Tucked away, a stones throw from the hustle and bustle of St. Ives, The Apartment is a calm beach retreat perched above Porthminster Beach. Enjoy the boutique style of a hotel with all the comfort and freedom of home. GOLD Award by Visit Britain Quality in Tourism.
Each room has been individually set by the designer behind the Queen Mary 2 interiors. The Apartment is furnished to a high standard with custom furniture and fixtures and fittings by Pierre Frey and Philippe Starck. Art Nouveau wardrobes, deco photographs of local scenes, and a whopping chandelier give a contemporary-classic twist to the beachside location. Previous guests say in the Visitors' Book:
"What a gem of an apartment." [Will and Barbara]
"The apartment is beautiful." [Karen & Craig]
"Very stylish apartment, well equipped with everything you need" [The Browns]
"Many thoughtful touches...especially the very comfortable beds." [Gill & Kate]
"This booking has been fantastic from start to finish. Your communication is welcoming and efficient and can't wait to stay again" [Becky & friends]
The Apartment includes high-speed broadband and a 32’ HD surround-sound HD TV system with Netflix and YouView. Personal touches include board games, Molton Brown bath products, and a welcome tray of tea, coffee, milk, and biscuits waiting on arrival.
Front bedroom: Art Nouveau wardrobe and exquisitely comfortable bed (5ft width). French door leading directly onto the terrace with ocean and harbor views. Minimalist en-suite with rain shower, Philippe Starck fittings and low-level LED night-lighting.
Rear bedroom: Dressing area with Ralph-Lauren style black dresser, 'zip-n-link' beds for flexible accommodation as twin beds or a king-size. Separate bathroom with low-level LED night-lighting, Italian-designed sink and dark Italian stone tiling.
Lounge: Engulfing wing chairs, sofa, reading lamps, antique chandelier, dark wood floors and light linen rug. High-end surround sound system with 32' LCD TV and cable to connect your own music source. Bioethanol gel fireplace (gel not supplied).
Dining Area: Round glass table with 4 contemporary back fabric chairs, two of which offer harbour and ocean views.
Kitchen Area: Fully equipped with washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave (with browning grill), electric cooker and hob fridge and freezer. Black granite counter tops and stainless appliances. Plunger-style cafétiere plus filter coffee maker.
Veranda: Modern eating area for 4, halogen heater, two planters with sub-tropical planting (succulents, agave-family evergreens and lampranthus flowering in early summer). Sweeping views of St. Ives Harbour and Bay.
The Apartment has a dedicated parking space right in front. All bed linen and towels are provided. Just bring beach towels. Electricity, gas, water, parking, wireless internet included in the rental.
Booking and Arrival Information:
- Check the availability and rates for your preferred dates
- Complete the booking form this web site
- Pay your deposit and balance with a credit card via this website
- Contact me to say whether you would like the second bedroom to be made up with twin beds or a Super King-sized bed
- Pick-up the keys from a secure lock box at the apartment on arrival
- The Apartment's dedicated parking space is right in front, level with property entrance
The apartment is a 3 minute walk from St. Ives train station up a short but steep hill (with views from the veranda as the pay-back). Access by car is via a steep, single lane private and the parking space, right in front of the apartment, is on an upward slope.