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Double bedroom available to rent by the night in my bright and cosy basement flat. 5 minutes from the sea, 15 minutes from the train station and 10 minutes from the city centre. Tea&coffee, wifi and towels! What more could you want?!
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Double bedroom available to rent by the night in my bright and cosy basement flat.
The flat comprises of 2 double bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and lounge.
Guests will have a key and will able to come and go as they please. There is a shared bathroom in the flat. As I work from home, the lounge is for my use but you won't miss it as the guest bedroom has its own tv, sofa, kettle, table, wifi etc. You are also welcome to use the kitchen during your stay. Just let me know.
You are also more than welcome to use the washing machine.
Parking....DON'T! It's a nightmare in Brighton. If you have to drive, there is a cheap parking lot 15 minutes walk from mine on NORTON ST, HOVE. Apart from that it is paying the ridiculously expensive meters outside my house. I very rarely have a visitors voucher that you could have for £5 a day but as I can only buy a small number each year from the rotters at the council these are usually not available.
I have a miniature Schnauzer named Hudson who is from a dog rescue home. He is lovely but very scared of new people so he will be generally keeping a low profile during your stay! He has his own kennel and bed and never sleeps on the beds or sofas. Hudson is the other reason why I am not able to offer use of the lounge when I am staying in the flat also.
There is a lovely park in the square right outside the front door and the beach is three minutes' walk from the beach, and ten minutes' walk from the main railway station and central Brighton. It's also just five minutes in the opposite direction to a supermarket, fish-and-chips restaurants, antique shops, galleries, clubs, and a million pubs - so, despite it being so cozy, the moment you open the door, you are in the heart of it all!
If I am home I am happy to help you plan your visit to Brighton and tell you about local sites and restaurant etc. I am also just at the end of a phone if I'm not home and you need anything.
Beyond that I am also conscious to give guests complete privacy. You know where I am if you need me!
I do my best to make guests relaxed and feel welcomed.
I will be usually be staying in the flat (although am often out) during guests' stays or, very occasionally there may be another guest staying.Please don't be put off by my 65% acceptance rate!!! I am usually always able to accept guest. The acceptance rate just reflects the times that I offer guests the other room from the one they enquired about.
Brighton is a cosmopolitan, artistic, musical and dynamic city, with a fabulous mix of culture, history, seaside kitsch, bohemian open-mindedness and continental café culture.
Because it's such a fabulous place to live and to visit it means we are densely packed...like beans in a can! So, the street can be full at times, and the noises from homes around us can sometimes be heard. Brightonians, like Londoners and anyone from a busy city are used to it. I'm very lucky, people always comment that they slept well and found the room peaceful and quiet but for those rare occasions/light sleepers there are ear plugs in the room!
It's the perfect base for exploring the south coast, London, and the south of England generally, and it is only twenty minutes from Gatwick, which is very handy for trips to France and the rest of Europe.
Come to Brighton!
Wifi is BrightBox-4qqdb2, Password is south-let-dark
Shower has instant hot water and there are loads of towels in the bathroom for you.
Please don't smoke in my flat and do clean up after yourself.
Oh, and please PLEASE don't get drunk and bring someone(s) home with you.
Other than that have a great time. Enjoy Brighton and have lots of fun and adventures!
EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIN.
We felt like we were at home. Max was the perfect hostess prior and during our stay.
Prior - the lines of communication were always open.
During - gave us a map, keys and any piece of advice we asked for.
And just a lovely lady fullstop. thank you!
Two night stay in Brighton. Great experience, nice room and kitchen facilities and ideal location to beach/local restaurants and the town. Would recommend.
Maxine lives in a very pleasant square near to the Lanes, sea front and town centre.
her flat is warm cosy and inviting with lots of hot water and lovely artefacts. A very welcome and relaxing stay.
Lovely room and great location. Will definitely be staying here again. It was round the corner from a veggie cafe too where we had a very delicious breakfast.
We had a lovely stay at Maxine's basement appartement. Everything was on Walking distance. Maxine was very friendly and helpful. Certainly a place to recommend.
Great experience...didn't get to meet Maxine but finding the place and getting in was no trouble at all. The apartment is really close to the sea and a short walk uphill to town. In truth I didn't spend a lot of time in the apartment, just slept after a night out, but it's well appointed and a cool place to hang out! Bathroom etc all clean and was perfect for what I needed. Thanks to Maxine for letting me stay at short notice, would definitely use again!
While I didn't get to meet Maxine, she left appropriate notes and instructions and the room was really clean and welcoming. We also didn't get to connect to the wifi, which wasn't really a problem but I'm sure it's a small issue which can be fixed. We only stayed one night but we enjoyed the quirky and charming atmosphere of Maxine's apartment and room.
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About the Host, Maxine
Hello! My names Maxine and I love being an Airbnb host. I am an easy going creative and I love my adopted hometown. Ask me anything! If I can help you plan your trip I would love to.
Look forward to meeting you.