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Stunning waterfront apartment in the heart of Cardiff Bay (See my reviews)

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

A Stunning waterfront apartment overlooking Cardiff Bay and within 2 minutes walk of Mermaid Quay and all the best restaurants in town. This apartment is located directly adjacent to the 5 star St Davids Hotel and Spa, you can even do some star spotting on event weekends from the 15 Metre balcony which directly overlooks the hotel. Alternatively enjoy a meal in the vast array of restaurants or visit the Millennium Stadium, home of Welsh Rugby and host of numerous world class events. Take a boat trip around the Bay into city centre and meander through the multitude of retail outlets. This apartment has it all, superbly fitted kitchen, lounge diner with large balcony leading off, superbly furnished throughout, just fetch your tooth brush and glad rags and enjoy at a fraction of the price of a hotel!! What is more I also offer a chauffeur service from all major UK airports directly to the apartment, for the same price as taking an inter city train ( for 4 people ).

Arround the immediate vicinity: If you fancy venturing outside Cardiff you will find excellent road links and many interesting places to visit and see such as Castell Coch, a romantic fantasy - a piece of Bavaria imported into the Cardiff valley. It clings dramatically to a hillside overlooking the Taff river. It is especially dramatic at night as you drive past Cardiff on the M4 and you see it illuminated above you. Also a must is Caerphilly Castle. This vast, 30-acre fortress is only equalled in size by Windsor Castle and dates back to the 13th Century, the oldest Norman Castle in the UK.

Also just outside Cardiff you can find the Museum of Welsh Life at St. Fagans. This open-air museum traces Wales's journey from rural tradition to industrial powerhouse, from the recreated Celtic village to the 21st century Home for the Future. Over 40 buildings have been transported to the museum, stone-by-stone, from all over Wales. Free admission.

Slightly further afield: If you want to experience our industrial heritage at first hand, warts and all, the valleys north of Cardiff are worth a visit. The valleys were created to house the miners whose coal powered the Industrial Revolution. Once one-third of the world's coal was produced here - it was the Kuwait of its day.

The valleys certainly aren't aesthetically beautiful in the traditional sense, and some areas are terribly deprived, but it is that untouched grittiness which creates the appeal. From the extraordinary Rhondda Valley in the west to Blaenavon in the east you will encounter a post-industrial environment unique in Britain.If you want to go down a real coal mine you'll have to go to Big Pit mining museum in the World Heritage Site of Blaenavon. This is no theme park - this is a real colliery which produced coal for 200 years. Kitted-out in helmet and cap-lamp, you descend in the lift for 300 metres to the real coalface with an ex-miner as your guide.

Merthyr Tydfil (Irontown): The Heads of the Valleys road (the A465) connects the north end of the valleys. The road passes through the unofficial 'capital of the valleys', Merthyr Tydfil. Merthyr played a vital role in Britain's industrial past: once it had the world's largest ironworks at Dowlais (very little remains), and Richard Trevithick created the world's first locomotive railway (all that's left is a tunnel, but there were centenary celebrations in 2004). The destruction of its industries has left Merthyr a depressed town with little to show of its former glory, the exception being Cyfarthfa Castle, another impressive 19th century castle with excellent museum set in pleasant parkland. The castle was built by the steel magnate William Crawshay who lived in luxury while his workers suffered. From here take the short trip to the Brecon Beacons an area of outstanding natural beauty, you may even decide to climb Penyfan, the highest point in Britain South of Snowdon and less than one hour drive away.

More Details

Owner
Colin Tucker
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

Amenities

Cardiff Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The master Bedroom has a large robe area and en-suite shower room
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Master bedroom has a large robe area and en-suite area. Also there is a patio door that leads onto the balcony from the master bedroom. The 2nd bedroom has water view also with built in robe area.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Leading from the lounge area is a large glazed area with patio door leading onto the balcony which overlooks Cardiff Bay

Reviews

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(36 traveler reviews)

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Stunning waterfront apartment in the heart of Cardiff Bay (See my reviews)
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
5

Absolutely lovely.

  • 5 of 5

We love the apartment and come as often as we can

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jean Thanks for the review, it's always good to see you both. Kind regards Colin
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5

excellent apartment

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location we went for the soccer championship and were like 200 meters from the festival. Great apartment, great view, excellent conditions, everything clean. We really enjoy our stay at this apartment and would highly recommended it.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marianella, Many thanks for your kind words, both Gaynor and I are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and that you found the apartment to your liking. Cardiff is a great city that has so much going on, hopefully if you're in the area in the future we will catch up then. Once again thanks for your custom.
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Terrific Place and Great Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Cardiff. Colin and his wife made us feel welcomed and left wine, fruit, and basics in the fridge for us. We have done VRBO all over the world and have never had that done for us. It was a great touch. The apartment worked well for us. Being on the bay was nice and it really is not far from all that Cardiff has to offer. The walking/running/biking path around the bay is well done and worth doing. We would definitely recommend this apartment as your base for exploring southern Wales.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect base for Cardiff

  • 5 of 5

Terrific, comfortable flat in a perfect location for Cardiff Bay. Equipped with everything you could need and Colin and his wife are welcoming and helpful.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Modern homely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful break away in this beautiful apartment. Very homely and has everything you could possibly need including wifi and Sky tv.

Very thoughtful and kind gesture of leaving wine, chocolates, water, milk, croissants and yoghurts. Plenty of toiletries and kitchen utensils available. Great location with lots to do and great that you can park your car in car park. Would highly recommend this apartment and when staying in Cardiff again will choose this lovely homely apartment over a hotel. Thanks so much for letting us stay. The Trevor Family.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Welcoming and a Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Colin and Gaynor have always provided a very warm welcome. Not only is the apartment always clean, the fridge and sometimes freezer is stocked with some tasty treats so you can take a welcome break after your long drive. That is before venturing out to the local selection of restaurants, or a stroll through the nature reserve or along the bay front. Everything you can think of is provided in the way of white goods, seating (indoor and outdoor), and nice bathrooms with a choice of shower or bath, free wi-fi and sky tv. The only thing i could suggest that is missing is a means to play music in the apartment other than on the sky box radio (an aux connector would be good for ipods or smartphones to connect). Other than that the place is perfect and am already making inquiries about our next booking.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jean, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review, it is most appreciated. Both Gaynor and I take a great deal of pleasure in providing our guests with excellent service and accommodation. We look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future. Kind regards, Colin & Gaynor
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Cardiff Wales
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Swansea
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Queen street, Cardiff
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M4
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Barry Island
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located in the heart of Cardiff Bay, in the most prestigious development around. Within a stones throw you are in amongst the action with top class restaurants and bars all around, including the finest cuisines from around the world including Italian, Turkish, Japanese, Chinese, Indian and also the more contemporary British cuisine. Alternatively take in a show at the Millennium Arts Centre where productions of musicals, opera, ballet, and dance including top West End Shows take place. Take a tour around the architecturally impressive Welsh Assembly Building which has recently opened or visit techniquest, a wonderland of scientific exploration for adults and children alike. 160 interactive exhibits gives you the chance to learn about a range of scientific principles

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $193.08

Premium rates will apply for peak periods. i.e. major sporting / stadium events
I also offer a chauffeur service from all major UK airports directly to the apartment, for the same price as taking an inter city train ( for 4 people ). A return trip for Heathrow Airport for example is £330, Gatwick £370, the Mercedes vehicle will accommodate up to 4 people, other airports can be accommodated

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.