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Coastal Beach House with year round relaxation

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Self-catering rental with large garden close by Eastern Hajar Mountains

Self-catering rental of house very close to Fins beach. Large garden with barbecue. House sleeps 6. 3 bedrooms: Double; triple and single Year round holidays, ideal for a long romantic weekend, with beautiful beaches and the stunning Eastern Hajar Mountain range behind the house. A wonderful centre for touring and sightseeing the historical coast of Oman. See Qalhat where Ibn Battuta visited or visit the world's second largest cave on top of the mountains. Forts, ancient heritage and stunning geographical features. Situated between the coastal towns of Sur and Quriyat famous for their forts and fishing industry.

Relax: All rooms are air conditioned. Dining for 6. Sleeping for 5. One double bedroom. One twin bedroom and one single bedroom. Single beds all 120 cm for excellent comfort. All bedrooms have tv. Internet connection available for your laptop, but speed is slow and sometimes intermittent. Please ask in advance. Garden with barbecue. Beach is ten minutes walk. Fine swimming. Good year round temperatures.

Centre for touring: Fins is in the centre of a historic and geologically interesting area. Quriyat fort, Sur town, Bimmah sinkhole, Wadi Shab with year round flowing water and swimming, Turtle viewing, Gazelle, Camels, fantastic birdlife, stars galore and quietness! Mountain walks in Eastern Hajar mountain range up to 2000m.

You are half a km from the village of Fins. You will be staying in one of the most unchanged landscapes in the world. It is like going back many years in time.

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Mrs Al Busaidi
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Arabic, Swahili
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017

About Mrs Al Busaidi

We are an Omani / English family and have always enjoyed the ability to move around the world staying in homes rather than hotels. Our house here is the first of its type in Oman. It will probably remain the only one too because building regulations do not permit building in this old style any longer. You will be staying in part of the history of Oman. Originally goats would have lived on the property, but now you will see them wander past the house looking in enviously as they go to graze!

Mrs Al Busaidi purchased this house in 2005

Why Mrs Al Busaidi chose Fins

Houses do not come up for sale in Oman often. Normally famillies live in them for many generations passing them down to their children. We wanted a house with space where we could entertain our family and yet have privacy with our own children, hence the beach house outside the old village. This is what we wanted to pass on to our guests from all around the world. Hopefully we will be able to find more properties like this in the future to share. This is an old house we renovated whilst trying to keep the blend between old and new.

What makes this house unique

You are staying in history! There is probably no other old style house for rent in the Middle East. See the picture of the sitting room with no glass in the windows to appreciate this!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fins in Oman

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • The main 3 bathrooms all have power shower, sink and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , with ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , with ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , 1 Cot , with ensuite bathroom
  • All bedrooms have ensuite bathroom and satellite TV. The single beds in the Twin and Single rooms are all 120cm and could be used as narrow Double beds. Cot may be supplied upon request. Bed linen and towels supplied for six persons.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • reefs
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
You will have the use of the 8m Kitchen/Diner with 5 hob cooker and all cooking utensils. If there is something special you need, please ask. There is a store room next to kitchen with washing machine, iron and ironing board. Here you will also find cool boxes and beach equipment. There is a 12m Veranda around the Sitting room for you to relax and a permanent barbecue socked with charcoal. Cooking outside is easy here! Smoking is NOT ALLOWED INSIDE, but outside, considerate smokers are welcome. Please note that Oman does not allow the public consumption of alcohol, but you may drink alcohol privately on the property. High Chair for young children will be supplied upon request along with playpen. We have 3 Kayaks which may be borrowed upon written request at your responsibility.


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Coastal Beach House with year round relaxation
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Very enjoyable stay in Fins

  • 4 of 5

Just back from a long trip away with Fins in Oman being our first stop in January for 2 weeks. We know Oman quite well as tourists having visited the country 8 or 9 times since the early 90's and we have previously camped on the beach at Fins. We thought it would be nice to have a more permanent base in that area for a couple of weeks and we were not mistaken.

The house was everything we hoped and expected it would be - clean, spacious, cool and well equipped. We made several excursions out for the whole day in our 4WD and we also enjoyed cooking on the beach in the evening by the sea.

The only downside (not the fault of the house) was that we hadn't quite appreciated that to go to a good supermarket one really needs to go back to Muscat outskirts. The fruit and veg shopping and availability of fresh fish is good in Tiwi and Sur but for meat and other fresh food we were happier making the effort to journey back to Muscat.

Apart from that we had a really great time and fully intend visiting Oman again next February.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: January 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent, well equipped arabian experience

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from a fantastic 10 days in Oman. We used Fins Beach House as our main base after 2 nights in Muscat and our only regret is that we didn't stay longer. The location is excellent for exploring much of the east coast, Wadis, Desert (2 hours drive), Sink hole or just relaxing on one of the beaches nearby. We were there with two youngish (4 & 6yrs) children and so it was much more relaxing to be in a house than a hotel. We ate mainly in the house or had picnics or evening BBQ on the beach.

The house is very clean, well equipped (kitchen, washing machine, BBQ/parasols/chairs etc for the beach, toys/board games, DVD), spacious (garden, dining areas inside and out, charming omani sitting room, 3 beds rooms with en suite), air conditioned.

Tips for future visitors: make sure you do a big grocery shop in Muscat or one of the nearby bigger towns before arriving as the local shops are very limited. I would also recommend getting beach shoes as some of beaches have rocky bits and the shoes also good for Wadi Shab. Bring snorkel and masks - lots of few fishes to see.

Thanks again to Fawatim & Anthony for wonderful experience - we will definitely be recommendeing to friends and family and hope, one day, to return.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: March 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in our home at Fins. Please come again! ! We will try to provide snorkels and flipper selection to make your holiday easier to manage. There is so much to see and do in this area or just to chill on the beach.....an ideal family holiday. Thanks!
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Fantastic home in great location!!

  • 5 of 5

The house and the location far exceeded our expectations. As previous reviewers had mentioned the house was well equipped. We had breakfast, prepared packed lunches and had dinner in the kitchen. The room was large and the bed was comfortable. We used the living room (majlis) to read and played (own) guitar. There were many board games to play if you wish to do so. The house was walking distance to the beach and there were many attrations nearby. Initially we thought that 4 days was too long but there were many more places we wished we had time to visit. In hindsight we should have come straight from muscat airport to the house and stayed longer at the Beach House. The guide book available in the house helped us planned our trips and the information from the owners were very good.

Review from our 14 year old son - The night sky was beautiful, especially from the roof terrace. I like the privacy of the house, its like we were the only ones in oman. I enjoyed going to the wadi where the water was crystal clear. My fav spot was Bimmah sinkhole.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2012
  • Date of Stay: February 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, we really do try to help guests enjoy this lovely country and to make your stay special. Come soon before the Bimmah Sinkhole area is closed for hotel development!
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Abu Dhabi, UAE

What a fantastic destination

  • 5 of 5

The Fins beach house is an absolutely beautiful, tastefully renovated place at a unique spot in a beautiful country. The description on internet totally lives up to everything it has to offer. The owner, Mrs Fawatim, welcomed us and even left us a sweet candy X-Mas tree.

The only less positive thing I can think of is the lack of a supermarkt in the vicinity. The closest one is in Sur which is half an hours drive away. When Mrs Fawatim came to say goodbye when we were leaving she told us that we could have ordered groceries with our reservation. She would than have taken care of those. How is that regarding customer service..........

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2011
  • Date of Stay: December 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Copenhagen, Denmark

A very nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We were 5 persons staying at The Beach House for 8 days. The owner met us in Muscat with keys and drivingdirections to the house and before and during our stay they were vey helpfull if any problems turned up. The house were comfortable and the surrounding area was fantastic with "your own beach" only 5-10 minutes walk away. At Fins we found a small bakery and foodstuff-shop, but in Sur and Quriyat we could buy almost everything in the supermarkeds. We have trips to Wahiba Sands, Wadi Shab and the Sinkhole at Bimmah. We also visited the turtlebeach at Ras Al Junaiz, which was an extraordinary experience.

Breakfast in the morning and dinner in the evening on the Beach House varanda were also memorable things from Oman.

We surely will recommend this Beach House to anybody who want something different and more than an ordinary vaccations, and we all hope to return to Fins Beach House some day.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2010
  • Date of Stay: March 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fins beach house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend here. The beach house is well equipped and very comfortable.The short distance from Muscat makes it a perfect weekend getaway. There is plenty of space for 2 familes or a group of friends to share the house. There is a lovely beach less than 5 minutes walk away and other great beaches and the sink hole are a short drive away. We will certainly come back and and enjoy the facility again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2010
  • Date of Stay: March 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
Muscat International Airport
Nearest Barpub
18 Kilometres
Wadi Shab
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Muscat to Khasab
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Sur - Quriyat road
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Fins village
Car: necessary

Superb geographic location for natural features such as the Bimmah sink-hole, freshwater swimming in the cave of Wadi Shab, the 'Devil's Hall', the world's second largest cave if you can abseil 187m! Coastal towns of Quriyat and Sur with their souks and ancient castles. The ship building yards of Sur. See Vultures, Eagles, Camels and the rare Arabian Gazelle nearby the house. Visit Ras Al Hadd, the breeding ground of turtles. Stunning beaches and opportunities for off road driving walking and exploration. Muscat, with shopping centres and gift shops is under a two hour drive.

Other Activities: Bird watching from house, Kayakking (2)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fins, Asia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Nightly Rate
24 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Guests must arrange to arrive at the house in daylight hours.

On confirmation of booking, 50% payable. Balance due one calendar month before stay commences.