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Mermaid’s Secret

Carbis Bay, Cornwall (Ref. 1073915)

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Yes please.”

    The gates for pedestrians and cars are a nightmare. The code panel for the pedestrian gate doesn't work and the drivers panel is put at completely the wrong height for the driver.

    The gates for pedestrians and cars are a nightmare. The code panel for the pedestrian gate doesn't work and the drivers panel is put at completely the wrong height for the driver. My bed linen was very old and tired (and I mean very) Also my towels had stains and they also looked over washed and old. Lift broken all week and my 75 year old mother had to lift her case up and downstairs. Not giving the Sky pin so that we could watch the TV properly was pathetic.

    - Ms O'leary, September 2021

    Dear Aisling, Firstly we would like to thank you for taking the time to submit feedback regarding your recent stay at Mermaid's Secret. Your feedback has been passed on to the housekeeper and owner regarding the linen and towels, the housekeeper has confirmed that the linen and the towels are brand new so if there was any issues with the linen and towels during your stay please do get in touch and we’ll be able to rectify this urgently for you. We are sincerely sorry for the inconvenience caused by the lift being out of order. We are in constant communication with the development company and they assure us the part has been ordered and is being delivered from abroad and this should be sorted shortly; hope this didn't impact you stay too much. In regard to the Sky pin, apologies you found this unacceptable, however this allows purchases to be made, which would result in the additional charges being put through to the owner. We hope to invite you back in the future. Kind Regards, Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

The Sands

The Sands Apartments are a prestigious development of contemporary apartments of various designs, ideally positioned to maximise the views across St Ives Bay and convenient for the Blue Flag accredited Carbis Bay beach.


The property

Sumptuously furnished in a contemporary style to create a sophisticated yet relaxing feel, this ground floor apartment has floor to ceiling sea views from the spacious living accommodation and both bedrooms. Enjoy the patio and watch the sun set over St Ives, if you are looking for quality accommodation to enjoy the delights of West Cornwall, you will not be disappointed with Mermaid’s Secret. Style, sophistication balanced with comfort and relaxed atmosphere and Sky package - the perfect combination. Highlights - Mermaid’s Secret is located in The Sands apartments in Carbis Bay and is on the ground floor. - Arrival 5pm, departure 9am. - Children welcome. - Regret no pets. No smoking. - Sea views from the living area comprising lounge and dining areas, kitchen and both bedrooms. Entertainment - Complimentary Wireless Internet. - Playstation III with Blu-Ray DVD functionality and selection of games and DVDs. - DVD player with selection of DVDs. - iPod Dock. - LCD television with Sky Sports & Movies package to the living area and LCD televisions with Freeview to both bedrooms. - Selection of board games, library of books, O.S. Maps and information on the local area. For Families - Complimentary travel cot and booster seat available for use. - Please bring you own cot bedding. Access - Access to the apartment from the car park entrance to The Sands with lift or stair access. - Detailed access statement available on request. Parking - One allocated parking space is provided within the gated car park. Living Area Lounge Area The large open plan living area has lovely views across the bay towards St Ives, guests will be impressed with the care and attention to detail in the contemporary design. There is 32" LCD Toshiba TV with Sky Sports & Movies package, Playstation III with selection of games, DVD player, complimentary wireless broadband and remote control mood lighting. There are designer settees for four guests and matching footstool. Guests will always be tempted to just relax and take in the views from the patio adjoining the lounge area. Dining The dining area of Mermaid’s Secret is part of the open plan living accommodation and is adjacent to the kitchen. A large dining table and four chairs are provided for guests. Budding chefs will enjoy the fact they can not only share the view but also converse with fellow guests seated on stools at the breakfast bar. Mermaid’s Secret is fitted with mood lighting to provide a relaxing ambience for dining. Carbis Bay and in particular St Ives are widely renowned for their choice of fine dining and family restaurants, you will be tempted to try many of these but perhaps the dining room of Mermaid’s Secret will offer an alternative. The Welcome Guide contains a number of recommendations for dining out or takeaway meals. Kitchen Kitchen The kitchen of Mermaid’s Secret has contemporary high quality German kitchen units with soft close drawers and doors. Appliances are by NEFF and include multi purpose main oven, grill, combined microwave and top oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, gas hob with wok ring, extractor hood, grey stone floor, concealed up-lighting and other wall lighting. The layout of the open plan living area makes it easy for chef to chat to guests whilst cooking and there are two bar stools provided for those who like to advise aspiring chefs! As you would expect in an apartment of this quality, alternative place settings are provided for indoor and outdoor use, and of course champagne flutes for that special occasion. Sleeping Bedroom One En-Suite The master bedroom has lovely views of the bay through the door which also provides access to the lawned garden and the decked patio of Mermaid’s Secret. Wake up, draw the curtains and perhaps have an early morning cup of tea and take in the view. The master bedroom has a 22" LCD Freeview TV with integrated DVD player, double bed and has plenty of storage space with a fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables and overhead reading lights. A hairdryer is provided and the beds are freshly made for your arrival. The en-suite to the master bedroom is beautifully tiled in sandstone and has a WC, handbasin and shower. Bedroom Two The second bedroom of Mermaid’s Secret has two single beds, chest of drawers and a bedside table with reading lights. This bedroom is also on the seaward side of the apartment with sea views. A 22" LCD Freeview TV with integrated DVD player is provided for guests together with a hair dryer. Bathrooms Bathroom One Mermaid’s Secret has a very spacious family bathroom with wash basin, WC, bath with hand shower and a large mirrored bathroom cabinet with shaving point. The tiling is sandstone, the sanitaryware is white Italian style and the fittings are sleek chrome. Bathroom Two The en-suite to the master bedroom has an Italian style wash basin, WC, shower enclosure with power shower and heated towel rail. The room is tiled with sandstone ceramics and there is a superb feature wall. A selection of luxury towels are provided for each guest, along with complimentary White Company toiletries in each bathroom. Outside Patio Mermaid’s Secret enjoys lovely sea views across St. Ives Bay. Adjoining the lawned and landscaped garden, the patio has a table and chairs for four people. A great place for al-fresco dining whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner, in the evening you can enhance the ambiance with soft lighting.


