0800 148 8228

Smugglers' Run - East Cowes
3 Star

Homely Waterfront Hideaway
This comfortable and well-presented reverse level end-terraced house offers excellent views of Cowes Harbour and the River Medina, and its waterfront balcony enables guests to enjoy the splendid waterside views to their full
The property benefits from a quiet position but just minutes’ walk from the centre of East Cowes with its supermarket, small selection of shops, cafes and restaurants. It is a moment's walk from the popular chain ferry (fee payable), which runs all day and into the evening, linking East Cowes to cosmopolitan centre of Cowes with its excellent choice of amenities including shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes. Frequent buses run nearby to take guests to the nearby Osborne House and all parts of the Island
Shop and pub 200 yards. Restaurant 100 yards. Nearest beach - East Cowes (pebble) 1 mile. Nearest golf course - Osborne House 1 mile
Not suitable for less mobile as living area on first floor accessed via stairs
First Floor:

Open plan living room with dining area with direct sea views and door onto waterfront facing balcony, with seating
Small galley-style kitchen

Ground Floor:

Double bedroom with 4'6"bed. Further bedroom with twin single beds
Fully tiled bathroom with large feature corner bath, shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail
Electric storage heating throughout
  • Mobile fan heater also available
  • Electricity, linen and towels included
  • TV with Freeview, DVD Player, Video player
  • Wi-Fi
  • Radio, CD player, docking station
  • Electric cooker with electric hob and oven
  • Microwave
  • Fridge with Freezer Compartment


First floor waterfront facing balcony with sitting out area and furniture. Shared grounds in small development with well-presented external areas
  • Private parking 1 car outside front door
  • Welcome Pack provided
  • Small well behaved dog welcome
  • No smoking

Note: Tidal water 10 yards from property - small children require constant supervision

You can simply book just your accommodation, or in addition, you may prefer to book your cross-Solent travel at the same time.

We have specially negotiated rates with the key providers of cross-Solent travel which offer you preferential rates for crossing the Solent.

Please call us on 0800 148 8228 or email us at travel@vipcottages.com to book your crossing today.

"There was a nice little welcome pack. The neighbours who actually live there were very friendly. It was also nice to feel that our dog was welcome too!"
By Ina
"Fantastic place in an excellent location with several nice little touches such as tea, coffee and milk to get you started for a day or two, picnic hamper to use and umbrellas if the weather is unkind. We were entertained the entire trip watching the various boats sailing by directly in front of the lovely balcony and watching the chain bridge go over and back. The help booking and the discount on the return ferry from Southampton was also a very pleasant surprise. We would highly recommend staying here to explore not only what Cowes has to offer but the whole Island. We hope to go back to Smugglers Run again. Thank you for everything."
By Sarah
"Communications was great all the way through my experience, including being able to get discounts on the ferry through VIP. The flat is near a waitrose and coop, which after a day with the kids was great to just be able to pop out, as we used the kitchen most nights. The property is great and we were exceptionally comfortable. We also enjoyed sitting on the balcony watching the boats go by."
By Lucy
"Our first time on the Island. Easy to find, good location for exploring. The house had everything we could have needed. Tea, coffee, milk, sugar and snacks so we were very welcome on our arrival. Decor, linen and furnishings were excellent. Lovely views from the balcony, we didn't even watch the TV, instead we sat and watched the boats."
By Sharon
"Many thanks for allowing us to stay at Smugglers Run, it has been a very
memorable stay. Love the place and the location is perfect!

Would love to return again in the near future,
By Norman
"4th time on the Island and Smugglers Run. Still fascinated by watching the river traffic and floating bridge. We shall retun!"
By Pauline & John