Marine House

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Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 9


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It is not always easy to find a very large holiday home that will sleep up to twenty guests, but the magnificent Marine House does just that. Not only is it extremely spacious, it has been totally renovated to provide luxurious bedroom suites and gorgeous living spaces. The location is just brilliant, moments from the Southsea’s beach, model village, piers, castle and  its ever popular Canoe Lake. This wonderful location is perfect for groups of friends or all the generations of a family that want to spend time together on the beach or visiting the many attractions of the lively, vibrant city of Portsmouth. History lovers, shoppers, fine diners and just about everyone else adore the area and a little further afield you can visit the wonderful towns and cities of Chichester, Winchester and Lymington and the charming villages sprinkled across the New Forest. You could even pop over to the Isle of Wight for the day!

Marine House has been lovingly modernised and refurbished to an extremely high standard making it feel like a luxury boutique hotel. Throughout, you will discover bright and airy contemporary living spaces and nine superb, fabulously appointed bedrooms, all with immaculate, contemporary ensuite bathrooms. It is a great house for a special occasion with its superb dining room that seats all twenty guests, a fabulous bar where you can serve delicious cocktails or glasses of your favourite tipple, a lavish lounge and a super cool cinema room, perfect for those teenagers or little ones that are tired after a busy day. The interior designers have waved their magic wands to offer elegant, beautifully finished spaces together with an impressive range of treats including a sauna and jacuzzi. The back garden may not be huge but the space is used brilliantly for alfresco dining and a cabin where you will find some of the treats and a delightful sheltered lounge area.

The discerning chefs amongst you will be delighted to find an immaculate, spacious kitchen on the lower floor with the very best appliances including two ovens, a built-in microwave, a dishwasher, a huge American-style fridge freezer and instant boiling water, perfect for large groups. It is a very sociable space so guests can keep the chefs in your group company, perching on stools at the island with a glass of chilled wine. There is also a cute window seat if there are a crowd of you in the kitchen. Next door you will find your beautiful dining room with its giant dining table, bench seating and upholstered chairs. With a very attractive designer wallpaper, the room looks spectacular and is perfect for a celebratory meal. There is also a very handy laundry room tucked around the corner. There is access to the garden from this lower ground floor.

The ground floor is home to your remaining living spaces and one of your luxurious bedroom suites. The living room enjoys a striking royal blue and white colour palette, sumptuous sofas and love seats which everyone seems to rush for, a wonderful feature fireplace and a large television with Sky Q. Just next door is the highly impressive cinema room with its 85 inch screen, Apple TV, Netflix, Amazon TV and PS4. You might find it difficult to get your children to leave this brilliantly appointed room. There is a comfy corner sofa as well as two chairs that recline. There is usually a race for those too! At the far end of the hall, you will find the bar. It is just brilliant for groups of friends and family. Wannabe mixologists can have a lot of fun! Beyond the bar you will find a beautifully decorated, large bedroom suite comprised of one room with a comfy kingsize bed, an adjoining room with a single bed, a pristine ensuite shower room and access to the garden. This suite is ideal for a family with a child.

There are five gorgeous bedroom suites on the first floor, three with kingsize beds and ensuite shower rooms, one with a single bed and an ensuite shower room and another with fun bunk beds ideal for children. Children love them! Even this bedroom has its own shower room! All of the bedrooms are very tastefully finished, mostly neutral in colour palettes but with the odd splash of vibrant colour. You will find some contemporary wallpapers and a range of luxury throws, curtains and scatter cushions. There is plenty of space for everyone’s holiday wardrobe and crisp cottons and fluffy towels for all.

The remaining three bedroom suites are found on the second floor, one with a kingsize bed and ensuite shower room, another with a kingsize bed, indulgent in-room bath and an ensuite shower room and the final family room with a kingsize bed, two snuggler chair sofa beds, an in-room bath and an ensuite shower room. It is rare to find a holiday home with this many luxury bedroom suites!

Guests can spend their evenings dining alfresco in the garden, making use of the outdoor kitchen and barbecue house. While the young ones are busy enjoying a movie or on playstation, you might also enjoy a dip in the hot tub or a session in the sauna. There is a Sonos sound system throughout the house so you can listen to your favourite tunes while you relax. You will not regret booking Marine House for your get together, that is for sure!

