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The Retreat - Sandbanks
The Retreat - Sandbanks
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
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Welcome to The Retreat, a wonderfully relaxing beach house located in the heart of the famous Sandbanks pensula. Surrounded by water, the air is fresh, the pace relaxing and the beaches and sailing are excellent.

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We have deliberately made the minimum stay 2 nights, so that people can still enjoy a great weekend away.

Over 2 guests, there is an additional fee of £40 per night per person. However for children under 17 (with adults) the additional fee does not apply.

If you are booking 1 week (7 nights) you receive a discount on the daily rate. Please tell us in your message the full details of who is staying, however you should only select '2 Guests' when requesting a quote.

Free parking on premise

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £150
Security Deposit £300
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 8PM
Check out by 10AM


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 30 - Sep 1, 2018 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

7 Reviews

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John User Profile
August 2017
Location of house is excellent, 5 mins to each of the beach, Sandbanks Yacht Company (who have visitor moorings), the Haven (for a drink overlooking the harbour entrance) and Rick Stein. House was clean and comfortably furnished plus there is a small garden for children to play in.

Charlie User Profile
September 2016
Jonathan was at the end of the phone to help us with any questions we had and text us to make sure we were happy after settling in. Lovely location, on a road with stunning houses. Very close to the beautiful beaches, Rick Stein's restaurant and a nice cafe. Myself, husband and baby daughter were on our first holiday. The amount of space for the 3 of us was a little extravagant :) I can imagine it's a great spot for a group of people to come down and enjoy all the amazing water sports that are on offer nearby. We'll hopefully come back and bring a few friends with us next time.

Kathryn User Profile
June 2016
We had such a fantastic stay at Jonathan's place in Sandbanks, all be it far too short! Jonathan was a fantastic host, he answered all of my questions prior to our visit and made sure we had made it into the property with no issues. If anything, the photos do not do the property justice, it is a beautiful place - very modern and clean, with three great sized rooms and a wonderful garden. It is very close to both the studland ferry (5-8minute walk), and Poole beaches - a perfect location. Would definitely stay here again!

Jeremy User Profile
May 2016
Thanks for a lovely stay at Sandbanks. The house is fantastic with clearly a lot of thought gone into it. It's in a great condition with every convenience you could think of. The location is also great being at the heart of Sandbanks. The sea is in every direction and it's still very peaceful and quiet. Jonathan made everything very easy and was very friendly too. No problems at all. Thanks and best wishes.

Alex User Profile
September 2015
The Retreat was the perfect house in the heart of the exclusive island of Sandbanks, and the house is exactly as shown in the photos. Jonathan was a responsive and helpful host and came by to check on us, and he was also very accommodating with additional requests. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Lauran User Profile
June 2015
Myself & my Family had stayed at The Retreat over a long weekend in June 2015. Our stay was much enjoyable, the house was beautiful and located perfectly. All within a 5 - 10 minute walking distance of the local beach & ferry. The house was exceptionally clean and tastefully decorated - it felt homely and suited our needs 100%. I couldn't recommend The Retreat even more if I tried!! We will most definitely look to stay at The Retreat again when visiting the area. Jonathan & his wife were perfect hosts - outstanding communication both prior and during our stay. Please do not hesitate in staying at The Retreat!

Ali User Profile
September 2015
We recently stayed at The Retreat for a lovely weekend in Poole. Jonathan was warm and friendly and very accommodating to any requests we had. The house is lovely, very comfortable and well equipped. We stayed with two young toddlers and there were plastic plates and cups which was very useful however no highchairs which took some improvising. There is also a lovely back yard to relax in and for kids to play. Sandbanks itself is a gorgeous area and our kids loved the beaches? I would definitely recommend staying here.

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Poole, United KingdomJoined in April 2015
Jonathan User ProfileJonathan is a superhost.


Thanks for taking time to look at The Retreat. Helen and I lived and worked in London for many years and The Retreat was our escape from the city! It is perfectly located in the middle of the Sandbanks Peninsula, close to the beaches, the purbecks for walks and cycling and of course on the edge of Poole harbour.

We would love to welcome you to Sandbanks and so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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