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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Apartment was fabulous and we couldn’t fault it, sadly the ongoing building is spoiling the view, we gratefully accepted a discount, then on arrival we were shocked with the scaffolding at the back of the apartment next door spoiling our view, we could actually touch the scaffolding ."

    We would have booked for next year but it looks like this is going on a long time?

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0May 2024

  • "We love 'Prospect' and have stayed there for several years."

    It has everything you could want. The view is rather spoilt by the 'monstrosity'!!! But hoping when it's finished it won't be so intrusive. Leslie looked after us really well as usual ❤thank you so much. (Just another hint about possibly having a bigger mirror if not full length, but maybe just enough to see to knee length? Hoping to prevent underwear malfunctions

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2024

  • "We've stayed in quite a few holiday lets in St."

    Ives and this was by far and away the best for various reasons, the main one being the views are unbelievable. The apartment itself was very clean and decorated in a way that was stylish but cozy. It felt as though no expense had been spared even though it's a rental (e.g., sofas, cushions, bed linen, towels, coffee machine, beautiful mugs and glasses, fans in rooms, extra radios and TVs, binoculars, selection of books and magazines, board games, extra loo roll!). It didn't feel like the owners were on a money making exercise (which can be the case at a lot of holiday homes), but had, instead, really considered how to give their guests the best stay possible. We arrived to find tea bags, coffee pods, milk, biscuits and chocolate which was great after the very long journey and also great, because it made us feel welcome. All the best quality. I hate to give this place such a good review because I don't want it to be booked up - we'd like to return again and again - but it wouldn't be right not to. We loved everything about it. It's a lesson in how to run a holiday home.

    Thank you for your kind words, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the apartment and that you would return again and again. We hope you had a lovely holiday, and we will look forward to welcoming you back again one day in the future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Oct 2023

  • "Stunning property with views across all of St Ives coastline."

    Property was very clean with all mod cons and high grade furnishings and bedding. We have no complaints at all, it is one of the best we have ever stayed in. Steep climbs back up the hill to the flat, which is only mins from the centre, but that is St Ives for you !

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Oct 2023

  • "Another brilliant time at Prospect."

    Spotless and well equipped with fabulous views of St. Ives. The only negative thing we can mention is the seating on the mezzanine floor. The furniture is very low and difficult to access. Parking is a bonus at this property. Ann.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2023

  • "This appartment is fabulous."

    It has everything tastefully and thoughtfully suppled The views are outstanding Leslie and Sarah, look after it beautifully. (A full length mirror and maybe some coat hooks at the top of the stairs would be nice)

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Prospect always feels like our second home from the minute you walk in everything is just perfect."

    There is no better view of the whole of St Ives all the way to Godrevy Lighthouse and beyond. The apartment has everything you could possibly need for a stay and all the equipment such as kettles and toasters are of a really good quality and everything is spotlessly clean. Lesley the housekeeper always goes above and beyond for us with a couple of phone calls before we arrive and the little extra touches such as beautiful flowers that lasted all week and a few little 'extras' as well. We were sorry not to have seen her this time as she is a lovely lady and a credit to Carbis Bay holidays. Thank you.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comments following your recent holiday at Prospect and we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed another wonderful stay and look forward to welcoming you back again. We also completely agree about Lesley, she’s a star! Best wishes. The Carbis Bay. Holiday Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is our second visit to Prospect and again the apartment was very clean and well equipped."

    A big thank you to Lesley and Sarah for their excellent presentation of the apartment. We have already booked for September this year. Many thanks, Ann & Dave.

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

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2023

  • "Prospect was a fantastic property and location for a Christmas stay in St Ives, great views, superb facilities."

    Details were great - from the nespresso machine to the two pillows of different composition on each bed - these were very much appreciated, as was the Christmas Tree and the mince pies.

    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 hope to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2022

  • "This property is amazing."

    Very clean, well equipped and has amazing views of St Ives. We had everything we could of asked for and more. We would definitely come back again as we were so impressed. Our only criticism would be updating the downstairs sofa and a TV in the downstairs area too. Other than that, absolutely perfect. Thanks so much.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you loved the property and your stay! Thank you 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 Nathan5.0Nov 2022

  • "Thank you for our wonderful two weeks at Prospect."

    The appartment is lovely and very well presented. The views are amazing. Lesley is a fantastic housekeeper and looked after us very well. We have booked next years stay already. I have two suggestions to make it even better; The mattress in the twin bedroom is rather lumpy! A full length mirror somewhere to ensure one doesn't go out with one's skirt caught up in one's knickers!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your wonderful feedback and comments! We appreciate it. With Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Perfect apartment in the perfect location!"

    Spotlessly clean as always (this was our 4th stay in Prospect).

    Thank you very much for your wonderful Feedback, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed another holiday at Prospect and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Best wishes, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fabulous comfy beds and pillows, quality bedding."

    Some of the instructions in the book were not relevant to current equipment. Great views, just remember this is partly due to being up a hill, and there are many steps to get into the property. Housekeeping staff are lovely.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you loved the property and your stay! Thank you for noting about the guide, we will look into to ensure all information is up to date. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet And Mike5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful apartment which had such breathtaking views of St Ives, the lighthouse and our favourite beach."

    . Porthmeor. Even the main bedroom had a view of the sea so a morning cuppa in bed was a treat! It was also great to have 3 balconies to catch the sun at different times of the day. We loved the mezzanine to go up to and watch TV.. not that we did very often as the view was all we needed and there’s so much to do in St Ives. It was a lovely kitchen to do some cooking but an extra frying pan, kitchen scales and tongs would’ve been useful. Godrevey Terrace is a great location being only a few minutes walk down to the beach and town. The parking is on site which is a bonus for us as we always bring too much stuff! Our only concern was the lack of recycling facilities on site. The nearest being the car park near the rugby club so we ended up taking our recycling home. We will definitely be returning to Prospect!

    Dear Lynn, thank you very much for taking the time to leave feedback and comments following your stay at Prospect. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and will be returning. We can assure you that we will be looking into the recycling facilities on site, to see if this can be improved going forward. We are looking forward to welcome you back soon! Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7Jun 2022

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay at Prospect."

    The flat is probably the best we’ve ever seen in St Ives and we’ve been coming for years! Everything is beautifully done to a really high standard and the place has everything you need for a comfortable, enjoyable stay. We loved the extra space in the mezzanine living room and of course the views are unbeatable. Three balconies was an amazing bonus too and it was fun to be able to check the surf from the bedroom. The place was spotless and we saw the housekeeper Lesley who could not have been nicer or more helpful. It was a really perfect stay. One small suggestion - the pillows were not comfortable which was a minor discomfort. It’s difficult to please everyone with pillows but none of us found these ones comfy! I was surprised and delighted by how quickly you could get to other bits of town from Godrevy Terrace having always stayed down on Portmeor or the Harbour. It took a couple of minutes to get absolutely anywhere and I carried my surf board to and from Portmeor in minutes. Perfect location and a parking spot was the icing on the cake!

    Dear Mrs Turner, thank you for your lovely comments and I’m so pleased to hear you enjoyed a wonderful stay at Prospect and I agree, it really is a stunning apartment in a great location with great views. I am also pleased to advise that the Owners have noted your comments regarding the pillows and are going to replace these. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back to St Ives again in the future. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ella4.7Apr 2022

  • "Why we keep coming back to Prospect."

    1. The view to the harbour, Porthmeor, and all the way to Godrevy Lighthouse and beyond is ever changing and simply amazing. 2. It is spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you could ever need. You feel really at home the moment you walk through the door. 3. Even though you no longer do meat and greets. Lesley went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. We have stayed there before so she called us up for a 10 minute catch up as she had remembered we always bring our own super lightweight quilts. There were beautiful flowers in the accommodation as well as extra provisions. She also phoned us to say that Prospect was ready for us if we wanted to get in a bit early.. Lovely Lady with a heart of gold!!! 4. Having a car parking space in St Ives is a must for us as we like to travel around quite a bit. Really hope that the building work right below the property doesn't spoil the view as we hope to come back soon. The only one thing that would make Prospect better for us would be to have a TV on the downstairs lounge wall. Fortunately there is a socket/aerial down there so we brought the upstairs one down. The furniture upstairs is far too low for us to sit on but makes a great teenage crash pad!!! Thanks for another great stay.

    Thank you very much for your wonderful, positive feedback. It makes us very happy to hear that you like the property so much, that you keep coming back. Thank you again for your incredibly kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Feb 2022

  • "Superb property and ideal location for a Christmas stay in St Ives."

    Everything a family could want and many thanks for the Christmas Tree in the property too!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2021

  • ""The apartment is great - really clean and spacious."

    Great views of the sea. It's in a great location - although up quite a steep hill!! St Ives is lovely; so many nice shops and restaurants. We had a great stay and would definitely return."

    ReviewNov 2019

  • ""Stayed at the Prospect five times now."

    Great spacious accommodation. Love the views across the bay, the underfloor heating and the location. Parking is a major bonus! Our greeter Lesley is always helpful/friendly and Carbis Bay holiday are very efficient and professional."
    Carolyn Dean

    ReviewNov 2019

  • ""This was our second stay at Prospect and just as good as the first."

    There is no better view of St Ives than the one you get from the balcony of this apartment and we never tired of looking at it. The apartment was spotlessly clean and we got a lovely welcome from Lesley our housekeeper. We enjoyed the holiday so much that we have booked Prospect again in October."
    Gillian Sales

    ReviewAug 2019

  • "“We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Prospect!"

    The apartment was beautiful, the views were second to none and we had lots of space to relax in. We were really happy with the facilities at Prospect; with a young family we found the apartment offered everything we needed and we made good use of the kitchen, washing machine, tumble dryer and iron!!! We were particularly impressed with the cleanliness of the apartment, the fresh clean linen and the luxurious towels. The location of the apartment was great, a few minutes’ walk to one of several beaches where we spent the whole holiday.All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Propsect and would definitely stay there again. We would recommend the property, the location and also Carbis Bay Holidays to family and friends and in fact we already have!" S.Grimshaw

    TestimonialAug 2015

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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
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower-over, wash basin, heated towel rail, and WC, Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and 2 x sitting areas, seaward facing decked balcony, private rear balcony, roof terrace
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven/grill, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, washer/dryer dishwasher, TVs with Freeview to mezzanine area and bedrooms, Bose Bluetooth sound link to living area, PS3 with Blu-ray DVD player, selection of games, DVDs and CDs, Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car, seaward facing decked balcony, private rear balcony, roof terrace, outside furniture including, table and chairs
  • Sorry no pets, no smoking
  • Shops, beaches, and pubs within a short walk.

The property

Perfectly positioned on Godrevy Terrace, at Seawinds, in St Ives, this duplex, penthouse has far reaching views of the Porthmeor Beach and beyond, from its living area and private balcony, the town centre shops, St Ives scenic railway and Tate Gallery all within a short walk.

Sleeping four, and welcoming children over three, it’s ideal for a family looking to enjoy all St Ives has to offer, or a romantic retreat.

A spacious open plan living area, with a mezzanine tv area, is flooded with natural light, through floor to ceiling windows and doors, that beautifully showcase the beaches, harbour and town, so whether you’re cooking, dining or relaxing you can enjoy the wonderful seaside setting, this bright and airy space, with underfloor heated oak flooring and original modern art, offers two wonderful areas to relax, cosy up on the comfortable blue corner sofa seating six and soak up the views or curl up on the mezzanine level Fama contemporary sofa with ottoman and enjoy the entertainment on the 40” television with Freeview, alternatively slide open the patio doors, step out onto your private seaward facing balcony and wow at the stunning sight of Porthmeor Beach, the Island and pretty harbour.

The kitchen/diner is positioned within the open plan living space to enjoy its superb views, ideal for entertaining and socialising with guests when preparing meals, an oak dining table and six vintage Jacobsen Series 7 chairs provide a wonderful setting for the whole party to dine in, alternatively the balcony offers an alfresco option, the contemporary kitchen will delight, with a large island, pale blue bespoke units and black slate work tops, it’s well-appointed with everything required for your your holiday including a washer/dryer. There is a choice of two comfortable bedrooms, a master king sized and a twin, the first benefits from a private en-suite with enclosed shower and sliding patio doors for direct access to a rear balcony, which enjoys the sun in the afternoon, perfect for a relaxing coffee with a good book, the second is conveniently located next to the family bathroom, both are well presented with sumptuously dressed beds in Egyptian Cotton and offer ample storage space.

The family bathroom is located off the hallway, next to the second bedroom, sink into the deep bath with shower-over and enjoy a long relaxing soak, ready for your next adventure. Two balconies and a roof terrace offer three fabulous outside spaces to relax and enjoy this penthouses wonderful setting, the seaward facing one is accessed via the living area, with panoramic sea views across Porthmeor Beach and beyond, the second is located to the rear, accessed via the master bedroom, both are furnished with a Magis Air table with seating, perfect for dining alfresco or drinks in the sun, the roof sun terrace, is reached via the patio doors from the mezzanine level, here you’ll find an outdoor storage cupboard, ideal for keeping all of the beach gear.

St Ives has a variety of cafes and restaurants to dine out including some with Michelin Plate awards, it’s a foodies delight with menus highlighting the local produce from farm to fork, the near by Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, showcases how the town has inspired many famous artists and is well worth a visit, the town centre is a great place to browse for gifts with many boutiques and art galleries dotted along its pretty cobbled streets.

If you love walking, head out on the nearby South West Coast Path, full of wild flora and fauna and a great way to spot the local sealife, you may even see dolphins, it runs along the cliff edge towards Zenor or Hayle, it’s a great way to reach Carbis Bay, this secluded stretch of golden sand is lapped by azure waters, like St Ives larger beaches, is lifeguarded at peak times, so perfect for water sports, for a relaxing return journey, hop on the scenic railway, it follows a similar route with mesmerising sea views all the way.

The little ones will love the animals at Newquay Zoo or feeding them at Paradise Park, near Hayle, a fabulous day out could start with a selfie at the iconic signpost at Land’s End, followed by stepping onto the stage at the nearby Minack Theatre, its dramatically cut out of a Cornish cliff with the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop, ending the day, at low tide, walking out on a man-made causeway of granite setts, to the majestic St Michaels Mount, a castle set on its own island, near Penzance. With its easy access to one of Cornwall’s finest galleries The Tate St Ives, far reaching town and beach views the prospect that something fabulous will happen on a holiday to this, aptly named, holiday home is extremely high.


Seawinds luxury self catering apartments are perfectly positioned on Godrevy Terrace for quick and easy access to the Tate St Ives and the quaint harbour with its surrounding restaurants, shops and golden beaches.

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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There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property.

There is an oak staircase with 11 steps up to the mezzanine television room and sun terrace.

Children aged 3 and over welcome.

Building Works Notice
Construction of 3 dwellings (1 House and 2 Apartments) is underway on the land to the front of the building which Prospect is situated in. The construction should be completed in Summer 2026, however we are aware of some delays to this and the work could overrun past Summer 2026. We will update the website notice once more detail is known. During this time associated noises may be heard and the view from the front of the apartment towards The Island restricted by a covering over the development.

Building Works - We are offering our future Prospect guests a 15% discount on all stays arriving before 28th September 2024. This discount is due to the ongoing building works as noted above over which we have no control, The builders are usually on site most week days, The number of trades people on site does vary, as do the noise levels, This discount is offered by way of compensation for any noise or disturbance that guests may experience during their stay. Please note that no further compensation will be offered under any circumstances.

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