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The apartment is as close as you can be on the beach

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed


We had a wonderful week here and will certainly be returning soon. The flat was superb with everything we wanted and to open the curtains every morning and see the great views was a real bonus. Thank you so much for letting us hire the flat and for the welcome Carol and Brian May 2012



The Berkeley beach front apartment has stunning views across the sparkling Solent to the Isle of Wight and is ideally located to explore Southsea's attractions on foot. Situated on a raised ground floor, just 15 meters from the sea, the spacious lounge, kitchen and bedroom are filled with natural light.

Located in what was orginally a grand Georgian seaside hotel, the apartment is a short walk to the Canoe Lake, the Rose Gardens, tennis courts, model village, South Parade Pier, the Pyramids indoor water park, skate park and Blue Reef Aquarioum. Not to be missed are Henry V111's Southsea Castle, the D-Day museum, the City Museum, Charles Dicken's birthplace and the Historic dockyard, where his father worked, which includes the Mary Rose and Nelson's Victory. A good walk along the promenade (or a short bus ride) takes you to atmospheric Ols Portsmouth, with some good pubs, and Gunwharf Quays - a waterfront complex of discounted designer stores, bars, restaurants, cinema, bowling, marina and the unique Spinnaker Tower for a birds eue view. For a day out, take a ticket to Ryde on the Hovercraft or take the Train to historic Chichester.

The Apartment is tastefully furnished and fully equipped with electric cooker, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, washing and drying machine and a security entrance telephone. The lounge has two sofas ( one which is a bed sofa). The bedroom has a double bed and fitted wardrobes and the bathroom has a shower and a toilet. Bed lined and towels are provided and beds made for arrival. Parking facilities are also available.

The Berkeley was a grand hotel situated in one of the most central & attractive areas of Southsea. The Berkeley has since been renovated into luxury apartments. The apartment is on the front of the building, on an elevated ground floor which is also private. The apartment is bright, airy and very spacious, facing the sea and less than 15meters from the beach.

The magnificent views from the lounge / dining area, kitchen and bedroom are of the Solent to the isle of Wight. The apartment has high ceilings, grand windows (double aspect views of the sea and South Parade Pier) and a large lounge room. The lounge room also benefits from a feature fireplace and two sofas (one which is a bed sofa). The bedroom has a double bed and fitted wardrobes. The apartment is fully self - contained with own shower and toilet. Bed linen and towels are provided and beds made for arrival. Attractively furnished and fully equipped with electric cooker, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and a security entrance telephone. Parking facilities are also available.

A fabulous location to explore the city easily by foot as The Berkeley is near to the historical sites as well as

Southsea beach, which is on your doorstep! You can also walk few minutes to Canoe Lake, rose gardens and the model village as well as South Parade Pier .Facilities nearby include an indoor water park complex, skate park, Southsea Castle, Blue Reef Aquarium, D-Day museum, Old Portsmouth, Southsea shopping centre and a diversity of restaurants and bars - all within walking distance (max 30 min). Also, the buses are very near to the apartment which travel all around the city. You can also visit the award winning Gunwharf Quays complex (an array of discounted designer stores, bars, cinema, bowling, marina and the unique Spinnaker Tower). The Historic dockyard, including the Mary Rose and lots of attractions for the young and old.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Southsea 100 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, 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 airport 30 km, Nearest railway: Portsmouth and Southsea 2 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Further details indoors

As a family run business, we pride ourselves on the personal and effeceint service we provide. We want to ensure that our guests are comfortable and will return!

Our apartment 'The Berkeley', was a former grand and popular hotel in the heart of Southsea. This apartment is situated on the upper ground floor on the corner of the Berkeley building, benefitting from double aspect views of the solent and Southsea Pier. The windows are large which are ideal to sit by them comfortably and watch the world go by and yet private. You will be walking distance away from the restaurants, shops and places of interest, and a stones throw away from the sea.

A welcome hamper and fresh flowers will be provided upon arrival.This will consist of a bottle of wine, tea, coffee and fresh milk . This will be at no extra charge.

Meet and greet service, where you will be met and keys and a guide given of the apartment.

The apartment has a security entrance with a security phone.

A residents parking permit is available at £2.00 for 24hrs, although free parking is available close by.

We provide fresh linen and your beds will be made on arrival, a bath towel and a hand towel is provided per person also A hand towel and floor towel is also provided for the shower room.

Soap and hand wash is provided.

Cleaning products for your use.

The apartment has a picnic set and beach towels for use.

Night storage heating included - no extra cost.

We can also provide a travel cot and bottle warmer on request.

The apartment has a sofa bed ( sleeps 2 ) A single chair bed (sleeps 1) and an additional camp bed.

Please feel free to ask us for any additional provisions you may need.

julie and paul sillett

Further details outdoors

Buses and taxis are extremly close by - However, its very easy to walk anywhere.

Further details

The apartment is of a high standard, with fitted wardrobes and space in the bedroom to place a camp bed or cot. The living area is comfortable and spacious with lots of room to move around in and light and airy.

An elevated ground floor apartment , which is fabulous to people watch or look at the ships/ sea..As it is elevated it is also private , whereby it would be difficult for people to look in.

NON-SMOKING Establishment

You are welcome to view the property prior to booking. This can be arranged easily.

20% deposit is required to secure the booking, the balance is payable within six weeks of your arrival.

There is also a £100 refundable breakages deposit to pay which is returned within ten days of your departure.

It is also possible to pay by paypal.

On departure, we would appreciate the sheets to be stripped from the beds and placed in the shower room or bag and the apartment to be left as found. Incase this is not the case a fee of £25.00 will be deducted from your deposit.

We also reserve the right not to allow you to stay if you have exceeded the amount of people staying at the property ( without consent) or any pets staying at the property - any payment will not be refunded.

The Central Southern England region

There are many interesting places to visit in this area such as the New Forest (National Park) which is a wonderful area with wild ponies grazing on the communal land.

Some of the South Downs are featured in Hampshire which is a lovely area for exploring. Jane Austen and Charles Dickens are both from Hampshire.


Portsmouth is a city on the sea packed with things to do. Enjoy an irresistible mix of history and heritage, specialist shopping, lively arts, great restaurants and bars and a programme of year round events. From the harbour to the beach Portsmouth has more and more to offer each year.

With miles of waterfront, centuries of history and stunning attractions, come and enjoy Portsmouth, it's a breath of fresh air.

Portsmouth's newest attraction, the Spinnaker Tower, will take your breath away. Experience the stunning views from its class floor, this unique 170m tower, visible from miles around, the UK's newest landmark has already changed the skyline forever.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is one of the top ten heritage attractions in the UK and a great day out for all the family. Home to the world famous historic ships, Mary Rose, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860 and the stunning interactive attraction Action Stations! And with the city’s rich past, it is no surprise that Portsmouth offers visitors the chance to explore a staggering 12 museums. From the birthplace of Charles Dickens, and the city museum to the D-Day museum and Southsea Castle , there’s so much to discover.

Portsmouth's waterfront extends for miles through Old Portsmouth and along Southsea's Victorian seafront. Stunning views across the Solent, space to relax, time to wander, Portsmouth brings it all to the water's edge.

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6 Sep 2014


"Excellent apartment with all home comforts"

My wife and I stayed for 2 weeks in August and luckily had nice weather except for a couple of days when the tail end of the hurricane hit Southsea.The apartment is lovely and spacious and with high c… More

2 Jun 2014


"Great value for money"

Im a bit nervous booking something on the internet but i didnt need to be, this flat is lovely. The location is perfect, it is within walking distance of all the great places (eg Southsea Castle, Gunw… More

26 May 2014


"Comfortable, roomy, convenient to locations of interest."

Were met by Paul and shown around at time arranged. Flowers and a bottle of wine to enjoy. Large spacey rooms fitted with all needs. Lovely views from the front windows. It was easy to access … More

22 Sep 2013


"A perfect location and a lovely homely apartment"

Recently returned from a 2 week stay in this apartment, we love it. We have been before and hope to return in 2014.Perfect location, easy access to buses, trains and ferries to the Isle of Wight. Grea… More

10 Aug 2013


"Top Spot"

All bookings and negotiations conducted online, so you sometimes have doubts, However we have nothing but praise about this apartment. Paul made the greeting and handover so easy. Clean, tidy and a go… More

Thank you for your review of The Berkekey, it is great when holiday makers enjoy their stay and accommodation in Portsmouth.We hope to see you again at some point in the future. Kind Regards
Paul and Julie

31 Oct 2012


"Perfect location and flat"

All really good indeed. Before booking, you read the 'reviews' and you wonder how true it can be........well, this one is. It's a perfect location, great facilities and also really frie… More

Thank you for your lovely review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay . Hope to see you soon Paul and Julie

16 Sep 2012



We Have been before and as last year traveled with our grandson now 5 who wants to live at 17 The Berkeley and I agree with him perfectly lovely apartment in the best possible position on the seafront.
We will go again my grandson has already given his orders for next year !
if you cannot be happy here you will never be happy anywhere.
well done Julie and Paul Sillet and many thanks for a wonderful holiday.
Bob & Maggie Carlyon.

Thank you Bob..we are so happy that you you enjoy the apartment and glad that you have enjoyed the stay over the years .. Paul and Jule

8 Sep 2012


"Perfect seaside apartment"

This is a lovely apartment with direct access to the beautiful promenade at Southsea and the beach. Views of the Solent from the kitchen and lounge windows, always lots of ships to watch. The area is full of interesting and easily accessible places to visit. The dockyard and The Victory well worth a visit. Lots of different places in walking distance.
The apartment was perfect for our needs, lovely large lounge with two large windows, spacious bedroom and shower room + kitchen with all you need. Wifi was available + freeview tv. If you are thinking of visiting Southsea can highly recommend this apartment. Paul and Julie, the owners were very nice people and very helpful.

Thank you and hope to see you again .

11 Apr 2012


"Comfortable, well equipped, conveniently located with wonderful panoramic views"

We enjoyed a fantastic seaside break in a lovely apartment. Every comfort is catered for. Well equiped kitchen. Plenty to do, no problems with parking and very easy to spend time just watching the world go by through huge windows - it seems that people in Southsea jog along the front whatever the time of day or weather!! Convenient for us to visit with family too. Highly recommend this accommodation.

Thank you so much for you review and hope to see you soon .

30 Aug 2011


"So comfortable - just like home, with a great view."

Had a really great stay in this Southsea apartment - love the lounge room view. Weather wasnt good so we were inside perhaps more than usual - loved gazing at all the ferries coming and going and the passing parade on the promenade. The 4 of us were very comfortable-the apartment has everything you need. (Second couple were an unexpected addition and were easily accommodated on the pull-out sofa bed in lounge room and comfortable by all accounts.) Lots of wardrobe space in main bedroom and very comfortable bed (and nice view from here too!). Good bathroom, and everything works well in the kitchen (dishwasher, oven, washer/dryer etc) We always found parking no problem right out the front for both our cars. Great location, easy walks to lots of places of interest and also the great pubs and restaurants. Thanks Paul for all your friendly help (and the wine and flowers). We really had a wonderful stay and your apartment was perfect for a great catch up with our family - loved it.

Thank you for your review and we are happy that you have enjoyed your stay...Hope to see you soon Paul and Julie

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