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Carbis Bay, Cornwall (Ref. 1073995)


(7 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

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87 Customer Reviews

  • "Great apartment, fantastic views."

    Love Carbis Bay. Thank you.

    Nick, JulieMay 2022

  • "WOW…this apartment blew us away from the moment we walked in, it is everything we dreamed it would be and more!"

    The views from both the bedroom and lounge are simply breathtaking. Going to sleep and waking up to that view and the sound of the sea from your bed is just priceless. We even saw seals one morning as there are binoculars there for you to use. It’s spacious, has everything you need and immaculately clean. The balcony is huge, fully furnished and private. It’s a great place to sit with a glass of wine just taking in the views. Easy access to beach and bars/restaurants either local at the hotel or by train , which is literally a few minutes walk from the apartment and will take you into St Ives (which is the next stop). Alternatively you can walk there which takes around 25 mins along the coastal path. We had the most amazing holiday here and didn’t want to leave. We would whole heartedly recommend this apartment.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful, positive feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and love the property just as much as we do! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlanApr 2022

  • "First visit to Sapphire."

    Lovely holiday. Beautiful views. Enjoyed the beach, St Ives, walks at Godrevy, Porthleven and Moushole. Saw lots of seals near Godrevy lighthouse. Porthmeor Cafe recommended. Fantastic apartment. We look forward to returning. Thank you.

    Carol, Gus, JamesApr 2022

  • "A great holiday house, just one thing to be aware of and one request for improvement."

    The lack of a lift for some would be difficult, though the flat is ground floor, there are 2 staircases to negotiate with luggage etc (no lift). The hallway would benefit from some coat hooks, particularly on wet days - there is always one in Cornwall. Loved our time there. Ian and Elaine

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you loved your time here. We are sorry you didn't find the lift. It is located by the first set of steps by the entrance gate. There is a path at the bottom of the lift to our apartment. We will ask the Management Company if they can put some signs up. We have some hooks for coats in the hallway cupboard but appreciate that when coats are wet this is not suitable. We have tall towel rail radiators in both bathrooms which we use when our coats are wet. If you don't need the heating to be on the towel rails can be turned on independently using the dials on the radiators. They are set to turn off automatically after 2 hours if the heating is not on. Thank you again for your comments and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Property Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanMar 2022

  • "A fantastic location, the apartment was generally ok, however I felt that it was ..."

    A fantastic location, the apartment was generally ok, however I felt that it was let down by the lack of attention to detail, we cooked in and found the lack of a pair of oven gloves dangerous, I even burnt my finger removing an item from the oven, there was only 1 tea towel, sponge scourer, dish cloth etc, it didnt spoil the stay but was an inconvenience, I'm just glad we didnt pay summer season prices, also the lounge door handle was on the dining table when we arrived, again lack of attention to detail, luckily the weather was superb combined with the lack of people more than made up for these minor details

    Dear Chris, thank you for your Feedback following your recent stay at Sapphire and we are glad to hear you appreciated the fantastic location of the property overlooking Carbis Bay Beach. May I apologise for the door handle and also thank you for taking the time to liaise with our Property Management department regarding this during your stay. We have also advised the Housekeeping team of the items missing from the property and they informed us that the oven gloves are kept in the drawer to the right of the hob but we are very sorry that these weren't easily found. For future reference, if you’re missing any similar items, please do let us know and we can pop these down to the property for you. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisJan 2022

  • "Very well equipped - clean and very comfortable."

    Lovely coastal walk to St Ives. Sloop Inn v. nice. Porthminster Beach Cafe excellent. Mackerel Sky in Newlyn recommended.

    Keith, Jean, Jan, ElaineDec 2021

  • "Wow, from the moment you walk through the doors you can see the view from the kitchen, it's just Amazing."

    We have stayed at a lot of places by the sea and my husband said that this property beats them all. Just for the space, comfort and obviously the View. The whole holiday was just perfect.

    Dear Mrs Hanlon, Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed Sapphire. The view of Carbis Bay is really quite something...... We hope to be able to invite you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2021

  • "Really nice property, great location and all you need."

    Only niggle was cleanliness. Dust and areas of bathrooms needed a bit more consideration considering the check-in/out times. Overall though would stay again :)

    Dear Mr Harrison We are the owners of Sapphire and are so sorry to hear that the cleaning was not 100%. We have very high standards of cleanliness and have never had any issues before; therefore upon receiving your feedback we have set up future spot cleaning checks and spoken with the housekeeping team to ensure the standard of cleanliness meets the expectations of our guests as well as ourselves. Best wishes Linda & Tony Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkNov 2021

  • "The views of the bay were amazing ."

    The apartment was to a very high standard . Location great we walked into St Ives so no parking issues . We will be back .

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2021

  • "We've been coming to Carbis Bay for many years, but this was our first time at Sapphire."

    We were not disappointed with our stay! The apartment catered for our every need. The views are fantastic and we've really enjoyed our time here. Most days we walked into St Ives along the coastal path and wondered around the many shops there, also indulging in the delicious cream teas! Thank you for such a wonderful holiday! :) NB The best cream tea was at "Olives" in St Ives - Blueberry Scones.

    TestimonialAug 2021

  • "Superb sea views, excellent apartment facilities, clean and comfortable throughout."

    Reviewed by MyraJul 2021

  • "Another fabulous week at Sapphire."

    A great birthday meal for Deborah at Porthminster followed by a regular trip to the seafood café. So many seals this year. Thanks again. Debra and Barry

    TestimonialDec 2020

  • "Our second stay here absolutely love Sapphire just like being home from home."

    Done some fabulous walks including just going along to Carbis Bay, Land’s End to Sennen Cove, kynance Cove, Hells mouth to Godrevy. Thank you so much for letting us stay in your gorgeous apartment, we will definitely be back. Jen and Ben

    TestimonialOct 2020

  • "A wonderful way to get out of 3 1/2 months of lockdown."

    Carbis Bay never fails to delight will be back again next year. Ann and Terry

    TestimonialJul 2020

  • "We have had the most wonderful week enjoying the beautiful views, walks along the coastal path, swimming in the pool at the hotel and sampling the local fare."

    We had an amazing cream tea at 0lives in St Ives, where they had fabulous home-made scones. The flat is fabulous so well equipped and beautifully decorated. We treated ourselves on the last night to a fabulous meal at Porthminster kitchen. We hope to be back very soon. Philippa and Guy

    TestimonialFeb 2020

  • ""It was excellent from start to finish."

    Met by Maria who had kindly put the heating on as we arrived late evening. Shown around and everything explained. Stunning accommodation and the beach views are outstanding. 5 -star quality throughout, would highly recommend this apartment to all."
    Hugh Mitchell

    ReviewFeb 2020

  • "Sapphire is a beautiful apartment, we spent Christmas and New Year here."

    Had a lovely relaxing holiday, the views are stunning. It’s great to be waking up to the sound of the waves. Loved the apartment and we are sad we are leaving. Nithya and Ian

    TestimonialDec 2019

  • "Just spent a 45th (Sapphire) wedding anniversary here in this stunning and beautiful apartment."

    Everything was absolutely gorgeous and perfect. Love waking up to the sunrise and the sound of the waves. The weather was brilliant, sunshine everyday too. Thank you. XX Margaret and Mark

    TestimonialDec 2019

  • "Very special place."

    Views brilliant, apartment excellent, area beautiful. What more can one say! Roger, Margaret and Ellen

    TestimonialNov 2019

  • ""Stayed many times in the Sapphire and its always been an absolute top notch apartment."

    Comfort facilities views etc etc."

    ReviewOct 2019

  • "“This is our fist time staying in Sapphire although we have stayed in other apartment in the complex over the year."

    We found the apartment spotlessly clean & so well equipped. The view is spectacular & very enjoyable sitting out on the decking in the complex chairs. Always something interesting to watch. We definitely recommend Sapphire & will visit again if its available.” Alan & Sandra Reeves, Suffolk

    TestimonialOct 2019

  • ""Our first visit to this apartment Sapphire which we found delightfully furnished and well presented."

    All the facilities there are available to make you feel at home during the stay and we would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment and Carbis Bay Holidays."
    Alan Reeves

    ReviewOct 2019

  • "“Been to Sapphire lots of times and this is the first we’ve had bad weather all week."

    Still a beautiful place, lovely lunches in the Carbis Bay Hotel, Staff very friendly will definitely be back, whether not put us off!” John, Trev, Chris Michael, Stockport.

    TestimonialSep 2019

  • "“Great holiday & amazing view will miss the sand and the sea!"

    We will be back.” Clare, Andy, Zachary and Sennen x

    TestimonialJul 2019

  • "“Our first time at Sapphire, but regular visitors to Carbis Bay."

    Lovely apartment. Beautiful views – a very peaceful setting. We loved the fish restaurants and the National Trust Café at Godrevy. Great breakfast there and lovely walk round the headland. Ace Cars taxi very good. Drivers very good – humoured.”

    TestimonialJul 2019

  • "“We have really enjoyed our stay at Sapphire, the apartment was the best view we have ever had after many years of visiting Cornwall."

    We have had fantastic weather and visited Porthcurno, Mousehole, Sennen Cove and Lands End. First time we have stayed in Carbis bay but may not be the last.” Jimmy + Carol, Cheshire

    TestimonialJun 2019

  • "“Another enjoyable stay in Carbis Bay, although a different apartment this time."

    Love this part of Cornwall & walking, very special. Recommend the walk at Sennen Cove along Whitesand Bay, returning via Nanjizal. Also, the treatments at the Carbis bay Hotel Spa are fantastic, perfect for soothing aching muscles. Really enjoyed our meals at Porthgwidden Beach Café, but especially the Pothminster Kitchen, which has a more relaxed atmosphere. We’ll be back!” Sue & Dean, Hertford

    TestimonialJun 2019

  • "“Another enjoyable holiday in glorious Carbis Bay, Will be back next year."

    ” Ann + Terry, Sunbury on Thames

    TestimonialJun 2019

  • "“Another fabulous week at Sapphire, our second time here."

    The view is simply amazing, and the apartment is perfect with everything you would need. Would highly recommend a trip to Kynance cove, its so beautiful! Hope to be back again!” Burwood Family, Penn Buckinghamshire

    TestimonialJun 2019

  • "“Fabulous week- this is our fourth time at Sapphire."

    Beautiful apartment, well equipped, fabulous views and spotlessly clean as ever. Great lunch at Porthgwidden Beach Café. Sad to see one of our favourites The Alba has gone. Lovely walks along the coastal path – a truly relaxing holiday. Many Thanks.” Sarah, Chris & Will, Winchester, Hampshire

    TestimonialApr 2019

  • ""We have used Sapphire for a short break in March in each of the last 2 years ."

    Carbis Bay Holidays have been really helpful . The apartment is wonderfully equipped so many extras so we arrive very excited but also confident whatever the weather we will have a relaxing time. So much thought has gone into thinking what clients might need. Kerry does a great job managing the property. Thanks again."
    Barry Bates

    ReviewMar 2019

  • "“Another wonderful week at Sapphire – So well equipped + situated we just settle in immediately – seal spotting every day, Great meals at the Cellar Bistro and Seafood Café."

    Last 2 days spent with friends who shared more special days. Thanks for all the thought that has gone into making this such a relaxing holiday.” Debra & Barry Bates, Bridport, Dorset

    TestimonialMar 2019

  • "“We thoroughly enjoyed seeing 2019 in from the fabulous location."

    Very peaceful, amazing views and some lovely walked across to St Ives. Look forward to returning.” The Chute family, Stratford Upon Avon

    TestimonialDec 2018

  • "Absolutely fabulous."

