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Ocean View

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic apartment, had everything we needed for a lovely stay."

    The view is amazing and the location was perfect for getting around places. Absolutely loved our time here and have already discussed a return visit next year. Thank you for a beautiful stay

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous stylish apartment, very well stocked, comfortable beds and sofa and brilliant location."

    The views are stunning. It’s a great base for a family on a self catering holiday.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Jun 2023

  • "The flat matched the description, the location is perfect for exploring the local area and the view was great."

    It’s spacious and well furnished plus having Sky+ was a bonus. The kitchen is well equipped and the parking was very convenient. The gas boiler had a fault but Carbis Bay holidays sent someone to fix it within the hour which was impressive! The only negatives are the mattresses are not the most comfortable and the curtains in the master bedroom don’t block the light from the exterior lighting. Still overall a very nice place to stay in Carbis Bay.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you loved the property and your stay! We were sorry to hear you had an issue but pleased to hear we were able to deal with this quickly and efficiently. Thank you again for all your comments which have been taken on board and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Apr 2023

  • "A few things went wrong and we had no local contact telephone numbers or email."

    The only telephone number on the website was a national number for Sykes. We had to leave a hand written list on our departure which hopefully will be passed on to the relevant person.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear a few things went wrong for you during your stay and that you were not able to reach out to our local team. Please be aware that we have put in place "Quick Start Guides" to be found in all of our properties which contain the phone number of our local office (01736 630015,Option 2) and helpful information to navigate your way through the property. The Chester Team of Sykes is also always able to put guests through to our local office to talk you through any difficulties experienced during your stay. We thank you for leaving us a list with bits to check on your departure. I am pleased to advise that this has been found and checked by the housekeeper to make sure there are no issues for guests staying at Ocean View in the future. With Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Dec 2022

  • "Hi its our second time this year at Ocean View, its a great apartment,and location."

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you love and returned to the property! Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Nov 2022

  • "Too expensive, ripped off"

    Thank you very much for coming back to us, we have contacted you to investigate your concerns further as we will always do all we can to improve our guest experiences. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew2.5Jul 2022

  • "Stayed at the Ocean View 24/06/22 to 01/07/22."

    The apartment is excellent. Spotlessly clean , great views overlooking the sea. Great location .

    Thank you so much for you feedback. We are very pleased to hear you liked the property and its location as well as the special views it has! We hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "No Wi-Fi hence no e of the associated services depending on Wi-Fi."

    The issue was already known by the previous person staying as written in the guest log book from the week before where they had taken same steps as us and got the same reply. Which suggests that this was a known issue prior to our stay. Nobody informed us prior to the stay that there would not be any internet connection and it did affect our ability to work substantially. We were not offered any form of compensation or a work around despite our having raised it early on. Otherwise great views and lovely flat!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed the great views! and thought the flat was lovely. We understand your frustration with the WIFI problems and apologise for any inconvenience experienced, this issue was with the service provider and has now been fixed. We do hope you will visit again soon. Kind Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4May 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic holiday."

    The property was the stuff of dreams we will 100% be returning.

    Dear Mr Forde, Thank you for your feedback. Great to hear you had a fantastic holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great apartment exactly as advertised."

    Would recommened to others. Will definitely be booking again. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely property with great facilities and views"

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Nov 2021

  • "The only downfall is the lateness of entry to property."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2021

  • "The DVD player, Ipod dock and outdoor seat cushions were not there."

    These are listed on the website and in the apartment's instructions. We brought a number of DVD's to watch, but couldn't. There were no instructions that we could find for the appliances or central heating. We couldn't get the under cupboard lights to work in the kitchen. The shower in the bathroom continues to run when the bath is being filled. The lights in the en-suite are inadequate. and the shower door does not close fully. The bin store door lock is difficult to open (This was reported at the time but nothing happened). There was no local information: Train times, local amenities, restaurants etc.

