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Erik or Hannah Arentz

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, french, norwegian

Spectacular Georgian Town House In Tenby, Incredible Views And Beach Access

18 Reviews
Sleeps19
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

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East Rock House:A Truly Stunning Historic House in fantastic location

This gorgeous house provides luxury accommodation for 16-19 people in 7 bedrooms. Cedar hot tub with amazing views and lovely private courtyard overlooking the sea and beaches. Private steps to beach. Fully centrally heated and recently renovated East Rock is a truly wonderful house to enjoy for a special celebration or holiday. Fantastic modern kitchen stretching the full length of this large house provides outstanding facilities and a marvellous communal gathering place. Two full length double glass doors from kitchen open onto undercover patio, hot tub and the courtyard. Sit out and drink in the view of our award winning beaches, fantastic views of the islands and sea from the balcony leading off the formal drawing room too. Full internet wifi throughout the house. Very centrally located with incredible views over South beach, Nelson himself stayed here in 1802. Tenby recently (Nov 2014) won the silver award for 'Best UK Tourist Resort', East Rock is at the heart of this pretty coastal town with its four beaches, excellent cafes and pubs and its iconic harbour. You don't need your car, everything is within very easy walking distance. Owner will provide very detailed help on parking, access and is very happy to give ideas for day trips, outings and local eateries.

Sorry, no hen or stag parties, though contact owners to discuss should you not fit the norm for such groups!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Erik or Hannah Arentz (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, norwegian

About Erik or Hannah Arentz

Tenby based couple married for 25 years with 3 children and recently returned to Pembrokeshire after 15 years living abroad. Loving being back by the beach!

Enjoying meeting happy customers, especially when they enjoy the property so much that they rebook the next year too!

Erik or Hannah Arentz purchased this house in 2013

Why Erik or Hannah Arentz chose Pembroke, Tenby, Saundersfoot & The South Coast

We had been looking for the 'perfect' house in Tenby for nearly 5 years. When East Rock came on the market we knew it was special and hopped on a plane to view it. Bought it within a fortnight of it going on the market and have spent the time since very extensively renovating it. Completed internally in May 2014, externally in December of the same year. We live close by in Tenby so it is easy for us to keep an eye on the house and fix any little glitches.

What makes this house unique

Best located hot tub in Wales probably! Truly outstanding views both from the hot tub and the sheltered Courtyard. East Rock guests also enjoy the large under cover outside patio area between the kitchen and hot tub which provides a great place to sit out and enjoy the views even if the weather isn't too great!

Following the French revolution the aristocracy correctly felt it was unsafe to enjoy their usual 'Grand Tour' voyages in Europe. Two brothers in law from London decided to build themselves adjoining beach houses in Tenby and they took the best location in town, on the promontory between Castle and South beaches with incredible views. Probably built in 1798, East Rock hosted probably the most famous Briton of his time in 1802. Nelson visited along with William and Emma Hamilton, a blue plaque on the house marks their visit. Many other blue plaques in town record the visits of the other famous people who have enjoyed visits to Tenby, from Henry VII to George Eliot or Beatrix Potter plus many artists inspired by the views!

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Lovely to wake up to waves lapping at the rocks. Haven't used the car all week. It doesn't get much better than this, everything on your door step. So much space, noone on top of each other. Couldn't believe our luck."

Peter and Judith, Monmouth, June 2013

"House is perfect for all generations- humans and canines!"

Helen, Geneva, July 2013

"The views from the windows are fantastic. It is just like stepping into another world when you shut the door. We have had an amazing week."

Pain family, Yorkshire and France, August 2013

"With four young children the proximity of the beach was perfect."

Graham clan, Netherlands, August 2013.
Dec 2013
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Spectacular Georgian Town House In Tenby, Incredible Views And Beach Access
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
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Amazing property, stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

We booked East Rock House for a family gathering to celebrate lots of special birthdays. From my first point of contact with Hannah (over 12 months ago!) she was brilliant in terms of communication and information. The house looked amazing in the photos and the previous reviews were great but the real thing is even better! This really must be the best location in Tenby - the house backs onto a fabulous beach which the kids loved and fronts onto a good pub which the grown ups loved! The house itself is equipped and decorated to a very high standard and it was spotlessly clean with gorgeous fluffy towels! The hot tub was a real winner and very hot! The only glitch I could report to Hannah was that we couldn't find any egg cups in the kitchen!! The only other thing I would say is that if you are bringing a dog, they are not allowed on the beach at the back of the house in the summer months and you have to walk through town and down the esplanade quite a way to be able to let them off on South Beach - not much of a problem - it's a nice walk. I would highly recommend East Rock House and would love to come back and stay longer and explore more of the area - we only had 3 days and no where near long enough in this beautiful place. Thank you Hannah for making our Tenby trip a truly memorable experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay. We live locally and are always happy to help with advice and tips on Tenby and beautiful Pembrokeshire. The egg cups were in the cupboard door with the cutglass sherry glasses all along! We do make sure East Rock is very well equipped, some folks like to do lots of serious cooking there - others make use of all our cafes, pubs and restaurants on the doorstep and only make themselves a cup of coffee in the house!
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Spectacular

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property for a family get together with family as far afield as Australia . From first contacting Hannah the owner to our arrival she was very helpful and friendly. She told us everything we needed to know. On arrival at the house she gave us the grand tour, and it really is grand. From the kitchen to the crows nest it is perfect. The views are stunning. The house is fully equipped to a very high standard. We cooked a full Sunday roast for us all and found everything we needed. We didn't feel once like there was too many of us in the house, sometimes we struggled to find each other. The beds were comfy and all bathrooms very clean. The location is perfect. If you don't want to there is no need to take your car out, everything is on your doorstep . There is no parking at the property but we parked our car a five minute walk away in the multi storey which cost £18 for the week. Great value. There are numerous pubs and restaurants on your doorstep. Would also recommend the trip to caldey island. The private steps down to the beach were a great bonus. We enjoyed many an hour in the hot tub with a glass of wine taking in the views. Would definitely go again and would not hesitate to recommend Hannah and her beautiful house.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! The private steps to the beach and the hot tub really are East Rock's 'extra special' aspects, I'm not surprised you particularly enjoyed them!
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Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect house for a family or friends get together.

The position of the house is amazing, you literally have sea views from most rooms. The house is huge and done out to a very high standard but still has a very warm, traditional, historic feel about it, I had goose bumps on arrival.

The balcony's are amazing we really didn't want to leave the house at all. When you are sat out on the terrace overlooking the beach, with the sun shinning down there really is no better place.

The house is very spacious especially the kitchen area which was my favourite place, it is the whole basement floor, with patio doors that open out onto the terrace with a hot tub. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you would need.

Hannah the owner is great too and gives a great tour with loads of information to ensure a perfect stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Special celebrations such as 'Milestone birthdays' or wedding anniversaries are what East Rock is particularly good for. Everyone can enjoy the lovely house and the town/beaches/views however old or young. We are really happy you enjoyed your stay and that you found the tour helpful; Nelson really did stay in East Rock House so there is some genuine 'history' to the place!
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It doesn't get better than this!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! The house delivers everything that it promises. Stunning views over the sea, perfect setting in the town and an impressive layout which fully accommodated our group. The kitchen in particular was a fabulous place for us all to gather, plenty of room for our party of 12. The hot tub also proved must popular! Hannah, the owner could not have been more helpful-with directions on parking and recommending local places to eat-every element was covered so we had the most amazing weekend. We will definitely be returning-no where else I would stay in Tenby!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We live in Tenby so are always happy to help with recommendations and 'insider info!' East Rock's enormous kitchen was specifically designed for big groups to be able to 'hang out' together so am delighted you liked it.
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Fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

East Rock House is a beautiful property and certainly lives up to its description. I, along with family and friends, celebrated my 70th Birthday here and had a wonderful time. The large dining area is great for large parties.

We were met by the very friendly Housekeeper who showed us around the house, which is very clean and well looked after.

The beaches are beautiful and very clean. And the. sea, well what can I say? High tide laps at the rocks underneath the house, a beautiful sight after dark when you can see the "white horses" being blown about by the wind.

The hot tub was a success. Even though it was cold outside, once in the tub you didn't notice this.

I would certainly recommend East Rock House as a great place to stay and would certainly stay here again if I had the opportunity.

Anne Pockett

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Winter time does have some upsides! Watching the waves smash into St. Catherine's island from East Rock whilst standing in the warm is something we enjoy doing too!
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Spectacular house for a large group

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with six couples of dearest friends to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We couldn't have wanted for a better house for this, having enough bedrooms so all had their privacy, but large communal areas downstairs for congregating, talking, hanging out, looking at the view..... pure joy. The hot tub was also a firm favourite, despite the rainy and windy weather. And our first trip to Tenby, a very pleasant town with lots of places to go. Thoroughly recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear that you found East Rock to be the perfect venue for your very special celebrations! We renovated this fantastic house with 'big celebrations' (Milestone birthdays and Anniversary celebrations) very much in mind. Perhaps come back for your 35th anniversary in a few years time:)? Thank you for your lovely review. Hannah
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Map

Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Tenby
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Tenby
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres
South beach

Special interest holidays:

Lots of surfing, fishing and sailing opportunities. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path provides fantastic walking opportunities. Coasteering very popular with adrenaline junkies. Lots of History in the town and nearby castles.

Coast/Beach:

East Rock is built on the promontory between South Beach and Castle beach. These are literally under the house, which has its own access steps to the sand! Sheltered Harbour beach is a minute or so's walk away and North beach five minutes walk. Tenby is considered " the jewel in the crown" of the gorgeous Pembrokeshire National park, Britains' only Coastal National park. There are very many stunning world class beaches (most 'blue flag' standard, Europe's top accolade) along this 186 mile path.

Travel:

A car is not necessary unless you want to explore Pembrokeshire, though most people arrive by driving west on the M4, A48, A40 then A477. We are c. 2 hours from the Severn bridge crossing into Wales.

Tenby has a train station.

The town is about 4 hours west of London and 3 hours 40 minutes from Heathrow. Nearest airports are Cardiff (92miles), Bristol (131 miles) and Birmingham (c.180 miles).

We are close to the ferries to Ireland at Pembroke Dock and Fishguard.

Distances:

Caldey island is a lovely boat ride, catch the boat from the harbour.

Day trip ideas: St Davids, the smallest city in Britain, with its amazing cathedral is an hour north. Laugharne with its castle and Dylan Thomas links is just 30 minutes away. Many castles and gardens nearby to visit.

Child oriented trips: Oakwood Adventure park, Blue Lagoon Water park, Heatherton activity park, Anna's Welsh zoo, the Dinosaur park and our favourite, Folly Farm Zoo are all short (5-15 minute) drives away.

Further Details:

Very easy walking distance to shops (Tescos express, two bakeries, butchers, fishmongers, greengrocers, some good independent gift shops.) Big Sainsburys on outskirts of town. All the big banks just up the road in Tudor Square. Masses of pubs, cafes and restaurants within very easy walking distance. (Recommend booking in high season, owners happy to advise.)

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Rates & Availability

Tenby House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 1
Sep 20 2016 - Oct 21 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$716
From
$716
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,689
 
 
Rate 2
Oct 22 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$608
From
$608
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,229
 
 
Rate 3
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 21 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$716
From
$500
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,149
 
 
Rate 5
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,725
 
 
Rate 6
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 7 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$460
From
$460
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,977
 
 
Rate 9
Apr 8 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$626
From
$626
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,689
 
 
Rate 11
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,229
 
 
Rate 15
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 14 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$353
From
$659
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,474
 
 
Rate 17
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$4,309
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $518
Tax Rate 20.0%

Booking Notes:
We ask for a 30% deposit with the remainder being due 8 weeks before the holiday. A £200 fully refundable breakages/ damage deposit to be paid before arrival (or via cheque on arrival.) Will be returned within two weeks of your departure if no problems.
Please note that failure to pay the remainder sum will be construed as a cancellation. (Refund policy available on request.)
Out of season we can be flexible about arrival/ departure dates and times.

Changeover Day:
Usual changeover days are Fridays (and/or Mondays)
Departure time is 10 am, arrival usually at 5pm sometimes this is negotiable. During the summer holidays Tenby town centre is pedestrianised from 11-5, owners will advise on parking and access.

Notes on prices:
East Rock is available weekly: Low season from £1990 (£18 per person per night) Mid season £2250 (£20pppn) High season £3990 (£36 pppn) Short breaks possible out of school holidays (minimum 3 nights -NB2 nights same price as 3) Fri 5pm - Mon 10am Eg 3 night low season weekend:£1490 (£31 pppn)
Bargain 4 nights Monday to Friday breaks available at less than weekend costs!
January available for monthly booking only-ask owners for details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Tenby House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 19 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bathroom with rain shower and underfloor heating
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Ensuite to Nelson's Lookout
  • Copper bateau bath on a plinth with a view in the Trafalgar suite + rain shower bathroom and separate cloakroom on 1st floor. 2nd floor bathroom. 3rd floor shower room + an ensuite bathroom. 3 Cloakrooms also= lower ground floor/ground floor/1st floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Emma's Retreat
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Victory Room: family bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Trafalgar Suite: Huge master bedroom with a copper bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Nelson's Cabin
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Nelson's Lookout
    Bedroom 6 - 2 double , The Masthead
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , The Crowsnest
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 16+ (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with copper bateau bath on plinth and double bed. Also on first floor a twin bed. Second floor has a twin bed and a family room with twins and a double. Top floor has 1) with a single and double, 2) two doubles and 3) one twin bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Usual changeover day is Friday. (Negotiable out of high season.) Strictly no smoking indoors please. Well behaved pets are very welcome but restricted to the ground floor, lower ground floor and courtyard garden, please be scrupulous in clearing up after them and don't let them on the sofas! Parking in Tenby is difficult and there is NO parking at the house, which is in the heart of the medieval town centre. We recommend dropping off bags and then parking at the municipal park in town (£12/week). Many of our guests find they have little or no use for the car as everything is on the doorstep. (We do sometimes have access to a parking place about 150m away, please enquire of owners if this is of interest.) Outside: Enclosed courtyard garden with teak table and chairs and barbecue. Large balcony terrace off the drawing room. Both with fabulous views. Covered outdoor area outside kitchen under the balcony. Fabulous awardwinnning Riviera Cedarwood hot tub in courtyard, bring your swimming costume/ dressing gown! Utility Room: Situated at the end of the open plan kitchen. A second dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier and second fridge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels and linen plus tea towels and dishcloths are all provided in the price. All beds made up. End of stay cleaning included in price. Beach towels can be provided if needed. Electricity and gas included in price. Dogs no extra charge:) Other: The Drawing room, Trafalgar suite and the hallways on the ground floor/1st floor have many lovely, original Georgian features; fireplaces, cornices, ceiling roses, hall tables and mirrors. All bedrooms have been fully redecorated

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