Mr Eastland September 2023
Generally clean comfortable accommodation. Nice kitchen/diner with a lovely view of the sea. Some aspects require some checking and TLC. Good location for walking into Ventnor. Parking problematic if more than one car used.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we're so glad that enjoyed the location and views, they are quite breathtaking! Thank you for contacting us with some things that you felt needed attention, we are really grateful for your feedback so that we can make improvements where necessary. Donna, Customer Service
Mrs Clowes September 2023
A very light and spacious apartment with a terrace offering lovely sea views. Conveniently situated for the sea front, cafes and restaurants.
Mrs Parker August 2023
Firstly the first positives of this apartment of which there are many - Beautiful views, very well equipped, great location, comfy beds.
The only negative is the damp/musty smell in the bedrooms which have been mentioned by other reviewers.
However the positives far outweigh the negatives and I would be happy to stay at this lovely apartment again.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're thrilled to hear that you had beautiful views during your stay in this lovely, well equipped cottage. We wish to welcome you back to 2 St Josephs again. Meg, Customer Support
Ms Housby July 2023
On the negative side: The twin room smells of damp; the company does not provide a courtesy clean on a two week stay (substandard); and there is not network signal. On the positive side: the kitchen is lovely and really well equipped; there is a lovely view from the main living room and the flat is in a good location.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're so sorry to hear that you were unhappy that a full changeover clean is not included as part of a two-week booking. We do supply a change of linen and towels as standard for a second week, but having guest belongings in a property would make it very difficult to carry out a mid-stay clean, and it wouldn't always be possible to coordinate with a large number of guests to find a convenient time. Thank you nevertheless for your comments and we were pleased that you found the property well located and equipped. Tanya, Customer Support
Mrs Curd July 2023
This apartment has wonderful views and the living area was excellent. The bedrooms and bathrooms need updating. The master bedroom was dark and small. The bed was extremely low and would not suit everyone. Ventnor is very steep, built on the side of a hill. Not easy to negotiate especially if you have mobility problems.
Mr Thie July 2023
A perfect place to relax. Quiet, though close to downtown Ventnor. Stunning seaviews.
Mr Green June 2023
Had a really good week’s break, nice spacious apartment with excellent view. Ventnor offers good restaurants, supermarkets and challenging walks along the coast.
Mrs Riley September 2022
As two guests in their eighties, who have to pace themselves, to spend time relaxing in this beautifully appointed apartment was a real pleasure. We fell in love with the garden at Osborne House, discovered the little beach at St. Helen's and highly recommend The Taverners food at Godshill.
Mrs Salmon September 2022
Spacious and well-sited apartment.
Mrs Williams July 2022
Great location a short stroll from the center of Ventnor and the beach. The views are fabulous and watching the ships go by is a treat. Comfortable and spacious for a family of 4.
Mrs Blay June 2022
Light, bright and airy with lovely views. Easy walking distance to town. This is a ground floor flat and noise from the upper floor can be heard when occupied. Some may find the noise intrusive .
Ms Mason May 2022
A property with plenty of positives but also some negative drawbacks.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We are glad to read that you found the property had plenty of positives but so wish that we had heard from you during your stay to assist with the areas that didn't work so well. We hope to welcome you to a Classic property again in the future. Sarah, Customer Support.
Mrs Thomas May 2022
We had a happy visit to Ventnor and the Isle. We are missing the sea view in this comfortable and spacious appartment.
Mrs Scott April 2022
We spent a week at the apartment and loved the location. The view from the sitting room windows are superb. Ventnor is a an interesting town with at least 4 excellent restaurants and the paddling pool for youngsters is very unique and striking. There's lots to see in the area, and after exploring all the seaside towns, my husband and I came to the conclusion that staying on the south side of the island is far better than the north because of the sea views. We liked looking across to France across an expanse of ocean that contained no cargo ships or views of the mainland. All in all a very relaxing holiday, thank you.
Ms Nicholson December 2021
Easy, well layed out apartment with wonderful views regardless of the weather! Apartment works very for a family with two young children (dont need to deal with stairs but consider walk from apartment to back of property for car parking). The open plan kitchen / living room area along with the fully and well equipped kitchen was nicely laid out with lots of space.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the views from 2 St Josephs - they do look wonderful! It's great that the layout suited your needs so well and we hope to be welcoming you back in the future. Sarah, Customer Support
Mr Coley October 2021
Excellent furnishing and cleanliness. Very easy to get buses and shops. Would come back to this property again.
Thank you Classic Cottages
Mr Thomson September 2021
Superbly equipped and spacious apartment in a great location.
Mrs Bray September 2021
Lovely light, spacious apartment with fantastic views and the benefit of dedicated parking. It’s five minutes to the coast path and the centre of Ventnor is about a ten minute walk away. We would book again
Mr Monks August 2021
Lovely big Appartment with great views in Bonchurch, about 15 mins walk into Ventnor. Try the Seapot cafe which is only 5 mins walk if you take the shortcut at the bottom of kings bay road.
