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Former Fisherman's Loft With Baby Grand Piano. Private Beach Access.

42 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

Sleeps 4, 2 Bedroom, Light, Spacious Apartment, close to Porthmeor Surf Beach.

The apartment, in the heart of St.Ives, has the external characteristics of its original net loft identity whilst its interior is in-keeping with the Modernist Piazza/Barnaloft complex of flats with which it shares facilities. As well as private access to Porthmeor Beach (during summer months), which allows you to return to the shower straight from the sea, the shared facilities also include a viewing platform of the beach from the roof of the flats, a laundrette and recycling. There is a locally owned corner shop opposite the apartment that supplies a good range of groceries and newspapers. Other shops, banks, restaurants, pubs, beaches and the harbour are only a few minutes walk away.

The apartment is light, uncluttered and spacious with plenty of storage throughout. It has the unique benefits of having no attached neighbours above, below and to one side as well as a baby grand piano. The apartment was carefully updated in 2008 to provide for contemporary needs including free WiFi.

There are several steps leading to the front door. The two bedrooms are off the hall. Bedroom One has a 4ft 6ins double bed and a washbasin with a shaver point. Bedroom Two has 2x3ft bunk beds. Upstairs the lounge has a double sofa bed, allowing more sleeping options, with its bedlinen stored in the kitchen benches. There is a large screen TV with Freeview, which is suitable for using with most games consoles, a DVD player and CD/radio. The shower room has a large shower cubicle, washbasin with shaver point, WC, heated towel rail and airing cupboard containing the central heating boiler. The kitchen/dining room has an electric cooker, washing machine, microwave, fridge and telephone (for incoming calls only).

Electricity and gas are included in the rental cost. Gas central heating means the apartment is warm and cosy all year round, which makes it a perfect place in which to enjoy Christmas (Christmas tree and decorations will be included if you wish) and New Year festivities (don’t forget your fancy dress!). Duvets, bedlinen, towels and kitchen tea towels are provided but we ask visitors to bring their own beach towels. There is no parking with the property but we can recommend different parking options in the town, no smoking please and no pets are allowed in the apartment (we can recommend a pet care service in St.Ives if you wish to bring pets with you on holiday). Visitors are asked to arrive after 3pm on their first Saturday, to depart before 10am on the final Saturday and to leave the flat as they found it.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Laura Wild
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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based on 42 traveler reviews

Former Fisherman's Loft With Baby Grand Piano. Private Beach Access.
average rating of 4.952381 based on 42 reviews

The perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What could be better than arriving to chocolate cake and fluffy towels! We had a wonderful October getaway staying in Laura's lovely apartment in St.Ives. The location is great with the surf beach of Porthmeor a few steps away and the harbour a couple of minutes in the opposite direction. The apartment is bright and airy with plenty of space to chill out and two very comfortable bedrooms. We have never been to such a well equipped holiday home, from salt and pepper to bin bags and loo rolls, all were provided by our thoughtful host. The apartment has wifi that works flawlessly, and our 8 year old really enjoyed being able do his piano practice on the beautiful baby grand! We had no problem parking in the Island car park, and although it was not high season it is definitely worth buying a week’s parking permit from the website before you go. St.Ives always seems to offer something for both the grown ups and children, we enjoyed the restaurants and our 8 year old now wants to be a lifeboatman! This really was the perfect short break and we hope to return to Laura’s apartment very soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had such a great time! Thanks for this wonderful review and also for looking after everything so very well. We look forward to your return! With all good wishes, Laura
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Perfect retreat and such a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a weekend in this lovely cottage. The location could not have been better. With two beaches just 30 seconds away we could not have asked for more. Restaurants and shops just a couple of minutes walk away. The cottage itself was modern and welcoming. My 7 year old daughter was delighted to see the chocolate cake in the welcome pack. Tea, coffee and milk were waiting for us so we didn't have to go shopping after the long drive to St Ives. The kitchen was modern and fully stocked with various condiments. The house smelt fresh and was very clean. There were all manner of nets, buckets and spades so we didn't have to go shopping for them. The nights were quiet with just the occasional sound of the waves lapping the beach. We could not have asked for more....the Wi-Fi was quick as well. Communication was excellent with the owner and all questions were answered very quickly. I would highly recommend this property for couples and small families.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this wonderful review and for looking after everything so well. With all good wishes, Laura
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic apartment, very modern well maintained with everything you need in a great location! Couldn't find a fault and the owners are very helpful and thoughtful, even sent my wife a birthday card while we celebrated her 40th in st Ives! Own beach access is a real bonus with plenty of beach toys available! We are certain to be repeat customers!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: W'ere so pleased you had a great holiday and special birthday celebrations!
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week of beaches, harbour, boat trips and soaking up the atmosphere in the galleries of such a beautiful location. The property is really tastefully decorated and the attention to detail, especially with the welcome pack, was excellent. The only downside was the distance to the only parking available in high season but as long as you are happy to spend the week in St. Ives itself this shouldn't cause too many problems. There is plenty to do and our girls were happy to spend the week in the sea and the little lanes of the old town. A great week!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review - we are really pleased you had a happy holiday. Best wishes, Laura and Steve
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Wonderful place to stay in St Ives

