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Captain's Rest

(Ref. 1008765)

Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely beautiful, stunning view."

    Everything you could need in the property. Lovely and clean, towels and bed linen included. Have stayed in lots of properties around Wales and this has been the best so far. Even better that we could bring our beloved dog. Spent most of our time in the lovely roof room. Heaven.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. Glad you enjoyed it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Mar 2024

  • "House is beautiful and location is excellent."

    Views from front of house are stunning and being able to hear the sea is so relaxing. Top lounge was our favourite place to relax even having to climb steep stairs to get there.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovely clean property, with fabulous view from the top lounge."

    Decorated tastefully and certainly gives the wow factor. Only negative is that it isn't really suitable for elderly guests as the stairs are quite steep, especially the set up to the top lounge and bedroom. My 80 year old Dad only went up there once and as he felt unsafe, it limited our use of the lounge and the fabulous views. Everything else was fabulous

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful house and very near to all amenities."

    Great views, couldnt be better. Only small problem were the towels, I would recommend to take ones own.

    Reviewed by Stella5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have stayed in captains rest 3 times now and we still love it ."

    The house is beautiful , comfortable , lovely location with spectacular views . I love that you can hear the sea to go to sleep . The house is beautifully decorated , well equipped with everything you need . I’m sure we will be back again . Thankyou , Alison .

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is our 2nd time of staying in this lovely house, views can’t be beaten!"

    My only grievance is, it seems ridiculous not to be able to gain access until 6pm and leave by 9am, I know everyone blames covid, but beds are already stripped and no one can take 9 hours to clean.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Oct 2022

  • "Our second time staying here, the only place I've ever really relaxed."

    That beautiful view and gorgeous interior can't be beaten. Love the new kitchen! Might be our last time as next year we would need a charging point for an electric car

    Reviewed by Luan5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had the most enjoyable stay at Captain's Rest."

    The facilities and comfort in the house are excellent, so much so I'm about to book again for next year. The only draw back for some visitors would be the stairs to the top lounge, not a problem for me but perhaps for others. This is one of the best holiday homes we've stayed in.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2022

  • "Stunning position spotlessly clean a perfect place for our first family holiday ..."

    Stunning position spotlessly clean a perfect place for our first family holiday with our Two grandchildren Much prefer the Friday to Friday booking Would seriously look at booking again A big thank you to the owners for allowing other family’s to enjoy the property Many thanks Tom, Jan, Clare, Andrew, Tash & The 2 Boys Luca & baby Noah Harding

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was fabulous, and as described."

    Well equipped, clean and very comfortable. Check in was easy - the keys were in a key safe. The only negative was the check in and out times - we weren't allowed in until 6pm on the Friday, and had to be out by 9.30am on the Monday. As it was we had a very long journey each way so didn't affect us too much, but would have been frustrating (and we wouldn't have booked the property) if we'd had less of a journey to make. But otherwise, a wonderful break.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2022

  • "Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous house ."

    Beautifully decorated , comfy beds , comfy sofas , real home from home with everything we could possibly need . The views From the house are fantastic especially from the top floor . I loved going to sleep and waking up to the sound of the sea . Also the house is in a perfect spot for exploring Snowdonia and the lyn peninsula. I really didn’t want to leave to come home . We will definitely be back . Thankyou .

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2022

  • "Super holiday house everything you ever need ideally placed for seeing that Part of Wales."

    Reviewed by Rosina5.0Mar 2022

  • "An absolutely amazing holiday house."

    Exceptionally well maintained with every kitchen item / utensil you could need. Extra thought put into this house to make it so lovely for a holiday stay….. blankets, soft towels, fantastic quality pillows. The only criticism we could have was the WIFI. It was poor and sometimes unavailable.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Oct 2021

  • "A home from home with a view to die for!"


    Reviewed by Christina5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is our third visit to Captains Rest and we have already booked for next year."

    Recommendation enough. Couple of very, very minor niggles ( leaky kettle) but we know the house well and love it particularly the location but mostly because the unbroken sea views

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2021

  • "The location and premises was super."

    However great disappointment regarding arrival time being from 18.00 hrs, and will not accept the covid reason what so ever, shame on you. Also to request the clients to stripped the beds upon leaving, yet again Sykes stating due to covid reason, shame on you

    Reviewed by Marie4.4Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful house, lots of thoughtful touches."

    Everything you need for your holiday is there, including iron, hairdryer, garden chairs and much more. The views are amazing. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely property."

    Ideal for a family, and a great setting. Emma, the local contact, was extremely helpful.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "Everything was fine."

    Very clean.Comfy beds.Could do with some guidance on TV.Perhaps a TV where you can record. Great views from windows.Our second visit .Hope to return.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "This was our second visit to the house and it was just as good, things had been updated even from 18 months ago."

    Perfectly positioned in a lovely town, great views, very clean, furnished in a pretty high spec way, all making an excellent stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Jun 2021

  • "House was immaculate and very clean."

    Amazing views. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2021

  • "We loved the Captain's Rest."

    It's a beautiful home with everything provided that you need while away from your own home. The one draw back I could see would be the lack of outdoor space in the summer months. You can walk across the road to the beach but the beach right in front of the house isn't dog friendly so you'd have to walk a little way down the street to get to the dog friendly beach. It would have been nice to be able to sit outside at the house or on a balcony but alas there wasn't either space. All in all, we absolutely loved the space though and walking up and down three flights to stairs many times a day kept us fit. The views from all the sea-facing windows are amazing but particularly the third floor massive window looking down at the sea and beach. Great for people watching in the evening!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2021

  • "This is the second year we visited Captains Rest , it says enough that we have ..."

    This is the second year we visited Captains Rest , it says enough that we have already re- booked for 2021 Excellent accomodation

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2020

  • "The captains rest was beautiful ‘ it was every we needed"

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2019

  • "“So nice we booked it twice “ we have already booked it for next year."

    The house is lovely was nicely decorated and spotlessly clean. The furnishings are high and and looked brand new Spacious yet homely on three levels it is a really calm house in a location just below the castle. However by far the best feature is the view. The house fronts the sea separated only by a road and stands high above a pebble beach. The house’s main bedroom overlooks this but on the third floor is a further sitting area with a panoramic picture window overlooking the same south facing view. Wonderful, even during the wind and rain you can spend hours just watching the sea crash ashore We liked it a lot Worth noting that there are quite a few stairs in the house and those to the top floor are quite steep but that is a tiny quibble

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Captain’s Rest."

    We were a family of 6, four adults and two children and we was very comfortable. The house was lovely and clean and very spacious. The furnishings and decor was lovely. Despite being the summer holidays we were able to park two cars outside with no issues. The kitchen was well equipped and clean and we cooked there most nights. We also enjoyed a BBQ on the beach. The only small downside was the WIFI only worked if you sat at the dining table, there was a signal booster extension which we connected to, but although the signal was good from it, we were not able to use the internet from it. Overall we had an amazing time, and I have recommended already to family and friends. We definitely want to come back again! The weather was good, it was easy to access north Wales and there was plenty to do in Criccieth. We even saw dolphins right outside the house. Couldn’t believe how close to the shore they came

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jul 2019

  • "A beautiful property, extremely comfortable and very well equipped."

    Fabulous views over Criccieth beach and castle. Great location for all amenities.

    Reviewed by Daniell5.0Jun 2019

  • "We booked the whole house but not all the beds were made, the kitchen and utensils were not clean."

    There was no welcome pack and no toilet paper at all. White hand towels were all stained. The ground floor has a strong smell of damp, the lady next door confirmed that hers was as bad but there is no mention of this is the particulars. Despite several phone calls and requests that someone from Menai or Sykes view the property, whether we were in or out, no one did except to leave a cake on the doorstep. We were offered a maximum refund of £55 which was grudgingly accepted, After years of self catering abroad and at home this is the first time we have had to complain.

    Thank you for your review we appreciate your feedback and take all comments very seriously. I am sorry you did not feel Menai Holidays did enough to help you. Sadly our offer to send the housekeeper back was declined. We inspect all of our cottages to ensure they meet our standards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim2.5May 2019

  • "Well appointed property, modern,comfortable with excellent facilities, in superb location."

    Pity you can't pre-book the weather!

    Christine BrownNov 2018

  • "Everything WAS CLEAN AND TIDY."


    Glyn PryceAug 2018

  • "A very comfortable cottage."

    Clean,spacious and well equipped.Comfy beds and great showers.Views from the cottage wonderful.A great base for discovering the Lyn peninsula.

    Susan WilliamsJul 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Fantastic location and views.

    Nov 2017

  • "Superb coastal house with a homely feel."

    We stayed at the end of the holiday season by which time the house looked a little jaded with walls scuffed and in need of a lick of paint and freshen up. A lot of cobwebs around light fittings & dirty bedroom doors. Not the standard of cleanliness I have come to expect from 'Menai' from several other bookings. Absolutely no other complaints as the house is in a fabulous location stocked with all a family needs for a great holiday.

    Alison EvansOct 2017

  • "Loved the house and location, very high standard."

    Oct 2017

  • "The house was absolutely beautiful and we would love to go again."

    Good location

    Celia HarveyOct 2017

  • "The location of the property, Captain's Rest, was amazing with wonderful views from the 2nd floor large picture window, as well as being very close to all the amenities and attractions in Criccieth."

    Jul 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x twin, 2 x doubles
  • 1 x bathroom with large walk in shower, loo, wash hand basin, underfloor heating
  • 1 x bathroom with shower, loo and wash hand basin
  • First sitting room with sea views, gas log burner effect stove, TV
  • Second sitting room with sea views
  • Kitchen and dining room with Rangemaster cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge freezer, dining area.
  • Sea views, gas log burner effect stove, TV
  • Rangemaster cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge freezer
  • Wifi
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Nintendo Wii with games
  • High chair, travel cot, 2 stairgates
  • Amenities and the beach in easy walking distance
  • Note: there are no bathrooms on the ground floor or the second floor
  • Note: small courtyard at the back and a small area to sit and enjoy the sun at the front to enjoy sea views

The property

Captain's Rest is a family friendly seaside holiday house in Criccieth - you’re a stone’s throw from the beach!

Laid out over three floors, this beachside holiday house has plenty of room and boasts brilliant sea views from both sitting rooms.

There are two sitting rooms and both of them have amazing sea views - the shore is on your doorstep!

The ground floor sitting room has sofas set around a gas log burner effect stove and a wall hung flat screen TV. On the third floor you’ll find the second sitting room.

It has a large window with views out to sea, a large corner sofa, books and board games for entertainment if you can bear to tear your gaze away from the views!

This is the ideal space for a bit of relaxation. The contemporary kitchen is bright and has a Rangemaster cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and fridge freezer.

From the kitchen you can head into the dining room which has a glass roof!

This room is brilliant in the summer, but bright in the winter months. On the first floor are two lovely bedrooms.

The master room has a king sized bed and sea views.

The second room has twin single beds.

On the third floor is another bedroom which has a double bed.

Captain’s Rest has two family bathrooms, one with large walk-in shower, loo, wash hand basin and underfloor heating.

The second bathroom has a shower, loo and wash hand basin. There is no garden here, however there is a small paved area to the front where you can sit on the bench to enjoy a morning coffee if you like.

At the back there is a gravelled narrow space where you can store bikes.

However, you are literally overlooking the beach at Captain’s Rest. The best bit about staying in Criccieth is that there’s so much here without having to jump in the car.

Fab places to eat and drink, great walks, a castle, to explore and lovely local shops.

Some of the best ice cream is found in Cadwaladers and the best fish n chip shop on the Llŷn Peninsula are both less than a two minute walk away.

You’re close to attractions, activities and fab places to eat and drink.

Happy holiday memories will be made here!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Porthmadog 5 miles; Portmeirion 8 miles; Abersoch 15 miles.

Often described as the 'Pearl of Wales on the shores of Snowdonia’, this delightful seaside town is situated just 5 miles from Porthmadog. The town’s 13th century castle perches majestically on a rocky outcrop, dominating the skyline and offering superb views of Tremadog Bay and the Snowdonia mountains. Watersports enthusiasts will be delighted by the two beaches, whilst walkers and bikers are spoilt for choice by the proximity of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. Stroll along the beaches, watch porpoises playing in the surf, or relax in the various pubs, restaurants and tea rooms, sampling the famous Cadwalader’s ice cream. Further afield, attractions such as Portmeirion’s wonderful Italianate gardens, the Ffestiniog railway in Porthmadog, Harlech Castle, Caernarfon Castle and the beautiful beaches and renowned golf courses of the Llyn Peninsula are all within an easy drive.

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Note: small courtyard at the back and a small area to sit and enjoy the sun at the front
Note: There are no bathrooms on the ground floor or the second floor.