Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Light, bright and airy artists' house, beautiful beach-style garden.
Warm, clean, comfortable accommodation. Own shower room.
Free on-street parking.
5-10 mins walk from station and town, convenient location for all amenities.
Delicious California style breakfast inc. Welcoming, friendly and helpful hosts. Everyone welcome LGBTQ and straight friendly.

The space

Double brass bed with lovely, comfortable mattress. Clothes rail and drawers, with ample space for luggage. Hairdryer and iron available. Tea and coffee making facility in room. Sole use of private shower room and toilet. View over the beautiful and unique, artist's garden .
The house is wonderfully light and airy with a Scandinavian feel and original victorian details, white floorboards throughout. Lots of abstract paintings and photography. Breakfast is served in the bright, sunny dining room overlooking the beach style pebble garden where guests are free to wander.

Guest access

Bedroom, shower room, garden. Kitchen.

Interaction with guests

Warm and friendly couple who have lived in Whitstable for 12 years. Janet a Londoner( dfl) and Philip from San Francisco, is Californian. Very familiar with the area and can advise on local amenities and points of interest etc.
We aim to make our guests feel welcome, comfortable and at home. When you leave us we hope you are fortified and well rested, ready for your day ahead.
Bags can be left for later collection by arrangement.

Other things to note

Guests bedroom and own private shower/toilet on first floor.
Owners bedroom/shower on second floor.)
Resident cat (Gordon)

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: 100
Weekly Discount: 1%
Weekend Price: 85 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible

Check-in: 3pm
Check-out: 10.30am

Smoking permitted in the garden.
Continental breakfast served at 9 am or time to be arranged on arrival).
Please inform of any dietary requirements at time of booking.
Booking includes access to stated rooms.
Please inform us if you expect to arrive later than 3pm.
Bath towels are provided.
Beach towels are not provided.
Guests are respectfully requested to shower before retiring if they have used tanning sun cream, to help save our bed sheets.
Sorry, no children or pets.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

1 night minimum stay

114 Reviews

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Charlotte User Profile
July 2017
A beautiful room within a beautiful property and an excellent location. The house is very close to the beach and we had a lovely time wandering around Whitstable. The breakfast in the morning was particularly impressive and I enjoyed looking at Phillip and Janet's beautiful photography and art work.

We have been lucky enough to have stayed in a lot of air bnb's throughout the UK, Australia, Portugal and France... Phillip & Janet's home is definitely up there as one of our favourites and was exactly what we both needed! Beautiful and light, warm & bright with a sense of intrigue. The linen, the pebbles, the art, the photographs and THE breakfast!!! Our first ever homemade sourdough French toast California style on morning no. 2 was beyond indulgent and each morning exceeded expectations, each time allowing us a rare glimpse into the hosts world. Outside of the obvious attractions of the space itself, what really stood out was the 'dinky dye' as Mel would say, the real conversation and enthusiasm for life that Phillip and Janet briefly shared with us. From gardening to photography tutorage - from a classic master as well - each conversation revealed a new layer of experience and expertise that was a joy to listen too. Our Sunday morning conversation was both poignant and honest with a sincerity that resonated with us both.. We only wish that there had been more time to truly get to chat further, although I'm sure we'll be back in Whitstable and would definitely stay with Janet and Phillip again...

Steve User Profile
July 2017
Very nice room in a great house, and the hosts could not have been friendlier. Highly recommended.

Sandy User Profile
July 2017
Philip and Janet are a charming, friendly and most welcoming couple. Their home is bright, sunny and happy with Janet's amazing paintings lighting up every room. Situated in a quiet residential street, the town centre is a short 5/10 min. walk away. Spotlessly clean, beautiful linen and with thoughtful touches like tea & coffee provided in the room and an exquisite breakfast - we were thrilled to have found this listing. Their lovely garden is fascinating - and well worth a browse. This was our fist Airbnb experience - and we enjoyed every moment of our overnight stay. It was like staying with friends.

Mark User Profile
July 2017
A beautiful house in Whitstable with a very warm welcome from the hosts. A great seaside and arty feel to the house. Spotlessly clean and a great breakfast. Highly recommend it.

Alex User Profile
July 2017
This was a perfect stay. It was our first visit to Whitstable and we booked at the last minute rather than returning to London. Janet and Phil were extremely accommodating and friendly. Their house is airy, light and welcoming. Janet is an accomplished painter and Phil a fine art photographer and their creativity and taste is represented in the decor. Breakfast was very tasty, Californian-style and the room was comfortable and well-appointed. I stayed after breakfast and chatted with Phil about photography, California, fossils and geology. He's a fascinating, well-educated genial guy. I can't recommend staying here enough and we will definitely return next time we're in town.

Steve User Profile
July 2017
Lovely home in a great location. Philip and Janet are delightful hosts. The room is very comfortable and breakfast definitely exceeds expectations.

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Whitstable, United KingdomJoined in April 2015
Philip & Janet User ProfilePhilip & Janet is a superhost.

Philip has lived in Whitstable for 6 years, having relocated from San Francisco / LA. He is a well-respected black and white photographer with a passion for food and pebbles.
Janet has lived in Whitstable for 10 years and is a fine artist and art teacher. We have been married for 5 years and love Whitstable, oysters and lifestyle (art, nature, sea, light, family, food etc.). We spend time together (gently) cycling in the local area as well as visiting family and friends in London, when not spending time on the beach and rummaging in the great local junk shops and boot fairs for treasures.

Response rate: 95%
Response time: within an hour
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