The scrunching of waves on Deal’s pretty pebble beach is enough to soothe the most stressed out parents staying in the calming, comfort of 49 The Marina. Literally the toss of a pebble from the beach, the ground floor apartment is in a quiet, sought after location on the Victorian seafront and just a short, level stroll along the prom to Deal’s pier, pubs, shops and restaurants –including really scrummy fish and chips!
A Victorian property from the 1890’s, the owners have recently renovated the apartment in a tasteful, contemporary style yet maintaining period features including original fireplaces in every room and wedding cake cornicing. As a mum herself, Molly has also put considerable thought into making the house a fabulously baby and child friendly holiday home, from plug socket covers and high chairs to plenty of toys, books, games and DVD’s.
A few shallow steps lead down from the seafront to the entrance of the apartment, with its pretty patio area and French doors adjacent. There’s also a sunny courtyard at the back that’s even better for eating al fresco, bbq’s and relaxing while toddlers safely play. Inside 49 The Marina, the owners have somehow captured a sophisticated seaside feel without resorting to obvious nautical themes. The muted, complimenting colours of the decor and furnishings make the house cool in summer and cosy in winter, while the spacious rooms mean children and grown ups don’t get under each other’s feet. The comfy lounge has a flat screen Freeview TV, DVD, stereo and Ipod dock, there’s wi fi throughout and the kitchen is well equipped with all mod cons, overlooking the courtyard garden.
A real plus point is that apartment is all on one floor, so no stair hazard or lugging gear up and down. The three bedrooms are spacious and luxurious, with supremely comfortable beds, Egyptian cotton linen, hypoallergenic bedding and fluffy white towels. Of the three large bedrooms, one can be a twin or Superking and two have king size beds with swish ensuite shower rooms featuring tactile pebble tiled power showers. There’s also a family bathroom with a double ended bath and pebble tiled power shower. With the sea air, fun family days on the beach and all the laid back seaside pleasures that Deal has to offer, everyone can look forward to serious R&R!
49 The Marina has three bedrooms and comfortably sleeps up to 7 people plus babies in cots (one cot provided). One bedroom can be set up as a spacious twin or super-king double and the two other bedrooms have king size double beds and ensuite shower rooms. An additional foldaway bed can be provided on request. There is also a family bathroom with double ended bath and power shower. The apartment is conveniently on the ground floor with its own entrance and free parking right outside.