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A sunny & relaxing haven on the Sandbanks Peninsula

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

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).

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

A sunny & relaxing haven on the Sandbanks Peninsula
average rating of 4.923077 based on 56 reviews

Lovely Sandbanks holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our weeks stay in this cosy yet spacious property which had a modern well equipped kitchen,comfortable beds and a relaxing lounge area.The decking area accessed from the kitchen was made good use of when the sun was out.The location is excellent and the area itself has a Mediterranean feel .Good places to eat about 10/15 mins drive away but also a Rick Stein restaurant 10 mins walk.The welcome pack was much appreciated and Jonathan/Helen were available for any queries. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
11.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Cafe Shore - Sandbanks
Nearest Ferry
5.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Parkstone Golf Course
Nearest Train
3.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
27 Miles
Cadnam - M27
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Cafe Shore
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $312
Cleaning & Laundry $187

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Sandbanks House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • 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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