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Toilet en suite to guest room. Main bathroom.
Cosy, clean room near the seaside.
Cosy, clean room near the seaside.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 shared baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 shared baths
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Welcome to my BnB. It is based in St Leonards-on-Sea, a charming area of East Sussex, just next to Hastings. Five minutes walk to the seaside, local shops and amenities and situated in a pleasant, quiet road. I am the sole occupier of the flat, so you will only share facilities with myself, plus you have your own private toilet (with basin, but not a full bathroom, just to be clear) en suite. Anything I can do to make your stay more comfortable, just ask!

The space

I live in a basement flat, below a large house occupied by a friend. The guest room is not huge, but does benefit from it's own en suite toilet with wash basin. Storage is under-bed only, but to help with this, I have provided a couple of long boxes. There are also hooks on one door and a foldout hanger for suits etc. on the other. The double bed is brand new, pocket-sprung and very comfortable, with new Egyptian cotton linens.

Guest access

You are welcome to share all the rooms apart from my own, plus there is a patio area outside, that forms part of the upstairs house's garden.

Interaction with guests

I am here to help! I have a car, so I can pick you up from the station if needs be. If I'm not around, I will arrange someone to meet and greet you, as I have lots of nice, helpful friends living very close by.

Breakfast is provided on a 'help yourself' basis. Cereal, bread/toast, fruit, fruit juice, coffee and tea.

Other things to note

My upstairs neighbour's daughter likes to play the piano on occasion, for about half an hour. This is restricted to after 10am at weekends and is not directly above the room, but you may hear it. If it's a problem, I can talk to them - they are friends and very nice people and will be happy to curtail activities if asked.

Also, the entire house, which my flat is part of, is on the market so there may be occasional visits by prospective buyers. I will make sure to inform any guests of the times when these viewings take place and they usually take no more than 5 minutes.

Amenities
Internet
Family/kid friendly
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Prices
Extra people No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

With regards to booking enquiries, I always respond within 1-2 hours, if not much quicker (usually a few minutes), unless there is an unusual reason, so don't worry on that front. I have stopped using instant booking because I prefer to get a flavour of the guest before I agree to let them stay. I hope you appreciate this and are willing to let me know a bit about yourself and any additional guest you may be travelling with. I like communication! I really appreciate it when I send a message and get a reply, (probably like most people) it makes the whole process so much easier and more pleasant. I also find that a profile with a bit of information (and preferably a review or two) is a lot more reassuring than just a photo. Thanks for your attention.

Other than that, I mainly require respect for myself and the flat. This means being quiet late at night and cleaning up after yourself. The usual stuff!

Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door
Availability
2 nights minimum stay

16 Reviews

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Zsuzsanna User Profile
November 2016
Sam was extremely helpful answering all our questions even the fact he was feeling a bit under the weather. Wish we had the time to go out together for a night, as he seemed very interesting and was into arts but our time was so limited and we were so lacking energy. I'll choose to stay with him again if we were back in Hastings, 2 mins walk from the seaside and omg that powerful hot shower and that mattress! Best sleep I had in a long time! Thanks again Sam! Zsu & Fanni
Sam User Profile
Response from Sam:
Ah, what a nice review! Thanks. Yeah, shame we couldn't hang out a bit. Maybe come down again in the summer sometime and I can show you around the many cool things in Hastings. All the best, Sam.
November 2016

Paul User Profile
November 2016
Great stay thank you Sam. All as described and great value for money.
Sam User Profile
Response from Sam:
No problem and glad you had a good one. You're welcome back any time. Best regards, Sam.
November 2016

Francis User Profile
October 2016
Sam is an engaging and interesting host who made us feel very welcome, his home and guest room are spotlessly clean and very comfortable; a first class AirBnB home in a great location for exploring St Leonards & Hastings.

Charles User Profile
October 2016
I was well taken care of Sam, though I never met Sam during my short visit. Very generous filled fridge with breakfast feast! Small, but good room with separate wc. Quiet room facing rear garden, which was perfect for me.
Sam User Profile
Response from Sam:
I'm glad you had a good stay and really appreciate the nice feedback. Come back again any time. Thanks, Sam.
October 2016

Jennifer User Profile
October 2016
thank you for having us :-) and sorry if my little one was a bit hyper... I think she may have left a balloon somewhere sorry :-/
Sam User Profile
Response from Sam:
No worries, she was fine - I did find a balloon but I think I can forgive you :) Hope you can stay again in the future. All the best, Sam.
October 2016

Rae User Profile
October 2016
Staying at Sam's over the weekend was very enjoyable. He is very friendly and easy going. The room is clean and lovely. And what a mattress! So comfy. Highly recommend.
Sam User Profile
Response from Sam:
Thanks guys - it was a pleasure to host you. Hope you can come back sometime. Cheers, Sam.
October 2016

Philip User Profile
September 2016
Very nice area, the flat was very clean and tidy. We came and went as we pleased and given access to the food in the kitchen. All in all there isnt anything else we could have asked for during our stay.
Sam User Profile
Response from Sam:
Thanks a lot for the nice words and hope you can visit again sometime. All the best, Sam.
September 2016

Saint Leonards, United KingdomJoined in July 2013
Sam User Profile

Having had so many amazing experiences as a guest, I would like to return that hospitality as a host. I have travelled across Western Europe and Japan using Airbnb and met so many lovely people.

I am an obsessive music lover and play the bass guitar, plus a general art and culture lover. I am also a good cook and love to share that, so as a guest in my place you may get a taste of whatever's on the menu that night...

Hope to meet you soon.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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