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Spectacular Penthouse Apartment In Carbis Bay Boasting Fabulous Sea Views

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Updated: 28-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Luxury 2 Bedroom Apartment With Panoramic Views From Nearly Every Room!

This beautiful duplex penthouse apartment boasts spectacular panoramic sea views across the whole of St Ives Bay with it's own private terrace it is the perfect escape for both couples & families.

Internally the apartment is furnished to the highest standards and is complimented by local artwork. Property features include a gorgeous, bespoke hand crafted kitchen with French doors leading out on to a private terrace with sea views & a dining area with a Juliet balcony. A light & spacious living room & conservatory with French doors again leading out on to the terrace. A shower room & hallway with stairs leading up to a beautiful master bedroom suite & second bedroom with twin beds. The main family bathroom has a separate shower cubicle, bath, wc, & basin.

Externally there is a private, spacious terrace with incredible sea views perfect for Al Fresco dining, sunbathing or watching the sun set. There is also the added benefit of a garage with electric doors for an average size car.

Local Facilities: The nearest supermarket is a Tesco which is less than a 5 minute drive off the main A3074 road in to St Ives. There are also banks, hairdressers, a chemist, a post office newsagents and general stores all a short walk away. During the day when on the beach there is a cafe, shop and food outlet.

Attractions: A great location for couples and smaller families. Carbis Bay really does give you the best of both worlds. The peace and quiet of Compass Point yet only a short distance away from the vibrant town of St Ives.

Further a field Penzance, St Michael's Mount, Lands End, beautiful Sennen Cove (surfing), Padstow (cooking courses with Rick Stein), Port Isaac (filming of TV show Doc Martin), Newquay (indoor Water World), & St Austell (Eden Project) are all within easy reach either by Car or Train.

Other Activities: Live theatre, cinema, Tate Gallery, museums, bars, restaurants, clubs, and shopping.

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About the Owner

Lucy at Zennor Penthouse
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

6 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

This is one of the loveliest apartments we have ever had the delight to stay in. Superbly clean and very well appointed with everything you need. Great outdoor space to relax and take in the fab view of Carbis Bay. Secure apartment and with a parking space which is a real bonus. Cliff walking from the doorstep, beach a one minute walk from to doorstep, little train 30 seconds from the doorstep which takes you in/out to St Ives plus other places. Tesco is about 1 min drive away. Lovely fish and chips plus other places to eat in Carbis and lots to do and see in St Ives. Overall we rate this property top marks. Well done Lucy who is just a phone call away if you need her for anything. We will be back

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments.
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Best way to see St Ives

  • 5 of 5

We agree with what the other reviewers have said.

Suggestions: Leave the car alone for a week. Use the train and your feet. Rail connections from your doorstep to Penzance or Truro as well as St Ives.

Spoilt for choice for eateries: we enjoyed "Porthminster Beach Café" (more correctly a fine restaurant) and eating in at the more economic "Harbour Fish and Chips" - the only chippy with a choice of eight wines.

Only footsteps away from the South West Coast Path.

The property was spotless on arrival.

Nice touch: Binoculars to borrow in the conservatory.

Don't forget: Your favourite ground coffee for the expresso/latte machine.

You'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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3 0

A luxurious cornish retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I almost don't want to give away the secret of this luxurious Cornish retreat, as I could very happily live there in a perfect world!

St Ives is a stones throw away from Carbis Bay and is buzzing with activity in the summer months and a peaceful escape in the winter. There's so much to do from the apartment; we've enjoyed beautiful coastal walking, surfing, wildlife spotting, the cosy country pubs and many a cream tea! In saying that, we are more than content just hanging out at the apartment curled up with a good book, as the rain lashes down on the conservatory or watching a film by the fire-the simple things we never get to do when we're at home!

We love coming to stay here, as the apartment is immaculate and so well appointed, unlike our cluttered reality! The interior decor is so stylish, with stunning original art work on the walls. The view and sound of the ocean is very special and after a fews days spent here, we feel like we've been on a restorative retreat!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Immaculate luxurious apartment with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

we have stayed in this apartment with our 2 kids (now 3 and 5) several times and have loved it each time. It is an immaculate apartment, done up in real style and very clean. It has a very well equipped kitchen in which you can cook up a gourmet meal, with the dining room conveniently adjoining. You also have access to the balcony from the kitchen. It has a most beautiful conservatory from which you have stunning sea views where we have spent many evenings sipping a glass of wine. The apartment is ideally located, 5 min walk downhill to the beach of Carbis bay and in close proximity to St Ives with several beautiful beaches and lots of nice shops. You can get to St Ives by taking the train (train station 2 min walk) or by walking the SW coast path (about 20min).

