8 guests

4 bedrooms

4 beds

2 bathrooms

Isla House

in Whitby


(17 Reviews)

Located in the seaside town of Whitby, Isla House is an impressive three storey holiday home with plenty of charm. Featuring stylish interiors throughout and a large garden with outdoor furniture, your stay will certainly be one to remember. Sleeping up to eight guests across four double bedrooms, Isla House is the perfect match for family holidays and getaways with friends.

Trip Details

The Space
Upon entering the property, you’ll be welcomed into the bright and spacious kitchen diner. Featuring a large dining table, a leather bench and five dining chairs, there is ample seating for your whole party to enjoy meals together. Fully equipped, the kitchen has modern appliances and cookware. Towards the rear of the space, you’ll find the living area which includes a wonderful clash of prints to create a quirky look.

Isla House has a second living room which features a large bay window seat, a log burner and a sofa. It’s the perfect cosy nook to get lost in a good book, enjoy an afternoon siesta or relax with your loved ones.

The property boasts four double bedrooms. The master bedroom is located on the lower ground floor and has an ensuite shower room and patio doors which open out onto the patio area. The second bedroom can be found on the first floor and a further two bedrooms can be found on the second floor. Each bedroom benefits from premium bed linens and plush bedding.

The family bathroom has a copper freestanding bathtub, statement mural wall, large walk in shower, WC and basin.

Outside there is a large garden with a patio and outdoor furniture. An added bonus in Whitby, this space is ideal for enjoying a morning coffee or alfresco meals.

Isla House is located near the harbour in Whitby and you’ll find restaurants, shops and pubs less than a 10-minute walk away.

The house is located on the West side of Whitby. You’ll be able to revel in the nostalgic seaside charm - head to the arcades or explore the beautiful, blue flag West Cliff Beach which is lined with idyllic beach huts.

Venture over the swing bridge and you’ll reach the East bank. This side of Whitby 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
You’ll find restaurants, pubs and shops just a short walk from Isla House.

Whitby train station is nearby 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.

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

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.

On street parking can be found at the rear of the property on a first come, first served basis and charges may apply. If you’d prefer to park in a car park, there are a number of pay and display car parks in Whitby and we provide options prior to your arrival.

Please note the house is split across three floors so you will need to climb steps during your stay.

Check-in: 15:00

Checkout: 10:00

From the guestbook


(17 Reviews)



Impecable styling, clean and tidy, top quality sheets and bedding, wonderful location, incredibly well planned, planted and kept garden.



Fantastic stay, wonderful house and garden, we will be sure to return soon



Fabulous house and garden. Perfect location for exploring Whitby.



We stayed in Isla House for 4 nights in May 2022.

Have nothing but good things to say. The property is spacious, full of character and charm.

Rooms were spacious and warm. Internet was quick, reliable and can run Netflix well.

Whitby centre is a 10 minute walk with a large co-op on the way. Making meal planning easy.

You feel close enough to the town centre but in a quiet and friendly area.

Parking was first come - first serve but we had no problem parking even on the weekend.

A great and enjoyable stay.



We have just come back from a short stay here and absolutely loved it. (We were two families with young children.) The house is in a great location, a 10 minute walk into town with just a slight, steep hill at the end. We managed to park two cars on the street behind the house and never had a problem with this. Inside, the house is beautiful and the downstairs spaces are great social spaces. There are quite a few stairs in the house but apart from that we really enjoyed our stay here!



Lovely house with a high standard of decorations and decor. 4 large double rooms with plenty of space and beds. Lovely 'underground' double room with en-suite - connected to the rest of the house by steps down but feels very private. Nice garden but very steep. Less than 10 minute walk to the town centre - just over the very quiet railway line using a pedestrian crossing point. Large Co-op just before you reach the town for everything you need.
Its worth knowing that the house is on a steep hill and accessed via a side door which is down a steep alleyway - so access may be a little more challenging for some.
A wonderful house which also has a super view from the bright but cosy front room. Good central heating.



We had a stay here in March with some friends. This is a beautiful quirky house with lovely decor and lighting in each room. The main bathroom is fantastic and the each room well decorated. The host put the fires on for our arrival which was really appreciated as it was chilly out. Check in was easy once we found the red door down the passageway. Communication with the host was excellent and they responded super quickly to messages sent. the house is well located and a short ten minute walk from the town. Overall we all had a lovely stay here.



Really lovely house, beautifully decorated with really comfy beds and bedding. The house is easy to find, well located being a nice 10 minute walk into Whitby but also nice and quiet when at the house. Parking on the back street wasn’t an issue either. We went in January so didn’t get to sit in the garden but it’s a lovely space for better weather. We were a group of 4 friends so it was the perfect house for us, we would definitely stay again.



This is a beautifully decorated house in a great location. Close to centre and a great space to stay with family and friends. Had a lovely stay with three other couples and the bedrooms and living spaces were perfect for us. Really enjoyed the window
Seat and views across the town. Parking was easy on the neighbouring streets. Great for coastal walking, Whitby shops and fish and chips. Communication with the hosts was easy and they responded quickly to turn the heating up when it didn’t come on in the evening. Would definitely stay again.



Perfect location. Walkable into Whitby and all facilities.
In the first floor bedroom one of the bedside lamps didn't work. We tried replacing the bulb but the lamp was obviously faulty. The blind pull chords were faulty in the same bedroom.



The location of the house is great and there was no problem with getting an on street parking space close by. House is v well equipped, washing powder, dishwasher tablets etc all to hand which has not been my experience in other holiday cottages. Was v clean on arrival and bathroom is stunning. The mini heatwave during our stay also helped !

The stairs to the front door are v v steep.



A gorgeous home from home property with an amazing interior. Each room was well stocked to cover all manner of items that could possibly be needed; blankets in the living room, a good array of cutlery in the kitchen, access to an iron and hairdryer. It was very well thought out. The bathroom is a delight to behold! The property was also situated 10 minutes from the centre, which was perfect for easy access to Whitby.
To be honest, there was nothing to be unhappy about, it has been refreshing to stay in an accommodation that doesn't assume that because you are a larger group you won't treat the property with the respect it deserves.



Isla House is gorgeous.

It’s full of character and quirky style. Spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated throughout. Very well equipped kitchen and a stunning bathroom.

The outside space is lovely. There’s an enclosed front garden - nice spot for outdoor dining. The location is very quiet and peaceful but it’s only a 10 minute walk to the centre of Whitby. Street parking to the rear of the house was never a problem even on a busy bank holiday weekend.

Stay are great hosts. Good communication prior to and during our visit.

All in all a wonderful property in a fabulous location. Highly recommended.



Excellent property and very friendly owner.
Excellent property. The ensuite shower needs attention as it is only aired, does not get hot.



Fantastic week away in Whitby with the entire family - and Isla House was just what we wanted/needed!

As some of the previous reviews have mentioned, we were also a bit dubious about booking a place that had no reviews yet but we needn’t have worried. The house was spacious enough for all 7 of us to feel as though we weren’t on top of each other, it was spotlessly clean and each room looked exactly like the photos on the Airbnb site.

Parking on the road behind the house was no problem - even with us having two cars and it being the school summer holidays - and it was only a short walk to the main centre of town. Check in was easy and communication with the people at Stay was also great.

An excellent place to stay for a British seaside break - we will hopefully be back in the near future!



Recommended for families and couples. Location is ideal for exploring Whitby and the local area, the house is in great condition and worked perfectly for 2 families (4 adults and 3 kids).

The kids loved exploring the house and we loved sunbathing in the garden and having a relaxed boozy games night after they'd gone to bed.

The company who run this proper are well organized and the communication was great.

We hope to come back again next year!



Absolutely beautiful home and garden. Perfect for a family beach holiday. We enjoyed walking down into Whitby, only a 10 minute walk. We also loved having breakfast and evening meals in the garden on the big dining table. Only a short walk to the beach in Whitby or a 10 minute drive to Sandsend beach. Would defiantly stay again.



Absolutely amazing property - would recommend and we will stay here again!

I was a bit apprehensive about staying at a property that had no reviews but I wanted to go on a last minute get away with my family and we decided to go for it! The house is gorgeous - all newly refurbished and decorated to a high standard. There were 6 of us staying in the house and it felt huge! Plenty of room for us around the dining table and plenty of room in the kitchen (decent size fridge/ freezer etc) to accommodate everyone! The kitchen was really well equipped with plates, cups, glasses, dishwasher, pots and pans etc - we do a lot of cooking so this was very much appreciated!

The outside space is excellent too - and not easy to come by in Whitby - we had a few sunny days and were able to eat outside/ have drinks and play games in the garden which was lovely. You can also get a glimpse of the steam train between the houses in front of the property!

I know that the description states that there's no guaranteed parking at the property as it is all street parking but we didn't find this to be problematic at all. We had two cars (one of which was a larger SUV) and managed to park both cars for the entire week - and went out in the cars sightseeing most of the week too! There aren't a huge amount of empty spaces and we did have to drive around the street a couple of times on one occasion but did find a space! Additionally, if you look out of the front of the property to the steep hill ahead (towards the railway bridge) there were always spaces on that hill (a 1-2 min walk away) if needed.

The property is in a great location and is close to town (a 5 - 10 minute gentle walk). Whitby is a really hilly place, but the walk back to the house from the harbour is really easy (and only a little steep towards the end). There are lots of great restaurants/ fish and chips shops and take away places within walking distance (Whitby Deli is a must - we went there to stock up three times during our stay!)

Finally, the hosts were amazing. I had continuous communication prior to our stay and all of my questions were answered quickly. Once in the property I requested additional keys to access the property and they were dropped off within a few hours which was very much appreciated!

All in all a great place, in a great location and I would highly recommend staying here.

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