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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "The appartment was very comfortable and in very cold weather the appartment was kept lovely and warm ."

    there was a very good christmas tree with excellent decorations thr lounge ,bedrooms and showers were all very clean and comfortable this was rhe second time we stayed at Grenaker and hopefully not the last

    Thank you very much for your lovely Feedback following your Christmas celebrations at Gennaker, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Best wishes, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Dec 2022

  • "Stayed before."

    Property and facilities are first rate, unfortunately the beds were too small and firm for our liking, which impacted on our break. The boiler in the second bedroom is also quite noisy and takes some getting used to.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you liked the property and facilities, but were sorry to hear that the beds were not to your liking. Unfortunately this is down to personal preference but we have noted this and will feed it back to the owner. Thank you also for making us aware of the boiler. We hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.1Oct 2022

  • "Had an excellent at Gennaker, the property was clean, light and had a high standard of appliances and furniture."

    The location was convenient for touring the South West, we normally stay in St. Ives and was nice to not be in the constant traffic jam trying to get into St.Ives. It was convenient to the south west coastal path to walk into St. Ives (especially as it meant we passed the awesome Porthminster beach and cafe on the walk). It was a short walk to Carbis Beach which is safe, quite and very very clean (only thing to be aware of, its a VERY steep walk so is hard work on the walk back). As in other reviews the walls are pretty thin so you can hear the neighbors, tbh this was not a big deal for us as we spent most of our time outside of the apartment. One important piece of feedback for the owner (which I believe has been repeated in other reviews), the instructions for the heating make no sense. They talk of turning a dial to 1, there are no dials on the heating controls only buttons. Luckily I have seen this type of heating control before so could work out how to turn the under floor heating on. However, if you have not seen this type of unit before it is VERY confusing, there are buttons on the control unit, buttons on the boiler and then dials on the thermostat in each room. I REALLY think you need to look at these instructions as the 'stress' of trying to work out the heating unit is a bad start to any holiday. Anyhoo, we had a fab stay and apart from the heating instructions which is a minor minor point, this is a very good property which is good value for money. Thanks so much

    Dear Mr Cooper, thank you very much for your informative Feedback following your holiday at Gennaker, we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed a “fab stay” at the property. With regards to the heating instructions, we are very sorry for any stress caused by these, one of our Team will attend the property this week and will check them and amend as required. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.4Apr 2022

  • "What a fabulous apartment."

    It’s location was ideal, providing the opportunity to walk down to Carbis Bay beach, Carbis Bay Hotel and local restaurants. We also walked into St. Ives in less than 30 minutes along the beautiful coastal path. The apartment itself was spotlessly clean, modern and excellently equipped with everything you could possibly need for any length of stay. My recent visit was for a weekend away with girlfriends, however I will be returning at the first opportunity with my family as children would love it too. I would absolutely recommend.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again with your family soon. Kindest Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic apartment, clean, warm and cosy had everything we needed for our stay also a good location."

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Feb 2022

  • "As per usual excellent apartment."

    Perfect for walking into St Ives or using the train. We expect to climb hills in this area as we come down every year at least once and tend to use you as so reliable, clean and perfect accommodation. One advisory please check light bulbs as only one working out of 4 in main bedroom ceiling lights

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2021

  • "Was a lovely location but very hilly so would not recommend for the elderly."

    Beautiful surroundings and Carbis bay beach is stunning. Good bus links and the scenic train was pleasant. Will definitely re visit.

    Reviewed by Abigail3.8Jul 2021

  • ""House is very roomy and comfortable and only a 20 min walk to St Ives."

    It is situated on quite a steep hill so not for the feint hearted. You can get the train or bus into many surrounding areas. The house is a great idea if you go out for the day then just wish to chill together on an evening"

    ReviewAug 2019

  • ""Gennaker was great, very clean."

    comfortable and in a good location. It was handy we could park 2 cars. We like the Watermill pub at Lelant which has a lovely garden and serves good food. We have there quite a few times over the past few years. We found the Ghost walk quite entertaining. We also enjoyed the walk to Hayle and the walk near Godrevy." S. Ford

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""We had a lovely holiday at Carbis bay, Gennaker was beyond our dreams every thing clean and spotless."

