Stylish decorcomfortable large sofa bed for extra guests
Bowline, central apartment near the beach/harbour.
Bowline, central apartment near the beach/harbour.

Entire home/flat

4 guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Entire home/flat

4 guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Bowline is a beautifully restored Victorian 1 bedroom apartment situated in the heart of Whitstable's famous Harbour Street, a minute's walk from harbour and beach. On the Kent coast, it is just over an hour from London and 7 miles from Canterbury.

Option also to rent Nicky's beach hut on a daily basis. A fabulous vintage inspired beach hut,with bunting, quirky 50's decor and everthing you need for a fabulous day by the sea.
Right on the front row on Tankerton Slopes,so the best view in town!

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: £10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £35
Security Deposit: £150
Weekend Price: £120 / night
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The space

Bowline is central to all the buzz of the "Bubble" with all the quirky chi chi shops and quirky independent eateries literally a stone throw away. This second floor apartment is smart and chic with iconic 60's touches.With sea glimpses to the East and old Kent peg tile roof tops to the West,the space feels light and airy. Polished black wooden floors and modern standards insulation make for a cosy stay whatever the weather. The bathroom has a treat in store with a free standing cast iron deep tub to compliment the usual shower. The apartment is pristine yet very welcoming.


As part of your visit to Whitstable, we offer a number of experiences, bespoke to you and your itinerary. You now have the option to hire Nicky's beach hut in Tankerton. Situated on the beach front, it is perfect for those special occassions or just having a bite to eat and a drink. To make your stay extra special, we can provide a number of hamper options, all locally sourced and lovingly put together:

Deli Lunch
Afternoon Tea
BBQ Pack

Just get in touch for prices and further information!

Guest access

The small open courtyard area is for the use of both apartments.

Interaction with guests

Keys are picked up from the friendly staff at The Whiting Post,the owner's independent shop below the apartment.(We have a keybox alternative for out of hours arrival;please ask and we will arrange that)The girls are always on hand in shop hours to answer any questions, or give any recommendations on best places to eat out or places to go. They are all local and more than happy to help. Myself and Adrian my husband can also be called at any time to sort out any problems and we also live locally.

Getting around

Bowline is just half a minute away from a bus stop which is serviced every quarter of an hour with buses to Canterbury and Herne Bay. The mainline station is a ten minute walk away. The town is also well service with taxi companies. The beach of course is just a minute's walk away.
Parking. We all park every day ,free of charge, in the adjacent streets. Alternatively, there is a short stay car park in Victoria/Albert St, a minute's walk away.

Other things to note

We provide hooks and hangers for clothes ,and trundles under the bed. Wardrobes and chest of drawers are not available.

In house babysitting available from DBS police checked staff qulaified to work with young children and babies. Please message for availability. £12/hour.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Please just treat the apartment with respect, and let us know if any damages or breakages. Please just strip beds and leave linen in bedroom, put dishwasher on or empty and wash up / do basic clean up at the end of your stay.
We usually only accept minimum 2 night stays, and minimum week long in holiday periods, but it is worth asking before booking if you see last minute availability.
Please check with us first if you want a week long booking; we generally cannot do these beginning on a Saturday.
We do need to know number of people staying prior to arrival.
Sorry,no smoking or pets, stag or hen parties.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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70 Reviews

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Yvette User Profile
May 2017
Wonderful, comfortable apartment in the heart of Whitstable. We'd definitely stay again. Nicky was a great host and the whole process was seamless.

Steve User Profile
May 2017
You will love Nicky's apartment in Whitstable. It's beautifully furnished with all you need for your stay, including a stylish old-style bath for you to luxuriate in. The location is right in the centre of Whitstable, just minutes from the harbour and beaches, with many really nice restaurants, boutiques and craft/artisan shops nearby. Just 10 minutes walk to the station and good connections to London and other destinations for tourism and sightseeing..

Eleanor User Profile
May 2017
We loved staying at Nicky's place. Nicky was super helpful and responded quickly to any questions we had. The apartment had a lovely feel, and was nice and light and clean. A delicious homemade lemon drizzle cake was waiting for us when we arrived- thank you Nicky! It was also very useful that we were able to store our bags after checking out. This was the perfect base for a long weekend in Whitstable, and we'd love to come back and stay again.

Ellen User Profile
April 2017
Just wow. What an amazing place. Perfect location, superb interior, and even a delicious cake to welcome us with. Communication was excellent too. We will be back, for sure!

Katy User Profile
April 2017
Such a peaceful and beautiful place! Fantastic location and nicely decorated. Right in the centre but still nice and quiet and close to everything. Definitely coming back!

Tilda User Profile
April 2017
Perfect location and a really lovely flat.

George User Profile
April 2017
A fantastic place to stay, right in the heart of Whitstable, couldn't be closer to all the great local restaurants and independent shops. Plus a 5 minute walk to the beach. Nicky was a great host, really friendly, and was there to greet us with a slab of lemon drizzle cake, which didn't last nearly as long as it should have.

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Nicky User ProfileNicky is a superhost.

Hi I live in Whitstable at the seaside where I own 3 quirky vintage inspired ladies clothes shops. I love traveling with my husband,Adrian and older kids to cultural and fun places.

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