Mrs Seivright-Nye August 2020
We had an amazing stay at Fortune boathouse. The decor is modern, stylish and fresh. The views are wonderful at any time of the day and night, whether it is sunny, rainy or grey, which makes it a very relaxing choice. It is also a great location with beaches and Bembridge Village easily accessible. I would highly recommend Fortune and can't wait to visit again.
Mrs Miall July 2020
Fortune House Boat is a quirky, and classy holiday venue, all mod-cons available including a washing machine, dryer, dish washer, Netflix, WiFi, and an outside hose for the dirty dog. Mobile phone coverage is very poor here, unless on EE apparently, however the wifi is pretty good on the boat so Whatsapp calling or similar is a good option. Bembridge harbour is a beautiful and quiet area. There is a lovely dog friendly beach 10 mins walk away, as well as some lovely walks through the Bembridge lagoons with lots of wildlife and the coastal path round the harbour. Two lovely fresh seafood cafes on the harbour, which although quite pricey were very good. We pre-booked tables at the Village Inn and the Crab & Lobster pubs/restaurants as we were there 2nd week after lockdown easing, glad we did book as they were all busy and turning people away. They were both great at practicing social distancing and plenty of cleaning stations around. The Isle of Wight was busy again, although lots was still shut or only partially open, we were delighted to enjoy such beautiful walks and beaches and the very warm welcome of the islanders.
Mrs Silverwood December 2019
Brilliant houseboat in an excellent location . Beautifully furnished with an exceptional level of comfort . A real treat to stay on this property
Mrs Du Cann-Crowther November 2019
We had ten wonderful nights on Fortune and immediately felt like it was our "home away from home" on the water. The boat has been incredibly well designed and provides all the modern amenities that one would expect including a very well equipped kitchen and super comfortable beds. No attention to detail has been spared and if asked the question would we return, the answer has to be a resounding yes!
Mrs Earle August 2019
The most wonderful location you will ever find! Views to die for! Bring your binoculars!
Ms Sweet June 2019
Wow - We have just returned from an excellent week on this gorgeous boat and feel privileged to have been the first folk to rent it. Our expectations were high from the great photographs but were exceeded by the beauty of Bembridge Harbour - a truly stunning and peaceful location. The boat has been cleverly redesigned and floods with light at both levels. The master bedroom is huge. My 91 year old father claimed it to be the largest room he had ever slept in! The generosity of the owners abounded with quality furniture,fittings,appliances,linen etc plus lots of thoughtful extras. There are really nice places to eat and drink nearby and a good selection of shops in the village. Our energetic spaniel enjoyed the local beach. We had great weather but I think the comfort of the boat would make it a good all year round destination. Huge thanks from a happy extended family ... we can’t recommend this boat highly enough and hope to return.
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