Mermaid’s Secret

Carbis Bay, Cornwall (Ref. 1073915)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair 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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19 Customer Review(s)

  • Sophie

    “We had the best time staying here with our 4 year old and 3 month old.”

    A combination of views of the sea from the living area / both bedrooms, along with the outside space was perfect when we couldn't get out as early as we wanted with 2 kids! The flat itself was beautifully decorated, and sky cinema on the TV was much appreciated when the kids went to bed. The car park is gated so felt very secure and the beach was a fairly short walk away, albeit a very steep hill to push a pram up! The train station was a couple of mins walk away and train to St ives was a ...

    A combination of views of the sea from the living area / both bedrooms, along with the outside space was perfect when we couldn't get out as early as we wanted with 2 kids! The flat itself was beautifully decorated, and sky cinema on the TV was much appreciated when the kids went to bed. The car park is gated so felt very secure and the beach was a fairly short walk away, albeit a very steep hill to push a pram up! The train station was a couple of mins walk away and train to St ives was a total of £4.80 for all 4 us which was amazing. We also went swimming at the local pool in St ives and the little children's pool had a slide so it was perfect for both age kids. The only thing that wasn't completely perfect was that it wasn't perfectly clean, I think probably because the hoover seemed to be broken while we were there and some of the oven trays / dishes were a bit greasy so I put them through the dishwasher before I used them. I would definitely return without hesitation - we have many happy family memories from our week here.

    - Sophie, April 2022

    Dear Mrs Bennett, thank you for taking the time to leave such insightful Feedback following your recent stay at Mermaids Secret and so good to hear you had the best time! I am sorry that the property did not meet our usual high standards of cleanliness, we have passed this on to the Housekeeper at the property for their attention. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future and the opportunity for you and the family to make lots more happy memories. Kind regards, The 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.

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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. - 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.

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Ground Floor

Summary

  • Ground-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven/grill, gas hob with wok ring, combi microwave and top oven, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and coffee machine
  • TV with Sky Package including movies & sport, 2 x TV with Freeview, 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
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road gated parking for 1 car
  • Seaward facing patio and seaward facing communal garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 0.3 miles
  • Note: We request that guests provide their own cot bedding
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out is 10am

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

CARBIS BAY

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.

Azure development - please note that there are building works taking place adjacent to The Sands apartments for the Azure development. These are due to be completed by the latter half of 2022.

SKY TV: The owner is pleased to be able to provide this property with Sky TV, please check the description for the Sky package provided. Please note that the PIN to the Sky box cannot be provided. Therefore there may be viewing restrictions applied during the day as per Ofcom regulations e.g. Watershed limitations. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas