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The Whale Room at the top of the House

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Cosy attic room in our Victorian house is a short walk to all the best things - Margate Old Town, the beach, the Turner Contemporary and Dreamland.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people £10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £6
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed

House Rules

- For the sake of our neighbours please keep noise to a minimum after 10pm

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There are two flights of stairs till you reach your lovely abode, but hopefully it's worth it! :)
Pet(s) live on property
Some spaces are shared - The bathroom



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

12 Reviews

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Will User Profile
September 2017
Great place, very clean and great value. Lovely place to stop over in Margate and near everything you'd need. Very flexible and hospitable hosts! Just what we needed.
James User Profile
Response from James:
Thanks Will! Glad you both enjoyed the room :)
September 2017

Kate User Profile
September 2017
My friend and I stayed at James' for just one night, and a shame we couldn't have stayed longer. Yes, the stairs up to the room are fairly steep as mentioned (with the bathroom below!), but the lovely, relaxing room made it worth it. It was really clean and fresh and decorated beautifully with nice touches, making it feel homely. The bathroom too, with a great shower. We had the extra single bed which worked fine and it was a nice to have a kettle in the room (there's a Morrisons not too far away to pick up breakfast bits etc). It wasn't too far from the station and water front, so it was convenient for visiting Margate for the first time. James was easy to communicate with and made us feel welcome - even though we unfortunately didn't get to meet him given our short time there...but the cat popped his head out to say hello!
James User Profile
Response from James:
Thanks for the lovely review, Kate! Sorry we never got a chance to meet - but come back soon! Sorry about the nosey cat - she is definitely an aspiring Airbnb host! I'm chuffed that you enjoyed the room and hopefully we'll see you soon :)
September 2017

Adam User Profile
August 2017
Don't let the steps to the Whale Room stop you from enjoying this marvel of a place to stay in Margate. Ben and James have a wonderful theatrical imagination that brings to life this room at the top of their house. In Ben and James we found two lovely people who went out of their way to make you welcome. Listening to James play the piano, while Mrs. P the cat sunned herself on the step out into the garden was a wonderful way to inject some magic into our three days in sunny Margate. Could have been just a stay in a room, but it ended up being a marvellous trip back in time, with all the delights of Margate to look forward too. Enjoyed it immensely. Clean, beautifully furnished, whimsical and fun. We will definitely be back.
James User Profile
Response from James:
Oh wow, Adam! Thank you for such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you and Bethany stay and I'm really glad you enjoyed the room and Margate too! You definitely have Mrs. P described properly - sunning herself lounging about! You'd both be welcome back any time :)
August 2017

Joseph User Profile
August 2017
I had a great stay at James's house and wouldn't hesitate in staying there again the next time I am in Margate. The house is beautifully decorated and James made us feel very welcome when we arrived. The bedroom and bathroom were both very clean and tidy with both rooms being large bright and airy.
James User Profile
Response from James:
Ahh, thanks for the lovely review Joseph. It was a pleasure to meet you and Katie and I'm really glad you enjoyed the room and your stay in Margate!
August 2017

Isis User Profile
August 2017
We had a wonderful time and very friendly host. We can recommend the room absolutely:-) Thank u for all
James User Profile
Response from James:
It was an absolute pleasure to have you both stay whilst Benjamin came to visit his grandad. Thank you so much for the chocolate selection you left too, it was really lovely of you (although my waistline is suffering!). We'd welcome you to our home again anytime.
August 2017

Laura User Profile
August 2017
My friend and I had such a lovely stay in the Whale Room. The house and room are beautiful, the beds are comfortable and James and Ben are such friendly and helpful hosts. It is easy to get to all the interesting sights of Margate from the house - we walked everywhere during our trip. It's about 20 min walk to the centre/ shops/ esplanade. A great trip, thank you!
James User Profile
Response from James:
A pleasure, Laura! We're really glad you enjoyed your stay and managed to cram in all the delights of Margate (and experience the sun and rain!).
August 2017

Caroline User Profile
August 2017
What a little gem! James and Ben's home is lovely. It feels like a little retreat in the nook of the house. We really enjoyed our stay and the room is so beautifully decorated. We only stayed for one night unfortunately but will definitely be back soon. It was a good location - 10 minutes from Dreamland and the beach, and an extra few minutes to the Old Town. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality.
James User Profile
Response from James:
Thanks for the lovely warm comment, Caroline. You and Rob were no hassle at all to host, and we're really glad you managed to see most of Margate on your tight schedule. Come back and visit soon, and see what the rest of Thanet has to offer!
August 2017

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Myself and my partner Ben are now Margate natives, having moved from neighbouring county Essex!

Our house has been a bit of a 'fixer-upper' so has turned into a hobby of it's own. Outside of this we both work locally in Canterbury, volunteer at the weekends, big fans of eating lots and lots of food and travelling! I've recently been addicted to easyJet sales and trying to fly anywhere for a cheap price!

We also have a crazy foster cat and are proud parents using Airbnb to help fund her psychology course at the local college.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day
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