|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||60 square meters|
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Description from the owner
A large 1st floor property in West Cowes, 2 minutes drive from the East Cowes ferry terminal and a 3 minute walk from Cowes high st. A Large double bedroom with super king-size bed and double bedroom with two single beds. Both rooms can be made up with either double or twin beds.Large lounge with sofa bed.Separate Kitchen and bathroom with shower.
The apartment is of a contemporary style with a fully fitted kitchen including modern appliances and breakfast bar. Easy walking distance of the Red Jet, Yacht Clubs and Marinas. Perfect for couples, small familys and corporate guests.
A welcome pack is provided on arrival .
Cowes, South of England, England
Additional Location Information
Cowes is an interesting yachtsmans town with plenty going on both on the water and off. There are attractions such as Queen Victoria's Osborne House and Carisbrooke Castle close at hand. There are many yacht racing events - the Round the Island Race with over 1,500 entries is a spectacular sight in June and Cowes is also famous for Cowes Week and the Powerboat festival.
There are many first rate cafes, bars and shops in Cowes - (there are particularly good clothes and shoe shops) and there are excellent transport links to Southamptons West Quay shopping centre and Portsmouths Gunwharf Quays centre.
Redfunnel car ferries and Redjet high speed ferries from Southampton www.redfunnel.co.uk
Fastcat high speed foot passenger ferry from Portsmouth to Ryde www.wightlink.co.uk
Wightlink ferries from Portsmouth to Fishbourne and Lymington to Yarmouth www.wightlink.co.uk
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$125 - $156||$149 - $172||$689 - $751||$0||2 nights|
|Sep. 2 2012 - Dec. 16 2012
|Jan. 3 2013 - Mar. 28 2013
|Mar. 29 2013 - Jun. 1 2013
|Jun. 2 2013 - Aug. 30 2013
|All Other Dates||$156||$156||$720||-||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Refundable security deposit - $235 - Security Deposit - Refunded after checkout
Additional notes from owner
The peak season price excludes Cowes Week 2nd--10th August 2013 and Little Britain Cup . Other sailing regatta's upon request.
Payment method by debit/credit cards ( merchant fees apply),and cheque .Deposit required upon confirmation of the booking with the balance owed 4 weeks prior to the rental.
A security deposit of £150.00 is required and returned within 4 days of departing.
Redfunnel ferry crossings can be included within your accomadation package.Please call for TRADE ferry prices.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: June 18, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Really nice modern apartment, central Cowes location
We really enjoyed our stay, liked the apartment, and have no complaints at all. The booking and handover arrangements were all clear and easy. The apartment itself is in very good order, has some nice touches, and is well located for the centre of Cowes. Highlights include the large lounge area and fabulous bathroom. The bedrooms and kitchen by contrast are a bit small, but this didn't bother us. Overall, we were very happy indeed.
A lovely base for a beautiful island
The apartment was perfect. Clean, modern, well equipped and perfectly placed to explore the Isle of Wight. Dave was very helpful and flexible about when we arrived to pick up the keys. While we didn't need to, but as Dave is just across the road, it would have been easy to get in touch if we needed to. We even asked to stay an extra day but sadly it was already booked. Highly recommended.
Wendy & Dave
A great place to stay for a relaxing break.
Lovely modern apartment in an excellent location ~ 5 minutes walk from Cowes town centre. Ideally placed to visit the all the attractions the Isle of Wight offers.
The apartment is extremely comfortable ~ especially the huge bed in the main bedroom! The apartment is decorated in bright, bold colours ~ loved the lighting and large comfy sofas. A great modern kitchen with everything you need and the shower in the bathroom was a hit with my son!
We'll definitely be coming back to stay here in the future.
Wendy & Dave
Everything you need
From a simple introduction to the flat you soon realise you have everything you need for your stay. I stayed on business for a few days and will be looking to use the apartment whenever I'm on the island in future, it's much nicer than other places I've stayed before. Highly recommended!
Lovely clean bright and spacious apartment
We stayed here for one night while in the Cowes area. It was a really enjoyable stay, so close to the local amenities. I could not fault the apartment, it is really ideal for anyone. It was very clean, it was bright and airy and the living space is a great size. I would recommend this apartment to anyone wanting a comfortable stay while in Cowes. The owner was very flexible about arrival and check out times which was really useful. It was a quiet area while we were staying there too - no noisy neighbours and it is on a quiet road.
Beautiful apartment in an excellent location - perfect family ho
Our family of four enjoyed a lovely three days on the Isle of Wight and SailSpy apartment was the perfect base for us to explore the island. It was a short distance from the ferry terminal in East Cowes (across the floating bridge in Cowes) which is one hour by car ferry from Southampton. The apartment was beautifully decorated and the owner had left us milk and bread which was a nice touch. Our two little boys slept very well in the comfy beds and after a long day out and about we were able to enjoy Sky TV and the wifi which was useful for catching up on work in the evenings. A great little place and we hope to visit again soon.
Funky flat in a great location
Situated on the first floor, near the centre of Cowes, this flat was perfect for my husband and two grown up friends staying for a 3 night break over New Year. But also equally great for families with older children (e.g. beyond pushchair stage).
The flat was clean, with tasteful decor and well equipped (ample crockery, cutlery, wifi and Sky TV) for our stay, and the Molten Brown toiletries made it feel even more luxurious. Great sized lounge with 2 large sofas which easily accommodated 4 grown ups.
Fantastic welcome pack for our stay of bread, milk, butter and jams.
Dave made it very easy to collect/return keys and prompt return of deposit. All in all a great and easy vacation, if there was one improvement I could suggest it would be a dishwasher.
Mr & Mrs V
Fantastic accomodation in ideal location, right next to the town centre with supermarkets and restaurants 2 minutes walk away.
The apartment was well equipped with all necessities for cooking, immaculately clean, me and my partner felt right at home. Very spacious and homely, with tv wifi and DVD player.(my partner was amazed)
Very nice gesture by Dave and alison to provide the basics (bread,butter,milk) helped us settle in right away.
Overall a perfect apartment will definitely be recommending to friends and family.
Perfect apartment in a perfect location
Met at the door with a welcome back of groceries. Very well appointed apartment with every home comfort. Perfectly located to visit Cowes Marina, pubs and restaurants. Would definitely recommend.
We stayed at this apartment while working at Bestival, it was spotless, very convenient, easy to park and right next to shops to get supplies. all the basics were stocked though in the kitchen, even milk and cereals, jams etc...
Beds very comfortable, wifi quick and sky tv. Very clean and modern bathroom, well furnished.
Overall it was the perfect apartment for us, hopefully will be returning next year.
beautiful apartment with all your needs catered for.
stayed for the second year running with family and was once again pleased with the apartment and facilities offered.
the flat is immaculate, close to all amenities and brilliantly situated for exploring cowes.
Great location and fantastic apartment
The apartment is well equipped and has been decorated to a high, comfortable standard. I can not fault the apartment and its amenities.
The welcome pack was very well stocked, far more than expected.
The area is very quiet, easy to park, very close to all access routes, and within a few minutes to the harbour and pedestrian shopping area...
I will definitely return and recommend to friends.
home from home
we had a excellent stay , the flat was very large plenty of space for 2 kids to move around in. Everything u needed was supplied tea suger milk bread toilet paper washing powder shampoo shower gel the list goes on. You could'nt of asked for more. Very close to ferry 5 min drive, close to all attractions nothing is to far away.Would return to island and would rent flat again and recommend to family and friends.Dave was very helpful a great guy.
New Zealand Resident
Would recommend this apartment, clean, tidy, comfortable. Easy reach of Cowes and chain ferry. Welcoming pack much appreciated, Dave & Alison do everything they can to make the stay enjoyable.
