Happy vintage hols by beach w/bfast

Apartment - Private room · a Norfolk Square, Brighton, Brighton and Hove BN1 2, United Kingdom

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. TV, wifi, towels and breakfast! What more could you want?!

The Space

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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.

I provide breakfast of fruit, pastry, cereal bars, tea/coffee etc which will waiting for you outside your room or in the kitchen every morning. 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 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.

The Neighborhood

My neighbourhood is great. Right near the beach and the city centre but still quiet.

Getting around

Buses to everywhere are 1 minute from my door, taxis whizz up and down the main rd near me so are always on hand-I can also ring one for you and walking is great as I'm only 10 minutes from most things!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $17 / night after the first guest
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Very enjoyable stay. Would recommend

    April 2014
  • Great communication before my stay & everything and more was delivered on arrival... Very happy!!

    April 2014
  • If you want: an amazing host, a home with plenty of vintage flair, explore Brighton and surrounding areas, be close to the beach - then stay with Maxine!
    I attended a workshop in Lewes for the weekend but decided I wanted to stay in Brighton over night and make the most of the sea. Maxine was amazing from start til end. Quick replies to all my emails, great advice and on arrival I found a lovely little note with the key and fresh flowers in my room.
    Sadly I didn't get to meet her in person but I may be back for another workshop this year and YES, I would for sure stay here again! :)

    March 2014
  • I am a host from London who had let her whole flat out and wanted to stay in Brighton for the weekend. I had a great stay in Maxine's basement flat. It is close to the main Western Rd packed with a mixture of characterful pubs and cafes and is a 6 min walk to the sea. Perfect for me. I enjoyed Maxine's style and her close attention to detail. Her breakfast spread is plentiful and constant. Thanks for a great stay, Maxine.

    March 2014
  • I would definitely recommend this home to stay, faultless, from booking to making arrangements and a really comfortable bed. Excellent location for Brighton and Hove, close to train station and the sea. Maxine made me feel really welcome and was a wonderful host for my short stay in Brighton. Thank you soooo much you are a star! Alison

    March 2014
  • Lovely flat, full of character and a comfy bed. Perfect location for the sea and shopping. Maxine gave us some great recommendations for vinyl and vintage shopping. Snoopers Paradise deserves a visit!

    March 2014
  • I really enjoyed my stay at Maxine's the place is really nice and comfortable, very convenient location and I liked the help yourself style breakfast. As a host Maxine was lovely, laid back and I would recommend her place to anyone.
    I travel a lot and so spend quite a few nights in the corporate-type hotels so staying in someone's home was really different for me but very refreshing and I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

    March 2014
  • Great fun, individual stylised vintage flat. Really good nights sleep, lovely air freshener! Great location for exploring Brighton.

    March 2014
  • If you like cute vintage interiors and a central location this is the bnb for you! Maxine has put pride and passion into creating a beautiful bnb room. It is creative and clean space.

    Also the location is excellent - only a shot walk to the beach and lanes.
    Thank you Maxine for a lovely stay!

    February 2014
  • Maxine's apartment is lovely, comfortable, in a great location. And the depth of vintage detail is impressive! It's Very Brighton and perfect for a lovely break. Special thanks for Maxine and her partner who were very kind to me.

    February 2014
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