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Sea Shanty

(Ref. 25583)

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "The Sea Shanty was the best accommodation I have stayed in, it was beautiful."

    It was right in the centre of Whitby, we were given parking permits and found a space close by. The attic bedroom with a bath in was lovely. Lyndsey left a lovely welcome pack which was much appreciated. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2024

  • "We had a great 6 days thank you!"

    Flat is perfect! Great location too! Thanks

    LockwoodsJun 2024

  • "Good Location, lovely flat, had everything that was needed."

    Lovely and quiet.

    Kenny, Dolly, NicollJun 2024

  • "Great Location, our first stay in Whitby."

    Will definitely be back. lovely flat

    Nicky & DaveMay 2024

  • "Lovely flat, brilliant location and had everything that a guest needs."

    Thank you so much

    Melrose FamilyMay 2024

  • "Myself, my husband Chris & our daughter Poppy, have just returned home to Kent after a lovely mid-week break to Whitby."

    Sea Shanty was everything we hoped for and more! Cannot recommend this lovely property enough. We will definitely be returning again next year.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Apr 2024

  • "Great to be back at last, we have missed this place."

    Lovely to be in our happy place

    Ian & ShazApr 2024

  • "The stairs to the top bedroom are very narrow and to navigate them at night when needing the toilet my friend slipped."

    Is there a way to have a toilet in the top bedroom as you have a bath in the room. We enjoyed our stay and we were well looked after by owner who put a touch for us to use because the weather had done damage to the roof.

    Reviewed by Mary-jo5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fabulous stay in a fantastic property everything promised was delivered perfect ..."

    Fabulous stay in a fantastic property everything promised was delivered perfect location and would definitely stay again if visiting whitby again

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Love the nautical theme throughout the property, great position for the harbour and old town, having parking permit is a great help."

    Loved the roll top bath for relaxing after a day of walking and sightseeing …overall a great little place .

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great location for the town, close to pubs, restaurants and local amenities."

    Parking scratch cards an excellent idea, although the traffic wardens are particularly vigilant so need to ensure correct completion of the card and watch out for any local temporary parking restrictions when you park up! Apartment well appointed with everything you need, however lots of steps which could be difficult if you have mobility issues. Welcome pack a nice touch and much appreciated!

    Reviewed by Gail4.7Jul 2023

  • "Great communication from owner."

    Property was ready before check in time. Very clean and well equipped. Great location right in the heart of Whitby. Provided parking permits which were essential and appreciated. Really lovely property with everything you need. Couple of things to mention: cooker was a bit of a nightmare (halogen) to cook on - but maybe just because we’re used to gas. Double bed in attic was really uncomfortable and a little noisy due to pub and seagulls! But you expect that due to the central location. Regardless of that, we had a lovely stay and would book again in the future. Would recommend to others. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.1Mar 2023

  • "Overall at first glances lovely apartment."

    Then when you look abit closer not quite as luxurious as you first think. Cupboard doors damaged on washing machine door meaning it didn't close properly and other doors not great.maybe abit too cluttered in the cupboards meaning nowhere to put your food for the week other than in the cupboard where the fusebox was.Pub over the road very noisy till 1am on the Saturday with music. People fighting outside during the week, we wouldn't pick to come here again as was too noisy. Bed was really uncomfortable. Open coil mattress not really the type of quality that I would expect for the money paid. Unfortunately not a good stay, left looking forward to getting home.

    Thank-you for your feedback. We strive to maintain a high standard with Sea Shanty and as you can see from our reviews, ratings and comments, many, many guests think the same and have extremely comfortable and pleasant stays, returning several times throughout the year. I have checked the washing machine cupboard door, it is slightly ajar, by millimetres, due to a small stopper on it to prevent the door from knocking the machine buttons. Guests comment on how comfortable the beds are, including several guests following your visit. Sea Shanty is in a prime town centre position, with restaurants, shops and the beach all within walking distance which is why Sea Shanty is so popular. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gemma3.1Feb 2023

  • "Fabulous property, everything to you need, and so close to bars, restaurant etc."

    Excellent apartment, have been twice and will be going again.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jan 2023

  • "Excelent place and location well recomended"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Sea Shanty and when we read the visitors' book we found a load of other people would agreed with us."

    The apartment is first class and well located for the places we visited.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful apartment."

    Very clean. Centrally located in Whitby

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely accomodation."

    .lots of stairs but great views from the lower floor bedroom and lovely loft room ..great location for the harbour

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautifully decorated and maintained and perfect location."

    We wish we could have stayed forever. Stunning views from all of the front facing windows of the Abbey and harbour. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by Bethany-rose5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely!"

    Great location, lovely welcome pack and lots of information. Very comfy, lots of space, great bathroom and quite an wonderful unexpected view from the top bedroom velum windows. It’s a bit steep to the top bedroom but what a lovely bedroom! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Mar 2022

  • "It was a great place, very well presented and welcoming."

    The kids loved having a TV in their room! Well situated and parking permits provided. Thank you

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fabulous property, exactly what it said."

    Welcome pack & parking voucher were great addition. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, have booked again for next year already.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jan 2022

  • "I had a lovely week at the apartment, which was beautifully equipped and furnished."

    Central location was handy for all amenities, but quiet at the same time. Getting access was straightforward, there was plenty of information about the apartment, the town and the surrounding area, all useful. And the welcome pack was a great touch! Hope to come back soon.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a fabulous time in the most lovely place and the apartment was absolutely amazing - would definitely go here again, we loved all the seaside touches."


    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "The apartment is up a lot of stairs"

    Reviewed by Marie4.4Sep 2021

  • "“Sea Shanty” is an amazing Apartment set into the Center of beautiful Whitby."

    Clean, well equipped and homely. Would totally recommend to anyone and everyone who has NO mobility issues. People WITH Mobility issues should be made aware of the Steep Stairway from front door to Apartment entrance followed by a second flight of stairs to living area and bedroom. The steep narrow twisting-stairway (as advertised), leading you to the top bedroom is taken at your own peril lol. No toilet on this floor adds to this bedroom being unsuitable for restricted mobility guests. One last heads up, for us “not so mobile”, is the Parking situation. I’m afraid it’s a “drop off” for us folk and potluck trying to find a Parking space for the other half lol. The owner did kindly leave parking permits which were greatly appreciated. All in All. “Sea Shanty” is wonderful and would totally recommend . Ground floor it is for me next time.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Aug 2021

  • "A beautiful apartment."

    Clean and perfectly equipped. Little, thoughtful extras added.

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Aug 2021

  • "Perfect location."

    Lovely clean apartment. Owners have thought of everything. Totally relaxed and barely left Whitby all week apart from on foot. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation, great location"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2021

  • "A lovely clean apartment, situated in a central location."

    Nice touches from the owners with chocolate and wine on arrival, also free parking permits. I would recommend the Sea Shanty.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7May 2021

  • "A fantastic week at The Sea Shanty Whitby."

    Brilliant position, a real cosy home from home with everything you could possibly need and a lovely friendly welcome from owner Lindsay. Felt really safe in these Covid times, and the ability to self cater when many local businesses were closed was invaluable. Can’t wait to return and explore even more of stunning Whitby and North Yorkshire coastline

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2020

  • "Sea Shanty is located right behind the sea front shops, there is a lovely view of the harbour and Abbey from the property yet being so close to the huddle and Brussel it is lovely and quiet."

    The apartment is clean ,tidy and spacious,well equipped for all your needs. During our stay we had some very wet and windy days but it was really warm and inviting after braving the elements outside. We were made to feel welcome and right at home with the wine, chocolates and welcome box of coffee,tea ,hot chocolate and biscuits, a really nice touch after a long journey over the Moors in bad weather. Lots to do and see in and close to town. Superb restaurants. We had worried about parking, the owner had left parking permits for us meaning a big saving on car park charges (all those pound coins we collected over previous week's weren't needed!) We would recommend Sea Shanty to all,with the exception of anyone who has difficulty with stairs. The owner was easily contactable and friendly and should be proud of her presentation of such a smashing homely property.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Sep 2020

  • "The only thing we saw as a problem, was having to go down stairs to the bathroom, everything else was brilliant."

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Our group all loved sea Shanty, it was in a great location right in the heart of Whitby."

    The apartment was equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay like a home from home. Fixtures and fittings were really good too. Not suitable for people with mobility problems as there are lots of stairs but that wasn’t a problem for us. Fantastic place to stay!

    Reviewed by Dermot5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very well presented apartment, lovely attic room and comfortable beds."

    We are grateful for the welcome pack as well! As a town Whitby Is a beautiful town but was busier than expected and the apartment did look out over a pub, but there was no noise or disruption other than the gulls ! The Abbey was fantastic and we enjoyed a wonderful walk along the coast to Robin Hood Bay. Certainly worth a visit !

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Aug 2020

  • "Brilliant location in the centre of Whitby."

    Clean and comfortable. Everything you needed was provided. Would definitely use Sea Shanty again. Wine and chocs when we arrived was a bonus!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2020

  • "The stairs into the actual property are steep and not suitable at all if you ..."

    The stairs into the actual property are steep and not suitable at all if you have a pram or buggy the location although good was also perched round a very busy corner where lorrys cars bikes pedestrians etc passed in the property there is too much furniture that's made of glass no good for a 2 year old was nervous wreck all week not suitable for a family at all with young children

    Reviewed by Susan3.1Jul 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Sea Shanty."

    It was very clean, comfortable and well equipped, with lots of little extras like big cozy towels and bluetooth speakers, not to mention the lovely welcome bottle of wine, that made it that bit extra special. Would definitely come stay again!

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Mar 2020

  • "Loved our time in Sea Shanty, lovely apartment very clean and had everything you ..."

    Loved our time in Sea Shanty, lovely apartment very clean and had everything you could need, the welcome pack was the icing on the cake we would thoroughly recommend, the only problem for us was the stairs two flights and we had a person with mobility problems

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Dec 2019

  • "Lindsay who owns the cottage has a very welcoming manner."

    A lovely person and responsive to any needs that arise. The cottage is very luxurious and comfortable and well maintained. Everything you need is there it's a very cosy stay. We loved it. Right in the centre of Whitby. Everything is on the door step. It overlooks the harbour from the front and 199 steps from top bedroom. And Lindsay left wine and chocolates when we first arrived which was such a lovely welcome and surprise. We highly recommend Sea Shanty. A beautiful seaside cottage.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Dec 2019

  • "A really lovely and comfortable place to stay in the heart of the town."

    The owner was great with communication and info. I would definitely recommend this booking, and will probably be booking again some time next year.

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Nov 2019

  • "The owner is very friendly and helpful."

    Just call or text with any questions.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2019

  • "We love this place so much,great location,brilliant lay out,and that bath!"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2019

  • "A beautiful apartment, in a central location."

    Comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Sep 2019

  • "The whole experience from booking through to our stay was excellent as always."

    The apartment was lovely and so central.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great location with excellent facilities, very clean."

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Aug 2019

  • "Position, amenities, comfort and ease of use make this a great rental."

    Fully recommend.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely accomodation"

    Reviewed by Stan5.0Jun 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Sea Shanty."

    The apartment was lovely. Clean, nicely decorated, beds very comfortable and everything catered for. The owner was friendly and very communicative via text. Set in a really good position only 5 minutes walk to the train station and right next to the harbour! We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0May 2019

  • "Loved the accommodation ,the owners were really helpful and most accommodating ,will defiantly be back"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2019

  • "Great location near harbour."

    Roll top bath was an added bonus for relaxing in at the end of day.Parking permits were very useful.clear information and instructions provided by owners. Steps to top bedroom are steep and not suitable for less mobile.

    Reviewed by Tracy4.1Apr 2019

  • "Sea Shanty is a stylishly furnished and comfortable apartment in the centre of Whitby and close to the beach and amenities."

    The kitchen was well equipped and the small coffee machine was a nice extra. Plenty of hot water and WiFi for four of us. Everything worked well while we were there and the communication from the owner was very helpful. We enjoyed eating out - lunch at the café with secret seaview in Robin Hoods Bay, and great seafood at Abbey Wharf and at The Moon and Sixpence which is close to the apartment. The street was bustling on arrival and there were directions to a suitable place to park while unloading. Parking permits and disc zone cards provided - the permit area is large and was busiest on Saturday, we could find a space near the start of the zone by the beach/front most days. There is a nice shop on the way to the Abbey Steps for bath treats!

    Reviewed by Roberta5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great location, comfortable beds and spacious."

    All we needed for our short break.

    Reviewed by Simone3.8Apr 2019

  • "A truly stunning place to stay,all the facilities were first class and that bath ..."

    A truly stunning place to stay,all the facilities were first class and that bath was the cherry on top,can't recommend it highly enough

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2019

  • "Couldn't fault the accommodation, the location, the facilities or reception."

    A lovely place to stay and somewhere I will certainly be returning to. Everything went very smoothly and everyone concerned was both helpful an efficient. Even the weather was great, which for Whitby in February, was definitely a surprise.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Feb 2019

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  • Over first and second floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size with a free-standing bath, hand-held shower and basin, 1 x first floor twin
  • First floor bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC
  • First floor open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with an electric fire
  • Electric heating, electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • TVs in each bedroom with Freeview, DVD player and Bluetooth speakers
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • A parking scratchcard will be avaible in the property and can be used for on street parking in any W zone, please ensure you have your scratchcard before parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking or vaping
  • Shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants and beach all within a short stroll from the property
  • Note: Stairs to second floor are steep, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: this property can only supply a high chair on request, any other equipment such as stair gate or cot will need to be provided by yourselves

The property

Sea Shanty is a fabulously furnished duplex apartment, resting on the harbourside in the wonderful North Yorkshire fishing port of Whitby.

Its superb location and heart-warming interior make this a holiday base of excellent quality, perfectly suited for family or friends wishing to get away.

A set of internal stairs bring you up to the property, allowing you to take one last look at the harbour and the abbey in the distance before heading into this home-from-home.

As you enter the apartment, leading off from the hallway lies a stylishly tiled family bathroom offering a shower over the bath.

Next to this you will discover an immaculate twin bedroom, completed to a hotel-like standard and a glimpse of harbour views.

Also on this floor lies a wonderfully warming open-plan living area where you can make the most of the comfortable seating around the living flame effect electric fire, a charming dining table looking over the streets of Whitby and a well-equipped kitchen boasting a slick, glossy finish to add a real touch of class.

A set of traditionally steep stairs lead up to the cosy converted loft, this space is occupied by a comfortable king-size bed and enhanced by the stunning exposed wooden beams with views across to the Abbey steps.

In the corner lies an elegant roll-top bath where you can lie and soak in peace at the end of the day.

The wonderful amenities and attractions of Whitby are upon you as you step out of Sea Shanty's front door, you can sit and relax in one of the many charming pubs, restaurants and wander around the quaint shops whilst taking in views of the harbour, dramatic abbey and glorious sandy beach.

Outside of Whitby you can trek through the wondrous North York Moors, a National Park abounding in idyllic walking country as well as some marvellous coastline.

Discover the delightful town of Whitby from this fabulous duplex apartment.

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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 array of activities 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 everyone. 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. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay, rich in heritage, wonders and scenic spots, and in easy 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 this property can only supply a high chair on request, any other facilities such as stair gate or cot will need to be provided by yourselves.

Note: Stairs to second floor are steep and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility, prams or pushchairs.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas