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Cairns Vista

(Ref. 918423)

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Cairns Vista was a really comfortable spacious flat with views out to sea, towards Sandsend and of Whitby Abbey."

    The building was once the best hotel in Whitby - some faded grandeur remains. Shame that there is scaffolding up at the moment and we didn't know this in advance, but shouldn't be up much longer. Stayed with my Mum who has some mobility issues - we were worried sofas would be too low, but actually were OK, she could manage 4 steps between sitting area and kitchen and there is also a walk down two corridors from the lift and a few steps at the main entrance.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely gorgeous property with views to die for."

    Happily watched my partner surfing from the window! Walking distance from the town. Comfortable beds and sofas. Beautiful kitchen. Memories made forever. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Dec 2022

  • "A wonderful apartment, very spacious, The kitchen was very well equipped."

    The views from the front windows was amazing. Will definitely be booking again. Nice touch having the milk and shortbread biscuits ready on arrival.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fabulous apartment in an amazing location."

    Been for quite a few years now! Always been great.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Nov 2022

  • "Comfortable and clean, well equipped property, in a great location with fabulous views."

    Reviewed by Katharine4.7Sep 2022

  • "Property requires a deep clean."

    (Many cobwebs) Inadequate provision of basics - 1 bin bag, no spare, no dishwasher tablets or washing up liquid, hand wash dispensers but no hand wash. All simple things to reduce the hassle at what is a relatively expensive holiday let.

    Thank you for your feedback. We were very disappointed to learn about this and are happy to say that we now have a new housekeeper as a result of this feedback who is keeping on top of things. It's really important guests do being issues to owners' attention like this so we can put it right! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Russell3.4Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous place in amazing location."

    Already booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Nov 2021

  • "The listing clearly states parking for 1 car so we spent £39 on advance to obtain parking permit for second vehicle."

    With the final details came the information that parking was for 2 cars! Despite the late check in, the property had clearly not had any sort of recent deep clean. No fresh milk provided.

    Reviewed by Russell3.4Sep 2021

  • "I would like to say we had a lovely time here and will be going back the ..."

    I would like to say we had a lovely time here and will be going back the apartment was spacious clean great for walks sitting on the beach or walking into whitby for the restaurant and shops with lots of history fantastic views

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2021

  • "The location and views were an amazing bonus"

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7May 2021

  • "Great location."

    Nice walks into town. Lovely to watch New Years Eve Whitby fireworks from the balcony. Apartment is clean, and very well kitted out. Would definitely return, but would have to think about the cost as it was quite expensive.

    Reviewed by Alain5.0Dec 2019

  • "Apartment owners could not do enough to make our Christmas stay exceptional."

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Dec 2019

  • "Fabulous accommodation in a fabulous location."

    Hard to beat!

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Nov 2019

  • "Fab, spacious apartment."

    5 of us were in Whitby for Musicport and it more than met our needs especially as it was so close to the venue. The apartment was light with great views. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. Communication with the owner and housekeeper was very easy. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by V5.0Oct 2019

  • "Excellent property in all respects (the views are stunning) however guests will need to provide their own tea, coffee and sugar - the kitchen canisters bearing these labels were empty when I arrived."

    Milk is provided in the “Welcome Pack”. Guests will also need to provide their own tablets/powder for the dishwasher (if you want to wash up in the sink liquid detergent is provided) as well as supplying their own powder/liquid for the washing machine. Would stay again. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Bronwyn4.7Oct 2019

  • "This property is outstanding."

    Fantastic views over Whitby beach and beyond. So good I booked for next year on the last night we were there.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Sep 2019

  • "Absolutely beautiful apartment ."

    there were 8 of us plenty of room . to die for views .

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2019

  • "All fine"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2019

  • "Unfortunately I was taken ill before our holiday and would have chosen a venue closer to home through Sykes but we were unable to move our deposit to another property, so we're left with the options of cancelling and losing money or going ahead."

    Yes we did have insurance but entering into a claim is an annoying and slow process. I understand why we couldn't move our deposit, but it is frustrating. I thought that Sykes were excellent in all aspects of their management.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.4Apr 2019

  • "An amazing apartment, the views are fantastic and everything you need within easy reach, including a bar and Chinese restaurant downstairs!"

    Loads of space, comfortable seating and beds. Don't be fooled by downstairs entry which has an air of faded grandeur, this building is well kept and efficiently run, can't think of any criticism, we hope to be back and our family visitors want to return with their friends. A 10 minute walk takes you to the centre of Whitby.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Mar 2019

  • "What a great apartment, great location."

    Very spacious, everything you need is in this apartment, great Chinese downstairs . Very clean and lovely and warm just like home . Great views from the balcony and windows. Lovely nice touch which was a telescope. Will definitely be returning with our family and friends.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Dec 2018

  • "This property is absolutely stunning."

    The pictures on the Sykes website are wholly accurate but really do not do it justice. My husband and I visited with my mum, dad and brother and we were all blown away by just how beautiful Cairns Vista is. Location is perfect just a very short walk from the town and the sea views are just breath taking. It was just a fleeting weekend visit for us - we all wished we were there for longer than 2 night. Top class.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2018

  • "Cairns Vista is a fabulous place and location."

    Stayed there last two years and already booked it for next year! Well recommended.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Nov 2018

  • "Lovely apartment has everything you need Only downside are - wasnt properly cleaned, mattresses need renewing, towels hard Sounds as if we are being picky."

    We really enjoyed it. The walk across the cliff to Robin Hoods Bay is lovely it does take about 3 hours though, not 2 like it says on google!

    Reviewed by Zoe4.4Nov 2018

  • "Cairns Vista is a fantastic apartment with outstanding views."

    The location is perfect and we all had a brilliant time. All the beds were comfy, the kitchen was well equipped for cooking and our kids really enjoyed the Jacuzzi bath, they have never asked for a bath so often. The only thing I'd suggest (and this isnt a criticism) is for some plastic plates, bowls and cutlery in the kitchen for those of us with young kids. To be fair most families (not us unfortunately) would remember to bring their own.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2018

  • "The stunning views over Whitby were the highlight of this flat."

    The rooms were spacious and clean and the location was just about perfect for seeing around Whitby, which is a lovely town. Very reasonable price as well for a group of 8 people.

    Reviewed by Terry4.1Jun 2018

  • "The holiday home was just as advertised with Sykes."

    The apartment was everything we expected. It was clean and comfortable. It is a spacious apartment and central to everything we needed. The whole building is in a good and tidy condition. Loved going to sleep to the sounds of the waves right outside, Waking in the morning and seeing the fishing boats leaving the harbour. It is a great place for people of all ages with the addition of the lift if you don't fancy the stairs. I would try and rent it againg if we went to that area again. Lynn Newman

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jun 2018


    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2018

  • "Cairns Vista is a fabulous property, in a great location."

    Cannot fault any of it.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Nov 2017

  • "Beautiful apartment Fantastic location Real Home from Home Would definitely recommend A***"

    Reviewed by Kim4.8Jan 2017

  • "A fabulous location and accommodation."

    Everything was booked smoothly and we encountered no problems at all. A very good weekend by all.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Nov 2016

  • "The only problem with this rental is the building it is in."

    The entrance is very off putting and the corridors and hallways are dirty and shabby. The lift is scary and dirty and needs replacing. There was plaster and paint coming off the walls and the gnral decor was awful. The apartment had just been decorated so it was lovely and clean but the window frames were caked in gloss paint so only a couple of them could be opened as the paint stuck them together The place itself was really nice and I would go again.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Oct 2016

  • "Fantastic accomodation, at a fantastic price, and have already booked again for ..."

    Fantastic accomodation, at a fantastic price, and have already booked again for next year, so big thanks to Sykes Cottages, and to the Cairns for a wonderfull apartment

    Reviewed by Derrick5.0Sep 2016

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  • All third floor
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with whirlpool bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Free roadside parking at front of property using scratchcard permits provided by the owners
  • Public car park 5 mins walk
  • Sorry, no pets and smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Seafront and steps to beach across the road
  • Note: Apartment accessed via stairs or lift
  • Note: Three steps up from kitchen to sitting area
  • Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 11am
  • Please note: Check in is strictly a Friday.

The property

An outstanding third floor apartment set in an attractive converted hotel, right on the seafront with arguably the best views in Whitby.

Access to the beach is directly outside the apartment and all of the town’s amenities are just a few minutes’ walk away, making this lovely apartment ideal for families and friends to explore this popular, atmospheric town.

With easy access by lift or via the original staircases, the property has a spacious and light, open plan living area, which includes a modern kitchen with a breakfast bar and wrought iron dining table.

There are three steps up to the contemporary sitting room, which with it's high ceilings and expansive windows, gives a real feeling of the former grandeur of this Victorian building.

There are stunning, sweeping views over the sea, stretching right along the coast as far as the eye can see.

The apartment was fully renovated by the owners in late 2014 and the end result is a very modern, comfortable and desirable place to enjoy a holiday.

A small balcony leads off from the kitchen, perfect to enjoy the fresh sea air over a morning coffee!

With four individually styled bedrooms and a luxurious Jacuzzi bath, in addition to a large walk-in shower, this superb apartment suits all guests.

There are pubs, restaurants and tea rooms close by, along with the cobbled market square and quaint alleyways and streets to explore.

Why not enjoy a leisurely hour-long walk along the promenade to the pretty little village of Sandsend, with its seaside cafes and art gallery?

Climb the ancient 199 steps up to Whitby Abbey and St. Mary's Church, perched high on the cliff top overlooking the town.

There are attractive ornamental gardens in Pannett Park, or you may wish to visit the Captain Cook museum.

The surrounding area has many attractions including a nostalgic trip on the famous North York Moors Steam Railway which winds its way through heather-clad moors from Grosmont to Pickering, or maybe enjoy a fun-filled day at Flamingo Land theme park.

A superb beachfront apartment in Whitby with wonderful sea views.

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About the location


Robin Hood's Bay 5.5 miles; Scarborough 19.3 miles; Pickering 23 miles; Guisborough 21.5 miles.

The seaside town and port of Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire. Ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire, the local area hosts an abundance of activity so you can be sure to get the best out of both the countryside and the coast. From the nearby North York Moors to its Blue Flag beaches, there's something here for every interest and time of year. Amongst its many attractions, Whitby holds a charming atmosphere, home to winding streets and hidden alleys, where you can find a wide selection of eateries and shops scattered amongst them. Take a trip to the picturesque harbour and lighthouse to watch the sun set, or get involved in some whale watching or a coastal cruise to watch the creatures up close. Climb the famous 199 steps to the Whitby Abbey to immerse yourself with history, or visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum presenting historical and ethnographic exhibition about Cook himself. Hosting an abundance of leisure facilities, opportunities to explore the natural lands, and plenty of coastal delights, Whitby offers something for everyone. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay full of heritage wonders and scenic spots, and in reach of the bustling towns of Scarborough and Middlesbrough, Whitby is a prime location for exploring all of the delights that Yorkshire has to offer.

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Please note: Check in is strictly a Friday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas