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Bookcase with DVDs, board games, Wii games and controllers, books and local tourist information
Zig-zag pathway from the apartment to the beach
Tennis rackets and balls supplied in apartment to use at the nearby courts
Tennis courts less than a 5 minute walk away
Beautiful beach with lifeguard station
Beach huts available to hire
Coastal Activity Park
Perfect for weddings
Bournemouth beach at night
Bournemouth Gardens and hot air balloon ride
Hengistbury Head nature reserve and Christchurch harbour to the East
Sandbanks to the West
Bournemouth Air Festival
Oceanarium
Cath Kidson beach huts
Old Harry's Rocks
Lulworth Cove
Bournemouth pier fireworks in summer holidays
10 minute walk away from AFC Bournemouth ground
Red squirrel on nearby Brownsea Island
New Forest only a 20 minute drive away
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Condo/Apartment -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Bournemouth, Dorset, England

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glenyscre...
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Fantastic”
Reviewed August 29, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

What a fabulous week fantastic apartment so nice that James welcomed us and showed us round the place so clean everything you could wish for we had a hot week but apartment very airy and cool beds comfy will go back thank you James

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Liked best: The beds
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Aug 30, 2016
Thank you Glenys, very kind and you were perfect guests. Hopefully see you next year. Take care
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Mark E
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Ideal location, excellent apartment”
Reviewed August 4, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Booked the apartment for a weeks family holiday. All communication with James from booking to arrival was great. James greeted us at the apartment and showed us around.

The apartment was clean, light and well appointed, it felt like a home from home and we were very comfortable their with all the things we could need provided.

Location is perfect, far enough away from Bournemouth to be quiet and peaceful but still just 40 minutes walk along the beachfront back to the town. The beach at Boscombe is a bit quieter than Bournemouth which was good because we visited during the hottest week of the year and the beach nearer Bournemouth was packed. Plenty of bars & restaurants nearby and only a 10-15 minute walk to Southborne where there is a good choice of places to eat and drink.

We used the tennis rackets provided and played at the courts mentioned, we didn't book but had no problem getting on the court and it is just a 5 minute walk away.

Deposit refunded within 10 days.

Overall we would definitely recommend the apartment and James is a good guy.

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Liked best: Location and comfort
Liked least: Having to bring our own towels
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Aug 10, 2016
Thanks Mark, really appreciate that. You're very welcome and hopefully will see one your children at Wimbledon soon
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Tami A
1 review
“Fantastic weekend! ”
Reviewed June 21, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

A few friends and I get together once a year at the start of summer to hang out, have fun and relax. It doesn't always work out as planned but I am so pleased to say that with me in charge I was extremely popular after choosing such a gorgeous flat in a wonderful location! All essentials were there, plus a few extras and James was very accessible and helpful too. I highly recommend this accommodation, you won't be disappointed!

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Management Response
Jun 25, 2016
Thank you very much. Pleased you had such a good time
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Marebay
East Sussex, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Life is a Beach!”
Reviewed March 30, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Would like to thank James for providing a fantastic place to stay, the apartment has all the home comforts and still has a holiday accommodation feeling. We had a great long weekend and look forward to coming back one day.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
Apr 2, 2016
Aw thanks so much. Was a pleasure hosting you and your family. All the best
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Jo K
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Fantastic - highly recommended!”
Reviewed November 3, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our few days stay at Life's a Beach, a clean, modern and spacious apartment situated on a lovely quiet road, walking distance to Boscombe beach/pier and close enough to all amenities! We certainly will be returning and many thanks James for your help in co ordinating our surprise get together!!

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 16, 2016
Glad the surprise worked and you had a good time. See you next year
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Young_Mar...
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely apartment, everything you need to enjoy your time beside the seaside!”
Reviewed October 5, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We spent an enjoyable weekend in the apartment, which had plenty of rooms for the 3 adults and 4 children we had in our party. The apartment was modern, clean and well-decorated. There was everything you would need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay - the children particularly enjoyed playing on the Wii. The location was perfect, with a short walk to Boscombe beach and pier and then a longer, but not too long, amble along the sea front to Bournemouth beach and pier. We will definitely be returning - hopefully to also make use of the beach hut!

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Liked best: Modern, well-decorated apartment
Liked least: £250 deposit, however, we understand why this is probably necessary
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Oct 6, 2015
Thank you Martin and congratulations on completing the Bournemouth Marathon
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Nicola T
Enfield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Miss”
Reviewed September 3, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed here for a week and had a lovely time, the apartment was very spacious and very clean. We definitely stay again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 6, 2015
Thank you for your kind review and I look forward to seeing you again
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