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Crystal Bay

(Ref. 1079683)

St Ives, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • 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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20 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our third visit as we just love this apartment."

    In the winter (when we holiday) it is warm and comfortable and the views from all the windows are simply stunning. The position is another advantage with it being just a few minutes walk from the beach and the harbour.

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Dec 2023

  • "This stunning apartment overlooking the sea was exactly what I needed for some R&R in a beautiful location."

    It was perfect. So delightfully furnished and the sea view was breathtaking. So much so that one friend has already booked it for a week in March. Would love to come back Alain and watch the sea and dolphins and stroll in to town.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful apartment with wonderful balcony overlooking the beach."

    Good secure parking and ideal location for walking into St Ives. It was a bonus to find we could use the spa facilities in the hotel next door. The only most minor fault was the shower runner in the en-suite bathroom was mouldy/ dirty and needs replacing which was out of keeping with the rest of the property’s extremely good standard. We would certainly stay again.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to hear you found the apartment beautiful and enjoyed the balcony overlooking the beach. We will be sure to look into replacing the shower runner thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are delighted to hear you would certainly stay again. 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 Caroline4.7Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic apartment, exactly as described, and pictures."

    The balcony was great for coping with the variable weather. A great location close to the town and beach. We loved it.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property, fantastic location and superb views."

    Very good parking for a large vehicle. Would love to buy it, if it ever came up for sale.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wow! What can I say, amazing apartment with everything you could ask for, absolutely stunning views and great location, just a short distance to the town."

    We had a fantastic week, thank you.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! We are thrilled to hear you had a fantastic week! With Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2023

  • "What a beautiful apartment in the most beautiful town."

    We had a gorgeous time at Crystal Bay. The rooms were beautifully decorated which made it extra special. We loved everything about the apartment and location. 10/10

    Reviewed by Molly5.0Jul 2023

  • "A wonderful stay - even the weather obliged with lovely sunny days."

    Being older, the car park across the road made it slightly more difficult to manage luggage. We were glad to be on the ground floor.

    Dear Joan, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and that the weather was perfect. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Kindest regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan4.7Jun 2023

  • "This is a lovely property and would highly recommend to anyone wishing to stay in St Ives."

    Description is exactly as advertised, plenty of space, comfortable, clean with outstanding views. Parking is easy, and property based just a short walk from the harbor side. One very small negative would be the noise from traffic, this can be heard from the balcony, however the views override any discomfort. Thank you to Carbis Bay Holidays for the welcome pack and sorting a minor issue very quickly, it was very much appreciated.

    Thank you for your fantastic feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you loved the property and your stay and to hear that we dealt with your minor issue so efficiently! Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Unit met all expectations and is in a superb location."

    Easy walk into St Ives town centre. Views are amazing.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us feedback and comments following your stay at Crystal Bay! We are thrilled to hear the apartment met your expectations and hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. With Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sherry5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have stayed at many different apartments in St Ives."

    This was the most spacious of them all with the best view, in a great location. There is easy access to the town and station. It is next door to the hotel for bar, spa and restaurant. The apartment is well equipped and great place to watch the sunrise/sunset. The balcony over looks Porthminster Beach with a view of the harbour. We could have done with another week and would happily stay there again.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your wonderful feedback! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed staying at Crystal Bay and would like to return! We hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back soon! With Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Apr 2023

  • "We were really pleased with the property."

    It had a beautiful view across St. Ives Bay and sitting on the balcony in the mornings and evenings was a real treat. The beds were comfortable and everything was finished to a high standard. The only issue for us was the seating in the lounge which was low and not particularly comfortable (although that might be down to our age!)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us feedback and comments following your stay at Crystal Bay. We are happy to hear you were overall pleased with the property and hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had an amazing time at Crystal Bay."

    ....fabulous apartment with great views, in a great location and very peaceful. This is our 3rd visit to St Ives and we will definitely return to this apartment again. Minor issue with parking space upright post - perhaps needs upgrading as a bit temperamental. However Carbis Bay Holiday engineers were brilliant - arrived in 10 minutes. Cleanliness of the floors could have been better in the apartment.

    Reviewed by Sue4.4May 2022

  • "Immaculately present apartment with lovely little touches."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this apartment and will definitely stay here again . In a great location and it's the location and views over the beach and sea that beats other accommodation we have previously stayed in in st ives . The view from your bed when having your first cup of tea is truly heartwarming .

    Dear Mr Payton, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the beautiful views. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely apartment, great location right on the beach front with incredible views."

    All the pictures were spot on matched everything when we go there. Just a shame about the weather.

    Reviewed by Sukhjot5.0Apr 2022

  • "Superb apartment!"

    The view is breathtaking… beautiful furnishings & tastefully themed artworks. The kitchen was fully equipped with excellent quality equipment. Its position so near the town and beach was another plus. We loved it!

    Dear Mrs Robinson, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you had a very lovely stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2022

  • "As we have stayed in peninsular apartments many times we we’re disappointed not to find a bottle of cava in the fridge especially with holiday Property’s in cornwall having 2 great years."

    We would have also liked some dessert forks as the others were a bit big for somethings.

    Dear Ms. Pegg, Thank you fro taking the time to submit your feedback for your recent stay at Crystal Bay. We are sorry that you were disappointed by the things you have mentioned, but we sincerely hope that the wonderful apartment with those stunning views made up for them. The welcome pack in our properties for guest check in is put in by ourselves; anything else is added by the owner, so this can vary between each property. With the array of cutlery that each of our properties provide for your convenience, and we do offer a very large range of kitchen equipment, we do not feel it deemed as necessary to purchase cake forks; apologies for the inconvenience and we hope you understand. Once again, we hope you had an enjoyable stay at Crystal Bay and we hope to invite you back in the future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Nov 2021

  • "A fantastic week in a very well appointed apartment , with perfect views of the bay , and the constant reassuring sound of the sea ."

    Will be back ……

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2021

  • "Gorgeous apartment with a fabulous view of the beach and sea."

    Only a 5 minute walk down into St Ives. Highly recommended.

    Dear Mrs Conyers, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback for your stay at Crystal Bay. Its lovely to hear you would recommend the apartment; its a beautiful apartment in a wonderful location like you say, great for a stroll into St Ives and the views are stunning, Porthminster is almost like a postcard. We hope to invite you back in the near future, Kind Regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2021

  • "My husband was taken ill, we believed he might be having a heart attack,we called for an ambulance and they said used a defibrillator now!"

    We called the contact number for the flat, and were given another number to call, we called that number, no one answered and the message we received was that the mailbox was full and messages could not be left. This was a major issue at the time. There should be a defibrillator in the main foyer. The other issue was that the bridge walkway, and the main foyer were not kept clean (just swept would have solved it) - they were full of leaves and miscellaneous items, like paper bags, straws, masks, etc. It was only on Thursday morning that a team of cleaners arrived. Otherwise, the flat was great and met our expectations, except that some of the plates were in short supply which meant I had to keep washing up certain items. The beds were very comfortable. The TV's were too small for the size of the rooms. Even with my complaints we would like to return to the development, to flat 14, the flat above 12 where we stayed, as we believe we might see the sun for a bit longer.

    Dear Mrs Frisch, Thank you for your feedback and the time on the phone earlier. As discussed if the emergency services state that your husband needs a defibrillator, the emergency services can tell you the nearest location of the defibrillator once they know your location and also they will give you the key code to unlock the case. Unfortunately, this is not a situation a member of staff would be able to assist you with as it is part of “999” emergency services. We will put forward your request for a defibrillator to be put in the development as a whole to the block management company who manage the development and also the cleaning of the communal areas. We will also ask the housekeepers to count the plate in the property to ensure there is sufficient for each guest’s stay. We are also investigating the number you called for the emergency out of hours to ensure that all guests can get through to a member of staff if there is a genuine emergency with the property. Thank you for taking the time to come back to us and we wish your husband a speedy recovery. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jilly3.8Sep 2021

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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.


