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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • 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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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything at Portside was excellent."

    The holiday home has everything you need and more especially as it now has a hot tub. Lovely sea views with easy access to Carbis Bay beach and the train station.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2024

  • "This was a superb apartment and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay - did not want to leave and wished we could stay longer!"

    Portside has everything you could wish for, it is super comfortable, the views of Carbis Bay were stunning (as always) and to end the day with a dip in the hot tub was great. Thank you - will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0May 2024

  • "Port side is a beautiful house in a lovely area."

    I can’t think of anything to fault it. Comfortable, clean and everything you could need. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Superb house with amazing views over the bay and down into St."

    Ives. 1 minute walk from the station which is a 3 minute ride into St. Ives. Facilities in the house are as described and the open plan living/kitchen is of a very high standard. Hot tub is great with the amazing views. We were a family of 4 and plenty of space for more people, can imagine it is beautiful in the warmer months to eat outside on the balcony, we didn’t have the best weather but didn’t stop us. The EV charging point is a great addition to the house. Tesco is only 2 minutes away and the bars, restaurants and cafes in St. Ives are well worth a visit. Easy access to other places such as Lands End, Kyance Cove and Perranporth again with beautiful beaches, views and places to eat.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Oct 2023

  • "I have already sent an email re this."

    There is much to like about the property - location, stunning views , very comfortable beds . I loved the spa bath. I stripped the beds prior to leaving, in order to help with housekeeper ( who had been very helpful.) I discovered that the mattress cover and mattress in the master bedroom were badly stained and the duvet in the other big bedroom was also badly stained. Very disappointing.

    Reviewed by Mary3.1Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The property had everything you can think of and the view is stunning. Hopefully we will return soon.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased to hear that you loved your stay! We hope to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kinga4.7Aug 2023

  • "Perfect. Stunning home."

    Location is amazing. Loved everything about the house. So close to the train for journey to St Ives. So close to beach. Views from terrace and hot tub are

    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 hope to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jul 2023

  • "A pleasant property and generally well maintained."

    Two units in the kitchen would not open or close properly and crockery/glassware section needs an update i.e so there are 6 or one strand cups that fit the saucers etc. Otherwise satisfactory

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your feedback following your stay at Portside. We are happy you have overall found the property satisfactory and can assure you that we will look into the points mentioned to ensure that the next incoming guests find the property in the best condition. We hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. With Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.1Oct 2022

  • "We have just returned from this lovely home."

    The house has everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay in the gorgeous Carbis Bay area. The owners had thought of everything , the house extremely clean & spacious & having your own parking space is such a bonus in this area. The train to take you into St Ives is right on your doorstep. Would not hesitate to book this house again. Sykes Cottages once again made everything very easy & streamline, with no issues at all. Thank You Sykes

    Thank you so much for your wonderful, positive feedback as it is very important to us! We are so pleased to hear that you had such a great time at "Portside". Thank you again for your incredibly kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great place we had the best week stay here and will definitely be back"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "A second stay in a lovely apartment - issues with the TV and Sky box several times during our stay (not sure why an apartment of this quality and price shares the Sky system with the adjoining apartment), and surprised that the apartment wasn't cleaned halfway through a two week stay."

    Great view and excellent location, shame about the big price increases for 2022.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback, we are happy to hear you liked the apartment. We are sorry to hear about your issues with the TV, we have notified the owner to see if there is another way the Televisions can be set up to avoid this issue in the future. In regards to a halfway clean, unfortunately these are not included as part of your stay but we do include a full linen and towel change to be completed by the housekeeper half way through your stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Oct 2021

  • "The villa was very nicely furnished, spacious and had a beautiful view."

    However, the images of some of the items inside the property were not very accurate, for example there was no Sonos speaker in the property, so we were disappointed as we purposely left our portable one at home thinking that there would be one provided. Some of the crockery were chipped which is not very hygenic. We had to wash the throws which had a musty smell on them, there were no bulbs in two of the bedroom lamps, we were unable to access Netflix or Sky movies in any of the rooms beside the one room that contained the double bed and the garden area outside of the master bedroom needed cleaning. I contacted Carbis Bay holidays regarding these matters on the first, second and third days (We only had a four-day holiday) but nothing was done about it apart from Luke coming out on the last day and logging us into the Netflix, which by that time was virtually no use as it was our last night there. Loved the villa but very disappointed with the lack of service from Carbis Bay and the owners.

    Reviewed by Jill2.8Sep 2021

  • "My family and I enjoyed a very successful stay at Portside."

