Puffin House



(49 Reviews)

10 guests

5 bedrooms

5 beds

3 bathrooms

Property Overview

Located in the seaside town of Whitby, Puffin House is a stunning 5 bedroom holiday home perfect for family getaways and staycations with friends. Just a short 10-minute walk from the bustling town centre, you’ll be able to explore everything Whitby has to offer easily. Boasting beautiful interiors throughout, private on site parking and a great location, Puffin House will certainly tick all of the right boxes.


Property Details

The Space
Puffin House has a cosy and welcoming living room. With three comfy sofas and a flat screen TV, it’s the ideal space to unwind on an evening after a fun-filled day at the beach.

The house also benefits from an open plan kitchen diner. The heart of the house, the dining area features a large table and rattan dining chairs as well as a chaise lounge style sofa, a flat screen TV and a log burner. Perfect for socialising, the kitchen also shares this space so you can chat with your loved ones as you prepare meals. Fully equipped, the kitchen has modern appliances including an oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer.

French doors lead from the kitchen onto a large deck . The private enclosed garden has a lawned area, a large picnic bench & a seating area

There is also a large walk-in shower, WC and basin located on the ground floor.

Take the stairs up to the first floor and you’ll find four bedrooms, a family bathroom and a separate WC. The master bedroom features a king size bed, a freestanding bathtub and a traditional Victorian style basin. The second bedroom has a super king bed, the third features a king bed and the fourth bedroom has a double. Modern and clean, the family bathroom includes a walk-in shower, WC and basin.

Upstairs on the second floor, there is a king size bedroom and bathroom. With sloped ceilings and skylight windows, both rooms have beautiful views of the sky above. The bathroom has a walk-in shower, WC and basin.

You'll notice views of Whitby Abbey and the sea in the distance from some of the bedroom.

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.

Set on the West side of Whitby, Puffin House is just a short 10-minute walk into the centre of town. Head to Pier Road and you’ll find cosy pubs, fun arcades and plenty of fish restaurants. Continue along the lively road until you reach the beautiful, blue flag West Cliff Beach which is lined with idyllic beach huts. At the other end of Pier Road, you’ll notice the swing bridge which sits over the River Esk.

Over the bridge, you’ll find yourself on the East bank which is full of narrow medieval streets dotted with boutiques, pubs and fish restaurants. Climb the famous 199 steps up to the Church of Saint Mary. You can also discover the renowned ruined Whitby Abbey, which was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s gothic novel ‘Dracula’.

Step outside of Whitby and you’ll uncover a haven of woodland and moorland. Whitby forms part of the North York Moors National Park so it’s the perfect place for long walks.

Getting Around
The centre of Whitby is a short ten-minute walk from Puffin House.

Whitby train station is roughly half a mile away so villages and towns along the North Yorkshire coast can easily be reached via rail. There’s also a taxi rank in close proximity to the train station.

There are plenty of bus routes throughout Whitby. Hop on the X4 and you can visit beautiful coastal villages like Sandsend, Runswick Bay and Staithes. The X93 travels along the coast to Scarborough. The 95 route features plenty of quaint villages, such as Grosmont and Lealholm.

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

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.

There is private on site parking for two vehicles. Additional parking can be found on street outside of the property for one vehicle but please note this space isn’t guaranteed.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

Guest Reviews


(49 Reviews)



House was exactly as described. Beds bedding and towels very good quality. Kitchen well equipped and very good location for walking into Whitby. Excellent beaches in easy reach by car. I would book here again



Location was good.<br/>I ordered a cot in the request section which wasn't provided. If they had told me they were not providing the cot and high chair which was ordered. I could have made other arrangements As it was we arrived at night with no cot for the baby. There was no soap in any of the basins and only a tiny amount of washing up liquid. not enough toilet paper and no cleaning sprays. We had to hunt for the key to the back door to get out. WE eventually found it in the sitting room. If there was a fire we could not have got out. Fire safety regs say there should be a turn lock on doors leading outside so no key required. There were not enough bin bags. The carpets were not clean and when we tried to use the hoover it didn't work. The heating kept going off. Only one of the two televisions worked



House is very spacious and ideal for a large family group. The large walk-in showers are excellent. Bedrooms are large. There is a large open-plan kitchen / diner with sofa as well so we used that more than the sitting room.<br/>Supplies of dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, sponge and bin bags were inadequate or non-existent. We had to buy these.<br/>The outside rubbish bin was full and there were several bin bags piled up beside it, as well as other loose rubbish.



The house is lovely and well situated in Whitby, just a 5 min walk to the seafront. <br/>My main issues are as follows:<br/>Check in is 4pm which feels very late to me, we asked if we could get in early to refrigerate some breast milk we was sent back a copy and pasted message that basically said no. <br/>The thing is, air bnb is supposed to be about private homes with private hosts, and I’ve never met a host that isn’t flexible until now. There was no one in the home the day before anyway so we could have checked in early and dropped off our stuff. Poor. <br/>The heating instructions miss out a key step using the thermostat, we only worked this out the second day after being freezing cold the first night. You need to hold down a button for 3 seconds to get it to work, this isn’t in the instructions. <br/>No black bin outside. <br/>Everything response was copy and pasted and it didn’t feel personal at all. <br/>But, the house is lovely and the location is great too. Just be prepared for poor comms.



Very spacious, good location<br/>Needs a deep clean, light touch surfaces are clean however closer inspection needs some work (takeaway rice in a corner on kitchen floor when we arrived / sand behind bath / marks on cupboards / dead insects on windowsills etc)



Great location. Very near beach. Easy walking distance to town. Convenience store close by.<br/>All of the nice things that you get with a private host (welcome hamper, pint of milk in fridge on arrival) were missing. In fact all of the basics were lacking as we had been left a single washing machine tablet, no cleaning products, no spare toilet rolls etc. Also very limited parking if you're staying in a party with more than two cars as the drive is quite short and there was no available street parking during the duration of our stay. House instructions are also out of date and state the wrong bin emptying day. As a result, the bin was completely full so all we could do was bag up our rubbish and leave it by the bin in the rear garden



Was a lovely house, just as advertised, plenty of room for 10 people. The bedrooms were comfortable and spacious. Kitchen had all the facilities to cater for a large party, bathroom and showers were extremely well kept . Short walk into Whitby, but be warned it's all up hill on the way back! Would I stay in this property again, definitely. My only suggestion would be to offer more cleaning equipment, ie washing up liquid and rubbish bags and maybe some hand soap in the toilets.



Pretty good, lacking a few basics.



Lovely property in a great location for exploring Whitby.



Lovely, large house in a fantastic location close to the beach and the park. Comfy beds, lots of space, clean and had everything we needed.<br/>The bin in the kitchen was broken and the blind in the room at the top didn’t close properly but it didn’t affect our stay.



Lovely house with a sociable kitchen area and nice outdoor space. Great having parking spaces on the drive. A 10 minute walk into Whitby or to the beach - with lots to do for all ages.



Great location! Property great for large groups. Very nicely decorated.<br/>Not all glasses were clean. Some areas had cobwebs, but it didn't stop us from having a great time.



perfect location, had everything you could possibly need for a family vacation. great decor and attention to detail.<br/>cleanliness was not up to expectations, the guests before us must have allowed their children (or adults) to climb onto furniture and windows, noticeable hand prints all over inside of the window. dirty and chipped dished put back into cupboard. My son lost his toy down the side of the sofa, when taking the cushions off lots of dirt and crumbs which could have been vacuumed. I had to wash some of the towels as brown stains were on them.



Puffin House was fantastic. 8 of us from various locations met at the house and spent a long, relaxing weekend in Whitby to celebrate my 30th birthday. The house was perfect for a large group, the 3 showers + the bath made for easy mornings with everyone getting ready at the same time. We were all really impressed with the house and the digital guidebook was great for planning where to eat and things to do. Only a short walk into the centre of Whitby and to the beach, made for a perfect location. I would definitely consider returning to Puffin House for future large group stays.



Beautiful property and spacious. Well equipped. Fab location so close to the sea front / cliff top.



Very clean and perfect for a family group.



Lovely large house great location



The house was very easy to find using the handy maps link sent prior to check in. Check in was stress free using the key safe at the house. The location of the house was wonderful and meant that we didn't have to use a car for the weekend. We were able to park one medium sized car in the garage and one large one on the drive.<br/>The house was perfect for 10 friends with everything we needed. Each of the rooms are spacious with lovely comfy beds.



9 of us aged from 20-81 stayed for 3 nights. It was just great. We’d definitely recommend the property for a family get together!



spacious and comfortable and in a nice location near<br/>the beach and town<br/>nothing to dislike



Lovely place and a great location..<br/>Very spacious and comfortable for 2 families staying z<br/>Will be back again for sure



AMAZING LOCATION, super clean. HUGE HOUSE. Comfy bed all great size bedrooms. Modern. Close to centre.



Ideal position for beach and play facilities . Good for families . Well equipped spacious house.



The most perfect place to stay, close to all the main attractions, lovely area and most of all an amazing house. I went with 9 people and everyone was happy with their accommodation. When I return to Whitby I would stay here every time.



Location plenty of room in the house<br/>No where to put the rubbish <br/>Needs a blind on the window in the loft room<br/>Needs some maintenance on the taps<br/>No shower mat in the bathroom on the top floor<br/>No oven gloves Tea towels very badly stained



Very well situated for beach and town but quiet. Beautifully appointed house and spacious.



Puffin House is very tastefully decorated and has everything you need to enjoy a get together with friends or family.<br/>It is situated in a lovely area , only minutes from the beach , Pannet park and a short walk to Whitby pier and shops .<br/>I would definitely recommend. <br/>We are a large family of all ages and found the house both comfortable and spacious.






brilliant digs and location. Spotless and top notch, the hosts had thought of everything. Can't recommend highly enough.



A lovely big house, very clean and great showers. Also in a good location with parking.






House was fantastic, spacious and beautifully presented and had everything we needed. Great spot for walking into the harbour area.



Great location 10 mins walk to centre of whitby.<br/>House clean spacious and comfortable.<br/>Comfy beds with lovely big towels provided.<br/>Showers powerful and hot.



Location was great<br/>Recycling bins would of good



Great place to stay for a big group visiting Whitby. The house was clean and spacious and bright. Plenty of space to cook in the kitchen. The showers are brilliant! The little garden at the back is lovely. Perfect location away from the bustle of the town but easy and quick to walk there.



lovely house everything you need for a large group tastefully decorated and well looked after. The location is perfect particularly if you like walking as all the attractions are no more than a couple of miles away and most are within a mile.<br/>Can’t think of anything.



Loved the bedrooms and showers. The beds were comfortable and clean. Showers were powerful and hot. Fab sea view from<br/> the rear of the house.. Kitchen was a lovely size and well equipped. Handy guide emailed with loads of relevant information.<br/>Parts of the floor downstairs weren't very clean. We found some old cereal stuck to the floor under the dining table and a sweet wrapper by the sofa. Floor in kitchen/diner <br/>looked a bit worn and shabby.



Great location, short walk to the beach. Very clean and provided all the essentials we needed for our stay. Space was very practical to accommodate a large group, especially the kitchen/diner area.



this is an absolutely stunning house and was perfect for my family to all get together for my 60th birthday. The house is like a tardis with fabulously large bedrooms and reception rooms. every room is decorated to a really high stardard with quality fittings. It is ideally placed for walking into Whitby and enjoying it's history.



Thank you for a great stay! We loved your place and will recommend to friends and family.



large house, big rooms, all accessories required, beautiful garden. more than expected. we had some issue with the electricity. but this was sorted quickly.<br/>nothing really. everything was more than expected



Lovely house in a lovely location - would recommend!



very spacious, great location & well equipped kitchen for self catering<br/>kitchen worktops hadn’t been cleaned and there were crumbs on the floor which clearly hadn’t been vacuumed. <br/>easily rectified though & didn’t stop us enjoying the property or our weekend!!



Wonderful house in a great location. communication was excellent too. Thank you!



This house is amazing. We were a party of 8 and had plenty of space. The house had everything you could possibly need, was spotlessly clean and in a perfect location. It is a two minute walk to the sea front and a ten minute walk into Whitby centre. We would definitely go back to Puffin House if we return to Whitby.



The house is really beautiful. It’s well set out, with high quality furnishings and fittings. The location is good and the town centre is easily walkable. We loved our stay and would stop again. We would recommend the property to friends and family.<br/>The driveway isn’t big enough for a five bedroomed house. We just got two cars on it, of which was a small city car. There’s more than enough potential to increase the size of the drive. I’d also like to see hand wash in all bathrooms and kitchen area, especially during the current Covid climate. Likewise a welcome pack would have been nice for the price paid.



Location excellent- very clean, excellent facilities<br/>Small but important- poor quality loo roll needed to buy more than was in property for family of 10



House was excellent, recently refurbished to very high standard and super clean. Also perfect location by the coast to explore Whitby. We used for family trip to celebrate my mum’s 60th and we all enjoyed our stay.



Very spacious and comfortable and has a very well equipped kitchen, <br/>The decor and furnishings are beautiful, <br/>Whitby is just a short walk from the house.

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