£146 / night
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Boscombe - Reef - Retreat – Home 187162 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Boscombe - Reef - Retreat – Home 187162

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Impressive 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom flat 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 renovated in 2010. It has two entrances and a car park space.

The master bedroom has en-suite and there is another separate bathroom. The lounge/dining area is very spacious with a dining table, luxury L shaped sofa and large TV. 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 restaurants and bars can be found in several directions within minutes. 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.

Further details

• No pets

• No smoking inside building (short hallway leads to private entrance)

• No hen/stag parties

• Under 25? - Please contact us for Availability

• Changeover day Saturday.

• Arrival is after 3pm. Departure before 10am.

• 25% deposit on booking with full balance payable 8 weeks prior to stay

• £150 security deposit – repayable within 2 weeks of departure subject to satisfactory inspection

• Payments accepted by bank transfer or cheque.

Further details indoors

Lounge with dining area:
• Sumptuous L shaped leather sofa with seating for 4
• 32'' flat screen TV with TiVo Virgin Media Cable TV package (our guests tell us this is better than Sky Plus)
• Free WiFi
• DVD player with variety of DVDs
• Ipod docking station
• Dining table with seating for 4
• High Chair and travel cot provided

Spacious Hall
• Two entrance doors to property- one outside and one to interior of Burlington Mansions
• Coat hanging area

Double master bedroom:
• Fitted wardrobe
• Double bed
• Chest of drawers
• 2x bedside tables
• En-suite with large shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail

Twin bedroom:
• Fitted wardrobe
• 2 single 3' beds
• Bedside table
• Chest of draws

• Large luxury bath
• Shower
• Heated towel rail
• WC

Lounge with dining area:
• Sumptuous L shaped leather sofa with seating for 4
• 32'' flat screen TV with TiVo Virgin Media Cable TV package (our guests tell us this is better than Sky Plus!)
• DVD player with variety of DVDs
• Ipod docking station
• Dining table with seating for 4
• High Chair and travel cot provided

The apartment is on the ground floor and lower level. There is an outside door on the ground floor which leads into the hallway and the second bedroom. The living room and master bedroom are on the lower level. The living room and bedrooms all have windows and natural light. The interior apartment door goes to the centre of the Burlington Mansions building.

Burlington Mansions:
• Impressive entrance hall
• Security entrances
• CCTV monitored by concierge
• Large communal sun terrace
• Private parking space at rear of building

Further details outdoors

Shared outdoor terrace area.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Bournemouth has excellent road and rail links to Poole, Southampton and London. Locally there is a good bus network and taxi service. A car is not essential as the beach, shopping and excellent restaurants are all within close proximity.

Interaction with guest

The owner lives an hour from the property and is easily contactable by email or phone.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £150.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

We work very hard to maintain a high standard in the property. We want our visitors to feel comfortable in our apartment ask our guests to respect the property and leave it as they have found it.
The concierge at Burlington Mansions is available only for the residents and should only be consulted by holiday guests in the event of an emergency.
Please only use the designated parking space that you are given.
Please respect the residents and keep noise in the corridors to a minimum.


About the owner

Teresa D.
Average reply time:
27 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
22 Apr 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 24 Oct 2011. Located in Bournemouth, it has 68 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £726 to £1071.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Apr 2019.


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Guest reviews

68 reviews

Very Good

“Excellent Apartment/Lovely Location”

Reviewed 25 Sep 2018

Excellent apartment, very modern, very clean and comfortable. The location is excellent, beach, shops and restaurants all just a short walk away. Teresa was excellent from booking to arrival, so helpful and lovely to deal with. All first class will be booking again soon.

“Perfect location for a packed week by the beach”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2018

Location was perfect for what we wanted which was a quiet week as a family of four. Close to the beach with a few bars and restaurants even closer. The apartment was exactly what was needed too. 2 bathrooms and a great well stocked kitchen made catering for 2 young children really simple not to mention the great choice of TV entertainment offerings which kept them happy whilst we prepared for long days at the beach. The gym is pretty well stocked too and literally at the top of the stairs. Pretty faultless really and if staying in Bournemouth again for a week I wouldn’t hesitate to contact Teresa as she was brilliant and communicated so well so that we didn’t have any problems at all. If only all businesses were run so well. Thanks so much for giving us such a fantastic week at the end of Summer

“Perfect apartment for a stress-free beach vacation”

Reviewed 22 Jul 2018

Could not have been happier with my stay at this property. The apartment was very clean and everything was updated and in good working order. Comfortable beds, and well equipped kitchen with everything you need to prepare a meal or coffee. There is also an expansive selection of DVDs to choose from if you want to have a movie night. The AC worked great and kept us comfortable even when it was hot outside. The location is convenient to the beach, restaurants, and shops. All in all, we had a lovely stay and would definitely come back!

“Fantastic Accommodation”

Reviewed 25 Feb 2018

Stayed at the property for 4 days and we were well pleased with the standard of the flat and its location. It is ideally located for the beach and all the surrounding popular destinations. Would we stay there again - most definitely.

“Fantastic property in a great location!”

Reviewed 2 Aug 2017

what can i say! From the moment you enter this property you know that you have made the right choice for your holiday home The apartment is immaculately clean, and everything has been well thought out. The kitchen has everything you need to cook a meal, and has plenty of crockery, cutlery and glasses meaning you can make good use of the dishwasher. Everything is supplied tea towels, cleaning products, materials, iron and ironing board The 2 bathrooms are fantastic for a family, and I have to say they are both nicer than mine at home!! The property is 5 minutes walk to Boscombe pier and all it has to offer in one direction and 5 minutes in the other takes you to Boscombe and all its shops, restaurants and cafes Bournemouth is a 20 minute amble along the sea front or you can take the little land train which my son loved! Boscombe beach is lovely and very safe for kids. It has eateries and plenty of toilet facilities Teresa was fantastic at answering any queries we had before and after booking All in all we would definitely stay here again should we return to Boscombe and we will be recommending to family and friends

“Stunning Apartment in a Great Location”

Reviewed 28 Jul 2017

The directions and pack supplied by the owner(Teresa) were the best that we have ever received for a holiday.The front of the building stood out in the road.On entering the foyer through the revolving door the words stated from us both was "wow". The apartment is a short easy walk from the foyer down one flight of stairs.The apartment itself was very spacious with excellent quality fixtures and fittings and was very clean on arrival. Every item that was required for the stay was supplied. New sheets were delivered on the first Saturday by a very pleasant lady. There is a door at the rear of the apartment that leads to the car park where the car could be unloaded easily and this also gave easy access to and from the apartment for daily use. The allocated parking spot was of a decent size and could be secured when not in use with a rising bollard. All in all I think it will be very difficult to beat this accommodation.

“Great home from home”

Reviewed 26 Apr 2017

My family stayed at apartment 51 for Easter this year, we had a lovely welcome in the comfortable home from home. Superb location, easy stroll to the beaches & lovely local restaurants. The apartment is very well equipped and everything has thought about, tastefuly decorated too. We look forward to staying here again.

“Can't wait to come back”

Reviewed 11 Dec 2016

This lovely flat was so welcoming when we arrived that it set the mood for the whole of our stay. The place was spotlessly clean and cheerful and furnished to a very high standard. Being only 5 mins walk from the beach was ideal. We really enjoyed the restaurants nearby and it was so nice to go out without taking the car. Although the weather was perfect for the whole of our stay, we would have been happy to remain in the apartment had it rained, it was that comfortable! Super fast Wifi too:-). Can't wait to come back next year!

“Stylish, well equipped apartment”

Reviewed 3 Dec 2016

This apartment was full of visually interesting design touches and modern, stylish but comfortable furniture. With a Sainsbury's a few hundred yards from the flat, oven ready meals were easily available and The Reef just round the corner offered great food and an enthusiastic welcome. There are cliff walks that start a few minutes from the door, with stunning views of Hengistbury and the Isle of Wight, and buses to other parts of the area run every few minutes . Booking and payment was achieved in about 10 minutes over the internet and the keys arrived by post the next day, with a stamped addressed envelope for their return. The owner goes out of her way to ensure a happy stay. Altogether this was a much better option than a hotel room.

“Great Retreat”

Reviewed 10 Oct 2015

we enjoyed an extremely comfortable and relaxing holiday in this apartment which was very well equipped - more so than any we've stayed in before. It is in a convenient location to visit attractions nearby eg Hengistbury Head (our favourite) where we saw the annual migration of flocks of starlings giving a murmuration display, Bournemouth and Southbourne with miles of walking along the promenade or the beautiful Boscombe Chine gardens where you can enjoy a cream tea or play minigolf. We were lucky that the weather was sunny all week but the apartment is well stocked with books and DVDs for wet days. Boscombe High Street with its restaurants and victorian arcades is a short walk away as is a large Sainsbury supermarket.

Review 1-10 of 68


How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Teresa (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Teresa (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Teresa (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Teresa the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Teresa (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Teresa (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Teresa (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Teresa (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Teresa (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Teresa (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Teresa (the owner) a message.

If Teresa (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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