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 upholstered 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 HD, a DVD player, Bose iPod dock, complimentary WiFi and XBox 360 to keep all the family entertained, whatever the weather. A selection of books, board games and DVD's are also available
A welcome manual in the apartment provides a wealth of information about St. Ives and West Cornwall. A favourite suggestion for the energetic is to explore the southwest 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, St Andrew's Bistro, 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 as one would expect: 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. 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.
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.
The main 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, sink, bath with overhead shower and screen, and a chrome ladder 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 cliff.
The en-suite to bedroom one is also fully tiled with those same beautiful black tiles. The sanitary-ware is white Italian-style and the fittings are again in chrome. There is a WC, sink, and shower enclosure with power shower.
A selection of luxurious towels is provided for each guest.
The huge glass doors from the living area 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.
Guests' are provided with one allocated parking space behind secure gates. You may find that you choose not to use your car during your stay as there is just so much to see and do within walking distance of this luxury apartment. It is in such a great location - Porthminster Beach is just five minutes walk away and there are further beaches, shops and art galleries within striking distance.
Gallinas Point Apartments are perched above St Ives town with lovely views across Porthminster Beach and beyond to Godrevy Lighthouse. This spectacular development offers some of the most prestigious self catering properties in St Ives. Fitted and furnished to an extremely high standard they offer five star self catering for the discerning visitor to Cornwall. Allocated parking is provided behind secure car barriers, with just 5 minutes stroll to town. Gallinas Point exudes quality from its design to the carefully planned tropical gardens.
Gallinas Point Apartments are only a short walk away from the bustle of St Ives town. The quirky cobbled streets with shops and art galleries offer retail therapy Cornish style, slow and relaxed. The renowned Blue Flag beaches of St Ives are on your doorstep, the working harbour offers constant entertainment. Looking for fine dining? The Good Food Guide award winning Porthminster Beach Cafe is a short stroll from Gallinas Point. These luxury St Ives holiday apartments at Gallinas Point are managed and marketed by Carbis Bay Holidays.
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March 2013 – Renovation work has commenced on a building adjacent to Gallinas Point Apartments. Scaffolding has been erected and extends across the road to the gable wall of Gallinas Point. Although access cannot be gained across the scaffolding to the apartments, privacy may be compromised in the external areas of apartments Serendipity, Kara and The Penthouse, along with the kitchen side window of Kara and The Penthouse. The roof and chimneys are being taken down from the building and we are advised the scaffolding will then be removed and reinstalled later in the year. We will continue to monitor the works and will up-date the website with any changes as soon as we are aware.
June 2013 – Works continue on the building with most work taking place to the seward side of the building. Steel work is now going into support the roof.
Read more about St Ives, the beaches, restaurants and pubs, galleries, shops, walks, things to see and do.
St Ives nestles amongst rich, magnificent coastal scenery; surrounding you with the clearest air, the cleanest beaches and scented, sub-tropical gardens. With the influence of the Gulf Stream, this part of the UK enjoys its own unique micro climate. You can enjoy year round holidays with plenty to see and do. The beaches of St Ives and Carbis Bay provide fine golden sand with clear blue sea, you will never tire of the ever changing colours. There is so much to St Ives, it has a working harbour where you can watch the local fisherman bring in their catch and then enjoy that fresh produce at one of the many local restaurants. St Ives has won the 'Britain in Bloom' competition many times, there is a blaze of colour all around the town: houses smothered in baskets of blooms, parks and public areas a rich spectrum of radiant colours. Take a leisurely walk along the coastal footpath, perhaps to Carbis Bay and further to Lelant with the opportunity to return by train along one of the most scenic railways in the UK. Soak up the sounds and images of this mythical and rugged land. St Ives is renowned for its art, there are workshops, studios and galleries everywhere. So much to discover. St Ives - the jewel in the crown of Cornwall.
Wandering through the cobbled streets of this ancient fishing port you'll soon see why this Cornish gem is a thriving hub for artists and art lovers alike. There's way too much to see in one day with so many artist's studios, galleries and craft workshops to explore. Staying with Carbis Bay Holidays in St. Ives, you will be in walking distance of all that St. Ives has to offer including the stunning golden beaches of Porthmeor and Porthminster.
"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
"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."M. Harvey
"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."P. Dhugga
"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!"H.Moore
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.J Beckdale
"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."A. Sinclair, Swansea
"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"S. Gibson, Yorkshire