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Bay View Apartment

(Ref. 11798)

Oban, Argyll & The Isles Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Bay View apartment was extremely clean and contained everything we needed for our stay."

    The view from the living room window is stunning and is definitely a highlight of the property. The apartment is centrally located in Oban which is very handy for local amenities however future visitors should be aware that the street outside is very busy and there is no free parking in Oban. We purchased a weekly pass online from the local council which cost us £30 (July 2023). The apartment would benefit from minor improvements such as effective curtains in the bedrooms and a firmer bed in the main bedroom. The keys to the front door were also temperamental. In addition there was a lack of instructions for appliances. We had no hot water on arrival but our host dealt with the issue promptly and it was fixed as speedily as was possible. We enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by John3.8Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic views from the balcony and living room."

    Perfect location for visiting Oban and surroundings. Had a lovely stay in the spacious and comfortable appartment. We recommend buying a parking permit for North Pier Car Park in advance. The appartment offers everything you need and more. The period furniture adds to the cosy character, please don't change a thing. Could use some maintenance (bathroom and paint), but the views make up for a lot.

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.7Jun 2023

  • "Good size flat with spectacular views over the harbour and Oban bay."

    The flat is very comfortable but could do with a bit of modernisation, particularly the kitchen and bathroom. But the view makes up for any shortcomings!

    Reviewed by Allan Lee Granger3.4Apr 2023

  • "We loved the location of the property and the amazing views out of the window/balcony across the bay, some of the sunsets were just incredible."

    The property has amazing original features and has obviously been well looked after. We would definitely stay again. Feedback for Sykes is that the communication was wrong, you said I would receive a text with key safe number, this didn't happen, I had to ring office and request this, so I was relieved somebody was in the office. Also a more up-to-date information pack is needed in the house regarding use of appliances and location of free car park (this actually doesn't exist anymore all car parks are charging). There is also mention of a deposit needed but this was never requested or explained.

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.8Apr 2023

  • "The accomodation was lovely,and the views from the balcony was amazing."

    Upon arrival,we was met with fresh milk and biscuits etc..., that had been left for us,by the property owners,which we found to be a lovely touch and extremely convenient,as we had had a long journey and didnt have to worry about finding a shop immediately. The decor and the heating would be better if it was updated,but didnt affect our stay in anyway.(Just felt like I was on holiday at my Nans) The only dissappointment we had,was that the window in the twin room was broken and was unable to be secured properly,letting in a draft from outside.Originally, my mother was supposed to be joining us on our holiday, but suddenly fell ill,last minute, and wasnt able to come,however if she had,we would of had to of blocked up the window,or moved bedroom furniture around,so my daughter and mother could share in another room,as none of us, would of wanted to stay in a cold,damp room for a week,which could of been detrimental to our health. Overall,the accomodation suited us perfectly, and we would definitely consider staying here again,if the window was fixed, thankyou once again for a lovely stay,Many Thanks Anna McIntosh

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2022

  • "The apartment has everything you need for the stay."

    But its a bit worn down and it looks a bit "tired". A face lift would increase the experience, definitely. One negative thing was that many of the window and the balcony door, was in bad condition. E.g. one of the windows in the last bedroom where impossible to close! I guess that when its cold outside, this apartment gets a cold draft that probably isn't to nice.

    Reviewed by Viktor4.1Jul 2022

  • "Another great week in five star accommodation."

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2022

  • "Nice flat and comfortable, terrific view."

    Main drawback was the parking, why not include more info or buy a yearly pass for parking or publicise the weekly pass you can buy. The brochure comment that free parking is available 10 minutes walk away is difficult to substantiate unless you know the back alleys of Oban.

    Reviewed by Angela4.4Jun 2022

  • "Every minute in the flat is another minute with the best view ever."

    Owner responds very quickly to any problems(kettle started leaking and a new one was delivered right away. Fist down side ever in all our stays was the weather was much colder this year and needed to put the heating on. We were worried about the cost on the smart meter and feel central heating would have been a better option as storage heaters don't work. But a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great holiday thank you for the welcoming tea tray and biscuits , amazing views ..."

    Great holiday thank you for the welcoming tea tray and biscuits , amazing views of the bay and everything to hand will be back

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "We have stayed at 4 different Sykes rentals and have loved all of them!"

    We definitely will use you again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2022

  • "The apartment has a very homely feel to it."

    You just naturally settle in...and the view of the bay? Oh, that's priceless!!

    Reviewed by Ijeoma Victoria5.0Nov 2021

  • "We have been to this flat many times and always enjoy our holidays there."

    Some shortcomings are the heating system stoage heaters ( some do not work ) and back up portable heaters. This works but can be cumbersome. Also the cooker gave some problems and we tended to avoid useing it . One major problem which should be mentioned is the difficuty/ expense of parking. There is no free parking in Oban and street parking near the flat is costly and only paid for for two hours at a time ( awkward ) and may not always be available. The nearest public car park ( 24 hours ) is five minutes walk away and only a little less expensive. Staying at the flat for two weeks the parking fees were well over £100 .Guests should be aware of this.

    Reviewed by Edward3.4Sep 2021

  • "This was our 11'th visit to this apartment."

    I think that is self explanatory, see previous reviews. I strongly feel that the amount of emails from Sykes pre holiday is excessive and quite impersonal as its quite obvious they are computer generated. One telephone call a week before the holiday would suffice and bring a personal touch.

    Reviewed by Dilwyn5.0Aug 2021

  • "In many many ways, the cottage was absolutely perfect."

    We loved the retro vibe and the views were spectacular. Everything was scrupulously clean and extremely comfortable - ideal for a relaxing break, with only a couple of quibbles. (1)The cooker was not entirely user friendly. We had particular problems with the gas grill, which, when in use, caused the cooker knobs to become unbearably hot and impossible to handle. (2) The bathroom was clean and spacious, but the lack of a walk-in shower caused problems for an elderly member of our group. Also, as a party of five, we would have appreciated, if not a second bathroom, then at least a second toilet. Of course, we were aware of the facilities when we booked, but none the less it might be something to consider for the future. But perhaps the greatest inconvenience was the very inadequate water supply, which made it impossible to have a shower and difficult to fill the kettle.

    Reviewed by Moira4.7Aug 2021

  • "Not for everyone as everything inside is very dated, however for us that made it better as it is so charmingly vintage."

    It was immaculately clean and the view is to die for.

    Reviewed by Bryn5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great location."

    Fantastic views.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2021

  • "Five star accommodation in a five star location."

    Well appointed apartment with traditional good taste. One of the best. Looking forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great place to stay fantastic view Great place to stay fantastic view"

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Jul 2021

  • "The location of the apartment is fantastic & the views from the lounge window amazing."

    It's kitted out with all you might need. Not the most modern but very clean & extremely comfortable. There is no parking outside but free parking was easy to find if prepared for a 10 minute walk or so. We were very happy there & likely to return

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Sep 2020

  • "The apartment was very central so all the local shops were easily accessible."

    The views from the sitting room were amazing and it was very relaxing watching the boats whenever we were in.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Sep 2020

  • "I can’t recommend this holiday flat enough."

    The living and dining room area is very spacious and has a breathtaking view of Oban Bay. We were lucky enough to experience some amazing sunsets and people were lining the promenade in front of the flat to take photos whilst we enjoyed it with a glass of wine and a fish and chip supper from the takeaway just around the corner that is recommended by Rick Stein. The parking is a bit of a pain. We decided to absorb parking fees into our holiday budgeting. Basically you need to pay to park between 9 am and 6 pm, but you can have 30 minutes free and then only 2 hours in the same place. We were always out and about so we were fine with it. The pluses with this holiday accommodation are so many that the parking feels insignificant. There’s a lovely seating place behind the flat protected from the wind that catches the sun, we took a paddle board and used it in the bay and stored it just outside the back door, the nearest beach is 2 kilometres away and you can walk or jog there, locals are very friendly, the bath is full length, the kitchen is very well equipped.... I hope you all enjoy staying there as much as we did. Many thanks to the owner

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was as described."

    Very comfortable, excellent location, with a brilliant view. Parking was an issue as there is no parking provided with the apartment and it was hard to find anywhere free to park during the day.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Aug 2020

  • "Great place to stay because we have been here before we knew we were getting exactly what we wanted."

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Jul 2020

  • "This was my second stay that I had worked towards and dreamed of for 13 years and I was not disappointed."

    I was delighted to find that the owner had not fallen victim to 'modernisation mania'. Finding a charming traditional accommodation is now akin to finding the proverbial Needle in a Haystack. The furnishings are comfortable and perfectly in keeping with the original style of the flat. The views and proximity to the harbour are unsurpassed as are the lovely personal touches.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Mar 2020

  • "Fantastic view of the sea from the living room, in a prime Oban location, with plenty to keep us happy."

    However, parking is a real issue, with no clear instructions as to where to find free parking. From the photos we knew that the apartment was not modern, but with an unacceptably soft bed mattress, dripping taps, no instructions on things like recycling, and lack of basics like a drainer for washing up, spare kitchen bin bags or enough coasters to protect the wooden tables, the place was uncomfortable and we considered leaving early. No doubt it would suit some people well. But without some simple changes I would not want to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Dorle1.9Aug 2019

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable accommodation."

    The best view in Oban. Very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Jul 2019

  • "The accommodation was outstanding we wanted for nothing even down to a welcome cup of tea (awesome) the view from the window and balcony was amazing I could of sat and drank in the atmosphere and not of moved all week (beautiful)."

    A very special thank you to mrs mcdougal ,we enjoyed it so much we have rebooked for November, can’t wait

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Jun 2019

  • "As usual another fantastic week at Bayview apartment , unfortunately parking is ..."

    As usual another fantastic week at Bayview apartment , unfortunately parking is a little more difficult due to the shortsightedness of Argyll and Bute council increasing parking charges and converting normally free areas to metered parking , that aside it is still a beautiful location and free parking is available within a 10 minute walk

    Reviewed by Dilwyn4.7Jun 2019

  • "Great location."

    Great views. Close to ferry terminal. No hesitation in recommending this property.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2019

  • "The time it took Sykes to reply to my complaints and pass on the information to the owner was unacceptable."

    A written apology would have been nice. At first Sykes didn't seem to take my feedback seriously and sent a standard email reply. The follow up customer service is appaling

    Reviewed by Helen3.1May 2019

  • "Very clean and comfortable apartment."

    Very spacious inside. Views over Oban bay to Karrera ever changing from balcony and large windows are amazing. Does not state having wi-fi in the description but it does which was a pleasant surprise. I would definitely book this apartment again.

    Reviewed by Stefan5.0Sep 2018

  • "On arrival little personal touches made all the difference loved the fresh flowers."

    Best view in the whole of oban and a lovely place to stay. Already booked to come back.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Jul 2018

  • "It was so comfortable."

    And very near everything. Balcony was a great place to sit at night. Very very pleased with holiday flat

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2018

  • "This apartment has beautiful views across Oban Bay to the Isle of Kerrera."

    It is central to all shops and restaurants and now has Wi-Fi too. Although the weather was very cold, there was ample heating in the flat. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Nanette5.0Mar 2018

  • "The best apartment/accomodation in the town."

    Couldn't possibly stay anywhere else when visiting Oban.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Sep 2017

  • "Amazing views from the window, wonderful place to have a relaxing break from life."

    Fully kitted out kitchen so didn't have to eat out every night,though lots of great restaurants within only a few mins walk

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2017

  • "From first moment of entering the flat, immediately 'wowed' by the room, space, freshness and of course the views."

    so handy for access to oban centre.really great.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2017

  • "There was too much rubbish sent by you before our holiday,it would have been nice to have enjoyed our holiday before you sent more holiday ads."

    but other then that all was fine andycol

    Reviewed by Andrew4.8Sep 2016

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Summary

  • All first floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room (seats 4) with dining area, open fire, electric fire and access to balcony.
  • Electric heaters and oil filled radiators with electric fire and open fire in sitting room
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi, CD, radio, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of coal for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free of charge car park 10 mins walk
  • Small rear courtyard with furniture
  • Front balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Children aged 8 and over only
  • Note: This property is situated above a jewellery shop.

The property

A cosy and comfortable first floor apartment set close to the centre of Oban town.

Wonderfully located on the harbour front, this apartment is ideal for families or friends wishing for a relaxed holiday in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland.

The apartment boasts three bedrooms and a kitchen with dining area, which looks onto the rear courtyard.

The jewel of this apartment is the spacious sitting room with open fire, dining area and a large picture window with a stunning view over the harbour towards the Isle of Mull.

The balcony allows you to relax and enjoy a cold drink, whilst admiring the sunsets.

The town of Oban is perfectly placed to explore the west coast of Scotland, from where you can take a ferry to explore the Inner Hebrides, or you may prefer to walk or cycle in the surrounding hills and mountains.

Alternatively, explore Oban itself with its many shops, cafes and bars.

Slightly further afield is the Cruachan Power Station, where you can take a tour inside a mountain.

The renowned Arduaine Gardens are well worth a visit to see how the Gulf Stream produces a collection of beautiful plants.

A welcoming apartment with something to suit everyone, whatever the season.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

OBAN

Glencoe 33.7 miles; Fort William 45 miles; Glasgow 95 miles.

The bustling town of Oban rests amidst the picturesque hills surrounding Oban Bay, on the stunning west coast of Scotland and offers an abundance of bars and restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets. The town's beautiful streets are awash with a wide choice of shops and boutiques, whilst the Oban Distillery is easily accessible occupying a central position within the town centre. Take a trip to the Scottish Sealife Sanctuary situated on Loch Creran, offering crystal clear waters inhabited by a variety of enchanting marine creatures. The tiny Isle of Lismore is just a short ferry ride away, boasting a wealth of wild flowers and home to 130 differing species of birdlife, whilst the Isles of Mull and Iona are a great location for a day trip. An ideal base for a unique and unforgettable holiday.

Note: Children aged 8 and over only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter