Welcome to Surfside

Port Erin Holiday Cottage
Isle of Man

“ Surfside” Holiday Cottage Isle of Man is centrally located in Port Erin on Falcon’s Hill. Turn left out of the front door, and it is 40 yards to the beach and the wonderful promenade. Turn right, and within 100 yards you are in the centre of the village with all the facilities you would need and expect – yet stay inside, and you have total seclusion. Total seclusion yes – but not at the expense of some wonderful views from the main living room and bedroom! Ample car parking is available near to the property. From the outside “Surfside” looks deceptively small, but this is a little misleading as the property is built into the hillside leading to a spacious and comfortable cottage which will allow you to enjoy your visit to the Isle of Man to the full.

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Isle of Man

Find out about our location in Port Erin, What to do on the Isle of Man,
How to get here and useful links.

Perfect for Walkers

The Isle of Man offers outstanding walks for everyone, and is home to the internationally accredited Rad Na Foillan – “The Way of the Gull”. As its name suggests, this is a coastal walks taking in the island’s stunning scenery. The Milennium Walk on the other hand traverses the internal parts of the Island, offering up the majestic splendour of the peaks and our very own mountain, Snaefel. Port Erin itself boasts its own walks, not least up to the Milner Tower on Bradda Head.

Right on the Beach

As you can see from the pictures, Surfside is literally a stones throw from the beach. The cottage has deck chairs, beach mats and beach game equipment, so if its a day on the beach you’re looking for, its well catered for! Should you be looking for something a little more energetic, from just round the corner you can hire a kayak to explore the coast and its caves.

Great for Cyclists

As you might imagine being the birthplace of both Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh, cycling is very popular in the Island. Cycling the roads will provide countless opportunities to enjoy the scenery and heritage sites. Alternatively there are many areas for “off-roading”, and if you are really adventurous, there’s the “end to end” route from North to South!

Shops close by

The main village shopping and amenities area is literally within a minutes walk! There you will find Shoprite (a locally owned supermarket), Co Op, a butcher, two chinese takeaways and various hostelries. Along the promenade you will find more hostelries and cafes. The village also has a number of churches representing various denominations, a library, and a number of small independent traders.


Please see what previous guests thought of Surfside, if you would like to leave a message please click on "Fill out our guestbook" icon below.
  • Carole and Tom
    We stayed at Surfside Cottage for the first time at the end of September, 2015, and would not hesitate to recommend it to visitors to the Isle of Man. The owner was very accommodating, easy to work with, and communication was fast and clear. When we arrived we were happy to see how clean the cottage was. We also appreciated the tea, coffee and milk that were provided. The cottage is within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, and most importantly, the beach! The cottage is set into the hillside so there are a number of stairs to navigate between the bedrooms and the sitting room/kitchen. If a visitor has mobility issues this might be a problem. Surfside Cottage is a great base from which to explore the Isle of Man or just to spend time enjoying the waves and beach of Port Erin.
    Carole and Tom
    Toronto, Canada
  • Rick and AK
    Thanks for another wonderful stay. We've been in both summer and winter this year, and the two experiences - while very different in terms of the activities we did - were equally special. It's a stunning spot and a lovely cottage, with everything you could want.
    Rick and AK
  • Joanne and Kevin
    Booking and preparation for the trip was straightforward due to the superb communication from Hilary. Lovely welcome too. The cottage is beautiful and contains everything you need for a great self-catering trip. The views from the cottage are spectacular. It was brilliant to watch and hear the changing sea. Port Erin is a pretty place with welcoming people and convenient shops and pubs. Plus plenty of opportunities to have a stroll or a more energetic walk. The location provides easy access to all areas of this fantastic island. Great trip.
    Joanne and Kevin
  • Charlie and Sarah
    We received a very warm welcome to Surfside cottage, Hilary was incredibly thoughtful and generous. The cottage itself is very well put together and incredibly clean. It felt far bigger than the photos portrayed, while also being so cosy with the wood burning stove in the sitting room. The views were spectacular, you can see the sea from the bed out the bedroom window and the beach is literally on the front doorstep, no shoes needed! It felt like Hilary's main priority was to make sure we were comfortable, had everything we needed and enjoyed the island to the full. The kitchen is really well equipped (for a self proclaimed foodie) and there were lots of games, dvds and videos and CDs as well as some of the *** local milk! All in all a wonderful weekend and we couldn't recommend it more! Thanks for an awesome weekend Hilary! See you again soon!
    Charlie and Sarah
  • David & Ruth
    We booked a two night stay at very short notice and could not of received a warmer welcome.The cottage was lovely and warm and beautifully appointed.It was obvious that Hilary and Steve had put a lot of thought into the fixtures and soft furnishings.There was everything you could wish for when on holiday.We will certainly return for another stay at Surfside.
    David & Ruth
    Isle of Man
  • Joe & Kath Mather
    Had another wonderful holiday at Surfside, probably our 5th/6th & already booked for 2017. The cottage is in a superb location to enjoy the island & the views from the cottage are wonderful during the daytime but the sunsets are truly ***! Found another good pub/restaurant this time, The Liverpool Arms in Onchan, first saw it from the electric tram on the way up to Laxey, went once & then went back a second time as the food was excellent. Lots of other good restaurants in the area, but we really love to stay in Port Erin & Surfside is really home from home for us.
    Joe & Kath Mather
    Appley Bridge, Lancs
  • Yvonne and John Ellison
    Lovely cottage, beautifully decorated and furnished. We had a wonderful welcome, and had everything we needed. Best for me was to leave in my swimsuit, run into the sea (8 degrees!) and back into the shower within the minute - never been so close to the sea. Then, if we ran out of bacon for breakfast, I could be up to the Co-op or Iceland and back before the frying pan got hot. Add to it the fabulous sunsets, viewed from the living-room, and we couldn't improve on any aspect. We've passed the details to friends, too, so book early or be disappointed.
    Yvonne and John Ellison
  • Amanda and Garry
    This was our first stay at Surfside and it didn't disappoint. It was home from home, every eventuality had been thought of. The decor was charming throughout and the location is stunning, with *** views from the windows on to the beautiful bay of Port Erin. What a luxury to be able to pad across a few feet to sit on the beach in the early morning with a cup of coffee. Both Hilary and Steve were extremely helpful and accommodating with all arrangements and very knowledgeable about where to go and what to see. The cottage has everything you need to help you explore the island. This is a little gem and we feel so lucky to have found it! already booked for next year and checking our schedule to see if we can come back again sooner.
    Amanda and Garry
    Chelmsford, Essex
  • Stevan Mitchell and family
    This was our first time staying at Surfside Cottage and our experience could not have been any better. We loved Port Erin itself which was full of lovely bars, restaurants and shops; and when it was time to come home from anywhere it was a simple 5 minute walk away from the lovely cottage. The cottage was all we wished for and more, extremely clean with personal touches which made staying there a 5* experience. The cottage has a choice of sitting upstairs admiring the beautiful views or relaxing downstairs in the conservatory listening to music. Thanks so much, we will definitely be back!
    Stevan Mitchell and family
  • Steve
    One of the best , if not the best, self catering cottages we have ever had and we have had a few. Brilliant location, a few yards from the beach and local stores , Port Erin is a great place to stay. The cottage its self was very quiet despite the closeness to the 'action', the view from the large picture window overlooking the bay was wonderful. We had few envious glances from people walking by, saying' you are lucky to be staying there'.
  • Rowena and Malcolm
    We love the Isle of Man and this was our second stay at 'Surfside'. It will definitely be our first choice accommodation for future visits. The location is perfect, a stone's throw from the beach and from the main shopping area. The cottage is spacious and well laid out with beautiful views and every comfort you would need. A calm and relaxing environment which contributes to a thoroughly enjoyable stay on the island.
    Rowena and Malcolm
  • Sharon and Alan

    Had a very relaxing break at this lovely cottage. Everything you needed and the owners on hand should you require anything. Being on the beachfront and waking up to the views of the sea, were a joy, and just loved sitting on the settee watching the world go by, even in the rain. Would definitely recommend, but not the for less able bodied as lots of steps in the villa, and steep hill to the front door entry.