We can't recommend this place highly enough and hope to spend many more holidays there!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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My favourite place to be!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here countless times and there are so many reasons we come back again and again. It's a beautiful apartment with incredible views and a wonderfully calm atmosphere. I love it as much in winter, curled up in the front of the fire watching a storm, as at the height of summer, lounging on the balcony. It's beautifully decorated with fabulous, vibrant artwork and lovely fabrics.

Thinking practically, it has everything you need as well as a fantastic coffee machine. The beds are comfier than ours at home.

In terms of the location, I love that it is a bit outside of St Ives and therefore away from the crowds. Carbis Bay beach is brilliant - especially for kids and if you want to pop into town the walk is lovely or it's about 10 seconds away on the train (often free if you have the right conductor!)

The only improvement I can think of would be a cable car linking the balcony to the beach - but you can't have everything and whilst there is still a strapping little walk involved there always a good excuse for a cream tea when you return from the climb up the hill!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment, very well equipped, spectacular view.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and fast contact with Lucy by phone , e-mail and SMS.

The apartment was as described and seen on the photos. Tastefully decorated, very clean, good beds. All appliances you could wish are there, there is even a (gas-) fireplace in the living room. Fast Wifi. The view is wonderful. The train station is just across the street and it is a short walk down to the beach.

We will stay here again for sure, when we return to St. Ives.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind review. I am so pleased you had a great stay at Zennor Penthouse. Look forward to seeing you again soon : )
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 30 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 70 Miles Nearest Golf : Lelant at 1.6 Miles Nearest Train : Carbis Bay at 0.1 Miles Nearest Motorway : Exeter M5 at 110 Miles Nearest Beach : Carbis Bay at 100 Metres Car: not necessary

A stunning, stylish, and luxurious penthouse in the fantastic coastal location of Carbis Bay. This superbly equipped accommodation is a part of the prestigious Compass Point complex which occupies a great position just a few minutes walk to the white sands of Carbis Bay Beach. The close proximity to the quaint railway station gives guests the option of leaving the car and taking the very popular tourist train into St Ives which takes just 3 minutes along a single track which follows a dramatic path along the coast.

Historic St Ives is renowned for it's 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!

Prices and Availability

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3 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
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10 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
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17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
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24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
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1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
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8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
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26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

We also can accept online payments via Home Away / Owners Direct / Fewo Direkt but please note the terms are slightly different with a 50% non refundable deposit due straight away and then the remaining 50% is due again 8 weeks prior to your holiday start date. Full rental cost is payable for bookings made less than 8 weeks prior. There is also an additional fee added onto to the total price of your holiday.

Cancelled booking will not receive a refund.

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Updated: 28-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The main bathroom is on the top floor and consists of a Bath, Hand Basin, WC, Separate Shower Cubicle & Heated Towel Rail. The shower room is down stairs and has a Separate Shower Cubicle, Hand Basin, WC & Heated Towel Rail.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The master bedroom has a lovely comfy double bed with bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe, long mirror, radio, dressing table & chair, hair-dryer, armchair and LCD colour TV. The second bedroom has twin beds with bedside table and lamp, a set of drawers, long mirror with hanging area, & hair-dryer. Fresh, crisp, bed linen and towels are all provided for your comfort. Both bedrooms have great views across Carbis Bay and beyond to St Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse.


  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • The penthouse apartment is situated on the second floor, and access is via a flight of 29 steps. There is also one flight of stairs internally with 12 steps as the apartment is a duplex. There is a security video entrance system. The apartment comes with it's own garage with electric doors for an average sized car (length 4.7m x width 2.10m x height 1.9m). There are also visitor and disabled parking spaces available. We provide complimentary wireless internet for all guests. There is a useful information folder including a list of local restaurants, comprehensive tourist information and train timetable all to enable you to make the most of your holiday. ****GREAT OPTION FOR LARGER FAMILIES **** We are now able to accommodate larger families of up to 8 guests in 2 adjacent penthouses. Please view our other property ref: 1071257

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