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THE HARBOUR HUT Sea View Sunsets with GIN BAR

SuperhostBrighton, United Kingdom
Tiny house hosted by Madeleine
3 guests1 bed1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the tiny house to yourself.
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12 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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A gloriously unique and quirky bijou bolt hole, right over the sea! Relax in summer to the sound of the gentle clinking of the yacht masts or watch the waves break over the harbour wall during autumn and winter-The Harbour Hut has year round appeal. With direct access to the beach and the iconic Seven Sisters, a host of restaurants and amenities at the Marina and easy walking distance to Brighton Pier. Double deck chair for sunsets, fluffy robes, Christy Towels and an honesty Gin Bar included!

The space
PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE SECTION CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING:

Firstly, if The Harbour Hut is booked for the dates you require, please see our listing for The Sea Shack, which is our brand new sister property a few doors down in the same location and is another floating tiny house :)

The Harbour Hut and The Sea Shack are not located smack bang in central Brighton, they are at Brighton Marina, which is just outside the main city centre, but easy walking distance (around 30 minutes, depending on how fast you walk!) with good transport links. Please make sure you understand this before booking.

The whole, beautifully unique space is yours!
The Harbour Hut has a mezzanine bedroom with a beautiful copper framed bed and luxury EVEsleep mattress (due to the quirky nature of the building the ceiling upstairs slopes dramatically on one side and the stairs are quite steep and narrow with open treads and no handrail, so take care after a G&T or two!).

There's a John Lewis sofa bed that comfortably sleeps 1 extra person; an open plan living room, kitchenette with Dualit mini oven and induction hob (although with so many scrummy places to eat right on your doorstep, you really don’t need to cook!) dining space with bar stools, modern shower room and a glorious, private outdoor sun deck where you can watch the boats go by and soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful spot.

There is a Sony HD Smart TV, hairdryer and a glorious vintage antique radio as well as piles of extra blankets for snuggling up inside or out! In the depths of winter it’s wonderful watching the waves crash over the harbour wall while you are safely cocooned in a cosy jumper and pair of fluffy socks, hot chocolate (or G&T!) in hand and a game of Scrabble or Monopoly on the go! And of course in the summer there really is no nicer place to be on than in our double deck chair, watching the sunset with....a G&T (did we mention that we have a Gin Bar, stocked full of Craft Gins and famous names and different Fevertree Tonics, as well as books and magazines about Gin-we love gin at The Harbour Hut!).

Farrow & Ball Down Pipe paint is combined with copper accents and luxury driftwood wallpaper, so you'll feel like you're staying somewhere bang on-trend like The Malmaison, but with much more space and quirky personality (this is a FLOATING home, over the water!).

There is a Bluetooth speaker and a picnic blanket for heading to the beach or one of the many stunning parks (The Seven Sisters and Ditchling Beacon are literally minutes away!) if the weather is compliant! There is a laundrette beneath The Harbour Hut and free parking at the multi-storey Marina car park (a few minutes walk from The Harbour Hut-PARKING IS NOT DIRECTLY OUTSIDE it is a good few minutes walk away).

IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE that due to the property being directly over the water, it is unsuitable for young children. Although not an outright boat, it is a floating home and can therefore move a little at high tide or if it is very stormy. The stairs are also quite narrow and steep up to the mezzanine bedroom, with open treads, no handrail or 'side' so please do contact us if this raises any concerns, as we have other properties that may be more suitable (The Annex in Cuckfield and Marina Luxe, Brighton Marina). You’ll need to watch your head if you are very tall and the bathroom has a compact, corner cubicle shower. It’s the nature of the buildings and part of the unique charm, but please do bear this information in mind when booking. Parking is also not directly outside, it is around a 5 minute walk from the property.

There is NO WIFI at the property but ample free WiFi at the Marina itself. We like to encourage a ‘digital detox’ at this particular property.

We usually use the Air BNB service ‘Key Nest’ for Key collection, please check with us if you have any questions about this, it’s very safe and convenient but the Key Nest is located a few minutes from The Marina, in Kemptown.

PLEASE make sure that you have read and understood ALL of this information. It’s a unique, wonderful space but we cannot take responsibility for any issues that may occur as a result of the listing not being thoroughly read.

Guest access
Usually we use an Air BNB ‘Key Nest’, where you collect the keys at your convenience with a code at a nearby outlet. We will confirm all of this exactly with you in advance-we have 100% 5* ratings for our check in process, so please rest assured, you will get in ok :)

There is Free 24 hour security assistance at The Marina and CCTV to keep you safe. If your blue fob does not work for any reason, please let security know and they will help you get through the barrier.

Please kindly note that if you lock yourselves out, we will charge a fee for a key holder to attend and let you back in. If it is a very uncivilised hour, the fee will naturally tally with this. Thank you for understanding.

Other things to note
The Harbour Hut is our second little home, so please treat it with respect and alert us to any damages or breakages.

The Gin Bar has a minimum donation of £2.50 per drink (to keep it going!) and is an honesty bar-we trust you!

Please bring the deck chair in at night so it doesn't get lost at sea!

Please check the location carefully-we think the location of The Harbour Hut is perfect, as it's a unique, quiet, peaceful little spot but with the bustling Marina on site and Brighton centre less than a mile away so you have the best of all worlds, but it is not smack bang in the centre of Brighton (central Brighton can be very noisy and busy and parking is horrifically difficult and expensive, so trust us, we think this is the best base, but if you want absolutely central this is not the place for you!).

There is no wifi at the property, but good 3/4g and most of the bars, cafes and restaurants on site have it. We like the idea of embracing a ‘digital detox’ while at THH
:)

As previously mentioned, the stairs are open treads with no hand rail and are quite steep and narrow, so please do check with us if you have mobility requirements as we have two other properties that would be more suitable. The shower is also a compact, corner cubicle, so please do enquire if this raises any queries as again, we have two other properties that may be more suitable if you are very tall and this is a concern (we think it’s worth the ‘compact’ showering for the view and unique vibe!). The car park is a five minute walk from The Harbour Hut, there is no parking directly outside.
A gloriously unique and quirky bijou bolt hole, right over the sea! Relax in summer to the sound of the gentle clinking of the yacht masts or watch the waves break over the harbour wall during autumn and winter-The Harbour Hut has year round appeal. With direct access to the beach and the iconic Seven Sisters, a host of restaurants and amenities at the Marina and easy walking distance to Brighton Pier. Double deck ch…

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1 double bed, 1 sofa bed

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Brighton, United Kingdom

Brighton Marina is the perfect safe, secure and amenity rich location for your vacation, with unlimited free parking, 24 hour security, CCTV and easy transport links to the centre of Brighton and Hove (you can walk to Brighton Pier in around 30 minutes).
The Marina itself has direct beach access and glorious views of the iconic Seven Sisters. There are a host of great eating options including Cafe Rouge, Zizzi, Prezzo, Five Guys (the BEST burgers!), TGI Fridays, Las Iguanas, etc etc. There is a large Wetherspoons, a great cocktail bar at The Malmaison, independent coffee shops and boutiques and a 24 hour ASDA for grocery shopping (or stocking up on treats!). For breakfast and lunch, we really like The Cherry Tree in the Marina Square (behind The Harvester).
There is also a cinema, casino and bowling alley, so literally everything you need is all in one location.
Fashionable Kemptown, with its gorgeous shops and restaurants is only a 10 minute walk and the iconic Brighton Pier is only a 30 minute stroll along the seafront, with plenty of interesting buildings and cafes and things to do along the way (crazy golf, open air cinema, zip wire). In summer you can catch the adorable VOLKS electric train.
Brighton and Hove have some of the best independent shopping and eating in the U.K.
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Hosted by Madeleine

Joined in June 2012
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Hi I'm Mady Summers. I enjoy travelling, books, theatre and good food and wine in the company of family and friends. I love living in a sleepy Sussex village and the great outdoors but being close to Brighton, London and the rest of the world via Gatwick!
Hi I'm Mady Summers. I enjoy travelling, books, theatre and good food and wine in the company of family and friends. I love living in a sleepy Sussex village and the great outdoors…
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  • Romi
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Your privacy and space are paramount to your enjoyment of your trip, so we won’t contact you after check in.
We are contactable by phone and can usually be with you relatively quickly in the unlikely event that any issues can't be dealt with over the phone.
Your privacy and space are paramount to your enjoyment of your trip, so we won’t contact you after check in.
We are contactable by phone and can usually be with you relativel…
Madeleine is a Superhost
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House rules
Check-in: 16:00 - 22:00
Check out: 11:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
No carbon monoxide alarm
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Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £500