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Porthminster View

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St Ives, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful property my grandchildren loved the space the upstairs was very stuffy no way any fresh air windows and french doors were locked so if there was a fire downstairs we had no chance of escape."

    Plus the nets in the master bedroom was stained and hanging of the hooks over all we loved it apart from the worry at bed time.

    Reviewed by Gail4.7Mar 2024

  • "Hi, this apartment, overall, was wonderful for our family Christmas, including our Jack Russell terrier…."

    The furnishings & equipment were excellent…just the odd picky niggle, however the view made up for any odd niggle. The position in relation to the town was fantastic…just a short walk, as was the access to the beach for early morning dog walking. Yes the small up stairs bedroom would benefit from a TV… Any queries we had were answered quickly, with 3 couples from different parts of the World, we could have done with a second parking space, but as we were only there for 4 nights, then the parking opposite wasn’t too expensive. Thank you very much, would certainly like to stay there again.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted to hear you found Porthminster View wonderful for your family Christmas, including your Jack Russell terrier. We will be sure to pass your comments onto the owner for their consideration. 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 Amanda4.4Dec 2023

  • "Our return to Porthminster View did not disappoint."

    The apartment is spacious, comfortable and well-equipped, but best of all are the views and convenience of the town and beaches.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Sep 2023

  • "Should be noted that the beach is only accessible to dogs before 10 and after 6 in the summer."

    Beach is easily reached from apartment. Lovely property, comfortable, well kitted out and very clean.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2023

  • "An honest review."

    A beautiful spacious apartment with spectacular views and comfortable beds. Great position, not far into town. Welcome gifts were a lovely touch. There seemed to be a lack of light bulbs in the lights and also a smashed bulb on lamp in living area when we arrived. Certain areas could have been cleaned better, our shower needed some attention, looking black in areas and tired. Sofa’s need to be moved and cleaned underneath, lots of dirt and dust. external cladding and upstairs windows were also not clean when we arrived. We had no tv or hairdryer in our room upstairs but the others did? Perhaps put a small tv on top of wardrobe? In my opinion long dressing mirrors should be a must in all of the bedrooms and would be handy to have extra sockets next to them, struggled to get my hairdryer to reach the only mirror in my room upstairs. Having said this it’s a great place to stay and would definitely stay again but with the premium price you pay you would expect all these tweaks to be addressed to make it the best it can be.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave Feedback following your recent holiday at Porthminster View and we are so pleased to hear you thought the apartment was beautiful and that you appreciated the wonderful views over the bay. We are extremely sorry that the cleaning at the property did not reach our usually very high standard, we have reported this to the Housekeeper that looks after the property for their attention. Thank you also for your recommendations, we will pass these on to the Owner for their consideration. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandy4.4Jun 2023

  • "This is our second time we've stayed still fantastic apartment the view is ..."

    This is our second time we've stayed still fantastic apartment the view is unbelievable even on dull days you can just sit on balcony and take in the amazing views

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you loved the property and your stay! Thank you so much again for your comments and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Nov 2022

  • "À lovely apartment with a wonderful view."

    However some maintenance issues that could be fixed. Only one light working in the en-suite upstairs. Freezer so full of ice that it was only possible to use one drawer. Sink coming loose, which included the tap, The hoover bag so full that we had to take it outside to empty it. Despite this we had a lovely time and would love to come back.

    Thank you for your comments following your recent holiday at Porthminster View and we are so pleased that you had a lovely time and enjoyed the wonderful views over the Bay from the apartment. We are sorry that you experienced some issues during your stay and we have passed these onto the Housekeeping and Maintenance teams for their attention. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eva4.7Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful holiday apartment."

    Clean, comfortable and very spacious. The view from the living area was stunning. If we had any complaint, it was the lack of storage space for our food shop. The cupboards were all full of appliances and crockery. But it really was just a little niggle.

