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Captain's Retreat
Carbis Bay

£651 - £1914 per week

Captain's Retreat is a beautiful, modern, apartment located in Carbis Bay, furnished beautifully throughout with your comfort in mind. The spacious rooms are ideal for a bigger family or group of friends, who want the bonus of a sea view, private access into the apartment and parking space right outside their door. Located on the ground floor, this accessible apartment is all on one level and ideal for those of all ages, and also offers the bonus of your own outside space where you can enjoy dining al fresco, no matter what time of day.

Set back slightly from the main road, the private parking means you can pop in the car with ease to explore wider Cornwall, or simply head into St Ives for the day where you will be spoilt for choice for activities and dining out. If you prefer to stay local, Carbis Bay has its own Blue Flag beach nearby, with plenty of golden sand to sunbathe on and turquoise waters to paddle or a swim in. You also have a choice of cuisine available for those nights that you just don't want to cook, from tapas food at La Casita to hearty home-cooked meals at The Gannet Inn.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3



from the parking space, four steps lead up to side gate and into the rear outside area and private entrance leading into apartment hallway. Doors to:

Bedroom 1

twin beds.

Bedroom 2

king size bed, Smart TV, en suite shower room with basin, WC. Door to rear outside area.


bath with rainfall shower over and handheld attachment, basin, WC.

Bedroom 3

king size bed.

Kitchen/dining room/sitting room

fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washer/dryer, electric induction hob and oven, dining table with two benches and two chairs, two large sofas, arm chair, Smart TV, Sonos speaker, bi-fold doors, sea views.

Outside area

split level courtyard with decking and gravel, table with two rattan benches, three stools. Located at the rear of the property.

Additional information

gas central heating, please note access to the property is via the side walkway - there are four steps to get up to the side gate and another step into the apartment, WiFi, one well behaved dog welcome, short breaks available.


Lovely stay this week. Nice and comfortable apartment. All kitchen equipment is there and ready to use. Comfortable bed! Decent walk into St Ives or short walk down to Carbis Bay station- just 1 stop and costs £1 for a single journey. (Walking back up from station is a bit of a challenge is you’re not very fit!).

September 2023

Beautiful home from home accommodation in the perfect location.

July 2023

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Holidays in Carbis Bay

If you’re looking for a holiday away from the hustle and bustle of St Ives, then consider Carbis Bay, offering a quieter location for guests. Enjoy outstanding views, relaxing on the golden sandy beach and walking the coastal path, which is perhaps the most beautiful stretch in the county.

Choose a holiday in Carbis Bay and you’ll be spoilt by endless views and a sweeping coastline. Spend your days relaxing on the beach, or walk the coastal path into St Ives. Located between Hayle and St Ives, you’ll be spoilt for places to visit, from endless golden beaches, to Cornish cafes and family attractions.

Top tip

Take a ride on the St Ives branch line, one the most picturesque train journeys in Britain!

Carbis Bay beach

A holiday in Carbis Bay means you’ll have one of the most beautiful beaches just a short walk away from your holiday cottage. With crystal-clear turquoise waters, enjoy swimming and other watersports, with kayaks and paddleboards available to hire from the watersports centre at the beach. You’ll also be in close proximity to the golden sandy beaches at Lelant and Hayle and the popular beaches in St Ives; you could try a different beach every day of the week!

Walks in Carbis Bay

Leave the car at home and take the 20 minute walk into St Ives, enjoying the views along the way. This gentle walk is a must at least once during your stay.

For nature lovers, the Steeple Woods Nature Reserve is home to an abundance of wildlife and plants. Relax and explore the forty acre space which overlooks St Ives.

For the more adventurous soul, the St Michael’s Way is a 12.5 mile trek starting at nearby Lelant, and finishing up at the stunning St Michael’s Mount in Marazion. If the walk back doesn’t seem too appealing, you can always ride the open-top bus all the way back!

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

Every year, the people of Mousehole celebrate the bravery of Tom Bawcock. Years ago, when the boats couldn't get out in the storms, the villages had no fish to eat. Tom dared to take his boat out and returned with enough fish to make a Star Gazey fish pie for the whole village.

TBC 2023

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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter Solstice with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing through the streets. It's a truly wonderful celebration. 

21st December 2023

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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

5th - 8th July 2023

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2023

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St Ives Feast Day

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

TBC 2024

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year the theme will be 'Back to the Future!

16th - 25th June 2023

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. Read More >

December 2023

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

12th - 14th May 2023

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!

