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Stylish and private front line house with sea views in St Ives

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

8 person coastal retreat 10 min walk to centre of St Ives

Stylish and comfortable private front line house with uninterrupted sea views in St Ives. Our detached and peaceful home above Carbis Bay beach is the perfect UK beach holiday spot with off street parking for up to 3 cars, and just metres from the coast path means you can enjoy a car-free holiday of strolls into St Ives and picnics on the beach. The biggest supermarket in the area is 5 mins walk yet the house is tucked into a quiet hillside between the beaches of Carbis Bay and Porthminster Beach.

Robert Birse & Claire Southern
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint Ives in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed , 2 bunk beds
  • Bedroom 1 enjoys a Tempur mattress and pillows plus en-suite shower with WC. Bedroom 1 and 2 boast front line sea views. Bedroom 3 has a child's night light. There is a travel cots available for guests to use.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Whilst there are stairs in the house there are plenty of hand rails so please contact us to discuss any frail or infirmed guests requirements.


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Stylish and private front line house with sea views in St Ives
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews

Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our stay in St Ives. Hated to leave this lovely house in a lovely setting. We trained to St Erth from London and used cabs and

walked around. The house was well fitted and had everything we needed for a few great days in Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review Pete, we're thrilled with your comments. Hope you'll come and stay with us again soon! Best wishes, Claire and Rob
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  • 5 of 5

Ideal location , amazing view, perfect for 3 generations family holiday, we loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and stunning views! Perfect family holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at Nautique, we were thrilled that the home and aspect was even better than the pictures. We stayed 3 days (much too short) with our daughter, son-in-law and their young son and baby. The bedrooms are very spacious and so nice to have good sized bathrooms! It was clean and very well equipped.

The location couldn't have been better. Far enough out of St Ives to avoid the crowds, yet close enough to walk along the beautiful coastal path. This made for a very peaceful getaway. The Carbis Bay beach was even closer. We would definitely return and highly recommend Nautique. Claire was very responsive and easy to reach. It's clear that she loves and takes great pride in the home and ensures that it is in great condition for her guests. Thank you Claire! We made some great memories during our short stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So lovely to hear this Julie. It's rare to get such a detailed review and we really appreciate your feedback. Please come and stay again soon, longer next time! Kindest regards, Claire and Rob
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Perfect location for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

The house has a gorgeous view, is very quiet and set in a great location. We liked being able to walk into St Ives and down to the beach. 5 mins walk to Tesco was also handy for a family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Justine! Hope you'll come and stay again. Best wishes, Claire and Rob
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Pleasant house but very damp

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this property and the facilities were good. It is in a good location with beautiful views and a lovely coastal walk. The only problem was the damp so that our clothes felt damp in the mornings and the towels never dried.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to review the house, we’re only sorry that you didn’t mention the damp issue to us at the time of your stay or in our email communication afterwards. We would have suggested putting the heating on to dry out towels on the heated towel rails in the bathrooms. As we are right on the coast the house is exposed to damp sea air but we will of course now be checking there are no serious damp issues, as no guests have ever mentioned this before.
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Perfect holiday home in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Nautique is the perfect family holiday home in the perfect location. Tucked away from the main road along a secluded track this really is a hidden gem. With incredible views straight out to the Atlantic, staying at Nautique is like living on a boat but with all the comforts of being on land.

Inside the house the owners have thought of everything to ensure a happy family holiday. A comfortable sitting room with great sofas, cosy fire, widescreen telly and incredible ocean views. There’s also an upper mezzanine level with a piano, table and play area – ideal for the little ones to spread out. The kitchen has everything a serious cook could need as well as great views for the washer-upper! The two large double bedrooms and great bunk room provide perfect accommodation for two families. Worth noting are the very good quality mattresses (unusual for a holiday home). Also lovely touches like under floor heating in the hallway to ensure your beach gear and boots dry out – essential on any English holiday!

Nautique is perfectly situated between two heavenly beaches – Carbis Bay to the South and Porthminster to the North. Both are a short walk away along the coastal path - ideal for daytime dips and evening strolls. The walk past Porthminster takes you into St Ives, just ten minutes away, with all its delightful shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes and even more beaches.

We loved our stay and will definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
St Erth (main line to Penzance)
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Carbis Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

This part of Cornwall is one of the most magical locations you will ever find; including some of Europe's best beaches, the UK's finest eating spots, great local produce and all the beauty nature can muster.

Nautique sits neatly above the sheltered and sandy blue flag accredited Carbis Bay beach - never over-crowded and a perfect family playground, just minutes from the house. With the supermarket a 3 min walk away and Porthminster beach, St Ives and the Tate just 10 min down the coastal path you really don't need to get in the car. But if you want to explore Penzance, St Michael’s Mount, Newlyn and Mousehole, Lands End, Sennan Cove, Porthcurno, Minnack Theatre, Eden Project and the Lizard are all nearby.

The surrounding area is amazing; mile upon mile of stunning white sand surfing beaches, crystal clear waters, breathtaking coastal and country walks, art galleries, open air theatres, superb pubs, cafes and restaurants, beautiful gardens and even the odd cider farm or theme park.

Other Activities: kite surfing


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint Ives, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer High
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Last week of school hols
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October half term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Festive period
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid summer
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer high
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £300

Discounts are available for late bookings on small groups outside of peak season – please contact us for details.
A deposit of £300 – against cancellation, breakages, extra cleaning and damage – will be required at time of booking.
This will be refunded within 7 days after departure as long as everything is in order and the keys are returned.
Prices include bed linen and one bath towel per guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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