2 Bedroom (Sleeps 4) Apartment in Carbis Bay

The Sands Apartments, Carbis Bay : Two luxury apartments, each sleeping 4 + infant, sea views, parking. Walk to blue flag beach. Sleeping up to 8 guests in two apartments

At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Garden.

Apartment ref : P4480
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  • Property Type Apartment
  • Location Carbis Bay
  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Minimum nights stay3
  • Low season price per week£615
  • High season price per week£1645
  • Average price per week£900
  • 🌈 NHS Discount upto 10%
  • Customer rating 5.0 / 5 ( 24 reviews )
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Sea Shells & Sea Spray are a pair of outstanding ground floor sea facing garden apartments at the prestigious Sands Apartments in Carbis Bay. Located just up the hill from the magnificent Blue Flag Carbis Bay beach and just a stones throw from Carbis Bay train station where the short, scenic, coastal ride takes just three minutes to get you into the picturesque seaside town of St Ives.

Sea Shells (pictured in this ad) is a premium self catering holiday home sleeping 4 + infant in a cot (larger groups can also book our neighbouring apartment Sea Spray which together with Sea Shells can sleep 8 guests - each apartment sleeps 4 + infant. Sea Spray (property reference P199340) has recently been completed refurbished and furnished to the same same high standards as Sea Shells and is now available to book.

Sea Shells boasts a light and spacious open plan living space with uninterrupted sea views, two sofas, a Calligaris Media Unit (home to a 49" Panasonic 4K Smart TV, Playstation 4 games console, Blu-ray DVD player and a PURE blu tooth/internet/DAB stereo system) as well as a Calligaris dining table, four chairs & matching sideboard (which is full of books, games, puzzles, DVDs and CDs to keep all of the family entertained after long days at the beach, as well as remote controlled mood lighting.

The well stocked, designer Rok Punt kitchen has granite tops & Neff appliances, including a washer/dryer, fridge/freezer & oven with 5 ring hob, as well as all the essentials you'll need whilst on holiday. There is an abundance of Denby crockery, cutlery and table ware & oven ware, lots of Dartington crystal glasses, as well as the very best saucepans from John Lewis (plus plenty of plastics for our younger guests!). There's a blender for baby food, a slow cooker to ensure you have a tasty meal to come back to at the end of a long day exploring, lots of bake ware as well as a cook book or two so that you can enjoy fabulous alfresco dining taking in the glorious view.

The master bedroom has a king size bed with a luxury pocket sprung mattress to ensure a good nights sleep and has stylish curtains & soft furnishings from Laura Ashley with the walls showcasing paintings from local artists. There's a large wardrobe, Ercol bedside cabinets, and plenty of drawers as well as a travel cot for our younger guests if needed, plus a flat screen TV, stereo, hairdryer and plenty of soft towels. The master bedroom leads to a fully tiled en-suite shower-room with a superb drench shower, heated towel rail, under-floor heating and a handy bathroom cabinet.

The second bedroom features luxury Hypnos zip & link beds which can be made up as two (longer length 6’6) single beds or one super king size bed. There’s a light oak wardrobe and plenty of matching bedside drawers, tasteful curtains and soft furnishings from Laura Ashley (the modern blue & white decor is suitable for children, teens or adults making the apartment ideal for either two couples or a family), a 32" Panasonic TV, hairdryer, Roberts internet radio as well as plenty of soft towels.
The spacious family bathroom is fully tiled with contemporary white Italian sanitary ware, including a bath with overhead thermostatically controlled shower, a heated chrome towel rail and a large bathroom cabinet for all those teenage toiletries!

A real 'home from home' Sea Shells has been carefully thought about and is equipped with many extras (such as picnic set), to ensure your holiday is as relaxing as possible. There’s fibre wifi & underfloor heating throughout the apartment and the security at The Sands (gated access, high walls) means that you don't have to worry about leaving bedroom windows open throughout the day or night, which is sometimes a concern for guests staying in other ground floor developments.

