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Quality in Tourism GOLD Award overlooking Porthminster Beach

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Saint Ives Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Two bed, two en-suite, hard-to-find ocean-view terrace and parking

Tucked away, a stones throw from the hustle and bustle of St. Ives, The Apartment is a calm beach retreat perched above Porthminster Beach. Enjoy the boutique style of a hotel with all the comfort and freedom of home. GOLD Award by Visit Britain Quality in Tourism.

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

The Apartment offers free wireless broadband and a 32’ LCD surround-sound cinema system with Sky HD. Personal touches include a library of classic films for all ages, board games and Molton Brown bath products. Welcome pack of tea, coffee etc. provided on arrival.

For a comprehensive Access Statement, please e-mail:

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 DVD, Sky HD, 32' LCD TV and cable to connect your i-Pod.

Dining Area: 4 contemporary chairs at a table with harbour and ocean views.

Kitchen Area: Fully equipped with washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, electric cooker, fridge and freezer. Black granite counter tops and stainless appliances.

Terrace: Modern eating area for 4, with sub-tropical planting and 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 cost.

Booking and Arrival Information:

- Check the availability and rates for your preferred dates

- Complete the booking form this web site and / or call the owner, Alan Hocking, on (44) (0) 7739 713876

- Pay your deposit and balance with a credit card via this website

- Contact us 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

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Alan Hocking
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2016
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About Alan Hocking

The owner, Alan Hocking, is a Cornishman raised a few miles from St. Ives. He lives and works in London and makes frequent visits back to Cornwall where his family still live.

Alan Hocking purchased this apartment in 1994

Guestbook comments from the owner

(The following review appears on Trip Advisor where the guest rated The Apartment 5/5)

"The Apartment is located in just the right place for a great holiday by the beach. It is set back from the hustle and bustle but near enough to pop out with a young child to eat out in the evening. If you want to stay in, the kitchen has everything you need and more and the dining table located in the bay window gives you the best view in St Ives with its view of the harbour".
May 2013
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Quality in Tourism GOLD Award overlooking Porthminster Beach
average rating of 4.714286 based on 15 reviews

Elegant seaside living

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for letting us stay in your glorious apartment. It really was every bit as beautiful as the photos on the website suggested - the sort of enviable taste that makes one never want to leave. St. Ives was perfect - the weather was kind, the town charming, the sea blue and the restaurants you recommended were just as good as you suggested. Portminster cafe became a regular haunt for its food and exceptional view. Hidden Kitchen got our vote for food. Sloop for beer and afternoon sun (good to find a pub that does both beer and a decent Provencal rose), and interesting clientele. Didn’t have time or room for much more, but hope we can make a return visit next year and, if life is kind, your apartment might be available when we come again. I have kept a bit of sand in one of my shoes to remind me that it wasn’t that long ago we were walking on the beach. Thank you once again for the brief few days of elegant seaside living. We loved it! The Kershaws

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Brilliant place to stay would recommend to family and friends

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the apartment this summer for a week and loved every minute of it. The décor is amazing and the beds are so comfortable we slept like babies. The apartment is two minutes from a beautiful sandy beach and 5 minutes walk into St Ives. We took our teenage daughter and a friend and they had a great time too.

We ate at the restaurant on the beach which we would really recommend but suggest booking as busy at night We love to play tennis and the courts next to the apartment where perfect and look out to sea. A morning in the Spa then lunch was another high light.

We definitely want to stay in the apartment again as the whole experience was so relaxing and comfortable and the décor of the apartment makes you feel really special

Thanks Alan for a great week!


  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Luxury, well equipped perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views, small but well equipped kitchen. Really comfortable beds, 2 great ensure shower rooms. Sky tv a bonus and great surround sound. Has everything you needed and the bonus of a car parking space right outside the property.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wonderful St Ives Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a very comfortable and pleasant stay in this apartment for a long weekend.

It has the great benefit of being easy to find without having to drive right through St Ives & has its own parking space. We just parked up for the weekend and didn't need the car again until it was time to go home.

The apartment is well-equipped and we really appreciated the properly thick curtains allowing for a lie-in without being woken up by the morning sunshine! The beds were comfortable with good quality bed linen and towels provided.

The apartment was clean and everything worked, we were contacted to let us know when it was ready and were made welcome to get in touch with the local manager of the property if we needed anything.

The Porthminster beach with the amazing Porthminster Café restaurant (book ahead for a table as it's very popular) is right by the apartment and it is a flat walk into town once you are down the slope towards the beach. We had a lovely ride on the little train to St Erth and back enjoying the views of the bay and the cream tea at the tiny but sweet station café.

This is a lovely part of St Ives to stay in & a great find as a rental apartment, don't miss it!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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A lovely beachside haven!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful beachside haven, offering a really luxurious stay. Stunning location with careful attention to detail, and your every need catered for. Also comes with an invaluable car parking space! Nothing was too much trouble for the owner..... Can't recommend it highly enough!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Perfectly located, cosy apartment

  • 5 of 5

We loved the apartment and St Ives! The apartment is well-equipped and furnished beautifully. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen is equipped with everything you need. We really appreciated the tea, coffee, milk and biscuits on arrival. Lots of information is provided, as well as a DVD library and games. It is three minutes walk from the beach and eight minutes into St Ives. To note, the apartment has one car parking space but parking in St Ives is very difficult so I would advise only bringing one car. We had a great time and would definitely stay here again. Thank you for a wonderful holiday!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
The Pedn Olva Hotel
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.4 Kilometres
Tregenna Castle
Nearest Train
0.1 Kilometres
St. Ives
Nearest Motorway
172 Kilometres
M5 at Exeter
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Porthminster Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The Apartment, St. Ives is perched above Porthminster Beach with uninterrupted view of St. Ives harbor, Godrevy lighthouse and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. The renowned Porthminster Beach Cafe is a two minute walk from the front door and the Tate St. Ives is a 10 minute stroll along along the water's edge to Porthmeor Beach. Short stays available (min 3 nights). Peak summer weeks run from Saturday to Saturday.

The best of the South West are all within an easy drive of St. Ives, including St. Michael's Mount, The Minnack Theater, Lands End and the Eden Project.


Rates & Availability

Saint Ives Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 31 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $304

7 night-minimum bookings run from Saturday to Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Saint Ives Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , or zip 'n' link King
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The Apartment is located 100 metres from the beach up a short steep hill which guests with mobility challenges should consider. Pease e-mail for a comprehensive Access Statement.

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