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The Waves

St Ives, Cornwall (Ref. 1073847)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Very dusty and dirty floors and one pillow was very stained."

    Noisy neighbours above and the barking dogs allowed in some apartments spoiled it. The ensuite toilet took hours to stop filling and was loose from the wall.

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2022

  • "A lovely apartment, we have stayed in Waves several times and the owners have recently updated it."

    Unfortunately since Sykes took over Carbis Bay Holidays their high pricing policy makes early booking now prohibitive - I suggest this needs to be reconsidered to avoid customers making alternative bookings at more reasonable prices.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2022

  • "The Waves is a lovely bright cheerful place to stay whilst in St Ives."

    Perfectly situated …..only minutes to walk to Porthminster Beach, shops, restaurants, train station, bus station, coast path etc. The apartment is ideal for a couple or family of three or far. It is comfortably furnished, nice quality crockery, glasses etc. Everything you need for a happy stay in St. Ives.

    Thank you for your fantastic feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you loved the property and area! 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 JulieJun 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay at "The Waves" in St Ives."

    A beautifully comfortable stylish appartment with every modern convenience. The main bedroom was extremely spacious with plenty of wardrobe space and hangers and the bed and pillows were very comfy and I myself am very fussy about pillows, so 10 out of 10! We also loved the sunny balcony overlooking the beach, perfect for an al fresco breakfast or an evening drink. We will certainly return. The only negative really, was that the people staying before us had forgotten to put the dishwasher on, so we had to deal with their dirty dishes. Perhaps this is something that the cleaners should be checking?

    Dear Mrs Hutchinson, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your wonderful feedback! We are so pleased to hear that you had a great stay and are looking forward to welcome you back in the near future! Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2022

  • "Would highly recommend the Waves apartment, good facilities, and Nicely furnished."

    On site parking is a real bonus as parking in St Ives is a nightmare. St Ives is only 10 minute walk and maybe 15 minutes walking back as it is uphill but not too steep. The walk back offers wonderful views of St Ives and it's lovely beaches.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyApr 2022

  • "A lovely little apartment, perfect for the 3 of us!"

    It was very comfortable and I enjoyed sitting on the balcony watching the sea. Facilities are really good - there were items provided in the kitchen that we didn’t have when hiring a house for 10 people. The apartment was very warm, even with no heating on, which made me wonder how hot it gets in the summer months, as we would definitely consider coming back. There were just 2 extra things that would have made it perfect - we needed more hand towels, especially as the heated towel rails were switched off, the towels stayed wet. Unlike being in a hotel, you can’t just ask someone for more. Keeping a few spares in the wardrobe would suffice. Also, we ended up moving the TV from the main bedroom into the 2nd bedroom, as our teenage Son wanted one. (We put it back before departing.) We haven’t stayed anywhere before without a TV in each room. The apartment is ideally located just a short walk into town. The secure, allocated parking space was great. Thank you for the thought you have put into what is provided and the standard to which the apartment is kept. We were glad that you do not accept pets any longer. We would definitely recommend to others.

    Dear Mr Williams, Thank you for your feedback. We hope you had a lovely week away. Kindest Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobApr 2022

  • "Lovely apartment in a great location."

    Some lovely modern improvements in the furnishing of the apartment since our last stay here. The en-suite shower wasn’t worth using due to the severe lack of pressure and I do feel the cleanliness standard of the Carbis Bay properties has declined in recent visits.

    Dear Mr Lovelock, thank you for your Feedback following your recent stay at The Waves and we are pleased to that you appreciated the recent improvements made by the Owners at the property. We are sorry to hear about the issues you experienced during your stay, we have passed these on to our Housekeeping and Maintenance departments for their attention. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by StevenApr 2022

  • "Me and my husband had a lovely stay in the apartment the waves it was very nice ..."

    Me and my husband had a lovely stay in the apartment the waves it was very nice and clean and comfortable we would stay again close the town was easy to walk too

    Reviewed by LorraineFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful property great location everything needed was available in the property very warm and cosy without the central heating being on in February."

    On the comfort level the mattress on the double bed was a little too soft for my liking even so would stay again and highly recommend

    Reviewed by MichaelFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful spacious apartment, great location with sea views."

    Reviewed by RobertJan 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation in a great spot for the town and all its facilities."

    Everything you would need is provided. Very homely and nice to come back to. The only point to mention is anyone with 'dickie' knees like me the family bath with shower over is high to get into ( in other words deep as bath is raised higher than normal) It is only a minor point as you can use the ensuite shower to other bedroom. And we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2022

  • "Lovely apartment, very clean and close to the beach."

    We had a lovely stay and will definitely book again!

    Dear Mrs Ruddle, Thank you fro taking the time to submit your feedback. We look forward to inviting you back in the near future! Kind Regards, Owner Relations, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2021

  • "Lovely apartment, owners have provided everything needed."

    Absolutely spotless.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2021

  • ""This property is excellent, nice balcony with sea view over Porthminster Beach."

    Plenty of cooking equipment which are of good quality, should you wish to cook. A big bonus is the car parking on site, it's an easy walk into At Ives and takes about 10 minutes. Tesco is also about 5 minutes away by car. Highly recommended."
    Geoff Wilkinson

    ReviewOct 2019

  • ""Another great week in St Ives aided by this gorgeous and brilliantly appointed apartment."

    It was clean, plenty big enough and had everything we needed for the week, didn’t even turn on the telly or games machine. Kids loved it and we all felt really at home. All this plus being able to sit on the balcony having breakfast looking out over the sea will bring us back here next year."
    Stephen Davis

    ReviewAug 2019

  • "Lovely apartment in a great location."

    Good weather hopefully be back again.

    TestimonialOct 2018

  • "Another beautiful week in our favorite place."

    Feels like home now. Thank you.

    TestimonialSep 2018

  • "Another great week in St Ives and the waves apartment."

    Love the beaches as always.

    TestimonialSep 2018

  • "Lovely apartment, well equipped."

    Had a lovely week, don’t want to leave.

    TestimonialAug 2018

  • "Weather fantastic, wonderful holiday in a great apartment."

    TestimonialJul 2018

  • "Great apartment, has everything you could want and need."

    TestimonialJun 2018

  • "Yet another great week in St Ives and Gallinas point, helped by fantastic weather."

    TestimonialMay 2018

  • "Our 3rd stay at this property and it never fails – its just lovely."

    The weather was amazing too, thank you and sorry about the broken wine glass.

    TestimonialMay 2018

  • "Another fantastic week great apartment although could do with washing machine replaced."

    TestimonialMay 2018

  • "Fantastic apartment, stunning views."

    TestimonialMay 2018

  • "Excellent apartment, thanks."

    TestimonialApr 2018

  • "Lovely apartment, great location, hope to be back soon."

    TestimonialApr 2018

  • "Another fantastic stay at the waves."

    TestimonialApr 2018

  • "Brilliant, warm and comfortable."

    TestimonialMar 2018

  • "Another very comfortable week in this apartment."

    TestimonialJan 2018

  • "1st stay at this apartment."

    Really enjoyed it for sure. We will be back very soon.

    TestimonialOct 2017

  • "Warm, cosy, good location."

    TestimonialOct 2017

  • "Lovely stay in an amazing apartment, everything was perfect."


    TestimonialSep 2017

  • "Thanks for a lovely holiday although having to leave early due to family bereavement."

    Thank you, Carbis Bay Holidays, for your support and kindness.

    TestimonialSep 2017

  • "Fantastic apartment, another great stay."

    Thank you

    TestimonialSep 2017

  • "Back again!"

    Another lovely break, thank you.

    TestimonialFeb 2017

  • ""Been coming to St Ives for twenty two years and The Waves this year was by far the best we have ever stayed in."

    Everything went smoothly since the minute we booked the holiday and the cleanliness of the property was also first class." C. Mackay

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""Couldn't fault a thing."

    Admin etc was very smooth and painless. Accommodation was very nice and clean. All the touches from welcome snacks, nice towls, kitchen utensils, baby stuff, games consol, sky - down to little things like the beach chairs and bucket spades made it all a real enjoyable experience. With two young children the property was perfectly located for beach, town, leisure centre and access routes which was a bonus. We looked for nice restaurants that catered for children. The ones we liked a lot were Seafood Cafe, Blas Burgerworks, Porthminster Restaurant, The Cornish Range (Mousehole), Waterfront Restaurant and various fish and chip shops. Attractions in the area we enjoyed was St Michaels Mount, Minack Theatre, the st ives swimming pool and various beachs particularly Porthminster beach." M. Tatham

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""The Waves was lovely!"

    I couldn’t fault the accommodation and the cleanliness. We had a fantastic evening meal at the Porthminster Beach Cafe – lovely food and service. Rhubarbs Cafe was a real find – we had lunch and an evening meal there. We would recommend Sennen Beach and Porthcurno and the beaches in St Ives are lovely. St Ives is a wonderful place to stay and we enjoyed our holiday very much." R. Dukes

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""The Waves apartment was beautiful and had everything that was needed to make it an enjoyable time."

    We would recommend the following: the mermaid restaurant, the firehouse restaurant, alba restaurant. As we had a 16 year old, to keep amused we found the go kart track at Hayle was great and the coastal walk taking the train to Lelant Saltings and walking back. A trip to Lands End and the Minack Theatre were great with the Minack being a fantastic experience." L. Wiggins

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""The Waves was a lovely apartment and the added bonus of an 'easy' parking space, it was spotless and the facilities top notch - especially Sky (sports for the husband!"

    ) and the Wifi for myself. The bed linen and towels are lovely and the housekeeping service is excellent. We always enjoy a coffee in St Ives but we would also recommend pub dinner at the Lamb and Flag at Cannonstown and for something a little special, the Coldstreamer at Gulval." K. Hallworth

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • ""We had a FANTASTIC week's holiday in the Waves apartment at Gallinas Point, we have been regularly coming to St Ives for over 40 years and the Gallinas Point complex is the best accommodation we have stayed in, the location and the standard of accommodation is just FANTASTIC!"

    , the apartment is wonderful, we laid out - particularly the open plan kitchen, dining and lounge areas, we like to cook so it was great to be able to do this and still have everyone together. It was an added bonus having SKY TV and WIFI particularly as we couldn't get out for a couple of days due to the bad weather. We are a bit boring when it comes to restaurants as we always visit our 'usuals' and they never let us down, The Beach (window table a must), Alba and our favourite in St Ives The Loft (formally Blue Fish above the Sloop Craft Market). We always love the walk from St Ives to Carbis Bay and onto Lelent across one of the best beahes in the world, Porthkidney Sands taking in a wonderful pub lunch and some much needed liquid refreshments at the Badger Inn in Lelent before the walk back." M. Coombes

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • ""We had a great the stay at The Waves thank you and were lucky with the weather too!"

    the property itself was superb with excellent facilities. This time around we ate at two restaurants we hadn’t tried before – The Mermaid and Alba – and the quality of food at both was excellent. We also enjoyed walking from the apartment along the coastal path to Lelant and stopping at The Badger for a lovely lunch before the walk back." Anon

    TestimonialApr 2015

  • ""We have no hesitation in recommending "the Waves" apartment."

    Ideally situated for a short stroll into St Ives, superb furnishings and spotlessly clean and well equipped we had a fantastic time. We would recommend the Victoria Inn at Perranuthnoe for a meal (we've been for the last 3 years we've visited Cornwall and have never been disappointed. We also visited Blas, Becks Fish and Chips and Rhubarbs (all recommended in your visitors book) which were all very nice." T. Ryeman

    TestimonialApr 2015

  • ""The Waves was great, everything we could have hoped for, great service and the cleanliness of the apartment was everything we expected it would be, great balcony a right suntrap,couldn't have wished for anything more."

    The walks we enjoyed were walking to the surfing beach,and going about the quaint street's, it was also very nice sitting at the harbour.The Restaurant we went to the most was The Firehouse, they do a really good steak, Becks Fish & Chip Restaurant was another favourite, not forgetting The Italian." J. & M. McKay

    TestimonialMar 2015

  • ""The Waves:- Lovely and clean & met our expectations, St Ives was great-loved it, the best restaurant for us was Peppers which had a varied menu, prepared to a high quality and the staff were really friendly."

    The FireHouse was a close second." P. Durham

    TestimonialMar 2015

  • ""The Waves apartment is stunning and the accommodation is of an extremely high standard, very clean and very comfortable."

    The view of Portminster beach is stunning. Every aspect of the apartment, the style, the fixtures and fittings, its location, all exceeded our expectations. We would highly recommend the Seafood Cafe and the Harbour Fish & Chips restaurant - best fish I have eaten and first class service!! We would recommend Paradise Park in Hayle and a visit to Mousehole for excellent days out." J. Wheeler

    TestimonialFeb 2015

  • ""The Waves, as expected, was of a very high standard, exactly what we were looking for."

    Gallinas Point is ideal above Porthminster and close to the centre of St Ives. We would strongly recommend the Seagrass Restaurant in St Ives - first class food and service." W. Samuel

    TestimonialJan 2015

  • ""I can honestly say “The Waves” is the best self catering apartment / flat we have stayed in."

    The accommodation is immaculate and finished to a very high standard. We have a thirteen year old daughter who is in a wheelchair so the wide doors and open plan are perfect for what we need. We love how well equipped the apartment is with the large TV, Sky, Wi-Fi and games consoles for if the weather is bad, and the kitchen with all the utensils you need for if you decide that you want to eat in. You cannot fault anything to be honest and I would recommend this apartment complex to anyone." A. Davies

    TestimonialDec 2014

  • ""We really loved the apartment."