Penny and John
An Ideal apartment
Sailspy was the ideal apartment for our first holiday on the IOW. It is equipped throughout to a very high standard and Dave, our landlord, and his partner alison were on hand and extremely helpful during our stay. We were within a couple minutes walk of the waterfront, shops, restaurants and pubs yet Sailspy is in a very quiet location.
just ideal for what we needed
Friendly and very helpful service - we both felt most welcome. Ideal location in Cowes. Apartment was warm and spacious. All we needed was provided. Sky Sport when wet or late evening - great. It was very restful and no noise at all at night. We were cycling and was a first-class location for that. Not a complaint...but a tiny suggestiion: maybe over the years could accumulate a few books (eg old railways of IofW, Osborne Castle, walks on the Downs etc) - historical/geographical b'ground to the island? Just a thought.
Good apartment, well equipped and good location
Dave was very efficient and provided us with everything we needed. the apartment was well equipped and had just about everything you could need. It was well located to the restaurants and shops on the High Street.
Spacious and comfortable
Good facilities, Spacious, and comfortable.Nice stay with friends
Value and Convenience
San Diego, CA USA
Convenient, clean, and functional.
Accommodations were very nice and the convenience to the town center was outstanding. Only two minor suggestions for improvement would be a) a short one page set of directions for the washer / dryer to avoid having to study the manual, and b) a double set of bath towels to avoid frequent use of the washer/dryer.
Response from Dave Wright - 10/07/2011
Extra towels are available on request.
West Byfleet Surrey
Excellent Every Time
This is the second time that I've stayed at the apartment and can't praise the service I've received on both occassions highly enough.
Sylvia and Dewi
A lovely flat, excellent location, did not want to go home. Cant wait to stay there again
Excellent apartment, extremely close to local amenities.
I would highly recommend the apartment to all those looking to stay in the area.
It is decorated to a high standard and very comfortable. Both bedrooms are spacious, as is the living room.
The apartment is a short walk to all of the amenities so is very handy if you are not travelling by car.
There is a lot of handy literature provided giving information on local places of interest and tourist attractions. In addition there were takeaway menus for local restaurants for those who do not wish to utilise the well stocked kitchen.
Unfortunately our visit was only a short one but would definitely look to book another stay in the near future.
The Family Fitz
This year was a financialy tough one for us (as for most of us in this economic climate) so I thought when we found a cheap holiday in our chosen location we were expecting a rough it type break. I couldn't have been more wrong the standard of Sailspy was superb, although minimal in style (we are used to clutter (lots of it))the flat felt like a home ,it was perfect in every way. The living room was huge and our one year old loved running up and down there (hope we didn't upset the people below ) there were many games left for people to use monopoly yahtzee etc also a playstation2 with a small library of games and dvds .Having sky tv was a real bonus (shame there was no movie channel)The kitchen was perfect for all home cooking and the provision of a washer dryer was very handy. the beds were huge (loads of room to have a row with the mrs and not speak all night) not that we had any reason to argue our break in cowes was lovely and sailspy just made it more so .My elder daughter and her partner joined us on this break and although Sailspy is a two bedroomed flat we never found ourselves under each others feet. All in all a perfect holiday we are hoping to return either later this year or middle of next .
Fantastic location and perfect for a family getaway.
I stayed in this fabulous apartment with partner and children. What can I say. the location was great.The apartment was high spec and conatined all amenities and extras. Value for money superb. I would definitely recommend the apartment and shall be staying there again hopefully.
convenient, comfortable,cheap and enjoyable stay
i recomend to any one visiting isle of white
Washington, Tyne and Wear
Week at Sailspy august 2011
Stopped here with the wife, teenage daughter and her friend. Everything we needed and more in the apartment which is modern, spacious and located near to town centre. Very impressed with the efforts made to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible! Excellent value!
Would return again
Had a fantastic few days in the Isle of Wight. The accommodation was great and would not hesitate to return or recommend to others.
Great weekend getaway
We had a great weekend in the Isle of Wight, and the accommodation just capped it off. The Sailspy apartment was stylish, comfortable and fresh and the location was perfect for exploring Cowes.We would definitely love to come and stay here again.
Superb appartment in an excellent location.
The appartment is very well equipped and is clean and spacious. It looks like it is newly decorated and to a high standard throughout.The lounge is spacious and comfortable and has everything you need. It is in a quiet road and yet only a two minute walk from the main street through Cowes. Excellent in every respect and I can thoroughly recommend it.
Sailspy in Cowes
Good quality modern accomodation and very handy for the town. Easy reach of shops and restaurants.
Found parking pretty easy in June.
excellent place to stay
excellent place to stay,clean and tidy.only short walk from shops.hope to go back this year.
A gem in the heart of Cowes!
We found this apartment last minute with the help of the IOW tourist board. Dave (owner) returned my call immediately and was extremely helpful in getting us booked in and setled. The apartment was perfect; stylish, practical and well located. We had a 3 yr old and a 6 mths old with us and it was a great family stay. My husband nearly fell over himself when he found the playstation & I browsed through the beautiful coffe-table books on sailing! We would definitely return and have already recommended to friends.
Smashing appartment, great host
A beautiful apartment - the kids love the Ikea touch, and all the mod cons one could need for either a rainy day or to keep the kids amused before bedtime. We love the IoW and nowhere is far away.
Newcastle upon Tyne
The apartment and facilities were just as described with extras like milk, bread, butter some cereal thrown in as well.
To find simple but effective instructions to go wireless and a printer was excellent.
The location was just perfect but beware of the parking.
It provided an excellent base from which my son was married.
a very happy stay
Appartment excellent, clean and comfortable with all mon cons. Walking distance of numerous bars and restaurants. The UnionInn is great especially if Lucid are playing live.Dave is an outstanding landlord and will fix any problems that arise, he even gave us his parking space.
A real home from home. The friendy and helpful owners have put a lot of thought into equiping this modern apartment by providing all those little extras you often have to go out and buy after you've checked in! The apartment is light airy and nicely furnished in a contempory style. It's a 5 minute walk from the town centre and the owners provide a parking permit and discounted ferry tickets. We will use it again.
Perfect apartment and location
We live in Cowes but rented the apartment for 6 weeks in Spring 2011 to host a selection of visitors following us having a baby. The owners gave us a great degree of flexibility to work around visitors staying for different periods of time. All of our guests loved the location, decoration and level of maintenance of the apartment and all said they would book it personally when returning to Cowes. It would definitely be our first choice when looking for an apartment in Cowes.
All mod cons!
A funky flat, in a quiet street but close to all Cowes town centre amenities. All equipment and facilities were first-class except for one small thing - the towels supplied were not very absorbent. Owner was obliging and our refundable deposit, although we were initially surprised by the amount requested for a short stay of 3 days, was returned immediately after the let - we can only assume that the sum was based on poor past experience, but was a first for us. Happy to recommend for a comfortable stay for 4 people.
Response from Dave Wright - 05/06/2011
New towels are being purchased July 11.
Tura Beach NSW Australia
Lovely break away from London in very comfortable apartment.
Apartment was very light well appointed and thoughtfully stocked with supplies. My adult son found the LHS single bed too soft and slept more comfortably on the sofa bed.
Relaxing and comfortable weekend in Cowes.
The apartment was in a great location to go to the waterfront, or into town. It was very comfortable, clean and well thought out, with everything you would need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. We would definitely recommend it and would love to visit again. We didn't want to leave!
what a very great experience in all ways!
On the day of arrival, we collected the keys from allison (Dave's wife) who lives only a few blocks away from the apartment.
The apartment locates in a quiet area on West Cowes and is very convenient in terms of accessing to local shops and supermarkets. It is only 5 mins away from the city centre. We really liked the flat and stayed in almost every evening for dinner.
On one occassion where we accidentally set the fire alarm off (Nothing burnt but was caused by the amount of smoke come out from the kitchen), Dave came over to the flat immediately and fixed it. We felt terribly sorry for causing such a disrupting incident tho.
But overall, the flat is very clean and tidy. Beds are well-made and can be combined into a large double bed. Towels, hairdryer and toiletries are also provided (But do bring your own toothpaste and toothbrush). A welcome pack is given to all visitors, it includes a loaf of bread, milk and some spreadable butter, so need not to worry about breakfast. It really made ourselves a home! :)
great mini break!
Lovely clean & modern apartment with all facilities needed. Great location for all ameneties & exploring the island.
Dave is very friendly & polite.
Thanks for a great stay. Will be back in the future!
Sailspy is a cool modern apartment perfect for a weekend of chilling with friends, close to the seafront and nearby shops and restaurants. The facilities were great and Dave very friendly. Thanks for a great weekend! Mandy, Lisa and Liz
A beaufiful apartment in a very convenient location. The apartment has everything you could want for a short or long stay. Would definitely recommend. Thank you Dave.
We picked this apartment off season as a short break which two small children. It was perfect. Lovely apartment very close to Cowes town centre. We loved the decor and will be looking to get a giant map like the one in the living room for our own house! We would definetely recommend and may well be back in the future. Thank-you!
A pleasant base for exploring the IoW
-nice to relax in the comfortable and attractive sitting room, after a full day out
-good facilities, no nonsense modernism
-quiet location without traffic noise
-a bit surprised that there wasn't provision for recycling
-good base for exploring the island by bus and cycle, The Southern Vectis cards and services are good value
Response from Dave Wright - 10/31/2010
A large recycling bin has now been introduced for papers/magazines and glass. Plastic bottles and cans should be put with the general waste as these are sorted at a later stage by the Isle of Wight Council.
Brenda and Tom
The accommodation was perfect for us, and Dave went the extra maile to ensure our comfort - providing a very good welcome pack of groceries, and helping with our ferry booking - neither of which he needed to do but for which we were very grateful. Our stay was over Christmas, so the extra comforts were very welcome. The website has very comprehensive information about the apartment and the location. There was nothing about our stay that we werren't entirely happy with. Full marks to Dave Wright and Sailspy.
Lovely apartment had a very enjoyable stay, comfortable, clean and well presented. Would definately stay again and recommend to friends. Having bread, butter and milk provided was a nice touch along with the Tea and Coffee, everything was there that you needed.
We will be back...
This is the second time my family and I have stayed at Sailspy. Both experiences have been enjoyable and memorable for us all. We cannot fault the accommodation and look forward to returning next year.
Convenience with a touch of luxury
I have nothing but good things to say about our stay at Sailspy appartments. From the ease of booking, and flexibility of my arrangements, to the convenience of the location very close to our boat at the yacht haven, and the quality of the accommodation, it was all top class. We particularly liked the little extra touches like quality soaps, coffe and milk all provided for us, as well as a clean and comfortable stay.
prime location and very comfortable
Sailspy is a very comfortable house, really a home away from home. It is situated in a prime location near the High street and the seaside. From West-Cowes, the Island can be easily reached by bus. The scenery is beautiful and the atmosphere very peaceful. I would recommend this appartment to everyone!
That's lovely place and fabulous vacation apartment.
The place is great, everything is beautiful and functional. Really enjoy it and add so much fun the holiday of my family. The service is good, quick and thoughtful.
Would definetly recommend this place to anyone. Very modern and clean and extremely well located. Dave was really helpful with booking in and his recommendations.
We went with our two children 11 & 14 and they had a ball.
Convenience and Comfort
Fabulous and extremely well equipped apartment. There is even a small sewing kit for those loose buttons.
The main shopping/ retail strip is a 2 minute walk away. Facilities/ shops include a Sainsbury, pharmacy, bike hire store and a variety of restaurants and clothing stores.
David Wright the owner was very helpful and accommodating. He booked our ferry crossing and stayed up late (we arrived on the Isle of Wight at approximately 23:00 Friday night) to hand us the keys.
Everything went smoothly with our stay and we would highly recommend this apartment to others.
West Byfleet, Surrey
Excellent accommodation close to all amienities
A very spacious and well presented two bedroom apartment with a modern interior and all the comforts of home, just a few minutes stroll from CYH and the High Street.
The apartment was bright, clean and equipent with an array of modern convenies.
A really nice touch was the welcome pack waiting for me.
A great short break apartment
we really enjoyed our stay at Sailspy, the apartment was comfortable and provided everything we needed. The little extras like the water in the fridge and the shower gel were very handy!
We had a great stay