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The Boats

St Ives, Cornwall (Ref. 1074013)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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12 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Chuan

    “We absolutely loved our first holiday with Carbis Holidays.”

    Everything was top notch and such great quality. The view was absolutely incredible, we really cannot wait to go back! Thank you so much Carbis Holidays for a memorable stay.

    Everything was top notch and such great quality. The view was absolutely incredible, we really cannot wait to go back! Thank you so much Carbis Holidays for a memorable stay.

    - Mrs Chuan, July 2021

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.

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.

About the property

Perched above Porthminster Beach, at Peninsula Apartments, in St Ives, this two-bedroom, second floor, beach front property, enjoys breath-taking panoramic sea views from most rooms and seaward facing balcony, with the harbour, town centre shops, beaches and St Ives scenic railway all on its doorstep.

Sleeping four, plus an infant, it’s the perfect base for a romantic escape or family after a laid-back Cornish beach lifestyle.

A spacious hallway with solid walnut flooring and intercom entry phone welcomes you to your home from home. You could be forgiven for thinking you’re on a boat, in this aptly named apartment, when you look through the open plan living area’s large floor to ceiling windows and double sliding doors, which lead out to a seaward facing balcony, with endless views of the ocean, this is mirrored with a contemporary coastal theme throughout, curl up on one of the two matching cream leather sofas, take a peek through the supplied pair of telescopic binoculars with tripod and see if you can spot dolphins playing in the surf below, or enjoy the entertainment on the 40″ Samsung television with full sky package, including cinema and sports, or chilling to your favourite tune on the Sony music system, alternatively step onto your large private decked balcony with stunning views of St Ives Bay, Porthminster Beach and out to Godrevy Lighthouse.

The kitchen and dining area are within the open plan living space, so those preparing meals can socialise with guests, and to benefit from the sea views, a stylish circular glass and chrome table with four walnut dining chairs with leather pads for your comfort, provide a wonderful setting for dining in, alternatively the balcony offers an alfresco option overlooking the beach, the contemporary kitchen, with a spacious breakfast bar, cream units, black granite worktops and splash backs, is well-appointed with everything a chef desires, a utility cupboard in the hallway houses a washer/dryer. There are two comfortable bedrooms to choose from, the master en-suite room with bath and shower-over, has a super king bed perfectly positioned to view Porthminster Beach and St Ives Bay, through floor to ceiling double doors, leading to a private seaward facing balcony, nothing quite matches waking up to the sounds and sight of the ocean, the second king sized bedroom is conveniently located next to the family bathroom at the rear, each room is well presented with sumptuously dressed beds in Egyptian cotton and offer ample storage space.

The family bathroom with bath and shower over, is next to bedroom two and offers a relaxing space to escape soaking off the sand in a hot bath.

Ah bliss.

Your private balcony, accessed from the lounge and master bedroom, sits above one of St Ives most beautiful beaches with panoramic sea views across the bay to Gwithian, a wonderful space to dine alfresco, a table with six matching chairs and two sun loungers to soak up the sun are provided.

Dining out is a pleasure as St Ives has so many cafes and restaurants, the one right on the beach below has been awarded a Michelin Plate, Porthminster Beach Café, like many others it has a menu full of foodie favourites with views as good as the food, St Ives has a pretty arc shaped harbour with cobbled streets, dotted with independent shops and art galleries, filled with local art inspired by the town, to see how this tourist hot spot as inspired so many artists visit the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. St Ives surrounding area is mesmerising too, cliffside walks like the nearby South West Coast Path, are full of flora, fauna, native and migrating birds to enjoy, locally it heads towards Zenor or Hayle, like the scenic railway, runs alongside the beaches and sea, for breath-taking views all the way, including the slice of paradise that is Carbis Bay Beach, like many in St Ives, its lifeguarded in season, and offers waters ports in its azure waters.

Cornwall has so much more than beaches to explore including historic castles, secret coves and glorious gardens just a few exciting attractions to discover, Pendennis Castle, an artillery fort constructed by Henry VIII near Falmouth, St Michaels Mount, a castle set on its own island near Penzance, which has a man-made causeway of granite setts which you can walk out to at low tide, Tintagel Castle set high on Cornwall's rugged north coast and linked with the legend of King Arthur, all offer exciting days out, searching for the smugglers coves, traditional harbours and filming locations used in the BBC TV series Poldark, Doc Cotton or the Fisherman’s Friends movie, or walking above a tropical rainforest on a canopy walkway at the Eden Project, near St Austell, will provide many selfie moments to treasure forever. If you love the seaside and it’s lifestyle then you’ll find everything ship shape at The Boats, in a holiday home where the ocean is the backdrop to all you do, providing a holiday filled with memories to treasure.


Ground Floor


  • Second Floor apartment, over one floor, Two bedroom: 1 x super king with en-suite with bath and shower-over, basin and WC, 1 x king, 1 x bathroom with bath and shower-over, wash basin, heated towel rail, and WC, Open-plan living space with kitchen/diner and sitting area, seaward facing decked balcony.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven/grill, 4 ring ceramic hob, extractor hood, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Full Sky+ HD including movies and sport package, Freeview TV to Bedroom Two, Sony Music system with Bluetooth to living area, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Children aged 12 welcome and infants up to age 3 with cot and highchair provided, we request that guests provide their own cot bedding, one allocated underground car park space, seaward facing decked balcony, outside furniture including table and chairs, 2 x sun loungers, sorry no pets, no smoking, shops, beaches, and pubs within a short walk
  • 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 28th May 2021
  • Membership is reviewed annually by the owner for the following year and is subject to renewal
  • COVID-19 UPDATE: We have been advised that the spa is currently operating a limited service

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!

Region Information

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property. Level access from the road to the Peninsula foyer and apartment. 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 undergrpound car parking space of 2 metres. Children aged 12 welcome and infants sleeping within a travel cot.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas