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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place, everything you need."

    Nice walk into st Ives. Personally I would have liked a full length mirror.other than that it was a great stay.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we're pleased to hear you had a great time at Bamaluz. Your comments have been taken on board and we're pleased to say that a full length mirror has now been fitted! Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Faith5.0Mar 2024

  • "Great location and comfortable wellmaintained apartment."

    A bit cold on arrival, and we were disappointed with the lack of welcoming provisions (eg toiletries, condiments) in comparison with other rentals we have visited recently. However, this was not our first visit to Bamaluz and we'd certainly come again.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave constructive feedback after your stay at Bamaluz. We apologise that you found the property cold on arrival. Had this been reported at the time, we would have done our very best to resolve this for you as a matter of urgency. In regard to the welcome pack, this is a company wide alteration that has been implemented to encourage sustainability and to help us meet the requirements of our recent B-Corp award. We are pleased to hear you would return to Bamaluz again, and we look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon4.7Feb 2024

  • "What a beautiful place."

    Really enjoyed our stay here as a last minute booking, we didn't expect such a result. Keep doing what you're doing.

    The G'sOct 2023

  • "We had a lovely time here over the week."

    Great apartment with great links to St Ives and down to the beach at Carbis Bay. Would 100% come back again!

    E & JOct 2023

  • "Great property in excellent location- the property had everything we needed, was really nicely decorated and provided a great base for exploring the whole area- would definitely recommend it."

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely apartment with everything we needed."

    Adore Carbis Bay and the surrounding areas. Have been coming here for years.

    D & LSep 2023

  • "We've had a wonderful week - the apartment is fabulous - very clean and beautifully decorated, it's got everything we need and in a great location."

    We've done some great walks and have certainly tested our fitness going up and down the steep paths! We love the Beach Club - great for coffee in the morning before setting off on our walk along the coastal path to St Ives. Have had great meals at The Gannet Inn, Carbis Bay, The Porthminster Beach Café, St Ives and the Harbour Hotel.

    G & CSep 2023

  • "What a lovely apartment, so beautifully clean and welcoming."

    We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and both felt very comfortable. We have been very lucky with the weather and enjoyed some spectacular walks along the Coast Path. The highlight of which was the walk from St Ives towards Zennor. It is quite challenging in places but very worth it for the amazing views and sound of the crashing waves. We had lovely meals at both the Gannet Inn and The Beach Club. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we have really enjoyed it and are already planning our return.

    G & SSep 2023

  • "What a fantastic holiday as always, memories made and will never be forgotten."

    Beautiful, clean and safe. Can't wait till next year all being well. Thanks again.

    L. N, M & JSep 2023

  • "An exceptional property."

    We absolutely loved the stay here. The apartment was well furnished, spotless clean and in a great place. Would definitely return.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are glad to hear you absolutely loved your stay at Bamaluz and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kinds regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Aug 2023

  • "What a fantastic holiday we've had, we really really don't want to go home."

    Fantastic weather and area to explore. Got to stop in this wonderful apartment which is beautifully decorated throughout and equipped with everything we needed, We're delighted with how clean the apartment was on arrival - well done to the cleaners for a job well done. Look forward to definitely staying here again.

    S,W & LAug 2023

  • "A great apartment, which is decorated beautifully and fitted out perfectly with everything we needed."

    Bamaluz is close to Tesco, and a short walk to the coastal path which has fantastic views, short walk to St Ives. Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely seaside home! We hope to be back next year!

    P & MAug 2023

  • "My wife, our little son and I were in the Bamaluz and we loved our stay!"

    ! The apartment was very new and clean, the balcony had ocean view and despite sleeping with an open window, we heard nothing from the nearby street while sleeping. St. Ives with its bars, restaurants and beaches was just a beautiful coastline track (around 30 minutes) away and the Carbis Bay beach accessible in under 10 minutes - again, after walking down a beautiful valley. We would recommend the Bamaluz to anyone asking and will look to come back to it one day.

    Reviewed by Christian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful apartment and fantastic location."

    Lovely weather, plenty of walks. The beaches are stunning. Just a short walk to the beach at Carbis Bay. Really handy having beach equipment available in the apartment. St Ives is a nice walk with lovely beaches, shops and restaurants. Suggest walking or catching the train to St Ives. St Michael's Mount is lovely. Becks Fish and Chips - good value. Lovely meal at The Gannet Inn across the road. Tesco a short stroll away. Refreshed, relaxed and looking to return. Thank you!

    C & RJul 2023

  • "Lovely, clean, comfortable apartment."

    We had a lovely stay here and made some lovely memories with our family. We will be back. Thank you.

    S & AJul 2023

  • "This is our second stay here and all as great as before."

    Had a fabulous week and only one rainy morning! We hope to return again next year. Thank you!

    I & LJun 2023

  • "A lovely apartment in a good position."

    Weather was excellent, couldn't ask for a better week. Thank you so much.

    S, B & SJun 2023

  • "A very sweet apartment in a great location."

    Everything in great condition and we had a lovely time.

    J, J & CJun 2023

  • "The property was lovely with everything you could need."

    The weather was excellent beautiful and sunny every day. Would highly recommend it

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous stay at the apartment."

    Clean, great location popping down the valley to the beach. A fortnight of great trips, delightful food and marvellous memories made. Thanks for everything, Chris, Stavia and Rafferty

    Chris, Stavia And RaffertyApr 2023

  • "This was the 3rd time staying in Bamaluz, which is a great holiday let, built and equipped to a high standard, and in an ideal location."

    It is well maintained, scrupulously clean, and the bed linen is really good. We found it cold on arrival this time - it took rather a long time to warm up and the heating was not easy to control - but we'd have no hesitation in booking this apartment again.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your lovely feedback! We are thrilled to hear you have had a good time at Bamaluz and would book another stay without hesitation. We will investigate if there is anything more we can do with regards to the heating in the apartment and hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back soon! With Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon4.7Feb 2023

  • "This was our second time staying in Bamaluz, and we expect to visit again soon."

    As frequent visitors to Cornwall we have stayed in various self catering apartments in St Ives, Carbis Bay, Penzance, and Newlyn, and this is the best we have found so far. Comfortable, clean, well maintained, and a great location.

    Thank you so much. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and will return. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon and thank you again for your kind words. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Oct 2022

  • "Not a lot can be done about this but the apartments don’t appear to have much in the way of soundproofing from above."

    Sounded like a herd of wildebeest up there from time to time. (We are in No 4 this week and it’s the same here.) Having the boiler in a cupboard in the bedroom was annoying. Took me a few nights to get used to it chuntering away. Having said that Bamaluz is a very comfortable apartment. It was exceptionally clean and tidy for our arrival and was a perfect base for walking to St Ives. Well kitted out with good quality fixtures and fittings. Extremely comfortable bed! Parking is good for the area with a space on level ground behind the apartment block. [I’ve ticked ‘Yes’ re publishing feedback but you might wish to edit out my comments about noise. Not much you can do about neighbours or how the architect decided to configure the layout! Would we return to St Margaret’s? I doubt it. As you know we have already had two apartments on Headland Road with you this year. We miss the frontline view.]

    Thank you for your feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you loved the property and found it extremely clean and tidy! We are sorry to hear that the apartments at St Margarets are all quite noisy, thank you but we cannot edit feedback to alter peoples comments. Thank you so much again for your comments and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back to Carbis Bay in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Sep 2022

  • "Really nice apartment."

