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Blue Vista

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Carbis Bay, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "This is the second time (only this booking under my name) that I spend time in this wonderful apartment with a group of friends."

    We all enjoyed our stay immensely and all facilities provided us with a perfect place to get together. Location could not be better as easy access to all places whatever you wish to do. Good place to leave the car parked up and enjoy walking or make use of public transport. Note to owner: The bracket for the guttering roughly in the middle of the left hallway windows has been blown off. Water is pouring down the windows like a waterfall and this was particularly noisy at night.

    Thank you for the kind review, The management company has been informed about the guttering. The owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Nov 2023

  • "Couldn’t fault it, we had an excellent time."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely brilliant holiday."

    The apartment was great just the Internet kept cutting out. We will be booking again.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted to hear you had a brilliant holiday, we will be sure take a look into the internet. We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Sep 2023

  • "Apartment was amazing so much room, earlier check in say 2 pm and later checkout day 11am would be a bonus but I understand logistics of cleaning apartments."

    Great stay Thankyou

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved Blue Vista, we didn’t want to leave."

    The apartment was very well equipped, very comfortable and the views were out of this world. Having the beach so close and the Trainline to St Ives was so convenient. I can’t wait to rebook!!

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely apartment,couldn't fault"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic property, spacious, clean, comfortable beds, had everything we needed for a great week"

    Reviewed by Andy5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing apartment in a fabulous location."

    Can’t find one fault. Everybody from the teenagers to the us old folk enjoyed everything about it

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Sep 2022

  • "We love this property and have returned most years."

    All in all it is part of our family story with a view which cannot be bettered and brilliant facilities for us all to be together. Thank you!

    Dear Mrs Hubbard, Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear you all got together for your holidays and enjoyed the views. We hope to welcome you again in the near future. Best Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic property However it had the earliest checking out time and have ever come across at 9 am If check in is not before 5pm then you are expecting a full 8 hours before check out and check in which is excessive and does not represent value for money when we have paid for 2 days -actually getting a day and a half Also more info (such as how to get hot water!"

    !!) would be useful Finally was bombarded by emails and text message ending after arrival telling me to get ready to leave (even though we had another day) which felt quite shouty

    Dear Dr Earle, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. Our check in and check out times are currently being reviewed after listening to our guests and our housekeepers. We apologise that you felt bombarded; as a company we like to ensure that you have all the information you need and in the past have found this gives our guests the time to process and action any points on the 'departure' email. We hope to invite you back in the future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tiff4.4Nov 2021

  • "Firstly I would mention that we are very familiar with the location of this property, and this area of Cornwall generally, as we have stayed in one of the holiday apartments in the neighbouring block (with exactly the same outlook) many, many times."

    The outstanding feature of this property, for us, was the full width balcony where we were hoping to be able sit out and enjoy the benefit of the view. However, we were disappointed in the tired and run down state of the balcony. The stucco walls were long overdue for a repaint and the floor tiles needed a deep clean i.e. a pressure wash). We noticed in the visitors' book that other visitors had also commented on this and they said they had mentioned it on a previous occasion.

    Dear Mr Barber, Firstly we would like to thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. The owner of Blue Vista would like us to send our apologies and this is the response: Living in The Netherlands due to Covid_19 restrictions we were unable this year to come over to the UK, in particular Carbis Bay. At the Annual General Meeting of the owners on 16th November 2020, it was stated by me that painting of the balcony that year had been forgotten. The development management promised rectification as soon as possible. Apparently this remedial work has not been done. Receiving the comment, I made complaints to the development management company; repair and repainting has to be done this winter. We apologise to the visitors, but the negligence was beyond our control. On behalf of Carbis Bay Holidays, we would like to reassure you that all guest comments are taken into consideration and we action accordingly. We sincerely hope to invite you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan3.4Sep 2021

  • "This was a home from home, the kitchen area and facilities and utensils were exceptional."

