Reviews marked 'Feedback' were left by guests via the West Wales Holiday Cottages feedback form and then submitted by the owner. Any other comments were sent in by the owner from the property's visitor book.

“Spent a week at this beautiful house. The house is fabulous. The decoration , furnishings etc, facilities are all as described . We were not disappointed in any way. Very comfortable with plenty of room for all the family. The 3 bathrooms were a welcome addition. The views are breathtaking and being able to walk to the beach a real bonus . Would highly recommend this house.”

Feedback - Jun 2021

“The position of Stella Maris is fabulous with wonderful views down to the beach and the sea. The house is stunning and very comfortable with super facilities. We had a lovely relaxing holiday.”

Feedback - Jun 2021

“We found the property to be exceedingly comfortable. Having stayed there in the past we were most impressed with the upgraded facilities and everything completed to an excellent standard. Another enjoyable visit.”

Feedback - Jun 2021

“We were delighted to stay in Stella Maris, at the fourth attempt because of covid. The house is fabulous,very well equipped and spacious,with great views.The path down to the beach,via the garden and dunes was easier going down than coming back,but would not be a problem for"younger legs"!!

Great week,blew the covid cobwebs away, now back to normality (or nearly anyway!!)”

Feedback - Apr 2021

“It’s worth getting up early just to see the sun rise over the horizon.
A beautiful house, newly renovated to a very high standard. Cosy underfloor heating throughout, huge bedrooms, a stunning kitchen and very comfortable living area with a short walk down to the sandy beach with caves and rock pools to explore.
Everything was easy and relaxed which is just what you want from a holiday cottage.
Fabulous walks on the Coastal Path direct from the door and some more of Pembrokeshire’s finest beaches a short drive away.
A lovely day exploring the Estuary at Lawrenny and another wandering around Tenby. Delightful out of season!”

Feedback - Oct 2020

“Stella Maris is an absolutely fabulous house in the most stunning area with an amazing view. Couldn’t recommend it enough ! We loved our stay and can’t wait to return .
Chris Heath”

Feedback - Sep 2020

“We have stayed at Stella Maris a number of times now and it is always a wonderful experience. The additional two double bedrooms on the ground floor and two new en-suites are an added bonus and have been executed to a very high standard as we have come to expect with everything in this house. We had some fabulous time on Stackpole East beach, just below the house and also at Barafundle - which if you have not yet explored is really worth a visit. This is a perfect stay with a dog and children as the beach can be easily reached by a five minute walk through the dunes below the house. The ascent back to the house afterwards takes a little longer but is a small price to pay for such a fabulous location.”

Feedback - Aug 2020

“This is a beautiful house with a SPECTACULAR view over an unspoilt, sandy bay. It has to be one of the most gob-smackingly stunning places to stay. We spent most of our time at the picnic bench in the garden, under the shade of the beautiful tree, just drinking in the view of the sea through the gardens and mature trees. There are butterflies everywhere, and the house gardens give way to wild roses as you stroll through the sand dunes and down towards the beach.... I wish we were still there!
The weather was fabulous - which was a massive plus - but even on the couple of days when it rained we just lit the lovely wood-burning stove and snuggled up. The host (Donna) was so helpful and responsive. We had plenty of room for both families and all four energetic children. The children especially loved the tree-swing, tree-house and hammock. We also took the kayaks out one day, which was fabulous.
Freshwater East Beach is idyllic. Sandy, but with rockpools and rocks to clamber on and explore (note that the walk back up is short but fairly steep).
Genuinely one of the best holidays we've ever had. Thank you Donna and Stella Maris!”

Feedback - Aug 2020

“We had a lovely weeks stay and could have easily stayed for longer. It had a lovely view over looking the sea and the sun rises were great. It was a good location to visit the area and we had a warm welcome on arrival along with some wine and chocolates! We will definitely go back again.”

Feedback - Nov 2019

“We absolutely loved our stay. What a fantastic little spot - an amazing place to holiday.”

Feedback - Aug 2019

“Lovely place to stay, perfect location. Would definitely look to book again next year.”

Feedback - Jul 2019

“A wonderful property in a wonderful location. Great views and unhindered access direct to a dog-friendly beach. We and our Australian Labradoodle had a fantastic time. Early morning beach walks followed by exploring some of Pembrokeshire’s delights; St Govan’s chapel, Bosherston, Freshwater West, Pembroke, Manorbier, Tenby etc as well as the Coastal path. An ideal location and a property we have already recommended to others.”

Feedback - Jul 2019

“A perfect location. We all loved the easy access down to the beach and the amazing views. Everyone fell in love with Pembrokeshire - so clean, unspoilt and friendly. We’ll definitely be back!”

Feedback - Jun 2019

“4th year at this property and loved it as much as the 1st time. Perfect for a restful break.”