Leading off of the living area is the fabulous sea facing patio with a table and four chairs, the perfect place to enjoy the charming views with a morning cuppa, whilst the bedrooms lead onto a fully enclosed secure rear terrace, sheltered from the wind by the high walls that surround it and benefiting from hours of sunshine it’s a real sun trap. With a table and four chairs as well as a couple of sun loungers it’s the ideal spot for relaxing with a good book (plenty of books to be found in the sideboard!).

Sea Spray (property reference P199340) has recently been refurbished and furnished to the same high standards as Sea Shells and is also available to book. Please refer to the property listing or visit our own website for the availability calendar.

Warmed by the Gulf Stream this part of Cornwall enjoys its own micro climate and has a real Mediterranean feel about it. The subtropical plants, cliff top paths and sandy beaches make Carbis Bay a pleasure to visit all year round and we are able to offer short breaks out of peak season (please ask for more details), whether you are looking for a family getaway, a quiet romantic break for two, or an action packed holiday with friends we are sure you won't be disappointed.
Only a mile and a half from the picturesque fishing village of St Ives, arguably the most famous seaside town in Cornwall, which is easily accessed by the magnificent South West coastal path or the St Ives Bay branch line, Carbis Bay is the perfect location for a great holiday and an ideal base for exploring the many attractions that West Cornwall has to offer.

Enjoy the tranquil setting of Carbis Bay and its beautiful beach, stroll along the magnificent South West coastal path, taking in the dramatic views of St Ives Bay, and be in St Ives in around 20 minutes or so, or hop on the St Ives Bay branch line (almost certainly the most scenic railway in the UK) and be in St Ives in just three minutes (of course you can take your car, but St Ives is almost impossible to drive through and park in the summer!).
Carbis Bay Station is just a short walk from Sea Shells and the regular three minute train journey into St Ives is a delight (adult fare is just £1). The advantage of staying in Carbis Bay is that you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of St Ives, without the hassle of traffic and parking (many of the properties in St Ives do not have parking facilities and public spaces are limited), and during peak season driving through the centre of St Ives can be quite a challenge.
St Ives has an abundance of art galleries, fine restaurants and a choice of golden sandy beaches, sparkling azure seas and its charming working harbour so it’s no wonder it is one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations. Its unique quality of light provides inspiration to artists, poets and writers all year round. Visitors will be captivated by the light, and mesmerised by the beauty of the award winning beaches, the maze of cobbled streets and quaint fisherman’s cottages, and will be charmed with the blend of designer shops and quaint traditional tea rooms which all seem to sit together in perfect harmony.
Carbis Bay itself has a fabulous blue flag beach, a good safe family holiday beach with lifeguard cover usually available between May and September, there’s a beach cafe / restaurant & takeaway as well as a local shop, fish & chip shop, pubs, restaurants, etc. There are also a choice of spa facilities and golf within a two mile radius (including West Cornwall golf Club, probably one of the finest links courses in Cornwall). Water sports, including kayaking and stand up paddle boards, are available at Carbis Bay beach, with surfing lessons available in St Ives or at nearby Gwithian. Carbis Bay, just a mile and a half away from the bustling centre of St Ives, is the perfect base for a memorable holiday.

Non smoking or vaping permitted and we regret that no pets are allowed at any time of the year.

Bookings now being taken for 2021 and 2022.


Stayed at Seashells at the Sands

By Claire on 16-Oct-2020

Stayed at Seashells at the Sands. On arrival there was a lovely thoughtful tray of goodies. Champagne, tea coffee, milk in the fridge, chocolate and cream tea. Apartment really has everything you could wish for during your stay. Just wish the weather was a little warmer so we could have enjoyed the outdoor areas, we will have to come back in the summer. Folder provided in the apartment gives lots of local information and found this really useful. Couldn’t fault the stay, totally enjoyable and loved Carbis Bay. If you want a great staycation, book here.

5 of of 5

Perfect Home from Home accommodation

By Jacqueline H on 12-Oct-2020

Perfect home from home accommodation, except this one has a sea view that we only dream of at home. It was spotlessly clean with all the sanitising and cleaning products provided for use during our stay. The apartment is really spacious with all of the appliances and equipment that we could need. The bed was really comfortable and we loved the benefit of having 2 patio areas.

