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St Ives, Cornwall (Ref. 1074003)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property in a lovely location."

    The property was extremely well equipped - they’d thought of everything we might want. Only slight criticism was the en suite door which made the toilet difficult to get to - perhaps a bifold door on that room would be better - but that is a minor thing that did not detract from a lovely stay.

    Thank you so much for your lovely and constructive feedback! We hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by JayneJul 2022

  • "Recently stayed at Serendipity and could not be more impressed."

    We were quite surprised upon arrival when discovering that this property is even better than the photos and description. The location is perfect for enjoying everything St. Ives has to offer. Directions to the property were excellent and easy to find. The reserved parking space in front of the property was outstanding. The property itself was very clean and in excellent condition. The kitchen had everything possible needed to have meals at the apartment. They even supplied a Nespresso machine, and I was quite relieved as I did not have to go on the search for my morning espresso. Bedrooms were excellent with comfortable beds. The living room was also quite comfortable and the 50 inch television was perfect as it kept us entertained on one of the days in which we had torrential downpours. We found the location to be quiet, did not hear any street noise. Approximately a 5 minute walk to the sands on Porthminster Beach and 15 minutes to Porthmear Beach.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful, positive feedback as it is very important to us! We thrilled to hear that you had a memorable stay and have found everything you needed. We really appreciate your comments and hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back soon! With kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ScottJun 2022

  • "Serendipity is an amazing apartment - modern, clean, comfortable and is very well equipped."

    Location is excellent, within easy walking distance to the beach and the town. Couldn’t have been a better stay.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We agree Serendipity is an amazing apartment. We hope you had a great holiday and hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2022

  • "The apartment was spotless and had all the facilities you could require and more."

    However, there is no mention on your website how close this apartment is to a busy road. The traffic noise made it difficult to relax on the patio and my son found it hard to sleep as his room was next to the road. I would recommend the apartment as it's close beach and amenities but people should be aware of it's proximity to the road

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your comments, they have been taken on board and we hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanMay 2022

  • "A lovely, well furnished and equipped flat."

    Great location. The barrier to enter the complex was temperamental and we had to wait 20 minutes to get it to work before we could get in which was very frustrating. The listing is a bit misleading - the terrace is much smaller than the photos make it appear and there is no mention of the road being right next to it which was quite noisy at times.

    Dear Mrs Hancock, thank you very much for taking the time to leave Feedback following your recent stay at Serendipity and good to hear you felt the apartment was in a great location and found it well furnished and equipped. I am sorry to hear you experienced problems with the barrier to the secure parking for the apartment we have passed this onto our Property Management Team for their attention. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TraceyMay 2022

  • "Fantastic location & well presented, however disappointing with the Companies policy re the change-over times."

    4pm check-in, 9am check-out (this gives 7 hours cleaning/turnaround time. 9am is very early to get packed up & leave)

    Dear Russell, thank you for taking the time to leave Feedback following your recent stay at Serendipity. With regards to the 9.00am check out time, I am pleased to advise this is currently under review and we are hoping to be able to revise this in the near future. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by RussellMar 2022

  • "Lovely modern well equipped property, spotlessly clean and great location ."

    Reviewed by SallyDec 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation, extremely clean and very welcoming."

    Will certainly recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2021

  • "We’ve stayed at various apartments at Gallinas Point."

    Each one has been 10/10 and represent great value for money.

    Dear Mr Ladwa, We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable stay at Serendipity and you chose to return to Gallinas Point once again. We hope to invite you back in the very near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations, Carbis bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by KOct 2021

  • "Fantastic property, as described and pictured on the website."

    No complaints at all. Also an ideal location to walk around St Ives. Will stay there again.

    Reviewed by RobSep 2021

  • "Have been staying for years, the late check in I’m not sure is totally needed parts of the apartment we’re still dusty, the hiked up prices, we love the location but won’t be back due to the high prices an extra £1,000 doesn’t warrant it, have looked for new places to stay for next time!"

    Other than that we love the apartments

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2021

  • ""Apartment complex 100% as described, key pick up Easy and uncomplicated, Serendipity apartment clean & tidy on arrival & lovely welcome gift as well, St Ives as beautiful as ever despite unpredictable weather!"

    ! Our 6th visit to Gallinas Point apartments with CBH & it won't be the last!!. Ciao for now."

    ReviewOct 2019

  • ""Lovely apartment, lovely spot."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our break."
    Sara S

    ReviewSep 2019

  • ""The apartment was lovely."

