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“Lovely clean and good value for money”
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Review of 3 Avocet Quay

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External View of the Property - west facing balcony
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The Kitchen & Dining Area
The Kitchen & Dining Area
The Living Area - sliding doors leading into west facing balcony
The Living Area - sliding doors leading into west facing balcony - (sofa bed to left hand side)
The Living Area - sliding doors leading into west facing balcony - (sofa bed to left hand side)
The Master Bedroom - sliding doors leading into west facing balcony
The Master Bedroom - sliding doors leading into west facing balcony
The Second Bedroom - full size bunk beds with a pull out 'trundle' bed at bottom
The Bathroom - electric shower over bath
External View of the Property in its Context (the property is in the centre of the photo)
View Looking West from the Balcony (Chichester Harbour lies behind the deckhouses in view)
View Looking North West from the Balcony adjacent marina in view)
External View of the Property - looking across the adjacent pond to the property
View of the Property's Surroundings - shared 'green' to the rear of the property
View of the Property's Surroundings - shared 'green' to the rear of the property
View West from the Slipway into Chichester Harbour (50m from the property)
View Across to Emsworth from the Slipway into Chichester Harbour (50m from the property)
View Across to Emsworth from the Slipway into Chichester Harbour (50m from the property)
Looking Down the Stairs
Utility Area at Bottom of Stairs (freezer, washing machine & tumble dryer)
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Rental Home -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Emsworth, Hampshire, England

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Very good - based on 40 reviews
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Nickysara...
Bromsgrove
1 review
“Lovely clean and good value for money”
Reviewed August 18, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We had a lovely time at the deck house. It's a lovely spot we enjoyed finding crabs under the rocks by the waters edge. The deck house was lovely and clean and well equipped. My family and I had lovely time we would definitely like to return one day.

Date of stay: August 2014
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 22, 2014
Thank you for your review - we are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ScottGarn...
Croydon, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic property, lovely location”
Reviewed August 11, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

The deck house is comfortable and very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The joining instructions were clear and timely, the information provided on the house and the local area were also excellent. Having Wifi was a bonus for the kids. Lovely balcony to enjoy the evening sun.

The location is great, very peaceful with a nice walk into Emsworth through the harbour. Loads to do in the local area, would love to come back.

Date of stay: August 2014
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Liked best: comfort
Traveling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 18, 2014
Thank you for your review - we are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tarlach20...
Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very comfortable, clean, peaceful & well equipped holiday cottage”
Reviewed July 12, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Second time we have stayed here & the improvement made to the lighting in the lounge was great for my wife who sewed every evening. The house on stilts is very comfortable, has everything you need for a very peaceful & relaxing holiday. Comfortable beds, outdoor furniture for the balcony & toys for the visiting grand daughter. Plenty of kitchen utensils which meant we could cook as we do at home. All mod cons such as washing machine & tumble dryer (though didn't need to use these this time), dishwasher, freezer etc. In fact everything to make our stay perfect.

Date of stay: July 2014
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Liked best: the overall
Liked least: nothing - we were happy with everything
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 14, 2014
Thank you for your review - we are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
VectisOne
Truro, United Kingdom
1 review
“Comfortable Stay”
Reviewed June 26, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We found the deck house very comfortable and well equipped. Peaceful and relaxing watching the wildlife outside on the ponds.
Emsworth is a short walk away and has an assortment of Pubs and Places to eat.
There are many places of interest and nice walks in the surrounding area.
We are looking forward to our next stay in the Deck house.

Date of stay: June 2014
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 7, 2014
Thank you for your review - we are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ladybird1...
York, United Kingdom
1 review
“Comfortable accomodation, a good base from which to explore the local area”
Reviewed June 5, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We found 3 Avocet Qauy to be as described on the website. It was very clean, well equipped, comfortable and had everything that we needed to enjoy a few days in the area. It is easy to walk to the shops, but it's location near the yacht marina makes it feel "away from it all". It was nice to be able to walk straight onto the footpath for Thorney Island.

Date of stay: May 2014
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 13, 2014
Thank you for your review - we are glad you enjoyed your stay.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Adventure...
North Wales
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Unique,homely and in a great location.”
Reviewed May 27, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Stayed for a long weekend and were not disappointed.The "House on Stilts" is in a quiet area close to the Sea. Emsworth is a great place to eat,drink walk and people watch and we loved it.The" House" is very well appointed and is obviously used by the owners.Will hopefully be returning in the near future.

Date of stay: May 2014
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 29, 2014
Thank you for your review - we are glad you enjoyed your stay.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
patian495...
Newport, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Location and outside appearance, great - interior needs attention”
Reviewed November 19, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

The location and architectural concept of the Deck Houses, No.3 Avocet Quay in this case, is very interesting and a big part in choosing this holiday letting.
However, the interior contents leave much to be desired.
• Lighting in the kitchen / dining room is deplorable and needs urgent upgrade so you can see what you are cooking.
• No extractor fan
• Various saucepans, frying pans with worn non-stick coating
• No oven trays except a round pizza tray
• No instructions evident for the microwave and the oven and the lighting so poor that it is impossible to see markings on dials and switches
• Considerable old bottles of sauces of indeterminable date clutter the fridge. Drawers contain junk of odd plastic children’s bowls, straws etc
• Cracked mugs
• All kitchen equipment should be in excellent condition and listed on an inventory
• No coffee table
• Sofa Bed very heavy to open up and too low to the floor, poor quality
• Outdoor furniture stacked and unsightly behind sofa in sitting room
• Take your own “Fairy Liquid” nothing supplied
• Only one good tea towel
• Kitchen cabinets suit those 6ft tall+
• Mould on shower wall in bathroom – better to take tiles all the way up
• Deplorable fault in flush mechanism of toilet
• Lack of mirrors in bedrooms
• Children’s room tiny
• All walls in staircase need painting
• Keys on arrival secured in very awkward box fixed too high on a post and no light to see the numbers on keypad to enter – same when leaving
• Owner took 6 days to return security deposit
If your letting requirement is a rough and ready place for 2 adults and 2 small children it’s OK, just. But for adults or anyone who has nice amenities in their own home this place will be quite a come down, and costly.

Date of stay: November 2013
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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Nov 20, 2013
I'm disappointed and unhappy to have received a negative review for this property. I hope that prospective guests will take into consideration the review for the week immediately prior to this booking.

In addition, I have had 14 separate bookings for this property since the end of April this year, one has already booked for next year and whilst there is the occasional request or comment, I have not had any complaints.

The guest had my mobile telephone number prior to arrival and was invited to call or text at any time if there were any problems, as with all bookings. I did not receive any communication for the duration of the stay.

In response to the specific comments:

Lighting - is as per the photographs - but I will look into additional lighting in the Living Room / Kitchen

No Extractor Fan - there are two windows immediately adjacent to the hob, which is deemed to be sufficient to comply with the Building Regulations

Saucepans & Frying Pans - they are not brand new, but are considered to be satisfactory

No Oven Trays - there is a round tray for the combination microwave oven and a grill pan and roasting pan for the oven as well as a number of ovenproof dishes.

Microwave instructions - there are instructions for all appliances in a clear folder in the bookshelf in the Living Room

Old sauces - the fridge has a few items such as ketchup / jam which we believe guests welcome

Drawers - there are two drawers in the kitchen which contain items of children's crockery, such as bowls, drinking cups which we believe families will appreciate

Cracked mugs - I am unaware of this; any unsafe mugs will be removed / replaced

Kitchen equipment condition - I don’t see the purpose of an inventory when a formal checkin does not take place - in my experience most guests pay for breakages without discussion. I would say all appliances are in excellent condition and very clean, most of the equipment is in good condition, but it’s not brand new

No coffee table - the property listing doesn’t state that there is one - all furniture is as per the photographs

Sofa Bed - the sofa bed was purchased from Muji, and I believe is actually very comfortable. I’m not sure the height is relevant

Outdoor furniture - during the winter months is stacked behind the sofa in the Living Room - the week prior to this booking the St Jude Storm hit and I felt it was important to limit the amount of furniture left outside

Fairy liquid - fairy liquid, and cleaning products are normally supplied, this was an oversight

Tea towels - a selection of tea towels are normally left in the hot press, this was the case on this occasion

Kitchen cabinets - these are as per the photographs - the height of the wall cupboards is at a standard height above the worktop

Shower walls - we recognise that the decoration on the bathroom needs upgrading and intend to do so in Spring 2014 - the photos of the bathroom are accurate and recent

Toilet - there is an occasional fault in the flush mechanism when pressed hard, we are trying to solve this

Bedroom mirrors - there is a small mirror in the small bedroom and a mirror in the bathroom

Children’s Room - the property listing notes this as a bunk bedroom and the photos are accurate

Staircase walls - we would agree that these need painting and intend to do so in Spring 2014

Keys - the keys are secured in a key box - unfortunately the outdoor light had not been left on. If visitors are unhappy with this arrangement, alternative arrangements for the handover of the keys can be discussed.

Security Deposit - I endeavour to return the security deposit as quickly as possible, whilst I recognise 6 days is not ideal, I endeavour to do this within 1-2 days. It is subject to the usual bank transfer timings.

On the final ‘rough and ready’ - the property is let for holiday rentals, we believe that the amenities are appropriate for the use and enjoyment of the property. The listing accurately states what amenities are included.

This particular visitor paid £60 per night, which I believe to be good value for the accommodation offered.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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