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Stunning waterside House with uninterrupted marina views, parking, Wifi

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Beautiful Waterfront House in Christchurch, Bournemouth, Dorset, England - Tranquil Location Within Easy Walking Distance Of Shops, Restaurants,The Sandy Beaches And Coast

This truly stunning waterfront property boasting both a deck and glass fronted balcony overlooking the marina will afford you a heavenly home from home for your holiday.

Marina View is a luxury Waterfront holiday home to let in Christchurch, UK. Marina View has been created as a place to truly enjoy life, the beaches and all that the gorgeous local area has to offer. The view is truly spectacular and really sets this property aside.

Within walking distance of glorious sandy beaches, shops, restaurants and the stunning town of Christchurch this house really does have it all!

The balcony has been replaced in January 2016 with a glass fronted, larger balcony with a spiral staircase. Now you really can relax and enjoy that spectacular view!!

Christchurch (walking distance) is a charming town with a unique location at the confluence of the rivers Stour and Avon and on the shores of its own natural harbour makes it the perfect destination to relax and unwind.

This large, airy 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house is laid out over three floors and has everything you need for a comfortable holiday. It is within easy walking distance to Christchurch town centre with its eclectic range of shops and cafes / restaurants. Walking in to Christchurch is very easy and flat all the way.

The golden sandy beach is a pleasant 30 minute walk or 4 minute drive.

Key Features Off road parking for 2 cars, sky TV, Wifi, Washing machine and tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, oven, BBQ, comfortable outdoor furniture and of course not forgetting the spectacular waterfront location!

More Details

Jenny Hathaway
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About Jenny Hathaway


I am Jenny and my husband Richard and I have two children Samuel and Katie.

Richard and I bought Marina View over three years ago and have been visiting regularly.

However, Samuel is a keen footballer and his fixtures are getting more regular so we thought we would holiday let the house for the weeks that we are not able to get down to the coast.

The house has been updated throughout to provide a perfect home from home and has a lovely sunny feel about it. We sought to create a perfect coastal retreat with all the amenities that we have at home.

The view is amazing and we have not tired of it yet! It changes seasonally and you often see swans, birds and large fish in the marina as well as the boats gilding past.

Jenny Hathaway purchased this house in 2012

Why Jenny Hathaway chose Christchurch

We have always loved Christchurch and the surrounding area. In my twenties I used to come here all the time and stay in Southbourne at my friends house. The relaxed pace of life and multitude of things to do always meant that I would go home relaxed at any time of year.

The house is within easy reach of Christchurch and the train station on foot so we often do not use our car when we stay.

Marina View is in a lovely location on a quiet street set off the main road backing onto the marina looking over the river Stour.

By crossing the river and following it you will get to Hengistbury head a conservation area and coastal nature reserve. At the peninsula of Henigstbury head are beautiful golden sandy beaches, a restaurant and shop and the iconic beach huts overlooking the Isle of Wight.

What makes this house unique

Marina View is in an perfect location with a quiet south facing deck and balcony overlooking the marina with a number of boats bobbing about.

However it is in easy reach of all the amenities and attractions that Christchurch and the local area have to offer. With 4 supermarkets within 3 miles , numerous restaurants and shops within 1 mile and cycle paths and walks a plenty, you really will not be disappointed whatever the weather.

You could hire a small motorised boat at Christchurch Quay and take it down the river, spend a day at Adventure Wonderland Theme Park or simply relax overlooking the river with your favourite book and beverage in hand!

This property enables us to relax, forget time and just spend days chilling and enjoying time as a family and we hope that you can do this too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had so much fun enjoying 3 Birthdays, silly games, blustery days around Christchurch, Medford and Highcliffe. Brunch at the noisy lobster, Sunday lunch at James and White, time to chat and laugh in your lovely cheerful and cosy home in its beautiful setting. Priceless. THANK YOU! xx
Nov 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Christchurch in Christchurch District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master EnSuite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Ground Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in large shower
  • Master En Suite Bathroom which has been recently refitted with a contemporary 3 piece bathroom suite with shower over bath, WC and floating wash basin. Shower room has a large shower, hand basin with mirrored cabinet over and WC decorated in white.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Child Bed , Stompa Bunk Beds are in bedroom 3
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Superking bed,2 bedside cabinets, chest of drawers, wardrobe
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Two bedside cabinets chest of drawers and wardrobe
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Suite (top floor) overlooking the marina with Super King Sized bed decorated in a coastal theme. Bright and cheerful double bedroom with spectacular views over the marina. Bunk bedroom has a high quality white stompa bunk bed with storage.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is light and airy and has been decorated in a modern coastal style providing an ideal waterfront coastal retreat. The garage accessed from the hallway offers ideal storage for Golf Clubs and any other additional Luggage. Outside: The property also features an outdoor decking area with access to the Marina. This area is ideal for BBQs and relaxation and includes a weber BBQ Dining table and Chairs a Large Outdoor beanbag. Around the corner is a beautiful grassland area with river access for fishing (permit may be required). Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer and second fridge freezer to allow you to store any additional treats! Also in the garage is an ironing board and iron and a hoover. There is a selection of beach toys (buckets and spades, kites) which you are welcome to use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is professionally cleaned prior to each rental. High Quality White Bed Linen and bath towels and mats are provided for your stay and are included in the rental rates. Please provide your own beach towels and Cot Linen if Required Other: A travel cot and High Chair are provided at the house, (please provide cot linen if required) A hairdryer is provided in the master bedroom.


