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Penthouse Ocean Bay

(Ref. 982989)

Swanage, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "My family, including my 9 year old grandaughter, stayed at Penthouse Ocean Bay last week for May Half Term."

    We had a fabulous week, the apartment was gorgeous with breathtaking views over the sea and Swanage. We had everything we needed (the welcome pack when we arrived was very welcome - thank you!) within the apartment and it's position was perfect. It's at the quiet end with access straight onto a lovely beach and Swanage centre is just a 5/10 minute walk away - perfect for us! The 2 main bedrooms looking out to sea were stunning and the 3rd bedroom was lovely too. Our grandaughter had a lovey time as we spent most days on the beach which she loved. Many thanks to our hosts and I would like to thoroughly recommend this apartment. Susan

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2024

  • "The Penthouse is great."

    Right on the sea front, yet a quiet location. A modern, airy flat with huge windows and views up and down the coast. Very comfortable beds and good furniture, and the kitchen is well equiped. The owners are very responsive to any requests and keen to ensure everyone enjoys their holiday; they also provided some lovely goodies in the fridge on arrival! Some additional items would make the flat much more comfortable: hanging space in the main bedroom, towel rails for 6 bath towels, hooks in the bathrooms for clothes, chairs in the bedrooms for clothes, better quality pillows, and double the number of mugs! The small back window in the kitchen needs to open to allow through ventilation. Overall we enjoyed our stay and hope to come back.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7May 2024

  • "We just love it here."

    Beautiful views and access to hikes and walks up and down the Jurassic Coast. Plenty of great restaurants and chippies and ice cream for the kiddos nearby. The home is comfy and there is nothing like being lulled to sleep by the waves at night ❤️

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2024

  • "2nd time here."

    A really relaxing break. Would have liked to have a wardrobe frame in the main bedroom.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Apr 2024

  • "Excellent location with brilliant sea views."

    Very comfortable apartment. Plan to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2024

  • "This is a stunning apartment with awesome panoramic views of Swanage Bay and the beach."

    If you are looking for a comfortable and relaxing 5 star space, this is probably the best in the whole of Swanage. This is definitely not just somewhere to stay, it’s a destination all of its own and adds a luxury, contemporary feel to all that is unique, traditional and unspoilt about this wonderful seaside town. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Charlie5.0Mar 2024

  • "We loved our stay, the only negative to report is that we couldn't stay longer!"

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful property and views to die for."

    Listening to ocean as you fall asleep with bifold doors open was the best treat. The owner was very responsive to messages. We all enjoyed the stay. Minor constructive suggestions for tiny improvement, include face clothes with linens, few kitchen towels, and a couple of throw blankets on sofa would have made it lovely, as we wanted to have doors open Listening to the ocean, but quite a chill in evenings, couple of fluffy blankets would have been dreamy. Other than that, proximity to beach was down on sand in 15 seconds, fabulous. Highly recommended and parking had 1 dedicated secured space, and plenty of road parking 1 street over, very easy. Can pull up in front of property to pack and unpack. Lovely gifts locally sourced left for us too. Coffee machine fab and was very well used!

    Reviewed by Kerry4.7Aug 2023

  • "Superb property with wonderful views."

    Perfect for our family of 6 adults and 1 baby, great location close to the beach. Hope to return.

    Reviewed by Katharine5.0Aug 2023

  • "This property was absolutely amazing."

    Not only did it have surely one of the best views in the UK, but the apartment was a fantastic place to stay as well. The three bedrooms are all very generous sizes, two of which have stunning panoramic views over the bay, and one has an ensuite. This made for a very comfortable stay for my family. The main living area was very thoughtfully laid out and appointed, with ample kitchen appliances and utensils provided, plus a bonus coffee machine! This room really makes the most of the view and has a sky light to make the room extremely light and inviting The wrap-around balcony was also a great feature, especially as it connects externally around to the two beachside bedrooms. The property was clean throughout, and fresh bedding and towels were provided. Useful extras were available to make the stay easier, such as soaps, kitchen consumables, a hoover and a clothes dryer. The owner was also extremely helpful and responsive, giving clear instructions on how to enter the property and access the parking space, and also providing additional local area information on request. Overall I cannot fault this stay, and would very happily return to this property in the future! I would definitely recommend this apartment to others, and in fact, I already have. :)

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wanted somewhere special for our Golden Wedding Anniversary and Penthouse Ocean Bay was definitely the right choice."

    The apartment was very clean and comfortable and we had everything we needed. The goodies left for us were very welcome and the view was to die for being right next to the beach. Lots of water sports going on all the time right outside the apartment so plenty to watch while sitting on the balcony. Bus stop to Bournemouth just across road and only 10 minute walk into Swanage centre along sea front so didn't use car for all week we were there. Car parking space ideal.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous apartment in an amazing location right on the beach."

    Comfortable and well equipped. Would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "This flat was absolutely beautiful, the attention to detail perfect and a great attention also to comfort of our stay Situated on the beach just amazing views to wake up to !"

    Parking included was a huge bonus

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Apr 2023

  • "Amazing apartment - fantastic views, comfortable and well equipped."

    Parking space is great and goodies were a bonus.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Mar 2023

  • "What a fabulous flat/location."

    Goodies left in the fridge which were most welcome

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2022

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  • Second-floor apartment
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with balcony
  • Electric central heating
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking space
  • Balcony with decking, furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub and beach 0.1 miles
  • Note: Friday changeovers only.

The property

Penthouse Ocean Bay is a fabulous three-bedroom, contemporary second-floor apartment perched in Swanage Dorset.

Enjoy exceptional sea and beach views from its stylish interior and a prime location along the famous Jurassic Coast, Penthouse Ocean Bay is a dwelling for a group or family of six.

Step into the chic open-plan living space, with sea views available at every opportunity from the floor-to-ceiling windows, here you can impress your guests with delicious feats conjured up in the well-equipped kitchen, featuring a handy dishwasher and washing machine, ready to enjoy at the dining table for six.

If the weather is nice, why not head out to the balcony and fire up the barbecue, where you can savour your meal with a backdrop of breath-taking sea views?

After dinner, retire to the light-filled sitting room, where you can relax on the plush corner sofa and select a much-loved film from the TV as the evening’s entertainment.

After a day of exploring, freshen up with a hot shower in the beautifully tiled shower room, as your towel is kept warm courtesy of the heated towel rail.

When sleep calls, retire to one of three well-appointed bedrooms, a super-king-size with zip/link and stunning sea views, a double, also with amazing sea views and its own en-suite bathroom, and a twin with zip/link, all of which have plenty of storage for your belongings.

With the South West Coast Path just a short walk away, you can go for a scenic coastal stroll, try your hand at a range of watersports, or simply relax on the beach with a good book while soaking up the sun.

After a long day of sightseeing, relax with a tasty meal and a drink at the renowned Waterfront wine bar, or treat your loved ones to a hearty pub lunch at the Crows Nest, perfect for when you fancy a break from the kitchen!

With its Santa-Fe Fun Park, outstanding Swanage Golf Club, active 19th-century Swanage Pier Trust with maritime museum, exhibition centre, boat rides, and sea fishing trips available, you will never be short of things to do in Swanage.

Continue onto Wareham, where you will find the attractions of Wareham Museum, the Bowmen of Lytchet Archery Club, and the neighbouring RSPB Arne, sure to entice any keen twitchers.

Make the drive over to the popular destination of Poole, home to the Poole Museum and the charming Baiter Park, where you can enjoy a picnic and view wildlife on Brownsea Island, just off the coast.

For a memorable day visit Sandbanks Beach, where you can bathe, kite surf or sample fresh seafood whilst soaking up your captivating surroundings.

Escape to Dorset in style with a stay at Penthouse Ocean Bay.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 982988, together sleeping up to 10 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Wareham 9.7 miles; Poole 20 miles.

The small, family-friendly seaside resort of Swanage is situated at the eastern end of Dorset’s famous Jurassic Coast, on the celebrated Isle of Purbeck and is probably best known for its wonderful, gently shelving golden sands. The little town offers visitors plenty of shops, good pubs and restaurants, some of which specialise in locally caught seafood, and is also well known for its annual jazz festival, which takes place each July. The attractive, Victorian wooden pier offers a great place for a stroll or try fishing, and often used a departure point for divers, it’s a wonderful place to watch the world pass by. The historic Swanage Railway has its terminus in the town and regular nostalgic steam engine trips take tourists for a picturesque 6-mile journey, chugging through lovely countryside to stop just beyond the romantic ruin of Corfe Castle. Nearby Durlston Country Park offers a lovely day out with spectacular coastal walks, dolphin spotting and wildlife watching, together with comfortable viewing points and a well-stocked cafe for a treat after all the fresh air. Take the short drive to Studland, which has one of the finest beaches in the country, surrounded by heathland, together with the regular chain ferry, which crosses the mouth of Poole Harbour to Sandbanks. This truly is a delightful holiday destination at any time of the year.

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Note: Friday changeovers only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter