About This Listing
Great 1-bed flat - double bedroom, kitchen with fridge freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher. Bathroom with powerful shower. Large lounge, sofa bed, recliner, dining for 4 and STUNNING views over Poole Harbour from the lounge and balcony.
If you want Harbour Views, access to Poole Harbour within a 100 meters, a stunning park on your doorstep and some of the best views in the country - then Harbour Shallows is for you! A one-bed apartment, fully furnished to a high spec - all furniture brand new in 2013. It sleeps 2 in a double bedroom and has a 4' sofa bed in the lounge. There is access to the apartment along a catwalk over a small courtyard - with hens - fresh eggs on request!
The apartment has one bed - a double with plenty of wardrobe space and Freeview TV.
The kitchen has a fridge freezer, a dishwasher, a washing machine, hob and oven, toaster, coffee maker, microwave and all glass, cutlery, crockery and pots and pans you need to cater at home if you want to!
There is an overhead shower in the bath, a sink, vanity mirror and loo.
The lounge has a dining table and four chairs, a sofa and bean bag plus a great wall mounted pivoting Freeview TV.
The lounge opens out onto an 8' balcony which faces due south. Magical! There is balcony furniture and a table stored away for alfresco dining!
You can see Corfe Castle from the balcony, Brownsea Island, Long Island and all of the action in the harbour including the regular ferries to and from the continent.
Poole Quay with its restaurants and bars in exactly one mile away - great for a water's edge walk along Harbourside Park. Ashley cross is a 10 minute walk with some great bars, restaurants and coffee shops - there are numerous discount vouchers in the apartment for you to take advantage of - dining, watersports, clothing, take aways etc. If you are a keen sailor the yacht clubs are only a matter of yards away, the position is ideal for kayaking, running, cycling etc.
If you are coming by train Parkstone station is only a mile away and Poole station 2 miles.
If you are driving Harbour Shallows is just 2 hours out of London.
If you are flying - Bournemouth International Airport is just 15 minutes away.
There is a National Express coach station in Bournemouth - just 10 minutes drive away.
You can hire all types of watersports equipment in Whitecliff and Lilliput and also visit the famous Sandbanks Peninsula - just 2.5 miles away!
Take a short boat ride from the Quay to visit the National Trust's Brownsea Island.
Book Harbour Shallows for Poole Week, The Air Festival, during the Quay Fireworks Spectacular, visit for any number of sporting events - triathlon, open water swimming, running, cycling - you name it!
The area has so much to offer and this way you can do what you like - in style!
Off road parking, gated property - with it's own entrance - the use of the flat exclusively.
Interaction with Guests
If I am available I can be available to assist with arrival and am on the end of the phone.
Whitecliff is great. It is central to restaurants, shops, the waterfront, watersports, dog walking and has the best views in the land! Fab for walking, relaxing, biking, eating, drinking and it is quiet - if you have children there is a super play park just 100m across the park (not visible from the flat).
Bus stops withing 100m, bus station less than a mile away. Train station one mile away. A35 15 minutes away. Bournemouth International Airport just 20 minutes away.
Other Things to Note
Stunning views, all linen included. Complimentary arrival pack. Dog friendly.
FIRSTLY TO ENJOY! Strictly no smoking in the apartment. Please do not touch the hens or the hen coop at any time. Do not sit on balcony railings or on the catwalk railings. There are neighbours below and next to Harbour Shallows - please respecrt this so we can all come back and enjoy Harbour Shallows.
The reservation was canceled 28 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
We had a great time staying at Zoe's flat. The amazing view from the balcony over the park and towards the harbour was fantastic! Lots of people walk their dogs in the park so this place is best suited for those who are animal fans. There is useful off-street parking, but you park in-between other cars and have to drive down a rather narrow driveway to get there. Zoe provided clean towels for us and was very helpful when we had questions. Her coffee machine is great.
If you're looking for a relaxing suburban experience with great views, this is the place for you!
Zoe apartment was amazing. Totally dog friendly with a great park across the road full of friendly happy dogs. We booked only few day before our stay and Zoe couldn't be more helpful.
I would absolutely recommend staying in Zoe's apartment great value for money and great location.
Zoe responded to my phone call when I couldn't find the flat (my fault!). As others have said, the place has an amazing view. Enjoyed my break in Poole.
We were greeted by a postcard saying 'welcome' propped against a small bottle of red wine and a nice bar of chocolate - fantastic! Zoe's flat was perfect for what we needed and the proportions are just right; not too big and not too small.
The view from the balcony is glorious and we had great weather so enjoyed the sun reflecting off the water. Our doggies settled in straight away and the park is literally 1 minute from the flat, which was perfect for their needs.
We spent an afternoon walking from Branskome to Bournemouth and back and another in Weymouth. All beaches are dog-friendly this time of year and as mentioned before, we had brilliant weather so made the most of it.
The flat is within easy reach of an Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's local; we stayed in as we had the dogs with us but Zoe recommends restaurants to go to. She also provides tea, coffee and sugar, which we topped up before we left. We really did feel like it was our home for 3 nights.
All in all, it's a welcoming flat in a great location from which to explore the coastline.
About the Host, Zoe
Born in Kent - studied in Dorset - tried to escape but stayed in Dorset - why would you leave? Especially as I'm into running, swimming, kayaking and the odd triathlon! Bliss! I run a marketing agency and publish a tourism magazine called Enjoy, I also have written a poetry book on dogs - I have two dogs and the area is perfect for them!