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Stunning waterside House with uninterrupted marina views, parking, Wifi
average rating of 4.92 based on 32 reviews

Lovely relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, nicely decorated in a seaside theme. Spotlessly clean. Lovely to sit out on the deck with a glass of wine, overlooking the Marina. Jenny kindly left us a bottle of wine, and some biscuits, which was much appreciated. would just like to mention that a small shelf in shower would be handy for shampoo etc. Am missing the house already! will try and go again next year. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, we are so thrilled that you had such a great time and would be delighted to welcome you back again next year! We will look at the shelf idea in the shower, many thanks for the feedback..... An update is that there is now a shelf in the shower as suggested!
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Great home from home, in lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Everthing was perfect with the house and location, owner has thought about suppling all the day-to day supplies which is excellent.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful setting. So peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant location and within walking distance of Christchurch harbour. Boat rides and swans delighted the grandchildren. Super weather meant a day on the beach at Hengitsbury too with the delightful walk back on the quiet cycle path all the way to the house. The house was so pretty, clean, spacious and well decorated. The balcony was a hit on the warm evenings overlooking the marina. A bottle of wine and biscuits with a pretty welcome card is a thoughtful touch. Everyone had a super time. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! We too absolutely love the walk to the beach at Henigsbury head enjoying the beautiful nature reserve on the way....we are so glad you discovered that! There is nothing more delightful and tranquil than a glass of wine overlooking the marina....an opportunity to complete relax. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Thank you for your feedback and we really hope to welcome you back again in the future!
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Lovely Relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property. The house was extremely clean and well equipped. Sky TV was a bonus. We found the location was peaceful despite the close proximity to the town. There are numerous attractions in the area. We ate at the Boathouse and The Noisy Lobster and preferred the latter although it was very busy at the weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Location, Lovely Style

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a relaxing break at Marina View. The property was as lovely as the photos and is an easy drive to shops, restaurants, and the beach. What we really appreciated was the great communication by the owners before we booked and all the details they thought of in advance - from exact instructions on working the tv to a book of how everything works and where to find local spots. It just made everything so easy. We would definitely stay again. Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A real home from home to enjoy a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd stay at this property! Such a comfortable family home with all essentials. Easy location to walk to Christchurch quay and the town centre. Our 3 yr old loves walking in the marina to see the boats.

Lovely touch of leaving us wine and biscuits and a card to welcome us. would love to come back and stay for the 3rd time in the future

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4.2 Miles
Bournemouth Airport
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
Christchurch train station
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: not necessary


Hengisbury head is nearby...great for country walks, jogging and cycling and leading to the fantastic sandy Mudeford beach which includes Beach House Restaurant, cafe and the iconic beach huts.

Enjoy a ride on the miniature train to the beach or ferry access to Mudeford quay where you can go crabbing or buy fresh fish.

Numerous beautiful sandy beaches at Southbourne, Hengisbury head and Bournemouth to name but a few!

Nearest beach is Southbourne (1 mile) which we allow 15-20 minutes to walk to.


Christchurch Railway Station 0.7 miles trains to Bournemouth and Southampton and London Waterloo (3 hours Direct)

Bournemouth Airport 4.2 miles

Southampton Airport 31.6 miles


Christchurch Town less than 1 mile (15 minute walk)

Further Details:

A local convenience store and fish and chip shop is located only 0.3 miles away (5 minute walk)

Dozens of take aways within 2 miles that will deliver to the house (Chinese, Pizza, Thai, Indian etc)

Marks and Spencer food is only 1 mile away, Waitrose is 1.5 miles, Sainsburys is 2.8 miles and Tesco is 2.4 miles.

Christchurch Town Centre has a large number of cafes, restaurants and bars.

To name but a few, our personal favourites are 'The Boathouse' overlooking the river and bandstand, 'James and White Restaurant' next to the Priory, 'Cheese and Alfies' (a fantastic cafe that does amazing soups and sandwiches), 'The Soho' (great for pizzas), 'Pinocchio Italian' (authentic Italian Restaurant), 'The Kings Head' (great for food and cocktails), 'Costa coffee', 'The Manor', Burton (brilliant carvery roast but is a 2 mile drive from the house), 'The Beach House' at Mudeford (accessible via ferry from Christchurch Quay, small train from Southbourne or bikes or walking), 'The Captains Club Hotel' (0.5 miles) and finally the 'Jetty' Restaurant in the Christchurch Harbour Hotel (2.8 miles away but worth the effort!)

The 'Adventure Wonderland Theme Park' is only 4.3 miles away and fantastic day out if you have a young family. Winner of the Bournecoast Top Childrens Attraction it has rides, pirates ship, pony rides and Alice in Wonderland themed attractions (our children, age 7 and 5 love it!!)

Bournemouth and all that it has to offer (Oceanarium, gardens, museums, galleries) is only 4.6 miles away or a 10 minute train journey.

Quomps splash park is only 0.5 miles from the house providing great fun for the children!

Spa treatments

If you fancy a bit of pampering there is plenty of choice. Both the Captains Club hotel (5 minute walk) and the Christchurch Harbour Hotel (15-20 minute drive) have luxurious spas where you can spent a day or part thereof.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Following an enquiry, to secure a booking a 25% deposit is payable.
The balance of money is due 45 days prior to arrival.
If you cancel prior to 45 days before your holiday you will only lose your deposit.
If the balance payment is not received at least 40 days before the holiday starts, the booking will be automatically cancelled.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is FRIDAY generally but may be changed to another day out of season.
Short breaks are available excluding July and August when the minimum stay is 7 nights.
3 nights stays are charged at approximately 70% of the weekly rate and 4 nights at 80% of the weekly rate.This is subject to availability

Notes on prices:
Prices are in GBP and are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.