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Adventurous stay in Brighton, FREE parking for all guests

Bedrooms 1
Property type yacht
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

Woodpecker is a proper English sailing yacht recently relocated from London

32ft Sailing Sloop Yacht with 6 berths. Adventurous comfortable stay for small family of 4 or 2 couples. Recommended for Yacht people / Boat people who enjoy the idea of staying on board while being at the Brighton Marina easy access to Brighton with free parking at the Marina.

Woodpecker now has brand new spray hood and full cockpit enclosure, which provides fully weather proofed outside deck space with option of rolling up the sides in the Brighton sunshine. Breakfast outside and drinks on the deck in the evening.

Heated with Propex Yacht heating system, thermostatically controlled heating cabins to the required level. The facilities are, on land a few seconds walk away, fully fitted with loos, showers, sinks and dryers. Never any queues and serviced daily. These are situated 20 seconds from the mooring at the end of the private jetty. There are also industrial washing machines and dryer available next too this.

Small kitchenette on board with 2 gas rings, grill, kettle and all crockery, plates and glasses.

There is a laundry with commercial washing machine and dryer available for use of residents of the Yacht.

More Details

P Dayle
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday yacht in Brighton in Lewes District

Property Type:
  • yacht
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , There are 5 private bathrooms at the end of the jetty
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • pier fishing


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(17 traveller reviews)

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Adventurous stay in Brighton, FREE parking for all guests
average rating of 4.470588 based on 17 reviews

Exciting and felt very secure felt like a member of exclusive club

  • 4 of 5

Paul the owner met us at the gated marina made us feel welcome .He gave us a quick tour and left us to explore.So many boats to look at with the sunshine felt like we was abroad.Much more fun than one room in a hotel .With all the resturants and twinkling sea the evenings were blissful.The mornings was a delight the showers imaculate

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back best wishes......
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A dream

  • 5 of 5

Loved every minute of my stay despite thunder storm on the last day. Fell in love with Woodpecker II and the marina with all its top class facilities. Everyone was so helpful and friendly and Paul is a fantastic host. I am hoping to visit again next year fingers crossed a holiday that will stay in my heart forever. Anyone who is a bit adventurist or likes something out of the norm go for it is my advise 👌😎

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words....I am very glad you loved staying on board, Paul
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Excellent economical stay in London

  • 5 of 5

We'd like to thank Paul for sharing the Woodpecker II with our family of 5. We spent five nights in January aboard his sailboat. The marina is in an excellent location with many shops and restaurants nearby. The marina facilities were clean and always accessible. The description is accurate, a renter should be comfortable with boating or perhaps RVing, because the living space is small (especially for our group of 5) - but we knew that going in. Everything we needed, umbrellas, tea, towels, sheets, heaters etc was available to us. I was able to contact Paul when one of the heaters wasn't working, and he immediately made sure we had a working one. You will not find a more affordable, novel lodging in such a great area of central London.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique way to visit London

  • 4 of 5

This is certainly a unique and memorable way to visit London. As long as you fully appreciate what you're in for, I highly recommend Woodpecker II.

The boat is very cozy (tight quarters) and using the public facilities (while they are clean), feels a bit like camping. If you are allergic to smoke or down feathers, I recommend you bring your own linens.

Ultimately, you can't beat the location or the price or the one-of-a-kind experience. St. Katharine's dock is a premier location with lots to see/do/eat and Paul is a great host. We really enjoyed ourselves. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: While I understand the reference to down feathers I do provide other options and will review this immediately.....I am unsure about the reference to smoke as this is strictly a non smoking option in any circumstance and I will look into this immediately.....thank you for your grading and kind remarks though.....best wishes paul
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Lovely stay in the heart of London

  • 4 of 5

Great and unique stay at St. Katherine's Dock, right at the Tower Bridge. Nice clean washroom facilities. Stayed for three nights and were very comfortable....not a five star hotel, but a great experience nonetheless. Lots of pubs and restaurants close by and discount card was a great moneysaver. Paul is a genial host and made sure we were comfortably settled before leaving us to enjoy the woodpecker II. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for something a little different in a fantastic location!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely experience! wonderful location!!!

  • 5 of 5

Family of 5 with 3 children. Very much enjoyed our experience. We did have fun and adventure all in a wonderful setting! In my opinion .. to fully enjoy the experience you must have had previous experience on sailing or staying in a small space. Would definitely come back and stay on the Woodpecker again! Thanks Paul for your nice welcome and advises. Regards sabrina

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Many cocktail bars and restaurants metres away
Nearest Train
400 Metres
Local private mini railway fm Marina to the beach
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Many restaurants near by
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Brighton beach
Car: not necessary

Fantastic location with 24/7 supermarket at the Marina.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday yacht in Brighton, Sussex

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2017
11 Sep 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas 2017
19 Dec 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter 2018
9 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Laundry fee £35

No additional charges or deposits. We work on a trust basis with our clients just expecting them to leave the Yacht as you find it ...clean and tidy.

Cancellation policy is 50% return if made 8 weeks prior to arrival, no return on full payment made if cancelled after 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Check in time is 3pm and check out is 11am. This may be adjusted by arrangement, once agreed, any whole hour late for either is charged at £15 per hour.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.