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Stylish and private front line house with sea views in St Ives

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

8 person coastal retreat 10 min walk to centre of St Ives

Stylish and comfortable private front line house with uninterrupted sea views in St Ives. Our detached and peaceful home above Carbis Bay beach is the perfect UK beach holiday spot with off street parking for up to 3 cars, and just metres from the coast path means you can enjoy a car-free holiday of strolls into St Ives and picnics on the beach. The biggest supermarket in the area is 5 mins walk yet the house is tucked into a quiet hillside between the beaches of Carbis Bay and Porthminster Beach.


Owner
Robert Birse & Claire Southern
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Carbis Bay in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed , 2 bunk beds
  • Bedroom 1 enjoys a Tempur mattress and pillows plus en-suite shower with WC. Bedroom 1 and 2 boast front line sea views. Bedroom 3 has a child's night light. There are two large, good quality travel cots available for guests to use.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Whilst there are stairs in the house there are plenty of hand rails so please contact us to discuss any frail or infirmed guests requirements.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

4

Pleasant house but very damp

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this property and the facilities were good. It is in a good location with beautiful views and a lovely coastal walk. The only problem was the damp so that our clothes felt damp in the mornings and the towels never dried.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to review the house, we’re only sorry that you didn’t mention the damp issue to us at the time of your stay or in our email communication afterwards. We would have suggested putting the heating on to dry out towels on the heated towel rails in the bathrooms. As we are right on the coast the house is exposed to damp sea air but we will of course now be checking there are no serious damp issues, as no guests have ever mentioned this before.
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5

Perfect holiday home in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Nautique is the perfect family holiday home in the perfect location. Tucked away from the main road along a secluded track this really is a hidden gem. With incredible views straight out to the Atlantic, staying at Nautique is like living on a boat but with all the comforts of being on land.

Inside the house the owners have thought of everything to ensure a happy family holiday. A comfortable sitting room with great sofas, cosy fire, widescreen telly and incredible ocean views. There’s also an upper mezzanine level with a piano, table and play area – ideal for the little ones to spread out. The kitchen has everything a serious cook could need as well as great views for the washer-upper! The two large double bedrooms and great bunk room provide perfect accommodation for two families. Worth noting are the very good quality mattresses (unusual for a holiday home). Also lovely touches like under floor heating in the hallway to ensure your beach gear and boots dry out – essential on any English holiday!

Nautique is perfectly situated between two heavenly beaches – Carbis Bay to the South and Porthminster to the North. Both are a short walk away along the coastal path - ideal for daytime dips and evening strolls. The walk past Porthminster takes you into St Ives, just ten minutes away, with all its delightful shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes and even more beaches.

We loved our stay and will definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Comfortable but not special

  • 3 of 5

Upon arriving at the house we were a little disappointed with the exterior, which was not well maintained, and the very small car parking spaces however once inside the views were stunning. The kitchen was well equipped and a really good size but a little dated. The bathrooms had clearly been recently updated and the shower in the family bathroom was great. We were really disappointed with the "cot" which had been provided for us which consisted of a travel cot which hadn't even been put up with no bedding. There also was no towel provided for our 3 month old. The wii was great fun but it was a shame that the most of the children's dvds were not in the boxes. We made good use of the windbreak and mat but there was little evidence of much else for the beach. The addition of a washing machine and tumble dryer we were very thankful for due to a couple of rainy days and a baby with reflux! The beds were huge and very comfy however it was frustrating that the first time we opened one of the blinds they broke (on inspection it was clear that this had happened before and the string had been tied) which meant we couldn't enjoy the views. There was also a window we couldn't open and the bbq was broken. All in all the positive outweighed the negative and carbis bay being on our door step was a massive bonus. However, we feel complacency has set in a little and the house didn't quite live up to expectation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sarah, I am so sorry that you found some elements of your stay at Nautique disappointing. We try our hardest to ensure the house is in tip top condition for all of our guests and are saddened that you found a few elements out of place. We are however able to get any issues (such as missing towels, broken BBQs or blinds) sorted right away for you if you give us a call on our personal mobile numbers provided. Sadly our wonderful housekeeper can not always spot every CD not put back in boxes or buckets and spades gone missing but we will double our efforts to ensure these points are covered in future. We are also planning another round of maintenance on the house including work to the kitchen which should bring it up to the standards of the rest of the house. Your comments are very much appreciated. With best wishes. Rob & Claire
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5

Wonderful views, great location, fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

The house worked excellently for my extended family of grandparents, parents and grandchildren. Grandparents got the master bedroom with ensuite and my husband and I an equally large and comfortable room, on the same landing as the children's room and family bathroom. Worked well! Outside entertaining areas are just as the photos depict - wonderful. Large kitchen with everything you need. Fantastic location, being close to St Ives and Carbis Bay beach. Recommendations for places to eat are fantastic - we referred to our info pack constantly! Would definitely stay again with two families!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Perfect British Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We were very lucky to have perfect blue skies throughout our entire stay at Nautique. The house worked very well for our group of 2 couples and 3 children. We loved the location and the walk either down to the beach or into St. Ives each day.

It was great to have access to the beach toys as this allowed the children to try something new each day yet saved us buying bodyboards/spades etc which wouldn't have much use on our return to the Midlands! We added a nice soft volleyball to the collection.

We ate at Ocean Grill which offered really friendly service, tasty food and a good view. We also enjoyed fish and chips and paella night at Porthminster Beach with live music. The kitchen had everything we needed for all our creations!

I will be recommending this house to anybody that wishes to visit St. Ives and hope to return. We all miss the view and the balcony....

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

better than home from home!

  • 5 of 5

our first stay at Nautique but will not be our last! This house provides everything you need for an amazing holiday by the beach.A lot of thought has gone into the decor and facilities provided so nothing is missing.Even though the weather could have been better we managed to venture out sightseeing everyday and then come back to a well equiped kitchen to enjoy the local produce we had picked up on our travels.We managed a b.b.q one night and sat out till late watching the stars appear in a beautiful clear sky.It was a family holiday with ages ranging from 18mnths to 56yrs and I can safely say everyone had a wonderful time.Fish and chips in Padstow from Rick Steins take away are not to be missed.Pirri Pirri chicken and Sea food platter was a treat to eat at the Fire House in St.Ives.

You cant go to Cornwall and not have a cream tea so after 3 or 4 of them (a bit dissapointing) we discovered the last coffee house at the end of the harbour beach in St.Ives and this was by far the best quality of any of them all!!

We hope all this helps others decide to visit Nautique and enjoy the house as much as we did.

If you have a toddler or small child I would recommend taking a stair gate as the stairs leading down from the first floor are quite steep and may be difficult for a child.Once we had fitted ours there was nothing to worry about and we all relaxed!

The Steward Family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
15 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£780
for 3 nights
From
£260
 
 
spring half term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
Summer Low
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£780
for 3 nights
From
£260
£1,350
 
 
Summer mid
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
From
£300
£1,700
 
 
Summer High
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
 
Last week of school hols
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,900
for 7 nights
£1,900
 
 
October half term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Discounts are available for late bookings on small groups outside of peak season – please contact us for details.
A deposit of £300 – against cancellation, breakages, extra cleaning and damage – will be required at time of booking.
This will be refunded within 5 days after departure as long as everything is in order and the keys are returned.
Prices include bed linen and one bath towel per guest.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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