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Prime seaside location, wonderful sea terrace and gardens, car parking, Wifi

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TV, DVD player, books, stereo
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Overview of Prime seaside location, wonderful sea terrace and gardens, car parking, Wifi

Private host

Prime seaside location, wonderful sea terrace and gardens, car parking, Wifi

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire apartment

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
St Ives, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCarbis Bay Beach4 min walk
  • Popular LocationPorthminster Beach4 min drive
  • Popular LocationWest Cornwall Golf Club4 min drive
  • AirportNewquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall)59 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5
1200 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    2 single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

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

Prime seaside location, wonderful sea terrace and gardens, car parking, Wifi

Waterfront Apartment with kitchen and patio
Beach View is a modern contemporary holiday property which has undergone a complete refurbishment and occupies a superb elevated front line position on the site of the old Gwel Marten Hotel on Headland Road in Carbis Bay and just a short walk to one of the best beaches in England. The apartment boasts a fantastic private sea terrace which very few properties have and overlooks the immaculate gardens of Gwel Marten, providing glorious uninterrupted sea and beach views. There is also free Wifi internet access.

There is a large private covered parking space which is just a few seconds walk away and just a little further is the delightful Carbis Bay train station. It is just a short train ride into the centre of St Ives along the single track and the journey takes just a few minutes and follows a wonderfully scenic path along the coast. The train very popular with visitors and a great way of beating all the busy holiday traffic in St Ives.

Beach View is also located right on the doorstep of the South West Coastal Path so it is an ideal base to start your walk and is also just a few minutes walk down the hill to the golden soft sands of Carbis Bay with its calm turquoise water.

Internally the apartment is very spacious (1200 sq ft) and in the main is fully open plan with a white gloss modern kitchen with breakfast bar, formal dining area with a large table and six chairs and a luxurious lounge area with two very large three seater sofas where guests can relax and enjoy breathtaking sea views. The modern family bathroom is again very spacious and has a separate shower enclosure, twin sinks and a deep luxurious bath with additional shower. There are two large bedrooms to the rear with the master bedroom having a king size bed and the second bedroom has two single beds with an additional single bed designed with flexibility in mind. Both bedrooms have TVs.

There is also has a very useful rear terrace with seating and which is ideal for a morning coffee and a read of the papers when more shelter is required and its also provides guests with a great outdoor storage area for bikes and surfboards.

In terms of local facilities, the nearest supermarket is a Tesco which is less than 5 minutes drive away off the main A3074 road into St Ives and where there is a great Costa Coffee which also has free wifi. There are also banks, hairdressers, a chemist, newsagents and general stores all a short walk away in the centre of Carbis Bay. During the day when on the beach there is a cafe and food outlet.

Please feel free to contact us for further information, additional pictures of the apartment and useful websites. The apartment is available all year round and a great escape location during the off-peak winter season when walking the South West Coastal path is particularly popular activity. During this time the apartment is available for shorter breaks including weekend and mid-week stays. The St Ives music & arts festival during September is popular as is the New Year festivities.
Guest accommodation at this apartment offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. This St Ives apartment provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

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

Property manager

Speaks English
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car not required


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


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Swimming nearby

Safety features

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


  • Sleeps 5
  • Unit size: 1200 sq ft (111 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 26


Check-out before 9:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
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 and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

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

Property is also known as

5 Star Guest Rated Great Location Awesome Beach sea Views
5 Star Guest Rated Great Location Awesome Beach sea Views

About this area

St Ives

Located in St Ives, this apartment is on the waterfront. St Ives Harbour and West Cornwall Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore St. Michael's Mount and Carbis Bay Beach. Consider Acorn Theatre for a night out or St Ives Museum if you're travelling with kids. Jet skiing and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with cycling and horse riding nearby.

What's nearby

  • Carbis Bay Beach - 4 min walk
  • Porthminster Beach - 4 min drive
  • West Cornwall Golf Club - 4 min drive
  • St. Ives Theatre - 5 min drive
  • St Ives Harbour - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Carbis Bay Station - 3 min walk
  • Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall) - 59 min drive


  • La Casita - 6 min walk
  • The Bean Inn - 12 min walk
  • Scoff Troff Cafe - 5 min drive
  • Alba Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • Hub - 5 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 30 out of 36 reviews
5 - Excellent 83%
Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 36 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 36 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 36 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 36 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Well-located. Overpriced.
We have just spent a week in this apartment. The views from the front are fabulous and the location is very good and very near Carbis Bay train station. The kitchen is very well stocked and the sitting room is lovely. The beach is gorgeous. The walk down to the beach is relatively steep but not difficult for the average person/child. However I do feel that the cost was high for what we got. This is a two bedroom flat with attractive views from the open plan front sitting room/kitchen but which is very much less attractive to the rear. The rear ground floor bedrooms have windows overlooking a communal courtyard with a bright lamppost in it. There were blackout blinds in one bedroom but not the other. There is a patio outside the sitting room but it is centimetres away from the patio of the neighbours on each side, so you are heavily dependent on them being considerate (which they were during our week). Also, to get to the covered parking space, you have to go up two flights of stairs and cross a road. Also the mattresses creaked very loudly every time we moved. Finally on arrival the house smelt strongly of air fresheners (we counted six in total) and the storage heaters were on - in August - it took overnight to cool down. Overall, there are many pluses about this property, but be in no doubt that it is a commercial rental property which is part of a portfolio.

5/5 Excellent

Another excellent stay!
Our second visit to this property and it didn’t disappoint, we are missing the stunning views again already! Lovely, clean and spacious apartment with parking in the beautiful location of Carbis bay, 2 minute walk to the station and beach areas with easy access into St Ives, would definitely recommend, thank you for another wonderful stay!

4/5 Good

Great apartment at brilliant location
It’s a room with the best view and easy access to the beach and the train station. Car parking space too small and check in time far too late in the day and check out of 8.30am pretty unhelpful with a family to organise and car to pack.

5/5 Excellent

What a view :)
We had a lovely time staying at the apartment. The view to the beach and ocean is what makes the apartment so special. The location is great although the walk up the hill back from the beach is a killer. Very steep hill. A couple of things that we didn’t like were the beds as they were lumpy and hard. We didn’t sleep well in them at all so maybe the owner can invest in some better quality mattresses? Also, the washer/dryer was temperamental to use as once the cycle finished it locked the clothes inside. We waited half hour to see if the lock would turn off but it didn’t so ended up having to contact the owner who responded promptly. We ended up running the cycle again to get the clothes out in the end. We also tried to dry the clothes but it ended up washing them instead so I’d say more guidance is needed for the washer/dryer usage. Aside from those two issues we loved our stay and highly recommend to anyone wanting to visit Carbis Bay :)

5/5 Excellent

Amazing views over the bay
Comfortable and spacious apartment, stylishly furnished in lovely location