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The Pearl

(Ref. 1073876)

St Ives, Cornwall Show on map

4.8

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

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

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our week in Pearl."

    Fantastic views, a quiet location and just a 10 minute walk into the heart of St Ives. From the pictures I assumed we were closer to the beach than we actually were, but that didn’t take anything away from the accommodation.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Jun 2024

  • "Perfect, we will be returning"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2024

  • "Absolutely beautiful property with gorgeous views."

    It was made even more special when we had the rare opportunity of seeing the northern lights on Friday 10th May. The property was really clean and we would love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7May 2024

  • "We loved our stay at The Pearl."

    What with the lovely furnished and decorated apartment, the view was to die for. Just loved waking up to view of the sea. We had the most wonderful time and wouldn't hesitate in returning.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2023

  • "We stayed Sept '23 for my birthday."

    Wonderful property, spotlessly clean, spacious, really nicely furnished and fabulous views. Appreciated the Joseph Joseph sharp knives too - I've bought my own set since! We too found the main bedroom bed quite firm. We had an enjoyable holiday in St Ives, definitely enhanced by that wonderful apartment.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful views from a lovely apartment with everything of st Ives and Carbis bay only a short walk away"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay at The Pearl."

    The property was beautifully decorated and furnished, very clean and everything you could possibly want was provided. The view is just stunning and you could just look out all day as it is so mesmerising. The owner has really gone above and beyond with this luxurious property. The extra gifts on arrival are a lovely touch. Would highly recommend and will definitely be returning.

    Thank you for taking your time to leave such lovely feedback, it is much appreciated we are pleased to hear you had an amazing stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carly5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect apartment, beautiful decor, very clean and fantastic views of St Ives."

    Easy walk to Porthminster beach ( which is perfect white sand and crystal aqua water) Great for families, can hire kayaks, boards etc at a reasonable price too. Lovely walk downhill into town . Very hilly , so the walk back is a little taxing depending on fitness, but worth it. I've only given a 9 for comfort as the bed and pillows were hard and so our sleep wasn't perfect. Thankyou to the owners for the gifts on arrival, such a nice touch

    Thank you so much for your wonderful and constructive feedback! We are thrilled to hear you have enjoyed your time at The Pearl and are saddened to hear you have found bed and mattress hard. We note this is very much down to personal preference but want to assure you that your feedback has been taken on board and will get reviewed. We thank you again for your feedback and hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back soon! With Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wenda4.7Jul 2023

  • "Brilliant apart from the hard bed!"

    Would stop me coming back which is a real shame as loved the rest.

    Thank you for your feedback, sorry to hear you found the bed uncomfortable, we appreciate this is down to personal preference however we have passed this onto the owner of The Pearl for their consideration. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandy4.4Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic stay, thank you."

    Felt like it was all designed to such high standards and real thought has been put into the usability. Genuinely faultless and would gladly stay again. Incredible views and easy to access/park etc. Very clean, bedding, towels etc were all super comfy. Added bonus was no neighbours underneath or to the sides. Highly recommend.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Best wishes, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had another fabulous stay at the Pearl."

    This is our second time and the property is wonderful and has a brilliant location just a few moments from Portminster beach and St Ives. The only reason I haven't given 10/10 is because the beds are so uncomfortable! I really think the owner should be kind to their guests and invest in a decent mattress - it would have been nice to leave feeling more rested than when I arrived!

    Reviewed by Sophie4.7Jun 2023

  • "A lovely apartment with the most beautiful views."

    Well equipped and very comfortable. We had a fabulous week and will definitely return in the future - it is definitely worth the 7 hour drive.

    We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your lovely feedback and for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it and hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back soon! Best wishes from the Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2023

  • "Stunning property in a perfect location, immaculate and beautifully finished."

    The views are spectacular and just a short walk into St Ives, had an amazing stay!!

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

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Apr 2023

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

    The property was stunning and of the highest possible standards. Everything was wonderful. The views were spectacular. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    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 Karen5.0Feb 2023

  • "Very much as described: A quite wonderful apartment."

    We have been to St Ives many times over the years and this was the best accommodation (and most stunning views) we've ever had. A well equipped and comfortable home-from-home.

    Thank you very much for your excellent comments following your recent holiday at The Pearl and we are so pleased that you thought the apartment was wonderful and that you appreciated it’s stunning views down onto the Beach. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes, The Carbis bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.7Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic apartment in what is surely one of the most prominent positions overlooking St Ives Bay."

    The amazing window arrangement, front, back and side allow spectacular views of the town, railway and harbour activity and long ranging views up the coast. Binoculars recommended! The lounge, kitchen and dining areas have a lovely open and homely feel, and are flooded with light. I particularly loved the high angular ceilings on the upper floor. The zip and link superking bed with the comfy topper ensured a sound sleep. A couple of minor issues: I would like to see the parking bays for 7 and 8 marked out, to ensure correct and quicker parking. Also some sections of the wooden floor would benefit from specialist preparation to address the grease marks in the wood grain. After many repeat stays in other Carbis Bay locations, I think this is certainly one of the very best, and will return.