TBC 2024

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St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

9th - 23rd September 2023

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.

29th April 2023

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St Ives

St Ives is a stunning seaside town that is only a 30 minute walk along the coastal path and easily reached through one of the most memorable and scenic train rides in the UK. The town is a thriving mixture of restaurants, galleries, quirky little shops, as well as brands we all recognise, and of course home to four stunning beaches. Spend a day exploring before retiring to Carbis Bay and relaxing in the comfort of your own home from home.

Paradise Park

Paradise Park is the perfect place for a day out with the kids. Home to over 650 birds including owls, flamingos and toucans, as well as an array of other wildlife, Paradise Park is only a few miles from Carbis Bay and hosts a variety of educational and fun events for children and adults alike to get involved with.

St Michael's Mount

Named as ‘the jewel in Cornwall’s crown’, St Michael’s Mount is a must-see on any visit to Cornwall. Take a short drive to the opposite coast and visit this famous landmark. Adventure across the cobbled causeway by foot at low tide, or climb aboard the ‘St Michael’ amphibious vehicle at high tide. Why not take a look at our live webcam of St Michael's Mount?

West Cornwall Golf Club

Considered one of the finest courses in Cornwall, almost every hole at West Cornwall Golf Club provides panoramic views of St Ives Bay. With a variety of weather conditions at different times of the year, your abilities are sure to be tested! You can even indulge in a well-deserved, post-round drink and meal at the clubhouse which overlooks the first tee. 


Visit Scarlet Wines in the nearby village of Lelant for a wide selection of locally sourced gourmet products. Perfect for a picnic at the beach or for stocking up supplies in your holiday cottage. 

With so much within easy reach of Carbis Bay, there will never be a dull moment whilst staying here.

What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

Lovely stay this week. Nice and comfortable apartment. All kitchen equipment is there and ready to use. Comfortable bed! Decent walk into St Ives or short walk down to Carbis Bay station- just 1 stop and costs £1 for a single journey. (Walking back up from station is a bit of a challenge is you’re not very fit!).

Beautiful home from home accommodation in the perfect location.

Super apartment with everything you could need in a great setting.

What a fabulous week spent at Captain’s Retreat! Such a fabulous spacious apartment in a superb location. The apartment has everything you need for a holiday stay and is so comfortable for lazy evenings and long lie ins. So much to do locally within walking distance and easy access to transport further afield, easy parking and great restaurants nearby. What a great holiday!

The apartment is lovely, spacious and situated in a gorgeous bay, plenty of buses to get you out exploring, there are some local pubs not too far away, we went to becks chippy and it was fantastic we also dined at the Cornish arms (booking required) was a lovely meal.

Just had a fabulous two week stay at The Captains Reach, the apartment was spacious, clean and very comfy. Lovely view of the sea too. Was great having an enclosed garden for our dog. Occupants of upstairs apartment did appear to walk around like a herd of elephants at times which was a little annoying, but didn’t spoil our stay. Lovely coastal walk into St Ives and easy to get train too. Overall we had a fantastic stay, we love Carbis Bay and would definitely return.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so sorry that you experienced noise from the apartment above. Whilst apartments can come with a risk of hearing some noise from adjoining properties, this is not something that has been raised as an issue previously, but with many properties like this being let out as holiday rentals, it may be that there are different people in there each week, so we would hope that what you experienced was a one-off. It sounds like you enjoyed everything else about it, so we hope that this didn't take the shine off it for you. Tanya, Customer Services

Fabulous holiday. Apartment top notch and would definitely recommend booking. Even have a wine cooler. Used all week. ?? Bus stop outside. Park straight across the Rd. Get ready for the lung busting walk down the hill to the beach. It that's most of St Ives.

Captains retreat was a lovely apartment for our family, the design was beautiful inside, loved all the furniture and decor Very clean and close to shops and a few restaurants, would recommend la casita. Opposite a park as well which is great for the children and also the bus stop which is ideal jumping on to go back and forth to st ives. We will be visiting again, thank you

We had a wonderful week at captains retreat in carbis bay, the location is perfect and the apartment itself is lovely. It is large and light and modern. The service provided by aspects holidays is great. The properties are very clean and the staff are very helpful and friendly. We will definitely be booking again for next year!

Captains Retreat is an impressive apartment for a large family or just two like us clean & modern with easy quick access by car or by foot , fantastic holiday 5 stars .

A beautifully designed and modern apartment with lots of space! Good location, will be back!