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Lifes A Beach in Bournemouth

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Large and bright open plan living room with 3 sofas
Living room opens up into large kitchen diner
Boscombe pier
1 of 45Large and bright open plan living room with 3 sofas
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
9 guests
2 nights minimum
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Hello and thank you for taking the time to look at my apartment, Life's A Beach in Bournemouth. Please note I only accept family bookings. Thank you This is a modern, light and very spacious first floor apartment with lift access just a 5 minute stroll from the award winning, blue flag beaches of Southbourne, Boscombe and Bournemouth. The clifftop and pathway down to the beach are just a five minute stroll at the end of the street. The property is situated on a very quiet, tree lined street yet the beach and other facilities such as shops, cafes and bars are just moments away. The apartment comprises of a large, sunny and airy open plan living room leading onto the kitchen diner. The lounge has double aspect windows, including bay window. All windows have blinds plus blackout cu...Hello and thank you for taking the time to look at my apartment, Life's A Beach in Bournemouth. Please note I only accept family bookings. Thank you This is a modern, light and very spacious first floor apartment with lift access just a 5 minute stroll from the award winning, blue flag beaches of Southbourne, Boscombe and Bournemouth. The clifftop and pathway down to the beach are just a five minute stroll at the end of the street. The property is situated on a very quiet, tree lined street yet the beach and other facilities such as shops, cafes and bars are just moments away. The apartment comprises of a large, sunny and airy open plan living room leading onto the kitchen diner. The lounge has double aspect windows, including bay window. All windows have blinds plus blackout curtains. There are 3 large comfortable sofas (1 is a high quality double metal action sofa bed with a thick mattress). There are additional folding chairs if more seating is needed. There is a 50inch Smart LED TV with Freeview HD and a DVD player. There is Sky WiFi broadband. You can watch Netflix, Amazon prime video and all the catch up tv channels on the TV. I have also included a bookcase with a selection of books, board games, a poker set and over a 100 DVDs. There is a Nintendo Wii with 4 controllers and a selection of games, perfect if the weather isn't great. I have also compiled a folder containing local maps and leaflets on nearby attractions if you are feeling adventurous. There are also local takeaway menus and recommended nearby restaurants if you want a break from cooking. I also include a usb plug and charging cables with micro usb and for iphones if you forget yours. The spacious kitchen/diner features an integrated washing machine, dishwasher, large fridge and freezer, microwave, 5 hob gas stove with separate oven and grill plus extractor fan. There is a dining table with seating for 6 with 3 extra folding chairs (high chair also available). There is plenty of cupboard space for shopping and groceries. There is a Combi boiler meaning all hot water is instant. Gas, Electricity and Water Bills are obviously included. There is a large selection of crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, kitchen utensils and other kitchen accessories for your use. I include a Welcome folder with helpful information for your stay along with some tea, coffee, milk, sugar and biscuits to help you settle on arrival. There is a good sized fully tiled family bathroom with bath/shower, toilet, basin and heated towel rails. Please note although fully tiled, it is not a wet room. The master bedroom is very large and bright with triple aspect windows, There is a wardrobe, 4 drawer double divan bed, bedside tables, dressing table, hair dryer and an additional double bed. There is a 32inch Sony TV mounted to the wall and a Sony radio alarm clock. The master also has an en-suite with a large walk in shower, toilet, basin and chrome heated towel rails. The second bedroom has a double bed, 2 bedside tables, touch control lamps and wardrobe with a chest of drawers. There is also a 19inch TV with integrated DVD player, a selection of DVDs and a Google chromecast so you can stream catch up TV, Netflix etc from your phone to the TV. The third bedroom has bunk beds which are ideal for children and wardrobe with 3 drawers. There is also a substantial travel cot with mattress. If you intend to use this, please provide your own bedding. I also include some cuddly toys and children's books. The apartment comfortably sleeps 8 but with the additional double sofa bed (in the lounge) can sleep up to 9. BEDDING IS PROVIDED (not for the travel cot), a bath towel per guest and hand towels in each bathroom. There are some toilet rolls, hand wash and shower gel. All windows have blackout blinds and are double glazed for great heat and noise insulation. The accommodation has central heating controlled by a thermostat in the hall. The apartment is neutrally decorated with tasteful, local beach themed and nautical artwork throughout Outside:There is off road parking round the back of the building for 2 vehicles and an extremely quiet and safe road to park any other vehicles on free of charge. The building is enveloped by a small, pretty communal garden which is regularly maintained. Just around the corner from the property are private tennis courts which you can access with a fob key provided. I provide 4 tennis rackets and balls. There is a children's playground next to the tennis courts. I also have a beach hut nearby which is available to hire at an extra cost. The beach hut is fully equipped with everything for a fun day. There is a gas stove, kettle, pan, nearby drinking water tap, tea, coffee, lots of seating, Mugs, cups, cutlery, plates etc, Frisbee, boules, rounders set, football, cricket set, beach rackets, lilos plus much more. Bournemouth town centre is only 5 minutes away in a car or taxi. Southbourne and Boscombe high streets with shops, cafes and bars are only short strolls away. Please note before making a booking: I do not accept Hen or Stag parties. I also don't accept pets or groups of guests all aged 21 years and under. Check in is from 2pm and check out is at 11am. The property is NO-SMOKING throughout. If smoking outside, please dispose of cigarette ends in the ash tray in the drive. Please do not BBQ at the property, there is a park just around the corner and you can also BBQ at the cliff top and beach at the end of the road. No loud music is permitted at any time. Please keep noise to a minimum between 11pm and 8am in respect to the neighbours. The apartment is not to be used as a place to just party in. Please do not wear shoes in the apartment as there are cream carpets throughout. Leave the apartment in the same condition as when you entered (ie clean and tidy) otherwise extra cleaning costs may be deducted from your deposit. Cleaning products and dishwasher tablets are provided under the sink as well as a vacuum cleaner in the kitchen. There is an iron, ironing board and hair dryer. I look forward to welcoming youMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No hen parties, Stag parties or groups all aged 21 and under please.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
JAMES T
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2013
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Reviewed 24 September 2020