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed here for 4 nights and had a wonderful time. The place was perfect for us. I was very impressed with how clean everything was. Everything in the kitchen (pots, plates, pans, etc.) looked brand new. The kids loved how there was sand toys, nets, etc there for them to bring to the beach. The location was great too - quick walk to town and to the beach. Laura, the owner, was so responsive and helpful. She even left us a great welcome basket. Would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous review - I'm really pleased you had such a great holiday. Thanks for looking after everything so well.
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Wonderful place in all respects.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was set up perfectly for the guests. We want to come back next year. Jim Morrill

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim, Thanks for your review - you were great guests, leaving everything clean and tidy. We hope you return next year! Laura
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Nearest Airport
39.6 Miles
Newquay airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Sloop Inn
Nearest Ferry
73.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Tregenna Castle Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
The Loft
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Car: not necessary

Porthmeor Beach is located in the ‘down along’ area of St. Ives that was formerly inhabited by fishermen, their cottages and lofts in which they repaired their nets. Porthmeor is one of five beautiful beaches in the town of St. Ives, each with their own character. The Westward facing Porthmeor is well-known for surfing and the Tate Gallery and as a great place for beach BBQ's whilst enjoying dramatic sunsets. Coastal paths from St. Ives are rich with a wealth of wildlife such as wild flowers, sea birds, seals and occasional dolphins. After a good half-day's walk from Porthmeor enjoy a well-deserved meal in the Tinner's Arms in the village of Zennor where DH Lawrence wrote his famous novel 'Women in Love'. Be sure to look for the mermaid in Zennor Church before catching the open-top bus back to St. Ives. Boat trips from the harbour will take you either deep sea fishing or to visit the seals living on Seal Island. You could treat yourselves to a meal in the best restaurant in St.Ives, Porthminster Beach cafe, overlooking St. Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse made famous by Virginia Woolf's novel 'To the Lighthouse'.

During the 1940’s the down along area of St. Ives began to be shared by artists including Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth (Barbara Hepworth Museum is in St. Ives) and Bernard Leach (Leach Pottery also in St.Ives). These and other artists colonised the area, converting warehouses into artists’ studios. They were followed by more artists including Patrick Heron, Peter Lanyon, Terry Frost and Roger Hilton. Eventually, in the 1990’s, on the site of the old gasworks, the famous Tate St. Ives was built. St. Ives has therefore become a place of pilgrimage for artists and art lovers. St. Ives School of Painting is just around the corner and offers drop in life drawing classes and week long courses.


Rates & Availability

Saint Ives Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 25 2016
5 night minimum stay
New Year 2016/17
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Spring Half Term 2017
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Spring off-peak 2017
Feb 18 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Post-Easter 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Later Spring 2017
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring holiday 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early - Mid June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late June/Early July 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Holiday 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn Half Term 2017
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
New Year 2017
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $122

Electricity and gas central heating included in the rental cost. You are required to pay a deposit of 25% to reserve your booking and the balance must be paid six weeks before your holiday begins to confirm your booking. In the unfortunate event of your needing to cancel we will open up the holiday for another booking and refund your rent only if successful. We therefore advise holiday insurance.

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 (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , shaver socket over sink
  • The airing cupboard is situated in the bathroom and contain the central heating boiler and spare bedlinen. There is a heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , sink and shaver point
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , the 2 beds are arranged as bunks
  • A double sofa bed in the lounge allows more flexibility of sleeping arrangements. Although we have listed the apartment as accommodation for a maximum of 4 there is in fact provision for 6. This is to provide for families that consist of more than two adults and two children. Both bedrooms are on the lower floor with living rooms and bathroom upstairs.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Binoculars
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There is a cupboard in the hall with a rail for coats and some beach equipment and beach toys. There is a child safety gate for the stairs, stored in the bunk bedroom as well as a highchair and travel cot stored in the bedroom cupboards.

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