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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 Bay View below:

This is our fourth visit to to this little slice of heaven. We first visited in 2015 for our very first weekend away together. Since then we have returned every year, getting engaged and celebrating our honeymoon. We love it here, it´s simply paradise! It´s lovely to be able to open up the french doors from the lounge and walk out to that view! The view from the upstairs bedroom is wonderful and how beautiful to wake up from the gentle morning light. As ever thank you for a fanatic stay filled with happy memories.

I just wanted to say thank you for looking after us, we felt very welcome and we have enjoyed every minute. We hope to be back soon and we will definitely spread the word! Thank you for making my Mum´s birthday very special.

We wanted to let you know that we had the most fantastic break. Bay View is right up there with the best properties and best locations I’ve stayed and the owner was extremely welcoming and helpful.

We had a truly magical time! Bay View is beautiful, with lots of lovely touches, including the mince pies which were delicious. It´s so peaceful and tranquil, with stunning views and the weather has been great. We will be back. So grateful for you sharing your home, thank you.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bay View and felt totally relaxed. The location is excellent for walking and exploring and remote enough to block out the outside world - the view is amazing. We have booked a few times with Unique Home Stays and have never been let down by the online and verbal communication or the properties. Thank you.

Our sixth visit, our favourite getaway and a chance to revisit our favorite haunts and discover new delights. This cottage is a hidden treasure set in the most amazing countryside, so cosy and welcoming. We were blessed with lovely weather and were able to sit out and enjoy the garden with its beautiful bulbs and wisteria. Thank you for another wonderful stay!

We have stayed in Yorkshire lots of times but this is definitely the most idyllic venue we have been to! The Cottage was so comfortable and was a real haven from which to watch the world. We had some fabulous walks, enjoyed some great fish & chips, and marveled at the spectacle of Le Tour de Yorkshire - a grand day out! The owners were great hosts who would not have been more approachable. They will look after you very well, so enjoy!

We loved our time at Bay View, it was so relaxing! Dawn was a perfect host. We would recommend it and would go back ourselves in a heartbeat.

We´ve had such a lovely and peaceful time in this gorgeous, cosy cottage. So wonderful to wake up to sea views and a beautiful landscape. Thank you for being so welcoming and for all the treats - we´ve felt very spoilt this Christmas, and it´s been everything we hoped it would be! We will miss it here, along with the walks and the sheep whom Michael has made a number of contented efforts to befriend (unsuccessfully!). Thank you so much!

We had the most amazing time here at Bay View for our honeymoon. The walks are beautiful (even if you choose to go on the mistiest day all week!) and it was fun to visit Whitby. We´re definitely leaving with huge smiles on our faces although a little sad that it´s now back to reality. Thanks for making us feel so so welcome, we´re sure to be back again in the future!

We came for our Pearl Wedding Anniversary and we were not disappointed. We have had a wonderful few days at this beautiful spot with 5-star accommodation. Everything was so well done and thought out. Thank you Dawn for your warm welcome, the little extras you provided and of course the all important bubbly! We would love to come again in the summer so that we can sit outside and take advantage of the views, although on two nights out of the three, we were blessed with a heaven of diamonds above us. It was amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful place.

Thank you for creating Bay View for us lucky guests to enjoy! It is so peaceful and picturesque. We went for walks along the coast every day but often yearned to be back at the cottage, soaking up the tranquility and the lovely views. Thanks for the warm welcome, your help arriving and your help leaving! Hugely appreciated

A wonderful and magical spot. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. What a view and location. Thank you for your lovely warm welcome, the little extras of ingredients for our first meal, the flowers and the bottle of fizz in the fridge were all wonderful, thoughtful and truly appreciated. Your cottage is perfect and the location is idyllic. We wanted to bottle it up and take it home! We have had a lovely relaxing week, taking in the walks along the Cleveland Way, and had a lovely day at the Great Yorkshire Show and also Castle Howard. Best of all knowing we had a cosy cottage to come back to if we ventured out - it was very tempting not to! We hope to return, thank you again!

We have now spent a glorious week in one of your houses, glorious was the sunshine too! We had planned for chilly days so ran out of t-shirts so quickly... lovely! No TV for seven days, so instead we drank in the views and walked and climbed and walked and climbed, etc. Fabulous! The cottage was perfect in every way, even the double bed as we are quite tall people. The true test of any great holiday is ... Would you come back? Yes, yes, yes, we hope that you continue to allow us to. Thank you for allowing us to share your piece of heaven.

A truly fantastic cottage with such a view to wake up to every morning - who needs queues in the airport when we have this? Attention to details is second to none.

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful home. We had such a relaxing time. The views were amazing and the walks were great. It was good to see so much wildlife, so close. Thank you!

We absolutely loved this cottage for our Christmas week getaway. A perfect setting away from the craziness of Christmas. The cottage was decorated with thoughtful Christmas decorations everywhere. We very much enjoyed cosy nights in listening to the wind and rain by the fire, watching the ships pass and wildlife through the binoculars. We enjoyed the coastal walk to Robin Hood´s Bay and a day at Whitby. The cottage is provided with everything you could possibly need. It feels like a private hideaway and is a perfect spot to charge your batteries and prepare for the year ahead. Thank you very much to Dawn and Steven!

Simply perfect in every way! We couldn´t have asked for a more relaxing or romantic cottage for our weekend away. We have loved snuggling up in front of the fire on dark evenings. The views are amazing and the attention to detail is second to none. A truly luxurious cottage which we will most definitely return to.

Bay View is a wondrous place in an idyllic location. The rain and mist only added to the romance of the setting. Well done to our hosts, Dawn and Steven for creating a haven of tranquility; better than 5 star hotels! So many memorable moments in such a short time, but best of all sitting outside counting the stars, listening to the nothingness and watching the waves break on the coast.

Beautiful Cottage and wonderful scenery. Chilled out, relaxed and content having thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Thanks to Dawn for allowing us to have an excellent short holiday with good walks and lovely views.

Cosy, luxury, romantic, clean, amazing views, warm, wonderful! Thank you for sharing this great place, we have had an amazing stay.

This is by far the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in (and we have stayed in quite a few). In a perfect location with stunning views, decorated and furnished with care, a totally relaxing haven. We stayed for our wedding anniversary and will definitely be back. Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday, we couldn´t have asked for more!

Bay View was absolutely beautiful. Amazing surroundings, waking up to birdsong and spending quality time with each other was perfect. Thanks for sharing your wonderful secret hideaway.

We stayed here to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and it was an idyllic spot for some peace and quiet. The views are outstanding and it was a great place from which to explore the coast and the moors. Everything inside the cottage is perfect and tastefully decorated.

A great holiday in a fantastic cottage with gorgeous views. Bay View is so peaceful and comfortable. Superb walks without getting in the car! There is so much to see inland also. Don´t forget to look up on a clear night as the sky is so magical!

It is as beautiful and peaceful as when we came five years ago. It really is a wonderful place to restore equilibrium. The views are amazing and the wildlife a joy. A perfect retreat!

We enjoyed Bay View and received a warm welcome from the owner. The views were so amazing and we were lucky enough to have experienced exceptionally good weather which really made our stay. We spent many a happy evening watching the sun go down.

Wow, what a view! Bay View is a fantastic base to explore from. We did the ten mile walk to Whitby which was pretty special and enjoyed some lovely monk fish and lobster at Maggie´s afterwards. Thanks for creating a perfect hideaway.

The location of Bay View enabled us to explore as much as our hearts desired. There are superb walking trails from the cottage and the view from the kitchen is amazing. The dining room has been so cleverly thought out for admiring the views! We could not fault the facilities at all. A big thank you for sharing this special place with us.

We visited Bay View for a long weekend to celebrate the start of our retirement. The cottage location is perfect. It was brilliant to leave the car parked and to walk along Cleveland Way and The Cinder Track, taking in the stunning views. The cottage had everything we needed, thank you for the warm welcome and the nice touches of fresh food and flowers. Perfect peace and quiet.

We had a wonderful week in this amazing cottage. Thank you so much for this little paradise on earth. We´ll come back soon.

We have had a lovely, restful week in your amazing cottage. The views are just breath taking and forever changing. It´s lovely to sit and watch the wildlife, especially the deer! We will go back to out busy lives truly rested.

After a stressful journey we arrived at Bay View, and the views upon arrival were to die for. There were deer on the lawn and stunning walks in every direction. We enjoyed strolling along The Cinder Track and eating fish and chips at the Magpie. We searched for fossils along the cliffs in the Robin Hoods Bay, but no luck. The coffee at the YHA cafe more than made up for it though. Thank you Dawn for such a lovely welcome and for all your help with sorting out our tyre!

