Large bright double by the sea

Apartment - Private room · St George's Rd, Brighton, BN2 1EF, United Kingdom

The whole apartment is currently booked for a long let but we will be back in time for summer 2014!

Your host, Jo
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The whole apartment is currently booked for a long let but we will be back in time for summer 2014!

The Space

A modern, bright, spacious room with rooftop views, only a few hundred metres from Brighton beach, and in the heart of trendy Kemp Town Village. This is a great location for discovering a side of Brighton most visitors never see, yet only a short stroll from the centre of town.

Surrounded by great cafés, bars, restaurants and an endless supply of retro furniture shops and flea markets, you may decide never to venture into the centre of town at all! If you do, though, you'll find the Pier is only a 10-15 minute walk (along the seafront, or through the shops) or, if the weather is bad, there's a taxi rank across the road and plenty of buses.

Your room is at the top of the building, on the third floor. It's very peaceful and benefits from great light and lovely views over the rooftops. Equipped with a comfy double bed, wardrobe, table and chairs, free wifi access and plenty of storage you should have everything you need, but don't hesitate to ask if you do find you're short of anything. The bathroom is right next to your room, towels and toiletries provided.

The kitchen is downstairs (on the 2nd floor) where you can enjoy a tasty breakfast to set you up for your day in Brighton, or help yourself to a reviving cup of tea at the end of the day.

Guest Access

There's one bathroom so this is shared between guests and host.
You're welcome to use the kitchen to make tea/coffee etc or keep items in the fridge. If you want to eat in, please check with me first as I use the kitchen in the evenings. It's not self-catering, though, so I'm afraid you won't be able to do any cooking.
The sitting room is my personal space and not for generally for guest use, except for longer bookings.

Interaction with Guests

I always try to be at home when guests arrive, to welcome you and show you around. It's not always possible though, as I work during the day but I have several lovely friends who act as my stand-ins and will meet you if I can't. I'm usually around at breakfast and guests are always more than welcome to call me at other times if there's anything I can help with.

The Neighborhood

Kemp Town Village is just east of centre but far enough to be tourist-free and have its own distinct identity. It's known for its antique and vintage shops, has some really lovely pubs and cafes, and the beach at this end of town is much quieter.

Getting around

Bus numbers 1, 7 and 37 go straight into the centre (or it's a 15min walk). The 7 and 37 continue to the mainline station, and the 1 continues through Hove. Parking is not included and not recommended - it's much easier to get here by public transport - but if you do need to drive let me know - I have a limited annual number of one-day parking permits which cost about £2.50 each (9am-8pm). There is also metered parking.
If you're coming from Gatwick airport, the train takes 30 minutes direct to Brighton and you can get a taxi outside the station or the 7 or 37 bus.

Other Things to Note

There are a lot of stairs! The building entrance is on street level, the entrance to the flat is on the 1st floor, living spaces are on the 2nd floor and bedrooms on the 3rd. Unfortunately, it's therefore not suitable for anyone with mobility problems.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $26 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $565 /week
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Jo was a wonderful host! Her house is warm and welcoming, really close to the beach and located in a nice area full of restaurants and pubs. The room was extremely nice and clean and we had a very relaxing stay! Jo has been very helpful and welcoming. I would highly recommend her as a host :)

    September 2013
  • A nice clean room about 20 minutes walk from the centre of Brighton. Very easy. Thanks!

    September 2013
  • Jo is a very welcoming host, friendly and always there when we needed something. Her flat is immaculate and very charming. Located in Kemp Town it offers tranquility as well as proximity from the city centre. I would definitely come back.

    September 2013
  • Jo describes her room as large bright double by the sea, and it is exactly that. Add in lovely relaxed atmosphere, very friendly but not intrusive cat, excellent coffee and exceptionally kind host, and you have a great place to stay in the vibrant location of Kemp Town (website hidden) [and her room] really was a shelter from the storm for me. Thanks Jo!

    August 2013
  • Jo is a lovely host who takes well care of her guests. Really welcoming and sociable,we wish we could have more time to get to know each other.the apartment is well located and the room is very brightful. We fell in love with the healthy breakfast who can fill yur stomach for a whole day!

    August 2013
  • Jo was extremely helpful and accommodating, and despite a couple of last minute changes to my plans (which no doubt caused her some inconvenience) was able to assist me and make my stay in Brighton go smoothly.

    Her flat is charming and the room is really pleasant, light and airy. I can definitely recommend a stay.

    August 2013
  • I stay one night at Jo's flat, with a friend, while a little road (website hidden) was very obliging. We didn't know exactly what time we'll arrive, it wasn't a problem for her, and she offered her mother stay at home for welcome us.
    Her apartment is very inviting and clean. It's very close to the sea (that's great) and not so far to the center of (website hidden) gave us goods advices for diner.
    I recommend to stay in her house when you're going to Brighton.

    August 2013
  • Great host, excellent communication, superb location and lovely (website hidden) was very accommodating to our needs. Her reputation as an air b&b host speaks for itself. Many thanks Jo.

    August 2013
  • Jo was a great host. We arrived late but she waited for us and was very helpful and friendly. We very much enjoyed the beautiful flat, and the great breakfast we found in the morning. Overall a very good experience!

    July 2013
  • We had a really nice time in Jo's place and would definitely recommend staying (website hidden) wasn't there when we arrived but everything was really easily organised. The flat was really nice - bright, big and with a really comfortable bed. And a lovely big cat! Jo had a great breakfast for us when we got and had a nice chat with us. Overall everything was great

    July 2013
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I'm an events manager and sometime EFL teacher who enjoys urban living and being by the sea, which is why I ended up in Brighton! I'm an experienced home-swapper, (website hidden) host and homestay 'family' - when I travel myself I feel part of the fun is seeking out somewhere more 'local' to stay than a standard hotel. A few of my favourite places besides Brighton are Rome, Venice, Marrakech and Amsterdam. I love to cook, run a local book group, and cycle everywhere.
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