    Dear John, Thank you very much for your feedback. The instructions for the central heating system and appliances are located in the “Quick Start Guide” in the property, we will ensure that this is put out in a clear place in the future. The DVD is utilized through the Wii mode which you can select using the “source” button, and we will check on the next change over to make sure the other items are still present and speak with the owner’s if they are no longer present to update the description. I have highlighted the under cupboard lights in the kitchen; the shower which continually runs when the bath is filled and the shower door that does not fully close to the owner as we can action these repair so thank you for bringing these to our attention. The bin store key and lock may need some WD40 so we will see if this is the issue. Unfortunately, we removed lots of brochures etc from the property as we are trying to reduce contact following Covid-19. Please feel free to contact the local office on 01736 630015 option 2 if you need any advice on restaurants or so forth. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.8Sep 2021

  • "The apartment was very comfortable with good facilities ."

    The cleaning was not of a good standard there was dust and hairs on a lot of surfaces the shower wasn't very clean. We spoke to the man who was cleaning the apartment and he told us he had 16 apartments to clean that day which would explain why it wasn't very clean. I felt like the money we paid for the apartment would have included an amount for the cleaning of the apartment and so we paid for something that didn't happen. We have always previously used Aspects holidays and never had a problem with the apartment being dirty this was our first time with Carbis holidays and was a little disappointed

    Reviewed by Annette4.4Jun 2021

  • ""This apartment exceeded our expectations."

    Everything you could possibly want was provided. We would really like to stay here again soon. Thankyou also to the staff at Carbis Bay holiday’s who were really helpful, without them we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the beautiful holiday location.Thankyou all from Mr and Mrs G Bye."
    Mrs Jennifer Bye

    ReviewMar 2020

  • ""A wonderful place!"


    ReviewJul 2019

  • ""Ocean view Penthouse in Carbis Bay is the place to stay."

    This is our second time we have stayed in this apartment, pure luxury so go on treat yourselves ...."
    Louisa kempshall

    ReviewApr 2019

  • "We have just returned from a fantastic week in Ocean View."

    The apartment is beautiful and so well equipped, it has an enormous lounge and the views are outstanding. Carbis Bay Holidays are always our first port of call when visiting Cornwall, they have superb properties and high standards when it comes to cleanliness etc. We have already booked one of their properties for next year and are considering another for later this year.

    Frances BroadbentSep 2017

  • "“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ocean View."

    It is an amazing apartment and the views are simply breathtaking. We would not hesitate to recommend this apartment or Carbis Bay Holidays to family and friends.“ C.Jones

    TestimonialAug 2015

  • ""We certainly enjoyed our time at Ocean View, we were not disappointed with it's facilities, cleanliness and comfort."

    Having stayed with you before, it was everything that we expected it to be, the administration side was absolutely spot on, and we'll be staying with you again on our next visit to see family." C Stevens

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""We had a very enjoyable stay at Ocean View."

    The apartment was first class with great facilities and we ended up spending most evenings in making the most of these. It was incredibly clean and was wonderfully presented which made the stay even more enjoyable. We went on a view nice walks along the coast at the main beaches which you will already know about like Perranporth etc. We also visited St Michaels Mount which was very nice. We ate at The Balcony in St Ives which was a very nice place to eat both during the day and evening." S. Horne

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""We can't speak highly enough of the apartment, it was exceptionally well equipped, spotless and the views were wonderful."

    A couple of restaurants that we tried were the Porthminster and Alba, also very good was the Mermaid Restaurant in St Ives." G. Bevan

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""A wonderful stay at the Ocean View apartment."

    Everything ran like clockwork from the booking of the apartment to the lovely stay, with the great touches like the welcome scone pack and very clear pack on living in apartment. We had a great time enjoying walks into St Ives, trips to Newquay zoo and the local fish and chip shop!!! The apartment and view was stunning and we'd definitely recommend a stay to friends and family." S. Garrett

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""We enjoyed a great week at Ocean View in Carbis Bay."

    It’s a beautiful apartment with such high quality fixtures, fittings and gadgets! The walk to St Ives along the coast was a highlight for us." H. Allen

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • ""We had a good return journey and we ALL FOUR OF US really enjoyed our holiday especially the apartment."

    My wife was really taken by the trouble to provide the many extras which greeted our arrival. The cleanliness of the property was excellent and we intend returning next year. We have rented properties over the past 15 years for our holidays (2 per year) and Ocean View is at the top." J. Horrobin

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • ""The apartment is wonderfully appointed with all the luxuries required needed to make our stay comfortable."

