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Beautiful Luxury Apartment In Carbis Bay, St Ives Close To The Beach with WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

A superb 2 bedroom apartment, only a 3 minute walk down to the sandy beach.

Beautiful Bay Retreat is in a prime location with some sea views. There is also a wonderful communal terrace with amazing panoramic sea views across to St Ives Bay and beyond. It creates the perfect place for couples and families wishing to relax and enjoy a luxury self catering holiday any time of year.

Internally the apartment is bright & beautifully presented. The central hallway has doors leading off to an open plan living area which includes a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and cosy lounge which has a luxurious feel. A main bathroom with bath, shower, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail. A beautiful master bedroom and second bedroom with twin beds.

Externally there is a wonderfully spacious, communal terrace with commanding sea & coastal views. Perfect for relaxing with a good book or watching the sun set. There is also the added benefit of an allocated car parking space.

Bay Retreat is a premium self catering holiday home making it a brilliant base for exploring the many wonderful attractions that Cornwall has to offer.

Local Facilities: The nearest supermarket is a Tesco which is less than a 5 minute drive off the main A3074 road in to St Ives. There are also banks, hairdressers, a chemist, a post office newsagents and general stores all a short walk away. During the day when on the beach there is a cafe, shop and food outlet.

Attractions: A great location for couples and smaller families. Carbis Bay really does give you the best of both worlds. The peace and quiet of Compass Point yet only a short distance away from the vibrant town of St Ives.

Further a field Penzance, St Michael's Mount, Lands End, beautiful Sennen Cove (surfing), Padstow (cooking courses with Rick Stein), Port Isaac (filming of TV show Doc Martin), Newquay (indoor Water World), & St Austell (Eden Project) are all within easy reach either by Car or Train.

Other Activities: Live theatre, cinema, Tate Gallery, museums, bars, restaurants, clubs, and shopping.

More Details

Lucy at Bay Retreat
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at Bay Retreat, it was spotless and very comfortable. We had everything we needed for a great time and with the little branch line train and beach close by it was perfect.

Thank you for a fantastic holiday would recommend to others!

See you again soon : )
Oct 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Carbis Bay in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The family bathroom consists of a bath with shower and glass shower screen, wash basin with large mirror & overhead light, WC and heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The master bedroom has a lovely double bed, bedside tables & lamps, a large wardrobe, dressing table, mirror and stool, a chest of drawers. The second bedroom has twin beds with bedside table & lamp and mirrored wardrobe. Fresh, crisp, bed linen and towels are all provided for your comfort.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Bay Retreat is situated on the ground floor and access is via a flight of 15 steps. There is a security video entrance system. The apartment comes with its own allocated car parking space. There is a useful information folder including a list of local restaurants, comprehensive tourist information and train timetable all to enable you to make the most of your holiday. Preferred payment is via BACs transfer or by internet banking or by cheque and we now also accept online payments too (please note that this service does incur an additional fee). Main changeover day is Saturday Flexible changeover days & short breaks available please contact owner for details.


4.2/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Luxury Apartment In Carbis Bay, St Ives Close To The Beach with WiFi
average rating of 4.2 based on 6 reviews

Lovely,well equipped apartment within easy reach of railway station

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this lovely apartment which suited us both well as it was very well situated for the beach coastal path and the railway station.

We used the coastal paths to walk into St Ives and used the train back to the apartment which only cost a pound each.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review of Bay Retreat. It's location is ideal for the beach, the little branch line train station in and out of St Ives and the glorious coastal walks which take in the amazing views along the way. I am so pleased you enjoyed you stay and I hope to see you again.
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Very enjoyable stay at Compass Point apartment in Carbis Bay Cornwall

  • 4 of 5

A very clean, compact but comfortable, well maintained apartment. Kitted out with just about everything you would require for your stay.

Comfortable bed.

Very close to the St Ives to St Earth railway, with the Carbis Bay train station approximately 3 minutes walk away.

Bit of an uphill trek to Tesco's if you don't have transport, of approximately 25 - 30 minutes, but doable if you are fairly fit and mobile.

I would recommend it and would stay again.

My only complaint is that check out time is 9 am at the latest, which I did not know till closer to the time of my visit. Mean't I had miscalculated with my train bookings and flights.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review and hope to see you again soon : )
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2 Bed Apartment Carbis Bay

  • 4 of 5

Lovely clean apartment with everything you might need within walking distance of the beach and handy for the Carbis Bay train station to St. Ives.

Lucy was only a phone call away if anything required.

Only downside if you need to receive important calls or e-mail were the very poor mobile phone signal in the flat and very poor internet at all times of the day.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your recent review at Bay Retreat and I'm so pleased you enjoyed the apartment and found it be clean and in a great location close to the beach. With regard to your concerns with the wifi I have looked into this and have taken my computer to the apartment and checked the internet and all was well. No other guest has ever had an issue with this in 5 years of holiday letting the service provider is BT.
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Clean, quiet, ideal location

  • 4 of 5

Loved this apartment for the week, it's got everything you need and close to the beach and train which takes 2minutes to get into St Ives. The hill down to the beach is steep but we needed some exercise after eating in the great restaurant on the beach.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this apartment with my mum. The apartment was perfect for our needs - good size with open plan living area. The property was very clean and well looked after. The host provided everything we needed including dish washer tablets, soap etc.

There is also a communal terrace few steps away from the front door. The view from the terrace is truly beautiful .

The location of property is really good - close to the beach (few min walk up/down the hill) and short drive to St Ives and other local attractions. Also it's near the train station which is very handy. You can take train to St Ives for £2 return instead of driving there; parking in St Ives can be a nightmare. Host provided train time table and information about local area. There is a big Tesco just few min drive from the apartment which came very handy.

Booking process was very easy and communication with the host was excellent. Deposit was return within 2days.

I would love to re visit St Ives and this property and would not hesitate to recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Metres
Carbis Bay
Nearest Motorway
110 Miles
Exeter M5
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Carbis Bay
Car: not necessary

Bay Retreat is a splendid ground floor apartment which is located in the stunning coastal location of Carbis Bay, St Ives. This superbly equipped accommodation is a part of the prestigious Compass Point complex.

It occupies a perfect position close to both the beautiful blue flag accredited beach of Carbis Bay but also the scenic rail link to St Ives, which runs along the beautiful coastal path. Guests have everything they need for an amazing holiday any time of year.

Historic St Ives is renowned for it's cosmopolitan mix of restaurants & cafes, art galleries, beaches and magical scenery and whether you are simply looking for a week relaxing on one of the many beaches or an energetic mix of surfing, golf, walking, or diving there is something here for you!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Carbis Bay, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
JUNE - 6 Nights
25 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
JULY - 5 night stay
19 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

The holiday deposit is non refundable & is charged at 1/3rd of the full rate & is payable with personal cheque or direct bank transfer (for non UK guests bank transfer only). The balance is then payable no later than 8 weeks prior to your holiday. Full rental cost is payable for bookings made less than 8 weeks prior.

We also can accept online payments but please note the terms are slightly different with a 50% non refundable deposit due straight away and then the remaining 50% is due again 60 days prior to your holiday start date. Full rental cost is payable for bookings made less than 60 days prior.

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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