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Downalong Cottage With 3 Bedrooms Set Over 3 Floors with PARKING

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House in St Ives, Cornwall, England - Quiet Location, Minutes From Beaches, Shops And Restaurants, Free WiFi

Nestling amongst the fisherman's cottages, our slate hung traditional cottage is a recently sympathetically restored old fisherman's pilchard pressing house. It is set over 3 floors providing spacious comfortable accommodation, ideal for families looking for a quality holiday home. On a quiet pedestrianised street, it is the ideal place to stay to enjoy the best St Ives has to offer, all within easy reach. Gas central heating, electricity, linen and towels all included. Free WiFi. Parking space included.

Kate Akkerman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, dutch
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Kate Akkerman

Me and my husband live in Oxfordshire with our 2 young sons. We have enjoyed many special holidays in St Ives and have recently realized our long held dream of owning our home there.

St Ives is special to many people and, like them, we enjoy the beaches, turquoise sea and unique old town of this truly magical place, a contrast to our main home in the countryside.

We have tried to make Mario House our home away from home and therefore we hope you will enjoy your holiday as much as we always do.

Kate Akkerman purchased this house in 2012

Why Kate Akkerman chose Saint Ives

We wanted our home in St Ives to be in the Downalong area as this allows you to be on the beach, in the harbor or at the shops within a couple of minutes walk.

This part of St Ives has remained true to its origins with many Grade II listed buildings and provides you with a unique flavor of times gone by.

What makes this house unique

Mario House is a spacious Grade II listed cottage with bags of character whilst enjoying all modern comforts boasting 2 bathrooms a kitchen diner, central heating, Wi-Fi and a 2 SMART TV's.

For those who know St Ives, parking is at a premium and we are delighted that we can offer a car parking space which is included in the rental price, and is situated a 10-15 minute walk from the property.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a lovely time at your house, it's in a great location and is brilliantly well equipped. Hopefully our circumstances will allow us to return next year too." Feb 2013

"I would just like to say the holiday was excellent and Mario House was just what we wanted and the location was superb. Don't be surprised to here from me again next year." June 2013

"Your cottage is wonderful and is in the perfect location for us as we love Porthmeor Beach. We have stayed in St Ives several times and Mario House definitely comes out on top. We would certainly consider booking with you again." July 2013

"The house and it's location was perfect in every way. We were very happy." July 2013

"We loved your house and its location! Wonderful all together and of course we had great weather and not too hot. Wi-fi, tv, showers, kitchen beds and bedding: all excellent." July 2013
Apr 2012
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Saint Ives House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En suite - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master - Modern white suite, bath with shower over, wc, basin, heated towel rail. En-suite - Shower, basin, wc
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - King Size Bed, en-suite shower room with basin & WC. Built in cupboard, drawers, SMART TV, Hairdryer. Views to Harbour (Top Floor) Bedroom 2 - Twin Beds, wardrobe (Top Floor) Bedroom 3 - Twin Beds, wardrobe (1st Floor)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes on accommodation: Sorry no Pets Free WiFi Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Duvets and bed linen provided. Bath and hand towels for each guest. Kitchen tea towels and hand towels. For bookings of 2 weeks or more, a change of bed linen and towels is provided. Other: Large storage cupboard for shoes, beach equipment, etc. Some children's beach equipment available for use High chair, Hairdryer, Iron & Board


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Downalong Cottage With 3 Bedrooms Set Over 3 Floors with PARKING
average rating of 4.787879 based on 34 reviews

Good house close to beaches and central St Ives facilities

  • 4 of 5

Good for three generations to holiday together with parents and children on top floor and grandparents sleeping in the middle floor (twin beds) bedroom.

Good decor and modern kitchen.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Happy in Downalong

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying in this cottage for a week in October. Everything was spotless and orderly, exactly as advertised. The town of St. Ives is a delight and you really feel part of the action in this location. Having a dedicated parking spot was a good mental comfort, although, in truth we ended up using the long-term parking lot next to the Tate due to its proximity to the cottage. October is a fine time to visit and we enjoyed hiking parts of the South West Coastal Path each day. We also enjoyed boogie boarding with wetsuits on the Porthmeor beach. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Very comfortable and well equipped cottage in an ideal location. Minutes from all amenities on offer

  • 4 of 5

We had a very enjoyable week staying at Mario House in St Ives. The cottage has been maintained to a high standard and is in a perfect location being minutes away from the harbour, beaches, walks, restaurants and shops. The reserved car parking space is a 15 minute average pace walk away. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Very nice cottage and very handy location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cottage and very handy location

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Lovely house in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped home cosily decorated throughout. Brilliant location with beaches, shops and restaurants only 1 minute walk away. Although located near to the harbour there was no noise at night. Parking space is 15 minute walk away up a steep hill but due to location only used car once during our weeks stay. Highly recommend Mario house

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Excellent holiday accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautiful and positioned in a perfect place. Very convenient for everything that St Ives has to offer. A real home from home

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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2 minute walk to award winning Porthmeor Beach - Blue Flag, family and surfing beach with surf school, restaurant and kiosk, life guarded April to Oct.

2 minute walk to harbour, watch the fishermen, take a boat to see the seals and coastline.

5 minute walk to Porthgwidden beach, delightful small sandy cove with gentle waves and sun-trap with safe bathing, restaurant and kiosk.

15 minute walk to Portminster beach - large sandy with restaurant,

Scenic cliff walks on the South West Coast Path


St. Ives railway station and bus station is about 10 minutes walk.

Nearest airport - Newquay (approx 1 hour driving time).

Further Details:

St Ives is full of wonderful restaurants, shops and galleries, and is wonderfully located for numerous day trips.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $276.97

Booking Notes:
Bookings run Saturday to Saturday
A 40% deposit of the rental rate will be required on confirmation, and the balance plus a returnable £200 security deposit will be required 8 weeks prior to the holiday.
6 people max per let.
Please arrange your own travel/cancellation insurance.

Changeover Day:
Saturday. Arrival time 16:00. Departure time 10:00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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