We had a wonderful holiday at Bay View. The property is fantastic and has amazing views and the property owner was so lovely.

We were extremely satisfied, nothing else could improve Bay View- simple heaven! Log fire, total relaxation, fantastic views and location - we couldn´t have asked for more!

We have been very fortunate in our lives in that we have traveled quite widely and have experienced many lovely forms of accommodation. We think that Bay View is now probably top of our list. The location is perfect, the view is literally awesome, the standard of the property and facilities is second to none and Dawn the owner is the icing on the cake. She was the perfect host, very welcoming but then left us alone to relax. Short of an endless gin supply (and there was actually some gin supplied by Dawn!)there was literally nothing that could have improved this stay.

We´ve had an amazing few days in North Yorks with you. Thanks so much! Weather was perfect! Just perfect. You REALLY know your market.

Wow, what a fabulous four nights. The perfect retreat to relax, unwind and recharge the batteries! Thank you so much Dawn and Steve for all of the thoughtful touches, they really give Bay View a touch of luxury! We were blessed with fantastic weather and will forever remember the stunning views with the rabbits playing on the lawn, the midnight skies with a myriad of stars, watching the sun breach the horizon with hot mugs of tea in hand, fabulous walks along Cleveland Way catching a glimpse of wild deer, champagne and oysters at The Marine in Whitby, long soaks in the luxurious bath and a glass of wine or two in front of the roaring fire! So sad to be leaving this perfect piece of North Yorkshire, we´ll definitely be back soon!

The location is truly fantastic. The property was in fantastic shape and Dawn was incredibly helpful.

The property is secluded and private considering it´s attached to the owners house. It has beautiful scenic views and we enjoyed utter peace and quiet and had a lovely stay, it was better than we thought it would be, it was certainly a unique cottage.

Fabulous property, finished to a very high standard, felt very safe and comfy on those blustery coastal days and nights! Friendly helpful hosts too!

Both the owners and Unique Home Stays exceeded our expectations in the attention to detail and making our stay at Bay View so very welcoming. Thank you.

Our fourth visit to this property. Excellent in every respect! Fantastic location.

We´re lucky enough to visit many beautiful places around the world but we keep coming back to Bay View! This is our 4th visit and we have been looking forward to it for weeks! We so love the wonderful views and wildlife and the cosy cottage with all the thoughtful little touches. The fantastic thunderstorm with forked lightning lighting up the sky is another wonderful memory to store away. I wish everyone could share this beautiful place - it refreshes the soul.

Just as we remembered from our first stay, excellent.

We wanted a cosy retreat away from the humdrum of everyday life and that is exactly what we got - it was perfect. We were very impressed with little touches such as the owner providing ingredients so that we could prepare a meal on the first night.

I would very highly recommend Bay View to anyone. The location of the cottage was perfect for our honeymoon.

Dawn & Steve made sure they were there to welcome us and how welcoming they were. This was simply the most relaxing place we´ve ever stayed. Brilliant!

Bay View´s location is absolutely fantastic and the cottage an absolute delight to stay in. Without a doubt the best self-catering experience we have had.

A wonderful welcome by the owner. Beautiful cottage and location. Faultless.

Dawn was a delightful host and very helpful. The property was wonderful and we´ve already recommended it to others. The ease of booking online and making the payments via your online system was easy, efficient and very smooth process.

Wonderful holiday. Every detail exceptional. The couple who owned the farm and cottage were very nice and helpful.

Really beautiful, there´s nothing Dawn hasn´t thought of. Had a fantastic stay

Fantastic in every way. Definately be returning and recommending to friends and family.

This was an outstanding property with amazing views and a lovely owner who made us very welcome. It was the perfect start to married life!

Fantastic location with a lovely host

Hard to see any way in which the cottage or its location could be improved.

We had a thoroughly enjoyable time at Bay View, the property was great and the owners were lovely. In all dealings I had with Unique Home Stays I was always impressed, I would (and have) recommended the property and Unique Home Stays already.

A beautiful property in a stunning location, perfect!

We loved the thoughtful touches such as sliced lime in the fridge for G&Ts, rugs on the back of the sofa, big fluffy duvet, good selection of tourist info/books on the area and candles in the bathroom. The place fulfilled our expectations of a romantic hideaway - a lovely retreat

The property was fantastic, it lived up to everything that was shown on the web site and more. We wanted a secluded, quiet location for our honeymoon with great views and got just that. Would recommend Unique Home Stays and Bay View to anyone.

The property far exceeded our expectations and was absolutely wonderful.  I hope to visit some of your other ones both here in the UK and abroad.

The cottage was superb - so good we would almost like to keep it a secret! We will be going again. Very many thanks

Spotless property, gorgeous condition.

We had a fantastic short break at Bay View and cant wait to return there. The property and location were amazing.

It was worth every penny. A really high spec property in a wonderful location. We cant wait to return.

Hosts were spectacular – and had clearly thought of everything – even uploading music we liked to the ipod. They were friendly, attentive and helpful but in no way overbearing – we still felt it was our cottage for the short time that we were (unfortunately) in reality only guests there.

Spectacular – the most magical views, easy access to coastal path – we visited quite a few places but we loved just being in the cottage and where the cottage so much that we’ve said we’d like to go back and simply lock ourselves away in the cottage for a weekend – it was a perfect retreat.

Exceptional – every detail had been anticipated and catered for, from scented candles in the bathroom to a truly full set of kitchen equipment – even small touches like heart shaped egg frying rings, right through to torches to see in the dark, and binoculars to enjoy the view. Of course all very modern, excellent standard of finish, spotlessly clean but still homely – not austere in anyway.

Bay View was a beautiful place to stay. The North Yorkshire Coast is a little piece of undiscovered heaven. The owners are lovely and add so many extra special touches that it makes leaving very difficult. We will definitely be back!

It is the best self-catering holiday we have had.The cottage is in a fantastic location, with stunning views. Facilities were excellent, with a well stocked kitchen with everything you could need.The welcome pack of food and wine was of the same high standard.In fact, it was so homely and relaxing, we ate in most evenings!

We had a great time and will be returning at some point soon we hope. Dawn was absolutely lovely and made us feel so welcome

Absolutely fabulous stay. The cottage is stunning, it has been decorated and designed to a very high standard and the little touches added by the owners were great. Definitely what should be meant by luxury. We would have no hesitancy in recommending Bay View to anyone else – and we will probably book again later in the year for a long weekend.

We did really enjoy our stay, especially when the sun came out later in the week. Cottage had everything we had hoped for - we were looking for that perfect escape for a few days. We will check you out next time we have a similar urge

We were very pleased with the standard and finish of the property and also the friendly but discreet nature of our hosts.

 ´Thankyou for everything and please pass on to all concerned for making our stay such a  fabulous one we cannot praise you all enough!´ 

We had a very pleasant stay, the location was great. Was a delightful property and has been converted to a superb standard. We will definitely be looking to stay again´Absolutely beautiful and of an exceptionally high standard

We had a fantastic honeymoon. The cottage and surrounding areas were beautiful. The cottage had everything we needed and was full of lots of personal touches

Everything was amazing  - great property, amazing location and looking forward to our next Unique Home Stays visit. Have recommended the site to loads of friends - really like what you offer.

Time stood still here, the location was EXCELLENT and the cottage matched. Dawn and Steve were so nice we felt like we were in another world. Great place to get away and just enjoy being relaxed. Have already recommended the stay to two other couples back here in the States.

This was our third visit to Bay View and it is still excellent in every way.

Bay View is definitely unique. The conversion has been beautifully done and to a very high specification. The location with sea views is truly stunning. Our experience with your company has been excellent and we would definitely book with yourselves again. Bay View was beautifully thought out with great touches. The location was stunning and we would love to live there ourselves!!

Despite the variable weather, we were more than compensated by being able to stay in this most enviable of locations, with a view that makes you feel you are literally on top of the world!

Special thanks to Dawn who arranged the cakes for our wedding anniversary and who also gave us a very warm welcome

Unbeatable views and generally very comfortable.

Thanks again to a location and cottage we will always remember and recommend to our friends.

We have just returned from a weekend stay at Bay View in Whitby.    It was a superb find-  location great, romantic cottage for 2 people.   We couldn´t think of one thing to improve our stay, it had everything and very nicely fitted out.    Welcome hamper was very nice and we used everything, cake was particularly nice.


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