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Beach Retreat - the perfect seaside escape.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Beach house in Seasalter, Nr. Whitstable, Kent, England - A Peaceful Retreat For 2, With Panoramic Views Of Beach And Countryside

Beach Retreat is a chalet-style beach house, a comfortable and cosy place to unwind. All-round views of seaside and countryside. Relax in a deckchair on the raised decking or in the private beach garden; stroll along the beach to Whitstable with its boutiques, restaurants and busy fishing harbour. Ideal for walkers and birdwatchers, with the Saxon Shore Way and Oare Marshes Reserve close by. The cathedral city of Canterbury is just a short drive away.


Owner
Melinda Barry
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Melinda Barry

I love to escape the bustle of everyday life and spend time by the sea. I live just a few miles from Beach Retreat so I'm always on hand to offer my guests any assistance they need or provide local information! For direct bookings please email me, beachretreat@btinternet.com.

Melinda Barry purchased this chalet in 2010

Why Melinda Barry chose Canterbury City

Beach Retreat is my dream house by the sea which I bought a few years ago. It's my pleasure to make it available to my guests, many of them regulars, who love this spot as much as I do. All rental income has been put into improving the property, most recently with the addition of the gorgeous blue painted Kentish weatherboard (and a cosy layer of insulation under that!)

What makes this chalet unique

Beach Retreat is remote and peaceful, yet not isolated. Convenient shops in the village of Seasalter are within walking distance; Whitstable with its working harbour, boutique shops and restaurants is 5 minutes drive, or a pleasant 45 minute walk around the bay. Birdwatchers need hardly leave the house, just wait for the seabirds to arrive at low tide! But Swale Nature Reserve is just down the beach, and Oare Marshes Reserve, with trails and hides for birdwatchers, is a few miles away near Faversham. For a unique local gourmet experience, try The Sportsman down the road - but you will need to book in advance!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Silence, Solitude and Sunsets – Magical"



“It was the perfect blissful escape from the hustle and bustle of London.”



"We are in love!! The Beach Retreat is magical and has everything you need. We had a mix of weather with very little sunshine and we enjoyed every minute. On days out I was homesick for the Beach Retreat. We can’t wait to return.”
Jan 2013
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Amenities

Seasalter Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with shower, handbasin, wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 adults (+ 1 child under 3yrs.) Notes on bedrooms: Open plan accommodation has sleeping area with double bed. Alcove has space for a cot (provided on request) and can be curtained off from main area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Please note: Pets are not accepted. No smoking. Outside: Outside decking with dining table and chairs and deckchairs available. Beach garden with camp-fire / barbecue area. Direct access to the sea. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels are provided. Cleaning and linen change at end of let or once weekly for longer lets. More frequent cleaning and linen change is available on request. Laundry service available on request.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beach Retreat - the perfect seaside escape.
average rating of 4.88 based on 26 reviews
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Brill

  • 5 of 5

Excellent views lovely peaceful place will go again

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Holiday at Beach Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Lovely secluded location next to the beach and sea. Great views over Isle of Sheppey with spectacular sunsets in the evening. A wonderful place for drawing and painting. A changing landscape provided the inspiration. A very peaceful and relax setting to enjoy a seaside holiday. Beach walking and observing the wildlife was particularly satisfying. Chalet accommodation provided all the things you would normally expect, a comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen and shower room, Wifi and TV. Easy to self cater as local shop down the road was close by. Both Whitstable and Faversham were nearby and worth a visit. Overall, we were very pleased with Beach Retreat but would recommend a summer weight duvet on the bed. Planning for a further visit at a different time of the year is a likely prospect.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. The duvets we use are warm winter weight October to March, and medium weight March to September. However we're always happy to accomodate special requests such as warmer, lighter or feather-free bedding. We look forward to welcoming you back to Beach Retreat!
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Blissful

  • 5 of 5

This really is the perfect beach retreat - I cannot recommend it enough. So peaceful with only birds for company, yet only a 45 minute walk along the seafront in to the centre of Whitstable. Sit in bed and watch the waves or laze in the sun on the deck in the stripy deck-chairs, it's ideal if you need to unwind. A really lovely cottage; clean, fresh and packed full with all that you could need. We very much hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The best

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay so peaceful and chilled

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little Gem. The Beach Retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, clean with fantastic sea views. Plenty to do, lovely walks plenty of bird watching. Excellent restaurants within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely "Beach Retreat" away from it all

  • 5 of 5

This was exactly what we wanted - a perfect location for some peace and quiet. The property was perfect - all the facilities you need and great central heating given the cold weather - and a very comfortable bed. All set with a wonderful outlook. We had a gentle stroll along the beach into Whitstable and in the evening had a fire in the garden/beach - marshmallows at their finest. Local Fish & Chips were very nice too. I would certainly look to go back again. Communication from Melinda was excellent - thank you

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! I look forward to welcoming you to Beach Retreat again.
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Map

Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Dover
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Whitstable
Nearest Beach
Seasalter Beach
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Beach Retreat is located right on Seasalter Beach, with its own private beach garden and direct access to the sea. The beach is mostly shingle with some areas of sand. A pleasant 45 minute walk along the beach brings you to Whitstable, or in the other direction, Swale Nature Reserve and the Saxon Shore Way footpath are 20 minutes' walk away.

Travel:

Gatwick Airport 90 minutes, Heathrow 120 minutes driving. London City Airport 1 hour by train. Manston Airport 20 minutes driving (flights from Schipol Airport, Holland). Dover 60 minutes driving. Nearest rail stations Whitstable or Faversham.

Use of car is recommended, but not essential - shops in Seasalter within walking distance; buses from Seasalter to Whitstable and Canterbury.

Cycle hire available from Whitstable.

Distances:

Whitstable 2.4 miles

Canterbury 8.3 miles

Faversham 9 miles

Margate 19 miles

Dover 25 miles

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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 $135.04

Booking Notes:
Booking is possible by email, telephone or post.
Payment by cheque or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day; short lets available, minimum 2 nights.
Arrival by 3 p.m. and departure by 11 a.m., but later departure is usually possible on request.

Notes on prices:
Short lets, minimum 2 nights: £125 per night Mon-Thurs; £135 per night Fri-Sun.
£100 refundable "good housekeeping" deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.