The owner is really considerate of her guests and made us extremely welcome. I would 100% recommend this apartment.

Make up of party: Couple with retired parents.

Cleanliness: exceptional
Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional
Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional

5 of of 5

This is the second time i have stayed at this beautiful apartment

By Clare on 09-Oct-2020

This is the second time I have stayed at this beautiful apartment in Carbis Bay. I had such a lovely time back in July I vowed to have a second visit! The location is perfect, a 5 minute walk to the beach, 20-25 minutes walk (not taxing) to St Ives or 45-60 minutes to Lelant along the coastal paths. The local branch train line is only a few minutes away if you don’t fancy the walk. In the current climate I would highly recommend booking places to eat for either lunch or dinner to avoid disappointment or a long wait. This place is just fabulous for completely switching off and relaxing. I will hopefully be back again as I just love it here!

5 of of 5

Sea shells is a beautiful apartment

By Carol Needham on 05-Oct-2020

Sea shells is a beautiful apartment and an ideal place to stay with family or friends. On arrival we received a lovely card and welcome pack with teabags coffee milk chocolate and a bottle of bubbly which were very nice so we could have a nice cuppa as soon as we arrived after our long journey. The apartment is very clean and equipped with everything you need, beds are very comfortable and towels are soft and white. Lovely sea view and patio area. Ideal base for touring Cornwall. I would highly recommend and definitely stay there again in the near future

5 of of 5

Great apartment in a great location

By Anthony on 21-Sep-2020

Great apartment in a great location. Nice and clean, spacious (more so than the pictures suggest), good cooking facilities and lots of nice personal touches on arrival. We enjoyed some lovely days running the coastal path, swimming in the ocean, SUPing and having dinner on St. Ives. Fay was really helpful and went out of her way to accommodate us. Would recommend this apartment for anyone looking for a great stay in Carbis Bay

5 of of 5

Lovely apartment in Carbis Bay

By Laura Cunfliffe on 01-Sep-2020

Lovely apartment in Carbis Bay and well positioned for the beach, train to St Ives and coastal walks.

The kitchen is well equipped with high quality kitchenware. The beds are comfortable and the place was very clean on arrival. Great welcome pack!

Good outdoor space for the children at front and back, and sea views too.

Great service and communication from the owner, loads of useful information beforehand and in the apartment about the local area.

Highly recommended!

5 of of 5

What a superb apartment!

By Arjo on 20-Jul-2020

What a superb apartment! This is much better than many AirBnBs that skimp on cheap kitchenware and uncomfortable beds. We were welcomed by a personal card, a scone cream tea and a bottle of decent Champagne, chocolates and snacks. The apartment is set in a high-quality development minutes walk from the amazing Carbis Bay and train station. Parking is off-street and allocated. Access to the property is down a few stairs, and there is a lift if required. It has a beautiful outlook onto private gardens and a stunning view of the bay (you cannot see the beach directly). At the rear there is a large patio. The whole place is spotlessly clean and very well appointed. The kitchen has high quality equipment and everything you need to cook at home. Beds are ‘Hypnos’, one of the best you can buy and each bedroom has a smart TV, in addition to the big TV and PS4 in the living room. A great stay, thank you Fay!

5 of of 5

Beautiful Apartment

By Clare on 10-Jul-2020

This is a beautiful apartment situated in Carbis Bay, only a 5 minute walk from the nearest beach and a few minutes walk to the local train line which takes you to St Ives. It was therefore ideally situated, as well as being nice and peaceful at the same time. The apartment itself is very spacious, clean, and everything is presented to an exceptionally high standard throughout. The attention to detail is second to none and everything has been thought of in order for you enjoy your fabulous break away. The Sea Shells apartment really is that extra bit special and my only regret is that I didn’t stay here longer!

5 of of 5

Immaculate and perfectly positioned apartment

By Connector on 30-Dec-2019

Absolutely immaculate apartment, spotlessly clean and perfectly maintained throughout. Location was great for the coastal footpath to St Ives and a very short walk to Carbis Bay train station with regular services to St Ives and St Erth. The added benefit of a gym pass in a nearby hotel was a great plus for me too.

5 of of 5

Fantastic stay

By Andrea on 24-Dec-2019

Lovely clean apartment with all you could need and more. Great location, lots to see and do. Near the station for easy to-ing and fro-ing to St Ives. Couldn’t ask for more.

5 of of 5

Impeccable stay in Carbis Bay

By Simon on 26-Nov-2019

We rented Fay's property for the weekend to celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary, with our two children 8, 11. The apartment exceeded expectations in every way, in both of the modern high standards as well as everything we needed and a lot more.

5 of of 5

Excellent Accommodation

By Krolik1978 on 12-Sep-2019

Excellent apartment in one of the most beautiful locations in the UK. It is within walking distance to the beach and train station. The apartment has everything you would expect and more - fully fitted and equipped kitchen, very comfortable beds, specious wardrobes and other storage. We cannot praise the service we received enough, and we are looking forward to going back.

5 of of 5

Absolutely amazing, exceeded all our expectations

By M & S on 11-Jun-2019

Location was perfect as we wanted to visit a lot of places in the area. Parking (secure) was a bonus as there is no where to park in any of the little bays or the narrow roads going down to them.The lovely seaside train into St Ives was just a couple of minutes walk away, the journey was only 2 miles and only costs a pound each! The owner has thought of everything you could possibly need, whatever the weather. Beautifully equipped with just everything you would need at home. EVEN...Left milk in the fridge for us to make a cup of tea on arrival... and a lovely cornish cream tea, coffee, tea, shortbread all set out on a tray....and a very nice bottle of Champagne too! We can't thank the owner enough for making our stay in Cornwall perfect.

5 of of 5

Luxurious and well equipped apartment

By Margaret on 06-Jul-2018

It is ideally situated for Carbis Bay and the train service to St Ives or even London! We had a lovely week around the area. We enjoyed St Ives and went in on the train several times. We also visited the National Trust properties in the area and gardens open to the public. The area between St Ives and St Just so natural and unspoilt. The beaches are fabulous and clean. The accommodation was excellent and the extras were wonderful. We used to have a holiday cottage we rented out so understand the work that goes into this.

5 of of 5


By Joanne S on 04-Jul-2018

This was our third stay at Sea Shells. On the approach to the apartment you see the view, you know you’re somewhere really special..The apartment is fantastic, very modern and there’s everything you could possibly need there for your stay. The attention to every detail is perfect, there’s a lovely welcome pack on arrival with milk and Cornish scones for that much needed cuppa after a long journey. The beach is just a 5 minute walk and after a long day you can sit on the terrace and enjoy the sea view. The little train station is at the bottom of the road so you can be in St Ives in 3 minutes, it’s a lovely journey. We love it here and can’t wait to return.

5 of of 5


By ColeCl on 29-Jun-2018

We stayed in this amazing apartment for 4 nights. The place is spotless and has everything you need, even a PS4! The shower in the en-suite is so powerful and all the beds are very comfy. Great sun traps at the front and rear of the property. The welcome pack was a real treat, and very much appreciated. The beach is a short walk away and is beautiful and clean, and the train station into St Ives is a very short walk away. If you are looking for perfection look no further as this place has it all.

5 of of 5

Fantastic Appt In Beautiful Location

By Abol on 26-Jun-2018

Our first time in Cornwall and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The apartment is amazing, luxurious, with fantastic sea views. Anyone having trouble walking/mobility would have no issues accessing the apartment. We traveled to St Ives by train as car parking can be tricky. We eat locally at Becks Fish and Chips and La Cassita and both restaurants were superb. We enjoyed days out visiting Lands End, St Michaels Mount, Eden Project and Roskilly’s Cornish Farm. I can recommend both the coastal and public walking paths near Carbis Bay Train station. We will be definitely recommending the apartment and Cornwall to friends and family.

5 of of 5

Wonderful holiday!

By Lou W on 02-Jun-2018

We have had a fantastic holiday here!! The apartment is fabulous, beautifully decorated, clean and great equipment! We were thrilled with the welcome tray!

Only 5 minutes walk to the beach, all downhill on the road then down steps and slopes onto the actual beach which was big, clean and gentle. Great Watersports company on the beach with Kayaks, Stand up paddle boards & canoes, we had SUP lesson and the team there were so helpful and friendly!

All in all we have had a fantastic holiday and the Sands and would highly recommend it to others

5 of of 5


By Gary J on 11-Apr-2018

The facilities were second to none... The location was superb... The weather not so good but didn't dull our stay at all

5 of of 5

Home from home in the most beautiful part of the country

By Mark D on 20-Sep-2017

The apartment has everything you need for a great relaxing stay. Modern apartment set in the best place to explore southern Cornwall. Five minute walk to the train station with a 3 minute train ride into St Ives. The apartment is fully equipped for a family of four, very clean , tidy & well looked after and with Carbis Bay beach a stone throw away what more could you wish for !

5 of of 5


By Gavingolf on 06-Sep-2017

We have been very fortunate to stay in Carbis Bay on several occasions. We have always stayed in hotels. We thought we would try an apartment this time. To be honest the pictures on the website really doesn't do the place justice. It's way better than the pictures. A beautiful apartment. The owners were very helpful from the moment we booked our trip to the day we left. Brilliant location, my family loved it. Would I go back? Absolutely!

5 of of 5

Can't wait to return

By CISF_Edwins on 10-Aug-2017

We stayed here in May. This place is perfect. Superb location, secure parking every little thing has been thought about, which makes for a really relaxing stay. The railway station is just a short walk away. The train takes just 3 - 4 minutes to get you into St Ives and all for a pound each. Of course you can take the coast path which gives stunning views of Carbis Bay and St Ives. Everything you need for a great holiday is included, even down to wind breaks for the beach and bucket and spades. We were celebrating our first wedding anniversary. Thank you for the gift Fay, it was most thoughtful.
We can't wait to return, its just finding the time. We just loved the place Thank you.

5 of of 5

Sea Shells Apartment

By Donald M on 19-Jul-2017

Fantastic apartment 10/10, all information given was accurate, the property was very clean and very well maintained overall, has everything you would need and a real home from home. On arrival there were fresh flowers, tea, coffee, chocolate, Cornish shortbread, milk and even a chilled bottle of Champagne in the fridge, which I really enjoyed after the long drive. the property is perfectly located for a walk to St Ives (25 mins or so) or to catch the local train to St Ives, the Station is only a few minutes walk away and the train journey takes around 3 minutes. The apartment has a lovely enclosed patio, which was a real sun trap! and a garden terrace with sea views. There is allocated parking set within a very pleasant private court yard. We thoroughly enjoyed the Spanish restaurant at the top of the road and ordered traditional Tapas and Paella. There was a great variety of places to eat in St Ives and the recommended restaurants were excellent. We all had a surfing lesson at St Ives Surf School, the Instructors were very friendly and great fun! We went on a sea safari, hired a small speed boat and visited several local attractions. The Beech at Carbis Bay and around St Ives were stunning! with golden sands and clear blue waters. I would recommend this holiday to relatives and or friends. We will definitely book again!

5 of of 5


By Joanne S on 30-Jun-2017

This is the second year we have stayed at the apartment. It's lovely and spacious and very modern. It has everything you need, it's fully equipped including all of your beach essentials, which is wonderful. What a fabulous surprise that upon arrival there's tea and coffee,milk and a lovely welcome card. You can sit in the lounge and enjoy the sea view. Every detail has been thought of. The location is fantastic, 2 minute walk to the beautiful beach of Carbis Bay. The little train station is at the bottom of the road so you can hop onto that and head into St Ives which takes only a few minutes. We look forward to returning again next year.

5 of of 5
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Children Welcome Wheelchair Access
Refrigerator Hob Oven
Microwave Dishwasher Toaster
Dining seats Dining room Internet
Heating Linens provided Washing machine
Tumble dryer Parking Living room
Hairdryer Ironing board Television
Dvds Video library Video games
Music library Games Books
Garden Golf Boat
Kayak/canoe Water sports Massage
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Historic Romantic Spa
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