    The comfort of the living area and bedrooms were just great. We loved it so much and will be looking forward to returning. If I had one little niggle it would be the parking. For an appartment that sleeps eight people there is only one parking space and nowhere on the surrounding streets to park, thats not a complaint Other than that just perfect, Thankyou

    Dear Amanda, Firstly we would like to thank you for taking the time to submit feedback regarding your recent stay at Blue Vista. Its lovely to hear you thoroughly enjoyed the apartment. We are so fortunate to be able to offer parking with our properties, we are lucky to have a choice of car parks surrounding the bay as well, so we apologies that you found the parking a limited, we would always recommend using the local car parks that can be booked via JustPark in advance. We sincerely hope to invite you back in the future. Kind Regards, Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2021

  • "The condition of the balcony is not great."

    Provided feedback on this last year and it looks no different. The cooker is also old and not great. Not heard anything yet about the £100 damages deposit.

    Dear Nicola, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback for your recent stay at Blue Vista. We have passed on your feedback to the property owner, its much appreciated that you took the time. We do not have on record that you paid a security deposit; you had a Good Housekeeping Bond added to your booking, which means we put an authorization on your card, similar to when you stay in hotels, we didn't physically take the money. Due to our integration into the Sykes Family, our policy has changed. We sincerely hope to invite you back in the future. Kind Regards, Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola3.1Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic location and views, beds very comfortable, large rooms, great facilities."

    Balcony requires maintenance and cleaning. Bed 4 requires better ventilation as no windows just a closed skylight.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Jun 2021

  • ""Fab holiday during corona times!"

    !! See you again ?"

    TestimonialAug 2020

  • "“A lovely week here again in Carbis Bay after such a strange year in isolation."

    Love the views, the beach and the sea. So appreciate this and seeing the family again, Look forward to returning soon!” The Coles Family from Wales

    TestimonialAug 2020

  • "“*Christmas 2019* The ‘Normans’ from Northampton, London & one travelled from India!"

    And…. A Christmas birthday too! And…. Spectacular views over the sea! Beautiful Carbis Bay didn’t disappoint again, our second year of Christmas by the sea. A special experience walking on the beach on Christmas day. This is a lovely apartment, lovely china helped make the dining experience lovely on Christmas day. Attention to detail very evident to make Christmas in Cornwall our very best Christmas together. Thank you!”

    TestimonialDec 2019

  • "What a wonderful place!"

    We enjoyed the equipment wifi, Netflix, Playstation. The apartment was cosy and warm with stunning views! We loved walking to the beautiful town, St Ives. We will definitely be back! Nannenbery

    TestimonialOct 2019

  • "Another wonderful trip to Blue Vista – Thank you."

    Hubbard & Andrews

    TestimonialMay 2019

  • "A lovely week again in Carbis Bay & surrounding areas."

    The Weather was good. The apartment vwery cosy with great views. See you next year!! Rachel, Gerald, Stu, Kim, Tom & Chris

    TestimonialOct 2018

  • ""Another enjoyable stay."

    The views are amazing and still not far from the beach. It is just a lovely place to stay."

    TestimonialOct 2018

  • "We enjoyed a lovely family holiday in Carbis Bay in the lovely sized and well equipped apartment overlooking the beautiful bay."

    The accommodation had views to die for and the train to St. Ives was fantastic and used it most days. It is somewhere I would certainly return to, but have to say the upholstery in the lounge was a little tired and needed cleaning. The general cleanliness also required more attention to detail as it is advertised as a 5 star apartment. The outside patio areas also require a little tlc. We enjoyed the recommended restaurants in the area particularly Casita and the great fish and chips We had a lovely holiday making many happy menories with our grandchildren.

    Susan JaggarAug 2018

  • ""Excellent views, clean and tidy."

    Great access to the train station. Extremely pleased with the creature comforts. We will be returning as everything that we could need for a relaxing holiday. Thank you"

    TestimonialJul 2018

  • "A great apartment with everything you need a lovely welcome food hamper, great views over the bay lots of memories made."

    Thank you - Kerri

    TestimonialJun 2018

  • "Excellent views, clean and tidy, great access to train, Extremely pleased with creature comforts, We will be returning as everything that we could need for a relaxing holiday."

    Thank you The Wilson's

    TestimonialJun 2017

  • "“We enjoyed a lovely family holiday at the Blue Vista, Michelle the house keeper was very nice and pleasant."

    Blue Vista is very spacious and very clean, a good apartment for a large family, I am sure we will be back very soon.” J.Britland

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • "“This was my second holiday using your company and I have to say it was just like the first time, absolutely first class!"

    The accommodation was amazing, the views just out of this world, we couldn’t have asked for anywhere better to stay to enjoy Carbis Bay and St Ives. I love the fact that this property and the previous one we stayed at a few years ago had such a helpful and comprehensive book of instructions on all appliances etc, and recommendations on places to visit and eat at etc, we ate in a few nights and Blue Vista had the best equipped kitchen we've ever had in a holiday home, even down to sharp chopping knives which is a first at anywhere I’ve ever stayed before too! Thank you for making our holiday extra special, I won’t hesitate to recommend you to friends and family and i have no doubt I will be using your company again in the future!” N.Cospey

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""We had a wonderful week at Blue Vista, thoroughly enjoyed the apartment and view and the location was perfect" M."


    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""We really did enjoy our week at Blue Vista and in Carbis Bay itself."

    The apartment exceeded our expectations, stunning view, very comfortable, spacious, light and airy and perfect for us all (parents, my sister, 3 children and myself). The open plan layout was great and the use of the Wii and having wifi was excellent. The fluffy white towels and duvets made it very homely and the complimentary cream tea, wine, tea and coffee was all much appreciated. With regards to local restaurants and things we did... we LOVED Becks Fish and Chips and ended up getting take-away from there 3 times, we also had a lovely Sunday lunch at the Carbis Bay Hotel, the food, service and wine all excellent. The Tescos a 5 min drive away was very handy for essentials, as was the CostCutters just up the road from the apartment. We took the train into St Ives and back on a couple of occasions and walked there also, it's a lovely walk and well worth doing. We also walked the other way along the path to Porth Kidney sands, a stunning stretch of beach when the tide is out and great to jog along in the morning. We hired kayaks from Ocean Sports on Carbis Bay beach, but generally spent most of our afternoons body boarding, or just sitting and enjoying the sandy beach and Kellys ice-cream! The blue flag beach with a RNLI lifeguards is ideal. We took a half day trip to Mousehole and Lands End - Mousehole is a truly quaint, tiny fishing village, really beautiful with great little coffee shops. Lands End is pretty touristy, but also worth a trip. We took a short boat trip out to see the seals on the Dolly P from St Ives (£10 per adult £8 per child), it's a fast boat around the bays and out to a small island, we saw 6 of the 40 seals who apparently frequent the island, it was fun and my niece and nephew (7 and 9) really enjoyed it. Loved the scones from Pengenna Pasties, although their too crumbly pasties weren't great. I took myself off to the Barbara Hepworth and thought that was great, peaceful and worth a visit (although still found the staff/curators stuffy!). Blue Vista was a perfect base/home for our weeks holiday in Cornwall." M.Moore

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""We have a wonderful time at Blue Vista, the accommodation was very clean and well maintained."

    We were really pleased with the location and the car parking was a bonus too. We had a lovely meal in town at the harbour side fish and chip shop as well as pizza express, both great locations and views. We enjoyed drinks at many of the bars on the harbour all very hospitable and welcoming. Overall I was extremely happy with the holiday and will defiantly be returning in the summer." L. Clayton

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • ""Blue Vista was spacious, clean, nicely presented, the view was to die for and the balcony didn’t present any problems with the little ones."

    The beach is beautiful and brilliant for children so worth the struggle up and down the hill. We went to the Minack theatre which is amazing and saw a show which was very entertaining. We did do take away fish and chips from the local recommended restaurant and ate them on the beach they were very good. We went to Play Zone soft play in Carbis Bay and it was a really good soft play centre even the older kids 13, 14, and 15 enjoyed it!" L. Llewhellyn

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • ""The holiday we spent in St Ives was fantastic, we had many trips, such as to Land´s End, Falmouth, Truro, Penzance, Newquay etc."

    Blue Vista was also over the top. Stunning view, quiet and lots of space. St. Ives was lovely, no doubt. You can find beautiful shops, restaurants and other places. As a summary: this was my / our first time in Cornwall,but we will return." M. Graber

    TestimonialApr 2015

  • ""The stay was great, we must have spent hours on the balcony at Blue Vista just looking at the sea view and we even spotted a seal doing its rounds quite close to the beach."

    The flat is fantastic.I heartily recommend the Italian restaurant in Hayle. Outstanding food, great atmosphere and reasonable prices" E. Theiss

    TestimonialApr 2015

  • ""We had a lovely holiday and very much enjoyed Blue Vista accommodation."

