If you are looking for space Blue Vista delivers. From the imposing private entrance guests are welcomed to Blue Vista with a breathtaking 180 degree panorama of St Ives Bay. Perhaps one of the most stunning frontline penthouses in the area, this spacious apartment, over 190 sqm, with a 40' living area and seaward balcony offers fantastic family accommodation and a perfect getaway for discerning visitors to West Cornwall. The suntrap rear terrace is perfect for enjoying the Cornish rays. Just a short walk to the beach, coastal footpath, rail link to St Ives or nearby golf, this is a special holiday home ideal for guests looking for spacious, light interiors and magnificent coastal views.
Blue Vista has a superb spacious living area with a balcony running the full width, you can enjoy probably the finest views of St Ives Bay in the area. Just sink into either of the sofas and be mesmerised by the ever changing colours of the seascape. After enjoying the stunning sunset over St Ives, perhaps have some family fun or just relax and enjoy the extensive entertainment package on the wall mounted 49″ LCD Smart TV with BT Sport and complimentary Netflix subscription providing an extensive range of films, TV series and documentaries. Complimentary super-fast Wifi broadband is provided by BT Infinity, Playstation 4 with a selection of games and a 2 x USB charging station. For your comfort there are two electric radiators offering thermostatic and on-demand controls.
As well as an informative “Welcome Guide” packed with information about the locality, you will also find information on gardens, maps, walks, a selection of games, books and videos as well as a box of toys for the children. Local prints and scenic photos decorate the walls throughout the apartment.
With a choice of some of the best restaurants in the area and, just a 5 minute journey on the train, you will of course be tempted to try the local fine dining. Perhaps the best opportunity to enjoy stunning sea views from your dining table, is in your apartment! The dining area seamlessly flows from the lounge and enjoys the same panoramic views and is adjacent to the kitchen. High chairs are provided for younger guests and you will find everything you need to make an extra special meal. The dining area has a table and chairs for eight, and for alfresco dining, the balcony has two tables and eight chairs.
The bright and spacious hallway offers two comfortable armchairs, making for the perfect place to enjoy a quiet read. You will also find a useful coat hanging area along with a utility cupboard where the iron and ironing board can be found.
So often, holiday chefs miss out on the company of their fellow guests when preparing meals, not in Blue Vista where they enjoy the stunning views as the fully fitted modern kitchen is part of the open plan living area. The kitchen has everything, beautifully fitted ivory units with a cooker, grill and large oven. There is a microwave, dishwasher, large fridge-freezer, as well as a washer and dryer. You will also find a fantastic selection of utensils, crockery and glassware, toaster, kettle, a Nespresso coffee machine and a 2 x USB charging station for your gadgets.
Blue Vista is ideal for two families or large groups with two double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms.
The master bedroom is very spacious and is decorated in neutral tones. A comfortable king size bed, two bedside tables and reading lamps are provided. There is a very large triple mirrored wardrobe providing plenty of hanging and draw storage space. The master bedroom also boasts an en-suite bathroom.
A bright room with double aspect windows, bedroom two has twin single beds, bedside tables, reading lamps and large integrated mirrored wardrobe and dressing table, providing plenty of storage.
The third bedroom of Blue Vista has a king size bed, large triple mirrored wardrobe with hanging and drawer space and a dressing table with two bedside tables and reading lamps.
The fourth bedroom also has two single beds, large triple wardrobe, bedside tables and reading lamps. Light streams in from the sky light, with a blind to block out the light for a sound night’s sleep. For your entertainment there is a 32″ LCD screen for watching DVD’s and playing the Nintendo Wii, a selection of dvd’s and games are provided.
Luxury white bed linen and towels consisting of hand, bath and bath sheet are provided for each guest, we do ask that guest provide their own beach towels. Complimentary White Company toiletries are also provided in each bathroom.
Two complimentary travel cots are provided for younger guests, please note that cot bedding is not provided.
The spacious family bathroom can found off the hallway and is located next to bedroom four. Fully tiled with neutral floor and wall ceramics and the modern white suite comprises of a bath, separate shower cubicle, WC, wash hand basin with built-in storage underneath, back lit vanity mirror, shaver socket and a heated towel rail for keeping your towels nice and toasty.
The shower room is located off the entrance hallway and offers a double walk in shower, wash hand basin, WC and large vanity mirror.
The en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom offers a stylish modern white suite which comprises of a p-shaped bath with shower overhead, WC and wash hand basin with built-in storage underneath. A back lit mirror, shaver socket and heated towel rail are also provided. This bathroom is fully tiles with the same neutral ceramics as the family bathroom.
A selection of high quality towels comprising of bath sheet, bath towel and hand towel are provided per person. Complimentary White Company toiletries are also provided in each bathroom.
Seaward Facing Balcony
The spacious living area and kitchen is fronted by a fabulous 40′ wide balcony with one of the best views of Carbis Bay beach and St Ives Bay. Two tables rattan and eight matching chairs are provided for guests allowing them to enjoy alfresco dining or to just relax, listen to the sound of the surf and absorb the ever changing colours of the sea and sky. The glass and chrome balustrade allows you to soak up the undisturbed sea views.
South Facing Terrace
The south facing sun terrace is located to the rear of the property and is a fantastic little sun trap, perfect for soaking up the Cornish rays.
The beautiful communal gardens of Gwel Marten, which are mainly lawned, are available for guests to use and benefit from stunning views and access to the South West Coastal Path and the beach. The stroll around the headland to Porthkidney Sands is a must as is the 20 minute coastal walk to St Ives
Gwel Marten Apartments occupy a superb position on Headland Road at Carbis Bay. With dramatic views along Carbis Bay beach across to St Ives and Godrevy Lighthouse in the other direction.
The apartments are a short walk away from the Blue Flag Carbis Bay Beach and also convenient for the short train ride into St Ives renowned for its necklace of 5 superb beaches. Also the apartments are adjacent to the South West Coast Path, you can enjoy the stunning scenery along the cliff walk to St Ives or to Lelant and Hayle. A convenient and comfortable base to explore the many delights of Cornwall.
These 4 star and 5 star apartments are furnished and fitted to a high standard having shared use of the terraced gardens and lawn to the front of the development and enjoying spectacular views of St Ives Bay. Allocated parking is provided for guests.
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“We enjoyed a lovely family holiday at the Blue Vista, Michelle the house keeper was very nice and pleasant. Blue Vista is very spacious and very clean, a good apartment for a large family, I am sure we will be back very soon.”
“This was my second holiday using your company and I have to say it was just like the first time, absolutely first class! The accommodation was amazing, the views just out of this world, we couldn’t have asked for anywhere better to stay to enjoy Carbis Bay and St Ives. I love the fact that this property and the previous one we stayed at a few years ago had such a helpful and comprehensive book of instructions on all appliances etc, and recommendations on places to visit and eat at etc, we ate in a few nights and Blue Vista had the best equipped kitchen we've ever had in a holiday home, even down to sharp chopping knives which is a first at anywhere I’ve ever stayed before too! Thank you for making our holiday extra special, I won’t hesitate to recommend you to friends and family and i have no doubt I will be using your company again in the future!”
