I'm a designer who loves the coast and swimming in the sea. I grew up on the east coast of England and spent happy summers at my grandparents' beach hut.
Jane made us feel very welcome, with helpful list of restaurants, pubs and things to do. The apartment was in a lovely location and perfect for a relaxing weekend!
Great stay at Jane's lovely flat by the sea. A great place to relax and recharge the batteries!
The apartment was light and spacious and beautifully decorated, the facilities were great and had everything I could want for a peaceful break away from London.
The view of the sea from the front room was fantastic; although the road at the front can get quite busy at times, the sound of the waves certainly made up for it! The bedroom at the back of the house was very quiet and the black-out curtains and cosy bed meant that I slept very well. Jane was very welcoming and had prepared a document of information about the apartment and local area which proved very helpful; there were lots of options and recommendations to explore. I hope to return again at some point!
Beautiful and cozy apartment with a perfect sea view in a an ideal location by Hastings.
We would definitely consider going back and recommend anybody anybody to stay here too.
We really enjoyed our few days in this lovely place to stay.
Beautiful apartment, great location, amazing views, big comfortable bed, very quiet (and dark!) at night. Jane was lovely, can't fault it :)
The apartment is very nice, spacious and decorated with lots of attention to detail. The view from the sofa in the living room is spectacular. The bedroom is large and contains a comfortable double bed.
Jane was easy to communicate with and had plenty of helpful tips for things to do in Hastings and St Leonards.
The only slight negative was that in the stormy and cold weather we experienced, the flat was a bit drafty and did not really warm up. When the weather changed for the better on our last morning, though, the sun flooded the living room with light and warmth. Overall highly recommended, and we hope to be back in the summer.
Response from Jane:
Thanks for the feedback Sebastian - with all the mad storms recently I'm installing secondary "glazing" to keep out the drafts and the apartment warmer. I've been resisting on aesthetic grounds until now!
We spent the christmas at Jane's apartmant. The whole place is just as amazing as you would expect from the pictures and reviews. The view from the living room is just breathtaking.
Even in these stormy days we had two beautiful sunny mornings when we could took a sunbath just right from the sofa.
You really don't need a tv when you can watch the he sun and the moon walking above the water through the day, and the sea is just on the other side of the street so it's a really big screen. Although we used the net a couple of times -the wifi is really strong and reliabe- just to send out christmas mails attached with pictures about the view.
The kitchen is fully equipped, with lots of great teas and a really classy tea pot. No microwabe, but hey, stay healthy. It might looks tiny at first but we cooked the whole traditional christmas meal there so nothing is impossible.
The style of the whole flat is really classy, specially if you love dogs, but who doesn't. The bedroom was spacious and the doublebed was really comfortable. This room is not on the sunny side of the flat and the window looks to the backyard so it's also quiet, means you can get a good sleep anytime.
But who needs sleep when Hastings is so full of good stuff, and Jane knows every part of it, so you won't miss out anything, you'll get all the inside information you need from her.
One more thing. If you like italian cousine, you don't have to go far. There's a really nice family restorante on the same street as the flat. Try it, you won't regret.
Thank you Jane, and see you at summer! (Maybe before.)
If there was any fault with Jane's seaside flat, it would be that it is too hard to leave. We found ourselves transfixed for hours on the sofa with nothing but the sea staring back at us. The view from the massive windows is a sight to behold. The interior is also beautiful, with quaint and quirky furniture collected from the local antique stores, and everything was spotlessly clean.
When we did manage to escape the flat's spacious (much larger than the pictures illustrate) and scenic confines, we took advantage of Jane's local know-how. We enjoyed a fantastic south Indian meal around the corner the night we arrived and took in the A P Hendy's mesmerising store (and his fascinating 16th century Christmas house nearby) in the Old Town on the afternoon we left. Both experiences would not have happened without Jane's advice (she even booked us a table at the restaurant).
There was a minor glitch with a light switch in the bathroom, but Jane sorted it quickly while we were out on a hike with no fuss. She also found, carefully packaged and quickly posted (after asking us) a silver chain my partner had forgotten in the bedroom.
All in all - it is a place we will definitely return to, and highly recommend to others.
Great apartment, just as nice as advertised. Handy for most places you want to visit and ideal for cycling. Jane is a delight. Thoroughly recommended.
We had a fantastic stay in Jane's beautiful apartment. She was very understanding when we were held up in traffic, and it was lovely to chat to her when we arrived. The view from the apartment is stunning, even though we managed to pick the most miserable weekend weather-wise to stay! Thank you for a wonderful stay... We would recommend Jane and this apartment to anyone!
Jane is an intelligent, earthy kind of character with a wonderful sense of style. Her quirkiness is very endearing. She appreciates wholesome living, coastal spaces and she is a community-minded person. As a fellow Airbnb member I can confidently vouch for Jane- she is tidy, respectful and reliable.
Jane is an inspiring person. She is incredibly open and curious about the world, interested in people and places. She's wise and warm. She's funny and really fun to be with. She'll be respectful and considerate in other people's homes, and welcoming in her own. Hanging out with Jane will be good for your soul.