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Kiora

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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Holiday Rental House
This fabulous and unique 4 bedroom detached house has bags of seaside charm and is located right on the beach overlooking The Street at Tankerton Beach, a natural 1/2 mile long shingle spit that appears at low tide. The house enjoys extensive sea views and offers a rare opportunity to stay in one of the most magical coastal locations in Kent. Built in 1904, this Victorian beach house offers spacious, comfortable and well equipped accommodation and has been tastefully decorated throughout. The original features including open fireplaces, antique pine furniture and a baby grand piano, all add a touch of nostalgia to this charming seaside home. The house is only a short walk along the beach to Whitstable Harbour with its fish markets and cafe, and a 10-15 minute walk to Harbour Street with...This fabulous and unique 4 bedroom detached house has bags of seaside charm and is located right on the beach overlooking The Street at Tankerton Beach, a natural 1/2 mile long shingle spit that appears at low tide. The house enjoys extensive sea views and offers a rare opportunity to stay in one of the most magical coastal locations in Kent. Built in 1904, this Victorian beach house offers spacious, comfortable and well equipped accommodation and has been tastefully decorated throughout. The original features including open fireplaces, antique pine furniture and a baby grand piano, all add a touch of nostalgia to this charming seaside home. The house is only a short walk along the beach to Whitstable Harbour with its fish markets and cafe, and a 10-15 minute walk to Harbour Street with its bustling shops and restaurants. Please note that although this property only has one bathroom, it does have two toilets and also basins in every bedroom.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Super King1 King1 Double2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath

Meet the host
Jez M
Hosting since July 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Fiona W
Fiona W
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fairytale house in magical setting
A magical house in the most beautiful setting. Sitting on the promenade with phenomenal sea views from all of the top floor bedrooms . Lie in bed watching and listening to the waves . Incredibly well appointed inside , lovely wine glasses , a well stocked cupboard of spices and oils , home made cake , tea, coffee and milk . Quirky sloping wooden floors and a garden full of places to investigate for children and dogs alike . A really special place.
Visited April 2024
Written 21 April 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jocelyne k
jocelyne k
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Magical home by the sea.
We rented Kiora for my 40th birthday. It is a truly special house - secluded yet right on the beach. You can see the sea from almost every window, and the light and ever changing views were magical. It was clean, and so so well equipped. The best thing about it was the feeling that we were in someone’s home rather than another bland holiday rental. There were other lovely touches. The fires were all laid ready to be light, fairy lights that came on as it got dark, candles everywhere and a delicious home made cake. Thank you. We would love to come back.
Visited March 2024
Written 4 April 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek774175
Trek774175
Hi Jocelyne, so glad you had a lovely stay. Jez x
Written 10 April 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Caroline Spencer
Caroline Spencer
Canterbury, United Kingdom13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's like going to stay with a dearly-loved friend
Kiora is a remarkable place. The location could hardly be more perfect (ON the beach; stunning views - no seawall to get in the way; lovely large garden with remarkable summerhouse) but much more than that, it's like going to stay with an old and dearly-loved friend who has just popped out for a bit. The house is full of poetry and art books, paintings, games and toys as well as wonderfully comfortable sofas and fires and a really lovely piano (much played during our stay). Jez had done everything to make us feel welcome and comfortable for our pre-Christmas break: the whole house was dressed for Christmas in a really tasteful way; the house was warm - and there was delicious home-made CAKE! If you are after a stream-lined minimalist modern vibe with endless ensuite bathrooms (and level floors) then Kiora probably isn't for you, but our multi-generational party (including three grandparents and a toddler) had a wonderful time and are very much hoping to be back - many times! Thank you Jez!
Visited December 2023
Written 12 February 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek774175
Trek774175
Hi Caroline, so glad you enjoyed the house and the Christmas decorations. Jez x
Written 21 February 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

crotsi
crotsi
Paris, France12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An incredible spot
Jez's house is such a find. RIGHT on the beach but hidden tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Whitstable in its own self-contained garden with off-street parking, you really have the best of both worlds of being near the action but at times it feels as if you're on your own private island with views out to the sea and the famous tidal spit of sand known as 'the Street' revealing itself at low tide. The house itself is oozing with character but is still super comfortable with generous comfortable double beds and a really decent, well equipped kitchen and bathroom. Incredible views out to sea from every room on the front. And a grand piano/open fire in the cozy sitting room and a separate atmospheric library/dining room! So refreshing and delightful to find after endless soulless Airbnbs stuffed with IKEA furniture decorated with only mass-produced prints of the Brooklyn Bridge or Eiffel Tower. Jez was also so easy to deal with, and super kind and welcoming. I even left my coat behind and he offered to post it back immediately. Couldn't be more highly recommended and can't wait to go back in the summer!
Visited December 2023
Written 8 January 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek774175
Trek774175
Hi Otto, I am so glad you enjoyed Kiora and the get together of old mates was so much fun. Best Jez
Written 10 January 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alexander H
Alexander H
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect house, perfect location
The place is perfect, you would struggle to find a better location. Everything is perfectly laid out and considered in Kiora. We spent a long weekend catching up and cooking (for 8) and this was the ideal location. Jez was very helpful throughout, a great stay!
Visited December 2023
Written 7 January 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek774175
Trek774175
Thanks Alex, so glad you had a nice time. Cheers Jez
Written 10 January 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Curiosity34587
Curiosity34587
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful weekend at Kiora Whitstable with the family
A beautiful house to stay in for the weekend ..Jez met us at the house with a beautiful cake and talked us through the house ,gardens and local area ....lots of room..very spacious ..4 decent size bedrooms with sea views ..well equipped kitchen with everything you could possibly need ...dining room with sea views and the living room complete with open fire and a baby grand piano ...the garden was well looked after but we didnt get to spend much time out there ..would 100% recommend am hoping to go back next Summer ..
Visited November 2023
Written 23 November 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek774175
Trek774175
Hi Julie, I am so happy your family get together went off so well and you all enjoyed the house. Jez x
Written 27 November 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sarah Jane D
Sarah Jane D
Hereford, United Kingdom41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Simply The Best
An oasis of period charm right on Tankerton beach sufficiently secluded to be a world of its own. Park your car then kick back and relax in a home designed to holiday in. No hidden extras of an Air BnB merely thoughtful consideration for what you may have left behind. Beach towels - there's plenty. Board games - check the wardrobe in the ground floor. Occupy the children - a cupboard full of toys in the twin bedroom or beach games in the porch including beach shoes and a kite! Extra light in the garden as you dine around the generously proportioned outdoor table - plenty of solar lights, candles and hurricane vases to build a flickering fairy tale world as the sun sets. A choice or gas or charcoal bbq, a hammock, well stocked spices and condiments the only thing I wanted for was for someone to say I could stay forever. Reading the visitor book I realised that Kiora generates this feeling in all of its guests via the warmth of her host. Did I mention the cake!
Visited September 2023
Written 19 September 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek774175
Trek774175
It was lovely to have met you all and so glad you had made full use of everything in the house. Jez x
Written 22 September 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alison G
Alison G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Shhhh... don't tell anyone!
Just love this house. Our second stay and will definitely be back again. It feels as if we are welcomed into a family home, which indeed it was for many years. Perfect location on the beach, but with a beautiful private garden. What it lacks in bathrooms it more than makes up for in large bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen and a spacious and airy sitting room. And Jez is such a warm and welcoming host, not to mention cake baker...
Visited June 2023
Written 18 June 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek774175
Trek774175
Hi Alison, so glad you had a nice time. It's pear and chocolate for third time guests - not that I want to temp you in any way. Jez x
Written 3 July 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Catherine T
Catherine T
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful Kiora
We had such an amazing weekend at Kiora celebrating a birthday and a anniversary. Everything was perfect and the house was so well equipped. We loved sitting in the garden and watching the waves. Jez was a great host with excellent communication from start to finish. Bedrooms were spacious with lovely views and it was convenient to have a sink in each room. Dog Friendly too! Thoroughly recommend this beautiful house
Visited June 2023
Written 7 June 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek774175
Trek774175
So glad you had a lovely time celebrating your special day(s) xx
Written 13 June 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tess
Tess
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Kiora Whistable
We had an absolutely wonderful time at Kiora. A perfect location and a perfect house. The children loved being able to take the bikes out and fly the kite. The views are lovely and the peace and quiet is great, yet a short walk to the bustling harbour and restaurants of Whistable. Jez is a really helpful host and he bakes a great welcome cake too!
Visited April 2023
Written 5 May 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek774175
Trek774175
Hi Cindy, so glad you had a nice time with some lovely weather and you enjoyed the cake. Jez x
Written 8 May 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Garage
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

Map
Access
Car not needed
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Tennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Kiora

Kiora is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

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