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Golden Sands

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 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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14 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our second visit and it was disappointing compared to our first visit."

    Fan doesn’t work in bathroom, shower in en-suite had no pressure. Changeover day for laundry missing towels for our last week. The bed was very uncomfortable with 2 sheet covers causing lumps and discomfort.

    We’re sorry to hear the stay at the apartment didn’t meet your expectations. We weren’t aware of the fan not working in the bathroom, if you had let us know, we would’ve got someone out to fix this right away (we wouldn’t want mould to grow due to condensation). We only replace the towels & linen that are in the basket during changeover day - we’ve had confirmation this did happen on changeover day and any towels in the basket were replaced accordingly. Kind Regards, The Property Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel2.5Sep 2023

  • "The apartment was clean and very well equipped."

    Only small criticism would be - we couldn’t work out how to turn on the TVs in the bedrooms & we couldn’t find the ‘comments’ book anywhere. We had a wonderful holiday in a beautiful part of the country!

    Reviewed by Eve4.7Sep 2023

  • "The apartment is spot on."

    Reviewed by Cristopher4.7Aug 2023

  • "Exactly as listed."

    Felt spacious and was very well equipped. Everything we needed and felt like a home away from home. Location is fantastic with a 400m walk to the beach. Would be happy to stay again.

    MelanieAug 2023

  • "We had some cleanliness issues with this property."

    It seems that a superficial clean occurs after each stay but the accommodation is in need of a deep clean. We reported the issues whilst there and a cleaner returned to rectify, however a deep clean is still required. The bathrooms smell damp all the time and so did the bath towels. The fans in the bathrooms were clogged with fluff so this won’t help the situation. The accommodation is well proportioned with everything you need but be aware that the TV’s in the bedrooms do not work with the Sky TV or terrestrial, however if you have your own Netflix account then you can sign in to Netflix. The bedrooms are stylish and we suspect recently updated but the living area looks & feels tired and in need of modernisation. We did not find the living room cosy as it’s a big room and the layout not a good use of space. The furniture could do with being replaced. It wasn’t the weather for sitting in the courtyard but we wouldn’t have done so anyway due to the furniture being covered in mould and weeds growing out of the ground all over the place. The location is ideal for access to the train station and beach. Overall this accommodation needs a lot of TLC and we wouldn’t choose to stay here again unfortunately.

    We appreciate your feedback and comments following your stay at Golden Sands. We want to assure you that the points raised have been addressed and we are currently looking into rectifying them going forward. We are pleased that we were able to assist during your stay and want to apologise for any inconvenience caused. We hope you overall still had an nice stay! With Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Belinda3.1Jul 2023

  • "Very disappointing to have no milk on arrival to make a cuppa after a long journey."

    Coffee pods x 8 but no milk pods. No washing up liquid or Jcloth. Always had in the past.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are saddened to hear that you found a few items missing on your arrival this has been reported to the housekeeper. If you have any issues like this during your stay please contact the local office on 01736 630015 option 2, and one of the local team will be able to assist you straight away. We hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by June4.1May 2023

  • "The property was home from home."

    It was warm and very clean. The Sky TV was a bonus because of the weather, in March. There were plenty of utensils and crockery. We cooked our meals, while we were there.

    Thank you very much and we are so pleased that you felt at home at Golden Sands. We look forward to welcoming you back again in future. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Mar 2023

  • "We have stayed in Carbis bay a number of times and love the area."

    The apartment is deceptively big and feels cosy at the same time. We had a few minor issues around cleanliness which were going to be sorted on our departure (ensuite shower and patio). There are issues with some of the tech equipment in the apartment but could just be because it's the end of a busy season. The tv remote didnt work, the DVD wasn't there in the living room and the Wii console was broken, however, we got lucky with the October weather and didn't need them as much as we thought we would. Would we stay again? Probably not, we would look to try another apartment in the Carbis Bay area just to try something different.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave Feedback following your recent holiday at Golden Sands and we are pleased to hear you found the apartment big and cosy. May we also apologise for the minor issues you mentioned, we have passed these to the Housekeeping team that look after Golden Sands for their attention. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark3.1Oct 2022

  • "The property was clean and comfortable."

    We had an enjoyable stay and we would be happy to come again or recommend to family and friends.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you loved 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 Micaela4.7Oct 2022

  • "A good very safe gated car park, amazing large spaced apartment in a great place."

    Great very helpfull and friendly service from carbis bay holidays

    Thank you very much for your lovely Feedback following your recent stay at Golden Sands and we are very pleased to hear you appreciated the excellent parking facilities at The sands development. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2022

  • "The accommodation is in a brillant location, is spacious and well equipped."

    Excellent parking facilities. The only issue we had during our stay was that the outside area had clearly not been cleaned for sometime.

    Thank you very much for your feedback, we will attend to check the outside area and arrange to get the patio area cleaned so guests can enjoy it. We are glad you had such a lovely stay, Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Aug 2022

  • "Limited ventilation possible due to windows only tilting Excellent kitchen ..."

    Limited ventilation possible due to windows only tilting Excellent kitchen appliances Keypad for gate to property wrong height for easy use Great base for the area

    Thank you for your feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you loved the area! Thank you 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 Christopher4.7Jul 2022

  • "Yes"

    Reviewed by Monica5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a lovely apartment and was a new location for us who usually stay in the Carbis Beach Apartments which have become very very tired."

    The apartment was modern and provided everything you needed within. There were a few gripes - sadly. The outside seating area was very small and you couldn't really sit outside as everyone walking to/from the car park looked in, so there was no privacy (the same applied if you sat in bed with the curtains open - it also didn't get the sun. The sitting room was very hot as the sun came straight in from early morning and as the windows in the whole apartment didn't open more than a couple of inches, I would imagine the whole apartment will get very hot. The door to the 'patio' did open (when it wanted to as sometimes the lock/handle didn't work). The road noise and constant slamming doors from the car park and the front door, along with the internal doors was really annoying too. We also had a smoker from within Sands who stood outside the sitting room window frequently which meant we had to keep shutting the window/drawing the curtains. However, the building work nearby wasn't an issue which was a bonus.

    Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at Golden Sands. We agree it is a lovely apartment, well equipped and maintained by the owners. The outside courtyard is private and enclosed, we are sorry you were unable to enjoy it during your stay. We hope to welcome you back soon Kind Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.1Jun 2022

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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
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin with Smart TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven, five-ring gas hob, grill, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • TV with Sky Entertainment package, 2 x Smart TVs, iPod dock, Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo Wii games, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road gated parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed private courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.9 miles, beach 0.3 miles
  • Note: We request that guests provide their own cot bedding
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 9am

The property

Set on the seaward facing side of Carbis Bay, at Sands Apartments, this beautiful ground floor, two-bedroom apartment, is close to the beach, scenic railway and cliffside walks to St Ives or Hayle, the perfect base for a romantic retreat or family holiday to the Cornish coast, its contemporary open-plan living space, consisting of a dining, and sitting area, are lit by natural light shining through the floor to ceiling windows, with the dining space enjoying a sea view, a seaside theme with local art on the walls flows throughout, set the mood lighting for the right ambience, relax in either of the two and three seater sofas and enjoy your favourite shows on the television, with the Sky Entertainment package, the dining area takes full advantage of the wonderful sea views through the full length windows, a glass table with four dark grey leather seats are provide, a contemporary kitchen is conveniently located next to the dining area, it’s well-appointed, with soft closures, ample work space, a breakfast bar with two dark grey leather bar stools, great for perching and talking to the designated chef, it’s all you need for a relaxing holiday.

The master king size bedroom has a private en-suite with shower room and access to a private courtyard, a second twin room is located off the lounge with a window that looks to the side of the property, both rooms are light and airy and offer plenty of storage space as well as Smart TVs.

You will also find a spacious family bathroom with bath and shower-over has been beautifully tiled with sandstone tiles, the perfect place to relax amongst the bubbles after exploring the Cornish coast, an enclosed private courtyard, which can be accessed from the master bedroom, is a little suntrap, a great place for drying off beach gear or enjoying a good book with a glass of wine.

There is also a communal landscaped garden is available to guests to enjoy and relax in, it’s only a short walk to the nearest beach, Carbis Bay, this stunning stretch of sand is lapped by crystal clear water, which has been awarded a Blue Flag for its quality, lifeguards watch the beach at peak times making it an ideal place to swim or surf.

From the beach you can easily access the South West Coast Path, this circles the Cornish coast and is wonderful for spotting wildlife, take a walk towards St Ives, this beautiful traditional fishing village, has cobbled streets, filled with independent boutiques and restaurants stocked with seafood, caught by local fisherman, its surrounded by glorious sandy beaches and has been an inspiration for artists around the world, many of which are celebrated at the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Enjoy a relaxing return to Carbis Bay on the scenic railway, it connects the surrounding area, the journey along the Cornish coast is breath-taking, if you have children they’ll enjoy feeding the animals at Paradise Park in Hayle or screaming on the thrilling rides at Flambards Theme Park near Helston, a day out to Land’s End with a stop off at the nearby Minack Theatre is a must, dramatically set on a cliff edge, this open air stage has to have one of the best backdrops of any theatre.

Near Penzance you’ll come across the magical sight of St Michaels Mount, set on its own island, which you can walk out to at low tide, this is one of the historic jewels in Cornwall’s crown, Golden Sands offers a truly wonderful base to enjoy Cornwall’s beach life, with so much more to explore right on its doorstep.

The Sands

The Sands Apartments are a prestigious development of contemporary apartments of various designs, ideally positioned to maximise the views across St Ives Bay and convenient for the Blue Flag accredited Carbis Bay beach.

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.
Access to the apartment from the side of The Sands is with level access.
Access from the parking area at the rear is via 15 steps down and 1 step up.

Azure development - please note the new Azure Development (8 dwellings) adjacent to The Sands apartments has now been substantially constructed, but there may be some ongoing completion works continuing in to 2024.

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:

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