Dymchurch holiday villa rental with internet access, sauna, TV and rural retreat

67 reviews

From the owner

  • Villa
  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.001 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

From the owner

"Sunshine 247365", as featured in the Guardian and the Daily Mail Beach Sun Retreat uniquely offers the 'perfect beach and summer holiday' with guaranteed sunbathing 365 days a year! A former seaside hotel, the property has been refurbished to an exceptional standard to provide a stylish, one off and spacious holiday retreat, nestled in a quiet location at the end of a private road, with a large lawned garden and direct private access from the side of the house to the sandy beach.

The retreat is one of the first in the country, alongside The Holistic Medical Centre in Harley Street and Grange St Pauls 5* Hotel, to have installed 'Real Sunlight's' innovative health-giving sun simulators. The sun room is part of the St Tropez-style large living area and provides a multi sensory tropical haven where guests can top up their tan and feel fabulous since it is beneficial against a whole host of health conditions such as SAD, stress, arthritis, skin problems, sleeping disorders, Vitamin D deficiency and so on.

Whether it is enjoying playing celebrity chef with the 7+hob range cooker, spinning the high end vinyl decks as a superstar DJ, or relaxing in front of a great movie in the authentic cinema room featuring a 3D TV, velvet cinema seats and popcorn machine, guests will have a great time in this house!

For an excellent night's sleep, fully unwind in the boutique-style individually-designed bedrooms featuring 3 king size bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and hand carved marble fireplaces plus 1 double, 3 twin bedrooms with en suite facilities, and 1 single bedroom. There is also a family bathroom for the double and single bedroom guests to share. Sumptuous linen and towels are provided.

For those that can bear to leave the house, it is an ideal base to enjoy Kent's many attractions. Sandy beaches, rolling countryside, picturesque villages, historic Canterbury, port of Dover and the Channel Tunnel are all within easy reach. The upper floors are unoccupied so visitors will have sole occupancy of the house and garden. Shop and pub within 500 yards.

Our changeover days are Mondays and Fridays. The house is available for 3 night weekend stays with arrival on Friday as well as 4 night mid week stays with arrival on Monday. 7 night plus longer stays are also welcome.

Occasionally we can offer discounts for mid week 4 night stays so please do inquire :)

Further details indoors

Entrance/ Reception area with Baroque large mirror, grand chandeliers and solid oak floors
Spacious living/dining room 'St Tropez' style with french doors opening to illuminated tropical garden.
Cinema room with 3D TV, DVD/Blu-Ray collection and popcorn maker.
Large commercial quality kitchen with gas range (for cooking), Maytag fridge freezer with ice maker, dishwasher and large grill.
Real Sunlight multi sensory safe sunbathing room.
Utility room with 10kg washing machine.
Luxurious communal toilets.
Three steps up to two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed, hand carved marble fireplace and oak floor; one with en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate double shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite wet room with toilet. Single bedroom with adjustable bed. Storage room with extra wardrobe, spare bed and baby cot. We can also add a high quality fold out bed to this room plus we have an air mattress avaiable for an extra guest.

Further details outdoors

House is situated at end of quiet private road with large lawn, lots of parking, garden dining table and chairs, barbeque, direct beach access up a flight of stairs to the side of the house.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: King Bed
  • Bedroom 3: Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5: Bunk Bed
  • Bedroom 6: 2 Single Beds
  • Bedroom 7: 2 Single Beds
  • Bedroom 8: King Bed
  • 2 Family bathrooms, 5 En suites, 1 Toilet Only


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available


  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Safe
  • Sauna
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

Where possible we'll meet you to show you around but we can also offer a handy self check in facility. The code will be provided a few days before arrival. We are always on hand by phone to help but otherwise leave you to enjoy your stay.



Cancellation policy

Full refund

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

No refund

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

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Things to know

Check in: 15:00 Check out: 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: £400.00

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No smoking at this property

House rules

No more than 15 guests. No noisy parties or gatherings that would disturb our neighbours. Please only park on the drive or the gravelled area not on the street. Thanks so much for your cooperation.

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About the owner

Louise / Karl G.
Average reply time:
2 hours 35 minutes

Calendar updated:
18 Sep 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English, Swedish
This Villa has 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and sleeps 15. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Jul 2011. Located in Kent, it has 67 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £4008 to £5725.
The Owner has a response rate of 85% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Sep 2021.


67 reviews
Very Good
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Leave your stress at the door
Aug 2021

Stopped here with 13 members of the family for a long weekend, very quirky house, very quirky bedrooms, one or two issues on arrival soon sorted though, great location next to a stunning beach great w… More 

Reviewed 24 Aug 2021


Family stay- Dirty & broken falling apart house
Aug 2021

really disappointed with the cleanliness and the general maintenance. In really poor condition, house has so much potential but dirty and so many things broken. Cigarette burns in ALL of the outdoor s… More 

Reviewed 6 Aug 2021

Owner's reply:
Thanks Georgina for your helpful review. As you may recall after your tirade of complaints at checkin you were given the option to leave and have a full refund or to stay whereupon we offered a substantial discount and worked very hard to address your complaints. You chose to have a discount which we duly paid and yet you continue to level accusations in the most unpleasant way. We are sorry you didn’t have a nice time. Unfortunately you can’t please everyone all the time.

50th Birthday retreat
Mar 2020

My wife booked this venue for a birthday getaway to be with family and friends. From the moment of arrival at the door you knew this place was going to get rid of all the stress in life and make the w… More 

Reviewed 23 Mar 2020


Weekend away
Sep 2019

Had a really lovely weekend in the beach House retreat. The house is absolutely amazing, very quirky! All 11 of us loved it! Great attention to detail, loved all the touches! Loved the sun room, didn&… More 

Reviewed 17 Sep 2019

Owner's reply:
Thanks so much Debbie. So pleased to hear you enjoyed yourselves. Where else can enjoy Bali and Mauritius whilst staying in Dymchurch! Hope we can welcome you back another time. Sunny regards Louise, Karl, Lee and Minnie

Great Stay
Jul 2019

Fantastic long weekend at the sun retreat. Quirky, unique and full of character the sun retreat didn't disappoint. Perfect for large groups like ours. Great location, flexible about our arrival t… More 

Reviewed 31 Jul 2019

Owner's reply:
Thanks so much Vicky. So pleased to hear you had a great time. Please come back and visit us again. Sunny regards and many thanks Louise, Karl, Lee and Minnie
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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Louise / Karl (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.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Louise / Karl (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 Louise / Karl (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 Louise / Karl 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 Louise / Karl (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 Louise / Karl (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Louise / Karl (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to your holiday home when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Louise / Karl (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. Louise / Karl (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 Louise / Karl (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.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

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 Louise / Karl (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 Louise / Karl (the owner) a message.

If Louise / Karl (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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