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Praa Waves

Praa Sands, Cornwall (Ref. 999966)

4.6

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Great property and with the exception of a couple of things (very dirty microwave that was not usuable - old food hanging from the top and dirty mop that made the house smell whenever the cupboard was opened) in good condition and comfortable."

    Everything was as described and overall happy with the holiday and would book again.

    Thank you for your feedback we are happy to hear you had a comfortable stay and would book again. Apologies for the microwave, this has been brought to the attention of our cleaners and a new mop has since been purchased. We look forward to welcoming you back to Praa Waves. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SimaJul 2022

  • "The property is in a lovely spot but there are a few issues which people should be aware of before they book."

    Firstly, the noise levels. There is a park & car park behind the property which draws walkers very early in the morning & teenagers late at night/early hours of the morning!! Secondly, no sun canopy on the balcony. It wasn’t that hot whilst we were there, but it was too warm to sit on the balcony for any length of time. This meant the lounge was stifling in the afternoons as it is South facing. Some form of sun cover is needed & air conditioning when the weather is hot. The property has good facilities & I can’t think of anything we didn’t have that we needed during our stay. The 2 issues above did spoil our stay & we wouldn’t return to the property for those reasons.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to hear you found our property to be in a lovely spot. We have stayed at the property numerous times and have never had an issue with the small parking area to the rear of the property situated approximately 150 yards away. It fits about 6 cars and is used by mainly surfers. There is a play area for children with swings etc for public use, and the ‘park’ is the village green about 200 yards away used by dog walkers so it’s too far to be an issue. The balcony is a sun trap and does get hot, especially recently with the current hot spell. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to fit a permanent sun canopy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2022

  • "A great stay."

    ..perfect location,and house well equipped. Thk u!

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2022

  • "Beautiful apartment."

    Stunning views. Had everything we needed. Slight problem with patio door key access as the key was bent by previous guests and the note left to inform on arrival was not clear initially that access was still possible but this was resolved quickly the following day. Very quiet surroundings and spacious apartment. We loved our stay and would definitely recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JoanneApr 2022

  • "Great second visit,, would recommend to anyone, lovely sunny balcony."

    2 mins from beach and shop. Lovely clean apartment, comfortable beds and everything you need to enjoy your stay. Lovely new decking furniture. Looking forward to booking our 3rd stay. Thank you for the great welcome pack.

    Reviewed by ShelleyApr 2022

  • "It was a fantastic property with an amazing view."

    Everything you could possibly need was available. We would definitely like to stay at this property again, and would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by JanetteMar 2022

  • "I have visited Praa View twice before and it is a brilliant place to stay."

    Unfortunately this time we had a few problems as the heating had been switched to vacation mode and the parking permit had gone missing. There was also a problem with the TV aerial and so we had a workman visit to look at that. And then a sink blocked up which definitely wasn’t anything we had done as I only used it once prior to this occurring. Although these were all minor issues and the office were very helpful, it took a while to deal with them all and generally detracted from what was supposed to be a relaxing short break.

    Reviewed by IanMar 2022

  • "Immaculate clean and comfortable house, would recommend to anyone, fantastic views, couldn't fault anything, even in October you can sit on the balcony behind the glass out of the wind."

    We will definitely book again, more money than we have paid ever in October, but well worth the extra money. Thank you to housekeeping team for leaving so lovely and clean, and the attention to details.

    Reviewed by ShelleyOct 2021

  • "To take two days in effect from a week for cleaning is excessive and with such an expensive property seems unfair"

    Thank you for your feedback. As you can understand, this is mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic requiring extra cleaning which we hope may not have to be in place much longer. We are sorry that this impacted your holiday on this occasion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LisaSep 2021

  • "Super location and great property."

    Light & airy great view and relaxing to go to sleep listening to the sea. well equipped and comfortable accommodation. Will look to return.

    Reviewed by SallyJun 2021

  • "Beautiful holiday home, well located, and superb views of the beach."

    Wifi could be a little quicker!

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2021

  • "The views were spectacular - undeniably the best holiday for views we've ever had."

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2021

  • "The flat was the best we’ve stayed in."

    Bigger than expected, with the most made of the views. One small ‘niggle’ was that there was no hand sanitiser or hand soap in any of the bathrooms.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2020

  • "I sent an email on the Tuesday of our stay."

    We were locked out of the property when the door slammed shut in the wind. We had no way of contacting you, your wait times were ridiculous. We had no other way of contacting you. I had to borrow a ladder and climb over the balcony! The property was not clean, despite your ‘deep’ cleaning claim. There is only one key for the property, two on the fob but only one fits the door, no idea what the other is for. This is our third stay at this property with another stay booked for next year. We are considering changing that now.

    Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We are so sorry that you were locked out during your stay and found it difficult to get through to us. We will add a local contact to the details in case this ever happens again. We are also disappointed that you did not find the property as clean as you had expected, we will be taken action to address this. We are looking forward to you staying with us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2020

  • "We had a fabulous week and loved everything about the apartment - especially the cleanliness during these strange times."

    Thank you for the flowers and cream tea on arrival. Our only criticism was the very late arrival time of 6.30pm. We appreciate the covid situation, however, this was a bit too late. 4.30pm would have been a far better time.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2020

  • "The property was immaculately presented upon arrival."

    Scones, jam, clotted cream and Cornish apple juice waiting for us was a lovely touch. The area is so quiet, it was easy to relax. We were fortunate with the weather and sitting on the balcony, which gets the sun most of the day, was a delight. We decided not to take our dog with us on this holiday and were glad we made that decision as, being on the first and second floors, the grass area is not easily accessible and dogs are not even allowed on it. So we would have had to take the dog out the front of the property and around to the grass area beyond a tennis court (not available for use) each time. So more dogs allowed rather than dog friendly in my opinion. Other than that I can’t fault the place.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2020

  • "The holiday home was beautiful and fully equipped."

    Our stay was perfect!! Could I just ask for a larger saucepan! For a house sleeping 6 the largest pan was not big enough to cook everybody pasta! That is my only and very small issue Already booked again for next year!!

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2020

  • "The holiday home was just perfect and we didn’t want to leave."

    We are already talking about rebooking it for next year as we enjoyed everything about it...location, views, facilities were just perfect and made for a very special Christmas

    Reviewed by EmmaDec 2019

  • "This property is really home from home."

    Spacious and modern. The smart tv s in the living rooms and two of the bedrooms was great, as we had access to Amazon prime and Netflix. Which was fantastic, as the weather in Cornwall was absolutely rubbish last week. We would definitely stay again. Tea towels and oven gloves would of been useful though.

    Reviewed by LynnOct 2019

  • "Lovely property."

    This is our second stay and we have booked again for next year. The property. Plus have been cleaner on arrival though and a few more bin liners available. The cleanliness was more important though.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2019

  • "The immaculate property was everything and more that we expected."

    It was so spacious which meant privacy for everybody. The quality of the fixtures and furnishings were extremely high. The amenities at the house were excellent. The neighbours were all delightful and the views are spectacular. We had a great holiday, I would highly recommended.

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2019

  • "We loved the accommodation, even though the dishwasher was broken for the whole of the stay, which was a chore."

    Also please note that the shower drainage requires proper cleaning we had to unclog it ourselves.

    The owners are delighted you loved the accommodation. They apologise for the inconvenience of the broken dishwasher. Sadly a new part had to be ordered, which delayed its' repair. The shower drain will be checked during imminent maintenance. Property Owner

    Reviewed by WilliamAug 2019

  • "Absolutely lovely home , modern and stylish with plenty of space for the 3 generations we took to stay there ."

    With sea views and a lovely lovely balcony we spent the warm evenings on relaxing with family . The beach is clean and goes on for miles and we enjoyed some lovely coastal walks as well as exploring falmouth , port leven and a visit to the nearby donkey sanctuary. A lovely property in a beautiful setting , would definitely rent again ! Thank you .

    Reviewed by EmmaJul 2019

  • "Generally the apartment was fine but we were hoping for a tv to be in all the bedrooms as stated in the particulars."

    This was one of the reasons we booked this apartment as it was a treat that we couldn't deliver on.

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention - we have now amended the property description. The first floor twin room doesn't have a TV included, though the two other bedrooms do have a television. Property Owner

    Reviewed by VictoriaJun 2019

  • "Praa Waves is in a wonderful location overlooking the sea, with very easy access to other places of interest."

    The apartment is superb - bright, very well equipped with good quality fixtures and fittings. It made for a very comfortable and welcoming home from home. We had a small maintenance problem during our week which was speedily fixed without fuss. The only thing we would have liked which was not supplied was a parasol or sunshade on the patio. Sykes Holidays made all elements of our holiday easy and stress-free; we would highly recommend both this location and the company.

