The Isle of Wight vacation rentals have had a lot of visitors: after the dinosaurs, who walked over millions of years ago, notable figures have sailed across the Solent to relax, recuperate and generally have a good time. If the Isle of Wight’s scenery and starry skies don’t quite draw you in, take a look at the impressive list of famous writers, authors, and royals who have visited the retreat. Admittedly, Charles I, who was imprisoned in Carisbrooke Castle, may not have had such a whale of a time. But, in general, visitors have long been charmed by the island’s escape-like feel, its natural beauty, and attractions.
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Vacation homes and rentals with a yard
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Popular Rental Amenities on the Isle of Wight
Above, you can find the most frequently used filters in Isle of Wight and the number of properties that offer them. You can easily find a property matching your expectations in Isle of Wight if you are looking for a pet-friendly rental or you can't imagine a vacation without internet, as most accommodations provide "Pets allowed" or "Internet." Plan your vacation in advance if you want to spend your vacation in privacy or you want to sweat it out in a sauna. There are just 313 listed rentals with "Detached" and 112 rentals with "Sauna."
Price and Availability Index in Isle of Wight
Vacation Rental Price Information on the Isle of Wight
This graph displays the average prices for the next twelve months on the Isle of Wight. Vacation rental prices are the highest in July (7/22 - 7/29). Vacation rental prices go down to $156 per night in November (11/11 - 11/18).
Rental Availability Information on the Isle of Wight
Our availability graph helps you identify the busiest months on the Isle of Wight. The week with the highest booking rate in the next 12 months is in May (5/4 - 5/11), where 70% of the vacation rentals are booked. Conversely, you will find the highest percentage of available offers on the Isle of Wight in October (10/14 - 10/21).
The Weather on the Isle of Wight
The above is a climate diagram for Isle of Wight. On average, the warmest month is July. However, temperatures can go lower than 40° on the Isle of Wight in February. The rainiest month is November while the driest month is April.
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Accommodations for your vacation on the Isle of Wight
Crab on chips: Dining on the Isle of Wight
Cooking in your Isle of Wight holiday rental is easy, whether you are barbecuing at a campsite or firing up the oven. Try local farm shops for supplies: Briddlesford Lodge for ‘Buttercup Milk’ and cheese, Farmer Jack’s for continental meats and pies, and Brownrigg’s Farm for hog roasts and pickles.
Stay on the beach (Ventnor Haven Fishery) or head inland (Seafood Corner) to sample crab on chips – seemingly the island’s unofficial dish – before you leave.
Isle of Wight attractions: Dinosaurs to rockets
Wherever you stay, your Isle of Wight holiday home is sure to be near a piece of history either millions of years, or decades, old. Animals and people alike have left their mark across the island. In roughly chronological order, the dinosaurs came first, leaving us fossilised footprints at Hanover Point and fossilised remains along the western coast. To learn about them, get transported back in time at Dinosaur Isle at Sandown, or join one of the number of organised tours along the beach.
The Stone Agers - or, if you’d prefer, the Devil and St. Catherine - were responsible for The Longstone, followed by the Romans (Brading Roman Villa), and then by a medieval man who stole monks’ wine and built the ’Pepperpot’ as atonement. After Henry VIII built Yarmouth Castle, which offers picturesque views of the Solent, an unwilling Charles I stayed in Carisbrooke Castle, just outside Newport. Today, the partial ruins of the medieval castle offers wall walks, museum displays, and the rather interesting spectacle of watching donkeys draw water from a well.
Despite being just across the Solent in East Cowes, Queen Victoria’s family revelled in the privacy of Osbourne House, which combines beautiful interiors with insights into their family life. To blast back into the modern world, visit the Needles Old Battery and New Battery to learn about secret rockets and admire its sea views.
Natural attractions: down on the beach and up in the sky
Beaches will be in easy reach of your Isle of Wight holiday rental, whether you are camped right on the coast or in a country farmhouse. The sandy beaches of Ventnor and Shanklin to the east are perhaps the most family-friendly, and the multi-coloured sand of Alum Bay at The Needles - Landmark Attraction is also a must. The park’s 4D cinema, Sand Shop, and water activities are sure to keep you occupied for some time: to reach Alum Bay take the stairs or chairlift, and take either a relaxing pleasure cruise or exhilarating high speed boat to see the Needles up close. For a higher vantage point, reach one of the three viewing points at The Needles Old Battery, or board the open top double-decker Needles Breezer bus.
Everywhere is walking country here, but the western coast is particularly scenic: brush up on Tennyson’s poems before embarking on the Tennyson Trail and head to Freshwater Bay.
Look out for red squirrels in Parkhurst Forest, walk with West Wight Alpacas, get up close with vultures (Appledurcombe House) and falcons (Haven Falconry), or ride a horse along the beach before heading back to your Isle of Wight holiday rental to relax.
The Isle of Wight's key attractions
Monkey Haven in Newport
The Monkey Haven is an award-winning sanctuary for gibbons, lemurs and eagle-owls, offering marmoset encounters and informative talks. You can also avail of the lovely tea room and gift shop.
Godshill Model Village
This charming attraction features models of Godshill and Shanklin Old Villages as they were in the past, including model trains. Round your visit off with a walk through the delightful gardens that surround the site.
The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
Located between Ventnor and Shanklin, this sanctuary provides a home for abandoned donkeys, horses and ponies and by visiting, you are supporting the great work done here.
This former summer retreat for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert has numerous exquisite interiors to explore, as well as pristine gardens and special children's attractions.
Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Popular with adults and children alike, this heritage railway runs through 8.9 km of unspoiled countryside, from Wootton to Smallbrook Junction.
Information about vacation rentals on the Isle of Wight
|🏡 Vacation rentals||4,949 properties|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 63%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$48|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Pets allowed, Internet and Kitchen|
|🐾 Pet friendly accommodations||681 properties|
|🏊 Vacation rentals with pools||753 properties|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the average price per night for a vacation rental on the Isle of Wight?
The nightly price of accommodations on the Isle of Wight starts at $48. If you would like to stay in a cabin, the average price is $263 per night. A house rental Isle of Wight will cost on average $432 per night.
How many vacation homes are available for booking on the Isle of Wight?
Currently there are 4,949 vacation rentals available for booking for your trip.
What amenities are most popular for vacation rentals on the Isle of Wight?
If you're looking to book a vacation rental on the Isle of Wight, the most popular amenities are: Pets allowed, Internet and Kitchen.
How many vacation homes with pools are on the Isle of Wight?
Choose from 753 vacation rentals available on the Isle of Wight.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals on the Isle of Wight?
If you are traveling with a dog on the Isle of Wight - 14% of rentals are pet-friendly.
What's the best month to travel to Isle of Wight?
Isle of Wight has its warmest time of year around July and August, with average nightly prices being around $48.
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