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Stunning front line location with breathtaking beach views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Wifi, Private outside terrace, prime seaside location, 2 bedrooms

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.

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017


Carbis Bay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Family Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The apartment is situated on the ground floor and is accessed by walking down a small flight of steps. There is a large bench on the front terrace along with an additional table and 4 chairs. There is a further table and 2 chairs on the rear terrace. The Kitchen comes equipped with kettle, toaster, filter coffee machine, fresh orange juice maker, full dinner set, wine glasses, mugs, tea towels, first aid kit, Iron and Iron board, full assortment of pans, cutlery and general cooking utensils. The master bedroom has a king size bed, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe and chest of draws with colour TV. The second bedroom has twin beds again with bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe, chest of draws and colour TV. There is an additional single fold away bed also stored so providing flexible arrangements to sleep a fifth person. Linking the rear bedrooms to the front aspect is a spectacular galleried hallway which is 40 feet in length.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Stunning front line location with breathtaking beach views
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews

Could Be Better

  • 3 of 5

We had a lovely holiday, but were a little disappointed with the accommodation it felt a little dated. Fabulous position with sweeping views of the bay and close to the station for trains into St Ives which was a fun way of going into St Ives.

The bedrooms were virtually daylight all through the night, from the light in the courtyard, they could really do to have black out blinds. The pillows were hard and the quilt heavy. Unfortunately the network was down all week.

There was no washing up liquid, dish cloth or pan scrubs and no dishwasher tablets, it did say in the description no cleaning materials but I think for washing up etc it should be provided,

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A stunning place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at Beach View a number of times and cannot fault its location and facilities (so much so, we're reluctant to let anyone else in on this gem of a place!). You won't be disappointed staying here: the views from large windows facing the beach are stunning; access to St Ives via the nearby train station; modern yet comfortable facilities make your stay so relaxing and local restaurants are really good if you'd like to eat out.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment. Well equipped, spotlessly clean and beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Waking to the lovely view of Cardis Bay and St Ives was a joy. We walked the coastal path into St Ives many times and found the return train service which runs until 10.30 a real bonus.

The apartment surpassed expectations for comfort, style and location. First impression- WOW! Final impression - WOW!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious accomodation with spectacular view.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this apartment. It was well equipped, spotlessly clean with a view of Carbis Bay to die for.

The location was perfect for a stroll along the coastal path to St Ives or a couple of minutes ride on the train with the station being a stones throw away,

We used it for Penzance and Truro too.

Bryan kept us updated with arrangements and folders in the apartment were full of useful information.

High spec kitchen and bathroom were a luxurious addition with every need catered for.

We were really happy with everything about Beach View and would highly recommend and definitely hope to return in the fiuture.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment with stunning views and fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this apartment. The location is perfect - a couple of minutes walk to the train station at Carbis Bay or to the beach and a lovely 30 minute coastal walk into St Ives. The view from the patio of Carbis Bay is stunning - perfect for sitting out in the evening with a glass of wine!

The apartment itself was spacious, beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean.

We have already recommended to friends and family and we would love to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Appartment with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do this lovely Appartment justice (and the pictures are beautiful!). Well kept to a very high standard, the owners and cleaners clearly care deeply about the upkeep of this appartment. A great size with simply breathtaking views from the private balcony area.

The pre-booking information was spot on and enabled us to arrive, park and enter the property very easily. The Appartment is perfectly placed so you can choose to either walk down to the local beach (10min stroll) or take a car 15 minutes to one of the other local beaches.

We will definitely be returning next year.


Michael, Sarah and Valentino

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Train
75 Metres
Carbis Bay, branch line to St Ives from St Erth
Nearest Motorway
110 Miles
Exeter (M5)
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Carbis Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

Carbis Bay is less than 2 miles from St Ives. You can walk along the picturesque coastal path into St Ives in 20 minutes in one direction or the villages, beaches, dunes and golf course of Lelant in the other. If you are looking for the magnificent scenery of St Ives but want a slightly quieter life then Carbis Bay is an ideal base. The direct access to the St Ives branch railway line means that a car is not required. Historic St Ives is renowned for its cosmopolitan mix of restaurants and cafes, art galleries, beaches and scenery and whether you are simply looking for a week on one of the many beaches, or an energetic mix of surfing, golf, walking or diving, there is something here for you. Further afield, Penzance, St Michael's Mount, Lands End, Sennen Cove (surfing), Padstow (cooking courses with Rick Stein), Newquay (indoor water world) and St Austell (Eden Project) are all within very easy reach either by car or train.

Other Activities: Theatre, Tate Gallery, Eden Project, Museums, Restaurants, Bars, Shopping


Rates & Availability

Carbis Bay Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Summer Season
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Summer Season
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 20 2017
6 night minimum stay
Peak Summer Season
Jul 21 2017 - Jul 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer Season
Jul 28 2017 - Aug 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer Season
Aug 11 2017 - Aug 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer Season
Aug 18 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer Season
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer Season
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer Season
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn Season
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn Season
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $129.36

COMPLETION AND RETURN OF THE BOOKING FORM CONFIRMS A BOOKING. The holiday deposit is charged at approximately one third of the full cost and is payable by direct bank transfer or with personal cheque. The balance and damage deposit is then payable no later than 8 weeks prior to your holiday. The full rental cost is payable for bookings made less than 8 weeks prior to holiday.
ON-LINE PAYMENTS - 50% of the total cost (including damage deposit) is payable on booking and the balance is payable 60 days before your holiday. Please note that additional processing fees apply. The full cost is payable for bookings made less than 60 days before arrival.

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