mr mcnish April 2022
We had a lovely time. Houseboat , location and facilities on board were excellent. Great walks and bars / restaurants in bembridge were top class.
Mrs Lefevre April 2022
We loved our stay and the team couldn’t have been more helpful. Great location and a beautiful accommodation, so many little extra touches. Great memories made x
Mrs Webb February 2022
Even a stay during storm Eunice, Fortune was a different, comfortable and memorable place.
Mrs Tideswell October 2021
A stunning houseboat with very thoughtful owners who left many treats/provisions for us - wine, coffee, milk. Loved the high spec appliances and interior. We had a fantastic holiday and felt privileged to stay in such a quality property. Sitting on the decking and watching the tide come in and go out was bliss and will stay with us for a long time. Thank you.
Mr Wood October 2021
This accommodation absolutely exceeded our expectations - we loved it, and want to book again for next year. Location is fabulous, the view over Bembridge Harbour was lovely, and we even had Swans and their Cygnets tapping at the main bedroom windows in the morning, looking for breakfast! A wonderful place, with everything you could want for, coupled with high quality furnishings and fittings, and fabulous artwork on the walls - who even knew Octopus have nine brains!!! You should rush to book this as soon as possible - but please leave us some space next year!!
Mr McLevy September 2021
A magical place to stay.....superb views and fabulous open plan living area.
Mr Desforges September 2021
A fantastic stay- accommodation brilliant and enabled me to celebrate my retirement with friends - always nice to wake up to the view of Bembridge harbour watching nature at its best ! We’ll all be back ! ??
Mrs Crookes September 2021
The house boat was amazing. The boat was really well equipped and the view of the harbour from the desk was special. As a base for walking and cycling it was perfect. We had a wonderful stay and would happily go back there
Ms Sibbons June 2021
From the outside it didn’t look much but wow when you opened the front door.
mr wilson June 2021
Even better than the photos and a fantastic location . The House boat is spot on in every department Bedrooms big and roomy, the Kitchen has everything you need set in one of the best locations on the IOW
Chambers May 2021
We would like to thank the local office for their efficient service. No query was too minor and always answered cheerfully. We had worrying plumbing issue and they organised for someone to come and sort it out within 15mins - very impressed! Well done IoW team !
Mr Girling May 2021
Fortune provides a true luxury experience in lovely Bembridge harbour. The boat is even more impressive than the photos suggest. Really comfortable accommodation coupled with tasteful design and really thoughtful extras provided by the owners. (Including a very nice bottle of wine & fresh flowers). Good quality bed linens , towels, comfortable beds and other furniture made sure we had a really delightful stay. We even watched Net Flics one evening! Highly recommend. Mike & Diane
Ms Tugman April 2021
The Fortune provides a wonderful holiday experience with amazing views of the stunning Bembridge Bay as well as providing a spacious, welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. You feel immediately at home but with a view to die for.
Mrs Balls October 2020
Stunning houseboat in beautiful location, would book again in a heartbeat
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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