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Mermaid’s Secret

Carbis Bay, Cornwall (Ref. 1073915)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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13 Customer Review(s)

  • Nardani

    “Fantastic apartment with great facilities.”

    2 minor quibbles; Although I recieved a detailed check-in email, I wasn't given the keycode for the car park gate, luckily another guest was entering who gave me the code. Also, the bin store key for our apartment was very temperamental, another guest tried but couldn't open it, yet they had a key which was easy to use.

    2 minor quibbles; Although I recieved a detailed check-in email, I wasn't given the keycode for the car park gate, luckily another guest was entering who gave me the code. Also, the bin store key for our apartment was very temperamental, another guest tried but couldn't open it, yet they had a key which was easy to use. Also, the tv's in the bedrooms had no signal. Otherwise a great stay and will be back again!

    - Nardani, June 2021

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.

The property

Set overlooking one of Cornwall’s most beautiful bays, at Sands Apartments, in Carbis Bay, this stunning ground floor, two-bedroom apartment, enjoys panoramic views across St Ives Bay and out to Godrevy Lighthouse, from its spacious living area and bedrooms, an idyllic setting for a family holiday or a romantic retreat, only a short walk to Carbis Bay Beach, cliff side walks to St Ives, Lelant or Hayle and the nearby scenic railway, a cleverly designed open plan living area, consisting of a kitchen, dining and sitting area lets guests benefit from the sea views, from the living area floor to ceiling glass patio doors, throughout this holiday haven, slide open the patio doors and let in the fresh Cornish air, take in the breathtaking views of the private terrace and communal garden, or set the mood lighting in the living area, sumptuously furnished in a contemporary style to create a sophisticated yet relaxing feel, relax on the designer settees, for four, with matching footstool and enjoy the entertainment on the television, including Sky Cinema and Sport, a dining area and kitchen are within the open plan living area, perfect for socialising with the chef, a large dining table and four chairs are provided for your comfort, the contemporary open plan German kitchen, has soft close drawers and a breakfast bar with stools, so you can enjoy a Cornish breakfast watching the ocean, it is well-appointed with everything you need for a week’s holiday, the bedrooms are both seaward facing making the most of the bay and garden views, the master double bedroom, has a private en-suite with shower, this room also provides access to the lawned garden and seaward facing decked patio, so you can wake up with an alfresco coffee watching the ever-changing colours of the ocean, the second room is fitted with twin beds, both rooms offer plenty of storage space, a spacious family bathroom with bath, is a lovely space to escape to after time exploring the cliffside walks, Mermaid’s Secret enjoys some wonderful outside space, including a private seaward facing patio which leads onto a lawned and landscaped communal garden, the patio has a table and chairs for four people, a great place for al-fresco dining watching the sun set over St Ives, a short walk gives you access to the South West Coast Path, this circles Cornwall’s coastline, nearby you can walk towards Hayle in one direction and St Ives in the other, the nearby Carbis Bay Beach has crystal clear waters, which has been awarded Blue Flag status, this secluded beach is lifeguarded at peak times making it ideal for learning water sports or swimming in the surf, from the beach you can follow the cliffside walk to St Ives, this beautiful traditional Cornish fishing village, with its working harbour, which supply its many restaurants with fresh seafood, is surrounded by stunning sandy beaches, it is also home to the Tate gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, one of the town’s former famous residents, St Ives is renowned worldwide for its artists and its cobbled streets are lined with independent shops and galleries, a relaxing way to return to Carbis Bay is on the scenic railway, this connects the local area, and is probably one of the country’s most stunning railway journeys, further afield, Cornwall’s Eden Project is world famous for its glorious enclosed rainforest, Pendennis Castle in Falmouth is one of many of Cornwall’s historic landmarks, along with St Michael's Mount near Penzance, the jewel in Cornwall’s crown this is a sight not to miss, if you travel from Penzance to Lands’ End treat yourself to a night’s entertainment at the Minack, set in the cliffs it has one of the most dramatic settings for an open air theatre.

If you have children, they will enjoy feeding the animals at Paradise Park in Hayle or enjoy riding the exciting thrills at Flambards Theme Park near Helston, full of secrets to discover, maybe even the St Ives Mermaid if you're kids are lucky, Mermaid’s Secret is filled with pleasures to help you enjoy a holiday full of lasting memories.


Ground Floor


  • Ground floor apartment, over one floor, Two bedroom: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x family bathroom with bath and hand held shower, wash basin, heated towel rail, and WC, Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area, seaward facing patio, seaward facing communal garden.
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven/grill, gas hob with wok ring, combi microwave and top oven, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky Package including movies & sport to living area, TV with Freeview to bedrooms, DVD player with selection of DVDs, Ipod dock, PS3 with Blu-Ray DVD and selection of games and DVDs, Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair provided; we request that guests provide their own cot bedding
  • Off-road gated parking for one car, seaward facing patio
  • seaward facing communal garden, outside furniture including table and chairs
  • Sorry no pets, no smoking
  • Shops, beaches, and pubs within a short walk.

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 town 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 boutique 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 branchline. The train journey from Carbis Bay into St Ives is perhaps one of the most beautiful in the country.

Region Information

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property. Access to the apartment from the car park entrance to The Sands with lift or stair access. Lift access should not be solely relied upon as if not operational due to maintenance / fault you will need to use the stairs.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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