Retro Staycations is an unique glamping retreat boasting a fleet of sleek, authentic American Airstreams. These stunning classic caravans are the embodiment of style and sophistication, every van with its curved lines and silver sparkle provides an effortless blend of comfort and retro-chic. The only sounds you will hear are birdsong and the whistle of the steam train as the Island’s award-winning heritage railway runs within 500m. Around the farm, you will see and make friends with ducks, sheep, lambs, pigs, cows and chickens.

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Retro Staycations is a spacious site, situated in a pretty meadow on a working farm providing a peaceful and hidden spot to relax, unwind and relive the good times! Although secluded, the site is only a 5-minute drive from all the amenities, shops, bars and restaurants of Ryde, the Island’s biggest town. Ryde is a quirky mix of traditional seaside fun, Victorian architecture and boasts miles of spectacular golden sand beaches. It is ideally located to explore everything the Island has to offer.

Whilst retaining many of their original 1940s 50s and 60s features, the Airstreams provide a vibrant retro style that’s subtly equipped for the 21st-century camper. Each one offering comfy beds, hot showers, and those all-important glamping accessories… a fully-equipped micro kitchen and fridge and all manner of cooking amenities. Outside you will find your own log burner, BBQ, picnic bench and deckchairs. Reflecting the scenic views of nearby Brading Downs in their polished exteriors, the Airstreams are a genuine sight to behold. All bed linen, duvets, pillows, towels and tea towels are supplied. Heated toilet facility on site (separate ladies and gents with extra showers), cleaned regularly. Car parking available. Children of all ages welcome*. Pets not accepted.

Please note the prices are based on 2 people sharing, children aged 17 or under go free.  Additional adults (18+) up to the maximum occupancy only £10 per person per night.
* Not recommended for infants under 2 years old - the airstreams do not have alot of spare capacity for highchairs or travelcots etc.

Open: Mid April – 31 October 2022 | Minimum number of nights: 2 but 3 or 4 during High Season, Bank Holidays and school holidays.

Please note: All caravans are being carefully refurbished and improved during the Winter period so may differ from current photos!

Times

  • Check-in - 15:00 (please advise if your planned arrival is after 18:00 or outside daylight hours, as instructions will be given for a self check-in service).
  • Check-out - 10:00
 

Facilities included

  • 2 Deckchairs
  • Outdoor BBQ and Fire Pit
  • Picnic bench with parasol
  • Micro kitchens - gas hob, fridge, cooking amenities including cutlery, pots and pans
  • Welcome pack - tea, coffee, milk and sugar
  • Electric supply is 110V with American plug sockets
  • (All appliances are American Including hairdryers, and a travel plug will be supplied for phones, laptop etc).
  • Lucille is fitted with 240v UK plug sockets and USB port

What's included

  • Bed linen
  • Towels (including tea towels)
  • Services - water, certified gas, electricity via regular caravan hook-ups.
  • Guest Car Parking - on site in close proximity to the accommodation
  • Hot showers and basin in trailers - Toilets are not in the trailers, there is a heated toilet facility on site (separate ladies and gents with extra showers)


What's not included

  • Sorry no dogs/pets accepted as situated on a working farm
  • Please supply your own beach towels if requried
  • Breakfast Hamper - pre-order a selection of fresh, local ingredients to kick-start your day for just £13.95, phone 01983 566837 to order in advance
  • Smoking is not permitted in the airstreams at any time (including electronic smoking devices)

Lucille - 1954 Airstream - sleeps 3
Welcome to Lucille – a beautiful fully renovated 1954 Safari Airstream, and what a year 1954 was! Named after much-loved American actress Lucille Ball who boasts not just one, but two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, this van is oozing with star quality.

Lucille Ball was perhaps the most famous redhead there is and in similar style, the interior of this original 1954 silver bullet time machine features a cherry red gloss finish on the original fridge door, overhead cupboards and wardrobe doors. With bright white internal walls, blue soft furnishings and original Formica worktops and sink, you really will be living the American dream!

Externally this 22-foot Airstream features an extra panel in its spectacular ‘whale tail’ curved roof ends. She contains the ideal blend of retro Americana features and furnishings coupled with modern essentials.
With her incredible showbiz flair and charisma, Lucille has played host to countless celebrities including Canadian rock singer and guitarist Bryan Adams!

Unique to Lucille onboard  
  • 3-ring gas hob
  • Medium-size fridge with small icebox freezer
  • Electricity via UK plug sockets
  • Electric water heater
  • USB ports
  • Safe
  • Rare midsection dinette (that converts swiftly to a small double bed)
  • Double sofa bed
  • Fitted fan heater – 2 heat settings plus a cool blow for cooler air in the Summer
  • Full-length mirror

Humphrey - 1949 Vagabond - sleeps 4
Welcome to Humphrey – our majestic 1949 classic American Vagabond trailer. This gleaming silver caravan is exceptionally homely and was designed with comfort in mind. The biggest of the bunch, it was originally built for static siting when mid-century modern trailers offered a compact version of the American lifestyle.

Sleek, stylish and oh-so-cool, this unique van is named after Humphrey Bogart whose performances in Classical Hollywood cinema films throughout the 1940s and ’50s made him an American cultural icon.

Internally, Humphrey boasts some of the richest and most luxurious wood panelling ever crafted. Bursting with character, this caravan has maintained its authenticity; featuring original cabinetry and fittings, 1940’s Formica worktops and sink, plus numerous cupboards and draws all with original Bakelite handles.

A dream glamping getaway for Americana fans, Humphrey contains a made-up double bed in a separate bedroom complete with vanity dressing table and sliding wooden door for privacy. You’ll find a dining room table and chairs in the living area with a sofa bed which converts into a smaller double. There’s a separate kitchen space with gas hob, fridge and a separate freezer plus a shower room containing a bathroom sink.

Gently refurbed by a professional trailer restoration company in the states, this 29-foot caravan has two external doors and provides the ideal retro retreat.

Unique to Humphrey onboard

  • 3-ring gas hob
  • Full-size fridge with separate freezer
  • Electrical supply is 110V with original American plug sockets. All appliances are American (including hairdryers). We will supply you with a travel plug for your phone, laptop etc. Some items cannot be used directly – hair straighteners for example; however we can sort alternative power supply solutions for these if necessary
  • Gas water heater
  • Separate bedroom with proper double bed and dressing table
  • Additional double sofa bed
  • Full-size kitchen sink
  • Bathroom sink
  • Full length mirror

Little Eva - 1962 Airstream - sleeps 4 + 2 unders 10's
Welcome to Little Eva – our sensational 1962 Overlander Airstream, and a self-contained retro retreat for all the family!

Take a trip back to the most defining decade of the 20th century signified by iconic fashion, symbolic historical moments and ground-breaking music, including ‘The Loco-Motion’ made famous by pop sensation Eva Boyd who went under the stage name of ‘Little Eva.’

This classic Airstream is full of surprises, a six-berth containing original Sixties cooker, double enamel kitchen sink and work surfaces. Little Eva has a separate bathroom area at the rear of the van with original bath, overhead shower and bathroom sink. Your super-shiny authentic American caravan contains two single beds with two additional bunk beds above which can be clipped away when not in use (recommended for under 10’s only). 

Another quirky feature of this Airstream is the superb sticker collection inside the front door. Much like her namesake, Little Eva has toured the States! Akin to an impressive passport stamp collection, you’ll see this caravan has visited Chicago, Indiana, Michigan, Detroit, Niagara, Kentucky and Wyoming to name but a few locations…

She also features a unique mid-century modern Jalousie window, on optional extra on Airstreams between 1951 and 1968. The movable glass slats provide increased ventilation and less frame to block your view. This makes for a beautiful bright and airy interior. Now you can enjoy yesteryear every year!

Unique to Little Eva onboard

  • Full-size gas cooker 
  • Full-size fridge with small icebox freezer
  • Electrical supply is 110V with original American plug sockets. All appliances are American (including hairdryers). We will supply you with a travel plug for your phone, laptop etc. Some items cannot be used directly – hair straighteners for example; however we can sort alternative power supply solutions for these if necessary
  • Gas water heater
  • Bedroom area separated by dividers contains two single beds with pull-down overhead bunks (suitable for under 10’s only)
  • Fold-out double sofa bed in the lounge/living area
  • Double kitchen sink
  • Private hot shower located over small bath/shower tub
  • Bathroom sink

Walt - 1955 Airstream - sleeps 4
Welcome to Walt – our fabulous 1955 Overlander Airstream, a rare family-friendly 1950’s vintage Airstream bursting with original features!

