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Delightful Apartment On The South Wales Coast



Updated: 12-Nov-2016
2 Bedroom Apartment in Porthcawl, Wales - 8 Min Walk from A Blue Flag Beach

A 1st floor apartment situated in the quiet Rest Bay area of Porthcawl. The accommodation comprises of one double bedroom and one twin with 2 single beds. A comfortable sitting/dining room a well equipped kitchen and spacious family bathroom. The nearby beach (8 min walk), Rest Bay, is a beautiful, sandy, west facing, blue flag beach on the ‘Glamorgan Heritage Coast’. At just over a mile long it offers plenty of opportunities for all-weather surfing on one of South Wales best known surf spots, safe in the knowledge that during the summer months there is a manned life guard station. It is also excellent for beach casting for Sea Bass, ‘rock pooling’ or just relaxing. For the golfer the area is well catered with four excellent courses including The Royal Porthcawl, probably one of the best courses in Wales. The flat is perfectly situated to enjoy the nearby Kenfig Pool Nature Reserve with its lake and sand dunes. It is also not far to the beautiful Gower Peninsular and Brecon Beacons.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I have been holidaying in Porthcawl since I was a lad. My grandparents had a house just down the road and holidays were spent on the beach rock pooling, building sandcastles and donkey rides, not much has changed! well maybe not so much sandcastle these days. I still love the beach and what ever the weather will go for a walk.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'Myself and children just got home from staying at Restbay apartment and we really enjoyed ourselves,the apartment was very clean and spacious and the beds and pillows were so comfy,the apartment was in a lovely quiet street and it has off road parking which is good,the fantastic beach is only 5 mins walk away.lovely apartment and lovely area, I will be going back there :)'

Ms L Lawrence, Milton Keynes

'Delightful apartment, well furnished and comfortable, with a very well equipped kitchen.'

Mr & Mrs D Jackson, Worcestershire

'Very cosy, well situated for town and beach, will be coming back soon!'

Mr & Mrs R Drakes, Surfers Paradise, Australia

'Have stayed here on several occasions. Great position and a really nice two bedroom flat and so close to the beach'

Mr A Drew, Worcestershire
May 2013
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


A well appointed home from home in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was clean and tidy with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. It was easy to find using the owner's directions.

It was light and airy and the balcony was a much appreciated luxury.

Easy access to the beautiful Rest Bay beach within a five minute walk.

All in all, we couldn't fault it and would book it again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sophie, Thank you for your review, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Excellent Apartment

  • 5 of 5

The booking process was simple and the owner Guy could not have been more helpful. The apartment itself is great: spacious with two good bedrooms, a large lounge and well equipped kitchen. Location is also good in a quiet suburban part of Porthcawl, a short walk from Rest Bay beach and five minutes drive to Coney Beach. Trecco Bay is another two minute drive and all their facilities are available to non-residents.

All in all, it beat staying in a pokey caravan, the kids loved it an with the M4 ten minutes away it was very easy to get to. Definitely recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, I hope we'll see you again.
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Nice apartment

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice stay, quiet area, close to the beach and other beautifull nature. The apartment was clean, big enough for 2 adult and 2 kids, nice and cozy.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Theo, so pleased you enjoyed your time.
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From the Owner

Having spent so many lovely holidays in Porthcawl as a child when the opportunity arose to buy a holiday place the natural choice was here. It's close to the beach and easy to get to.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Cardiff at 37 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Rose and Crown, and Farmers Arms at 1.6 Kilometres Nearest Golf : The Grove at 4 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pyle at 7 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Rest Bay at 0.5 Kilometres Car: recommended


An eight minute walk to Rest Bay Beach.

Sandy Bay and Trecco Bay both about 5 minute drive.

Ogmore Beach 20 minute drive.

Gower Peninsular depending on the beach 50-60 minute drive.


Nearest rail station at Pyle 4.5 miles, 10 min drive.

Swansea airport 25 miles, 42 minute drive.


Nottage, with village store and two pubs. 4 min drive or 16 minute walk.

Porthcawl town center 4 minute drive or 20 mins on foot along the sea front.

Swansea city centre is 19 miles and a 30 minute drive.

Finally the capital of Wales, Cardiff is about 30 miles a 37 minute drive, but you can always catch a train from Pyle.

Further Details:

Coney Beach Fair

Coney Beach Amusement Park is at the heart of Porthcawl and sits on Sandy Bay, which is one of seven bays at this historical South Wales seaside town. The Parks’ own beach is nearly a mile long and a magnet for surfers and bathers alike with lifeguards on duty during the summer months and with donkey rides, bouncy castles and trampolines ideal as a safe family destination.

The flat is perfectly situated to enjoy the nearby Kenfig Pool Nature Reserve with its lake and sand dunes concealing the historic walled town of Kenfig. It is also not far to the beautiful Gower Peninsular or even the Brecon Beacons.

The Promenade Princess Road Train runs along the promenade from Rest Bay to Coney Beach throughout the summer.

McAthur Glen

Outlet centre next to Sainsbury’s at Bridgend. Lots of high street brands at reduced prices.

Odeon Multiplex at Bridgend next to McAthur Glen to finish of a days shopping with R and R!

Bridgend Farmers Market. The market is usually held on the fourth Saturday every month, from 10.00hrs to 13.00hrs and is held in the Awel-y-Mor senior citizens hall in Porthcawl.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
11 Sep 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non refundable deposit of 15% to confirm booking and the remainder no later than 4 weeks prior to arrival. If the booking is less than 4 weeks then the full amount will need to be paid.
We accept cheque or bank transfer. For overseas customers only we accept Paypal.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday. Departure is before 10.30am and Arrival after 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Prices are based on Saturday to Saturday week bookings. During the low season (Sept-April, not inc. Christmas) we can do mid-week breaks if you would prefer, (a minimum of 3 nights) Prices start from £45 p/n.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 12-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

It gives you the chance to get away from it all whilst still having good local facilities. It's a spacious apartment that still feels cosy and relaxed.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • pond
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with bath and power shower over, wc and sink.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds.


  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Small balcony off the sitting room. Off road parking for two vehicles this includes a lockable garage. There is small outside area between the garage and front door with washing line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean Bed linen and towels are included and are changed at the end of your occupancy.

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