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“Very well equipped and well maintained”
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Camber, Rye, East Sussex, England

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Paul A
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Very well equipped and well maintained”
Reviewed 30 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The property is ideal for families, situated just five minutes walk from the beach with a secure small back garden and a very quiet neighbourhood.The property is exactly as described on the website and was very clean and the owners had taken the trouble to provide extras eg wifi,computer games ,books and DVDs,the kitchen contained everything we needed right down to foil and greaseproof paper.The letting agents were excellent we needed their help on several occasions and the response was always swift and very polite. Their were eight of us staying in this property and not once did we run out of hot water.

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Liked best: Very clean and well maintained
Liked least: Front windows upstairs were very hard to open and close ,and the gravelled garden meant stones were constantly brought into the house on our footwear
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
9 Sep 2015
Thank you very much for this lovely review. As you have mentioned in the feedback that this is an ideal family property with lots of extras to keep everyone entertained when you can't be at the beach! It was lovely to meet you and hope to see you all back again very soon. Richard, Sophie, Arthur & Oscar
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Marius S
1 review
“Great family house in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 9 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We were 8 persons, 4 adults - 4 kids, staying at "Sandy Retreat" for a week in August 2015. The house was very much up to the job, well equipped, clean and tidy. Bedrooms are of a decent size, with two of the rooms well suited for couples.The outdoor space is great, with sunlight for most of the day end evening. Off street parking available just outside the back door.

This was our third time visiting the area and booking with "Beside the sea". Booking experience, and overall service have been super every time, with quick responses to any queries and needs.

Highly recommended

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Liked best: The house was exactly as advertised
Liked least: Nothing special - overall a good experience
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
10 Aug 2015
Thank you for the review, it was great to finally meet you! We are really pleased you enjoyed Sandy Retreat and hope to see you back again for your 4th stay with us next year. Richard, Sophie, Arthur & Oscar
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Christian...
Basel, Switzerland
1 review
“Beautiful place for a holiday with children”
Reviewed 27 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Very well equipped cottage ideal for a holiday with children. We (a familiy of 5) came to Camber for the third time and it was the best house we staid in so far! Very helpful manager (Richard). The location (Camber) is ideal to go to the sandy beach (5 mins walk) or to explore Sussex and Kent. A day trip to London by train (from Ashford) will take less than an hour. We certainly will come back again.

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Liked best: All of it!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
27 Jul 2015
Thank you very much for posting a review, it was great to finally meet you and the family - the owners will certainly be pleased to hear that its been your favourite house so far. Look forward to welcoming you back next year for your 4th stay with us! Richard, Sophie, Arthur & Oscar
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jill b
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent property and location”
Reviewed 5 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The property was extremely well equipped and the property manager was very friendly and attentive to our needs. I would recommend Sandy Retreat to any family looking for a relaxing holiday.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Jul 2015
Thank you for posting a review of your stay here at Sandy Retreat. It was lovely to meet you all. We look forward to welcoming you all back very soon. Richard, Sophie, Arthur & Oscar
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mark h
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
1 review
“great house in a great location”
Reviewed 3 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

we stayed at Sandy Retreat for a week at the end of May 2015, 4 Adults and 3 children and was ample big enough, the house itself is very well equipped, and was immaculate upon arrival. we will be back again next year. i would absolutely recommend

we barely touched the surface of the surrounding area, Hastings and Rye are both very nice in different ways. If traveling with children the only thing i would be aware of is that generally the local pubs don't serve food until 6pm, which caused us a small issue, that said.
a brilliant family holiday.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Jun 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review, it is very much appreciated. Sandy Retreat is perfect for families with young children as it has everything you need for a relaxing stay with the little ones. Look forward to seeing you again next year! Richard & Sophie
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Susan M
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great house, great location, great weekend”
Reviewed 22 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We stayed at Sandy Retreat for a long weekend with two children under five. The house was clean, fully equipped and beautifully furnished. It was the most family friendly place we have stayed and included step up stools, pushchair, plastic tableware and night lights. The house was spacious yet cosy and we enjoyed evenings in by the fire making use of the DVDs, free wifi and selection of games.

Camber beach was only a five minute walk away as were a small selection of beachside cafes and restaurants. The town of Rye was a 10 minute drive away and was good for exploring, it's variety of tea rooms and further choice of places to eat.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
23 Feb 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of Sandy Retreat. The owners have tried to think of everything a young family would need for a relaxing holiday and will be thrilled with your comments. We hope you will come and stay again very soon.
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nick01728...
Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Really relaxing break , and what a fabulous beach !!”
Reviewed 2 July 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We stayed here with our friends for a few days and found the property excellent, the decor was light and fresh and fully equiped , although all our party are retired so didn't make use of the wiii .Wi Fi was good and there was a useful guide to all the local attractions including the Green Owl pub which served great home cooked food .
We relaxed in the evenings on the decking and made use of the shiny bbq , local farm shop providing the burgers etc.We walked over the dunes most days to find a really lovely beach which is kept nice and clean and the Kit Kat Cafe provides the obligatory ' cup of tea '.
The beds were soft and comfortable and the bathrooms spotless and we liked the kitchen / diner in prference to lounge / diners which we have stayed in before , seems so much better to retire to the lounge after a hearty meal.

All in all a really relaxing stay with a great location, within walking distance of Rye , 5 miles ,which is great for antiques and a lovely church and castle .

Will definately be returning

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Liked best: house decor and equipment / fabulous beach !!
Liked least: nothing , apart from it raining one day !!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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