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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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Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018


St Ives Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Bookings are not accepted from parties made up solely of young adults under 26 years of age.
  • Guest changeovers on bookings during July and August must be on a Friday or Saturday basis unless agreed with the owner in advance.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • 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.


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Stunning front line location with breathtaking beach views
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews

Amazing views

  • 5 of 5

The property is situated in an ideal location a short distance from St Ives .You can walk.down to st ives via the costal path or you can walk 5minutes down to the train station and but a ticket for one pound single journey.They are very reliable and run most nights till 10pm ish . The best thing about the apartment for me is the stunning view over looking carbis bay. It is truely magical any time of the day . The beach in carbis bay is stunning the sand is a golden brown and the sea turquoise..There is a cafe which does snacks .There is also a hotel which is pricey if you want to eat there but reasonable for drinks. However it is down a very steep hill and getting back up is challenging . The kitchen is lovely well equiped and modern .To be trueful we only ate in once but we found the kitchen had everything we needed . There is a washing.machine and dishwasher for you to use . There are two bedrooms the main bedroom is lovely and is provided with a black out blind which you do need to use as there is a lamp outside that shines through. We found the materess to be very firm but I suppose that is personal to each person. The outside space is lovely but not private would benefit from screens between each apartments .The view from the outside area is gorgeous .You can hear the sea and watch the goings on in the bay. There are lots of places to visit ..Mousehole and Fowey are worth visiting .The food choice in st ives is excellent .We found the cellar bistro, hidden kitchen,the back street bistro and the firehouse excellent . Best booking though it can get busy .Overall we had an amazing holiday and I would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulois views over Carbis Bay, great location and comfortable accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at Carbis Bay. Stunning views, flat very comfortable with great facilities. Two minute walk to train station, with one stop to St Ives, or 30 minute walk on coastal path to St Ives. Location of flat is great to visit many beautiful places like Lizard Point, Minack Theatre, Lands End and many many more. Hugely recommend to stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable apartment in a fantastic spot with an amazing view - whatever the weather! A great location to explore this area of Cornwall. Would have loved another week.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great week away, amazing views from the apartment, would recommend*****

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (we have one and 3 year olds) travelled down from London and spent a week at the apartment in mid June.

Weather was amazing, apartment was very clean throughout and well presented. We used a local equipment hire company for delivery of a cot and high chair which worked really well and Bryan/Paul were very accommodating to help us arrange it.

The twin room was perfect for our 3 year old sleeping in a proper bed - she slept really well. We had the cot in the double bed room which had plenty of space even with the three of us.

All modern appliances in the kitchen were easy to use and loads of space even with a dining table to seat 6+ people. Family bathroom was perfect for post beach cleaning activities. Plenty of provided towels to go around.

Quiet location and only a 5 minute walk down to the beach which was much quieter than the main town beaches nearby. Sitting out on the patio overlooking the beach and watching the paddle boarders of an evening was very relaxing!!

We would certainly go back to Beach View and would definitely recommend it to anyone. The photos are great but the apartment is even better when you get there!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Room with a View

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a most enjoyable week spent at Beachview overlooking Carbis Bay. Brilliant location with stunning views. Beachview was a very clean and spacious apartment with everything you could need for a home from home. It is situated five minutes from the beach and two minutes from the railway station. Travel is very cheap to both St Ives and Penzance. The walk to St Ives via the coastal path enjoyable and not too difficult. Would certainly consider returning to Beachview in the future. Tom Gourlay

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Super flat in a lovely location 5 minutes walk from the beach and the South West coastal path. The flat was very clean and had all mod cons. Two bedrooms - one for adults and one for the children. The flat has a great power shower. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $140

Please note bookings during the summer season of July and August are only available on a Friday or Saturday changeover basis unless previously agreed by the owner. All rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund