THE GIFT HOUSE PORTLAND Historic Seaman Chaplaincy


Entire home hosted by Xian & Ross

  1. 9 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 2.5 bathrooms
Fast wifi
At 61 Mbps, you can take video calls and stream videos for your whole group.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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The Gift House Portland is a historic Seaman's Chaplaincy, 3 storey late Georgian stone house. All spacious bedrooms are facing the sea and perfect for sunset watching.

Having located in middle of island village, the house is 5 mins walk to pebble beach(part of Jurassic coast), a 17th century pub, restaurants, cafe, shops and post office.

Jurassic coaster walks, cycling, swimming , rock climbing, sea fishing, diving, kayak, sailing, paddling, windsurf, horse riding, and museum are all nearby.

The space
We agreed there are plenty more better looking stone house, however for the sunset views you get inside the house - can't beat that!

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• Ground Floor
・Lounge with sea view
・10 seater dinning room with a child high chair and sea view
・Fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher included)
・Fully equipped utility room (tumble dryer included)
・Conservatory (or pet room)
・Backyard with picnic benches

• First Floor
・Super King bedroom with sea view & Travel cot (request if needed)
・2x Single bedroom with sea view
・Family bathroom with toilet

• 2nd Floor
・Super King bedroom with sea view
・2 x single bedroom with sea view
・Shower room with toilet

PET (only 1)
Please provide pet info and state that you agree with pet rules when book:
-Pet to stay away from upstairs, lounge and bedroom due to soft cushions, rugs and carpets
-We are not charging for pet so please try your best to minimise pet mess especially pet hairs, before check out

Free street parking opposite and around the house, we never had problem finding space for 1 car but in case you cant get any the nearest car park for free is Lord Clyde Car Park.

-No Party
-Use Fireplace in lounge only, and never leave fire without supervisor.
-Do not leave rubbish outside, seagulls will tear them apart.
-Due to working fireplace and no safe gates, renter are to ensure safe supervision of all children.

For recommended things to do please click on the image to read captions or visit our THEGIFTHOUSEPORTLANDwebsite for more

5% off book weekly
£10 extra each person after 6
Person no9 will be sleeping on a single folding bed in a twin bedroom
Check-in 3pm / Check out 11am

We have strict cancellation policy, however if you can't make it later for any reason please message us to discuss options.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Ocean view
Sea view
Public or shared beach access
Fast wifi – 61 Mbps
Free on-street parking
Pets allowed
Free washer – In building
Free dryer – In building

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4.90 out of 5 stars from 87 reviews


Where you’ll be

Dorset, England, United Kingdom

Portland is thought of as an island although this isn’t wholly correct in the true sense of the word as it’s reached over a causeway from Chesil Beach.  Just 4 miles long by a mile and a half wide at its broadest point, this plate of Jurassic limestone is tilted from north to south.  This means that if you are on the elevated northern side of the island you are rewarded with stunning views across the Chesil, Portland Harbour & Weymouth.

Portland is an explorer’s island; rock climbing, abseiling, diving, kayaking and walking for the sporty and museums, castles, lighthouses and sculptures for those looking to discover a bit of history and heritage…and all on a tiny island!

Portland is well known world-wide for its sailing waters, the National Sailing Academy is based here and has a reputation for running major championship events.  The academy was the host venue for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events.  So why not give it a go yourself and skim across the waters that saw Ben Ainslie win his Olympic Gold medal!

Head to the north of the island where you will find the Olympic rings, from here you will enjoy unrivalled views over the sailing waters.  Wait until the sun is setting and the rings become the foreground to the most spectacular view of Chesil Beach.  Don’t forget your camera!

Portland stone has been quarried on the island for many years and is used in prestigious buildings all around the world including London’s St Paul’s Cathedral, the United Nations HQ in New York and of course the Olympic rings located on the island.  Quarrying still continues on the island although Tout Quarry is now disused but has become a sculpture park. Take a walk around the site and discover more than 70 sculptures that have been skilfully carved into the rock face and Portland Stone boulders whilst enjoying some wonderful views.

Portland boasts 3 lighthouses, one of which is still working. After climbing up Portland Bill you can marvel at the views, however, if you decide against going up the lighthouse, there’s still plenty to see from Portland’s craggy rocks.  The views of the channel are great…peer out to sea and a real sense of watery wilderness.

With so much to explore, you’ll have a fantastic break in Portland!

Hosted by Xian & Ross

  1. Joined in September 2014
  • 87 Reviews
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Hi, we are Ross and Xian. Ross is an award winning architect and I am a designer (Good combination huh). We think The Gift House is absolutely beautiful and we hope you think the same too .)


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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 15:00 - 23:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £300

Cancellation policy