Guest Feedback and Testimonials
Feedback is of utmost importance to us here at Unique Home Stays, and we love to hear back from our guests to ensure that we have not only fulfilled, but exceeded their expectations every step of the way. But don't just take our word for it, read what previous clients have said about Tempest below:
Wow, wow, wow! What an amazing home and amazing views and we enjoyed every single minute. It felt like home from the moment we arrived, the attention to detail and the flowers in every room are fantastic and made us smile all weekend.We struggled to move away from the fire but when we did, we relaxed at the kitchen island or outside wrapped in blankets listening to the sea, heaven! I don´t think we have felt this relaxed in a very long time! Our dog Lucca felt very spoilt too with her own hamper.We will be back, thank you for sharing you beautiful home with us. We don´t want to leave!
We had a lovely stay. The property was perfect for us, impeccable furnishings and convenience. I would highly recommend to friends looking to stay in high quality accommodation. We are looking forward to our next stay!
The perfect place at the perfect time. We had a wonderful stay at Tempest. The view is to die for. We will be back!
We have had a fantastic time at Tempest. The cottage is beautiful. Everything was perfect and the attention to detail is amazing. Thank you!
We had a lovely time at the Tempest The property exceeded our expectations in every way. The decor was beautiful, the location and view was fabulous. We very much enjoyed touring that part of the UK and I would not hesitate to recommend it to others.
Thanks so much for sharing your lovely home with us. We were here for a week but still sad to leave. Really appreciated the view, the decor and the well stocked kitchen - a really inviting house! We enjoyed exploring the beaches nearby. Our kids even got in the water and enjoyed it without getting too cold! Remarkable for October.
Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home and enjoy the stunning views for a few days.
Fabulous property, fantastic location and faultless in every way. Will definitely be back! Your attention to detail made our long weekend even more special. Thank you so much!
Fabulous property, Fantastic location, flawless in every way. We will definitely be back! Your attention to detail has made our long weekend even more special. Thanks so much!
Had an amazing relaxing time! Thank you so much for letting us share this beautiful place even if it was for a short while. You have done an amazing job - just perfect! Thanks again.
We enjoyed our stay at Tempest very much! The view is spectacular - not only when it´s sunny. We saw surfers, scuba divers and hang gliders. Enjoyed local cuisine at The View and The Devonport Inn. Thank you!
Honeymoon heaven! Our first holiday as husband and wife in your romantic bolthole on the cliffs will be held in our memories for the rest of our married lives. Complete perfection. We can´t wait to come back again to celebrate our anniversary.
We have had an amazing time at your lovely beach-side home. Leaving completely revived and relaxed- we will definitely be back! Our highlights have been the sunsets, cliff top walks and enjoying the views from the deck. Thank you for an incredible stay!
We had a lovely week at Tempest, this is our fifth Unique Home Stays property we have visited and it´s certainly the most beautiful! The house is so well decorated and equipped, it felt like a real home from home. Our dog certainly relaxed here very quickly! It is our second visit to Whitsand Bay and the beach is beautiful, we also enjoyed days out in Salcombe and Polperro. There is nothing we can fault with this property, or think to improve and we look forward to visiting again in the future. Thank you!
Thank you Tina and Terry for making your home so welcoming for our relaxing last minute break the fresh flowers all over were just wonderful, and the decor fantastic. Views and beach walks topped it all off! we are leaving much more chilled than we arrived!
Thanks so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home. The ´wow´ factor hit us as soon as we walked through the door and wasn´t faded throughout our stay. The view is stunning and the decor is 5 star. What an amazing job you have done, as mentioned before by so many others, the little touches made such a difference. And the tasty goodies in the hamper were much appreciated. We are so sorry to be leaving. This is somewhere you could truly wake up to forever. We hope to see you very soon.
You waited for me, Faithful sea and sky. How I loathe to leave you be, And bid a sad ´goodbye´.
A dream home by the sea! It made us realise that it would be enjoyable taking a holiday out of season in a beautiful home like this! It has been so relaxing and we have loved the views; the fire; the spa bath and the walks along the beach - we do hope to return!
This is our second visit to Tempest, we absolutely love it! This place is true escapism and the stunning views have a hypnotic effect on us and our two sausage dogs! The sunsets are stunning from the deck, the sounds of the sea and voices of people playing volleyball on the beach below are almost poetic. Tina and Terry, you have made a beautiful home which has everything anyone could need. The flowers in every room are just lovely. Thank you for making a much needed break total bliss!
We loved watching what was happening at sea. Lovely walks down to the beach too. It is a really beautiful place - we struggled to leave, it was just so relaxing!
Thank you so much. What a beautiful home with breathtaking views - it was truly special!
A fabulous three days. Tempest is exactly as described and better! The views are stunning, and you feel like you are actually on the sea! All the fresh flowers were a lovely touch as well!
We have had such a beautiful week here. We have had sun, rain, fog and wind but it has all been fabulous to experience from this stunning view point. We threw the doors open on arrival and poured the wine to watch a golden sunset, cooked a romantic meal with the fire dancing and music filling the house... I have felt such happy and content feelings. Your house is incredible, calming, serene and stunning- I´ve been up at 7am each morning so I could enjoy every moment of the day! The beach below is rugged and mesmerising - what a place! We are so sad to be leaving but will be back very soon!
Breathtaking! We had a short break to get away from it all- the house, views, location and all of it was superb! Thank you so much! A recharge in a wonderful location and great house.
Beautiful views, so peaceful! The house has been decorated fabulously, wish we could have stayed a bit longer!
We had a very relaxing time, it is an extremely comfortable home and has lots of lovely touches! The fire was a wonderful welcome at the end of a day investigating all the beaches!
A truly magical stay! We have stayed in numerous Unique Home Stays, but this place says it all! I didn´t want to leave the view. We will be back!
We had the most relaxing weekend stay, we loved everything about the house and it instantly felt like home. The view is wonderful in all weathers and the perfect backdrop for a proposal! Thank you Tina and Terry for sharing this great place. All the best x
What a fabulous week- the house is amazing, so chilled out and the beach below is awesome. We had the best time.
We had a wonderful and relaxing time here at Tempest. A beautifully presented house with breathtaking views of the Cornish coast line. Perfect for a short break away. We enjoyed the fresh flowers and hamper- a nice touch and loved the local pubs. Thank you
Thank you very much for allowing our family and the dogs to stay in your beautiful home Tempest. Being greeted by both of the owners and having the hamper of goodies really set the scene for a wonderful long weekend. It was gale force winds and rain but that just added to the experience, sitting by the fire. We will definitely come again as soon as time allows. Thank you so much!
As we arrived at Tempest we were lost for words. Our expectations had been greatly exceeded in all respects. Having never visited Whitsand Bay before we were expecting a ‘simple´ chalet on the cliff-side and how totally wrong could we have been. The thought that has gone into every aspect of the property over the last 22 years has made the property into a perfect home. The location is magnificent; the use of floor length windows allow the ocean views to almost never be out of sight. My favourite evening was watching the day draw to a close from the spa bath followed by snuggling up next to the fire on the marshmallow sofas. I would highly recommend visiting Tempest at any time of the year. Our weekend visit in wintry January was truly magical. We have definitely been influenced by the Whitsand Bay spell and would love to return! Thank you.
This is our sixth getaway using Unique Home Stays and I can honestly say it is the best home we have stayed in! The interior is very well thought out making it very easy to relax and take in the stunning view. We have enjoyed some long walks with the dogs who have also loved staying here. We will definitely be booking to come again soon.
The house has been a perfect location for our honeymoon. We have had a great time here!
Beautifully decorated house in a stunning location. We thoroughly enjoyed walks down to the sea! A roast meal and pint of Tribute at the local pub is superb!
We have dreamed a lot about our holiday in Cornwall and of course here in Tempest... "and all of a sudden the dream comes true". Everything was beautifully organised (not only Tempest, but all your suggestions on pubs, shops etc). We felt really comfortable like we do at home, but with this amazing sea view, fabulous beaches and walks. We regret we are leaving but we will definitely be back. Thank you very much for your kind hospitality and our best wishes to you and your family. See you soon!
We have changed our lives for a week. We live just a few miles into Devon, I´m an Interior Designer and we are the owners of another Unique Home Stays- Peacock Blue. We thought a week away ´brain storming´ and having the odd meeting in Cornwall and Plymouth would do us some good, we still had to get up very early each day to take the children to school, but the ´change´ has done us huge amounts of good. That and the gorgeous interiors and beautiful surroundings. The weather has been terrible but the fire has been fantastic- I didn´t realise a gas fire could be so mesmerising. We found the property in an immaculate condition, cosy and the flowers were beautiful. Tina you are a very talented and resourceful woman to find and arrange such beautiful displays- especially at this time of year. Thank you Tina and Terry for creating such a lovely home for us to relax in... talking of which we really recommend an in house treatment. My Personal Sanctuary arrive at the door with massage beds and fluffy towels. I had the most relaxing facial with Neal´s Yard products, my husband had the deep tissue massage- when you awaken your eyes to that beautiful (misty and stormy) view it is absolute bliss. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
We have had the most wonderful and relaxing time at Tempest. A beautiful home with breathtaking views. This is truly a special place and we hope to holiday here again soon.
Wow, we have had the most relaxing and lazy time in your stunning home. Everything is beautifully thought out- the layout, the decor, the wild flowers and foliage, the well chosen hamper and the interior design magazines - heaven! We have also had wonderful weather, a real Indian summer. We look forward to coming back soon.
We can´t say enough lovely things about Tempest, from the gorgeous decor with all of Tina´s personal touches, the staggering view, the well-equipped kitchen, lovely beds and bathrooms. Nothing could be nicer than cooking a delicious dinner, a glass of wine in hand, fire crackling and the sound of the surf. For anyone who lives in the city the night sky here with a canopy of stars is unbelievable. We are sad to be leaving, but will definitely be back!
What can we say? A home from home, fantastic views, superb facilities! I slept like a baby and recharged my batteries... We will be back next year!
Thank you for sharing your amazing home, we all had a fantastic and relaxing time.
Tempest exceeded all of our expectations, especially the view. We had a very relaxing time, plus a little bit of excitement watching the military training in the bay. The property is very well equipped and easy to use. We found that Portwinkle, a nearby small village by the sea was very nice for a general stroll. We have been on self-catering holidays before and this is one of the best.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home. I love the decor, especially all of your finishing touches, everything has been thought of and catered for. The location and view is amazing, I will really miss looking out at the sea when we go home. We have had several holidays with Unique Home Stays, but this is our favourite so far!
Thank you for such a magical and most enchanting stay! From the minute we arrived on a very late Friday evening, the view and the ambiance was breathtaking. We have been able to relax, read, work and recharge our batteries completely. Our dogs Maximus and Mia loved being here; sunbathing and watching sunsets with us on the deck after a day on the beach- even they are mesmerised by the enchanting view. I think we´ve found a place for peace and we will surely see you again soon, thank you.
We have had a wonderful, relaxing few days in your very beautiful home. We love the decor which is very calming and that view is amazing! It has been a very special time for us.
Tempest exceeded my expectations in every single way. We were completely speechless from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. I have never seen something so stunningly beautiful, romantic and so well decorated. Every detail had been taken care of for us. Beautiful crisp white linen, gorgeous soft towels, beautiful bedroom interiors and a very warm welcome from Tina who was there to greet us when we arrived. I loved it, my partner loved it... we just loved it.
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. It most certainly has the wow factor from the moment you enter every room. Lovely touches with the fresh wild flowers in all the rooms and great decor throughout. We will be back!
What a wonderful house you have, it is exactly as described and more! Absolutely beautiful inside and out and what an amazing view. You are very lucky to live here! We have had a lovely stay with some beautiful weather. Tempest is definitely somewhere to relax and rewind.
Thank you ever so much for allowing us the privilege of staying in your stunning property. We instantly felt the stress leave our bodies the minute we walked through the door. Our only regret was that we couldn´t stay longer. We hope to be back soon for another stress-free holiday!
Thank you for a brilliant family stay at Tempest. The children loved the light display in the Jacuzzi whilst wearing goggles! My wife and I enjoyed a romantic sunset dinner on the beach below when the tide went out. A truly magical holiday. What a wonderful home from home.
Thank you very much for your kind welcome and for letting us stay in the beautiful Tempest. We have had a great time here and felt right at home.
We’ve had such a special stay in your beautiful home. We adored the style of your house and have taken so many inspiring ideas home with us. The view is just incredible, I could have sat watching for hours. Thank you Tina and Terry. We can’t wait to come back!
What a fantastic spot, the sandy expanse of beach at Whitsand Bay is huge and just beautiful. Walking the shore break and admiring the changing sea views was so relaxing. Tempest is a stunning holiday home and I´m so thankful the owners decided to share it with others - I think I would have kept it to myself!
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