A boutique style penthouse offering guests complete luxury and indulgence. Lose yourself in the 30' open plan living area, beautifully furnished to bring the colours of the Cornish seaside into the apartment. Adjust the mood lighting and sink into the sumptuous leather sofa, the views across St Ives Bay are breathtaking and everchanging so you will find yourself being drawn ever nearer. Ocean View's large balcony enables al-fresco dining and of course a perfectly chilled glass of wine. Relax and adjust to the pace of Cornwall - indulge yourself!
Ocean View is located in The Sands apartments in Carbis Bay and is on the second floor.
Arrival 3pm, departure 10am.
Regret no pets. No smoking.
Panoramic sea views from the living area comprising lounge and dining areas and kitchen.
Complimentary travel cot and high chair available.
We request that guests provide their own cot bedding.
Additional space available within the bedrooms for a second travel cot (cot not provided).
One allocated parking space is provided within the gated car park.
Complimentary wireless internet.
42" LCD television with full Sky package including Sports & Movies in the living area and LCD TV with Freeview to both bedrooms.
Nintendo Wii with a selection of games.
DVD player with a selection of DVDs.
Selection of board games, library of books, O.S. Maps and information on the local area.
Access from the parking area at the rear to the communal area is level and wheelchair friendly. The apartment can be accessed via the lift or a flight of stairs.
Detailed access statement available on request.
Your stay also includes...
Complimentary refreshments on arrival.
A personal welcome to your holiday home from your housekeeper.
Complimentary Wifi in property.
Local information to make the most of your holiday.
A bespoke jute beach bag in our latest design.
Complimentary bed linen and towels for use during your stay.
24 / 7 emergency contact with team.
Local team based in our offices on St Ives Rd in Carbis Bay.
Complimentary White Company Toiletries in bathrooms.
Accommodation for Ocean View
Mood lighting system to living area.
Large decked balcony with sea views off the lounge.
42" LCD television with full Sky package including Sports & Movies.
Nintendo Wii with a selection of games.
Ocean View has an spacious open plan living area with stunning views across St Ives Bay, your eyes will always be drawn towards the patio doors where the views and colours will both inspire and relax you. There is a large corner group leather settee and a 42″ LCD Freeview TV with full Sky package, including Movies and Sport. A Nintendo Wii with iPod docking station are provided for your entertainment. A second sofa area gives you a chance to get away from it all with a quiet book and a stunning view. The built-in cupboard contains a selection of DVD’s, CD’s, books and games for those lazy days indoors. One of the outstanding features of Ocean View is the wide patio balcony that opens from the lounge, beautifully lit at night time this can be used for al fresco dining or just relaxing and enjoying the stunning views across St Ives Bay at any time of the day. The lounge also has a superb lighting system where the lights can be dimmed and adjusted to reflect your mood.
The dining area of Ocean View is part of the open plan living accommodation and enjoys the stunning views across St Ives Bay, so although you will be tempted by the superb choice of restaurants in the area, dining-in will be a pleasure. The dining furniture is marble with seating for six people. The intelligent lighting system can be changed to reflect you mood.
There is a Welcome Guide provided with a wealth of information about the area, the restaurant reviews in our Visitor Book will also help you decide where to dine out. A number of take away restaurants offer services allowing you to dine at one of the best tables in Carbis Bay – try the Ocean View dining room for one of the best views in town!
Ocean View has a fully fitted luxury kitchen with all the latest integral appliances including a Neff cooker and hob, microwave, washer-dryer and dishwasher. You will find all the kitchen gadgets that a gourmet chef would be pleased with, also including a coffee maker, toaster and kettle. There may not be any arguments as to who does the cooking or washing up, the kitchen of Ocean View is part of the open living area and so enjoys the stunning views across St Ives Bay. In addition there is a breakfast bar with stools, provided for anyone who would prefer to keep chef company.
Bedroom One with En-Suite
The Master Bedroom of Ocean View is a sunny room to the rear of the apartment. With a king size bed, fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets with reading lights, this relaxing room will provide a comfortable night’s rest leaving you fresh for a busy day on the beach, walking the coastal paths or discovering the delights of Cornwall. For your entertainment, there is an LCD Freeview TV and a hairdryer is also provided. There is a superbly fitted en-suite to the master bedroom with contemporary white Italian designer sanitaryware.
Ocean View has a sunny rear aspect second bedroom that features a Juliette balcony to catch the evening sun. Furnished with twin beds, there is plenty of storage provided with wardrobe, dressing table and bedside cabinet with reading light. For your entertainment, there is an LCD Freeview TV and a hairdryer is also provided.
Luxury white bed linen is provided on all beds, along with a selection of quality towels.
The superb contemporary family bathroom offers a WC, wash basin, bath with overhead shower and a shaver point. This spacious bathroom has been beautifully tiled with sandstone, the fittings are sleek chrome and the sanitary ware is white Italian design.
The en-suite to the master bedroom is also furnished in the same superb contemporary style with a white Italian basin, WC, shower enclosure mirror and shaver socket. There is also a beautiful feature wall of a textural sandstone tiles.
A bath sheet, bath towel and hand towel are provided for each guest. Complimentary toiletries are also provided in each bathroom.
One of the great features of Ocean View is a spacious patio balcony, with stunning views across St Ives Bay. You can get up early to enjoy the sunrise over Hayle and Godrevy and then relax in the evening and watch the sunset over St Ives. There are two tables and four chairs on the patio balcony which is thoughtfully designed with blue lighting to provide a restful ambiance in the evening, enjoy alfresco dinners, a perfectly chilled bottle of wine or just relax and watch the views. The communal gardens of The Sands in front of the apartment have been carefully designed with shrubs and trees.
Floorplans for Ocean View
The Sands Apartments are a prestigious development of contemporary apartments of various designs, ideally positioned to maximise the views across St. Ives Bay and convenient for the Blue Flag accredited Carbis Bay beach.
The delightful single line rail connection is perhaps the most scenic rail journey in the UK, linking St. Ives to Penzance. Nearby is the the South West Coastal Path which extends around Cornwall, locally you can enjoy the stunning coastal scenery along the pathways to St Ives or to Lelant and Hayle.
The apartments at The Sands have been thoughtfully designed and incorporate numerous luxurious features such as open plan living areas with mood lighting, fully fitted designer kitchens and sumptuous tiled bathrooms. Each has been tastefully furnished to a very high standard, offering contemporary holiday accommodation for the discerning visitor to Cornwall.
Lift access to some apartments as detailed in property overview.
Landscaped sub-tropical gardens.
An allocated parking space is provided with additional public parking nearby.
4 minute walk to Carbis Bay beach.
2 minute walk to the scenic rail line for access to St. Ives and surrounding area.
The Sands apartments accommodate 32 guests in 8 properties.
"Ocean view Penthouse in Carbis Bay is the place to stay. This is our second time we have stayed in this apartment, pure luxury so go on treat yourselves ...." Louisa kempshall
Ocean View, The Sands
We have just returned from a fantastic week in Ocean View. The apartment is beautiful and so well equipped, it has an enormous lounge and the views are outstanding. Carbis Bay Holidays are always our first port of call when visiting Cornwall, they have superb properties and high standards when it comes to cleanliness etc. We have already booked one of their properties for next year and are considering another for later this year.
Frances Broadbent09 2017
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ocean View. It is an amazing apartment and the views are simply breathtaking. We would not hesitate to recommend this apartment or Carbis Bay Holidays to family and friends.“
"We certainly enjoyed our time at Ocean View, we were not disappointed with it's facilities, cleanliness and comfort. Having stayed with you before, it was everything that we expected it to be, the administration side was absolutely spot on, and we'll be staying with you again on our next visit to see family."
"We had a very enjoyable stay at Ocean View. The apartment was first class with great facilities and we ended up spending most evenings in making the most of these. It was incredibly clean and was wonderfully presented which made the stay even more enjoyable.
We went on a view nice walks along the coast at the main beaches which you will already know about like Perranporth etc. We also visited St Michaels Mount which was very nice. We ate at The Balcony in St Ives which was a very nice place to eat both during the day and evening."
"We can't speak highly enough of the apartment, it was exceptionally well equipped, spotless and the views were wonderful. A couple of restaurants that we tried were the Porthminster and Alba, also very good was the Mermaid Restaurant in St Ives."
"A wonderful stay at the Ocean View apartment. Everything ran like clockwork from the booking of the apartment to the lovely stay, with the great touches like the welcome scone pack and very clear pack on living in apartment. We had a great time enjoying walks into St Ives, trips to Newquay zoo and the local fish and chip shop!!! The apartment and view was stunning and we'd definitely recommend a stay to friends and family."
"We enjoyed a great week at Ocean View in Carbis Bay. It’s a beautiful apartment with such high quality fixtures, fittings and gadgets! The walk to St Ives along the coast was a highlight for us."
"We had a good return journey and we ALL FOUR OF US really enjoyed our holiday especially the apartment. My wife was really taken by the trouble to provide the many extras which greeted our arrival. The cleanliness of the property was excellent and we intend returning next year. We have rented properties over the past 15 years for our holidays (2 per year) and Ocean View is at the top."
"The apartment is wonderfully appointed with all the luxuries required needed to make our stay comfortable. I am sure you have heard it many times before but the biggest factors, the fantastic view of the St Ives headland, the space in the apartment and the great fittings make this an excellent place! The kitchen holds all the utensils and appliances necessary to cater for oneself and the apartment’s security and quite peace sets it apart. We had a fantastic meal at 15 on Watergate Bay and also a great lunch on the terrace at the Porthmeor Hotel now called St Ives Harbour Hotel. Both are highly recommended. In addition I would direct guest to the Porthminster Gallery down at Westcott Quay. Some truly wonderful art/sculpture pieces which we ended up investing in!"
"We had a lovely stay at Ocean View. The apartment didn’t disappointment and lived up to our expections! The interior was of a very high specification and it was warm and comfortable. It was also very clean and well equipped. Julie was there to welcome us, which immediately made us feel at home and the cream tea was a nice surprise. The apartment was also very quiet. The views were spectacular and the position of the property was perfect for the train to St Ives and also the local shops. My boys are aged 10 and 8 and they particularly enjoyed the Eden Project. Also they went go-karting which is only a five minute drive from the apartment. We all enjoyed the Badger Inn which was family friendly and good value. The local fish and chips were also very good."
"Ocean View is exactly as expected i.e. a high standard of cleanliness, very good facilities, regarding a nice eating place I have always enjoyed 'Peppers' in the Centre of St. Ives. We took Coastal Path walks initially from Carbis Bay to St.Ives then two days later from Carbis bay to Hayle and back.The Train Branch Line connections are usually every hour stopping at Carbis Bay but most stations are visited on the half hour. Its very reasonable i.e. a £1 per person each way, the last train back on a Saturday from St.Ives is 10:05pm."
"We had a fantastic holiday and the Ocean view apartment was just what we wanted and more! So clean and well appointed! The location is perfect and the views breathtaking."
"We had a wonderful break at The Sands – Ocean View. A fabulous apartment and one which we would like to own! Highly recommended."
"We had a wonderful stay at Ocean View. Fantastic accommodation with every conceivable luxury."
"Ocean View is an excellent property with fantastic views over St Ives and Carbis Bay. The apartment is of an exceptionally high standard with fixtures and fittings of a very high quality iindeed. The location was great with the little railway line to St Ives, the beach and the south west coast peninsular path all within a few minutes. We didn't really bother to use the car during our week as we prefer a central location with good walks from the door and public transport nearby. We also enjoyed the luxury of the flat, the views, the lovely sofas and all the comforts of home - and more! We loved the games compendium and that helped on wet days. We did the coastal walk to Lelant then were lucky enough to be just in time (after a good pub lunch at the Badger) to catch the open top bus back to St Ives and then finish our circular walk back to Carbis Bay.We had a memorable evening at the Porthminster Cafe."
"We really enjoyed our stay at Ocean View. The level of cleanliness was excellent, the apartment is very well presented and equipped – having Sky + was a real bonus. The view is obviously the main selling point and was fantastic."
"We had a lovely holiday and enjoyed our stay at Ocean View. It is a beautiful apartment , very clean and well presented. The view is a real plus, our granddaughter enjoyed the Wii. We went to many of the restaurants in the book and enjoyed the meals. We would recommend a visit to The Geever Tin Mine although it is not for the faint hearted!"
A. & J. Bareford
"Ocean View was wonderful, perfectly clean and the photos were completely representative and what a view! It was like staying in a 5 star hotel. We all loved the layout. We have a new born baby so going out is difficult, it didn’t matter though as staying in was a pleasure. I would recommend a quiet drink at the Carbis Bay Hotel at sunset."
"We just had an amazing time. The apartment took our breath away. I can not wait to come back and now we've been spoiled i think we'll always book Ocean View."
Availability for Ocean View
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Short stays of 3 nights minimum are available in most properties between October and March, excluding bank holidays and school holidays. If booked in advance, the short break cannot overlap a changeover day.
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Discover the magic of a Cornish Christmas by the sea.
Christmas in Cornwall is a wonderful time from twinkling festive harbour lights to Santa arriving by lifeboat in St Ives, it’s a holiday filled with a stocking full of memories that will last a lifetime. If you prefer a pre-Christmas break December is full of festive fun too with Christmas markets to explore and fun activities like ice skating, meeting Santa and of course Christmas shopping.
Book early and our magical elves will deliver festive treats for stays which include Christmas Day. This has been known to include scrumptious mince pies and Cornish Mulled Cider. Yeh!
The world-famous Mousehole Harbour lights are just a short drive from your luxury holiday home in St Ives.
Let the excitement begin!
Festive treats subject to availability and booking early.