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'Ele'
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Eleuthera living
Eleuthera living
Kitchen diner
Kitchen diner
Master bedroom
Unique stay
Experience the Isle of Wight
in comfort and style
Master bedroom
Ele at night
Ele at night
Guest bedroom
Guest bedroom
Hallway
Hallway
Cabin Bed
Cabin Bed
Bunk room
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Houseboat Eleuthera
4 Bedrooms
Sleep up to 10
Fully Equipped
Everything you need
Family friendly
Make memories
Houseboat Eleuthera
4 Bedrooms
Sleep up to 10
Fully Equipped
Everything you need
Family friendly
Make memories
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From 350/night - High Season
280/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, Eleuthera and her sister boat Islay clearly stand out amongst the Bembridge Houseboats.

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 wabisabi (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.

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Eleuthera
Dining area
Master bedroom
Master bathroo
Guest Bedroom
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Bunk room
Passageway
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Houseboat Layout

Entrance leads across a walkway to the front door which opens at the mid level to access the upper and lower decks. Upstairs is open plan living with of comfortable lounge, reading area, family dining and huge kitchen all leading out to the sundeck to enjoy spectacular views across the harbour.

Downstairs the hallway is walled by the original barge sides. Four modern bedrooms; the Bunk room, Two Kingsize bedrooms and the Cabin. Two bathrooms with showers, sleeping up to 10, perfect for two families.

 

  • 5 Minutes from the Beach
  • Waterside restaurants nearby
  • Water sports hire from the harbour.
  • Country walks
  • Discover more

 

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

Rob & Charlotte

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Master bathroo
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Bunk room
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Lounge area
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Come aboard
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Eleuthera
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Dining area
Dining area
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Master bathroo
Master bathroo
Guest Bedroom
Guest Bedroom
Cabin room
Cabin room
Bunk room
Bunk room
Passageway
Passageway
Lounge area
Lounge area
Kitchen
Kitchen
Reading spot
Reading spot
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Bathrooms

Guests

  • This houseboat is certainly a different type of accommodation, stunning both inside and out with exceptional views. The houseboat is well equipped, especially the kitchen but also with games and activities and lovely clean decor. I loved the sound of the sea lapping against the boat at night and the sound of the sea gulls and other boats. Would certainly recommend for something different. Our stay was in November 2021, luckily we had exceptional weather for the time of year.

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    Dawn
    11/22/2021

    We had a wonderful three night stay on Eleuthera, in such a beautiful location. The harbour had us mesmerised by the incredible colours on display at sunrise and sunset and there's always something to look at. A very comfortable and well equipped house by the sea that we all were very sad to leave. Looking forward to returning next year and staying a bit longer!

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    Simon
    11/16/2021

    A welcome change from run of the mill Airbnb’s! The houseboat was well equipped for a 4 night stay and had modern clean lines. It was such a treat waking up to the sublime views of Bembridge harbour.

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    Elizabeth
    10/30/2021
  • Fantastic place! Comfortable, safe, welcoming, spacious with excellent views of the bay. Well equipped kitchen. Bedrooms felt private, two bathrooms were a godsend! Own parking across the road. No issues at all. Highly recommended!

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    Gordon
    10/27/2021

    What a fantastic quirky accommodation. We were 6 adults and found the Houseboat a very comfy space. When the tide came in, there was no getting away from the fact that we were actually on a boat. A great location with only a short walk to the beach or into the village. We had a few technical issues with hot water and the ensuite toilet macerator stopped working but our host was quick to respond and tried to sort the issues. Overall we had a really great family stay.

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    Mandy
    10/22/2021

    Perfect for a mini break, very clean and a great location. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine, crisps and chocolate. The only downside is that the outdoor furniture has seen better days, we couldn’t find the wifi code or the hairdryer. Other than that, we had an amazing time ! Thankyou for having us !

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    Tracy
    10/10/2021
  • We had a wonderful time staying on the houseboat. It was just as described and a perfect location for a mini break.
    Great communication from the host and the houseboat was gorgeous.
    Bembridge was a lovely place to visit with everything you need on the doorstep - nice restaurants, great pub, shops, activities and a beach.
    Thank you!

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    Natalie
    9/27/2021

    Fabulous and unique place to stay with great deck area and all mod cons!

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    Jaqui
    9/19/2021

    The houseboat was lovely, beautifully decorated and far more spacious than we imagined. The location in Bembridge is perfect, beaches and cafes a short walk away and everything else a short drive away. Fantastic for a short or longer break!

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    Philip
    9/16/2021
  • Had a fantastic stay in a lovely setting with everything you need for a great break

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    Chris
    9/11/2021

    Very comfortable. Great location. Loved watching the ships sailing past across The Solent. Use the harbourmaster water taxi service. It’s great for getting around the harbour.

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    Nicola
    9/04/2021

    We had a lovely stay on the Eleuthera house boat. It was spacious and well equipped. The beds were comfortable and everything was very clean. Thanks for a lovely holiday, it was our first visit to the Isle of Wight and we'd definitely go back again.

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    Christina
    8/28/2021
  • We were only able to fit in a nights stay but enjoyed our stay on the luxurious house boat.

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    Kirsty
    8/21/2021

    What an amazing houseboat! Much bigger than the photos make out and the views off the deck are spectacular. Bembridge is a great location and we loved just watching the boats, the birds, the tide, crabbing off the pontoon, morning walks into the village. And the location is great for many other activities nearby. Thank you for such a special place!

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    Clare
    8/07/2021

    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.

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    Julia
    7/10/2021
  • 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.

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    Jayne
    7/02/2021

    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 .

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    Julie
    6/23/2021

    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 enjoyable

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    Jacky
    6/17/2021