Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Set in the heart of historic Old Portsmouth, this modern apartment is in a fantastic location, peaceful yet within a few minutes walk of vibrant Gunwarf Quays, with viewsof Portsmouth Harbour, The Camber Dock Spinnaker Tower and beyond. This spacious apartment is a great place to enjoy a break at any time of the year. With so much to see and do being in the heart of Historic Old Portsmouth with its waterfront location and beaches, The Solent ( the busiest shipping channel in the world!) and Gunwarf Quays are all on your doorstep. The Isle of Wight is a 10 minute ride away with all its great beaches and attractions.
This modern, light and spacious apartment is positioned steps away from the seafront. It is peaceful and yet only a few minutes walk from vibrant Gunwarf Quays which is an award winning waterfront retail and leisure development with its landmark Spinnaker Tower. Details can be found at:www.gunwarfquays.com.
This spacious accommodation comprises 1 large bedroom with full en suite, a separate cloakroom, large lounge with two double sofa beds with views of the Spinnaker Tower,Harbour and pretty gardens. The kitchen dining room is spacious and well equipped and separate from the living room.
It would suit those wishing to explore the history of Portsmouth and Old Portsmouth, boat owners (www.kb-boatpark.co.uk) sailing enthusiasts and business travellers wanting a great alternative to the hotel experience, all just over an hour from London.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||ON THE DOORSTEP 100 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: SOUTHAMPTON EASTLEIGH AIRPORT 34 km, Nearest railway: PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR 1.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and fridge/freezer and dining area complete with a dining table and six chairs. There is a TV with DVD player, CD Player . Wi fi and Freeview are accessable
The large en suite bedroom has a kingsize bed with bedlinen and towels provided for your comfort and convenience. The comfortably furnished living room area has views of the Spinnaker Tower and harbour beyond. There are two full double sofabeds for your added comfort and flexibility.There are two full double sofabeds for your added comfort and flexibility from a well established supplier well known for their high quality.
Outside there is an allocated off street parking space in a private residents only car park and to the rear of the property there are private gardens which overlook the Marina.
The apartment building was built in an attractive Georgian style as part of a private exclusive 5 star development in 1997.
|Further details outdoors|
The apartment itself is in a development in the Georgian style which is very attractively presented and well maintained to the residents and Board of Directors very high standards, working in conjunction with the Management Company.
The property has a delightful private shared garden for your use during your stay. Once here a car is not required as all amenities and attractions are on your doorstep. However should you wish to bring your car there is one allocated private off road parking space available.
The beach which has been mentioned is great for family days out and is just steps away from the apartment. There are 2 good fish markets and a fishmonger a few minutes walk around the corner located in the Camber Dock which is a lovely traditional working dock and marina.
Gym membership can be arranged prior to or during your stay daily rates are available, please contact us for further details. Vibrant Gunwarf Quays, a pleasant stroll away, can be found by following the Millennium Walk (outside your front door) denoted by a rope pattern etched into the pavement making it very easy to find
£250 Refundable Breakages Damages loss of keys etc Security Deposit is payable prior to the start of your holiday
Towels can be provided at £10 per set
This tenancy agreed with this Property is for a Holiday Let as mentioned in the Housing Act 1988 Schedule 1 paragraph 9 and the Guest acknowledges that this Agreement is not an assured tenancy.
For the comfort of all guests staying in the property, there is strictly no smoking in the property and the apartment building. Failure to observe this will result in the immediate forfeiture of your security deposit.
The Central Southern England region
Set in the 'Sunny South of England' Hampshire benefits from a milder climate than most areas of the British Isles, being in the far south with the climate stabilizing effect of the sea, but protected against the more extreme weather of the Atlantic coast.
It is a popular holiday area, with tourist attractions including its many seaside resorts, the maritime area in Portsmouth, and the motor museum at Beaulieu. The New Forest National Park lies within the borders, as does a large area of the South Downs, which is also scheduled to become a National Park.
Welcome to the Waterfront City!
Old Portsmouth was where Portsmouth started, it was originally a fortified Garrison town built around the 15th Century and was of strategic Naval importance. Today it forms the charming heart of a landmark waterfront city which has undergone regeneration with The Renaissance of Portsmouth Harbour project.
The Renaissance Trial guides you on a tour from the original fortifications, Camber Docks, Spice Island and to the Historic Naval Dockyard passing a variety of traditional public houses restaurants and cafes.
May – Celebration of Steam at the Historic Boatyard. A must–see for all steam enthusiasts and plenty for the whole family to enjoy. See the website for details.
July – Goodwood Festival of Speed. July - Goodwood Revival. July – August - Glorious Goodwood. Goodwood House and Racetrack is only 40 minutes from Southsea and has several excellent events on during the summer. The Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival take place on the famous Goodwood racetrack and draw thousands of car enthusiasts to the event. Glorious Goodwood takes place at the end of July and is one of the high points in the racing calendar. Goodwood racetrack is considered to be the most beautiful in the world and is set high in the South Downs with views of the Solent. Dress up for the occasion and have a “flutter” with the great and good. More details on the Goodwood website.
August – Cowes Week – The highlight of the yachting calendar. Over 1,000 boats in 40 different classes will take race this year in a stunning display of sail, speed and boatmanship. Don’t miss the world famous Fireworks display on Friday. Ferries from Portsmouth travel to the Isle of Wight every half hour.
Gunwarf Quays, an award winning waterside leisure complex, Southsea and its many attractions are within short walking distance as is access to the Isle Of Wight. There is direct access to the railway station (Portsmouth Harbour) from the apartment with direct links to Central London.
The facilities at Gunwarf Quays include a host of designer outlet retailers and excellent bars and restaurants. The facility also includes a multiplex Vue cinema, Bowlplex, a Comedy Club, and a Casino. The Isle of Wight can be visited by ferry either as a passenger or with a car for the day, alternatively there is a passenger hovercraft and Fast Cat for shorter trips. You can hire your own RIB or boat for the day or longer or bring your own and use the Boatpark just around the corner from the apartment situated on the Camber Dock. Details at www.kb-boatpark.co.uk
There are also round the Island ferry trips that can be accessed from Gunwarf. The many attractions of Southsea 10-15 minutes walk include Southsea Castle, Southsea Common, The Sealife Centre, Southsea Beach, Clarence Pier, The Funfair and Southsea shopping area. For more details of things to do in the area please visit:
Some nearby attractions:
Spinnaker Tower - Gunwarf Quays
Soaring 170 metres (557 feet) into the sky above the historic harbour of Portsmouth, gateway to the English Channel, the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth's newest attraction provides 360" views of the harbour and surrounding area.
Historic Dockyard - 10 minute walk
Discover the world famous historic ships – HMS Victory, the Mary Rose & HMS Warrior 1860 that have shaped British history at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
Home of the Royal Navy, other attractions include The Royal Naval Museum, with a new Exhibition “Task Force South: The Royal Navy and the Falklands War” and Action Stations with the new interactive gallery InterAction detailing the science and technology used by the modern Royal Navy
Harbour Tours - Gunwarf 5-7 minute walk
Fascinating tour of the harbour which is home to the Royal Navy
Southsea beach - 10 minute walk
Excellent beach with delightful views of the Isle of Wight
Southsea Castle - 10minutes walk
Built in 1544, the Castle was part of a series of fortifications constructed by Henry VIII around England's coasts to protect the country from invaders.
Other local attractions are:
Royal Navy Submarine Museum
Royal Marines Museum
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30 Jul 2012
"Wonderful Comfortable Superb"
Firstly, I must point out that it's not my first time to have stayed at this property, there must be doing something right for me to keep coming back.
The Right stuff: The flat is modern, with a family's every need in it. Located in a quiet and peaceful just as we required. I also love, the view of the quadrangle garden, the view of the Spinnaker tower from the living room, the close proximity to Gunwharf quays and the seafront.
We definitely will return whenever future events bring us to Portsmouth.
Thank you for your review of Marina Views, it is very much appreciated as we appreciate all our guest feedback as an invaluable source of information, to ensure ongoing positive guest experience.It is very good to know that you enjoyed your time at the apartment, its appointment and location and we look forward to welcoming you once again to Old Portsmouth.
Thank you and Kind Regards from us all
7 Feb 2012
"Excellent holidays appartment"
The flat is really nice and beautiful, it's spacious and very nicely furnished and decorated. I really like it, and you've got everything you need in there for a holidays stay. I would recommend it if you're visiting Portsmouth.
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of Marina Views.
We are so pleased you like it and hope that during your stay you have enjoyed its beautiful Old Portsmouth location and the many sights, attractions and places of interest in the area.
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31 Jan 2012
Good view to harbour, near to town and gunwharf. Allocated parking place and free internet.
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of your stay and your rating for Marina Views, its facilities and location.
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With Kind Regards
29 Jan 2012
"Beautiful apartment with all we could hope for, in an amazing location"
My husband and I had been looking for somewhere to spend a romantic weekend close enough to the hubbub of the city and Gunwharf marina, but far enough away to enjoy some peace and quiet.
We are frequent travellers with work and I have to say I am quite fussy when it comes to choosing accomodation, but this particular apartment was recommended to me by another couple who had stayed earlier in the year and I am so glad we took their advice and booked Marina Views!!
Upon arrival we were greeted by Stuart who showed us to the apartment and made sure we had everything we needed. He and Helen do an amazing job of providing an attentive service without being intrusive, giving us the privacy we were looking for. Stuart gave us his mobile number for anything we might need throughout our stay, but there was absolutely nothing we needed throughout our three night break.
The apartment is just how it looks in the pictures; gorgeous wooden flooring, a big, comfortable bed and a lovely, clean bathroom to enjoy a long soak in the evening.
The apartment was spotless and we were so pleasantly surpised at the value for money we were getting, especially having looked at some of the local hotels in the area. Helen and Stuart have created an understated luxury in the apartments (we were lucky enough to have a look around another property that they own in the area which we have already booked along with another stay at Marina Views later this year for a two week stay with my sister in law) and at the same time, a home from home feel with all the creature comforts we needed.
I would highly recommend this accomodation and have to say that having seen the terrible review another guest has recently written - I had to ask my hubby if I had typed in the wrong apartment name!! Just book it - I promise you won't regret it!
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Marina Views.
We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the property itself and the location and also very pleased to know that you appreciated the standard of customer service you experienced during your stay.
We hope if you return to visit the area in the future, that you will consider Marina Views and we look forward to welcoming you then.
Thank you once again
Assuring you of our best attention
With kind regards
10 Jan 2012
"Would not return to this property - very disappointing"
Only stayed for a short break in November 2011 but our experience was extremely disappointing. Good location and easy to find but that is the only good thing to say....had to have soiled and badly smelling bedding replaced and apartment was very sparsely furnished with minimum cutlery, pots etc. Sofa beds were broken, shower didnt work correctly and no full length mirror. Also had to wash most pots before we could use them. Very expensive for poor quality and would certainly not recommend Marina Views or return in the future.
We regret that your accommodation did not meet with your expectations.
Our prime objective is for all visitors to have a good experience, to be as comfortable as possible and to have everything they require.
To this end, we provide a contact number for any requests; being local to the area ourselves we are always on hand but not intrusive.
Thank you for mentioning that some linen for one of the sofa beds, which was laundered, pressed and wrapped in cellophane, upon opening seemed to have a smoky aroma and a faint watermark and this was immediately exchanged. We have not since employed the services of this supplier and once again offer our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience caused and thank you for bringing it to our attention.
Unfortunately other issues mentioned in your review were not brought to our attention at the time of your stay, if we had been made aware we would of course have been more than happy to address them.
We take all comments very seriously and enhancements and improvements are made on an ongoing basis.
Marina Views is occupied until May 1st 2012 when photographs will be added to those currently displayed to reflect any such enhancements.
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