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Luxury 2BR apartment close to beaches, sea, independent restaurants & shops

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Impressive 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom split level apartment conveniently located

The apartment

Impressive 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom split level apartment/maisonette conveniently located just minutes from Boscombe pier, beach, new artificial reef and many restaurants, bars and shops. Bed linen and towels are included. A travel cot and highchair are also provided.

Set within the prestigious Burlington Mansions a former Victorian luxury hotel which has been affectionately restored into luxury apartments, each one being unique with many of the original features retained. The flat, suitable for 4 people was newly furnished and redecorated in 2015. It has two entrances and is located on the ground and first floors.Both the master and twin bedrooms have en-suites and there is a further WC downstairs. The lounge/dining area is very spacious with a large window that lets in lots of natural day light. The kitchen is fully fitted with everything to make this flat perfect for a self-catering holiday.Burlington Mansions is a 5 minute walk to the beach at Boscombe, with Europe’s 1st artificial reef and pier. A good selection of shops, restaurants and bars can be found in several directions within close proximity. The centre of Boscombe is 5 minutes walking and Bournemouth centre can be reached by car in 10 minutes. Bournemouth beach is a pleasant stroll along from Boscombe beach or a short ride on the Land Train.

Local Area

Boscombe is a suburb of Bournemouth which is on the map in its own right thanks to a beautiful sandy beach and Europe’s first artificial surf reef. The reef is the size of a football pitch and since its opening in 2009 has fast become a popular destinations for both beginner and experienced surfers. Built in 1888 and fully restored in 2007, Boscombe pier is an impressive sight with its unique aircraft wing design entrance, new decking, lighting and viewing section at the end. Boscombe Cliff Gardens offers an impressive view that stretches from Hengistbury Head, through Bournemouth all the way to Poole Harbour. There is an impressive variety of quality restaurants, pubs and cocktail bars just minutes from the maisonette, several of which offer regular live music.The centre of Boscombe has a good range of high street name and independent stores and on Thursdays and Saturdays a bustling market where you will find fresh fruit and vegetable, meat and fresh seafood stalls as well as many clothing stalls.Once described by Thomas Hardy as the ‘Mediterranean lounging place on the English Channel,’ Bournemouth is an ever popular tourist destination with its 7 miles of award winning blue flag golden beaches. Beach huts were invented here in 1908, and those original huts (the oldest in the world) can still be rented today. The award winning Central Gardens stretch from the sea at Bournemouth pier for several miles down the Valley of the river Bourne and includes the Pleasure Gardens, the Bournemouth Eye Balloon and the Pavillion.The free Air Festival from 18th – 21st August features incredible air displays, attractions and fantastic evening entertainment, and has been selected as a finalist in the 2010/11 South West England Tourism Awards.The Christmas Market from 18th November to Christmas Eve features German inspired chalets, an Alpine chalet style bar, carol singers and a brass band as well as the usual food, drink and present stalls and visits from Santa himself.There is a thriving youth culture here due to the high university population and many language school students. The seeds of new business culture are revolving around surfing and a Californian lifestyle is emerging.

Southern England

Central Southern England is a very popular tourist destination and benefits from not only a spectacular coastline but beautiful countryside and the New Forest. The area has so much to offer, from the country’s finest seafood restaurants, to country pubs; from castles and museums to adventure parks. The New Forest is a national park which combines ancient woodlands, forest glades and wonderful open spaces, great for peaceful walks. Ponies, cattle and deer still graze freely as they have done for centuries. Dorset has amazing beauty with 140km of coastline, from Lyme Regis to Christchurch which features a selection of the UK’s best beaches. Many of the towns and villages have popular tourist pulls: Chesil Bank with the stunning 25km barren pebble beach stretching from Weymouth to Bridgeport; Dorchester with its 6000 years of history, Roman relics and Higher Bockhampton – Thomas Hardy’s birthpalce; and Lyme Regis which was featured in the Meryl Steep and Jeremy Irons film 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' and where the best fossil hunting in the country can be done.In the area, there is a museum for everyone, if the Tank Museum in Bovington doesn’t appeal to you, maybe the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester would, or the award winning Brewers Quay in Weymouth.There are 140 picturesque villages in the region, featuring quaint names like Toller Porcorum, Nettlescombe and Cerne Abbas. Adventure Wonderland is a family fun park with themed rides and entertainment, including shows featuring characters from Alice in Wonderland and boasts one of the largest mazes in the UK.

More Details

Owner
Teresa
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Teresa

My family have lived in this area since the early 1900's and I grew up here. It wasn't until I lived abroad that I fully appreciated this beautiful area of the UK. We currently live an hour away but get down to the coast whenever we can. I love to travel and try to use my experiences home abroad to enhance our guests stay.

I am into health, fitness and wellbeing and try to practice what I preach- I am a nurse by profession so this a helps! I enjoy spending time with family and friends at home and abroad.

Teresa purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Teresa chose Bournemouth

Our guests have described Boscombe Reef Retreat as a 'home from home'. we do our best to provide everything you need to make your holiday a fabulous experience.

We love the beautiful historical building of Burlington Mansions and hope our guests will appreciate the combination of a historic building with modern facilities.

We offer free WiFi and internet, free parking and have Virgin Media cable TiVo TV with a vast selection of TV channels. The property is suitable for young and old alike. If you have a young family we provide a travel cot, high chair and stair gate. There is a downstairs cloakroom (toilet and sink) and upstairs each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom.

What makes this apartment unique

Set within the prestigious Burlington Mansions a former Victorian luxury hotel Boscombe Reef Retreat offer two self-contained 2 bedroom holiday apartments fitted to a very high standard. We are located just 500m from the vibrant seafront and access to 7 miles of golden sandy beaches. A good selection of shops, restaurants and bars can be found in several directions within close proximity.

REVIEWS- we are new to HomeAway from August 2016 but have been renting our properties since 2010 and have a Certificate of Excellence Award with over 40 5* Tripadvisor reviews from our very satisfied guests. You can also see our guestbook page on our website where our guests have written about their stay.

Some of our reviews:

A very nice flat, a very nice holiday! *****

Left on Aug 2, 2016 for a stay in Jul 2016

We had a 7-day holiday at Boscombe Reef Retreat at the end of July 2016 and really enjoyed our stay. The flat was very large and all the rooms and furniture were in excellent state. Had a problem with the dishwasher, it was sorted out immediately by the owners. Plenty of stuff also for kids, our daughters loved it. Perfect location for Boscombe seafront and only a 5-min drive away from Bournemouth seafront and amenities. Visited Paulton's park, Palmer's farm, Oceanarium among other things - so much to do with young children.

May 04, 2016 144422 Boscombe Reef Retreat Our favorite place in Bournemouth

March 16, 2016 144422 Boscombe Reef Retreat Absolutely recommend - we came back quickly!

December 03, 2015 144422 Boscombe Reef Retreat Absolutely recommend

November 05, 2015 144422 Boscombe Reef Retreat Excellent holiday flat

October 08, 2015 144422 Boscombe Reef Retreat Excellent holiday let with lovely furnishings and fittings

September 28, 2015 144422 Boscombe Reef Retreat STILL TOP OF THE CLASS

September 20, 2015 144422 Boscombe Reef Retreat Outstanding comfort, very spacious and extremely clean.

September 20, 2015 144422 Boscombe Reef Retreat Five star plus

Guestbook comments from the owner

Third visit and once again very impressed with location, and standard of accommodation and furnishings. Clearly the owners have put a good deal of thought into providing a 'home from home' for their guests. If you are looking for top quality accommodation in Boscombe/Bournemouth look no further.
Sep 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Bournemouth in Christchurch District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Downstairs cloakroom
  • Ensuite bathroom to Master Bedroom. Comprises of toilet, sink and bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Two single beds . 2nd bed is a roll under
  • Master Bedroom with stunning feature window and large seating area on window sill. King size bed, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers, walk in wardrobe. Ensuite bathroom attached. Travel cot available. Bedroom 2 has large cupboard where high chair and stair gate are stored. Additional pillows also kept here. Ensuite bathroom attached to Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our apartment is situated on ground floor and mezzanine level. Bedrooms and ensuites are upstairs- approximately 12 steps to upstairs. There is a cloakroom with downstairs toilet and two further ensuite bathrooms upstairs. A gym and pool table are available free of charge for our guests in the building. Details available on request.

Reviews

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Luxury 2BR apartment close to beaches, sea, independent restaurants & shops
average rating of 4.928571 based on 20 reviews
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Great apartment in a good location

  • 4 of 5

Everything was as described on the web-site. Great apartment which was very well furnished and close to the beaches and restaurants. It's hard to quantify but the apartment has a really nice feel to it and my wife and I, plus our son and grand-daughter had an amazing time. Teresa, the landlady, was attentive throughout our stay and ensured we had a special time. Thank-you.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Boscombe Reef Retreat despite the unseasonal weather. We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back when the weather is better so you can have the full experience of what this beautiful area has to offer.
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5

Comfortable and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Excellent, comfortable and cozy apartment in Boscombe. Kitchen was very well equipped, WiFi was excellent and beds comfortable. Having three bathrooms is definitely a plus, especially after a whole day surfing on a sandy beach. Location was perfect - very quite area, not noise at all at night. Just 5 min walk to Boscombe pier and 10min to ALDI supermarket. Teresa has been extremly helpful and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fab-u-lous

  • 5 of 5

Another fabulous New Year at this spacious, clean, well equipped, well positioned and in a beautiful building, apartment. Summer or winter this is the best place we have ever stayed in the area.

Lovely to wrap up warm and walk along the seafront or drive a few miles to Hengisby Head where the walk with views is beautiful. 10 miles out of town is the fabulous Moors Valley Park with lots of nature trails to walk. If you want to book for next New Year too late...... we are already booked, but we highly recommend for any other time of the year, whether for a short or long stay.

The owner, Teresa, is very friendly and prompt in reply to emails.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

One of the best experiences ever, we will be back!

  • 5 of 5

This retreat had everything I needed and then some, it was fully equipped for my needs. I also appreciated how Teresa responded to every detail even checking in with me during my stay, which is unheard of in the U.S.

The place was also nicely appointed and comfortable. I would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This luxury apartment exceeded all expectations.

  • 5 of 5

Luxury with everything you need away from home. Supremely comfortable beds and top quality furniture throughout. Close to beach, coastal walks and fab eateries. Teresa went above and beyond to ensure a seamless process from start to finish. We didn't want to leave. Burlington Mansions gives a warm welcome that makes you long for a return trip. Top marks for top specifications. Thank you xx

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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5

Very impressed with all the amenities, cleanliness and decor.

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable stress free holiday in modern, light, clean surroundings. Would certainly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Urban Reef
Great local beachfront bar and restaurant. Great food and cocktails, live music each week.
Reef Encounter
Local restaurant- 5 mins from apartment
Urban Beach
Mudeford
Beautiful scenery and local walks, accessible via Hengistbury Head either on foot or via lan...
Brownsea Island
Urban Renaissance Cafe at the Russell-Cotes Museum and Art Gallery
Peppa Pig World
I have not been here but our guests with young children love it here!!
Farmer Palmer's Farm Park
I have not visited here but our guests with young children have recommended it
Koh Thai Tapas - Bournemouth
Great local thai restaurant walking distance to Boscombe Reef Retreat
Highcliffe Castle Tea Rooms
Oceanarium
Perfect all weather attraction
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Bournemouth Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Urban Beach
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
SOLENT MEADS GOLF CENTRE
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Bournemouth Station
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
M27
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Reef Encounter
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Snowtrax Alpine Activity Centre- dry ski slope
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Honeycombe Beach and Boscombe Beach
Car: not necessary

BOSCOMBE

Boscombe is a suburb of Bournemouth which is on the map in its own right thanks to a beautiful sandy beach and Europe’s first artificial surf reef. The reef is the size of a football pitch and since its opening in 2009 has fast become a popular destinations for both beginner and experienced surfers.

Built in 1888 and fully restored in 2007, Boscombe pier is an impressive sight with its unique aircraft wing design entrance, new decking, lighting and viewing section at the end. Boscombe Cliff Gardens offers an impressive view that stretches from Hengistbury Head, through Bournemouth all the way to Poole Harbour.

There is an impressive variety of quality restaurants, pubs and cocktail bars just minutes from the maisonette, several of which offer regular live music.

The centre of Boscombe has a good range of high street name and independent stores and on Thursdays and Saturdays a bustling market where you will find fresh fruit and vegetable, meat and fresh seafood stalls as well as many clothing stalls.

BOURNEMOUTH

Once described by Thomas Hardy as the ‘Mediterranean lounging place on the English Channel,’ Bournemouth is an ever popular tourist destination with its 7 miles of award winning blue flag golden beaches. Beach huts were invented here in 1908, and those original huts (the oldest in the world) can still be rented today.

The award winning Central Gardens stretch from the sea at Bournemouth pier for several miles down the Valley of the river Bourne and includes the Pleasure Gardens, the Bournemouth Eye Balloon and the Pavilion.The free Bournemouth Air Festival every August features incredible air displays, attractions and fantastic evening entertainment, and was selected as a finalist in the 2010/11 South West England Tourism Awards.

The Christmas Market from mid November to Christmas Eve features German inspired chalets, an Alpine chalet style bar, carol singers and a brass band as well as the usual food, drink and present stalls and visits from Santa himself.

There is a thriving youth culture here due to the high university population and many language school students. The seeds of new business culture are revolving around surfing and a Californian lifestyle is emerging.

Local activities to try

• Beach Activities

• Boat Trips

• Coasteering

• Cruising (motor & sail)

• Cycling

• Diving

• Fossil Hunting / Geology

• Gig Racing / Rowing

• Horse riding

• Kitesurfing

• Paragliding and Hang Gliding

• Personal Watercraft• Powerboating

• Rock Climbing

• Rockpooling

• Sea Kayaking

• Sailing

• Sea Angling

• Snorkelling

• Stand Up Paddleboarding

• Surfing

• Swimming

• Water skiing / Wake Board

• Wildlife Watching

• Windsurfing

The West Country region

Central Southern England is a very popular tourist destination and benefits from not only a spectacular coastline but beautiful countryside and the New Forest. The area has so much to

offer, from the country’s finest seafood restaurants, to country pubs; from castles and museums to adventure parks.

The New Forest is a national park which combines ancient woodlands, forest glades and wonderful open spaces, great for peaceful walks. Ponies, cattle and deer still graze freely as

they have done for centuries.

Dorset has amazing beauty with 140km of coastline, from Lyme Regis to Christchurch which features a selection of the UK’s best beaches.

Many of the towns and villages have popular tourist pulls: Chesil Bank with the stunning 25km barren pebble beach stretching from Weymouth to Bridgeport; Dorchester with its 6000 years of history, Roman relics and Higher Bockhampton – Thomas Hardy’s birthplace;

and Lyme Regis which was featured in the Meryl Steep and Jeremy Irons film 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' and where the best fossil hunting in the country can be done.

In the area, there is a museum for everyone, if the Tank Museum in Bovington doesn’t appeal to you, maybe the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester would, or the award winning Brewers Quay in Weymouth.

There are 140 picturesque villages in the region, featuring quaint names like Toller Porcorum, Nettlescombe and Cerne Abbas.

Adventure Wonderland is a family fun park with themed rides and entertainment, including shows featuring characters from Alice in Wonderland and boasts one of the largest mazes in the UK.

For our international guests London is only 2hrs away on a quick direct train line. Bournemouth Station is 10 mins from the apartment where a train can be taken directly to London Waterloo. Waterloo Station is a short walk to many London attractions including The London Eye, Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament and the South Bank of the River Thames where there is a hive of activity with many restaurants, street artists and side walk café’s. Enjoy an active day in London and return to the peace and tranquility of Boscombe Reef Retreat.

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Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Your obligations

You agree to keep and leave the Property and the furnishings, kitchen equipment, crockery, glasses, clean and in the same condition as upon arrival.

You agree not to cause any damage to the walls, doors, windows, floors, fittings, fixtures or furnishings of the Property or to do anything that may be reasonably considered to cause a nuisance or annoyance to us or to any other occupier of adjoining or neighboring properties.

Wi-Fi and cable TV are provided. You agree that you are accountable, and assume full responsibility, for all content and activities by you or any guest on the Property when using those services during the period of your stay, including any added fees or charges.

You agree to take all necessary steps to safeguard your personal property. No liability to you is accepted in respect of damage to or loss of such property, except where the damage or loss is caused by our negligence.

We will assume no liability on account of flight cancellation or delays, loss or damage to baggage or other property, and/or accident or illness.

You may not allow more people to stay in the Property than expressly authorised, nor may you significantly change the makeup of the party during your stay in the Property. If you do so, we can refuse to hand over the Property to you, or can require you to leave it. We will treat any of these circumstances as a cancellation of the booking by you. Pets and smoking are strictly forbidden inside the Property.

You agree to allow us, or any or our representatives, access to the Property at any reasonable time during your stay for the purpose of essential repairs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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