Snapper House Bed and Breakfast is located at 1 Snapper Court Rhyll. It is a 15 minute walk into the town of Rhyll.
The Seahorse motel is located in Chapel Street, 500 metres from the main strip of Cowes.
The motel has two accessible two bedroom units, one a motel room style and the other fully self-contained.
Each unit has wide entry doors and parking directly in front of the units. The parking bays are wide with ample room for wheelchair users.
Each bathroom is a full wet-room. The shower has a sliding shower head that is also removable. Portable shower chairs are provided. The toilet has side and rear handrails with a metre of clear space beside the toilet.
A full-length vanity unit is provided with lever taps on the hand basin.
The main bedrooms have a queen bed with room under the bed for a portable hoist. The second bedroom/ lounge area has two single beds again with room under the bed for a portable hoist. A couch is located between the beds that can be moved on request.
The kitchen area is large and open. The microwave is located above the bench and may be difficult to reach for wheelchair users.
The grounds of the motel contain a swimming pool with wide level access. Entry to the pool is via steps and a handrail is provided. Next to the steps is a wide in-water seating area.
Ripples n Tonic Farm Stay is on 15 acres located close to Ventnor Beach. The property has six accessible accommodation options.
• Killara Cottage – a 2 bedroom cottage that sleeps up to and a maximum of 6 people.
• Plover Cottage – a 3 bedroom cottage that sleeps up to and a maximum of 9 people.
• Shearer’s Quarters – a two bedroom unit that sleeps up to and a maximum of 4 people
• Genista Cottage – a 2 bedroom cottage that sleeps up to and a maximum of 6 people.
• Hollydene Cottage – a 3 bedroom cottage that sleeps up to and a maximum of 9 people.
• Narrabeen Cottage – a 2 bedroom cottage that sleeps up to and a maximum of 6 people.
Each of the cottages has been purpose built with people with a disability in mind.
The kitchens all have roll-under workspaces. Appliances are all located at easy reach height from a seated position. Storage is all under the bench tops with roll-out shelves giving easy access. Power points are located within easy reach.
The bathrooms are full wetrooms. The showers have portable shower chairs, handrails and height adjustable and removable shower roses. Shower controls are a single lever mixer tap. Toilets have side handrails. The bedrooms can be configured to a guests needs. All beds have 300mm of clearance for portable hoists. Guests do not have to bring their own equipment as the property has a variety of shower chairs, commodes, hoists and height adjustable beds available as well as a variety of mobility devices and beach wheelchairs.
The property is on flat ground with a mixture of hard packed gravel and concrete paths. The camp kitchen is ramped. The playground contains a variety of equipment for children with a disability.
Ripples n Tonic is suitable for both people with a physical or cognitive disability. It is a quiet setting and guests are encourage to interact with the animals on the farm. There are daily feeding sessions with guest participation.
Phillip Island Apartments is a 4 star self-rated property located in Church St Cowes, offering spacious fully self-contained apartments with one, two and three bedroom options. All apartments include a full kitchen and laundry facilities, large living and dining area. There is one 2 bedroom accessible apartment. It is a designated parking bay directly outside.
The kitchen has a wheelchair under the workbench with appliances within easy reach.
The bathroom is a full wetroom equipped with handrails for the toilet and shower. The shower has a fold down shower seat, height
adjustable and removable shower rose. The taps are a large star pattern.
The master bedroom has a queen bed with 100mm clearance under it making it suitable for a portable hoist. The second bedroom has two single beds also with 100mm clearance under them.
The lounge is spacious to accommodate a wheelchair.
Kaloha is located on the corner of Steele and Chapel Streets, Cowes. The resort offers beach frontage in a quiet location. The resort is less than a 5 minute walk to shops, cafes and restaurants.
The reception is located just inside the main entry. There are four steps to the reception building limiting accessibility to full-time wheelchair users without someone accompanying them. Reception staff will meet guests at the room with prior notice or a phone call to the resort on arrival.
Kaloha has one accessible two bedroom apartment with kitchenette. It is apartment 8. There is a designated park outside the door, however, it is a standard size bay. A larger bay is available adjacent to the stairs that can be made available by prior request for wheelchair users. The entry to the apartment has a 75mm high step. The door is 860mm wide.
Inside the apartment, there is the main living-dining area with the two bedrooms on the right hand side. Both bedrooms had wide doorways with ample room in front of the bed.
Space is limited at the side of the beds.
The bathroom is a full wet room with handrails for both the toilet and shower. The handrail extends across the full back wall. The shower features a detachable shower head. The vanity unit is a solid unit with no rollunder space. A portable shower chair is available.
Space is the living area is tight and is the entry to the bathroom. Furniture would need to be repositioned to allow for wheelchair access to the bathroom and the rear bedroom.
Both the swimming pool and the restaurant have stairs at their respective entries.
Anchor Belle Holiday Park is a family owned holiday park located in Church Street Cowes. It is 500 metres from the Cowes boat ramp and has its own direct access to the beach via a 100 metre pathway.
The park has a fully accessible two bedroom holiday cabin. Parking is available immediately adjacent to the entry ramp. The bay is over 6 metres in length making it suitable for both side and rear loading vans.
Inside the wide sliding entry door is a lounge area which adjoins the kitchen. The kitchen is spacious with both the oven and microwave under the beach. All appliances are stored in under bench cupboards.
The bathroom is a full wet room with a fold down shower seat, handrails and adjustable height and removable shower rose. The toilet has side and rear handrails as well as a full padded backrest. The vanity basin has knee clearance under it and lever operated mixer tap.
The master bedroom has a queen size bed. There is ample maneuvering room at the side of the bed and in front of the wardrobe. There is 75mm of clearance under the bed to provide for a portable hoist.
The second bedroom has two bunk beds. The upper bunk on both beds can be folded up if not required. There is a wide corridor between the two bunks to cater for children using mobility devices or wheelchairs.
In addition to the accessible cabin, the park also supports travellers with a disability bringing their own RV or caravan. There is an accessible shower/toilet facility within the main ablutions block. It is a full wet room containing a toilet with side and rear handrails and a shower with rear handrails and detachable shower head. A portable, height adjustable shower chair is supplied.
The games room, multi-purpose ball court, pool, business centre and arcade games room are all accessible.
The camp kitchen is well laid out and spacious. Tables all accommodate wheelchair users.
Indoor pool. Access is via steps with a central handrail.
The North Pier Hotel is situated on the Esplanade in Cowes overlooking Western Port Bay. The hotel offers both accommodation and dining.
Access is via a ramp leading off the Esplanade that leads onto the outside deck.
Dining is available in three sections: The outside deck area, sports bar and a family bistro. Seating on the deck allows for wheelchair users with open-ended tables. The bistro is situated along the front of the building inside large sliding doors and full length windows. The bistro is well laid out providing ample room to get to the serving counter or to seating. The tables are all a low type design with movable furniture.
The sports bar is on the left side of the building adjacent to the main bar. Seating within the sports bar is all high top tables making it less suitable for wheelchair users or the elderly.
An accessible toilet is located at the far end of the bistro. It is a large room with side handrails for the toilet, a hand basin with knee clearance under it, lever action taps and a baby change facility.
The North Pier Hotel has one accessible room. It is a large multi-purpose room with a queen bed and two sets of bunks. It is on the ground floor with views over Westernport Bay. The bathroom is a full wet room. The shower has a sliding and detachable shower head, a fold-down seat and handrails. The toilet has a side handrail. The room also has a large wheelchair accessible work space/desk. The entry door to the room is 810mm.
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