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9 Piazza
Porthmeor, St Ives

£605 - £1780 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.


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 and handheld 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 . 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.

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 8, WiFi, short breaks available.


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

May 2022

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

April 2022

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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

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 2022

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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. 

6th February 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.

13th - 15th May 2021

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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.

10th - 24th September 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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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.

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