GOLD Award, spa, gym, pool membership, bay view terrace, parking

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Indoor pool, a heated pool, pool loungers
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of GOLD Award, spa, gym, pool membership, bay view terrace, parking

Entire apartment

GOLD Award, spa, gym, pool membership, bay view terrace, parking

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire apartment

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Gym
St. Ives, Cornwall

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPorthminster Beach2 min walk
  • Popular LocationSt Ives Harbour8 min walk
  • Popular LocationPorthmeor Beach12 min walk
  • AirportNewquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall)62 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
60 sq m
Bedroom 1
    2 single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

GOLD Award, spa, gym, pool membership, bay view terrace, parking

Family-friendly apartments with indoor pool and fitness centre
Bookings are on the basis of a 15:00 arrival and 10:00 departure.

Tucked away, a stones throw from the hustle and bustle of St. Ives, The apartment is a calm beach retreat perched above Porthminster Beach. Boutique hotel styling with GOLD Award by Visit England Quality in Tourism.

Your rental includes a dedicated parking space and unlimited access to the adjacent Harbour Hotel for two people through the apartment’s membership. Facilities include: pool with hydro jet, jacuzzi, steam room, dry sauna, gym and sun bathing terrace with loungers. Card can be used by any two guests at a time and offers a 20% discount, food, drinks and treatments at the hotel.

Inside the apartment, Each room has been individually set by the designer behind the Queen Mary 2 interiors. The Apartment is furnished to a high standard with custom furniture and fixtures and fittings by Pierre Frey and Philippe Starck. Art Nouveau wardrobes, original deco photographs of local scenes, and a whopping chandelier give a contemporary-classic twist to the beachside location.

Previous guests say in the Visitors' Book:

"What a gem of an apartment." [Will and Barbara]
"The apartment is beautiful." [Karen & Craig]
"Very stylish apartment, well equipped with everything you need" [The Browns]
"Many thoughtful touches...especially the very comfortable beds." [Gill & Kate]
"This booking has been fantastic from start to finish. Your communication is welcoming and efficient and can't wait to stay again" [Becky & friends]

The Apartment includes high-speed broadband and a 32’ HD surround-sound HD TV system with Netflix and YouView. Personal touches include board games, and a welcome tray on arrival. Nespresso machine and capsules.

Front bedroom: Art Nouveau wardrobe and exquisitely comfortable bed (5ft width). French door leading directly onto the terrace with ocean and harbor views. Minimalist en-suite with rain shower, Philippe Starck fittings and low-level LED night-lighting.

Rear bedroom: Dressing area with Ralph-Lauren style black dresser, 'zip-n-link' beds for flexible accommodation as twin beds or a king-size. Separate bathroom with low-level LED night-lighting, Italian-designed sink and dark Italian stone tiling.

Lounge: Engulfing wing chairs, sofa, reading lamps, antique chandelier, dark wood floors and light linen rug. High-end surround sound system with 32' LCD TV, YouView box with Netflix.

Dining Area: Round glass table with 4 contemporary back fabric chairs, two of which offer harbour and ocean views.

Kitchen Area: Fully equipped with washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave (with browning grill), electric cooker and hob fridge and freezer. Black granite counter tops and stainless appliances. Nespresso machine and cafetière (plunger style) for coffee.

Veranda: Modern eating area for 4, halogen heater, two planters with succulents, agave-family evergreens and lampranthus flowering in early summer. Sweeping views of St. Ives Harbour and Bay.

The Apartment has a dedicated parking space right in front. All bed linen and towels are provided. Just bring beach towels. Electricity, gas, water, parking, wireless internet included in the rental.

Booking and Arrival Information:

- Check the availability and rates for your preferred dates
- Complete the booking form this web site
- Pay your deposit and balance with a credit card via this website
- Contact me to say whether you would like the second bedroom to be made up with twin beds or a Super King-sized bed
- Pick-up the keys from a secure lock box at the apartment on arrival
- The Apartment's dedicated parking space is right in front, level with property entrance (see Accessibility below).

The apartment is a 3 minute walk from St. Ives train station up a short but steep hill (with views from the veranda as the pay-back). Access by car is via a steep, single lane private. The parking space, in front of the apartment, is on an upward slope. UNSUITABLE FOR PARKING A LARGE SUV (please note: the owner has parked a BMW X5 in the space however manoeuvring a car this size into the space when the adjacent space is occupied is not advised).
Guest accommodation at this apartment offers fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers with a rainfall showerhead, and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions come with Netflix. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Alan Hocking

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Indoor Pool
  • Heated pool
  • Shared/communal pool
  • Sunloungers
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car not required

Family friendly

  • High chair
  • Children's games


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Freezer
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bath or shower
  • Rainfall shower head
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • LCD TV
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services
  • Stereo
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Tennis on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Golf on site
  • Cycling nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 646 sq ft (60 sq m)


  • Beach access
  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fitness centre access
  • Golf
  • Health/beauty spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Motor-boating
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Swimming

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive lockbox information
You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Access methods



Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is not required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Quality Tourism Gold Award Overlooking Porthminster Beach
Gold Award Spa Gym Pool Membership bay View Terrace Parking
Quality in Tourism Gold Award Overlooking Porthminster Beach

About this area

St Ives

Located in St Ives, this apartment is near the beach. St. Michael's Mount and Porthminster Beach reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include St Ives Museum and Paradise Park and JungleBarn. Consider Acorn Theatre for a night out or Trengwainton Garden if you're travelling with kids. Jet skiing and kayaking offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and horse riding nearby.

What's nearby

  • Porthminster Beach - 2 min walk
  • St Ives Harbour - 8 min walk
  • St. Ives Theatre - 9 min walk
  • Barbara Hepworth Museum - 10 min walk
  • Porthmeor Beach - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • St Ives Station - 2 min walk
  • Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall) - 62 min drive


  • Blas Burgerworks - 6 min walk
  • Back Street Bistro - 7 min walk
  • Scoff Troff Cafe - 9 min walk
  • Black Rock - 9 min walk
  • Talay Thai Kitchen - 9 min walk

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 30 out of 34 reviews
5 - Excellent 88%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 34 reviews
4 - Good 12%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 34 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 34 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 34 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Excellent communication with the owner. Property description & accuracy are spot on.
This apartment, especially the beds, Is very comfortable,. The decor is tasteful, with good quality furnishings and was warm and welcoming on our arrival. As stated on the description, the narrow lane down through Primrose Valley is not for the inexperienced driver & the allocated parking space takes a little negotiation. HOWEVER, this should not deter you as the location is perfect for the short walk into St Ives along the promenade, as well as the wonderful Porthminster Beach Cafe next to the sea, 3 minutes stroll from your front door. Definitely a gem to return to!
Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Brilliant little apartment in great location
We really enjoyed our week in the apartment. All kitted out with everything we needed and the location was fantastic to make our stay really enjoyable and memorable. Would definitely recommend to other families. The weather stayed good for us - very mild for late December. Would love to return in the future.
Stayed 7 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Seaside retreat
All correspondence with the owner was speedy and very helpful. A lovely apartment at the seaside with the added bonus of passes to the health spa in the local hotel. Great location for walking into town too. Would recommend for two couples or small family.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

The property could not have been located better for a short stroll to the beach and the center of town with numerous excellent shops and restaurant's.
Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2021