Your Stay

Your Stay

Attentive… Fastidious… Pernickety… Whatever you want to call us, there’s no doubt that our standards are extremely high. Attention to detail is our thing. We go the extra mile to ensure that your holiday experience is nothing short of magnificent. Our luxury self-catering properties are immaculate, our service is unrivalled and our desire for you to enjoy yourself means we stop at nothing to knock your socks off. Even if that does mean we’re labelled fusspots.

Service is Everything

We can’t guarantee that issues won’t crop up while you’re staying in one of our properties; broken boilers, tripping fuse boxes and wonky Wi-Fi connections are just part of life. What we can guarantee, however, is that we will respond to your problem quickly. We have an army of experts on speed dial – from electricians to plumbers, gardeners to glaziers – ready and waiting to fix things, so you can get back to the important business of enjoying yourself.

Comfort is Key

Is there anything more aaaah-inducing than a comfortable bed with just-the-right-thread-count bed linen and soft, fluffy towels? And is there anything more smile-providing than returning from a day out to find your bed made, the dishes done and your scattered clothes folded? We can be as involved as you choose when it comes to the housekeeping of your property during your stay – if you want five-star-hotel treatment, for a fair additional fee, you got it. Because we know that a good night’s sleep and keeping chores to a minimum are essential for a relaxing, dreamy holiday.

Staying Safe

Rest assured that our housekeeping team is fully trained in the necessary COVID-19 cleaning procedures. The correct PPE is worn and guidelines are followed stringently. Our cleaning standards – like all of our standards – are of the highest order, and keeping our guests and staff safe is of paramount importance.

Dog Friendly

Fret not, you won’t need to send your four-legged friend to the kennels or rely on a kind neighbour to look after your pooch while you’re away. We have a selection of properties in our collection all set up to accommodate your waggy-tailed one.

When you enquire or book with us, please let us know that you intend to bring your dog, so that we can get everything in order for you. We can also suggest dog walks, let you know which beaches allow dogs and recommend dog-friendly day trips. Top tip: if you want to take Fido to the beach, head to Sandbanks in Poole, where there’s a dog wash. Woof!

Reviews

“Amazing apartment in a wonderful location. Really comfortable bed and smart en-suite bathroom in master bedroom. Great to have TVs in all rooms too. Westbourne is an interesting area of Bournemouth with plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants and quirky shops. Best of all you can walk down to the sea. Victoria is a very warm and welcoming host. Would highly recommend this place. Even if it did rain all week it was a lovely place to be.”

Lesley  |  Wilton House  |  October 2020

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Lesley  |  Wilton House  |  October 2020

“Amazing apartment in a wonderful location. Really comfortable bed and smart en-suite bathroom in master bedroom. Great to have TVs in all rooms too. Westbourne is an interesting area of Bournemouth with plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants and quirky shops. Best of all you can walk down to the sea. Victoria is a very warm and welcoming host. Would highly recommend this place. Even if it did rain all week it was a lovely place to be.”
“My family and I stayed at Rockmount for 2.5 weeks in November. It was during lockdown but we were moving house and needed somewhere to stay in between. We absolutely loved our time there. It has the feel of a cosy family home, plenty of space to spread out, beautifully decorated and maintained. Convenient for the shops and a short drive to the beach which was stunning even in the winter. We made great use of the log burner in the evenings too. My three year old spent his days in the garden or playing in the wonderful toy room! Victoria and Charlie are very attentive hosts and quick to respond should you need anything. Thoroughly recommend!”

Meriel  |  Rockmount  |  November 2020

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Meriel  |  Rockmount  |  November 2020

“My family and I stayed at Rockmount for 2.5 weeks in November. It was during lockdown but we were moving house and needed somewhere to stay in between. We absolutely loved our time there. It has the feel of a cosy family home, plenty of space to spread out, beautifully decorated and maintained. Convenient for the shops and a short drive to the beach which was stunning even in the winter. We made great use of the log burner in the evenings too. My three year old spent his days in the garden or playing in the wonderful toy room! Victoria and Charlie are very attentive hosts and quick to respond should you need anything. Thoroughly recommend!”
“As a family of 5 with 3 young children, we can't say enough good things about our stay. Everything from bath toys to baby gates to wine for grown ups, nothing was forgotten. The house was so clean and there was so much delightful space inside and out; it's the ideal holiday setting. We made full use of the lovely beach hut as well as local recommendations for grazing platters (perfect for picnics) and fish n chips. Thank you so much! We can't wait to come back.”

Derek  |  Rockmount  |  July 2020

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Derek  |  Rockmount  |  July 2020

“As a family of 5 with 3 young children, we can't say enough good things about our stay. Everything from bath toys to baby gates to wine for grown ups, nothing was forgotten. The house was so clean and there was so much delightful space inside and out; it's the ideal holiday setting. We made full use of the lovely beach hut as well as local recommendations for grazing platters (perfect for picnics) and fish n chips. Thank you so much! We can't wait to come back.”
“The pandemic caused the extended family to postpone a couple of weeks in the Caribbean, opting for an Airbnb in Poole instead. You may ask where we’re going with this as there is no comparison. Well, the property is clean, classy and the amenities perfectly equipped for children, cooking and socialising. The kitchen is ideal for team work, this inspired some wonderful culinary delights. Our party had an age range of less than 1 year to 90, it turned out to be one of our most enjoyable group holidays ever, and so say all of us. Hot sunshine or rain, there was something for everyone. Thank you Harbour Escapes for facilitating such a wonderful experience.”

Stephen  |  Rockmount  | August 2020

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Stephen  |  Rockmount  | August 2020

“The pandemic caused the extended family to postpone a couple of weeks in the Caribbean, opting for an Airbnb in Poole instead. You may ask where we’re going with this as there is no comparison. Well, the property is clean, classy and the amenities perfectly equipped for children, cooking and socialising. The kitchen is ideal for team work, this inspired some wonderful culinary delights. Our party had an age range of less than 1 year to 90, it turned out to be one of our most enjoyable group holidays ever, and so say all of us. Hot sunshine or rain, there was something for everyone. Thank you Harbour Escapes for facilitating such a wonderful experience.”
“I rented this beautiful house to celebrate my husbands 70th birthday, it was perfect for my family especially my little 8months old granddaughter, Victoria has thought of everything you might need fir your stay, the house is very clean and tastefully decorated , The hosts were very helpful and arranged a cake and balloons at the last minute ready for our check in. Thank you Victoria and Charlie we will definitely stay again.”

Carol  | Rockmount  | September 2020

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Carol  | Rockmount  | September 2020

“I rented this beautiful house to celebrate my husbands 70th birthday, it was perfect for my family especially my little 8months old granddaughter, Victoria has thought of everything you might need fir your stay, the house is very clean and tastefully decorated , The hosts were very helpful and arranged a cake and balloons at the last minute ready for our check in. Thank you Victoria and Charlie we will definitely stay again.”
“I would highly recommend this accommodation if you have a large family group. The hosts where fab and couldn’t do more to help and the house was so clean when we arrived. The toy room was an added bonus for us with young children. The small touches also made a big difference from the welcome pack of essentials and the little things like cling film, salt and pepper (and lots of other supplies) in the cupboard for us to use”

Jenna  |  Rockmount  |  August 2020

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Jenna  |  Rockmount  |  August 2020

“I would highly recommend this accommodation if you have a large family group. The hosts where fab and couldn’t do more to help and the house was so clean when we arrived. The toy room was an added bonus for us with young children. The small touches also made a big difference from the welcome pack of essentials and the little things like cling film, salt and pepper (and lots of other supplies) in the cupboard for us to use”
“Wonderful stylish and cosy apartment In Westbourne. The apartment is generous in size and has everything you need to have a relaxing stay in the area of Westbourne. The bedrooms are very generous in size and the fixtures and fittings are of a very high standard. I’ve never slept so well whilst away on holiday. The beds are very comfortable. The apartment is located within minutes of lots of restaurants, shops and bars. The kitchen facilities are excellent and the dining table easily fits 4 people. There is a small car park with one space allocated per apartment. The apartment is close to Bournemouth and Poole and also gives easy access to other places on the coast line. Victoria the host is very helpful and responds to any questions very promptly. I would definitely recommend this apartment to my family and friends. It’s a gem.”

Tracey  |  Wilton House  |  October 2020

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Tracey  |  Wilton House  |  October 2020

“Wonderful stylish and cosy apartment In Westbourne. The apartment is generous in size and has everything you need to have a relaxing stay in the area of Westbourne. The bedrooms are very generous in size and the fixtures and fittings are of a very high standard. I’ve never slept so well whilst away on holiday. The beds are very comfortable. The apartment is located within minutes of lots of restaurants, shops and bars. The kitchen facilities are excellent and the dining table easily fits 4 people. There is a small car park with one space allocated per apartment. The apartment is close to Bournemouth and Poole and also gives easy access to other places on the coast line. Victoria the host is very helpful and responds to any questions very promptly. I would definitely recommend this apartment to my family and friends. It’s a gem.”
“Both Victoria and Charlie were absolutely fantastic hosts. They personally met us on arrival and made us feel right at home. The flat was spotlessly clean and exactly as described. It is a beautiful bright and spaces flat. There was also plenty of toys and books for our kids. The kitchen is well equipped and made cooking easy. The local beach Alum Chine is about a 15min walk from the flat. Its a nice scenic walk through woodlands after which you arrive at a beautiful sandy beach. Even with our 5 year old and 1 year old it was an easy walk and my daughter even found a fairy house someone had built in one of the trees along the path. Victoria and Charlie went the extra mile and arranged a baby cot and high chair for our baby boy. Even when we forgot to bring our own beach towels they arranged some for us. It was easy to communicate with them and they were always on hand with advice or if we needed anything. All in all one of our best Airbnb stays over the years. We will definitely be back”

Bernard |  Wilton House  |  July 2020

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Bernard |  Wilton House  |  July 2020

“Both Victoria and Charlie were absolutely fantastic hosts. They personally met us on arrival and made us feel right at home. The flat was spotlessly clean and exactly as described. It is a beautiful bright and spaces flat. There was also plenty of toys and books for our kids. The kitchen is well equipped and made cooking easy. The local beach Alum Chine is about a 15min walk from the flat. Its a nice scenic walk through woodlands after which you arrive at a beautiful sandy beach. Even with our 5 year old and 1 year old it was an easy walk and my daughter even found a fairy house someone had built in one of the trees along the path. Victoria and Charlie went the extra mile and arranged a baby cot and high chair for our baby boy. Even when we forgot to bring our own beach towels they arranged some for us. It was easy to communicate with them and they were always on hand with advice or if we needed anything. All in all one of our best Airbnb stays over the years. We will definitely be back”
“What a lovely homely and stylish place to stay. Really fabulously decorated with just about everything you could ever need. The little extras went over and above. If you have children you will be so pleased with the array of toys, child gates, kids cutlery and crockery, even a popcorn making machine... not forgetting the outdoor sandpit and swings. We didn’t have small kids with us and the child friendly touches were non invasive if you are an adult only group. Also a beautiful fish pond and we loved feeding the fish. Really lovely hosts and would recommend a visit to the beach hut.”

Allison  |  Rockmount  |  September 2020

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Allison  |  Rockmount  |  September 2020

“What a lovely homely and stylish place to stay. Really fabulously decorated with just about everything you could ever need. The little extras went over and above. If you have children you will be so pleased with the array of toys, child gates, kids cutlery and crockery, even a popcorn making machine... not forgetting the outdoor sandpit and swings. We didn’t have small kids with us and the child friendly touches were non invasive if you are an adult only group. Also a beautiful fish pond and we loved feeding the fish. Really lovely hosts and would recommend a visit to the beach hut.”
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