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Overview of GOLD Award, spa, gym, pool membership, bay view terrace, parking

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

GOLD Award, spa, gym, pool membership, bay view terrace, parking

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPorthminster Beach2 min walk
    Popular LocationSt Ives Harbour8 min walk
    Popular LocationPorthmeor Beach12 min walk
    AirportNewquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall)58 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
646 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

GOLD Award, spa, gym, pool membership, bay view terrace, parking

Family-friendly apartments with fitness centre and spa tub
Bookings are now on the basis of a 18:00 arrival and 09:00 departure to allow for a 9 hour gap and steralising clean between guests on a same-day changeover, otherwise 15:00 arrival and 10:00 departure.
Tucked away, a stones throw from the hustle and bustle of St. Ives, The apartment is a calm beach retreat perched above Porthminster Beach. Boutique hotel styling with GOLD Award by Visit England Quality in Tourism.

Your rental includes a dedicated parking space and unlimited access to the adjacent St. Ives Harbour Hotel Spa for two people through the apartment’s membership. Facilities include: pool with hydro jet, jacuzzi, steam room, dry sauna, gym and sun bathing terrace with loungers. Card can be used by any two guests at a time and offers a 20% discount, food, drinks and treatments at the hotel. Spa access is subject to the facilities being re-opened.

Inside the apartment, Each room has been individually set by the designer behind the Queen Mary 2 interiors. The Apartment is furnished to a high standard with custom furniture and fixtures and fittings by Pierre Frey and Philippe Starck. Art Nouveau wardrobes, original deco photographs of local scenes, and a whopping chandelier give a contemporary-classic twist to the beachside location.

Previous guests say in the Visitors' Book:

"What a gem of an apartment." [Will and Barbara]
"The apartment is beautiful." [Karen & Craig]
"Very stylish apartment, well equipped with everything you need" [The Browns]
"Many thoughtful touches...especially the very comfortable beds." [Gill & Kate]
"This booking has been fantastic from start to finish. Your communication is welcoming and efficient and can't wait to stay again" [Becky & friends]

The Apartment includes high-speed broadband and a 32’ HD surround-sound HD TV system with Netflix and YouView. Personal touches include board games, Molton Brown shower products, and a welcome tray of tea, coffee, milk, and biscuits waiting on arrival. Nespresso machine and capsules.

Front bedroom: Art Nouveau wardrobe and exquisitely comfortable bed (5ft width). French door leading directly onto the terrace with ocean and harbor views. Minimalist en-suite with rain shower, Philippe Starck fittings and low-level LED night-lighting.

Rear bedroom: Dressing area with Ralph-Lauren style black dresser, 'zip-n-link' beds for flexible accommodation as twin beds or a king-size. Separate bathroom with low-level LED night-lighting, Italian-designed sink and dark Italian stone tiling.

Lounge: Engulfing wing chairs, sofa, reading lamps, antique chandelier, dark wood floors and light linen rug. High-end surround sound system with 32' LCD TV, YouView box with Netflix. Launch the candles in the fireplace to create a warm flicker by remote from the sofa.

Dining Area: Round glass table with 4 contemporary back fabric chairs, two of which offer harbour and ocean views.

Kitchen Area: Fully equipped with washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave (with browning grill), electric cooker and hob fridge and freezer. Black granite counter tops and stainless appliances. Nespresso machine and cafetière (plunger style) for coffee.

Veranda: Modern eating area for 4, halogen heater, two planters with succulents, agave-family evergreens and lampranthus flowering in early summer. Sweeping views of St. Ives Harbour and Bay.

The Apartment has a dedicated parking space right in front. All bed linen and towels are provided. Just bring beach towels. Electricity, gas, water, parking, wireless internet included in the rental.

Booking and Arrival Information:

- Check the availability and rates for your preferred dates
- Complete the booking form this web site
- Pay your deposit and balance with a credit card via this website
- Contact me to say whether you would like the second bedroom to be made up with twin beds or a Super King-sized bed
- Pick-up the keys from a secure lock box at the apartment on arrival
- The Apartment's dedicated parking space is right in front, level with property entrance (see Accessibility below).

The apartment is a 3 minute walk from St. Ives train station up a short but steep hill (with views from the veranda as the pay-back). Access by car is via a steep, single lane private. The parking space, in front of the apartment, is on an upward slope. UNSUITABLE FOR PARKING A LARGE SUV (please note: the owner has parked a BMW X5 in the space however manoeuvring a car this size into the space when the adjacent space is occupied is not advised).
Guest accommodation at this apartment offers fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers with a rainfall showerhead, and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions come with Netflix. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

Recreational amenities at the apartment include a spa tub, a steam room and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Alan Hocking

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Shared/communal pool
  • Sunloungers
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car not required

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Paper towels
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bath or shower
  • Rainfall shower head
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • LCD TV
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Tennis on site
  • Golf on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Fishing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 646 sq ft (60 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 6:00 PM


Check-out before 9:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive lockbox information
You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking

Access methods



Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock

We should mention

A car is not required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Quality Tourism Gold Award Overlooking Porthminster Beach
Gold Award Spa Gym Pool Membership bay View Terrace Parking
Quality in Tourism Gold Award Overlooking Porthminster Beach

About this area

St Ives

Located in St Ives, this apartment is near the beach. While the natural beauty of Porthminster Beach and St. Michael's Mount can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can explore St Ives Harbour. Consider Acorn Theatre for a night out or St Ives Museum if you're travelling with kids. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with horse riding and hiking.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Porthminster Beach - 2 min walk
  • St Ives Harbour - 8 min walk
  • St. Ives Theatre - 9 min walk
  • Barbara Hepworth Museum - 10 min walk
  • Porthmeor Beach - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • St Ives Station - 7 min walk
  • Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall) - 58 min drive


  • Alba Restaurant - 8 min walk
  • Hub - 8 min walk
  • Scoff Troff Cafe - 9 min walk
  • The Yellow Canary Cafe - 9 min walk
  • Firehouse Bar & Grill - 9 min walk

Frequently asked questions

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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Perfection after lockdown
This property is absolutely stunning! The location is incredible, literally a stones throw from the beach. The apartment is designed and decorated to a beautiful standard and Alan was very lovely, accommodating and prompt in all of our communications. The area is beautiful, so many beaches to explore - I highly recommend the costal walk to Carbis Bay Beach and visiting Hayle beach if you have chance too. The kids loved the apartment and we would stay there again in a heartbeat. Thank you Alan for giving us such a lovely holiday particularly after a year of not leaving Birmingham!

5/5 Excellent

Week Getaway
We heard 4 days before our trip to St. Ives that the house we had rented had been flooded and would not be available. Alan (the owner) could not have been more helpful to accommodate our request, even extending our stay at the last minute too. We have a young family and the kids really enjoyed the access to the swimming pool on a daily basis at the local hotel and they also had a couple of tennis lessons at the clay courts just across from the apartment. The apartment is central to everything (don't be put off by comments on parking, we have an estate and managed easily) and a short stroll along the waterfront into town, admittedly after walking down a reasonably steep hill. We went to Porthminster Beach Cafe pretty much every day and enjoyed watching the kids play on the beach (in December!). The apartment had everything we needed and we really enjoyed our stay.

5/5 Excellent

Great location
The property is a great location, it is on a hill so be prepared. You have sea views from the property and veranda and it is a five minute walk to the centre of St Ives . I would stay here again.

5/5 Excellent

Amazing views
Very stylish apartment with everything that we needed for our stay. Amazing views of the beach & harbour from the balcony. We loved having breakfast each day on the balcony enjoying this view. Just 2 minute walk to the beach and 5 minutes to the harbour making this a perfect location.

5/5 Excellent

Happy new year!
Beautiful setting ideal for town’s celebrations. Apartment excellent except for parking ! It was extremely awkward at times impossible. Although described as “a bit tricky” with all the other spaces occupied by large cars it was impossible to manoeuvre into our allocated space. As town parking at this time of the year is non existent this point alone would mean WE won’t rebook.