Boasting spectacular uninterrupted views of Carbis Bay beach, this luxurious nautical ground floor coastal apartment occupies a premier position in Cornwall perched above one of the most beautiful bays in the world. The patio doors from the living area and master bedroom open out onto a large decked terrace, from where dolphins and seals have been spotted larking about in the glistening sea.
Sapphire has a bright spacious lounge with two comfortable sofas benefitting from dimmable lighting and a selection of reading lamps. There is a 40″ LCD TV with full Sky package including Movies and Sport and CD/MP3 DAB Radio player with built in Ipod docking station. Further entertainment is provided by a DVD player with a collection of DVD’s, Netflix subscription, Amazon Firestick, Sony SRS X55 personal audio system and a selection of board games.
The lounge opens through patio doors to a decked terrace containing a rattan cube set with four chairs. There are with 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 spacious dining area which comfortably seats 6 people at a large table and is social with an opening to the kitchen through an archway window. Perfect for lounging at the table chatting about your day, whilst dinner is prepared or for just gazing out at the beautiful blues and greens of the sea as the sunlight dances across it.
Or if you’d rather adventure out for dinner St. Ives has a wide selction of restuarants and is only a short hop on the train or a leisurely stroll along the coastpath. Why not try Seagrass or The Seafood Cafe for a local culinary treat.
On warmer days of course you may choose to dine on the terrace “al fresco” above St. Ives Bay.
Sapphire has a bright modern kitchen with a large work surfaces and masses of cupboards for all your essentials. There is a great range of appliances with large American fridge freezer, NEFF cooker, hob, microwave, an additional under counter fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer, large toaster, kettle, coffee machine, handheld blender, DAB radio and everything else you would expect from anapartment of this quality.
If you are looking for inspiration there is a selection of cookery books to bring out budding chefs and for those looking for more leisurely pursuits there are even champagne glasses. This well stocked kitchen is designed to make your holiday go smoothly and there won’t be any arguments about washing up, either use the dishwasher or look out across St. Ives Bay whilst standing at the sink!
Bedroom One with En-suite
The master bedroom is located to the front of the property and is a lovely bright room, with blue and white textiles which conjure up a seaside atmosphere and perfectly compliment the beautiful views of the sea and Carbis Bay beach.There are patio doors to the decked area which bathe this room in light.
A comfortable double bed is beautifully dressed with fresh white linen and scatter cushions and bedside tables with lamps can also be found. Storage is provided within the chest of drawers and built-in cupboard and there is a Lloyd Loom style chair perfect for reading a book or just sitting back and drawing in the seaside scenes before you. Entertainment is provided with a 32” LCD Freeview television, Sony SRS XB20 bluetooth speaker and CD player. You will also discover a vanity mirror and hairdryer.
Located off the main hallway to the rear of the property, bedroom two offers a peaceful place for a good nights sleep.
New England style twin beds with matching dressing table and large mirror are complimented by a double mirrored wardrobe and bedside table , along with a bedside lamp make this a bright and comfortable room. There is a 22” LCD Freeview television, hairdryer, Sony SRS XB20 bluetooth speaker and window with blinds and curtains.
The newly refurbished family bathroom is conveniently placed off the hallway, near to bedroom two. It benefits from a large glass shower enclosure with Mira Discovery shower with 4 different spray settings, washbasin with under sink storage, WC and heated towel rail, large mirror with vanity light and Amtico flooring.
The en-suite to the master bedroom is brightly lit with spot downlights and has twin washbasins with under sink storage, low pedestal WC, bidet, heated towel rail, shaver point, large mirror and a bath together with overhead shower and glass screen. This is the place to unwind on your holiday after a day of busy enjoyment!
The decked terrace off Sapphire is accessible from either the lounge or the master bedroom of the apartment. With a rattan table, four chairs with footstools, you can enjoy dining “al fresco” overlooking the beautiful St Ives bay. Located in a perfect position to view one of the “Most Beautiful Bays in the World”. Why not enjoy breakfast in the morning sun, or in the evening, watch the fabulous sunset over St. Ives and the Bay. Or just lie back and relax in the comfort of a reclining Kettler sun lounger listening to the soothing sound of the waves. The decking is partially covered allowing you to enjoy the views from outside at all times of the year.
The decked terrace is directly above the garden from which a path leads down to the beach through the well-kept gardens and private gate.
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.
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"It was excellent from start to finish. Met by Maria who had kindly put the heating on as we arrived late evening. Shown around and everything explained. Stunning accommodation and the beach views are outstanding. 5 -star quality throughout, would highly recommend this apartment to all."
"Our first visit to this apartment Sapphire which we found delightfully furnished and well presented. All the facilities there are available to make you feel at home during the stay and we would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment and Carbis Bay Holidays."
"Stayed many times in the Sapphire and its always been an absolute top notch apartment. Comfort facilities views etc etc."
"We have used Sapphire for a short break in March in each of the last 2 years . Carbis Bay Holidays have been really helpful . The apartment is wonderfully equipped so many extras so we arrive very excited but also confident whatever the weather we will have a relaxing time. So much thought has gone into thinking what clients might need.
Kerry does a great job managing the property. Thanks again."
“This is our fist time staying in Sapphire although we have stayed in other apartment in the complex over the year. We found the apartment spotlessly clean & so well equipped. The view is spectacular & very enjoyable sitting out on the decking in the complex chairs. Always something interesting to watch. We definitely recommend Sapphire & will visit again if its available.”
Alan & Sandra Reeves, Suffolk
“Been to Sapphire lots of times and this is the first we’ve had bad weather all week. Still a beautiful place, lovely lunches in the Carbis Bay Hotel, Staff very friendly will definitely be back, whether not put us off!”
John, Trev, Chris Michael, Stockport.
“Great holiday & amazing view will miss the sand and the sea! We will be back.”
Clare, Andy, Zachary and Sennen x
“Our first time at Sapphire, but regular visitors to Carbis Bay. Lovely apartment. Beautiful views – a very peaceful setting. We loved the fish restaurants and the National Trust Café at Godrevy. Great breakfast there and lovely walk round the headland. Ace Cars taxi very good. Drivers very good – humoured.”
“We have really enjoyed our stay at Sapphire, the apartment was the best view we have ever had after many years of visiting Cornwall. We have had fantastic weather and visited Porthcurno, Mousehole, Sennen Cove and Lands End. First time we have stayed in Carbis bay but may not be the last.”
Jimmy + Carol, Cheshire
“Another enjoyable stay in Carbis Bay, although a different apartment this time. Love this part of Cornwall & walking, very special. Recommend the walk at Sennen Cove along Whitesand Bay, returning via Nanjizal. Also, the treatments at the Carbis bay Hotel Spa are fantastic, perfect for soothing aching muscles. Really enjoyed our meals at Porthgwidden Beach Café, but especially the Pothminster Kitchen, which has a more relaxed atmosphere. We’ll be back!”
Sue & Dean, Hertford
“Another enjoyable holiday in glorious Carbis Bay, Will be back next year.”
Ann + Terry, Sunbury on Thames
“Another fabulous week at Sapphire, our second time here. The view is simply amazing, and the apartment is perfect with everything you would need. Would highly recommend a trip to Kynance cove, its so beautiful! Hope to be back again!”
Burwood Family, Penn Buckinghamshire
“Fabulous week- this is our fourth time at Sapphire. Beautiful apartment, well equipped, fabulous views and spotlessly clean as ever. Great lunch at Porthgwidden Beach Café. Sad to see one of our favourites The Alba has gone. Lovely walks along the coastal path – a truly relaxing holiday. Many Thanks.”
Sarah, Chris & Will, Winchester, Hampshire
“Another wonderful week at Sapphire – So well equipped + situated we just settle in immediately – seal spotting every day, Great meals at the Cellar Bistro and Seafood Café. Last 2 days spent with friends who shared more special days. Thanks for all the thought that has gone into making this such a relaxing holiday.”
Debra & Barry Bates, Bridport, Dorset
“We thoroughly enjoyed seeing 2019 in from the fabulous location. Very peaceful, amazing views and some lovely walked across to St Ives. Look forward to returning.”
The Chute family, Stratford Upon Avon
Absolutely fabulous. We stayed in another of the Carbis Beach apartments and its wasn’t a patch on this one, that property was with a different holiday company. This is amazing, couldn’t want for better than Carbis Bay Holidays. We are floored with how clean the apartment is and the welcome back was a very welcomed treat after such a long journey down to Cornwall. We will be back, thank you. So comfy could stay forever.
Back here again. Fantastic as usual. Could never tire of this view. I had a fabulous time on the November 5th beach firework display at St Ives. Enjoyed walking the coastal path to St Ives, only took about half an hour each way. Its been very mild weather for November, didn’t even need a coat one day. Love this apartment.
We had a fabulous time at the Sapphire apartment. It was very modern and spacious and has everything you need and more. Carbis Bay is a great location to explore Cornwall. We partially enjoyed Porthleven, Kynance Cove and Mousehole. We hope to be back one day.
I loved the TV in my room. I loved it when me and daddy played on the beach, I enjoyed having fun with my family. Layla, Aged 6
This is out 2nd visit to Sapphire and absolutely love it. Brilliant apartment, spotlessly clean and all options catered for. Love Cornwall and this location. Will be back next year.
We have had an amazing week at Sapphire. Loved the location, made the holiday very easy with daily trips to the beach to body board. Walked into St Ives several times and caught the train back, quite an easy walk for older kids (8 & 11). Highly recommend the restaurant on the beach for cocktails and snacks, also Porthminster Kitchen is fabulous, Fire house and Porthminster beach café all great, they all have kids’ menus too. Book your meals, it gets very busy! We visited St Michaels Mount which is worth a visit but get there early 9.30AM to avoid the ques, otherwise it’s a nightmare. Also, the Minack Theatre is amazing and a must see. We saw dolphins during out stay and even kayaked with a shark. We will be back again soon, thank you.
This was the eighth time we have stayed in Carbis Bay and booked though Carbis Bay Holidays, so we knew that our accommodation would be excellent, but we were taken back when we walked into ‘Sapphire’. The view over the bay is beautiful and the apartment itself is so well equipped and spacious. Loved the outside space too and the walk though the garden seemed much easier than the dreaded hill! As always, the train service to/from St Ives was excellent, and we enjoyed the coastal path walk there on day. The beach is as safe as a beach can be for the kids and Alfie had a great time joining the activities with the Ocean Sports centre kids club, only £12.50 for 1-1/2 hours including equipment hire. The instructors are all brilliant with the children. We saw dolphins and seals in the bay one evening and enjoyed a day out at Kynance Cove which is simply breath-taking. Already look forward to out next visit.
Lovely spacious apartment, so well equipped. Loved sitting on the terrace watching the world go by. Enjoyed the Ghost walk in St Ives with Shanty Baba and a boat trip out to ‘Seal Island’ Tasty tapas and friendly atmosphere at La Casita and good value food at The Firehouse in St Ives. Sad to leave.
Fabulous place, fabulous apartment and wonderful weather too. Couldn’t wish for more.
Our second visit to Carbis Bay apartments. Stunning location and beautiful apartment. Holidays in Cornwall are simply the best! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sapphire and cannot wait to return again. Would certainly recommend La Casita, great restaurant, great food and friendly staff. Does get busy so best to book in advance. Also, the Beach Club restaurant does lovely food, we recommend the sharing board, excellent. Already looking forward to our next visit to Carbis Bay. Thank you for another fantastic holiday!
This is our third visit to Carbis Bay apartments but our first to Sapphire and it certainly is THE BEST! A real home from home, so comfortable. It was lovely to meet the owners a really charming couple. The weather has been kind and been somewhere different every day. Kynance Cove, stunning. Godrevy is the place your most likely to see seals. We are very well travelled all over the world, but Cornwall takes some beating. Hope to be back next year. Thank you! P.s Kerry and team are amazing. Kerry, so helpful and the cleaners are brilliant, the flat was spotless. Thank you too to Carbis Bay Holidays.
