Taking its name from the Cornish word for "love", Kara boasts secure parking and is just minutes from St Ives' picturesque harbour, Porthminster beach and the renowned Porthminster Beach Café. A stunning first floor apartment, the striking interior has been furnished with the latest in entertainment and superb attention to detail. Holidaying here, guests' will find a wealth of activities to fill their days and a wide choice of golden sandy beaches and quality restaurants nearby.
An red leather suite and black design chair and stool nicely contrast the neutral theme of the décor in the living area which is open plan to the kitchen. There is a 42″ LCD TV with Sky including Movies and Sport, a DVD player, Bose iPod dock, complimentary WiFi and XBox One to keep all the family entertained, whatever the weather. A selection of books, board games and DVD’s are also available
A welcome guide in the apartment provides a wealth of information about St Ives and West Cornwall. A favourite suggestion for the energetic is to explore the South West Coastal Path. This stretches in both directions from St Ives, taking in the rugged coastline westwards to Zennor and the super sandy coves of Carbis Bay and Porthkidney Sands towards Hayle. Here a pint of Tribute at The Badger is a must!
The separate dining room comfortably seats four people for you to enjoy the wonderful dishes that an inspired cook can create with local produce and fresh fish harvested from the sea.
If you prefer to dine out, then the acclaimed Porthminster Cafe is just a short walk away. One of the best beach cafés in Cornwall, and a favourite of our guests’, this is not to be missed. Right on the beach, you have to try it to believe it. Other recommended eateries in St Ives are the Seafood Cafe, Blas Burgerworks and The AA rosette awarded Alba on the harbour front. Further afield why not try a leisurely breakfast at Godrevy Cafe in Gwithian or Jamie Oliver’s “Fifteen” at Watergate Bay?
The kitchen is open plan and beautifully finished with ‘Neff’ appliances to re-affirm the high quality of this accommodation. Built seamlessly into the graphite units, there is a microwave, electric hob, oven and dishwasher. Guests’ will find all the modern gadgets and kitchen implements that one would expect from a high specification self catering apartment, including a coffee machine, toaster and kettle.
There is a separate utility room off the hallway with a washer/dryer, ironing board and iron.
Bedroom One with En-suite
Bedroom one of Kara is beautifully furnished and has a luxurious king size bed, large wardrobe, two bedside tables with lamps and a chest of drawers. Guests’ will have plenty of storage space for their stay in this self-catering home from home. One of the highlights is the direct access to the decked balcony, step out for an early morning breakfast or simply draw back the curtains and let the balmy Cornish sun stream in.
This bedroom has a fabulous en-suite with the latest sanitary-ware, heated towel rail and walk-in shower.
Bedroom two is located close to the main bathroom and is fitted with twin beds, a bedside table, wardrobes and drawers providing plenty of storage for guests visiting at any time of the year. With a high definition 19″ LCD TV with DVD player, guests’ may be tempted to stay in bed and relax. As an added bonus Sky channels are available in this room, having been linked through from the living area.
High quality bed linen is provided and a cot and high chair are provided for younger guests. We do ask that you provide your own bedding for the travel cot.
The main family bathroom is adjacent to bedroom two off the hallway. This room exudes contemporary pizazz with stunning black tiles, white Italian-style sanitary-ware and sleek chrome fittings. There is a WC, wash basin, bath with overhead shower and screen, mirror and a chrome ladder heated towel rail. This fabulous bathroom will enable you to relax and enjoy the luxury you desire, especially after a long, hot sunny day on the beach or springtime walk along the cliffs.
The en-suite to bedroom one is also fully tiled with those same beautiful black ceramics. The sanitary-ware is white Italian-style and the fittings are again in chrome. There is a WC, wash basin, shower enclosure with power shower and a vanity mirror.
A selection of high quality towels are provided for each guest and complimentary White Company toiletries are provided in each bathroom.
The large glass doors from the living area and master bedroom open onto a delightful decked balcony furnished with two bistro tables and four chairs. Here, guests’ can enjoy a morning breakfast, leisurely lunch or an evening tipple while basking in the sun. This is a perfect, peaceful spot what ever time of day, to just sit back and relax.
Gallinas Point Apartments are perched above St Ives town with lovely views across Porthminster Beach and beyond to Godrevy Lighthouse and offer luxury self catering with secure parking.
This spectacular south facing development comprises a variety of layouts of luxury apartments and are perhaps the most prestigious self catering apartments in St Ives, The spacious duplex penthouse apartments have awesome views with dual aspects of St Ives, over the harbour and towards Porthminster beach. Five star self catering holidays for the discerning visitor to St Ives without the frustration of parking problems, close to the town and beaches.
Leave the car in your secure parking spot at Gallinas Point Apartments and enjoy all that St Ives has to offer, just a short walk away is the hustle and bustle of St Ives town offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy the wide choice of restaurants,the quirky cobbled streets with their interesting shops and art galleries and of course the renowned Blue Flag beaches.
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“Kara is very tastefully decorated and its location is excellent for St. Ives. The property was of a high standard of cleanliness and the administration is also excellent as usual. We couldn’t fault it in any way.”
"It was our fourth stay in Kara in just over two years, so I guess we like it there. Porthminster Beach Cafe does breakfast now is really good. The Cornish Deli in town does a great breakfast brunch too and Caffe Pasta on the harbour must be the best combination of quality, price and location in all St Ives."
"We had a great holiday in Kara the location was ideal, St Ives is a very charming town with the narrow streets and the beautiful harbor. To friends who would like to visit Cornwall, I'll gladly recommend to stay in St Ives and Gallinas point. There are several good restaurants like Alba (seafood), we visited. Land's End, Minack Theatre, St Michael's Mount, Tintagel, Port Isaac and others."
"We had a fantastic stay at Kara and the whole family were very impressed with the quality of everything in the apartment. The cream tea and fridge bits and bobs were a nice welcome. The kids and myself made very good use of the Xbox in the mornings which was a great touch. The apartment met all our needs and we found its proximity to St Ives town and the beaches perfect. We are no strangers to St Ives, but our stay with you was really special and that was mainly down to the superb accommodation."
"The apartment ( Kara) was beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean and the views lovely from the balcony. We have been coming to St Ives now for a number of years and this apartment is in a very favourable location within easy walking of the town centre. This year we particularly liked the Seafood Cafe on Fore Street and The Ocean Grill on the Wharf Road. The Tate is always very good for lunch with spectacular views. The Fish and Chip cafe on The Wharf Road is excellent also as is the beach cafe at Godrevy Point . The piece de resistance however is eating locally purchased pasties on the Wharf looking out across the Harbour views and generally watching the world go by. For a shortish walk, park at the National Trust car park and Beach Cafe near Godrevy Point and walk along the cliff past the Light House to see the Seals basking in the cove ( counted up to 50 this year) also you can always see Kestrels hovering along the cliff tops, a beautiful walk."
V. & E. Clarke
"We had a really great week in Kara. It is the second time we have stayed there in 5 months. The TV size and Sky HD+ package, together with the most comfy master bedroom bed, make it a place we plan to return to as often as possible! The fixtures and fittings and cleanliness are both 5 star too. These things are all especially important out of season, when you are likely to spend more time in your accommodation. Where else in England but West Cornwall could you take a wonderful stroll on the sand in the middle of February?! We did at Godrevy. There is a super little cafe in the car park there too. If you want the best breakfast/brunch in St Ives look no further than the Cornish Deli in Chapel Street. All in all, we voted the week 10 out of 10 on the drive home!"
"Kara is a well-appointed apartment and is in a good location for St Ives and Porthminster Beech. St Ives is a beautiful holiday destination, enjoyed by my whole family. St Ives is the jewel but we also enjoyed Marazion.The food at Alba, The Mermaid and, in particular, The Waves was very good."
"Had an excellent week in St Ives staying in the Kara apartment. The apartment was excellent and the booking process worked flawlessly. The location was perfect for touring the region from Padstow down to the Lizard. Porthcurno beach on a sunny day is as good as any Californian beach and the theatre and telegraph museum are definitely worth a visit. Eden project was far better than I imagined it would be. The planting has matured and was at its best in July."
"Kara was wonderful, everything we needed. The flat was warm comfortable and you had thought of everything DVDs', books,games etc. Beds, very comfortable and clean. Gallinas Point is very nice, and you feel very secure. The Eden Project was wonderful,we traveled to many places. St Ives town is lovely, with many little unusual shops. Plenty of restaurants,we ate at the Seafood restaurant in town,excellent food and service,people very friendly. We really had a great time. Thankyou, very well organised from booking to leaving."
"We had a fabulous holiday. The apartment was ideally located being just a short walk into st Ives centre and yet far enough away from the hustle and bustle. The standard of the apartment was fabulous. It had most creature comforts. The secure parking was such a bonus so you didn't have to worry about where to park!"
"I have to say the apartment itself was beautiful with the level of cleanliness exceptional and it was so comfortable - it far exceeded our expectations - a real 'home-from-home'. The standard throughout the apartment was exceptionally high with the furnishings and fittings all excellent quality. The bed was absolutely blissful and we both slept like logs."
"We had a great time in St Ives. Kara was a lovely apartment - we enjoyed the high spec and 'newness of it all.' Kara's location was also excellent. We could easily walk into St Ives or onto Porthminster Beach."
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