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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property all round."

    Well done to all the cleaners. Booking for 2024 . Thanks

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to hear you found the property excellent. We will be sure to pass on your comments to the housekeepers and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "A wonderfully clean apartment which is so important when away from home."

    An option of a soft or firmer pillow would be beneficial to ensure a good nights sleep. Incredibly well-equipped and maintained. Thank you for your attention to detail; greatly appreciated and made for a fabulous stay!

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad to hear the apartment was wonderfully clean, we will be sure to pass your suggestions onto the owner for their consideration. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Aug 2023

  • "The pictures do not do this apartment justice!"

    Beautiful apartment, great views, spotlessly clean and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous location with amazing views, and easy access to Carbis Bay train station to St Ives."

    Cleanliness 5*. The apartment felt like a home from home straight away! Apartment equipped with everything you would need, even two hairdryers! The only downside for us tech users was the slow broadband speed, obviously super fast fibre hasn’t hit Cornwall yet! Carbis Bay beach is stunning with good facilities, the only down side is the steep walk back up the hill but you are in Cornwall, and the views never disappoint! Wonderful location to explore from whether driving or walking, and then relax at the apartment after an exhausting day or enjoy a train journey into St Ives for the relaxed night life around the harbour!

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Amazing apartment ."

    Extremely well equipped with good quality fixtures and fittings. Amazing view. Thank you, wonderful holiday. Will recommend to family and friends. On personal level it would be nice to have choice of pillows soft / firm.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely apartment provided with everything we needed."

    Excellent location with beautiful views and close to amenities. Very high standard of cleanliness which was appreciated. We did not want to come home. We did struggle to find the key box even though we followed the instructions. Would definitely book again.

    Thank you for your wonderful, positive feedback as it is very important to us! We are thrilled to hear you liked the apartment so much and have found it in the best condition. We will investigate if the key collection details need amending going forward and want to apologise for any inconvenience caused. The team are also always available to help dealing with any difficulties or issues on 01736 630015 option 2 and would do our very best to help. We hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back soon! With Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jun 2023

  • "Good priced, immaculately kept and comfortable accommodation with all the facilities you need in a great location to explore Cornwall."

    Dear Stephen, We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed you stay at Golva and found the property immaculately clean! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Cornwall in the near future! Kind regards, the Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous location ."

    Apartment was comfortable , exceptionally clean lovely linen on beds . Welcome pack was thoughtful and enjoyed .Its our second stay and we will book again. Thank you to the owners for all the thoughtful touches within in the apartment , binoculars ,sewing kit etc and to the housekeeper for the standard of cleanliness and presentation .

    Thank you very much for your lovely comment following your recent holiday at Golva and 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 Bernadette5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is the second year in a row that I have stayed in this apartment."

    I am very happy with it once again. It’s location is great and the apartment has everything needed for a lovely holiday

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! We are very pleased to hear you had another great stay at Golva and hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2022

  • "Could not fault the property."

    Really nice.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent Apartment with everything you need."

    Spotlessly clean. The view over Carbis Bay & St Ives is stunning. Perfect place to relax after along day at the beach. Would recommend this apartment to anyone and will return in the future.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you loved the property and 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 Jason5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic place."

    Would definitely recommend to people. The place was clean and welcoming. Excellent place to stay xx

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Stunning views from the apartment of Carbis Bay."

    Comfortable beds, everything you could want and more. There was a welcome gift on arrival of apple juice, biscuits and chocolate along with a souvenir bag to take home. Train to St ives just below the car park to the apartment. 3 minute train journey to St Ives. Carbis Bay beach was beautiful and we hot the most amazing sunrise and sunset photos. Will definitely be back.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your nice feedback. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2022

  • "Can’t fault anything."


    Thank you for your feedback. We do hope you enjoyed your holiday and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kindest Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "We have holidayed at compass point for the past 5 years excluding last year due to covid."

