Straight out of a Bond movie, this swanky modern home is unlike anywhere else on England's south coast. Flooded with natural light, the stylish living area boasts a large curved sofa, elegant glass table, sleek and shiny furnishings, striking floor-to-ceiling shelves, nautical touches, and ample floor space - need we go on? Exclusive to the Plum Guide edit, this unique villa welcomes up to fourteen guests – fit for those looking for a luxe, laidback stay. The crowd-pleasing, curved kitchen and oh-so-chic bar is a picture of pristine design - perfect for whipping up a round of cocktails and entertaining the group. Outside, we can think of nothing better than sitting out on the private deck sipping sundown drinks, while watching the boats pass in and out of the harbour. But the self-care treatment doesn't stop there. Rotate your mornings in the bubbling indoor jacuzzi and the fully-equipped gym. Drizzly days are best spent snuggled up in the lavish main living space, enjoying a movie screened on the large projector integrated into the ceiling (because why not). Beyond this luxurious home, there's a local marine area full of life. Take a wander along sparkling Port Hamble, just a three-minute walk away. It's glistening with fancy yachts, gourmet restaurants, and classy champagne bars. Visit the charming Hamble village, discovering the windy cobbled streets, chocolate-box cottages and stunning riverside views – under half a mile from your door. With so much to see and do and a glamorous place to call home, it's the sailor's life for us.
Home truths: *While there is no formal group sit-down area – the bar stools in the kitchen are the only dining seats – trellis tables and chairs can be set up on the terrace
*The home is very high-tech and runs from an iPad unit, so elder guests may feel a little daunted
*The fourth bedroom features two bunk-beds, suitable for younger children only
*Bathroom two features a handheld shower over a bathtub
*The dedicated workspace is in the master bedroom, not a communal area
*If required a hostess can be brought in (at an additional cost) to cater breakfasts, packed lunches for days out and dinners or evening drinks
*A daily turndown service is also available
*The host does not allow hen or stag groups to rent this home
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