From 350/night - High Season
250/night - Low Season
Eleuthera and her sister boat Islay clearly stand out amongst the Bembridge Houseboats.
Known by her owners as “Ele”, Eleuthera sits facing the harbour with stunning, uninterrupted views across the harbour and out into the Solent. Moored in Bembridge since June 2020, this former ‘hopper barge’ has simple Danish and Japanese inspired design by the barrel load. Vaulted ceiling, polished-walnut furnishings and commissioned artwork throughout. Colouring and aesthetics are influenced by the principals of Feng Shui and wabi–sabi (侘寂), the world view centred on the acceptance of transience and imperfection, in recognition of the previous life of this glorious vessel.
Built in 2018 Eleuthera represents more than a project to build a family holiday home. She has taken us on a life journey to all parts of the country meeting suppliers and manufacturers, learning new skills, overcoming fresh challenges and making friends along the way.
“Eleuthera”, references her owners family roots in the Bahamas and the joy, freedom, memories and fun that can be had on an island in the sunshine. “Eleuthera” derives from the feminine form of the Greek (eleútheros), meaning “free”.
The Furniture has been designed by Charlotte and built with the help of Sam from Islay, to be elegant yet practical for a family break. Eleuthera invites you to relax in the soft earthy tones of the maple wood and natural colours and elemental design. Natural colours provide the ‘Wood, Fire and Earth’ elements to balance the ‘metal’ of the hull and ‘Water’ of the harbour for optimum Feng shui of the space.
We especially recommend the rainwater shower with emerald tiles after a cozy night in the master bedroom and waking up to panoramic views of the harbour and its wildlife.
Houseboat Eleuthera layout
Enter the boat at the mid level to access the upper and lower decks. Upstairs, over 100m2 open plan living with of comfortable lounge, reading area, family dining and huge kitchen all leading out to the sundeck. Downstairs the hallway is walled by the original barge sides leading to four cosy bedrooms and two bathrooms.
- 5 Minutes from the Beach
- Waterside restaurants nearby
- Watersports hire from the harbour.
- Country walks
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We had a lovely stay, the boat was just perfect - clean, comfortable and amazing views!
Crabbing of the decking was our children’s favourite activity.
Thank you so much for making our holiday so special. We will hopefully be back.Julia7/10/2021
A beautiful, spacious and light-filled space to enjoy! We just loved the deck and watching the boats coming and going, as well as the tidal changes. Stunning sunset views!
The houseboat was very well equipped and we had a wonderful 4 day stay which we wished could have been longer.
Bembridge is a gem with beautiful beaches, quaint coffee shops, and such a relaxing and peaceful vibe. We will definitely be back.Jayne7/02/2021
Great location and something different to stay on a Houseboat. Enjoyed watching the changing view and the tide coming and going. Very well equipped and everything you need is on the Houseboat. We were well looked after and all our questions answered promptly by our host. Would recommend to friends and family .Julie6/23/2021
Beautiful quirky accommodation in a fabulous location, we were lucky with the weather and took full advantage of the deck with fantastic views over the bay. It was a short break but thoroughly enjoyableJacky6/17/2021
Eleuthera is just beautiful - such a calm and lovely space. Lots of thought has gone into the Japanese inspired decor.
The sun deck is great, what a view!
The kitchen is well equipped.
Everything was very clean.
The bathrooms are lovely and the organic/eco products available to use smell delicious.
We had a really special weekend.Natasha6/13/2021