Waves End St Ives Town & Beaches

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3
  • Parking
  • Sea views
  • Pool / Hot tub
  • 2
  • Map


Originally built in 1873 for a sea captain of the area, Waves End is a wonderful Victorian townhouse located on an exclusive terrace, which has recently been flawlessly renovated to present a first class residence by the sea. In just a few minutes, walk to the beautiful beaches, galleries, shops and restaurants that St Ives has to offer. Wake up to glorious sunrises over the bay or watch the world go by from the large oriel window offering panoramic sea views of St Ives harbour and across the bay towards Porthminster Beach and up the coast to Godrevy Lighthouse and Hayle Towans. Waves End offers stylish accommodation for up to 8 guests within 4 boutique bedrooms with ample living space just perfect for holiday life. Waves End offers private parking for one car. ******As of the 18th May 2018 there will be a private hot tub at Waves End for guest use. 

At a Glance

Property highlights
  • Close to the harbour
  • Hot tub
  • Private parking
  • Stunning sea views
  • 1 with a kingsize bed
  • 1 with twin beds
  • 2 with zip/link beds

2 main bathrooms, 1 en-suite and 1 W/C

  • Children Welcome: Yes
  • Cot Provided: Yes
  • Dogs Welcome: No
Wifi available
  • Yes
What to expect from Cornish Gems
Terms and conditions of hire

Step Inside

When it comes to coastal home-from-homes, Waves End oozes style. A beautiful airy open plan kitchen, dining and lounging area on the ground floor offers a thoughtful layout for guests to gather as the comings and goings of holiday life unfold. A large oak dining table is set under the sash window offering stunning sea views beyond, along with the Belgian antique chandelier and large leather corner sofa, this area creates the perfect hub of the house and a natural space to relax. A central hallway leads to the rear of Waves End offering a relaxing sitting room dressed to impress with topaz blue contemporary style sofas and a relaxed ambiance away from the hubbub of the kitchen. A practical utility room can be accessed from the kitchen courtyard or sitting room providing a welcome space for all of your holiday kit from wetsuits to wellingtons and leads to a large shower room with WC. The original Victorian staircase sweeps up to the first floor with two landings leading to the chic collection of bedrooms and bathrooms. The master bedroom has jackpot views of St Ives Bay and has been dressed in relaxing neutral tones and contrasting soft furnishings or choose the comfort of the ensuite king bedded room thoughtfully styled in shades of nautical blue. The twin room is as suitable for adults as for children again offering wonderful sea views, whilst the final bedroom offers a beautiful haven to the rear of the house with zip/lock king bed. A large family bathroom and separate WC complete the layout of the first floor. Waves End comes from the heart of its owners. Considered artwork, bespoke furniture and thoughtful furnishings combine with the original period features of this historical home with conveniences and practicalities of modern living.

From your Holiday Door

Located to the rear of the house, a walled, terraced garden has a great feeling of privacy with maturing cherry tree and includes a large outside dining table with 8 dining chairs located on the lower patio with 3 steps leading up to an area of lawn.  A pathway leads down into the centre of St Ives in approx 3 minute walk, and just 2 minutes to the beach, it really is that close! If you are new to St Ives or it is a family favourite destination, this cosmopolitan coastal town oozes variety whether you are looking for an action packed holiday of walking, surfing and adventure, a restful break pottering amongst the shops and galleries, a foodie weekend to sample a taste of the West be it pasty on the quay or fine beachside dining or perhaps a good old fashioned bucket and spade escape? St Ives has it all. Choose from over 6 beaches all within walking distance, the white sands of Porthminster Beach are only 150m away or head to the Island side of the town and enjoy the surf at Porthmeor. The South West Coast Path is within easy access which leads up towards Carbis Bay and beyond. The West of Cornwall is easy to explore, pack up the car for the day and follow the coast road towards Land's End or head to the South coast for a contrast of scenery and quintessential fishing coves.

Whether your time in Cornwall is a long winter weekend or an extended summer break, Waves End holds the key to your luxury Cornish holiday.


  • Choose from 4 beautifully presented bedrooms set over the 1st floor.
  • Bedroom One: A zip/lock super king (6ft) bedded room (this can be split to create two 3ft single beds) with bedside drawers and lamps, bespoke hanging rails with hangers and elm shelf, chest of drawers, 22" TV, hairdryer, sea views, armchair, large bay window, decorative venetian glass mirror, vintage chandalier and high ceilings.
  • Bedroom Two: A king bedded room with bedside drawers and lamps, bespoke hanging rails with hangers and elm shelf, hairdryer, mirror, 19" TV, ensuite shower room
  • Bedroom Three: A twin bedded room (3ft beds) with bedside drawers and lamps, bespoke hanging rails with hangers and elm shelf, hairdryer, sea views, window seat
  • Bedroom Four: A zip/lock king (2'6") bedded room (this can be split to create two 2ft 6" single beds) with bedside drawers and lamps, elm vanity shelf with decorative mirror, bespoke floor standing clothes hanging rail with hangers, hairdryer
  • Landing space: There is a full length mirror within the landing with cupboard storage for suitcases.


  • Bedroom Two: Ensuite shower with wash hand basin, heated towel rail, WC
  • Family bathroom: 1st floor. Deep bath with shower over the bath, double wash hand basins, heated towel rail, WC
  • First floor cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin
  • Ground floor wet room with large rain shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, WC


  • A fully fitted modern kitchen
  • Double electric oven
  • Electric induction hobs
  • Combination microwave
  • Plate warming drawer
  • Dishwasher
  • Large fridge/freezer (3 drawers)
  • Wine fridge
  • Roberts Stream wireless DAB/Internet Smart radio
  • Utilities include: a seperate utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron with ironing board, clothes airer

Living and Dining

  • Living and dining area
  • A large oak antique dining table to seat 8 guests comfortably
  • A large leather corner sofa located within the dining area offering seating for 6 guests
  • 32" TV
  • Seperate living area.
  • Four seater sofa
  • Two seater sofa
  • Armchair
  • Coffee table
  • Side tables with lamps
  • Smart 40" TV with Freeview
  • DVD player

Other Features

  • Luxury linens and towels provided
  • Baby friendly - What's included
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • WiFi
  • Private parking for 1 car within the lockable garage (please refer to the access statement for size restrictions)
  • Hot tub - As of the 18th May 2018 there will be a private hot tub at Waves End for guest use. 


  • From the garage, there are 8 steps down with handrail to the garden. The garden is terraced (two levels) with 3 steps (without a handrail) dividing the levels. From the lower garden level, there is an outdoor stairway gated at the top and the bottom, with handrail which has 16 steps down to the kitchen courtyard and back door. Please note that the steps are narrow at the top. There are 2 steps from the back door into the property. If any member of the party felt the amount of steps is not easy to do then it only takes a minute to walk around the road from the garage to the front door.
  • The garage door measures approx 2.35m wide and 1.98m high. Internally, the garage is 6m/20ft long and widens to approx 2.7m/9ft.
  • One internal set of split stairs with 17 steps in total

Home Truths

  • The road to the front of Waves End is the main road into St Ives centre.
  • This is a Cornish Gems serviced property. The property changeovers, welcome gift and maintenance are managed in-house by the Cornish Gems team.

We’ve just returned from a great time in Waves End, such a lovely view AND excellent weather!!

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We were absolutely stunned and Completely blown away everything is so clean. Perfect for our family holiday. Thank you so much

Kayleigh Rose-Richley

A fantastic property that suited our needs very well thank you :-)

David Stephens