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Beach Retreat - the perfect seaside escape.

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Beach house in Seasalter, Nr. Whitstable, Kent, England - A Peaceful Retreat For 2, With Panoramic Views Of Beach And Countryside

Beach Retreat is a chalet-style beach house, a comfortable and cosy place to unwind. All-round views of seaside and countryside. Relax in a deckchair on the raised decking or in the private beach garden; stroll along the beach to Whitstable with its boutiques, restaurants and busy fishing harbour. Ideal for walkers and birdwatchers, with the Saxon Shore Way and Oare Marshes Reserve close by. The cathedral city of Canterbury is just a short drive away.


Owner
Melinda Barry
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Melinda Barry

I love to escape the bustle of everyday life and spend time by the sea. I live just a few miles from Beach Retreat so I'm always on hand to offer my guests any assistance they need or provide local information! For direct bookings please email me, beachretreat@btinternet.com.

Melinda Barry purchased this chalet in 2010

Why Melinda Barry chose Seasalter

Beach Retreat is my dream house by the sea which I bought a few years ago. It's my pleasure to make it available to my guests, many of them regulars, who love this spot as much as I do. All rental income has been put into improving the property, most recently with the addition of the gorgeous blue painted Kentish weatherboard (and a cosy layer of insulation under that!)

What makes this chalet unique

Beach Retreat is remote and peaceful, yet not isolated. Convenient shops in the village of Seasalter are within walking distance; Whitstable with its working harbour, boutique shops and restaurants is 5 minutes drive, or a pleasant 45 minute walk around the bay. Birdwatchers need hardly leave the house, just wait for the seabirds to arrive at low tide! But Swale Nature Reserve is just down the beach, and Oare Marshes Reserve, with trails and hides for birdwatchers, is a few miles away near Faversham. For a unique local gourmet experience, try The Sportsman down the road - but you will need to book in advance!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Silence, Solitude and Sunsets – Magical"



“It was the perfect blissful escape from the hustle and bustle of London.”



"We are in love!! The Beach Retreat is magical and has everything you need. We had a mix of weather with very little sunshine and we enjoyed every minute. On days out I was homesick for the Beach Retreat. We can’t wait to return.”
Jan 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Seasalter in City of Canterbury

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower, handbasin, wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 adults (+ 1 child under 3yrs.) Notes on bedrooms: Open plan accommodation has sleeping area with double bed. Alcove has space for a cot (provided on request) and can be curtained off from main area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Please note: Pets are not accepted. No smoking. Outside: Outside decking with dining table and chairs and deckchairs available. Beach garden with camp-fire / barbecue area. Direct access to the sea. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels are provided. Cleaning and linen change at end of let or once weekly for longer lets. More frequent cleaning and linen change is available on request. Laundry service available on request.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

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Beach Retreat - the perfect seaside escape.
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 27 reviews
5

Very smart and pretty also everything was immaculate

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky to have sunshine and we were able to walk to where the beach had soft clean sand, the sea shells were amazing. Every thing we needed and more had been catered for.

We took binoculars and saw some amazing birds.

Nina and Gordon

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brill

  • 5 of 5

Excellent views lovely peaceful place will go again

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Holiday at Beach Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Lovely secluded location next to the beach and sea. Great views over Isle of Sheppey with spectacular sunsets in the evening. A wonderful place for drawing and painting. A changing landscape provided the inspiration. A very peaceful and relax setting to enjoy a seaside holiday. Beach walking and observing the wildlife was particularly satisfying. Chalet accommodation provided all the things you would normally expect, a comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen and shower room, Wifi and TV. Easy to self cater as local shop down the road was close by. Both Whitstable and Faversham were nearby and worth a visit. Overall, we were very pleased with Beach Retreat but would recommend a summer weight duvet on the bed. Planning for a further visit at a different time of the year is a likely prospect.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. The duvets we use are warm winter weight October to March, and medium weight March to September. However we're always happy to accomodate special requests such as warmer, lighter or feather-free bedding. We look forward to welcoming you back to Beach Retreat!
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Blissful

  • 5 of 5

This really is the perfect beach retreat - I cannot recommend it enough. So peaceful with only birds for company, yet only a 45 minute walk along the seafront in to the centre of Whitstable. Sit in bed and watch the waves or laze in the sun on the deck in the stripy deck-chairs, it's ideal if you need to unwind. A really lovely cottage; clean, fresh and packed full with all that you could need. We very much hope to be back!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The best

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay so peaceful and chilled

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little Gem. The Beach Retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, clean with fantastic sea views. Plenty to do, lovely walks plenty of bird watching. Excellent restaurants within walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Dover
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Whitstable
Nearest Beach
Seasalter Beach
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Beach Retreat is located right on Seasalter Beach, with its own private beach garden and direct access to the sea. The beach is mostly shingle with some areas of sand. A pleasant 45 minute walk along the beach brings you to Whitstable, or in the other direction, Swale Nature Reserve and the Saxon Shore Way footpath are 20 minutes' walk away.

Travel:

Gatwick Airport 90 minutes, Heathrow 120 minutes driving. London City Airport 1 hour by train. Manston Airport 20 minutes driving (flights from Schipol Airport, Holland). Dover 60 minutes driving. Nearest rail stations Whitstable or Faversham.

Use of car is recommended, but not essential - shops in Seasalter within walking distance; buses from Seasalter to Whitstable and Canterbury.

Cycle hire available from Whitstable.

Distances:

Whitstable 2.4 miles

Canterbury 8.3 miles

Faversham 9 miles

Margate 19 miles

Dover 25 miles

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Seasalter, Kent

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£290
for 2 nights
From
£145
£700
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Booking is possible by email, telephone or post.
Payment by cheque or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day; short lets available, minimum 2 nights.
Arrival by 3 p.m. and departure by 11 a.m., but later departure is usually possible on request.

Notes on prices:
Short lets, minimum 2 nights: £125 per night Mon-Thurs; £135 per night Fri-Sun.
£100 refundable "good housekeeping" deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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