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Beautiful Luxury Apartment In Carbis Bay, St Ives Close To The Beach with WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

A superb 2 bedroom apartment, only a 3 minute walk down to the sandy beach.

Beautiful Bay Retreat is in a prime location with some sea views. There is also a wonderful communal terrace with amazing panoramic sea views across to St Ives Bay and beyond. It creates the perfect place for couples and families wishing to relax and enjoy a luxury self catering holiday any time of year.

Internally the apartment is bright & beautifully presented. The central hallway has doors leading off to an open plan living area which includes a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and cosy lounge which has a luxurious feel. A main bathroom with bath, shower, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail. A beautiful master bedroom and second bedroom with twin beds.

Externally there is a wonderfully spacious, communal terrace with commanding sea & coastal views. Perfect for relaxing with a good book or watching the sun set. There is also the added benefit of an allocated car parking space.

Bay Retreat is a premium self catering holiday home making it a brilliant base for exploring the many wonderful attractions that Cornwall has to offer.

Local Facilities: The nearest supermarket is a Tesco which is less than a 5 minute drive off the main A3074 road in to St Ives. There are also banks, hairdressers, a chemist, a post office newsagents and general stores all a short walk away. During the day when on the beach there is a cafe, shop and food outlet.

Attractions: A great location for couples and smaller families. Carbis Bay really does give you the best of both worlds. The peace and quiet of Compass Point yet only a short distance away from the vibrant town of St Ives.

Further a field Penzance, St Michael's Mount, Lands End, beautiful Sennen Cove (surfing), Padstow (cooking courses with Rick Stein), Port Isaac (filming of TV show Doc Martin), Newquay (indoor Water World), & St Austell (Eden Project) are all within easy reach either by Car or Train.

Other Activities: Live theatre, cinema, Tate Gallery, museums, bars, restaurants, clubs, and shopping.

More Details

Lucy at Bay Retreat
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at Bay Retreat, it was spotless and very comfortable. We had everything we needed for a great time and with the little branch line train and beach close by it was perfect.

Thank you for a fantastic holiday would recommend to others!

See you again soon : )
Oct 2013
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Carbis Bay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The family bathroom consists of a bath with shower and glass shower screen, wash basin with large mirror & overhead light, WC and heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom has a lovely double bed, bedside tables & lamps, a large wardrobe, dressing table, mirror and stool, a chest of drawers. The second bedroom has twin beds with bedside table & lamp and mirrored wardrobe. Fresh, crisp, bed linen and towels are all provided for your comfort.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Bay Retreat is situated on the ground floor and access is via a flight of 15 steps. There is a security video entrance system. The apartment comes with its own allocated car parking space. There is a useful information folder including a list of local restaurants, comprehensive tourist information and train timetable all to enable you to make the most of your holiday. Preferred payment is via BACs transfer or by internet banking or by cheque and we now also accept online payments too (please note that this service does incur an additional fee). Main changeover day is Saturday Flexible changeover days & short breaks available please contact owner for details.


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Beautiful Luxury Apartment In Carbis Bay, St Ives Close To The Beach with WiFi
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 12 reviews

Lovely apartment very clean and well equipped. Great location

  • 5 of 5

By retreat is ideally situated for quiet coastal walks or a 2 minute walk to the station takes you into St. Ives and countless eateries and attractions. Lots of places to visit up and down the coast. The apartment was very clean and very well equipped, warm and comfortable the only thing I would say is that the bedroom could do with black out curtains due to the lighting outside on the walkway. But we had a fantastic stay and would definitely recommend the apartment. Lucy was a good host and gave us lots of useful information.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment and a great location, very convenient for St Ives and five mins to a fabulous beach

  • 4 of 5

From my initial enquiry Lucy was very helpful and friendly. The advertisement and photos represent exactly what to expect from the property. It is quite small but well laid out and equipped and there is plenty of very helpful information included in the form of welcome packs and leaflets. The apartment has a washer/dryer which is a benefit in those wet summer days when you need to get things clean but can't hang the clothes out. The location is fantastic, a couple of minutes walk to the station with frequent trains to St Ives and 5-10 mins walk from a beautiful beach with a shop, restaurant and bar. There are activities for the children in summer and it has everything you would expect from the perfect British summer holiday!

There is so much available within 30 mins drive and even if the weather is bad and you want to head up North, it's only 50 mins drive. This is my favourite part of Cornwall 😍

The only slight downside I should mention is that the wifi wasn't that great in the apartment and on one occasion my husband had to go to the library in St Ives to send some emails.

We really enjoyed our stay here and I particularly want to thank Lucy for being the perfect host. The information prior to arrival was great and the information on arrival also helpful. Apartment was also very clean and well cared for.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Modern, clean apartment

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay and would book again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous holiday

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in amazing spot looking out to the sea. Perfect place to explore the area. So close to the train station to get into st ives. We will definitely be rebooking.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great 5 star review! Hope to see you again soon.
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Great location and very comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at Carbis Bay. Bay Retreat is very comfortable, well equipped and in a perfect location. Very clean and tidy. Just a short walk from Carbis Bay train station, making a trip in to St Ives incredibly easy. The beach at Carbis Bay was lovely and very quiet while we were there, despite the great weather. Lucy was really helpful in providing additional information prior to our stay. Would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful 5 star review! I am pleased you had such a great time and you found both the apartment and location to be everything you could ask for and more. Thank you again for coming to stay and I do hope to see you again soon.
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Lovely,well equipped apartment within easy reach of railway station

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this lovely apartment which suited us both well as it was very well situated for the beach coastal path and the railway station.

We used the coastal paths to walk into St Ives and used the train back to the apartment which only cost a pound each.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review of Bay Retreat. It's location is ideal for the beach, the little branch line train station in and out of St Ives and the glorious coastal walks which take in the amazing views along the way. I am so pleased you enjoyed you stay and I hope to see you again.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Metres
Carbis Bay
Nearest Motorway
110 Miles
Exeter M5
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Carbis Bay
Car: not necessary

Bay Retreat is a splendid ground floor apartment which is located in the stunning coastal location of Carbis Bay, St Ives. This superbly equipped accommodation is a part of the prestigious Compass Point complex.

It occupies a perfect position close to both the beautiful blue flag accredited beach of Carbis Bay but also the scenic rail link to St Ives, which runs along the beautiful coastal path. Guests have everything they need for an amazing holiday any time of year.

Historic St Ives is renowned for it's cosmopolitan mix of restaurants & cafes, art galleries, beaches and magical scenery and whether you are simply looking for a week relaxing on one of the many beaches or an energetic mix of surfing, golf, walking, or diving there is something here for you!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $133.56

The holiday deposit is non refundable & is charged at 1/3rd of the full rate & is payable with personal cheque or direct bank transfer (for non UK guests bank transfer only). The balance is then payable no later than 8 weeks prior to your holiday. Full rental cost is payable for bookings made less than 8 weeks prior.

We also can accept online payments but please note the terms are slightly different with a 50% non refundable deposit due straight away and then the remaining 50% is due again 60 days prior to your holiday start date. Full rental cost is payable for bookings made less than 60 days prior.

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund