£416 / night
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Beach Sun Retreat – Home 174840 Villa

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 13 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Beach Sun Retreat – Home 174840

  • Villa
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 13
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 61 reviews

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Villa / 3 bedrooms / 7 bathrooms / sleeps 13

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.001 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from 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 2 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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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 5 En suites, 1 Toilet Only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • 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
  • Towels provided

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

Getting around

To explore the area it would be best to have a car but there are trains serving most destinations.

Interaction with guest

We offer a handy self check in facility. The code will be provided the week before arrival. We are always on hand by phone to help but otherwise leave you to enjoy your stay.


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: £400.00
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

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

Check-in date

House rules

No more than 13 guests. No noisy parties or gatherings that would disturb our neighbors. Please only park on the drive or the gravelled area not on the street. Thanks so much for your cooperation.


About the owner

Louise / Karl G.
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
16 Apr 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English, Swedish

This Villa has 3 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and sleeps 13. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Jul 2011. Located in Kent, it has 61 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £2285 to £4575.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 16 Apr 2019.


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Guest reviews

61 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 27 Mar 2019

We stayed at the house for a long weekend to celebrate a 50th Birthday. The house is amazing .... I’d be here all day trying to explain, so quite simply it’s amazing! Go see for yourself. Good location - pub within walking distance does good food and has a wide selection of gins! We also had a chef come in to cook on the Saturday night (recommended by Louise) and the food was great. One friend said the dessert was the best he’d ever had!

Owner's reply: Thanks Cherry. So pleased you had a great time. Come back and visit us again soon! Sunny regards Louise and Karl

“Excellent 5 star”

Reviewed 26 Nov 2017

I would like to say that this is a perfect place to stay, we felt at home (so much that my granddaughter asked if we could move in full time (I wish!!!!) I disagree with the review that a TV should be in another room other than the cinema room, I was a bit concerned about this before we got there, but we found that we spent the time together and enjoyed each others company and never missed it (other than my Mum watching Strictly for an hour on Saturday night). The other main thing in a review is that the beds are very comfortable, slept perfect every night. Wonderful place that we all agreed on, and would recommend to anyone 5 stars for everything x

Owner's reply: Wow. Thanks so much Suzanne for this sun shiny review. Good also to hear that you rates the beds. A good nights sleep is sooo important especially when away for some R&R. Hope we can welcome you back soon. Sunny regards, louise, Kerry and Karl

“50th Birthday Surprise Weekend”

Reviewed 8 Aug 2017

Booked the cottage to celebrate my husband's 50th Birthday along with our daughters and partners. It was an amazing weekend. The house was fab with the lights, disco, party feel. The loungers and sun experience was so chilled, we all enjoyed that. On Saturday evening we booked a chef to come in and cook for us which I would thoroughly recommend. All in all it's a very impressive property with some great features.

Owner's reply: Thanks Pamela for your kind words. We are soooo pleased you and your family enjoyed your husband's birthday celebrations at our sunny retreat. It really is the best place to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. Hope we can welcome you back another time. Sending you all good wishes, louise, Karl & Kerry.

“Beach Sun retreat fabulous”

Reviewed 15 Jul 2017

Lovely house with 5 star finishing touches. Great location. Fantastic jacuzzi bath and wet room with underfloor heating. Sun room fabulous. Loved the lighting and music system. Our dog loved the large garden and beach walks. Welcome pack was a nice touch. Had a lovely family holiday and would recommend to families/adults/girly breaks away.

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for those nice words and apologies for the late reply. So pleased you enjoyed the house - inside and outside. The garden and beach are wonderful and you can walk for miles and then come back and relax in the sun! Thanks again for visiting. Sunny regards Louise, Karl and Kerry

“Unique Boutique!”

Reviewed 24 Feb 2017

I stayed here with my family which included two little toddlers. They loved the space and having lots of room to run around in. For the adults it was also great fun with the cinema room and the beach area. (Which was great in the middle on a snowy feb weekend!!) Its not like any other holiday house I've stayed in and is really unique so definitely worth a stay! The location is also excellent right near the beach and all the shops in Dymchurch. We took a trip on the mini steam train, which is a must for little ones. Would definitely recommend for families as well as for weekends away with groups of friends.

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for your kind words. So pleased that you and your family enjoyed our sunny retreat. We'd love to welcome you back

“Beach Sun Retreat Dymchurch”

Reviewed 14 Nov 2016

I hired this venue for my Hen Weekend. Upon arrival we were met by the house keeper who was charming and very helpful. The house was bright and beautiful and perfect for what I wanted being a Older Hen. We relaxed, Watched movies, ate popcorn, drank bubbles and generally chilled. The beach was on our Doorstep and we walked to the Ocean Pub for a great Sunday Lunch. My only disappointment was the stereo system when eventually we got working with some help, kept shutting off after 3-4 records. I had taken my 45 Vinyl collection but because of the system we ended up having to play the same 3 80s CDs all weekend. Maybe not such a complicated system would be more beneficial! All my guests thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and I would not hesitate to hire the house again. One added benefit would be a hot tub ! But I thoroughly enjoyed the jacuzzi bath We also had a therapist called Nathalie attend the house on Saturday from Pure Equilibrium who was great and whom I would definitely recommend to friends. .

Owner's reply: Thanks Elaine for your 'sunny' comments. So sorry to hear about the stereo issues. We will investigate further! Interesting re the hot tub idea as some guests have hired one for their stay which seems to work well. Do hope we can welcome you again for more fun and relaxation. Sunny regards Louise, Mavis and Karl

“Perfect place for celebrating an occasion”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2016

Really lovely place to stay if you are looking to celebrate a birthday or stag or hen . I would say between age 20-50 would benefit most because they would enjoy the sun lounge/d.j and bar area it's perfect for a party!! The upstairs is currently being renovated to accommodate more guests,which I think is only going to make this house more appealing . Dymchurch itself wasn't particularly to my liking but the house more then made up for that ,I will definitely like to revisit. Had great communication with the company holiday lettings in-particular Louise Gore who was very kind and helpful. Bernice beck

“Great family treat”

Reviewed 14 Jul 2016

I was a bit nervous by all the "hen do" like comments... But rest assured this property is ideal for a family get away too. Moments from the sandy beach, full of character, this property oozes charm and fun. The owners are very attentive and the stay has been a dream end to end. The kids love the sunshine room, coloured lights, cinema, decks, pretending to accept their guests at reception and even wash up with the authentic hotel kitchen feel. Dymchurch is full of old English charm, the railway is so much fun, a visit to the zoo and plenty of time for old fashioned penny slot machines too! Thoroughly recommend to anyone interested - incredible attention to detail throughout the property

Owner's reply: Thanks so much we think the house is perfect for everyone and most of all for families! Great to hear you enjoyed it. Sending warmest sunny regards. Hope to welcome you back soon.

“Fab weekend!!!”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2015

We were four ladies looking for a weekend away which was relaxing and fun and we couldn't have asked for more! On arrival Karl the owner was there waiting for us, such a nice friendly guy who made us feel very welcome while showing us around and how to use the sun room and DJ decks etc. The house itself is one of a kind and quite quirky, couldn't fault anything, the kitchen had EVERYTHING you could ever need, the beds were SOOO comfy. As for the SUN room we spent nearly all weekend there relaxing with cocktails and listening to music it does really feel like you are away on holiday.... Definately recommend this house for a fun weekend with the girls.

Owner's reply: Wow thank you so much Rachel. Thrilled to hear you and the girls enjoyed your holiday in the "sun".. Hope we can welcome you back soon. Sunny regards, Louise, Karl and Mavis

“fantastic, relaxing holiday”

Reviewed 19 Aug 2015

A unique place to stay, right beside fabulous sandy beach which was empty even when weather was good. Could play cricket and build sandcastles all day. When the sun was not shinning could still catch the rays in the sun room, while the kids watched 3d films in the cinema!

Owner's reply: So pleased to hear you enjoyed your weekend. The house and the area do indeed have a unique quality - not to mention the sunshine :) thanks again for visiting and your lovely sunny review. L x

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How do I find more info about the property?

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

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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?

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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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