Shee Dy Vea is a beautiful self catering holiday home in a peaceful area overlooking Port Erin bay in the south of the Isle of Man. The property has two double bedrooms, lounge, a family bathroom, a spacious kitchen and a dining room that offers incredible views north over Port Erin beach and the village.
Upstairs a viewing lounge provides further elevation to enjoy panoramic views over the bay, Bradda Head and out to sea. The rear of the property has a private secluded sun terrace. Parking is available just outside the property, which also has a private driveway.
Port Erin itself is easily accessed, a footpath directly opposite the property drops down to the beach, less than 5 minutes walk away. From here enjoy a choice of outdoor activities from a boat trip to the Calf of Man, dinghy sailing, paddleboarding or join the Raad Ny foillan (The Way of the Gull) coastal footpath. For something more relaxed there are a number of bars, restaurants and cafes in the area.
The Steam Railway station is also just 5 minutes walk from the property. Take the train through to Douglas or stop off at many of the towns and villages along the way.
Safe, Clean, Legal COVID 19: Accredited
Visit Isle of Man rating: 4 Star Gold
Kitchen: Electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave.
Dining Room: Dining room table, 4 chairs, display cabinet
Lounge: Electric stove, sofa, two chairs, TV & DVD player, coffee table.
Bedroom 1: Kingsize bed, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers, wardrobe
Bedroom 2: Kingsize bed, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers, wardrobe
Viewing lounge: Table, 4 high chairs to enjoy the view
Family Bathroom: Walk in shower, WC and wash hand basin.
Cloakroom: Downstairs WC and wash hand basin.
Utility: Washing machine
Parking: Private driveway and parking outside on the road.
Changeover Day: Flexible - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am
Pets: Pets not accepted
Baby Equipment: Cot and high chair available to hire at additional cost.
Power & Heating: Oil, gas & Electricity included
Wifi: Free Wifi included
Bedding & Linen: Bed linen and towels provided, including beach towels.
Shop: 0.3 ml Pub: 0.1 ml
FeaturesGreat for Staycations, Rural views, Sea View, Near a pub, Near to beach, Self Guided Walks, Near a shop, Free Wifi, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Private Parking , Linen Provided , Outdoor seating, Towels provided, Great for couples
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Sheila, Poulton-le-Fylde wrote a review on 16th of April 2023
Excellent holiday accommodation in a beautiful situation.Loved the situation of the property, and the views were amazing. Liked the layout of the rooms, especially the dining room with the fabulous view. Ample parking was a huge bonus, and easy access to Port Erin and the shops. The settee in the lounge wasn't very comfortable, but would love to go again.
Olwen, Onchan wrote a review on 3rd of April 2023
Fab stay in a fab propertyExcellent location and views. The property has all the amenities required. Freshly painted and airy feel
Lee, Westbury wrote a review on 19th of December 2022
A really nice stayThe house was very clean and tidy, cosy and comfortable, and with a very well stocked kitchen and an excellent oven and hob. The views across the bay are stunning and the set-up and layout of the place works well for relaxing, working, eating and watching the world go by. The only negatives were the pillows were foam and therefore slightly uncomfortable for a side sleeper, the hot water from the shower went from hot to luke warm after 1-2 minutes, and there is no bath tub. The upstairs area is also a bit pointless and we never used it after the initial exploration, but it does suck up all the heat from the house if you leave room doors open.
Lorna, Bensville wrote a review on 30th of October 2022
A lovely little characterful house. Comfortable with great views.Our stay was longer than the average, so it was so nice to be somewhere that clearly was a family home, not pure holiday let. Quite a quirky layout, with a light and bright - and well equipped - kitchen and dining room. The lounge was a bit of a dreary and gloomy room, however. I do hope the decision has been made to send the sofa back to Hospice! The carpets throughout were showing the effects of a busy summer, and desperately needed a clean, as did the grouting in the shower and the fins on the extractor fans. I'm sure the efficient staff have that in hand. The bathroom was great - and yes to the previous comment that the extractor fan didn't work when you're in the shower. That's because it can't detect any movement. However, it automatically stays on with the ceiling light. Other oddity was the washing machine in a cupboard in the carpeted hall. Would have been more comfortable about dropping wet washing if the floor was tiled. Short walk to the village, and quick access down the path to the Bay pub on the promenade below. View probably even better than from Bradda on the other side. What more could you want? The flock of wild hens made us very welcome,! Next time we're over from Australia we'd be happy to stay there again.
Edward, Holywell wrote a review on 3rd of October 2022
Lovely break for up to four people.This two-bedroom detached dormer bungalow occupies an elevated position in Port Erin Bay. From the upper floor it has commanding views over the bay which, I guess, would be hard to beat. The dining room and front bedroom also have similar views although not quite as commanding. The sitting room also has a good outlook but we did not find in that easy to sit here due to the furniture and the front door opens directly into the room. We tended to use the side door. The bedrooms are comfortable, and we all slept well. Having two WCs was also helpful but only one shower is available. The kitchen is well equipped. All rooms were well cleaned and in a good state of repair. The viewing gallery gives panoramic views over the bay but we found the furniture here awkward for four people to take advantage of this, Access to the property is up a steep hill, which is tarmaced but the final stetch is on a shared unmade up track but perfectly passable. Car parking is at the front of the property and the space provided would take three cars. At the rear of the property there is an outside wooden staircase leading to a timber viewing platform. We went up a couple of times but did not spend any time there. I would imagine that in the summer it could be nice. We tended to eat out most evenings which necessitated either taking the car or walking. We choose the latter which gave us a good cardiac work-out. By the end of our week I was feeling quite fit. In conclusion, I would stay here again.
Melissa, Kenilworth wrote a review on 1st of October 2022
Lovely stayWe stayed at Shee Dy Vea for a midweek break. We chose the cottage for the views and were not disappointed, the views over Port Erin are just beautiful, even in some rather windy and wet weather! The cottage itself is well equipped and had most things you need for an enjoyable stay, though could not locate any egg cups for our dippy eggs and soldiers in the mornings! and would have been helpful to have some kitchen towel available, but easily resolved with the Coop in town. The main bedroom had amazing views of the sea from the bed and the mattress was very very comfy, would have taken it home if I could. We had a small issue with the hot water, the shower and taps running cols but the customer service from the caretaker was great, with him coming out to look at it for us and was friendly and happy to help, even though the problem seemed to have resolved itself. The only issue we had which is definitely a personal one and nothing against the property as such but there were feather pillows on the beds as well as the usual foam ones and as someone who is allergic but did not realise the bottom pillows were feather until a couple of days into our stay it was a shame to suffer from allergies during our holiday. However it was a lovely stay and would definitely visit again and would stay at the same property or a different one from Island Escapes without hesitation.
Jane, Wolverhampton wrote a review on 25th of July 2022
Fantastic viewsThe property is one of two halves. The extended kitchen and dining room are really modern and very stylish and well equipped. The rest of the house doesn't have the same touch. The lounge feels much less modern and really needs a comfortable three piece suite. The bedrooms are basic but fine and the upstairs room feels like it doesn't really have an identity and is a missed opportunity in terms of creating something unique and stylish which could give the property much more of a wow factor. The extractor fans in the bathroom and single toilet are quite strange. They seem to be motion sensitive - but when you are in the shower and there is a great deal of steam being generated the fan doesn't come on. Again bathroom could be tiled to make it more stylish. The view is fantastic and there is ample parking and friendly neighbours. Would only stay in this house again if it had improved lounge furniture as it wasn't a place you could relax in the evening.
John, Arundel wrote a review on 11th of July 2022
Shee Dy Vea, June 2022The location of the property is the big plus point, with superb views over the town and the bay. The viewing lounge is a nice design touch that complements this. We found that this room got very hot on sunny days, but cooled down quickly enough once a few windows were opened. The front veranda is nice too for sitting out on warm mornings or evenings. The outside of the windows in the front elevation could do with periodic cleaning - the views from inside the house would be even better. The kitchen was pleasant, adequately equipped and the dining room very nice. Handy having a TV in there - we were able to watch Wimbledon while preparing food & drink. The cuboard doors slamming against the low sloped ceiling was a tad irritating (despite the warning notice) but that's a minor quibble. The living room is a little tired and would benefit from an uplift and the carpets throughout have probably seen better days. In our opinion, the sofa wasn't as uncomfortable as some previous guests had suggested, but it could do with being replaced anyway. The most annoying thing was the back door. The first and only time we opened it, we had such a problem locking it again that we vowed we wouldn't use it for the rest of our stay. Looks like it needs a new mechanism. A number of previous guests have highlighted this problem in their reviews (some of them a few years back), so it really should have been sorted by now. We instead used the side door to access the rear decking. Bedrooms OK and bed comfortable. Shower room OK and separate toilet always a handy feature. I don't want this to sound like a negative review. The minus points that I've raised are outweighed by the plus points. Its a nice property in a lovely position and we enjoyed our stay. We'd probably return again......but fix the back door please!
Guest, Upton Birkenhead wrote a review on 5th of July 2022
We need to book again!We had a fabulous week at Shee Dy Vee. The position of house gave the best view on the island. There is a well loved feel about the place, and tasteful touches around the house made us feel welcome, and trusted to respect everything. We hope to stay again!
Guest, Swindon wrote a review on 19th of June 2022
PlimmersHi yes dinning chair needs to be replaced and the lounge sofa and chairs also needs to be upgraded cheers
Stuart, Southend-On-Sea wrote a review on 28th of May 2022
A lovely stay.Shee Dy Vea is perfectly located with a wonderful view of Port Erin bay from the front windows and verandah. The cottage has a well equipped kitchen, two comfortable double bedrooms and powerful shower. A lovely stay and one that we will definitely be recommending to friends and family. The only negative was that the seating in the lounge was not the best, which made watching TV uncomfortable.
Neil, Yapton wrote a review on 14th of May 2022
Great Stay in Wonderfull LocationI great was was had in a fine location. The house was well equipped, spacious and had some nice touches with amazing views. A good base to explore a wonderful and interesting island. The holiday had been postponed many times over two years due to covid but Island escapes were great and most helpful throughout the process. If / when we were to return this property and company will be first choice. NW. West Sussex
Guest, Ballaugh wrote a review on 18th of April 2022
Easter weekend staycationWe stayed for 3 nights over the Easter break to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. What a beautiful cottage in a stunning location. We have had a fabulous weekend here, stunning views, comfy bed & a great layout. The only issue is the lounge is rather uninviting as it is a little tired & has a sofa that needs replacing (very uncomfortable & old) Saying that we wouldnt hesitate in coming back.
Peter, Ballasalla wrote a review on 14th of September 2021
Peace and viewsAn unusual property with it's colonial style balcony and rooftop room with 360 degree views, many hours spent up there with a good book and glass of wine enjoying the views of Port Erin beach, promenade and the majestic Bradda Head. There is a very well fitted out kitchen, pleasant dining room with patio doors on to the balcony, two decent sized bedrooms and a good sized shower room. The seating in the lounge however is in need of an upgrade, the sofa is uncomfortable and the chairs not much better. The back of the house is a sun trap and very secluded, this is accessed from the kitchen by a door that is very difficult to lock, some adjustment is needed. In general this is very pleasant place with a nice atmosphere, well equipped and kept very clean. I would not hesitate to recommend it and would definitely stay again. A word of caution, access to the property is by steps or steep drive and the walk back from the centre is steep, however the views make this worthwhile.
Janette, Douglas Isle Of Man wrote a review on 27th of August 2021
we had a lovely staycation Shee Dy Vea the property was clean well kept and very comfortable.we had a lovely staycation at Shee Dy Vea the property was well kept clean and very comfortable with amazing views and we would highly recommend a stay here to all our friends and family we were very reluctant to leave as it was a very relaxing 3 day break .
Stephen, Kirk Michael wrote a review on 27th of August 2021
Staycation in Port ErinThis is a lovely property in a great location. Easy walking to the promenade and the village centre. The property has everything you could need, it's for a and tidy. Would recommend this to anyone.
Colin, Douglas wrote a review on 22nd of August 2021
Staycation IOMThe house appears picture perfect. Location is great. What it lacks is comfort. The sitting room furniture is old/dismal, there is no excuse for having a room you cannot use on a rainy day to read a good book. The shower does not drain so you end up standing in dirty water and hot water only for one shower. The kitchen is good. The passage and step into kitchen needs fixing. Im not on holiday to watch out for holes in floors and an unexpected step. This is the 3rd place we have booked and stayed at on the IOM and will not be returning.
Howard, Preston wrote a review on 23rd of July 2021
Nostalgic BreakA good few days in one of our favourite places. A comfortable property with excellent views across the bay. The cottage is well equipped but in need of some tlc. E.g. two dining room chairs needing repair, back door extremely difficult to open, floor boards in hall and on decking at rear of property.
Nick, Douglas wrote a review on 19th of July 2021
Fantastic stayOur stay at shee Dy Vea was outstanding. The house is perfectly located with excellent facilities. Essentials in the fridge and even proper coffee bags to enjoy on arrival. The views are stunning and there is plenty of parking space. I cannot recommend this place enough, I will be staying again!
Paul, Douglas wrote a review on 6th of July 2021
Summer StaycationThe second time we have stayed here. Very clean both times, has everything you need and a great location. Couldn't really fault it to be honest and we will definitely be back
Carolyn, Ramsey wrote a review on 29th of June 2021
A great place to stay!This is the second time my friend and I have stayed at this property and, yet again, we were not disappointed. The bungalow stands on the side of a cliff in a quiet residential area and so close to all the amenities Port Erin has to offer. A short walk down the cliff takes you to the promenade but bear in mind that the way back up will take you a little longer! Port Erin is well connected by a frequent bus service to Douglas, Castletown, Port St. Mary and the Calf of Man so you can explore without having to drive. The steam train will also take you to Douglas but does not run so frequently. The accommodation has all you require for a lovely relaxing holiday in homely surroundings, Our favourite room is the observation lounge, an inspired addition to an older but well modernised property, which offers a fantastic view across the bay and out to sea. We are already planning our next visit!
Oliver, Douglas wrote a review on 28th of June 2021
Nice weekend stayReally enjoyed our stay. Comfortable and a great location! Would recommend staying here especially during the summer months.
Guest, Isle Of Man wrote a review on 15th of June 2021
The perfect little getaway with the most stunning views!Shee Dy Vea was incredible to say the least! The house itself was fantastic and cosy, yet modern and homely. We loved the kitchen and our baby girl climbed her first ever flight of stairs there, which was special! The views were spectacular; waking up to that view every morning and being able to watch the sun set from every window at the front of the house was something special. We usually make the most of being somewhere different from home, and try to get out of the house and explore the area as much as possible, but this was the first time we actually just stayed inside the property and enjoyed the house! We will definitely be back! Thank you so much!
Ben, 14120, Simpang Ampat wrote a review on 4th of June 2021
Beautiful!We loved our time here. Beautiful little property with an absolutely stunning view across the bay. The team provided fantastic customer service and we cant wait to visit again.
Sue, Ramsey wrote a review on 27th of April 2021
Beautiful views, comfortable, well equipped bungalow.We found Shee Dy Vea to be a very comfortable, home from home. The kitchen/ dining area is very well laid out and has lovely views across the bay. Island Escapes were very helpful to assist with booking and leave a very useful welcome pack. The bungalow is situated up a hill but very near to the town centre and all amenities, so this was not a problem at all.Would certainly stay here again.
Nia, Peel wrote a review on 24th of April 2021
Wonderful views!On the positive side the location couldn't be bettered - the short cut down to the Bay Hotel and town very welcome - glorious views over the sea, beach and Milner's Tower. Substantial welcome pack. Very comfortable bed. Wonderful kitchen and viewing floor. On the negative side, very sketchy wi-fi - had to switch booster off and on several times a day, loo in bathroom needs attention but above all the step from the kitchen to the hall is deadly! Despite overhead sign tripped up several times before crashing face down and badly bruising both knees. Nasty shock and still painful. Despite this struggled up and down path daily and enjoyed our stay.
Julie, Isle Of Man wrote a review on 14th of February 2021
Shee dy Vea staycationLovely cosy house up on the hill. Fabulous views. Comfortable beds and duvets. Well equipped kitchen. The turret room is a lovely bonus
Rebecca, Isle Of Man wrote a review on 5th of January 2021
BeautifulLovely stay here, with great views. Highly recommend, near all local amenities, nice and cosy. Very spacious inside too.
Jane, Union Mills wrote a review on 7th of December 2020
Stunning viewsA nice property with stunning views over Port Erin bay. We spent most of our time in the dining room as it was very comfortable and made the most of the lovely view. Only a short walk down to the sea or the village and a slightly longer walk up to Bradda Head and Milners tower. A perfect location. One small downside was that the next door property is having an extension built so the scaffolding partially hides the view and it was quite noisy at times, we also had workmen on scaffolding peering down through the roof lights in the kitchen. Im sure this wont be a problem for long though.
Iain, Lonan wrote a review on 19th of November 2020
Staycation 2020Stayed here for 3 nights in November after the English travel ban scuppered out foreigh holiday plans. Its a lovely house with superb views over the beach and Bradda Head. Within walking distance to several restaurants and cafes and 5mins quick path to the beach/promenade. Very modern inside but still retains its original charm. Highly recommended.
Guest, Ramsey wrote a review on 9th of October 2020
Lovely stay in Port ErinExternal appearance was not very welcoming. In need of a paint and garden needs to be attended to. The interior was very nice and the views from upstairs were stunning. Very nice few days down south!!
Philip, Laxey wrote a review on 27th of September 2020
Home from HomeMagnificent setting with superb views across the bay and headlands. Welcoming aspect confirmed once inside. Homely feel to each room with spacious well laid out kitchen. Every room well kept and comfortable. Favourite has to be the upstairs room - warmed by the sun and with panoramic views that would be hard to match. A definite home from home and we would love to stay again.
Michael, Glen Vine wrote a review on 12th of August 2020
Shee Dy VeaAn excellent stay in a lovely property in a great setting. Very good support and service from the original booking and throughout the process. Highly recommend
Lawrence, Ramsey wrote a review on 17th of July 2020
Staycation at other end of islandWe know Port Erin well, so no suprises, but enjoyed our short break.. Weather was disappointing, twice we found ourselves saying we would have to come back in summer ! But it was mid July. Everything we needed at property the only downside for us was the step down into the kitchen, which my wife forgot about in middle of the night and went flying. In her seventies so not a great thing to happen, We solved by shutting kitchen door when we went to bed. Welcome pack appreciated, thank you Island Escapes, who changed original dates due to COVID with no problems... Great customer service
Valerie, Douglas wrote a review on 11th of July 2020
Felt like both a holiday and a homeStayed here for 3 nights on our staycation. The views are something else! 2 double bedrooms were comfy and the shower was the best ever. Impressive kitchen with everything we needed. Only comments would be there didn't seem to be any table mats anywhere? Very homely, tempted to come back.
Sharon, Peel wrote a review on 7th of July 2020
Just loved itSome lovely touches that I was not expecting, e.g. bread, milk, butter, coffee, teabags, biscuits, sweets. Place was great location and have asked Island Escapes if it is free for the August bank holiday. One tiny little thing was it would have been good to have some shower gel - couple of people assumed there would be some. Definitely recommend this to others. Just lovely