Vida Floating Home, really is just that! You couldn't get any closer to the water, you are on the water!
Alfresco dine, read or relax on the top deck with the most outstanding views - a unique experience indeed.
The comfortable open plan living-area.
Looking from the fully fitted kitchen-area which even has a dishwasher to the king-size bedroom at the far end.
The view from the dining-area looking out over the harbour.
The view from Bedroom 1 looks over the front deck and out across the harbour.
Bedroom 1 (with king-size bed) has direct access to the front deck.
The second bedroom also has a door straight on to the front deck!
What a way to spend your day, soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the everchanging harbour scene.
Looking from the pontoon to Vida. With the large glazed doors of the living-area and Bedroom 1 looking out to the front.
Al fresco dining with a difference.
The pontoon deck to the front of Vida.
Looking across the harbour to Vida.
Watch your neighbours to-ing and fro-ing across the harbour.
Everchanging views on the water.
There will always be something to see on the water.
Vida is an Eco Floating Home.
This really is a unique location.

Vida Floating Home

3690

Bembridge / Sleeps 4 + cot*

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7 Nights from  £420

November 2019

Absolutely loved staying and really enjoyed the changing views, enjoyed watching the boats coming and going from the harbour.


October 2019

Large, comfortable, well equipped. View excellent. We had a lovely holiday.


September 2019

Wonderful position on fabulous estuary but NOT suitable for small dogs or anyone with stability problems.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for your comments - Vida Floating Home is certainly a unique property. We do appreciate that due to the property being on a tidal harbour, the level of the boat can alter and tilt causing some movement. Dogs are welcome onboard though we appreciate that the set up would not work for everyone. We do have a large portfolio of properties throughout the South West however so please don't hesitate to get in touch and we'd be delighted to help find something suitable. Bryony, Customer Support


August 2019

Brilliant location with ever changing views. A truly unique place to stay. Very relaxing. We will return.


August 2019

This has to be one of the best locations we have ever stayed in. This floating home was a delight to come back to every day and spend quality time at. We had the most perfect of weathers and felt so fortunate to be in such a comfortable home in the best of locations.


July 2019

Brilliant holiday accommodation excellent views the only sad point was having to leave after two weeks but have already booked again for next year for two weeks


April 2019

Wonderful stay, fantastic location.


April 2019

It was different took some getting used to tilt but that added to experience


February 2019

For us this was a stay-cation, the boat was really relaxing and we all had a brilliant time. Unfortunately I got pneumonia so spent 5 days in hospital but my husband and girls still enjoyed their time on the boat.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your thoughts. We were so sorry to hear that you had been poorly during your visit - hopefully you are making a speedy recovery now and will be able to re-visit Vida Floating Home again with your family in the near future. Bryony, Customer Support


September 2018

Beautiful location, lovely to look out at the view every day. Quite fun when the tide goes out as boat will tilt slightly, but you get used to it. Take the gangplank in on an evening as noisy otherwise. The parking is on a first come first served basis, although we never had a problem.


August 2018

This is a fabulous place to stay if you are looking for peace, quiet and natural beauty. The boat is really well-equipped and comfortable. The views across the harbour are stunning and sitting on the roof deck with a drink is magical. We found everyone we met on the island friendly and helpful, and Bembridge has very facility that you need.


August 2018

If you like the sea stay here


July 2018

Overall location and quality of houseboat excellent. Classic holidays support and administration excellent


July 2018

Superb location, excellent property and booked to return immediately we returned home


June 2018

Fabulous position for peace and watching the boats and wildlife in the harbour.


June 2018

Loved our 2nd visit to Vida! Such a relaxing setting. Wonderfully decorated place. We will be back again & can't wait!


May 2018

Vida is a lovely property in a great location. Stabilise the boat to keep it flat. It has not been stabilised to remain flat with the movements of the tide.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for your review of Vida Floating Home - we are so pleased that you liked the property and enjoyed the wonderful location. As mentioned in the description due to the everchanging tide, the level of the boat can vary, adding to the experience. Kari, Customer Support


May 2018

Very well equipped & comfortable. We absolutely loved it! Enjoyed sunbathing on the roof terrace and watching the boats sail by.. In a beautiful peaceful setting…Just perfect!


March 2018

Unique experience with marvellous open views.


March 2018

Superb houseboat with outstanding equipment in a great location.......a must visit houseboat


February 2018

Our holiday was quite simply perfect, Vida was in such a wonderful setting at the end of the pontoon, so very private with sea views from all the rooms (which by the way are better than the pictures).... will be returning soon. Love The Kings x


October 2017

Fantastic location, seal two days running outside window. Fresh crab local floating café, past house boats and kingfisher catching fish from Vida. Oh wow!


September 2017

Well equipped property, with great views, perfectly located for exploring the Island.


September 2017

We loved our time at Vida. The accommodation is spotless and beautifully decorated. The location is ideal and we could spend all day just looking out at the birds and boats! We were so sad to leave it!

There is a pub within 5 minute walk in Bembridge (The Pilot boat inn) who do really good food. There is also another Pub in St Helens which is probably about 25mins away (The Vine). It's a great walk past all the houseboats. Bembridge village is a 10 minute walk where there is a CoOp, The Village inn (pub), The Bakery (recommended breakfast and yummy cakes) & a couple of other placed to eat. It's a lovely walk along Bembridge beach towards the Lifeboat Station. In the other direction (St Helens) you can walk across the causeway and walk to the beach. There is a place there called Baywatch by the beach where we stopped for lunch and a drink. We will be back for sure!


September 2017

Quite often holiday accommodation is not quite as good as you thought it was going to be. Vida was the opposite. We thought it was going to be nice - but it was excellent. The accommodation was stylish, well equipped also very comfy. As for the setting, we thought it was quite magical. You will definitely see us again.


August 2017

The floating home is in prime location to observe harbour life and the lights glitter in the evening on the water right across to Portsmouth. It is also close to good beaches for rockpools and snorkeling, Forelands being the best, I think. The locals are friendly and the home itself comfortable, light and airy as you open the whole front if you want. Means you can observe kingfishers, swans, egrets from your living room! Or on deck watch the mullet that visit or catch crabs from the pontoon!


August 2017

Idyllic setting! Vida did not disappoint. We enjoyed some stunning sunsets, befriended some swans and ducks and generally had a hugely relaxing week on board with the added bonus that our beloved dog could come too. We very much hope to return.


June 2017

May I say what a splendid property this is. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found the setting peaceful and relaxing - much needed in both our busy lives.


June 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful week on board Vida. It was the perfect base for the Isle of Wight. Vida was possibly situated on the best location on Bembridge Harbour. Local pubs and restaurants were very good, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We did not use the roof facilities, as the stairway was too steep. The view from Vida was just wonderful.


March 2017

We loved the houseboat and would definitely like stay there again. To be able to open the blinds in the morning to watch the shorebirds busily going about their business and even when it was dark to see the twinkling lights across the harbour and over in Portsmouth, it was a magical place to stay.


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