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 “bunk 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 double bunk and trolley bed to accommodate three young people, 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.
The Latest Reviews
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
We loved staying on Poem 25, a fab experience for all of us, especially for the children staying on a boat.
It was so comfortable and there was everything we needed. Shanklin beach and St. Helens were perfect family beaches and we had a lovely seafood meal at the St. Helens beach cafe on our last night. Thank you. K Cordon
First Boat holiday for us and it has been really lovely. Very comfortable and great views. Excellent food at the Crab and Lobster. Thank you. Sam Wilcox and Family
We had a lovely week at Poem and would certainly look to return. The boat was beautiful and lots of attention to detail. Very spacious and well equipped versus other boats we have stayed on. So a big thumbs up from us. Jackie and Family