We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“Would recommend to everyone!”
other travellers have booked this property
Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Excellent
23 reviews
Saloon dining and galley
Aft deck dining
Flybridge
Aft master cabin
Yacht Calypso
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Boat house -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Poole, Dorset, England

Reviews from our community

Excellent - based on 23 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
English first
Any
English first
Lisa E
1 review
“Would recommend to everyone!”
Reviewed 20 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We spent a wonderful weekend on board the Calypso. The experience of living on a boat was a first for us and our teenage children and it didn’t disappoint. You expect limitations on a boat but the extensions of outdoor life it offered – even though we were moored in the harbour for most of our stay – was undoubtedly one of the highlights … along with the glorious weather and the delights of Poole Quay. Two double bedrooms and two ‘cabin’ bedrooms offered ample sleeping space. The indoor living space is adequate with all the cooking facilities you would need. 2 en-suite bathrooms complete the indoor quarters – therefore all ‘taken-for-granted’ tick boxes of a holiday home are checked. The outdoor space is what transforms this home into a luxury stay; with a mid-deck providing sheltered outdoor space and the upper deck offering a sun trap, you are free to pick and choose.
Mark was a wonderful, knowledgeable host and skippered us - with a special shout-out for his crew mate Steve - on a 3 hour boat trip out around the local coastline, anchoring up safely so that we could swim off the back of the boat maxing out on the laughter and enjoyment of a wonderful few family hours together.
Poole Quay is a lovely setting to watch the world go by. Plenty of holidaymakers during the day, yet peaceful at night. Pubs, restaurants, shops and café’s aplenty, everything is within easy reach.
Thanks Mark, we loved it! We look forward to coming back next year!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
21 Jul 2017
It was a great joy to host Lisa and her family. When we get people having such a good time like this it really does make it all worthwhile. Thanks so much you guys we really look forward to seeing you next year and serving you again.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
L2370KQsa...
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Birthday cream tea”
Reviewed 11 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

A completely random, last minute booking for my birthday, but absolutely fabulous! Can't recommend it enough! Fabulous service, kind care and attention from captain and crew and a birthday to remember! Where else would you rather have afternoon tea?? Thank you so much for a great afternoon!

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Popple5
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fabulous trip and fabulous hosts!”
Reviewed 8 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

On the spur of the moment we booked an afternoon tea cruise aboard the Calypso motor yacht. What a great decision! Mark & Jo were fabulous hosts who ensured our experience was both enjoyable and memorable. Highly recommend this trip around the beautiful Poole harbour soaking in the sights.Wonderful!

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
919sandra
Chippenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic yacht”
Reviewed 21 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

We spent a weekend on board Calypso to celebrate a milestone birthday with our two dogs. Mark was very accommodating and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The afternoon cruise to Brownsea Island and Old Harry Rocks was great.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
22 Mar 2017
It was a great pleasure to welcome Sandra and Hayden aboard Calypso. They took the charter/accomodation package which worked brilliantly for Sandra's Birthday treat. Thanks guys hope to see you again soon
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Wompa2015
West Midlands, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Amazing day”
Reviewed 21 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Thank you for a fantastic day out. You not only managed to give us excellent service but the surprise renewal of vows for my husband was absolutely magical and your tentative ways for making us feel like royalty was second to none. You certainly made it a day we will never forget and the photos you sent us were amazing. We wish you and your family a merry Christmas and will definitely be using your services again next year.
Kind regards Wendy and Darrell.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
21 Dec 2016
Wendy and Darrell, thank you so much for a glowing review. We really enjoyed serving your special day , it was truly an honour. We are looking forward to welcoming you aboard again next year. Mark and Rosie
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
coastalka...
Poole, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“What a wonderful treat and experience”
Reviewed 24 November 2016 for a stay in September 2016
2
people found this review helpful

We had a fantastic weekend on Calypso back in September. A total surprise for my husband who is mad about boats and the sea. The owner was very helpful and we had a really relaxing break. I was slightly concerned that Poole Quay maybe a little rowdy on the Friday and Saturday night but I needn't have been - it was so quiet and we slept very well. Lots of places to eat on The Quay but Calypso was well equipped for eating dinner on board. A wonderful place to sit and watch the world go by. We will stay again. Fantastic experience.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The view and the bed was the most comfortable we have ever slept in except for our own!
Liked least: Nothing - everything was perfect
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Vacation4...
1 review
“What Fun!”
Reviewed 27 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We five girl friends stayed on Mark's boat to celebrate a summer birthday. Captain Mark was friendliness itself and also took us out for half a day round Brownsea Island, past Sandbanks and Old Harry Rocks to Swanage then back for lunch and a swim off Studland Bay. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable and the location on the Quay great for restaurants, pubs and shopping. Would recommend highly for a different sort of long weekend.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The location and the fact it moved!
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
27 Sep 2016
It is always a great joy when we see guests having such a wonderful break aboard Calypso. Thanks guys, we enjoyed having you stay!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing