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Beach Retreat - the perfect seaside escape.

Bedrooms 1
Space 215 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking


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.

Melinda Barry
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

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 a beautiful new kitchen area.

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

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 215 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower, handbasin, wc.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • 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 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.


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Beach Retreat - the perfect seaside escape.
average rating of 4.875 based on 33 reviews

Top marks!

  • 5 of 5

Beach Retreat is a very special place.

It lacks nothing and feeling at home is instantaneous.

Booking, parking and unloading is really easy and there is a nearby convenience store and takeaway.

We sat outside on the deck and at the inside table by the huge windows for meals, watching spectacular sunsets become starry nights. Listening to the sea and the multitude of wading, dipping seabirds.

Melinda is a discreet and helpful host and there's a wealth of things to do in the area.

We arrived hoping that everything would live up to the photos and description and left thoroughly enchanted.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect beach retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We came back for or second stay at Beach Retreat, and loved it every bit as much as when we first came last year. So relaxing to wake up to the wonderful sea view, enjoy the lovely walk into Whitstable, dinner at the Sportsman and generally unwind in Melinda’s gorgeous beach house. We cannot wait to return! Huge thanks again Melinda, we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just what we'd hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

Magnificent open views, every comfort and the delights of Whitstable just up the road. Very little passing traffic on Faversham Road.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing. Nicely decorated with a beach theme. Amazing spot leading on to beach.

  • 4 of 5

A lovely beachside getaway close to interesting places to visit. I would recommend this to others. WiFi was available to us when we arrived, which was a nice surprise as we were not expecting it. Really nice views, that enabled a restful weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely little chalet.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little chalet. Very warm,compact and cosy. Everything you could possible need. Near to Whitstable/Herne Bay/Tankerton. We had great weather in March but it did rain during the night so when you went for walks, boots were muddy but could be washed off with the hose but it needs a porch/canopy just somewhere you could leave them to dry off outside the house in colder months but that would not stop us visiting again. Very quiet area and we enjoyed a bottle or 2 looking at the views! Lots of walking to do in both directions. Will definitely visit again. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Look forward to welcoming you again, and I hope you have sunny weather, but if it does rain, you can pop your boots under the decking by the steps, where they should dry off nicely!
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Just back from my third visit, has always been perfect-say no more.

  • 5 of 5

Clean warm and comfortable for a February visit.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Seasalter Beach
Car: recommended


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.


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.


Whitstable 2.4 miles

Canterbury 8.3 miles

Faversham 9 miles

Margate 19 miles

Dover 25 miles


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
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: £145 per night. Contact me for discounts on stays of 5 - 6 days.
£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.