Island Wastrel St Ives Town & Beaches

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3
  • Dogs 2
  • Parking
  • Sea views
  • Hot tub
  • 10
  • Map


A stunning coastal home tucked away at Porthgwidden Beach

Open the gates to the magic of Island Wastrel and step into a stunning coastal oasis within the heart of St Ives, West Cornwall. This seriously special beach house is set within the shoreline location of Porthgwidden Beach with its soft white sand and azure blue sheltered swimming waters. Island Wastrel presents 3 boutique bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a cool contemporary kitchen/dining space and relaxed ocean view sitting room. A generous Mediterranean terrace offers a picture perfect backdrop to holiday days with indulgent hot tub, built in BBQ area and relaxed seating and dining spaces. As perfect for Summer stays as Winter weekends, create extra special memories in the luxury of Island Wastrel. 


At a Glance

Property highlights
  • Indulgent hot tub
  • Beachside location
  • Beautiful interiors
  • Private parking
  • 1 with a kingsize bed
  • 1 with a king zip/link bed
  • 1 with a double bed

Main bathroom and 2 en-suites

  • Children Welcome: Yes
  • Cot Provided: Yes
Wifi available
  • Yes
What to expect from Cornish Gems
Terms and conditions of hire

Step Inside

Follow the characterful streets of St Ives and arrive to the beachside setting. Hidden neatly behind large wooden gates, Island Wastrel is a spacious beach house offering privacy away from the bustle of the town. Once inside the house is flooded with natural light and ensures the perfect holiday ambiance, kick off your shoes and sink into coastal life. The contemporary kitchen and dining space is the central hub to the house as family and friends dip in and out and the group gathers for re-fueling from hearty breakfasts to fine dining, coffee to cocktails. The ground floor offers two bedrooms (bedrooms two and three) each offering a coastal colour palatte of sea greens, soft blues and sandy browns. A family wetroom completes the ground floor with striking white tiling and indulgent rain shower. A central staircase leads to the first floor. The master bedroom is set to impress with a beguiling mix of rich textured fabrics in contrasting greens and complementary artwork, the stylish ensuite bathroom welcomes that post coast pamper. The living space is simply beautiful ensuring ample space for all to stretch out and gaze upon the oh so blue view of St Ives Bay. Island Wastrel has been flawlessly created and presented with an effortlessly natural style and scaled back Scandinavian furnishings. A small sit out balcony offers a birds eye view of the ebb and flow of coastal life from early morning beachcombers to evening beach strollers. 

From your Holiday Door

Step out from your holiday door into the Mediterranean styled terrace and soak up the Cornish sunshine. Days are spent hopping in and out of the indulgent hot tub, relaxing in the sofas and dining in style with your private oasis. Fire up the large gas BBQ and dine in style on the freshest of seafood and Cornish fare. Island Wastrel is quite literally a hop and skip from the white sands of Porthgwidden Beach tucked away along from The Island, St Ives. Picture the scene as children run barefooted and dive into the sea, take a dip before breakfast or sit and watch the sun set into the bay. Porthgwidden Beach Cafe is the perfect spot for breakfasts, lazy lunches, afternoon teas and simple suppers.  St Ives is the jewel in the West coast crown where charming white washed cottages and Victorian villas set the backdrop to the busy fishing harbour. A mecca for budding artists, discover the inspiring community of galleries and cool art cafes or simply enjoy the creativity of the boutique shops. St Ives offers a plethora of tempting places to dine from the very best pub-grub, fish and chips on the quay to a more fine dining experience on the beach. Old fashioned bucket and spade beach days are a must with up to five beautiful white sand beaches to choose from. Further afield the West of Cornwall landscape changes to dramatic high cliffs and rolling surf, follow the coast road for a wonderful day trip. Our Cornish Gems concierge team are on hand to complement your stay be it action packed days in the heart of Cornwall or the perfect cliff top picnic Cornish style.

Check into Island Wastrel in all seasons and immerse yourself in the luxury of coastal Cornish living.


  • Choose from a beautiful collection of stylish bedrooms set over the ground and first floor
  • Master bedroom: First floor. A king bedded room with 2 bedside tables, ample clothes storage, dressing table and chairs, ensuite bathroom
  • Bedroom two: Ground floor: A king zip/lock bedded room (can be set as a twin or a king), 2 bedside tables, ample clothes storage
  • Bedroom three: Ground floor. A double bedded room with 2 bedside tables, ample clothes storage, ensuite shower room


  • Master bedroom: ensuite bathroom with deep bath, seperate shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, WC
  • Bedroom three: ensuite shower room with shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, WC
  • Family shower room (ground floor) with large walk in shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, WC


  • A modern fully fitted kitchen with wonderful sea views
  • Electric oven
  • 5 gas burners
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Smart TV
  • Krups Nespresso coffee machine for coffee pods
  • Utilities include: Washing machine, tumble dryer, clothes line, iron with ironing board

Living and Dining

  • A wonderfully spacious and light living room located on the first floor
  • 2 x three seater sofa
  • 2 x relaxed armchairs
  • Coffee table
  • 43" Smart TV
  • Sea views
  • Sit out balcony
  • The dining area is located on the ground floor
  • Smart white dining table with 8 dining chairs

Other Features

  • Luxury linens and towels provided
  • WiFi
  • Retractable stairgate at the top of the stairs
  • Outside dining table with seating for 8
  • Private garden hot tub - please note that the water in the hot tub wil be changed for each new guest arrival and therefore may take a few hours to come back up tp temperature.
  • Built in garden kitchen with Gas BBQ and sink
  • Relaxed all weather garden corner sofa and chairs
  • Bistro table and chairs located on the first floor balcony
  • Private gated parking for 3 cars (please note there is a height restriction at the gates of 6 foot 3 inches or 190 cm)
  • Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcomed


  • Please note there is a height restriction of 6'3" or 190cm at the entrance to the parking area of Island Wastrel. Level access from the parking to the front door.
  • A level garden area.
  • One internal flight of stairs with handrail.

Home Truths

  • Island Wastrel is situated in a superb beachfront position in St Ives. Due to this central position guests may hear the morning waste collections from nearby establishments.
  • This is a Cornish Gems serviced property. The property changeovers, welcome gift and maintenance are managed in-house by the Cornish Gems team.

Enjoyed it very much, we have stayed in numerous cottages in St Ives over 26 years of visiting and this was the best.

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Beautiful property in a great location.


Superb property with all you can ask for and an ideal location right on the beach.

Neil Thimbleby

Wonderful property, had everything we needed.

Angela Bareford

This is a truly amazing property & was perfect for our much needed family break. Views from the balcony & kitchen window were breath-taking. Watching the sunrise at day break & drifting off to the sound of waves at night- couldn't have been more relaxing! We can't wait to book again.

Judy Eggleston

Amazing presentation of property on arrival

Sarah Jones

Beautiful property in a great location in st Ives. Amazing outdoor space, imagine it is well used during spring and summer months. Big bonus having space to park cars too.

Sarah Mckay

The property was excellent - as we expected.

Marie Gameson

Excellent outside space immaculately kept Beautiful house looking forward to staying again.

Neil Thimbleby

Beautifully designed, equipped, located, and cleaned. A five-star house with a five-star yard. Brilliant.

Malcolm Coe

Have stayed in over twenty different rented locations from the Outer Hebrides to Lands End. This was the best. Have re-booked for 2019

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