The West Sussex coastal village of Lancing will make for a great destination for those eager to experience a traditional British seaside holiday. A once-booming Victorian holiday spot, its shingle beach is still a popular place for a little messing about in the waters of the English Channel. What’s more, its location is just a few miles west of Brighton which means it is within striking distance of one of England’s most famous coastal resorts. Those who choose to head inland will not miss out either - the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park are particularly popular for walking, cycling and wildlife spotting. Whatever your reasons for visiting, there are plenty of Airbnb vacation rental options available - be it private rooms for solo travellers or flats that will appeal to family groups. Read on for some of the best.
Enjoying glowing reviews from hundreds of past guests, this two-bedroom flat is a good option for families of up to four who wish to base themselves within easy walking distance of the beach and Lancing’s various restaurants and shops. Set on the first floor but accessible by lift should you have any mobility issues, the flat features a range of mod-cons, including kitchen, cable TV and wi-fi internet for planning your daily itinerary. Past guests loved the “super comfy” beds and welcoming host. The flat is also handily-placed for the local railway station, which whisks passengers into Brighton. Local road links also mean London and Gatwick Airport are within easy driving distance.
2 bedrooms seaside 1 St floor flat with parkingLancing, United KingdomSuperhost
Top guest reviewsbreakfast tea and coffee also an added and pleasant additionvery nice place had lots of little extras like breakfastvery cozy flat and lovely interiorgood amenities and breakfast goodies provided by margaretwe felt very comfortable at magarets apartmenther communication was spot on and her place was really nice clean and homelylovely clean and comfortable apartment with everything you could needthe flat was beautiful very clean spacious and very well equippedthe apartment was clean spacious and comfortable for all 4 of usflat was lovely and clean and so many extras it is still hard to believe
Host:margaret was a great hostmargaret was an excellent hostmargaret was a superb hostthe host personally welcomed us and made sure we felt like at homemargaret is a wonderful hostRead more reviewswonderful location in beautiful lancingthe location is goodgreat location and wonderful apartmenta wonderfully equipped flat in a good locationgreat location and margaret is so lovely
If the previous entry sounded appealing, but you’ve got a family or crave a private seaside place all to yourself, then this two-bedroom beach apartment is certainly worth consideration. Enjoying unrivalled views of the sea, you’ll be on the beach in no time and taking full advantage of the local kite-surfing school. This smart and stylishly-decorated apartment also comes with a spacious open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area to unwind and whip up some tasty treats. Amenities also include laundry facilities and wi-fi internet. Guests were fulsome in their praise, hailing the “fantastic location” and the position above a cafe/restaurant for daytime meals.
Lancing Beach ApartmentLancing, United KingdomSuperhost
Top guest reviewsamazing apartment with stunning viewsthe wifi was flawless which was greatgorgeous apartment with direct sea view amazingspacious airy well equipped apartment with wonderful sea viewsa beautiful apartment with a breath taking viewvery clean and modern with everything we could needa beautiful clean and stylish apartment with a knock out viewreally clean and finished to a high standardthe apartment was sparkling clean and had everything we neededlovely place super relaxing clean convenient
Host:hosts very helpfulthe staff were also great welcoming and smilingvery friendly hosts who checked that we were happythe purveyors were lovely and very accommodatingmarilyn is a super host for a reasonRead more reviewsgreat location and close to all facilitiesyou can walk to worthing to eat or get the bus or drive to brighton very easilylovely place in a great locationa great location to explore both worthing brighton and shorehameasy bus ride to brighton from across the road
If it’s a slice of luxury and style you’re after during your seaside adventure, then this highly-rated flat may just be the choice for you. A two-bedroom property capable of sleeping up to four people, it will be an option for small families but is also sure to be popular as a romantic getaway for two thanks to its stylish decor. Located within nearby Worthing, only a short distance west along the cost from Lancing, the flat is just across the road from the popular local beach - so fans of a little dip in the sea should take note. There are plenty of restaurants, bars and shops within walking distance, and amenities inside the flat include a kitchen, laundry facilities and wi-fi internet.
