This unique and spacious penthouse apartment offers a real escape from the stresses of modern day life. Originally the prestigious Royal Hotel; guests included Joan Collins and Sir Thomas Lipton, the Belvedere provides luxurious, yet homely accommodation for up to 8 people. The stunning 'Belvedere Viewing Tower' offers magnificent panoramic views across the historical Cinque Port town, Mersea Island, Point Clear and St Osyth and beyond over the East Coast.
The Belvedere is our own family holiday home which we love to share when we are not staying there ourselves. We have lovingly laboured on the refurbishment for two years and, for this reason, we have decided to accept only bookings only from guests who meet all of Airbnb's verifications and have 100% positive reviews from other hosts.
Our wish is that guests have a very special experience when staying and so we simply ask that they respect the accommodation and leave it just as they found it on arrival.
Guests must be sympathetic that the Penthouse is part of a larger property shared with private residents and so it is really important that respect is given to our neighbours who live on the lower floors. For this reason, we ask that the volume of the TV and music is kept to an acceptable level and, under no circumstances, loud music not played after 11pm.
The uniquely quaint lift, which is for the exclusive use to occupants of the apartment, was most probably built at the turn of the 20th century and so is noisier than modern lifts! For this reason we ask that guests respect the level of noise to our neighbours when using the lift at all times.
The apartment is a most comfortable and sociable space, particularly suited to families and groups of friends - it is definitely not the place for events or parties.
Extra visitors are not permitted without our own approval.
Regrettably we are not able to welcome your pets and there is a strict no smoking policy both in the communal areas of the property and in the penthouse.
Parents of children should be aware and extremely vigilant when using the roof terrace, lift and windows. All sash windows are fitted with restricted openings for guests safety and for ventilation. In the winter months, all windows will be fitted with secondary glazing.
Supermarket deliveries must be arranged to arrive between the hours of 9am and 7pm.
Durante el período del 14 de Agosto de 2017 - 02 de Enero de 2018 la estancia mínima es de 2 noches.
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I have been hosting for over two years and was delighted to be awarded Airbnb's 'Superhost Status' after the first year. I have really enjoyed welcoming guests from all walks of life and from so many parts of the world. I am married to John, a carpenter who designs and manufacturers bespoke furniture.
When the British climate allows, I am learning to sail and otherwise enjoy my time singing and performing with a modern choir, needlework (mainly soft furnishings), gardening and cooking. Unfortunately, 24 hours in a day is just not long enough!
John and I are both sociable and, when not working, absolutely love living in such a beautiful part of the UK and we are especially happy when spending time with our friends and family. As our two adult children work within the music/theatre field, we regularly go to the theatre and music gigs and, over the summer months, we try to go to as many as possible of the growing number of music festivals in the area. We do have a tendency to take on too many projects at once but when relaxing, we love walking and cycling.