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The Oyster

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Thus is our 2nd stay at the Oyster."

    An absolute gem. The decor and cleanliness was amazing. After coming to St. Ives for 35years it is by far the best place we have stayed. Thank you

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2023

  • "Absolutely superb accommodation."

    The views from the main bedroom and lounge, looking down into St Ives, are stunning. Very well appointed throughout the property with well equiped kitchen. Most welcome to have a property with a car parking space, very useful in St Ives where car parking is at a premium.

    Reviewed by DorothySep 2023

  • "Lovely home with amazing views."

    Well equipped throughout, just missing a colander in the kitchen. Close but steep walk down to Porthminster beach. From here you can access the costal path walk round to Carbis Bay which is worth doing. Town is a short downhill walk away. Would recommend the Oyster to anyone wishing to stay in St Ives.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Oyster, we will be sure to pass your feedback onto the owner for their consideration and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CAug 2023

  • "The most beautiful place to stay!"

    The views are stunning. We arrived and the apartment was spotless so clean and tidy. Located so close to the beach we could pop down for a few hours after/before tea time if we had been doing other activities that day and with parking it gave us everything we wanted for our holiday. The only negative we have, the beds were really hard, but this absolutely won't stop us returning! Would 100% recommend.

    Reviewed by SamanthaAug 2023

  • "The oyster is a lovely apartment, we was a party of 4 adults and a child I had read other comments previously, the apartment has amazing views and was comfortable but we all struggled with the beds as they are so hard."

    Personal choice I know, but I did read a few comments in the book on this too. The back two bedrooms which has previously been mentioned about the noise from the road. Kept everyone awake all night long the whole time we was there. They really need triple or double glazing installing. As when you’re paying 3.200 pounds for a week stay effectively six day you expect better and to have a relaxing holiday and some sleep at least. Also I would advise people to book later for this apartment as I paid up In full in April to Them to see the apartment reduced later for The whole Of July and august by 1000 pounds less which is a substantial difference and very unfair. I understand the websites work on an algorithms methods. But why should It penalises people who paid earlier in advance So I would take note of this. If booking this apartment. Other than that the is very nicely decorated.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in St Ives and loved the views from the Oyster – they are quite spectacular! We are sorry that you were troubled by the road noise. The property description, photos and map show that the Oyster is located next to a main road and as such is already fitted with double glazing. We are sorry to hear that you found the mattresses ‘hard’ although you quite rightly stated that this is obviously down to personal preference. We have shared your feedback with the owners who take all comments and suggestions for improvements very seriously, so replacing mattresses I am sure will be considered ahead of Season 2024. Pricing of properties can differ in line with the demand – if you book in advance as most people do, you are more likely to be able to secure for yourself and your family, the property and dates you desire. Booking last minute, offers no guarantee of availability or lower pricing. Thank you again for your comments and feedback and we do hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by NanetteAug 2023

  • "This appartment had stunning views of the sea."

    We really enjoyed our stay there and thought that the little touch of having tea coffee, cookies were sweet. The only one minor points were the mattress was not comfortable. We would definitely like to come back to this place again.

    We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the stunning views. Mattress comfortability is subjective however the owners are responsive to feedback and replacing mattresses will be something they will be considering. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Oyster soon. The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by VaneeashaJul 2023

  • "The Oyster is a lovely modern spacious apartment with an amazing view over St Ives."

    Immaculately clean with the important little touches eg books to read, soap, tea towels,, shower gel etc provided. A gift of Prosecco, milk, chocolates and even a pretty shopping bag left for us to use and take home. Situated half way up the hill from the harbour, with nearby bus stops for 5he coastal bus routes and a train station and supermarket close by. Very good public transport at a good price. Very comfortable sofa and chairs. The beds were a little hard for me but as it was just the two of us I used a spare quilt as a topper which solved the problem. Perhaps a topper could be left in wardrobe for use if necessary. Very good bed linen. We had a wonderful holiday, luckily with brilliant weather through the week. I would definitely stay here again. Like a home from home. Thank you.

    Thank you very much for your wonderful constructive comments following your recent holiday at The Oyster and we definitely agree, the views over the Bay from the apartment really are stunning. We are so pleased to hear you appreciated The Oyster’s great location too and that you enjoyed the little treats left for you to enjoy. We are sorry that the mattress did not suit your personal preference, thank you for your recommendation regarding mattress toppers we will pass this on to the property owner for their consideration. We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SueJun 2023

  • "The house was amazing with loads of room for everyone and had everything you could possibly need in a house BUT the view of st Ives from the living room window and bedroom above was breathtaking and so easy to get into st Ives."

    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 AnneMay 2023

  • "Beautiful apartment."

    Very clean and well equipped with a fantastic location and views.

    Thank you for your fantastic feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you loved the property! Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by GemmaApr 2023

  • "Beautiful place, beautiful views Only one down side we found the pillows very uncomfortable."

    And the previous occupants had not cleared the Netflix and was all in forgein, we did eventually work it out.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback as it is very important to us. We are thrilled to see that you have rated the property so high with regards to cleanliness, facilities, maintenance and accuracy of the listing. We appreciate your comments with regards to the pillows and are sorry to hear the pillows were not to your liking but are aware that everyone has slightly different preferences with regards to pillows and mattresses. We thank you again for your feedback and hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. With Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnitaDec 2022

  • "Brilliant apartment, very cosy with the most amazing views and a great central location!"

    We will definitely be booking again. Thank you!

    Thank you very much and we look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeeOct 2022

  • "Lovely apartment, great views."

    On the edge of the town, so we enjoyed some lovely walks in to town. I will certainly return!

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

    Reviewed by CherylSep 2022

  • "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

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We hope you had a wonderful holiday. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Kindest Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    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 ground floor king, with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Family bathroom with bath and shower-over, wash basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and 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.

This property can be booked in conjunction with The Pearl - Ref 1073876 which is located just across the communal hall.

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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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
  • Last minute
  • Christmas