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Delightfully charming tiniest chalet (16m2), right on the seafront in one of the most characterful little corners of the Island. Recently refurbished for holiday lets, the chalet is ideally suited for a single person or a couple. Sorry, no pets. FROM £50 per night. Sorry, no pets.

The space

Beachside Chalet No1 is approached from a residential road, offering a safe and peaceful environment. The quiet village of Gurnard sits west along the coast from the bustling internationally renown yachting town of Cowes.

HISTORY - The chalet is one of a row built in the 1930s on the waterfront for holiday use. They have been slowly modernised over the decades with some still very much as they were when originally built giving the area a feel reminiscent of times gone by. The charm of this unique little area of the Island owes a lot to the planning restrictions keeping redevelopment of these chalets to a strict character code of single storey, pastel coloured shiplap cladding, pitched roofs, porches and low picket fencing. The Marsh is clearly defined at one end by a delightful little bridge over a water inlet, The Luck, home to a cluster of small fishing boats. At the other end stands a gentle hill leading up to the village pub and shop.

During WW2, A Sergeant was accommodated in Chalet 1, and the other chalets accommodated the wrens who operated the anti aircraft search lights. After the war, these chalets were used as holiday accommodation. Over the decades, most of the chalets on the other side of the road have been rebuilt, but most on the sea side are still original, but updated with modern conveniences, giving the area a feel reminiscent of times gone by.

OUR CHALET fronts onto a large lawned area with direct access to the beach. The lack of fencing between the chalets allows for an open an friendly feel, though Chalet No1 has its own picket fenced garden from which to enjoy the sea views more privately. We have recently removed the front fence panel (in the photos) in order to improve the view.

The quiet beach in front of the property changes with every high tide; mostly shingle with patches of sand and groynes of natural rock. The yachting activity in the Solent ensures a constant changing scenery. Varied and glorious sun sets over the water will take your breath away. You will never bore of watching this particular part of the world go by.

The chalet renovations have been designed to make most use out of all the space. The one room accommodates living, dining, kitchen galley and a cosy nook for the standard double bed. A wet room with toilet, shower, basin and electric towel rail is off this main room. Clever storage solutions throughout allow the area to feel clutter free.

The emphasis for a holiday in this chalet is to 'get away from it all'. With this in mind, there is no television or high fi system. If you wish to be entertained, bring your laptop to connect to our wi-fi free of charge, and your own radio or iPod dock for your iPod.

PARKING is on the unrestricted quiet residential road by the chalet. The bus service is only twice a day, with the nearest bus stop servicing 4 buses an hour to Newport and Cowes, about 15 mins walk. Walking into Cowes takes about 40 mins. Walking to the village shop and pub takes about 8 mins. There is a cafe/restaurant on the coast within 5 mins walk west, another within 10 mins walk east. Depending on your mobility, you may find bringing a car to the Island useful.

PETS - strictly not allowed under any circumstances, for health hygiene and allergy reasons.

Guest access

Your pre arrival information email will give you all details for access.
Please do not arrive before 5.00 pm, and you must vacate before 11.00 am on your departure day. If the chalet is ready before 5.00 pm, we will notify you by text. If you are late leaving, a charge of £20 per incomplete hour over 11.00 am will be deducted from your damage deposit as our changeover schedule will have to be amended.

Other things to note

CHANGEOVER FEE - The changeover fee of £40 covers cleaning of the chalet, linen and towels, and top up of consumables such as soaps, toilet paper and kitchen towel and washing up sponge. We also ask for a £15 Electric Use Deposit which is added to the Changeover Fee, making a total of £55 requested. You will be refunded the electric fee of £15, minus your electric usage, within 14 days of the end of your booking.

HEATING - there is a log effect electric fan for instant heat, and an electric oil radiator for more permanent background heat.

ELECTRIC - This is charged at cost: the meter is read before your booking and then again afterwards. As a guide, our winter guests using the heater use approx £2.50 per day including the standing charge; our summer guests a lot less. A separate electric deposit is requested at the time of booking; you will be returned the balance not used, within 14 days of the end of your booking.

MOBILITY - The chalet is on one level, but due to the limited space inside, it is probably unsuitable for wheelchair users. If you are particularly tall or big, you might the bed nook and shower area awkward.

CHILDREN - The chalet is really only suitable for a maximum of 2 people. If you have a baby, you could bring your own travel cot, but this would take up most of the floor space.

DAMAGE DEPOSIT - No damage deposit is taken at the time of booking. Instead an £150.00 damage deposit commitment is requested. This means that should any damages be claimed, Airbnb can make the deduction through (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) up to a cap of £150.00.

PARKING -
Parking is on the unrestricted quiet residential road by the chalet.

PETS - strictly not allowed under any circumstances, for health hygiene and allergy reasons.

WARNING - The chalet is tiny, just 4m x 4m. Although the bed is a standard double, it is set in an alcove; if you are very tall or big, you might find it uncomfortable.

SMOKING - No smoking inside the chalet.


Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 5PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Heating
Essentials

Prices
Cleaning Fee €64
Security Deposit €175
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 5PM

Ideally suited to a single person or a couple. At a push a third person could be accommodated on the daybed, but the chalet is very tiny.

Your pre arrival information email will give you all details for access.
Please do not arrive before 5.00 pm, and you must vacate before 11.00 am on your departure day. If you are late leaving, a charge of £20 per incomplete hour over 11.00 am will be deducted from your damage deposit as our changeover schedule will have to be amended.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

23 Reviews

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Christina User Profile
July 2017
We loved our stay at the beach hut, the most perfect little find. So easy to get to from Cowes but felt like a million miles away. Kuki had super communication, really speedy and everything was covered in great detail. It's a tiny place but everything has been thought through to make he most of the space so it never felt cramped. It was very clean and cosy. The beach was great for a bit of fun at the rockpools and my son loved finding crabs, prawns and little fish. An evening spent with a glass of wine and a book while watching the sun set was magic. Memories I'll cherish forever, thank you!

Radek User Profile
June 2017
Very friendly and quiet place with great view on a bay. Everything apart of weather was excellent I truly recommend this place to spend time far away from big cities:) Radek

George User Profile
June 2017
What this apartment lacks in size it makes up for with charm and location. We both had a lovely time.

Nina User Profile
June 2017
Really cosy place, Cowes is nearby and there's a pub and a restaurant within 10 min walk. Would definitely stay there again

Katie User Profile
June 2017
The beach chalet is a great holiday place to stay. Location is fantastic and the chalet is very comfortable and more spacious than you would think. Loads of great storage so you can unpack everything and still feel roomy. A well stocked kitchen and cosy bed. Would highly recommend staying here.

Amy User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful setting. Nice and comfortable accommodation. Wouldn't recommend taking pets because strict rules make it unfeasible.

Kay User Profile
May 2017
What a lovely little chalet! Right on the beach front with fantastic views and sunset. Can walk into Cowes in about 30 minutes or just pop to the pub a few doors down. If you dont fancy the walk into Cowes, you can cab it for £6. Fantastic place with everything you need. Shower drained very slowly on the first day, contacted owner and within an hour she had been round and sorted the problem! Very efficient. Would defo stay again and reccomend!

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