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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.