Ground Floor


  • Ground floor apartment, over one floor, Two bedroom: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x family bathroom with bath and hand held shower, wash basin, heated towel rail, and WC, Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area, seaward facing patio, seaward facing communal garden.
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven/grill, gas hob with wok ring, combi microwave and top oven, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky Package including movies & sport to living area, TV with Freeview to bedrooms, DVD player with selection of DVDs, Ipod dock, PS3 with Blu-Ray DVD and selection of games and DVDs, Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair provided; we request that guests provide their own cot bedding
  • Off-road gated parking for one car, seaward facing patio
  • seaward facing communal garden, outside furniture including table and chairs
  • Sorry no pets, no smoking
  • Shops, beaches, and pubs within a short walk.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


St Ives 2 miles ; Hayle 3.5 miles ; Penzance 8.5 miles

Just a short drive from iconic St Ives, the seaside village of Carbis Bay is best-known for its beautiful stretch of pure white sand. With turquoise waters and sheltered conditions, the beach feels almost subtropical and is the perfect spot for a good old-fashioned day by the sea. The beach is also home to the Ocean Sports Centre, so if sunbathing is not really your thing, why not hire a kayak or SUP and get out on the water instead. Or why not treat yourself to a Spa day at the delightful hotel which overlooks the beach and has a fabulous terrace where cocktails can be enjoyed in the Cornish sunshine? Carbis Bay has a small range of local shops and restaurants as well as a fish & chip takeaway and railway branch line. The train journey from Carbis Bay into St Ives is perhaps one of the most beautiful in the country; St Ives additionally makes for a great day out, with plenty of galleries to explore. The quayside town of Hayle also isn't far and is home to activities for the all the family, including a golf and a wildlife sanctuary. The Godrevy Nature Reserve and Penwith Heritage Coast are also within easy reach from Carbis Bay, providing outdoors and watersports plans with even more activities to partake in, including coasteering and birdwatching. Carbis Bay is truly a wonderful holiday location for those wanting to experience Cornwall's breathtaking coastline.

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property. Access to the apartment from the car park entrance to The Sands with lift or stair access. Lift access should not be solely relied upon as if not operational due to maintenance / fault you will need to use the stairs.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas