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Vitamin Sea
Downalong, St Ives

£406 - £1057 per week

Vitamin Sea is the ideal base for families wishing to stay within the heart of St Ives town. Set across three floors, this two bedroom property, with open plan sitting room and kitchen, is spacious whilst still having that cosy cottage feel, which is frequently sought after in St Ives. The top bedroom has a beautiful feature window, where you can sit back, relax and even enjoy some sea views. A few steps from your front door will bring you out onto the harbour front, where you will be spoilt with a choice of enough bars, restaurants and shops to keep you entertained all week!

For those hoping to try something new, watersports equipment can be hired on Porthmeor Beach, which is a five minute walk away and daily boat trips run from the harbour in the warmer months.


from street level leading into:

Kitchen/dining/sitting room

sofa, armchair, bench seat, TV/DVD, electric stove, electric oven and hob, Nespresso machine, fridge/freezer, washing machine, breakfast bar with four stools. Stairs to first floor:

Bedroom 1

twin beds.

Shower room

shower, WC, basin. Stairs from landing leading to second floor:

Bedroom 2

double bed, TV, full length feature window with sea views.

Additional information

electric heating, please note the stairs leading to the second floor are steep, WiFi, short breaks available.


Lovely little place and great location. Only 2 of us stayed in it which was fine for us but I would find it a bit cramped with 4 people.

October 2021

Great location, views from top bedroom sitting there with the door open playing cards was very nice and would definitely return here for the ease of the whole holiday, no stress whatsoever!

August 2021

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Situated between Porthmeor Beach and the harbour, where fishermen still land a daily catch, holiday cottages in this area are ideally situated for those guests who want to stay right in the heart of the town within seconds of all St Ives has to offer. The cottages, most of which still retain much of their original character and features, have been updated to accommodate modern day living and offer a home from home whilst giving a true feeling of the real St Ives. Read about Holidays in St Ives.

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Local events

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.

11th - 25th September 2021

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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.

17th - 19th September 2021

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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

Featuring more than 20 sea shanty groups and with sailor and pirate themed fancy dress, this year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal. It'll take place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

19th - 20th November 2021

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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 2021

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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 February 2022

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

July and August 2022

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!

TBC Summer 2022

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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 little place and great location. Only 2 of us stayed in it which was fine for us but I would find it a bit cramped with 4 people.

Great location, views from top bedroom sitting there with the door open playing cards was very nice and would definitely return here for the ease of the whole holiday, no stress whatsoever!

Easy access to town, shops, beaches. The view on the third floor was amazing . Very comfortable and it was everything we needed. Would love to come back again.

Property is in an amazing spot right next to the harbour. It is also exactly as described in the brochure so no nasty surprises on arrival. Brilliant value for money.

Vitamin Sea is small but perfectly located. The downstairs lounge/kitchen/dinner is good for what it is but tight on space. Bedrooms and bathroom all very good. The location is fabulous and is the real selling point for the property. Very easy access to harbour and Fore Street and short walks to Porthgwidden and Porthmeor. Perfectly located for dropping in and out to leave stuff or pick it up. Ease of access to food and drink good and bad in a good way!!

This accomodation is charming, clean and comfortable.

Vitamin C is a lovely holiday cottage in a fantastic location close to all beaches, restaurants and shops.. it has a fab view of the Harbour and Smeatons Pier from the main bedroom.. The property is light and modern with comfortable beds and lovely bedding

Aspects make the whole transaction from start to finish easy and are so very helpful , we’ve booked again so that’s proof of how pleased we were Thank you

We had a fantastic stay in Vitamin Sea. Perfect location for exploring St Ives, everything on the doorstep. Kitchen is well stocked although we hardly used it, choosing to eat out at the many fantastic places St Ives has to offer.

Great location for everything in St Ives, easy to walk to. Lovely cottage, very well equipped would definitely come back.

Great location for all local amenities, galleries, shops, pubs and restaurants but lovely and quiet at the same time. Excellent cottage for New Year festivities.

Fantastic location, very comfortable cottage with lots of added extras to make for a lovely holiday.