About this listing
Set within an exclusive part of Southsea next to Canoe Lake this quiet and upmarket character flat has a spacious bedroom with a new double bed to rest your weary head. Update- new mattress as of 17 June 2015.
Equipped with a mattress topper and fresh linen, this makes for a very comfortable place to lay down your weary head. A lovely place to stay in a nice, clean apartment. Bathroom and toilet to be shared but I keep a tidy home.
The Space cont'd
I am suitably equipped to host the discerning traveller. Naturally you have clean towels, a hairdryer (if required) and good wireless internet connection.
Breakfast will normally comprise cereals, toast, jams, yoghurt, fruit, coffee or tea. Depending upon the time of your stay I may be able to provide you with other home-made cuisine at an additional fee.
Bags or other personal belongings may be left if convenient and at a surcharge from midday the day prior to check-in or until 18.00 the day following check-out.
I have travelled widely all over the world and lived in Colombia, Nicaragua, India and the Middle East. I enjoy meeting new people and airbnb is a wonderful platform for that. Please see previous positive reviews from guests hosted.
N.B. For GPS/sat nav users please note the property is in Southsea not Portsmouth.
There is off-road parking if required. Fratton Station is approximately a 20 minute walk although an inexpensive taxi ride. The number 1 bus stops on the adjacent Festing Road and arrives at Gunwharf Quays in approximately 10 minutes. The number 2 bus can be caught on the nearby Albert Road and goes to Portsmouth city centre and then Gunwharf Quays. This is a very attractive neighbourhood and a clean and safe area.
A few pointers on local facilities and amenities: if you could throw a stone a few hundred metres then you might hit the seafront. Staying here you are right by Canoe Lake (1 minute walk) and the popular Albert Road, with its unusual shops, bars and restaurants is also accessible by foot (3 minute walk). Palmerston Road or Marmion Road shopping areas can be reached within 20-25 minutes on foot. Gunwharf Quays is just over a couple of miles distance, as is The Hard for ferry access to Gosport, Isle of Wight, France and Guernsey but everything is fairly close by in Pompey.
For local culture you have the D-Day Museum on the seafront as well as the Portsmouth City Museum (Museum Road) and the Maritime Museum (for HMS Victory, the Mary Rose and the Warrior) which is close by the Hard. Theatres include the Kings (Albert Road) and the historic Theatre Royal in the city centre. Port Solent is worth a visit with its first-class marina, bars, restaurants, cafes and shops. Wonderful walks along the seafront may include Southsea Castle and the Hoverport to the Isle of Wight. Surrounding Portsmouth are many beautiful spots such as Fishbourne Roman Palace, the village of Bosham, Chichester and Petersfield.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I hope to hear from you and host you soon.
As stated above.
Interaction with Guests
As much as I can pending upon other commitments.
No smoking. No admittance of foods purchased outside.
The room was well prepared for guests, the bed very comfortable, and Asaph is very considerate and accommodating in the lead up to our stay. I visited with my young daughter, and our host ensured that we both had everything we needed. The apartment itself is spacious, clean and welcoming, and testament to Asaph's globe trotting, super interesting space that feels like a home away from home. Location is also excellent, about 5 minutes from the sea, and local areas of interest. Charming area, and a great base to explore Southsea from.
Another pleasant stay at Asaph's flat. This one was arranged at short notice, and Asaph was very understanding and welcoming. And another evening of discussing music, language, life and the world in general...
A nice, comfortable room in a spacious flat - on the top floor of a big house, in a nice quiet area of Southsea. Five minutes walk fro lots of shops and restaurants... Ideal...
Asaph is a genuinely nice guy; very welcoming and helpful.
We had several rambling conversations about music, philosophy, language, the state of the world...
Highly recommended - I have already booked a second visit...
Asaph's flat was absolutely perfect for what I needed. I was down for a friend's wedding and needed somewhere to stay for the night. I had a comfortable double bedroom and had access to the kitchen and bathroom facilities too. Asaph wasn't there when I stayed but he was extremely helpful in organising my stay and ensuring the flat was clean with everything ready and available for me. Lovely flat. Very friendly and helpful host. Would highly recommend! Thanks again Asaph! Al.
A lovely place to stay and a great host! Asaph is a genuine and easy to get along with guy. Have a chat to him about music and exotic travel! This area is great for accessing Albert Road shops, restaurants and bars. Easy acces to the Gun Wharf tourist area by bus or 25 minutes walk. Highly recommended.
I had a great 4 night stay over the easter break, visiting the many tourist attractions in Portsmouth as well as a day trip to the Isle of Wight. Asaph is an experienced host, so making you feel very at ease. He is also incredibly welcoming and accommodating putting up with my late evening arrival because of a delayed train then making me a honey, lemon and ginger drink for my cough! He also really shares his home which is very generous of him. The room and flat are spacious, clean and exactly as in the pictures, I cannot recommend enough
He was friendly and room was clean.
I shared a lot of stories about him and football.
Gave me a ride to the train station the next morning.
About the Host, Asaph
World-traveller who has lived abroad in various countries and is in experienced in meeting with people from all backgrounds and cultures through travel, work and life generally.
Happy to accommodate when possible.