    Thank you for your Feedback following your holiday at Porthminster View and we are so pleased that you thought the apartment was beautiful and that you enjoyed it’s stunning views over the bay. Thank you also for bringing the kitchen cupboard space to our attention, we have passed this on the Housekeeper that looks after the property to see if she can rearrange these to free up some space. We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Sep 2022

  • "This was the fourth time we have stayed in this apartment and it never fails to wow."

    The location for St Ives is excellent with just a short walk in and the view of Porthminster beach is stunning. The offer of a replacement of towels and bed linen in the middle of our 2 week stay was much appreciated. For the first time we took advantage of the access to the Har Spa in the Hotel next door and this was equally impressive. We cannot praise this property highly enough and will definitely be back

    Thank you for your Feedback following your recent holiday at Southminster View and we are so pleased that you enjoyed another stay at the apartment. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Spa too. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Best wishes, The Carbis bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic accommodation with views to die for."

    Perfect stay, would definitely recommend. We will be back.

    Thank you for your lovely Feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Best Wishes, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "Marked down due to cleanliness, had to unblock the shower trays a previous guest towel was left in box under one of the sinks."

    The boiler also had to be reported for losing pressure, after 2 maintenance visits, pressure dropped more slowly, but boiler leaked over washing machine which we dealt with by putting a saucepan under it. The shower in one room upstairs hose spurts out at the shower head fitting, This is premium property we expect better on maintenance front. The view was amazing and access to the SPA was very good too.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to provide feedback, we are glad our Property Management team were on hand so promptly out of hours to help you with the issues which occurred. All maintenance issues are fedback to the owner of the property and we will ensure these are sorted asap. The apartments have the most fantastic views and are in a brilliant location, we do hope you had a fantastic holiday and hope to welcome you back to the area soon. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Jul 2022

  • "Porthminster view is just the perfect holiday apartment, from location to views to comfort, this is our second time here and have booked again."

    Thank you for your great feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Mar 2022

  • "Super for morning sunrise swims in the sea."

    Perfect for the family vacation along with the dog. Just wonderful.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent location, excellent views, apartment was fabulous ,the WIFi page was missing out of the information book but after a short phone call this was rectified immediately with no problems,wonderful holiday!"

    !! Hoping to book for Christmas . Cheers

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are sorry to hear you had an issue but are very pleased to hear that we sorted this out so quickly for you! We are thrilled to hear you had such a lovely time. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property was lovely and clean, the size and aspects of the room were as expected on arrival."

    We enjoyed our stay. We had a toddler and requested a cot which was not easily available (luckily we brought our own). We noticed a stair gate in the cupboard too. There were no towels set out for our child either. I would have liked more information and support for a child (what will be available vs what we need to bring). The apartment is dog friendly and was great for us. An option to pay £20-30 and have some more basics stocked would be great. The afternoon tea you used to offer was a great perk after a long drive. The late arrival and early exit is manageable but not desirable.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are please to hear that you enjoyed your stay. The towels are worked out on how many people the property sleeps, it is a sleeps 6 property therefore 6 sets of towels are included, we hope you understand. Unfortunately, due to Ferrell’s Bakery closing the afternoon tea had to be stopped and replaced with biscuits, but we appreciate your feedback, and it has all been taken on board. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy4.4Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic apartment even better than we expected unbelievable views even at night you could see the lights in the harbour must be best view in St Ives we will definitely be back."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Nov 2021

  • "Excellent facilities and position, issues with cleanliness of property."

    Thick dirt in the folds of the sofa, coffee spilt on shelf of cupboard above sink, liquid in tea pot, food stuck to the high chair seat. Had problem with the bollard lock as the instructions do not inform you to reset to four zeros before entering the code. We were informed of the broken blind before arrival for which we are thankful. Would recommend the property but the cleaning needs to improve. Carbis Bay holiday failed to help when we initially rang about the bollard lock and told us it was the hotels responsibility, which it obviously isn’t.

    Dear Mr West, We appreciate you taking the time to submit your feedback. Please be assured we will pass your feedback on to the housekeeper and we apologise for the points you identified. We will take into consideration your findings in regard to the bollard, and we will update the collection details accordingly. Sorry that we couldn't help you with the bollard, we are unsure who you spoke to, although its not the hotels responsibility, they are normally very helpful for issues with the car park. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin3.8Oct 2021

  • "We have stayed at this venue before and it was as brilliant as we have come to expect."

    The apartment is clean, well-equipped and in a fantastic location with a beautiful view. ALI very kindly came in mid (2 week) holiday to change all of the linen and towels which was much appreciated. We have already booked next year's stay here!

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2021

  • "There were a few minor issues which we tried to contact you about but each time we called, we were put on hold and then cut off so we gave up trying to reach you."

    These included: Several patches of very slippy wooden floor that resulted in two falls No shelves in the oven No coffee pods for the Nespresso machine (the ones left were for a different machine and the wrong size) No cable to charge the controllers for the Playstation Dirty socks left in one of the upstairs bathrooms Several pairs of clean socks left in the downstairs bedroom from a previous occupant

    Reviewed by Stephenie4.1Jul 2021

  • ""Very convenient base for exploring St Ives and the surrounding area."

    Fantastic views from the lounge and balcony. Spacious and comfortable accommodation with everything you need for a good holiday provided. We would recommend this accommodation."
    Sue Bratton

    ReviewSep 2019

  • ""Just got back after a lovely relaxing week in Porthminster View."

    The views from the apartment are simply stunning as it looks directly down to Porthminster Beach, and across to the town. At night when the lights come on in the town it is simply magical. The penthouse is very spacious ,modern and well equipped. It was a real bonus having access to the pool and sauna in the hotel next door. We’ll definitely be back!"
    Isabel Young

    ReviewJul 2019

  • ""Third stay in Porthminster View and plan to return again next year."

    So easy to get to the beach and the town."
    J Haig

    ReviewJul 2019

  • ""Fantastic apartment with everything you need for a wonderful holiday."

    The views of St Ives and the beach are amazing. We will be back soon._Thank you._"
    Tracey Hartley

    ReviewMay 2019

  • ""We absolutely loved Porthminster View and so great that if it is too wet or cold for the beach you can use the indoor pool next door."

    It is so easy to walk into St Ives and all the wonderful shops and restaurants._A beautiful, well maintained and equipped apartment. __"
    Josh Sparks

    ReviewMay 2019

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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.


  • Penthouse, duplex apartment, over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite bathroom with bath, basin and WC, 1 x super-king-size with en-suite bathroom with bath, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size with Freeview TV (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • 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
  • Snug
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven/grill, 4 ring ceramic hob, extractor hood, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • TV with Freeview, TV with Freeview and DVD player, iPod docking station with lightning cable, DAB Radio with docking station, PS3 with 2 controllers and a selection of games, 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
  • Allocated underground car park space for 1 car
  • Seaward facing decked balcony, outside furniture including table, chairs, 2 x sun loungers
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.2 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Complimentary spa passes are provided for 2 guests at HarSPA at the Harbour Hotel, the passes include 20% discount off spa treatments, food and beverages (excluding offers) Access is valid until the 6th June 2024, Membership is reviewed annually by the owner for the following year and is subject to renewal
  • Please call the spa on arrival to the property to arrange your entry

The property

This aptly named, three-bedroom, duplex, penthouse sits idyllically above Porthminster Beach, at Peninsula Apartments, in St Ives, benefiting from uninterrupted views of St Ives Bay from its living area and private decked balcony, the pretty harbour, town centre shops and St Ives scenic railway all within a short walk.

Sleeping six, plus an infant, this pet friendly escape offers the ultimate base for the whole family, including the four-legged members, to gather for a holiday to St Ives. A spacious open plan living area showcases stunning views across the bay to St Ives harbour and island, through floor to ceiling windows and doors, so you can enjoy this wonderful Cornish vista while cooking, dining, or relaxing and direct access to a private seaward south facing balcony, slide them open and breathe in the fresh sea air, let the natural light flood in and light up the walnut flooring, laid throughout this bright and airy space, styled with contemporary furnishings to comfortably seat six including a large modular sofa, arranged with coffee table for guests to enjoy the views, or the 40” Panasonic HD smart television, alternatively step onto your large private decked area, with a glass of wine and soak up the breath-taking views from the harbour across the bay to Gwithian.

The kitchen/diner is positioned within the open plan living space to enjoy its superb sea views, ideal for entertaining and socialising with guests when preparing meals, a dining table with seating to comfortably seat six offers a fabulous setting for dining in, alternatively the balcony offers an alfresco option, a large breakfast bar with three leather bar stools is a great spot to sit and chat to the chef, the contemporary kitchen with soft close units, black granite worktops and splash backs is well-appointed with everything needed for your stay, a utility cupboard in the hallway houses a washer/dryer. A separate den, located off the ground floor hallway, offers an intimate space to escape for some time away from the group, there is a 32″ television and guests old and young will enjoy gaming on the PS3 with dual controllers.

Choose from three comfortable super-king sized bedrooms, two on the top floor and one ground floor room, the first both benefit from a private en-suite, and the latter is conveniently next to the family bathroom, the master, seaward facing, top floor, room enjoys views of the town and beach through galleried windows and a fabulous double ended scallop freestanding bath to relax in, this room, along with the ground floor one, is fitted with a super-king bed as standard, which can be arranged as a twin on request, all are well presented with sumptuously dressed beds in Egyptian Cotton and offer ample storage space.

The family bathroom, located off the hallway next to the ground floor bedroom, offers a great space to enjoy a refreshing rainfall shower after coming off the beach. Positioned above Porthminster Beach and benefiting from stunning views across St Ives Bay to St Ives harbour, town and island, the private seaward facing terrace, accessed from the living area, is idyllic for dining alfresco or enjoying drinks in the sun, enjoy a seat at the rattan table with four matching chairs, or lie back on either of the two rattan sun loungers and make the most of the fresh Cornish air and sun. A Michelin Plate restaurant is set right on the beach below, Porthminster Beach Café is perfect if you love dining out and foodies will find St Ives plethora of cafes and restaurants, supplied with fresh sea food daily via its working harbour, a joy, if you love art then browse the local galleries and boutiques dotted along its pretty cobbled streets, or view an exhibition at the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, to see how the town has inspired many famous artists.

Many of St Ives larger beaches have dog restrictions, due to their award-winning crystal-clear waters, so to enjoy a wonderful stretch of sandy beach with your pooch, venture out along the South West Coast Path, which heads to Zenor and the year-round pet friendly Porthkidney Beach in the other direction, for a relaxing return journey hop aboard the scenic railway, this follows a similar route to the cliffside walk, with stunning sea views all the way.

For an exciting day out head to the rugged North Cornish coast to search for where King Arthur was conceived, according to Legend, at Tintagel Castle, walk high above a tropical rainforest on a canopy walk way, suspended above trees, at the Eden Project, near St Austell or venture out on a man-made causeway of granite setts, at low tide, to the majestic St Michaels Mount, near Penzance, the kids will love the rides at Flambards in Helston, or Camel Creek Adventure Park, near Wadebridge, or feeding the animals at Paradise Park near Hayle. Well situated to enjoy all that St Ives has to offer, with an idyllic setting above one of its most popular beaches, our view of Porthminster View, is its one you’ll want to share with loved ones again and again.

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 £250.

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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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There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for this property.
Lift access to each floor within Peninsula.Lift access should not be solely relied upon as if not operational due to maintenance / fault you will need to use the stairs.
Please note there is a limited height in the underground car parking space of 2 metres.
The master and ground floor bedrooms are fitted with a super-king-sized zip and link bed as standard, which can be made up to two singles, on request.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas