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View towards apartment overlooking Swanage bay
Modern and spacious open plan living space
Comfy double bedroom with views across the water
See Swanage Pier from the double bedroom
Unwind after a day exploring
Family bathroom
Spacious twin bedroom
View the boats from bed
Sunny balcony for a spot of relaxing and reading a book
Large patio doors onto the balcony
Watch the waves from the comfort of the sofa
Open plan living space
Well equipped kitchen
Enough space to cook up a family feast
Dinner with a view
Watch the boats come and go from the pier
1 / 16  View towards apartment overlooking Swanage bay
2 / 16  Modern and spacious open plan living space
3 / 16  Comfy double bedroom with views across the water
4 / 16  See Swanage Pier from the double bedroom
5 / 16  Unwind after a day exploring
6 / 16  Family bathroom
7 / 16  Spacious twin bedroom
8 / 16  View the boats from bed
9 / 16  Sunny balcony for a spot of relaxing and reading a book
10 / 16  Large patio doors onto the balcony
11 / 16  Watch the waves from the comfort of the sofa
12 / 16  Open plan living space
13 / 16  Well equipped kitchen
14 / 16  Enough space to cook up a family feast
15 / 16  Dinner with a view
16 / 16  Watch the boats come and go from the pier

The Captain's Deck

Swanage, Dorset
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning waterside apartment with wonderful sea and bay views
  • Set within an exclusive development overlooking the Victorian pier at Swanage Bay
  • Close to peaceful walks through the Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve
  • Beautifully finished inside to offer light and spacious rooms with fresh coastal decor
  • Balcony with patio chairs for enjoying al fresco drinks with a view
Property code: DC168

With breath-taking sea views of Swanage Bay from almost every room, this small but perfectly formed waterside apartment is perfect for short family breaks by the sea.

Set at the water’s edge, this beautiful reverse-level apartment offers fantastic accommodation for a couple or a small family looking for a quiet holiday home with stunning panoramic views. Set within an exclusive development the property looks out onto Swanage Bay offering views of the pier, the sandy beach with its colourful beach huts, Wellington Tower and Ballard Down. Within easy reach of the fantastic pubs, restaurants and shops Swanage has to offer, this idyllic property is a perfect base for exploring the Purbeck region of Dorset and the eastern fringes of the Jurassic Coast.

Entering this tastefully furnished hideaway from the car-port you will find a fresh and attractively furnished double aspect open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The bright and cosy lounge is an ideal space for relaxing in, with comfortable seating, a Smart TV and Bluetooth sound system. You can prepare your favourite meals in the elegantly designed kitchen and share them in the pretty dining area. Heading down the curving staircase there are two delightful bedrooms, both with recessed stone windows: a double room with sea views and a twin room. French doors lead from the lounge onto a small balcony with a couple of chairs allowing you to take in the breathtaking views.

Situated on the South West Coast Path, you can enjoy local walks to Peveril Point, The Downs, and Prince Albert Gardens, all within half a mile. You can also explore the beautiful Durlston Country Park (1.5 miles), Swanage Bay (1.5 miles), Durlston Bay (1 mile) and Studland Beach (5 miles). Local landmarks include The Great Globe (1.5 miles), Ballard Down (2 miles) and Old Harry Rocks (4 miles). There are several thriving towns to visit including Wareham (12 miles) and Corfe Castle (6.5 miles) while nature-lovers can discover Brownsea Island (8 miles) and Hartland Moor (8.5 miles).

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with overhead shower
  • Oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, Bluetooth sound system
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Balcony with seating
  • Parking for one car in a car port, plus additional space in the visitors’ parking area.
  • A short stroll from the sandy beach, shops, pubs and restaurants of Swanage
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 43 guest ratings

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Overall comfort
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Overall location
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Reviewed by Anthony John 24th February 2024

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Reviewed by Gordon 3rd December 2023

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A good property in terms of location, layout, condition and cleanliness apart from no mattress protector and a slightly stained mattress.

Reviewed by Guy 17th November 2023

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Wonderful views almost touching the sea Very handily for the shops

Reviewed by Josephine 20th October 2023

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We had an absolutely wonderful stay. The house was brilliantly located, cosy and really well equipped. Thank you again!

Reviewed by Christine 13th October 2023

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We've just had the time of our lives staying at this apartment in Swanage! Clean, comfortable, warm, everything you could want for an October holiday. So well laid out with glorious views of the bay and beyond. A balcony to sit on and enjoy them, the sound of the sea, the comings and goings on the pier. Great walks, steam railway to Corfe Castle. PRead morelanning our next trip even before we left. Thank you! Chris & Colin. Hide

Reviewed by Annette 29th September 2023

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This apartment is FABULOUS. The views of the bay must surely be unrivalled. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The bedroom porthole windows (actually in the sea wall!) have to be seen to be believed. Amazing. Cant wait to go back. We could have happily sat in the beautiful ever changing views all day. We did force ourselves to go out and about Read morein lovely Swanage though! Hide

Reviewed by Veronica 22nd September 2023

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This beautiful light apartment is within ten minutes walk of the middle of Swanage and was beautifully peaceful when we were there in September. It is right on the water's edge and you can hear the sea lapping on the rocky path below the balcony. It was spotlessly clean and has a very well equipped modern kitchen and loads of cupboard space and uteRead morensils. Comfy bed and the shower over the bath was great - the bath took a while to fill because it is lovely and big but so what ! You're on holiday ! Hide

Reviewed by David 15th September 2023

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Reviewed by Sue 1st September 2023

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Reviewed by Richard 25th August 2023

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Superb location with harbour and sea views from the balcony and every window in the apartment. Very quiet during the day and even better at night. Ten minute walk down into the main seafront area with cafs, restaurants, and shops etc. We will stay there again.

Reviewed by Rosemary 18th August 2023

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Lovely property with stunning views, very comfortable, beautifully presented and very clean. Only minor niggle is that the two microwave combination ovens are overly complicated to use. We had a great week and would highly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Felicity 14th July 2023

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This is the second time we have stayed in this lovely little house by the sea. It is in the best location in Swanage, has unbeatable views and has everything you need for a perfect seaside holiday The kids love snorkeling in the bay right outside the house. All the shops and restaurants are a 5 minute walk away, yet the location is very quiet (exceRead morept for the sound of the waves outside your bedroom window!). We are already planning our next trip! Hide

Reviewed by Linda 30th June 2023

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Reviewed by Andy 23rd June 2023

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A lovely location and a well appointed house. The balcony/front room window offered fantastic views over Swanage Bay. A communal gate will get you to the coast path in about 3 minutes, with no hills in between. The path is much used by dog walkers and children crabbing. The place is well located for a short walk into Swanage, or go the other way foRead morer a slightly longer walk to Durlston Castle which I would recommend for its food (better than anything we found in Swanage), views and birdlife. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 9th June 2023

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Excellent apartment, beautiful views, well equipped and comfortable. Would visit again.

Reviewed by Peter 2nd June 2023

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Fantastic apartment in an unbeatable location.

Reviewed by Peter 5th May 2023

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WONDERFUL LOCATION NEAR TO TOWN AND COUNTRY PARK FLAT LOOKS OVER HARBOUR AND BEYOND TO SEA VERY COMFORTABLE ACCOMODATION AND WELL WORTH A VISIT TO THIS BEAUTIFUL PART OF DORSET

Reviewed by Paul 21st April 2023

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Reviewed by Jon 7th April 2023

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Great view, luxurious beds, and generally very well appointed property. Really enjoyable stay on a week with very mixed weather!

Reviewed by Rachel 31st March 2023

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Stunning view. Convenient location. Lovely house. Would definitely return.

Reviewed by Peter 10th March 2023

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A comfortable, well presented and equipped apartment in a wonderful location, although with a few safety concerns. Just affordable for us at this time of year(March) but would not consider it at Summer rates.

Reviewed by Sarah 17th February 2023

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Reviewed by Amanda 3rd February 2023

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Lovely location, beautiful scenery. Fantastic costal walks on your doorstep. A really relaxing holiday. Thank you .

Reviewed by David 20th January 2023

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Lovely cottage, with a great view. In a great location. Love to stay again.

Reviewed by Nina 13th January 2023

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Reviewed by Penny 5th December 2022

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Stunning views across the sea to Old Harry's Rocks from all the windows in the cottage and perfect location for a short stroll into Swanage.

Reviewed by Shelagh 18th November 2022

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We had a lovely stay. Accommodation was clean, warm and comfortable. The view was wonderful being right on the edge of the sea and looking out right across Swanage bay. Easy access to some good walks and to the town centre. If we were down this way again I would definitely return.

Reviewed by Joanne 4th November 2022

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Reviewed by John 14th October 2022

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Reviewed by Wendy 30th September 2022

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Very good, excellent location, plenty to do even if you dont like walking.

Reviewed by John 16th September 2022

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Beautiful views. Great location. A very enjoyable holiday.

Reviewed by Laura 19th August 2022

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Reviewed by Felicity 13th August 2022

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Beautiful holiday rental in an amazing location tucked away on a quiet peninsula, but only a short walk from the town. The view is phenomenal, and the sea is literally outside the windows. We have already booked for next year!

Reviewed by Susan 22nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Eunice 1st July 2022

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Wonderful location - views are to die for - an excellent property. Fantastic communication from housekeeper. Would highly recommend for a relaxing holiday - park the car and enjoy Swanage and surrounding areas on foot, by bus, on steam train or by boat.

Reviewed by Peter 24th June 2022

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FABULOUS LOCATION AND WITHIN EASY REARCH OF THE TOWN AND DURLSTON PARK . wELL APPOINTED HOLIDAY HOME WITH ANAZING VIEWS ACROSS THE BAY

Reviewed by John 17th June 2022

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Great views accross Swanage Bay. In a great location. Cottage was very well equipped and very clean. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Elaine 3rd June 2022

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Lovely accommodation in a spectacular location. Beautiful views of Swanage Bay and across to Old Harry Rocks. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Michael 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by Steven 29th April 2022

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The Captains Deck is even better than it looks in the pictures. It's stylish and comfortable and wants for nothing. The views are wonderful. The location is ideal being close enough to town for a stroll but far enough away to be peaceful. There is plenty to do and see in the area too. A wonderful holiday. Hopefully we'll be back another time. 10/10

Reviewed by Helen 8th April 2022

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Fantastic, bright clean, excellent decor, well catered property right on the coastline of lovely Swanage. Even on a cloudy day the views are amazing. Loved coming up the stairs in the morning and seeing the coast from the balcony and kitchen window. Peaceful location but close enough to the pubs, restaurants and shops. Would highly recommend this pRead moreroperty and will definitely be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 18th March 2022

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Buy some more crockery and cutlery - including a bottle opener! - plus oven gloves and coffee machine. Surely all standard equipment at the cost of this property? There's so little crockery and cutlery we were regularly washing up or running a half empty dishwasher. 2 light bulbs u/s in the living area. No two way lighting switch on the stairs - veRead morery dangerous. No instructions on the underfloor heating controls. The top oven is way too high. I am 6 ft and still struggled to lift tins in & out. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 25th February 2022

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A well equipped and attractively decorated apartment in a superb location. We much enjoyed our stay and will certainly try to return.

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View towards apartment overlooking Swanage bay
Modern and spacious open plan living space
Comfy double bedroom with views across the water
See Swanage Pier from the double bedroom
Unwind after a day exploring
Family bathroom
Spacious twin bedroom
View the boats from bed
Sunny balcony for a spot of relaxing and reading a book
Large patio doors onto the balcony
Watch the waves from the comfort of the sofa
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Location

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