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A sunny & relaxing haven on the Sandbanks Peninsula

51 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Dorset House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Welcome to The Retreat, a wonderfully relaxing beach house located in the heart of the famous Sandbanks pensula. With parking for at least 3 cars you will never find yourself looking for a parking space. The Sandbanks peninsula is surrounded by water, making the air is fresh, the pace relaxing and the beaches and sailing excellent.

If you sail, the Royal Motor Yacht Club is within 100m and offers visitors berthing by arrangement. If your prefer mountain biking you are at the gateway of some of the best mountain bike trails on the south coast. Simply cross the chain ferry (200-300m away) and enjoy the challenging trails and stunning views from the Purbeck hills. If you like lazing away sunny days on the beach, The Retreat is perfectly located with the award winning beaches of Sandbanks (250m) and Studland (400m) on your doorstep.

If you prefer to spend the day in a luxury Spa, then the Harmony Spa is just 300m from the house (see details and prices at the bottom of this page).

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Helen (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Why Helen chose Dorset

5 minutes walk to Sandbanks beaches.

This used to be our home and so is furnished to a high standard. We are very proud of it and ensure it is maintained to a level we would expect in a holiday home.

What makes this house unique

Decked area and a garden

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful vacation here to celebrate our 60th Wedding Anniversary. Thank you for all your care and concern.
Apr 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 51 traveler reviews

A sunny & relaxing haven on the Sandbanks Peninsula
average rating of 4.9215684 based on 55 reviews
5

Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The house is very modern internally and well equipped, with everything we needed for a 3 generations holiday. The garden is a real bonus as it gives a safe place for kids to play. Off street parking is also really valuable in a busy place like Sandbanks. Location perfect for the beach, as well as a great Rick Stein restaurant. We highly recommend it as a holiday base.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect Location for the Perfect Staycation

  • 5 of 5

The retreat is a very charming property which makes you feel relaxed and comfortable as if you were in a familiar surrounding. It is a few minutes walk to the beach which was perfect for us as we have 18 month twins so we always on the look out for things that make life a little easier! The garden was also a perfect little haven for them and a great spot for us to relax with a glass of wine once they were in bed. The garden has a few steps down to the lawn which was fine for our twins as they are good walkers but might be tricky if you had a baby that was just starting to walk.

We would definitely recommend the retreat and the sandbanks for a holiday destination and I'm sure it won't be our last visit.

We were very lucky with the weather that obviously helped 😎

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Fabulous property

  • 5 of 5

Location is excellent as it is close enough to the beach for us to bring the toddler back for her lunchtime nap. Beautifully appointed property with a homely feel. We had a super family holiday and will definently be back. (Not impressed with Rick Stien's restaurant.)

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Relaxing holiday in a spacious property

  • 5 of 5

Jonathan and Helen are great hosts , very welcoming, and just around the corner if you need anything. The house is spacious , modern , and in a quiet area, but just 5 minutes walk to the amazing beaches of Sandbanks, and a short walk to the Studland Bay ferry ( not to be missed) . There are a variety of eating options nearby, and the house has a decent sized garden with a decked area and seating to enjoy the sunshine, and a grassy area for children to play on. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Great house great hosts

  • 5 of 5

Really great we have been 3 times now and will keep coming back

Top notch house in great location

Walk to beach perfect family holiday

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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A great property and location for all the family!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property, a home from home, ideal for a family and close to all facilities in Sandbanks. I would thoroughly recommend you to visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
11.4 Miles
Bournemouth
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Cafe Shore - Sandbanks
Nearest Ferry
5.1 Miles
Poole
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Parkstone Golf Course
Nearest Train
3.6 Miles
Parkstone
Nearest Motorway
27 Miles
Cadnam - M27
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Cafe Shore
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sandbanks
Car: not necessary

There's also an extra touch of luxury to make your holiday that little bit more special!

The Harmony Spa is part of the Haven Hotel and is a little known gem (just 300m away). It can be booked on a daily basis. All Day Memberships include full use of the Harmony Spa’s facilities: Floodlit Astroturf tennis court, fully equipped cardiovascular gym, sauna, steam room experience shower, outdoor hot tub, indoor splash pool with swim fit spa and three hydrotherapy pools, heated outdoor swimming pool (seasonal) poolside bar and grill, private access to miles of sandy beaches.

Day Membership

Full use of facilities, complimentary towel

£50.00 Adults

£25.00 Children

Deluxe Day Membership

Full use of facilities, reserved day bed, complimentary robe slippers and towels, 2 course lunch from our bar and grill menu and a bottle of Beach Life wine.

Prior Booking is required

£140.00 for 2 Adults

http://www.havenhotel.co.uk/leisure-clubs/

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Rates & Availability

Poole House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 3 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,220
 
 
Late Summer (3 night min stay)
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$196
From
$241
Fri,Sat
$1,463
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn (3 night min stay)
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$178
From
$219
Fri,Sat
$1,331
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 16 (3 night min stay)
Oct 30 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$158
From
$195
Fri,Sat
$1,179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,753
 
 
Spring (min 3 night stay)
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$192
From
$236
Fri,Sat
$1,430
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
May Bank Holiday
Apr 29 2017 - May 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$235
From
$289
Fri,Sat
$1,753
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$209
From
$258
Fri,Sat
$1,562
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Bank Holiday
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$284
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$2,135
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer 2
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$235
From
$289
Fri,Sat
$1,753
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,247
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$192
From
$236
Fri,Sat
$1,430
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn Half Term
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,555
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Laundry $119
Refundable damage deposit $329

A 25% booking deposit is payable immediately on booking and is non returnable.

Full rental payment is due 6 weeks before arrival date.

A returnable security/damages deposit is also payable 6 weeks before the arrival date.

We provide special rates with a complimentary bottle of Prosecco for romatics long weekend getaways over the winter, so please enquire for more details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Dorset House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Mixer shower for washing hair etc.
  • Bathroom 2 has a mixer shower for washing hair etc.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Linen and towels are provided, however you will need to bring beach towels.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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