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9 Piazza
Porthmeor, St Ives

£661 - £1945 per week

9 Piazza is a ground floor beachside apartment with breathtaking sea views from the sitting room and large balcony. It combines vintage 60's styling with innovative, locally made furniture by an award winning Cornish design studio. Access to the beach is by private entrance next to the apartment.

Home to a number of distinguished St Ives artists past and present, Piazza is situated next door to St Ives School of Painting and Porthmeor Artists Studios and only 100 yards from the Tate Gallery and Porthmeor Cafe Bar.

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Where you'll sleep

Living area

Sofa bed

Bedroom 1



one small step into hallway, doors leading to:


built in double bed with 1000 pocket sprung mattress. Full width courtyard window with slatted wooden blinds. Fitted double mirrored wardrobe Made up as Double bed

Shower room

fixed rain head shower, illuminated mirror, shaver socket, WC.

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

open plan with double electric oven and induction hob, fridge, dishwasher, coffee maker, 1950s Carl Jacobs Kandya dining table, Verso chairs by Tomoka Azumi, alcove seating and L-shaped sleeper, corner sofa/chaise longue with small double pull out bed for third person (only suitable for OVER 16 years old) . Panoramic patio windows overlooking Porthmeor beach, Smart TV/BT YouView, Blu-ray/DVD, Bluetooth/NFC music player, door with one small step leading to:


sheltered balcony overlooking the beach with patio furniture. Well stocked beach room with beach chairs and equipment, a freezer and storage space.


this property has been listed as accessible due to being on the ground floor, though there is one step into the property, and is all on one level once inside.

Additional information

underground secure parking for one car, access via steep slope, space size approx. 15ft deep x 7ft wide x 6ft 6ins high, more suited to smaller cars, not suitable for wheelchairs, 'built in' bed 6ft 3ins in length from head to footboard, laundry facilities on site charges apply, underfloor heating, No children under 16, WiFi, short breaks available.


The apartment is so well equipped with everything you could need and has really great storage. The storage cupboard on the balcony is amazing! We just threw up our sandy products from the beach, so we didn’t have to trail them through the apartment! The underfloor heating was a great surprise.

The view is out of this world and watching the sunset was just perfect.

We were worried about the size of the car park space after seeing previous reviews. It wasn’t much of a concern though. We have a Ford EcoSport and it fit into the space fine. My husband had to squeeze out the door but overall the reversing was easy.

I’d 100% recommend this apartment, I will definitely book it again.

May 2024

We cannot help but feel that any visitor to 9 Piazza would not be delighted by what they find there. It is small but well thought out to give the best experience possible. The local grocery store is really useful and I would encourage visitors to give it their support, so many of the useful shops in the town have gone. There are some good new restaurants, and we particularly liked Silco.

March 2024

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Holidays in Porthmeor

Home to the world renowned Tate St Ives gallery, Porthmeor is a tranquil bay embraced by stunning coastal scenery and boasts a beautiful Blue Flag beach. A firm favourite with surfers and families alike, perfect for sandcastle building, sunbathing, surfing, paddling in the shallows, or simply soaking up the atmosphere.


With a beachside cafe boasting panoramic sea views and a popular surf school catering to all abilities, the sheltered cove of Porthmeor has all you need for fun-filled beach days, plus the bustling heart of St Ives and the iconic harbour is just a short walk away. Relax and enjoy the view from one of our many self-catering beach-front apartments in this delightful corner of St Ives. You can plan your beach days by checking our Porthmeor beach webcam.

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Porthmeor means 'large cove' in Cornish?

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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.

The apartment is so well equipped with everything you could need and has really great storage. The storage cupboard on the balcony is amazing! We just threw up our sandy products from the beach, so we didn’t have to trail them through the apartment! The underfloor heating was a great surprise.

The view is out of this world and watching the sunset was just perfect.

We were worried about the size of the car park space after seeing previous reviews. It wasn’t much of a concern though. We have a Ford EcoSport and it fit into the space fine. My husband had to squeeze out the door but overall the reversing was easy.

I’d 100% recommend this apartment, I will definitely book it again.

We cannot help but feel that any visitor to 9 Piazza would not be delighted by what they find there. It is small but well thought out to give the best experience possible. The local grocery store is really useful and I would encourage visitors to give it their support, so many of the useful shops in the town have gone. There are some good new restaurants, and we particularly liked Silco.

The location of this flat is amazing , right on Porthmeor beach. The flat is small but makes good comfortable use of the space and is bright, colourful and spotless. It has everything you need for a refreshing break. Would definitely return

Beautiful location and views in the heart of St.Ives with on site parking. Aspects provide excellent support and are caring and professional.

The apartment itself was exquisite and well-equipped with everything you could need. It was warm and there was a delightful addition of a lit-up Christmas tree in the corner. Unfortunately the locks on both the balcony door and the balcony cupboard were so stiff I struggled for half an hour to finally unlock them. It was only on phoning the housekeeper who was very helpful and reassured me that they did in fact open, that I was eventually able to do this. It was only after opening the balcony cupboard that I discovered the freezer which I had been unable to find, was in there. The carpark space is so tight that my car got damaged. The narrowness of the spaces is made far worse by the concrete walls in between the spaces. The concrete steps up to the apartments through the side door from the carpark were too steep for me to use so unloading, carrying the luggage the long distance across the carpark, up the slope, then across the courtyard in pouring rain - and reloading, was appalling. Not something I want to repeat.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

The owners of 9 Piazza as so passionate about their guest's experience, so we were sorry to hear that despite loving the style of the apartment and how well equipped it is, the parking and access from the parking were a struggle for you. The parking space is small and the slope from the parking is steep, which we completely appreciate may not be right for everyone, so we detail this as best as we can in the website description and we try to highlight as clearly as we can that the freezer is out in the beach room, in case this will not suit some. Parking is very limited in St Ives, with many properties not having any available, so we hope this was still something that you found useful during your time there. Although we do our best to include as much as we can on website descriptions and photos, please do call our bookings team if you are looking to stay in this area again, as they are extremely knowledgeable about the properties and location and can advise on where may better suit you next time. Lucy, Customer Services

had a great winter break in 9 piazza, very relaxed in st ives at this time of year, loved sitting watching the sea and views,will definately rebook and return and recommend to anyone,was pleased we took note of parking comments and hired a small car,wouldnt have got ours in the space

This is a wonderful location , ideal for "Blue Therapy". Ideally located , handy for bars ,,restaurants and shops. Beach is literally on your doorstep and the seaviews are wonderful. We can't wait to go back.

Comfortable and clean apartment in a fantastic location. Made for a lovely holiday and quality service provided by Aspects. Will be back.

As soon as you open the front door the view takes your breath away! Fabulously furnished, plenty of storage. Windbreak and chairs in the store cupboard so no need to pack any! Watching the sun set from the balcony is perfection. Loved staying at 9 Piazza!

a lovely apartment in a fantastic location

9 Piazza is absolutely perfect for a couple. Amazing location. Incredibly well equipped. Very clean and the voucher for the Norway Stores was much appreciated. The car park is small as others have pointed out but we had a small car and managed ok. The storeroom on the balcony was a true bonus with the beach chairs, freezer, windbreaker etc. The bedroom is a tad small but absolutely fine for a weeks stay. I honestly can’t fault anything about it so much so we have booked it again for next year.

We would recommend 9 piazza 1000% the views are out of this world. On arrival we had a welcome gift bag wich was a lovely touch. The outside lock up full of beach chairs body boards wind breakers and much more is priceless to have. Having a private entrance to the beach also makes a massive difference when you’ve been walking around st ives. Beautiful stay will definitely be back in the future

Aspects provide quality accommodation at a competitive price and have a wide range of choice. Their service is always excellent, calls answered quickly, team on hand in St Ives, friendly and helpful, I enjoy speaking to them.

We had a great time, we stayed for NYE and couldn’t fault anything about our stay. The apartment is gorgeous, immaculately clean and with stunning views and a lovely interior with lots of attention to detail. As always, Aspects Holidays made everything very straightforward. I wouldn’t book through anyone else in Cornwall.


The location of this apartment is superb with very easy access to St. Ives and direct access to the beach.It has the most amazing views so you never tire of looking out on to Porthmeor beach.It has, however, got a very small and narrow parking space which is difficult to get in to. The apartment itself is compact but comfortable and well equipped.We particularly appreciated the welcome gift voucher for the local shop and the milk in the fridge so we could make a cup of tea on arrival.

9 Piazza is the perfect place for a couple or family with one child. Perfect location, wonderful balcony and view. We left the door open the entire stay to listen to the waves. It is near town, near the beach and easy to go anywhere you'd like. The Norway store at the top of the driveway makes it very easy to get any supplies you need on a daily basis. The flat has ample supplies for the beach and it is an easy walk down to the beach through the private door for Piazza guests. We would happily go back to #9! We've used Aspects most times we've been to St Ives and they have always been great. St Ives is wonderful!