    We have been used to a very high standard of accommodation when we have previously had cottages. We were not disappointed - it was just as we expected from the write up and pictures on the web. We loved the views from the balcony over Porthminster beach, we went to the Carbis Bay hotel for afternoon tea - the views were great and it was a really nice venue. Fish and chips from the St Ives sea front (ocean beach cafe I think) were extremely nice. We did have a really lovely holiday." V. & W. Foster

    TestimonialNov 2014

  • ""The Waves was smashing, clean and very well equipped, the bed linen and towels are excellent quality and the beds themselves are very comfy."

    Sky tv, the wii, dvd player are great, and we took our laptop so the wifi was perfect. It was an absolute pleasure to stay in the apartment - it really is a credit both to the owners and yourselves." K. Hallworth

    TestimonialOct 2014

  • ""We really enjoyed our holiday in the Waves apartment."

    We thought it was really well furnished and equipped with everything you could need in a self-catering apartment. The location was ideal, close to Porthminster beach and a short walk away from the centre of St.Ives." G. Fowler

    TestimonialSep 2014

  • ""Thanks for the great accommodation last weekend and great administration."

    " R. Beale

    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.


  • First Floor apartment, over one floor, Two bedrooms: 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, dining and sitting area, enclosed south facing balcony with sea views.
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Netflix and Now TV which includes sports, DVD player with selection of DVDs, Nintendo Wii with 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, enclosed south facing balcony with sea views, outside furniture including table and chairs
  • sorry no pets, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.2 miles

The property

Centrally located in St Ives, at Gallinas Point, this two-bedroom, first floor apartment, benefits from a south facing balcony with stunning bay views, the town centre, harbour, St Ives scenic railway and Porthminster Beach are all a short walk away.

Sleeping four plus an infant, this coastal escape is ideal for a couple looking for a romantic retreat or young family.

A spacious open plan living area comprises of a kitchen, dining and sitting space, which extends out through glass patio doors to a seaward facing balcony, styled with oak furniture, local art and bathed in natural light, the sitting area is a great place to unwind and relax, with two comfortable leather sofas seating up to four people, sit back and enjoy the entertainment on the smart television, with Netflix and Now TV, including sport.

The kitchen and dining area are within the open plan living space, great for socialising with those preparing the meals, a solid oak table has seating for six, ideal for entertaining, the contemporary open plan kitchen, with high gloss units and beautiful glass work tops, is well appointed with everything you need to create your delicious dishes, a separate utility room off the hallway houses a washer/dryer. There is a choice of two comfortable bedrooms, a master king sized and twin room, the first benefits from a private en-suite with enclosed shower, the second is conveniently located next to the family bathroom, both rooms are furnished with plenty of storge space, the family bathroom has a bath with shower over, take some time out for a long relaxing soak. To truly relax to Cornwall’s slower pace of life, step out onto your seaward facing balcony, accessed from the sitting area patio doors, it enjoys the sun through most of the day and has mood lighting for the right ambience at night, a table, and chairs seating up to four people are provided for dining alfresco, with breath=taking bay views.

St Ives has a variety of restaurants if you fancy an evening out, the nearby glorious Porthminster Beach offers an award winning restaurant, with mesmerising views of the ocean, the town is surrounded by golden stretches of sand and crystal clear waters, its all formed in an arc around a pretty working harbour, where fresh sea food is delivered daily, which spreads out to beautiful cobbled streets dotted with unique shops and art galleries, filled with work from artists inspired by its beauty, the famous ones have their work celebrated in the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Take the South West Coast Path to the stunning Carbis Bay Beach, with its golden shores and azure waters, this one has blue flag status so pet restrictions apply, its lifeguarded at peak times so ideal for water sports, alternatively hop on the scenic railway which follows the coast with sea views all the way.

If you have little ones they’ll love feeding the animals at Paradise Park, in Hayle or the excitement of Newquay Zoo, for a little romance watch the sun set over St Michael’s Mount, a castle set on its own island, near Penzance or catch a show at the Minack, this open air theatre, near Land’s End is dramatically set on the edge of a Cornish cliff, visit Poldark country searching the film locations for the BBC TV series, including quaint harbours, historic tin mines and hidden coves. Surfers know you get a great feeling when you catch a wave, this aptly named holiday apartment will leave you with a similar feeling as you relax watching the ocean.


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.
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.

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:

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