Feedback - Jun 2019

“Excellent!”

Feedback - May 2019

“the accommodation was excellent. It was spotless, with lots of homely touches and some treats left to welcome us which was very much appreciated. The outlook was stunning with beautiful views over the bay and fantastic walks to be had around the area. There were lots of added extras in the home available for you to use with a good range of DVDs books etc if you had a rainy day. It was doggy heaven for our two black Labradors who spent everyday in the sea or running across the beaches and were so tired when they got home in the evening they put themselves to bed. We will return probably with the rest of the family as we know they will love it as much as we have. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay.”

Feedback - Apr 2019

“We had such an amazing time during our stay. Very well equipped property, stunning views, short stroll to the very clean beach. So peaceful. Right on the coastal paths. Bosherton Lilly ponds and the coastal path via barafundle bay and broad haven is a lovely walk with amazing views and a lovely tea room along the way. We will definitely be returning the whole family and our jack russell loved it.”

Feedback - Apr 2019

“So relaxing, fantastic view, loved the new window seat! Third time at the cottage, never tire of it.”

Feedback - Apr 2019

“We love staying at Stella Maris, the view is amazing, easy access to the beach. Have stayed there 4 times and will definitely book again”

Feedback - Mar 2019

“Perfect”

Feedback - Feb 2019

“Ideal property for a stay by the beach and to explore Pembrokeshire. Fantastic dog friendly place to stay.”

Feedback - Feb 2019

“This property was a Delight. We had the best vacation, in the best location. Excellent accommodation. We will definitely stay here again.”

Feedback - Feb 2019

“A wonderful few days of rest and relaxation in this beautiful spot. The views from the living room are maganificent and the ease with which you can reach the beach is a great bonus. All in all a tranquil and peaceful escape.”

Feedback - Jan 2019

“This property really is stunning. The owners mother and father were staying in the adjoining property (annexe) to us when we were there and nothing was too much trouble for them. They pointed us in all the right directions to do with the house and the local area.

The property was superb, clean, tidy with a garage stocked full of buckets and spades, fire wood, kayaks, kayak oars, life vests, wetsuits, the list goes on. Views from the property lounge and outdoor terrace were outstanding, with stunning sunrises! Perfect for our little 2 year old son as well who loved running around the property and our short walk to the beach. It's 2 minutes down and 15 minutes back up with his little legs! He also loved the treehouse .

I could go on but all I can say is superb all in all really, would love to go back in the summer on those hot days and BBQ until dark. Lovely time had by us all, thank you.

Mark and Anna Valentine (and Jack)
Shrewsbury”

Feedback - Jan 2019

“Being able to see the sea whatever the weather and whatever your health was a brilliant bonus, the location and the building are beautiful and exceptional and the access to the beach for able bodied people was fantastic.”

Feedback - Sep 2018

“Thank you for such a relaxing break it was just what we needed the views spectacular as well as the log fire which was put to good use a lovely property in a very stunning part of west Wales
Thank you once again”

Feedback - Sep 2018

“overall a great holiday, great location. Nice touch with spare wet suits in the garage and Kayaks ready to use if needed. Thank you for the chocolates and wine on arrival”

Feedback - Jul 2018

“Fabulous location, views and gorgeous spacious house ”

Feedback - Jul 2018

“As always the stay in Stella Maris was first class. Beautifully furnished and equipped with everything you need for your holiday. The views of the beach and the coastline are breathtaking and it's a perfect location for a dog-friendly holiday with the direct access to the beach from the garden.”

Feedback - Jun 2018

“Spacious, gorgeous, comfortable place with great views and idyllic location. We loved it; our jackapoo loved it; teenage kids loved it. Many thanks again. It was our second time here and we would love to return again.”

Feedback - Apr 2018

“The house is beautifully located above Freshwater East Bay, the walk through the sand dunes is lovely and the beach wonderful - our dogs thought they were in heaven and we had it entirely to ourselves on several occasions.
There are lots of great places to visit nearby and we are looking forward to visiting again when the weather is warmer.
We would certainly stay at Stella Maris again as it was comfortable and the views excellent.
Thanks for a memorable winter break!”

Feedback - Feb 2018

“Fantastic holiday, absolutely brilliant for doggies. The beach is so easy to reach and nearby Stackpole estate has great walks leading down to some fabulous beaches.
Heaven!”

Feedback - Nov 2017

“Fantastic location ideal for the beach and dog walking.”

Feedback - Nov 2017

“Excellent property to rent for your holiday, not only is it just above a glorious beach but only a short drive to various towns, beaches and the wonderful Pembroke countryside. The house is roomy and spacious with superb views over the ocean with a balcony to sit out and dine. Our dogs were welcome and we would highly recommend Stella Maris to anyone looking forward to quiet and privacy in an idyllic setting. Tony & Sue: Devon”

Feedback - Oct 2017

“Lovely ,light ,warm cottage with stunning views down to the beach,will miss my early morning walk to the beach with the dog to see the sunrise,this is our first visit to Pembrokeshire the walks along the coastal path are stunning especially seeing the seal pups on the beach below, will definitely be back for a second look”

Feedback - Sep 2017

“Wow what a view from the spacious lounge and dining room, it doesn't disappoint. Lovely walk down to the beach from the garden. Lovely part of the country to visit, we shall be returning.”

Feedback - Sep 2017

“Lovely holiday home with stunning view to Freshwater East beach and bay. We only can recommend a stay.
Had a wonderful holiday.”

Feedback - Jul 2017

“Fantastic place to stay the house is amazing & the view is stunning. This is by far the best place We have ever stayed in the UK with our dog - we were lucky to have fantastic weather but even without the sun this place would be amazing. Thanks to the owners for making it dog friendly - house & location are superb.”

Feedback - Jun 2017

“Stunning house and location. Fabulous view and so close to the beach . Didnt want to leave. Dogs loved it.”

Feedback - Jun 2017

“Spacious property with everything required, including amazing views. Beautiful setting - heaven for children, adults and the dog alike - couldn't have wished for better. Many thanks - can't wait to return.”

Feedback - Apr 2017

“First class accommodation with amazing views. Perfect for beach walks with our dog. Will be booking again.”

Feedback - Mar 2017

“What a fabulous house, we had a great last minute break, just what we needed. Such a lovely place we enjoyed the walks to the beach, the log burner in the evening after a walk to the pub AND sky tv!
hope to return to this absolutely stunning comfortable house.
many thanks from Gwenda, Jeff, Helen, Ffion and Jimmy Chew”

Feedback - Jan 2017

“Perfect place for getting away from it all, and for large family get togethers. The view from most windows is breathtaking. The layout of the house was just right for our family, very spacious but very cosy. We will definately be looking for a return visit.”

Feedback - Dec 2016

“A second stay in a many months at this amazing holiday house set in a spectacular position overlooking one of the best beaches in South Pembrokeshire. We never tire of walking the beach at first light and after a day's coast path walking, a delicious lunch at the Stackpole it's back to the beach to catch the sunset. Then up the burrows to enjoy our wonderful accommodation at Stella Marks - it's addictive! Very highly recommended.”

Feedback - Nov 2016

“A lovely pet friendly cottage close to the dog friendly beach. Clean & comfortable with the biggest TV we've had in a holiday cottage. Wi Fi available if you want it, and a lovely log burner. Would go back again, one of the best cottages we have stayed in.Thanks”

Feedback - Nov 2016

“Our third stay here and just as good as ever. A beautiful house in a stunning location.”

Feedback - Oct 2016

“Property and location exceeded our expectations. Furnishings and decor is tastefully done with a touch of class and luxury to make our holiday extra special. Outdoors the views are pleasing and various walks kept us on an endless adventure with two dogs in tow. Time of year was just right as the beginning of Oct allowed us to take Our 2 dogs Pippa & Ruby on the many beaches in and around Pembrookshire. Would fully recommend to anyone thinking of renting this property. Local pubs allow pets in two.”

Feedback - Oct 2016

“This property is excellent, well equipped, great sea views, comfortable beds, and private gardens. wanted peace and quiet and we had it, only things i could hear was the birds and the sea. will be back soon hopefully.”

Feedback - Sep 2016

“Fantastic cottage, lovely decor, stunning views down to the beach, superb comfortable main bed. The patio was great and the beach was only a few minutes walk.”

Feedback - Sep 2016

“Had a wonderful week in Stella Maris which is a lovely, well fitted house with beautiful views. Would highly recommend.”

Feedback - Aug 2016

“We had a fantastic time the house was wonderful with fabulous unspoilt sea views and lovely surrounding gardens. We very much hope to book again next year.”

Feedback - Jul 2016

“Fab cottage, dogs completely welcome, views stunning, location idyllic, beautiful beaches - PERFECT HOLIDAY”

Feedback - Jul 2016

“Fantastic house, had everything we needed. Such beautiful views and great to be right above the beach.”

Feedback - Jun 2016

“A great place to stay with wonderful views.”

Feedback - Jun 2016

“Absolutely wonderful have already booked for next year.
We could not find fault with anything,even the weather was excellent.Arrived home yesterday and our 2 dogs have hardly moved since.Would definitely recommend to all of our family and friends.”

Feedback - Jun 2016

“Stunning, large cottage with amazing views and great walks. Easy access to beach. Tenby and Pembroke both worth a visit.
Accommodation very clean and spacious
Highly recommended”

Feedback - Jan 2016

“Lovely spacious accommodation with a stunning view. Loved walking directly from the garden to the beach. Great base for exploring local attractions. Fab fire. Thanks for a great weekend.”

Feedback - Jan 2016

“This cottage is one of the best equipped holiday homes we have stayed in; the views across the bay are spectacular and there are plenty of dog walks nearby. We cannot fault the property and have booked to return next year. The facilities are excellent, comfortable and well maintained.”

Feedback - Nov 2015

“Lovely place, great views enjoyed the stay.”

Feedback - Oct 2015

“Wow location, lovely house, amazing week.”

Feedback - Oct 2015

“Had a wonderful holiday. Home from home did not want to leave. So many places to visit one week isn't long enough. Dogs had a fab time and were shattered when we got home.”

Feedback - Sep 2015

“Absolutely fabulous cottage and well worth a stay. People are so friendly and helpful.”

Feedback - Jun 2015

“Lovely place . Priceless view . Perfect . Can't wait to stay again .”

Feedback - May 2015

“an excellent holiday home,with stunning view over the bay”

Feedback - May 2015

“Stella Maris was an absolute treasure of a "cottage", we spent 5days there, the weather was glorious and the house was fantastic. Scrupulously clean and with views to die for! Overall, I would most definitely recommend anyone to stay here!”

Feedback - Mar 2015

“Lovely property in a great location. Very spacious and well equipped. Fabulous view and only a short stroll to the beach.”

Feedback - Mar 2015

“Loved it, great location and fantastic for dogs”

Feedback - Feb 2015

“Fantastic views and easy access to the beach.”

Feedback - Feb 2015

“Wonderful views , very relaxing, beautiful house , very friendly owners, lovely walk to the wonderful beach, keeps you fit !
Will hope fully be back next year”

Feedback - Dec 2014

“Our second visit to this lovely spacious house with panoramic sea views, situated just a short stroll down through the dunes to a sandy bathing beach.”

Feedback - Oct 2014

“Such a wonderful place to stay. The views are stunning and the accommodation is so light and spacious. The beach is only a few minutes walk away. I would highly recommend Stella Maris.”

Feedback - Jul 2014

“Blessed with lovely weather in the main, we had a lovely week at Stella Maris. Incredible view, quick access to the beach, laid-back feel and even on the one rough day, great to watch from the big window or to get out onto the beach in.

Many thanks to Donna, Jeff & family for making us feel so welcome. Beautiful part of the world and we hope to return.”

Feedback - Jun 2014

“Excellent views. Very clean and perfectly located - loads of good beaches and walks nearby. Five minute walk to the (dog friendly) local pub.”

Feedback - May 2014

“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is gorgeous and the view is stunning. Owner and family are very friendly and helpful. Gorgeous beaches and lots to do for all ages locally.”

Feedback - May 2014

“We love everything about Stella Maris, from the location in Pembrokeshire, to the stunning views from the terrace.
This was our second visit, and have just booked for our third,
We were initially concerned that it was an attached property, and that our anticipated tranquility may have been disturbed by the owners living next door. However,Donna and Jeff were delightful and ,if anything, added to the success of our break.
A great place for a holiday.
PS Kiri, our Labrador, enjoyed it as well.”

Feedback - May 2014

“a wonderful break”

Feedback - Mar 2014

“We booked this quite late, one weeks notice, so secured an excellent price. I was immediately in contact with Donna, the owner, who made the booking process very easy. When we arrived at Stella Maris we were greeted by Jeff, who let us in and made us very welcome.
The house and, even more so, the view took our breath away. Full glass front overlooking the beach and the sea...breathtaking.
The living and sleeping accommodation were very comfortable and the whole house very clean.
There is a walk down to the beach which was easy on the way down but a little tougher on the way up!
We had a great stay here. Thanks Donna and Jeff”

Feedback - Jan 2014

“really lovely week in jan despite windy weather
lovely views to sea and easy access
cottage warm and comfortable
nice comfy (if soft) bed
quiet n peaceful
dog friendly
nr local pub
nice friendly welcome”

Feedback - Jan 2014

“First class cottage and position. Ideal base for Pembrokeshire.”

Feedback - Dec 2013

“Fantastic property in a great location with amazing views. Very comfortable and clean and we were made to feel very welcome. Thank you!”

Feedback - Nov 2013

“We were delighted with Stella Maris. It is a beautiful spacious property with a wonderful view over Freshwater Bay. Ideal for a couple or family. The main (double) bedroom is accessed via a twin bedroom which means it might not be ideal for some parties, although there is a sofa-bed in the dining room. Well appointed, warm and comfortable. The owners and their family are very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.”

Feedback - Oct 2013

“Excellent in every way. Returning next year!”

Feedback - Oct 2013

“It was excellent, beautiful location. Donna and Geoff were brilliant in advising and helping us during our stay.”

Feedback - Aug 2013