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The Oyster

St Ives, Cornwall (Ref. 1073877)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "This is the best place we’ve stayed in St Ives, perfect location with spectacular views, great for families, really spacious apartment beautifully furnished."

    Will definitely stay here again and recommend to friends

    Reviewed by NatashaJul 2022

  • "This place is absolutely fantastic."

    The views are just amazing. The beach is only a few minutes away although beware it is a few steep minutes away, but a good work out after a day eating and drinking at beautiful Porthminster Beach. The property has been done to a very high spec with Miele appliances and lovely bathrooms. Parking is a huge bonus and the icing on the cake were the really thoughtful extras of Prosecco, juice and milk in the fridge and some yummy Cornish biscuits. We would highly recommend The Oyster and would absolutely book it again.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback following your recent stay at the Oyster. We agree the views are fantastic and the property is fantastic. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SonalJul 2022

  • "We have enjoyed a fabulous week!"

    Great accommodation and a superb view!

    The Thomas Family And The BourningsApr 2022

  • "Beautiful apartment, perfect!"

    The views will be missed. Thank you for a lovely stay we will be back.

    The Humm/Harris FamilyApr 2022

  • "Previous feedback mentioned a melted chopping board, this still had not been replaced meaning we had to purchase one."

    Windows/doors in the lounge v dirty as previously mentioned. Only 2 kitchen knives in the kitchen. Property of this standard and cost should have sky package as standard as do many of your other properties, even much cheaper ones. Main double bedroom only has 1 bedside table and lamp, not sure where person that side of the bed can leave a drink of water, glasses? Other than that beautiful property, great views of st Ives and great location.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the location and the beautiful property. The owner has replaced the items missing/damaged. Kind Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolineFeb 2022

  • "The apartment was very clean."

    The windows of the view at the back could have done with a clean, although of course appreciate the recent storms. Lovely apartment but: the chopping board had been partially melted and needs to be replaced; there was also no tin opener; and there were no bin bags provided other than the one already in the bin - which made it impossible to dispose of all rubbish at the end of the stay. It was also very disappointing not to have any recycling facilities on-site as we understand the local council does do curb side collections in St Ives. One other thing to mention is the very costly price of the apartment in the summer months; this appears to be overpriced. Overall though, very happy with the apartment for our stay in particular the cleanliness of it all. We found the beds to be comfortable unlike some other reviews.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you found the apartment lovely, in particular the cleanliness. There are recycling facilities in St Ives, but unfortunately not curb side collections for this property. We will make sure there is a tin opener, bin bags and replace the chopping board. Kind Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2022

  • "Thank you for a fantastic stay."

    We have been coming to St Ives for over 30 years and this is by far our favorite place we have stayed in. Beautiful! We will be back!

    The WebbsNov 2021

  • "Very impressed with the oyster, however a few things just took the edge off an almost perfect stay."

    Firstly, all three beds were extremely uncomfortable....various family members came away with stiff necks and sore backs. A mattress topper might help make sleeping more comfortable. Secondly, the main bedrooms shower...the tiles were slimey and there was mould around the shower tray. No towel holder in the downstairs cloakroom. Other small things to make this apartment even better would be a coffee machine and perhaps a pair of binoculars to enjoy the stunning views even more. Other than that, absolutely loved this place and would stay again.

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2021

  • "The Oyster is a wonderful place to stay, very comfortable and clean with amazing views of Porthminster beach and St Ives Bay."

    It is in a great location for walking into St. Ives and for exploring wider Cornwall. We love staying here, but unfortunately due to the unjustified price hikes for next year we feel it will not represent good value for money for us for future stays.

    Dear Carol, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. It sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at The Oyster. We hope to invite you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2021

  • "The location of this property is great for the views over St Ives and proximity to Porthminster Beach!"

    Dear David, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. The location of The Oyster is great for uninterrupted views of St Ives and Porthminster Beach. We hope to invite you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "This is the second year we have stayed in St Eia / last year we stayed at number 5 with extended family."

    We love the houses/apartments and they are an absolute home from home. Hey are beautifully furnished and equipped and better built than our own house. Service is excellent. The only tiny thing I would ask for is the ability for kerbside recycling to avoid a trip to the bottle bank or sending glass, metal and paper to landfill! We will be back

    Dear David, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. Its lovely to hear that you decided to return to St. Eia. The location, like you say, is brilliant for accessing St Ives, the beaches and to explore further afield. We are delighted to hear that you found the service to a high standard. In regard the recycling facilities at the properties, we will pass this on to the owner. We look forward to inviting you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

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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.


  • Duplex beach front apartment, over two floors, Three bedroom: 1 x king with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor king, with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x family bathroom with bath and shower-over, wash basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x WC, Open-plan living space with kitchen/diner and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven, 4 ring ceramic hob, combi microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer dishwasher, TV to lounge, TVs to master and bedroom three, 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 parking for one car, Sorry no pets, no smoking
  • Shops, beaches, and pubs within a short walk.

The property

Set overlooking Porthminster Beach, at St Eia, in St Ives, this duplex apartment, enjoys stunning views of the pretty harbour and beaches from most rooms, the town centre shops, St Ives scenic railway and beaches all just a short walk.

Sleeping six, plus an infant, it’s ideal for a group or family looking to gather for an exciting escape to St Ives.

The picture postcard view of St Ives beaches and harbour, through the living area’s floor to ceiling windows and Juliette balcony, flows throughout the open plan living space, making it light and airy, so whether you’re cooking, dining or relaxing you can enjoy doing it to a stunning seaside backdrop, throw open the balcony doors and breathe in the fresh sea air, curl up on one of the two comfy sofas, or comfy chair, comfortably seating six, perfectly positioned to soak up the sea views, alternatively enjoy the entertainment on 43” large television.

The kitchen/diner is positioned within the open plan living space, to benefit from the views of the bay, this is great for socialising with those preparing the meals, an oak dining table with chairs to comfortably seat six, offers a wonderful setting for the whole family or group to dine in, the designer kitchen is a chef’s dream with German Nolte units, top of the range Meile appliances and a AEG Washer/dryer, providing all you need in your home from home.

There is a choice of three comfortable bedrooms, two on the top floor, a master king sized room, with a bed perfectly positioned to maximise the stunning sea, beach and harbour views, through two floor to ceiling glass doors, which open to a Juliette balcony, so you can enjoy the pleasure of waking up to the sound and views of the ocean, a second room themed in a peaceful pink, lit by natural light, through a large bay window, is set as a twin as standard, but can be arranged as a super-king zip and link bed on request, the third king-sized ground floor room, like the twin, enjoys views of the golf club to the rear, all rooms are well presented, with timber heated flooring and sumptuously dressed beds, and offer ample storage space.

The king-sized rooms both benefit from private en-suites, the master with a bath and the ground floor with an enclosed shower, the family bathroom is conveniently situated between the top floor bedrooms, offering the choice of a refreshing rainfall shower or a relaxing bath, an additional cloakroom with a WC is located on the ground floor.

If you enjoy dining out St Ives will delight you, with a variety of cafes and restaurants to try, some like the one set right on Porthmister Beach below, have been awarded a Michelin Plate, all feature menus filled with fresh local produce, St Ives has also inspired artist for years, search its boutiques and galleries for a gift or visit the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, to see how the town has inspired many famous ones. Nothing is more rewarding than enjoying a family walk along Cornwall’s dramatic cliffs, the nearby South West Coast Path, heads towards Zenor or Hayle, it’s also a healthy way to reach Carbis Bay, lapped by azure waters which roll onto its golden shores, similar to St Ives larger beaches, it is lifeguarded at peak times, so a wonderful place to try surfing or paddle boarding, hop on the scenic railway, for a relaxing return journey, it follows a similar route to the coast path, and the views are breath-taking. From Poldark to Doc Cotton and even big screen blockbusters like Fisherman’s Friends, Cornwall’s stunning coastline, historic tin mines and quaint harbours have provided wonderful filming locations, many of which can be visited and enjoyed, the county is full of myths and legends to explore, head to the rugged North Coast to Tintagel Castle where King Arthur was conceived, with the help of Merlin, according to legend, or maybe you prefer the real history of Pendennis Castle, an artillery fort constructed by Henry VIII near Falmouth, for a little romance end the day watching the sun set over the majestic St Michaels Mount, a castle set on its own island, near Penzance, which you can walk out to at low tide, the kids will love the exciting walkway suspended above the canopy of a tropical rain forest, near St Austell, or the thrilling rides at Flambards in Helston, or Camel Creek Adventure Park, near Wadebridge. Staying at the aptly named The Oyster, a fabulous base for the whole family to enjoy, with stunning views of the beaches and harbour, right in the heart of St Ives, you may find you’ve discovered a pearl.


Ground Floor

St Eia

St Eia is located above Porthminster Beach with panoramic views of St Ives and beyond with onsite parking for one car per property.

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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Region Information

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for this property. Access to the apartment is via fifteen steps to the front door. The second bedroom is fitted with two single beds as standard, which can be arranged as a super-king size upon request.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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  • Christmas