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Bay View - Vista Marina

(Ref. 1009101)

Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "What an amazing property, it has the most amazing views and was the perfect location for a family weekend break."

    Thank you for coming and I'm happy you all enjoyed your stay, do come back and visit us again. Best wishes Chrissie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2024

  • "Outstanding property."

    Fantastic views. Great amenities. Furnished tastefully. Definitely a home from home. Great location easy walk into town for food and drinks. Lovely walks. Great views from castle. Great location to drive to other locations. Stunning views from the apartment. Overall best place my boyfriend and I have ever stayed. We stay in a lot of places all over the country. Chrissie the owner is really nice and takes pride in her apartment. Nothing is too much trouble for her. Responds straight away if we have a problem or questions. Thanks Chrissie we had a great time.xx

    I'm so pleased you had a good time, we had a testing time having been battered by the storms earlier in the year and very grateful to our lovely guests who tolerated builders and a rather untidy parking area, (one guest actually asked if he should pay more for the excitement!) It mens a lot to me and the team to know that you've enjoyed your stay so thank you for the comments, we hope to see you again. Xxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2024

  • "Had a really lovely time it's the second time we've been in 3 months."

    Looking forward to hopefully going back in the summer. We would highly recommend lovely views and place. Caretaker very helpful and friendly.

    Lovely to see you back and we look forward to seeing you again! Thank you for your kind comments. Best wishes Chrissie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2024

  • "Really enjoyed our stay would highly recommend to others."

    Lovely little town beautiful views. We would come back again.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, We really hope to see you again and maybe message me before so that we can look into making your stay even better. with very Best Wishes Chrissie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Dec 2023

  • "We spent a wonderful week in Bay View."

    Stunning views, well equipped, clean, warm and so comfortable. We have been visiting Criccieth for many, many years and had our 'special' place we stayed in annually that we lost when the owner sold up after the pandemic... Although we stayed elsewhere, it just wasn't the same, but now we have found Bay View we feel we have definitely found another place that will help us make more family memories. We have already booked for next year! The only 'complaint' I could have was not from Bay View itself, but what sounded like a 'gamer' from, we believe, the flat below, who was playing rather enthusiastically until after 4am a couple of days! However, we would never allow this to put a damper on this beautiful place!

    I'm so glad you found us at Bay View, I'm a real fuss-pot and like my comfort so I'm happy you also found the apartment comfortable, sometimes when its cold and blustery outside I particularly love to just sit looking out of the window glad to be snug inside. I was concerned to hear about the noise from below, We have a lovely lady living below and I'm sure she would be shocked that any noise from her flat would be annoying to others. I will speak with her and hopefully this will never happen again. I'm always excited to see familiar faces returning and look forward to your next visit. Best wishes Chrissie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2023

  • "Towards the end of the season, so some general maintenance needed on the property."

    One of the bedrooms seemed cold/damp and had a very musty smell (smoke), luckily we weren't using that room, it felt really uninviting. It felt like the floors had been cleaned with a dirty mop, some hair had to be removed when we arrived. I recleaned the basin in the bathroom. BUT we loved our stay here. Great accommodation, amazing views. Apart from the small general maintenance and not quite as clean as we'd have liked, no other problems. Thank you.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. I am sorry the apartment wasn't immaculate for you visit. I have spoken to our ladies who will inspect, deep clean and air, I wish you had mentioned this during your visit, they would have been there to address any issues. As you will have noticed Vista Marina is a strictly NO SMOKING property inside and out We have air purifiers we occasionally use particularly when we've had a lot of wet weather and guests have kept all the windows closed. We appreciate your comments and happy that you otherwise enjoyed your stay at Bay View. Thank you Chrissie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shaun3.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely apartment been coming back for years now Spacious, overlooking sea ..."

    Lovely apartment been coming back for years now Spacious, overlooking sea peaceful setting Does need wallpaper looking at in main bedroom starting in small places to come away from wall We will be coming back

    It is always lovely to see familiar faces and names, we are happy to see you back. Thank you for the note regarding the wallpaper, it's a constant task, we'll get papering over the winter so it'll be fresh again next year. Thank you for coming. Best wishes. Chrissie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Sep 2023

  • "Really love this apartment been a few times now."

