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Large Modern Townhouse With Panoramic Views Over Whitby Harbour

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Whitby, North Yorkshire, England - Quiet Residential Street, Off Street Parking For 2 Cars, 15 Minutes Walk From The Town Centre

Harbour View House is a large modern, 4 storey house situated on the east (Abbey) side of Whitby with panoramic views over the harbour and town from the balcony of the open plan living area, bedrooms and outside spaces.

The clever layout of rooms with bedrooms on top and bottom floors and kitchen/dining/living area in the middle means the house is ideal for family get togethers or groups of friends.

The house is well equipped and comfortably furnished for a relaxing holiday any time of the year and is just a 10 minute walk into the town and has the added benefit of off-street parking for 2 cars, a rarity in Whitby.

On the top floor there are 3 bedrooms, one twin, one double (with views over the harbour) and one single. A stairgate is in place if required.

On the floor below, which is at street level, there is a bathroom and integral garage (space for 1 car) with washing machine and tumble dryer.

One further floor below is the open plan kitchen/dining/living area which leads onto the balcony overlooking the harbour and station. This faces west so has the benefit of afternoon sunshine and is the perfect place for sundowners!

The kitchen has an electric double oven, gas hob, integrated fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, lots of crockery and cutlery, glassware (including plastic versions for children) and pots and pans to make it easy to cater for a full house.

There is seating for 8 at the dining table or make use of the breakfast bar to keep the chef company! We also provide 2 highchairs for small people.

There is ample seating on sofas and easy chairs for watching TV or a dvd, listening to music, playing board games, using the wifi or just curling up with a good book!

Stairs from the lounge, with stairgate, lead to the bottom floor a large master bedroom suite with a kingsize bed, one single bed and wooden cot. There is a large shower room with twin basins and walk-in shower cubicle. Double French doors lead on to the terrace with views over the harbour.

The large gravelled terrace can be reached by an external staircase from the kitchen or from the master bedroom and has a table and chairs for alfresco dining or just watching the world go by.

More Details

Elaine Magee
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2017

About Elaine Magee

We live in England, just north of York, we are supposedly retired but have never been busier!

We have been fortunate to visit many parts of the world but one of our favourite journeys will always be a drive across the North York Moors to Whitby which has become a special place not just for us, but for our whole family.

Elaine Magee purchased this house in 2010

Guestbook comments from the owner

It has been a fab family Christmas in a beautiful home thank you. The safety gates were very much appreciated as was the high chairs and the children's cutlery as we forgot ours! I would say though that a gate at the top and bottom of every stairs would have been even better for us as we have two very inquisitive toddlers and we found it hard to keep them from the stairs especially the ones to the living room. I can honestly say that your house has been one of the nicest, cleanest and best equipped we have ever stayed in. Thank you
Dec 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Whitby in Scarborough District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Large ensuite to master bedroom with twin basins.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Spacious en-suite shower room to master bedroom with twin basins, walk-in shower, wc and bidet. Bathroom with bath/electric shower over and wc for bedrooms one floor above.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Wooden cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot available
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) plus 2 infants Notes on bedrooms: Bottom floor - large master bedroom suite with kingsize bed and additional single bed, wooden cot, double French doors onto patio, TV. Top floor - good sized double bedroom (harbour view) and twin bedroom, small single bedroom, each with sloping ceiling.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The rental is fully inclusive of heating and electricity costs. For those coming with young children we have a wooden cot and a travel cot, 2 high chairs and stair gates are in place on the top floor and in the living room. Bed linen (except for the cots), bath towels and tea towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels. For the comfort of all our guests we regret that the house is strictly non-smoking and we do not accept pets. Outside: Off street parking for 2 cars (1 in garage, 1 on drive). Balcony from main living area with chairs has panoramic views over harbour and town. Small paved patio area at same level as kitchen, stairs down to gravelled area in front of master bedroom with table and chairs. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, sink, drying racks, iron and ironing board in integral garage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, towels (except cot bedding and beach towels), heating included. The house will be cleaned prior to arrival. For bookings longer than one week, extra cleaning and clean bed linen can be arranged.


