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“Excellent quality in an ideal location”
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Camber, Rye, East Sussex, England

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Excellent - based on 16 reviews
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Carol W
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Excellent quality in an ideal location”
Reviewed 21 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Sandy Retreat lived up to all our expectations and we enjoyed a very happy and relaxing break.
This was especially rewarding as our original choice of cottage was ruled out at the last minute due to the Environment Agency conducting beach enhancement close to the cottage.
Well done to Richard at Beside the Sea holidays for coming up with such a wonderful alternative at very short notice.

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Liked best: Quality of property
Liked least: Property on fairly large estate
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
22 Oct 2015
Thank you very much for posting a review for Sandy Retreat, we knew this would be the perfect alternative and are really pleased you agree! Look forward to seeing you all back again soon. Richard, Sophie, Arthur & Oscar
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corgs2006
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed 28 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

What a gem! Fantastic location, professionally serviced and well maintained property. Everything you could wish for...every little detail has been thought of - right down to the lovely little gifts left for us.
Richard is a pleasure to deal with too - responds promptly to any and all queries.
Have booked our next holiday already.
Thank you Richard - it's been a hassle-free break.

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Liked best: Everything - proximity to beach, well maintained property
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
3 Oct 2015
Thank you very much for the amazing review, it was lovely to meet you all. Look forward to seeing you again next year. Richard, Sophie, Arthur & Oscar
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Paul A
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very well equipped and well maintained”
Reviewed 30 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The property is ideal for families, situated just five minutes walk from the beach with a secure small back garden and a very quiet neighbourhood.The property is exactly as described on the website and was very clean and the owners had taken the trouble to provide extras eg wifi,computer games ,books and DVDs,the kitchen contained everything we needed right down to foil and greaseproof paper.The letting agents were excellent we needed their help on several occasions and the response was always swift and very polite. Their were eight of us staying in this property and not once did we run out of hot water.

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Liked best: Very clean and well maintained
Liked least: Front windows upstairs were very hard to open and close ,and the gravelled garden meant stones were constantly brought into the house on our footwear
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
9 Sep 2015
Thank you very much for this lovely review. As you have mentioned in the feedback that this is an ideal family property with lots of extras to keep everyone entertained when you can't be at the beach! It was lovely to meet you and hope to see you all back again very soon. Richard, Sophie, Arthur & Oscar
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Marius S
1 review
“Great family house in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 10 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We were 8 persons, 4 adults - 4 kids, staying at "Sandy Retreat" for a week in August 2015. The house was very much up to the job, well equipped, clean and tidy. Bedrooms are of a decent size, with two of the rooms well suited for couples.The outdoor space is great, with sunlight for most of the day end evening. Off street parking available just outside the back door.

This was our third time visiting the area and booking with "Beside the sea". Booking experience, and overall service have been super every time, with quick responses to any queries and needs.

Highly recommended

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Liked best: The house was exactly as advertised
Liked least: Nothing special - overall a good experience
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
10 Aug 2015
Thank you for the review, it was great to finally meet you! We are really pleased you enjoyed Sandy Retreat and hope to see you back again for your 4th stay with us next year. Richard, Sophie, Arthur & Oscar
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Christian...
Basel, Switzerland
1 review
“Beautiful place for a holiday with children”
Reviewed 27 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Very well equipped cottage ideal for a holiday with children. We (a familiy of 5) came to Camber for the third time and it was the best house we staid in so far! Very helpful manager (Richard). The location (Camber) is ideal to go to the sandy beach (5 mins walk) or to explore Sussex and Kent. A day trip to London by train (from Ashford) will take less than an hour. We certainly will come back again.

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Liked best: All of it!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
28 Jul 2015
Thank you very much for posting a review, it was great to finally meet you and the family - the owners will certainly be pleased to hear that its been your favourite house so far. Look forward to welcoming you back next year for your 4th stay with us! Richard, Sophie, Arthur & Oscar
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