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'Beside the Bay ' beach apartment

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The Bay is the bottom apartment, in the building to the far left of this picture.
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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Beside the Bay is a compact apartment, on the ground floor, with beautiful views out to Kames Bay and the hills beyond. It sleeps a couple, and we welcome one dog in this apartment. Literally right across the road from the safe and gently sloping dog friendly beach at Kames Bay, the apartment is part of a listed building, and used to house a general grocer's shop when the two villages of Kirkton and Kames were separate entities, in the early 19th century. Just a few minutes walk to the cafes, shops and pubs of Millport, the only town on the island, yet also a few minutes walk from the walking paths which cross the island, making it such a haven for nature lovers, cyclists, and dog walkers alike. The apartment is new to the rental market , having been completely stripped back and renov...Beside the Bay is a compact apartment, on the ground floor, with beautiful views out to Kames Bay and the hills beyond. It sleeps a couple, and we welcome one dog in this apartment. Literally right across the road from the safe and gently sloping dog friendly beach at Kames Bay, the apartment is part of a listed building, and used to house a general grocer's shop when the two villages of Kirkton and Kames were separate entities, in the early 19th century. Just a few minutes walk to the cafes, shops and pubs of Millport, the only town on the island, yet also a few minutes walk from the walking paths which cross the island, making it such a haven for nature lovers, cyclists, and dog walkers alike. The apartment is new to the rental market , having been completely stripped back and renovated during 2019, with a cosy log burner, an en suite shower room ( please note this is the only bathroom ) and a brand new kitchen with two ring hob and full size oven. The apartment has a shared garden to the back of the property, but dog owners should be aware that there's no gate, so dogs must be kept on a lead as you exit the apartment. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Please note you're staying in a residential area, and for the benefit of my two neighbours, both of whom are elderly, quiet time between 11pm and 7 am must be observed. Thank you.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
jennifer b
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2011
Interaction with guests
Once your booking is paid in full, I'll email all your check in detail to you, and you can also reach me by mobile at any time during your stay. We rarely meet and greet our guests, so the key is in a safe outside the flat, enabling you to arrive when it suits you( after check in time, ) and settle yourself in. There's a information folder on facilities, walks, shops etc.
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Reviewed 8 May 2022

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Date of stay: May 2022
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Seaside03325515210, VR Owner at 'Beside the Bay ' beach apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2022

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Reviewed 6 August 2021

This gem of a one bedroom is fantastic value for money. Great facilities, including WiFi, Smart T.V. and directly (across the road) from Kames Bay. You can have your morning coffee whilst sitting watching the early birds on the beach, bliss! The flat itself, whist...More

Date of stay: July 2021
Thank Maureen B
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Trek281329, VR Owner at 'Beside the Bay ' beach apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2021

What a lovely review, thank you so much! I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay, and I hope you'll be back in one of our flats really soon.

Reviewed 19 July 2021

Beside the Bay is utterly perfect. The location is quite simply unbeatable in that Kames Bay is seen through the front window whilst sitting on the sofa and is literally 15 steps away from the back door. This one bedroom apartment is small but has...More

Date of stay: July 2021
Thank AllyWils
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Trek281329, VR Owner at 'Beside the Bay ' beach apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2021

Thanks so much for a great review! So glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back really soon.

Reviewed 25 June 2021

An ideal flat for 2/1 persons to " chill out " on the wonderfully relaxing isle Of Cumbrae. The flat is very clean, comfortable and compact. Car parking is just adjacent on the street, but you will not be doing much driving, as Millport is...More

Date of stay: June 2021
Thank BernieMitchell
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Trek281329, VR Owner at 'Beside the Bay ' beach apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2021

So glad you enjoyed your stay Bernie, and the golfing! Hope to see you another time.

Reviewed 6 June 2021

We have been staying in Jen’s apartments for a few years now, and this was our first stay in Beside the Bay. It is a gorgeous wee flat with everything you need, my son was particularly impressed with the Smart TV in the evenings, and...More

Date of stay: May 2021
Thank Pamela F
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Trek281329, VR Owner at 'Beside the Bay ' beach apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2021

What a lovely review! I'm so glad you've had such a good break and enjoyed the facilities at Beside the Bay- we love having regular guests back!

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Reviewed 22 May 2021 via mobile

Date of stay: May 2021
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Trek281329, VR Owner at 'Beside the Bay ' beach apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2021

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Reviewed 18 May 2021

Ideal flat for Millport getaway, perfect for a couple and dog, small but very comfortable with all you will need, highly recommended.

Date of stay: May 2021
Thank laudo9
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Trek281329, VR Owner at 'Beside the Bay ' beach apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2021

Thanks for taking the time to review us, glad you enjoyed your stay!

Reviewed 14 September 2020 via mobile

We have just returned from the most amazing relaxing stay and are already thinking about when we can return. This is the perfect location for a couple to be based with views of Kames Bay and a short walk to the pier. The apartment is...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Elaine T
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Trek281329, VR Owner at 'Beside the Bay ' beach apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2020

Thank you so much for such a great review! We would be delighted to welcome you back any time. ☺️

Reviewed 30 August 2020 via mobile

Just had the most wonderful 5 days at Beside the Bay..A charming ground flour flat ...perfect for two and our wee dog.The sea is across the road and plenty of space for dog to run around.There is lots of seats dotted along the edge of...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Janeneilandmax
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Trek281329, VR Owner at 'Beside the Bay ' beach apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2020

Many thanks for such a great review. So glad you enjoyed your wee break, we hope to welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed 24 March 2020

Unfortunately Covid 19 interfered with our plans to stay in Beside the Bay. From the first time I contacted Jen answers were quick, direct with no messing around. A very compassionate response to my problem for which I deeply thank her from the bottom of...More

Date of stay: March 2020
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Trek281329, VR Owner at 'Beside the Bay ' beach apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2020

Thanks , that's really lovely!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
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About the neighbourhood
The Bay apartment is situated on the main street of the only town on the island of Cumbrae. It benefits from a lovely sea view from its front window, across the road to Kames Bay. Only a few minutes walk from shops, cafes etc , and also from beautiful walks round the coast of this tiny Isle.
Getting around
A bus meets every ferry. It will bring you into the town, and the bus stop is only a few moments walk from the apartment.
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Frequently Asked Questions about 'Beside the Bay ' beach apartment

'Beside the Bay ' beach apartment is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

'Beside the Bay ' beach apartment has one bathroom available. See all property details.

'Beside the Bay ' beach apartment has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at 'Beside the Bay ' beach apartment must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.