Clean. Tidy. Great location and host. Thank you very much for the visit! We will be coming back next year!

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank lukew12344
Reviewed 24 August 2020

Just had a lovely week in Bournemouth with my husband and children. The apartment was very clean and spacious. We didn’t expect to have all the little extras such as tea, coffee, biscuits, toiletries, cleaning products and everything you could need. The beds were comfy...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank danielletQ2223XJ
Ambassador705595, VR Owner at Lifes A Beach in Bournemouth, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2020

Thank you Danielle, pleased you had a great time

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Reviewed 4 June 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: June 2019
Ambassador705595, VR Owner at Lifes A Beach in Bournemouth, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2019

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Reviewed 3 June 2019

Everything about this rental was great, we had great communication from the owner James before we arrived. He was there promptly to hand over two sets of keys and gave some information about the local area. The property is extremely well equipped for self catering...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank pmw44
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Six of us girls had a great reunion here and walks along the beach. James let us check in early which was great.The apartment was spotless with everything you needed.

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank cathy w
Ambassador705595, VR Owner at Lifes A Beach in Bournemouth, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2019

Thank you. Glad you had a nice time and hopefully see u again

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Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Clean, spacious apartment in a good location to access Boscombes beach. Unlike many rentals many extra bits were included as standard such as travel cot, high chair and other essentials i.e handwash, dishwasher tabs, toilet roll, salt/sugar etc. The building also has a small lift...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Trail822394
Ambassador705595, VR Owner at Lifes A Beach in Bournemouth, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

Thank you for the review and also thank you very much to your mother for the card, very kind. Happy New year

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Our fortnight’s stay at Life’s a Beach was excellent. From the start of our booking to our check-out James was super-quick to respond and very helpful and accommodating with all our questions and requests. The apartment really is a home from home - spotlessly clean,...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank KL C
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We had such a lovely stay to celebrate a family birthday (9 guests, 6 adults 3 children) The apartment was gorgeous and fully equipped with everything you would need. James was very helpful and answered any questions we had. The beach is very close by...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Kirsti B
Management response:Responded 8 June 2018

Thank you very much. You're welcome back anytime

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

What a LOVELY flat! Really well-furnished, with a well-stocked kitchen and lots of games and movies for wet days: even a stock of cuddly toys for the little kids! We had a really cosy stay, the flat was beautifully quiet and we felt relaxed and...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank atlonglast
Management response:Responded 8 June 2018

Thank you very much. You're welcome back anytime

Reviewed 31 December 2017

Good location only a short walk to the beach. Superbly equipped and spacious. The apartment was very festively decorated over the Christmas period with added chocolate treats which was a nice and welcome touch. Comprehensive guide to local restaurants and amenities which was very helpful....More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Vivienne N
Management response:Responded 8 June 2018

Thank you very much. You're welcome back anytime

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Elevator/Lift access
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Private Tennis Court
Secure Parking
Shared Tennis Court
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Local Amenities:Southbourne high street is only a 15 minute stroll away with its charming shops, bars and cafes including the very popular Ludo Lounge and the Larder House. Cafe Riva and the Commodore pub sit on the clifftop with beautiful views over the clifftops and beaches.In the opposite direction is Boscombe high street with a large Sainsburys, post office, coffee shops, street market on Thursday and Saturdays, restaurants and take aways (McDonalds, Subway and KFC). There is Chaplins cellar bar with great food and live music. Situated at the end of road is the excellent Little Pickle Deli Cafe where you can buy local food and drinks. Bournemouth town centre is approximately a 40minute stroll along the beach. Here you will find cinemas, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, theatres, the BIC ...
Getting around
Can walk down to beach in less than 10 minutes. There are bus stops at the far end of the street with a regular service to get in and out of the town centre or around the county. Pokesdown train station is a 15 minute walk away
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lifes A Beach in Bournemouth

Lifes A Beach in Bournemouth is able to accommodate up to 9 guests. See all property details.

Lifes A Beach in Bournemouth has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Lifes A Beach in Bournemouth has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Lifes A Beach in Bournemouth must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.