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A sunny & relaxing haven on the Sandbanks Peninsula

Helen

Member since: 2012
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People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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A sunny & relaxing haven on the Sandbanks Peninsula

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Poole - The Retreat

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
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2015

Why Helen chose Poole

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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People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 41 holidaymaker reviews

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A sunny & relaxing haven on the Sandbanks Peninsula
average rating of 4.902439 based on 45 reviews
5

Fantastic place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

This really is a lovely place to stay. The house is like a home away from home, very comfortable and well equipped. Fantastic location for the beach and all the nearby attractions. The whole family enjoy staying here, it is safe for the children. It was our third stay here and as always the welcome from Helen and Jonathan was second to none. Hopefully will return soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great house, great location and well presented

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at 'the retreat'. The house is fantastically well fitted out and perfectly located in the middle of sandbanks. Helen and Jonathan who own the property live just round the corner and are on hand if necessary. They kindly provided a travel cot for the holiday which was very useful. Can't wait to go back. Maybe next summer!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing month in this home from home. So close to the beautiful beaches and water sports and plenty to do in and around area. We tried all the restaurants recommended by Helen! The house was perfect for us with everything we needed and a lovely welcoming feel, cosy, homely and clean with plenty of space inside and out. Many thanks to the owners for going out of their way to help us. We would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A beautiful home for a relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

We received a very warm welcome on arrival. The house is immaculate and stylish but also well equipped and comfortable to live in. And the location is great - a quiet, peaceful road just a few minutes walk from the beach and marinas. A really good base for a family short break.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Relaxing Break in a Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

The Retreat is just wonderful, with a clean, bright, modern and comfortable interior, fitted out with everything you could possibly need, complete with a lovely decked area to relax on after a long hard day on the beach.

We have stayed in many self catering cottages etc, over the years and The Retreat is one of the best we have been to. It is ideally located so you can walk to the beach and local restaurants/cafes, car ferry, etc; and it was really nice not to have to use the car so much.

Helen and Jonathan were great hosts and made us feel very welcome which was really appreciated.

Although we have been to Dorset on several occasions we had not visited Sandbanks and it didn't disappoint, the weather was amazing, sunshine every day. Sandbanks and Studland Beaches are amazing and we spent much of our time relaxing on them. A trip to Brownsea Island is a must and is great for exploring and wonderful views.

Our week was over all too quickly and although we didn't want to leave, we returned home fully relaxed and refreshed after a wonderful holiday and would love to go back in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Brilliant Beach Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd visit and we had a wonderful time again. We will be back next year. If you like being walking distance from stunning beaches this is a great place to be!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

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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Prices & Availability

From £957 Weekly

Prices for this holiday house in Poole, Dorset

Rental Basis:
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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Summer
3 May 2015 - 19 Jun 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 7 nights
£1,395
 
 
Summer
20 Jun 2015 - 5 Sep 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,740
for 7 nights
£1,740
 
 
Autumn (3 night min stay)
6 Sep 2015 - 7 Nov 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,220
for 7 nights
£1,220
 
 
Winter (3 nights min stay)
8 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£957
for 7 nights
£957
 
 
Chirstmas
20 Dec 2015 - 27 Dec 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,740
for 7 nights
£1,740
 
 
NewYear
28 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,740
for 7 nights
£1,740
 

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Notes Thanks for looking at our lovely holiday home...whichever holiday home you select, we hope you have a fantastic time!

For dates marked with a 3 night minimum stay (off-peak) the pricing is calculated as follows. During the off-peak season we are happy to be more flexible with the changeover day to enable long weekends.

3-4 nights = 80% of weekly rate
5 nights = 85% of weekly rate
6 nights = 90%
Booking deposit is payable immediately on booking and is non returnable.

Full rental payment is due 6 weeks before arrival date.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Poole in Dorset

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Mixer shower for washing hair etc.
  • Bathroom 2 has a mixer shower for washing hair etc.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Linen and towels are provided, however you will need to bring beach towels.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse 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
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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