    This is our 2nd stay at Golva and superb as always, great facilities and beautiful views. Looking at next years prices for the same duration we can see your prices have increased highly therefore with this in mind and our bad experience at Carbis beach restaurant this year it feels like Carbis Bay is pricing itself out of the market for some which is a shame as so beautiful.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2021

  • ""This is the 5th time that we have stayed at Compass Point but not in the same apartment."

    It was no surprise that Golva delivered on comfort, convenient location, excellent quality furnishings and view. It was a delight to come "home" to a warm place after getting cold and wet on our coastal walks. All appliances are easy to use and it was a luxury to have SKY TV to watch some films and sport !! Thank you"

    ReviewOct 2019

  • ""Really enjoyed our stay at the Golva apartment at compass point."

    The apartment was very comfortable along with been in a great location along with great views."
    Nigel Smith

    ReviewSep 2019

  • ""Golva was a fabulous spacious apartment."

    Spotlessly clean & well presented. Perfect for a family of four. Great views out to sea and just a few minutes walk down to Carbis Bay beach & train station."

    ReviewFeb 2019

  • "“My wife and I were very impressed with the comfort and cleanliness of the flat."

    It was great to be met by The Housekeeper and taken to the flat, where the welcome pack of milk, tea and coffee etc was most welcome. We had a very enjoyable time, and will certainly consider staying at Golva on any future visit to Carbis Bay.” L.Burden

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""We had a great holiday and the Golva Apartment was lovely, and we would certainly like to return sometime."

    We can highly recommend two of the restaurants we visited on holiday, one was the Seafood Cafe in St Ives where we enjoyed the fish menu, also the sweet was to die for; the other one was Becks fish restaurant in Carbis again we had fish and everything was cooked to perfection. We also visited numerous tearooms where we enjoyed excellent cups of coffee and cakes. The one pub meal we had was at the Union Pub, which was very good and had a friendly atmosphere. " P. Vincent "Golva was spotless, and really had the wow factor when we first arrived. Beautiful location and the seaview was gorgeous. Every room was well set out spotlessly clean and well equipt with everything we needed. The restaurants we went to was The Hub and the Ccean Grill in St Ives. We also went to the Lifeboat pub for drinks after. The beach was lovely and clean and when the sun was shining you could easily mistake that you was in a Mediterranean resort. Beautiful." J. Faraway

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""What a fabulous holiday we had , Golva exceeded our expectations and the view was really awesome, we visited the Minack and thoughtfully the sun came out and afforded us a spectacular day out, we also visited the beach and found it to be of excellent quality and safe to bath."

    The film set for Doc Martin at St Isaac was worth the visit. The local transport to St Ives on the single track railway was easy and affordable, and the numerous cafes and restaurants particularly along the harbour front were excellent." F. Powell

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • ""The accommodation at Golva was perfect and fully met our expectations and booking was hassle free."

    Regularly walked into St Ives along the cliff path and particularly enjoyed eating at Blas burgers and the Fish Restaurant. We were lucky enough to have 4 hot days which we could enjoy on the beach and we particularly enjoy spending the day on Porthkidney beach for the fantastic sands and complete isolation." J. Carter

    TestimonialApr 2015

  • ""The flat was beautifully furnished to a high standard, the decoration was just right for the location which of course was wonderful."

    Being so close to the beach and the train station was great and the view speaks for itself! " S. Addinell

    TestimonialApr 2015

  • ""Golva was a lovely apartment with superb views."

    It is a great location near to the beach & the train station." G. Collinson

    TestimonialMar 2015

  • ""We had a wonderful time at Golva, Carbis Bay last week, the weather was amazing, the scenery breathtaking and the apartment was excellent."

    The facilities were excellent, gorgeous bedding and towels, everything was catered for. We regularly used the Carbis Bay train link in both directions and the coast path from Carbis to St Ives was also regularly walked, it has to be walked for the fabulous views. We visited Eden and Trevarno gardens and took wonderful photographs, we spent the day on Carbis Beach on Thursday and enjoyed sandcastles and ice-creams. I would have no hesitation in recommending the apartment to others. Thank you Carbis Bay Holidays for a fantastic service, a great holiday when our family really needed it." K Slade

    TestimonialFeb 2015

  • ""We really enjoyed our break at Carbis Bay."

    The apartment exceeded our expectations. The telescope was great and increased our enjoyment of the sea views and the TV and WI entertainment along with videos, games and books were great for the out of season visit. We went primarily as a quiet getaway with chances to walk the coast path. The area is superb and we visited Lands End, the Lizard and Falmouth as well as St Ives." H.Saxon

    TestimonialJan 2015

  • ""We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Golva in Carbis Bay."

    Being just outside St. Ives away from the crowds was perfect. The apartment was excellent, We walked into St Ives and caught the train back to Lelant Saltings and returned via the path along the golf course and cliffs- works up a good appetite for afternoon tea! We ate at SaltWater on Fish Street." C. Parker

    TestimonialDec 2014

  • ""Thank you we had a lovely holiday."

    Golva was great, everything in the apartment was of a really high standard, it was immaculate and included everything we needed." K. Guest

    TestimonialNov 2014

  • ""We found the apartment more than met our expectations."

    .. clean, tidy, trendy and everything that we needed. The little luxuries just gave the apartment that little 'wow' factor. The resort was scenic and we were impressed with the clean beach." D. Gibson

    TestimonialOct 2014

  • ""The accommodation was very clean with adequate facilities and great sea views."

    The coastal walk guides and ordnance survey maps provided were very useful and we thoroughly enjoyed the walks." D. Higginson

    TestimonialSep 2014

  • ""We had a fantastic holiday and everything ran very smoothly."

    The flat was first rate and there was nothing to complain about, a truly professional service." S. Cooper

    TestimonialAug 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.


  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite 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 and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with sound bar and Full Sky Package including Sports & Movies, BT Sport to lounge, TV, Blu-Ray DVD player with selection of DVDs, CD/MP3 player with Bluetooth, Portable Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Seaward facing communal terrace with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.5 miles, beach 0.3 miles
  • Note: Check-in at 4.00pm, check-out by 10.00am

The property

Looking at the stunning view from the bay windows of the living area of this luxury first floor apartment you will understand why Golva takes its name from the Cornish word for ‘Lookout’.

Set on the cliffs overlooking one of Cornwall’s most beautiful bays and beaches, Carbis Bay, many an hour can be enjoyed watching boats and nature at play.

The owners have even supplied binoculars.

Sleeping four in two comfortable bedrooms, it’s ideal for a young family or couple after a romantic coastal escape.

Look out of the bay windows in the sitting area and the panoramic view will take your breath away, stretching from St Ives Bay in one direction to Godrevy Lighthouse in the other.

Take a seat in one of the two comfy sofas and see if you can spot dolphins playing in the bay or enjoy the fabulous entertainment on the smart TV with full Sky package including Movies and Sport.

A table, comfortably seating four, is perfectly positioned in the dining area to enjoy the wonderful Cornish vista at mealtimes.

Golva benefits from a modern fitted rear kitchen with NEFF built in appliances.

It’s a bright space with natural light from the window overlooking the well-maintained courtyard area of Compass Point.

The master en-suite bedroom enjoys the same spectacular views as the sitting area.

Relax on the sumptuously dressed king size bed and after a good night’s sleep wake up refreshed enjoying the views of the breath-taking Cornish coast.

The second bedroom of Golva is a twin with a Juliet balcony.

Located at the rear, this quiet room will ensure you sleep well.

There is a communal terrace for guests’ to enjoy the panoramic sea views.

Access to the SW Coastal path and a scenic railway to St Ives and its surrounding area are nearby.

You’ll love the short, picturesque journey along the coast to the beautiful Cornish fishing village.

When you’re on lookout at Golva, every day of your holiday promises to offer you a new delightful sight to discover and remember for a lifetime.

Compass Point

Compass Point is a prestigious development of purpose-built luxury apartments, situated in a prime position on the seaward side of Carbis Bay, with the majority of properties offering stunning views of the sea and surrounding coastline.

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 is down one level via 22 steps
Children over 6 welcome.

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
  • Last minute
  • Christmas