Captain's Quarters

Margate, Kent
  • 6
  • 2
  • Pet Friendly

Live like an admiral of the fleet in this stylish apartment with stunning 180 degree sea views, complete with captain's chair and binoculars.

  • As featured in The Guardian and The Daily Mail
  • Stunning 180 degree sea views
  • In the heart of vibrant Margate
  • Minutes from the sandy beach and quirky Old Town

About Captain's Quarters

"Walking into to the apartment is a seafaring voyage wrapped up in naval history and seaside, which tastefully decorated with Cunard memorabilia and oceanic interiors brings a wave of cruise-like elegance and coastal comfort." - Career Traveller (April, 2018)

"The pretty Captain's Quarters flat is on the second floor of an apartment block in the lively seaside town of Margate, right on the water's edge and not far from the old town centre. Its decor is bright and modern, and large sash windows give plenty of light and dramatic sea views. " - The Guardian (
December, 2017)

"A ravishing retreat" - The Daily Mail (August, 2017)

Captain's Quarters is the proud receiver of the Visit England Accredited Self Catering award.

If you've ever fancied life on the ocean waves then Captain's Quarters is perfect. Stylishly decorated to resemble a comfortable and relaxing sea captain's accommodation, and full of lovely quirky features such as a world map above the hearth, a captain's chair, shipping map and binoculars, and a large print of the famous Fighting Temeraire ship epitomised by J M W Turner, which happens to be the name of this apartment block.

Turner was a resident in Margate for some years and loved Margate for it's very special light. In fact he is often referred to as 'the painter of light'.

Captain's Quarters is the perfect place to stay in Margate to appreciate this light as the four large sash windows provide stunning 180 degree sea views, with exquisite sunrises and sunsets. The large open plan living space offers comfortable sofas for relaxing, and a ship's captains mahogany dining table. A treasure chest full of games and fully stocked bookcase will keep adults and children entertained if the weather turns a bit choppy!

The master bedroom has an ensuite shower and the second bedroom can be either a kingsize bed or a twin bedded room on request. The main bathroom is a tropical island retreat complete with parrots and pineapples!

Located just moments from direct access to over 9 miles of award winning sandy beaches, and the quirky Old Town, this apartment is both child and pet friendly so perfect for couples and small families.

Why not read about, founder of Career Traveller, Emma's stay at Captain's Quarters here, as well as finding out more about the history and renovation of Captain's Quarters here.


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"Thank you for hosting us in your fabulous, comfy, warm, cosy apartment. We’ve had a fabulous time with long wind-swept walks along to Botany Bay and Westbrook Bay with Bella the dog. We also loved the town beach by Dreamland. We haven’t used the car at all just enjoying the beaches, the old town and some of the bars and restaurants ...… We have truly loved and appreciated your lovely apartment. Spacious, well equipped, yet cosy too. So it’s a very big thank you from us all and we hope to be back in the not too distant future. Thanks also for the supplies. Bella gives a big woof of thanks for her biscuits."

The Pringle family - November 2018

"“We’ve had wonderful stay at Captain’s Quarters and you were right about the sunsets, simply stunning. Thank you for your very kind hospitality.”"

The O’Driscolls and Alfie the dog - August 2018

"“We had a wonderful week in Captain’s Quarters and explored lots of the area. The views from the apartment are stunning and we enjoyed playing Downton Abbey Cluedo too!”"

The Mackay Family - August 2018

"“Thank you so much – we’ve had a wonderful stay. The views are just amazing, the perfect spot for sunset watching and we love the tropical bathroom.”"

The Lourie Family - August 2018

"Great location, lovely accommodation which had everything we needed. Nice extra touch with tea, coffee etc. Thank you for making us feel so welcome."

Adam & Sharon and Sue & Phil - August 2018

"We loved the flat. Thanks so much for such a lovely, warm welcome. You really have thought of everything! The treats you left were very much appreciated."

Wallace Family - August 2018

"What a fantastic week we've had. Love Margate and the beaches in Thanet are wonderful. Captain's Quarters are delightful; comfortable beds, clean, beautifully presented. We especially liked the hand soap! Much love and many thanks"

July 2018

"Thank you for a wonderfully fun and comfortable stay. Loved being Captain of the ship and sea gazing - Margate has many hidden treasures so might stay a week next time! Beautiful accommodation and loved waking up to the sea. Emma Bumpus The apartment was very nice and comforting. Me and my Mum enjoyed our selves very much."

Bumpus Family - April 2018

"Captain's Quarters is one word - fantastic! We had a great time in what felt like a ship with everything. The owner has nailed great hospitality and this is a property I would recommend for sightseeing, location, proximity to amenities and luxury. The Mulberry website completely reflects the property with it's beautiful rooms and unique history, clearly a lot of love has gone into this property."

Emma - April 2018

"Many thanks for an incredibly comfortable stay. It has been lovely to have a change of scenery and we've really enjoyed ourselves in your beautiful flat. So lovely to be able to bring the dog with us too!"

Sarah, Sue, Harry & Mollie - November 2017

"Despite the 'cold' November weather, we managed a lovely walk to Botany Bay for the dog to run around on the beach. The apartment is nice and cosy and was perfect to come back to each day. Margate is always a great place to come. We'll definitely come back to Captains Quarters."

Kim, Gill and Jasper - November 2017

"Thank you for providing such a warm welcome and a beautiful home for our stay. Stunning view, perfect location and would definitely come again. It was the perfect rest away from London"

Claire and Manu - Novemeber 2017

"Such a wonderful flat in a stunning location. You have done an amazing job, Captain's Quarters is a fantastic location. The kids loved the walk / scoot to the beach. The couple who run Sunset Rock Shop were lovely, so pick up your beach toys there. We had great thin crust pizza at GB Pizza Company. Everyone we encountered in Margate has been so welcoming, even the lads running the kids rides on the beach were great with the children. Spent a few wet hours in the Pick n Paint a Pot, very close to Captain's Quarters and they ship it to you once it's been fired. The perfect end to our summer, we are looking forward to another visit, thank you."

August 2017

"Thank you so much for hosting us in your fabulous apartment. After spending long summer days on the beach and pottering around wonderful Margate, it was such a joy to come back to your beautiful place and kick back with a glass of vino and just watch the sea."

August 2017 - Cheung Family

What makes this area
So special...

Margate is a thriving and vibrant town full of quirky, retro and antique shops, the iconic Dreamland fairground and the Turner Contemporary art gallery.

Property details

Captain's Quarters

Sleeps 6, in 2 bedrooms (and a sofabed) and 2 bathrooms (of which 1 is ensuite)

Second floor apartment all on one level

Large open plan sitting / dining room / kitchen.

Sitting room has one chesterfield sofa and one large sofa bed. The mahogany dining table seats 6 guests and the kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven and hob, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.

TV and freeview, DVD player, books for all ages and a treasure chest full of games.

Master Bedroom (sleeps 2) Kingsize bed, wardrobe and ensuite shower room with walk-in shower, WC and basin

Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) Twin beds, wardrobe (the beds can be made up as a Kingsize bed on request on booking)

Tropical island themed bathroom with bath and overhead shower, WC and basin


There is no private garden but the stunning views from the open sash windows more than compensate, direct access to the beach and large public gardens for picnicking and dog walking.



Central Heating

What you need to know

If booked for 6 guests, 2 guests will be sleeping on the sofabed

Cot and highchair available

Pets welcome

Free street parking outside the apartment block and in surrounding streets

The property is on the second floor and there is no lift

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