    Proximity to station and beach was a great asset. Carbis Bay Holidays resolved the issues with the WiFi promptly and the washing machine door. Was contemplating booking the accommodation for next year we enjoyed the stay so much. Was disappointed to discover the price has increased 60% next year. Either this is an astute business move on behalf of the owner capitalising on the effect of the pandemic and G7 or naked profiteering.

    Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for your Feedback and I am pleased to hear you enjoyed a very successful stay at Portside, it is in great location isn’t it. With regards to the increase in pricing, this has been set due to the current demand for holidays and properties in St Ives and Carbis Bay for 2022, however this is constantly being monitored and reviewed. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.8Aug 2021

  • "Our family loved visiting portside."

    Ideally situated for the train and the beach. Our 4 year old was in her element!! Gorgeous property! Would love to visit again!

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jun 2021

  • ""Excellent, clean and comfortable house in a convenient location right outside the train station, and a short walk to St Ives with all it has to offer."

    The Carbis Bay hotel spa passes were an additional luxury. Would highly recommend."
    Lynne Coombes

    ReviewFeb 2020

  • ""Excellent standard of accommodation in an ideal spot with sea views and within easy reach of St Ives - either on foot via the coast path and/or by rail."


    ReviewJan 2020

  • ""Thank you team for another happy, stressfree, luxury break."

    Portside was as great as always (4th year running). The housekeeping team are a true asset to you. The only minor criticism we had was dealt with by Harry efficiently, helpfully and resolved sensibly. Thanks everyone - looking forward to Christmas !"
    Wendy Dickson

    ReviewAug 2019

  • ""Another great stay in Carbis Bay – 4th at Portside."

    The new Harbour restaurant in St Ives is a must! See you at Christmas!!" The Dicksons

    TestimonialAug 2019

  • ""Great apartment, amazing views, we will be back x x" A + C Notron, Sheffield"

    TestimonialJul 2019

  • ""Another Fantastic holiday here in Carbis Bay."

    Our son celebrated his 8th birthday here – what a perfect place to be. We’ll be back! X" Wardle Family, Green Hammerton

    TestimonialJun 2019

  • ""Another fantastic holiday here in Carbis Bay."

    Our son celebrated his 8th birthday here – what a perfect place to be. We’ll be back! X" Wardle Family

    TestimonialMay 2019

  • ""5-star apartment."

    Very Relaxing. Excellent stay. What more can you want." Joy & John Richards, Penarth Vale of Glamorgan

    TestimonialMar 2019

  • ""5 star apartment!"

    Very relaxing, Excellent stay. What more can you want." Joy and John Richards

    TestimonialMar 2019

  • ""Another great stay in Carbis Bay."

    Our third time here (twice in Portside, Once in Starboard) we couldn’t wish for anything more. We are sad to leave but will be back." Adanis Family

    TestimonialMar 2019

  • ""Another great stay in Carbis Bay."

    Our third time here (twice in Portside, once in Starboard) & we couldn’t wish for anything more. We are sad to be leaving but will be back." Adams Family, Sheffield

    TestimonialMar 2019

  • ""New Year, New visitors’ book & a new look for Portside."

    Our 4th booking! For 1st timers! Porthminster Beach Café a must. The Cornish Bakery 9 Fore Street. New for 2019; Talay Thai Kitchen in St Ives. Johns Liquor Shop & Cheese on Coast have local specialities. Back in October." Eva & David, Coleman plus visiting children & Grandchilden

    TestimonialFeb 2019

  • ""New Year, New visitors’ book & new look for Portside."

    Our 4th booking! For 1st timers; Porthminster Beach café a must. The Cornish Bakery, 9 Fore Street. New for 2019:Talay Thai Kitchen in St Ives. Johns Liquor Store, Cheese on coast have local specialities. Back in October." Eva & David Coleman

    TestimonialFeb 2019

  • ""Portside was pure luxury had everything we needed."

    Loved the views we had a very comfortable stay. Many thanks CBH"
    Mrs. P. Ants

    ReviewJan 2019

  • "“We had a lovely week at Portside despite the weather being up and down."

    We thought the accommodation was without a doubt one of the best holiday accommodation's that we have ever stayed in. When we arrived we were met by the housekeeper she was very friendly and welcoming. The accommodation was spotless when we arrived. Portside was very well equipped with a lovely kitchen which my husband very much enjoyed cooking in. The views from the open plan living area were amazing. The bedrooms were really spacious and very comfortable. My two daughters very much enjoyed bath time in the spa bath.” E.Moscatelli

    TestimonialAug 2015

  • ""I really want to let you know about our experiences at Portside."