    Sharon and Alan
    Tamworth, Staffordshire
  • Liam O'Malley
    As a couple we spent the New Year at the lovely cottage and we had *** stay. The location is great, a few yards walk from all the shops, 2 pubs and numerous cafe's and especially the 20 or so paces to the beach. The cottage itself is so cosy and everything you need is at hand, the top floor is the living space with a nice kitchen,study and sitting room warmed by a wonderful log burner with *** views over the bay. The downstairs has 2 double bedrooms with plenty of storage space and comfy beds. I would recommend this cottage to anyone especially if you have children because of distance to the beach. We have already booked a repeat stay but for a week this time, as well as another long weekend.
    Liam O'Malley
    Douglas, Isle of Man
  • Andy & Cathy
    We live in the Isle of Man and wanted a relaxing no hassle weekend away from home life in Douglas and to sample living on the sea front. It was great, heavy rain, gale force winds and the sun all added to the cosy experience we wanted and expected in February. We had Sea views, log fire, pub, local shops, takeaways and restaurants, all close by. Lovely cottage, lots of room, well maintained, and everything you would need. Lots of information leaflets in study for things to do, lots of DVDS & CDS to play on the TV.
    Andy & Cathy
    Douglas, Isle of Man
  • Dawn Dave Ben Dan Harley
    We have stayed in this beautiful cottage more than once and want to come again. The couple who own it are so lovely. The cottage is located on the beach which was perfect once again for our boys to enjoy. It is so well equipped and clean. Tesco delivered our food shop delivery which was a bonus as well as having a waitrose nearby
    Dawn Dave Ben Dan Harley
    Hathern Leicestershire
  • Fiona & Dave T
    Loved everything about the cottage. Warm and cosy with the wonderful views from the bedroom and sitting room. We had two sunny and one rainy day so did a mixture of things in the south. Driving, walking and eating. Lots of info in the little office and had fun being tourists. Got teased by most establishments we visited as to whether we got our passports stamped for coming so far South! Highly recommend staying and owners Hilary and Steve most welcoming :-)
    Fiona & Dave T
  • Barry & Joan
    Lovely cottage, full of character and so close to beach, town centre shops and railway station. Great to relax downstairs in the conservatory in the morning sun and in the lounge in the evening watching the sea and sun. Our first visit to the Isle of Man - weather was fine but cold wind for last week of April but plenty to do and see. Would like to return to IoM and Surfside will be our first choice without a doubt.
    Barry & Joan
  • Emily, Phil, Reuben and Heidi
    This is the fourth time in three years we've stayed here. Yet again, we've had an amazing family holiday. The location is fantastic; it's right next to the beach which is great for two little ones. The views from the lounge are superb as you can sit on the sofa watching the sunset...great when you're stuck in in the evening with two young children sleeping downstairs. As well as the beach on your doorstep, there's Port Erin Steam Railway no more than a 1 minute walk away, ice-cream parlours and local shops. Hilary, is very welcoming and always meets us when we arrive. We'll definitely be making a fifth visit here soon. Thankyou, Hilary, for another amazing stay.Xx
    Emily, Phil, Reuben and Heidi
    Greater Manchester
  • Amanda and Garry
    Back again for our second year at Surfside. Just as wonderful as we remembered. The breathtaking view over the bay from the lounge window is worth the visit to the island on its own. The weather wasn't as kind to us this year as last, but we were wonderfully cosy, tucked up comfortably in the cottage and as it is just a nip to quite a few pubs, cafes and restaurants we didn't have far to go to enjoy a pint and a lovely meal whilst watching the wind and rain outside. There was still plenty to do even in the inclement weather and I would recommend a visit to the Manx Museum in Douglas, we spent quite a few interesting hours here. I can't recommend the cottage highly enough and the owners positively go out of their way to make your stay as easy as possible. We will be back again next year, all booked already!
    Amanda and Garry