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A Family Home By The Sea

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 2, Occupancy 6

​A beautiful family home by the sea. 200 metres from the mile long sandy beach of Praa Sands. Most rooms have panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Generous open plan living and dining areas with large garden. There is a log fire for cooler days and a gas barbecue for your use.

We welcome children. There is a high chair and a box of children's games as well as a Sony Playstation and internet TV for rainy days. Child safety gates are at the bottom and top of stairs.

Shoulder season discounts are possible for couples, please inquire.

We're happy to help you plan and make the most of your trip, please let us know how we can help. During your stay, please don't hesitate to call me or our housekeeping staff should you need any assistance with anything.

Praa Sands is a peaceful seaside village. There is a basic corner shop across the street around the corner to the right. A beachside family friendly pub called 'The Sandbar' is 5 minutes walk down the road or along the beach going west. Large supermarkets are a 10 minute drive from the house. There are many lovely walks, gardens and towns nearby. We provide a list of recommended restaurants and things to do.

It is best to travel by car. There are some local buses and taxi firms. Details provided at the house.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

About Geraldine

I am an artist and Rainbow's End is my dream place where I relax with friends and family.

I am enjoying learning German. I am happy to correspond in German, though there may be a few mistakes and I may resort to English.

Geraldine purchased this house in 2000

Why Geraldine chose Praa Sands

Praa Sands is an old fashioned seaside resort with a beautiful beach. We love the peace and lovely views. There are great coastal walks whether you go east or west from the house and beautiful places nearby like Loe Bar lake near Porthleven. Supermarkets are a 15 minute drive away in Penzance and Helston. There is a small convenience store 2 minutes from the house for basic items and newspapers.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful and restful location. The mile long sandy beach can be reached by walking through the garden and along a short path. There is a family friendly pub and beach cafe. The western end of the beach is busier in the summer and the eastern end is usually quiet. There are sea-views from most rooms and an expansive deck with large garden.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Praa Sands in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs shower room, beach pebble flooring.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs bathroom, sea views.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Folding doors open onto decking and sea views.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Double doors, open onto side terrace. Beds are 76 x 200 cm.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs, sea views.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

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A Family Home By The Sea
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

A wonderful house with the best view and you hear the sea when you lay in bed.

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need is there!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
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Wonderful setting and stylish property

  • 5 of 5

A very well designed and stylish property set in the middle of Praa Sands with a lovely view out to sea. The large decking area is excellent for sitting in the sun.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious yet cosy house in a great location - loads to do!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 10 day stay at Praa Sands and made the most of the house's BBQ, Wetsuits and Body Boards - beach is 2 mins walk. The house was plenty big enough for our family of 5 yet cosy in the evenings. Although we had mixed weather, we managed to fit in; A coastal walk to Porthleven (dinner at Rick Stein's), Cycling around Loe Lake, Godolphin House and Hill, St. Michael's Mount (go early to avoid queues), St. Ives, Minack Theatre as well as various beaches. The highlight for the kids and me was Coasteering from Praa Sands ( - great fun. Although the local pub/bar isn't great - there are lots of old pubs and quality seafood restaurants in the neighbouring villages/towns. We'll be back...

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Location, Beautiful House & Wonderful View

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at Rainbows End. The house is in a perfect location just a short walk to the stunning beach and down a flight of steps. The view from the deck was fantastic. Communication with the owners was very good and they couldn't do enough to help us although there was nothing lacking at the property which was well equipped for self catering and entertainment. We will definitely be returning in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location, fantastic house and a great host

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in Rainbows End with our two daughters - aged four and two - and my parents. 3 generations under one roof. The house was perfect for us - big, bright and spacious. It is one of the best equipped holiday rentals we have stayed in. Geraldine has gone to a lot of effort to ensure there is activities for all weather.

The location in Praa Sands is great. The beach is beautiful, there are plenty of nice walking tracks to explore with amazing scenery in all directions. There is a nice little pub right on the beach just 5 minute walk away. Very easy with two little ones in tow.

Praa Sands is a really well located base for exploring Cornwall. Despite being mid-term holidays we were able to fairly easily drive from Lands End to St Ives and out to Lizard without many traffic problems.

Geraldine is a very responsive host and really helpful whenever we had questions or issues. We hope to be back in Praa Sands in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clare, Suffolk

stylish and comfortable family home from home

  • 5 of 5

A perfect house for our family reunion (5 adults) in a part of Cornwall that has so much to offer. We were two minutes walk from Praa Sands, a beautiful, clean beach with good waves for hours of body boarding after long, scenic walks along the coast path. The house is well equipped and comfortable and we really appreciated the stylish interior. The bi- folding doors open the whole house up to the large garden and sitting on the large deck for meals/evening drinks was probably our favourite activity!

We stayed before the main holiday season and it was nice and quiet. I imagine that Praa sands is a very popular beach in the summer, particularly as there is a RNLI lifeguard presence during the day, but the size and secluded nature of the plot would provide a peaceful retreat from holiday crowds. The two local cafes provided basic food and drinks and it was possible to book lessons in surfing and to hire equipment. We were pleased that we had brought wet suits as this made it possible to stay in the sea for even longer.

Geraldine was exceptionally helpful and prompt in responding to enquiries and the Welcome Pack of basic food stuffs was greatly appreciated.

We all agreed, as we watched the sun go down on our last evening sitting on the deck, that we would like to return for two weeks next time.

Thank you to Geraldine and Stephen.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
Newquay airport.
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Sandbar, on the beach. 7 minutes walk.
Nearest Golf
450 Metres
Praa Sands 9 hole course.
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
182 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Sandbar, on the beach. 7 minutes walk.
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Short walk through the garden and along footpath.
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £165
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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