    The accommodation was very spacious and comfortable with glorious views across Carbis Bay to St Ives and initially met all our expectations. One attraction that the whole family enjoyed (on a rainy day) was the Telegraph Museum at Porthcurno.There were 7 of us aged between 7yrs and 73yrs!! and the Museum kept us enthralled for a couple of hours. The fish and chips, bought from the next village, and eaten on the beach were delicious. " I & D. Elson

    TestimonialMar 2015

  • ""We had a lovely holiday in Carbis Bay, the accommodation "Blue Vista" was lovely, clean and very spacious."

    Location too is great with full view of the sea" A. Kumar

    TestimonialMar 2015

  • ""We really enjoyed our holiday at Blue Vista."

    The apartment was in a great position & very comfortable" M. Charles

    TestimonialFeb 2015

  • ""Blue Vista was spacious & comfortable, clean & tidy when we arrived."

    The view was stunning - we never tired of looking at it and listening to the waves on the beach. We visited Trebah Gardens lovely at all times of the year, and Lands End but the most stunning sight was the Minack Theatre absolutely breathtaking." A. & L. Dodsworth

    TestimonialFeb 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.


  • Third-floor apartment
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin with TV and Nintendo Wii, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with balcony
  • Electric heating
  • Oven/grill, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • TV with BT Sport and Netflix, TV, Bose Soundtouch 10 wireless speaker, Playstation 4 with a selection of games, Nintendo Wii with a selection of games, USB wall plates, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x cot and highchair available
  • Off-road sheltered parking for 1 car
  • Seaward facing balcony with furniture
  • South facing decked terrace with furniture
  • Seaward facing communal gardens with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 0.3 miles
  • Note: Check-in at 4.00pm, check-out by 10.00am
  • Note: Guests are to bring their own bedding for the cots

The property

With an endless sea of ever-changing blues from the sky and sea the aptly named, Blue Vista has one of the best settings in Carbis Bay.

Boasting breathtaking 180-degree panorama of St Ives Bay, this spacious luxury penthouse sleeps eight in four comfortable rooms.

Located at Gwel Marten apartments it’s just a short walk to the beach, SW coastal path and scenic rail link to St Ives, a superb base for your family beach getaway.

Its spacious living area with a balcony running the full width, is bright and airy with views which need to be seen to believed.

Sink into either of the sofas and be mesmerised by the Cornish vista, if you're lucky you spot dolphins playing in the surf below.

After watching the sunset over St Ives enjoy some family fun with the entertainment provided including a smart TV with BT Sport and complimentary Netflix.

The dining area seamlessly flows from the lounge and enjoys the same panoramic views.

A table and chairs for eight allow you to dine in comfort with a stunning ocean backdrop.

The kitchen is part of the open plan setting so the chef can enjoy the same stunning views and socialise with guests too.

Beautifully fitted ivory units this well-appointed kitchen has everything you need.

Blue Vista is ideal for two families or large groups with two double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms.

The master en-suite bedroom has a luxuriously dressed king size bed.

The second is a twin with double aspect windows making it bright.

The third room also has a king size bed.

Finally, the fourth is a twin and conveniently found next to the family bathroom.

Blue Vista enjoys two private outside spaces a sea facing balcony and a south facing terrace.

Dine alfresco listening to the sound of the surf on the fabulous 40” wide sea facing balcony.

It covers the whole frontage of the living area and kitchen and has one of the best views of the bay.

Two rattan tables and eight matching chairs are provided.

The south facing sun terrace is located to the rear of the property and is a fantastic little sun trap.

Guests are welcome to use the beautiful communal gardens, enjoy strolling through them to access to the SW Coast Path and the beach.

If you enjoy walking the dramatic coastal walk is 20 mins to St Ives or try the headland to Porthkidney Sands.

Blue Vista is luxury holiday home that spacious enough to enjoy sharing, so call a friend and head to the coast for some penthouse paradise.

We think you'll love it.

Gwel Marten

Gwel Marten Apartments occupy a superb position on Headland Road at Carbis Bay. With dramatic views along Carbis Bay beach across to St Ives and Godrevy Lighthouse in the other direction.

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. Access from the parking area, opposite the apartment, is up three flights of stairs with handrails.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas