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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 guests have said about Tempest below:

Thank you yet again for another magical stay in your beautiful home. We just love it here and could stay forever! It´s been very special bringing our son this time for him to see where his Mummy and Daddy got engaged! No doubt we will return again in the near future.

We have had a fantastic and memorable stay at your lovely house. The view cannot be described with words, nor can its incredible powers of rejuvenation and relaxation that it has had on us. The facilities and equipment to make our stay as comfortable and convenient as possible were really great and much appreciated. From our excursions to Polperro, Padstow and Rame Head, to seeking shelter from the storm, to eating Cornish pasties out on the terrace - all were absolutely perfect! Thank you.

This was our second time in this lovely house and we have really enjoyed this amazing place all over again. Having your first coffee in the morning and soaking in that precious view towards the sea is all you need after the stresses of every day life. Thank you so much for all the love you´ve put into this place!

The two weeks spent here have gone by so fast. We had a wonderful stay enjoying the superb views to the sea which were so different each day! We felt so comfortable in your lovely beach house and thank you for your kindness!

Thank you so much for the wonderful time at your beautiful house! The view, the fresh flowers, the perfect decoration - no detail was missing! Absolutely gorgeous! We will highly recommend Tempest to our friends and family!

From the internet, we expected a wonderful house on the Cornish coastline - when we arrived we were completely blown away! The house has a warm and friendly atmosphere, perfect facilities and a gorgeous sea view! We have seen so many beautiful places and enjoyed a great week in Cornwall. Thanks a lot!

We´ve had a wonderful stay in your beautiful home - thank you. The weather has been fantastic and we´ve had some great trips out to Antony, Mount Edgcumbe, Polperro and Looe but we´ve always enjoyed returning ´home´ to Tempest. The attention to detail and home comforts have meant that we have wanted for nothing. The fresh flowers all around the house were an extra special touch and added to the calm. We´ll miss the wonderful view and the stunning sunsets but hope to return again in the future. With thanks for a wonderful stay.

Thank you so much for a lovely stay at your perfect property. Thank you for also arranging the weather for us. It was perfect!This was the best start to our lives as husband and wife. We want to live here forever.

Our first family holiday with our daughter who is 4 months old today - not only our first family holiday but our first wedding anniversary so this stay is very special to us. When we walked through the door we were stunned by the breathtaking views. The house is beautiful and very clean. We were lucky enough to experience the most amazing sunsets we have ever seen. We have taken pictures of us in the sunset which we will treasure forever. We will highly recommend to everyone. Sad to be leaving but we will return again. Thank you so much.

Wow! We thought that the house looked fabulous on the website but it has exceeded our expectations. The view is simply stunning and we have even enjoyed watching the wind and rain, but we particularly enjoyed sitting outside on the many occasions it wasn´t raining, wrapped up in the fleeces when necessary.

We have all had the most relaxing holiday at this beautiful house that you and Terry have created. Such talent and care! The magnificent storms have kept us amused for hours. We have enjoyed sitting and watching the world go by with interesting birdlife and of course the surfers. I have found the kitchen a great benefit we all love cooking and the little extras that you provided were greatly appreciated.We visited most of the places you suggested and loved them all. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us and good luck with your new project.

We have been to many Unique Home Stays but this one has by far been the most amazing one. Thank you so much for providing such a beautiful place, perfect for relaxing, cooking together with a fantastic view and just enjoying the joy of being by the sea. We loved every detail and will definately come back. Thank you so much!

The pictures on the website don´t do this property any justice as its a very spacious property with amazing facilities and viewing.The outside space was also well thought out and offered several levels

Since our stay in 2007 with a mobile home at Whitsand Bay we always had the wish to return to this wonderful place. Studying the website of Unique Home Stays, we fell in love with Tempest and the goal was clear. The feeling was confirmed right at the moment we got out of the car and stepped into the house. There was this welcoming flavour and the lovely arranged interior, the flower bouquets were over whelming, with so much love arranged everywhere in the house.What is to say about the view, everyone who saw it knows there are no words needed! We had a wonderful family time, we loved cooking in this well equipped kitchen. We are looking forward to coming back some day.

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.

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!

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

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!

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!

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!

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.

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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