    Reviewed by JaniceMay 2019

  • "High quality accommodation in a stunning location."

    A perfect place to ‘get away from it all’ and really relax. I very much hope to return.

    Reviewed by RachaelApr 2019

  • "Please take the above as feedback as finally I would like to say the property was the nicest most comfortable property we have stayed in and have already recommended to friends and fellow cornwall lovers."

    The first thing that struck us on arrival is that on the site the property is listed as a house, but on the receipt as an apartment. It soon became clear that there is a ground floor flat beneath the property. This meant there was no direct access to the garden as expected. In fact we had no pass code to access the shared garden area. This we got after a call. The next point was that the property was cold inside. Of the 9 thermostats all were either off or in Holiday mode (frost setting). After finding the thermostat instructions i sorted this. With the 2 items above it would have helped if there was a welcome pack with instructions ie where the towel rail switches are ( another point) where the bins are (yet another), if there was a recycling bin? local amenities (especially as the shop, due to illness, has erratic opening hours). Usually we find having rented in cornwall > 30 times in the last 20 years, there is spare bin bag and a little washing up liquid, but this was not the case here.

    *** Owner Response*** We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Praa Waves. Thank you for your feedback which we found useful. We have now updated our welcome pack which includes the key code for the gates and instructions for the heating. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NealApr 2019

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Summary

  • Over top two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x lower floor double with TV, 1 x upper floor super king-size with TV and en-suite shower room, with shower, basin and WC
  • 1 x upper floor twin with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Lower floor bathroom with a bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Lower floor open-plan living room with balcony, kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV with Netflix and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, stairgate and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Balcony area with sofas and a table and chairs
  • Private beach access and shared rear lawned garden can be used for quiet relaxation
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 mins walk and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Pets are no longer permitted at this property as of August 2022, however existing bookings will be honoured which may mean that until June 2023 pets will have been present in this property and may therefore not be suitable for people with allergies.

The property

Praa Waves is a stunning coastal duplex apartment situated within a short stroll of the golden beach at Praa Sands, designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. It has breath-taking views across the landscape to the sea, and offers a stylish interior, perfect for families looking for a quiet escape to the Cornish coast. Stepping inside there is an open-plan living space, featuring a corner sofa and two easy chairs, the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day at the beach or exploring Cornwall.

Take advantage of the flat screen TV and enjoy a round of your favourites shows in the evening.

Patio doors lead out onto a furnished balcony area from the living area, ideal for enjoying an evening sundowner.

The dining area has seating for up to six people, where you can enjoy home-cooked meals whilst admiring the far reaching views.The kitchen has been amply equipped with everything you could need for a family week away. The ground floor is home to a double bedroom and a modern bathroom, ideal for those with limited mobility.There are two further bedrooms upstairs: one super king-size and one twin, both with an en-suite shower room.Two of the three bedrooms are equipped with a TV, perfect for catching up on current affairs in the morning.

Within easy reach are Prussia Cove, Marazion, Newlyn and Penzance offering a range of activities, beaches of outstanding natural beauty and places of historical interest.

The fascinating Trengwainton Garden, a stately home dating back to the 16th-century, with stunning landscaped gardens with wooded trails and a range of exotic trees is well worth a visit.

It also offers a lovely gift shop and tea room, so you can make a whole day of it! Praa Waves is the perfect property for a peaceful and tranquil holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

PRAA SANDS

Marazion 4.5 miles ; Helston 6 miles ; Porthleven 5 miles

The village of Praa Sands sits on the south coast in between Helston and Marazion. Praa Sands is known for its mile-long sandy beach and excellent surfing conditions. There is a bar/restaurant overlooking the beach – the perfect spot for lunch with a view or sunset drinks. Praa Sands is also home to a Golf and Country Club, from where the most wonderful sea vista can be enjoyed whilst you play. Just inland from the beach is Pengersick Castle, the tower of which dates back to the 16th century. It is said that Pengersick is haunted, and that the ghost of a monk has been seen wandering the grounds! The house at Pengersick is rumoured to be the birth place of John Carter, the self styled King of Prussia and a tunnel which leads from the house to the beach was apparently once used by smugglers. There are supermarkets and other retail stores in Penzance (8 miles) and Helston (6 miles).

Region Information

Note: Pets are no longer permitted at this property as of August 2022, however existing bookings will be honoured which may mean that until June 2023 pets will have been present in this property and may therefore not be suitable for people with allergies.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas