Bedtime stories - library bedroom
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
3 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
3 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
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Cosy king size brass bed, plus fitted wardrobe, cupboards, drawers and desk - all in the private Library of large Victorian shared house. Centrally located: train stations, University, New Theatre Royal, Guildhall, Kings Theatre, seafront and Common and other Southsea attractions are all within reasonable walking distance.

The space

Private library / spare room in friendly shared house in central location in Southsea. King size brass bed, fitted cupboards, drawers, wardrobe, desk/study space and chair.

Guest access

Share a large, high quality dining area with other members of the household.

Choice of three bathrooms, so queues to the loo are rare and very unlikely events.
Small enclosed garden. Broadband Wi-Fi (and TV Licence) and washing machine and eco-drying facilities.

Tea and coffee facilities available any time;

Breakfast (between 6.00am and 10.30am): Help yourself to really good homemade muesli, bread, toast, butter, peanut butter and marmalade, tea or coffee.

Long stay guests are welcome to share the use of my kitchen to store small quantities of their own food and the cooking facilities to prepare their evening meal. Cleaning materials and a dishwasher are supplied to assist in cleaning up afterwards.

The host withholds the right to deny the use of these facilities if a guest abuses their privileges.

Interaction with guests

Friendly, easy going household. Host's small friendly dog. You are welcome to chat in the comfortable spacious kitchen, and you are equally free to maintain your privacy in your own room. There are no curfews so you can come and go as you please!

Other things to note

There is generally plenty of parking space in the street alongside the property, but please note that Portsmouth City Council operate a residents' only parking permit scheme in most areas of Southsea including this one. The first 3 hours of parking a day is free of charge, then car parkers must obtain a permit from the resident they are interacting with (that's me!). Permits can be purchased via me for 12 hours; 24 hours; 4 days; and one week, from an operator RingGo. Charges seem to fluctuate, but are currently in the region of £2.20 per 24 hours parking; £5.90 for four days. Unfortunately the system doesn't seem to allow a block of less than four days.... :(

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 6PM - 10PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

- Please clean up properly after yourself in common areas EVERY TIME YOU USE THEM!
- Please note that this is a large, local authority licenced shared domestic household not a hotel.
- Please be thoughtful about other members of the household sleeping if you are returning to your room late at night.
- Please let me or Kriss know of any problems you may be experiencing settling in to our home. We put a lot of effort in maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and comfort for guests staying in what is our home but sometimes in life there can be hiccups of which we are not aware if you don't bring them to our attention.
- No meals or takeaways to be eaten in the bedrooms, there is a lovely big kitchen dining room for that.
- Please don't drink in bed unless you can clean and dry your spillages!
- This is an eco-friendly household, please help save valuable resources by switching off lights when you don't need them, conserving water, and turning your room thermostat down to "0" before opening windows for ventilation.
- Our dog is very friendly and will train you to throw his ball if you allow him......please try to resist his encouragement to do this!
- Please leave the bathroom as you would wish to find it.... please don't let me have to repeat the importance of this?
- Please leave all areas you use clean and tidy and as you would hope to find them yourself...
- Please also be a little tolerant that other people's standards of tidiness may not be quite as high as yours, although clean means clean!
- Any breakages must be paid for.
- Please respect the peace and tranquility of the house.
- Please respect this is our home and I and other members of the household clean the common areas deeply and frequently... please, please don't mess our hard work up and leave it for someone else to deal with?
- Remember to leave your house keys when you depart.
- Fittings, fixtures, furniture and pictures, ornaments and wall hangings must not be tampered with or removed from the property.
- No smoking.
- No candles or other naked flames allowed within the rooms.
- You may store some food in allocated spaces in the kitchen. Please do not use other housemates' food!
- 1 guest per double room (additional guest will be charged 50% single occupancy rate)
- No shoes in the house, please....remember to bring your slippers!
- Just because we may not meet often does not mean we are not at home. Please note that we also go out to work at various times, but I will ensure that one of us, Kriss or I will be available to greet you and show you around the house and help you to settle in.
- Please keep us informed of your estimated time of arrival... early notification would be very much appreciated. Remember it's our home not a hotel :)
- The use of my kitchen's resources for cooking is reserved primarily for the use of long-term residents. If you are uncertain please ask me or Kriss, preferably before you arrive.
- Breakfast foods - bread, butter, marmalade, peanut butter, and muesli - are supplied and available between the hours of 5.30am and 10.30am. Guests must provide for their other meals.

You must also acknowledge
Some pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

12 Reviews

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Ken User Profile
September 2017
Liz's house it's lovely and homely. Caught by a shower and Liz offered me a cup of hot Pu-er tea - such a warm hospitality. Liz took some times showing me some interesting places and suggest me to explore about Isle of Wight. Wow! That's really a great thing to do! Hope to be back again!

Loreto User Profile
September 2017
Liz has got a lovely house and makes you feel at home. She welcomed me with a cup of tea after a long journey and had arranged everything to make my stay as comfortable as possible. She provides a delicious breakfast. I would indeed return to her place if I visit Portsmouth again.

Sharon User Profile
September 2017
I stayed in Portsmouth because of business at the university, and the lodgings were within walking distance to everything I needed, including the harbor. Throughout all of our communication, Liz responded quickly and helpfully. The room was clean, comfortable, spacious, and quiet. Honestly, I slept better there than in my own room at home. Thank you Liz for such a friendly and comfortable stay!

Stefanie User Profile
August 2017
This is a lovely house near the city centre. There are several rooms with guets. Often, you can meet some new guets in the kitchen and have a chat with them. Sometimes, it was like in a hostel because of the different people. There's also Liz's dog called Bran which wants to play with you with his tennis balls. :) Every Friday is "cake Friday" and you can enjoy a slice of freshly baked cake. I really liked this! Liz is a friendly host and show a lot of commitment to make your stay to a good and comfortable one. I thoroughly reccommend you a stay in Liz'y house.

Cordula User Profile
August 2017
Liz's house is really charming and a wonderful place in Portsmouth/Southsea. We enjoyed the atmosphere a lot and the comfortable large bed. If ohne wants to visit the old town and the Museums a car is not bad, but it can be done by foot. Thank you for the cake!

Britta User Profile
August 2017
Lovely, clean room with a comfy bed, lots of character and an excellent selection of books in a very cool, friendly house. Will definitely be back!

Charlotta User Profile
July 2017
Liz is the most wonderful host! The room I stayed in was wonderful, full of books, a very comfortable bed and quiet. The kitchen has all the things you need to cook and eat in a very cosy environment. With a lovely garden! The location is great. Close to the station, the water and to grocery stores like Lidl and Tesco. I would recommend anyone to stay here!

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Portsmouth, United KingdomJoined in November 2015
Liz User ProfileLiz is a superhost.

Hi, my name's Liz and I hope that you will feel welcome and comfortable during your stay in my home. I am friendly and easy going, helpful and hard working. I treat people in the way that I hope to be treated, I am very happy to chat and help you plan your travel and visits in and around Portsmouth, and assist you with any technical problems you may have settling in...of course in order to resolve any problems it's essential that you communicate these with me - I am still very poor at mind-reading..! I will leave you in peace if that's what you are seeking during your stay. My 'side-kick' is a small, friendly and enthusiastic dog. I tend to keep him in just one part of the house and out of the way as much as possible, although many of my guests have told me that he is one of the main attractions of their stay here, and will come out of their way to find and play with him!

Languages: Français, Svenska
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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