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19 Piazza Porthmeor, St Ives

£474 - £1308 per week

19 Piazza is a very quirky and retro beachside apartment, with absolutely stunning views over Porthmeor beach. You can nip straight to the beach, or within minutes you can be in the town centre. It is a top floor maisonette of a striking 1960s block of apartments, built on Porthmeor beach. The apartment has two balconies for you to enjoy. One facing East over the town, and the other facing West over the beach, so you can be guaranteed to make the most of the weather.

The majority of the original 1960s fixtures and fittings are in place and the furniture also reflects this style. The apartment is split over three floors and consists of two downstairs bedrooms and one bathroom and an entry level open-plan living/kitchen/dining room with the balcony overlooking the beach. There is also a small mezzanine level which leads to the private balcony facing the harbour and the town - this can be a real sun trap! The apartment used to be owned by artist F.E.McWilliam, whose family still own the property today. They recently found out that David Bowie held some of his artwork in his own private collection!


via three flights of external stone steps from the courtyard. Door to hallway and stairs down to bedrooms and door into:

Kitchen/dining/sitting room

gas hob, gas oven, fridge, table top freezer, table with seating for four, TV/DVD, three seater sofa, two single armchairs, doors to balcony. Stairs to Mezzanine.


four chairs, views over Porthmeor beach.


sofa, doors to the terrace with two sun loungers.


toilet, basin.

Bedroom 1

king size double bed, armchair.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, two armchairs.

Shower room

shower, WC, basin.

Additional information

underfloor heating, access to the parking space is via a steep slope down to the underground garage, size (approx.) 15ft deep x 7ft wide x 6ft 6ins high, please allow room for your car doors to open when looking at the dimensions of the space, 54 steps to the apartment. Please note that the apartment has a retro style with mainly original 1960s fixtures, fittings and furnishings. Laundry facilities on site charges apply, WiFi.


Perfect location directly over the beach. Nice lay out and plenty of space in the apartment. There were some issues for us with the shower and cooker but they got resolved.

July 2020

We loved staying in this stylish apartment.

February 2020

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Holidays in Porthmeor

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The Tate is a must; something everyone should visit at least once, or simply relax and enjoy the view from one of our many self-catering beach-front apartments. Most of the town and all it has to offer is a level walk from Porthmeor, making it many of our guests' first choice of location. Many Porthmeor properties offer parking and most have superb beach views and balconies.

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Local events

St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.


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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.


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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! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

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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!


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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.


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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. 

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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.

Perfect location directly over the beach. Nice lay out and plenty of space in the apartment. There were some issues for us with the shower and cooker but they got resolved.

Aug 2020

We loved staying in this stylish apartment.

Feb 2020

Fabulous location! We’ve had a lovely time.

Dec 2019

As others have said the views are unbeatable and the best we have ever had in our many stays in St. Ives. The apartment is in a fantastic location, the 55 steps are very manageable unless you struggle with stairs or have a buggy. It is not a luxury apartment, but it is perfectly fine and we would happily go back.

Nov 2019

was an amazing place to stay, booking was easy.

Oct 2019

Position of apartment unrivalled. All as described and adequate for our needs

Sep 2019

Sorry to say this apartment ruined our holiday . original fittings can be wonderful but this is absolutely in need of a refurbishment. Shabby and grubby , chipped doors & paint . No hoover so can’t clean al the rugs . No banister on one side of both stairs . No home comforts at all. Minimal and shabby is how I would describe it. Size and location is the only thing it has going for it in afraid.

Aug 2019

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We were so sorry to read that you had been so disappointed by this property, especially given the very special occasion that you were here for, and we are sorry that it doesn't look like we had been aware of any of your concerns at the time of your stay, so that we could see what we could do to help. The decor is of a style that would not suit everyone's taste, and 19 Piazza is not marketed out to be one of our more high end properties but priced accordingly and had met all required standards in the last inspection. We try to show this as clearly as possible within the photos and description, and show the layout of the stairs, with wooden open treads and no banisters to one side, which may be something that those with young children would want to be aware of. However a lot can happen in a short space of time in properties that are very heavily booked, so we will ensure that your comments are passed on to the property owner, and the property team will check on all of this to ensure that it has not changed significantly since the last inspection. We hope that you still enjoyed St Ives and thanks again for taking the time to send in your feedback. Tanya, Customer Services

Stunning views and right on the beach. Comes with parking too so another headache ticked off. Clean bright and airy, a special home from home in a special part of Cornwall.

