Retreat By The Sea



(83 Reviews)

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

1 bathroom

Property Overview

Retreat by the Sea is a stunning holiday home located just a stone's throw from the peaceful beach of Marske. Decorated and styled to an exceptional standard, this two bedroom home is the ideal place to explore the Yorkshire coastline. Sleeping up to four guests and welcoming one well behaved dog, this is the perfect place for the family to take a break from life and enjoy a really beautiful part of the world. Retreat by the Sea benefits from a well-kept private garden and on-street parking.


Property Details

The Space
In a peaceful seaside town on the North Yorkshire coast, you will find Retreat by the Sea. This newly renovated, two bedroom apartment brings a sense of calm with its neutral colour palette and abundance of light.

The living room space is simple in it’s décor. With a large bay window looking out onto the quiet street and two large plush fabric sofas, it's perfect for relaxing. Plus it boasts a log burner - the ultimate treat after a day exploring.

The spacious kitchen provides everything you need for a stay away from home. With an electric oven and hob, refrigerator, microwave, kettle, toaster and added luxuries of a coffee machine and dishwasher. This stylish space has fresh white walls and deep blue units. The extendable dining table seats four people comfortably.

The first of the two bedrooms features a simple, Scandi-style double bed, two simple white bedside tables, with reading lamps, and a selection of soft furnishings adding texture and colour to the space. With double doors opening out onto the patio area, you can enjoy a morning cuppa while the morning breeze flows in.

The second bedroom features a pale colour palette of blue and grey. The double bed sits neatly in the centre of the room, with matching side tables either side and a small reading lamp to one side. The crisp white linen on the beds are the perfect invite for a good night sleep.

The bathroom is a fresh and bright space with a full bathroom suite in bright white, grey metro tiles and chrome fixtures and fittings.

The sheltered garden space is perfect for al-fresco dining. Completely enclosed, it is ideal for your pups to enjoy. With faux plants and a nautical ‘nod’ throughout, the Retreat by the Sea is exactly that.

Book yourself a stay and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and fresh sea air.

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during bookings. For this reason, we require all of our guests to transfer a £250.00 Damage Deposit (subject to a £10.00 administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver for £25.00 which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

Marske-by-the-Sea is a delightful village located on the North Yorkshire coast, less than 10 minutes from Saltburn and Redcar. The village square is packed with independent businesses, including dog-friendly cafes, pubs, micropubs and restaurants.

The property is Just moments from Marske Valley Gardens where you can explore walkways lined with beautiful flowers. Head to Marske Sands and you’ll find a long stretch of gently sloping sandy beach. The famous Cleveland Way snakes its way across the cliff tops and along the beach to Saltburn and beyond.

Neighbouring Saltburn-by-the-Sea is a great place to visit during your stay. Take the oldest functioning cliff lift in the UK down to the promenade and you’ll arrive at the 208-metre pier which stretches out into the sea. The long sandy shores are overlooked by colourful boutique beach huts and high cliffs tower in the distance.

You can also find popular villages and towns such as Staithes, Robin Hoods Bay and Whitby further along the coast.

Getting Around
Retreat By The Sea is within walking distance of all that Marske has to offer, within 5 minutes’ drive time of Saltburn and 20 minutes to Staithes, Middlesbrough and the delightful North Yorkshire Moors.

Marske Train Station is a short walk away and has routes to Longbeck, Redcar, Middlesbrough and Darlington with connecting trains to Newcastle, York, Leeds, Manchester and London.

There are plenty of bus routes throughout Marske. Hop on the Arriva X4 route and you can visit beautiful coastal villages like Staithes, Runswick Bay, Sandsend and Whitby.

  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • Cable TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Heating
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Family/kid friendly
  • First aid kit
  • Free parking on street
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Hot water
  • Internet
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Patio or balcony
  • Private entrance
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Wireless Internet

Guests have access to the full property. The keys to the property are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date.

Free on street parking is available directly outside the property, these spaces are on a first come first served basis.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

Guest Reviews


(83 Reviews)



Clothes storage is limited, fine for couples / small no. guests



Overall we were very happy. The accommodation was lovely, great location, easy to find, close to beach, everything we wanted.



