Lovely modern and well-equipped house on award-winning "The Bay" development.
About Paula Foster
We are Paula and Tim Foster. We live in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. We bought this holiday home in spring 2014 for both our personal use for regular holidays with our 3 school age children and as an investment property. We stayed in an apartment on The Bay development in summer 2013 after hearing good things about it from friends who had stayed there previously. On our last day, we visited the sales office, and had a tour of their beach house show home, and the rest, they say, is history! We bought our beach house off plan, and chose the location as it was really convenient to the resort centre (1-2 mins walk) but on a quiet cul-de-sac with lots of communal green space for the children to play out on.
Paula Foster purchased this House in 2014
Why Paula Foster chose Filey
We were introduced to the resort of Filey around 7 years ago and we have holidayed there nearly every year since. The beach is excellent - clean, sandy and not too crowded. We have spent many happy days building sandcastles, paddling in the sea and playing beach cricket. The town of Filey has a variety of small shops and cafés, and glen gardens park is excellent for children. We like the fact you can walk easily from one end of Filey to the other, down to the harbour to watch the fishing boats and play in the arcades, or up into the country park to get some great views. We have our favourite places to visit - Sewerby Hall (with a small zoo), Bempton cliffs RSPB, Flamborough, Scarborough and Whitby (including the steam railway to Pickering). All within a short drive.
What makes this House unique
"Sea Urchins" beach house is really close to the resort centre, so it's really easy to go for a quick dip in the pool, pick up a pizza from the cafe or go for a drink in the pub, all 2 mins walk. There are only a few beach houses on the site, and they really are special. The bifold doors open up fully to let that sea breeze in. The pitch of the roof gives a lot of ceiling height in all the rooms, which are all decorated and furnished in the New England style. The kitchen contains a large fridgefreezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer, so everything you could need. We have left a selection of beach toys, toys, jigsaws, books and DVDs for our guests to use. The house has the additional benefit of a large outside store, which means more space for you inside the house, and lots you can borrow from us whilst you are staying.
No smoking inside the house.
Up to 2 dogs permitted, with prior agreement.
Bunk beds, pull out bed, high chair and cot.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Week break in Filey
The property was outstanding. It was immaculate inside with every home comfort you could wish for. The owner was exceptionally friendly and provided lovely personalised welcome information. The location was perfect with the playground, restaurant and swimming pool in close proximity. We had a fantastic week and would not hesitate to book again. Thank you so much for being so accommodating. We would highly recommend this accommodation.
Lovely chalet in safe location, easy walk to beach
Bright and cheerful chalet. Easy access to beach, pub and café. Nice beach walk to Filey for coffee / chips. Great for dogs.
I had a accident on the logs which are laid outside everywhere, due to this I had to come home nearly a week early anyone who is elderly has a disability or even children should be made aware.
I was very sorry to hear about your accident Angela, and that you decided to leave early. I have reported it to The Bay Manager who has said that the railway sleepers were assessed and considered low accident risk, although they are now considering whether to treat the logs or replace them in the future. As you know, I do advise guests to take care in the wet/cold on the sleepers in my joining instructions (it was torrential rain that week!) but I will see if I can make the text even larger/bolder to hopefully avoid any further accidents.
Great location, lovely complex with good facilities.
Overall really, really lovely...well equipped and perfect location near Filey beach. Paula reacted immediately when there was a problem with the drains. Very small gribble...would benefit from a freshen up and a few new kitchen towels/utensils.
Thanks for your review Adele. We replenished the utensils as soon as we received your feedback.
Beautifully presented and very well equipped
Filey, Filey beach and the surrounding area is well worth a visit. We were lucky and had great weather.
The Bay Resort is also well designed to suit your needs with many amenities catered for.
We felt the shop was rather lacking in good food and typical necessities and would put the icing on the cake if it provided an improved selection.
Thanks for taking the time to review Sea Urchins Beach House. I agree the shop isn't the best but it does sell the basics (bread, milk etc) and at least Tesco will deliver (and is only a few miles away).
Had a lovely few days great beach house will definitely stay again :-)
Thanks for your 5 star review Caroline.
10 minutes walk to the sandy beach which stretches for miles, and is suitable for swimming and body-boarding.
3 miles drive into the seaside town of Filey where there are lots of shops including Tesco supermarket.
Just a short drive to Bempton RSPB reserve, Sewerby Hall and Zoo, Bridlington, Flamborough, and a bit further to Scarborough (8 miles).
Whitby and Pickering are around a 40-50 min drive away but great for a day trip or a ride on the renowned North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
Flamingoland is 40 mins drive. The beautiful city of York, and the port of Hull (the Deep aquarium is worthy of a visit) are around an hour.
We have owned Sea Urchins Beach House from new in 2015. If you have any questions which we haven't covered in the description, please do email us.