Aug 2019

A superb apartment in an amazing location if you can manage the 58 steps, we certainly came back fitter than we went and the exercise justified the number of pasties and ice creams we ate. We received perfect service from Aspects from start to finish. The apartment, as well as having the best view in St Ives is very well equipped with everything you would need including a great shower which is unusual when on the the top floor. Highly recommend Aspects and19 Piazza

Aug 2019

This apartment is all about the views, they are lovely. The apartment is also very quiet at night and also spacious. However is is very basic, don’t expect any luxuries. Pack light as if is a long way from the very small parking space to the front door!

Jun 2019

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments and glad to hear that you enjoyed those views and all the space on offer at this property. There are quite a number of stairs to get to this top floor apartment (54), and stairs inside the apartment, so that is certainly something to consider, especially like you said, on arrival and departure days when you have all of your luggage, but we are glad to hear that you thought that it was worth it once you were in there! Tanya, Customer Services

Had a fantastic holiday in St Ives weather was spectacular and we stayed in a property with views across porthmeor beach This was the best location we have stayed in so far in St Ives and we cannot wait to return to St Ives and the Cornwall area.

May 2019

Providing you can mange 50+ steps you will be rewarded with spectacular views from a pleasant and spacious apartment. As an Interior Designer myself I would love to give the interior a fresh new scheme and a new kitchen but as it stands the apartment is perfectly adequate and well equipped with good appliances. Our inability to connect to the WiFi and the lack of appropriate art we’re a negative factor.

May 2019

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your review of 19 Piazza; we are glad to hear that you enjoyed those amazing views from that property; you certainly couldn't get much closer to the beach! There are a lot of steps to get to the property, with more inside, which we try to make clear on the description, as we appreciate that this may be a problem for some, but we hope that you agreed that it was completely worth it for the views that greeted you. The owner wanted to keep its interior unique, maintaining many original fixtures fittings and furnishings, which may not be to everyone's taste, but we hope that you still liked it. Thank you for also letting us know about the Wi-Fi, which was resolved as soon as we were aware. Unfortunately services like this do sometimes go down, but we will always do everything that we can with the property owners and the Wi-Fi service providers to get this rectified as soon as possible. Thanks again for your helpful comments, and we hope to see you back again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Our first time with Aspect holidays. Service was excellent, communication both before and during our stay was superb and the team at the wharf office were lovely and friendly. Would definitely book through them again.

Mar 2019

Fantastic apartment for a great family holiday been to St Ives many times over the years and this is one of the best stays we've had from the sun trap balcony on the mezzanine level to watching the surfers from beachside balcony it doesn't get better tried to book for next year but already full as you cant beat the location will find a gap though and will be back soon

Sep 2018

Spacious and light filled, with a view over Porthmeor beach to die for!

Aug 2018

Fantastic apartment at a great price for that location, easy beach access, and good clean well kept courtyard. Wonderful views with the sea under your window, warm and cosy on colder evenings, lovely comfortable beds with white cotton bedding. Well equipped, plenty of cutlery, washing up equipment, all you need is beach towels! Really enjoyed our stay and will be definitely back again. Missing the place already...

Apr 2018

We had a fantastic anniversary here! The views literally took our breaths away as we entered the property. Waking up to the view of porthmore was incredible! couldnt of asked for better!

Feb 2018

Fantastic location

Sep 2017

We had an amazing time at 19 Piazza. We've stayed in many places in Cornwall but this location can't be beaten. The views from the main bedroom and balcony are spectacular and the direct access to the beach very handy. The apartment has a charming mix of retro and modern, plus lots of extras to make it feel homely.

Aug 2017

Lovely location, excellent views, easy access to town and beach. It's wonderful.

Aug 2017