Island View

ID: S371442

  • Bedrooms 2
  • ・ Sleeps 4
  • ・ Pets No

Snaptrip says

Island View in Carbis Bay offers stunning views and a prime location with easy access to the beach and St Ives. Guests appreciate the well-equipped and beautifully decorated property, with many looking forward to return visits. While some guests encountered issues with cleanliness and maintenance, the majority found the property comfortable and the location excellent for exploring the local area.

Guests that stayed at this property said

Mixed feedback on cleanliness, with several guests reporting the property as spotless, while others experienced issues with cleanliness, including grime and poorly washed tableware. The majority of comments, however, lean towards a satisfactory level of cleanliness.

The location is highly praised for its breathtaking views, proximity to the beach, and convenient access to the coastal path and train station. The location is consistently mentioned as a highlight of the property.

Comfort received mixed reviews, with many guests finding the property cosy and relaxing. However, there were complaints about an uncomfortable bed in the main bedroom and noise from seagulls, which affected the comfort level for some guests.

Facilities are generally well-regarded, with the property described as well-equipped and luxurious. Some guests noted issues with TV reception, parking space size, and garden furniture maintenance, but these were not universal concerns.

There is insufficient information to assess thoughtfulness as there are no mentions of gifts or special touches provided by the host. Therefore, a score cannot be given for this category.

About this property

Island View lives up to its name with astounding panoramic views taking in St Ives Island, Carbis Bay Beach and Godrevy Lighthouse. This beautiful ground-floor apartment sits among beautiful sub-tropical communal gardens and was part of the former home of renowned artist Barbara Hepworth. Sleeping four it’s ideal for a family escape to the coast. The open plan living area is bright and airy with floor to ceiling windows showcasing the breath-taking views of St Ives Bay. Two leather sofas and a large, cushioned window seat provide a welcoming spot for you to enjoy the Cornish vista or the entertainment package with Sky HD including Sports. The dining area and kitchen are within the open-plan living area, both benefitting from its outstanding sea views. A glass topped table and four matching white chairs are provided to dine in style with a bay view. The contemporary kitchen is well appointed with everything you desire for your holiday. You can even watch the waves while standing at the sink. The spacious rear master bedroom has French doors which open onto a decked sun trap terrace allowing you to enjoy the fresh Cornish air. A sumptuous king size bed is luxuriously dressed for your comfort to ensure a good night’s sleep. Located to the side of the property The second bedroom boasts an en-suite, there are twin beds which can be arranged as a super-king (6ft) zip and link bed upon request. To the rear of the property is a shared decked courtyard area with superior quality garden furniture. A communal garden with two comfortable sun loungers offers wonderful sea views of the bay. Landscaped communal gardens with private gated access to the coastal path are wonderful to relax in. It is just 4 mins walk to the beach and 3 minutes’ walk to the scenic rail line for access to St. Ives and surrounding area. Island View’s setting is truly magical and will inspire you to enjoy a healthy Cornish outdoor lifestyle.

Carbis Bay, a little seaside village near St Ives, is well-known for its stunning stretch of sugar-white sand beach. The beach has a tropical vibe thanks to its turquoise waves and sheltered location, making it ideal for an old-fashioned day at the beach. Ocean Sports Centre is located on beach, so if sunbathing isn't your thing, why not rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard? Alternatively, why not book a spa day at the beachfront boutique hotel, which features a stunning terrace where you can sip cocktails while taking in the Cornish sunshine? Carbis Bay is home to a handful of small businesses and eateries, as well as a fish and chip shop and a railroad spur. It's hard to imagine a more picturesque way to travel to St. Ives than by train from Carbis Bay.


Building Works - We are offering our Island View guests a 15% discount on all weeks arriving before 28th September 2024, This discount is due to the ongoing building works in the adjoining property over which we have no control, The builders are usually on site most week days, The number of trades people on site does vary, as do the noise levels, This discount is offered by way of compensation for any noise or disturbance that guest may experience during their stay, If you normally plan to spend a lot of time in the flat/garden during the day, Island View will probably not suit your holiday requirements during this period, Please note that no further compensation will be offered under any circumstances.

Ground-floor apartment.

Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Smart TV with Sky loop, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king on request) with Smart TV with Sky loop and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area

Electric central heating.

Oven/grill, 4 ring ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine.

Smart TV with Sky HD including Sports package, 2 x Smart TVs with Sky loop, TV, Bose soundlink mini II with Bluetooth connectivity, WiFi.

Fuel and power included in rent.

Bed linen and towels included in rent.

Cot and highchair provided.

Off road parking for 1 car.

Seaward facing terrace, seaward facing dining balcony, rear courtyard and seaward facing communal garden, all with outdoor furniture.

Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

Shop 0.4 miles, pub 1.2 miles, beach 0.3 miles.

Note: Please bring your own bedding for use of the cot.

Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

Nearby points of interest

  • Porthminster Beach Café
  • Anima-Mundi (Formerly Millennium)
  • Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • Count House Café
  • Geevor Tin Mine
  • Jackson Foundation
  • Porthcurno Telegraph Museum
  • Minack Theatre
  • Gwynver Beach
  • Porthchapel Beach

Reviews (24)

  • The H's

    Loved our stat here, made lots of amazing family memories <3

  • Dora

    Further hilly walk to beach that images would suggest but lovely garden which we pretty much had to ourselves

  • Amanda

    Just two points that let it down. We did not sleep properly for the time we stayed because the bed in the main bedroom was very uncomfortable. It was a metal frame bed and Every time you turned over the bed made loud creaking noises and the mattress was very uncomfortable. I could feel the springs through the mattress. Secondly the parking spaces are very tight and if you have a larger car like us they are quite hard to manoeuvre into. Thankfully during our stay the other resident cars were small but it was still difficult to get out if a car was parked next to you. If everyone else staying had a large car I am not sure how we would have parked and as I have a disability this would have been an issue. I think you need to make it clearer that the parking spaces are quite tight if you have a large car. Other than that everything about the property was fantastic and if the bed had been comfortable would make it 5 stars.

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