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Homeplace Holiday Lets

Stay moments from the beach on the beautiful Kent coast and/or explore the pretty city of Porto, Portugal from either one of our tastefully decorated holiday lets in both locations. Click the images below for more information on each.

"Having stayed at the gorgeous Homeplace Ramsgate apartment, we were really excited to visit Porto and Homeplace certainly did not disappoint! We walked miles exploring, but our favourite restaurants were all within 5 minutes of the apartment, which is in a really nice area. Wendy's local recommendations definitely helped us to get the most out of our weekend and we've already recommended it to several of our friends."Tom Corbett (Porto, May 2022)
"We spent 3 nights at Wendy & James’ beautiful Ramsgate apartment over the Easter holidays. It’s a perfect spot very close to town, the harbour and a sandy beach. The apartment is huge, in fact we only used half of it! It’s a lovely place to curl up with wine and a book after a busy day exploring. We packed a lot in during our stay, walking to Broadstairs & back along the beach, a day mooching in Margate, & cycling to Deal. All that exercise was necessary as we ate a lot of food - GB Pizza in Margate, Petes fish & chips & Archive (both in Ramsgate) all v good. Thanks Wendy for everything, we had a great & much needed break."Gayle Mansfield & Family (Ramsgate, April 2022)
"We had such a great time!! We absolutely loved Porto and your beautiful apartment, it was the perfect city break with our kids. Thank you also for all of your help and great suggestions, it made everything really easy. We will be back!!!"Sarah Pearson Short & Family (Porto, April 2022)
"I’ve just returned from a long winters weekend in Ramsgate, finally getting to stay after Covid sadly cancelled our previous booking for New year 2020! The apartment is cool, cosy and simply stunning… if you love interiors it's a dream place to stay! We spent the days walking along the coast and beach to Broadstairs, mooching around Ramsgate, day trips to Margate and antique shopping in Deal. Even though it was February and cold, the sun and blues skies made the perfect back drop. We spent the evenings either eating out locally or chilling by the fire with a takeaway. We had such a great weekend and would definitely come back… hopefully with a few friends next time to take advantage of the huge apartment! Wendy is the nicest host (with really good taste ) and so helpful!! Book asap if you haven’t already!"Kelly (Ramsgate, February 2022)
"We stayed at Wendy and James’ Ramsgate place over half term and had such a great relaxing fun time with our daughters. It was on the cusp of storm Eunice so weather was mixed. On the bright sunny days we strolled to the town or the beach and on the stormy days we snuggled in the gorgeous apartment and watched movies in the snug. I even managed a chilly dip in the sea! It’s no surprise that the apartment is so beautifully decorated with every corner curated. It’s also extremely spacious and perfectly located. Wendy’s recommendations were welcomed and we had a gorgeous Valentines lunch at Little Ships- even our fussy kids loved it! We had a wonderful time. Thank you!"Liz & Jim (Ramsgate, Feb 2022)
"This was my second time staying in the STUNNING Homeplace Ramsgate apartment and yet again, it didn't disappoint. I was able to book with confidence knowing my friends would love the apartment. We had a fantastic weekend, brunching in Broadstairs and enjoying cocktails a stone's throw from the apartment. We then settled in with much wine in the amazing living area and talked until the early hours. Everything from the cups for your morning coffee, to the comfort of the beds is outstanding. I will be back, but next, it's Porto..."Hannah Ahmed & Friends (Ramsgate, January 2022)
"We loved staying at Wendy and James’ lovely seaside flat. It’s decorated so beautifully and is super cosy. It’s perfect for a winter get away with the log burner, dvd room and super comfy beds. When we stayed, one of the days was very rainy but we didn’t care, as we nipped out, bought fish and chips and then ate them with Prosecco while watching a dvd in the den! It was ace. We will definitely be returning!! (Plus I’m desperate to go to their Porto flat too!)"Kirsty Musson & Family (Ramsgate, January 2022)
"We had another lovely weekend at Wendy’s beautiful flat in Ramsgate. As soon as we stayed last time we were sure we wanted to come back. This time we brought friends and they loved it as much as us. It felt like coming home, albeit to a more stylish and spacious home! As last time, we ate in both nights as we wanted to enjoy the flat; the fire, the kitchen and the cute snug where we watched a film. We had a lovely walk along the coast again to Broadstairs with a great Indian take away as recommended by Wendy in the evening. Keen to try out their Porto place now!"Natalie, Leon & Friends (Ramsgate, December 2021)
"Porto is beautiful. The architecture, the food and the people make it a very relaxing city break. Wendy & James' apartment is the perfect place to stay, central enough to walk most places which you definitely need to do to appreciate the colours and tiles of the surrounding buildings and the occasional street art. It helps that there are loads of cafes around to grab fuel for exploring and the daily pastel de nata quickly became ‘a habit’ during our visit. Wendy has loads of great recommendations too - our highlights were definitely Serralves, gelato at the beach in Foz, the cable car at Gaia and dinner at Mistu. Go, with or without kids for a fix of culture and food that works for all."Deb Leyshon & Guests (Porto, November 2021)
"The Homeplace apartment in Porto Wendy has created is simply gorgeous. Beautifully decorated and so spacious, much bigger than I imagined! Situated on one of the prettiest streets in the Bonfim district - tile heaven - with loads of great independent, artisan shops, cool cafes and outdoor spaces to enjoy nearby - the location couldn't be better. I was able to stroll down to the river then into the centre of the city to take in all the sights but also spent time in the square nearby to the base, enjoying the hub of fab restaurants there. The light and the design are so beautifully constructed that it was hard to tear myself away from the apartment. But Porto has so much to offer, it's a breathtaking city with so many attractions to cram in. The nearby beaches and fish restaurants are well worth the effort too if you want to go further afield - cheap as chips on the Metro. Porto is a hidden gem of a city for colour, architecture, natural beauty, and relaxation. It's much cheaper to eat and drink there too. Perfect city break! So much to see and do and felt perfectly safe for those wishing to travel alone. Wish I was still there!"Emma Jones (Porto, October 2021)
"We were so lucky to get a last minute booking at #TheHomeplaceHolidayLet, booking was so easy, just a few messages on Instagram and email and then all done. The flat is gorgeous, so comfy and stylish and we are now inspired to sort out our own house. The beach is literally on the doorstep and Wendy recommended lots of lovely places to eat all within walking distance of the flat. We can’t wait to return!"Amaryllis, Tom, Iris and Sunny the Puppy (Ramsgate, October 2021)
"We had a lovely stay with our 4 children in October. The apartment is large and allowed us to be all together or to spread out and have our own space. We loved skimming stones on the beach opposite, wandering around the harbour, mooching in vintage shops and eating out (especially in il tricolore). Towels, soap, washing up liquid and kitchen basics are provided which made packing much easier. A lovely weekend!"Katy Ahern & Family (Ramsgate, October 2021)
"The flat is in a brilliant location on the seafront in Ramsgate, just a short walk to the harbour and some lovely cafes and restaurants. It’s a great place to socialise with friends and family, but with so much space that it’s easy to find a room for some down time alone. It’s beautifully decorated with everything that you would need - now just want to recreate it all in my own home! Wendy was great to communicate with and gave great recommendations on the local area - all you need to make your holiday perfect!"Louise Coleman & Friends (Ramsgate, October 2021)
"The apartment was a perfect base for our trip to Porto. We were very much wowed when we walked into Wendy's apartment, it's quite possibly the nicest place we've stayed in a long time. It is beautifully decorated and a lot bigger than the photographs make out. The apartment has everything you need and is brilliantly located in a quiet neighbourhood, not too far from the hustle and bustle of Porto, transport links and local supermarkets and cafes. We walked most places as it's a fairly compact city. We were torn between wanting to stay in and cook, or go out to a restaurant for our evening meal, the apartment is so lovely we wanted to spend more time in it! I'd highly recommend the apartment and Porto, we had a great time."Chloë Ackroyd (Porto, August 2021)
"We loved Homeplace Ramsgate so much we went back again this year! We took Louie our dog this time. The beautiful apartment is so spacious and both my teens loved their double rooms with wi-fi. Best nights sleep ever as beds are so comfortable. Fabulous location, always so much to explore - great shops, cafes, restaurants. Wendy is beyond helpful, nothing is too much trouble, always with a swift response. Next year Homeplace Porto please! "Williams Family (Ramsgate, August 2021)
"We loved our stay in Wendy's flat in Ramsgate. The flat is probably bigger than our house so there was more than enough space for the four of us. And, as one previous reviewer has said, the pictures don't do it justice, the flat is even better than it looks on the website! Ramsgate is a lovely place, the beach is 5 minutes down the steps and we managed to visit both Broadstairs and the King Gorge VI Memorial Park with its greenhouse. Great stay at Wendy's place both for comfort and location!"Regina & Family (Ramsgate, July 2021)
"We had the best week staying in Ramsgate - it was joyful to be out of the house after so long, and staying in such a beautiful apartment made it a real treat. It's spacious and (oh so!) stylish, and ticks every box when it comes to both form and function, making it an ideal family holiday let. We already love that part of the Kent coast, and were so happy to have some time to explore it more - there are just loads of brilliant towns and beaches. We are delighted to have somewhere we know we love to stay for when we next come back."Amanda Mack & Family (Ramsgate, July 2021)
"Our first family holiday in over a year, so we treated ourself to something extra nice. We have been talking about staying at Wendy and James’ holiday let for ages and decided this was the perfect opportunity to go. We had high expectations and still they managed to overdeliver. The apartment is beautifully decorated, the recommendations for local things-do where great and we couldn’t have wished for better hosts. We will be back! Thank you so much!"Marcia, Dave & Indy (Ramsgate, June 2021)
"Wendy’s house is the most beautifully put together place we’ve ever stayed in, super clean and the location is great, just down the stairs to the sandy beach. We found it the perfect place to stay with our one year old because there’s a very dark bedroom, which she slept great in! Wendy was beyond helpful with lots of info before and during the stay too. Thank you!"Vaia & Family (Ramsgate, June 2021)
"We spent 3 nights in Ramsgate and knew from following Wendy we would love the apartment! There’s plenty of room (especially with a curious toddler in tow!) and everything we might possibly need was there. Wendy was a huge help from the start and provided a fantastic list of recommendations in the area, which we took full advantage of and enjoyed the most amazing sea food. Ramsgate puts you in a great location to explore local spots such as Broadstairs, Deal and Margate and there’s also plenty on your doorstep to keep you entertained in Ramsgate too. I will definitely be back - maybe with my girlfriends next time!"Becky Jacques & Family (Ramsgate, June 2021)
"Easy to find, close enough to town but far enough away not to be impacted by town centre hustle and bustle, the apartment is perfectly located. Super spacious, clean and beautifully styled, the apartment is an absolute delight to stay in. As fans of mid century design, each room brought joy. We felt very spoilt being only two of us in such a roomy space. Special shout out for the most comfortable bed pillows ever!!! The location, literally across the road from the beautiful sandy beach is perfect, and just a five minute walk to the harbour and restaurants and bars. Wendy provides detailed information on local places of interest and dining out recommendations which is really helpful if you’re only staying a couple of days. Definitely a place to return to. Thank you!"Rhonda Cook (Ramsgate, June 2021)
"In what has been a very strange time, we could not have been more excited for our mini break to Ramsgate - and boy did it not disappoint! Walking into the apartment, we were just blown away by the interiors - truly like something out a magazine, the photos really don’t do it justice! The location is super handy with Ramsgate’s sandy beach just outside the front door, and a stones throw away from the harbour for the evening’s entertainment. Wendy is a true gem of a host, and could not have done more to help make our stay perfect. Thank you for everything!"Chloe Thorpe & Family (Ramsgate, June 2021)
"We were very lucky to have found Wendy's apartment at such short notice. It's so beautifully decorated and spacious. Every little detail has been thought of and felt like a home from home, unlike most holiday lets. Excellent location, right on the beach and a short walk away from the best cocktails in Ramsgate (Albion House). Wendy is a great host, with prompt replies and many local recommendations. Already looking at when we can stay at her other property in Porto!"Amy Blake (Ramsgate, May 2021)
"Our stay at Wendy's in Ramsgate couldn't have been more perfect. Such a lovely and surprisingly big apartment. The attention to detail makes it feel like such a special place to be in (just like the Porto place, we are big fans of her holiday lets). The location was great for not only nipping to the sea but exploring the local area. We go to this part of the world a lot but have never based ourselves in Ramsgate and will no doubt try and be back at some point."Daisy Babbington & Family (Ramsgate, May 2021)
"Totally fell in love with this apartment. It was everything we wanted and more for a weekend away, just wish we could have had more time there. Each room was beautifully done and it felt like a real home from home (but more stylish than our real home!). It was such a treat to have such a large living and dining space, and we took lots of photos of things we wanted to buy for our own flat in London! On the Saturday, we walked along the sea front to Broadstairs and had some lovely seafood on the beach. We enjoyed pottering around Broadstairs and Ramsgate itself, visiting some of the places that Wendy had recommended to us. Wendy was really accommodating, helpful and friendly in organising our stay (which had to be rearranged at least 2 times due to COVID ) and gave lots of great tips for places to go and we will definitely be booking to come back again! Also keen to try out the other apartment they have in Porto."Natalie & Leon (Ramsgate, April 2021)
"The apartment at Ramsgate was perfect for our family break. When we arrived we were really impressed with how massive the main living area was and the flat just kept going, just when we thought we were at the back of the apartment more rooms revealed themselves. It allowed us to have a very calming break with amazing decor. Kids loved the film selection as well. The place is lovely and very clean. The location is also great, right on the front with a great walk down to the beach and along to Broadstairs to the left and the main town of Ramsgate to the right. Being so close to the beach made a huge difference to us to do long walks every day even in cold weather. We are coming back again this year to discover more hidden gems in the area."Silvia, Roland, Marco & Sofia (Ramsgate, April 2021)
"Totally fell in love with this apartment. It was everything we wanted and more for a weekend away, just wish we could have had more time there. Each room was beautifully done and it felt like a real home from home (but more stylish than our real home!). It was such a treat to have such a large living and dining space, and we took lots of photos of things we wanted to buy for our own flat in London! On the Saturday, we walked along the sea front to Broadstairs and had some lovely seafood on the beach. We enjoyed pottering around Broadstairs and Ramsgate itself, visiting some of the places that Wendy had recommended to us. Wendy was really accommodating, helpful and friendly in organising our stay (which had to be rearranged at least 2 times due to COVID ) and gave lots of great tips for places to go and we will definitely be booking to come back again! Also keen to try out the other apartment they have in Porto."Natalie & Leon (Ramsgate, April 2021)
"This was our fourth time visiting this gorgeous apartment.  For a big family it makes for a perfect holiday location. The place looks and feels incredible, due to Wendy's attention to detail which even extends to room fragrance - so nice! It's immediately relaxing and being able to cross the road to the beach is such a bonus. The decoration is beautiful and every time we visit there is a quirky new detail. The kitchen and living room area are so warm and welcoming and make it a great base to stay in and get cozy if you feel like cooking, there are some brilliant recipe books to experiment with.  We tried out some of the great restaurants nearby in Ramsgate and in Broadstairs which is a short walk from the apartment. Even with four kids and two adults the place feels spacious and there's a cool snug to watch movies which my children loved. An easy drive from London, the place has become our go-to mini break destination when we want to get away from the stress and some sea air. For teenagers Margate is only a few miles away where there are great shops and fun things to do. Already planning our next break!"Emma Jones & Family (Ramsgate, October 2020)
"Homely and comfortable yet elegant and chic, a superb place to stay on the glorious Kent coast! Beautifully decorated throughout and surprisingly spacious (we couldn’t quite believe how much room we had) Wendy's apartment is a vintage lover's dream. Ramsgate is charming, with a sandy beach on the doorstep and plenty to see and do. Plus wonderful Margate, Broadstairs and Whitstable all only a short drive away. Thanks Wendy & James, we hope to be back soon!"Tania & Alex (Ramsgate, August 2020)
