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Stunning front line location with breathtaking beach views

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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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About the Owner

Bryan
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

28 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

5

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!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Could Be Better

  • 3 of 5

We had a lovely holiday, but were a little disappointed with the accommodation it felt a little dated. Fabulous position with sweeping views of the bay and close to the station for trains into St Ives which was a fun way of going into St Ives.

The bedrooms were virtually daylight all through the night, from the light in the courtyard, they could really do to have black out blinds. The pillows were hard and the quilt heavy. Unfortunately the network was down all week.

There was no washing up liquid, dish cloth or pan scrubs and no dishwasher tablets, it did say in the description no cleaning materials but I think for washing up etc it should be provided,

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest Firstly we would like to thank you for taking the time to share your personal impression of your recent holiday at Beach View. It is through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and indeed, where necessary, improve on the service that we provide to our valued guests. I am very pleased that you enjoyed the fantastic location of the apartment and the wonderful front line views it has over Carbis Bay Beach and out to sea towards St Ives Harbour and that this added to the overall enjoyment of your holiday. The close location to the village station is also an added feature that guests really enjoy as the tourist train provides so many additional advantages to beating all the busy holiday traffic in St Ives. Beach View has been completely renovated over recent years and by far the majority of the feedback on the layout and furnishings from guests has been extremely positive. Regarding the Wifi outage this was very unfortunate but as soon as this was reported we visited immediately and then booked an engineer to fix this as soon as was possible. This turned out to be an external fault in the telephone line which was beyond our control. Thank you also for your comments regarding the external courtyard lighting and the brightness experienced at night and we will certainly look into the options for alleviating this in the future. Finally, we appreciate the time you have taken to provide your comments and hope that you will consider staying with us again in the future. Yours sincerely, Bryan
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5

A stunning place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at Beach View a number of times and cannot fault its location and facilities (so much so, we're reluctant to let anyone else in on this gem of a place!). You won't be disappointed staying here: the views from large windows facing the beach are stunning; access to St Ives via the nearby train station; modern yet comfortable facilities make your stay so relaxing and local restaurants are really good if you'd like to eat out.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely apartment. Well equipped, spotlessly clean and beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Waking to the lovely view of Cardis Bay and St Ives was a joy. We walked the coastal path into St Ives many times and found the return train service which runs until 10.30 a real bonus.

The apartment surpassed expectations for comfort, style and location. First impression- WOW! Final impression - WOW!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 30 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 70 Miles Nearest Train : Carbis Bay, branch line to St Ives from St Erth at 75 Metres Nearest Motorway : Exeter (M5) at 110 Miles Nearest Beach : Carbis Bay Beach at 100 Metres 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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
5 Night Special Offer
8 Jul 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£700
for 5 nights
£980
 
 
Peak Summer Season
20 Jul 2017 - 27 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,595
for 7 nights
£1,595
 
 
Peak Summer Season
28 Jul 2017 - 10 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,895
for 7 nights
£1,895
 
 
Peak Summer Season
11 Aug 2017 - 17 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,895
for 7 nights
£1,895
 
 
Peak Summer Season
18 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,895
for 7 nights
£1,895
 
 
Late Summer Season
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,195
for 7 nights
£1,195
 
 
Late Summer Season
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
Late Summer Season
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
Autumn Season
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
Autumn Season
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
Easter Holidays
30 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
Spring Season
14 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
Spring Season
28 Apr 2018 - 11 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Early Summer Season
19 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
Spring Bank Holiday
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
for 7 nights
£1,495
 
 
Early Summer Season
2 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
Summer Season
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,095
for 7 nights
£1,095
 
 
High Summer Season
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
for 7 nights
£1,295
 
 
Peak Summer Season
21 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,695
for 7 nights
£1,695
 
 
Peak Summer Season
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,895
for 7 nights
£1,895
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

COMPLETION AND RETURN OF THE BOOKING FORM CONFIRMS A BOOKING. The holiday deposit is charged at approximately one third of the full cost and is payable by direct bank transfer or with personal cheque. The balance and damage deposit is then payable no later than 8 weeks prior to your holiday. The full rental cost is payable for bookings made less than 8 weeks prior to holiday.
ON-LINE PAYMENTS - 50% of the total cost (including damage deposit) is payable on booking and the balance is payable 60 days before your holiday. Please note that additional processing fees apply. The full cost is payable for bookings made less than 60 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1200 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Family Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • 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.