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Harbour Bay

(Ref. 1045401)

Torquay, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property, in a good location."

    Close to the harbour & shops. Great base to explore, close to Babbacombe cliff railway, Brixham, Paignton, Totnes, Dartmouth etc. Property was spotlessly clean, lovely decor. Owners were great ( needed a couple of items which they got for us the same day) I would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0May 2024

  • "We loved our stay here, very clean , excellent location, bedroom needs an other wardrobe only one small wardrobe in each room had to leave most of clothes in case because wardrobe to small for two people and if you go September when it gets dark earlier it’s not safe getting to property as slope has no rails to hold on to and very dark and light only stay on for 5 seconds which means when your walking down the steps if your not a runner the lights go out half way down extremely dangerous."

    Needs urgent attention or there will be a accident

    Thank you for your feedback. We have now added extra lighting at the back so it is fully lit up during the night. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful clean place to stay."

    Very relaxing. Max 5 minute walk to the harbour.

    Thank you. We do pride ourselves on ensuring the apartment is cleaned to the highest standards, something we feel is very important. You are right we are less than 500 metres from Torquay Harbourside. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property is immaculate as a new building."

    The beds are comfy. Kitchen and living room plenty of space and we'll set out.Bathroom parking was ok for my quashqai just. Negatives were that garden for dogs not pet friendly and not secure. If you wanted to sit in garden it is small and no sunlight. 30 steps down to property and a decent hill to negotiate to get to harbour and amenities. The property is dark all the time and need lights on in the day. Path down steps requires more lighting.Beware of smoke alarm in kitchen goes off very quick and piercing noise. Plenty of good bars and restaurants in close proximity and beaches better at Brixham and Paignton short drive. Be an idea to have a guest book and rules in property.

    Thank you for your lovely comments on the apartment. We have since added new lighting to the steps making sure it is well lit up. It also looks great. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.8Jul 2023

  • "Lovely apartment, clean and modern and well equipped ."

    Close to the harbour, and restaurants are just a stones throw away .The owner is very kind and helpful and left a few welcome items which we appreciated.Had a great week ...

    Thank you for your comments. It was really nice to have you staying with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful hidden gem great hosts extremely welcoming and most helpful a perfect escape we will definitely return"

    Your lovely comments are very much appreciated. We would love to welcome you back to Harbour Bay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely clean modern apartment owners very helpful with any questions we had before arrival and during our stay."

    Beautiful area, walking distance to beach shops and harbour would highly recommend

    Thank you. We aim to ensure the apartment is very clean and with all new appliances and fixtures we are delighted with what we offer. It is also so close to the Harbour so a lovely place to stay. Hope to see you again one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2022

  • "Harbour bay."

    Excellent facilities, very modern. Close to everything. Great shower and comfortable living room. Just for those a little challenged with fitness/walking there are steps down to the property, around 30 or so. Very stable access with hand rails and lighting provided. Overall this is a fantastic property and great location to all of Torquay

    Reviewed by Jason4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely modern, well equipped 2 bedroom property close to Torquay centre, though basement apartment on a hillside, so not suitable for people with mobility issues, but this was fine for us."

    Fabulous welcome gifts and ultra clean. Owner helpful and knowledgeable about local bars and restaurants and lots of local attractions within easy reach. Parking space narrow, but okay if car parked on an angle.

    Your comments are very much appreciated. We are always on hand to offer advice on the area or to assist anything in the apartment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyndsay4.1Aug 2022

  • "The property itself is very nice spacious and clean it had everything you need to be home from home for a week ."

    It was a lovely touch to have a few welcome items left for us after a long drive. We had a few issues with the property 1 being the steps down the picture do show steps but no where near the full extent. There are in actual fact a steep slope and 3 if not 4 sets of steps down to the property, which is not good for anyone suffering with any mobility issues I have to admit I struggle quite alot as I struggle with my sight. The 2nd issue was the parking the space that is at the property is very awkward to park in .it is technically 1/2 parking space and you have to be experienced to park .we struggled with a medium sized car. The last problem was the fact the property is under the owners home I would have expected a tiny bit more courtesy after paying a lot of money to stay there,but it seemed that was not the case. It was not the relaxing week I expected. Maybe the owners do not know just how noisy it is the apartment.

    Thank you for your initial comments. The steps entering the apartment are clearly shown in all pictures of the property. This is a new build completed in 2020 and therefore fully compliant with Local Authority building regulations. The steps are therefore within the correct boundaries and have the relevant hand rails. The parking space is small as stated in the property description. There has never been a time that a guest has not been able to park their car at the property. Including 4x4 and larger cars. As for your comments with regard to noise, we are extremely consciencius and considerate with our guests. You can see from many very positive comments where there are no issues at all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark3.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely stay, lovely modern clean apartment Host lovely and always happy to help Not a complaint but feedback, No shaver socket in the bathroom for charging shavers and electric toothbrush and no hooks in bathroom to hang clean clothes We had a lovely stay, thank you!"

    Your feedback is very welcome we have now added hocked to the bathroom door. Many Thanks for leaving a nice review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jul 2022

  • "We stayed during the week 18th June 2022 and couldn't fault the interior of the place."

    The owner was very accommodating, kind and extremely helpful. The rooms were spacious , well furnished , clean and of a high standard. However our feedback would have to reflect the 4 stars in so much that the parking is quite difficult ( we struggled to get a Vauxhall Astra in place) . The entrance down the side of the garage is very steep and has many steps ( I fell down them when unloading our luggage ). Though we could see that the owner has obviously spent a large amount on the property, there is a problem with noise from above. It is fair to say that the owner and his family do try to keep the noise down but we were disturbed by them moving around above us on several occasions. Though it advertised as being dog friendly we would point out that there isn't any grassed area for the dog to do his toilet. We would recommend this place provided you don't have a dog, have a very small car and don't mind a bit of noise.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have had many dogs stay and have a lovely time. Whilst there is no grassed area on site we have beautiful gardens less than 100 metres away. With the Harbourside 500 metres. Although our property is linked to the apartment we do our absolute best to consider noise whilst we have guests. I am glad you recognise we do take great care with this. The car parking is small, however we have never had one guest who has not been able to park, including 4x4 and larger cars. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Jun 2022

  • "Friendly helpful host beautifully clean apartment"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "The appartment is very clean and well equipped with everything you would need ,the location was great for us ,we really enjoyed our stay at hourbour Bay."

    Thank you so much for a lovely review its much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous location, amazing apartment and host , close to all local amenities, would highly recommend"

    Wow! we so appreciate your lovely review. Makes all of the hard work worthwhile. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniela5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent modern accommodation ,equipped to high standard , spotlessly clean and perfect for accessing the harbour."

    Very helpful owner with many useful tips for the area.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review its very much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chrysovalanti5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay, very modern inside and the decor is lovely."

    They go the etxra mile with supplying the little things like cereal and milk for when you arrive, which was a nice surprise. Very clean and tidy place, perfect location for the beach and harbour, the owners kindly give you information of places to go and see which is ideal. We were very happy with our stay.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. I am glad you pointed out how close we are to the Harbourside and the Beach. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Sep 2021

  • "Habour Bay is an absolute fantastic apartment just 10 mins walk into the harbour but in a really quiet location."

    The apartment itself is gorgeous and really well presented. The welcome touches made my day after a long day of travelling, especially the flowers and the doggy treats.

    I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2021

  • "It would be good to have a terrestrial tv rather than Internet only to view local weather and news."

    Could not watch anything live on ITV. It would be good to have a hairdryer. Otherwise excellent accommodation would return in a heart beat. Great hosts, nothing was too much trouble, very accommodating.

    Thank you for your feedback. We now have the full Sky package with Movies and Sports, along with a hairdryer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Jul 2021

  • "Host was brilliant, responded to my email immediately."

    Accommodation was clean and exactly as described and great location.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2021

  • "A fabulous apartment with beautiful fixtures and fittings ."

    Everything was to a very high standard. The owners live on site and we’re extremely helpful . They even provided milk, bread, cereal , jam , fresh flowers and a bottle of wine . Located within 5 minute walk of Torquay town centre on a hill. Parking space outside for a small car . Highly recommended

    Thank you so much for your lovely review, it's very much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a great stay."

    The owner was very helpful and sorted the wi fi when there was a problem with it. The apartment was very clean and had everything you need. Very short walk to the harbour/restaurants.

    Reviewed by Donna4.4Jun 2021

  • "This was a lovely little luxury apartment just right for the 3 of us & our dog."

    Everything was there that we needed with lovely welcome touches like a bag of dog treats and a bottle of wine. Our host Steve was incredibly helpful too. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0May 2021

  • "Steve, the owner, was extremely helpful."

    We had to phone him to find exactly where we were and he was kind enough to show us round personally. The apartment is super modern and has everything you could possibly need - I wish I could have taken the kitchen home with me !! The bathroom was a delight, as were the bedrooms. I would recommend a torch for returning at night, and Steve, if you’re reading this I feel some more handrails on the steps leading down to the apartment would be most useful! Lovely place to stay, very close to bars, shops and restaurants - Ephesus, Biancos and The Elephant highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2020

  • "Steve the host was very friendly and helpful."

    We could call him at any time for advice and he would respond. This accommodation is excellent value for money. Breakfast essentials for the first day was supplied. The property is very coveniently situated near shops and easy walk to the beach. The property has onsite parking which is an added bonus. Would recommend visiting Kents Cavern, Babbacmbe, Brixham and Paignton.

    Reviewed by Saieeda5.0Sep 2020

  • "The accommodation was perfect, very clean and excellent facilities."

    It is in an excellent location, easy walking distance to the harbour, bars and restaurants but very quiet.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2020

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  • Ground floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size (zip/link) and 1 x double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • 5-ring Miele gas Range cooker, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one small car, alternative parking can be arranged with the owner
  • Enclosed patio area with seating
  • One small well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, Pub 0.1 miles, Beach 0.3 miles
  • Torquay harbour is 500m from this property
  • Note: There are landscaped steps down to the property from parking space, not suitable for those with walking difficulties

The property

Recently built on the grounds of a former Victorian villa, is this luxury, contemporary-style apartment, Harbour Bay.

Situated below the owner's home and just 500 metres from the harbourside, in the enviable location of Torquay, on South Devon's English Riviera coastline, this property is ideal for a family or couple looking for a luxurious coastal retreat.

Thoughtfully designed to an extremely high standard, with modern furnishings and a sleek white decor, The Bay is accessed via a set of landscaped steps down from your off-road parking space, where you will find a small enclosed garden with seating area.

Heading inside, you will be met with a spacious living/dining room, with stunning white-tiled flooring and a large L-shaped sofa with a splash of sea greens and blues, as well as a dining table with seating for four, the perfect place to gather together for family meals and to plan your activities for the duration of your stay.

The kitchen is equally as impressive, with sublime granite worktops, a carved granite sink, a stunning 5-ring gas Miele Range cooker and a host of other appliances and amenities to enable you to cook delicious meals, with a dishwasher and washing machine included for your convenience.

The apartment has two bright and spacious bedrooms; a king-size bed (zip/link) and a double.

The stylish bathroom completes the layout, with generous walk in shower, wide sink and porcelain tiles to give it that extra touch of luxury.

Harbour Bay is in an enviable location, with the beach and Victoria Harbour just a few minutes' walk away, boasting a huge selection of restaurants if you wish to dine by the sea, as well as pubs, takeaways, shops, a bowling alley and cinema for some family-friendly fun.

From here, there are numerous beaches and coves to spend an afternoon at, along with attractions such as Torquay Museum, Agatha Christie Gallery, Dinosaur World and Living Coasts, where you can enjoy close-up experiences with many different animals and insightful talks.

Walkers and cyclists can join the South West Coast Path in either direction; head north along the affectionately-known English Riviera towards Babbacombe and its fascinating model village, along with Torquay Golf Course and Kents Cavern, a fascinating series of prehistoric caves, while a venture south brings you to Paignton, with its stunning beach and pier and world-famous zoo, along with the fishing village of Brixham, with its own harbour and the Berry Head National Nature Reserve, offering scenic nature trails, lots of wildlife to discover and a lighthouse.

If time is of the essence, simply board a ferry at Torquay Harbour, which will take you to Paignton and Brixham with ease.

Harbour Bay is a fantastic property to base your next holiday in the South of Devon.

Note: There are landscaped steps down to the property from parking space, not suitable for those with walking difficulties

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About the location


Paignton 3.6 miles; Brixham 8.5 miles; Dartmoor 17 miles.

Famous for its sandy beaches, piers, palm trees and plentiful attractions, the popular seaside town of Torquay in South Devon has been attracting visitors for the best part of 200 years. Torquay holds many delights for both families and couples, from an abundance of children’s activities whatever the weather, to coastal walks, restaurants and nightlife. Local attractions await at Cockington with its historic Cockington Court and a craft centre with glassblowing, and boat trips over to Brixham or Paignton for a wealth of sea life, whilst more nature can be found at Paignton Zoo. Located nearby is the English Riviera, designated as a UNESCO Global Geopark, the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boats, and the River Dart. A stay in Torquay can be as relaxed or as active as you choose and is certain to inspire you to visit again.

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Note: There are landscaped steps down to the property from parking space, not suitable for those with walking difficulties.

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