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Pet friendly ground floor apartment with patio & access to pool/sauna/steam room

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

Apartment nr Filey, Yorkshire - Onsite Activities; WiFi; 10 Minutes Walk From Beach; Pub and Coffee Shop Opposite

Now with WiFi - as of June 2017, this apartment now offers complimentary WiFi to all guests.

Self-catering, child, pet and dog friendly seaside holiday apartment at The Bay Filey (award-winning purpose-built holiday village) on the Yorkshire coast, with private access to miles of sandy beach.

PLEASE NOTE: our changeover days over the summer are Mondays and Fridays (4-night midweek booking, 3-night weekend booking, 7-night week starting either Monday or Friday) but if you require Saturday to Saturday, please contact us to see if that would be possible for your particular dates. During winter months, more flexibility is possible.

Perfect for summer holidays, weekend, mid-week and half term breaks, winter escapes or Christmas, New Year and Easter celebrations. The Bay Filey boasts superb onsite facilities, including: indoor swimming pool with child's pool, sauna and steam room (all included in your booking); fitness centre; beauty salon; pharmacy; coffee shop; the John Paul Jones pub serving excellent food; take-away pizza from the Café Italia; and children's play area.

This ground floor apartment offers excellent possibilities for relaxation and ideally suit couples, young families or singles - dogs also welcome! For those wishing to stay in touch or having work commitments to maintain, complimentary WiFi is now freely available for all guests.

There are lots of opportunities in the immediate vicinity for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits, such as walking, cycling, dog walking, fishing or the simple pleasures of garden, patio and outdoor eating.

Pets welcome (max 2 please) - charge £30.00.

In addition to the eating opportunities on-site, there are numerous pubs, restaurants, fish and chip restaurants, cafés and tea shops in the surrounding villages and towns. Most locally, these include: Hunmanby, Scarborough, Bridlington - and Filey, of course! A little further afield are the historic city of York and the gorgeous seaside town of Whitby. Needless to say, the North York Moors are less than an hour away.

If you're looking for a second apartment to book with friends or family but retaining your own privacy, take a look at our other apartment, Beachcomber's Rest, which is an identical, mirror image apartment just over the entrance lobby from Seafarer's Retreat - property ID: #6970047.

More detailed information, including price information and availability, can be found on our own website at

More Details

Peter & Gwyn Maude
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About Peter & Gwyn Maude

Peter and Gwyn invite you to share in our Yorkshire haven, where we love to chill from the frantic workaday life. We hope you will enjoy the comfort of our holiday home and enjoy the superb facilities that the Bay, Filey affords.

A little about us -

With four sons and four grandchildren, all living in Yorkshire, we love Yorkshire with its many changing landscapes but we particularly love the seaside; Peter having lived on the beach as a child and Gwyn having holidayed at the coast every summer during childhood. The apartment gave us a chance to indulge the pleasures of childhood with our grandchildren in the county where they live.

We've had wonderful family times, enjoying beach, Easter egg hunts & swimming in the pool and our sons can bring their families here.

Peter & Gwyn Maude purchased this apartment in 2008

Guestbook comments from the owner

Janet Bennett

We had a really pleasant short stay at the Seafarer's Retreat in early March (2014). The accommodation was excellent, very clean and modern and comfortable with everything one needs for a relaxing few days away. The Bay itself is attractively set out and is just a few minutes walk down to the beach where we walked right into Filey itself with it's shops and various amenities.

We mostly ate at the Pub across the road where the food was delicious, the atmosphere charming and the service very friendly and welcoming. Although it was still early in the year there was a steady flow of customers and a nice buzz in the air. The sun even came out and back at the apartment we enjoyed sitting out on the patio catching it's rays. There were plenty of places to visit and Scarborough gave us a lovely day of warmth and sunshine where it seemed everyone came out to play and welcome spring and enjoy the sea and the sand.

Altogether a thoroughly good few days away!
Mar 2014
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Filey Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, washbasin and wc.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Folding single bed available
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 plus infant (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Spacious bedroom with double bed, access to personal patio, Freeview TV. A folding bed and travel cot are available, bringing capacity to 3 plus infant.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Free WiFi is available in the John Paul Jones pub just across the road. Outside: A personal patio in the courtyard garden to the rear of the property is accessed via the patio doors in the bedroom. Patio table, chairs for 6 and large parasol are provided for your enjoyment. The garden area and patio is a suntrap for the afternoon sun and offers peaceful relaxation. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All cleaning, bedding and towels for your stay are included in the price.


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Pet friendly ground floor apartment with patio & access to pool/sauna/steam room
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 14 reviews

relaxing stay in a lovely apartment.

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay close to pub, swimming pool and the beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great wee apartment

  • 5 of 5

Perfect property for our stay - beautifully clean and ideally equipped. We particularly loved the position of the apartment - central to other amenities but no noise! Loved the pool, the pub and the walk to the beach. I really recommend the walk along the beach to Filey - it's beautiful. We had days out in Scarborough, Filey, Bridlington and York. Special mention for Eden Camp - amazing museum.

Minor, minor quibble was no loo paper - at all - so remember to bring some!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday apartment

  • 5 of 5

Just had a great stay here with my husband, 2 year old daughter and our dog. The apartment is in a great location close to the pharmacy and pub! The apartment is spacious and welcoming, beautifully furnished and everything you need provided. We went for lovely walks on an evening towards the beach allowing both our little girl and dog to have a run around. Would definitely love to stay here again

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I spent a lovely long weekend at this lovely apartment, very well equipped and handy for the pub,restaurant and beach. Would recommend to friends and family

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very spacious great location

  • 4 of 5

Our first impressions where lovely clean and spacious apartment. Great location and very peacful. A couple of things i would like to mention is that it would have been 5 stars if there would of been at least 1 cloth or sponge in the kitchen, maybe just half a toilet roll in the bathroom and also the oven really needs steam cleaning. Also we didnt take an iron as it stated that one was supplied with an ironing board which it was but it didnt work. We phoned up Simplicity housing (agents looking after the property) and was told the iron isnt on the inventry so they cannot help up. Bit of a let down and inconvient because my partner then had to drive to Tesco and buy one. Also we asked if we could have a later check out only an extra hour and was told NO the cleaners will be there at 10am. Other than that overall we loved it and would recommend to friends and family but would like to advise the owners that they should maybe speak to the agents that clean/maintain as it would be a shame if the finner touches put people off.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate all feedback and communications from our guests. In response to these particular comments: - Thank you for your praise of the cleanliness of the apartment. We are proud to have found a cleaning company in Simplicity Services that is consistently capable of cleaning to an exceptionally high standard with very rare and far-between issues of any sort. - Making washing up materials (and even toilet rolls) available has been an ongoing challenge to us and one to which we have not yet found a really adequate solution. In almost every instance a toilet roll is available to new guests but, just occasionally, this does not happen. - Less than satisfactory oven cleanliness noted. This comment has been referred to the cleaners. - An iron is provided in the apartment. Sadly these appliances do not last forever and we are reliant on guests to let us know if an appliance has met its maker. If they do not, we are unable to take action to replace it. Sadly, this guest did not notify us - had they done so, we could have arranged to pay them for the iron they purchased and the issue would have been resolved. - Our apartment is not the only property the cleaners have to turn around within the day for new guests. It is generally not possible to offer a late checkout because it would mean that either our apartment or another property would not be ready for new guests arriving later in the day. We value our guests and always endeavour to rectify any issue immediately it arises to ensure that they enjoy their break and benefit fully from it.
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Beautiful escape and space to relax

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself, our little boy and dog spent 3 nights in the beautiful Beachcombers Retreat. The apartment was spotless, the bedding and towels squeaky clean and everything we needed was there. The apartment is in a fantastic location, the beach is easily accessed and there is plenty of beautiful walks, which is great if you take a dog. The John Paul Jones pub serves a good variety of meals, which was amazing and reasonably priced. I really can not fault anything, a fabulous apartment in tranquil and beautiful surroundings. A perfect get away to de-stress. We definitely plan on going back.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
71 Miles
Leeds Bradford
Nearest Barpub
23 Metres
John Paul Jones
Nearest Ferry
36 Miles
Nearest Train
2.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
54 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
23 Metres
John Paul Jones
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Filey bay
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The Bay Filey is very popular with walkers and dog owners, with miles of sandy beach only a few minutes walk away and a dog walking area by lakes onsite.

The town of Filey can be reached on foot within about half an hour - great for a leisurely walk into the town for Fish & Chips or afternoon tea, returning by foot or by bus!


Filey Beach, with miles of sand, is a 10 minute walk away along private access road. The village of Filey, with its fish and chip restaurants, tea shops and traditional atmosphere is approximately 30 minutes easy walk along the beach.


Three miles south of Filey on the Yorkshire coast, a car is useful at Seafarer's Retreat in order to make the most of the wealth of attraction in the area.

Accessibility by road is good:

York - 42 miles (1hr);

Leeds - 68 miles (1hr 30);

Durham - 99 miles (2hrs 15);

Teesside - 78 miles (1hr 50);

Sheffield - 90 miles (2hrs).

Trains are also convenient, with stations at:

Hunmanby - 2.2 miles;

Filey - 3 miles;

Bridlington - 8.5 miles;

Seamer - 8.5 miles.

A good bus service runs between Scarborough and Bridlington, stopping very close to the entrance to The Bay.


Filey - 3 miles (10 mins)

Scarborough - 10 miles (25 mins)

Bridlington - 8.5 miles (20 mins)

York - 42 miles (1 hour)

Whitby - 29 miles (55 mins)

Further Details:

There are numerous pubs, restaurants, fish and chip restaurants, cafés and tea shops in the surrounding villages and towns.

Opposite the apartment is Café Italia, a brasserie and coffee bar offering an excellent choice of snacks. All food is made fresh to order, with a large selection of hot and cold sandwiches, pizzas, paninis and salads. Tea and freshly ground coffee is available or if you prefer something stronger it is fully licensed. Eat inside or out or make use of the fantastic delivery service available to your door! The choice is yours.

Also close by is the John Paul Jones pub where you can enjoy a nice chilled glass of wine or try out the fine beers and ales you'll find on offer. The atmosphere is a welcoming, family & pet friendly pub built with tradition in mind but offering free WiFi internet for those needing to be connected. Freshly prepared seasonal food is served every day and the Sunday roast is one of the best on the coast. What's more, it is only across the road from our apartments!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $41.95
Refundable damage deposit $34.96

Booking Notes:
A 20% booking fee is required on booking, with the balance payable 4 weeks prior to visit. A security bond of £50 per visit will be charged at the time of taking final payment and refunded within 14 working days of post-visit cleaning, providing no loss or damage is incurred.

Changeover Day:
Weekend break - Friday to Monday
Mid-week break - Monday to Friday
Week - Friday to Friday or Monday to Monday

Notes on prices:
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Pets/Dogs - £30.00 per visit
(Max 2 small to medium please).

Folding bed - £15.00 per visit.

A security bond of £100 per visit will be charged at the time of taking final payment (4 weeks before visit) and refunded within 14 working days of post-visit cleaning, providing no loss or damage is incurred.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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