In 1955 Walt Disney’s new theme park, named ‘Disneyland,’ opened to the public in California. Walter Elias Disney was so much more than a film and TV producer, he was a pioneer of the American animation industry whose creations continue to bring joy to children all over the world today. 

This classic Airstream is as charming as Disney’s cartoons with a warm and quirky persona. This caravan has been well preserved and boasts original rich mahogany cabinetry and superb aluminium coachwork.

Walt contains two single beds and a fold-out double in the living area. A good-size kitchen space with full-size gas cooker, full-size fridge and individual freezer compartment. You’ll also discover the original double kitchen sink, bathroom sink plus numerous other quirks. Dividers section off each area for privacy.

1955 was the first year the ‘Overlander’ name shows up and is used to describe a non-customisable version of the 26′ Cruiser designed for off-road camping and travel. Walt is therefore one of the first-ever manufactured Overlander models from Airstream, you will be staying in a genuine piece of history!

This airstream provides the ideal throwback to traditional family fun where picture-perfect childhood memories were guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Unique to Walt onboard

  • Full-size gas cooker 
  • Full-size fridge with separate freezer
  • Electrical supply is 110V with original American plug sockets. All appliances are American (including hairdryers). We will supply you with a travel plug for your phone, laptop etc. Some items cannot be used directly – hair straighteners for example; however we can sort alternative power supply solutions for these if necessary
  • Gas water heater
  • Bedroom area separated by dividers contains two single beds
  • Fold-out double sofa bed in the lounge/living area
  • Double kitchen sink
  • Bathroom sink

 
Shared facilities

  • Toilets are not on trailers – we have a heated toilet block containing separate ladies and gents facilities with extra showers conveniently located on-site, just a short distance from your accommodation. These facilities are thoroughly cleaned throughout the day by their dedicated team*
  • Car Park – a private car park area is provided just a few metres from your accommodation

*They are continuously monitoring the latest Covid-19 Government guidance upon which their cleaning and guest protocols are based, and will continue to adhere to the required standards throughout 2022 and beyond

 

 Onboard each Airstream

  • Fully equipped micro kitchen; cutlery, crockery, utensils, teapot & cafetiere
  • Cooking amenities such as pots & pans
  • Toaster
  • All bedding, linen, towels & tea towels
  • Private hot water shower
  • Toiletries
  • Electrical fan heater 
  • Ample storage space via wardrobe, cupboards & draws
  • Travel hairdryer
  • Torch
  • Retro radio/CD player
  • Washing-up liquid, dishcloth, sponge, cleaning products
  • Welcome pack

Outside your Airstream

  • Incredible countryside views
  • Picnic bench
  • Parasol
  • 2 classic deckchairs
  • BBQ 
  • Firepit (logs available to buy on-site)
  • Bird song & the whistle of the passing steam train
  • Friendly farm cattle grazing in the nearby field
  • All manner of wildlife; Isle of Wight red squirrels, pheasants, woodpeckers & more!

 

Payment Plan

We are currently unable to offer online payment plans, but if your journey is more than 60 days ahead with the value of your Red Funnel Holiday (Ferry + Accommodation) exceeding £200 and you wish to explore this option, please call us on 02380 019192 or email your request to holidays@redfunnel.co.uk

On-request Bookings

Please note: all On-request bookings are manually checked with the accommodation provider by our team before availability is confirmed. If available, one of our team will contact you directly by phone or email (usually within 4 working hours*) to confirm and complete your booking. Please disregard any payment remittance received following checkout – this is not a confirmation of your booking.

*due to a high volume of bookings/enquiries we anticipate the our usual response may be extended beyond 4 hours and we thank you for your patience.

Retro Staycations, Hazelgrove Farm, Ashey Road, Ashey, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4BD

  • Ryde Harbour and Seafront
  • Numerous bars and restaurants
  • Ten Pin Bowling
  • Boating Lake
  • Appley Beach
  • Ryde Golf Club
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway

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