    ...faultless.....the nice touches made it home from home experience." W. Luckarift

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""We had a lovely holiday Gennaker was first class every thing we wanted was available."

    " S. Etches

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""We were very pleased with the accommodation at Gennaker and really there is nothing to criticize."

    The little touches I.e. scones and cream, chocolates, wine etc were very much appreciated as was being met when we arrived. We thought the area was lovely and Carbis Bay Beach excellent. We had good meals in St. Ives at the fish cafe and the fish restaurant on the front." B. Burge

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""I couldn't fault anything about Gennaker, or the holiday."

    Everything was done in exactly the way that was promised, and the apartment was a real home from home, was immaculately kept, very clean, and everything was there that we could have wished for. The children thoroughly enjoyed the use of the books and games, and also the Sky TV package, and the computer games supplied. You really have thought of everything." T. Green

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • ""We had a lovely holiday staying at Gennaker."

    Overall the standard of accommodation was great." C. Bass

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • ""We had a fabulous holiday."

    The weather could not have been better. The apartment was lovely, spacious, modern and clean. We spent many a morning on the beach taking advantage of the sun. Carbis bay beach is stunning. We walked in to St ives and used the train on another occasion. We did eat out in the evenings (although the apartment was fully equipped) often driving into Hayle. We also walked up to the Cornishman's arms and had an adequate meal." S. Craig

    TestimonialApr 2015

  • ""We had a wonderful time at Gennaker as soon as turned right off the main road and saw the view of the coast - we were blown away."

    The apartment is beautifully appointed, you do feel very at home there as soon as you arrive - we all said we would return again and I would recommend it wholeheartedly. The whole experience from our initial enquiry to our stay has been second to none, you really did make us feel that we were a valued customer and that you provide a prestige service." P. Chadney

    TestimonialApr 2015

  • ""Just wanted to say that Gennaker was fantastic - shiney new and clean with everything we needed - thanks once again and we hope to return."

    " A. White

    TestimonialMar 2015

  • ""The booking process is very good, website easy to use, efficient service etc."

    Gennaker didn't disappoint, inside the standard of accommodation was very good, well equipped, the housekeeper was most accommodating - arranging to meet us on arrival - the property was clean and there were no issues at all. Overall I was again very pleased with the whole experience and would book again next year." G. Pownall

    TestimonialMar 2015

  • ""We were all delighted with the accommodation and the services within it, it was very clean and the little “touches” were most welcome."

    We were greeted by your representative who was very helpful in settling us in. We will certainly be recommending the apartment to our family and friends. We look forward to booking a holiday with yourselves in the future." A. Izzard

    TestimonialFeb 2015

  • ""Thank you for a lovely holiday we were very impressed with the quality of the accommodation, cleanliness, and the services offered."

    A most enjoyable holiday, we look forward to booking with you again." A. Avent

    TestimonialJan 2015

  • ""The apartment was lovely and my son now wants nintendo wii for christmas!"

    The apartment had everything we required and it was a real home from home." M. Mumford

    TestimonialDec 2014

  • ""We enjoyed out stay in Gennaker apartment."

    The quality of the fit out and facilities was very good. The apartment was very clean and there were no issues." A. Ross

    TestimonialNov 2014

  • ""I thought the Gennaker accommodation was everything, plus more than I and my partner Grant expected."

    It was very clean and had all the facilities we could have needed." M. Oates

    TestimonialOct 2014

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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.


  • Ground-floor apartment
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with TV, 1 x bunk with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee maker
  • Smart TV with Sky package including Sports & Movies, 3 x TVs with Freeview, Blu-Ray player, DVD player, WiFi, a selection of DVDs and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles, beach 0.7 miles
  • Note: Guests are to bring their own bedding for the cot
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Overlooking the stuuning Cornish valley, at The Spinnakers, on the seaward facing side of Carbis Bay, this beautiful, three-bedroom, ground floor apartment, enjoys views across St Ives Bay and out to Godrevy Light House, from the open plan living area and patio, only a short walk through the valley to the beach, scenic railway and to gain access to the South West Coastal Path, the perfect base for a large family who love Cornwall’s slower pace and beach lifestyle, its spacious open plan living area, consisting of a kitchen, dining and sitting area, have been carefully planned to maximise the far reaching bay views, through the floor to ceiling patio doors, which lead out onto a private seaward facing decking area, the contemporary living area has oak flooring throughout, set the mood lighting and relax in either of the two soft leather sofas, that will accommodate six guests, enjoy the entertainment of the large smart television, with full Sky package including Cinema and Sport, the dining area has a glass covered light oak dining table, which accommodates six people, with its soft leather-upholstered chairs, so the whole family can enjoy dining together, a contemporary open plan kitchen, combining elegance and functionality with granite worktops, is well appointed with everything you need for your holiday, a separate utility room houses a washer/dryer for your convenience, the master double bedroom, has a private en-suite shower room, draw back the curtains and enjoy the pleasure of waking up watching the ocean, through the large window, a second comfortable double bedroom and a third room fitted with fun 3ft bunk beds, ideal for younger guests, are located at the rear, all bedrooms are stylishly decorated and furnished with plenty of storage space, the family bathroom, with bath and shower-over, is adjacent to the second and third bedrooms, beautifully tiled and lit with recessed halogen lights it a fabulous space to refresh and feel relaxed, outside space includes a seaward facing decked patio, accessed through the sitting area sliding doors, two bistro tables and four chairs are provided so you can enjoy dining alfresco, sit back and relax watching the colours of the ocean, or early morning sunrise over St Ives Bay, The Spinnakers is set in landscaped sub-tropical gardens, walk past these through the valley towards Carbis Bay Beach, lifeguarded at peak times, this award winning Blue Flag secluded bay enjoys crystal clear waters and a stretch of golden sand, an ideal place for swimming, surfing or bodyboarding, from here there is easy access to the South West Coast Path, towards Hayle in one direction and St Ives in the other, this dramatic cliffside path is wonderful for spotting wildlife, the beautiful traditional Cornish fishing village of St Ives, is filled with cobbled streets lined with independent boutiques, cafes and restaurants, many serving locally caught sea food, if you’re an art lover you’ll adore St Ives, renowned for inspiring world famous artists, it’s home to The Tate gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, where the town’s former residents work is celebrated, after time exploring, hop aboard the scenic railway for a relaxing return to Carbis Bay, it connects the surrounding area, and the journey is breath-taking, a day out with the kids can be enjoyed feeding the animals at Paradise Park in Hayle, or if they are older, the screaming of delight at Flambards Theme Park near Helston, Cornwall has many glorious gardens and one of the most famous is the Eden Project near St Austell, world famous for its glorious enclosed rainforest, a day trip to Land’s End and the nearby open air theatre, The Minack, set on a Cornish cliff edge, it’s stage has to have one of the most beautiful and dramatic backdrops, another site not to miss is the magical island setting of St Michaels Mount, near Penzance, you can walk out to the island at low tide, a trip here will leave you with memories which last a lifetime, just like the sail its named after, a stay at Gennaker, will leave your family inspired and refreshed, with enough wind in their sales to explore Cornwall.

The Spinnakers

The Spinnakers is a quality development of eight luxury apartments on Valley Road on the seaward side of Carbis Bay, divided into two phases of four apartments some of which enjoy stunning coastal views from their elevated position.

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.

SKY TV: The owner is pleased to be able to provide this property with Sky TV, please check the description for the Sky package provided. Please note that the PIN to the Sky box cannot be provided. Therefore there may be viewing restrictions applied during the day as per Ofcom regulations e.g. Watershed limitations. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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  • Christmas