The View certainly lived up to it's name, with stunning view from the balcony and a beautifully appointed interior. Although I came on my own there is easily enough space for 6 people. Friends were amazed at how spacious the apartment was and how warm and friendly it was. Highly recommended.
'The View' is a 7th floor apartment, directly overlooking the beach at Sandown. When you look at the pictures of the property, it's hard to believe the apartment is actually that nice, whereas in fact it's even nicer! It takes all of five minutes to feel totally at home in this comfortable, modern, welcoming apartment - the decor is simple and tasteful with a wonderful beach feel that reflects the stunning views and you are given a lovely gift basket on arrival (containing wine, bread, coffee and shortbread), which is a really thoughtful touch. The beds and sofas are lovely and comfortable and the views are unbeatable - it's going to be hard to find other rental properties where you can lay in bed and gaze at the sea! The balcony is a place to relax and watch the world go by, safe in the knowledge that the warm sand and blue waters are a 2 minute journey downstairs. As you come out of the front door of the apartment, there is a lift directly opposite you - this takes you either straight down to the main building entrance (which you have a key for) and out onto the beach,...or equally quickly to your secure parking spot on the first floor via a security key-coded door. You are given a security fob which raises and lowers the external gate to the car park as you enter/leave, so it's very secure. Just one word of warning - the car parking spot is very tight and although we did manage to get in there with our Seat Alhambra, it was a bit of a struggle and would be much easier with a smaller car. Overall, I think it's one of the few places I've stayed at, where being lazy and staying indoors, is as much of a pleasure as going out, we already miss the constant sound of the waves and definitely plan to return in the future.
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