"We had a wonderful week at Blue Vista, thoroughly enjoyed the apartment and view and the location was perfect"
"We really did enjoy our week at Blue Vista and in Carbis Bay itself. The apartment exceeded our expectations, stunning view, very comfortable, spacious, light and airy and perfect for us all (parents, my sister, 3 children and myself). The open plan layout was great and the use of the Wii and having wifi was excellent. The fluffy white towels and duvets made it very homely and the complimentary cream tea, wine, tea and coffee was all much appreciated. With regards to local restaurants and things we did... we LOVED Becks Fish and Chips and ended up getting take-away from there 3 times, we also had a lovely Sunday lunch at the Carbis Bay Hotel, the food, service and wine all excellent. The Tescos a 5 min drive away was very handy for essentials, as was the CostCutters just up the road from the apartment. We took the train into St Ives and back on a couple of occasions and walked there also, it's a lovely walk and well worth doing. We also walked the other way along the path to Porth Kidney sands, a stunning stretch of beach when the tide is out and great to jog along in the morning. We hired kayaks from Ocean Sports on Carbis Bay beach, but generally spent most of our afternoons body boarding, or just sitting and enjoying the sandy beach and Kellys ice-cream! The blue flag beach with a RNLI lifeguards is ideal. We took a half day trip to Mousehole and Lands End - Mousehole is a truly quaint, tiny fishing village, really beautiful with great little coffee shops. Lands End is pretty touristy, but also worth a trip. We took a short boat trip out to see the seals on the Dolly P from St Ives (£10 per adult £8 per child), it's a fast boat around the bays and out to a small island, we saw 6 of the 40 seals who apparently frequent the island, it was fun and my niece and nephew (7 and 9) really enjoyed it. Loved the scones from Pengenna Pasties, although their too crumbly pasties weren't great. I took myself off to the Barbara Hepworth and thought that was great, peaceful and worth a visit (although still found the staff/curators stuffy!). Blue Vista was a perfect base/home for our weeks holiday in Cornwall."
"We have a wonderful time at Blue Vista, the accommodation was very clean and well maintained. We were really pleased with the location and the car parking was a bonus too. We had a lovely meal in town at the harbour side fish and chip shop as well as pizza express, both great locations and views. We enjoyed drinks at many of the bars on the harbour all very hospitable and welcoming. Overall I was extremely happy with the holiday and will defiantly be returning in the summer."
"Blue Vista was spacious, clean, nicely presented, the view was to die for and the balcony didn’t present any problems with the little ones. The beach is beautiful and brilliant for children so worth the struggle up and down the hill. We went to the Minack theatre which is amazing and saw a show which was very entertaining. We did do take away fish and chips from the local recommended restaurant and ate them on the beach they were very good. We went to Play Zone soft play in Carbis Bay and it was a really good soft play centre even the older kids 13, 14, and 15 enjoyed it!"
"The holiday we spent in St Ives was fantastic, we had many trips, such as to Land´s End, Falmouth, Truro, Penzance, Newquay etc. Blue Vista was also over the top. Stunning view, quiet and lots of space. St. Ives was lovely, no doubt. You can find beautiful shops, restaurants and other places. As a summary: this was my / our first time in Cornwall,but we will return."
"The stay was great, we must have spent hours on the balcony at Blue Vista just looking at the sea view and we even spotted a seal doing its rounds quite close to the beach. The flat is fantastic.I heartily recommend the Italian restaurant in Hayle. Outstanding food, great atmosphere and reasonable prices"
"We had a lovely holiday and very much enjoyed Blue Vista accommodation. The accommodation was very spacious and comfortable with glorious views across Carbis Bay to St Ives and initially met all our expectations. One attraction that the whole family enjoyed (on a rainy day) was the Telegraph Museum at Porthcurno.There were 7 of us aged between 7yrs and 73yrs!! and the Museum kept us enthralled for a couple of hours. The fish and chips, bought from the next village, and eaten on the beach were delicious. "
I & D. Elson
"We had a lovely holiday in Carbis Bay, the accommodation "Blue Vista" was lovely, clean and very spacious. Location too is great with full view of the sea"
"We really enjoyed our holiday at Blue Vista. The apartment was in a great position & very comfortable"
"Blue Vista was spacious & comfortable, clean & tidy when we arrived.The view was stunning - we never tired of looking at it and listening to the waves on the beach. We visited Trebah Gardens lovely at all times of the year, and Lands End but the most stunning sight was the Minack Theatre absolutely breathtaking."
A. & L. Dodsworth
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