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Sarah Constantine, guest at The Mission “Fantastic place to stay, full of interesting memorobilia. We loved the history of the place and the rather retro feel of the Isle of Wight.” rating 5*
Joe, guest at The Scout Hall “2 families with young kids – had a fantastic long weekend here. Really beautiful house – the photos don’t do it justice. Particularly loved having the veranda off the main living space.” rating 5*
Chloe Battle, guest at The Shack “A lovely weekend break. Everything was as we had hoped, we loved discovering all the vintage crockery, the woodburner worked impeccably (unusual in my experience, they often smoke at the initial lighting) and the banana loaf was delicious” rating 5*
Rowena Chapman, guest at The Shack “We had an amazing weekend in The Shack. The view is so beautiful. The log fire kept us warm and cosy. The decor is just so cute”. Rating 5*
Gill Rogers, guest at the Mission & Scout Hall (joint booking) “We had a wonderful family weekend in The Mission and the Scout Hut to celebrate my husband’s birthday. We could not have asked for a better venue, so comfortable and loved the sunken bath, and mezzanine bedrooms. Ideal space to entertain” Rating 5*
Graham Reynolds, guest at The Shack “Had a really great stay at the Shack. Wonderful place to just chill out and get away from it all, but civilisation just a few miles drive. Lovely comfy bed, quiet location, and no light pollution all added up to best nights sleep we have had in a long time.” Rating 5*
Katie Gibbon, guest at The Shack “Just the loveliest place to stay,we had 2 nights from the 3rd-5th June. Beautifully finished,we loved all the little vintage touches. About a 3 minute walk from the beach too. Everything you could need for a chilled break. Super comfy bed & the kitchen was kitted out brilliantly. We made full use of the chimenea and the bbq too. The chocolate fudge I ordered for my husband was to die for 🙂 love, love, loved it! Thank you” rating 5*
Tracey Crampton, guest at The Mission “Wow what a great place to stay. The Mission is full of quirky character. It is a great size, is well kitted out and very comfortable. The table football was a huge success although non of our party improved over the weekend! Would definitely recommend the Mission as a place to stay” rating 5*
Rachel Hinks guest at The Scout Hall “The Scout hall is an amazing place to stay in. Decorated throughout with a quirky vintage theme combined with scouting/guiding memorabilia. It is extremely well equipped throughout and the views from the deck are breathtaking. We also appreciated the little homely touches such as afternoon tea, fresh flowers & a stamped postcard.
We will definitely be recommending it to friends & family and plan to return either to Scout Hut or to other accommodation owned by Vintage Vacations.
Thank you for making our stay at The Isle of Wight Festival so special. Rating 5*
27.05.2015 Natasha Bishop guest at The Shack “Loved the shack and apprenticed the refreshing of the loo and Lino and some soft furnishing. It delights with the retro chic but very practical and all our needs catered for inc the kitchen equipment and lovely fire and wood.. The setting is fabulous , wonderful empty beach and views to die for. This was out 4 the visit in 5 years with our young son. The location and the whole island delight on a sunny and more importantly a wet day.” rating 5*
Samantha Pell , guest at The Mission “I absolutely loved this place total retro heaven. I had a fabulous time with people I love to share the experience. was my birthday and couldnt think of a better place to spend it. such attention to detail from the furniture to the pots and pans. great place for a shin dig also as you do not disturb anyone and nobody disturbs you. I thought it was perfect. i would live there if I could. Suit me down to the ground.’ rating 5*
Shack Guest “The Shack was an unbeatable venue for a week’s break. Stunning setting, snug and comfortable accommodation combined with glorious weather for an ultra relaxing time.” rating 5*
Lindsay Garfitt, guest at The Mission”My friends and I have just returned from a lovely midweek break in the Isle of Wight to celebrate my hen party and 30th birthday. We stayed in The Mission and were bowled over by how wonderful it is! The attention to detail in everything is so impressive and we found it a cosy and cool place to call home. Dealing with Helen during the booking process was also hassle-free. I’d highly recommend Vintage Vacations, can’t wait to go back again :)” rating 5*
Madeline, guest at The Mission ” stayed at The Mission with friends. It was the most perfect venue. Beautifully decorated, the details were amazing. Impressed by the amount of cooking equipment and extras like games and books. Love, love, loved it. I will be back!” rating 5*
Cheryl Morgan, guest at The Mission “We booked The Mission for a relaxing break with friends and their little boy and had a really lovely time. The Mission is so spacious and homely, we felt relaxed straight away. Perfect for chilling out – with it being cold and rainy outside, putting the log burner on and playing game inside was perfect! I highly recommend staying at the Mission, especially as a group or a family as it has a lovely feel to the accommodation and lots of space for kids to play.” rating 5*
CC, guest at The Shack “A fantastic family break, the Shack, the location, the little touches and even the weather was perfect – we fell in love with it all and will be back.” rating 5*
Andrea Choate, guest at The Shack “We wanted to get away from it all and The Shack certainly delivered; a gorgeously cosy place with a lovely view out to sea. Who wouldn’t want to stay here!
