Impressive 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom same level flat set within historic building
My family have lived in this area since the early 1900's and I grew up here. It wasn't until I lived abroad that I fully appreciated this beautiful area of the UK. We currently live an hour away but get down to the coast whenever we can. I love to travel and try to use my experiences home abroad to enhance our guests stay. I am into health, fitness and wellbeing and try to practice what I preach- I am a nurse by profession so this a helps! I enjoy spending time with family and friends at home and abroad.
Teresa purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Teresa chose Bournemouth
Our guests have described Boscombe Reef Retreat as a 'home from home'. We do our best to provide everything you need to make your holiday a fabulous experience. We love the beautiful historical building of Burlington Mansions and hope our guests will appreciate the combination of a historic building with modern facilities. We offer free WiFi and internet, free parking and have Virgin Media TiVo TV with a vast selection of TV channels. The property is suitable for young and old alike. If you have a young family we provide a travel cot and high chair.
What makes this Apartment unique
Set within the prestigious Burlington Mansions a former Victorian luxury hotel Boscombe Reef Retreat offer two self-contained 2 bedroom holiday apartments fitted to a very high standard. We are located just 500m from the vibrant seafront and access to 7 miles of golden sandy beaches. A good selection of shops, restaurants and bars can be found in several directions within close proximity. REVIEWS- we are new to HomeAway from August 2016 but have been renting our properties since 2010 and have a Certificate of Excellence Award with over 40 5* Tripadvisor reviews from our very satisfied guests. You can also see our guestbook page on our website where our guests have written about their stay. Some of our reviews: July 19, 2016 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat Ideally situated for the beach, Bournemouth and surrounding area June 07, 2016 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat It has everything May 27, 2016 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat Wife and mom May 05, 2016 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat Wonderful, safe and comfortable April 28, 2016 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat Very clean, ideally located, soft beds, and spacious March 17, 2016 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat Exactly like home January 10, 2016 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat Boscombes best kept secret is out! October 10, 2015 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat Great Retreat October 01, 2015 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat Lovely apartment - perfect for access to Boscombe beach and surroundings September 13, 2015 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat A great property - a real home from home!! August 25, 2015 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat Well appointed apartment close to the beach. July 14, 2015 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat Really great apartment
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High standard apartment, clean and comfortable.
Everything was good with the stay, from communication with the owner to overall enjoyment of our stay, this is echoed by my partner and 9 year old twins.
This place has it all, there is even a small well equipped gym and pool table a flight of stairs away. There are lots of add on`s in the apartment like DVDs, books and games to make it home from home should you wish to while away the time. Once in the apartment there is a back door so you don`t have to use the coded front entry, handy for allocated parking space and Boscombe shops. The marvellous beach is only 5 minutes walk, here you can relax at sea front cafes and restaurants that are right on the edge of the beach, you can also walk, ride, skate or scooter from Southbourne to Sandbanks about 15 mile with Bournemouth in between . We normally go Devon or Cornwall but thought we would try Dorset and was pleased with this area and our stay in Boscombe, could write lots more but would recommend for a Great British family holiday!
A great property! Would definitely recommend
My wife and I visited with our 1 year old son in mid-October. The property is well furnished and equipped throughout, and is only a 5 minute walk from the beach.
Would highly recommend the property to others
Excellent Apartment, ideal position for beach,shops and restaurants.
Lovely stay, Teresa excellent from booking to arrival.
Excellent apartment everything you need. Ideal position
for exploring area.We would definitely book again.
Perfect for the needs of a family of four
Location was perfect for what we wanted which was a quiet week as a family of four. Close to the beach with a few bars and restaurants even closer. The apartment was exactly what was needed too. 2 bathrooms and a great well stocked kitchen made catering for 2 young children really simple not to mention the great choice of TV entertainment offerings which kept them happy whilst we prepared for long days at the beach. The gym is pretty well stocked too and literally at the top of the stairs. Pretty faultless really and if staying in Bournemouth again for a week I wouldn’t hesitate to contact Teresa as she was brilliant and communicated so well so that we didn’t have any problems at all. If only all businesses were run so well. Thanks so much for giving us such a fantastic week at the end of Summer
Thank you for your kind words Simon, I am so pleased that you all had such a wonderful holiday and that you were able to take advantage of the gym. I hope you enjoyed the Bournemouth Air Festival and that we have the opportunity to welcome you and your family back in the future.
Relaxing and convenient beach vacation retreat!
My friends and I were very pleased with our stay at this lovely flat. It truly felt like a home away from home! The leather couch and beds were comfortable. The apartment was clean and fully prepared with fresh linens upon our arrival. The bathrooms were luxurious. The tub was spacious and outfitted with modern faucets. The kitchen is fully equipped with every appliance you would need to prepare meals, although I would highly recommend the several restaurants that are within a short walking distance. The beach is just a short walk away. This apartment is very conveniently situated. I would not hesitate to book this flat again the next time I vacation in the area. The surrounding area is beautiful. Between the beach, the pier, and the many great restaurant options, this flat is in the perfect location for a beach vacation! My friends and I had a great time here!
Boscombe is a suburb of Bournemouth which is on the map in its own right thanks to a beautiful sandy beach and Europe’s first artificial surf reef. The reef is the size of a football pitch and since its opening in 2009 has fast become a popular destinations for both beginner and experienced surfers.
Built in 1888 and fully restored in 2007, Boscombe pier is an impressive sight with its unique aircraft wing design entrance, new decking, lighting and viewing section at the end. Boscombe Cliff Gardens offers an impressive view that stretches from Hengistbury Head, through Bournemouth all the way to Poole Harbour.
There is an impressive variety of quality restaurants, pubs and cocktail bars just minutes from the maisonette, several of which offer regular live music.
The centre of Boscombe has a good range of high street name and independent stores and on Thursdays and Saturdays a bustling market where you will find fresh fruit and vegetable, meat and fresh seafood stalls as well as many clothing stalls.
Once described by Thomas Hardy as the ‘Mediterranean lounging place on the English Channel,’ Bournemouth is an ever popular tourist destination with its 7 miles of award winning blue flag golden beaches. Beach huts were invented here in 1908, and those original huts (the oldest in the world) can still be rented today.
The award winning Central Gardens stretch from the sea at Bournemouth pier for several miles down the Valley of the river Bourne and includes the Pleasure Gardens, the Bournemouth Eye Balloon and the Pavilion.The free Bournemouth Air Festival every August features incredible air displays, attractions and fantastic evening entertainment, and was selected as a finalist in the 2010/11 South West England Tourism Awards.
The Christmas Market from mid November to Christmas Eve features German inspired chalets, an Alpine chalet style bar, carol singers and a brass band as well as the usual food, drink and present stalls and visits from Santa himself.
There is a thriving youth culture here due to the high university population and many language school students. The seeds of new business culture are revolving around surfing and a Californian lifestyle is emerging.
Local activities to try
• Beach Activities
• Boat Trips
• Cruising (motor & sail)
• Fossil Hunting / Geology
• Gig Racing / Rowing
• Horse riding
• Paragliding and Hang Gliding
• Personal Watercraft• Powerboating
• Rock Climbing
• Sea Kayaking
• Sea Angling
• Stand Up Paddleboarding
• Water skiing / Wake Board
• Wildlife Watching
The West Country region
Central Southern England is a very popular tourist destination and benefits from not only a spectacular coastline but beautiful countryside and the New Forest. The area has so much to
offer, from the country’s finest seafood restaurants, to country pubs; from castles and museums to adventure parks.
The New Forest is a national park which combines ancient woodlands, forest glades and wonderful open spaces, great for peaceful walks. Ponies, cattle and deer still graze freely as
they have done for centuries.
Dorset has amazing beauty with 140km of coastline, from Lyme Regis to Christchurch which features a selection of the UK’s best beaches.
Many of the towns and villages have popular tourist pulls: Chesil Bank with the stunning 25km barren pebble beach stretching from Weymouth to Bridgeport; Dorchester with its 6000 years of history, Roman relics and Higher Bockhampton – Thomas Hardy’s birthplace;
and Lyme Regis which was featured in the Meryl Steep and Jeremy Irons film 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' and where the best fossil hunting in the country can be done.
In the area, there is a museum for everyone, if the Tank Museum in Bovington doesn’t appeal to you, maybe the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester would, or the award winning Brewers Quay in Weymouth.
There are 140 picturesque villages in the region, featuring quaint names like Toller Porcorum, Nettlescombe and Cerne Abbas.
Adventure Wonderland is a family fun park with themed rides and entertainment, including shows featuring characters from Alice in Wonderland and boasts one of the largest mazes in the UK. For our international guests London is only 2hrs away on a quick direct train line. Bournemouth Station is 10 mins from the apartment where a train can be taken directly to London Waterloo. Waterloo Station is a short walk to many London attractions including The London Eye, Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament and the South Bank of the River Thames where there is a hive of activity with many restaurants, street artists and sidewalk café’s. Enjoy an active day in London and return to the peace and tranquility of Boscombe Reef Retreat.