Here are just some of our reviews. Although it is always cheaper to book direct we understand that if you haven't stayed with us before you may still be undecided and would be more comfortable booking through Airbnb, so here is a link to our listing
Alex ( May 2022)
And relax... An amzing location for a wonderful break away with our parents and pooch. Dog is nervous in strange places but was very well behaved in every restaurant we visited. We are moving to Swanage! Lodge is so relaxing and to be able to see the seafront here is simply beautiful. Thank you for the dog toys, she loved the ball. Thank you again and we will be back.
Pauline (May 2022)
Second stay and again very much enjoyed. Front and rear garden such a joy, views of yachts and bay, and retreat to suntrap courtyard. Everything you need for a perfect holiday. Many thanks, we look forward to a third stay.
Miles and Sue (April 2022)
Such a beautiful place, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The bottle was very much appreciated, took the edge off being 80!!! Swange weather was very kind to us. Thank you very much.
Carol and Shirley (April 2022)
So lovely we have booked another break! Thank you for the welcome tray and doggie treats - they were most apprectiated. We've had the most relaxing four days. The weather has been kind and we've discovered what a suntrap the courtyard is. Beds are comfy and the apartment is beautiful. Cleo and I have most enjoyed early morning walks on the beach with a coffee in hand, the downs outside the door have made a tea time walk too! we're looking forward to returning in the Autumn.
The Brooks family (April 2022)
Thank you for such a lovely stay!
Denise and Jeff (April 2022)
We've had a lovely relaxing break here. Apartment is great. This was a treat from our family to clelebrate our golden wedding anniversary, our honeymoon was in Swanage (in a grotty cold flat, in snowy windy March) this was much better! We had a great ride on the steam train and excellent coffee and cakes at Love Cake. Back to reality - batteries recharged
Leanne (April 2022)
Highly recommend this apartment for many reasons! The apartment is very stylish but also extremely comfortable. Small touches were great, like tea, coffees, milk, biscuits and chocolate on arrival were great after long journey! Also soap and hand wash were great touches too. Mostly recommend the apartment for amazing location, stones throw from beach and coastal walk. Very quiet apartment and road was quiet, perfect stay.
Nicola (April 2022)
Fantastic location and a lovely property to relax in. Clean, comfortable and has all the bits you need for a home from home. Loved sitting in the morning sun in living room looking out at the incredible view. Back courtyard also a suntrap. Property perfectly located for exploring Swanage and surrounding areas. We enjoyed lots of local walks from the doorstep.
Sian (April 2022)
The standard of self catering in Swanage is generally good, Steve and Jackie's flat is exceptional. Beautifully decorated and well appointed throughout. Location is good too, perfect for Durlston and the pier, yet only minutes from the beach.
Gem (March 2022)
A fabulous apartment in a great location, wouldn't hesitate to recommend it and hope to return again soon.
Rakesh (March 2022)
Great location just on the coastal path. The flat was amazing, very clean and greatly decorated. Jackie and Steve were always easy to reach. The views from the front garden are stunning.
Nicky (February 2022)
This is a beautiful holiday home! The place was stunning, and so thoughtfully decorated and furnished. It was spotless too! It was the little touches which made it a home from home, the hosts had thought of everything. The bed was the best we had slept in, and the fluffy towels were a 5 star hotel touch. The location is fantastic, just a five minute walk into town and to the great beaches. We really enjoyed our time there, and highly recommend the holiday home and hosts.
Mary and Dave (February 2022)
We have really enjoyed our stay in the is wonderful apartment. A great location, great walks on the doorstep and fantastic views. The apartment is stylish but also extremely comfortable, with all the facilities we needed and more.
The Wrights (February 2022)
Another relaxing stay here, We have stayed a few times now! Such a great location. A real little gem! thank you so much.
Lisa and John (January 2022)
A fantastic apartment in an amazing location, view of the sea kept us happy for hours! Enjoyed food at the Black Swan (twice) and football at the White Swan. Gluten free from the Fish Plaice an unexpected surprise! Durlston and SWCP were amazing, if muddy! very well signposted. We've left our loyalty card for Pier Cafe - recommend the salads and lattes!
Linda and Mark (Dec/Jan 2022)
Our first visit to this delightful apartment. A wonderful 'gem' offering a little retreat and escape from the demands of day to day living. Fantastic location with wonderful views and within easy reach of so much to see and do. Will most definitely be back to visit and explore more that Dorset has to offer. Thank you so much!
The R Family (Dec 2021)
From the minute we walked through the door we loved the Lodge. It lives up to the pictures on the website!! It rained none stop for the two days and if we had not been in such a lovely home it would have been miserable. The views are lovely and its such a great location. We stay in Swanage every year in our touring caravan and know the town well. We could not have stayed in a nicer place. You make us very welcome with your coffee, drinks and sweets, we would love to come back again. Thank you so much
Mrs D (Dec 2021)
A lovely home from home feel everything you need and more. Wonderful touch with Christmas tree. Been very lucky with the weather seeing all these wonderful places, Durlston, Lulworth, Durdle Door, Ild Harry's Rock, Seacombe coastal path and Aldhelms head, Thank you.
