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Geoff and Hilda

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Well presented Semi-det House ideal for relaxing break - Scenery, Golf, Beach

58 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Portstewart House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6

The property is a three bedroom semi-detached house. It is situated in the attractive town of Portstewart on the majestic north coast. The town has a picturesque harbour and promenade with a two-mile long beach. On the Promenade you will find a children play area, paddling pool and more. The house is off the main road , literally about a six minute/0.8km walk to the Promenade.

There is an open plan Living/Dining Area and a separate Kitchen downstairs, with two double and one single (with sturdy bunks) bedrooms upstairs. The living/dining area, hall and upstairs bedrooms all have wooden floors. The stairs and landing are carpeted. Outside there is a garage where you can hang your wet suits, store your surfboards, bicycles, etc. There is quite a large front side garden and enclosed side and rear gardens to keep the little ones safe. On the rear patio there is garden furniture (table and chairs). Fuel for the fire is also available in the coal-house. Wi-fi is available.

There are so many things to see and do in the area and beyond. Here are a few suggestions;

- Stroll down to the Promenade and peruse the shops

- Walk from the house, over the hill to the coastal path, the Strand, Barmouth or the Promenade and beyond.

- Play bowls, tennis, putting, golf or surf on Portstewart Strand Within a few miles there are Golf courses in Portstewart (3), Portrush (2), Bushmills and a 9 hole course between the two Ports.

- to the east visit Dunluce Castle, Bushmills Distillery, Giants Causeway, Carrick-a-rede rope Bridge and Ballycastle and Rathlin Island. (Bring your National Trust Card)

- to the west visit Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne for a walk.(One of the most photographed scenes in Ireland)

- Travel by train from Coleraine to Derry/Londonderry, one of Michael Palin’s Great Railway Journeys. Walk on the historic Derry walls.

- A ferry will take you from Magilligan to Greencastle in Donegal where you can go for a wonderful days drive round the Inishowen Peninsula.

- You must check out the Antrim Coast Road, described as 'one of the top 5 driving trips in the world'.

- A day trip to our capitol, Belfast, is only 1 hour 15 minutes away.

- In Portstewart there are many restaurants,or try Portrush for a change.

- The nearest Tourist Information Office is in Coleraine; the Library situated below the Townhall on the Promenade has a little information, the Library also has internet access, which is free to members or a small charge if not.

Please Note: We respond promptly to all enquiries, usually within a few hours. If you do not receive a reply from us within 24 hrs we recommend you check your junk/spam mail box or telephone us. Thank you.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Geoff and Hilda (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Geoff and Hilda

I am a retired Civil Servant, and for most of my working life I was in the computer software and security business. I was born in Portstewart and lived there until I got married to Hilda in 1971,

when I moved to Belfast. Hilda trained and nursed in the RVH Belfast before and after we had 3 children. Hilda has now been a counsellor for the last 20 years. We have four grandchildren.

Why Geoff and Hilda chose Northern Ireland

1 Seafield Park was Hilda's family home from 1966 after moving from Belfast. Two years later Hilda moved back to Belfast to train as a nurse in the RVH. We have owned the house from about 2001. It has been fully renovated and fitted out with high quality furnishings, kitchen appliances and units.

We try to ensure that the property in kept in 5 star condition, not only for our own use but to share with you, our guests.

What makes this house unique

We have 3 grown up children and 4 grandchildren. They have all spent many happy holidays in this house which is now fully equipped and modernised for present day living. The property is in a peaceful location yet very convenient to the beach, our promenade and all the magnificent scenery of the North Coast and Donegal. We have private parking and an enclosed back garden

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a great time in the Porstewart area, partly thanks to your sympathetic and friendly welcome, comfort, and quality of your home; we felt there (almost ...) like at home (worry less). Thank you for having so much thought to the welfare of your tenants! Everything was perfect for us.

The very pleasant weather, the uncrowded period with tourists, beautiful places, very welcoming and warm irish people (which should still learn French!). Everything was there for a great stay, despite an unpleasant red car and moving on the left!

We have not had time to discover Derry or Belfast especially; it’s a pity, but we intend to return to Ireland a fourth time!
Sep 2015
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Reviews

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based on 58 traveler reviews

Well presented Semi-det House ideal for relaxing break - Scenery, Golf, Beach
average rating of 4.9827585 based on 64 reviews
5

Fantastic house and base to explore Northern Ireland Causeway coast

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house.Geoff and Hilda went out their way to make our stay go smoothly.Lots of personal touches in the house that made it home from home..especially with two young children.So much to do and explore in the area which we did, from the Giants Causeway, Carrick a rede rope bridge, boogie boarding on the Strand beach, fish and chips at Harry Shack ( a must!) to ice cream at Morelli on the promenade.We were even fortunate to watch the Airshow...Red Arrows and fireworks and all and to top it off we attended my best friends wedding Fantastic holiday!

Will definitely recommend Geoff and Hildas house to friends and family.Thanks for fab holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent comfortable house, perfect location .

  • 5 of 5

We stayed just three nights but felt right at home.Location in town was great just a stroll from the seafront and restaurants bars etc.

There is a nearby Tesco and Spar store for all your needs. Geoff 's garage provides for the younger ones with buckets and spades and windbreakers. Off road parking,central heating (not needed),audio/visual entertainment excellent complimented with games for all ages.

Had a wonderful stay perfect for families.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Des for your review. Glad you enjoyed our home with all the gadgets, etc. At the seaside it doesn't take much to keep the young ones occupied, just give them their bucket and spade and they're happy. They will have wonderful memories playing with their Grandma and Grandpa at the seaside. Now that you have had the three day trial package, perhaps we will see you for longer next time. Looking forward to it
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Spotlessly Clean House in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 4 day break in Portstewart staying in this lovely house. The house was Spotlessly clean and had everything we required for our stay. A very well equipped house and very comfortable beds. Great location to explore the North Coast. Could not find fault with anything. Our hosts Geoff and Hillary were very jolly and provided us with an information booklet prior to our stay, telling us everything we needed to know. I would certainly recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your review Gillian. It was a pleasure to be hosts to you and the other three charming ladies. We are pleased you enjoyed the weather and were able to mix some shopping with your sightseeing! I know you also enjoyed your visit to Londonderry which is not too far away. We look forward to have you return to us in the near future.
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Wonderful house, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year in a row our family have stayed at this amazing home in Portstewart. The house is well equipped with a beautiful garden and comfortably fits our 3 teenagers. The walk to golf is easy as is the walk to the beach beach. Close to pubs and restaurants. Easy access by bus to Portrush and Coleraine. We will return again and again!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle we are glad you all enjoyed yourselves again this year. It's a long way to come from Phoenix, Arizona. I know you like the climate in Portstewart, sunshine or not. You mention two very popular pastimes whilst in Portstewart, playing golf and going to the beach, both convenient to our house. We are also very convenient to all the wonderful 'Tourist Attractions' and more important to all the natural beauty of the North Coast. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.
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A lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying here. It's a lovely house in a great location, just a short walk from the promenade. Perfect for our young family. Very clean, well equipped and comfortable. The owners are very easy to communicate with and provide all the necessary information for the house. We would highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming back to see us Sarah, with your little baby girl now all grown up and with your new addition. The North coast has so much to offer to all ages, no one is left out. We look forward to having you back to stay in 'your new holiday home'. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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Beautiful 'home from home'

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a lovely week at this property with my daughter and 2 young grandchildren. The house was spotlessly clean and exceptionally well equipped. The enclosed back garden was perfect for our 3 year old. There were lots of games and even buckets and spades for trips to the beach. It was an easy 10 minute walk to the promenade with its array of places to eat. We received a very warm welcome from Geoff and Hilda on arrival and would have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our home. It was lovely to meet you with your daughter and family. Many others have also commented on how convenient we are to the Promenade, where it all happens and of course the beach. A little further afield we have all the attractions of the North Coast. Everywhere you go up here you get the free Atlantic breezes. Hope to see you all again soon.
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Map

Nearest Airport
76 Kilometres
Belfast International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
The Anchor Inn
Nearest Ferry
93 Kilometres
Belfast
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Portstewart Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Coleraine
Nearest Motorway
44 Kilometres
M2 Junction 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
The Anchor Inn
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Portstewart Strand (Blue Flag)
Car: not necessary

Portstewart is a quite, sedate resort, with a picturesque harbour and promenade and to the west is the sweeping two-mile stretch of Portstewart Strand. Great golf courses including Portstewart and Royal Portrush which was the venue for Irish Open 2012. Travel east and within 20 minutes you can visit Dunluce Castle, Bushmills Distillery, Giant's Causeway. Travel a little further see Carrig-a-rede ropebridge and Ballycastle and a little boat trip to Rathlin Island and do a spot of Bird Watching. Portstewart has wonderful coastal walks to Blue Flag beaches, swim, surf or lie in the dunes and soak up the sun. If you want to play, there is Tennis, Bowls, Putting, Sea Fishing trips from the local harbour, surfing on Portstewart Strand or for a change try Portrush and of course Championship Golf courses in Portstewart and Portrush. Go west to Derry / Londonderry (was UK City of Culture 2013, about 1hr. drive) and Co.Donegal for more magnificent scenery. Come during May for the International North West 200 Motor Cycle Race Week; July for the N.I. Milk Cup football Tournament and 'Keswick at Portstewart'; September for the N.I. International Air Show. These are just a few of the highlights. Remember each season gives a different experience.

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Rates & Availability

Portstewart House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid Season
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
$124
$646
$1,950
 
 
Low Season
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$135
$514
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$130
$663
 
 
Low Season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$130
$533
 
 
Easter
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$657
 
 
Low Season
Apr 15 2017 - May 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$130
$533
 
 
NW200
May 7 2017 - May 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
$780
 
 
High Season
May 14 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$143
$676
 
 
IRISH OPEN @ Portstewart
Jul 5 2017 - Jul 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
$338
 
 
Peak Season
Jul 10 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$761
 
 
High Season
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$676
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$117
$637
$2,470
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $325

A weekend night refers to a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
A 30% deposit is required to confirm the booking. The remaining balance must be paid 8 weeks before rental commences.
There is a £200 damage deposit payable with the remaining balance. This will be returned within 14 days of departure.
Cancellation Policy: Dep. and balance will be re-paid in full if the property can be re-booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Portstewart House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has an electric shower in the bath and a small bathroom cabinet. Toilet step for small children.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - Sturdy Bunk Bed and Travel Cot
  • In each bedroom there is a built-in wardrobe and a four drawer chest. The double bedrooms have two 3-drawer bedside cabinets. There are two chairs in each room for your convenience. there is a radio in the double bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The hob in the kitchen is a four ring gas hob. The music available is a small number CD's of different genres of music, a number of DVD's are also available. Elderly are of course very welcome, however you will have to consider that all bedrooms are upstairs.

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