    .well equip comfortable with great sea views. 2 of the blinds in the main bedroom were broken and we couldn’t close them ..

    Reviewed by Janice4.4Sep 2023

  • "A lovely 2nd stay at this apartment…everything was great."

    Well equipped with everything you need. Love the pillows and duvets!!!

    Thank you Debi for your comments, I'm a fusspot so I try and make sure everything is comfy! Look forward to your return. Best wishes. Chrissie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debi5.0Jul 2023

  • "Perfectly located with fantastic views of the coastline, a fully equipped property with everything we needed for our stay."

    Criccieth is a lovely spot and a great base to explore from, so glad you had a good time. Best wishes. Chrissie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jul 2023

  • "Delightful, spacious apartment with splendid views, even from the kitchen."

    Well maintained and cleaned. Some holiday lets are bland and anonymous but this one had a strong personality, thanks to an artistic owner.

    Thank you for your kind comments, it is so important to know how guests feel and if any improvements are necessary to improve your visit. We hope to see you again. Best Wishes Chrissie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0May 2023

  • "The apartment was of a very high standard, clean and very well maintained."

    We had a lovely holiday and really liked the accommodation and Criccieth was a fabulous base for exploring the area . We found the apartment extremely comfortable to relax in after a long day out and the views from the living room were fabulous.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments, we really try hard to make the property homely but stylish, Criccieth is lovely and we hope you'll visit us again. Best Wishes, Chrissie & The Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent location and a lovely and quirky apartment ."

    We would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

    Oh Yey, thank you! We love to hear positive comments and happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us. Do come again soon. Best Wishes Chrissie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic property in a fabulous location."

    Thank you for your positive comments, we aim to please. Best wishes Chrissie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2023

  • "Had a fabulous break at Vista Marina ."

    .lovely comfortable well equipped apartment with great sea views..excellent location for touring North Wales..We Loved our holiday, and will be booking again .Jan & Bernard

    Hi Jan & Bernard, We are happy we helped you to enjoy your stay in beautiful North Wales. Thank you for coming and we look forward to seeing you again sometime. Best Wishes Chrissie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation, absolutely perfect, would love to go again."

    John was very helpful with a couple of minor maintenance issues- great to have someone helpful on site. Even provided dolphins in the bay! Rhodri & Caroline

    Hi Rhodri & Caroline, Thank you for your kind comments, we are glad you enjoyed your holiday and we hope to see you again. Chrissie & The Team ps. we've trained the dolphins well! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rhodri5.0Aug 2022

  • "When we arrived the apartment had not been cleaned and the beds were unmade."

    We were invited to use the Penthouse for over an hour whilst the cleaners worked, and received a bottle of Fizz. We needed more towels, more toilet rolls (which we bought ourselves) and liquid soap in each toilet/bathroom. I would appreciate some money back in compensation. The owner apologised for the mix up by Sykes and sorted the situation quickly, but it was a very disappointing start to our holiday.

    I am sorry that this mistake meant that the apartment was not ready for you when you arrived. I am sad to read your feedback as I did my best to resolve the issue right away. As I said to you when I apologised profusely for this human error, this is the one and only time in more than 10 years that this situation has occurred. You were invited to use the Penthouse above to wash, relax and have a cup of tea for just an hour while our cleaners replaced the linen and cleaned. Our maintenance man, John, arrived within minutes, apologised and gave you a bottle of Prosecco. We have extra towels and toilet rolls on site. If you had needed additional items you only had to ask. I hope you enjoyed Criccieth and the rest of your stay. Best wishes Chrissie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet3.1Jul 2022

  • "Loved the apartment - loved the bath in the bedroom - sea views were fantastic."

    Thank you for your feedback and I’m happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Best wishes Chrissie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dean4.7Jun 2022

  • "Had the best stay Apartment was beautiful and had everything we needed ..."

    Had the best stay Apartment was beautiful and had everything we needed absolutely zero complaints Bed was very comfortable Sofa was comfy and it felt like a home away from home Communication from the owner was fab and super friendly On the beach too with everything just a short distance away We will 100% be back again think we have found our new favourite place

    Aaah thank you very much, we try to make the flat as comfortable as possible and always respond to requests, thank you for being so accommodating after the storm damage, it was much appreciated. look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes . Chrissie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Aimee5.0Jun 2022

  • "Overall it was nice but I wouldn't recommend staying at this property with children."

    The views are wonderful, sofa and beds were comfy, kitchen well equipped, and amazing bath in the window. Our stay was hampered however by the strong smell of cigarettes coming from the flat below (hence the children comment), especially in the rear bathroom and bedroom. We had to move our baby from the room because the smell was so awful and we were unable to use the bathroom as a result. Our clothes and towels smelled of smoke too. There is a strict no smoking policy in the building but you can tell someone is smoking inside as the smell comes and goes and is very strong. A lot of the windows didn't either work which meant we couldnt let fresh air in when it was hot and smokey smelling, or close them firmly at night when it was windy so it was quite loud. Other issues we found were mould smelling furniture, dvd player not working, and old food down the back of the sofa. Maybe it was just bad luck, but I read other reviews about the same issues. Criccieth was very pleasant, the castle has great views and there are lots of nice places to get ice cream!

    We are sorry that you experienced a smell of smoke from the property below during your stay. Unfortunately our neighbours habits is not something which we can control, however fortunately this tenant has now relocated. Substantial money has since been spent renovating Bay View and the windows have now been replaced. Thank you for bringing these aspects to our attention, we continually improve our property to maintain guest satisfaction. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny3.1May 2022

  • "The settee was so uncomfortable, no back support and too deep"

    I am sorry you didn't like the sofa, we bought this one because we talked to holiday makers and most seemed to want a big area to curl up in an evening and maybe watch the tv or read a book. It is impossible to please everyone but hopefully you enjoyed the superking bed and the stunning views. Best wishes Chrissie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia3.1Apr 2022

  • "Truly wonderful apartment with superb seafront position and extremely well-appointed inside."

    We (family of three) had a wonderful stay.

    Thank you for your kind comments we're happy you enjoyed the apartment. Best wishes Chrissie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Apr 2022

  • "Comfortable well equipped apartment with stunning sea views."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2022

  • "We loved 3 Vista Marina."

    It was comfortable and had great facilities. Lovely sea views. We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2021

  • "We couldn't open any of the windows."

    They all seemed to be jammed, some slightly open but not closeable. This meant we couldn't open the windows when we wanted to but also we couldn't properly close the windows when the extremely strong winds were whistling through on one particularly stormy night. This was the only downside. Otherwise everything was just perfect and very comfortable.

    Thank you for your feedback. The property has undergone a substantial renovation and the windows replaced. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Sep 2021

  • "Great location, excellent flat."

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Jul 2021

  • "Glorious views from multiple windows and comfortable accommodation"

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Jul 2021

  • "A much needed break from pandemic."

    The flat was very clean and comfortable.The view was so calming and seeing the porpoises was magical. It was easy to social distance when out walking or swimming in the sea.Really good take-aways so we did not have to sit in anywhere. We will return!

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2020

  • "Really great apartment, excellent location, clean and good facilities"

    Reviewed by Selina5.0Jul 2020

  • "A lovely apartment on the seafront and so perfect for watching the sea and straight on the beach."

    The bedrooms are spacious and plenty of space to sleep 6 but the table only seats 4 in the kitchen. I would definitely look at booking again and my sister already has for October half term after looking at it

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2020

  • "The views and the apartment are wonderful, very well equipped and maintained with a bright airy feel."

    This was a last minute booking and I'm so glad I rang Sykes Cottages who arranged our booking with a minimum of fuss. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 3 Villa Marina and would recommend it to anyone fit enough to climb the stairs and enjoy exploring Criccieth and surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful apartment with a very high spec finish and facilities."

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2019

  • "It’s wonderful apartment with great views."

    Can’t beat it!

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Jul 2019

  • "Brilliant apartment and we would definitely consider returning."

    Fantastic base whether you want to explore the peninsula, go mountain walking, have a beach day or just spend the day relaxing in comfort in the apartment. The sofas are lovely and comfortable and if you want to chill you can sit in the window and take in the fabulous views. Not necessarily negatives, but a couple of things to note. As an apartment, you will hear the people upstairs. They were only there for a couple of days when we were there, but could be an issue if they were up late at night. Shared washing machine only takes 50p pieces, £3.50 a wash, so if like us you have an active holiday worth saving them up beforehand. The chippy by the castle is great, best to go early though as the queues build. Poachers was a lovely restaurant, best to book though. All in all great apartment in a beautiful location and well worth visiting.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Jul 2019

  • "We had a great holiday and weather!"

    the location and view is amazing! Lots of space in the apartment, The owner is very quick to sort any issues, there were no major issues but I would ask the owner to just keep an eye on maintenance we noticed a few things such as 5 bulbs not working but this did not effect our stay, might also be a good idea also to have the WiFi box inside the apartment so guests can reset it themselves if needed.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Jun 2019

  • "To many stairs for older people and a little bit of a up hill walk to high Street."

    But the accommodation and views fantastic.

    Reviewed by Irene4.1Jun 2019

  • "Having stayed in cottages for 30 years, this apartment had better views than alny of my previous holidays."

    Sep 2018

  • "We love the fantastic views and the decor."

    It is very comfortable and well situated. Kitchen is well equipped Our only issue is the smell on the shared stairway, which is probably tobacco from a flat below. This time we took our own air fresheners!

    Jan 2018

  • "Only downside is the smell of tobacco on the communal stairs which does creep into the flat"

    Jan 2018

  • "Nice apartment overlooking the prom, lovely views and very spacious."

    A few things could be improved though: a stair gate for the steps in the landing would be good. Also, some of the windows didn't close properly, and there was a constant smell of cigarette smoke. Partially hidden by incense sticks, but perhaps better to sort out the source of the problem.

    Oct 2017

  • "Great flat well equipped great location"

    Jenifer ForsterSep 2017

  • "What a view from the front bay window and the kitchen, overlooking the beach and sea."

    Apartment had everything we needed and more. Excellent!

    Sep 2017

  • "A comfortable and well-provided apartment,decorated in a rather quirky style An excellent location with lovely views."

    Would be worth the owner investing in a proper door between the main bedroom and the en-suite.

    ChrisJul 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x superking, 1 x twin, 1 x double
  • 1 x cloakroom with a loo, sink and a 'singing fish'! Family bathroom with sink, loo, heated towel rail and bath with shower over
  • 1 x ensuite with heater, large shower, sink & loo
  • 1 x slipper bath in superking room
  • Kitchen with dishwasher, electric cooker & hob with extractor fan, microwave, gas central heating and a fridge freezer
  • Sitting room with a wall hung TV with Freesat.
  • Wifi
  • Linen and towels included in rent
  • Sea views
  • Dishwasher, electric cooker & hob with extractor fan, microwave, gas central heating and a fridge freezer
  • TV with Freesat, DVD player
  • Short walk to amenities
  • Note: use of shared washing machine in communal laundry room
  • Small communal area available to side of property to enjoy cup of tea or glass of wine

The property

3 Vista Marina is a quirky, second floor holiday apartment overlooking the bay in Criccieth on the Llyn Peninsula.

Staying here, you’re just a few minutes’ walk along the promenade to Criccieth’s town centre which has a mix of great restaurants, independent shops and brilliant ice cream! Enter via the lobby on the ground floor and climb the grand staircase to the second floor.

The sitting room has unrestricted sea views and makes the most of these with chairs situated in the traditional Victorian bay window.

The sitting room is comfortable - if you can drag your gaze away from the sea views, there is a wall-hung TV with Freesat. There’s a well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, electric cooker & hob with extractor fan, microwave, gas central heating and a fridge freezer with 2 drawers. The decadent master bedroom boasts a superking bed, wall hung smart TV and en-suite with heater, large shower, sink & loo.

However, the real gem in this room is the roll top bath in the bay window, from which you can have a long, relaxing soak and take in the views over Cardigan Bay towards Harlech Castle and Barmouth. There is also a bright bedroom with twin beds and a cosy bedroom with double bed.

You’ll find a cloakroom with a loo and sink!

The main family bathroom has sink, loo, heated towel rail and bath with shower over. There is an external separate communal utility room on the ground floor with a shared washing machine.

Being a second-floor holiday apartment, there is no garden, but you’re just opposite the beach!

There is parking in a courtyard on a first come, first served basis.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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: The apartment in entered through a lobby and climbing a shared staircase to the 2nd floor. !
Internet can be intermittent
Note: A mobile contact number must be entered on booking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas