Porthia View St Ives Town & Beaches


Porthia View, as the name suggests, lies elevated above Porthminster beach to take in the enviable picture-perfect views across to St Ives.  This two bed luxury apartment forms the ground floor of a semi-detached period house, think traditional features with a contemporary twist.  Choose to walk into the town or hop in the car for a day exploring the west. ***Please note there is development work being undertaken on the neighbouring site, a 20% discount has been applied on all weeks up until the end of April 2018,  please enquire for further details. 

At a Glance

Property highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Walk into St Ives
  • Close to 5 beaches
  • Luxury apartment
  • 1 with a kingsize bed
  • 1 with twin beds

2 en-Suites

  • Children Welcome: Yes
  • Cot Provided: No
  • Dogs Welcome: No
What to expect from Cornish Gems
  • Digital area guide
  • Welcome hamper on arrival
  • Property welcome folder
  • 24 hour Customer Service
Terms and conditions of hire

Step Inside

Enjoy the spectacular views from the original bay window out across the azure blue seas of St Ives Bay and the harbour below.  Choose to take time out by relaxing at the outdoor dining table whilst you enjoy a view of the comings and goings of harbour life, from fishing boats to leaisure cruisers.  The conservatory is excellent for storing muddy boots during winter stays, and is also a sheltered spot to relax with the papers.  The spacious lounge/dining room has a large bay window which showcases the view and is fitted with quality furniture and monochrome framed photographs of St Ives.  The kitchen is well equipped for holiday cooking and even the breakfast bar has a sea view!  Each bedroom has been thoughtfully designed with comfort and relaxation in mind.

From your Holiday Door

A spacious area for parking directly outside the apartment means you can load up for the day and escape the bustle of St Ives.  A small border garden offers privacy and a well placed dining table with chairs is lovely for a sundowner.  A short walk down into the heart of St Ives and you are instantly immersed in this wonderful coastal town brimming with cafes, shops and beach life.  Choose to dine at the much acclaimed Porthminster Beach Cafe for the ultimate beachside dining experience - just a short stroll from Porthia View.  Whether Westcountry explorations are top of the itinerary or more relaxed family days then this versatile apartment is perfect for couples and families alike.

Porthia Bay (sleeps 4) is above Porthia View making it a good choice for larger parties of 4 or more who wish to holiday together but remain independant from each other.


  • Master bedroom:  Solid wood 5ft king size bed with pocket sprung mattress. Facilities include; large wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside table/lamp, large flatscreen TV with Freeview and en-suite shower room
  • Bedroom two: Large twin room offering 2 x 3ft single beds with pocket sprung mattresses, double wardrobes, 2 bedside tables/lamps, full length mirror and en-suite bathroom
  • Window dressings in both bedrooms include privacy blinds and made to measure lined curtains


  • Master bedroom en-suite:  Shower room offers shower, toilet, wash hand basin, heated towel ladder, mirror and shaver socket
  • Twin bedroom en-suite:  Offers bath with shower over, toilet, wash hand basin, heated towel ladder, mirror and shaver socket


  • Electric oven/electric hob
  • Large fridge/freezer
  • Kettle and toaster
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cafetiere
  • A seperate utility room (shared with Porthia Bay) with washing machine, iron and ironing board

Living and Dining

  • Spacious, open plan living and dining area
  • Large soft leather 2 seater sofa
  • Large leather arm chair and leather tub chair
  • Wall mounted flatscreen TV with Freeview
  • DVD player
  • CD with iPod docking station
  • A strategically placed dining table/4 chairs sits in the window to take full advantage of the fabulous views
  • Breakfast bar with 2 stools
  • Outdoor dining table with chairs

Other Features

  • Allocated off-road parking for up to 2 vehicles
  • Wifi
  • Picture postcard view across St Ives
  • All utilities, linen and towels provided
  • Complimentary welcome gift provided on arrival


  • 2 small steps up to the front door
  • Level access to outside seating area
  • No internal steps

The property was excellent for our needs, warm, comfortable and spacious with furnishings and decoration of a high standard. The view from the lovely bay window is fabulous. We had a very relaxing stay and would book this property again.

All testimonials >

Excellent property!

Jane Fenton

Beautiful property and lovely, thoughtful welcome gifts. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, wish it had been for longer!!!! Thank you. Appreciated the call to check all was ok during the stay.

Caroline McMullan

Wonderful views

Philip Angell

Very nice property with high level of facilities in an excellent location. We were very happy with our stay.

Gareth Tucker

I felt that the property and service were first class.


The apartment was excellent with a lovely view over St Ives. Facilities were excellent.

Andrea Morris

We enjoyed our holiday, the views from the property were fantastic, uninterrupted over St Ives Bay. It was also spotlessly clean.

Noelle Blades

We had a lovely time in your property. The view from the property was spectacular and just what we wanted. I would definitely stay again. Brilliant

Anne Stavers

Excellent service. Fantastic property and view!

Lorna Sandmann

We thought this was a really lovely property and enjoyed our stay. It was immaculately clean and in good order which was really important for us having two small children. We were so at home and enjoying ourselves. We really liked the property and the view.

Joanne Norgate

The property was impossible to fault, comfortable and well-appointed with everything in full working order. Wonderful views of the town and bay. Cornish Gems service was also very good. Overall, no complaints at all.

Will Burnham

Cornish Gems completely rescued our holiday - we started in a cramp and damp cottage we hadn't booked via you and when we moved to our Cornish Gem found it was a home from home. We come to Cornwall every year so I think you may have us as customers for life after such a positive first experience. Thank you also for turning out in the rain to deliver our Cornish Cream Tea - it was a lovely surprise and totally unexpected after we booked so late. Thank you to all the team - we are very impressed!

Susan Coen

We really enjoyed our holiday and we will certainly be booking with Cornish Gems again in the future.

Marie Gameson

The property was excellent.

Nicola Rosson

The lady I booked the property with on the telephone was professional & very friendly. The property was lovely and like new.

Lorraine Loftus

Porthia View was a lovely place to stay, just in the right location by the beach, easy walk down into St Ives, and a stunning view of St Ives - the only thing was we didn't reserve the weather!

Julie Beaumont

The property was amazing my fiancee was so pleased. Thank you Cornish Gems.

Paul Draper

An excellent property with an amazing view.

Janet Macer-Wright