4.2★ Good Sykes rating Sleeps 6 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 Pets No Show on map Features Off road parking Ground floor bedroom Garden / Patio Cot available Highchair available Pub/shop < 1 mile Washing machine Dishwasher Seaside Sky TV Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities 30 Customer Reviews "The apartment was beautiful, however we had children with us who stayed downstairs in the two single bedroom and the smells that were coming out of the shower and toilet were unspeakable." We had to buy drain stuff and keep their patio door open majority of the time. I hope this will be fixed for future visitors. Also the balcony furniture between the two main rooms were covered in cob webs and bird poo, which I guess is some what understandable as it’s out door furniture. Maybe some covers would be useful? The two main bedrooms are lovely with again good views(aside from train side) Kitchen was very well equipped with all that we needed. All in all a lovely comfortable stay, amazing views which I would love everyday and so close to places. Thank you so much Thank you for your feedback, following your recent stay at Ocean Cove. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the views and the apartment was well equipped. We have reported the issues raised and apologise for this. We do hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner Reviewed by SueJul 2022 "Having read the bad reviews left in late 2021 we were very nervous about staying here." We were notified by Sykes prior to our stay the property had undergone refurbishment which is correct. The owners have clearly spent a lot of money upgrading this apartment to a better level than it was previously. The beds are brand new and are extremely comfortable. Linen and towels are also new. The whole apartment has been painted through from top to bottom and all carpets replaced. All of the lounge furniture has been replaced and makes the property feel very homely. Full credit must be given to the owners for their investment. The smell from the shower in the lower bedroom is still present but not as pungent. We left the door shut and didn't use it so it didn't cause us an issue. The only thing I would say the apartment is missing is a pair of oven gloves which in the grand scheme of things is nothing. There is literally nothing wrong with this apartment so book with confidence. Having stayed in other apartments like this in the block the fact the owner allows you to use the garage is a god send. Everyone is hosed down and wet suits washed and left to dry in the garage overnight along with our beach things. It means the sand stays outside and helps to keep the apartment tidy. What did let the apartment down is there has been an animal in the apartment as there was animal hair all over the Lounge carpet. This is the only reason I marked the cleanliness down as Sykes' cleaner has not hoovered the carpet properly. We only knew about this as I am allergic to pet hair and I couldn't stop sneezing! We would book this apartment again if the price was more in line with what the competitors are charging and not what Sykes want to charge! Thank you for your feedback, it is important to us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the apartment and your comments on the refurbishment are really useful to other guests. We are sorry you found pet hair on the carpets and were missing an oven glove. We are always available to report/rectify any issues you may have during your stay. We will pass your comments on to the owners also. Kind Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner Reviewed by MarkMay 2022 "The apartment is in a lovely location, was clean and easy to access." The boiler was not working so there was no heating or hot water, this was due to low pressure suggesting the heating had not been used for months and is clearly not checked prior to check ins. There was no gas coming through to the oven so that was not usable until a gas engineer was sent out to fix it. Sadly there was a lot of building work going on around the apartment while I was staying. Including in the house opposite and the apartment next door which made spending time indoors from 8-4pm very unpleasant. On complaining about the building work noise Carbis Bay Holidays did nothing to visit the property to understand the problem or help. The owners were advised of these problems but took no responsibility for the issues. I requested a refund to reflect the detriment to the comfort of my stay on 5/7 days (70%) of my stay. I was offered 2% back as a gesture of goodwill, which was totally inadequate. I won't stay in this property again and would avoid other Carbis Bay Holidays properties too. Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you found the apartment lovely and clean. We are sorry that you experienced an issue with the boiler during your stay, we can confirm that the owners were in the property just before your arrival date and experienced no issues so it is unlikely to be from lack of use, therefore we have in-formed our property management team in case it is a possible fault with the system. In regard to the gas issue, we have looked into this and are unsure how it could have happened and for this we apologise, but are glad that the engineer that attended was able to rectify this so quickly. Unfortunately, we had not been made aware of any building work that was going to be taking place and we sincerely apologise that this disturbed your stay. Sadly the owners were also not made aware of the building work prior to it starting and therefore we could not add this to the website to inform guests. We do take inconvenience and disturbance to a guest's stay seriously and put any compensation requests to the owners and in your case the owners authorised a 2% good-will gesture to be returned to you. We are sorry to hear that you were unhappy with this refund offered, however we hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner Reviewed by LauraApr 2022 "The apartment this time (having stayed here 5-6 times now) was pretty grubby, marks on the walls, dusty ledges / skirting boards, used cutlery in the kitchen drawers, the carpet is disgusting and needs a deep clean if not replacing all together and the bed was extremely uncomfortable (sags in the middle), drains foul smelling downstairs and the noise from building works next door and across the road was awful." Your high chair is totally grim too. Sadly won’t be returning again which is a shame after so many years, I see you have hiked the prices up for next year but the quality doesn’t anywhere near warrant this. Thank you for your feedback. We are saddened to hear that you didn’t find the property up to standard, we apologise. However, we are pleased to let you know that the owners have recently put new mattresses on all beds. As well as having refurbished the living room and dining room with new furniture and carpets throughout. The team are also always available to help deal with any issues during your stay on 01736 630015 option 2 and would do what we can to resolve them as soon as possible. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner Reviewed by LauraOct 2021 "We stayed for a week at Ocean Cove, fantastic position overlooking Carbis Bay, I could have sat and looked at the view all day." Everything we needed was provided in the apartment. Train station a 2 minute walk away. We would return again Dear Steven, Thank you for you taking the time to leave Feedback following your holiday at Ocean Cove, this is very much appreciated and I’m so pleased that you enjoyed the wonderful views from the property during your holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner Reviewed by StevenSep 2021 "The apartment exceeded all my expectations, just looking at the pictures doesn’t do it justice." Everything was clean when we moved in, even carpets seemed steamed. The biggest plus, however, was the proximity to the beach! Literally 3 min walk and not as crowded as St Ives. Would go back there again, for sure Dear Anna, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. We are pleased to hear you had a wonderful stay. Look forward to inviting you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner Reviewed by AnnaAug 2021 "Lovely accommodation." Very well equipped and great location. My one suggestion would be to update the balconys a little. Didn't match the quality of the interior. I would highly recommend. Dear Kellie, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to inviting you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner Reviewed by KellieAug 2021 "This accommodation is fabulous set in a lovely bay." Whilst we were away we had a horrible smell from one of the shower drains this was immediately addressed as much as possible by the team. Dear Emma, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. The uninterrupted view is truly stunning day and night across the bay. We apologise that you had an issue with the drains, but we are pleased to hear that we immediately addressed it. Look forward to inviting you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner Reviewed by EmmaJul 2021 "This apartment has the most amazing location, it is as close to the beach and station as you could want anyone who knows Carbis Bay will know that after a great day at the beach or in St Ives the last thing you want is the climb up the very steep hill." This apartment avoids that. It is ideal for families, very safe and great views. Dear Mr Boyle, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback, its great to hear you enjoyed your stay. Ocean Cove is in a great location; the accessibility to the beach is ideal for families like you have said, and as for the view, this is just a beautiful bonus to a lovely apartment! Look forward to inviting you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner Reviewed by MichaelJun 2021 "Lovely holiday and apartment clean with a fantastic view." But collection of the key for the apartment from the holiday company wasn’t good having to park on a corner with double yellow lines as no parking spaces. Dear Mr Brown, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. Its great to hear you had a lovely holiday and we do agree, the view is really fantastic. Look forward to inviting you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner Reviewed by DavidJun 2021 ""Carbis bay holiday five stars as advertised again!" Lovely apartment, great facilities included giving that extra touch, e.g. garage full of beach toys, binoculars to use, special toiletries, plush towels... Lots more! Best base in Cornwall for a busy touring holiday just using nearest golden beach!"Lisa ReviewAug 2019 ""Ocean Cove was a lovely place to stay." Looking out over the Bay with a view you could never tire of. The walk down to the beach was ok - the climb back meant we didn't feel guilty about having an ice cream on the beach! The close proximity to the train station was good for trips into St Ives without the bother of finding parking. The apartment itself was lovely and well equipped. We hope to stay again next year!"Sue Humberstone ReviewJul 2019 "We have enjoyed every minute of this holiday; the view is amazing from each room and lounge." Ocean cove is a fabulous place to stay. We celebrate our birthday turning 12, Moo maids ice cream is the best, you must try. We will be back. TestimonialOct 2018 "Perfect situated, fantastic views, home from home accommodation, going home relaxed with batteries recharged – thank you." TestimonialSep 2018 "We come here every year and always have a fabulous time." The apartment is a haven, love the location and all the home comforts. The view is simply stunning, we never tire of it. Becks & Phillips Pasties are the best. Cornwall is the best. See you soon! TestimonialAug 2018 "Our stay in Carbis Bay was fabulous." This apartment and the views are also ‘Absolutely fabulous’ this place needs 10 stars. TestimonialAug 2018 "Lovely week in Ocean Cove." Lovely apartment with everything you could need and more. Will miss Carbis Bay and evening swims. Fallen in love with Cornwall. We loved the décor too and attention to detail but felt the seal in the living room has a judgemental face ha! Thank you, Carbis Bay Holidays we would recommend you and this location to all. Sad to be leaving. TestimonialJul 2018 "Fantastic location with stunning views of sunrises and sunsets." We will be back, thank you. TestimonialJul 2018 "This is our second time at Ocean Cove and we have loved it." The weather has been fantastic, the first time in 7 years. Views spectacular and the sea has been warm. TestimonialJun 2018 "Fantastic views for this accommodation, comfortable beds and great en-suite facilities totally enjoyed waking up to this view every day." Not a moan – knives need sharpening and a set of scissors would be good, thank you for a lovely family holiday. Hope to be back soon. **Owner replied: Thank you for the feedback, knives have been replaced and scissors added. TestimonialJun 2018 "Wonderful week – fantastic accommodation with everything needed for a great stay." Love Carbis Bay and St Ives so much to see and do. We will be back. TestimonialMay 2018 "We have had a fabulous time this week." The weather couldn’t have been better and its been a memorable birthday celebration. We have been to Carbis Bay a few times and stayed at the hotel but for a party of us this was ideal, so relaxing. What more could we want. A word of advice, if you have a pea fritter at Becks, they are enormous! TestimonialMay 2018 "The Wallis family: It was very clean and had fantastic sea views, staff very friendly." TestimonialApr 2018 "We enjoyed our time very much." We loved staying in this cosy flat. We would like to return soon. TestimonialApr 2018 ""Ocean cove was truly amazing!" !!! We could of been in Majorca the weather was fab!! 5 stars for definite- the rooms were so clean and high spec, beds amazing too! From the moment we got there we had such an amazing time!! Any wait to return!! There really isn't anything we could of changed to the place, just wish we had booked 2 weeks instead!" Ayley Harris TestimonialAug 2015 ""Our week at Ocean Cove in February was perfect, great apartment - could not want for more." Wonderful view of the beach & St Ives Bay, just a stone's throw from the beach, easy walk into St Ives & the weather was amazing. Will definitely be booking again." D. McSherry TestimonialAug 2015 ""Regarding our holiday at Ocean Cove, we were very pleased with the high standard of cleanliness of the accommodation, all the little extras that were there, Sky package & HD, games,DVDs, Beach equipment - the view is stunning!" ! I could sit at the window all day & watch the changing colour of the sea & catching glimpses of sammy the seal, we have seen Dolphins from there before. Becks fish & Chip restaurant & takeaway still excellent value as is the Union & Castle pubs in St Ives. Perhaps if visitors are going into St Ives by train a useful tip if there are 4 travelling together is to get a 1 stop group ticket for £4 return instead of £2 each, although the sign on Carbis station does not tell you this! if there is no one in the ticket office, catch the train to St Ives & buy the tickets there!" A. Davis TestimonialJul 2015 ""Just wanted to make contact to say that it has been a few weeks since we returned from our holiday and the memories will stay with us for a long time." The amazing views of the bay were fantastic and as described. I have shown photographs to friends and they find it difficult to believe that this is part of the English Coast line. The apartment felt more like a home than holiday rentals we have used in the past and was exceptionally well appointed. The description on the web site is not over exaggerated. There was something to cater for all ages and It was particularly good to have all the things required for the beach. The proximity of the railway station meant we were able to plan days out without having to take the car and we enjoyed the local fish and chip shop which provided excellent quality at a good price.I can honestly say that we are planning to return in the near future to enjoy more of the delights that Cornwall and Ocean Cove has to offer." The Boorman Family TestimonialJul 2015 ""Ocean Cove was really beautiful place to stay as the views were great!" ! We have numerous experience in staying in self catering places and some places go far and beyond our expectations, this is one of those places, I would like to come back and gladly recommend to anyone." B. Patel TestimonialJun 2015 ""We really enjoyed our stay at Ocean Cove." From booking our holiday to coming home we were happy. Booking was very easy and quick, being met at the accommodation adds a special touch. The accommodation itself is of a good standard, the location is fantastic and the views spectacular." M.S. Packles TestimonialJun 2015 Show more 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. Summary Penthouse apartment Three bedrooms: 1 x double with Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with TV Freeview, DVD player and en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin with TV Freeview, DVD player and en-suite wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with balcony Gas central heating Double oven/grill, ceramic hob, combi microwave, Fridge/Freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky package including Kids, TV with Sky Freeview and DVD players, Sony PS3 3 with Blu-ray DVD player, selection of games, DVDs and CDs, Panasonic DAB radio and Ipod dock/CD system, iPod dock, clock radios, WiFi Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Cot and highchair provided Off-road parking for 1 car Seaward facing terrace, seaward facing dining balcony, rear terrace, communal garden, outdoor furniture Sorry no pets and no smoking Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.9 miles Note: Please bring your own bedding for use of the cot Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am The property Ideally situated just a short walk from the award winning golden Carbis Bay Beach this luxury penthouse apartment has one of the best settings in the bay. Boasting the most amazing panoramic sea views from most rooms and terraces, from St Ives harbour to Godrevy Lighthouse. Sleeping six in three comfortable en-suite bedrooms, Ocean Cove is an ideal base for a luxury family Cornish coastal escape. The open plan living, and dining area is a beautiful bright and airy room with magnificent panoramic sea views. Slide back the floor to ceiling patio doors and step out onto a small balcony, if you’re lucky you may spot dolphins or seals in the bay, a quality pair of binoculars are provided for a closer view. Sit back on the comfortable four-seater sofa and take in the fabulous Cornish vista through the large picture window or alternatively, why not take advantage of the amazing entertainment package with Sky kids. The dining area is positioned perfectly for enjoying the ocean views through the patio doors and for socialising with those in the kitchen through the large serving hatch. A table and six chairs are provided so the whole family can dine in style. The fully fitted rear kitchen is located next to the open plan living area with a large service hatch allowing you to still enjoy the fabulous beach views. Well appointed, with everything you desire in your luxury home from home. All three bedrooms are en-suite with access to outside space. The master bedroom is located upstairs and boasts floor to ceiling sliding patio doors, which lead out onto the large ocean facing terrace. The room has been furnished to a luxury standard with a double bespoke Hypnos bed. Also located upstairs, bedroom two is situated to the front of the property, taking advantage of the stunning ocean views with direct access out on to the ocean front terrace. Relax on the bespoke Hypnos double bed or step out onto the terrace for breakfast watching the waves. The third bedroom is located to the rear with direct access to the peaceful rear suntrap terrace. This twin room boasts two bespoke Hypnos single beds. A large terrace is located off both the master bedroom and bedroom two with amazing panoramic sea views. These stretch across St Ives Bay, taking in The Island (St Ives), Porthminster Point, Carbis Bay Beach, Hawkes Point, the golden sands of Gwithian. A bistro table with two chairs are provided perfect for enjoying sundowner cocktails. The rear sun terrace is located off bedroom three. A small balcony can be accessed via the sliding patio doors in the dining area. The communal gardens of Carrack Gladden can be accessed to the side of the development and a nearby scenic railway connects with St Ives and its surrounding area. Ocean Cove is filled with treasures, sea facing balconies and sun terraces to explore, bringing its stunning coastal setting to life, perfect for anyone who loves the seaside. Floorplans Ground Floor Carrack Gladden Carrack Gladden Apartments are perfectly positioned directly above the beach at Carbis Bay, boasting stunning elevated panoramic views across St Ives Bay from St Ives harbour to Godrevy Lighthouse. Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250. View on map About the location CARBIS BAY 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. Region Information Cornwall Holiday Cottages Devon Holiday Cottages Dorset Cottage Holidays Somerset Holiday Cottages There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for this property. Access from the driveway is up 12 steps (with hand rail) to the front door.A carpeted staircase provides access to the upstairs bedrooms via 13 steps.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.Building Work Notice - Planned for Early 2023This work on the development is for external redecoration of the seaward side of the building including replacement of the metal corners, bellcasts and render beading with plastic, and making good, replacement of gutters and downpipes and repainting. The period it is due to cover is 1st February to 30th April 2023 but this may change due to weather or availability of trades and materials so please bear in mind when booking your stay.