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Balcony On The Wharf
The Wharf, St Ives

£591 - £1737 per week

Picture yourself sat on a balcony, overlooking the sun-kissed blue waters of the harbour front, drinking your favourite tipple and you will find yourself at Balcony on the Wharf. This two bedroom 2nd floor apartment, ideal for couples and small familes, with wonderful views out to Porthminster and beyond, is sure to enhance your holiday experience, while making memories that last a lifetime. Being in the centre of town, you can easily access all five golden, sandy beaches, along with being spoilt for choice when dining out at the many restaurants right on your doorstep. Not to be forgotten, your four legged friend is more than welcome here and has the advantage of year round, pet-friendly, Bamaluz beach, located just minutes away.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2



2 steps up from the wharfside into communal entrance hall. 2 flights of stairs lead to the apartment door and into:

Sitting room

sofa, two chairs, table with seating for four, electric stove, TV/DVD, sea views. Door to balcony overlooking the harbour with table and chairs.


electric hob and oven, fridge with freezer ice box compartment, dishwasher, washing machine.

Bedroom 1

double bed, TV, sea views.




bath with shower over, basin, WC.

Bedroom 2

two single cabin beds (ideally suited to children).

Additional information

electric central heating throughout part of the apartment along with electric heaters, a washing machine can be found in the cupboard next to the cloakroom, the cabin beds are best suited for children, WiFi, one well behaved medium size dog welcome, short breaks available.


A lovely, homely apartment overlooking the beautiful St Ives harbour. A lovely place for a small family to stay. Close to beaches, restaurants and all the amenities St Ives has to offer and very comfortable. Will definitely return.

February 2024

Beautiful apartment! Very light and airy and clean with a lovely balcony with fantastic views and comfortable chairs. Will definitely be staying here again. I can also recommend Aspects as all the properties we have stayed with Aspects have been very clean compared with other holiday companies

February 2024

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Holidays at The Wharf

Many of our cottages at The Wharf overlook the working harbour of St Ives. Here you'll find fishing boats, a gorgeous sandy beach and in the summer season you can take advantage of the boat trips on offer. Home to The RNLI, The St Ives Lifeboat Station is close by and is a popular attraction with tourists.

The Wharf, otherwise known as St Ives harbour, is a hive of activity throughout the year. With a continual hustle and bustle on the water and along the harbour front, there is always plenty to do and see while self catering at the Wharf, even at the quieter times of the year.  It’s an ever changing scene so perfect for those artists among you. Don’t forget about the very sheltered, sandy Harbour Beach, a perfect sun-trap in the heart of town and a great place to find seaglass and sea pottery! As night falls at the end of another perfect day, St Ives comes alive with a selection of bars, restaurants and cafés to suit every pocket and every taste in a truly cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Top tip

Be careful of the seagulls when eating at The Wharf.

Things to do on The Wharf

Boat Trips

Why not enjoy the scenery by boat and explore the coastline with an excursion with St Ives Boat Trips. Fishing trips are available for those looking for a bit of adventure, or for a more relaxing experience, a visit to seal island lets you see seals basking on the rocks at certain times of year. 

Eating and Drinking

The Wharf is home to a wide selection of restaurants and cafes, serving up fresh fish and chips to gourmet burgers, with something to suit everyone. Enjoy an ice cream or Cornish pasty and watch the world go by on the harbour front, but remember to keep your wits about you; seagulls in St Ives are renowned for swooping in and stealing food right from your hands!

Smeaton's Pier

From here you'll get a stunning view of the harbour, and an up close view of the crystal clear waters. At the entrance to the pier you'll find St Leonard's Chapel; originally dedicated for local fisherman, it is now a museum and memorial for the fisherman of St Ives.

Lifeboat station

Home to the new £1.5 million lifeboat, the RNLI lifeboat station is a popular attraction for visitors to St Ives. The gift shop next door sells souvenirs where all profits go towards helping to save lives at sea. 

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.

A lovely, homely apartment overlooking the beautiful St Ives harbour. A lovely place for a small family to stay. Close to beaches, restaurants and all the amenities St Ives has to offer and very comfortable. Will definitely return.

Beautiful apartment! Very light and airy and clean with a lovely balcony with fantastic views and comfortable chairs. Will definitely be staying here again. I can also recommend Aspects as all the properties we have stayed with Aspects have been very clean compared with other holiday companies

Another lovely stay, views and layout of flat fabulous.

Balcony on the wharf has an amazing view, so convenient to all shops bars and beaches. In my mind this made the holiday so relaxing and enjoyable. This is was the first holiday we had taken our dog to the seaside. Both me and my husband couldn’t fault the place we stayed in or the location.

We would like to say a personal thank you to Nicole at Aspects who found the apartment and helped us settle in so well!

Located at quiet end of the wharf. Exceptional view from balcony. Cosy and comfortable with everything you could need. Can't wait to return.

Lovely apartment, perfect location. We will definitely book this apartment again.

Balcony on the Wharf offers spectacular view of the harbour with a comfortable, homely feeling apartment that is ideally located close to beaches, shops, cafes and restaurants. We loved using it as our home-from-home and will definitely be returning.

Great Christmas break. Love st ives. Great view and loved the apartment. Very light and airy. It was warm enough to sit on the balcony as well.

Had lovely stay again at Balcony on the Wharf, views amazing, layout of flat great.

Lovely location with stunning views across the harbour, brilliant to sit and eat breakfast watching the sun rising and the fishing boats go out. On second floor so two flights of stairs to get down to street level - keeps you fit if you want to nip in and out during the day! Decor could be refreshed in places, and a ‘quirky’ selection of kitchenware but when you are looking across the harbour from the balcony that doesn’t matter too much!

2 flights of stairs is a pain but worth it for the view from table. You can't beat the vista. Great location. Tired decor and grubby not very comfy furniture . Wish we had moved black marble slab in kitchen at start of the week as smelly stuff under them. Take a bottle opener.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

The property has some pretty great views, doesn't it! We aim to offer a wide range of properties that we hope will meet the different budgets, differing requirements and individual tastes, but your feedback has been passed automatically over to the property owner. It is such a shame we didn't know about the lack of a bottle opener as we would have been able to provide you with one during your stay. We are very sorry if the standard of cleanliness was not to the high level that you would have expected, we can only apologise if any areas had been missed. We would have loved to rectify this during your stay, but having now received this feedback we will be closely monitoring this for future guests, so thank you for your comments. Katy, Customer Services.

we have been to the balcony on the wharf before and the location does not disappoint, with views across the harbour a great delight, especially whilst eating breakfast!

Great location, fantastic views. Slightly disappointed with some aspects of the cleaning but overall a comfortable property.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are very sorry to hear this. It is difficult to be able to assess it after the event, and we would have loved to have been able to get that cleaning company straight back over there to address any areas of concern at the time. However, we would always expect that cleaning standards are extremely high for guests, so we have spoken with the housekeeping company for this property, passing on your comments and asked that these areas are looked at more closely going forward. Thank you for letting us know. Tanya, Customer Services

Balcony on the wharf offers fabulous views over St Ives harbour as well as being in an enviable location in the heart of the town’s sea front restaurants and cafes.

The apartment is bijou but well equipped. The balcony is a fabulous place to enjoy tea and scones or a quiet glass of wine whilst watching the world bustle by.

the balcony on the Wharf is an ideal location even in poor weather as it lends itself to spending time on the balcony just watching the comings and goings in St Ives

Do not stay at this apartment if you require a swish, modern London pad! DO stay here if you want a fantastic view over the harbour, a great location in St Ives two stories above the hustle & bustle of The Wharf, and a very comfortable, light and cosy apartment. And, it has two toilets! The second bedroom is very much aimed at two children rather than large adults as the beds are not huge. A great place to stay.

Beautifully located flat with amazing views from most windows. Well equipped and a central location. The cleaning could have been a bit more thorough tho, as this did let the property down slightly It didn't detract from a fab holiday though. And the team at Aspects have been helpful and professional whenever I have contacted them. Would return to Balcony on the Wharf

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are very sorry if the standard of cleanliness was not to the high level that you would have expected, we can only apologise if any areas had been missed. Having now received this feedback, we will be closely monitoring this, so thank you for your comments. Tanya, Customer Services

The apartment was perfect and very comfortable. Views are wonderful. Great location on the edge of the harbour. We booked the beginning of December and despite it being chilly outside the flat was lovely and warm. Great week, would definitely book again.

An excellent location, the rather tired decoration could do with modernisation, but don't be put off, the magnificent views across the harbour and proximity to St Ives centre more than compensate.

Excellent location but could do with updating

Excellent location very much prized by us and we can take the dog as well!!

Balcony on the Wharf is in a lovely location, with fantastic views , as described on the Wharf. The second floor apartment was spacious well equipped, with some nice decorative pieces and pictures. The bedding and towels were perfect and plentiful. Unfortunately, we did experience some issues on arrival and the apartment was not cleaned to the standard we would expect, particularly during these times & this did have an impact on the start of our holiday, which was disappointing. We were not able to bring this to Aspects attention until the Monday morning, however the Team were quick to act and organised a housekeeper to visit. Generally soft furnishings, rugs and the Bathroom were In need of attention. Pet Friendly accommodation needs additional cleaning time during changeover. Hopefully this will be addressed as we would certainly like to return to this holiday let.

Wonderfully located on the 2nd floor above the Art Space Gallery and in the same building as the Beachcomber cafe, this property enjoys front line views of St Ives harbour and benefits from a great little balcony together with great views from the living area and main bedroom.

The property has great potential but, having visited St Ives extensively over several years, it is the only Aspects property that we have been disappointed with. Some updating is required to address.

Stayed in various apartments in st ives, this is without doubt our favourite. Saved money as didn’t eat out, got takeaways & sat on balcony for dinner, this property is all about the views.

St Ives is such a beautiful place to come to visit and the place we stayed in had the most spectacular views. I’d definitely holiday again with aspects.

This apartment has one of the best locations in St Ives right on the Wharf in between Cafe Pasta Pizza and the Gin Bar. The view looking out the window is stunning and the balcony is large and sheltered from the wind making it perfectly enjoyable to sit outside during mid December. I do however feel the property is in need some some modernising and significant money spent on it to bring it up to a higher standard; the bathroom has no heating so in order to keep it somewhat warm the door has to be left open to the hallway, the bathroom fixtures also could do with a refresh, the televisions are very small and of poor quality, although mattress was nice and comfy the bed could do with being replaced as could the rugs in and sofas in the property. The kitchen / lounge has no heating apart from an electric log burner so if you want to use the lounge when you wake up you have to pre warm it as I wouldn’t want to leave an electric heater on whilst out or asleep. Lastly the door lock could do with changing as sticks. Overall we had a great time and the view / location does make up for a lot of it but feel this property could be amazing with some money spent on it. Aspects - great service as always. Matt & Jen

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your helpful feedback. We try to offer a wide range of properties that will suit the differing styles, tastes and budgets of individuals, so some will have more modern appearances than others, and the style of décor may not suit everyone. However, they are all priced accordingly, to take into account many factors including location, number of bedrooms, sea views, parking and so on, and they should always be well maintained. We will check on all your comments on the next property inspection and send on our thoughts and suggestions to the property owners. In the meantime, we have passed on all your feedback to the owners, for their consideration, so thank you for this. When you are staying in a property, fully using all the facilities there, you get to experience and view them in a very different way than we do when we visit them, so it is really helpful. We are glad that you enjoyed the amazing location there; the views really are fantastic aren't they? Hopefully see you again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Fantastic apartment in an amazing location overlooking the harbour and close to the heart of all that St Ives has to offer.

This is our second stay at Balcony On The Wharf and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The apartment is very clean, comfortable, tastefully decorated and is well equipped. Nice white towels and bed linen and has a good shower. What makes this apartment extra special is the spectacular view over the harbour beach and the balcony which we spent many an hour sitting out on with a drink or two. Hopefully we will be coming back here again soon to our favourite St Ives. Thank you Aspects Holidays.

Who ever has this accommodation will I’m sure have a wonderful time especially sat out on the balcony with a cuppa and watching the world go by.

A bijou apartment with unrivalled, unobstructed views of the harbour and fabulous central location. The balcony really ‘‘brings the outside in’

We found balcony on the wharf to be perfectly positioned for a great stay in St Ives and it lived up to our expectations. As you open the lounge door you are treated to a fabulous view of the harbour and beach and as the name suggests there is the balcony to relax and enjoy the ever changing scene. It was very clean and comfortable with a lovely kitchen. We were the first to visit after lockdown and everything went smoothly.

Excellent location and stunning views via a very large bay window and lovely balcony. Even when it rained we could sit and look at the harbour. Comfy beds, cosy lounge plus a very friendly seagull who kept popping on the kitchen windowsill, it was all just lovely!

Excellent location, book your car park rover ticket for the Island car park

We loved the location and views and we would happily return - including in the winter - if a heater is installed in the bathroom. Jonathan seagull seems to be a regular visitor to the kitchen window!

Our second visit to this superb apartment. Glorious views from the living room and what a treat to have a balcony overlooking the sea. Well equipped kitchen and supplies of dishwasher tablets and other basic cleaning products. Great that it's dog friendly too.

Balcony on the Wharf is a little gem!

Superb views from a cosy flat in an excellent location.

The service from the Aspects team is brilliant.

Our stay was amazing in spite of the very mixed weather.
Beautiful view from this apartment.
Very comfortable and well equipped.
Would love to stay again.

Amazing location. Lovely balcony. Best sea view in St Ives! We have visited St Ives every year for 13 years and this is the best location for us as we love being right in the middle.

We have been to the Balcony on the Wharf twice now and neither time has it let us down, so much so, we have rebooked for two more visits in 2020!

Love flat Love location Love atmosphere

What an excellent property Balcony On The Wharf proved to be just like the website described. Amazing harbour view and beyond to the other beaches from a very roomy balcony . We could have just sat and watched the world move by. Facilities in the property are excellent and would thoroughly recommend staying in this location location .

Balcony on the Wharf has glorious panoramic views of the harbour from the living room, main bedroom and spacious balcony. This Compact but stylish accommodation sits in an enviably central location and it’s charms made our holiday in St Ives one of our best yet!

The flat is well equipped and has a world class view from the large bay window. The wi-fi is quite good.

Beautiful location and very comfortable apartment. We had a lovely relaxing week with the bonus of fab weather. St Ives never disappoints!

We had a lovely time here. Great location, very comfortable and all you need. Would highly recommend

This is an absolute gem right on the harbour with not only amazing views from the picture window but an outside terrace. It's great to have so much kitchen equipment and enough cleaning and washing products to allow us to keep everything clean and tidy. Really comfortable and spacious. The only downside is that there are two sets of steep stairs up to the second floor, not suitable for anyone with health problems.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

To take full advantage of those amazing harbour views, Balcony on The Wharf is accessed via 2 flights of stairs from the communal entrance hall; they are fairly standard in terms of the steepness, but certainly still something to consider for those that prefer to avoid too many steps into a property. We always try to be as open and honest as possible and try to give an accurate representation of properties within our photos and descriptions, so hope that we have achieved that in this case. We are delighted to hear that you liked Balcony on The Wharf and its fantastic location and views, and thank you for taking the time to send in your comments. Tanya, Customer Services

Absolutely lovely week in this property with a view so perfect it didn't look real !! , the location was amazing so close to everything! , nice and cozy in the apartment !! really clean and a perfect week !

The apartment has a fantastic position on the wharf and the views are outstanding. The apartment was spotlessly clean and even in November the heating kept it nice and warm.