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Beautiful Listed House With Amazing Views In The Heart Of St Ives

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Saint Ives Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Two bed apartment with amazing views in the heart of St Ives with parking.

Terrazzo is situated at 22 The Terrace in St Ives. The Terrace is sought after for its location having some of the best views in St Ives yet also being in the heart of the town. In March 2015 Terrazzo and Figgy Cottage (also advertised on OD) were highly recommended in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine.

Terrazzo faces the sea, has two bedrooms (and two bathrooms) and has stupendous views over the bay and Porthminster Beach. Many, many people over the years have left a note in the visitors' book to say they are the best views they have ever seen.

Just a short walk from the house in one direction will take you to the beach where you can have bacon butties for breakfast, or - if you're splashing out - lunch or dinner at the amazing Porthminster Beach Cafe which is a little further along the beach. A short walk from the house in the other direction and you're down by the harbour and in the bustle of the town. Further along again (about 15 minutes walk from the property) is the locals' favourite - the small but perfectly formed Porthgwidden beach and the larger, surfing beach - Porthmeor. St Ives is renowned for its incredible atmosphere: the art galleries (including The Tate Gallery), the cobbled streets, the quirky shops, great bars and award winning restaurants.

Terrazzo has two bedrooms with stunning views over the bay and Porthminster Beach from both the master bedroom (which is en-suite) and the sitting room. The apartment is over 2 floors - the first and second floors of a magnificent grade 2 listed Georgian house. On the lower floor there is a kitchen (with oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer and fridge), a sitting room with ample seats for 5 people and the main bathroom. Upstairs are the two bedrooms and an en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom.

iPod docks and televisions in both bedrooms.

Free wifi and private parking for one medium sized car is included in the tariff. Parking is at the back of what was the long garden to the house.

If booking direct with me payment is 25% on booking and 75% (and the £100 refundable damage deposit) due 60 days before your holiday.

You will find more information at including any last minute special offers plus you can email me (or phone me) direct if you prefer to make the booking outside Owners Direct.

Please note Owners Direct calendar is proving to be very confusing for potential guests, in that the green boxes are days that are available. Not that you'd guess that! So, for up to date availability, which is somewhat easier to interpret, please go to the website, Thank you.

Please note that the £100 damage deposit is retained and then returned by Owners Direct, not me, so please contact OD if you have any queries about this. Thank you.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Caitlin Thomas
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016
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About Caitlin Thomas

Terrazzo changed ownership in December 2015 and his now owned by John, who lives locally and looks after and manages the property diligently. Bookings are still being taken by Caitlin, the previous owner.

Caitlin Thomas purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Caitlin Thomas chose St Ives area

The views! And the location generally. The photos just cannot ever do the views justice - everyone says so. And the house has such history. The Terrace used to house master mariners, dentists and surgeons etc. When I used to use the ground floor flat as a chiropractic clinic some of my more elderly patients remember the house when the ground floor were the servants' quarters.

What makes this apartment unique

When I'm on holiday I like not having to use the car the entire time unless I want to. Being on The Terrace you are close walking distance from everything that matters in St Ives yet you don't have to drive through town to park the car (something lots of guests say they really appreciate because it can take hours to do so in high season).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Some of the hundreds of comments in our guest book:

‘A fabulous holiday, really sad to leave, couldn’t have asked for a lovelier apartment and fantastic view. Will definitely be returning.'

'Perfect, just perfect as ever. See you next year.'

'Brilliant base for a relaxing break. We had everything we needed and the views were fabulous.’
Dec 2012
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Good! 3.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Listed House With Amazing Views In The Heart Of St Ives
average rating of 3.857143 based on 8 reviews


  • 4 of 5

This is a wonderful property in a delightful town, conveniently located near the train station and the bus station, overlooking the beach and an easy walk to the harbor and shops and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great accommodation, ideal location

  • 3 of 5

Terrazzo is everything the previous reviews have referred to.

The apartment was spotlessly clean and is just a few minutes walk away from the centre of town and harbour area.

All furnishings are of a high quality and the kitchen is particularly well kitted out.

The major down side, and the reason why Terrazzo only gets 3/5, is the main road outside.

It's busy, and very very very noisey, to the extent that you can't hear people speak when in the same room when larger vehicles and buses pass by.

Clearly being an older listed? building, the windows are single glazed which only adds to the disturbance.

It's a real shame as everything else, including the stunning views, is spot on.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice property with all facilities but it is on the road and the booking experience was horrendous

  • 2 of 5

The listing description has now been changed but when I booked it read that it slept 5 and a dog was permitted. Although we had just planned for our family of 4 plus dog to come we knew in the back of our minds that my mother in law was very down and we may invite her along nearer the time. We did this and she was delighted so I contacted Caitlin straight away to let her know. She would not accept 5 and a dog. Only 4 plus a dog or 5 with no dog. I tried to compromise and said how about if we didn't use the kitchen as we planned to eat out, and in addition if we departed early. She was only rude and in response mentioned breach of contract....when we were just asking questions. So at distress and extra cost to us we found kennels for our dog. We also had to pay extra for the 5th person to Caitlin!!!!

John the new owner was far more pleasant to deal with but unfortunately just agreed with everything that Caitlin had said.

The ironic thing was, that there was no meet and greet and no contact at all from the owners once we were in St Ives so we should have just top and tailed our girls!!! The only correspondence I had in resort was a couple of texts reminding us to put the bins out. They did leave us some milk and 5 scones on arrival which was a nice touch though.

The apartment was very nice and well equipped but sadly situated on a fairly busy road. There is no outdoor area at all. The views are magnificent so if you are a heavy sleeper you probably wouldn't worry about road noise.

Other than improving customer service skills HUGELY, the one thing that could be looked at is the water supply. As soon as the downstairs bath/shower is in use the person in the upstairs shower gets left with a drizzle.

I will be back to St Ives but not to this property and not any other managed by the same people. I would not recommend it at all. 4* for apartment, 0* for customer service so 2* over all.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having asked for a discount based on 4 people staying I was somewhat taken aback to be informed by you just a few days before your holiday that a 5th person would be staying and that you had already bought their plane ticket. You also told me you intended parking a 9 seater minibus in the parking space, with no consideration as to how this might impact other guests. It is surely just basic good manners to ask first. You would have found both John and me much more easy going and accommodating if you yourself had behaved in a more pleasant and less presumptuous manner. I agree it was a horrible booking experience and I am just thankful that nearly all my other guests over the past 16 years have been lovely and polite.
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Delivered everything it said it would.

  • 5 of 5

The property was exceptional, lovely views, spotless and well maintained.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent position. Beautiful views. Parking space. Clean property with all amenities close to hand.

  • 3 of 5

We have a few reservations about the property. The double bed has an uncomfortably soft mattress, the kitchen chairs are rickety and the fridge ice box was frozen solid. The furnishings in the lounge need updating. The issue with the bed would prevent us from returning or recommending the property to anyone else. Please let us know when they are resolved. These comments are not a moan, they are intended to be constructive.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I think this is the first review of dozens in the 16 years I've owned Terrazzo that it has received less than 5 stars! I think 3 stars is perhaps a little mean, Alasdair, given your complaints (not mentioned when we spoke on the phone, and I asked you if everything was ok) are about a mattress, an ice box and some chairs. Terrazzo is nearly always fully booked, year round, with many returning guests and no one has commented on the mattress before. However it's always good to have feedback and some of the furniture will I'm sure be upgraded very soon when the new owner takes over.
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Lovely terraced cottage

  • 5 of 5

We all loved this very cute terraced stone cottage, really nicely done up by the owner, wooden floors, white paint, all the amenities including lovely hot en suite shower in the main room. Best thing is the view of the sea from the bedroom and the sitting room. My favourite pastime was getting up and doing the steep walk down to the beach (road to cross but that's small price to pay for a great location), it's practically deserted first thing and wonderful to stroll along, then ordering coffee and bacon sandwiches at the beach shack for the family to join me. St Ives a lovely town with great restaurants. We had a fantastic week, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
500 Metres
St Ives
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Porthminster Beach
Car: not necessary


22 st ives is within a couple of minutes' walk from St Ives' famous Porthminster beach, and about a 15 minute walk to the other lovely beaches; Porthmeor, Porthgwidden and Harbour beach.


No need for a car if you're staying at Terrazzo or The Cottage - everything St Ives has to offer is within walking distance.

Newquay airport is about a 45 minute drive away.


Minack Theatre - 19 miles

Truro - 24 miles

Newquay airport - 39 miles

Eden Project - 49 miles

St Michael's Mount - 8 miles

Falmouth - 26 miles

Penzance - 10 miles

Further Details:

St Ives has many fabulous restaurants and bars and there is also of course the Tate Gallery amongst all the many other wonderful art galleries. These are all within walking distance of 22 st ives.

Rates & Availability

Saint Ives Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
New Year's Eve
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Feb Half Term
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Feb 18 2017 - Mar 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late March
Mar 25 2017 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late April
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - May 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May Half Term
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early June
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late June
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late August
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $25
Pet Fee $19
Refundable damage deposit $127

Cancellation policy: if cancellation is made before final balance is paid guests lose deposit. No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than 60 days before the start of the holiday.

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Saint Ives Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Weekly bookings only April to October (Saturday changeover). October to April I do short breaks. Please see the tariff for more details or visit the 'special offers' page of my website One small dog is allowed in Terrazzo, subject to a doggy contract being signed and a fee of £15. Please mention that you would like to bring a dog in your initial enquiry.

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