|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Large maisonette apartment on first and second floors, sleeping 4-6. Large double room, twin-bedded room and sofa bed in living room. Stunning sea views from the bay window in the spacious living room. Private, sunny garden.
Making Waves apartment is on the ground floor, with its own private entrance. Spacious interior featuring double bedroom, bunk room, living room with sofa bed and stunning sea views. Well-equipped kitchen. A private, secluded,sunny garden to the rear has decking and lawn. Central heating for the colder months. Many original features and mod-cons.
Carrack Dhu maisonette is on the first and second floors, with its own private entrance and terrace garden. Spacious and homely, with amazing sea views from the front room bay window and double bedroom. A perfect base for your holiday for those who want the best St.Ives can offer.
Book both apartments together to give you the whole house and sleep 8-10 guests.
I was born in London and worked as a product designer, model maker and teacher before moving to St.Ives in 1996. I ran a Veggy guest house for 15 years before marrying Sarah and having 2 young daughters. We have now taken over the guest house for our own home and bought the apartments just a minute up the road from us. I have been working on renovating and updating them ever since and hope you will enjoy the results!
Simon Money purchased this apartment in 2006
St.Ives really is the best base for your visit to West Cornwall. You can easily lose a week in the idyllic bubble that envelops you in the town - everything is a stroll away and getting lost in the maze of tiny back lanes is part of the experience!
Our apartments are situated perfectly for your holiday - close enough to the harbour and beaches to be able to stroll there and back in a few minutes, but far enough away from the hustle, bustle and noise of it's nightlife to feel totally at peace! Carrack Dhu road is a leafy south facing Victorian terrace and its position just above the harbour area affords it stunning sea views over St.Ives bay and over to Godrevy lighthouse.
Each apartment also has its own secluded, sunny garden with decking and table/chairs, also a barbecue.
The interiors are very spacious, especially compared to the tiny 'fisherman's cottages' around the harbour front and Downalong. We have tried hard to create a homely feeling, with many original features such as fireplaces adding to the atmosphere.
You are staying in a home from home, owned, maintained and cleaned by a local family. We will meet you personally on arrival, get you settled in and answer any questions you may have. We live a minutes walk away and are always on call if you need any assistance or advice during your holiday. No agencies, faceless owners, complicated key pick-ups. And no hidden charges! We are quite new to Owners Direct, but have been successfully running our business for many years.
This was a lovely apartment with great views. Simon was a good host who kept in touch prior to our arrival and was very helpful in accommodating our needs. The apartment was clean, comfortable, and appropriately stocked. Parking was very convenient as we found it right outside of the apartment.
The apartment is located 2 minutes from local shops and about 10 minute walk from the harbour. Though it is not a long walk, it is on a very steep hill, so I wouldn't recommend this place if you have mobility issues.
Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
We had a fantastic week with our 3 boys in St Ives. The maisonette is in a superb position - just a few minutes walk from the shops and the harbour but in a quiet road. And the view!
The maisonette is comfortable and homely rather than stylish, but that was fine with us. It sleeps 5 easily and although the kitchen is small it is well equipped and the (small) dishwasher and washing machine were welcome.
The downstairs hall is ideal for dumping walking boots and coats. The bathroom is spacious and the shower is good. There is the added bonus of an en-suite loo and basin to the upstairs double bedroom.
The place was clean and Simon welcomed us there to make sure we knew how everything worked and had what we needed.
The parking space is at the station - quite some distance away - but as we were there off peak we always managed to get a space outside so it was not an issue.
We loved the town and the beaches and did the walk to Zennor along the SW Coastal Path. Be warned that it is a long walk with some tricky bits but even our 8 year old managed it. It took us 4.5 hours including frequent stops. If you miss the last bus back from Zennor, the pub will call you a cab which cost us about £15 for 5 of us. Also note that the pub stops serving lunch at 3pm but at least you can get a good pint of Cornish ale!
We also went to Sennen Cove, Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Mousehole, St Michael's Mount, Falmouth and St Mawes. Loved them all.
St.Ives provides plenty of places and activities to keep you busy for a week - and all within walking distance from our apartments. Go seal-watching in a fishing boat, laze on any of 5 clean, sandy beaches, browse art galleries, admire the views from a beach cafe - or enjoy a meal in award-winning restaurants. Follow the coast path west into wind-swept wildness, or an easier stroll east through lush wooded areas.
Further afield, explore ancient stone circles, cycle/walking routes through preserved -and ruined-
tin mines, visit St.Michaels Mount across the tidal causeway, Eden Project, Falmouth Maritime Museum, or take a boat or plane across to the Scilly Isles for a day trip. We have lived here 20 years and have still only scratched the surface of what this beautiful part of the world has to offer!