Impressive 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom same level flat set within historic building
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 Boscombe
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 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 and high chair.
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: July 19, 2016 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat Ideally situated for the beach, Bournemouth and surrounding area June 07, 2016 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat It has everything May 27, 2016 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat Wife and mom May 05, 2016 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat Wonderful, safe and comfortable April 28, 2016 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat Very clean, ideally located, soft beds, and spacious March 17, 2016 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat Exactly like home January 10, 2016 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat Boscombes best kept secret is out! October 10, 2015 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat Great Retreat October 01, 2015 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat Lovely apartment - perfect for access to Boscombe beach and surroundings September 13, 2015 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat A great property - a real home from home!! August 25, 2015 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat Well appointed apartment close to the beach. July 14, 2015 187162 Boscombe - Reef - Retreat Really great apartment
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 24
Great apartment in a really lovely location.
My sister and I really enjoyed our stay at Burlington mannor in Boscombe.
The property was very clean and spacious.
All of the amenities you could think of were there in the apartment.
It was a lovely touch that hand washes were available in both bathrooms as we only brought one ourselves.
The beds were very comfortable and we had a great nights sleep all of the nights we stayed as it was quiet and peaceful at night times.
There was plenty of room which was great.
Teresa was very quick to reply to messages I sent her which was very helpful.
The gym was really good and we enjoyed our workout sessions also.
The entrance hall was always very clean and was very well decorated.
10 out of 10.
We will definalty stay again in the future.
Beach is close by and plenty with restaurants.
Shops were a five minute walk and Boscombe bus station was also very near.
Thanks Teresa for making our stay so enjoyable.
Thank you for your very comprehensive review. We are so glad that you and your sister enjoyed staying at Boscombe Reef Retreat and that you were able to make use of the gym facilities. We will be very happy to welcome you back in the future, there is so much to do and explore in this beautiful part of the south coast.
The best place we have stayed thank you
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are very pleased that you had such a lovely time and enjoyed staying at Boscombe Reef Retreat. We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you all back again.
Wonderful apartment, a real home from home, with everything you would need thought of.
Professional service from start to finish. Theresa, the owner, is in contact with you throughout and the apartment really surpasses your expectations. Great location for a lovely family holiday.
Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased that you had such a lovely holiday.
This was a great surprise. We normally are not fond of garden condos, but this one is the exception. A very well appointed home whether you want to go to the beach, cook, read, play games or do nothing.
Very nicely decorated. They thought of everything. Excellent location to the beach, restaurants and public transportation.
Very easy to work with. We would highly recommend this home.
We had a very relaxing stay.
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 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
• Cruising (motor & sail)
• Fossil Hunting / Geology
• Gig Racing / Rowing
• Horse riding
• Paragliding and Hang Gliding
• Personal Watercraft• Powerboating
• Rock Climbing
• Sea Kayaking
• Sea Angling
• Stand Up Paddleboarding
• Water skiing / Wake Board
• Wildlife Watching
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 sidewalk café’s. Enjoy an active day in London and return to the peace and tranquility of Boscombe Reef Retreat.