"The Penthouse" - Cosy Seaside B&B

Apartment - Private room · Chine Crescent, Bournemouth, BH2 5LA, United Kingdom

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We have a lovely room with a double bed in our cosy penthouse apartment not far from the centre of Bournemouth, and three minutes from the award-winning sandy beach.

We are offering bed and breakfast and the use of our kitchen as required. There is also wi-fi, free parking on the street down below and the flat itself is accessed via a lift.

In addition to towels and linen we also have beach gear including parasol, surf boards, cool box, tent and deck chairs, which you're welcome to borrow.

The accommodation is in a spacious and modern top floor apartment with a sunny south-west facing roof terrace and far-reaching views. People say the flat has a great laid-back seaside atmosphere and that we're good hosts.

The apartment is incredibly calm, with tree-top views over Branksome Park and completely removed from the hustle and bustle of the town.

It is an ideal base for exploring Bournemouth, Poole, the New Forest and Purbeck. We're also less than hour away from Winchester, Salisbury and Stone Henge.

When you arrive you can expect a friendly welcome from a fun-loving professional couple in our thirties. We enjoy having people in our home and sharing the Bournemouth lifestyle!

We are only a five minute walk from the centre of Bournemouth and all its amenities and night life. We are gay friendly and very close to The Triangle.There is also a bus-stop outside where you can catch the open-top bus to Sandbanks, Studland and Swanage.

Breakfast will be provided each morning and we're close to lots of pubs and restaurants if you're looking for something to eat in the evening. Bournemouth town itself, obviously, has loads bars and clubs, so if you're looking for nightlife we'll happily steer you in the right direction.

We have lived in Bournemouth for over ten years and know it really well and will be happy to guide you as to the best nightlife, beaches, restaurants and pubs. We also love travelling to new places and look forward to meeting people from around the world in our home.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had a fantastic welcome from Stephen and Bev who were really helpful in giving us information about the area. Comfortable bed and delicious breakfast... we hope to come back!

    April 2014
  • From the moment we arrived at Stephen's we felt extremely welcome, they were truly fantastic hosts and made our stay in Bournemouth really relaxing, enjoyable and fun. Stephen accepted my booking at very short notice and even greeted us with a beer when we arrived late due to delayed trains. They were super helpful in giving us information on places to visit and things to see and the lavish breakfast they presented us with each morning was just a further testament to their generosity and kindness. I would thoroughly recommend this place to anyone visiting Bournemouth, you couldn't ask for better people or a nicer place to stay.

    March 2014
  • Home from home with two lovely people... You won't be disappointed.

    March 2014
  • Stephen and Bev made our stay in Bournemouth an exceptional experience. Both of them made sure we feel at home in their beautiful flat and encouraged us to use the amenities, chill in the lounge and, in fact, join Bev's birthday brunch at which we met some of their equally nice friends. We highly recommend staying with them when in Bournemouth because these two will make your airbnb experience an unforgettable one and I trust that even excellent hotels will struggle to host you in such a genuine and nonchalant manner (Stephen even dropped us off at the train station!). Expect us to be back guys!

    March 2014
  • My girlfriend and I had a fantastic stay at Stephen's. Good selection of breakfast and brouchers to order take away. Clean and tidy place. Beautiful view from our bed. No parking problems eiyher. I would definitely recommend this apartment and we might stay there again.

    February 2014
  • Stephen and Bev were the most friendly, welcoming and kind hosts. I couldn't have hoped for more generous hospitality. If you need somewhere to stay in Bournemouth - whether for work or pleasure - I'd highly recommend Stephen and Bev's Penthouse apartment as the ideal b&b. That hot cup of tea waiting for me outside my bedroom door on the first morning was heaven!

    February 2014
  • What can I say? We went to Bournemouth for a weekend of walks, rest and sunshine. We got all of those, but with the added bonus of Stephen and Bevs gorgeous hospitality. Bev (sadly Stephen was away) was the perfect host who told us all about local (and surrounding) walks, local bars and restaurants. We were going out on Saturday night, but spent half the evening enjoying conversation at home with Bev.

    Breakfast the next day was a feast, but I was blown away later on as I persuaded Bev to treat us to some Sunday morning tunes (that I requested, and he then played on his decks!) Totally awesome! I will always have memories of a lovely brekkie, read of the papers, and getting ready for a Sunday of sunshine and smiles, but having some old school tunes playing in the background to start the day. If you are going to Bournemouth, this place will make your day. And, your whole stay. Thanks so much boys.

    February 2014
  • This was our first airbnb stay and Stephen and Bev were extremely friendly and welcoming, and made us feel right at home which definitely ensured our stay was very relaxed and comfortable. They were always there if you needed anything or tips on where to eat and drink.

    Their flat itself is very stylish, well-maintained and clean.

    Location-wise it couldn't be much better, being very close to town and to the beach.

    Overall I couldn't recommend The Penthouse enough.

    December 2013
  • Nice place, nice people.

    November 2013
  • Great host, very helpful and friendly. Only stayed one night but we found the room very comfortable and the breakfast was great! Thanks again!

    October 2013
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Hi, my name is Stephen and I have lived in Bournemouth with my partner Bev since 2001. We moved here after finishing university as we realised that living closer to the sea and the beautiful Purbeck coastline was very important to us.. We have lived here in Bournemouth now for twelve years and in this flat since 2006. We really love being residents in the town: it has a beautiful beach, great night life and this flat is perfectly positioned to take advantage of both. We are excited about listing my home on airbnb as we love playing host and welcoming guests into our home. We like meeting new people and finding out about different cultures. I hope that you will feel very comfortable staying here and contact me if there's is anything I can help you with in advance of booking.
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