathrooms. The kitchen diner lounge is comfortable and one of the few homes that has big enough sofas to accommodate all guests. The garden is compact & would be great in the summer to sit out in. We stayed during a week in September when the weather was mild but the house is very warm even without any heating or the fire on.
Our only issues are that the pillows could be better quality and the wi-fi connection is poor . You have to connect to to the wireless of the neighbours ( landlords parents). Overall a great house within walking distance of Shanklin.
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