It had everything we needed – a bbq /chairs & table outdoors, a well equipped kitchen, a wood burning stove to keep us warm, comfy beds and deliciously plump duvets to snuggle into.
The cake on arrival was a welcome treat and particularly nice touch to begin our stay.” rating 5*
‘The GPs’, guests at The Scout Hall and The Mission combined ” Couldn’t recommend more highly! We booked The Mission and Scout Hall for a large group, the two properties were VERY close and upon arrival we spent 15 minutes running from room to room screaming! Every last detail is perfection. The rooms are all great with their own personalities. The bath is incredible in both properties and we loved having the garden and swing area for the warm evenings we were lucky enough to have. The refurb job on both house is impeccable (you can still see the old Scout Hall on google maps- unrecognisable!!) and the way the old features of the Mission are preserved is beautiful. 5*’s and we’ll be back! rating 5*
Paul Gilmore, guest at The Shack “The Shack was the perfect place for a romantic weekend away from it all, beautiful inside and out. Thanks for a really memorable break!” rating 5*
Maggie, guest at The Scout Hall “We loved the quirky charm and fabulous attention to detail. Lashings of hot water and all very comfy too.” rating 5*
Annalene Cooper, guest at The Mission “Loved it. Original and inspirational. Quirky and well thought out with lovely finishing touches such as the cake on arrival and fresh flowers through out” rating 5*
Tamar Nigogossian, guest at The Mission “The Mission was just amazing. We spent ages just opening drawers and looking in corners finding new treasures every time! So much to look at. And it is functional, fully fitted out kitchen meant we could cook well. The bedrooms were super comfy and so cute! The bath was amazing- had mountains of bubbles, I felt like a 5 year old again. But the best bit was the stove, we pulled up the sofa and a chair and sat in front of the fire drinking mulled apple juice eating cake and playing the selection of games on hand. Our favourite was Shop Missus- we laughed so hard we cried!
I wish we had had more than two nights, we wanted a whole day just to stay at ‘home’ and be in that lovely space as well as the two days of activities we had planned.” rating 5*
Victoria Smith, guest at The Scout Hall “A sublime 5 night stay at the Scout Hut was had by all. Happy holiday memories created for the children and many childhood memories resurrected for the rest of us! The attention to detail in the property was much appreciated and enjoyed – there are guitar charms individually attached to the chandelier in the Elvis tribute room for one! Did I mention how cosy and warm it is too despite howling winds in October! Vintage Vacations provide an ‘experience’ and memories to be treasured – if you want bog standard self-catering this is not your bag! We loved it.” rating 5*
Marisa Mcloughlin, guest at The Mission “We all loved staying in the Mission, especially the whole retro decor and styling throughout. Really beautifully done. The space was just amazing and made my 40th birthday extra special.’ rating 5*
Gemma Copping & James Stimpson, guests at The Shack “We stayed in the shack for the first weekend in June and we loved every second. The Shack was beyond beautifully decorated with so many little touches that came together perfectly. It was also very well equipped with good facilities. The close proximity to a near deserted beach was idyllic, allowing us to fly a kite and watch a perfect sunset together. Our evenings were spent playing games, drinking wine, talking and listening to the radio. It was the simplicity and escapism that we both very much were in need of.
I can say hand on heart, our weekend spent at The Shack was my favourite days of my life so far. It was relaxing with breath taking views and was a good base to explore the many wonders of the island. We have vowed to go back and feel it will be a place that becomes a home from home when we need an escape from it all. rating 5*
Sue Lupton, guest at The Shack “For anyone who likes getting away from it all, The Shack is pure bliss. It positively oozes Wow! factor. I loved the quirky, vintage decor, particularly the plastic bambis. The accommodation is comfortable and cosy, equipped with everything you could need, including a log burner.
