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Sea Urchins Beach House - sleeps 5 - pool/gym, wifi, near beach, pet-friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 585 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Lovely modern and well-equipped house on award-winning "The Bay" development.

SEA URCHINS beach house is a New England Style "Nikki" Beach House on the prestigious "The Bay" development. Built in 2014, it is modern, with everything you need to make your holiday a relaxing and enjoyable experience. In the open plan area there is a large sofa, arm chair and bean bags, dining table and 5 chairs, and a fully-equipped kitchen for self-catering. Down the hall are the two bedrooms (one with a king-size bed and one with full-sized bunks and a trundle bed for the 5th guest if needed). There are 2 ensuite shower-rooms. TV/DVD/CD players in both bedrooms and the lounge. Digital radio with iphone dock. Free unlimited wifi. Travel cot and high chair provided for baby if needed.

To the outside is a drive which can accommodate 2 cars, a private deck with table and seating for up to 8, and a great communal outside lawned area for playing games (provided) or relaxing in the sun.

Sea Urchins Beach House is situated on the Bay development, an award-winning holiday park on the Yorkshire coast, with private access down to the beach. The Bay is a great base for those who enjoy sports or outdoor activities - you will have free access to the large heated indoor pool, toddler pool, sauna/steam room and gym. There's also a small playground, football pitch and boules courts. Other activities are available on site for a small charge - archery, fencing, beauty treatments/massage, table tennis, tennis, putting green, aqua-aerobics and other pool activities. The site has a fishing lake, wild meadows and ponds for nature lovers. The Bay also offer bikes for hire, and other seasonal activities (e.g. lake kayaking).

On site there is also a public house, italian cafe (seasonal), and pharmacy, and there are plans for other developments such as a restaurant/take-away near the site entrance.

From the Bay, you can walk along the beach to Filey. You are also only a short drive from Bridlington, Flamborough, Bempton Cliffs, and Scarborough. Slightly further afield are Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay, York and the North Yorks Moors.

The Bay is an award-winning development, almost nearing completion.

More Details

Paula and Tim Foster
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Paula and Tim Foster

We are Paula and Tim Foster. We live in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. We bought this holiday home in spring 2014 for both our personal use for regular holidays with our 3 school age children and as an investment property.

We stayed in an apartment on The Bay development in summer 2013 after hearing good things about it from friends who had stayed there previously. On our last day, we visited the sales office, and had a tour of their beach house show home, and the rest, they say, is history!

We bought our beach house off plan, and chose the location as it was really convenient to the resort centre (1-2 mins walk) but on a quiet cul-de-sac with lots of communal green space for the children to play out on.

Paula and Tim Foster purchased this house in 2014

Why Paula and Tim Foster chose Filey

We were introduced to the resort of Filey around 7 years ago and we have holidayed there nearly every year since.

The beach is excellent - clean, sandy and not too crowded. We have spent many happy days building sandcastles, paddling in the sea and playing beach cricket. The town of Filey has a variety of small shops and cafés, and glen gardens park is excellent for children. We like the fact you can walk easily from one end of Filey to the other, down to the harbour to watch the fishing boats and play in the arcades, or up into the country park to get some great views.

We have our favourite places to visit - Sewerby Hall (with a small zoo), Bempton cliffs RSPB, Flamborough, Scarborough and Whitby (including the steam railway to Pickering). All within a short drive.

What makes this house unique

"Sea Urchins" beach house is really close to the resort centre, so it's really easy to go for a quick dip in the pool, pick up a pizza from the cafe or go for a drink in the pub, all 2 mins walk.

There are only a few beach houses on the site, and they really are special. The bifold doors open up fully to let that sea breeze in. The pitch of the roof gives a lot of ceiling height in all the rooms, which are all decorated and furnished in the New England style.

The kitchen contains a large fridgefreezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer, so everything you could need.

We have left a selection of beach toys, toys, jigsaws, books and DVDs for our guests to use.

The house has the additional benefit of a large outside store, which means more space for you inside the house, and lots you can borrow from us whilst you are staying.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house has everything you could ask for (particularly when trying to entertain kids!). Thanks to Paula for providing us with lots of information and we couldn't have felt more welcome. Will definitely stay again! Thanks.
Sep 2015
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Filey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 585 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite wet room - toilet , shower
    Shower room - toilet , shower
  • Ensuite wet room with walk-in shower to master, ensuite with shower cubicle to second bedroom (with additional door leading into hallway). Both with sensor-controlled lighting and fan, and heated towel rails.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Bunks and a trundle bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2 Bedrooms, kingsize plus full-sized bunks/trundle Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with kingsize bed, double wardrobe, dressing table, bedside tables. Bedroom 2 with full-size bunks and pull-out trundle (which can be raised to standard bed height). Built in double wardrobe, chest of drawers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
A perfect getaway for families, couples and friends. Room for up to 5 (plus baby). To avoid the OD/home away "service fee" for online payments, we accept alternative payment methods - bank transfers, cheques and paypal. Please ask about these if interested, when you make an enquiry. Dogs welcome - up to two well-behaved dogs (maybe more if small) welcome with prior agreement, for No extra fee in 2017. Free unlimited wifi. Non-smoking throughout. The property is set within almost 90 acres of beautifully landscaped parkland, including children's play area, football pitch, wildflower meadow, fishing lake, putting green, tennis court. There is a pub, cafe and shop/pharmacy on site. Private road down to the beach. Free use of heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room and gym. Linens, towels, tea-towel and welcome pack all provided for your arrival. The property is professionally cleaned before and after your stay.


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Sea Urchins Beach House - sleeps 5 - pool/gym, wifi, near beach, pet-friendly
average rating of 4.774194 based on 65 reviews

A great long weekend in this lovely beach house.

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic beach house on The Bay Holiday Site, well equipped with everything you need for a great holiday, clean and we were warm with the very efficient heating and log burner as well. Would recommend 100%. Thank you Paula and Tim for nice break.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We are just home from a fantastic stay at Seaurchin Beach House! The house was great, beautiful decor, very well equipped in all areas including toys/dvds/games as well as everything you need in the kitchen. We loved the outside furniture too & used it for breakfast everyday! Thank you very much for a brilliant holiday!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Beautiful chalet, very well equipped and appointed in a lovely setting.

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely laid out, ideal for families. Lots of books, dvds and games to keep you amused if the weather is not kind to you. Lovely setting very close to the beach.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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well equipped beach house with nice personal touches, nice and relaxing in a nice area..

  • 4 of 5

LOVELY relaxing holiday

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & comfortable family beach house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful beach house set in an ideal location. The house was perfect for our little family. It had everything you could possibly need for a week's holiday. Correspondence with Paula was excellent.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property, well kept, very comfortable and clean. The aim of spending a relaxing time with the family was truly met!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
John Paul Jones pub
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Lorenzos pizzeria and restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Filey bay
Car: recommended


10 minutes walk to the sandy beach which stretches for miles, and is suitable for swimming and body-boarding.


3 miles drive into the seaside town of Filey where there are lots of shops including Tesco supermarket.

Just a short drive to Bempton RSPB reserve, Sewerby Hall and Zoo, Bridlington, Flamborough, and a bit further to Scarborough (8 miles).

Whitby and Pickering are around a 40-50 min drive away but great for a day trip or a ride on the renowned North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Flamingoland is 40 mins drive. The beautiful city of York, and the port of Hull (the Deep aquarium is worthy of a visit) are around an hour.

Further Details:

Sea Urchins was new to the market in 2015 and we look forward to welcoming guests again in 2016. If you have any questions which we haven't covered in the description, please do email us.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $140
Pet Fee $28

Booking Notes:

To avoid the new service charge of 6-8% of rental amount, please ask about our alternative payment methods (paypal, bank transfer, and personal cheque).

A non-refundable £150 deposit is required on booking, with the balance payable 4 weeks prior to stay. A security bond of £150 per visit will be charged at the time of final payment and refunded within 2 weeks of visit end providing no loss or damage has occured. If the booking is within 4 weeks of arrival then the full amount (and security bond) is required at time of booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually Monday, Friday or Saturday. However, other days will be considered particularly in low season. Check-in usually from 4pm, check-out by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Price includes free pass to leisure facilities and a welcome pack. Free unlimited wifi. It also covers a full clean before and after your stay, beds made up for your arrival, towels and utilities. One or two small dogs permitted, no extra fee for bookings taken in Jan 2016. For breaks from October to February inclusive, we provide logs and kindling for the wood-burner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund