With stunning views overlooking this beautiful stretch of coastline, Aquamarine is in an excellent position to admire the ever-changing colours of the sea which inspired the interior colour scheme. Within walking distance of the beach, southwest coastal path and attractions of St. Ives, this beach retreat is hard to beat. Aquamarine is on the same level as the car park (second floor) and also has lift access.
Guests will enjoy improved panoramic sea views from the balcony and master bedroom from February 2019. All balconies at the development are being upgraded to frameless glass.
Professional photography of the balcony changes will be uploaded late Spring / early Summer 2019.
Apartment Aquamarine has a spacious lounge with two comfortable sofas, Sony Smart 43″ Television with Sonos Playbar and Netflix, Blu-Ray, DVD, Video, Xbox 360 Elite with games. An iPad loaded with interactive travel guides (restaurants; attractions; activities; maps; timetables etc), photos, and TV iPlayer as well as facilitating internet surfing and keeping in touch with home or the office is provided for your use. Create the perfect soundtrack to you holiday using the multi-room Sonos music system with Spotify subscription enabling you to listen to virtually any music ever recorded or any radio station anywhere in the world.
The lounge opens to the infinity glass balcony with table and chairs affording uninterrupted spectacular views over the beach from Porthminster Point to Carrack Gladden (or Hawkes Point), then across the long sandy beach of Hayle and Gwithan all the way to Godrevy Lighthouse. There is a “Welcome Book” packed with information about St Ives and the varied attractions of St Ives. You will also find O.S. maps, walks, pub and restaurant guides, as well as a selection of games, books, videos, Blu-Ray discs, DVDs, Xbox 360 with games.
Unlimited free access for two people to the Barbara Hepworth and Tate St Ives with 10% discount on all purchases in their cafe and shop. (Subject to annual renewal)
Apartment Aquamarine is furnished in a contemporary style. The spacious dining room comfortably seats 4 people. With the patio doors open, listen to the surf and enjoy the dramatic views across St. Ives Bay. You are rather spoilt for choice with the number of quality restaurants nearby; some offer a takeaway service or why not prepare your meal at home and enjoy the comfort of your apartment. On warmer days you may choose to dine “al fresco”.
The style of the newly fitted kitchen at Apartment Aquamarine is New England Shaker with a contemporary twist; putty colour painted solid oak cabinets are complemented by the muted earthy tones of the high quality porcelain floor and wall tiles. Nice detail touches include the stainless steel porthole in the door which adds to the marine ambience and facilitates a view to the spectacular coastal scenery outside.
The comprehensive equipment includes a split level cooker, hob, microwave, built in fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer, freezer, Dualit toaster, kettle, coffee machine, and everything else you would expect from an apartment of this quality, even champagne glasses. There is also a breakfast table with four chairs providing guests with a choice of where to dine. Finally, enjoy the Sonos music system to enjoy any music of your choice whilst you prepare a meal or enjoy a family breakfast.
Bedroom One with En-suite
The master bedroom of apartment Aquamarine has a bespoke fitted wardrobe,and contemporary bedside units and a chest of drawers providing plenty of storage space. Watch the Smart TV with Freeview , CatchUp and Netflix, with a Sonos Beam Playbar from the comfortable king size bed dressed with crisp White Company Egyptian cotton bed linen. A well as providing high quality TV sound, the SONOS Beam also streams music from Spotify or your device; can be set as an alarm or snooze radio; and facilitates voice control of the various Philips Hue lights to provide the perfect bedroom ambience by varying colour or brightness.. Wake up and ask Sonos’ Alexa to play a radio station; turn on the lights or provide a weather forecast or news update.
There is the same spectacular views as the lounge – not overlooked it is a pleasure to sleep with the curtains open listening to the waves lapping on the beach below, wake up in the morning and draw the curtains and gaze across Carbis Bay beach. Step out of the bedroom patio doors of your apartment and enjoy breakfast on the patio. From the master bedroom is a panoramic view of the beach across the bay to St. Ives and from Hayle to Godrevy Lighthouse. All bed linen and towels – a bath sheet, bath towel and hand towel are provided from this luxury Carbis Bay apartment near St. Ives.
The second bedroom of Aquamarine is fitted with twin beds which are beautifully dressed with crisp White Company Egyptian cotton bed linen, large fitted mirrored wardrobes, and a Smart TV with Freeview, Catchup and Netflix with DVD player. A Sonos One player facilitates music streaming from the Spotify music subscription or your device; acts as an alarm; or enables voice control of the Philips Hue lighting. Wake up and ask Sonos’ Alexa to play a radio station or album; turn on the Philips Hue lights or provide a weather forecast or news update. The Hue lights can be varied in colour or brightness to provide the perfect ambience to suit your mood. This quiet room will ensure that you sleep well after those long walks on the beach and cliffs.
The newly refurbished bathroom exudes understated style and quality; the muted earthy tones of the Porcelanosa sourced porcelain wall and floor tiles, white sanitary ware and chrome and stainless fittings provide the perfect setting in which to relax and refresh after a hot day on the beach. This fabulous bathroom includes a large shower cubicle with large rain shower and separate moveable shower head, WC, stainless steel heated towel rail, shaver socket, and large contemporary basin set atop a stone shelf with cupboards underneath. Finishing touches such as the large stainless steel porthole mirror continue the maritime theme.
The large en-suite to the master bedroom of Aquamarine has also been refurbished in the same style and quality as Bathroom One. The walls and floor are fully tiled in high quality porcelain of muted earthy tones. The white sanitary ware includes a large, double ended bath; large shower cubicle with a choice of fixed rain shower or moveable shower heads; WC, stainless steel heated towel rail, shaver socket and twin wash basins set on a a full width stone shelf. Finishing touches include two large stainless steel porthole mirrors complemented by a matching porthole with frosted glazing in the bathroom door.
Thick, luxurious hotel quality bath sheet, bath towel and hand towel are provided per person.
The balcony of Aquamarine is accessible from either the lounge or the master bedroom, with a patio table and four chairs. St. Ives bay is one of the few to be given the award “Most Beautiful Bays in the World” – it is well deserved. Although completely safe we do recommend that all children are accompanied at all times. The balcony is directly above the garden from which a path leads down to the beach by a private gate. We like to think we have thought of everything and even provide you with four stylish lightweight beach chairs, beach towels and a superb picnic set.
Carbis Beach Apartments are located in a commanding position directly above Carbis Bay beach with stunning view across The Bay to St Ives and Godrevy Lighthouse.
Each apartment is centrally heated and furnished to the highest standard to provide year round enjoyment. Some of these 5 star graded apartments are more accessible than others as they can be reached either by stairs, lift or directly from the private gated car park. Once you have unpacked, drink in the views admire the the landscaped gardens and take the private pathway down to the beach. Browse more Carbis Bay apartments or read on for more information about Carbis Beach.
The two bedroomed accommodation consists of a large lounge/dining room, separate kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite, a second bedroom with twin beds and a family bathroom. The lounge and master bedrooms both have uninterrupted views of Carbis Bay beach and across to St. Ives. There is an allocated parking space behind secure gates and additional parking can be arranged on request.
Notice of Refurbishment to Balconies:
Carbis Beach Apartments have undergone a refurbishment to all seaward side balconies in February 2019. The balconies to the living rooms now have frame-less glass fitted with no handrail & re-tiled flooring. The Master Bedroom Juliette balconies have been replaced with a single piece of frame-less glass. The improvements made have modernize the apartments & improve beach & sea views. Updated photograph will be uploaded late Spring / early Summer 2019.
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"Aquamarine was a lovely apartment, very well equipped with everything we needed. Beautiful bathrooms and a real touch of luxury. For me, the best thing about Carbis Beach Aparments is the amazing views of the Bay, best view in the world."
"Lovely light property, with everything thought of. Beautiful views, would recommend."
"Perfect in every way"
Had a lovely time, lovely view and great food out and about.
A perfect place for our little girl on her very first holiday. She learned to sit up in this very apartment, it has been beautiful. Thank you
Another lovely week staying in Aquamarine, but this time at Easter rather than summer holidays. We have had some sunny days down on the beach and the rest dry and cloudy. We visited Porthleven for the first time, that was a lovely day out. Had a lovely evening meal at Birdies Bistro in Lelant. Hope to be back very soon.
Just returned from a glorious week in Aquamarine, Carbis Bay. The apartment was first class. Hope to return soon.
"We had a wonderful holiday in Carbis Bay, our second time at Aquamarine. The apartment was perfect- clean and welcoming and it had everything that we needed - we were very grateful for the scones and wine on arrival! Our two young children loved it, especially the DVDs and play station!
We all had a wonderful holiday and can't recommend aquamarine enough. We will definitely come back!"
“A note to say the apartment was just perfect, light, bright decor and fab bathrooms and kitchens with immaculate presentation. We were really sad to leave the peaceful haven with amazing views just perfect!”
"Everything was perfect. Aquamarine is beautiful. The iPad facility and Sonos music system was also a great additional luxury. With regard to the area we have a few favourites to mention that visitors shouldn't miss: Porthcurno beach and The Minnack. Breathtaking. The Telegraph Museum is also a good afternoon out. For a light lunch -the hut near the beach at Perranuthno has good food and the people are so welcoming. A trip around the coast at St Agnes, Kynance Cove. Flambards exhibitions, the walk from Carbis bay into St Ives. The National Maritime Museum at Falmouth. A walk around Godrevy to the seals and then lunch at Godrevy cafe."
“We first visited Aquamarine in 2006 and, apart for one year, have visited every year since sometimes twice a year as this year. As usual, booking is very easy and straight forward, the apartment cannot be faulted and the owners provide a very high standard of accommodation, thinking of all possible requirements. There cannot be any better presented apartment anywhere and the location seals the deal. “
"Aquamarine is a lovely apartment and the newly refurbished bathrooms and kitchen added to our enjoyment. Everything you could possibly want is in the apartment and makes cooking in a real pleasure as the standard of equipment, crockery and utensils are excellent. Every year there are lovely additions to the apartment. The overall experience of booking, communication etc was great- no hassles at all. The area of Carbis Bay is so lovely with many fantastic walks, restaurants and pubs. 100% enjoyment and relaxation."
“Everything was wonderful, start to finish, from the booking process, standard of accommodation, cleanliness, location of the property, everything! The property itself was stunning and the attention to detail was incredible. We didn't need for anything, the owners had literally thought of everything and what a nice touch, leaving milk and cream teas on our arrival, after such a long journey it was a real treat! We have never stayed at such a "high tech" place either with all mod cons, even an I-Pad, so that was wonderful! Everywhere was immaculate too.”
"We had a superb holiday and we were very lucky with the weather. Everything was excellent and surpassed our expectations. Your service and the booking was so smooth and the travel directons suppiled by you were very clear and wihout even having to ask for them. Kerry the housekeeper was so lovely and professional, went through everything with us. The welcome gifts were so well received, and so thoughtful to have a pint of milk left in the fridge, as I was going to bring for our "cuppa" on arrival but forgot... so you can imagine how pleased we were. Aquamarine was excellent we wanted for nothing, naturally we hit a few tourist spots, Godrevy lighthouse & St Micheals Mount. St Ives was beautiful some lovely shops and such good source of local produce, shop keepers so friendly. Catching the train was so reasonable and saved on parking fees."
“This year was our third stay with Carbis Bay holidays, each year better than the previous. It’s a pleasure to deal with such a company, no hassle whatsoever. Again we stopped at Aquamarine, it’s such a beautiful apartment, spacious, modern, and clean, everything you could want with a view that’s unforgettable. From the arrival greeted by the housekeeper to departure leaves the visitor with so many beautiful memories.”
"Our holiday (mum & myself) at Aquamarine was perfect in every aspect. We expected a quality apartment & got something that exceeded our expectations. Aquamarine is the best apartment we have ever stayed in comfortably furnished to a high standard & was perfectly clean. The location is perfect, Carbis Bay is such a beautiful area & with St Ives literally on the door step we didn’t have to use the car more than necessary. What a bargain getting a parking space right outside in a gated area which felt secure. The view from our balcony will be engraved in our minds for ever, even the bats coming out as darkness falls & giving us an aerial spectacular with their amazing flying was a joy to watch."
"Our expectations were met once again at Aquamarine. the thoughtful touches such as the welcome basket and cream tea was really nice. The apartment was clean and very well equipped. We enjoyed lovely walks from Zennor and around Prussia Cove. We ate at Blas-great burgers, St Andrew’s Bistro-nice food and very good service and also at Porthmeor Beach cafe which as previously gave great service and super food. The whole experience from booking onwards was excellent."
"Aquamarine - we were astonished at the standard of this luxury apartment, the place was spotless and extremely well equipped including the latest Hi Tech IPad which we found really useful during our stay.... Preloaded with pages of local information. Another thoughtful touch was the welcome pack waiting for us which included a beautiful cream tea, chocolates,wine and even a pint of milk. The views were stunning and good weather made breakfast on the balcony a memory we will never forget. With the railway station 20 yards from the apartment, we found ourselves using the train service on several occasions with prices quite reasonable.To be honest, whist it was our intention to 'eat out' most evenings, we enjoyed the comfort and the views of Aquamarine unbeatable so we ended up buying local produce and preparing our evening meals in the extremely well equipped kitchen. We really enjoyed our stay in that apartment and would definitely consider a revisit in the future."
"We received a lovely welcome when we arrived at Aquamarine and this year us we were unable to walk into St Ives we found the train very useful at £2 return better than car parking there and plenty of eating places .We had a lovely holiday and hope to return same time next year"
"Aquamarine was very comfortable, loved the Ipod docking stations! very clean and with everything we needed to have a very relaxing and comfortable holiday. One of the nicest walks was from Porthreath towards the National Trust owned Western Hill leading to Ralph's Cupboard (a collapsed sea cave) along to Bassset's Cove and back through Tehidy Woods. Fantastic coastline and very rugged. Another walk we enjoyed was from St Mawes out along the Percuil Creek and then inland to St Just-in-Roseland Church. Stunning views of Falmouth. In Newquay we did a circular walk from the harbour to the Huer's Hut towards Towan Head, past Fistral beach and out to Pentire Point - stunning views across the sand dunes at Crantock and the River Gannel Estuary. Another good walk is from Padstow heading towards Butter Hole Cave and Pepper Hole to reach the headland at Stepper Point. Amazing views across the Camel Estuary and Doom Bar. We did a 3 mile walk from Polperro to Talland Bay. It is quite steep in parts but again the views are stunning and Talland Bay is very pretty and has a cafe. Meals out that we enjoy include The Garrack Hotel in St Ives, Gurnards Head, The Alba in St Ives (book early to get a table in the window upstairs with terrific views over the harbour), and The Badger Inn at Lelant (always busy and we love the carvery!). We love visiting Geevor Tin Mine and this year we visited King Edwards Mine for the first time."
"We loved our stay in Aquamarine, well equipped pretty and really clean and fresh looking. The Alba in St Ives is a great place to dine"
"The apartment was beautiful with everything possible thought of. Top marks for the owners, top marks for the admin. By the way the free firework displays from the beach were rather wonderful! "
"Aquamarine was excellent and well stocked with equipment to make your holiday that bit more special . Everywhere was very clean and well kept and I could not find any fault with the property at all, we had a fantastic holiday."
"As usual (this is our fourth time to Aquamarine) the holiday was brilliant. The representative was already at the apartment to meet us. The standard of the apartment was excellent, very clean, well provisioned and equipped including some new features like the IPad. We walked into St Ives along the coast path which was invigorating. Visited Tate Britain and had afternoon tea in their tea shop. Other places we visited included Mousehole - very quaint, Kynance Cove at the Lizard and Port Issac, home of Doc Martin. Our last day was beautiful. We walked around the cliffs into the next bay because the tide was very low. We also had a barbecue on the beach in the evening."
"Carbis Bay is a beautiful destination and Aquamarine was stunning. The place was beautifully clean and very, very well equipped. the views from the living room and bedrom were stunning-a really lovely way to switch off. We enjoyed many lovely walks along the cliffs-some were quite hard going but exhilarating. Restaurants visited: Porthmeor Beach cafe-excellent breakfast and tapas and very friendly service, On-Shore- friendly service lovely seafood, Carbis Bay Hotel-stunning views, Blas Burgers-superb!, Our whole holiday experience from booking to arrival and departure was excellent - I would recommend it to anyone."
"My wife, two daughters and I had a wonderful week in Carbis Bay. I was impressed with Carbis Bay Holidays' administration, "Aquamarine" was superb, their attention to detail to cover every need for a luxury stay was noticeable. I-pads, PS2 and Xbox's for the kids and comfort and space for the adults. The view from the balcony over the bay and seeing the seals swimming was a moment to remember. The cleanliness of the apartment was excellent and the welcome basket was a classy touch. With regard to walks, the Carbis Bay to St Ives coastal path walk was wonderful, with some stop and stare moments at the landscape along the way and good exercise for walking off the lunch from the Porthminster Beach cafe lunch at St Ives for the return journey if you felt fit enough. There is lunch to be enjoyed in Mousehole just half an hour away followed by a visit to St Michaels Mount just 4 miles away or if you venture to Lands End 20 miles away, try to find Sennen Cove just a mile before, much quieter, enjoyable and just as stunning.
Restaurant wise - The Badger Inn at Lelant a mile away did a hearty Sunday Carvery, whilst the local Italian, La Casita and Becks Fish and Chips in Carbis Bay are to be thoroughly recommended. St Ives is a mile and a quarter away, 3 mins by train that runs from 2 minute walk away or a 25 minute coastal walk has a take your pick supply of restaurants for taste and variety."
"Thank you all for a lovely weeks holiday, we all had a great time, all aspects of the holiday apartment were first class, and the views from the balcony were stunning. We had a meal in the seafood cafe in St Ives that was lovely, and the coastal walk to lelant was stunning."
"Aquamarine is a delightful, property of quality– probably one of the best situated ones on the Carbis Beach area. The accommodation was excellent. The choice of entertainment within the apartment was more than we could have asked for. The Housekeeping & Cleaning service providers were very helpful."
K. & E. Martin
"The administration, standard of accommodation and cleanliness of Aquamarine all met or exceeded our expectations. 10/10 ! And although obviously out of the control of yourselves, we did see up to about 5 seals in the bay at one time !"
R. & M. Vivian
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Aquamarine Apartment which was second to none. Everything was perfect, could not have wished for better weather. The location was excellent, we made full use of the train, travelling to Penzance and several trips to St Ives where we enjoyed meals at Pedn-olva, The Beach and Hobblers Restaurants.We would certainly visit again, if only for the wonderful view."
P. & B. Morris
"Aquamarine was all that we had hoped for. It was spotless and really well equipped, the best apartment we have ever rented anywhere. The views from the lounge and the master bedroom are superb. The cliff scenery is stunning and we saw seals, gannets and fulmars and some lovely wild flowers. We leave Aquamarine and the St Ives area with some very happy memories and hope to return one day! "
"This is the second time we have stayed in Carbis Bay with yourselves, and Aquamarine did not disappoint. The apartment was spotlessly clean and is the best equipped self catering property we have ever stayed in. My wife was particularly impressed with the quantity of kitchen equipment ...Also to have all the beach equipment and towels was fantastic, again something we have never had before."
"We had a lovely holiday in Carbis Bay and did not want it to end. I would just like to say as always the administration and the standard of accommodation and cleanliness at Aquamarine was EXCELLENT."
"We had a fantastic week at Aquamarine, the accommodation was first class, location, description, directions and yourselves were excellent too, a credit to the owners."
"We absolutely loved the property and will definitely be booking to stay again. The apartment was spacious and clean, and everything was provided for. The location was superb, and the view was amazing."
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