West Cliff Retreat



(91 Reviews)

5 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

2 bathrooms

Property Overview

Nestled within short walking distance of Whitby beach and the North Promenade, West Cliff Retreat is a stylish, dog-friendly holiday home. Sleeping up to five guests, the property is perfect for family breaks on the North Yorkshire coast. With a spacious open-plan living room, an enclosed outdoor yard and two bedrooms, West Cliff Retreat is guaranteed to provide the ideal base for guests looking to enjoy this wonderful seaside town.


Property Details

The Space
West Cliff Retreat maintains a fresh and homely feel throughout. In the open-plan living area you’ll find two comfy sofas surrounding a coffee table and a flat-screen TV. There is also a dining table and a fully-equipped kitchen sharing this space allowing guests to make the most of their self-catering stay in Whitby. You will also have access to a downstairs WC.

From here, guests can access the property’s enclosed courtyard.

Head upstairs and you’ll find West Cliff Retreat’s two bedrooms. The main bedroom boasts a relaxing king-size bed with premium linens and plush bedding. The family bathroom comes in the form of an en-suite from this bedroom and it has a spacious shower, WC and wash basin. You can even enjoy a chill on the balcony which can be accessed from this bedroom.

The second bedroom at West Cliff Retreat provides versatility to suit all types of holidays at West Cliff Retreat. The bunk bed has a double bed at the bottom with a single bed on top.

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.

Set on the West side of Whitby, West Cliff Retreat 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 West Cliff Retreat.

Whitby train station is less than 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.

  • BBQ grill
  • Bed linens
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Essentials
  • Family/kid friendly
  • First aid kit
  • Flat smooth pathway to front door
  • Free parking on premises
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Near Ocean
  • Oven
  • Path to entrance lit at night
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • TV
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Town
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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.

There is private parking for two vehicles available to guests at West Cliff Retreat. Please note there is an external plug socket which can be used for electric vehicle charging using your own vehicle charging lead.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

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Guest Reviews


(91 Reviews)



Location was good, beds comfy, showers nice.<br/><br/>Unfortunately we didn't get of to a good start, when we arrived the property was dirty. We called to let them know, so they sent out a cleaner who cleaned a second time and still missed 50%of the dirt we complained about. We decided to buy our own cleaning products to do it ourselves. Stains on the carpets. Hair and sand on the sofas. Dried on food on the sofa cushions. Pet hair set off my allergies. Grease on the hob. Bin lid dirty.Sticky food on the tables. I brought a nice candle to make the place smell better. No freezer compartment for ice. No wine glasses. No drying rack. And no shevels or surfaces to put belongings on. No games or anything. Very basic. Outside area was also un-kept. I always use Sykes cottages so this is first time using another agency. For the same price I could have got a better equipped and cleaner property with Sykes so I won't be using this company again.



The location was ideal especially as we had our family dog with us. On-site parking is a big bonus. Good range of cooking utensils if required.<br/><br/>The outside could do with a little TLC and if the weather had been better then I think I would have bought some seat pads for the metal chairs. No ‘views’ from the property but we knew that when we chose it.



Just back from another lovely stay. Great location for dog walking and short walk into the town. Will definitely be returning such a great spot with private parking.



It was a good location and bonus parking<br/><br/>Nothing it was lovely



Good WiFi, very comfortable beds, very good shower. Close to nice walks.<br/><br/>On arrival it was disappointing to see an unkempt exterior, weeds and rusty furniture. The windows and interior glass table & mirrors were very dirty. £60 for cleaning was extortionate as it wasn't very clean. The tables had sticky rings on and there is dust and crumbs under the sofa cushions. There needs to be a shelf in the showers and hooks as there is nowhere to put things. The place needs a thorough clean and a freshen up.



The house was warm and comfortable-some areas could have done with attention Eg shower in en suite needed extra cleaning and the cooker hood was in pieces? Not enough glasses - so I had to buy some!<br/>Great location due to walking distance to beach and Whitby centre.



Great location and the property looks just like the photos. Arrival instructions very clear and access via the key box was easy. Unfortunately I don’t think the place house had been cleaned after the previous guests. Informed the host who offered to send cleaners round but we had already dealt with it. After reading a few other reviews & the host responses I assumed that the points mentioned would have been dealt with…they haven’t…the property needs a some TLC and the furniture in the rear yard and on the balcony is really way below what you would expect for the price you pay. On the positive side the parking for 2 cars immediately outside is a massive bonus. I would definitely return but would like to see the host positively action some of the points raised in the feedback.



Within walking distance to main shopping area, very close to the beach and a great Chinese restaurant nearby for dining in or takeaway. Parking outside the accomodation was ideal as can struggle for parking in Whitby. Would definitely recommend and would book again.<br/><br/>Nothing to dislike, as everything just as described.





Clean , tidy accommodation. Got all you'd need. Parking good .



Lovely accommodation for our family with everything we needed. Very responsive to any issues which were dealt with promptly. Location was ideal, close to the beach and a short walk into the town. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you :0)



Central location, quiet , parking, everything you need



The property is in a convenient location for the pavilion end of Whitby. It was generally pleasant with modern decor and furnished to a good standard, two shower rooms (one en-suite) and a third toilet downstairs.<br/><br/>Although the price was advertised on Booking.com as all inclusive with no taxes or surcharges, Host & Stay sprung a £10 non-refundable "administration charge" for them to take my deposit. When I queried this, they said it was refundable and I only proceeded with the booking once they had put this in writing. When the stay was complete, Host & Stay refunded the deposit minus the administration charge. Then started weeks of chasing and I had to provide their earlier email as proof when they insisted they don't normally refund this. In the end it took 4 weeks to get my deposit back. I would never book another Host & Stay property. <br/>In terms of the property itself, there was little storage space, so having somewhere to hang clothes would have been nice. The heating was also slightly tempermantal with the Hive controller randomly resetting itself.



We enjoyed a fantastic stay at 32 Welton Court! The host was incredibly welcoming and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. The space was clean and beautifully decorated, making it feel like a home away from home. The parking situation was incredibly convenient, with space directly outside the flat so I didn't have to worry about my car at all. The location was perfect, with Whitby town centre being only a 10 minute walk away. I'd happily stay here again! Highly recommended!



The location was brilliant, just a stones throw from the beach, and a short walk into town, the house was clean and comfortable, with everything you need provided, thanks for a lovely stay<br/><br/>Can’t really think of anything!





Nice light house with 2 bathrooms. Excellent location. The parking was great and the house was clean.<br/><br/>The outside looks scruffy (though the inside is fine). It needs curtains at the kitchen and bathroom windows. We're glad we took our dressing gowns!!



Gute Lage<br/><br/>Heizung schlecht zu regulieren<br/>Innerhalb der Wohnung zu laut, Wassergeräusche zu laut, schlechte Schallisolierung.<br/>Nicht gut geputzt



Space,quite location,own car parking space<br/><br/>wasn't clean enough.Mold growing in both shower,dust/splats all over wall,mud footprint marks on carpet downstairs,holes in plasterboards where nails where showing need filling in,leaking radiator and old leak marks on walls that havnt been painted.



Looks just like the photos, good location about a 20 minute walk to the centre of whitby if you have a dog probably quicker if you’re just a couple on your own. It was right next to west cliff beach which was lovely to walk past everyday and made it lovely a cool on such a hot week. <br/>Easy to find and easily accessible. Few things needed maintaining such as random drill holes in walls and upstairs light not working and also a lot of weeds outside and rusty garden furniture. Overall a good stay and was contacted every so often to make sure things were ok. A good place to have dogs stay over aswell.



Great location and super equipped . It looks just like the pictures, comfy beds, and nice crisp linen and towels. A freezer would have been good for ice . Hosts were great at keeping in touch



We had a lovely time in Whitby and this was enhanced more by the place we stayed in and it’s accessibility to the town and local amenities.





This property was in a great location for us accessing Whitby town centre and the beach. It came with parking for two also. The property was modern and comfortable but there are definitely some areas that could do with some maintenance. There were big weeds growing over the car park area and in front of the door which should have been cleared. The balcony upstairs needed a good clean and the chairs were rusty. The back garden area could have done with maintenance too. There were no blinds in the toilets or main bedrooms either which was needed really. The kitchen seemed very well equipped which was good and there are 3 toilets which all seemed modern and clean.



Great property, a small place but so well laid out it felt huge. 2.5 bathrooms was so useful, after spending a day in the sea, both kids could shower as soon as they got home. <br/>Close to everything in Whitby yet felt very quiet and peaceful at night. <br/>Loved the place, look forward to booking again





Good location for walking to Whitby centre and also the beach. Free parking was also appreciated. <br/>The property shows some signs of needing maintenance - water stains of on the walls in a couple of places from leaks and small parts of plaster missing here and there. Would have appreciated a small top box freezer compartment to the undercounter fridge. No garden so to speak off and only 2 rusty garden chairs and table (despite the property being a sleeps 5) which need replacing. <br/>Very disappointed with the Management Company responsible for the property and would actively choose not to stay in another property managed by them again. Despite is being mid-summer there was a weighty, winter duvet on the double bed which we complained about the first night but they did nothing to change it. Not an option to leave window open as only patio doors to the bedroom. We also asked for 2 other items which ought to have been provided and neither were during our stay. Very poor service.



liked the location, onsite parking, property and amenities been hear 5 times<br/><br/>this time the cleaner's had not cleaned if anything they had mucked the glass table with a dirty cloth also used same cloth <br/>on stainless steel cooker hood, rings in cupboard, stains all offer down stairs carpet, hair tong burns on carpet in main bedroom, bulbs missing in room and landing we got in touch to complain on the Saturday and said they would be out to replace the bulbs on the Monday did not show, so phoned again be out Wednesday did not show again the cleaning cost £65 had to do it my self





All of what I have just scored highly<br/><br/>No blinds in room apart from one bedroom <br/>No privacy<br/>This was the only downside



Very comfortable and spacious accommodation<br/><br/>Needs outside cleaning and tidying.<br/>Also needs net curtains as patio doors from lounge look straight onto road.<br/>Felt very uncomfortable with people peeping in.



We really enjoyed our stay and the location was perfect. Although the property sleeps 5 comfortably, there are only 4 chairs at the dining table. We had to use one of the chairs from the patio area if we wanted to sit and eat together.



Good position.



Perfect location near the dog friendly beach, close to the town and has on site parking. House was exactly as described, the Balcony was an added bonus especially because we had lovely weather. We would definitely return



This will be our second visit to the beautiful westcliff retreat. The property offered excellent location and outside parking for 2 cars straight infront of the retreat. This was perfect for my sister and me giving us the satisfaction of feeling safe and not having the worry where to park our car. On arrival the cleaner was still there as we had arrived early she was lovely and allowed us to park our car while we went for awalk around whitby . The property was immaculate and catered for all our needs . Beautifully decorated and spotless. I am usually a very bad sleeper until I laid in those beds ,the mattress was so comfortable I slept all night for the first time in years .We have come back from our break refreshed and we'll rested. I have contacted the a lovely lady who works for the Host and stay who stated she would contact the Hosts and request the make of the mattress for me .we are very impressed with Host and Stay and recommend the West cliff apartments highly x



A lovely modern ,well situated apartment. <br/> Ideal location to walk dogs down to the beach<br/><br/>Nothing everything was perfect



Good location an easy walk to the main parts of Whitby. Off-street private parking very much appreciated. Two bathrooms and a downstairs toilet great for our all female group.



Great place to stay, ideally located to easily walk into Whitby. Great hostel, great communication. Would definitely recommend!



The location & onsite parking at the accommodation is an important factor for me when choosing a holiday.<br/><br/>There wasn’t anything to complain about.



Everything provided that you would need<br/><br/>There wasn't anything we didn't like



A great find. It was fabulous to have parking on site and not worry about zones or parking meters. The house was clean, comfortable and perfectly positioned for us. It was lovely to walk the dog on the beach each day and the house had everything we needed. We had a wonderful stay.





very clean, had everything we needed, warm and comfortable and easily accessible.<br/><br/>all home comforts



Fantastic place to stay close to beach and amenities, house had everything we needed for our stay. The dogs loved their early morning walks on the beach. Although there were only 2 of us with our 2 small dogs the house would have been plenty big enough for the 5 guests it is advertised for. We would definitely stay there again.



Well located and well appointed house. Host’s check in instructions were clear enough and they were very responsive. Would definitely like to stay here again.



Location, parking. Value for money. Two shower rooms & downstairs toilet.<br/><br/>Small 2nd bedroom obviously intended for children! We were a party of 4 adults.<br/>Bed too near the wall. Poor storage. Very large cobweb hanging from light fitting in lounge.



close to town centre<br/><br/>lacked wardrobes



Proximity to sea front easy walk to Whitby<br/><br/>Beds and view



We had a lovely stay here, the location was perfect just across from the sea! Very nice and quiet which is just what we wanted. We felt cosy and happy here. One thing which is not necessarily a downside, is that we couldn't control the heating and it seemed to be quite hot at times despite turning off the radiators. Otherwise a near perfect stay.



Location and parking space was excellent. Property was lovely, well furnished and clean. Could have been slightly cleaner but I am a perfectionist.<br/><br/>Check in time 4pm. Even 3pm would be better.



The space, the cleanliness the facilities. It was lovely.<br/><br/>Nothing



clean and well equipped with a good location.<br/><br/>Nothing.



Ideal location for a family. Close to the beach and only a 10-15 minute walk into the centre. It was a quiet area with only local residents around. The property was very clean, modern and had all the amenities you could want/need. Would definitely stay here again and have already recommended it to others.





Lovely house done out beautifully. Very comfy beds and sofa. <br/>Everything you need for a comfortable stay. <br/>Very good location, we love this end of Whitby and will definitely return.





Plenty of room and dog friendly.<br/><br/>Nothing to complain about.





Great location - so close to the beach & 5 minute walk into town (west cliff). Clean, great space & private parking - would recommend



stayed for 2 nights in November. prior to arrival had good communication with the host&stay team. accessed property via a key safe. first impressions were that there were some damp in lounge corner and some holes in wall which had been filled but not painted and the outdoor lights not working (we couldnt find a switch?) albeit minor issues but when I had just paid £250 up front for any potential damages I expected there to be no issues with the property when we arrived. the location is fantastic, the parking off road and close by is useful and we were able to make use of the outdoor 3 point sockets for our electric car. some tea, coffee, sugar and a small carton of semiskimmed milk were provided; as were soap, shampoo and body wash in each bathroom. sofas, beds and pillows were comfy and the towels/bedding were soft and clean. <br/>all in all a good stay



Just come back from a fab stay. The place was perfect for our family of 4 and dog. Location is excellent, 2 minutes from the beach and a 15 walk into the centre, we didn’t use our car the whole time we were there. Would definitely look at booking here again ?



Great little place and location just a short walk into the center of Whitby. The house was clean, tidy and very quiet. Great having parking for 2 cars as well.



Very good location, kitchen very nice, sofas very nice<br/>Would be a very nice place stay just let down by not great cleaning, and had some issues with things that should have been sorted properly like water damage, black mould in one of the showers, being 4* I expected things like this to be sorted properly<br/><br/>Cleaning bad, think some of propety not been cleaned for god nose how long cobwebs everywhere, except some but not in main light shade in front room, side tables, on picture above your head in main bedroom bannister don't think ever been cleaned, lots of cobwebs all over downstairs, hover was covered in paint, maybe plaster and really dirty also left half full<br/>Could see been leaks to radiators downstairs and stains on carpet, been water damage towards corner room near sofa above plug sockets didn't fancy using them and would have expected it to be paint not just left with big brown marks, a lot of black mould in bottom of en suite bathroom would have expected this to be sorted, enjoyed our stay but expected a lot better from a 4* propety and lessened our enjoyment of our holiday



Loved the location, just across the road from the beach. Good size for us all and clean.<br/><br/>Somewhere to put your toiletries inside the shower. My husband has difficulty bending. He’s a strapping ex rugby player so space was a bit tight for him.



Perfect location and the house was really well decorated and clean. Situated right near the sea and west cliff beach. My partner, border collie and I had a brilliant time.



Great place, great location and parking space in front of cottage which is a must in Whitby.



clean, modern and had everything we needed<br/><br/>loved everything



Location was great , short walking distance from main areas of Whitby



Lovely place to stay and in a great location. Couldn’t have asked for anything more!



The house was clean and well equipped, and in a good location for the beach. We enjoyed our trip and would stay here again if we were visiting Whitby in future.



Well furnished, good size property.<br/><br/>Yard could have done with a tidy up, weeds etc..



Highly recommend this lovely, spacious and clean complex! Beautifully decorated and thoughtfully designed, it was such a perfect base. The location was amazing and central to anywhere we needed to get to in Whitby, plus accessible to other towns and villages too. We loved it and hope to be back for longer next time. No complaints at all from our family of 4, or the pooch!





Beautiful property. Great location for town and beach.





Fantastic property with two good sized bedrooms and a very well equipped open plan living/kitchen area. Many properties in the area don’t offer parking but this one has space for 2/3 cars. I would certainly recommend this property to anyone visiting the area.. we were only 2 but it could comfortably accommodate 4 people. We would certainly look to book again if we were visiting Whitby.



Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, theres everything you could possibly need, it’s beautifully decorated and has so much space! A lot of effort has been put into it. We took our dog too and it’s the perfect location for walks but also not far from the main attractions. Would definitely stay again and highly recommend to others!





We’ve just returned from a couple of nights here. We enjoyed staying here, great location and layout for us. Will stay again.



Lovely stay in this immaculately clean property. Great location - 30 seconds from the clifftops. Really comfortable place, excellent layout and lots of bathrooms!



Good location, nice house



I've just come back from a stay in house and now I've booked a week in summer this says it <br/>all



We loved staying at this convenient location. Lovely clean accommodations. Loads of parking. If you’re staying in number 32 or 33, you need to look behind you for the apartments, they are not joined to the row of red brick buildings like the rest of the numbers. <br/>I would definitely stay here again. Check was very easy.



Location. Facilities and cleanliness<br/><br/>Nothing



Lovely place to stay right by the beach



A lovely house in a fabulous location with fast and clear communication from the hosts. Thank you we enjoyed our stay.



We had an amazing stay in Whitby, the accommodation was perfect for us and a great location! We could see the sea from outside the house which was only a 10 minute walk down and a 10 minute walk into the center. We would definitely stay again and will recommend to anyone going to Whitby!



Lovely place to stay!



Me and my parents stayed here for 2 nights…<br/>It was perfect!!!<br/>Extremely clean, brilliant location and nicely decorated.<br/>Will definitely stay here again.<br/>Thankyou.



Location was great for access to the beach and lovely walks to Sands end , shorting walk into main area , harbour and a Chinese takeaway just around the corner. Netflix made foe a cosy night in. Lovely place



Great property and location had a lovely weekend there, would recommend and will use again in the future

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