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Luxury Seaside Cottage, 1 minute from the beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Camber, Nr. Rye, Sussex - Tranquil Location, 40 Meters From The Beach, Sleeps 9 Plus Cot.

The cottage nestles behind the sand dunes. It is full of character but has just been refurbished to a high standard, with 4 bedrooms it sleeps 9 plus a travel cot, it has 2 bathrooms and an extra separate toilet. With white walls, modern well appointed kitchen and bathrooms, a large open plan living area and we have just added a large conservatory, it is a home away from home moments from the dunes and beautiful sandy award winning beach. It also has a secure garden mainly laid lawn for the kids to play too. Available for 2/3 night stays out of season too, often we offer book for 2 nights and get the 3rd night free - please email for details.

Mrs L Simmonds
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Mrs L Simmonds

We are young professionals based in London and looking to improve our quality of life by spending time at the seaside during weekends. We love being in the house with family and friends.

Mrs L Simmonds purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Mrs L Simmonds chose East Sussex

We have holidayed in Camber many times. The locals are friendly, the beach is wonderful and it is close to home! There are some great restaurants and we love food!

The pace is slow, it's quiet and we find it a very tranquil place to be.

The best kept secret of the area is the fact that the weather is fantastic in Autumn and Spring!

The cottage is moments from the beach, close enough to walk to bars/pubs/restaurants and easy to find..... It is located on an unmade road off the main strip and did I mention, moments from the beach!

What makes this cottage unique

When we bought the house it was a two bedroom bungalow which was falling apart. We fell in love with it and its location and with some vision we have renovated it into a 4 bedroom cottage. For us its all about being with family and friends making wonderful memories. We wanted to provide warm, comfy, modern open pan living to ensure visitors have simply an unforgettable time.

Camber is in its own time warp! Although it is being dragged into the current era! There is a mix of old traditional property and new and improved. The pubs and restaurants are comfy and welcoming. Absolutely fantastic!

Rye is just outside of Camber and it is a magical place, full of cobbled streets, eateries, pubs (with roaring fires) and shops! All independent shops of course no multiples, there is lots to do in the surrounding areas too.


Camber Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 is downstairs and has a bath, overhead shower, sink and WC. In addition there is a separate WC with sink downstairs. Upstairs has a powerful shower, WC and sink. All bathrooms are new, contemporary, and tiled to a high standard.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , Bunk Beds with pull out trundle bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Downstairs- Bedroom 3 has a double bed, and bedroom 4 has full size bunk beds with trundle. Upstairs bedroom 1 has a double and bedroom 2 has twin beds. All beds have new good quality mattresses for excellent nights sleep.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The cottage has recently been refurbished and has been carefully created to ensure guests enjoy the property & have a wonderful holiday. We use the property ourselves & wanted to create a home away from home. All of the fittings are of a good quality & are new. The property provides open plan, tranquil accommodation that is filled with light & it has a secure garden that is mainly grassed. Whilst the living areas have tiled floors the bedrooms have deep bouncy carpets to bury your toes in. The house is steam cleaned to ensure hygiene and is excellent for young families. Both a cot and high chair are provided and there are lots of flat even space for little ones to run around. Outside: The garden is mainly laid to lawn. There is a shingled area with a round table that seats 8, with parasol and a BBQ. The garden is secure and secluded. It is not over looked. The garden overall is approx 40 foot x 40 foot. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Soft, good quality bed linen is provided as are bath & hand towels. There are also a few beach towels. The property is (steam) cleaned weekly before your arrival when bed linen is also changed. Should you have a problem assistance is close to hand.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Luxury Seaside Cottage, 1 minute from the beach
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews

Perfect place to unwind and relax

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is huge and the living/dining/kitchen area is like the finished properties in Grand Designs. However, regardless of this space, the tasteful furnishing gives the cottage a cosy, welcoming feel. The beds are comfortable, with lovely soft sheets. The showers are fast and hot. The house is clean and has all the crockery, cutlery and white goods that you could need. The Tides would be a great place for a large group of friends or a family get together. The weather was grim when I was there and after a long walk on the beach it was lovely to come "home" to the warm, cosy and very glamorous Tides.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Liz, we are really pleased you had a lovely time and are looking forward to welcoming you and your family back again soon. Best wishes Louise
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An excellent house only a short walk from a stunning beach - a perfect way to see in the new year

  • 4 of 5

The Tides is a great house, designed perfectly with open plan living in mind. The house is very well equipped and was a fabulous place for two families to come together to celebrate New Year. Our party of nine, consisting of five children aged four to ten had a wonderful time relaxing in the house and exploring the local area. Beach walks every morning were followed by some gorgeous food - we recommend The Gallivant in Camber and the Standard Inn in Rye. There are a couple of shops very close to the house and it really does only take a couple of minutes to walk to one of the most stunning beaches you will find! We'd love to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Christmas with the family 2016.

  • 4 of 5

The property was very much as described in the listing. We were delighted to find the place nice and warm on our arrival and with a wonderfully decorated Christmas tree flashing away in the conservatory. The children were in awe.

There were a few items of damage arround the place about which I felt it necessary to inform the owner by email. Louise responded promptly, as she had done to my previous questions. The issues were duly recorded and we happily got on with our Christmas. During our third day I noted that 4 of the ceiling down lighter bulbs were out which in itself was not a problem until that evening, when the last remaining bulb in the upstairs bathroom failed. I contacted Suzanne (the first point of contact for problems) and she kindly arranged for a set of six replacement bulbs to be delivered to the house on Christmas eve morning. From then on everything went well.

On Christmas day we cooked a very large dinner for seven in the well equipped kitchen and on boxing day we enjoyed strolling along the beach. On the last day the three grandparents walked to Rye and back enjoying the bustle of the old streets and the architecture of Rye.

All told, the whole family, 3 grandparents, 2 parents and 2 children, all had a very memorable Christmas at The Tides. We will certainly consider renting The Tides again and would also recommend it to others without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great stay superb location for beach

  • 4 of 5

The house was a great location for the beach, plenty of room for 8 of us with the open plan living, the owners were very helpful and accommodating with any requests, the only suggestion we could give to improve the service would be a welcome pack with local information ie. nearest large supermarket, local doctors number, hospital etc, instructions for the dishwasher, washer, cooker etc, local places to eat.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review and comments we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Tides. There should be a blue folder which is usually on the book case or coffee table that has all the information you mentioned and all the manuals for the appliances. I will double check it is still there and make sure it is more visual to future guests. We would love to welcome you back in the future and always offer our return guests our best price promise. Best wishes Louise
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Great location only a few minutes from the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Good spacious open plan ground floor and comfortable sleeping accommodation.

Perfect location for a bucket and spade holiday.

Some finishing touches needed and a colour coding for the keys and doors would have been helpful.

Great fresh fish in Rye by the bridge and basics well catered for locally.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious and accommodating

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay at the Tides. At the beginning there was inclement weather so we were indoors more than expected. This is where the house comes into its own as there is so much space. Our granddaughter loved the choice of toys and games available. When the sun came out there was no place better than Camber Sands and only a minutes walk away! With the bus stop only 50 yards away we were able to use our (oap) bus passes into Rye and with the Pontins main entrance again only 50 yards away our son and daughter in law took our granddaughter to use their swimming pool and back again one evening to enjoy the entertainment. Our other son and daughter in law enjoyed the nature reserve which was only a ten minute drive away. We also enjoyed meals at Khans indian restaurant (a 5 minute walk) and Dunes restaurant (a 1 minute walk). Thank you Tides!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Camber is one of the best places in the UK for a relaxed beach holiday and for kite surfing and wind surfing.


The cottage sits just behind the sand dunes. It is approximately 50 meters from the sand dunes set along an unmade quiet road. It takes approx 1 minute to meander to the dunes and onto the beach.


The cottage is less than 1 hour drive from Dover. The cottage is a 2 hour drive from north London (1.45 on a good day). To visit the local arrears a car is required.


There are pubs and bars and convenience stores/mini supermarkets within a 5 minute walk. In addition there are a number of takeaways also close by.

Rye is a 5-10 minute drive. Hastings is 25 minute drive. The cottage is very well located.


Rates & Availability

Camber Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 21 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
May half term
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 20 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Holidays
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
October Half term
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $255.64

Booking Notes:
A £200 security deposit is required. This will be refunded once the property has been inspected less any damage.

To secure a booking £200 is required and the balance is due 2 months before the holiday commences. The deposit will be refunded if the holiday is cancelled only if a new booking for the same week at the published price is achieved.

Please book via a telephone call and/or an email.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Friday. Arrival time is 3pm onwards and departure is 10am.

Notes on prices:
The pricing shown is for a 1 week stay. Shorter stays are available and please contact to discuss.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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