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Frequently Asked Questions


Just a few questions we often see from potential guests as well as those of you who may wish to let your property through us.

Property Owners
How many weeks can I holiday let my property each year?
The average season is 20 weeks of the year. During the winter months you may want to consider residential letting or taking different types of guests to include workers on short contracts, house-mover etc. Our Estate Agency side of this Hose Rhodes Dickson business often have these types of enquiries that we can assist with during off-peak periods.
Can I do holiday letting if I am on the market to be sold?
Yes, but we will only take bookings 3 months ahead, so as not to disappoint guests who have booked and may face cancellation of their holiday.
What sort of things are customers of Island Holiday Homes looking for in a holiday home?
Proximity to the beach, off-road parking, Wi-Fi, multiple bathrooms, downstairs bedrooms and bathrooms and a BBQs.
Can I use my Tesco Club points to book a ferry with you?
You have to book directly using club points, however, we offer good discounted rates on both Wightlink and Red Funnel.
Can we add guests to our booking?
Yes, providing there is the capacity (enough beds).
What happens if we have to cancel our booking?
Please see our terms and conditions that are available to view online. We would advise taking out UK travel insurance to protect you against cancellation for insurable reasons. We will endeavour to re-book your dates, in order to limit your loss to the booking fee only.
Do all properties accept pets?
Approximately 40% of our properties are pet friendly. Details can be found on our website or we can discuss options with you over the telephone to find you a suitable property. 01983 866455.
Is your team based on the Isle of Wight? 
Yes, we are and we find that our guests really appreciate dealing with a local agent as we are able to provide useful local information and can be visited in Shanklin, one of the Island’s most popular tourist destinations.