Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Elegant Period Features, Uninterrupted Sea Views, Modern Facilities

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Double Bedrooms, Large Open Plan Kitchen/Living/Dining Room, Luxury Bathroom

Uninterrupted sea views, period features, and modern facilities and fittings are the trade mark of this interior designed, elegant and comfortable flat. This almost entirely white home provides a Zen like calm, a haven for total relaxation and romance. Ideal for honeymooners and couples.

There is a fully equipped ultra modern kitchen with a luxury Nespresso Coffee machine for the perfect coffee to wake up to, ample storage for clothes and suitcases, and of course a very stylish bathroom.

For the odd rainy day (we are in the UK after all) there is also a TV with integrated DVD player and Freeview channels, as well as lots of books, magazines, some DVDs and an I-Pod/I-Phone docking station with radio for entertainment, just in case the rain sets in.

But this being officially the sunniest spot in the UK, hopefully you get lots of sun to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. You will find yourself just cross the street from the promenade & the beach, with the only restaurant directly on the beach, Azur, with a stunning terrace to sit in the sun till late only a few meters away.

There is a Romeo and Juliet balcony at the front, perfect for a morning coffee at sunrise, or the decked garden on 3 levels at the rear for a snooze in the sun or drinks in the setting sun, well protected from any sea winds.

Just cross the street and you are on the promenade and beach.

There is free parking outside the house and in adjacent streets, or also a large car park with free overnight parking, just diagonally across the street so it does not spoil the view.

Walk or cycle along the promenade all the way to the old fishing harbour and Hastings Old Town in one direction, or all the way to the DeLaWarr Pavilion Bexhill in the other. The only 2 places located directly ON the beach are Azur, only 3 minutes walk away direction Hastings, or the Beach Cafe for a great English breakfast after a 30 minutes leisurely walk direction Bexhill (opens at 9am). Many local shops, bars and restaurants are in very close walking distance so no need for the car during your break.

Alternatively, explore the local region with its great natural beauty, historic places, many attractions and lovely historic towns and villages, such as Rye, Battle, Herstmonceux, Bodiam, Tenterden or Tunbridge Wells, to name but a few, all within just an hours drive.

I try to make your stay extra special, so please contact me with any special requests. This place is especially suited for people who love a bit of elegance and style, in a calm and relaxing setting.

More Details

Petra Lander
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2018

About Petra Lander

With a background in the hotel and travel industry, and now working as an Interior Architecture & Design Consultant, with a passion for style, people and entertaining, I feel both myself and my home are very qualified to create a unique holiday experience. I am widely traveled and speak several languages, so I know what holiday makers will expect and welcome in a holiday home.

Petra Lander purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Petra Lander chose Saint Leonards

This flat became my own home for a few years, after I finished its renovation and had become so enamored with St. Leonard's-on-Sea and the area, that I actually wanted to live here myself and moved here from London. I never made the move back to London and still live in St.Leonard's myself but have moved on to a new home. I decided to share this beloved apartment with select holiday makers, and left lot of my very personal touches and accessories to make it very homely and welcoming.

What makes this apartment unique

Absolutely unique is the location of the home directly opposite the beach, in an area of beach which is rather quiet and not overcrowded, even in the very busy summer months. It is nevertheless only a few minutes walk away from the town center and all the popular restaurants, shops, stations and and tourist areas.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Petra

we have had a great stay and so pleased to get

the great weather. Thank you for letting us check out later. Jacks favourite thing is pirates so we didn't want to miss it!

We have had a lovely time and we have all enjoyed your beautiful place. It is truly wonderful and so lovely to wake up and see the sea.

Thank you for having us and hopefully we shall see you again soon.

Best wishes

Laura, Tracy, Jack and George. X
Jul 2012
  • 1 of 3


Saint Leonards Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Luxury with ample storage
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , with large open fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , good quality double sofa bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
This flat is not ideal for children under 5.


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Elegant Period Features, Uninterrupted Sea Views, Modern Facilities
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful apartment with great seaside view!

  • 5 of 5

We (my daughter, my wife and I) stayed in September for 10 days in this wonderful apartment and enjoyed our stay very much.

The apartment was very clean, it is very well equipped and offers all the amenities you could want. In addition, the apartment is located directly on the promenade and offers a wonderful view of the sea from the living room.

The apartment is just outside the beautiful city center with very nice cafes, pubs and restaurants. By car the center can be reached within 5 minutes.

We were supported by Petra in all matters and can recommend the apartment without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great apartment, in a good location.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment had all the comforts of home and has great views of the sea. The owner communicated really well, answering emials quickly and at the start checked in with us to ensure we were comfortable and also after our stay. I would definately recommend this apartment and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely :)

  • 5 of 5

Myself, husband and our two dogs enjoyed a rather lovely relaxing week here. The views from the balcony and open plan living room/diner/kitchen were fab as you look directly over the promenade to the beach and the sea.

The apartment is very spacious and as you would expect in a converted Georgian building has high ceilings, lots of original features and a light and airy feel. It was well equipped and had everything you might need right down to some candles for romantic evenings.

It is located at the quieter end of the town but still convenient for shops. There is a Co-op about 10 mins walk away and Tesco/Marks and Spencer/McDonalds and Sainsbury's are all within a 10 minute drive.

It is a great location especially if you enjoy walking and cycling as you can walk/run/cycle for miles from the door. The walk to Bexhill and back along the coastal path is well worth doing and there are plenty of dog friendly cafes when you get there in need if refreshment!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Have added the little side plates and coasters you suggested! Thank you for coming and hope to see you again some time.
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Nearest Airport
97 Kilometres
Gatwick Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
85 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Beauport Park
Nearest Train
0.8 Kilometres
St Leonard's Warrior Square
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
Accross the street
Car: recommended

The South East England / Sussex region

As officially the warmest and sunniest place in the UK, this is a great area for lovers of sea food, seaside walks, country parks, nature walks, architecture, history, local customs and events, historic places and buildings, art, and galleries. And it's the birthplace of motor racing.

Much can be explored on foot, by bike and by car, with much more available within an hours drive for those who want to explore further afar.

There are loads of battle events, castles, and the small town of Battle where it all happened. October is the month to experience its re-enactment. It was Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn's favourite hunting ground too and they've left their mark in castles, hunting lodges and the greatest Royal hunting ground, Ashdown Forest.

There is unique birdwatching in the shingle habitats of Rye Harbour and Dungeness. Walking on the 1066 coastal walkway, the glorious cliff top Country Park, Brede Valley, the Cuckoo Trail, water sports on Bewl Water, the best modernist architecture in Britain and the full range of live music from classical at the De La Warr Pavilion to blues, jazz, bluegrass, Cajun, country and western, folk and tribute bands in most of the old fishing pubs.

Then there's Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, the homes of Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill, Anne Boleyn, Henry James, William Logie Baird, John Martyn...........everybody loves it here!

The Hastings, Sussex / St Leonards on Sea area

St. Leonard's-on-Sea was the first custom built seaside resort during mid 19C Regency times for the upper class people from London. Its many exquisite surviving squares, gardens, buildings and façades, especially in Burton St.Leonard's bear testimony to the grandeur of these times, and where the great architects James and Decimus Burton left their mark.

Today it is inviting with its quirky little shops, cafes and restaurants and is home to many galleries.

This is in start contrast to the modern town centre of Hastings with its pedestrian zones and the large Priory Meadow shopping centre, the buzzing seafront, and the many historic and listed buildings in the Old Town of Hastings, a medieval town formerly home to a community of mostly of farmers and fishermen, where the last remaining beached commercial fishing fleet in Europe squats on the shingle among the famous Rock A Nor net huts.

Hastings and St. Leonard's have so many artists, writers and musicians per square yard that you cannot help running into art galleries, live music and commemorative blue plaques of historic resident authors wherever you look, and now of course the recently opened Jerwood Gallery in Hastings' old harbour.

There are also many festivals here, one every month from July to December. In May the spring festival is also the official opening of the UK motorbike season and every biker seems to gather here on the first Monday in May. September is great with the Coastal Currents Arts Festival in Hastings and St Leonards and a great one in Rye; the famous Hastings Seafood and Wine festival as well. October is the month to re-experience all the aspects of the 1066 Battle of Hastings.

MAY 4-7 JACK-in-the-GREEN pagan spring festival - highlight of the year

JULY 17 - Olympic torch runs through the town

JULY 22 - Pirates Day. The whole town will be dressed in Pirates costumes to take part in the Guinness Record. Don't be left out!

And not forgetting the kids, the fabulous seaside fairground, mini railway, Crazy Golf, Sea Life aquarium, museums, Smugglers Caves, the home of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet, and so much more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $346.21

Weekly rates apply for stays of 5-7 nights starting on Saturdays. Long stay discounts available for periods in excess of two weeks stay, please inquire. Weekends include Fri, Sat and Sun nights. High Season Summer Rates are also applicable during Easter, Xmas, New Year and other Bank Holidays.

Refundable deposit of £250 will be refunded within 5 days of your departure (subject to no breakages).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

You might like these similar properties