Right but a park and the beach. Excellent location.<br/>A bit tight for 4 in the kitchen. Dog friendly I know but the small shared back yard was a bit whiffey! Wine glasses only for 2!! But had a cafetiere

Linzi E.


A pretty little gem.<br><br>The place is immaculate. Lovely modern decor, super clean linen, clean bathroom. Nice space to be in.<br>Little garden- not big enough for children but I don’t have any. Does have a cute table and chair to sit out if the weather is nice.<br>The town is well equipped with some takeaways, shops, restaurants etc.<br>The beach is gorgeous and a stone throw from the house/studio.<br>Lovely little community garden in front of the property.<br><br>The downside is the on road parking. Due to it being so close to the beach others park their in the day but it didn’t detract from a well priced, well positioned stay on the N/E coast. Pretty and a lovely walk to Saltburn along the beach only a few miles.

Julie A.


Good property in a great location



Lovely stay & good location. Beach is in walking distance, great for dogs and a nice place to have a relaxing holiday.

Jonathan L.


We book d a last minute spontaneous trip with my elderly parent and this home was just the job close enough to everything for father to amble around and nice quality of finish in the home



We had a two night stay at this beautiful house, <br/>everything was perfect, spotlessly clean including bed linen and towels.<br/>We loved the position, just a short walk to the beach and all amenities <br/>Will absolutely be booking here again in the near future <br/>Thank you for a lovely stay



Location, perfect close to town and the beach . Apartment clean and functional, everything you need for an enjoyable stay .<br/>Bedroom with courtyard outlook requires a better curtain for privacy , it doesn't close fully .



Had everything we needed and landed on a hidden gem for location. 3miles of beach at the end of the road for our pup to run about! <br/>Definitely recommend walking 2miles along the beach to Saltburn, for bars and cafes, but Marske itself has a spot on selection!



close to the beach<br/>couldn’t use dishwasher-drain was blocked outside



Location and house was modern, comfy and was just what we needed.<br/>Dishwasher didn’t work and shower heads dirty



A lovely property in an ideal location near Marske town and the beach is just at the bottom of the road! Craig's is a must do for brunch and Lemongrass Thai in Redcar for takeaway dinner!



One of very few in Marske at not bad price. Great for a short stay, kitchen stylish & well stocked. Lovely bathroom, shower easy to use. Great little outdoor area. Very comfy sofas in sunny lounge. We had a comfortable stay, & would be happy to come back again if in the area. Good communication from the host.



Location <br/>Beach <br/>Comfortable <br/>Quiet<br/>Oven gloves are needed <br/>Couldn’t use the dishwasher as there was an error code and no salt supplied for us to try to sort it.



Beautiful flat near the sea..lovely quiet area with a lovely pub at the end of the road. Would love to return...<br/>Loved everything about it ..only thing I can say is the bathroom window could do with a blind up ..when the lights on the next door can see in..

Tracey G.


Retreat by the sea was great. Clean modern and well equipped.<br>It was lovely to be 100 meter walk from the beach. And a scenic 40 min walk to Saltburn on sea.

Bernadette Caffrey


Loved location, and the property was lovely and clean



the location was amazing<br/>shared garden






It was a beautiful place and so comfortable and clean it was a nice area to walk and get to the beach and shops and a was not far to get to Saltburn on Sea<br/>It’s was not good for parking as the road outside was full with cars also I didn’t agree to paying the payment for the house cleaner



Very good



In a lovely position near a very beautiful beach. <br/>The flat is tastefully decorated with a cosy lounge and clean.<br/>The accomodation has a constant change in levels and rugs that are quite slippy not good for anyone who is unsteady.<br/>There are basic things missing, no wardrobes but shelves in the large bedroom, the small bedroom has 2 small draws and a rail on the ceiling to high to be of any use …. no shelves, draws or wardrobe, the bed is uncomfortable. <br/>The dining space is small especially for 4 people. <br/>No grab rail in the shower<br/>Towels provided are small and thin, bring your own.






Had a lovely stay with friends. Perfect bank holiday - nice walk along the beach to saltburn, 30 min drive to Whitby. Nice pub at the top of the road that had music on for the bank holiday Sunday! Coffee and tea and even a bottle of wine left for us! Perfectly lovely air Bnb and holiday for a joint birthday ?



Fantastic accommodation in a perfect location for Marske beach and nearby Saltburn. We will be returning!

Alison k., Buckingham


A relaxing house to stay in just a short stroll to the beach and the shops. Takes about an hour to walk to Saltburn along the seafront. Ample space and nice rear yard to sit in in the evening. <br>Dog friendly, Would cheerfully stay again.



Very good



We had a lovely time here. Marske-by-the-sea is a lovely village and close to other places. A great place to stay to explore N Yorkshire and its coast.



The small bedroom was very small and the bed sank in the middle so was very uncomfortable



The property was in a great location<br/>The property was not ready for our arrival. The property had not been cleaned for our check-in time of 3pm. After along drive we wanted to get into the property and freshen up and enjoy the rest of the afternoon. Unfortunately we could not do this as we had to contact host and stay to arrange for someone to come and clean the property. We therefore could not get into the property until after 6pm. This was extremely disappointing start to our holiday as we wasted a lovely afternoon trying to sort out cleaning for the property.



Lovely property in a great location.



Every need catered for lovely neighbours beach really was just down the street will definitely stay longer next time



Great location, very near (250m or so) to a lovely beach. Really well equipped and presented / decorated throughout.<br/>We were (possibly naïvely) expecting Retreat by the Sea to have nobody else living in the same house… In fact the property had a family occupying the first floor (possibly the owners?) whilst we were there. While the ground floor accommodation we stayed in was completely self-contained as described, it didn’t feel like the secluded escape expected, due to the frequent loud noises (raised voices, creaking floorboards and barking dog in particular) that we could hear from above. I’m guessing the upstairs residents could probably hear us at times too: so apologies if they were disturbed as well…



Nice apartment in a great location. Very accommodating hosts.



The property is beautiful and well equipped. You couldn’t ask for a better location.<br>It is worth noting that the garden area is NOT private however this did not impact negatively on our stay.



Very nice and well equipped. Very clean. Excellent position just next to the beach. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!



Nice place in a great location. Would stay again.



clean well located<br/>nothing



We liked the how it was decorated , how clean it was and the location .<br/>Everything was great the washing machine didn't work but that's was resolved.



absolutely spotless and beautiful - amazing location too



Nice little place this. Easy to find. Parking not brilliant though. Very good location. Very short walk to the beach. Even shorter walk to a local pub. Apartment is very modern. Very clean and well appointed.



clean , comfortable , near the beach



Gemütliches Apartment, Lage in Strandnähe



The place was beautiful, right on the beach ( 50 yards away ) clean, homely and very dog friendly.<br/>We loved everything but if there was one niggle it would be the pillows they just were not comfy.



A really good base to explore Marske and surrounding areas. Very clean and bright accommodation that comfortable housed 4 of us over a weekend



lovely couple of night stay in a clean flat.



Great house, well equipped, fantastic location. Well worth a visit.



Great apartment, very clean. Had everything we needed, including coffee and tea.<br/>Host were great, checking up on us over email just in case we needed anything.<br/>Location is great<br/> just 2 minutes walk to the beach, we had our dog with us and she absolutely loved long walks on the beach. <br/>Parking was on first come basis, which we have been advised by the host, but we have always managed to park nearby. <br/>Highly recommend.



Great location, well equipped, would love to stay again.



modern clean and well locate



N/A<br/>Issues with heating and hot water but was resolved



A very good place to stay - excellent location 5 minutes walk from the beach, 10 minute walk into Marske, 10 minute drive to Saltburn. A comfortable family apartment (the smaller second bedroom might be a bit tight for 4 adults, but fine for us with 2 high school age kids), clean and tidy, and nicely furnished. Would definitely stay here again.



A beautiful house right by the sea. Perfect location for exploring the coastline. Very dog friendly. Beds so comfortable and the house had everything you needed for a relaxing stay.<br/><br/>As others have commented you can hear a lot from the flat upstairs which is such a shame.<br/><br/>Also the garden isn't just for your use as the flat upstairs has access via metal stairs that take up a large space in the garden. From the listing's explanation I was expecting a private garden that we could just use and my dog was safe to roam in so this was a little disappointing.<br/><br/>If you don't mind these two things though it is a perfect place to stay.



Amazing stay - the location is fantastic; on a lovely street, 2 minutes walk to the beach and also opposite some gardens/park area. <br/>Beautifully decorated/ furnished.<br/>A perferct home from home.



This was the first stay with our dog and couldn’t have been more amazing! It was clean and spacious! The garden area was great for our dog! Being so close to the beach was great too! Only a 5 min walk!<br/><br/>Would recommend to friends and family



Beautiful. Very clean perfect location, will definitely come back



Feed back. <br/><br/>* Request for cleaning items not met. (Nothing to clean the floor or dishwasher tablets.) No bowl to wash dishes either.<br/><br/>* The noise from the residents above is constant. There is little to no sound proofing. From the moment they are awake, so are you. The doors banging and noise from walking up and down the stairs is quite disturbing.<br/><br/>* Snagging List: <br/>1. The floor in bathroom is damaged. Dangerous with nothing on your feet. <br/>2. Damp in the main bedroom.<br/>3. Missing chain from right blind in main bedroom. Couldn't open once closed.<br/>4. Property needs a deep clean. Cupboards dirty, wooden floor damaged and dusty (under kitchen table), back of sofas dusty, wooden wall claddin needs to be fixed to wall properly. <br/>5. The outside area could do with drain covers and made more welcoming to sit in. <br/><br/>The milk in fridge is a nice touch. <br/><br/>The property is in a fantastic location and could be so much better than it currently is presented. We were sold a relaxing and luxurious stay, but it hasn't worked out the break we expected.<br/><br/>Also from the minute walking into the property we were reminded about our checkout time! Receiving texts, emails and even the tablet in the property was constantly telling us to vacate by 10am on our leaving day. Not what you want throughout your holiday!<br/><br/>Unfortunately we would not return the this property and could not recommend to our family and friends.<br/><br/>Thank you<br/><br/>Tracey Oliver



We absolutely loved our stay at Retreat by the Sea! <br/>The apartment was gorgeous - modern, beautifully decorated with a coastal theme (LOVED the kitchen and biggest bedroom), and it was so clean and tidy. <br/>The property was very well equipped with plenty of cutlery/plates/mugs/glassware, cooking equipment and utensils, cleaning equipment, plenty of towels, and extra touches like milk in the fridge when we arrived. I was also impressed that there were champagne flutes which is a rarity i<br/>I find! The TV has Netflix also which is fab for relaxing. <br/>The beach was about a 1 or 2 minute walk and there's lovely cafés and pubs close also - we found the area to be very dog friendly which was ideal for us. There is a sainsburys local about 5 minute walk from the property also.<br/><br/>Overall an absolutely fabulous stay and would stay again in future!



Great location so close to the beach



Modern place in a great location. The street is quiet with a great park opposite for walking the dog. Small rear yard to sit in when the weather was nice. The beach is a couple of hundred metres down the road and Saltburn was a 50 minute walk down the beach. Local shops, bars and take aways were ideal. <br/>Facilities and cleanliness were also very good and we had a fantastic stay. Highly recommend and we will be back.<br/>Nothing really not to like. We had a couple of light bulbs that didn't work, so rang to tell the agents just so they could be sorted for the next guests, but not for us as we really weren't bothered.



Lovely apartment, very nicely decorated with a fab shower. Craigs by the sea is a brilliant coffee shop just 5 minutes walk away and a great walk down the beach to Salt-burn by the sea!



Fantastic property set in a great location. Really enjoyed our stay so close to the beach. Saltburn just 5 mininutes down the road. Also a great base to explore further a field.



There are lots of positives with this accomodation especially the location as it's so near the sea and there's plenty to see and do in the area. The front room is lovely and light. The main bedroom is big and the bed was gorgeous. Likewise the bathroom was very modern and spacious. So for the negatives - Parking is difficult and it was a bit of a bun fight to find a space in front of the apartment although you could park nearby usually. When we got there a couple of the rooms were pretty dirty, with surfaces covered in fluff and hair. I did tell the letting agent who were very helpful and offered to send some cleaners round but we didn't really want that as we'd only just arrived. Anyway it only took 1/2 an hour or so to clean the bedroom and lounge. We had to buy a dustpan and brush as there wasn't one in the property. (Also no toilet brush in the bathroom) So the main bedroom as I said is lovely and big yet the storage for clothes is a small box type thing (see photo) which is completly inadequate. Why there are no proper wardrobes ( as mentioned in other reviews) is a mystery. The description of the apartment mentions a lovely sheltered garden suitable for al-fresco dining. Well it is a lovely little garden but private it is not. You could sit there but the people from the top apartment could be sat about 9 feet away which in such a small space would be awkward to say the least. One night when we were going to sit out the people from upstairs had put all their washing out - it was quite funny really as I nearly ended up with a sock dipping in my Shiraz. Now the main issue we had with regards to the Retreat by the Sea was that one of the reasons we chose it was because it said it had wi-fi. Now I couldn't give two figs about wi-fi personally but we had my 15 year old daughter and her friend with us and for them it was important. Unfortunately you could only get this in the TV lounge and the main bedroom so the girls couldn't use their phones or laptops. This next bit got me quite annoyed because when I rang the agent to explain that 15 year old girls dont want to sit in the TV lounge with us on an evening the woman informed me that when she and her children go on holiday they ...and I quote "like to do things together". I really didn't need any parenting advice but there you go. For the next few days they continued to refuse to get a booster but when I said I was going to complain about it, they sorted it straight away. I have to say, apart from the woman advising me how to spend time with the kids, everyone else at the letting company was really nice and helpful. So all in all we had a lovely holiday. The accommodation was fine really, just those little things that let it down, but I would recommend it.



A really lovely and well equipped place to stay. The location was perfect for the beach, which was simply delightful. The apartment is really stylishly decorated and there’s more than enough room for 2 couples. The second bedroom, although comfortable, might be a little tight for some people, with limited storage. Marske-by-the-sea is a real jewel in the area, everything you need to hand and the public gardens opposite are a lovely place to walk to the sea.



Great location and lots of hidden gems to discover along the coast and in the moors and dales. We had a super break, warm, comfortable and cosy.



Lovely apartment, great location only a couple of minutes walk from the beach. Beds were super comfy and the patio area outside was great for our little dogs and our morning cuppa.



Brilliant location, beautifully decorated and comfortable. Literally three minutes from the beach. Slight downside is the (lack of) soundproofing. While the family upstairs aren’t noisy, you can hear them coming and going.



Location was great with the beach on the doorstep.



We had a great time. The location was perfect. All the locals were really friendly. The host provided everything we needed.



Beautiful with all the facilities and Justin from the beach.<br/>Access to a hoover would be good as we were close to the sea and had a dog with us and we would have liked to have been able to Hoover up after ourselves.



Clean modern , welllocated<br/>Nothing



Lovely apartment in a great location! So close to the beach, a great brunch cafe and a fab wine bar! Would definitely recommend.



Great place to stay, lovely clean apartment. Modern stylish decor. Very close to the beach front, less than 5 minutes walk. And good hospitality - They even took some gifts from my mum ahead of time to put in the apartment as a surprise! Thank you for a nice stay.



Lovely, beautifully decorated. Excellent location - 2 minutes walk to the beach



The location was great, & we were straight onto the beach, plenty of local shops & , bars<br/>The off road parking, it was very difficult to get a parking space.<br/>The neighbours above were some what a bit noisy!



Excellent property and location. Very clean and everything that you could need. Will be staying here again for sure!



Had a brilliant stay in Marske. The location was perfect, just a 2 minute walk from the beach and plenty shops/takeaways nearby. Loved that it’s dog friendly and had a little garden for her. The check in/out process was really simple and communication from the hosts was great. The property was very clean and is decorated to a very high standard. Felt like a real home away from home and we would love to come back again soon!



Amazing place, very clean and modern. It is a brilliant location, very close to the beach (2-3 mins walk). Has all the amenities one would need. Will definitely stay there again.



The house was superb and in such a great location. Fully recommend and wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again in the future

Franck F.


Lovely place ideal location 2 minutes from the beach and few minutes to shops. Everything you need but if there were 4 people the second smaller bedroom has no wardrobe so storage may be an issue



Lovely property with all the amenities. Perfect location for the beach. Easy communication and self check-in. Planning to come back.

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