    So modern, well equipped and very comfortable. It was in a perfect location. We really appreciated the little touches of luxury - the cream tea and apple juice waiting for us in the fridge on arrival, little bag of chocolates and the lovely toiletries provided. We will certainly return to Serendipity (can't wait!!)"
    Susan and John

    ReviewJul 2019

  • "Best St Ives stay ever!"

    Great apartment, great outside space, managed a morning coffee and an evening drink outdoors even though its October! Good location only a short walk into the town or beaches. Looking forward to coming back soon

    TestimonialOct 2018

  • "Place lovely, apartment terrific."

    TestimonialSep 2018

  • "Lovely per-Christmas week away, fantastic apartment will be back next year."

    Couldn’t fault a thing.

    TestimonialDec 2017

  • "Lovely apartment."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. We are regular visitors to Carbis Bay and we must say that Carbis Bay Holidays always provide outstanding accommodation.

    TestimonialNov 2017

  • "We had a wonderful time in a lovely apartment."

    TestimonialSep 2017

  • "3rd visit to Serendipity, weather could have been better but still enjoyed the holiday."

    Hope to return.

    TestimonialJun 2017

  • "We love the apartment, we have stayed in 3 of the others and this one is lovely."

    Had a wonderful week, St Ives had a wonderful weather. Enjoyed the goodies too.

    TestimonialJun 2017

  • "3rd visit to Serendipity."

    Lovely apartment and fabulous holiday. Thank you, Sarah, the place was spotless when we arrived. See you soon.

    TestimonialApr 2017

  • ""We thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit to Serendipity in St Ives."

    The apartment was very clean and had all essential amenities. It was also very useful to have complimentary membership to the gym and spa." Elissa Matthews

    TestimonialJan 2017

  • ""I am delighted to report that the standard of accommodation offered at Serendipity and the cleanliness were both exceptional."

    We enjoyed our holiday very much. Carbis Bay Holidays dealt with all the administration quickly and efficiently. I particularly enjoyed the visit I made to Barbara Hepworth's studio. The guided tour, which takes place each day at 1pm and is included in the price of admission, was of an unusually high standard and greatly enhanced my understanding and appreciation of her life and work." M. Jones

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""We very much enjoyed our stay in Serendipity it is located in a good position for access to and from St Ives and the surrounding area."

    The accommodation itself is of exceptional quality which we could not find fault with. Hopefully we do intend to visit the area again next year and would not hesitate to book again with you in the same accommodation." P. Fox

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""We had an excellent stay in Serendipity and would definitely come back again, it was fitted to a very high specification with all the necassary facilities that made it a home away from home."

    The outside area added an extra room - which is great for little ones to play in when the weather is nice, and for adults just to relax in the evening. As the weather was very good all week, we spent most of the week on the beach - as we have a three year old, and sandcastles are top of the list:) We did go out to Lappa Valley, which I would recommend as a good half days entertainment (in good weather though), for probably up to 5 year old's. The three train rides are the big selling point, although the boat ride was also reaaly good fun and easy going. An outside play area, miningolf and a nature walk are also there to fill out the day. Thanks for an excellent holiday!!" C. Collinge

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""We very much enjoyed staying at serendipity tucked away in the corner."

    The apartment was yet again was immaculate,and comfy. The new coffee machine was great we went and bought one yesterday!" C. & T. Strickland

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""The feedback from myself and my 2 sisters are the same; 100% satisfaction!"

    We weren't sure which was the best journey of discovery in Cornwall; Cornwall itself or the apartment; it seemed like every day we discovered some different thing in the apartment!! We particularly enjoyed the Tregenna Castle Hotel; a beautiful place, with beautiful grounds and backdrop, and excellent value and quality meals." E.Uren

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • ""We really enjoyed our week in St Ives, it was a very good base for us as regards being able to walk into town and the variety of restaurants etc."

    the Porthminster Beach Cafe twice, also for lunch was the Porthmeor Beach Cafe and the Porthgwidden for morning coffee. We also tried the Mermaid and the Black Rock both were good." P. Roughton

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • ""We had a super week in Serendipity."

    It exceeded our expectations, was very well equipped, very clean and ideally situated. We loved the outside seating area and used it lots. We went to St Michael's Mount and Eden Project, one of the main reasons that we visited Cornwall and well worth it. Carbis Bay away an easy stroll and the coastal path towards Zennor gave amazing views. The apartment is also extremely well placed for the bus and train station." S. Buckley

    TestimonialApr 2015

  • ""We had a super week in Serendipity."

