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Lifes A Beach in Bournemouth (sleeps 9) – Home 301109 Apartment

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 9 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Lifes A Beach in Bournemouth (sleeps 9) – Home 301109

  • Apartment
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 9
  •  min stay varies

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Apartment / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 9

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Hello and thank you for taking the time to look at my apartment, Life's A Beach in Bournemouth.

Please note I only accept family bookings. Thank you

This is a modern, light and very spacious first floor apartment with lift access just a 5 minute stroll from the award winning, blue flag beaches of Southbourne, Boscombe and Bournemouth. The clifftop and pathway down to the beach are just a five minute stroll at the end of the street.

The property is situated on a very quiet, tree lined street yet the beach and other facilities such as shops, cafes and bars are just moments away.

The apartment comprises of a large, sunny and airy open plan living room leading onto the kitchen diner. The lounge has double aspect windows, including bay window. All windows have blinds plus blackout curtains. There are 3 large comfortable sofas (1 is a high quality double metal action sofa bed with a thick mattress). There are additional folding chairs if more seating is needed. There is a 50inch Smart LED TV with Freeview HD and a DVD player. There is Sky WiFi broadband. You can watch Netflix, Amazon prime video and all the catch up tv channels on the TV. I have also included a bookcase with a selection of books, board games, a poker set and over a 100 DVDs. There is a Nintendo Wii with 4 controllers and a selection of games, perfect if the weather isn't great. I have also compiled a folder containing local maps and leaflets on nearby attractions if you are feeling adventurous. There are also local takeaway menus and recommended nearby restaurants if you want a break from cooking. I also include a usb plug and charging cables with micro usb and for iphones if you forget yours.

The spacious kitchen/diner features an integrated washing machine, dishwasher, large fridge and freezer, microwave, 5 hob gas stove with separate oven and grill plus extractor fan. There is a dining table with seating for 6 with 3 extra folding chairs (high chair also available). There is plenty of cupboard space for shopping and groceries. There is a Combi boiler meaning all hot water is instant. Gas, Electricity and Water Bills are obviously included. There is a large selection of crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, kitchen utensils and other kitchen accessories for your use. I include a Welcome folder with helpful information for your stay along with some tea, coffee, milk, sugar and biscuits to help you settle on arrival.

There is a good sized fully tiled family bathroom with bath/shower, toilet, basin and heated towel rails. Please note although fully tiled, it is not a wet room.

The master bedroom is very large and bright with triple aspect windows, There is a wardrobe, 4 drawer double divan bed, bedside tables, dressing table, hair dryer and an additional double bed. There is a 32inch Sony TV mounted to the wall and a Sony radio alarm clock. The master also has an en-suite with a large walk in shower, toilet, basin and chrome heated towel rails.

The second bedroom has a double bed, 2 bedside tables, touch control lamps and wardrobe with a chest of drawers. There is also a 19inch TV with integrated DVD player, a selection of DVDs and a Google chromecast so you can stream catch up TV, Netflix etc from your phone to the TV.

The third bedroom has bunk beds which are ideal for children and wardrobe with 3 drawers. There is also a substantial travel cot with mattress. If you intend to use this, please provide your own bedding. I also include some cuddly toys and children's books.

The apartment comfortably sleeps 8 but with the additional double sofa bed (in the lounge) can sleep up to 9.

BEDDING IS PROVIDED (not for the travel cot), a bath towel per guest and hand towels in each bathroom. There are some toilet rolls, hand wash and shower gel.

All windows have blackout blinds and are double glazed for great heat and noise insulation. The accommodation has central heating controlled by a thermostat in the hall. The apartment is neutrally decorated with tasteful, local beach themed and nautical artwork throughout

Outside:There is off road parking round the back of the building for 2 vehicles and an extremely quiet and safe road to park any other vehicles on free of charge. The building is enveloped by a small, pretty communal garden which is regularly maintained. Just around the corner from the property are private tennis courts which you can access with a fob key provided. I provide 4 tennis rackets and balls. There is a children's playground next to the tennis courts.

I also have a beach hut nearby which is available to hire at an extra cost. The beach hut is fully equipped with everything for a fun day. There is a gas stove, kettle, pan, nearby drinking water tap, tea, coffee, lots of seating, Mugs, cups, cutlery, plates etc, Frisbee, boules, rounders set, football, cricket set, beach rackets, lilos plus much more.

Bournemouth town centre is only 5 minutes away in a car or taxi. Southbourne and Boscombe high streets with shops, cafes and bars are only short strolls away.

Please note before making a booking: I do not accept Hen or Stag parties. I also don't accept pets or groups of guests all aged 21 years and under. Check in is from 2pm and check out is at 11am. The property is NO-SMOKING throughout. If smoking outside, please dispose of cigarette ends in the ash tray in the drive. Please do not BBQ at the property, there is a park just around the corner and you can also BBQ at the cliff top and beach at the end of the road. No loud music is permitted at any time. Please keep noise to a minimum between 11pm and 8am in respect to the neighbours. The apartment is not to be used as a place to just party in. Please do not wear shoes in the apartment as there are cream carpets throughout. Leave the apartment in the same condition as when you entered (ie clean and tidy) otherwise extra cleaning costs may be deducted from your deposit. Cleaning products and dishwasher tablets are provided under the sink as well as a vacuum cleaner in the kitchen. There is an iron, ironing board and hair dryer.

I look forward to welcoming you

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

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Double Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private tennis court
  • Shared garden
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Lift access
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Getting around

Can walk down to beach in less than 10 minutes. There are bus stops at the far end of the street with a regular service to get in and out of the town centre or around the county. Pokesdown train station is a 15 minute walk away

Interaction with guest

I meet guests at check in and check out to hand over the keys. Also available to answer any questions any time.


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 11:00
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: £250.00
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

No hen parties, Stag parties or groups all aged 21 and under please.


About the owner

James T.
Average reply time:
5 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
19 Mar 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Apartment has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 9. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 16 Mar 2014. Located in Bournemouth, it has 34 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £974 to £1489.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Mar 2019.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 34 reviews Excellent
34 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 5 Jul 2017

Myself and 8 friends stayed at the stunning apartment to celebrate my birthday in March 2017. James (the owner) was brilliant, he answered all questions I had leading up to our stay, was there from the second we pulled up to let us in and was also back promptly to collect the keys at the end of our stay. It is located in walking distance to shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs and is only a short taxi ride from Bournemouth central (I think it was about £15 each way). We only stayed for 2 nights and I wish it had been longer!! I would highly recommend this letting to anyone.

Owner's reply: Thank you very much. You're welcome back anytime

Review 1-10 of 34


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Send JAMES (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 JAMES (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 JAMES the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send JAMES (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 JAMES (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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You can also request a quote from JAMES (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.

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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. JAMES (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.

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

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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 JAMES (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 JAMES (the owner) a message.

If JAMES (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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