This is an exceptionally good apartment! Brilliant location, very well appointed, really comfortable and a fantastic view of the beach and the sunset! The ‘open all hours’ shop opposite is excellent and the ability to step out onto the beach via the residents’ gate is a bonus. The parking space is very tight and you should definitely heed the advice to stick to a properly small car but everything else about 9 Piazza is perfection!

Great location and perfect accommodation for 2 people.

9 Piazza is a beautifully designed property with a spectacular view. Such a comfortable stay, we hope to return again!

Amazing apartment and location. We will look forward to returning there.

Impossible not to enjoy a stay at the Piazza

Had a wonderful time at 9 piazza Views amazing Close to all shops and restaurants Heated and floor heating nice and warm after a long day exploring! Aspect holidays only round the corner if you require any assistance during stay.. very friendly. parking space very tight.

Fantastic view. Very close to outside amenities and can easily return to apartment within 5 minutes. Even in bad weather you can sit reading in window or on the balcony with cup of coffee watching the surfers. We would happily stay there again in out of season months as rather expensive in the summer months for two people. Each time we have booked with Aspects we have been very happy. We even had a welcome bottle of wine, shortbread biscuits and milk waiting for us on our arrival.

Our recent trip to 9 Piazza did not disappoint. The view from the apartment was wonderful and the location was perfect for discovering St Ives. The bedroom, although tiny, was comfortable and had plenty of wardrobe space. Plenty of storage in the very modern bathroom too. Excellent shower! The kitchen was equipped with everything you could possibly need. There was a large comfy sofa in the living area and a small dining area. Looking forward to booking again for next year!

We had a lovely holiday, enjoyed the views from the apartment. Found everything we needed. This was our 2nd holiday to number 9, wouldn’t rule out another one.

If you want your holiday to be right on the beach then this apartment is the one, stunning views, great fixtures and literally only 30 steps from the front door and you're on the sand. Parking space is a bonus but it is tight and just about manageable with a medium sized car,

The view is stunning and access to the beach is great. An absolute gem of a place to stay. But parking is for small cars only really.

The apartment is well equipped and very comfortable and the view is outstanding. We had a wonderful week although the weather was a bit hit and miss but that happens wherever you go. Just make sure to only take a small car as the parking is very tight.

Fantastic location and view. Lovely comfortable and stylish apartment. Underfloor heating great. Parking available but only for smaller cars. We had a fantastic stay, didn’t want to leave :)

Wow!! The view of the beach is mesmerising and such a comfortable apartment. Everything you needed for a stay in St Ives - close to the beach, easy access to town yet quiet and private.

9 Piazza was such a pleasant stay and right in the middle of all the action, inside the property was quiet enough to feel away from it all too. View from out the huge window were priceless, right on the beach.

Had a relaxing week at 9 Piazza with fantastic views from the balcony. The apartment is comfortable, well equipped and ideally located for beaches and restaurants and shops. Car parking was a little tighter than we were expecting - not for the faint hearted !

A friend recommended Aspect Holidays and thanks to him we booked in St. Ives. The apartment is very well equipped, the location perfect and the view stunning. The booking procedure and follow up was very professional and the team super friendly. Regarding the new situation with COVID-19 everything was handled very well.

Well equipped omfortable apartment with the added bonus of a storage cupboard on the balcony. The view from the balcony is what makes it worth the stay.

Fantastic/ Awesome/amazing view / we sat every night watching the sunset amazing Very high end apartment in terms of fixture & fittings Spotlessly clean Lovely welcome tray ( thank you owners) Beach equipment etc a real home from home Cannot recommend number 9 enough Parking bring a very small car 5* rating from Dave & Dawn

The team at Aspects have nailed it! Real pros. Really friendly. Super helpful. The pre-arrival pack is awesome. Beautifully presented and a huge help when planning ahead for a seamless visit to the charming town of St Ives. And the property was breathtaking, comfortable, cosy, just perfect.

Beautiful location well equipped property and good value always excellent service from the Aspects Team.

Lovely apartment beautiful views we would definitely book again. Lovely cream tea and wine on arrival along with fresh flowers what’s not to like.

We had a great Christmas break in this stylish and comfortable flat . It is in a spectacular position and we enjoyed watching surfers , dog walkers and sea from the panoramic window . Highly recommended

A wonderful property, with the most amazing sea view. We loved our stay there, so relaxing. It was great coming back to the apartment to sit on the balcony and watch the beach life go by. So close to everything in St Ives and still very quiet. Well equipped with everything you could need and thoughtful welcome touches.

Lovely property right on the beach with outstanding views. Car parking space will only accommodate a small car.

Superb holiday combined with Art course in Porthmeor studios just next door.

Fantastic holiday in a beautiful apartment. First time we have booked with Aspects. Great friendly service. Have already booked for next year!

Superb holiday, very accurate information given pre-holiday.

Aspects staff are very helpful and go out there way to help you st Ives is a wonderful place were everyone would love to live never had a bad holiday there the weather has always been kind to us a very friendly place as are the people

When we first saw 9 Piazza advertised on Aspects web site, it said that the apartment was bespoke and had an excellent view and of course lots of photographs of the apartment and an explanation of the word bespoke. What we didn't expect was such a well equipped apartment and a really breathtaking view taking in Porthmeor Beach, what we believe is the best beach in St Ives. We have just completed our fourth year and have just booked for next year at 9 Piazza.

9 Piazza is a dream. For two people, the perfect place to stay in St Ives. The arrival experience (complimentary scones, jam and clotted cream, plus a lovely bottle of wine) is always such a lovely touch. Charming decor. So neat and freshly presented. Brilliant kitchen. Excellent shower. Breathtaking, mesmerising views of Porthmeor Beach. And so close to the heart of the gallery zone and harbour. Unbeatable. Thank you!

Excellent location and amazing views, apartment is fully equipped with everything you could wish for and everything is of a very high standard, will definitely be back!

A beautiful apartment, well equipped and immaculate. The view is stunning even when the weather not so good. I saw sea birds diving, a daily visit by a very curious seal and best of all a pod of dolphins fishing and leaping. Wonderful. Close to all amenities, Tate St Ives and other galleries. A wonderful base for whatever you want to do or just sit on the veranda and watch the world go by. Stunning.

Position, comfort and view.

We love 9 Piazza - it starts our year with peace and comfort and of course the stunning beauty of Porthmeor beach when it is wild and empty!

This is by far the best property we have stayed at in St Ives, the views are amazing with spectacular sunsets! The property is decorated beautifully and has everything you need to enjoy a fabulous beach holiday. We'll definitely be booking again!

This is a brilliant place to stay

This property is wonderful!!!!! It is exactly as described. We could not have been more pleased. It was so much fun to wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night to the sound of the sea. The surfing was right in front of our balcony. You are a very quick walk to everywhere in St. Ives.

Very comfortable appartment in an idyllic location

I would highly recommend this property to anyone even if is only to sit on the balcony and watch the amazing sunsets while listening to the waves. Just book it

9 Piazza is a perfect little property in a stunning location - we didn't want to leave.

Fabulous property full of charm with modern technology and lovely little details which made our stay comfortable and easy without detracting from the authenticity of being in St.Ives. The cream tea and bottle of wine waiting to welcome us were very much appreciated and we thoroughly enjoyed staying in such a lovely apartment.

"This was our second stay at 9 Piazza and we have already made a provisional booking for 2017. The apartment is beautiful in so many respects that it appears churlish to find fault. However, when standards are so high at number 9, the bed and bedding sadly are features that do seem below the owners very high expectations. The Tempur mattress results in a very hot bed as it does not appear to breathe, resulting in sleepers perspiring and becoming consequently uncomfortable. This is not helped by the provision of a poor quality man-made fibre quilt. If these areas could be reviewed by the owners, we, and others from notes in the visitors book, would be even more delighted with our stays at this idyllic apartment.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you so much for your great comments, the owners of 9 Piazza are always really keen to hear guests thoughts on what would make the property even better for their guests. They had provided a TEMPUR® Cloud memory foam mattress as they believed that it would provide the very best comfort available, but as a result of your comments they have found a high quality Cool & Fresh Mattress Protector designed for memory foam beds that “regulates your temperature while you sleep and upgraded the winter duvet. They are hoping that these products will provide you with a more comfortable night’s sleep when you return. Tanya, Customer Services.

Excellent for everything Looking to return next year

Traumhafte Aussicht auf den Strand und das Meer. Die Ferienwohnung ist exzellent ausgestattet und 100 Prozent empfehlenswert- auch für längere Aufenthalte.

Good for beach access and spectacular sunsets

This apartment is absolutely fantastic. The facilities are excellent and the location couldn't be better. What a fabulous holiday