    It exceeded our expectations, the apartment was very well equipped, very clean and ideally situated. We loved the outside seating area and used it lots. We went to St Michael's Mount.....but the tide was in, the sea quite rough and consequently the island almost deserted so just how we like things, also The Eden Project, one of the main reasons that we visited Cornwall and well worth it. Walking out from the apartment was easy; Carbis Bay an easy stroll and the coastal path towards Zennor gave amazing views. The apartment is also extremely well placed for the bus and train station. St Ives was fab. We loved it." S. Buckley

    TestimonialApr 2015

  • ""We had a fantastic holiday, this was one of the best places we have stayed."

    The accommodation was outstanding, very well equipped and immaculately kept." A. Greenway

    TestimonialMar 2015

  • ""We had a superb stay in St Ives and Serendipity apartment was absolutely superb."

    Fantastic location, spotlessly clean with outstanding finish in terms of decor and furnishing. Everything was pretty much perfect!" H. Morris

    TestimonialMar 2015

  • ""We thought Serendipity was very comfortable, extremely clean, beautifully furnished and having the car parking space was invaluable."

    The location was great for getting to the town and beach." A. Brown

    TestimonialFeb 2015

  • ""We have visited St Ives several times as we love it there and usually stay in bed and breakfast, but thiis year having a young baby we wanted something more like 'home from home'."

    And Serendipity did not disappoint at all. As well as being totally spotless it had everything you could need. Seafood Cafe and Ocean Grill have always been favourites of ours. The walk along to Lelant is also worth doing and then treating yourself to a nice lunch and drink in the Badger Inn there. With having our daughter, this time we actually took the train along to Lelant which again is great and very regular." J. Bottrill

    TestimonialFeb 2015

  • ""The apartment 'Serendipity' was first class throughout, with an excellent specification and location."

    The beds,linen and pillows, towels and all equipment were all of a very good quality. The cleaning was immaculate and everything was in first rate condition." M. Palmby

    TestimonialJan 2015

  • ""We had a lovely holiday in a fantastic apartment!"

    It really is ideally positioned and is equipped to a really high standard with everything you could need and more!" P. Hodgson

    TestimonialDec 2014

  • ""We were are very impressed with Serendipity and appreciated the thought that has gone into deciding how finish this property and what to include on the equipment list."

    The overall quality of this accommodation really sets the standard that all 5 star properties to strive to achieve." C. Evans

    TestimonialNov 2014

  • ""We thought Serendipity was excellent, extremely comfortable and superbly equipped."

    We loved having our breakfast sitting outside in the extremely well designed and well sheltered 'patio'. It is fairly rare to be able to eat breakfast outside in this country in October. Everything was very well planned and suited me well (I have difficulties in walking and use two sticks.) In terms of restaurants, we would certainly recommend 'The Captain's Table' at the Sloop Inn. My husband particularly enjoyed the guided walk around St Ives which focussed on local artists." P. Evallins

    TestimonialOct 2014

  • ""Thank you for an excellent stay in Serendipity."

    The apartment is extremely well furnished and kitted out, making our stay very comfortable - I particularly enjoyed the terrace, and my son loved the high tech equipment! We all loved the location (despite the uphill climb home) and we didn't use the car once, just enjoyed being in St Ives. We will have to come again to visit all the places we missed this year." L. Pugh

    TestimonialSep 2014

  • ""Accommodation was excellent."

    Fabulous location. We had an excellent holiday, helicopter ride to Isles of Silly was a highlight. Would definitely consider return to St. Ives and this accommodation again." K. Oldman

    TestimonialAug 2014

  • ""We were more than impressed by the standard of accommodation at Serendipity, it was immaculate, furnished beautifully and equipped to an extremely high standard."

    It was a perfect base for our holiday and I will definitely be recommending it to family and friends. The scenery was breath taking. We can also recommend the art walking tour, in St Ives, we ate out at the Portminster Beach Cafe and the Union Pub, in the town." R.Hodgson

    TestimonialAug 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 king with en-suite shower, basin and WC,, 1x twin 1 x Family bathroom with bath and shower-over, wash basin, heated towel rail, and WC, Open-plan living space with kitchen and sitting area, dining area, south facing decked terrace.
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer dishwasher, TV with BT Sport, Disney Plus, Netflix, Now Cinema and Amazon Video
  • HD TVs to bedrooms, Blu-ray DVD player with selection of DVDs, Bose Sound Link Mini Bluetooth speaker, Nintendo Wii, PS4 and 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, Off-road barrier parking for one car, , south facing decked terrace, outside furniture including table and chairs
  • Sorry no pets, no smoking
  • Shops, beaches, and pubs within a short walk.