    We stayed in another of the Carbis Beach apartments and its wasn’t a patch on this one, that property was with a different holiday company. This is amazing, couldn’t want for better than Carbis Bay Holidays. We are floored with how clean the apartment is and the welcome back was a very welcomed treat after such a long journey down to Cornwall. We will be back, thank you. So comfy could stay forever.

    TestimonialNov 2018

  • "Back here again."

    Fantastic as usual. Could never tire of this view. I had a fabulous time on the November 5th beach firework display at St Ives. Enjoyed walking the coastal path to St Ives, only took about half an hour each way. Its been very mild weather for November, didn’t even need a coat one day. Love this apartment.

    TestimonialNov 2018

  • "We had a fabulous time at the Sapphire apartment."

    It was very modern and spacious and has everything you need and more. Carbis Bay is a great location to explore Cornwall. We partially enjoyed Porthleven, Kynance Cove and Mousehole. We hope to be back one day.

    TestimonialNov 2018

  • "I loved the TV in my room."

    I loved it when me and daddy played on the beach, I enjoyed having fun with my family. Layla, Aged 6

    TestimonialNov 2018

  • "This is out 2nd visit to Sapphire and absolutely love it."

    Brilliant apartment, spotlessly clean and all options catered for. Love Cornwall and this location. Will be back next year.

    TestimonialSep 2018

  • "We have had an amazing week at Sapphire."

    Loved the location, made the holiday very easy with daily trips to the beach to body board. Walked into St Ives several times and caught the train back, quite an easy walk for older kids (8 & 11). Highly recommend the restaurant on the beach for cocktails and snacks, also Porthminster Kitchen is fabulous, Fire house and Porthminster beach café all great, they all have kids’ menus too. Book your meals, it gets very busy! We visited St Michaels Mount which is worth a visit but get there early 9.30AM to avoid the ques, otherwise it’s a nightmare. Also, the Minack Theatre is amazing and a must see. We saw dolphins during out stay and even kayaked with a shark. We will be back again soon, thank you.

    TestimonialSep 2018

  • "This was the eighth time we have stayed in Carbis Bay and booked though Carbis Bay Holidays, so we knew that our accommodation would be excellent, but we were taken back when we walked into ‘Sapphire’."

    The view over the bay is beautiful and the apartment itself is so well equipped and spacious. Loved the outside space too and the walk though the garden seemed much easier than the dreaded hill! As always, the train service to/from St Ives was excellent, and we enjoyed the coastal path walk there on day. The beach is as safe as a beach can be for the kids and Alfie had a great time joining the activities with the Ocean Sports centre kids club, only £12.50 for 1-1/2 hours including equipment hire. The instructors are all brilliant with the children. We saw dolphins and seals in the bay one evening and enjoyed a day out at Kynance Cove which is simply breath-taking. Already look forward to out next visit.

    TestimonialJul 2018

  • "Lovely spacious apartment, so well equipped."

    Loved sitting on the terrace watching the world go by. Enjoyed the Ghost walk in St Ives with Shanty Baba and a boat trip out to ‘Seal Island’ Tasty tapas and friendly atmosphere at La Casita and good value food at The Firehouse in St Ives. Sad to leave.

    TestimonialJul 2018

  • "Our second visit to Carbis Bay apartments."

    Stunning location and beautiful apartment. Holidays in Cornwall are simply the best! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sapphire and cannot wait to return again. Would certainly recommend La Casita, great restaurant, great food and friendly staff. Does get busy so best to book in advance. Also, the Beach Club restaurant does lovely food, we recommend the sharing board, excellent. Already looking forward to our next visit to Carbis Bay. Thank you for another fantastic holiday!

    TestimonialJun 2018

  • "Fabulous place, fabulous apartment and wonderful weather too."

    Couldn’t wish for more.

    TestimonialJun 2018

  • "This is our third visit to Carbis Bay apartments but our first to Sapphire and it certainly is THE BEST!"

    A real home from home, so comfortable. It was lovely to meet the owners a really charming couple. The weather has been kind and been somewhere different every day. Kynance Cove, stunning. Godrevy is the place your most likely to see seals. We are very well travelled all over the world, but Cornwall takes some beating. Hope to be back next year. Thank you! P.s Kerry and team are amazing. Kerry, so helpful and the cleaners are brilliant, the flat was spotless. Thank you too to Carbis Bay Holidays.

    TestimonialMay 2018

  • "What a lovely holiday and a brilliant apartment."

    Stayed at Carbis Bay numerous times but Sapphire had to be one of the best! Weather has been very kind and we have been out and about every day, so much to see and do. Thanks for a great time and hopefully we will be back soon.

    TestimonialMay 2018

  • "On our first visit to Sapphire we were warmly welcomed by Kerry and shown to our apartment and WOW, what an exceptional apartment."

    Spotlessly clean and fresh, extremely spacious and comfortable, and very well equipped. Good secure flat allocated parking space too. Spent most of our time either on the beach or taking in the amazing views of the bay from the decking area. We were lucky enough to see seals and dolphins on several occasions. We highly recommend ‘The Cornish Arms’ for somewhere to ear, a local pub about a 30minute walk (steep in places) located on the main toad to St Ives, just passed Tesco’s/ Or a 5-minute drive (parking in the side street). Excellent food (with real home-made chips) at very good prices. Also, Beck’s Fish & Chips, again lovely food. We have all had a fantastic week and have been lucky with the weather too. It’s a place we would love to come back to. Thank you.

    TestimonialApr 2018

  • "Another fabulous break in Carbis Bay - It gets more and more difficult to pack up & leave each time!"

    Sapphire is a beautiful apartment and just about a perfect base for visiting this amazing part of the world. Can't imagine we will ever tire of this part of Cornwall.

    TestimonialMar 2018

  • ""Beautiful apartment, lovely and clean."

    Well appointed with brilliant views. Our third visit, hope it wont be our last!" Greg and Peter Watson.

    TestimonialFeb 2018

  • "Lovely to be back in Sapphire, we have had a lovely week, two days spent at the C Spa, wonderful lava shell treatment."

    The rest of the time exploring Cornwall, the minach theatr3e is definitely worth a visit and it was a thrill to see all the seals at Mullion cove just around the corner from Godrevy lighthouse, the Rockpool cafe does a lovely lunch whih is close by. See you soon Carbis Bay!

    TestimonialFeb 2018

  • "We braved the snow to come down to St Ives on Saturday and our reward - a wonderful sta, great walking on the coastal bath and beaches."

    Tate in St Ives is so much better, with brilliant exhibitions.

    TestimonialFeb 2018

  • "Couldn't have enjoyed the stay at 'Sapphire' any more!"

    We love this location for its views, the spacious, beautiful and well equipped apartment and the stroll to the beach. Mixed weather this year but lots to do. Saw a seal one evening in the bay. Kayaks on the bay were fabulous for father and daughter. Liked the carvery at The Badger Inn. Best cream teas was at the 'The Tearoom' on St Ives harbor - Fabulous cafe, enjoyed lands end with our very young family as theirs lots aimed at them, Paradise park also great. I'm sure we will be back to Carbis Beach for a 3rd stay! Thank you so much for the arrival gifts too.

    TestimonialJan 2018

  • ""Another fabulous and relaxing holiday here in Carbis Bay."

    First time in Sapphire. Great apartment with every facility you could wish for and of course the stunning views. A really lovely home from home, it's been a pleasure to come back here every day and have the door open in the evening, listening to the surf. perfection!" Hughes Family.

    TestimonialOct 2017

  • ""Our first visit."

    A very attractive and well equipped apartment. Enjoyed our week very much. Thank you so much!" Harrison Family

    TestimonialSep 2017

  • ""Couldn't have enjoyed the stay at Sapphire any more."

    We love this location for it's views, the spacious, well equipped apartment. Also the stroll to the beach. I'm sure we will be back to Carbis Beach for our third stay. Thank you!" The Collins Family.

    TestimonialAug 2017

  • ""Our third stay and we will be back!"

    Couldn't enjoy our holiday here more. Sapphire is fantastic, every little is thought of. Nothing more could be done to make our stay any better. Views are stunning, bedrooms very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Don't want to go home. Thank you so much for sharing this stunning apartment." Wellington Family.

    TestimonialAug 2017

  • ""An amazing view and a very special place to stay in."

    We saw seals and dolphins almost everyday." The Bonney Family

    TestimonialJul 2017

  • ""Great holiday, fantastic apartment, beautiful views."

    We hope to be back." Glass family

    TestimonialJun 2017

  • ""Stunning location and lovely apartment."

    Our two year old had a wonderful time and mostly spent all day, every day down on the beach." The Aikens.

    TestimonialJun 2017

  • ""A stunning location, so delighted we came here."

    Feel like we have found an ideal spot for relocation. The views from Sapphire are fantastic and I'm sure we will return." Ann Marie, Charlie, Dave and Oliver Palmer.

    TestimonialApr 2017

  • ""Lovely apartment, so well equipped."

    You have thought of everything. Loved the train rides into St Ives." Janette and Grant.

    TestimonialMar 2017

  • ""Just perfect!"

    Don't see how we could fault the view. The apartment is so lovely and well equipped. Sad we have to leave today." Teresa, Paige and Ashely.

    TestimonialMar 2017

  • ""What a beautiful view!"

    I really enjoyed watching the seals. A lovely coastal week. Thank you so much for having me here!" Emma and friends.

    TestimonialFeb 2017

  • ""We had a fantastic time at the sapphire apartment a top class place to stay ,carbis bay is beautiful and St Ives hope to see you next year thanks again."

    " Nick Harrison

    TestimonialJan 2016

  • ""My sister and I had a fabulous time in the Sapphire apartment this September."

    It was all we could have wanted, ideal base for going places, or for chilling out. Train to St Ives brilliant. Just in process of booking for next year." Dianne Clark

    TestimonialOct 2015

  • ""We enjoyed our stay in Sapphire."

    The apartment lived up to the five star rating being extremely clean and comfortable. Since the sun shone all week and we ambled into St Ives along the coastal path returning by train. Hope to retun soon" P. Holland

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""We had a fabulous week in Sapphire."

    It's a beautiful apartment (has everything you need and is equipped to a very high standard) with that stunning view over the beach - we just couldn't stop staring at the sea!! We kept ourselves busy with golf (2 days) and walking (did the coastal path to Zennor then back on the inland route which was tough but enjoyable). Ate out a couple of nights and very much enjoyed the Porthminster Beach Cafe which we would highly recommend although I'm sure plenty of others do also!" C Hartley

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • "“We had a fabulous family holiday in Carbis Bay."

    The apartment was first class. It had everything we needed and more. The views are spectacular.” D.Vaughan

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""We certainly enjoyed our stay in Sapphire, the accommodation was perfect, you have thought of everything."

    The cleanliness was excellent and all administration was also good. We ate some lovely meals whilst on holiday, our favourites were: Porthminster Beach Cafe, Porthmeor Beach Cafe (Lunch and a breakfast on our last morning), The Victoria Inn, Perranuthnoe" C. Bull

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""The beautiful accommodation saved the holiday for us as on the exceptionally wet days we could still sit out on the lovely terrace and watch the waves breaking on the shore."

    I also liked the decor in the apartment. We enjoyed eating out at the Porthminster Cafe, the Alba, Waves and we enjoyed lunches in the restaurant opposite the Tate Modern looking down on Porthmeor beach. Enjoyable days out were spent at the Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and St. Michael's Mount. The boat trips and the train were also excellent." K. Body

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""We had a lovely time while away and found Sapphire to be very clean comfortable and well equipped."

    We loved the view and the sound of the waves on the beach. We'd happily recommend it to friends. We appreciated the maps in the apartment and did some coastal walks including Godrevy to Portreath (bus back to Godrevy), the Fal estuary and a round walk from Zennor towards St Ives then coming back over the fields, which were all great." R. Barker

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • ""Sapphire was fantastic."

    The standard is superb. We recommend The Balcony Bar in St Ives for delicious cheap burgers and The Firehouse in St Ives for their fish and chips. We loved Porthcurno and The Minnack and the Minnack Cafe was fab with unrivalled views. The Porthcurno telegraph museum was great. A visit to Padstow is a must. Porthleven was also a lovely afternoon out. Godrevy with the seals and cafe are also fantastic. The food there is amazing." L. Scott

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • ""Sapphire was lovely, clean and had everything you would need - excellent, will recommend to friends and hope to come again."

    Recommend Onshore restaurant St Ives, Porthminster cafe and Paradise park for kids." C. Cole

    TestimonialApr 2015

  • ""Sapphire was very lovely and has a great sea view."

    The furnishings was great, the kitchen was full of equipment, we had a lovely holiday, thanks" K. Oliver Hoffmann

    TestimonialApr 2015

  • ""Just to say we had a great weeks holiday in the Sapphire (again) the weather was nice and sunny!"

    ! The apartment was as usual superb. Went to see the Eden Project after not going for nine years and thought it was well worth the visit." T. & J. Michael

    TestimonialMar 2015

  • ""We had a lovely time in Sapphire last week."

    It's about our 11th visit to the apartments and they never disappoint. First time in Sapphire and it was beautitful. We particularly loved the walk to Gwithian and to Godrevy Lighthouse - really lovely and we saw the seals on the beach which was brilliant. We always enjoy meals at the Kings Arms at Paul near Newlyn and The Balnoon at St Ives." J. Turner

    TestimonialMar 2015

  • ""We had a very good couple of days - Sapphire was superb with everything you could want for a comfortable stay, your cleaning staff were brilliant and a big thank you to them - Having grown up in the area, it would take me all week to tell you about walks,restaurants and attractions !"

    !" J. & B. Oldrey

    TestimonialFeb 2015

  • ""I cannot say enough how wonderful our stay in Sapphire was!"

    From the minute we arrived and were warmly welcomed by the housekeeper, and then completely taken aback by the breathtaking view as we entered the apartment. The apartment was so luxurious in every way. For me the best thing was lying in bed at night listening to the crashing waves and waking to the magnificent panoramic view of the sea and St Ives. We will most definitely be back!" T. Weaver-Stavely

    TestimonialFeb 2015

  • ""We enjoyed our holiday in Sapphire."

    The standard of accommodation and cleanliness was second to none. Everything was what you would expect in a 5* holiday apartment. The dolphins made an appearance a couple of times also the sun shone most days to make the holiday complete". R. Alderwick

    TestimonialJan 2015

  • ""We had a fantastic time, everything about Sapphire was top notch – it was much bigger than it looked on the internet, the place was spotless and extremely well equipped."

    I will tell all my friends how great it is and we will almost definitely be back another year." T. Cook

    TestimonialDec 2014

  • ""Everything was excellent as always, thank you."

    We had another lovely holiday in Carbis Bay. Very happy with all aspects of the service provided, I am sure we will return again very soon." L. Austerberry

    TestimonialNov 2014

  • ""Sapphire was outstanding and superseded our expectations."

    We will definitely be going back. It was the best equipped apartment we have ever rented and it was a delight to eat in as well as out. We enjoyed going up the lighthouse at The Lizard and Geevor mines was a great day out. We also loved Godrevy point and saw lots of seals and pups on a secluded beach. The café at Godrevy was also a delight and the beaches around there amazing." L. Scott

    TestimonialOct 2014

  • "We had a fabulous time and all enjoyed our stay."

    This is probably the 4th or 5th time that we have stayed , we walked into st Ives a few times and ate in a few favorite restaurants and also in the Italian at the top of the road – La Casita.The weather was great and we were as always impressed with the apartment but my son more so as we had Sky sports which enabled us to watch the football and then movies so a great addition!! R. Westmacott

    TestimonialOct 2014

  • "The apartment was splendid - very spacious and very enjoyable to be staying in."

    It was almost like a home from home but with a fabulous sea view! The quality of the apartment was outstanding, cleanliness was second to none. We used many of the local restaurants and at Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant in Padstow were good - the latter being fabulous! Being able to cook ourselves was a bonus too for the evenings when we just wanted to relax, listening to the rolling tide on the beach below. We did the coastal walk from Carbis to St Ives and back and of course up and down the beach at Carbis Bay collecting shells and photographing the patterns made on the sand by the tides. Quite inspirational. We spotted the seal also in the bay but no dolphins despite searching avidly for them throughout each day. As always, upon leaving the area, I personally was sad to have to leave - having had such a relaxing and rejuvenating time there. S. Richards

    TestimonialSep 2014

  • ""We had a brilliant holiday and the weather was really good (not expecting that) - but what really made the holiday special was the apartment - it was spotlessly clean and very comfortable - really well laid out and view spectacular."

    " S. Carsley

    TestimonialSep 2014

  • ""We had a wonderful holiday in Carbis Bay and the weather was kind for the time of year!"

    The apartment was first class in every way. We were impressed by the cleanliness, particularly the kitchen appliances, cupboards, pans and utensils. The standard of equipment, linen and furnishings was very good. The location was all we hoped for from the descriptions you gave and the view from the patio was magnificent. All in all it was an excellent base for a holiday." A. Lyons

    TestimonialAug 2014

  • ""As it was our first time to Cornwall, I was pleased that my lengthy research paid off."

    Having a 4 & 7 year old, we wanted a beach within walking distance, a view that we could sit out and enjoy of an evening when they were in bed and a high standard of accommodation. I really don't think we could have chosen better for our needs. The weather wasn't always fantastic so it was great that there was plenty to keep the kids occupied in the way of games/dvd's etc." S. Anderson

    TestimonialAug 2014

  • ""The accommodation was absolutely fantastic."

    The views from the decking were wonderful and I'm still seeing that sun rise over the horizon. It is the perfect location with that wonderful little train so close by. The apartment was fitted out to perfection, couldn't think of a single thing we needed that you didn't provide..... apart from a second week!" B. Pearman

    TestimonialJul 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.


  • Ground floor apartment, over one floor, Two bedroom: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower, twin basins and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x family shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, Open plan sitting and dining area, kitchen, seaward facing terrace, seaward facing communal garden.
  • Gas central heating
  • cooker, hob, microwave, an additional under counter fridge, freezer, coffee machine, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky TV & Sports package and Smart TV’s with Freeview to bedrooms, Netflix subscription, DVD player with selection of DVDs, Sony SRS X55 personal audio system in the living area, Ipod dock and DAB radio
  • 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
  • One allocated parking space within security gates, seaward facing terrace and communal landscaped garden, outside furniture including table and chairs
  • Sorry no pets, no smoking
  • Shops, beaches, and pubs within a short walk

The property

Perched above one of Cornwall’ most beautiful bays, Carbis Bay, with seas the colour of Sapphire this luxury ground floor apartment sits in a premier position.

Boasting spectacular uninterrupted views of Carbis Bay beach, St Ives and beyond the view from the living area and master bedroom are breathtaking.

Sleeping four and suitable for a couple or small...


Ground Floor

Carbis Beach Apartments

Carbis Beach Apartments are located in a commanding position directly above Carbis Bay beach with stunning view across The Bay to St Ives and Godrevy Lighthouse.

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.

Region Information

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property.
Access from the parking area is down two levels to the ground floor.
Travel down two covered flights of stairs, 32 in total, and through a fire door.
Or take the lift from the parking area which is located by the stairwell between car parking spaces 401 and 102 and walk across the pebble covered path. Lift access should not be solely relied upon as if not operational due to maintenance / fault you will need to use the stairs.

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.