4 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

1 bathroom

No 3 Sandside

in Whitby


(52 Reviews)

No.3 Sandside is a truly unique property located on the beach at Whitby. With unrivalled views across the bay, this beautiful two bedroom holiday home really is the true meaning of a coastal retreat. Located just a few moments from the famous 199 steps, you are right in the heart of the bustling seaside town.

Trip Details

Property Highlight #1

No.3 Sandside has incredible, unrivalled views across the bay. Open the bi-folding doors and watch the shores lap the sand below.

Property Highlight #2

Located in the Centre of Whitby

The property is located just a few moments from the famous 199 steps so you are right in the heart of the bustling seaside town.

Property Highlight #3

Outdoor Space

No.3 Sandside benefits from a large outdoor space to the rear of the property. With outdoor furniture for both dining and relaxing, this outdoor space is a luxury in Whitby.

The Space
This expertly designed holiday home has been decorated and furnished to an excellent standard. With unbeatable views and a cool but cosy style, No.3 Sandside is perfect for a romantic treat or couples getaway. This delightful property spans over four floors, sleeping four guests across two bedrooms.

On the ground floor, you walk directly into the kitchen and dining room. This well equipped kitchen features an electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster and kettle with plenty of space for preparing a home cooked meal. The dining space sits neatly with a solid wood table, with matching bench and chairs.

Take the few steps into the living room where you are welcomed with full width bifold doors and truly stunning views across the bay. You are as close to the beach as can be in No.3 Sandside. The living room has a subtle nautical theme with a beautiful soft colour palette. You can relax in this space and spend hours watching the ever changing colours of the sea and sky.

The first bedroom is a king room. The bed is perfectly positioned out to the Piers and entrance to the harbour. The bedroom benefits from an outdoor terrace, the perfect place to enjoy your morning cuppa or evening glass of wine.

The main bathroom has a shower over bath, WC and basin unit. With dark wood effect wall tiles and pebble effect flooring, this room is finished with two porthole style mirrors and discreet sea theme nik-naks.

No.3 Sandside benefits from a large outdoor space to the rear of the property. With outdoor furniture for both dining and relaxing.

At Sandside you can enjoy all Whitby has to offer right on your doorstep.

Located at the bottom of the 199 famous Abbey steps, No3. Sandside is as close to the action as you can get. With narrow, medieval streets dotted with boutiques, pubs and fish restaurants on your doorstep. You can climb the famous 199 steps up to the Church of Saint Mary. You can also discover the renowned ruined Whitby Abbey, which was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s gothic novel ‘Dracula’.

On the other side of the River Esk, you’ll come across cosy pubs, fun arcades and even more fish restaurants on Pier Road. Venture along the lively road and you’ll reach the beautiful, blue flag West Cliff Beach which is lined with idyllic beach huts.

Getting Around
Whitby train station is just a 10 minute walk away on foot so villages and towns along the North Yorkshire coast can easily be reached via rail. There’s also a taxi rank in close proximity to the train station.

There are plenty of bus routes throughout Whitby. Hop on the X4 and you can visit beautiful coastal villages like Sandsend, Runswick Bay and Staithes. The X93 travels along the coast to Scarborough. The 95 route features plenty of quaint villages, such as Grosmont and Lealholm.

  • Heating
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • TV
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Patio or balcony
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair
  • Garden or backyard
  • First aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Cookware
  • Bed linens
  • Bathtub
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Near Ocean
  • Beach Front
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Hot water
  • Town
  • Sea view

Guests have access to the full property. The keys to the property are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date.

Please note there is no parking at the property. We recommend parking in the Abbey car park at the top of the Abbey steps. Charges will apply.

Check-in: 15:00

Checkout: 10:00

From the guestbook


(52 Reviews)



Un endroit magique ! Cottage très agréable. Une vue magnifique... Petit bémol en raison de l'absence de parking à proximité, vite oublié en raison du charme et de la situation du logement



The house is in a fantastic location. Love the fact it’s on the East Cliff, away from the crowds & arcades, but easy enough to reach everywhere on foot in Whitby. The living room is special with exceptional views across the harbour, out to the North Sea & West Cliff. Dog lovers would appreciate it as there are a lot of people walking their dogs on the beach below. The location is right at the foot of the steps up to the abbey & right in the old lanes of Whitby - so it’s quite busy, but that side of Whitby is nice & peaceful in the evening. The property is well furnished & clean.



A lovely location and beautiful view - but unloading was difficult with young children and the public beach below something to be mindful of during summer.



What a beautiful house! We loved our stay here and watching the sunset in the lounge is spectacular! The cottage is very central to everything going on in Whitby and the beach views are wonderful. We would definitely like to return in the future.



The view!!!! Central location and immaculate throughout. Couldn’t fault the decor and cleanliness. It was a pleasure to spend time in the property and we found we came back earlier on an evening to enjoy it.
We had trouble finding it. split over different levels with no way of blocking off the stairs in the living room so wouldn’t be safe once our child is toddling.



Gorgeous cottage with the most amazing view of the harbour and perfectly situated at the bottom of the 199 steps. Perfect.



The breathtaking views over the harbour made this one of the best Air BnB we’ve stayed in. No. 3 is the most perfect place for a small family and by using the Just Park app and parking in a local’s driveway, parking wasn’t an issue either. Getting our things to the cottage was fine but mainly because we travelled light as we expected the walk. On this occasion we travelled with our ten month old baby and while there was a high chair and travel cot, there was no bedding or mattress with the cot which was a little unusual compared to other stays we’ve had. We will 100% return, year on year I expect as we had a fantastic time.



This Airbnb really is as amazing as the pictures.
Our only complaint was that we hadn't booked for longer!

The view of the harbour is beautiful and the cottage is away from the busyness of Whitby so it is peaceful at night. Super comfy beds too. But all the sights of Whitby are within walking distance, including great restaurants - Humble Pie and Mountrays and of course fish and chips on the beach.
We went up the 199 steps every day of our stay.



amazing views!
No washing machine.



Simply stunning views across the harbour.

The host & stay team are very helpful and respond almost immediately.

For my wife, you son and I, we had a wonderful time in April 22. Thanks to the team for helping us enjoy our stay.

Paul, Fran and Jude!



Great place lovely and clean



Location and the view!
parking not easy but the view more than outweighed the difficulty



Clean, well equipped and in a great location.
If you have managed to park in Church Steet don't move your car as it gets full very quickly!



A really great place with a perfect view. Great for a couple or small family.



Lovely house. Only slight downside is the walk from the car park to the house.
Beautiful spot.



Location was absolutely perfect, beach front.
Decoration in the house was brilliant, the property was beautiful. Really fantastic stay, would 10/10 book again.



Location great , very clean but long hilly walk to accommodation as no parking onsite ..need to travel extremely light and keep fingers crossed you can park in Church Street carpark .. limited spaces..which is the closest , 10ish minute walk , otherwise it’s the Abbey carpark which is even further. Shame because accommodation is great



The location was superb and the finish on the property was outstanding, would definitely recommend
Car parking wasn’t ideal



location and views to die for
parking may be an issue in summer but we were able to drop off luggage and park in the town



Beautiful place with outstanding view second to non in Whitby
We will most definitely be back and would highly recommend to friends and family




a full length sweeping brush would have been useful and a hair dryer




nothing all good



Everything - I could not fault it n the furnishings were excellent and apt. we had everything we needed n more. It was a perfect trip for us from start to end n we were reluctant to leave. It was so quiet despite being at the heart of Whitby n right on the seafront n we had to open the window or sit outside to listen to the waves.
Absolutely nothing



Lovely house view from livingroom superb, clean and cosy, The reason I gave 4 stars was when the house was closed up there was a musty smell until windows opened, the shower was temperamental going hot or cold maybe a pump for more pressure on the hot water could be looked at.



This feels like a homely place with lots of nice touches. The kitchen is very compact but well equipped, and the view from the living room is amazing. The house is right by the shops, teashops, pubs etc. but parking is very difficult - we had to park by the Co-op supermarket. The shower wasn't great but otherwise all very comfortable.



Very relaxing only down side was the parking and having to carry everything what seemed a long way



Omg the views, the location the quirkiness of the house just everything. To sit on an evening with the bi-folds open and listen to the sea was just out of this world.

The only issue I had with this place was there was no bedroom door on the double bedroom. As we went with friends and not our children It didn't feel very private



Location right by the sea, listening to the waves.
No washing machine or clothes airer for wet clothes



We booked this Whitby harbour side cottage for the views and it did not disappoint,an added bonus was the suprisingly warm October weather which meant we could keep the lounge bifold doors open longer. A great location (word of advice it does involve a steep access path).



Great location to explore the Town, great space and fab views.



A cottage that has a superb location overlooking the beach and harbour. The bifold doors enable you to enjoy the outdoor atmosphere irrespective of weather. Furnished to a high standard . Centrally located for several restaurants and bars. Whitby is busy so pre booking of restaurants is beneficial especially in season. Whilst this did not impact us we saw a possible challenge transferring luggage into the property if we had not been able to obtain a parking space at church street which has limited parking . We would suggest travelling light. A great few days and we will definitely want to return.



Loved staying in this beautiful little cottage, slept like a baby in the king size bed, very tranquil with the most fantastic views to the beach and harbour.
Lived up to our expectations



The beds were good but some rooms smelt a little musty.
The heating goes back to 12 c after an hour so it was cold and it could of been a lot cleaner. Tv had bad signal.

Katie S.


Lovely cottage in a brilliant location. You can unload and load outside the house but for parking will need to park in one of the public car parks as the parking space they advertise with this property is no longer available.



A beautiful house which is completely true to the photographs. The location could not get any better for exploring Whitby.



Fantastic location. - the view over the harbour and beach was amazing throughout the day with the light and colours constantly shifting . The house was.very comfortable and easy to access restaurants etc in the town
It would have been helpful if we had been advised that the swing bridge is closed on Saturday during the summer between 10.30 and 4pm. This made our arrival difficult but it is possible to access the pry by car and stop outside to unload despite being very stressful due to road being very narrow and crowded with pedestrians. Parking is usually possible in Church Street and Endeavour Wharf car parks which are much better than the Abbey Car Park



The view from the lounge with the bifold doors open. Watching the sun set in the evening was amazing. So it would be the location.
Unloading and loading, but there’s no way round it, but might think of other ways next time. Could do with a bath mat in bathroom, but slippy when having a shower.



Fantastic house with a great view of the harbour & beach.



Beautifully decorated property with stunning views of the harbour. It was so nice to open the bifold doors in the living room and watch the sea and boats in the harbour. Be aware that you can’t park near the property so you’ll have to carry your luggage and groceries in. But it’s worth it once you’re there!



Amazing property with the most incredible views!
We spent most nights sat in awe watching the sunset! The cottage has everything you could possibly need, and whitby itself is very charming!
We would highly recommend this property!



Superb property in a fantastic location. It is just as it is shown in the pictures.
Perfect for a couple or a family of up to 4.
Highly recommended!



Amazing view either to soak up the sun or read a book & stay dry!!! No need for the TV!!!
Fluffy towels & lovely sheets.
You do have to plan how to get your luggage there but it’s not a problem with a bit of thought & well worth the effort.
Expect to pay £9 day parking.



We had an amazing stay at Sandside. The property was the most clean I have ever stayed in, absolutely everything was spotless.

It is decorated beautifully with so many amazing touches which made it so much more than your standard air bnb.

Waking up to the beautiful view and the sound of the waves was perfect. We had coffee out on the terrace in the morning and drinks whilst watching the sunset in the evening.

The only negative points were parking. The sat nav brought our car to a car park around 10 minutes walk away which was a nightmare to get all of our stuff from the car going up/down hill. We found a closer one by the bay but there are very limited spaces. Parking is £9 for 24 hours in most car parks.

In terms of the property the heating was temperamental and capped quite low, at times it was really cold and the heating didn’t come on for around an hour and then switched off quickly. I also had 3 baths whilst there and it ran out of hot water when half way full each time. I would say that the shower was really hot and powerful.

Overall an amazing stay and I would definitely recommend. Thank you so much!



Great location (pack light as you’ll need to walk from the car park). Communication was very good before and during.

Things to note, no dishwasher, no door to living room or downstairs bathroom either.

View was beautiful and overall it’s a nice place to stay, would recommend to anyone looking for a short break in Whitby .



Me and my family stayed here for a weekend and were so impressed. It’s ideal location made it a must stay in Whitby for us, being so close to the beach and all the best shops and pubs. The house was really clean and bright - the modern beach decor made it feel really luxurious and we especially enjoyed sitting outside in the sun on the large secluded patio area. Couldn’t recommend it enough - will definitely be coming back!



Lovely a accommodation, comfortable and warm which was great as the weather was quite cold for the time of year. Plenty kitchen equipment if you want to prepare meals, but it's so close to plenty places to eat and drink or takeout if preferred.



The stunning views / location



Amazing place in a great location, the view is just incredible and every night we sat with the doors open (with wine of course) and listened to the waves- Perfect so relaxing!
Would come back here in a heartbeat 100% worth it.
The water in shower was luke warm/cool on the first night but it was quickly resolved and was great.






3 Sandside has the most amazing views across the harbour. It is very tastefully decorated and it is a pleasure to spend time there. We hope to return again hopefully when some of the restaurants are open again.



An incredibly, memorable stay in the best spot in Whitby. Place felt like home, it had sufficient space and a lot of lovely touches about the space. I've stayed in Whitby over 20 times over the years and this is right at the top. Just fabulous.



We loved our stay. Very clean, cosy and the view was fantastic! We wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.
There wasn’t anything we didn’t like, the only thing we noticed was around 5am each morning there was a loud clicking noise which sounded like it was due to the heating/pipes. It wasn’t a problem though.

Home Truths

Unloading outside of the property is usually available but there is no designated parking space.

No.3 Sandside spans over four floors so may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.

The property doesn't have a separate dining room. Does not accept two night bookings. No gap fills and no 2 in 70.

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