"Wendy and James’ beautiful apartment was just the tonic for our family, especially after the last few months in Lockdown. It was a home from home, but er, much better lol! I’ve been itching to go for years and the last minute opportunity arose and it did not disappoint! Not only is the apartment full of gorgeous things and is so comfortable, its also in a perfect location. The gorgeous beach is over the road and there are plenty of lovely walks and restaurants, shops and places to catch a view and breathe in some sea air! We fell in love with it quite a bit and will definitely be returning! It was just what we all needed. Thanks again x"Donna Kelly & Family (Ramsgate, July 2020)
"Absolutely loved our stay at Wendy & James's in Ramsgate. A stones throw away from a lovely, sandy beach meant we could go for a brisk morning dip before we explored Ramsgate and the surrounding areas. The house itself is decorated beautifully and you can see the love and attention to detail that’s gone into everything - the flat was ample big enough for a group of six of us to enjoy and dine in when we wanted. The beds were super comfortable. Ramsgate itself was lovely and we took Wendy's advice and tried out some of the local restaurants, which we loved. We will definitely be returning! Remind me why I live in London again?"Joanne Lucy & Friends (Ramsgate, July 2020)
"This was such an enjoyable stay and Wendy is tirelessly attentive and accommodating! It's a lovely property covered in great decor at every turn!"Sarah Go-Gardner & Family (Ramsgate, July 2020)
"Wendy's beautiful apartment is in a gorgeous period house facing the seafront, 2 mins from the beach and 5 mins from the town centre and some lovely restaurants and coffee shops. We even found the best French bakery ever!! Last but no means least, the apartment itself was gorgeous. Super stylish and spacious yet homely and spotlessly clean. Great quality linen and comfy beds! We would have been equally happy to stay in everyday!"Gráinne Kavanagh & Family (Ramsgate, February 2020)
"Wendy, thank you so much for a lovely weekend. The apartment is absolutely stunning and couldn’t fit our mid-century tastes more perfectly. The attention to detail is exquisite, from the décor and furnishings to the towels and glassware. Ramsgate (and your place especially) was brilliant on a cold, sunny winter weekend. We can’t wait to book again in the summer!"Rebecca Baker and Lee Bamsey (Ramsgate, December 2019)
"Had a wonderful stay at the Homeplace Ramsgate holiday rental. Really nicely decorated and comfortable apartment, right on the seafront. Had a fabulous walk along the coastline into Broadstairs where there are loads of good places to eat. Ramsgate is a beautiful bit of coast we hadn’t been to before, a sort of prettier less busy Margate .... perfect for a girls weekend away. Thanks Wendy x"Kefi & Dawn (Ramsgate, September 2019)
"Porto stole our hearts…it is such a wonderful city. Staying in Homeplace Porto made it even more special - a stunning home from home with huge added luxury. Based in a fantastic neighbourhood with everything you need on your doorstep - yes, freshly baked custard tarts EVERY morning! The recommendations are superb, from Porto Tonics in the city to the Atlantic coast beaches - it was a holiday we will not forget in a long time, in fact, we will be back! Thank you!"Hannah Ahmed & Family (Porto, August 2019)
"Just wanted to say a big thank you. Your place was perfect for our little break and we loved every moment there. It’s so refreshing to stay somewhere that’s even nicer in the flesh, quite often you are over sold something that lets you down in real life. I’d highly recommend your apartment to everyone and we’ll definitely be considering your Porto place!"Beverley Camarda & Family (Ramsgate, August 2019)
"We really loved our stay in Porto at The Homeplace Porto Apartment. Having Wendy’s recommendations and the keys to the most amazing apartment made you feel like a local with insider information and helped us enjoy the beautiful city of Porto without any worries. The apartment itself was stylish and beautifully curated with a restful feel; gorgeous, retro pieces and fabulous Portuguese ceramics. We would have been happy to stay forever! This little gem is well worth a visit and I hope to return soon."Catherine Scott (Porto, July 2019)
"We’ve just had the most incredible trip. The apartment is so dreamy! Even more beautiful than the pics. It feels enormous and such a great neighbourhood full of amazing restaurants, coffee shops & even a bonus flea market in the local park! Thank you so much for letting us stay. We are all in love with Porto, such a beautiful, chilled city - gorgeous beaches, lovely people (and don’t get me started on the tiles). We are desperate to come back already."Laura & Friends (Porto, July 2019)
"I don’t know where to start with our stay in Porto...was it the eclectic, quirky and romantic city of Porto itself? Or was it the thoughtfully curated flat...owned, renovated and dressed by the stylish founder of Homeplace.co.uk?! City break meets seaside retreat. Relaxation meets the hustle bustle of a thriving city. Porto checked ALL of the boxes for good food, great coffee shops, art scene, culture and nightlife. Safe, vibrant, gorgeous and romantic. Full of history, full of character and oh so cool. 20 minutes to gorgeous and laid back beaches. Porto tastings and fresh seafood...heaven!! The flat has the lateral appeal that we so often lack in London. It’s quirky layout and carefully thought out attention to vintage detail (not to mention the collection of houseplants) is like a warm hug to walk into after a day of exploring. We will be back as soon as humanly possible. And don’t worry about researching the city...Wendy will send everything you need to know upon booking. It is a no brainer...a best-kept travel secret for sure..."Kristina Georghiades & Family (Porto, July 2019)Porto,
"I just want to pop an email to say thank you so much for a fab stay at yours last weekend. It was the perfect place for me and Ben and the kids and grandad and we will definitely come again! There is so much in Thanet!! And when the sun shines what better place for an easy holiday?"Ciara Elliot (Ramsgate, May/June 2019)
"The apartment is a great space for a gathering with family and friends. A beautiful open plan living space and kitchen and three really good size bedrooms with very comfortable beds and stylish soft features placed throughout. You are a moments throw from the beach and the delights of Ramsgate and the surrounding areas. The apartment is cozy and has all the amenities you need for a really great holiday."Bekki Smith (Ramsgate, March 2019)
"I had the most relaxing stay with the family at Homeplace Ramsgate. We had everything we needed and the apartment was so tastefully decorated. It was very homely and our kids really enjoyed the open living spaces to run around in. I had one of the best sleeps ever on the super comfortable bed and pillows. We were also provided with a great list of restaurants for local and surrounding areas that we worked our way through during our stay! I highly recommend a visit and we would certainly come back again."Wendy Cheung (Ramsgate, March 2019)
"Was a joy to stay in this beautiful apartment. Wendy has created a stunning space, mixing the old and the new and retaining all its special character. Brilliant location in a nice peaceful part of town, close enough to easily dip in and out of the city centre buzz. Has everything you'd need, including the all important comfy beds! We will be back!"Amy Ward (Porto, March 2019)
"The beautiful Homeplace apartment was the centre-point of a blissful family spring get away. The spacious rooms meant we could enjoy family meals around the dining table, chill out in the living room and let the kids unwind from a long day of walking without ever feeling crammed-in. There are great local places to eat and drink nearby, and supermarkets if you want to just stay in and cook. The whole place looks incredible, of course - tastefully decorated, but not fussy. You can enjoy a family holiday in luxury, without feeling like a stranger."Emilie Fournet (Porto, April 2019)
"“We had a wonderful stay in Wendy and James’s seaside getaway. It is beautifully curated, brilliantly located and every aspect of our experience felt personal, friendly and special. I have been recommending it to everyone - it’s perfect for couples, friends or families. I have no doubt we will be back again!” "Kristina Spindler (Ramsgate, May 2019)
"We really enjoyed our stay in your Porto space, it made our trip even more of a treat because we looked forward to going back and chilling in our ‘Porto home’ as well as exploring the city. We’d looked at going to Porto for a city break for a while, but it was watching you guys refurb, restore and make the apartment look magic that prompted us to book the trip! (Instagram can be a great thing)  We’ve come home inspired by your decor, and refreshed from our break, we will definitely be booking again! "Bethany Heal (Porto, May 2019)
"We visited Wendy’s Ramsgate apartment for a girls weekend and were blown away. Instead of a sterile, Ikea filled Airbnb, we felt like we were staying at a boutique hotel. Everything from the super soft bed linen to the gorgeous glassware made all of us decide we want to visit again soon. The beach opposite is clean and the water clear and the local restaurants that were recommended didn’t disappoint. "Charlotte Wilkes & Friends (Ramsgate, September 2020)

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