The setting is out of this world. I was blessed with beautiful weather, at the beginning of September, and spent hours sitting in the armchair, mesmerised by the view.
There is a resident robin, who loves crumbs of cheese.
An absolute delight. Thanks, Helen and Frazer.
PS: This was the third Vintage Vacations property I had stayed in. They are all fabulous, but The Shack takes the biscuit (or should that be the Victoria sponge?).” rating 5*
Giles Robertson, guest at The Scout Hall “Great location, nice and original styling.
Not too brittle for kids!
Perfect garden for family games
The bath is worth the trip just for the view. Would make a romantic get away but sleeps eight!
Easy to get to all the main attractions.
We loved Elvis Room.
My last two cars were in classic icons car book – stag and Volvo 1800, nice!” rating 5*
Guests at ‘The Shack’ “Brilliant little shack….loved the vintage board games, and the fabulous beach…perfect for foraging …Will certainly be back at some point…” rating 4*
Heidi James, guest at The Shack “Wow! What a wonderful trip to The Shack! We had a wonderful time, the Shack was more than we could’ve hoped for… And the service from Vintage Vacations has been second to none. We will be back, perhaps next time to The Mission Hall… Then an Air Stream… Then back to The Shack!!” rating 5*
Juliet Kinsman, guest at The Shack “Admittedly we couldn’t have asked for more perfect summer weather… but with this in mind our stay at the Shack was a dream. Authentic and original accommodation for an old-fashioned off-the-grid family getaway. My five-year-old daughter pretended that it was her own little café and couldn’t have been happier here making cups of tea for her guests to enjoy in the garden.” rating 5*
Sheila Packham, guest at The Mission “My daughter and her fellow ‘hens’ were amazed by the quality of the accommodation at the Mission Hall. It is totally unique with an amazing collection of kitch and quirky objects and furniture, combined with modern facilities. I would recommend staying there without reservation to anyone who asked. And thank you for the cake it was a lovely touch!” rating 5*
Darren Bradbury, Scout Hall guest “The Scout Hut was a great place to spend a week, peaceful location and well appointed” rating 5*
Lisa McCormack, Shack guests “Second time we’ve been to The Shack, and it’s absolutely beautiful. Magical setting right next to a stunning and unspoilt beach, The Shack is a perfect gem of a getaway from the race that is life! Highly recommend it, and we’ll be back!” rating 5*
“The Mission” was a fantastic place to stay. It was enjoyed by my family ranging from 5 years upto 62 years! All the rooms looked amazing. Helen & Frazer are a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend Vintage Vacations. I can’t wait to revisit “The Mission” & try out some of their other great places. Tracey Flaherty, guest at The Mission “The Mission” was a fantastic place to stay. It was enjoyed by my family ranging from 5 years upto 62 years! All the rooms looked amazing. Helen & Frazer are a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend Vintage Vacations. I can’t wait to revisit “The Mission” & try out some of their other great places” rating 5*
Pilfold Family, guests at The Shack “From the moment we set eyes on the Shack we knew this would be a holiday to remember. The shack is small, but perfectly formed. It has everything you need for a brilliant, fun, cosy family weekend away. The hammock and the swing were a hit with the kids (two boys aged 5 and 7) and the view was outstanding. Within a stones throw of the beach which is a treasure chest of marine finds, you don’t ever want to to leave. We’ll be back.” rating 5*
Sharon Linford Guest at The Scout Hall “We absolutely loved it!! The location was fantastic with amazing views, plenty of parking, nice and clean with a lot of time and effort gone into the retro decor. Nice friendly pub within walking distance, great food and friendly staff. Eight of us stayed comfortably with plenty of hot water for us all to shower. We will definitely visit again.” rating 5*
Amanda Hayes, guest at The Scout Hall “A simply awesome place to stay. Beautiful location with outside space for boys to run about safely. Brilliant facilities with everything you could need supplied – even a delicous Victoria Sponge to enjoy on arriving (it lasted about 5 mins!).
Comfy beds (I’ve never slept so well away from home!), plenty of BIG towels, oh the list could go on – it was quite simply perfect, thank you!”rating 5*