The property

Centrally located in St Ives, at Gallinas Point, this two-bedroom, ground floor apartment, enjoys a private south facing patio, only a few sandy steps from Porthminster Beach, the town centre, harbour and St Ives scenic railway.

Sleeping four, it is ideal for a couple looking for a romantic retreat to St Ives.

This popular group of apartments are so ideally located in St Ives, with allocated parking, something not easily found in the town, that finding the aptly named Serendipity by chance would be an unplanned fortunate discovery, its wonderful open plan living area consists of an open plan kitchen and sitting area, which extends out to a decked terrace through large glass patio doors, which natural light floods through and along with spot lights make it bright and airy, lighting up the oak flooring providing a relaxing space, cosy up on either the grey fabric suite or easy chair, which co-ordinate with the décor and enjoy the 50" television with BT Sport, Disney Plus, Netflix, Now Cinema and Amazon Video or listening to music through the Bose sound system. A separate dining room is ideally located next to the kitchen, a glass top table with four chairs offers a comfortable area to gather for meals.

The contemporary open plan kitchen is part of the living area, ideal for socializing with guests, sleek and stylish with a breakfast bar and two stools, its well-appointed with everything you need for your holiday, a separate utility room off the hallway houses a washer/dryer. There is a choice of two comfortable rooms, a master king sized room with a private en-suite and enclosed shower and a twin conveniently located next to the family bathroom, both rooms are furnished with plenty of storage space.

The family bathroom has a bath with shower over, offering a relaxing space for a long soak amongst the bubbles after a fun day out.

A delightful, decked terrace, accessed via the sitting area patio doors, is a wonderful space for breakfast or drinks, it is furnished with a rattan table, sofa and two chairs. With so much on your doorstep you can enjoy a car free holiday, the stunning Porthminster Beach is just one of St Ives glorious beaches within walking distance, enjoy dining out with ocean views, either the takeaway or fine dining restaurant will ensure a memorable evening out, St Ives town is centered around a beautiful working Cornish fishing harbour, which serves its many restaurants and cafes with fresh local produce, its pretty cobbled streets are filled with boutiques, unique shops and art galleries showcasing local artists , the largest the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, celebrates the towns famous artists along with ever changing exhibitions.

If you love walking the South West Coast Path can be joined nearby, it leads to Zenor and Hayle Estuary in the other direction, this cliff side walk is an enjoyable way to exercise while searching for local wildlife including seals, dolphins and migrating birds, you can walk to Carbis Bay via the cliff side path or for a relaxing alternative hop on the St Ives scenic railway, it hugs the coast all the way and the views are outstanding, the blue flag awarded Carbis Bay Beach is life guarded so perfect for water sports, or just stroll along its golden shores as the sun sets. If you fancy a romantic night out then treat yourself to a show at the Minack, this open air theatre near Land’s End, is dramatically carved out of a cliff edge with the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop, alternatively watching the sun set with St Michael’s Mount in the background, this majestic castle is set on its own island near Penzance and is just mesmerizing, maybe you love Poldark and finding the hidden coves, harbours and tin mines featured in the BBC TV series will excite you, or exploring Cornwall’s fabulous gardens including the canopy walk way at the Eden Project, near St Austell, will be the memory which will live forever. If you want to leave the car behind yet still explore inspirational Cornwall, then the location of this apartment offers the best of both worlds and you’ll be glad you discovered it.

From September 2021; this property will no longer offer Sky TV. The property will have BT Sport, Disney+, Netflix, NOW Cinema & Amazon Video.


Ground Floor

Gallinas Point

Gallinas Point Apartments are perched above St Ives town with lovely views across Porthminster Beach and beyond to Godrevy Lighthouse and offer luxury self catering with secure parking.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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Region Information

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property.
From September 2021; this property will no longer offer Sky TV. The property will have BT Sport, Disney+, Netflix, NOW Cinema & Amazon Video.
Lift access available. Lift access should not be solely relied upon as if not operational due to maintenance / fault you will need to use the stairs.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas