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Ventnor Bay House

3 Devonshire Terrace, Dudley Rd., Isle of Wight, Ventnor PO38 1EG England
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#5 of 12 B&Bs in Ventnor
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Ventnor Bay House, a luxurious two bedroom bed and breakfast, is set on the cliff top overlooking Ventnor Haven, with spectacular, uninterrupted views. The house sits in a grand Victorian terrace of nine houses, originally built to house naval officers. Ventnor Bay House provides the perfect holiday accommodation. Minimum 2 night stay.
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Free private parking nearby
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James H wrote a review Jun 2023
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Just the most lovely home from home. Richard and Ian could not have been more welcoming. And the breakfasts were Michelin star. Every morning we had something new to enjoy. The view from the bedroom was spectacular and the bed sooooooo comfortable. Thank you for looking after us!
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BernNeston wrote a review May 2023
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Our five nights stay in Ventnor Bay House, was easily one of the best and most memorable bnb stays my wife and I have ever enjoyed. We have extensively travelled Europe/The World, and this IOW experience is up there with the best of them. The host: Richard is a kind, caring and thoughtful host, who wants his guests to have the best stay possible. He contacted us many times before our arrival suggesting trips out, recommending restaurants and offering to make reservations etc. His kind and unintrusive support continued throughout our stay. The rooms: Richard has two rooms both extremely comfortable, decorated and very well equipped, for a home from home stay. The bed was large and very, very comfortable, with crisp bedding. Both rooms had period furnishings with good ensuites. The little touches were endless: a decanter with sherry, complementary drinks/beer in the fridge, a lemon drizzle cake under a cut glass cover, fresh coffee/a home blend of tea leaves/a good supply of tea bags, chocolate in the fridge, fresh daily milk with an alternative 'full' milk available...the list goes on. Richard insisted that if we needed anything else, "just ask". The house/location: The property is part of an elegant Victorian terrace with the best view in Ventnor, facing out to sea. It is two roads from the town centre, yet perfectly silent, served by a gravel access and private parking. You feel a sense of stepping back in time, with modern comforts. Breakfast: Richard loves cooking and looking after guests in equal measure. He creates bespoke dishes, as well as cooking a full range of traditional breakfasts. He makes his own Hollandaise sauce, squeezes fresh orange juice every morning and sources only the best local ingredients. Above all, breakfast is a time to chat, share, suggest and discuss about the day ahead or the restaurant/pub the previous night. Ventnor: Is a perfect base to explore the IOW. Nowhere is no more than forty minutes away..Oscorne House, Cowes, Sandown, Shanklin, The Needles..all good day visits. There are also easy coastal walks to the East along to to Steephill and the Crabshack on the beach, or West to Bonchurch to visit the Norman church and the step back in time village, with a literary past. Venchuch itself is a small town with quirky, interesting, small shops..a taste of 1960s England. The working harbour and Esplanade, following the beach along to The Spyglass pub (Great food and craft beer) are a taste of days gone by. Overall: our memories of Ventnor Bay House will stay with us for a long time, especially the warmth and kindness shared by Richard. And thank you for inviting us to join you and your friends, for a garden drink. Yes, we will be back. Many thanks Richard.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Response from Richard Brauen, Owner at Ventnor Bay House
Responded 9 May 2023
Berny, thank you for very kind and full review. It was a pleasure to host you and Sue, and I look forward to welcoming you again here at Ventnor Bay House. Thank you for your insights into Port Sunlight... All my best wishes from us all here in Ventnor.
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Maggie H wrote a review Aug 2022
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Our 5 night stay in June exceeded expectations. We had a beautiful room and were delighted at all the little extras provided. The room had a wonderful sea view and was large and airy and very comfortable. Richard could not do enough to ensure our stay was perfect from start to finish and his breakfasts were to die for. We will definitely go back.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 10 Sept 2022
Maggie, thank you for your kind words, it will be a pleasure to welcome you back.
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nightingale994 wrote a review Jul 2022
Ripon, United Kingdom13 contributions45 helpful votes
Just spent a week here with my son,Richard is an extremely knowledgeable person who helped us organise our days out.The breakfasts were lovely lots of choice.The room had a Devine king size bed and there was sherry a cake and fruit to welcome us. We used the bus to get around the island an Ventnor was a good location to stay in Definitely gets my recommendation.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 9 May 2023
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Twixle wrote a review Jun 2022
south coast UK58 contributions58 helpful votes
A three night stay in this lovely B&B run by Richard, probably the most engaging & amiable host we have had the pleasure to meet, it really felt like we were welcomed into his home. Lovely big, bright room at the top of some stairs - the sea view is a gorgeous outlook. There are lots of nice touches in the room on arrival that make it that bit more welcoming. Its this level of detail that make places like this stand out. The bathroom is of a modest size but is perfectly functional, the bed was super comfy. Parking is outside the property - a little tricky to find the first time but safe & secure - its a quiet area overall but close to town for some nice eats. The host had plenty of tips on the best places and was very knowledgeable on the area.Nothing was too much trouble and we appreciated his efforts to make it a memorable stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: sea view room recommended.
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Responded 9 May 2023
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AMcP wrote a review May 2022
Wantage, United Kingdom30 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights in May after visiting Osborne House. I endorse previous reviews. The location is perfect for the sea view, access to the coastal walk and just minutes into town where there is plenty of choices to eat. Richard is a great host: accommodating, informative and knowledgable. The rooms are on the 2nd floor accessible by grand stairs. Nice touches with sherry, cake, sweets, drinks in the fridge and tea/coffee. Richard arranged breakfast to our preferences including homemade Bircher muesli. Access to the property is slightly obscure through what looks like a police car park. IoW is surprisingly hilly in the east and south and Ventnor is essentially built on a cliff. We will be back!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Sea view room is worth it.
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Responded 2 Jun 2022
Dear Alan, Many thanks for your kind words, very much appreciated. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back here in Ventnor. Richard
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Thomas H wrote a review Apr 2022
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The best place to stay on the island, Richard is the bestest host you could ever ask for with nothing seeming too much, with amazing breakfast and a whole host of knowlage of the local area. The location of ventnor bay house is perfect with a beautiful overlook of the sea and a perfect sun trap of a garden, with only a short walk into the town. Would highly recommend and will defiantly be back.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 2 Jun 2022
Dear Thomas, Many thanks for your kind review. Look forward to seeing you again. Richard
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Matthew M wrote a review Mar 2022
Evesham13 contributions1 helpful vote
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We stayed at Ventnor Bay House for 2 nights in March of 2022 and it really is a wonderful place to stay. Richard is a very attentive and accommodating host. Upon finding out we were vegan he went out, bought produce and cooked us an amazing breakfast. The room is spacious and clean, the bed is so comfortable it was like sleeping on a cloud and you can not beat the view out of the window when you wake up. (We stayed in the Seaview room). Ventnor bay house is an absolute gem and we would recommend it to anyone staying in Ventnor.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tracey Richardson wrote a review Sept 2021
Greater London, United Kingdom8 contributions5 helpful votes
What a find. We loved out stay with a great host in Richard at the Ventnor Bay house. The house is an imposing property and a stepping stone from Ventnor beach and shops and restaurants. The room has lovely furniture and little extras such as fruit, cake, sherry and mini fridge stocked with goodies (all included in your stay). Richard is very generous with his time and knowledgeable about the area and what you can do. We will be back!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Mrs S Mullen wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Richard was an excellent host going above and beyond to make our stay an enjoyable experience. From unexpected treats in our room to recommendations for a day out, places to eat or local events worth a visit. We enjoyed a fantastic breakfast each morning. Food was cooked to our taste and the use of local produce was a lovely touch.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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£176 - £177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandIsle of WightVentnor
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ventnor Bay House
Which popular attractions are close to Ventnor Bay House?
Nearby attractions include Ventnor Beach (0.3 miles), Ventnor Exchange (0.2 miles), and The Volunteer (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ventnor Bay House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free private parking nearby, and street parking.
Is parking available at Ventnor Bay House?
Yes, free private parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ventnor Bay House?
Conveniently located restaurants include TZ's True Food Kitchen, Crave Ice Cream, and The Kitchen at London House.
Are there any historical sites close to Ventnor Bay House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Godshill Church (3.6 miles), Appuldurcombe House (2.1 miles), and St. Catherine's Oratory (4.5 miles).