What a lovely holiday and a brilliant apartment. Stayed at Carbis Bay numerous times but Sapphire had to be one of the best! Weather has been very kind and we have been out and about every day, so much to see and do. Thanks for a great time and hopefully we will be back soon.
On our first visit to Sapphire we were warmly welcomed by Kerry and shown to our apartment and WOW, what an exceptional apartment. Spotlessly clean and fresh, extremely spacious and comfortable, and very well equipped. Good secure flat allocated parking space too. Spent most of our time either on the beach or taking in the amazing views of the bay from the decking area. We were lucky enough to see seals and dolphins on several occasions. We highly recommend ‘The Cornish Arms’ for somewhere to ear, a local pub about a 30minute walk (steep in places) located on the main toad to St Ives, just passed Tesco’s/ Or a 5-minute drive (parking in the side street). Excellent food (with real home-made chips) at very good prices. Also, Beck’s Fish & Chips, again lovely food. We have all had a fantastic week and have been lucky with the weather too. It’s a place we would love to come back to. Thank you.
Another fabulous break in Carbis Bay - It gets more and more difficult to pack up & leave each time! Sapphire is a beautiful apartment and just about a perfect base for visiting this amazing part of the world. Can't imagine we will ever tire of this part of Cornwall.
"Beautiful apartment, lovely and clean. Well appointed with brilliant views. Our third visit, hope it wont be our last!"
Greg and Peter Watson.
Lovely to be back in Sapphire, we have had a lovely week, two days spent at the C Spa, wonderful lava shell treatment. The rest of the time exploring Cornwall, the minach theatr3e is definitely worth a visit and it was a thrill to see all the seals at Mullion cove just around the corner from Godrevy lighthouse, the Rockpool cafe does a lovely lunch whih is close by. See you soon Carbis Bay!
We braved the snow to come down to St Ives on Saturday and our reward - a wonderful sta, great walking on the coastal bath and beaches. Tate in St Ives is so much better, with brilliant exhibitions.
Couldn't have enjoyed the stay at 'Sapphire' any more! We love this location for its views, the spacious, beautiful and well equipped apartment and the stroll to the beach. Mixed weather this year but lots to do. Saw a seal one evening in the bay. Kayaks on the bay were fabulous for father and daughter. Liked the carvery at The Badger Inn. Best cream teas was at the 'The Tearoom' on St Ives harbor - Fabulous cafe, enjoyed lands end with our very young family as theirs lots aimed at them, Paradise park also great. I'm sure we will be back to Carbis Beach for a 3rd stay! Thank you so much for the arrival gifts too.
"Another fabulous and relaxing holiday here in Carbis Bay. First time in Sapphire. Great apartment with every facility you could wish for and of course the stunning views. A really lovely home from home, it's been a pleasure to come back here every day and have the door open in the evening, listening to the surf. perfection!"
"Our first visit. A very attractive and well equipped apartment. Enjoyed our week very much. Thank you so much!"
"Our third stay and we will be back! Couldn't enjoy our holiday here more. Sapphire is fantastic, every little is thought of. Nothing more could be done to make our stay any better. Views are stunning, bedrooms very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Don't want to go home. Thank you so much for sharing this stunning apartment."
"Couldn't have enjoyed the stay at Sapphire any more. We love this location for it's views, the spacious, well equipped apartment. Also the stroll to the beach. I'm sure we will be back to Carbis Beach for our third stay. Thank you!"
The Collins Family.
"An amazing view and a very special place to stay in. We saw seals and dolphins almost everyday."
The Bonney Family
"Great holiday, fantastic apartment, beautiful views. We hope to be back."
"Stunning location and lovely apartment. Our two year old had a wonderful time and mostly spent all day, every day down on the beach."
"A stunning location, so delighted we came here. Feel like we have found an ideal spot for relocation. The views from Sapphire are fantastic and I'm sure we will return."
Ann Marie, Charlie, Dave and Oliver Palmer.
"Lovely apartment, so well equipped. You have thought of everything. Loved the train rides into St Ives."
Janette and Grant.
"Just perfect! Don't see how we could fault the view. The apartment is so lovely and well equipped. Sad we have to leave today."
Teresa, Paige and Ashely.
"What a beautiful view! I really enjoyed watching the seals. A lovely coastal week. Thank you so much for having me here!"
Emma and friends.
"We had a fantastic time at the sapphire apartment a top class place to stay ,carbis bay is beautiful and St Ives hope to see you next year thanks again."
"My sister and I had a fabulous time in the Sapphire apartment this September.It was all we could have wanted, ideal base for going places, or for chilling out. Train to St Ives brilliant. Just in process of booking for next year."
“We had a fabulous family holiday in Carbis Bay. The apartment was first class. It had everything we needed and more. The views are spectacular.”
"We had a fabulous week in Sapphire. It's a beautiful apartment (has everything you need and is equipped to a very high standard) with that stunning view over the beach - we just couldn't stop staring at the sea!! We kept ourselves busy with golf (2 days) and walking (did the coastal path to Zennor then back on the inland route which was tough but enjoyable). Ate out a couple of nights and very much enjoyed the Porthminster Beach Cafe which we would highly recommend although I'm sure plenty of others do also!"
"We enjoyed our stay in Sapphire. The apartment lived up to the five star rating being extremely clean and comfortable. Since the sun shone all week and we ambled into St Ives along the coastal path returning by train. Hope to retun soon"
"We certainly enjoyed our stay in Sapphire, the accommodation was perfect, you have thought of everything. The cleanliness was excellent and all administration was also good. We ate some lovely meals whilst on holiday, our favourites were: Porthminster Beach Cafe, Porthmeor Beach Cafe (Lunch and a breakfast on our last morning), The Victoria Inn, Perranuthnoe"
"The beautiful accommodation saved the holiday for us as on the exceptionally wet days we could still sit out on the lovely terrace and watch the waves breaking on the shore. I also liked the decor in the apartment. We enjoyed eating out at the Porthminster Cafe, the Alba, Waves and we enjoyed lunches in the restaurant opposite the Tate Modern looking down on Porthmeor beach. Enjoyable days out were spent at the Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and St. Michael's Mount. The boat trips and the train were also excellent."
"We had a lovely time while away and found Sapphire to be very clean comfortable and well equipped. We loved the view and the sound of the waves on the beach. We'd happily recommend it to friends. We appreciated the maps in the apartment and did some coastal walks including Godrevy to Portreath (bus back to Godrevy), the Fal estuary and a round walk from Zennor towards St Ives then coming back over the fields, which were all great."
"Sapphire was fantastic. The standard is superb. We recommend The Balcony Bar in St Ives for delicious cheap burgers and The Firehouse in St Ives for their fish and chips. We loved Porthcurno and The Minnack and the Minnack Cafe was fab with unrivalled views. The Porthcurno telegraph museum was great. A visit to Padstow is a must. Porthleven was also a lovely afternoon out. Godrevy with the seals and cafe are also fantastic. The food there is amazing."
"Sapphire was lovely, clean and had everything you would need - excellent, will recommend to friends and hope to come again. Recommend Onshore restaurant St Ives, Porthminster cafe and Paradise park for kids."
"Sapphire was very lovely and has a great sea view. The furnishings was great, the kitchen was full of equipment, we had a lovely holiday, thanks"
K. Oliver Hoffmann
"Just to say we had a great weeks holiday in the Sapphire (again) the weather was nice and sunny!! The apartment was as usual superb. Went to see the Eden Project after not going for nine years and thought it was well worth the visit."
T. & J. Michael
"We had a lovely time in Sapphire last week. It's about our 11th visit to the apartments and they never disappoint. First time in Sapphire and it was beautitful. We particularly loved the walk to Gwithian and to Godrevy Lighthouse - really lovely and we saw the seals on the beach which was brilliant. We always enjoy meals at the Kings Arms at Paul near Newlyn and The Balnoon at St Ives."
"I cannot say enough how wonderful our stay in Sapphire was! From the minute we arrived and were warmly welcomed by the housekeeper, and then completely taken aback by the breathtaking view as we entered the apartment. The apartment was so luxurious in every way. For me the best thing was lying in bed at night listening to the crashing waves and waking to the magnificent panoramic view of the sea and St Ives. We will most definitely be back!"
"We had a very good couple of days - Sapphire was superb with everything you could want for a comfortable stay, your cleaning staff were brilliant and a big thank you to them - Having grown up in the area, it would take me all week to tell you about walks,restaurants and attractions !!"
J. & B. Oldrey
"We enjoyed our holiday in Sapphire. The standard of accommodation and cleanliness was second to none. Everything was what you would expect in a 5* holiday apartment. The dolphins made an appearance a couple of times also the sun shone most days to make the holiday complete".
"We had a fantastic time, everything about Sapphire was top notch – it was much bigger than it looked on the internet, the place was spotless and extremely well equipped. I will tell all my friends how great it is and we will almost definitely be back another year."
"Everything was excellent as always, thank you. We had another lovely holiday in Carbis Bay. Very happy with all aspects of the service provided, I am sure we will return again very soon."
"Sapphire was outstanding and superseded our expectations. We will definitely be going back. It was the best equipped apartment we have ever rented and it was a delight to eat in as well as out. We enjoyed going up the lighthouse at The Lizard and Geevor mines was a great day out. We also loved Godrevy point and saw lots of seals and pups on a secluded beach. The café at Godrevy was also a delight and the beaches around there amazing."
We had a fabulous time and all enjoyed our stay. This is probably the 4th or 5th time that we have stayed , we walked into st Ives a few times and ate in a few favorite restaurants and also in the Italian at the top of the road – La Casita.The weather was great and we were as always impressed with the apartment but my son more so as we had Sky sports which enabled us to watch the football and then movies so a great addition!!
The apartment was splendid - very spacious and very enjoyable to be staying in. It was almost like a home from home but with a fabulous sea view! The quality of the apartment was outstanding, cleanliness was second to none. We used many of the local restaurants and at Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant in Padstow were good - the latter being fabulous! Being able to cook ourselves was a bonus too for the evenings when we just wanted to relax, listening to the rolling tide on the beach below. We did the coastal walk from Carbis to St Ives and back and of course up and down the beach at Carbis Bay collecting shells and photographing the patterns made on the sand by the tides. Quite inspirational. We spotted the seal also in the bay but no dolphins despite searching avidly for them throughout each day. As always, upon leaving the area, I personally was sad to have to leave - having had such a relaxing and rejuvenating time there.
"We had a brilliant holiday and the weather was really good (not expecting that) - but what really made the holiday special was the apartment - it was spotlessly clean and very comfortable - really well laid out and view spectacular."
"We had a wonderful holiday in Carbis Bay and the weather was kind for the time of year! The apartment was first class in every way. We were impressed by the cleanliness, particularly the kitchen appliances, cupboards, pans and utensils. The standard of equipment, linen and furnishings was very good. The location was all we hoped for from the descriptions you gave and the view from the patio was magnificent. All in all it was an excellent base for a holiday."
"As it was our first time to Cornwall, I was pleased that my lengthy research paid off. Having a 4 & 7 year old, we wanted a beach within walking distance, a view that we could sit out and enjoy of an evening when they were in bed and a high standard of accommodation. I really don't think we could have chosen better for our needs. The weather wasn't always fantastic so it was great that there was plenty to keep the kids occupied in the way of games/dvd's etc."
"The accommodation was absolutely fantastic. The views from the decking were wonderful and I'm still seeing that sun rise over the horizon. It is the perfect location with that wonderful little train so close by. The apartment was fitted out to perfection, couldn't think of a single thing we needed that you didn't provide..... apart from a second week!"
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