  • Apartment
  • Parking for one car
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, and 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, twin as standard - super-king upon request) with Smart TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Balcony
  • Complimentary spa passes are provided for 2 guests at HarSPA at the Harbour Hotel, the passes include 20% discount off spa treatments Monday - Friday, food in the HarBAR
  • Access is valid until the 17th October 2024; Membership is reviewed annually by the owner for the following year and is subject to renewal
  • Please call the spa prior to arrival at the property to arrange your entry and they will give you any information regarding their packages that you require
  • You can access the Spa's treatment via their website.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric combi microwave/oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • 3 x Smart TVs (Sky Stream with Sky Entertainment and Sky Sports for TV in lounge), WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1, beach 0.2 miles
  • Note: Check-in is from 5pm, check-out by 9am

The property

Perched on the Cornish coast in St. Ives is this phenomenal apartment, Crystal Bay.

Showcasing elevated views of St. Ives Bay, Porthminster Beach and Godrevy Lighthouse, this home-from-home is ideal for a family of four that want to enjoy the sun and sand in Cornwall.

Enter into a bright and welcoming open-plan living space, conveniently containing everything you need at your fingertips.

The contemporary kitchen is well-equipped and fitted to a high standard, the chef of the group will enjoy fixing up dishes on the combi microwave/oven and selection of other appliances at hand!

When the food is ready, gather your group around the stylish glass dining table and catch up about your beachfront escapades.

In the evening, unwind on the plush corner sofa with ample seating for all and put on a family-favourite on the Smart TV, equipped with a Sky Stream package with Entertainment & Sports.

When it's time for bed, continue through to a fabulous master bedroom with a super-king-size bed, a Smart TV and additional access to the balcony's sea views ; for additional convenience, the room is served by a sleek en-suite shower room.

Next door you will find a superb zip/link super-king-size, which is a twin as standard and can be a super-king upon request to suit your arrangements, that boasts views out to the sea and another Smart TV.

A family bathroom is located nearby with an excellent bath with shower over, superb for soaking up and relaxing after a day of exploring; a handy utility is close-by, containing a washer/dryer, for your convenience.

Why not enjoy some peace and quiet with a morning coffee on the balcony, listen to waves crashing below and relish those spectacular sea views?

St. Ives hosts all your amenities, if you don't feel like cooking, the fabulous Harbour Kitchen bar/restaurant is located less than a mile away, providing great food and drinks.

After a day at the beach, tour the Tate gallery, hike to the Clodgy Point, or stroll around the St. Ives Harbour.

Visit Carbis Bay for access to even more beaches where you can relax on the soft sands, or take in the views from Porthminster Point, before exploring Carrack Garden and Hawkes Point.

Travel a little further to Hayle and bird watch at the Estuary, before taking the kids to Paradise Park and Jungle Barn where they can enjoy a hands-on experience with the animals and go on a miniature railway; sports enthusiasts will benefit from visiting West Cornwall Golf Club or Hayle Golf for a game of putty.

For even more to see and do, walk along the South Western Coastal Path and venture into the port settlements of Penzance and Longrock; or visit the Penwith Heritage Coast to partake in watersports activities.

For your next seaside family break to Cornwall, book Crystal Bay today.

Peninsula Apartments

Peninsula Apartments are in an enviable position overlooking the world renowned, Blue Flag award winning Porthminster Beach and boast mesmerising maritime views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy lighthouse, made famous by Virginia Woolf’s novel.

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

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About the location


Penzance 6 miles.

One of Cornwall's prettiest harbour towns, St Ives offers narrow streets, tight-packed cottages nestling around the quayside, the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth museum, fabulous beaches, superb shops, a thriving community of artists, great pubs and restaurants and much more. With its semi Bohemian lifestyle and romantic air, it's easy to see why this is the county's premier holiday resort. The surrounding area has much for the visitor to see and do with abundant wildlife, fabulous coastal walks, top quality surfing and the Celtic mysteries of the Land's End Peninsula are all within easy reach. A superb destination!

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Allocated Car Parking Space - located inside a building adjacent to development. Please note ceiling height 1.9m.

£200 Good Housekeeping Bond

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
  • Christmas