Anonymous (Dec 2021)
A lovely few days in this comfortable and delightful flat. Thank you! walking with the dogs and good company made it a change of pace.
Mrs V (Nov 2021)
My first visit and have loved every minute. thanks for such a beautiful apartment! Looking forward to coming again in June!
Mrs O (Nov 2021)
Great to be back in Swanage again. The apartment is so warm and cosy with all that you need for the holiday. What a wonderful time, be back soon
Jones Family Nov 2021)
What can we say that everyone else hasn't already said. You've done an amazing job renovation of the property. Every room is tasteful and provides everything you could want. We've been to Swanage four times and stayed in different properties each time. this is by far the best for location and luxury etc. thank you so much we'll definitely be back. our dog Tillly loved her welcome treats too.
Jan and Steve (Nov 2021)
Lovely flat, well appointed. Came to Swanage to visit my cousin who lives nearby so this has been perfect for us. Enjoyed some lovely walks, thank you.
October 2021 Paul and Eileen
Lovely stay in a fantastic place, you have a great place here in a great location, the views from the windows are fantastic. Never been to Swanage before, really enjoyed it. Walks to Durlston, went on steam train, drove to Studland Bay then walked to Old Harry's Rocks. The time we spent here we made good use of our time. Will defo be booking up here again, brilliant stay.
October 2021 Sam and Tom
What a gem of a place. We have stayed at various holiday homes in Swanage over the years and this is by far the best.Its location is fabulous and the property is a real home from home, we have loved our stay. Dogs loved their welcome pack - so thoughtful! Thank yous so much.
October 2021 Chris and Dave
Lovely property, very relaxing, lots to do and some amazing coastal walks.
October 2021 H Family
Belvedere Lodge is a classy comfortable place to stay. Warm and cosy with beautiful sea views and decorated so stylishly. The bed was really comfy and everything else was top quality too. We thought about negatives but couldn't think of a single thing! Perfect location, perfect property!
October 2021 S,N, H and cockapoo
Lovely stay in great accommodation. Weather was very kind and enjoyed sea front walks, plus walks to Durlston Country Park. Very good food at the Anchor, which is dog friendly. thank you for a really good holiday.
September 2021 P,T,N & M
Wonderful holiday, fabulous apartment, and that view! Everything you could possibly need for a comfortable, coastal holiday. Booked for next year to ensure we can stay here again. Many thanks.
September 2021 Mr & Mrs J
First holiday in a year in the most wonderful location. The apartment is beautifully appointed and has everything you could want to make you feel welcome and truly on holiday. the dog loved the walks in the park opposite. We loved the seaside, fresh air and good access to restaurants. we will be back.
September 2021 Ms M
Great week, what a pleasure its been to stay here. Belvedere Lodge has everything, every comfort provided and best of all its spectacular position. Walked every day and specially recommend catching a bus to Studland, brunch at middle beach cafe, walk up to Old harry's Rocks and finally walk back to Swanage, yes a few miles to cover but well worth it! P.S. Thanks for the welcome pack
September 2021 Mrs P
Excellent holiday flat in the loveliest of locations. It really felt that the owner had taken every trouble to think of what visitors would like, from a generous welcome pack to feather pillows. Our dog loved her little welcome pack too, thank you very much for making our holiday special. It was appreciated!
Been a few years since we visited. Had a fantastic time! Hope to be here again! See you soon Swanage! x
June 2021 Ms W
Back for our 3rd visit. Once again warm welcome. love the new bathroom. this year’s breakfast place was the cafe on the pier. Dogs allowed inside and out. Ferry to Poole makes a lovely day out. We took the bus up to the castle and had a nice walk back (old dog in her buggy) thanks for another great staycation
June 2021 Mr H
First visit with our 8mth border terrier Ned. Fantastic apartment, stunning views and lovely weather, we will definitely be back! thank you
May 2021 Mrs C
Second visit to Belvedere Lodge and it won't be our last. lovely home with everything needed for comfort and ease. Swanage did us proud too, the weather being much better than forecast. All in all a wonderful break, we are all refortified to face whatever is thrown at us in the coming months (a la codiv19)
Mrs G May 2021
Belvedere Lodge is in a most beautiful location with fabulous views to the front. A really comfortable home from home.
Mrs S May 2021
Belvedere Lodge is a fab place to stay. A perfect mix of modern and period furniture in an excellent setting. Clean, comfortable and in a perfect position for cliff top walks, or down the road for a bottle of wine by the quay.
May 2021 Mr J
Belvedere Lodge was great. Weather much better than forecast (Swanage micro climate) We had everything we might need the lodge was immaculate. thank you we will be back
May 2021 Mr G
We finally made it! After having our holiday moved from 2020 due to the horrible covid19 conditions. We have had a most wonderful week this week. The weather has been kind to us and Belvedere Lodge as comfy/cosy as ever. Swanage is stunning as always, we never tire of it! we will be back!!!
Mrs A April 2021
We stayed in Belvedere Lodge in April and had such a wonderful time there, we felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. The lodge is so beautifully decorated and furnished and we didn’t find ourselves wanting for anything. It is perfectly located, just a few minutes from the seafront and we spent lots of time exploring the local sights. Swanage is a truly beautiful town. I would 100% recommend Belvedere Lodge to anyone looking to get away for a restful and peaceful trip.
Myself, my Husband and children had a really memorable stay there and we all look forward to visiting again soon
Mr H October 2020
First visit to Swanage and this lovely apartment. We have had a very pleasant stay, the weather has been really good and our accommodation extremely comfortable and cosy with lovely views, visited Kimmeridge, Corfe castle, Kingston Lacy and Durlston Castle, all worth a visit.
The H family October 2020
Thank you for a wonderful stay in Belvedere Lodge, was so lovely, and very cosy, and extremely well done. We come to Swanage a lot and this place is by far the best we have stayed in, hope to be back soon.
Mr M October 2020
We had a wonderful time! With two cancelled in the last year due to covid this was a wonderful treat splashing in the sea with our youngest. My Mum joined us for her 60th Birthday with a ride on the steam train. Apologies for the odd requests on Alexa! Thank you for having us stay at your lovely apartment.
Mrs H March 2020
We grabbed a couple of nights away in wonderful Swanage and had a fantastic time in Belvedere Lodge. It is a beautiful, well equipped place to stay. Our dog loved being so close to exciting walks and we all loved popping down to the The 1859 Pier Cafe & Bistro for breakfast. We hope to be back there as soon as it is possible!
Mr M February 2020
A very pleasant stay at belvedere Lodge, we met up with friends in Swanage. Thank you
Mr A February 2020
Our first visit to the apartment and it was very warm and welcoming. Yala loved the dog biscuits and walks along Studland beach
Mr B January 2020
Fantastic property with everything you could possibly ask for. Feels like home, very stylish and clean
Ms H May 2019
Been back to Belvedere Lodge many times now and it’s our go to place in Swanage without a doubt. Not only does it fit our needs having two dogs now, but has such lovely decor, with all the facilities we need, we feel it’s like our second home. There is nothing better than a cuppa sat in the lovely back garden on the sun lounger, it’s a real sun trap, and how could the location be any better than to be able to stroll down to the town for a sunset cocktail. We will be back many more times
Fantastic stay in Swanage over the Christmas period. Great atmosphere and well decorated village in all sorts of colours. Even better was to come back to Belvedere Lodge. For a family stay it is superb and cosy. A thoughtful welcome pack from the Host was a lovely touch and especially the mini xmas tree. No doubt I will be back here again to see more of the picturesque beaches.
Mrs W August 2019
We had the pleasure of staying in this fabulous flat at the beginning of July. The flat is very stylish spacious and sparkling clean. It is very close to the beautiful beach and town which is a bonus. We would love to return.
Miss F October 2018
Just had an amazing week in Swanage. Stayed in this lovely place. It has everything you need and more. Period apartment but feels like a cottage. Two lovely courtyards. The front courtyard looks out over the sea. The back one early evening with the birds singing in the trees. Great to have parking bay. Everything is close by, the sea, the pier, lovely cafe and shop. High street just short stroll away. Lovely shops, beach, cafes and restaurants. The owners are friendly if you need to contact them. A lovely welcome tray greeted me when I walked into the kitchen. Lovely snug lounge with all the electronic gadgets you need. Both bedrooms a good size. I will definitely come here again.... very relaxing.. and lots of national trust things near by which is great if you are a member like me.
My friends joined me from Tues lunchtime of Oct half term week. The weather was beautiful and so was the Jurassic coastline. Fantastic thoroughly recommend.
Mrs W October 2018
Lovely place to stay a few minutes walk from the pier. Clean and welcoming atmosphere, an enjoyable weekend away in Swanage.
Mrs R April 2018
A beautiful two bedroom, ground floor accommodation perfectly located in the small, traditional seaside town of Swanage. The lodge is furnished to a five star standard and provided us with a warm and cosy base. It was exceptionally clean and welcoming. We stayed as a family of four and it had everything we could have needed and more. The beds are made up with high quality linen and there are plenty of large fluffy towels to use within the lodge. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need including a dishwasher, washer dryer and huge oven. Along with a lovely welcome tray the kitchen also had detergents, towels, foil etc.... so you need not take anything with you. In fact throughout the lodge every little detail has been thought out with books, local information, dvd's, games and additional technology. A storage cupboard in the rear courtyard contained everything you need for a day on the beach, you just need your own beach towels so packing is minimal. A comprehensive information folder is provided for the lodge and surrounding area. There is also a guest book where previous guests have left restaurant and local attraction recommendations. We felt very at home and sad to leave but we will returning time and time again I'm sure.