147 By The Sea - A Stunning Seafront PropertyWorthing, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewstv netflix wifi quiet beach great sunsent viewthe apartment was really lovely enough space for 4 and all the amenities we neededhow can i describe 147 by the sea and do it justice? the apartment is beautifulthe kitchen had everything you need and more the coffee station area was amazingthe beds were very comfortable and the rooms spaciousthe apartment was spotlessly clean and immaculately presentedthe flat was really homely and beautifully clean and tastefully decoratedit's bright clean modern and extremely comfortableaccommodation was spotless lots of lovely little touches beautifully and thoughtfully arrangedvicki’s home is very clean and in a good location
Host:from the moment i made my booking vicki proved to be a fantastic hosthosts were attentive nothing too much troublevicki was a great hostsuper host from the moment i booked my stay communication wasn’t excellentlife doesn't always go to plan with the twins and we really appreciated the thoughtfulness of our hostsRead more reviewsexcellent location and fabulous propertygreat location on the seafrontfabulous place and a great locationthe place and location is perfecta beautiful house in a beautiful location
An option for couples or lone travellers, this double-bedroom is set just a couple of hundred metres back from the sea in Lancing and is handily-placed for a number of local dining options. It comes with access to its own shower room - for that added touch of privacy - and also enjoys wi-fi internet access. There’s free off-street parking, should you be bringing your own transport. The local area is also a popular spot for cyclists and kite-surfers, so the adventurous among you may wish to check out nearby sports clubs during your stay. Guests were impressed, giving the property top marks across the board.
Double & shower Room in friendly house by the seaLancing, England, United KingdomSuperhost
Top guest reviewsour expectations were exceeded with a lovely room and our own bathroomgod’s size room and incredibly comfortable bedlovely kitchen where you can sit and watch tvthe shower as per other reviews was absolutely charmingthe additional use of the kitchen including the fridge and tv and our own bathroom were greatvery clean and good sized rooma very comfortable stay in a clean roomthe bathroom spotless with a fantastic roomy showerthe whole place was very clean and tidy with excellent bathroom accessvery clean house shower room bedroom large comfortable bed
Host:great host who offered every bit of info that was neededgreat hosts highly recommendgreat host easy to communicate withgood hosts without being over the topnatalie and al are the best hosts everRead more reviewseasy access to public transport for bus into brightongreat location really good shower great breakfast = relaxing stay all roundthanks so much for a great stay in a beautiful house in a really convenient locationlocation five minutes walk from sea front in lancing itself a great centre for touring the areaif you want easy access to all sussex has to offer this is the place to stay
This newly-refurbished apartment would make a good option for couples or lone travellers but can sleep up to four people thanks to the addition of a sofa bed. It enjoys access to a garden and is just a five-minute walk from the beach, so those who cannot wait to head outdoors will be well catered for. There is also a fully-equipped kitchen and dining space for up to four people - ideal for family meals. But if you prefer to dine out and avoid the hassle of cooking for yourself, there are also options available nearby at the beach. Other amenities include wi-fi internet and laundry facilities.
Laburnum Apartment by the Sea with Private GardenWest Sussex, England, United KingdomSuperhost
Top guest reviewsloved the large flat screen tv as many airbnb’s have tiny tvshad a lovely stay in this modern well appointed apartmentvery clean and great little touches leftgreat flat very clean tidy with quite neighbourhoodgreat place great value and very clean throughoutvery comfortable and clean accommodation and a decent size one bedthe apartment is clean and modern whilst still feeling homely
Host:the host was always on hand if we needed any adviceabsolutely fabulous host who genuinely cares about his guestshad a lovely stay and the host was very responsive and friendlythe host answered my queries quickly and gave great ideas for dog friendly establishmentscommunication with the host was very easy and jaime was very sweet and helpfulRead more reviewsideally situated in a quiet locationlovely house close to the beach train station and shopsgreat location a few minutes walk from the sea front and local shopseasy to walk to shops pub / cafe and seagreat location a honest 5 minute walk to the beach with its lovely cafe and dogs allowed beach
This garden pod chalet is set within the private garden of the host and has proven a popular option among former guests eager to find accommodation close to the seafront. Indeed, the beach is right at the bottom of the same road. The pod itself is well-equipped, with a computer, cable TV and hot drink facilities. The bathroom is located within the main house - so bear this in mind when booking. A good option for couples, the pod can also sleep a third person thanks to the addition of a fold-up single bed, so it is likely to appeal to small families as well.
Fabulous garden pod by the sea !Worthing, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsthe room was great with lots of space and everything you needbeds were super comfortablethe room itself is very cosy excellent value and has thoughtful touches such as a coffee machinevery comfortable room including a computer tv set up and sofasthe pod was v roomy and the bed was v comfortablemuch more than just a hut with heating tv and nice and clean and privatethe place is nice very close to the beach clean and homeyspacious and cosy garden pod that's relaxing and cleanlovely accommodation very hospitable and very clean
Host:lovely garden pod and friendly hostshe was really helpful and gave us good recommendationsamazing little place nicest hostfriendly host who accommodated us checking in late in the eveningwelcoming host and quiet peaceful podRead more reviewsvery nice place on walking distance (3 min) from the beachvery welcoming great location will definitely go backgreat location and great room would highly recommendlovely spacious garden pod in a secluded seaside location - thanks alisongreat location close to the beach and a very nice cafe right on the front
This small but popular en-suite annex is a good option for solo travellers or couples eyeing up a coastal getaway. The annex comes with its own entrance, enabling guests to come and go as they please, and also boasts wi-fi internet and desk space, should you need to get a little work done during your travels. There are no catering facilities but you’ll have little difficulty finding something tasty to eat - as a popular Harvester restaurant is just two minutes away - and there is a range of other cafes, pubs and shops just 10 minutes on foot. Previous guests were impressed with the helpful hosts, the folder of local travel tips available on arrival and the suite’s position in a peaceful neighbourhood close to local facilities.
2 Bed Seaside Retreat on the West Sussex CoastLancing, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewscody room with direct view into a beautiful gardenenjoyed use of patio for our breakfasta great little space double bed with electric blanket desk to work on good sized bathroom with big showerthe bed is super comfortable and the bathroom is new and niceplace is clean bed is comfortable wi-fi is great and it's a good location to see worthing or brightonclean and comfortable stayvery nice clean place to staythe bedroom & bathroom were very clean and modernvery welcoming; clean and comfortable place to stayvery quiet well furnished and clean accommodation
Host:hosts were fantasticgary & mel we’re kind and hospitablegary and mel are wonderful hostsvery welcoming and friendly hospitable hosts who went above and beyondgary was really helpful and welcomingRead more reviewsgreat location for a bcdothe location is greatvery good location for peace & tranquillity whilst short walk to facilitiesa lovely little place close to worthing and a train ride away from brightona very nice area a 10 min walk from the train station
The private bedroom, which features a bunk and single bed, can sleep up to three people and will likely appeal to small families or friends looking for value accommodation in this popular seaside community. The room comes with its own en-suite toilet facilities and access to a shared bathroom. Other amenities include wi-fi internet and TV. Guests do not have access to the kitchen, but breakfast is available in the dining area and there is a range of restaurants in the local neighbourhood. The host’s home also comes with a garden and decked area to unwind on sunny days. Guests were very impressed with the value and cleanliness of the site.
Lovely ground floor double bedroom sleeps 3
Another possibility for those who simply have to be right next to the beach, this small double bedroom is set in a property just 30 yards (90 ft) from the waves and enjoys a balcony view of the sands and surf. Guests are able to make use of the host’s kitchen and dining facilities, although there are a number of eating-out options in the local area. The popular Brooklands Pleasure Park is also nearby. Guests loved the setting, giving it top marks for location and cleanliness, and delighting at the calming sounds of the sea as they slept.
Small double room with balcony and beach view
Let’s face it, if you’re looking to book a seaside retreat, then a beautiful view of the surf is normally pretty high on the list. Well, this private double room is sure to appeal then. Set on the edge of the beach just yards from the sea, and with its own balcony to boot, it is sure to win fans and enchant guests to experience the pleasure of waking to the sounds of the surf. Amenities include wi-fi internet and a TV with Netflix access. Guests also enjoy access to most other parts of the host’s home, including the kitchen and gym facilities. Those who stayed at the site previously were full of praise for the setting and its “amazing views”, as well as the “friendly and hospitable” host.
SEA FACING ROOM /LARGE BALCONY AND PRIVATE BEACH!Lancing, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewswonderful room overlooking the sea with super wifi and smart tvthe view from the room is also fantasticthe view from the room is amazinga lovely quiet room feeling very spacious with great views of the seawe enjoyed a room with a balcony overlooking the beacha clean and stylish roomthe room is as advertised clean classy and spaciousas well as the bathroom and kitchen everthing is clean and nicely decoratedbeautiful and clean room with amazing viewsit was clean and well presented and our 2 night stay was quite magical
Host:lovely host and lovely houseshe was a very friendly and kind ladyrichard was a very nice hostrichard was a great hostrichard was a fantastic hostRead more reviewsfantastic location right on beacha wonderful location and staythe location of this place is wonderfuleasy walking distance to shops and restaurantsan interesting and pleasurable stay in a stunning location
Beach fun awaits
Lancing’s popular beaches and the nearby bustle of Brighton are waiting for guests who opt for a stay at one of these top Airbnb vacation rentals. Which will you choose?
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