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40 The Retreat

Alfresco dining
20 reviews
Alfresco dining
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Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Top rooms
Family bathroom
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Family shower room
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5 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Located in beautiful Southsea just a ten minute walk from the sea, this sympathetically modernised victorian house still offers original features such as fireplaces, stained glass, coving and ceiling detail.
The house is laid out over three floors with five bedrooms each with a double bed and the flexibility of including a cot or camp bed where needed.
With an open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area leading onto the garden through slide away glass doors this house offers holiday guests a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
The ability to walk to the beaches, museums, parks and shops means a stress-free holiday.
Listing #HL204613
About the Owner
Malisa C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
You will be met at the property and shown around, parking permits explained, keys handed over and any questions answered.
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Location was perfect for my sons wedding at the spinnaker tower - size of property allowed the whole family to stay - it was home away from home! Thankyou 💚

Thank Jackie M
kealohaSouthsea, VR Owner at 40 The Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thanks for your review Jackie, much appreciated. Glad your wedding went well and all were happy.

Reviewed 25 August 2017

When we first arrived, we were pleasantly surprised to see how spacious 40 The Retreat is. The bedrooms are large and there is a well equipped kitchen. With nine of us staying here, having two ovens and a huge fridge was fantastic. A house full...More

Thank ReviewerEm
kealohaSouthsea, VR Owner at 40 The Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. Many thanks, hope you'll come back to Southsea again soon.

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

The house is fantastic - three stories with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. the backyard patio and garden is amazing - perfect for a sunny afternoon. the downstairs is large and has plenty of room for cooking, relaxing, and enjoying activities as a group. The locations...More

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  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(4)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The house is on three floors, the top floor with two double rooms and a play area. The middle floor has three bedrooms, the master bedroom with ensuite, a family bathroom and a family shower room and two further double rooms. One of these can easily accommodate three as a children's room. On the ground floor there is a self contained laundry room with a downstairs toilet and then an open plan living area with kitchen, lounge and dining area. Four bedrooms have TV and the house has wifi throughout. The main TV is in the lounge along with Virgin recording box.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
No parties allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    4 Fulls
    1 Twin
    1 King
    1 Crib
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
R 6 306
4 Jun 2018 -
21 Jul 2018
3 nights
R 6 667
R 35 136
£1 950
22 Jul 2018 -
2 Sep 2018
3 nights
R 7 388
R 39 641
£2 200
3 Sep 2018 -
20 Oct 2018
3 nights
R 6 667
R 35 136
£1 950
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: R 9 009 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
We can be flexible on numbers, many groups come with children, some with their own cots and chairs some without, just ask and we will try and help make your stay as hassle free as possible.
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About the neighbourhood
Portsmouth and Southsea offers a plethora of interesting places to visit including The Historic Dockyard with the new Mary Rose Museum, The Victory and The Warrior, Explosion Museum and trips boat trips around the harbour. Gun Wharf Quays has outlets for the bargain hunter, restaurants and there is always a trip up Spinnaker Tower to take in the view from above.
If you prefer to check out the local independent cafes and restaurants there are plenty. The beach is shingle but beautiful with great walks along the front and the pier has now re-opened. In the summer there are a number of events on the common. There is a butterfly museum, skate park, rose garden, Sealife Centre and many other attractions.
Getting around
Once here many people often leave their cars and walk as everything is close at hand. Southsea is ideal for cycling as it is very flat. (Cycles can be easily hired.)
There are three stations here and of course the ferry port which serves France and The Isle of Wight. The hovercraft (one of the only ones still operating) leaves from the beach near Clarence Pier and will deposit you in Ryde.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Southampton: 30.0 km
Railway: Portsmouth & Southsea: 1.0 km
Ferry: Portsmouth: 2.0 km
Coming from the UK M3 or A3 or M27 and join the M275 headed Portsmouth. Follow signs to Southsea and sea front. From France ferries arrive at Portsmouth from Caen, Cherbourg and St Malo. By air, aiports at Southampton, Gatwick and Heathrow.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.0 km.
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