    I am sure you have heard it many times before but the biggest factors, the fantastic view of the St Ives headland, the space in the apartment and the great fittings make this an excellent place! The kitchen holds all the utensils and appliances necessary to cater for oneself and the apartment’s security and quite peace sets it apart. We had a fantastic meal at 15 on Watergate Bay and also a great lunch on the terrace at the Porthmeor Hotel now called St Ives Harbour Hotel. Both are highly recommended. In addition I would direct guest to the Porthminster Gallery down at Westcott Quay. Some truly wonderful art/sculpture pieces which we ended up investing in!" D. Aggar

    TestimonialApr 2015

  • ""We had a lovely stay at Ocean View."

    The apartment didn’t disappointment and lived up to our expections! The interior was of a very high specification and it was warm and comfortable. It was also very clean and well equipped. Julie was there to welcome us, which immediately made us feel at home and the cream tea was a nice surprise. The apartment was also very quiet. The views were spectacular and the position of the property was perfect for the train to St Ives and also the local shops. My boys are aged 10 and 8 and they particularly enjoyed the Eden Project. Also they went go-karting which is only a five minute drive from the apartment. We all enjoyed the Badger Inn which was family friendly and good value. The local fish and chips were also very good." D. Adlam

    TestimonialApr 2015

  • ""Ocean View is exactly as expected i."

    E. a high standard of cleanliness, very good facilities, regarding a nice eating place I have always enjoyed 'Peppers' in the Centre of St. Ives. We took Coastal Path walks initially from Carbis Bay to St.Ives then two days later from Carbis bay to Hayle and back.The Train Branch Line connections are usually every hour stopping at Carbis Bay but most stations are visited on the half hour. Its very reasonable i.e. a £1 per person each way, the last train back on a Saturday from St.Ives is 10:05pm." L. O'Connor

    TestimonialMar 2015

  • ""We had a fantastic holiday and the Ocean view apartment was just what we wanted and more!"

    So clean and well appointed! The location is perfect and the views breathtaking." D. Neville

    TestimonialMar 2015

  • ""We had a wonderful break at The Sands – Ocean View."

    A fabulous apartment and one which we would like to own! Highly recommended." D. Sharp

    TestimonialFeb 2015

  • ""We had a wonderful stay at Ocean View."

    Fantastic accommodation with every conceivable luxury." R. Webb

    TestimonialFeb 2015

  • ""Ocean View is an excellent property with fantastic views over St Ives and Carbis Bay."

    The apartment is of an exceptionally high standard with fixtures and fittings of a very high quality iindeed. The location was great with the little railway line to St Ives, the beach and the south west coast peninsular path all within a few minutes. We didn't really bother to use the car during our week as we prefer a central location with good walks from the door and public transport nearby. We also enjoyed the luxury of the flat, the views, the lovely sofas and all the comforts of home - and more! We loved the games compendium and that helped on wet days. We did the coastal walk to Lelant then were lucky enough to be just in time (after a good pub lunch at the Badger) to catch the open top bus back to St Ives and then finish our circular walk back to Carbis Bay.We had a memorable evening at the Porthminster Cafe." K. McDonald

    TestimonialJan 2015

  • ""We really enjoyed our stay at Ocean View."

    The level of cleanliness was excellent, the apartment is very well presented and equipped – having Sky + was a real bonus. The view is obviously the main selling point and was fantastic." C. Dorer

    TestimonialDec 2014

  • ""We had a lovely holiday and enjoyed our stay at Ocean View."

    It is a beautiful apartment , very clean and well presented. The view is a real plus, our granddaughter enjoyed the Wii. We went to many of the restaurants in the book and enjoyed the meals. We would recommend a visit to The Geever Tin Mine although it is not for the faint hearted!" A. & J. Bareford

    TestimonialNov 2014

  • ""Ocean View was wonderful, perfectly clean and the photos were completely representative and what a view!"

    It was like staying in a 5 star hotel. We all loved the layout. We have a new born baby so going out is difficult, it didn’t matter though as staying in was a pleasure. I would recommend a quiet drink at the Carbis Bay Hotel at sunset." P. Palmer

    TestimonialOct 2014

  • ""We just had an amazing time."

    The apartment took our breath away. I can not wait to come back and now we've been spoiled i think we'll always book Ocean View." J. Bennett

    TestimonialSep 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.


  • Penthouse apartment
  • Two-bedrooms: 1 x king-size with LCD Freeview TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with LCD Freeview TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with balcony
  • Gas central heating
  • Cooker, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV with full Sky package including Sports & Movies, 2 x LCD TVs with Freeview, an Ultimate Ears speaker, Nintendo Wii with selection of games, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair provided
  • Off-road gated parking for 1 car
  • Seaward facing balcony, seaward facing communal garden, furniture
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 1.1 miles, beach 0.3 miles
  • Note: Please bring your own bedding for use of the cot
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Set on the seaward side of Carbis Bay, at Sands Apartments, this beautiful second floor, two-bedroom penthouse apartment, enjoys panoramic views across St Ives bay and out to the Island, from its open plan living area, the perfect base for a romantic retreat or a family escape to the coast, it’s close to the beach, scenic railway and cliffside walks to St Ives or Hayle, its contemporary open plan living area, consisting of a kitchen, dining and sitting area, all benefiting from the stunning sea views from the living area’s floor to ceiling glass patio doors, which lead out onto your own private seaward facing balcony, open them and let in the fresh sea air or just soak up the inspiring seaside vista, natural light floods the space through the patio doors, making it light and airy, a large corner group leather settee is perfectly positioned to enjoy the ever changing colours of the ocean or set the mood lighting and relax watching the television with full Sky package, including Cinema and Sport, a dining area and kitchen, within the open plan living area, are conveniently located next to each other, great for socialising, dining-in will be a pleasure with sea views and a stylish marble table with seating for six people, a hi-spec German open plan kitchen, with soft closures, large breakfast bar with two bar stools, perfectly positioned to socialise with the chef, is well appointed with everything you need for your holiday, both bedrooms are located to the rear, the master king size bedroom, has a private en-suite with shower with a beautiful feature wall of textural sandstone tiles, the second room is fitted with twin beds, it features a Juliette balcony to catch the evening sun, both rooms offer plenty of storage space and a sunny aspect, a spacious family bathroom with bath has been beautifully tiled with sandstone, a wonderful space to relax amongst the bubbles after a day walking around the Cornish cliffs, a seaward facing patio is accessed via the living room patio doors, two tables and four chairs are provided so you can dine alfresco, wake up with a coffee watching the sunrise over Hayle or enjoy a sundowner seeing the sun set over St Ives, the views are simply breath-taking, a communal landscaped garden is available to guests to enjoy and relax in, just a short walk away you’ll discover the secluded Carbis Bay Beach, awarded a Blue Flag for its water quality, this lifeguarded beach at peak times, is superb for surfing, swimming or paddle boarding, the South West Coast Path to St Ives or Hayle can be joined from here, a dramatic cliffside walk with a natural backdrop and wildlife to inspire you, St Ives itself is a beautiful traditional fishing village, it still has a working harbour and the local restaurants serve up the fresh catch of the day, the town is surrounded by sandy beaches and its cobble streets are filled with unique boutiques and art galleries, the Tate gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is a must if you love art, for a relaxing return journey to Carbis Bay hop on one of the country’s most scenic railways, it connects the surrounding area, running along beside the sea the journey is magical, for a day out 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 Michaels 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 book a night out at one of the country’s most stunning open air theatres, The Minack is set on the edge of a Cornish cliff, so dramatic, for the kids they will enjoy feeding the animals at Paradise Park in Hayle or Flambards Theme Park near Helston, with its thrills and spills, yes Ocean View is aptly named, but its location offers you so much more if you love to explore, a holiday filled with memories that you’ll keep for a lifetime.

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.
The apartment can be accessed via the lift or a flight of stairs.
Lift access should not be solely relied upon as if not operational due to maintenance / fault you will need to use the stairs.

Azure development - please note that there are building works taking place adjacent to The Sands apartments for the Azure development. These are due to be completed in the mid 2023

This property offers the following short breaks:

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