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Breathtaking Sea Views from Modern 2 Bedroom House

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Dec-2016
Holiday Home in St. Ives - Just Above Porthmeor Beach, Minutes to Town Centre

The views from this fabulously furnished, modern house are wonderful. Set in the centre of St. Ives just above Porthmeor Beach, famous for its surfing and the Tate Gallery. As soon as you enter the property you know this contemporary house will be a sumptuous retreat. The modern and comfortably furnished master bedroom (king size bed) and bathroom are on the ground floor. The lounge (on the first floor) is furnished with two large sofas, a TV (freeview), a DVD player and stereo to ensure the utmost comfort and encompasses a large sliding window with views stretching from Mans Head, over Porthmeor Beach and across to the Island. The open plan kitchen/dining room area is fully equipped with integrated appliances and dishwasher and quality cooking utensils. The twin bedroom is on the second floor. The lower floor of this property contains the garage with an additional wc, washing machine and large freezer. Outside there is a small courtyard and a patio area with barbecue, seating and washing line.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My name is Emma Haase and I own Ocean Loft along with my husband Simon.

We live in St. Ives and look after the house ourselves - we try to give people a home from home holiday.

The best thing about Ocean Loft is the views - they are stunning and you see the sea from both aspects, we particulaly love the winter and watching the storms out at sea.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

'Location, Location, Location' Mr Dixon - Hampshire.

'Once again Ocean Loft was perfect, we will be back ....' Helen and Steve - Doncaster.

'Perfect location, perfect accommodation, better than perfect views.' Sarah and Pete - Manchester.
Nov 2009
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5 Reviews

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based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

4

Great view of two beaches

  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice house with a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable sitting area (with good wide-screen TV) and two good bedrooms (with plenty of wardrobe space). The decor is very clean and modern without the "ornaments" that clutter so many rentals. My family and I thought the house's best feature was the generous windows on each end of the living space (on the first floor) with great views of Porthmeor Beach from the sitting area and of Porthminster Beach from the kitchen/dining end. Its least good feature, in our view, was the second WC's location in the garage, three floors below the second bedroom, where it was really not usable. This wasn't too big a problem for us, however, since our daughter and her friend were with us for only 3 days of our 14-day holiday, so sharing the one accessible bathroom was ok during their short stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great views and good location

  • 3 of 5

Location of property in proximity to town and beach is ideal but very hilly.

The view from the window in the lounge is spectacular.

The property is a bit tired in places and the outside seating area is not really useable for dining as the bins are stored in the same area and whole area outside is tatty.

Garage is very tight if you have a biggish car. We have a Mondeo estate and took some serious skilled manoeuvring to get car in, the problem then is once the car was in there was no physical room at the front or back of the car to get access to the washing machine and freezer that are stored in the garage. There is no freezer compartment in the fridge in the kitchen so that was a bit of a pain as couldn't even have ice for drinks.

Restaurants in St Ives are in abundance and good quality. Suggest you book in advance in high season as unlikely to get a table adhoc.

Surf school at St Ives is excellent and beach well managed with life guards which if you have young children is a real comfort.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good views over the beach

  • 3 of 5

We found the accommodation very pleasant with pleasing views however we were disappointed with the fact that there were two lots of stairs which are very challenging, which were not indicated in the description. The kitchen was quite well equipped but the table mats , kitchen knives and plastic utensils are badly in need of replacement .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The description clearly states that the house has accommodation over three floors. The master bedroom is on the ground floor, the lounge/kitchen/dining room on the first floor and the twin bedroom on the second floor. Thank you for your feedback about some of the kitchen items needing replacing - I will do this ASAP.
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Brilliant situation; great views.

  • 4 of 5

The owner is a good communicator and was very happy to make alternative parking arrangements if we needed them (which actually turned out not to be necessary).

The property is located conveniently in St Ives and, having a garage, makes that side of life easy, for parking in St Ives in holiday time seems to be a regular nightmare for everyone else.

Fabulous position with direct views to the sea. Binoculars would have helped for close-up views of the surfers (you need to bring a pair).

At Easter it was a quiet location.

Modern stairs might be thought tricky if one's agility was limited or one were a bit decrepit but, hey, this is holiday time and you make allowances for that sort of thing if you can, and you are not looking for five star accommodation. Children would have to be watched but that is normal! This looked to us like 4 star accommodation, but a good four stars can be better than five. The view is fantastic. The owner is agreeable. The sea is close by though a little chilly at Easter: plenty of lifeguards about so the swimming was safe. What more does one want?

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a good time in Ocean Loft. Many thanks for your nice comments.
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Garage

  • 1 of 5

The house was very nice, clean and very well equiped. The only proplem we had was not being able to get our car in the garage, not long enough, would not have been able to open the door into the house or get out of the car.

Had to pay £35.00 for a week permit to park in the car park further down the road.

The location was very good for walking into St Ives, even though very hilly, but we knew this so was not a problem, might be for older people, but would not recommend the house for older people, open stairs is not a good idea.

Two very good restaurants we visited were the Firehouse Steakhouse and Beach Restaurant.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry to hear you were not satisfied with the house, although I do feel the one star rating is a little harsh seeing as it is only the garage and the stairs you do not like. The garage is a single garage which is 206cms wide and 184 cm high (dimensions of gap when the door is open) but the space inside is bigger than that - 250cms wide and 490cm long. We can park our Volvo Estate in it quite easily. If you had contacted me about the garage I could have provided nearby parking at no additional cost. The stairs are clearly photographed on the website and the Owners Direct site and are mentioned in the accommodation notes.
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Location

From the Owner

We bought the house as an investment instead of a pension. We really love the house - it is modern and spacious with the most amazing views. I only wanted a house I would be happy to live in, I could not rent a house that I would not stay in. I hope all our guests feel this when they come and stay. Another advantage is the garage - parking can be a nightmare in St. Ives and the location of this house means the car can stay in the garage for the whole stay if needed - if not it is easy to get in and out of St. Ives from here (no oneway system).

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 45 Miles Nearest Golf : Tregenna Castle at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : St. Ives at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M5 at 100 Miles Nearest Beach : Porthmeor at 300 Metres Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

2 minutes to Porthmeor beach (walking) - fantastic surfing beach, life guarded from Whitsun to October half term. 5 minutes to harbour (walking). 7 minutes to Porthgwidden beach (walking) - small beach with restaurant behind the island. 8 minutes to Pothminster beach (walking) - stunning family beach with gentle waves and award winning restaurant.

Travel:

St. Ives railway station is less than 10 minutes walk to Ocean Loft as is the bus station. Nearest airport - Newquay (approx 1 hour driving time).

Distances:

500m to the town centre.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 3
19 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£522
 
 
Christmas
17 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£800
for 5 nights
From
£160
£800
 
 
New Year
27 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£170
£900
 
 
Early Jan
1 Jan 2017 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£325
 
 
Winter 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£430
 
 
Feb half term
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£680
for 4 nights
From
£170
£585
 
 
Early Spring 2017
25 Feb 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£636
 
 
Spring 2017
18 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£744
 
 
Easter 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£170
£744
 
 
Spring 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£170
£843
 
 
Spring 2 2017
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£170
£981
 
 
May half term 2017
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,485
for 7 nights
£1,485
 
 
Early Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£170
£981
 
 
Mid Summer 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£1,089
 
 
Early July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,485
for 7 nights
£1,485
 
 
Summer Hols 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,560
for 7 nights
£1,560
 
 
Late Summer
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,263
for 7 nights
£1,263
 
 
Late Summer 2
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,089
for 7 nights
£1,089
 
 
Autumn1
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£981
for 7 nights
£981
 
 
Autumn2
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£744
for 7 nights
£744
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£525
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
One third deposit at time of booking. Balance three weeks prior to stay. £100 cleaning and damage deposit with final balance refundable on departure (subject to property check).
Once deposit is taken guests liable for full amount of the holiday. All guests recommended to take out holiday insurance.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday (flexible out of season for short breaks). 3pm arrival and 10am departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Discounts for short breaks (out of peak season).
Discounts for long winter breaks.
Discounts for 2 people (out of peak season).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

Views. Parking. Easy to walk to the beaches. 5 minutes walk into the town.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Television
  • Toys

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, handbasin, wc. Separate wc.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds (can be made into 6 ft double).

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Full central heating. Children welcome but check with owners if under 7 due to open backed stairs. WiFi Outside: Patio area with barbecue, seating and washing line at rear of property, small patio area to front of property (shaded). Utility Room: Washing machine and freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and bath/hand towels provided (not beach towels). Cleaning - Saturday changeover. Linen change on Fridays for two week stays. Other: Garden room - with sofa on ground floor.

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