The Alby



(94 Reviews)

10 guests

4 bedrooms

6 beds

2 bathrooms

Property Overview

Brand new to our collection for 2021, The Alby is a well situated holiday home in the heart of Whitby. Sleeping up to ten guests across four bedrooms, this three storey house makes the perfect family staycation or group getaway. With walking distance of everything Whitby has to offer, The Alby provides the perfect base for exploring the North Yorkshire coastline.


Property Details

The Space
If you’re looking for a self-catering stay, The Alby has a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances and cookware so you can easily prepare meals. Also sharing this space is a breakfast bar where you can enjoy a morning coffee in peace or socialise with your party while food is prepared.

The house also has a cosy open plan living and dining area. With two comfy sofas and a flat screen TV with Sky, this is the ideal place to retreat after a busy day. The dining area includes a wooden dining table and matching benches.

On the first floor, you’ll find two bedrooms and the family bathroom. The master bedroom boasts a king size bed and en suite, whilst the second bedroom features a double. The family bathroom has a freestanding bathtub with handheld shower, WC and vanity unit.

Take the stairs up to the second floor and you’ll find a further two bedrooms. The ideal setup for families, one bedroom is a double and the final room sleeps four guests with two single beds and single bunk beds.

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.

The centre of Whitby, and Whitby Harbour are just a short walk away from The Alby, so it’s ideal if you want to experience what life is like living by the sea.

The area is famous for the quality of its fish and chip restaurants, and there are plenty of places where you can sink your teeth into a fresh catch. When you fancy a drink, you’ll find a variety of bars as well as pubs and shops in the local area.

Whitby is also famous for Bram Stoker’s gothic novel ‘Dracula’. You’ll find plenty of sites near the property with historic interest relating to the story. The main inspiration can be found at the renowned ruined Whitby Abbey.

Step outside of Whitby and you’ll uncover a haven of woodland and moorland. In particular, Dalby Forest and Guisborough Forest, just a short drive away and they both have various beautiful walking and cycling routes to explore.

Getting Around
The Alby is just a short walk to the town centre, Whitby harbour and the bus and train station. 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
  • Children’s dinnerware
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Flat smooth pathway to front door
  • Free parking on premises
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • High chair
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Near Ocean
  • Oven
  • Pack ’n Play/travel crib
  • Pets allowed
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for events
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • TV
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
  • Wide clearance to bed
  • Wireless Internet

Guests have access to the full apartment. 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 parking for up to two cars on a private driveway at the property.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

Guest Reviews


(94 Reviews)



Think some of the carpets particularly in the bedrooms could be changed as they are getting worn out and dirty.



Lovely home in a great location. Perfect fit for 11 of us.





Lovely place





Great place for groups and families. The house was clean, tidy and well equipped. Easy walk into town and very close to station and supermarket.



Great location, 10 minute walk into central Whitby although down/up a steep hill so could be difficult for people with mobility issues. House was clean and cosy, had loads of cutlery, glasses, dishes etc including kids plastic plates and beakers . Having 2 parking spaces was great but it was snug for 2 biggish cars. Some kids toys in the bedroom which they absolutely loved to play with.<br/><br/>Couldn't find instructions how to use the cooker, we managed but an idiots guide would have been helpful! The fridge was barely cold but eventually cooled down after we changed the settings. One of the mattresses on one of the double beds wasn't great, had sort of dropped on one side. These are little niggles but overall we loved our stay and would definitely go back again.



Fab location, well equipped and comfy beds, host left essentials in the property which was a great thought, will definately stay again.<br/><br/>The only problem was the noise from the fan constantly going in the lounge which disturbed sleep in bedroom directly above ??



Had a lovely stay this weekend . A lot of homeowners close by carrying renovations out.<br/>Just woke us early but can’t be helped. <br/>House great, abit tight in the living room if more than 6 people <br/>The fridge would be better in the kitchen. <br/>No other complaints <br/>Clean, good location, owners very helpful.



Great stay for a few days over half term. Excellent location, off and on street parking. Property had everything we needed for a great stay.



Pictures of property and directions helped with locating the property in the narrow streets of Whitby. The parking for up to 2 cars was a real bonus too. Only a 5 minute walk to the Harbour, station and town centre. <br/>Plenty of space real value for money. Will definitely stay again should we be in the area, no question.<br/><br/>Nit picking to find fault really. The cleaning of the fridge had been over looked but moving forward this is going to be addressed. <br/>Another small niggle were the 2 ceiling fans in the kitchen and lounge right beneath the ground floor bedrooms. <br/>They were quite noisy, but I understand, with an older property you need to keep moisture at bay. There was no way to isolate at them night from what we could see without turning off the main fuse for the downstairs lighting. <br/>But overall a very nicely kept spacious property right in town.



Space for two small cars. Location<br/><br/>Kitchen was dirty, toast crumbs on working surface and toaster. Dishwasher not working. Was not informed about this. Radiator in lounge not working, so lounge was cold, no other form of heating in lounge. Stains carpet. Could do with a through clean inside and out.



Fantastic accommodation. Would definitely recommend.



Lovely house, very comfy for 6 people but not enough comfy chairs in the lounge for 10 people.



The house is lovely and very convenient for amenities and coast. However the dish washer was broken and the bath leaked into the kitchen, the beds were uncomfortable. My biggest complaint is the lack of care when reporting this, there was no local agent so it was someone on the phone miles away and all they could say was have you another bathroom, not sorry or how can we help. So we had one shower for 9 people for 5 days!



Lovely house in a great location . Good value for money and generally good facilities.<br/>We were a group of 9 and struggled to fit around the table to eat together ( not enough chairs or cutlery)



Very clean and provided everything we needed. Plenty of space and things for children to do.<br/><br/>Only one complaint which was the dog poo bags left on the front path.





Great location, the bedrooms were all lovely and beds very comfortable. Nice touch having toiletries too.<br/><br/>Nothing! It was perfect for our group trip



Off street parking<br/>Decor<br/>Dining room table<br/>Location<br/>Great size kitchen<br/><br/>The beds were uncomfortable <br/>The lighting in the lounge was dim… struggled to do jigsaws<br/>Heating control<br/>No shelf in the shower<br/>No light at the top of the outside steps!<br/>No basic condiments had to go out and buy salt and pepper etc







Several occasions where we couldn't access the property by car because other motorists had blocked the road. Not the fault of the property, obviously, but nevertheless an inconvenience.



This was a great place to stay and within walking distance to Whitby harbour! Great value for money and perfect size for 9 adults. Would definitely stay again



Nice house in good central location.



7 of us have just spent a lovely 5 days at The Alby. It had everything we needed, was perfectly located and very comfortable.<br/><br/>There was nothing we didn't like.



Loved our stay, loads of space for the whole family - especially in the kid’s bedroom. Very cleanly decorated and great facilities






We had a really nice few days staying as a family (6 adults and 4 children) at the Alby. Mainly due to the proximity to the centre of Whitby and the ease of accessing all parts of the area. <br/>There are several issues with the property unfortunately which need to be mentioned. On arrival the cleaning was poor, the kitchen floor had not been swept/mopped and the surfaces were not cleaned. The sofas and kitchen units hadn’t been cleaned underneath. There is a damp/ musty smell in the kitchen and living room which is due to it being in the cellar of the house but with regular maintenance it could be lessened. <br/>The bedrooms and bathrooms are fine and as pictured on the listing, the showers are powerful. <br/>What is a let down really is the general maintenance of the property. The photos are clearly a few years old and there are several areas that need work. The hosts are responsive but it is just a standard reply and it’s a shame because it could be a great place with regular maintenance.



Great location and lovely inside the house.<br/><br/>The garden front & back. It needs tidying up and maintaining better.





The place had everything we needed, lots of fridge space for drinks and food for all 8 of us.<br/><br/>There is enough space for 2 cars but because there were cars parked opposite we could only fit one of our cars in which meant we had to pay extra to park



Location Brilliant<br/><br/>Beds too soft for most in our party . <br/>Unfortunately someone prior had unplugged the Wi-Fi





Beds were comfy<br/>Location was good<br/><br/>Nothing was clean , I had to clean once I arrived , Host and stay offered me a cleaner which wasn't until the following day which I knew I had to decline because I wasn't going to sleep in a dirty environment. THE FRIDGE WAS FILTHY I HAD TO GO FIND SUPERMARKET TO BUY CLEANING PRODUCTS AND RUBBER GLOVES.There was mouldy food lay around, dirty bins, rubbish empty boxes in cupboard. The microwave hasn't been cleaned in so long therefore was dirty food inside. There was suspicious substance white powder debris left behind in cupboards. There was dirty socks in bedroom, the top double room the bed sheets all ripped. There was a dirty napkin in bottomed double room. They safety box to get key out out so old hard get into. For tye price of the stay I was disappointed and I think there was no proper cleaner hired and in these times clean environment is essential on a trip.



Loved the location of the house as it was only a short walk to the town. It was great to have two dedicated parking spaces. The house was clean and tidy.



A brilliant property and all the facilities you need, and very clean and spacious. <br/>Very accessible to everything Whitby has to offer. All in all, thoroughly recommend this home from home, and will definitely be staying there again.



Bit rough round edges



Whitby is beautiful. The house has potential. Great that it caters for 10 people although there is not enough seating in the lounge for 10 people. Location is ok but there is a steep hill up and down to the house, so not one for elderly. Also not one for small children as the bannisters was loose in places.<br/><br/>The drains were blocked front and back, neighbours complained to us as all waste water was pouring into the street, a local councillor turned up to complain and even went to get his own tools to help un block the drains. They must of been aware of the issue before we arrived, as there was a hose and the yard was in a mess. Mould all around the fridge, I cleaned the front but not sides. Must also be damp as paint peeling in kitchen and lounge. We stripped the beds when leaving and found wee stained mattress cover not washed, makeup all over pillow with no protector and wee stains on duvet. Beds very uncomfortable, I think old. I don’t go on holiday to clean mould, liaise with neighbours, unblock vile smelling drains, empty cigarette trays outside, clean fridges and cutlery draws. Car park for 2 cars is questionable. Also you think you are booking through but the terms and conditions and price is different, as you are bound by host and stay terms and conditions, another company that just helped themselves to take payments from my account without warning and you have to pay a £250 waiver on top of the cost, that they don’t warn you about, which is ok if you have a credit card but not very one does.





Location was excellent, in our group there were three children a dog and two adults and there was plenty of space for us all<br/><br/>Mattress in the master bedroom is ridiculously soft, I think it needs replacing. A lock in the master bedroom door would have been nice. Some instructions on how to use the oven would also have been handy



Nice cottage near town centre, very clean and everything you could need , thanks !



It was in walking distance to access all attractions in Whitby town centre. However, the apartment was cosy and like home from home and we also spent a lot of time in there. Parking great too!!<br/><br/>Nothing, all good




Hannah F.


Lovely stay and well situated property



comfy beds<br/><br/>steps in garden to access property very slippy , gate not attached to wall



It was OK<br/><br/>Was cleaned smelt of fish few other things



Great place, clean





size/ bedrooms<br/>facilities<br/>location



Had a splendid time with friends. Perfectly located and very clean. Had everything we needed in terms of convenience and comforts



it was a beautiful spacious property <br/>great location just a few minutes walk from the station and central activities <br/>extremely comfortable and warm. gorgeous showers. loved it just perfect.<br/><br/>the little steep hill to get back up ? but it was very short so no problem at all.



The location was great easy to walk into the town, the bed rooms were lovely and light and comfortable. It was great to have some outside space to eat in the garden.<br/><br/>The lounge is a little dark and colder because it is in the basement. The kitchen was not as clean as the rest of the house. The garden needs some care



We were a group of over 50 lol motorbikers who wanted to visit Whitby and ride the surrounding area. We arrived at this <br/>great property with everything you need and more. Spacious for 7 people. Very much home from home. 10 minutes from town centre accessible for all shops and sightseeing. 2 parking spaces provided. Host & Stay who managed the property have excellent communication from the minute you start your booking and would certainly recommend. More than likely will return. The area for riding is amazing ?<br/><br/>Nothing at all. We were so very impressed







Very comfortable, clean and tidy town house. Great location



Sleeps 10...comfy beds. Well fitted kitchen.<br/><br/>Very unimpressed with the property. There is a God awful smell in the house...coming from the basement and living room but permeating throughout. Absolutely ruined our holiday. A serious damp problem.  Secondly, the rugs/carpets are very badly stained..especially in the lower bedroom room nearest to the front door. I took photos because I was so aghast and the skirting  boards are filthy. I know it's September -  the end of the summer season but an air bnb should be in tip top condition 24/7.  The crockery/glassware was fine but the house sleeps 10. The 2 sofas seat 6.  There were always people without a comfy seat.  Who wants to sit on a hard bench?  There was only one set of keys. The doors cannot be opened inside without a key. I left at 5.30 this morning but the others left later. How was I supposed to lock the front door after me? If I put the keys in the keysafe, how would the other family members locate them? They were then locked in! An absolute health and safety issue.  Like wise the back door. I had to wake someone up at 5 30am to lock the door behind me.   Yesterday, my husband went out and locked the front door and took the key with him as we were going to be apart for the day and I would not be home to let him in. I said I'd use the back key.  I sat in the back yard with a drink but then the sun moved to the front. ButI could not I not access the front!  I voukd walk through the house but thefront door was locked. So I had to pick up my glass and walk down the back road, round and up into the next road to sit in the front garden. But then could still not access the house, so had to walk back later.  Completely impractical. There should be at least 2 sets. Also we arrived to find a grubby damp towel hanging behind the en-suite.  Finally I do not think the advert makes it clear enough that it is unsuitable for disabled guests.  We were very disappointed.



Lovely accommodation, good location, everything we needed in the house is there. Kids loved the room, comfy bed, toys to play well spacious kitchen plus dining for 6 people. Thanks we had a lovely stay in Whitby, bonding with friends and family.<br/><br/>None



The property was in a great location with good sized<br/>bedrooms<br/><br/>The bottom floor which includes the kitchen and living<br/> area smelt damp and had to be aired out by us

Rowena H.


We stayed over Easter 2022, 3 generations, and loved it. The property feels so spacious, with lovely decor throughout and very clean. The kitchen & living space had enough room to cook, store and seat everyone and the garden was a treat when the sun shone. Overall a great property, walkable easily into the main town.



Comfy beds and sofas.<br/>Spacious kitchen area<br/>Good shower and nice deep bath.<br/>Close to centre of town.<br/>Room for parking 2 cars<br/><br/>Broken door handle in one of the bedrooms.<br/>Broken/loose light pull in bathroom, dangerous, needs fixing asap.<br/>Table and bench seating in living room too large for the room, made it far too cramped.<br/>Not very clean, surfaces in kitchen and the table top were sandy when we arrived.<br/>Needs a blind in the bathroom, felt very on show at night as there was no window covering.<br/>Alot of rubbish, plastic bags etc where we parked the cars, looked a mess, not a great first impression.






We had a really lovely stay in this house, which is really well situated just a few minutes from the centre of Whitby. Lots of space and super well organised for 9 of us (6 adults and 3 kids) to spend a long weekend together without getting under each other’s feet. Two parking spots was a bonus, although the road is narrow and parking space was tight! Also a lovely picnic table in the garden let us chill out in the sunshine. Only two downsides for us: the house was a bit tatty and hadn’t been very well cleaned before we arrived (kitchen smelled of damp, stains on the carpets and walls, dodgy door handle in one of the bedrooms, chipped plates, dirty counters and some of the decor was broken); this probably wouldn’t have mattered except for the slightly litigious tone of communication, which involved no direct communication with the host and instead being contacted by a third party prior to arrival who tried to sell us insurance against breakages/damage. Given the state of the house on arrival, this left the feeling that we were going to get blamed for pre existing breakages and stains!



bedrooms good size and beds very comfy, kitchen very well equipped<br/><br/>garden and yard could do with some tlc so nicer to sit outside in, wouldn’t have taken much to hose and brush down and tidy up, also few bits and pieces round and about the house could be fixed and repaired ie door handles light, light switches etc





Location was great, very close to the town, Parking for 2 cars off road at the property<br/><br/>There was garbage in the parking space that really smelt. The back gate did not lock or even latch properly from the outside so had to leave via front door all the time.





A really great house light and airy and on a quiet street.<br/>Lovely bedrooms very clean and location to town was very good for able bodied people. Bathrooms and toiletries were really clean. Kitchen was well equipped with some essentials in the cupboards ( other than having to use a small lighter for the hob which took the hairs off my arm)!<br/><br/>Broken hanging rack in top floor bedroom and another member of family would prefer blind on main bathroom window.<br/>The floor was filthy we removed our shoes as requested but my feet ended up very dirty so I question if this was mopped before we arrived!<br/>I would use some of the kitchen space for dining and put more seating in lounge as for a 10 person house it was a bit uncomfortable sitting on the benches all evening.<br/>Steepness of the hill and steps was a little too much for the elderly members of our party so this maybe needs mentioning in the details. However we had a lovely stay and I would return.



good size bedrooms and very comfortable<br/><br/>organisation of the kitchen and there was no large rubbish bins available



A lovely holiday home, fantastic location. Well equipped and ideal for our group: two families.<br/><br/>Pet smell in the kitchen, possibly from previous guest which seemed to trigger my son's allergies, just worth a consideration.

Janet B.


I was pleased with the house and location. The only negative is that outside was not clean enough to enable our children to play out and I hadn’t realised the height of steps etc. Front and back gardens need some work still to be the standard of inside.



A nice property in a great location.<br/>Communication has been excellent.<br/>The only disappointment<br/>was with the cleaning team who over<br/>reacted to a couple of wet patches on the carpet when we vacated the property. We cleared everything up on<br/>leaving and this included wiping a dirty<br/>footprint mark on one of the carpets<br/>which resulted from treading in some<br/>loose moss from the front doorstep.<br/>Also there was a broken slat under one of the beds which was not picked up<br/>from the pre ious letting and was<br/>allocated incorrectly to our booking. Lesson learnt - check these things out and take photos of conditions on arrival and report things asap. <br/>Otherwise all great.



Great house in perfect location, but a little rough around the edges.





The weekend was great, the accommodation was perfect for our large family. It was clean, really well presented and there were plenty of essentials at the property making the stay more comfortable. <br/>The parking was a bit of a struggle, the street is really narrow so if you have multiple cars or large ones, it may be easier to park on the road or in one of the nearby car parks suggested.

Sammy Jo


clean and comfortable will be booking g back up for summer



Space for two families with grown up children. Location a short walk into Whitby centre . Well equipped kitchen.<br/><br/>Table slightly small for ten adults. Ovens in range cooker take a long time to heat up.



Very nice place in a good location



every thing felt really family friendly<br/><br/>nothing





good location <br/>plenty of room <br/>Clean<br/>cozy<br/><br/>the boiler didn’t work properly<br/>on and off hot water <br/>luckily one of our guests was a plumber so managed to get some hot water at points <br/>outside tap constantly running and the hose pipe came out which created a really Louis water noise at midnight last night. took a while again for one of our group to manage to sort it as the Turner is completely broken. <br/><br/>not things we should of been doing on a lesions stay especially with young children



Lovely clean and spacious accommodation for a family weekend, great location with two parking spaces and easy communication with hosts. Would recommend.





Beds were really comfortable as were all the bedrooms. Kitchen was a great space to cook for a large group. There was everything we needed provided including little extras you would not normally get. Location was great. No street noise at night allowing a good night's sleep<br/><br/>Not quite enough downstairs seating though there is a table and chairs etc. Downstairs living room was a reasonable space but a little dark and not as cosy as the rest of the home. <br/>I found it a bit confusing on arrival as the door was not numbered (that I could see).

Claire W.


Lovely property ‘upside down’ house over 3 levels lovely large kitchen dining / sitting room cozy - lots of little lovely touches - in walking distance of everything - parking for 2 cars but we managed to park other cars on street. Great time thank you! Even went swimming in the sea!!



Size & location of property<br/><br/>Would have preferred another walk in shower due to number of guests





Fantastic house with all the amenities you could ask for. It was perfectly set out for our large family too with a good selection of toys for kids of all ages. <br/><br/>A short walk to Whitby centre where you can enjoy good food and the beach as well as other tourist attractions and arcades. <br/><br/>Also a short drive to sandsend which is our favourite beach ??<br/><br/>We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be booking again xx



Good spot, quiet.



Clean ,tidy ,well maintained property ,nice decor ,close to the centre of Whitby with parking couldn’t ask for anything more<br/><br/>We should have booked one of the better restaurants well in advance the property itself was excellent



The house has a excellent location , to Whitby town centre , and has a lovely home feel soon as you walk in through the door<br/><br/>There isn't much I didn't like but if I was pushed ,privacy in front garden and maybe the yard needs some added charm .



We had a wonderful stay at The Alby. The whole house is furnished so well and feels very homely and cosy. The outdoor space was great to sit out and enjoy breakfast and having the two parking spaces were very helpful. It’s a short walk into the town centre of Whitby from the house. Would definitely recommend!



Lovely accommodation, very centrally located. Really good communication and would definitely return

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