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28.06.2016 Rebecca Utley, corporate booking host “Well – where do we begin?
We are an Ad Agency from London and stayed with Helen & Frazer at Vintage Vacations for one night after a fun days sailing from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight. The attention to detail from Helen & Frazer is second to none – each Airstream has it’s own personality and the thought that has clearly gone into each one is wonderful.
You couldn’t have been more accommodating, patient & kind – you really helped to make our Summer Party one to go down in our agency’s history!
We cannot thank you enough – we have some super memories! Thank you for making organising such a large party easy and fun.
With love – Rebecca, Carley & all the folk at BMB, London x” rating 5*
28.06.2016 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*
21.06.2016 Lisa-Marie Rowe, Airstream guest “We absolutely loved our stay at Vintage Vacations! There’s so much to do and see in the Isle of Wight and when we came back to the site each day, we enjoyed the peace and quiet and took advantage of being there slightly out of season (just us and a couple of other families for the few days that we were there). The caravan we stayed in was beautifully decorated and authentically 1950s. We stayed in listening to Hank Williams and toasting marshmallows every night, it was wonderful! I took hundreds of pictures and even filmed a few little youtube songs on the site, everything was just too pretty to resist. As our hosts you were friendly and around if we needed you but also gave us our privacy. We will definitely be back! Thank you :)” rating 5*
20.06.2016 Simon Daltrey, Airstream guest “Absolutely loved it, the location was so peaceful too.
We have always loved Airstreams, and ours was fantastic. We will definitely be back, and have already given your details to a couple of friends. Thanks again” rating 5*
20.06.2016 Nic, Airstream guest “Stayed for the festival in an airstream and had a fantastic weekend . It’s that good we’ve booked again and bringing the kids this time and they can’t wait .” rating 5*
20.06.2016 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*
16.06.2016 Kelly & Tara, Airstream guests “1951 Spartanette
Really comfy bed
Lovely & quiet
Good shower in the block
Somewhere different & unique, much better option than camping!
We would definitely be keen to stay here again and try out some of the other vans x” rating 5*
26.05.2016 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*
26.04.2016 Alex Barlow, Hen group organiser at the Airstreams “A huge thank you to Helen and Frazer for a wonderful stay. We came on a vintage-themed hen weekend and had such a fantastic time (despite a little rain and mud…) Helen was incredibly helpful in the run up and over the weekend in making our stay as fun as possible and was very accommodating with all of our bizarre requests! She also had great recommendations for places to go and activities on the island. We enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea in the marquee we hired and had ladies in to do our hair vintage-style – we highly recommend both!!
The caravans were lovely and so much fun. They were really thoughtfully decorated with so many quirky niknaks and had everything in that we needed. We would highly recommend a stay at Vintage Vacations and we definitely look forward to coming back again!” rating 5*
21.04.2016 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*
12.04.2016 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*
12.04.2016 Ben Hicks, Airstream guest “Generally we had a very nice time… our daughters absolutely loved it!” Rating 4*
11.04.2016 Lucy Ilott, Airstream guest “Thanks so much for a fantastic stay, it was everything I had always hoped a caravan holiday would be so hopefully the first of many!
We were lovely and cosy thanks to the fan heater and hot water, the kitchen facilities were great,the onboard shower and basin were really handy and there was plenty of storage space.
All in all a huge success despite the stormy weather. Can’t wait to come back for a summer holiday some time and make the most of the bbq, picnic table and friendly atmosphere.” Rating 5*
24.08.2015 Cheryll Burgess, guest at the Meadow “Loved the meadow and Doris – great little touches to welcome us and ensure a great stay. Really comfortable beds in the tent ensured a good nights sleep! A real weekend escape from the world!” Rating 5*
20.08.2015 Gabriella, Airstream guest “We all loved the airstream. It was also very cosy and warm. The whole site was lovely and you were all very helpful. Thanks for a great stay” rating 5*
19.08.2015 Sarah, Airstream guest “Thoroughly enjoyed my 2 night stay in the 1954 Airstream. Thoughtful touches like tea, coffee and cakes to keep you going on arrival and torches and nightlights supplied in the caravan. I thought the music in the toilet block was such a good idea too – so it’s not too spooky should you get the urge at 4 in the morning! I will definitely come again – but next time I’m bringing my grown up kids and my parents too!” Rating 5*
15.08.2015 Rebecca Cairns, Airstream guest “For a short holiday it had everything we needed, as soon as we got there it was a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The camper was great and had lots of lovely little touches (the cakes were amazing).
After a busy day out on the island it was nice to go back to somewhere out of the way and quiet.
I will definitely be coming back and I can’t recommend it highly enough!” Rating 5*
12.08.2015 Sarah KB, Airstream and Gloria guest “We loved it! Four of us stayed in an airstream and Gloria – both were fantastic. Thanks for all your help and making us feel so welcome. Wish we could have stayed longer – hopefully see you again!” Rating 5*
03.08.2015 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*
21.07.2015 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*
14.07.2015 Maxine & Ashley,Airstream guests “Comfy bed. Spotlessly clean shower, linen and communal toilets. Full of character and stylish touches. Helen And Frazer were great welcoming hosts. It’s our second stay and we will come back again!
Especially lovely to attend the ‘cook out’ great food reasonably priced and a chance to meet lovely fellow happy cavavaners! rating 5*
24.06.2015 Sue Caslaw, Airstream guest “Had two great days in the 1954 Spartanette. Enjoyed the welcome cuppa with home made cake and the glass of Babycham beside the bed! As we are both older than the Airstream, we loved seeing all the authentic items that we grew up with. Thanks for the “the blast from the past” Sue and Jim rating 5*
24.06.2015 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*
17.06.2015 Danielle Jenkins, Airstream guest “Such a lovely, relaxed place – had everything we needed for a long weekend. The airstreams are fabulous, and little things like the outdoor games for kids made it so easy for us to have even more fun! Helen & Frazer were very helpful and welcoming we can’t wait to book another visit” Rating 5*
16.06.2015 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*
13.05.2105 Samantha Bond< Airstream guest “Just wonderful. Free…Easy…relaxed…stay. Everything you could want (even with very small kids) in one place. All decked out superbly. Effortless style and a place to really escape to. Never change.” rating 5*
06.05.2015 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*
20.04.2015 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*
08.04.2015 Joanna Knight, Airstream guest “
We had a great stay, the little touches are just great.All our questions answered and everything we could want was provided for. We loved our 1950’s airstream and can not wait to come back again!” rating 5*
04.04.2015 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*
10.02.2015 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*
10.11.2104 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*
01.12.2014 Helen benson, Airstream guest “Beautiful location, vans look so great even better than we expected. Nice welcome with the homemade cakes. Lovely hot showers in the block we appreciated the white fluffy towels!” rating 3*
06.10.2014 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*
06.10.2014 Maria Hutchings, Airstream guest “Had a wonderful stay at V V. Fabulous views, attention to detail is great. Lovely having a fire pit 🙂 and all mod cons.” rating 5*
06.10.2014 Nova Cookson, Airstream Guest “Vintage Vacations is the perfect getaway. Helen and Frazer are lovely and their airstreams are fantastic. The pitch is wonderful, surrounded by great views and really well maintained. There are so many amazing touches! Been three times now and it’s never enough. Love love love Vintage Vacations!” rating 5*
29.09.2014 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*
22..09.2014 Bloggers ‘The Ladies Who Lunch in Hampshire’, weekend special event guests “Please read our review , we had a great time” rating 5*
17.09.2014 ‘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*
09.09.2014 Susan, Airstream guest “we loved the experience of our stay in the 1950’s Airstream. so much fun, and spotlessly clean! Every detail thought through, from board games through to original 1950’s Children’s Annuals. Icing on the cake was the Fairy Cakes left by Helen and Frazier. Another nice touch! Even the block of toilets on the site that I had been dreading using were extremely clean and homely! thank you for a memorable stay! we wouldnt hesitate booking again and have recommended to our friends.” rating 3*
03.09.2014 Jo Carey, Airstream guest “We really enjoyed our stay and were amazed that the design of a vehicle built in 1954 was still so effective for accommodating a family comfortably in a small space. Loved the attention to detail in the decor. Authentic period upholstery/curtain fabric, kitchenware etc. as opposed to generalised ‘retro’ decor. Clearly a labour of love rather than a money-making venture. Babysham and cakes on arrival were a lovely touch and very delicious! Toilet block was perfectly maintained with same level of attention to detail. Having the radio left on around the clock was a great idea, making dark night-time trips less daunting! We Definitely intend to return again or try out one of the other vintage vacation stays! Thanks!” rating 5*
31.08.2014 Andy and Jacqui, Airstream guests “We loved our three nights at Vintage Vacations, a perfect escape from the city. The Airstream was incredible – it’s obviously had a lot of care and attention, with lovely little touches like the Sixties soundtracks and vintage games helping to make an unforgettable experience. Surprisingly spacious with loads of room for storage, the bed was comfy too and we loved the chance to BBQ/cook and spend the evening relaxing – well away from TV and computer screens! It felt like a very safe location, we had plenty of space to ourselves even with other families nearby. We’d definitely bring our own family here in future and have already recommended it to friends. A good base to explore the island although hills and busy roads made cycling a bit of a challenge at times – we’ll bring a car for our next visit!
30.08.2014 Lea Andrews, Bungalow guest “It was the perfect place to stay. Absolutely charming, cosy, familiar, like a trip back to my childhood, but with better taste!” rating 5*
27.08.2014 Sian Western, Airstream guest “Thank you Helen and Fraser for being so helpful and accomodating during our stay over the August bank holiday weekend. The Airstreams were kitted out fantastically and in such a beautiful setting. The information booklet was very useful and the babycham and cakes were also greatly appreciated on arrival!! rating 5*
23.08.2014 Katy and Jim Skelsey, Airstream guests “We had an amazing time in the 1959 Overlander Airstream. The owners Helen and Frazer are on site to meet you, lovely easygoing couple, really seem to enjoy running the site and helpful by email when booking too. (Big shout to the cheerful cleaning lady too, who loved the site as much as we did)
I like vintage and this campsite is “proper” – no Cathkidson! not only the amazing Airstreams with all original features, ….Original fabrics, kids games, annuals from the 60/70 and babycham glasses (free babycham on arrival!)
They’ve thought of everything to make this a really relaxing and fun experience (radio in the toilets, vintage vinyl on the walls, free tea/fresh coffee/milk on arrival) plus bbq and fab deckchairs.
We’ve been to some great campsites and husband Jim says “the most tasteful (yet unpretentious) campsite he’s ever stayed on”!
We thought it was really good value for money too, not massively more than normal caravan sites. Huge thanks!” rating 5*
21.08.2014 Jonathan Hardy, Meadow guests “We had a great stay in The Meadow. Having both the tent and caravan together worked really well. In combination with Vintage Vacation’s retro theme it was very a unique camping experience. Helen and Frazer were excellent hosts finding the right balance between attention and distance. We hope that we will have the chance to stay again.” rating 4*
20.08.2014 Sharyn, Airstream guest “The field of airstreams was something to behold. My six year old was in love with your shop in a shed and the three year old just kept asking to go back to the caravan when it got too windy and cold on the beach. many thanks, we had a ball.” rating 4*
12.08.2014 Jo Compton,Airstream guests “We loved the van – though it took a bit adjusting to space-wise with our lanky 13yr old grandson and his random unpacking! It was clean and well presented with lovely white sheets and towels and welcome vintage cupcakes. Sid appreciated the various bats, balls and nets provided in the field. We loved listening to the countryside sounds and watching the sunset across the horizon.” rating 4*
12.08.2014 Shelley, Airstream guest “lovely peaceful and relaxing settings in true retro style.” rating 4*
10.08.2014 Tara Culley, guests of Mabel “We loved Mabel! Thanks the kids thought she was super cute and Brighstone holiday centre was fab. We were in the pool at least once a day and we loved overlooking the sea and relaxing. Perfect spot! And Mabel was so cosy rocking about in the wind and rain. Great holiday thanks xxx” rating 5*
10.08.2014 Alex & Kay Wright , Airstream guests “Loved every min of our stay in the spartan manor airstreamer bed was extremely comfy. Great breakfast . Great people . Love what you have done so relaxing perfect vintage get away a real step back in time!!! X x” rating 5*
05.08.2014 Helen Rook, Airstream guest “Quirky and kitsch ,the Air stream didn’t disappoint .” rating 5*
05.08.2014 Sally Eccleston, Airstream guest “We had a really lovely stay in one your gorgeous caravans. I just loved the attention to detail – homemade fairy cakes and flowers for our arrival, story books on the girls beds, milk in the fridge. I was really surprised at the amount of clever storage space – we could have bought more luggage! The caravan itself was beautifully clean and the site was very well maintained.” rating 5*
05.08.2014 Vanessa Mason-Hill, Bungalow guest “Perfect venue for a summer holiday with or without kids. Great location, close to all amenities, cute cabin and quiet in the evenings so we all got a good nights sleep” rating 5*
01.08.2014 Paul Girling, Airstream guests “fabulous views and wonderful airstream vans. whole vintage theme was full of nostalgia and childhood memories.Great fun and very relaxing.” rating 5*
29.07.2014 Sara Payne, Airstream guests “Loved the 1951 Spartanette airstream. Stayed with children aged 17,3 and 1 in July 2014, the 17 year old slept in ‘Roger’, which was perfect. Was a great site for the children to run around and play, whilst we got organised/cooked breakfast. Lots of vintage touches from games through to can openers on board. Really happy with Vintage Vacations, good value for money, and the brochure of things to do/places to eat was spot on! We fell in love with the Isle of Wight and so have just booked ‘The Bungalow’ for October half term. Can’t wait for another Vintage experience! :)” rating 4*
28.07.2015 Alsion Witt, guest at The Mission “Lovely stay at The Mission -weather also played ball too.” rating 4*
28.07.2014 Natasha & Matthew , Airstream guests “The site is fabulous – great location, in a peaceful field, with very little traffic noise. The airstreams are wonderful – with so much attention to detail in the decor. The welcome from Helen and Fraser is warm and relaxed. We loved the tennis net and box of ball games in the centre of the field, the music playing in the bathrooms and records on the wall, and we also appreciated the distance between airstreams – we couldn’t hear anything from the other families. A great place to stay!” rating 5*
24.06.2014 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*
02.06.2014 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*
24.06.2014 Alexandra Fabian, Meadow guest “Comfortable caravans with bags of style and lots of lovely quirky features. Wonderful attentive hosts. Lovely location. A fun place to relax in the beautiful Isle of Wight” rating 5*
23.06.2014 Tracey Elliot, Airstream guest “The Airstream was great. Really comfy beds and lovely cotton sheets and nice towels. Very lovely people to do business with. The campsite was really well maintained and didn’t feel overcrowded. We had a fab stay.” rating 4*
18.06.2014 Heidi, Airstream guest “Our stay with Vintage Vacations was utterly lovely. A peaceful quiet location with lots of space.
The caravan we stayed in was beautifully restored and very clean. The most comfortable caravan beds we’ve ever stayed in. The toilets and shower were also kept very well” rating 5*
13.06.14 Kieran Curtis,Airstream guest “More deserving of 10 stars!!Absolutely superb on all counts. My partner, Andy,& I, didn’t want to leave…..highly recommended to all” rating 5*
18.05.2014 Sarah and Mary, Bungalow guests “We had a lovely mid week stay at the Bungalow. The decor was fabulous and the welcome cake and milk were a thoughtful touch. We had a great stay and will definitely be returning in the future!” rating 5*
12.05.2014 Francesca Newson, Airstream guest “The novelty didn’t wear off we absolutely loved our mini moon in Spartan Manor” rating 5*
07.05.2014 Stuart Green, guest at the Bungalow We had a fantastic time, the bungalow was perfect and the weather was great. It was very comfortable and suprisingly roomy. We loved the decor and the fifties style. The kids loved the video and it was fully in keeping with the retro style. It was lovely to be gadget free for a few days.” rating 5*
04.05.2014 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*
29.04.2014 Anna Jenkins, Airstream guest We had such an amazing short break in the 1949 Vagabond, we didn’t want to leave! The van was brilliant – really spacious for two people (the kitchen was bigger than ours at home!), really comfy (great bed with soft linen and plump pillows) all the mod cons that we could have wanted (hot, powerful shower; full-sized cooker and fridge) and kitted out with everything we needed (including a vintage tea service). It was a real homee-from-home at the same time as being a proper break away from the hussle and bustle of our usual city lives. We shall definitely be recommending Vintage Vacations to all our friends and family…and returning for future holidays!” rating 5*
24.04.2014 Kev, Airstream guest “Airstreams were well presented, spacious and cosy. We were impressed with the attention to detail with furnishings, games, books etc available from the same era. There was also loads of space in the field to play games and it was great to be able to have a camp fire to sit around in the evening.” rating 5*
20.04.2014 Michelle McCsrthy-Brett , Airstream Bride!”We hired out the whole Airstream site for our wedding on in September 2013 and it was the best decision we have ever made. The site looked incredible; we worked with another local company to build a big yurt structure in the middle of the caravans and everything was just perfect. Helen and Frazer – you could not have done more to make our day run so smoothly.
We can’t thank you enough. We are looking forward to returning in September 2014 to celebrate our anniversary.” rating 5*
24.11.2013 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*
05.11.2013 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*
04.11.2013 Paul and Sarah Day, Airstream Guests “Excellent holiday, exactly what we wanted. Perfect getaway from everyday life.” rating 5*
04.11.2013 Charlotte Amison, Airstream guest “Fantastic site, well equipped and a totally unique experience” rating 5*
24.10.2013 Tania & Mario, Airstream Guests “We loved our stay! It was the perfect way to unwind and unplug. We loved the attention to detail – right down to finding a very useful collection of wellies we could borrow from – you’ve thought of everything! The caravan was very cosy and comfortable and the little personal touches made it extra special. Such a unique experience and for us it was the perfect honeymoon!” rating 5*
25.10.2013 Tash Farquhar, Airstream B&B guest “A little piece of heaven! Absolutely fantastic experience – wish we could have stayed longer! Owners were also very lovely!” rating 5*
22.10.2013 Jo Williams, Airstream B&B guest “What a great idea! Fabulous stay and would definitely love to come back and have the full experience in summer time. Loved the cake, sausages and tea cosy. Couldn’t fault it! Many thanks.” rating 5*
P.S. Thanks for the tip about the Garlic farm – what a great place! Plus we saw a red squirrel.
20.10.13 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*
07.11.2013 Airstream Guests “We- 8 girls- stayed in the 1966 Overlander Airstream and 1951 Spartanette for my sister’s suprise hen-do and it was absolutely amazing! The caravans are so wonderfully decorated and fully equiped- what an amazing weekend! I would totally recommend them and am sure I will be coming back at some point in the future.” rating 5*
30.09.2013 Debbie Kinnear, Airstream guest “I stayed in the a caravan for 5 nights, had a bike and it was a perfect combination! Great spot, well done, and Fraser and Helen great hosts, checked regularly to make sure all good..thanks from Canada.” rating 5*
25.09.2013 Charlotte Zaccardi, Airstream COOKOUT guest “We absolutely loved our over night stay with Vintage Vacations! It was like being in a perfect 1960’s bubble. The attention to detail inside anMarisa Mcloughlind out was fabulous and we very much enjoyed our dining experience. The site itself is the perfect size, intimate but you still had privacy and what a beautiful setting! The toilet and shower block was fun and lovely and clean. The welcome food parcel of fresh eggs, loaf and marmalade went down very nicely too! Everything was just right! It was a truly fantastic experience which we hope to repeat again in the very near future! Helen and Frazer are lovely hosts and it was a pleasure to meet them”. rating 5*
16.09.2013 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*
16.09.2013 Robert Gibbons, Airstream guest “We rented 3 trailers between us and all had a great time, Fraser and Helen were both incredibly friendly and helpful when we needed them and left us to our own devices when we didn’t.
They even let my wife’s cousin who was travelling with us have the use of her own trailer whilst we were there even though we hadn’t booked one for her which was both generous and gracious on their part.
The trailers were well kept and more comfortable then i had imagined.
All in all a great time.” rating 4*
10.09.2013 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. Emptying the chemical loo was nowhere as unpleasant as I anticipated.
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*
05.09.2103 Jayne, Airstream guest “We came to stay at Vintage Vacations as a family of four (children aged 4 and 3) and I can honestly say we all loved our stay. The airstream was a real treat and much warmer and roomier than I imagined. We had marshmallows and hot choccy round the camp fire and enjoyed playing the board games. When I asked my little boy what his favourite part of his six week holiday was he answered …. sleeping in the camper van !! You have really thought of everything and have got a great site for a break from everything. After a fun packed day at the beach it was so nice to come back to the camper van and we all had the holiday blues when we got home. We will be back in the future” rating 4*
04.09.2013 Robin, Corina, Emily, Oliver Dike, Airstream guests, “We had a fantastic family holiday, kids played proper old school games very ginger beer and buns !!!!! Airstream had everything that you could need, really appreciated the log basket great for toasting marshmallows on. Will be back again soon.” rating 5*
01.09.2013 Mark Webb, guest at our touring pitch “Lovely setting, generally good facilities with nicely cleaned loos etc lol. Nice access, good hosts.” rating 4*
28.08.2013 Clare Matthews, Airstream guest “We absolutely loved our little holiday to the Isle of Wight. Our stay in the 1962 Overlander was a wonderful adventure. It was such a relaxing stay and the children loved running around the field and making new friends. The interior of the airstream was just beautiful with lovely little touches (I’m still hunting for a cake box similar to the one the homemade cake was in) We can’t wait to return next year; we’ve just got to decide which airstream to try next.” rating 5*
27.08.2013 Ruth De Paolis, Airstream guest “We loved our stay and the whole Airstrem experience. The children made friends and had a ball running wild around the field.
So many special touches – very well thought-out – loved it and fell in love with the I.O.W.
Hope to be back!!
Thanks so much” rating 5*
13.08.2013 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*
11.08.2013 Lorraine and Tony Leslie, Airstream guests “This vacation was booked for me by wife for my birthday as a surprise. The airstream has always been my dream caravan, so this was a dream come true to be able to stay for the weekend in the 1962 safari. to sit outside the airstream looking upon 12 other airstream around the field was a perfect way to spend the day” rating 4*
03.08.2013 Mr & Mrs Callum McNeil, Airstream guests “It was amazing. Simply brilliant. Such a lovely way to start or married life together. It was so relaxing and a great escape from all the stress and excitement of the wedding! Thank you for providing such an amazing holiday!” rating 5*
02.08.2013 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*
29.07.2013 Nicola Stephenson, exclusive hire of Airstream site for a special birthday and family gathering “Having the whole site to ourselves was really very special. There were many members of the family who had not seen each other for a long time and the site gave the perfect balance of privacy and togetherness for everyone. We had a really memorable weekend and have taken away some amazing memories.” rating 5*
The caravans added that little bit of extra excitement as everyone wanted to show off their caravan and took pleasure in showing each other the quirky character of their home for the weekend.
Thank you for your thoughtfulness – my dad appreciated the fact that he had his own toilet which meant he could stay on site.
We had a really memorable weekend and have taken away some amazing memories.
28.07.2013 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*
23.07.2013 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*
17.07.2013 Dr Damaris Stuart-William, guest at The Bungalow “This is the third time we stayed at The Bungalow and found it to be as wonderful as ever. It has everything we need and is in a fabulous location for exploring the island. It is also lovely and quiet with a good amount of ground to allow children to run around on. The individuality of the accommodation is fabulous. Thank you”. rating 5*
17.07.2013 Suzanne Jackson Airstream Bride! “We hired all the trailers for our wedding reception in July and had an amazing weekend. The weather was perfect. All our friends loved the trailers. The children had a great time running about the field. We hired a tent from Eds Tents and Ed had decorated the tent beautifully. It was perfect for the occasion and matched the “feel” of the wedding. We couldn’t have asked for a better weekend. I can’t say enough about it!
Thanks Helen and Frazer for being there behind the scenes and helping to make the whole weekend run smoothly.” rating 5*
16.07.2013 Sarah Dyke, Airstream guest “The whole family loved the experience of staying in an Airstream. My husband has always loved the design from afar and was thrilled to find himself sleeping in one, I loved the décor and the fact that it was so well equipped and the kids loved their beds (and didn’t seem to notice that there was no TV!).” rating 5*
08.07.2013 Craig Ratcliff, guest at Mabel “We had such a lovely weekend. Mabel was just the perfect place for us to stay- my wife and I and our 2 children aged 8 and 3. We all loved the style and contents of the caravan, and the beds very surprisingly comfy and cosy. The cakes, and baby sham were a lovely touch, and the simple things of T-bags, coffee, sugar and milk all add up to a happy stay.
Our friends came over and camped next to us on one night, including their Cheltenham Springbok caravan. Really good fun, and lots of space to do this.
Brighstone holiday camp is a perfect location for Mabel. Everything we needed was there, and we all enjoyed the swimming pool and play area. We treated ourselves to a cooked breakfast on site on the last day, which meant packing up was so much easier!
We enjoyed an organised fossil walk on Brook beach on the Saturday, which we’d thoroughly recommend.
Thank you very much” rating 5*
02.07.2013 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*
02.07.2013 Holly Tuppen, Airstream group booking guest “Absolutely loved these trailers – we opted for 3 between 8 of us which worked really well space wise and still ended up cheaper than a hotel. Nice comfy beds and fluffy towels were much appreciated. Beautiful peaceful site, nicely spread out and comfy facilities. Will definitely be back!” rating 4*
23.06.2013 Darren Bradbury, Scout Hall guest “The Scout Hut was a great place to spend a week, peaceful location and well appointed” rating 5*
20.06.2013 Tim Garland, Airstream guest “This is truly a unique site and perfect place to stay when visiting the Island. Plenty of space in the field, friendly atmosphere and hospitality of the owners are just the beginning of a long list of reasons that make vintage vacations a must do on the Isle of Wight. Highly recommended.” rating 5*
20.06.2012 John Russell, Airstream guest “Love the retro!” rating 5*
18.06.2013 Julie Kingston, Airstream guest “We had a lovely stay with Vintage Vacations.Helen and Frazer were very welcoming .The trailer was everything we expected and more – lovely vintage touches around the place, and a great cosy feeling. Our two boys loved the van and the island.Hope to return one day!” rating 5*
06.06.2013 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*
05.05.2013 Elodie Besanger, Airstream guest ” we had a very nice time. the trailer is beautiful, so well kept and full of charms. every detail has been thought about. helen was really useful to find things to do on the isle and to explain how everything was working” rating 5*
30.05.2013 Anna, Airstream guest “We absolutely loved our 1951 Spartanette. The attention to detail in the decor was wonderful and it really had everything we needed for a truly comfortable stay. The beautiful field that the trailers are in is perfect for children to run (or in our son’s case, crawl!) around in and we really enjoyed making use of the wood burner, barbeque and deck chairs. The shop in a shed is a genius idea – I bought a cute little flower brooch which I am still proudly wearing. Helen and Frazer were absolutely charming hosts and couldn’t have been more welcoming. We sincerely hope to return!” rating 5*
05.06.2013 Tricia Turner, Airstream guest “Very welcoming owners, clean accomodation with all that’s needed. Loved the period games and kettle. Everthing’s been thought of” rating 5*
05.06.2013 “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*
30.05.2013 Selina Lovell, Airstream guest “A really special place to stay, charming, quiet and so very lovely. You won’t want to leave.” rating 5*
30.05.2013 Airstream Guests “Absolutely brilliant stay… A great welcome from Fraser followed by tea and cakes on our deck chairs!.. waking up in the Airstream on my Birthday was just perfect!” rating 5*
29.05.2013 Airstream Guests “We had such a super time with you. The girls instantly made friends on your super safe field and spent the time running from the meadow back to base without a worry in the world. The van was perfectly vintage and had everything we could possibly need. We loved every second of our stay! Thank you.” rating 5*
11.05.2013 Andrew, Katie & Iris, Airstream guests “We absolutely LOVED it! Surpassed our expectations, all the trailers are amazing with fantastic attention to detail. Helen & Frazer have been a joy to deal with, we can’t stop telling people about it! We will certainly be back!” rating 5*
07.05.2013 Gemma Lloyd, Airstream guest “Our short break at Vintage Vacations was wonderful, Helen and Frazer are diamonds and their airstream caravans are a real treasure and treat to stay in. We wished we could have stayed longer but will definitely be returning.” rating 5*
07.05.2013 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*
25.04.2013 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*
24.04.2013 Lindsay Jordan Airstream guest “Thank you for a fantastic stay in your gorgeous airstream trailers. A really alternative but comfortable holiday full of retro and kitch. The facilities in the trailers were better than I expected, comfy beds & cozy atmosphere, all in beautiful surroundings. I would recommend this experience to anyone who likes a holiday with a difference. rating 4*
24.04.2013 Maria Robertson, Airstream guest “We have had the best weekend with you at Vintage Vacations for my 50th. It truly felt like stepping into a little time capsule and out of the rush of modernity. I loved the quiet, you could hear the birds and nothing else, I slept like a dream in the super comfy beds. The whole atmosphere was magical, like one of those sunny days from childhood that you remember, a good memory from the past come to life in the present day. The little touches like the cakes and the babycham were the icing on the cake. You could tell there was love and care behind Vintage Vacations – a place that keeps good memories alive. Thank you.” rating 5*
17.04.2013 Airstream guest* “We’ve had a week in the Airstreams each of the last two summers and are due back soon. These have been amongst the best family holidays we have had, the Airstreams are fabulous and I love them as do the children. We also love the layout of the site, so much space for the children to run around and play with others, no worries about them getting run over or not being able to find their way back to their caravan and very sociable for the adults too, we have had lovely evenings outside chatting with other families round a fire while the children played together.” * guest name private as requested rating 5*
16.04.2013 Ambrose family, Bungalow guests “The Bungalow made us smile as soon as we walked through the door. We loved all the detail and special touches and appreciated the well stocked cupboards. The location was perfect for accessing everything you could need locally and a great base for visiting the island in general. Despite the terrible weather, we had a great time and would love to return (with the sun)!” rating 4*
16.04.2013 Latif Family, Airstream guests,”We have been coming for 6 years and we love it more and more…
Helen and Frazer cannot do enough for us and the field is fab.Best nights sleep of the whole year at Vintage Vacations. Better than Yoga!!” rating 5*
09.04.2013 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*
08.04.2013 Alice Fogg, Airstream guest “A really friendly site, which certainly felt cared for with lots of unique touches. The site was certainly family friendly. We were happy to let our 4 & 5 year old run about without direct supervision. The airstream was just what we hoped for, a retro feel with modern elements to enable a comfortable stay. We have stayed in an airstream before (on a different site) but this holiday offering felt much more complete.” rating 4*
08.04.2013 Lisa Knight, guest at The Bungalow “bungalow was warm ans cosy and welcoming great for snuggling up in when it was snowing outside!’rating 4*