    We reslly enjoyed our stay at Bamaluz. The only thing that we were disappointed with was the constant noise from the apartment directly above which constantly sounded like a herd of baby elephants stampeding around at all times of the day and night. I realise there is not much that Sykes could do about this but it did take the shine off what was otherwise a really relaxing holiday in a nice apartment. Something the owners could do something about is the bushes to the left of the gate when exiting the property as these obscure the view on what is quite a dangerous bend. Overall, we were a bit apprehensive about our stay after staying at other quality rentals in the area for the last 14 years but we were very pleased with our stay with Sykes and will definitely book again.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the property and your stay! We were saddened to hear about your noise issues during your stay. Thank you so much again for your comments and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2022

  • "We have had a lovely holidays here and (luckily) the weather has been fabulous!"

    ! Carbis Bay beach is back to its best now the building work has finished around the hotel. The apartment itself is lovely - comfortable and has everything you need. The walk back up from the beach is something else - definitely a good workout!! We hope to return again soon. Thank you.

    I, L, H & JAug 2022

  • "Beautiful weather wise this week."

    Spent lots of time on the beach although the waves were 'puny'. The apartment has been perfect - its the 2nd time for us this year! Will hopefully be back soon.

    S & LAug 2022

  • "A gorgeous apartment in an excellent location."

    Josephine (8 months) loved her first holiday - especially her taste of Cornish ice cream! Thank you for a lovely stay.

    A, O & JAug 2022

  • "Super apartment in a prime location just ten minutes from the beach."

    We're travelling with two teenagers who would sit on the beach and watch the sunset. Very beautiful! All in all a lovely holiday!

    R, A, I & MAug 2022

  • "Beautiful apartment in a great location."

    Very well appointed. Welcome pack was very handy.

    Dear Mr Matthews, thank you for taking the time to leave Feedback following your recent holiday at Bamaluz and we are pleased to hear you though the apartment was beautiful and that you appreciated the Welcome Back. Many thanks, the Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2022

  • "My family and I had a great time at Carbis and the apartment made it even more of a fantastic stay."

    It was so comfortable for our family of four. It had everything we needed. It was clean and had all the comforts for our stay. The location was perfect and allowed us to travel to St Ives easily when we wanted to go somewhere more busy. We would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone who wants to stay in Cornwall.

    Dear Mr Heer, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. We are pleased to hear you all had a great stay. Best Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jas5.0Apr 2022

  • "Nice, relaxing break."

    The apartment is perfect, amazing views, warm, comfortable, and had everything we could of asked for. A stones through from the beach and train to St Ives. Our first time in Cornwall and I think we couldn't of chosen a better place to stay. Thanks.

    J, S, K And AApr 2022

  • "Property was dirty and dusty on arrival considering the late check in time due to deep cleaning."

    Food stuffs from previous guests was found under sofas (popcorn snacks etc) and on floors etc. Cupboard doors were also dirty greasy etc. This really wasn’t as expected having to have a good clean up on arrival. Poor quality TV in lounge different colour bulbs in bedroom cool/warm Simple things could be done to improve stay along with non feather option on pillows for allergy sufferers

    Dear Mr Ridout, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback to us. Firstly, let me apologise for your findings. We have passed the points you have raised to the housekeeper, please be assured these will be actioned. We sincerely hope you had an enjoyable stay at Bamaluz, and we hope to invite you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin2.8Oct 2021

  • "We have had another lovely family holiday here in Carbis Bay."

    The apartment had been great and has got everything we needed. We have had some lovely days out and visited lots of beaches and the walks have been fantastic. We can't wait to come back again!

    K, D, J And EOct 2021

  • "Fantastic holidays in your beautiful apartment."

    Location great with lovely walks into St Ives and beyond (Zennor coastal path!!!). Weather has been superb for October. We will have very happy memories of staying here. Thank you Darren and Sarah. Drinks are on us when we're back home!

    N And DOct 2021

  • "Nice relaxing break."

    A comfortable & tactfully decorated apartment. Only critique would be the sofa being a little small to accommodate a family. The selection of games to play is a nice touch! Highly recommended Blue Thunder speed boat trip to Seal Island, we were fortunate enough to not only see the seals but a couple of dolphins too!

    J, M & LAug 2021

  • "Wonderful apartment in a wonderful location."

    We have been to Carbis Bay before and stayed in accommodation provided by Carbis Bay Holidays which is always excellent. Would recommend a trip to St Ives, we walked along the cost path, lovely views. We had a problem with the hot water tank, reported it at 10pm and it was fixed by 2pm the next day. Great response and service by Carbis Bay Holidays.

    C & GAug 2021

  • "Property is well-equipped and we had no issues checking in or out."

    Generally clean but we found an used shoe insert inside the drawer with the pots and pans under the cooking range top and hair in the bathrooms. Two of the bath towels were not clean - one had patches of dried sticky stuff. Hooks or bars in the bathrooms for towels very much needed. Black out blinds also a must, especially during summer months, it was very bright very early!

    Reviewed by Vivian3.4Jul 2021

  • "Been coming to Carbis Bay for over 60 years and nowhere has been nicer than this."

    Lovely flat, excellent decor and all the comforts you could wish for. Would love to come back and no hesitation in recommending to anyone.

    H & LJul 2021

  • "It is a beautiful apartment in a great location if i could fault anything it would be that there is no mirrors in the bedrooms."

    I tried to book again in November but there was no availability so I am booked into another one in the same block. If it is as good as this one then I will be over the moon.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2021

  • "Extremely lucky with the weather!"

    Glorious sunny week, visited many beaches in the local vicinity...took up paddle boarding which was great fun and can't wait to explore more coves and beauty spots. Discovered a new restaurant to add to our favourites, The Cellar Bistro on main street running through St Ives, fabulous. A beautiful week.

    M & SMay 2021

  • ""This apartment is wonderful."

    Being brand new it is very modern and everything is finished to a high spec. The decor is lovely and it has a very comfortable feel to it. The apartment had everything we could have wanted and needed. A great location, 10 minutes walk down (a very steep hill) to the carbis bay beach and approx 25 minutes walk into St Ives along the road or coastal path. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone. The only negative is that the description says 'sea views'. These sea views are extremely limited, you can see a little bit of sea because most of the horizon is covered with a line of trees below the apartment. I imagine you do get a sea view in winter when the trees have no leaves. If you go knowing that you will not be disappointed. Everything else was perfect. "
    Lucy Willets

    ReviewOct 2020

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This property is part of the Carbis Bay Holidays collection.
Escape to a luxury holiday cottage nudging the Cornish coast. Carbis Bay Holidays collection of stylish self-catering accommodation ranges from penthouse apartments overlooking the white-sand beaches of St Ives, to designer country homes a pebble’s throw from the coast.


  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with balcony
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TV with Freeview, Netflix, DVD player, Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Communal gardens with lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub and beach 0.5 miles
  • Note: Guests are to bring their own bedding for the cot
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Perfectly positioned to enjoy far reaching valley and sea views, at St Margarets, in Carbis Bay, within a short walk through the valley to the beach, nearby scenic railway and bus to St Ives, this stylish, two bedroom, first floor apartment, offers a superb romantic retreat or coastal escape for a family.

Its clever open plan design allows guests to enjoy valley or sea views from most rooms and the private balcony, which is accessed from the bedrooms and living area, step out onto the glass fronted balcony, breathe in the fresh Cornish air and wow at the far reaching views of the bay, the whole living area is naturally lit from light flooding in through the glass balcony doors, which frame a picturesque view of the Cornish valley below, this will help you to ease into Cornwall’s slower pace of life.

Inside, a comfortable sofa and two comfy chairs provide seating for four, relax enjoying the entertainment package on the large smart television, including Netflix, or listening to music via the Bose Bluetooth Speaker, both the open plan kitchen and dining area are well-positioned, within the open plan living space, for socializing and enjoying the view.

A table and four stylish chairs are provided so you can dine in style, a contemporary open plan kitchen is well-appointed with everything you need for a week’s holiday.

The master king size bedroom, has a private en-suite shower room, and offers access to the seaward facing balcony, natural light floods in through the glass balcony door and window, making the room light and airy, open the door step onto the balcony and enjoy the pleasure of a Cornish breakfast in the sun, a second room is fitted with twin beds, inspired by the coast with two fun styled porthole mirrors on the walls and nautical lamps, this room also enjoys access to the seaward facing balcony through a door, natural light beams in through a small window which beautifully frames the valley and sea views beyond, both rooms offer bedroom furniture with plenty of storage space, a spacious family bathroom, with a deep bath is the ideal space to escape and relax in after day on the beach, a spacious seaward facing glass fronted balcony, accessed from the living area and bedrooms, boasts views across the azure waters of Carbis Bay and beyond, a table and chairs are provided, it’s the ideal spot for enjoying a drink watching the sun set, the beautiful, tranquil communal garden seamlessly wraps itself around the front and side of the development, mainly laid to lawn with original Cornish low stone walling.

A short walk through the picturesque Cornish valley takes you to the award winning Carbis Bay Beach, this secluded bay has a blue flag award for its clear turquoise waters, it’s a lifeguarded beach at peak times making it ideal for trying the water sports on offer, from the beach you can access the South West coastal path, you can walk into St Ives or towards Hayle in the other direction.

A more relaxing but still scenic route to St Ives is by the nearby train, St Ives is beautiful, think cobbled streets filled with unique boutique shops, seaside cafes, restaurants and art galleries, it also has a working harbour and is home to The Tate gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Further afield a day trip to Land’s End taking in the nearby open air Minack Theatre, set dramatically on the edge of a Cornish cliff and rounding off with a walk out to the magical island setting of St Michaels Mount, near Penzance, will leave you spellbound with memories which will last a lifetime.

If you love gardens you can’t miss the Eden Project near St Austell, exploring its indoor rainforest will leave you thinking you went on a holiday to the tropics.

There is so much to see and do on a holiday to Cornwall and Bamaluz offers you a brilliant base to enjoy it all.

St Margaret’s

St Margaret's Apartments are situated on St Ives Road on the old site of St Margaret's Hotel. This stunning development is perfectly positioned to enjoy panoramic views across to Gwithian and Godrevy Light House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


St Ives 2 miles ; Hayle 3.5 miles ; Penzance 8.5 miles

Just a short drive from iconic St Ives, the seaside village of Carbis Bay is best-known for its beautiful stretch of pure white sand. With turquoise waters and sheltered conditions, the beach feels almost subtropical and is the perfect spot for a good old-fashioned day by the sea. The beach is also home to the Ocean Sports Centre, so if sunbathing is not really your thing, why not hire a kayak or SUP and get out on the water instead. Or why not treat yourself to a Spa day at the delightful hotel which overlooks the beach and has a fabulous terrace where cocktails can be enjoyed in the Cornish sunshine? Carbis Bay has a small range of local shops and restaurants as well as a fish & chip takeaway and railway branch line. The train journey from Carbis Bay into St Ives is perhaps one of the most beautiful in the country; St Ives additionally makes for a great day out, with plenty of galleries to explore. The quayside town of Hayle also isn't far and is home to activities for the all the family, including a golf and a wildlife sanctuary. The Godrevy Nature Reserve and Penwith Heritage Coast are also within easy reach from Carbis Bay, providing outdoors and watersports plans with even more activities to partake in, including coasteering and birdwatching. Carbis Bay is truly a wonderful holiday location for those wanting to experience Cornwall's breathtaking coastline.

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property. From the rear of property: Access from the car park into the lobby on the ground floor of the apartments is level. Lift access from lobby to all floors, alternatively one set of stairs to apartment. Lift access should not be solely relied upon as if not operational due to maintenance / fault you will need to use the stairs.
Access from the front of St Margaret's is level with level access from the main lobby to the apartment.

Due to planned works on Wednesday 29th March 2023 there will be be a disruption to facilities for a short part of the day, if you are interested in placing a booking during this date, please contact us for further information.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas