Nestling amongst the fisherman's cottages, our slate hung traditional cottage is a recently sympathetically restored old fisherman's pilchard pressing house. It is set over 3 floors providing spacious comfortable accommodation, ideal for families looking for a quality holiday home. On a quiet pedestrianised street, it is the ideal place to stay to enjoy the best St Ives has to offer, all within easy reach. Gas central heating, electricity, linen and towels all included. Free WiFi. Parking space included.
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- Min. Stay1 - 7 nights
House in St Ives, Cornwall, England - Quiet Location, Minutes From Beaches, Shops And Restaurants, Free WiFi
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- 13 Aug 2018
About Kate Akkerman
Me and my husband live in Oxfordshire with our 2 sons. We have enjoyed many special holidays in St Ives and have recently realized our long held dream of owning our home there. St Ives is special to many people and, like them, we enjoy the beaches, turquoise sea and unique old town of this truly magical place, a contrast to our main home in the countryside. We have tried to make Mario House our home away from home and therefore we hope you will enjoy your holiday as much as we always do.
Kate Akkerman purchased this House in 2012
Why Kate Akkerman chose St Ives
We wanted our home in St Ives to be in the Downalong area as this allows you to be on the beach, in the harbor or at the shops within a couple of minutes walk. This part of St Ives has remained true to its origins with many Grade II listed buildings and provides you with a unique flavor of times gone by.
What makes this House unique
Mario House is a spacious Grade II listed cottage with bags of character whilst enjoying all modern comforts boasting 2 bathrooms a kitchen diner, central heating, Wi-Fi and a 2 SMART TV's. For those who know St Ives, parking is at a premium and we are delighted that we can offer a car parking space which is included in the rental price, and is situated a 10-15 minute walk from the property.
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We had a lovely time.
Mario house in excellent condition
Wonderful position so close to beaches
We have stayed at Mario house 3 times next year will be our fourth.
5 girl friends in our 60s . Ideally situated , clean, furnished and equipped to a high standard. Having a large table and seating in the kitchen we spent most of our time there . Kate very responsive to our enquiries, very friendly and helpful. Just perfect .
Loveley cottage in the heart of St Ives
Positives first: Very well appointed accomodation which was immaculately clean and had a high standard of decor and amenities.
Negatives: Not many. 4pm check-in is a big one. Wi-Fi isn't as fast as it could be.
Overall - nice accommodation.
Things to be aware off :- Owners Direct have this incorrectly named as 'Downalong Cottage'. It's not - it's 'Mario House'. The contact number is not the owner's but the housekeeping company (we were asked how we got the number when we enquired if we coud drop off our bags early).
Enquires to the owner through the Owners Direct contact facility went completely unanswered. Most likely a remote landlord with little interest in the running of the property.
Great propery otherwise. Highly rated.
Hi Jim thank you for your review I’m so pleased you enjoyed our lovely cottage in Downalong St Ives. I’m sorry that you tried to contact me via the OD website I did indeed not receive your email. I will be contacting OD to find out what went wrong. Please be assured we love our cottage and visit it as often as we can and work very closely with the housekeeper to keep everything perfect. Thank you
Good house close to beaches and central St Ives facilities
Good for three generations to holiday together with parents and children on top floor and grandparents sleeping in the middle floor (twin beds) bedroom.
Good decor and modern kitchen.
Happy in Downalong
We enjoyed staying in this cottage for a week in October. Everything was spotless and orderly, exactly as advertised. The town of St. Ives is a delight and you really feel part of the action in this location. Having a dedicated parking spot was a good mental comfort, although, in truth we ended up using the long-term parking lot next to the Tate due to its proximity to the cottage. October is a fine time to visit and we enjoyed hiking parts of the South West Coastal Path each day. We also enjoyed boogie boarding with wetsuits on the Porthmeor beach. Can't wait to return.
Very comfortable and well equipped cottage in an ideal location. Minutes from all amenities on offer
We had a very enjoyable week staying at Mario House in St Ives. The cottage has been maintained to a high standard and is in a perfect location being minutes away from the harbour, beaches, walks, restaurants and shops. The reserved car parking space is a 15 minute average pace walk away. We would definitely stay there again.
2 minute walk to award winning Porthmeor Beach - Blue Flag, family and surfing beach with surf school, restaurant and kiosk, life guarded April to Oct.
2 minute walk to harbour, watch the fishermen, take a boat to see the seals and coastline.
5 minute walk to Porthgwidden beach, delightful small sandy cove with gentle waves and sun-trap with safe bathing, restaurant and kiosk.
15 minute walk to Portminster beach - large sandy with restaurant,
Scenic cliff walks on the South West Coast Path
St. Ives railway station and bus station is about 10 minutes walk.
Nearest airport - Newquay (approx 1 hour driving time).
St Ives is full of wonderful restaurants, shops and galleries, and is wonderfully located for numerous day trips.
Booking Notes: Bookings run Saturday to Saturday A 40% deposit of the rental rate will be required on confirmation, and the balance plus a returnable £200 security deposit will be required 8 weeks prior to the holiday. 6 people max per let. Please arrange your own travel/cancellation insurance. Changeover Day: Saturday. Arrival time 16:00. Departure time 10:00