    Everything was absolutely perfect! The apartment was just as shown in the internet – even better. The view was wonderful and the furniture was so stylish and done with such good taste – we loved the apartment. The equipment of the kitchen and the whole apartment was so high class, we felt very much at home. The location of Portside is also perfect: near to the beach, with perfect view and in one of the most beautiful parts of Cornwall. We loved going to St Ives. The boat trip for seeing seals was great. We saw a large number of them, about 25 at least. Out time at Portside was one of our holidays we liked best." S. Burtscher

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""We had a lovely holiday at Portside, the accommodation was up there with the best, spotless, well thought out and planned."

    With a husband who is a golfer, the full sky package came in handy for the Ryder Cup. He played Perranporth and West Cornwall Golf Courses (I caddy he buys me lunch), both challenging. Our younger members used Porthmeor Surf School, £30 per 2hr lesson, equipment included and if you book 3 lessons the third is £15. Love Porthminster Beach Cafe but Porthwidgeon and Porthmeor were both good too, as was Blas Burgers and the Digley Food Co." N. Brown

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""Everything at Portside was superb."

    Particularly enjoyed trips to :- Eden Project, Lands’ End, The Loft restaurant, Carbis Bay beach. Obviously the fantastic sunshine that we enjoyed really helped." K. Speed

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""Have to say that our expectations were exceeded – lovely house and fantastic view, and to top it off we were greeted by a pod of dolphins in the bay on our first day."

    Perfect location for a beach holiday and our 3 year old son was in his element so didn’t feel the need to stray far from the bay. We did the walk (and train) to St Ives and had lunch at the Watermill, other than that it was beach, beach and beach!" A. Freeman

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""Portside certainly lived up to our expectations."

    The position of the property was ideal for accessing the huge quiet beaches between St Ives and Hayle as well as being very convenient for the local shops The light and the views from the living area were beautiful. The house was very clean and comfortable and generally well equipped." L. Hymer

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""Portside in an excellent spot."

    If you have a visitor(s) then get them to park in the Carbis Bay rail station car park opposite for free. Use the excellent 'lifeline' of the railway to travel to St Ives, it's cheap and really reliable. We used the following restaurants that we thoroughly recommend ........Black Rock, The Seafood Cafe, Carbis Bay Hotel,The Italian, Pizza Express, La Casista, The Bean Inn and Beck's Fish & Chips." L. Yarker

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • ""Portside, completely lived up to our expectations, the place was immaculately clean, beautifully laid out and the beds were really comfy!"

    ! (something I always judge a holiday on). We have stayed in and around the St Ives area for several years, but had never stayed in or even visited Carbis Bay, we are now hooked, the beach is stunning and far quiter than neighbouring St Ives, and the costal path walk is a must, there was a lovely friendly atmosphere in the village, and the nice thing was we didn't really use the car, we walked to the beach every day, we walked into St Ives, and I even walked to Tescos. It was a perfect home in a perfect position." M. Stubbs

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • ""We really enjoyed our stay at Portside, the apartment was great spotlessly clean with everything we could have wished for, in fact everything from the booking onwards was very good, we did not want to come home."

    We would like to recommend Trevaskis Farm, also their farm shop is worth a visit, the walk into St Ives was very scenic as was the trip via the train." L. & M. Sales

    TestimonialApr 2015

  • ""From our friendly greeting to the owners' willingness to come and help switch on our wifi, we were made to feel welcome and looked after from the start."

    The guide book in the house is useful and chatty without being dictatorial. And the facilities, their cleanliness etc were all first class." E. Mair

    TestimonialApr 2015

  • ""We had a lovely stay at 'Portside' in Carbis Bay."

    The house was everything we expected and more. Big, Clean & Tidy. We enjoyed cooking in the spacious and well equipped Kitchen! We really enjoyed the convenience of the train station and a big Tesco not too far away. The coastal walk to St Ives is great. The only place to eat is the Porthminster Cafe!" P. Henry

    TestimonialMar 2015

  • ""We very much enjoyed our stay in Portside - the villa was beautiful well-equipped and comfortable."

    A big plus for us was the train into town and the Sky Sports package when we were too tired to move after a day's walking! We highly recommend the garden of Trebah and the Geevor Tin Mine. We dined at the Black Rock and New World." P. Black

    TestimonialMar 2015

  • ""Hi, we had a wonderful stay, the property was excellent as was the administration of the holiday."

    Excellent location for hopping on the train to St Ives as we were so close to the station. We recommend the Porthminster cafe, Peppers and Cafe Pasta in St Ives, Carbis Bay Hotel conservatory for cream teas and Olives Cafe in St Ives for delicious cakes. Walks we would recommend, Carbis Bay to St Ives along the coastal path , Carbis Bay to Lelant along Porth Kidney beach, headland walk around Hells Mouth out towards Godrevy lighthouse, walk around Zennor and Tinners Arms for lunch, thanks again." Josie Sanigar

    TestimonialFeb 2015

  • ""We were over the moon with both the standard of accommodation and the cleanliness upon our arrival."

    We even had christmas decorations! The whole property totally exceeded our expectations and the view was amazing. It was the perfect christmas retreat for all the family being able to socialise together whilst watching the 50 inch tv!!" P. Blackmore

    TestimonialFeb 2015

  • ""We have nothing but positive feedback on our holiday at Carbis Bay, everything as perfect, waking up to such a beautiful view every day was amazing."

    " J. Young

    TestimonialJan 2015

  • ""We both had a fantastic time at "Portside" and where very pleased with the quality & standard of the accommodation."

    All the little things like the pint of milk on arrival in the fridge & the tea and coffee all added up to make a very welcome arrival after such a long car journey! We would book "Portside" again without a moments hesitation as we believe the quality, standard and value for money of accommodation are possibly second to none in the surrounding area!" M. Young

    TestimonialJan 2015

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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.


  • Reverse level
  • Three ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with Smart TV (zip/ link , can be super-king-size on request), 1 x single with Freeview TV and DVD player
  • Ground-floor bathroom with spa bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire and balcony
  • Gas central heating
  • Siemens cooker, hob, microwave, American fridge/freezer with ice and water dispenser, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 'Bean to Cup' coffee machine
  • 3 x Smart TV with full Sky Q package, including Sky Sports HD, Sky Cinema, Kids and Netflix, TV with Freeview and DVD player, PS3 with selection of games, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x cot and highchair provided; we request that guests provide their own cot bedding
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • 7kw untethered EV Charger available at the property, this is paid for via the FUUSE app which you can download prior to arrival or scanning a QR code located by the charger
  • Seaward facing first floor balcony, seaward facing terrace with hot tub, outside furniture including table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.8 miles, beach 0.1 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Sipping a glass of wine watching the mesmerising Cornish light change over the glistening sea from this luxury escape is truly magical.

Just a short stroll from the beach, cliff path walks and a scenic railway, this reverse level semi-detached villa has elevated views across Carbis Bay.

Sleeping five in three comfortable rooms, with sea views from most, it’s idyllic for a family break.

A first floor seaward facing glass balcony wraps around the villa.

Open the French doors to the open plan living area, step outside and the view will take your breath away.

This wonderful vista stretches across Carbis Bay and out to St Ives.

Inside, a wall of windows frames this picture postcard scene and luxury “Amtico” oak flooring flows throughout an open plan living area, comprising of a kitchen, dining, and sitting area, which all benefit from the sea views.

Relax on the L-shaped sofa watching the ever-changing colours of the ocean or enjoy entertainment courtesy of the stylish media wall with inset electric fire, perfect for a winter’s evening.

Inset is a 65" Samsung Frame Smart TV, with Netflix, a full Sky package including Movies and Sport along with Sonos surround sound which can be used for the TV, Spotify connect or Airplay.

A dining area, within the living area, comfortably seats eight around a large dining table.

A modern designer kitchen with a centre island and granite worktops, is well-appointed with everything any chef could desire.

All the bedrooms are on the ground floor.

The master en-suite bedroom enjoys a luxurious king size bed and the second is fitted with twin beds, which can be made up as a super king on request.

The third bedroom of Portside is fitted with a single 3ft bed.

A ground floor terrace, accessed from the second bedroom, extends around the house to the side of the third bedroom.

A wonderful spot to relax with a book.

A first floor seaward facing glass fronted balcony with uninterrupted panoramic bay views is possibly the most stunning feature.

Accessed from the open plan living area it is ideal for dining alfresco or to enjoy watching the sun set over St Ives.

Outdoor furniture is provided for your comfort.

If you can pull yourself away from Portside, it’s only a three minutes’ walk to the blue flag waters of Carbis Bay beach, with access to the SW coast path.

This dramatic cliff side adventure takes you to St Ives, approx. 20 mins, in one direction and the golden sands of Gwithian in the other.

Alternatively, hop on the scenic railway for a breath-taking coastal journey to St Ives and its surrounding area.

After a holiday at Portside you will be asking, is one week enough?

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Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.
There is a wooden open flight of stairs to the living areas.
There are a number of internal steps leading down to the bedrooms and bathrooms.
Bedroom Two is fitted with twin beds which can be made up as a superking on request.

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