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What you should know…

  • Some of the bedrooms are better suited to families with younger children. The bunk bed is super cute but adults might not be especially comfortable!
  • Please supervise children if they are using the hot tub. Children should not use the sauna
  • Please note that the photographs of the bar show it fully stocked. It is possible to arrange a cocktail package for an additional charge but otherwise, please bring your own supplies

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV Sauna/Steam Heating

Lower Ground Floor
- Fully-equipped kitchen with 2 ovens, built-in microwave, instant boiling water tap, dishwasher & American-style fridge freezer
- Dining room with seating for 18-20 guests and garden access

Ground Floor
- Living room with 50" TV
- Cinema room with 85" screen, PS4, Apple TV, Netflx & Amazon TV
- Bar (cocktail & drinks packages available on request for an additional per person charge)
- Bedroom with king-size bed, additional single bed, garden access and en-suite shower room

First Floor
- Bedroom with bunk beds and en-suite shower room (ideally suited to 2 children!)
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with single bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower room*
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower room*

Second Floor
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with king-size bed, in-room bath tub and en-suite shower room
- Family room with king-size bed, two snuggler chair sofa beds, in-room bath and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Hot tub
- Sauna
- Outdoor kitchen & barbecue house
- Dining facilities

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- SKY TV (Sky Q in lounge & cinema room)
- Netflix & Amazon
- PS4 console
- SONOS music system throughout
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Travel cot & highchair available upon request
- Parking

*Please note that the bar is fully stocked for illustration purposes only - drinks & cocktail packages can be requested for an additonal charge, otherwise, it will be left unstocked for clients to provide their own beverages.


About the surrounding area of Marine House
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Marine House enjoys a fabulous location, close to the beach in Southsea. Southsea is a seaside resort with a thriving, cultural force and is bursting with independent shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. It emerged as a popular tourist destination during the Victorian era. The entire Southsea area is walkable with plenty of attractions to enjoy. Southsea Castle was reportedly built to specifications set out by King Henry VIII. It stands at Portsmouth’s most southerly point, overlooking the Solent. The D-Day Museum is very interesting, the only one of its kind in Britain. You will be fascinated by the Overlord Embroidery which features embroidered panels replicating a series of watercolours that hang in The Pentagon in America. Canoe Lake sits in a popular park dating from 1886, surrounded by mature evergreen oaks planted in 1910. It is very pretty and has pedal boats for hire. Children love the play area with its zip wire, sand pit and water fun. Next to the lake are the remaining walls of Lumps Fort which is home to the Southsea Rose Gardens and the Southsea Model Village. There are two piers, South Parade Pier and Clarence Pier, both enjoying typical seaside fun. When you are walking around Southsea you will notice many blue plaques on display. These showcase the area’s famous former residents including Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kidling and Peter Sellers. There is an excellent selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants.

From Southsea Hoverport, just a  five minute drive from the house, you can catch a hovercraft which reaches Ryde on the Isle of Wight in just ten minutes! It is a very popular excursion. Ryde offers fabulous stretches of sandy beaches, a thriving independent shopping scene, wonderful dining opportunities and a quirky mix of traditional seaside entertainment. The town is brimming with Victorian architecture and unexpected hidden gems. It was one of the UK’s original seaside destinations, much loved by Queen Victoria. To the east of the pier you will find Appley Beach bordered by a wonderful park. There is also go-karting, golf, bowling, lazer quest, a cinema, a waterside pool, the Isle of White Bus and Coach Museum and the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

Portsmouth itself and its popular Gunwharf Quays is where many guests head. Gunwharf Quays boasts an excellent selection of designer stores at outlet prices and a wonderful array of family-friendly restaurants. It is less than a ten minute car journey from the house. For those with a strong head for heights, Gunwharf is home to Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower, a one hundred and seventy metre tall observation tower complete with a glass floor. It enjoys breathtaking views across the Solent. You can book additionally for an afternoon tea experience or a one hundred metre abseil!  For those with an interest in history, the Historic Dockyard which is home to HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860 is also just ten minutes from Marine House.

The glorious Cathedral City of Chichester, one of the great well-preserved Georgian cities in the UK, is a thirty minute drive away. With its gorgeous architecture, ancient city walls, beautiful Cathedral, canal, harbour, parkland and cobbled streets lined with independent shops, restaurants and galleries, it is well worth a visit. The city of Winchester, on the edge of the rolling South Downs Nationa Park, is also within easy reach of Marine House, home to one of Britain’s greatest Cathedrals, the country’s largest farmers market and the popular Marwell Zoo. It is England’s ancient capital and former seat of King Alfred the Great. It is also the resting place of the author Jane Austen and the inspiration to the many craft makers and artists that live there.  

The Georgian market town of Lymington is another beauty on the coast within the New Forest National Park. It is famous for its sailing history and boasts two gorgeous marinas, two sailing clubs and picturesque narrow streets filled with pretty period cottages, independent shops, pubs and restaurants. Its Saturday market dates back to the thirteenth century.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Town/City Portsmouth


Nearest Village Southsea


Nearest Supermarket Sainsbury's Local


Nearest Restaurant Nicholson's Tapas Restaurant


Nearest Bar/Pub The Merchant House


Nearest Beach Southsea



Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

Marine House is perfect for family holidays. It is so large, you may want to enjoy it with friends and their children or as a multi-generational family. It offers many benefits and treats including wonderful bedroom suites, a fantastic cinema room with Netflix, Apple TV, Amazon TV, Sky and PS4 and equipment can be requested for little ones.

The location is fabulous with the pebble beach and the piers within walking distance. It is just a few minutes to the popular Canoe Lake where children can go on the water in a pedal boat and the younger ones can enjoy the playground complete with a zip wire and sandpit.

The two Southsea piers provide excellent, typical seaside entertainment. South Parade Pier has been restored to its former glory and offers an amusement arcade, fish and chips, ice cream and an entertainment venue. It is popular for fishing and taking a stroll to enjoy the views of the Isle of Wight and Southsea. Blue Reef Aquarium sits on the Clarence Esplanade, close to the Clarence Pier. Children can explore the underwater world with its wonderful array of creatures from clownfish to turtles. There is a splendid underwater tunnel and a coral reef with some amazing amphibians from red-bellied piranha to iguanas. Children enjoy the feeding times and educational talks about conservation and the preservation of endangered species and captive breeding programs.

The Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line is very popular for family days out. There are Thomas the Tank Engine days with train rides and lots of family activities. The award-winning Peppa Pig World is also very popular for young children at the Paultons Park Family Theme Park. There are nine Peppa themed rides as well as a new land, Tornado Springs which features eight incredible rides and experiences including a spinning coaster, a gyro swing ride and a driving school attraction. Overall there are seventy rip-roaring rides and attractions within one hundred and forty acres of green national park.

Gunwharf Quays is wonderful for children. The Miniport at the quay gives children the chance to captain their own motorised ship. Children can control their speed and direction spotting giant fish lurking in the depths. Also, they love a trip up the Spinnaker Tower and looking down through the glass bottomed floor. Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard takes them to King Henry VIII’s flagship, to Nelson’s flagship, to a World War II submarine and to the navy of today.

There are so many other attractions nearby including the New Forest Wildlife Park, the New Forest Reptile Centre, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, the Alpine Snowsports Centre, Southampton, Mottisfont Abbey and Garden, Solent Sky Museum, Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway, Go Ape Southampton and Beaulieu.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages


At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1000 charged to the client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to a full inspection
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in the rental price
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi is included in the rental price
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 5-night minimum stay across peak dates, this may be reduced to 2 or 3-nights at quieter times
Changeover day Bookings must begin on a Friday or a Monday
Pets welcome? Strictly no pets
Smoking Allowed? Strictly no smoking inside house nor outbuildings (sauna, hot-tub, outside kitchen/ lounge) - Dedicated outside smoking area provided
Other Ts and Cs Noise Policy: The house is situated in a residential area so noise must be limited as to be respectful of neighbours when using the outdoor space - NO outside parties, fireworks or loud music. Children must be supervised by a responsible adult when using the hot tub, young children should not be allowed to use the sauna.
Other Ts and Cs Bar: Please note that unless cocktails or drinks packages are requested (for an additional charge) prior to arrival, then the bar will be left unstocked. There is a fridge and clients are welcome to stock it with their own beverages.
Other Ts and Cs Late Departure: The owner reserves the right to apply a Late Departure Charge as an amount equivalent to any and all costs incurred by the Owner as a result of late departure from the Property, including (but not limited to) charges incurred as a result of cleaners being prevented from accessing a Property at the departure time.
Stag & Hen Do's Allowed? No stag do's allowed

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 27th 2023 - Oct 17th 2023 £4,450 £5,225 £6,000 £6,775 £6,900
Oct 17th 2023 - Oct 30th 2023 £4,725 £5,775 £6,825 £7,875 £7,900
Oct 30th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 £3,675 £4,200 £4,725 £5,250 £5,950
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 22nd 2023 - - - £8,750 £9,750
Dec 22nd 2023 - Jan 2nd 2024 - £7,500 £8,082 £8,500 £8,500
Jan 2nd 2024 - Feb 2nd 2024 £3,500 £4,049 £4,598 £5,146 £5,250
Feb 2nd 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 £3,500 £4,242 £4,984 £5,250 £5,250
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 15th 2024 £3,950 £4,353 £4,755 £5,158 £5,750
Apr 15th 2024 - May 24th 2024 £4,250 £5,219 £6,000 £6,000 £6,000
May 24th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2024 £4,500 £5,364 £6,228 £6,500 £6,500
Jun 3rd 2024 - Jul 26th 2024 £4,950 £5,860 £6,500 £6,500 £6,500
Jul 26th 2024 - Aug 23rd 2024 £4,950 £5,967 £6,983 £7,500 £7,500
Aug 23rd 2024 - Aug 26th 2024 £5,250 £6,300 £7,350 £7,750 £7,750
Aug 26th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 £4,950 £6,256 £7,500 £7,500 £7,500
Sep 2nd 2024 - Oct 7th 2024 £4,500 £5,146 £5,750 £5,750 £5,750
Oct 7th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £3,500 £4,198 £4,896 £5,250 £5,250
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - £7,500 £8,250 £8,500 £8,500
Dec 27th 2024 - Mar 30th 2025 - - £7,000 £7,411 £8,000

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 27th 2023 - Oct 17th 2023 €4,805 €5,642 €6,479 €7,315 €7,450
Oct 17th 2023 - Oct 30th 2023 €5,102 €6,236 €7,369 €8,503 €8,530
Oct 30th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 €3,968 €4,535 €5,102 €5,669 €6,425
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 22nd 2023 - - - €9,448 €10,527
Dec 22nd 2023 - Jan 2nd 2024 - €8,098 €8,726 €9,178 €9,178
Jan 2nd 2024 - Feb 2nd 2024 €3,779 €4,372 €4,964 €5,556 €5,669
Feb 2nd 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 €3,779 €4,580 €5,381 €5,669 €5,669
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 15th 2024 €4,265 €4,700 €5,134 €5,569 €6,209
Apr 15th 2024 - May 24th 2024 €4,589 €5,635 €6,479 €6,479 €6,479
May 24th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2024 €4,859 €5,792 €6,724 €7,018 €7,018
Jun 3rd 2024 - Jul 26th 2024 €5,345 €6,327 €7,018 €7,018 €7,018
Jul 26th 2024 - Aug 23rd 2024 €5,345 €6,442 €7,539 €8,098 €8,098
Aug 23rd 2024 - Aug 26th 2024 €5,669 €6,803 €7,936 €8,368 €8,368
Aug 26th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 €5,345 €6,755 €8,098 €8,098 €8,098
Sep 2nd 2024 - Oct 7th 2024 €4,859 €5,556 €6,209 €6,209 €6,209
Oct 7th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €3,779 €4,533 €5,286 €5,669 €5,669
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - €8,098 €8,908 €9,178 €9,178
Dec 27th 2024 - Mar 30th 2025 - - €7,558 €8,001 €8,638

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 27th 2023 - Oct 17th 2023 $5,074 $5,958 $6,841 $7,725 $7,868
Oct 17th 2023 - Oct 30th 2023 $5,388 $6,585 $7,782 $8,979 $9,008
Oct 30th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 $4,191 $4,789 $5,388 $5,986 $6,784
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 22nd 2023 - - - $9,977 $11,117
Dec 22nd 2023 - Jan 2nd 2024 - $8,552 $9,214 $9,692 $9,692
Jan 2nd 2024 - Feb 2nd 2024 $3,991 $4,617 $5,242 $5,868 $5,986
Feb 2nd 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 $3,991 $4,837 $5,683 $5,986 $5,986
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 15th 2024 $4,504 $4,963 $5,422 $5,881 $6,556
Apr 15th 2024 - May 24th 2024 $4,846 $5,951 $6,841 $6,841 $6,841
May 24th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2024 $5,131 $6,116 $7,101 $7,411 $7,411
Jun 3rd 2024 - Jul 26th 2024 $5,644 $6,682 $7,411 $7,411 $7,411
Jul 26th 2024 - Aug 23rd 2024 $5,644 $6,803 $7,962 $8,552 $8,552
Aug 23rd 2024 - Aug 26th 2024 $5,986 $7,183 $8,381 $8,837 $8,837
Aug 26th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 $5,644 $7,133 $8,552 $8,552 $8,552
Sep 2nd 2024 - Oct 7th 2024 $5,131 $5,867 $6,556 $6,556 $6,556
Oct 7th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $3,991 $4,787 $5,582 $5,986 $5,986
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - $8,552 $9,406 $9,692 $9,692
Dec 27th 2024 - Mar 30th 2025 - - $7,982 $8,449 $9,122

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • We will book again...

    on 24/02/2020

    Thank you for letting us experience Marine House! We loved being so close to the seafront, it really was 2 minutes’ walk! The interior was extremely comfortable and well decorated and the ladies loved the hot tub and sauna. The cinema room was great to keep the kids entertained on what was a fairly wet weekend. We will definitely book again when summer is here and make use of your private chef option!

  • Perfect

    on 03/02/2020

    We wanted a getaway that would work for the whole family and the house was perfect. Big enough that we were not on top of each other but cosy enough to enjoy the time together. The large dining area was ideal and it was lovely to have a proper bar set up too! Portsmouth had great options for dining too we wished we had more time. Would promote The Briny to others, 10 minutes walk for water front dining – brilliant! Thanks for a great stay.

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