What a wonderful destination for your Isle of Wight holiday (video and photographs can be viewed) - a luxury pet friendly house boat at Bembridge Harbour with glorious sea views and excellent accommodation, with dedicated free car parking spaces less than 50 meters away.*
Bembridge's beaches are moments away - ideal for a morning walk with friends and the family, not forgetting your dog if you have one!
Poem 25 offers a unique holiday experience for families and friends, comfortably accommodating up to 9 guests with a spacious open plan upper deck cabin and four substantial lower deck cabins, three of which are en suite.
Access to Poem 25 is via a private gated fully fenced area with a wide gangway. The deck cabin consists of an entrance lobby with utility room and guest wc and a washing machine.
The lobby leads into an open plan area consisting of a fully fitted kitchen with built in fridge freezer, electric oven, hob, grill, microwave and dishwasher. The kitchen is fully equipped for up to 12 guests to prepare and serve meals from the simplest to a full dinner party.
The dining area with a large table that comfortably accommodates 9 also benefits from a wine fridge, informal seating and subtle lighting to create an ideal space to entertain and while away the evenings while enjoying the panoramic views of the harbour.
The living area provides a relaxed space with sofas and amazing views of the harbour and the Solent through full length bifold doors that lead to the bow deck. A television and DVD player is available in this area along with a range of board games, books and CD player and similar.
Each of the three distinct areas of the deck cabin are detailed by their varying heights, curved ceilings, different wall finishes and lighting.
Access to the bow and stern decks gives plenty of opportunity to be “outside” as does the large gravelled private embankment. Netting has been fitted to the boat railings and deck areas to ensure that an accidental “man overboard” does not occur, however guests must take responsibility for children and young people to ensure that they always suitably supervised to ensure their safety.
Below deck are three substantial cabins each with en suite accommodation and a further twin cabin.
Bow cabin – 17ft by 13ft with superking size double bed, large built in triple wardrobe and drawer unit, seating and en suite shower room with basin and wc, along with a storage area.
Stern cabin – 19ft by 13 ft with a king sized bed with a raised area to one side with chest of drawers and seating/daybed to one side. A built in triple wardrobe and drawers provides ample storage and hanging space and an en suite with electric shower, wc and wash in basin makes this excellent self contained accommodation. Built in stairs lead to the rear bulk head that accommodates the various utilities for the barge, this is locked (key provided) to ensure younger guests do not end up in the “bilges”.
Middle cabin – 13ft by 9ft with a king size bed and built in triple wardrobe and drawer storage and en suite offering a shower, wc with wash basin. This cabin is linked to the adjoining fourth cabin (lockable door) with bunk accommodation for three and separate access to the downstairs hallway; thus providing and excellent family suite with the benefit of two rooms for greater privacy.
Bunk cabin – 10ft by 9ft with twin beds suitable for adults and children, with ample storage for clothes and the like. This cabin can be accessed from both the hallway and the adjoining cabin, giving access to the en suite accommodation, ideal for children while providing parents with privacy and space of their own.
Poem 25 benefits from an underfloor heating system and hot water provided by a gas combi boiler, and “normal” electrical sockets and switching.
Parking - dedicated parking space just 15 metres from Poem 25 with further parking available 50 metres from Poem 25.
The Latest Reviews
Our stay at poem has been absolutely fantastic and one we will widely recommend to our friends. Martin, 22nd October 2022
Spacious, well equipped, good towels and comfy beds. An ideal spot to relax and enjoy the views, water and end the day with a beautiful sunset. Plenty to do locally and a good base for day trips out exploring the island. The guest book had many restaurant and sight seeing recommendations from previous visitors. Richard and Family 5th September 2022
Just got back from a wonderful week on Poem 25 – absolutely perfect. Duncan & Family 14th August 2022
I just wanted to say what a wonderful time my family and I had on our week onboard Poem 25. Our ages were 9 years to 78 years and we all had an absolutely fabulous time. My 9 year old grandson particularly enjoyed Shanklin with all the crazy golf, and we all enjoyed the old part of the town. Thanks again for letting us stay on Poem 25. Graham & Family 19th July 2022
We had such a lovely time here, the boat is so spacious and had everything we needed there. My son enjoyed fishing off the front of the boat in the evening and was a great experience being so close to the sea. A lovely sun trap too! The island is very relaxing and easy to get around. I'd recommend the Fishbourne Inn and the crab and lobster which had lovely food. The boat had an excellent range of games too so we enjoyed these on the one wet day. It was a lovely way to stay on the island. Victoria & Family 14th August 2021
This houseboat is big, much bigger than expected. It is also lovely and warm throughout. Comfortable beds and well equipped. The views and friendly swans (we named Bernard and Mavis) were a joy at the downstairs windows, waiting for hand fed bread. All in all lovely. Debbie and family 24th October 2020
We had a fantastic time on the Island and our stay on Poem 25 was “out of this world”. Will definately book it again. Kevin and family 10th October 2020
I am lost for words to describe! The most AMAZING place to stay and holiday just FABULOUS! Don't hesitate just book it! Joanne and family 9th August 2020
This was the first time we visited the island and I can't imagine a better way of doing it. Poem 25 was spacious, well equipped with all the cooking utensils and appliances needed for self catering, and offered some beautiful views of the sunset. Communication was clear, timely and effective and everything as described. Kristian, 20th July 2020
Unbeatable location and a wonderful way to spend some time in the beautiful village of Bembridge. The great thing about this place is that you don’t have to leave your accommodation to enjoy the natural beauty of the area as you can see it while sipping a glass of something on the sofa! We spent every evening with the doors open gazing at the view once the kids had gone to bed, and they loved the adventure of staying on a houseboat. Very well appointed and comfortable. Thanks for the great communication Roger, we really enjoyed our stay and will definitely return and recommend to others. Gemma & Family 15th August 2019
Great place to stay, huge space, great views. Thanks for the great communication. Kevin S 12th July 2019
We had a wonderful time. The ever changing views from the deck were stunning. Poem 25 is wonderful. So well equipped that we ate in every evening. Thank you for all you have done to make our stay superb. Heather & Family 26th May 2019
I just wanted to say thank you for all your help making our visit to the Isle of Wight seamless. For anyone wanting alternative self catering accommodation I cannot recommend Poem 25 enough. The boats location in the harbour is perfect , not only for the view but you are only a short walk to the beach, pub and local shops so we never used the car. The boat is extremely well equipped and comfortable. The fact that the boat is dog friendly was a bonus and will definitely be booking again. Emma, 10th May 2019
Well what can I say. It was fantastic. Jacqueline and Family, 1st May 2019