Safe Haven



(75 Reviews)

4 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

1 bathroom

Property Overview

Safe Haven is a two bedroom apartment in Whitby that is ideal for families and groups of friends looking for a peaceful retreat. With views of the sea and Whitby harbour you can spend your days enjoying the ever changing views. The apartment has a homely feel and is only a 2-minute walk from the town’s Tate Hill beach, and there are various great places to eat and drink close by. The property can sleep up to four guests and is the perfect base for enjoying everything Whitby has to offer.


Property Details

The Space
The living room is generously-sized and is perfect for relaxing. It has a comfy corner sofa and a wall-mounted flat screen TV. The most spectacular thing about this room is the ever-changing views of the harbour, which makes it a great space to admire the local scenery.

With the kitchen fitted with all the amenities you need for a self-catering holiday, cooking is a breeze at Safe Haven. It has wooden worktops and light grey cupboards, creating a lovely and warm atmosphere.

The dining room is a great social hub that is ideal for having a good meal and chat with your loved ones. It has comfortable seating for four, a long wooden dining table, and is spacious enough for you to make the most of your time together.

The first bedroom at Safe Haven offers a king-size bed, a sea view, a wardrobe, two bedside cabinets and lamps, whilst the second bedroom is home to twin beds, a wardrobe, bedside cabinets, shelves and lamps.

The family bathroom is a stylish and well-kept space with a bathtub and an overhead shower, as well as a wash basin, and a WC.

Head outside and you’ll find a small enclosed courtyard. With a table and chairs, this is the ideal spot to take in the fresh sea air.

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

Safe Haven is located on the east side town which is full of narrow, mediaeval streets dotted with boutiques and pubs. 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’.

Cross the swing bridge and you’ll be on the west side of Whitby. The Blue Flag West Cliff beach and promenade is just a short stroll from the apartment and on Pier Road, you’ll find fun arcades and plenty of fish restaurants where you can sample the catch of the day.

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
Safe Haven is located close to the centre of Whitby so the town can easily be explored on foot.

Whitby train station is just a short walk 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.

  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Children’s books and toys
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Crib
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Dvd player
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Essentials
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • High chair
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Near Ocean
  • Oven
  • Pack ’n Play/travel crib
  • Paid parking off premises
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Sea view
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • TV
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Town
  • Washer
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Wide clearance to bed
  • Wireless Internet

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

Pay & display parking is available nearby and full details will be sent to you prior to your arrival.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

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Guest Reviews


(75 Reviews)



central property<br/><br/>windows were dirty so sea view not as good, check small print with Host and stay for added damage deposit



Right in the heart of the old town. The double bedroom has the same great harbour view as the lounge, so that you can sit in the super-comfy bed and watch the fishing boats come in.<br/><br/>When we arrived, we could hardly see through the very dirty windows. We had to clean them to appreciate the view!<br/>The twin room has no window and smelt musty.<br/>No wall mirror in the bathroom.<br/>At the time of booking, we were asked for £200 damage deposit, which the agents hold onto for months, and then charge a £10 fee to return it! Not acceptable in this day and age. They should have their own damage insurance. Also, this charge is not apparent on



Wyj?tkowa lokalizacjia blisko zatoki i centrum<br/><br/>Brudne okna , problem z ciep?? wod? na któr? po kompieli jednej osoby trzeba by?o dlugo czeka?, brak parkingu , ci??ko trafi? do obiektu ,powinny byc dok?adne opisy gdzie i?? ?eby trafi? do budynku jakby nie nawigacja w roamingu to ci??ko by?o znale?? apartament. Powinno by? te? wyra?nie napisane ?e nie ma darmowego parkingu



Location in the heart of Whitby. Comfy bed and harbour views.<br/><br/>Dirty windows, spoilt view. Could do with night light on internal stairs for bathroom. Property is below The Board Inn, not specified, so noisy on day departing (lucky for us pub closed other days so quieter) Correspondence from 'host and stay' too much. Should make it clearer on listing re damage deposit or waiver fees and terms.





Location , clean, good facilities<br/><br/>Needs a diagram to the location, and a picture of the outside



Amazing place, great location



Udsigten<br/><br/>Det var meget besværligt at finde og meget besværligt at komme frem til døren, med oppakning. Det var svært at få varmet op. På det lille værelse burde sengene fornyes. Ovnen trænger til at blive skilt ad og vasket ordentligt af. Køkkenet er fint, men mangler lidt fornyelse. Stegepande og knive der Jan skære



Cosy and good views



Views and location<br/><br/>We couldn’t get many channels on the tv and the shower was not hot enough



Lovely views ,very comfortable beds the apartment was tidy and clean



location .views <br/>facilities. <br/>comfy beds <br/>white bedding.<br/><br/>shower went cold <br/>frying pan



Great place for views and the amenities. <br/>You don’t realise you’re below a pub which is good. Bed was comfortable and smart tv. <br/>The directions weren’t the best but finally got in. There’s a fee for damage which always ruins it a bit for me. <br/>Parking was a let down as it cost £27 to park for 3 days. This would help if the owners could get a parking permit for guests, which I’ve had before in Whitby. <br/>Overall nice place and the views were great.



Value for money with a fantastic view, it's a must for short break<br/><br/>Parking but thats normal anywhere,



Great stay, Whitby is always one of our favourite places to visit and location was perfect in the old town





Perfect location lovely accommodation and has fantastic views



The property was spotlessly clean and was spacious. The view from the main bedroom and living room window is beautiful - overlooks the harbour (picture attached). It is located close to car parks, shops, restaurants and the Abbey.<br/><br/>The twin bedroom has a musty smell and feel. I think this is due to the age of the property and the fact it does not have a window. It was not too much of an issue with us only staying 2 nights, but I wouldn't have been happy with my children sleeping in there any longer than that. If we had booked for a week, I would have bought some air beds and put them in the living room. I do feel this issue needs to be sorted out - such a shame, as other than that, it would have been the perfect property. If it had not been for this issue, I would have scored the property higher for comfort, and given a much higher overall rating.



Outstanding views from the living room and Master bedroom.<br/><br/>Very, very difficult to find. No parking. Bath kinda tricky to get in and out of for anyone older with balance issues. Could not find the dustbins. No clothes drier and the TV did not work.



Location excellent<br/><br/>Television did not work at all. Message of no signal all weekend,



The view from the windows. Attached photos show view window with boat and across the estuary. The property is to the left of the cream painted building and below the balcony of the tall brick and stone building<br/><br/>Television did not work was reported to host but issue was not resolved during the stay. <br/>Property had not been fully cleaned cob webs seen on checking on initial arrival and damp mould on shower hose had not been removed.



This was a last minute booking but wow - what a gem! Very modern and spacious and very clean. Fabulous views over the harbour. Central location but quiet. Will definitely book again. <br/>I don’t usually book apartments with no parking but there are several near by and easy to buy permit from Tourist Information which can be used at any council location in the county 24 hours. No problem at all.



The view to wake upto , clean , everything we needed & walkable to town & amenities<br/><br/>Had trouble unlocking door when arrived , took a while of wriggling in lock .<br/><br/>Would like to see recycle bin in kitchen ,needed measuring jug to make gravy & warm milk for flasks in microwave



Apartment was very nice,clean (apart from the windows)and comfortable . Lovely views of the harbour. Near the 199 steps which was a bonus.<br/><br/>Location abit out of the way and no nearby parking.



Fab location, very central, and the Safe Haven was cosy and comfortable. We loved the sea view from the lounge and bedroom window.<br/><br/>Nothing, it was a lovely place to stay.



We had to search for over an hour and ask local shop owners in order to find the place. It is hidden down an obscure alley not shown on maps.<br/><br/>The house needs a really deep clean. For me it was too dirty. There are piles of dust beside bedroom cabinets etc, windows, curtains etc are dirty, old and torn. Opening the door with the key is a struggle. We removed dozens of spiders and flies. Shelving was falling off under t.v. dining area is very dark. Poor access for anyone with mobility issues. Wheelchairs or walkers are impossible.



Perfect location. No parking for the car though. <br/>Host and Stay who manage the property bombarded me with emails, such as a 'polite' reminder, which was definitely not needed, to vacate the property the next morning by 10am or there would be an additional fee to pay. Very passive aggressive and I'm a responsible adult who has always managed to check out of poroperties in a timely manner, without a reminder!!!! I will never book a property managed by Host and Stay again!!!<br/><br/>Host and Stay!!!! Will never book another property that they manage again!!



Excellent cosy little place with perfect sea views! In the middle of town but once in the property you wouldn’t know it. It’s so quiet. Listening to the sound of the ocean is heaven!<br/><br/>There is a strong need for new mattresses! That’s my only dislike about the property.





Loved the view from the front of the property. Lovely large spaces and lots of room. All equipment and utilities that could be needed were available and all needs catered for.<br/><br/>There wasn't anything we didn't like.



We've had a great 3 days in Whitby. Safe Haven has been such a find. It was exactly what we wanted. Lovely house with great views. Had everything we needed and such a great location. We will definitely be back in the future and would highly recommend Safe Haven to any other Airbnb-ers thinking of a stay in Whitby. Also found Host&Stay really easy to work with eg all comms were useful and timely. It's been a ball. Many thanks to all involved. Forbes & Jacquie :-)



property local to restaurants and shops<br/><br/>walking up to the property looked very dirty, no window in second bedroom and room very dark and smelt damp and musty, too many messages of what you can’t do in the property.



We told the company that my husband was disabled in a wheelchair we need a car park and no steps



Lovely location and character property with super views<br/><br/>The twin bedroom has no window and is dull, smells damp and although there is a fan in the room it was tough sleeping in this room. The property is under a pub and is noisy at times.



Once you find the property it’s in a great location, quiet with a view over the harbour. The property is lovely with character.<br/><br/>The number of emails related to the booking is ridiculous, well over 20, it’s like a spam campaign ! <br/>Finding the property was very difficult, clear directions would be better than a map link, which didn’t narrow it down sufficiently. We asked locals and eventually a kind chap from the pub showed us a pedestrian gate (which was closed) leading to a side alley, it looked like a private entrance, but in actual fact led to a number of rental properties.



Loved the location, beautiful little bolt hole. Beds really comfortable, got everything we needed, would definately stay there again.<br/><br/>We arrived early, but not given any indication of address or lock box number. Telephoned Host and Stay and they would not give me details until I had paid the deposit. Didnt realise I had to pay this, but ended up having to download app onto phone, fill out the deposit information and pay the deposit. Really hard to do as when I went to pay the bank needed authorisation code, which opens another screen and cancels out the information you have put in. Fustrating when you are parked quite a long way from the property lugging cases over cobbled streets and still no idea where the place is or if they are going to send the lock box number? Not sure its the hosts fault or but surely this could have been sorted prior to arrival, I have no email asking for this information prior to arriving.



my Mum & Nan visited and they both have non-stop talked about the beautiful views from the bedroom and how perfect the location is for access to the local day and night life. They will definitely be returning, and hopefully this time they'll bring me!!



Great location. Lovely accommodation.



The views :)<br/><br/>Nothing :)



The location was brilliant, right on the harbour. The facilities were lovely. Clean and comfortable.<br/><br/>Not much at all. I can only mentuon that It wasnt clear if we could use the washing machine or not. There was no instructions.






The location is great and the view of the harbour is fantastic. Brilliant to sit in bed with a cuppa watching the world go by. Lovely apartment that is well equipped. You wouldn't know you were staying under a pub, we never heard a thing!<br/><br/>One or two things need addressing like the cleaning of the windows that look out over the harbour, these were really dirty which spoilt the fantastic view of the harbour (I cleaned them myself!) More clothes hangers needed. A larger sized mirror in the bathroom. Entrance area needs tidying / painting - broken roof tiles on porch need replacing.



in the centre of Whitby though didn’t realise had to go down a second alley to get to it<br/><br/>the oven was still dirty from the previous occupant, the outside seating area was very grim





Great location, very clean and comfortable with amazing views across the harbour entrance and the sea. Every thing you need in the apartment, can't wait to stay there again 10/10 .



perfectly located for centre for Goth weekend. bed comfortable, just enough room for clothes etc<br/><br/>beware long walk from car park to apartment. parking is £9 per day.<br/><br/>Hot water on demand was only ever warm.<br/><br/>could not watch main TV as remote not working even after replacing batteries.



a little gem, well equipped, lovely views, great location



Nice flat with lovely views of the harbour central and near facilities.<br/><br/>Car parks are away away make sure you have a wheeled suitcase!

Dawn T


Absolutely stunning apartment in a fantastic location. Only thing I'd say was the apartment could do with more utensils in the kitchen. Other than that we will definitely be back. Thank you so much.



Nice place. Great view.<br/><br/>Too many emails, before during and after. Should have a number to ring and be left alone. <br/>Insurance should be included. Make it clear there is littke parking and non very close. <br/>Thanks



Amazing location, great views<br/><br/>The hot water for the bath ran out very quickly which was disappointing after a long walk. Also the electric shower wasn’t powerful or hot enough



Great location overlooking the estuary. Everything provided. Very comfortable<br/><br/>It was about a 5 minute walk to the car park and you had to pay £9 fir a 24 hour stay



Location<br/><br/>Very hard to find



Having to vacate by 10:00 AM is not great especially if you’ve had alcohol the previous night this just encourages drink driving. The check in time of 16:00 is also a joke. 6 hours to clean we had cobwebs and someone’s dirty clothes in wardrobe NOT GREAT





the location and views are amazing<br/><br/>we could have done with a pint of milk in the fridge for a cuppa when we arrived



Everything. was a lovely cottage. Clean!! Great location. Sea views amazing<br/><br/>NA





The harbour view with sea right below the front room window.<br/><br/>Noisely bathroom fan.





Everything was thought of, No stone unturned<br/><br/>TV worked but no channels during world cup, Saying that I didn't go there to watch TV so no issue really<br/>Not a dislike but be prepared for some exercise and to put some in



Great location <br/>Comfortable flat <br/>Warm<br/><br/>Dishwasher - no tablets and not worth buying for length of stay <br/>No washing up liquid - we bought some <br/>Double bed not that comfortable <br/>Shower was weak <br/>One radiator didn't work - not a problem as rest of flat warm <br/>TV not working



Highly recommended. Very comfortable and an ideal location.







Cottage was lovely very comfortable, beautiful views.



perfect location with stunning views<br/>well equipped<br/><br/>early morning barrel delivery<br/>nothing in documentation about the apartment being located under a pub



lovely little cottage that was just like a home from home<br/><br/>na



Our two older children and my husband stayed here for three nights in August 2022... lovely higgedly piggedly ginnel revealed our holiday home... the best bit was entering the main bedroom to which had the most amazing views.. over the water... The apartment was immaculate and had everything we needed. The only negative and a little worrying was bedroom two... as lovely as it was... there was no window... no escape if there was a fire.. I would worry if I had smaller children... my only gripe... The apartment was in hub of Church Street ... lots to do and see... really didn't want to leave



The view was amazing especially from the main bedroom window. Central location access to shops and beach fantastic<br/><br/>The second bedroom having no windows and no fire escape did worry us somewhat... to modern standards this to me is a big concern. I have scored high as everything else in this property was lovely... just second bedroom ... God forbid if there was fire in that middle area



?Absolutely lovely place to stay.<br/> Fantastic location ( once you find it :) ).<br/>Amazing views.<br/>Very comfortable and homely place to stay.<br/>I would book again for our next visit to beautiful Whitby<br/>?





Views and location was spot on, nice little place, would definitely stay again.<br/>The only negative was the parking.



Everything<br/><br/>Wrong internet info displayed in property and on Host and Stay App<br/>Found correct info by chance in one of the guest books



A nice apartment with a beautiful view! Perfect location down by the water in the old part of town.

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