Live well in timeless elegance

Slip back in time to a 30s world of art-deco decadence fit for a flapper girl or 20. Villa Judapa is all stained-glass windows, triple-aspect reception rooms and swaying palms in manicured grounds. It tells of lives well-lived above the spectacular sweep of the Isle of Wight’s Sandown Bay.

Art-deco decadence

Lose yourself in the decadent proportions of Villa Judapa, sleeping 20. Step back in time to an art-deco world that’s as 1930s as the Charleston, Betty Boop and the Austin Seven. But there’s nothing ancient history about the stunning modern refurbishment or the views over the Isle of Wight’s Villa Judapa.

Windows offer postcard views, but the inside is pretty as a picture, too. There’s stained-glass detail in the living areas and bedrooms, oak panels in the hallway, a galleried landing and a triple-aspect drawing room.

Head up to the sun room, slide back the picture windows and drink in the sunrise. At night, the bay lights up like a Christmas tree. On a summer’s day, the sophistication of the architecture, the sculpted grounds and the palms that sway over the wild blue yonder suggest an elegant Mediterranean villa.

Get everyone together and slip back in time. Host a 30s night – become bright young things with swing, jazz and cocktails. Or just revel in the 21st-century luxuries, like modern bathrooms and kitchen, decadent bedrooms, air-conditioning and private-chef dining.

Gardens and Grounds

Somewhere across the verdant acreage, the grounds end and the rugged wash of the Isle of Wight waves begins. But before you take the steps down to Villa Judapa, you’ll want to be detained by the delights of an English garden seemingly hewn from a Balearic villa.

Palm trees sway above the bay. On a summer’s day, you could walk the geometric grounds and imagine yourself preparing for chickpea, chorizo or paella. The barbecue is ready to sizzle and the choice is yours.

For al-fresco drinkers and diners, the terrace table seats 14 and sits at the head of a long, keyhole-shaped pond. The blue horizon, bedecked with ships and gulls, lies enticingly beyond.

Walk off any excesses beyond the garden gate, along the cliff path and down to the sandy, Blue-Flag beaches. Take a swim or follow the coastal path from Sandown to Shanklin. At Villa Judapa, the draw of the gardens and the turn of the tides seem as undivided as the centuries.

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Living Spaces

Slip back to a time when the well-off lived well, when jazz spiced the air and swing swung the national mood. The art-deco movement was symmetrical, indulgent and exuberant. It’s alive and well at Villa Judapa. Immerse yourself in a world of stained glass, oak panels and decadent drawing rooms.

Get giddy in the gaudy and geometric living spaces. Take in the sunrise by day and illuminated bay by night in the upstairs sun room with its sliding picture windows. Retiring for the night is a pleasure, as you walk the stained-glass hallway and follow the magnificent staircase to the galleried landing.

Before that, you can choose your gathering places. Light the logs in the drawing room, break out the cards or games, or just chat by the firelight. The downstairs lounge comes with squishy sofas and a flood of light through the stained glass. Get together and get reacquainted over drinks. Or just stare at the views.

Villa Judapa’s vast spaces, tall rooms and elaborate elegance hark back to a time long gone when the well-heeled were on the up. Put on some jazz, break out the cocktails and tap into the national mood.

Cooking and Dining

Villa Judapa is self-catering but not as you know it. The range kitchen is choc-a-bloc with conveniences and set fair for mucking in and preparing multi-generational dining.

Get everyone together around the 22-seat dining table and pop a cork or two. Discuss the day, make plans for tomorrow. On sunny days, take the doors into the sunroom and invade the garden for al-fresco dining in the seaside air. Alternatively, follow the rambling geometry of the grounds and take a picnic by the ponds.

If you’d rather put your feet up than turn your hand to cooking, whistle up our chef and hostess and enjoy everything from an afternoon cream tea on vintage china to a special dinner.

Or maybe you’d prefer to dive into our delicious drop-off meals? Just heat, serve and relax. Special event? Ask about our cakes.


You’ve six bedrooms to squabble over, and the master offers the suite life par excellence. Flexibility is key here – day beds and pull-outs abound and the kids will go crazy for the bunks.

Downstairs is the wheelchair access twin bedded room with wheelchair access to outside and en-suite wet room with toilet, additionally the Morning Room has two single day beds and can be a seventh bedroom if you want

Take the sweeping staircase to the galleried landing and five doubles that take your breath away. One comes with an additional bunk and day bed; one with a day bed; one with an additional single bed and pull-out single bed; one with en-suite shower room with toilet.

All bedrooms have TVs, so you can flake out over a film. All the upstairs bedrooms have sea views, with three having access to the upstairs sun room with its sliding picture windows. The cavernous master suite, with its stained-glass windows, geometric beauty and acres of floor space, looks like only tuxedos and tiaras could do it justice. Don’t worry: PJs are fine.

What people say

What people say

“We completely fell in love with this house when we came to stay! Lots of original art deco features around the house make it very charismatic and charming. The added bonus of having the sea right on your doorstep reinforces just how charming this home is.” - Mary
"When I was looking for somewhere to have my sixtieth birthday celebration, I came across this house, and from the description seemed perfect, but just too good to be true. But I can now say that not only did it live up to expectations, but amazingly exceeded them. The setting is stunning, in beautiful grounds on the the clifftop, but it is the house itself that is the star. Big light and airy rooms, with wonderful furnishings and fittings and decor, all in keeping with the Art Deco theme, made you feel you had stepped back into a bygone age. It felt a real privilege to be staying there. So it was very memorable weekend for us all, topped off by the lovely warm and sunny weather the whole time.” - Ian

Butterflies and brontosauruses

Walk the cliffs from the garden gate, drop to the Blue-Flag beach in five minutes, stroll from Sandown to Shanklin and ride a London tube back again. Hunt for fossils, or just flapjacks and frappuccinos in the many tearooms. Ride the chairlift to The Needles, steam along the railway, hunt butterflies or the brontosaurus.