Whitby holiday apartment rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace and walking

Captains Retreat

from £55 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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30 reviews

from £55 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 Home 135588

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Captains Retreat is centrally located overlooking Whitby's beautiful marina. The living room and master bedroom are fantastic vantage points to view seals and boats on the River Esk and to watch the magnificent steam trains enter and leave Whitby Railway Station.

Short Breaks available at various times.

This modern 2 bedroom apartment is decorated to a high standard. The theme throughout is light, modern and clean. The spacious contemporary living room has a delightful feature fire place.

The apartment has full central heating.

Outside to the rear there is a small patio area with table and chairs.

Captains Retreat is reached via a sloping cobbled stepped pathway which leads to a dedicated entrance. The apartment is on one level, i.e. no internal steps.

It is a fantastic location within easy walking distance of all amenities.

Family friendly: Suitable for children of all ages.

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Security Deposit (refundable) on all rentals at £25.00 per night capped at £100

Notes: Small well behaved dogs allowed with prior agreement.

Strictly no smoking.

General: TV, Bluray, DVD, Wi-Fi

Utilities: Fridge freezer, washer dryer, microwave, gas hob/electric oven, fully equipped kitchen

Rooms: 2 bedrooms, 1 family bathroom (shower over bath)

Furniture: 1 double bed, single bunk bed over double bed, dining seating for 5, comfortable sofas.

Other: Bed linen and tea towels provided. PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR OWN PERSONAL TOWELS.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach 200 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 50 m
Nearest travel links 300 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture 1 Double Bed, 1 Bunk Bed, 1 Single Bed, Cots available (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, High chair available
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The apartment's master bedroom has a romantic relaxed feel; it has a double bed with rustic pine bedroom furniture to create a peaceful ambiance.The second bedroom is smaller and has a modern three sleeper bed to provide flexibility for all sleeping arrangements.The living room is light and spacious, and includes leather sofas for comfortable seating, a 32" HD Flat Screen TV, Freeview Satellite TV and Blue Ray DVD player.Books and games are provided to ensure your holiday is enjoyable whatever the weather.The contemporary kitchen diner is fully equipped having a large fridge and freezer, washer dryer and a granite topped dining table.The bathroom has a full size bath with overhead shower.Bedding & tea towels are provided. You will need to bring bath, hand and beach towels.A highchair and travel cot (bed linen not provided) are available on request.Wireless Internet

Further details outdoors

On street parking on a first come basis.The apartment has a small patio area with a wooden table and chairs for alfresco dining.Outside is a small lock up store, which could house a buggy, and has some beach toys.The Co-Operative supermarket is about a 10 minute walk away.

Further details

No smokingSmall well trained dog by prior arrangement.The apartment is reached by a stepped, cobbled walk of about 20m, suitable for older persons if they are able to take the incline.

The Yorkshire region

Whitby is a quaint historic fishing town on Yorkshire's picturesque East Coast.

The Yorkshire coast is one of the country's most spectacular coastlines. There are dramatic cliffs towering above the sea. Fossils of ammonites and other sea creatures can be found in the area.

Whitby is nestled between the pretty villages of Staithes and Robin Hood's Bay, and close to many other interesting old towns that are dotted along the coastline.

Staithes - This quaint and unspoilt fishing village consists of cottages huddled together on steep cliffs over looking a tiny harbour.

Robin Hoods Bay is a picturesque and historic village notorious for its smuggling history. Smuggling was rife and many of the buildings have secret passageways.The narrow winding streets, alleys and many beautiful cottages attract photographers and artists.

The Surrounding Areas include:

Scarborough, about 15 miles away, is an old fashioned seaside resort which retains much of its victorian grandeur. There is a castle which dominates the town, the victorian Spa complex, unusual trams running up

and down the cliffs, the Sea Life centre, plenty of seaside amusements and donkeys on the beach.

Goathland is a village situated in the North Yorkshire Moors due north of Pickering, off the A169 road to Whitby. It is surrounded by beautiful scenery and has the advantage of having a station on the North Yorkshire Moors steam railway line.It is famous as Aidensfield, the 1960's setting for the popular ITV police series Heartbeat.

Runswick Bay is eight miles north of Whitby, this attractive little seaside village with its white painted cottages and red roofed cottages perched in improbable positions on the steep hill side is a favourite spot for sailing enthusiasts, water skiers and artists. It is an unusual village with winding narrow streets leading to cottages perched at the waters' edge.

The Cleveland Way is 109 miles / 176 Kilometres of ever changing and beautiful landscapes and scenery. It is

an invigorating walk, and any part of the route is the ultimate stress beater.

The route follows a horseshoe line of great variety around much of the beautiful North York Moors National Park. Starting from the attractive market town of Helmsley, the Cleveland Way heads across the inspirational, and sometimes vibrant heather Moorland of the North York Moors, through Whitby, before reaching the coast at Saltburn.


Whitby, at one time the sixth most important town in England outside London, has a fascinating past. See its historic fishing port and experience its intriguing past with fishing, shipbuilding, geology and… Dracula.

Whitby offers miles of sandy beaches, donkey rides, fishing trips from the harbour and many specialists' shops filled with crafts, antiques, artist's shops, maritime memorabilia and handmade local jet jewellery. The delightful historic old town has cobbled streets and pan tiled cottages.

Whitby is divided in two by the River Esk. St. Mary's Church and Whitby Abbey are on the Eastern headland.

Although the Abbey is accessible by road, the able bodied should experience climbing the 199 steps to the summit! The Abbey's history dates back to 675AD when St. Hilda founded a monastery. The present structure is from 1078AD and is now in the care of English Heritage.

Whitby has associations with Bram Stoker, as he based much of his Dracula novel here whilst staying in Whitby in 1890. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (better know as Lewis Carroll) also set some of his work and poems in Whitby, as he was a regular visitor.

Whitby's history includes connections with whaling and the explorer Captain James Cook.The town's historical past is revealed in monuments that dominate Whitby's East and West Headlands and the Harbour. The monument to Captain Cook includes a carving of the Resolution, one of Cook's four ships.

For 80 years (1753-1833) Whitby's fishermen were engaged in whaling. The whale jaw bone arch on the West Cliff was presented to Whitby by Norway in 1963.

Whitby has a fish market on the quayside which operates as need and opportunity arise.The ready supply of fresh fish has resulted in an abundance of "chippies" in the town, including the Magpie Cafe which Rick Stein has described as the best fish and chip shop in Britain.

The Esk Valley Steam Railway from the heart of Middlesbrough to the historic seaside town of Whitby, passes through the North York Moors National Park and serves 15 stations along the route. The Steam Train stopping at the station is is a delight to watch from the apartment.

Pannett Park in the centre of Whitby is adjacent to Whitby Museum and Art Gallery which has a free Children's wonderland. Whitby Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool is a short walk away.

Whitby has lovely old bustling pubs and award winning restaurants. Supermarkets and shops are also within walking distance.

Coliseum Cinema - Situated on Victoria Place, Whitby, cinema, theatre, exhibitions and cafe-bar.

The town is also close to the scenic North York Moors National Park and the unspoilt fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood's Bay.

Walking in the WHITBY area! There is a lot of excellent walking in the North York Moors National Park area. Many of the best walks are part of the long distance footpaths which cross the area, there are many shorter and circular walks on the door step.

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4 Feb 2014



Captains Retreat is a marvellous apartment to retreat to for a holiday of relaxation. The sofas are so comfy! marvellous views of the marina and just a very short walk into the town. The slope to get up, wouldn't be advisable for those with mobility issues, so that is worth considering, especially in the wet or icy times of the year. Parking wasn't a problem - there were always on road parking spaces near to the apartment when we went in January. Would highly recommend this apartment.

21 May 2013


"Excellent - faultless"

Found this little gem of an apartment thro friend of a friend. Booked direct with the owner and the whole process was seamless. Directions easy to understand, emailed to me prior to leaving home. Key collected from secure place outside main door. The apartment was like a home from home and the views from the living room and main bedroom over the river were amazing. Could have spent hours watching the boats coming and going. I travelled to whitby with my husband and 2 children aged 13 and 11. Bedrooms were both clean and bedding supplied was clean and fresh. All necessary appliances and utensils needed in the kitchen were all available to allow us to cook all meals if necessary although would recommend the Pie Shop just along the road for a lovely meal out. We spent 3 days wandering round the lovely cobble streets in Whitby and even climbed all the steps to the Abbey. Would recommend this apartment and a trip to Whitby to anyone both young and old.

8 Dec 2012



The apartment was booked by friends for a weekend stay in Whitby. My friends arrived to an uncleaned flat, with over-flowing bins, unmade and dirty beds which had obviously been left a few days since the last renters. A quick phonecall to the owner, who initially seemed reluctant to accept responsibility for the cleaners lack of action sorted the situation and the cleaner arrived within 10 minutes of speaking to the owner, claiming a mix up in the arrival date was responsible for the current state of play. Hmm, I'd still rather have the apartment cleaned as soon as the previous renters left rather than being left dirty. However, I didn't experience any of this (slight hiccup) since we arrived later in the evening to a warm and fairly well decorated place with a well equipped kitchen and an evening meal cooking away in the oven. The apartment is located within walking distance of the old town, views from the lounge and main bedroom windows overlook the tidal Esk with moored boats and river traffic. Car parking can be a little difficult, but you are in the centre of town, so that's to be expected. During our stay the owners contacted my friend a few times and offered assistance and extra help if required. I'd certainly stay here again. I like this apartment, which is warm and quiet.

Thank you for your comments, we respond as follows:- On receipt of a phone call from one of your party we fully investigated the reported findings and resolved the matter in a timely manner. Unfortunately it was difficult in being heard as we were spoken over during the discussion. The difficulty was trying to explain that one simple problem had occurred in that the apartment had not been made ready in time. We can only assume that any confusion was brought about by the fact that the person leaving the report is not the same person who was involved in the discussion. There can never have been any attempt to deny responsibility, this is impossible when we are the owners. We assume this is also due to the third party report. We expressed our concerns, offered our most sincere apologies and resolved the problem rapidly. As noted above we agree that the apartment had not been made ready on time and found that this was due to a slight misunderstanding by a friend of ours who was en-route. The problem was made slightly worse as the incoming guests arrived before the agreed earliest access time which is 3:00pm. Our friend arrived at 3:18pm. We endeavoured to make contact over the next 24 hours to ascertain if everything had been resolved to the entire satisfaction of the guests and if we could be of any further assistance. A text message was also sent. We cannot control how guests leave the apartment although you will note that it is a requirement of any letting that the apartment be left in a clean and presentable condition on departure. We are very surprised and a little disapointed at the low rating provided given that everything was to your satisfaction outside of the "slight hickup". We would again express our apologies.

25 Aug 2012


"Faultless apartment"

Spotless, very well equipped, a lot of thought has clearly gone into anticipating the needs of guests. Everything worked as it should, including the Wi-fi.

15 Dec 2011


"Wonderful apartment in great location"

Stayed in the Captains Retreat during December 2011 and can highly recommend it. Lovely apartment with everything you could possibly need, in a fantastic location that is an easy five minutes walk into town. Convenient for all sights and easy to 'pop back to' during excursions out. Couldn't have asked for anything more, thank you so much. Carolyn and Paul Jennings.

Thanks for your kind comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay.

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