Overview of The Observatory / 4-bed home on Osea Island, Essex

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4 bedrooms
4 bedrooms

Entire apartment

4 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 10

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMill Beach23 min drive
    Popular LocationMuseum of Power25 min drive
    Popular LocationForrester Park Golf Club31 min drive
    AirportLondon (STN-Stansted)72 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Observatory / 4-bed home on Osea Island, Essex

Apartments in Maldon
Welcome to Osea Island, a remote holiday resort situated in the estuary of the River Blackwater in Essex. Boasting an array of onsite facilities, the island is the perfect staycation destination for holidaymakers looking to enjoy a fun-filled family getaway. All properties are self-catered. The Observatory offers 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room, a kitchen & a dining area. Sleeps up to 10 guests. Osea Island adopts strict social distancing & cleaning policies to ensure your safety.
The Space:
The stylish living room is furnished with 3 sofas, a coffee table and a flat-screen TV.

The spacious kitchen is fully-equipped and includes a kettle, a toaster, a microwave, an oven and hobs. The dining area can seat up to 8 guests. Please note that Osea Island is entirely self catered with no access to shops or restaurants, therefore please bring lots of food, snacks and drinking water.

The first bedroom is furnished with twin beds. The second bedroom is furnished with 2 double beds. The third and fourth bedrooms are each furnished with a double bed. Both bathrooms are fitted with bathtubs.

This home is managed by ALTIDO London. We are proud to offer our guests a wide selection of top-quality properties across Europe. ALTIDO London is pleased to offer hotel-standard hospitality services and provide hotel-quality linen & towels, bathroom essentials and professional cleaning services.
Guest Access:
Guests will have access to the entire home alongside the communal facilities on the island. A member of the Osea Island team will always be on hand to check you in, provide you with at least one set of keys and give you a tour of the property.
Interaction with Guests:
We will ensure that there is someone onsite upon your arrival to welcome you, give you keys and help you settle in with a quick tour of the property. We are always on hand to make your visit as enjoyable as possible, and we pride ourselves on going the extra mile so please don't hesitate to drop us a line or an email. Whether you need help with the house, a recommendation or somewhere to leave your suitcase, we are here to help! We also have residential staff on the island, both housekeepers and maintenance, available to assist you during your stay. They will be able to assist you with the best walks, bird watching, fishing and star gazing spots.
The Neighborhood:
Osea Island is a unique and exclusive destination, perfect for families and groups of friends looking to enjoy a fun-filled getaway. The island boasts a wide range of activities to enjoy throughout your stay. As well as the outdoor swimming pool, there is a fleet of bicycles at your disposal, a croquet lawn, a football pitch, a tennis court, mini golf, fishing and sea swimming. The island is also great for couples or solo-travellers looking to relax and unwind amidst the tranquillity and serenity. Exploring the island is one of the primary activities our guests enjoy, as it is a fascinating place to get out and about. Other activities such as sailing can be booked in advance upon request, please get in touch if this is something you are interested in. At the centre of the village is The Clubhouse, a colonial-style former chapel complete with a games room and facilities which can be booked for family occasions or private dining. The Clubhouse also doubles up as a social hub where you can pick up a fishing rod or take a island. It backs onto large gardens with a heated swimming pool but still remains only a stones’ throw from the beaches and coastline. Getting Around: Osea Island is a tidal island and is accessible via a mile-long tidal road for a 4 hour period every 12 hours when the tide is low. At high tide, access is possible by water taxi. During daylight hours, access is possible by helicopter. A Tide Time chart and specific driving instructions will be provided once your booking has been confirmed. If you're travelling by car, the postcode for satellite navigation is CM9 4SA. If you're travelling by train, Witham Station is approximately a 20-minute taxi away from the island. The cost of a taxi from the Station to Osea is £40. The closest international airport is Stansted Airport. It is approximately 40 minutes away by car. The water taxi costs £60 each way. If coming from the mainland, it leaves from Heybridge basin. Cars can be parked at Heybridge basin car park (Daisy Meadows) and you can pick up the cars when it is low tide again, or if departing from the island. If departing from the island, the water taxi picks you up from the beach outside the Manor House. It can take up to 6 people but numbers may be reduced if bringing luggage with you. Helicopters can be accommodated across the island. Please notify us of any anticipated arrival via helicopter. We would need to establish contact with the pilot or charter company before your journey. Other Things to Note: We look forward to receiving your booking inquiry. Special discounts and reduced rates are on offer for stays longer than a week. Please get in touch for further information. Please check our cancellation policy carefully before booking. Osea Island is a tidal island and is accessible via a mile-long tidal road for a 4 hour period every 12 hours when the tide is low. At high tide, access is possible by water taxi. During daylight hours, access is possible by helicopter. A Tide Time chart and specific driving instructions will be provided once your booking has been confirmed. Osea Island is self-catering and there are fully-equipped kitchens in each cottage to support this. We recommend purchasing as much of your required groceries as you can before you arrive, however Ocado will cross the causeway and deliver to the island if you select a one-hour delivery window which falls within the low tide. For events, parties and celebrations, do get in touch as we can provide catering. WiFi is available in most properties on the island and is powered by mobile 4G routers. Due to our remote location, the WiFi can occasionally prove temperamental. We would ask guests to please refrain from using the WiFi for streaming purposes. Osea Island supplies firewood/logs for any property that include a working fireplace or wood burner. Outside barbecues are permitted and guests may bring their own. The heated outdoor swimming pool is open from April - October. Kindly note that the clubhouse does NOT provide any food or beverage services. If there is anything that has been missed out or if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to get in touch! All feedback is appreciated. House Rules: • No smoking • No pets
Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves.

Property manager

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Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher


  • 4 bedrooms


  • 2 bathrooms


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property


  • Sleeps 10



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
The Observatory / 4-bed Home on Osea Island, Essex Maldon
The Observatory / 4-bed Home on Osea Island, Essex Apartment

About this area


This apartment is located in Maldon. Marsh Farm Country Park and Danbury Country Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Colchester Zoo and Mangapps Railway Museum.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • St. Peter-on-the-Wall - 20 min drive
  • Mill Beach - 23 min drive
  • Museum of Power - 25 min drive
  • Forrester Park Golf Club - 31 min drive
  • Mangapps Railway Museum - 54 min drive

Getting around

  • Chelmsford South Woodham Ferrers Station - 24 min drive
  • AirportLondon (STN-Stansted) - 72 min drive


  • IZUMI - 21 min drive
  • Rose & Crown - 22 min drive
  • El Guaca Mexican Grill - 22 min drive
  • Intimo-Fresco - 22 min drive
  • Il Camino - 23 min drive
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