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Large Modern Townhouse With Panoramic Views Over Whitby Harbour
average rating of 4.8 based on 23 reviews

Wonderful views, good facilities, great for a get together.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful views, good facilities, great for a get together.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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wonderful house and view

  • 5 of 5

the house overlooks the haorbour and is in a very good position. The accomodation is on 4 floors and is extreamly well equipped to a very good standard

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

lovely house! beautiful position! whitby such a perfect town for a holiday! beautiful - coast and countryside! highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Super house in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful house and has everything you need and more. My family and I had a great holiday here ;there is lots of space and the house is very comfortable. It has great views from the balcony and is a short walk into town with all the amenities of Whitby . It has a garage and another parking space which are a bonus for a house in Whitby . The kitchen is smart and very well equipped , clean and easy to use .Communication with the owner for booking was quick and pleasant .Highly recommended !

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious family friendly cottage with great views

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful spacious, clean and well decorated cottage in a great location. It has everything you could possibly need and more. The garage and parking space is a real bonus and the view from the outside spaces/balcony is out of this world - I'm missing the steam train, boats and the Whitby skies!

This was the first time we'd booked using Owners Direct, the process was simple and the owners friendly, helpful and responded quickly.

One of the best cottages we've ever stayed in, would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely seaside house.

  • 5 of 5

Had a brilliant time and in some ways took my husband and myself back to our childhoods playing and exploring with 4 of our little grandsons.

The house was lovely and well equipped and wonderfully suited for families of all ages.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Whitby North Bay Beach is a 15 minute walk, perfect when the tide is out for sandcastle building and traditional beach games or a 3 mile walk along to Sandsend.

Robin Hood's Bay, 5 miles south, and Runswick Bay, 10 miles north, provide excellent opportunities for rock pool exploring and fossil hunting.


Whitby station is 1 mile from the house, connections via Middlesborough to the East Coast London-Edinburgh mainline service.

Nearest airports are Durham-Tees Valley, Leeds-Bradford and Newcastle.


Sandsend 4 miles

Robin Hood's Bay 5 miles

Runswick Bay 10 miles

Staithes 11 miles

Scarborough 20 miles

Pickering 21 miles

Castle Howard 35 miles

York 47 miles

Durham 60 miles

Newcastle 73 miles

Leeds 75 miles

Further Details:

Whitby has something for everyone, whatever the time of year.

The town is dominated by the ruins of Whitby Abbey, beside St Mary's Church on the cliff top from which the famous 199 steps lead down to the narrow streets and ginnels with a wealth of shops, pubs and restaurants.

In addition to traditional seaside activities there are opportunities for fishing and pleasure boat trips, river fishing, surfing, golfing and Whitby is fast becoming a destination of choice for keen photographers. There are many choices of spectacular coastal and inland routes for cyclists (the route of Le Tour de Yorkshire is just 200m from the house) and walkers (The Cleveland Way is 1/2 mile from the house). If you don't fancy a swim in the sea (Whitby beach has Blue Flag status) try the Whitby Indoor Leisure Centre or Scarborough Pool.

The picturesque North York Moors can also be enjoyed by steam train from Whitby to Pickering and the trains can be seen and heard from the balcony!

There are a number of museums, including The Captain Cook Museum, Whitby Museum and art galleries.

Whitby Pavilion Theatre has a programme of entertainment throughout the year, and it's only a short drive to Scarborough for an even wider choice.

Whilst Whitby will forever be associated with fish and chips there is now a wide and growing choice of cuisine and restaurants within a short walking distance.

Whitby has 2 large supermarkets, a Co-op in the town centre and a Sainsbury's (with petrol station) just a 5 minute drive from the house.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Whitby, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 Aug 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late August
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early October
30 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid October
13 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Goth Festival
27 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Payment terms:
A deposit of 25% is required to secure the booking. Balance to be paid 8 weeks before the start of the rental period. Payment in full is required if a booking is made within 8 weeks of arrival. A refundable 'good housekeeping' deposit of £100 required which will normally be returned within 2 weeks of checkout subject to no major damage/breakages.
A booking form together with a copy of the terms and conditions will be emailed in response to a reservation request.
Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday, arrival after 4pm and departure before 10am.
Other days may be agreed (Friday for 3 night weekend, Monday for 4 night) for short breaks (or longer stays!).

Notes on prices:
Reduced price offers may be available at certain times of the year / for late bookings. Please contact us for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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