Have you have wanted to escape to a private island? Here’s your chance. This charming holiday rental in Cornwall, England is called “The House in the Sea” and that title is quite literal. Accessible only by a gated suspension bridge, the house is perched atop a massive stone island that can be called yours for the week. The House in the Sea is the epitome of casual, coastal chic.
You’ll have access to a pristine beach, a luxurious master suite, a billiards table and fully stocked bar, outdoor dining and lounging areas, a barbecue and, of course, all the modern conveniences.
Nearby, there’s a fishing village to explore, a championship golf course, a cliff-top zip wire and lots more, if you feel like leaving. Me, I think I’ll lounge around on the lower deck with a novel and some binoculars.
The house is offered through Unique Home Stays and sleeps up to six, although arrangements can also be made for just two. I haven’t yet booked through Unique Home Stays, but I feel as if I know them. I came very close to booking our group of friends with them during the London 2012 Olympic Games, but a democratic vote sent us to the Lake District rather the house I’d picked in Cornwall. Oh well. I’m sure I’ll be booking with them soon. They’ve always been incredibly responsive and helpful and I feel very confident in recommending them. Plus, you really will find some of the most unique rentals on their site.
All the photos here were provided by Unique Home Stays. I hope you’ll check out The House in the Sea, and their other properties. Here’s where to find them: www.uniquehomestays.com or call +44 (0) 1637 881942
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