About Us

As a family with 4 children, we've spent many holidays on the lovely Isle of Wight and we're happy to now be able to offer this home to other holidaymakers.

We're also foster carers and know what is needed to create an easy, safe, family holiday, with baby equipment, some toys, books, games and a console all there to use.

Shanklin and the Island

Shanklin is a superb base for a holiday. On the esplanade by the sandy beach you can find crazy golf, an arcade, fish & chips, ice cream, cafes and pubs/restaurants. There's the picture-perfect old village, and a high street with all the shops and restaurants you'll need. There are innumerable attractions and countryside or coastal walks right on the doorstep.

Shanklin beach with deckchairs


David, September 2022

Jo's house is situated right in the heart of Shanklin, easily walkable to shops, restaurants and Shanklin seafront. I’ve never seen a house as well kitted out for kids on Air BnB in terms of toys, DVDs, game console and TVs. We very much enjoyed our stay on Spring Gardens. Thank you.

Jean-Côme, September 2022

We had a wonderful stay - the location is great, near public transportation and the house was very clean! Jo provided us with useful information and the communication with her was seamless.


We're sure you'll enjoy staying in this lovely house by the seaside. As you can see, it is all recently decorated and up to date, with all the little details taken care of.

Easy Family Holidays

As we stay here ourselves, we've made sure that the house is well equipped, particularly for children, but also for home working and adult relaxation.

For Babies

Included: good condition Oyster 2 pushchair, microwave bottle steriliser, high chair, stair gates, baby bath, top and tail bath, changing mat, travel cot, video monitors, sippy cups, weaning spoons, hip seat, and baby carrier.

For Young Children

Included: stair gates, booster seats, toddler steps, toys, buckets and spades, plates, bowls, cups and cutlery, toddler bed, and bed guard.


The lounge and dining room have TVs with DVD players and all streaming services (bring your own login), plus a TV in one of the double rooms. There's a games console plus games in the lounge along with a selection of DVDs for all ages, books and games.


The house is wonderfully quiet at night with no traffic noise. There are 6 beds, many with good new mattresses, in 4 bedrooms: (1) king-size bed; (2) king-size bed; (3) bunk beds plus a single bed; (4) single bed.

We also have a toddler bed and travel cot that may be used on request.


High quality bed linen, bath towels, beach towels, hand and tea-towels are included.

There is a bathroom and shower room, both with toilets. Environmentally friendly shower gel, bubble bath, washing-up liquid, washing liquid (all in refilled bottles) and dishwasher tablets are provided.

We try to make the house allergen-free so unfortunately no pets are allowed.

Kitchen / Dining

The kitchen has a tall fridge/freezer, gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, bean-to-cup coffee machine and of course all the crockery and utensils you might want.

The sunny dining room can seat up to 8 people (plus high chair) with a TV on the wall to entertain the kids while you cook. Alternatively, you can eat out on the patio just outside the kitchen door: it's quite a sun-trap and is not overlooked.


The house is connected via super-fast fibre-optic broadband with a good Wi-Fi signal throughout. Mobile phone reception is also fine.

Home Office

If you need to keep some work ticking over while you're away, you can plug your laptop into the dual-monitors, keyboard, mouse, camera and speaker provided via the USB docking station and make use of the super-fast Wi-Fi for any video conferences.


As foster carers we know all about safety! We have radio-linked smoke alarms, stair gates, first aid kit, fire extinguisher/blanket, electrical and gas safety checks, and blind cord safety hooks.

The stairs down to the kitchen are steep but we have two solid handrails and non-slip treads.


The house is in a great location: on a quiet street, but minutes away from the shops, beach, bus and train stations. You can purchase train tickets from mainland stations to Shanklin with the crossing from Portsmouth to Ryde included.

Book Now

You can get the best rates by booking with us direct. We can also generally offer 25% off car ferry tickets (Wight Link and Red Funnel). Cancellation is free if more than 5 days before your trip, otherwise the full rate is charged.