The Deck House - Harbourside Retreat on Stilts


Entire residential home hosted by James

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Great location
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The Deck House is south facing with a balcony and sea views. Being on stilts it's quirky inside, and cosy. Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children (plus sofabed).

A stone's throw from the water, it's also walking distance to Emsworth's great pubs and restaurants. And right next to Thorney Island for an 8 mile hike with secluded beaches and birdwatching. A few minutes walk to Emsworth Marina - home to a gorgeous restaurant and a kayak and paddle board rental company.

Free Wifi. Child friendly.

The space
This 'house on stilts' was built in the sixties and is part of a unique development of identical houses originally built as holiday homes for yachtsmen.

The living space is upstairs with just a small utility and storage room downstairs. There is currently no kids stair gate at the property.

Upstairs is light and spacious. The open plan living room-kitchen is quiet, with a peaceful view. Please note there is no formal dining area, but rather a kitchen island with stools - more like a breakfast bar.

There is a double bedroom with a double bed, and a second bedroom with bunk beds on the longer side (190cm). In the living room is a sofa bed however please get in touch if you plan to use this - there is an additional fee for extra guests.

The main bedroom and living room both open onto a large south facing balcony where there is a bistro dining set (two chairs), which can be brought inside for dining too.

Please note that in extreme weather the space gets very hot/cold so we provide fans and heaters which cool/heat it up quickly.

The recently refurbished bathroom has a shower only, please note there is no bath.

In the green space outside kids can run free, there are blackberries for picking and bunny rabbits hopping around. All framed by an idyllic view of the sea.

Osprey Quay is right on the marina, situated in communal gardens where kids and dogs can run around. The view from the balcony is of fields, wetlands and the sea. The Deck Cafe, based in the marina, is great for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and boasts an amazing selection of local gins. Marina Watersports offer kayak or paddle board rental.

PLEASE NOTE we have opened for business for the first time in August 2021 - the previous automated review was from 2019 when we unfortunately had to close before we'd had the chance to open due to health reasons.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 bunk bed
Living room
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Beach access
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Private patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

West Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The immediate area is perfect for walking or running. You can hike <8 miles around Thorney Island from the doorstep with beaches, birds and benches dotted along the way. Eames Farm nearby was deemed a Dark Sky Discovery Site in 2017.

Emsworth town is full of homely pubs, shops, cafes and mill ponds that lead to seaside walks.

Being by the sea you can get involved in water sports, crabbing and swimming within walking distance. For Kayak or Paddle Board hire best to book in advance with Marina Watersports.

By short car journey you can reach the South Downs. These include Kingley Vale with epic views and Europe's largest yew tree forest - some trees over 2,000 years old. You can also reach the Witterings beach for surfing and sand dunes. All great for dog walking.

Hosted by James

  1. Joined in August 2013
  • 6 Reviews
  • Identity verified


  • Laura Jane

During your stay

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy