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Little Gem - Lovely Sea views

38 reviews
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View from 'Little Gem' overlooking Olympic sailing venue in Portland Harbour.
1 of 19View from 'Little Gem' overlooking Olympic sailing venue in Portland Harbour.
Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Little Gem - uninterruptable front line sea views positioned only 30 meters from sea and overlooking Portland Harbour the 2012 Olympic venue, and the remains of Sandsfoot castle. Off road dedicated parking within property boundary. Quite and tranquil location and only a 2 min walk to private sandy beaches and a 15 min walk to the historic Weymouth harbour and shopping centres. Access to the old railway line trail known as the 'Rodwell trail' is a stones throw away. Spacious accommodation for a relaxing self catering holiday, finished and furnished to a high standard with solid oak floors and doors throughout. Its prime location provides an excellent base for sun worshipers, bathers, boaters, divers, walkers, fishers, bird watchers or general sightseers just wanting to watch the boating wo...Little Gem - uninterruptable front line sea views positioned only 30 meters from sea and overlooking Portland Harbour the 2012 Olympic venue, and the remains of Sandsfoot castle. Off road dedicated parking within property boundary. Quite and tranquil location and only a 2 min walk to private sandy beaches and a 15 min walk to the historic Weymouth harbour and shopping centres. Access to the old railway line trail known as the 'Rodwell trail' is a stones throw away. Spacious accommodation for a relaxing self catering holiday, finished and furnished to a high standard with solid oak floors and doors throughout. Its prime location provides an excellent base for sun worshipers, bathers, boaters, divers, walkers, fishers, bird watchers or general sightseers just wanting to watch the boating world go by! Free wifi available throughout your stay. ACCOMMODATION • LIVING AREA - sofa, TV, DVD player, Playstation. • DINING AREA - table and chairs. • KITCHEN - built-in cooker with electric oven, hob and extractor fan, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine. • LARGE BEDROOM - Vi Spring 1560 Pocket Sprung bed with soft fabric headboard. Quality pine wardrobe, chest of drawers and two bedside cabinets. • BATHROOM - Large modern shower enclosure with thermostatic valve, washbasin, WC and heated towel rail. • OUTSIDE FRONT- private parking for one car. • OUTSIDE REAR - wooden Gazebo with seating, decking area with table and chairs, outside shower, covered pergola area with BBQ. FACILITIES • All beds are made up for your arrival, linen and towels provided. • Rental fee includes gas, central heating and electricity. • Free Wifi throughout your stay. • Local bus stops a 5-7 min walk. • Local bars and restaurants are a 5 min walk. • Convenience stores, pharmacies, and award winning take-aways are within a 5 - 10 min walk. • Sandsfoot Castle Gardens Cafe is a stones throw away, serving freshly made snacks. • Excellent for Bathers, Boaters, Divers, Walkers, Cyclists, Fishers, Bird watchers or general sightseers. More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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Reviews (38)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Suited us perfectly. Ideal for walking into Weymouth and Chesil beach with easy access to good bus services. The Rodwell trail was great and really handy. We would probably hire bikes next time to explore further afield. Accommodation was very comfortable, everything we had hoped...More

Thank Tour402172
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Little Gem is one of the nicest places we have ever stayed. It is open plan and has everything we needed including off road parking right at the front of the house. Because of the fabulous weather we walked everywhere and a stroll into Weymouth...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2018

This rental very much lives up to its name.We enjoyed reading and relaxing on the deck or in the gazebo.The garden is pretty and well tended.The view on a clear day over to Portland gives a feeling of peace and tranquillity. Little Gem is well...More

Thank kittyHove
jon582, VR Owner at Little Gem - Lovely Sea views, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you kindly for your 5 star review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Little Gem and hope to welcome you back again soon. Jon & Linda

Reviewed 11 August 2018

Lovely comfortable flat with a fantastic view no issues at all, close enough to walk to Weymouth along the rodwell trail and approx £5 back in a taxi . Weymouth rib charter is a must 20 mins fast spin out. Weather was hot and sunny...More

Thank Peggy W
jon582, VR Owner at Little Gem - Lovely Sea views, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for your 5 star review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and explored the local eateries. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Jon & Linda

Reviewed 16 July 2018

We have just returned from a second holiday at Little Gem and it was even better than the first time.the apartment was so comfortable and the view was wonderful,we had some great days out and even did a bit of fishing.hope to return again.thanks for...More

Thank PhilHawick
jon582, VR Owner at Little Gem - Lovely Sea views, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your second stay at Little Gem and managed to get a spot of fishing in. We would love to welcome you back for the third time perhaps..! Jon & Linda

About the Owner
Jon and Linda -
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2013
Interaction with guests
Guests are free to arrive and let themselves in at their leisure. We are more than happy to meet and greet if this is preferred and only when specifically requested as we are not always present at the property. The upstairs is used solely by the owners and usually weekends only. The garden is for the sole use of guests of Little Gem with occasional access from owners accessing the garden shed.
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About the neighbourhood
Dorset's beautiful and dramatic scenery has long made the county a favourite with writers, poets and film crews. Jurassic cliffs plunge alongside picturesque harbour towns and coastal resorts, providing an impressive backdrop for the many popular Dorset holiday destinations. Sandsfoot castle that you can see from 'Little Gem' was primarily built as a decoy in 1539 by Henry VIII, another castle built during the same period, mirrors Sandsfoot and lies at sea level to the opposite side of the bay on Portland. Portland castle is not easily visible from the sea and its intention was to provide a surprise attack on the Spanish fleet during invasion. It is believed that neither castle came under attack, and never actually got to use their weapons. Tours of Thomas Hardy's Dorset are operated fr...
Getting around
Local bus stop into town just 5 min walk located at top of Old Castle Road then 5 minutes into town centre. Also Jurassic coast bus goes from Poole to Exeter and stops in Weymouth every hour bus number X53. An excellent way to see the Jurassic coastline stopping off at most seaside resorts along the way.
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