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Superbly Located Harbour Side Apartment

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Updated: 15-Oct-2016
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

About the property

Apartment in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales - Minutes To Tenby's Golden Beaches

This unique, spacious one bedroom apartment is situated on the ground floor of one of Tenby's finest listed buildings, built by Sir William Paxton in 1820. It overlooks Tenby's world renowned picturesque harbour. The award winning Tenby beaches are only minutes away, as are the quaint charms of the town itself. Pembrokeshire's glorious coast path is also accessible from here as are trips to the monastic Island of Caldey.

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About the Owner

Caroline Williams
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2016

About Caroline Williams

My husband and I own Bridge House of which The Porthole is part of on the Ground Floor, with a separate entrance off the pavement.

We bought this property last year as we are from Pembrokeshire originally, but have been living and working in London and Cardiff for nearly 20 years, and intend coming home to live in the very near future.

Caroline Williams purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Caroline Williams chose Pembroke, Tenby, Saundersfoot & The South Coast

We have always wanted to own one of Tenby Harbours large iconic properties and decided to make our dreams a reality in 2013.

What makes this apartment unique


18 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)


Fantastic Aparment, amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

The Porthole is an immaculate and very clean apartment, and has an ideal harbour location. It is a walk away from the lovely beeches, which Tenby boasts.

It is also close to the town , which has fabulous restaurants and great pubs and not forgetting the great gift shops.

This apartment has a lovely kitchen area, which is well equipped. A Lovely bedroom with a king size bed, huge bathroom with a power shower.

Caroline is a lovely host, always makes us very welcome - Mark and I never want to go home .

We recommended The Porthole to our friends last year , and they loved their stay too.

We are looking forward to our next holiday at The Porthole very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Caroline and Mark for your very generous response. It is always a pleasure to see you both and we try to do everything we can to make sure you have a fabulous holiday.
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  • 5 of 5

A little late giving this review, but the porthole is everything you need to relax and enjoy Tenby. The apartment is immaculate and the bed so comfy and location is peaceful. Caroline was aldo fantastic and helped to arrange a birthday cake for my mother in law as I was unable to locate anybody from up North! Thank you so much caroline.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Better late than never. Thank you for your kind words. We try our best to accommodate all of our guests needs and it was a pleasure to source your birthday cake locally. Thank you again Cx
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect in every way, immaculately clean with everything you need for a relaxing break. Caroline is the perfect host ensuring we had all the information we needed about car parking and restaurants.

We will return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for such a great review, it is my pleasure to make sure all my guests enjoy their stay with us, after all it is your holiday and I want to make it as memorable and comfortable as possible, so that you remember Tenby for ever. See you again soon.
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  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely apartment with a great location on the harbour side. Spotlessly clean and well maintained. Super comfy bed and all the facilities you would need for self-catering.

Caroline and Phil, thank you for making us really welcome and for the advice on places to visit and even your tip Caroline on our route home. We would love to come back to Tenby and stay at the Porthole again!

Lynn & Paul

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lynn and Paul for your great review. It was our pleasure to meet such lovely people. It was also wonderful to watch you both fall in love with Tenby and Pembrokeshire. Glad you appreciated our recommendations even down to a short cut on the way back north.
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was absolutely beautiful, and in a perfect location overlooking the harbour and close to both beaches. Attention to detail in the decor and facilities was superb, it was spotlessly clean, lovely fluffy towels, amazing shower, super comfy bed, I could go on and on! It had everything we needed (down to a pint of milk in the fridge on arrival!) and we really didn't want to come home.

Caroline responded really quickly to all my emails, gave us advice on where to park and generally made the booking and arrival process really straightforward. I'm not sure if she had a hand in organising the lovely sunny weather, but I wouldn't be surprised!

We will definitely be back, Tenby is one of our favourite places, and staying in the Porthole really added something special to a lovely weekend away.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you so much for such a glowing review. I try and make sure you have everything to make your holiday as memorable and comfortable as possible. So glad you had a wonderful time. Look forward to seeing you again.
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Above and beyond

  • 5 of 5

FANTASTIC! You won't find a better location in Tenby, or a better nights sleep. I am 37 weeks pregnant so was hoping for a relaxing few days and that's just what we got, just steps from the beach, shops and plenty of places to eat and drink.

The apartment is spotless, lovely bright clean and welcoming. The walk to the multi-storey parking took us around 10mins and is a bargain at £3 for 24 hours and needs to be payed each day otherwise it's £18 for a week. Lastly the host not only made booking and staying a lovely experience but has really helped us out even after we left, I accidentally left behind my maternity hospital pack and was almost home in Shropshire before realising however Caroline had already emailed to let us know that she had them and is posting them back the same day. Thank you so much we would recommend this place to any one looking for the perfect uk break.

Catherine & Ron Shropshire

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Catherine and Ron for your fabulous review. No problem at all in returning your maternity pack. Having worked in the NHS nearly all my life, I knew how important this pack was and that you needed it back asap. All done. Good luck with baby, kind regards Caroline
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From the Owner

We have always wanted to own one of Tenby Harbours large iconic properties and decided to make our dreams a reality in 2013.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Cardiff at 90 Miles Nearest Golf : Tenby Golf Course at 1.5 Miles Nearest Train : Tenby Station at 0.75 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Plantagenet at 10 Metres Nearest Beach : Harbour Beach, Tenby at 100 Metres Car: not necessary


Tenby has 4 Blue Flag beaches which are all within a minutes walk from this beautiful apartment.

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is also accessible from here. Many other beautiful, award winning beaches are also a short distance by car.


Tenby's train station is 10 minutes walk from the apartment.

Further Details:

Tenby has a host of restaurants and cafés, in fact, during the summer months a "cafe culture"is predominant in the main square. Various events are held during the summer months, with The Iron Man taking place at the beginning of September, along with Jazz weeks and Art Festival through various times of the year.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please book through Owners Direct or phone the owner.
A 10% deposit on booking, with balance payable 4 weeks in advance. If booking is less than 4 weeks in advance, full payment will be required immediately.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is change over day, departures before 10am and arrivals after 2pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television


  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • town


  • bay

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large shower room, including WC and wash hand basin.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Generously proportioned bedroom with King size bed and fitted wardrobes. Hair dryer also provided.


  • Golf ...


  • Notes on accommodation: Strictly No Smoking Guests can park their cars outside to unload only. Car parking is found in the near by multi storey car park which is approximately 5 minutes away. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fine quality bed linen and towels are provided, along with tea towels. The apartment is cleaned on changeover day.

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