Mrs White August 2021
We had a wonderful stay at St Joseph’s, the views are incredible! The apartment was spacious and clean and had everything we needed. Thank you!
Mrs Garley July 2021
Literally the best location - the sounds of the waves was amazing.
Mrs Jones June 2021
This is a lovely apartment - bright and spacious with wonderful views from the front terrace; it's in a very peaceful area on a quiet road just a short walk from the centre of Ventnor. We really enjoyed our stay here and would recommend.
Miss Dainton May 2021
Good location for exploring Ventnor. Lovely living area, terrace and view.
Mrs Lewis April 2021
A spacious, light-filled property on a hill just outside Ventnor with a view of the sea and the boats sailing by. Comfortable, very clean and well-equipped. It's a hilly walk back from Ventnor so not for people who would struggle with that but great for those who want to walk the coastal path or just work up an appetite for their fish and chips. Highly recommend.
Mr Cox October 2020
Really enjoyed our stay. Thank you for the follow up communication after lockdown 2 was announced mid holiday. Put our minds at rest.
Dr Wood October 2020
Great. Very comfortable with excellent views. An invigorating walk of 15-20 minutes to or from Ventnor seafront by several different routes.
Mrs Vaughan September 2020
2 St Joseph’s is a wonderful apartment. Comfortable, exceptionally clean and very well equipped. Thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the veranda soaking up the sunshine and the Seaview. Parking bay at the rear was fine. Recommend The Seapot at Wheelers Bay excellent for lunch (especially when we found the short cut.) Ventnor is very hilly and walks down to the esplanade could be challenging - a few tips on best pathways etc would be helpful.
Ms Mead August 2020
It’s a really lovely apartment, as modern and up-together as you could possibly imagine, it couldn’t be better really. The views are stunning and the photos don’t do it justice, they have to be seen to be believed
Mrs Walsh July 2020
This is a fantastic apartment with a great open plan living room and stunning views out across to the sea. The location, just on the outskirts of Ventnor is perfect and within 10 minutes you can be at the waterfront, enjoying a morning coffee or just a stroll along the beach. A private parking space to the rear of the property means that you don’t have to worry about finding a space to park. The bedrooms are a little darker than the living rooms to the front of the property (and the twin room, which is overlooked from the entranceway) would benefit from blinds, but we loved it so much we have already booked our return stay. Highly recommended if you are visiting the island.
Mrs Lintott September 2019
Very quiet location with splendid views and south facing terrace.
Ms Mead August 2019
An amazing apartment, with superb sea views – far better than any photographs can do it justice. The apartment was as up-to-date and immaculate as you could possibly ask for with among other things, a built-in microwave and cold water dispenser built into the side of the fridge!
Mrs Hunt June 2019
This was an excellent light, bright , well decorated and well equipped apartment, within easy walking distance of Ventnor center which gave easy access to local amenities and lovely coastal walks.
Mrs Lewis June 2019
We were very happy with the apartment. It was clean and tidy. The kitchen had all the equipment needed. The beds were very comfortable. The car park space was large and it was easy to park - and last but not least, there was a great sea view.
We loved Ventnor. There was plenty to enjoy without having to drive anywhere and we plan to return to the same apartment in 2020.
Mr Cotton June 2019
High quality accommodation with a home-from-home feel.
Mrs Roots December 2018
Lovely spacious cottage plenty of room for the whole family. Very well equiped kitchen. Residents bear by friendly.
Mrs Blantern October 2018
The apartment is very comfortable and well equipped to a high standard. It is very well located and has beautiful views that one could just gaze at all day. It's exceptionally quiet and quite idyllic. Wander along the esplanade to the Spy Glass Inn for a coffee, hot chocolate or food and just sit and gaze out to sea. I would love to return to St Joseph's some day, it really was home from home.
Mr Stratford October 2018
We had a lovely , comfortable stay. The apartment is perfect and has a wonderful view.
Ms Brooks December 2017
One of the best places we've stayed. Very comfortable, clean and spacious with great view of the sea and very warm which was important over a wet and windy New Year!
Mrs Hopley June 2017
A spacious apartment with lovely contemporary furnishings. Everything is of a high standard and, most importantly, the beds are excellent (good, deep mattresses) & extremely comfortable. The private terrace at the front is high enough not to be overlooked. We found we could park our second car in the road outside easily every day of our visit (no charge.) Direct sea views from the terrace & main living room/kitchen & easy walking distance of the beach, cafes & shops. Highly recommended. We loved the Spyglass Inn & also the local ice cream shop "The Ventnorian" (absolutely delicious homemade ice cream in a huge variety of flavours & generous portions!)
Mr Smyth June 2017
Meet and exceeded expectations. Would happily recommend it to others with the same family set up as we had
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