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Apartment 5, Chy Kensa
Porthminster, St Ives

£469 - £1235 per week

This ideally situated, first floor, modern apartment is great for families or friends to holiday together in St Ives. Chy Kensa is in an elevated position, close to Porthminster beach and just a short walk to the centre of St Ives town, with its wide variety of shops and restaurants. There is plenty of space, with two good sized bedrooms, two bathrooms, a modern kitchen and comfortable sitting room. An added bonus is the large store room, situated in the communal entrance area, which can accommodate bikes and surf boards, ideal for those more energetic guests, and if venturing further afield by car, allocated parking means this apartment will tick all the boxes.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Outside area

patio area to the right of the side gate, table and four charis.


via communal doorway up one flight of stairs, door to hallway with doors leading to;

Kitchen/sitting/dining room

dishwasher, washer/dryer, electric hob and oven, dining table and four chairs, two sofas, TV and sea views

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, WC and basin.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, TV, two bedside tables, ensuite shower with WC and basin

Bedroom 2

twin beds, TV and one bedside table.

Additional information

WiFi, short breaks available.


This is the second time we have stayed in this apartment. It's very comfortable and has everything you need. The location is perfect and it's so peaceful.

May 2024

This is our third stay at Apartment 5, Chy Kensa. Cleanliness, comfort and location faultless. The apartment has everything you need. Looking forward to our next stay.

April 2024

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Holidays in Porthminster

The gateway to St Ives, Porthminster offers breathtaking scenery and a plethora of activities for all the family to enjoy. Ideally located for a seaside holiday, this picturesque bay boasts a stunning beach with soft golden sands, perfect for year-round relaxation. Experience awe-inspiring sunsets, delicious dining at the renowned Porthminster Beach Café, along with a range of exciting watersports. 

Many of our holiday cottages in Porthminster boast magnificent sea views and are mere moments from the soft sands and turquoise waters of the beach. Whilst the vibrant heart of St Ives harbourside is just a short walk away. Porthminster is perfectly placed for an unforgettable family holiday by the sea. Read more about holidays in St Ives here.

Top tip

Indulge in lunch with a view at Porthminster Beach Cafe.

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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.

This is the second time we have stayed in this apartment. It's very comfortable and has everything you need. The location is perfect and it's so peaceful.

This is our third stay at Apartment 5, Chy Kensa. Cleanliness, comfort and location faultless. The apartment has everything you need. Looking forward to our next stay.

Lovely apartment. Everything you need! Really clean and a lovely atmosphere. The underfloor heating was amazing!!!

Fabulous week at 5 Chy Kensa 10th-17th November helped by some kind weather. The apartment was spacious, superbly appointed and comfortable. So convenient for the town with ease of parking. Will definitely be staying again.

Another wonderful week in St Ives. Can’t think of anywhere else we’d rather visit.

Second visit to this Lovely apartment, with close proximity to beaches and St Ives town. Parking space was a bonus and ample space for our Family car.

Second stay in the lovely flat. Great position within town and close to beaches. Will hopefully look book again in the future if available

5 Chy Kensa is a lovely, well-furnished, modern apartment in an excellent location. The the rooms are spacious and light and the apartment was spotlessly clean. The parking space is a real bonus and the location means you don't have to drive through the centre of St Ives if you want to explore further. We would happily stay there again.

Apartment 5, Chy Kensa is a lovely spacious 2 bedroom apartment. Really clean and tidy inside & out and finished beautifully. We really appreciated having a reserved parking space, washing machine, dishwasher & outside shower to remove sand. Easy access to the beaches and town. Already booked again for next summer :)

Beautiful apartment with outside space. The apartment is literally home from home and spotlessly clean. Parking space makes it even more appealing and relaxing, to know you can come and go as you wish and have the ability to explore the wider area without worrying about a car parking space on return.

Beautiful apartment, this was our third time staying here, perfect for us. Will definitely book again.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were so happy with the apartment. It was clean and incredibly comfortable. It was like 'home from home'. It is so close to the shops, restaurants and pubs. Yes, it is up hill when returning from St. Ives town, but it's manageable and not too onerous. We would not hesitate to recommend this to our friends & family. The parking facility was a massive bonus too. Our only regret was that the end of our holiday came too quickly.

We really loved this apartment which is brilliantly situated 5 minutes to the beach and 10 minutes to the centre of the town. ( alittle longer on the way back as up hill ! ) The apartment was very spacious with excellent furnishings , very modern & recently refurbished with all the equipment you need . It was so clean and it was lovely to be welcomed with tea , coffee and milk. We had a fantastic holiday & excellent service from Aspects . Thank you !

Fantastic modern, clean apartment in a great location.

Had a lovely stay at this apartment. The place is spotlessly clean, in such a convenient location and the parking space was a must! Would definitely book again :)

Nice and clean , well equipped

Amazing place! Great location, lovely apartment nice and spacious and modern bathrooms. Loads of storage space and nice and tidy. Recommend to friends and family and would return again!

We had a fantastic time at 5 Chy Kensa. The apartment was beautifully decorated, comfy and spotlessly clean.

Aspects holidays staff were very friendly, professional and helpful.

Can't wait to visit again!

Immaculately clean, nicely furnished apartment in a quiet, well-kept block with two good-sized bedrooms and two modern bathrooms - the main bathroom being very spacious. Nice little sideways view of the bay over to Godrevy from one of the two alcove windows in the sitting area. Well-fitted kitchen with all the necessary facilities. Spacious hallway leading to all the rooms and warm throughout, with underfloor heating.

Very convenient location for the centre and harbour, 5-10 minutes walk down and back up the hill. Good accessible parking space - not too tight for a medium/larger car. The flat is accessed through a secure communal entrance and up a small flight of stairs to the first floor.

Very comfortable and appealing property for two adults or a young family.

Aspects' customer service is excellent - even had a call on the morning of our arrival to let us know the apartment was ready for us then, if we wanted to arrive earlier. Really nice, considerate touch.

Excellent communication all round. A lovely property which was exactly as described. Enjoyed it being so clean and comfy. Thank you .

Chy Kensa is our favourite place to stay in St Ives. Fantastic location with parking. A short downhill walk to the harbour and Porthminster beach. Would highly recommend this well equipped beautiful apartment

Lovely stylish property. Home from home. Was just perfect for us. Loved being able to sit by the window looking at the sea view. Ideal location close enough to the centre but also easy access to nip out of st ives in the car and go explore other areas of Cornwall. Ideal place with bonus of a good parking space.

Very clean, modern apartment- happily stay again

A wonderful property which offers everything you need on holiday. We’re a family of 4 (2 young boys) and the apartment was perfect for us. There’s a steep walk up the hill to get back from the beach but it’s well worth it and we will definitely book again.

A great location within easy walking of the town. A parking space outside which is a great bonus. Very comfortable, extremely clean and tastefully decorated. Easy to book, brilliant communication re information. A wonderful place to stay and I thoroughly recommend it.

Had a lovely mid week stay at Apartment 5, Chy Kensa. It's close to town, train station and Porthminster beach. The flat has lots of home comforts. Was on a quiet road, very little road noise. I would love to stay here again in the future.

Great location and amazing parking space for st Ives. The walk to the beaches or at Ives itself was so accessible and not a bad walk back although it is uphill. The apartment is so comfortable and the owners have thought about everything in the kitchen which allowed some nice home cooked meals. I normally choose a place with a balcony and although the apartment came with a patio area the sunshine was very limited at this time of year. I did look to book again, but it's been snapped up for my dates next year, but definitely recommend.

Very comfortable apartment that was spotlessly clean. It's in a peaceful location and is great base for being close enough to stroll into the centre of St Ives and the beaches whilst also being a handy location to visit other areas by car, as you don't have to drive through the narrow streets of St Ives! Aspects Holidays provided first-class customer service before and during our stay, thank you so much.

This was our second stay at Apartment 5, Chy Kensa. Beautiful apartment, very clean & well equipped. Great location. Already booked in for next year, cannot wait to be back in our favourite place.

We had such a wonderful week in this apartment it was absolutely superb, so clean, comfortable and a fantastic location for our family holiday. Thank you

We have stayed at numerous places in St Ives and Chy Kensa apartment 5 is one of the best for accommodation and location, we have booked for next year.

We have just returned from 9 nights in 5 Chy Kensa apartment we originally booked 7 nights but had such a lovely week luckily we were able to stay extra nights. The apartment was spotless on arrival furnished to a high standard lovely bathrooms and kitchen had everything you could need for a self catering holiday. Little extras included in the welcome pack were also very good. Aspects Holidays provide excellent service and holiday information and are easy to access if needed in St Ives. We have already booked for 2023.

Great location and well equipped. Only notes to be aware of phone signal is a little poor (Wi-Fi once logged in is decent) and lots of steps from car down and then up a flight in the building to gain access, be prepared when you arrive and depart with your luggage

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Unfortunately, much of St Ives and many other areas of Cornwall have very 'patchy' phone signal, so this isn't something that is specific to just the area that this property is in. As the property has wifi, there is the option of making wifi calls or using other platforms to call from, but this may be something worth bearing in mind if ever you are returning to Cornwall. Being a first-floor apartment, there is a flight of stairs inside to get to the apartment door, which we had included in the website description. There are also a few stairs down from the car park to the communal front door, which we will now add to the website description. We are sorry that information hadn't been included initially, as we always want to provide as much information as reasonably possible so that guests can make informed decisions about properties. Thank you for highlighting that. Tanya, Customer Services

We enjoyed another wonderful stay at No 5, Chy Kensa. It’s perfectly clean , comfortable and with lovely, tasteful decor. It’s well equipped with good quality items. There’s a dedicated , easy parking space and it’s only a short walk from town! Definitely our favourite place to stay in St Ives. The holiday company Aspects are good at providing clear and timely information. Brilliant thank you.

We really enjoyed our stay here. The booking process and all communication was superb. The apartment is very well situated a short walk from the town, but with excellent on site parking and a quiet location. It is tastefully and comfortably decorated and is very well equipped. We would love to return as it suited our needs perfectly . Thank you

Would throughly recommend this well appointed, comfortable apartment. It has everything you need and is in a great location for town and Porthminster beach. There is a slight hill/steps on way back but shouldn’t be difficult unless you have mobility issues. We’ve already booked this apartment again and envisage it becoming our new apartment of choice for St Ives. Loved it.

Just beautiful appointed apartment. Loved my stay here and would book it again . Close to main town .

Lovely would stay again

Brilliant modern apartment which was more than adequate for us as a family of 2 adults and 2 young children. Very short walk to both the lovely Porthminster Beach and the shops of St. Ives but was also fairly quiet. Beds were comfortable and water pressure and temperature was great. We would definitely recommend and would stay again.

Lovely apartment. Very clean, modern & well equipped. Will definitely be looking to stay here again.

Fantastic apartment! This is the second time we have stayed here and it won’t be the last. Really well decorated and are fully equipped kitchen with everything you need. Location is perfect. Very clean and tidy. I would definitely recommend booking this beautiful apartment .

This accommodation was extremely. The best I have ever stayed in. The owners had forgot nothing. The bathrooms were superb, far better than mine at home!

The kitchen was great and there was every utensil you could think of!

The bedrooms were lovely and beds were comfortable. The decor thought out was beautiful.

The owners have obviously put a lot of care and thought into this property!

I have booked already for next year!

We had a lovely stay in apartment 5 Chy Kensa this apartment, spacious apartment, very clean with great facilities, convenient parking. The weather was mixed for June, but really enjoyed being back in St Ives. We would certainly book the apartment again, it was nice to be on the edge of the hustle and bustle of St Ives.

The apartment is very well furnished, easy to find and a excellent location for St Ives. There is a steep bank to walk up from the Harbour so it is not ideal for everyone but we had a very pleasant stay and would definitely recommend to others.

Loved our stay at 5 chy Kensa. Clean, Modern, lovely apartment. Everything we had wished it would be. parking space on our doorstep. A view, 5min walk from town centre, steep but fun. Thanks aspects.

This is a lovely, spacious and comfortable apartment. It is well equipped and in a convenient location to access everything St Ives has to offer. We had a wonderful holiday.

Very well appointed apartment with reserved off-road parking space. Easy access to shops, restaurants & pubs. Had a wonderful stay & would return.

We had a lovely stay in this apartment, we have stayed in the block before.Parking on your doorstep, quality towels and bedding, a folder with all details you need in the apartment. The weather was amazing for September, beautiful restaurants, coastal walks, lovely quaint shops in St Ives........ we have already booked for next september but will be back before then...........

A beautiful, modern, clean and lovely apartment. No real sea view but five minutes walk from the sea front. Perfect for a stay in St Ives.

Fabulous location, high quality fixtures and fittings with beautiful finishing touches. The property was recently decorated and the decor is tasteful and fabulous throughout - if we visit St. Ives again we will do our best to stay here - you can't say better than that!