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Oct 2022

  • "Wow, what an apartment."

    A Cornish luxury break in a British summer. We loved it. Views breathtaking of St Ives harbour & bay and Porthminister beach at its best. Not cheap but you get what you pay for. Facilities all high end and high quality. We would not hesitate recommending or booking again. Access to beach v easy and quick. Access to town v easy and a reserved car park space is awesome. Felt v at home and you will too. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Aug 2022

  • "For the price of the stay we would have liked a coffee machine."

    I think there needs to be a small bin in the main bedroom. The chain on the car park was temperamental, and we couldn’t find any bin bags. Apart from that it was a fantastic week and we would stay again.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback and comments following you stay at The Pearl. We are happy to hear you had a fantastic stay and will be returning. We appreciate your comments and will pass them on. We are looking forward to welcome you back soon! Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah Jayne3.8Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property with beautiful views over St Ives harbour."

    Perfect location with easy access to the beach (albeit down a very steep road!) and town. We loved the apartment, easy parking, very clean, modern decoration and with everything we needed for a great family holiday. Highly recommended.

    Dear Mr Percival Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased to hear you had a great family holiday. The Pearl is perfectly located with beautiful views. We do hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Jul 2022

  • "The pearl is a beautiful property with amazing views waking up to that view every morning made the holiday for me , It was immaculate with some lovely finishing touches Location was great just a short walk down to the beach and into town ."

    We would definitely stay here again . And I would definitely recommend it.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful, positive feedback as it is very important to us! It makes us happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Jul 2022

  • "Amazing property with amazing views, perfect for the train station, beach and a lovely 10-15 minute walk into St Ives."

    Otherwise it's easy to access just after driving through Carbis Bay. The parking space was very useful and allowed us to use the apartment as a base. I really couldn't recommend this place more and we'd love to stay again in the future. I'm just sorry we didn't leave a note in the guest book as we didn't have a pen! :( Thanks!

    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 Lawrence5.0Jun 2022

  • "The pearl was definitely 5 star accommodation, we will stay here again when we viste St ives again."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2022

  • "Stunning views from the living room and master bedroom."

    A close walk to Porthmister beach and into St Ives was a real plus as was having a parking space at the property. This meant we didn't need to take the car into St Ives at all. Beds were very confortable and kitchen was very well equipped.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your wonderful feedback. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0May 2022

  • "The property was spotlessly clean."

    The add for the pearl did not do justice to the spectacular view. There was lovely touches to welcome us to ‘The Pearl’ which also was our 30th wedding anniversary (pearl). Our holiday was really nice thanks to how well the accommodation was located and we even had the weather.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. The views and location are stunning and we are so pleased to hear you had the weather too! Happy Anniversary from all at Carbis Bay Holidays. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hamilton5.0Apr 2022

  • "The Pearl was just as described."

    The views from the living area and master bedroom are spectacular. Very much a home from home, everything is provided for a very comfortable stay. Just minutes to both Porthminster beach and into St Ives town, St Ives other beaches also accessible on foot, we barely used our car, other than for a day out to Porthleven. The parking space very much appreciated, its so difficult to find a property with parking in St Ives. We also enjoyed a costal walk to Carbis Bay, only half an hour from the property. A wonderful week, many thanks!

    Dear Mrs Austin, Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased to hear you had a wonderful week. The Pearl and its views are spectacular! Best Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning location, we thoroughly enjoyed staying at the apartment which was within just a few mins walk of the town centre and beaches."

    Facilities were top quality and very comfortable. Would highly recommend!

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. Best Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Apr 2022

  • "Please provide recycling facilities/collection."

    It’s confusing when some of the other properties have access to this. Otherwise comfortable property with great facilities and incredible position!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Pearl is a lovely apartment with stunning views over Porthminster beach and St Ives."

    The apartment is very clean, spacious and well equipped. St Ives is within walking distance. Like another reviewer, we also found the bed quite uncomfortable. It could do with a mattress topper and some thicker pillows. That being said to wake up to the view made it more bearable. We would recommend and hope to come back to St Ives soon.

    Dear Ms McDuff, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to complete feedback request regarding your recent stay at The Pearl. Its lovely to hear you had an enjoyable holiday and you would recommend. The Pearl is in a brilliant location; not far to stroll into St Ives or down the Porthminster beach, and then the ease of being able to explore the rest of Cornwall. We look forward to inviting you back in the near future, Kind Regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Sep 2021

  • "Great holiday in a very well positioned apartment."

    The views from the apartment are fantastic!! The apartment is very spacious and we really enjoyed our stay. We do feel though that come improvements could be made. Firstly a comfy bed! the apparent ‘king size’ bed was smaller than expected ( feet hanging out the end) and very hard and lumpy so we didn’t sleep as well as we could have. Also there’s no where to hang and dry wetsuits, this would be hugely beneficial given the location, and we felt the storage cupboard upstairs could make a good drying room. The bin in the kitchen is rubbish and needs replacing, and lack of recycling was also very disappointing. We did had a fabulous holiday and would love to come back (if the bed was changed) but looking at the prices for next year and how they’ve hiked up, I don’t think we will!

    Dear Ms Flanagan, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to complete feedback request. Its lovely to hear you had an enjoyable holiday. Please be assured we will note the points you have raised and action accordingly. In regard to the prices, there has been a huge demand for stay-cations this year and for 2022, which has increased prices in line with other letting agencies throughout the country. Prices also vary in line with the way school holiday weeks fall, and are also subject to annual price reviews. We would like to reassure you that the prices for 2022 are all monitored very closely and priced with seasonal variance and demand to establish the right balance. We look forward to inviting you back in the near future, Kind Regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorna3.8Aug 2021

  • "The location is excellent with a very short walk to the beach and only 5 minute walk into town."

    Thanks

    Dear Mr Smith, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback regarding your stay at The Pearl. Its lovely to hear you had an enjoyable stay. We look forward to inviting you back in the near future, Kind Regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 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.

Summary

  • Duplex beach front apartment, over two floors, Two bedroom: 1 x king, 1 x twin, 1 x Family bathroom with enclosed shower, wash basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x WC with wash basin, 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, TV to master bedroom, 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

Idyllically positioned above Porthminster Beach, at St Eia, in St Ives, this duplex apartment, enjoys stunning views of the beach and traditional harbour from most rooms, St Ives scenic railway, beaches and town centre shops all within a short walk.

Sleeping four, plus an infant, it’s perfect for a romantic or family escape to the Cornish coast.

A spacious open plan living area with a stunning seaside setting, framed by floor to ceiling windows and a Juliette balcony, which lets in natural light in, allows you to cook, dine or relax with Porthminster Beach, St Ive’s harbour and the Island as your backdrop, the outside beauty is mirrored inside with shell themed wallpaper and shell shaped mirror, throw open the balcony doors and breathe in the fresh sea air, curl up on the comfy sofa, large enough to seat five, soak up the sea views, alternatively enjoy the entertainment on the 43” large television.

The kitchen/diner is positioned within the open plan living space, to the rear, ideal for the designated chef to easily socialise with guests, an oak dining table with chairs to comfortably seat six, is perfectly positioned in front of a large bay window, with mesmerising sea views, so you can dine in, with the ocean as a backdrop, the German designer kitchen is a chef’s delight, with Nolte units, top of the range Meile appliances and a AEG Washer/dryer, providing everything you need for your holiday. There is a choice of two comfortable bedrooms, both located on the top floor, the master king sized room enjoys stunning sea, beach and harbour views, direct from your bed, through two floor to ceiling glass doors, which open to a Juliette balcony, throw them open and drift off to the sound of the waves, the second is set as a twin as standard, the two single beds can be arranged as a super-king zip and link bed on request, this room is located to the rear, with views over the golf course, each room is well presented, with timber heated flooring and sumptuously dressed beds, and offer ample storage space.

The family bathroom is on the first floor and conveniently situated between the bedrooms, enjoy a refreshing rainfall shower after a busy day on the beach, an additional cloakroom with a WC is located on the ground floor.

St Ives is a foodies favourite making dining out a pleasure, many restaurants and cafes are dotted around its picturesque harbour and some have been awarded a Michelin Plate, like the one set right on the nearest beach, Porthminster Beach café, has a mouth-watering menu for lunch and dinner with views as spectacular as the food, the towns pretty cobbled streets are filled with boutiques and galleries showcasing local art, to see how the towns inspired many famous works visit the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

A relaxing but exhilarating way to tour the surrounding area is to jump aboard the scenic railway, it runs beside the beaches with breath-taking views all the way, stop at Carbis Bay, this secluded beach is a slice of paradise with azure waters lapping onto its golden shores, a healthy option is to venture out along the cliffside South West Coast Path, which follows a similar route to the train and gives you a real chance to experience Cornwall’s wild fauna, flora, and wildlife.

The little one will love the feeding the animals at Paradise Park, near Hayle, or visiting Newquay Zoo, for a little romance try catching a show at the open air theatre, near Land’s End, the Minack is dramatically cut out of the edge of a Cornish cliff, or watch 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, Cornwall has many glorious gardens to discover including Trebah, a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop, near Falmouth, Heligan, recently discovered and lost to the brambles of time since WW1 and the Eden Project with its exciting walkway suspended above the canopy of a tropical rain forest, both near St Austell. The Pearl, as the name suggests, offers something rather unique and priceless, with its stunning views of not only the beach but St Ives harbour too and once discovered we think you’ll find it a treasure. This property can be booked in conjunction with The Oyster - Ref 1073877 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

ST IVES

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