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Onshore Apartment
The Wharf, St Ives

£1137 - £2772 per week
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Onshore is a spacious duplex apartment that's perched right above the harbour, where you can enjoy the sights and sounds from the comfort of your sitting room. You'll be able to open your window in the morning, snuggle back into bed and listen to the waves lapping at the edge of the harbour. The apartment has had a full refurbishment of both the family bathroom and the en suite shower room in 2020 and also benefits from a terrace area to the back of the property, where you can sit and chill out on an evening with family and friends.

The property is pet friendly and the harbour beach is literally just feet from the door, as well as the year-round dog friendly beach at Lambeth Walk, so it couldn't be more convenient for dog walking. The apartment is located above The Hub restaurant, so if you don't fancy cooking during your stay, you can pop downstairs, or go for a short walk and take your pick of the bunch, as some of the best eateries are within touching distance.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Super king

Bedroom 2

Twin

Bedroom 3

Super king

Entrance

via The Wharf with staircase leading to hall, doors to:

Kitchen/dining/sitting room

electric oven, gas hob, fridge and small freezer, dishwasher, filter coffee machine, table with seating for six, breakfast bar with two stools, large corner sofa, TV/DVD, floor to ceiling windows with two Juliet balconies, staircase leading to;

Bedroom 1

king size bed, TV, Juliet balcony, en suite with shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, Juliet balcony.

Bedroom 3

double bed, French doors to terrace area.

Bathroom

bath, separate shower, basin, WC.

Snug

day bed, TV, perfect area for children to play.

Terrace

table with seating for six.

Additional information

gas central heating. The apartment is situated next to and above The Hub on the harbour front, so you may hear the sounds and smell the aromas associated with the busy bars and restaurants. Bank Holidays are particularly busy on the harbour front and the Hub restaurant has extended opening hours, WiFi, one well behaved dog welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

Superb location, views are fabulous! Sunrise can be stunning Will definitely be back

August 2023

Once again we enjoyed our stay in this excellent property. The View is like a film set and overall the property doesn't disappoint.

July 2023

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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.

Fabulous hard to beat location and space to spend your holiday in. Comfortably furnished and super roomy throughout. A great space for a large group. Fantastic views. Not a place if you want a quiet holiday though. But you wouldn't chose this location expecting that. Lots of activity going on always and leavers from the pub and restaurant will keep you entertained. Large extractor fan at back not overly pleasant and the very noticeable hand dryer drone from the restaurant below was the only real annoyance and took a while to zone out but just keep looking at the view. You cannot beat the service at Aspects though and that is an huge asset to any holiday.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

You can't ask for better views when on holiday in St Ives, can you?! We are so pleased you made the most of being right on the harbour front and enjoyed the spacious living areas and bedrooms. As you have said, being right in St Ives does mean that you can hear the flurry of activity from the harbour and restaurants, especially in peak times, but with those views on offer why not take advantage and sit back, relax with a drink, and listen to the hustle and bustle below? We're so glad you are happy with our service, and we hope to welcome you back to Cornwall again soon. Katy, Customer Services.

Wow, what a view, but that's what you book it for! On top of this it's a huge property, that although a little tired and a refresh needed in places is one of the best I've stayed in St Ives. We had a couple of issues that Aspects helped us with and kept us updated. This building like most in St Ives, really is not for those bad with stairs, from the pavement up. The 'hustle and bustle' as gently written is fine during the day but expect radiator reverberation until midnight when the Hub shuts downstairs on Friday/Saturday's. The rest of the week, not a problem. Maybe just join the party! However I had my young daughter and mum with dementia with me so sadly, couldn't. Great breakfasts downstairs too! Are you a light sleeper...what isn't that clear is the bin collections every single day from 5am to 7am. At least two and one of them the glass bottles...extraordinarily loud even with the fantastic high quality windows.
We had Storm Ciaran whilst down and it was amazing to watch, with the added bonus of seeing the seal from our bed most mornings (due to the early alarm, lol)! Would I stay again? Definitely, but with ear plugs! Book it guys!

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We must agree, the view is truly spectacular! Onshore Apartment really is the perfect refuge to watch a storm blow over. As you mentioned, the central positioning of the property does mean that the sounds of the restaurant below are present at times, particularly on the weekends and bank holidays, which we appreciate may not suit everyone, so we try to warn of this risk as best as we can on the website. We are glad to hear that you agreed that the views and size of the property more than make up for this though and that you would love to stay again, albeit with earplugs ??. Thank you for your feedback about some areas needing a refresh; we have passed this on to the property owner and we will check on this when we next inspect the property so that we can pass on our recommendations to the owner too. We hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon, so you can enjoy that wonderful view once again. Lucy, Customer Services

Superb location, views are fabulous! Sunrise can be stunning Will definitely be back

Once again we enjoyed our stay in this excellent property. The View is like a film set and overall the property doesn't disappoint.

This accommodation was excellent and we cannot really fault it at all. It is in an ideal position with the most amazing scenery and we loved the close proximity to the beaches, harbour and shops. The view from the lounge and master bedroom was perfect with floor to ceiling windows. All furniture was of a very good standard and rooms were made up nicely when we arrived. We want to book again for next year as we were very impressed with the location, apartment, scenery and nearby facilities. It really is a lovely holiday accommodation and we can’t wait to come again,

We had a wonderful holiday staying in this apartment. The views are amazing and the location ideal for accessing shops, beaches and restaurants. Spacious and comfortable but needing some furnishings upgraded and the patio wasn’t pleasant enough to be used. Having said that for views and location we would definitely stay here again

The most stunning views from the lounge and bedrooms what a way wake up each morning Would definitely recommend this property

Stayed at Onshore Apartment several times now. It never disappoints with the most incredible views! Very spacious for our large family. Can be noisy at weekend evenings due to its position but we don’t mind this. Excellent correspondence with housekeeper!

Perfectly situated, well equipped apartment with amazing views of the harbour.

A lovely apartment in a perfect location, everything you need and plenty of space. Can't wait to return

We recently stayed at onshore for our annual birthday trip. We come at least twice a year and have done for 15 years plus. This was by far the best we have stayed in. The view is incredible the rooms spacious and comfy. Excellent shower and facilities. Perfect location to walk straight onto the beach with our dog. Central to all testy and shops. We have already re booked for next year.

We have now found the most perfect view in St Ives. The apartment is much more spacious than described on the website.
We have rebooked for the same apartment next year! Thank you for a wonderful week!

Wonderful holiday in a fantastic apartment, such beautiful views from the lounge!

Onshore is in a brilliant location - you can't really beat it. Whatever the weather, it's a fab place to admire St Ives from - and to people watch! There's a well equipped kitchen and lots of storage generally. Lovely and spacious throughout, comfy beds and great shower in the main bathroom. If you nab a bedroom at the front, there's nothing quite like waking up to the sights and sounds of St Ives harbour, just heavenly.

If you're an early or light sleeper, this probably isn't the place for you as its central location above a restaurant doesn't make it the quietest place to stay.

Lovely apartment, stunning views and fantastic location!

Superb location with incredible views. Apartment spotlessly clean with a lovely welcome pack and daffodils everywhere. Great communication with housekeeper.

We had an amazing stay in a beautiful location over looking the harbour, the apartment is very comfortable with the best shower ever. It was great to wake up and watch the sun rise whilst still in bed, the apartment was very well kitted out and so good we have booked it for 2 weeks later in the year.

love this property, the views are stunning and the location is perfect. plenty of space and everything you need for the perfect family holiday.

Great location and great view. Would definitely stay again!!!

Excellent location with beautiful views. Thank you Aspects Holidays for all your help and the 60th birthday gift for my Husband Would highly recommend Onshore Apartment and Aspects. Already looking to book next year.

Excellent views from apartment. can be noisy and the smell of cooking from the below restaurant waft into the apartment.

We’ve been coming to st ives for 20 years now and have never stayed in the same place twice because we were always looking for the perfect one , and now we’ve found it and booked for next year already

Great location.

The photos on the website don't do it justice - so much more gorgeous and spacious than the pictures show. Absolutely loved apartment, so much that we booked for 2022 already whilst there. The only thing that is missing is tumble dryer as leaving any clean clothes to dry on small outdoor area is at the peril of the seagulls! But who wants to do washing whilst on holiday! I have stopped in several Aspects Holidays places now in St Ives and this definitely the best so far, its going to be hard to beat

The location of the apartment is perfect as all attractions are easily accessible. The views are also absolutely beautiful too.

Another lovely week in this great location. This apartment is really lovely, but we were disappointed this time to find the windows so dirty. Unfortunately despite requesting cleaning on our first day, they were not cleaned by the end of the week.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so sorry to hear that the windows were not very clean for you and that you did not have someone reattend or at least call you to inform you that the window cleaner couldn't reattend. The team checked with the window cleaning company who do this property and he confirmed that he had cleaned them on your arrival day, but it seems that he can't access all windows from outside, so we are looking in to how this can be addressed going forward. Thank you for letting us know and sorry again that no-one reattended. Tanya, Customer Services

As always it was perfect, Aspects always go above and beyond for anything and are so helpful. Jenna is lovely and takes pride in the cleanliness of the property and always helps with anything when needed.

Just perfect. The best view !!! Lots to watch from the comfort of the apartment. Beautiful. Will definitely return. You do hear the hustle and bustle , but it just adds to it all. Its just stunning ! Would recommend this company every time. Infact I do . Thank you !

Third time at this apartment and doesn’t disappoint. Incredible views and very spacious.

Fantastic location, which is a haven for people watching! A return visit to this comfortable and well equipped apartment, with nice newly fitted bathrooms this year. We’ve had another lovely holiday!

Managed to book this little gem at short notice and couldn’t have been happier. We have been holidaying in St Ives for the last 20 years and this has to be our favourite accommodation. Everything’s very well thought out and clean throughout. Without a doubt the veiw is the star of this property even if you are having a night in you still feel like you are out enjoying the hustle and bustle of the town, my only issue is how booked up it is for next year.

A lovely light and spacious apartment with superb views that made it a special place to stay. Great location too, everything you need literally on your doorstep.

Beautiful spacious and comfortable apartment in a stunning location. The 5 Adults had a wonderful stay mid August 2020. The view across the harbour is perfect and the central location is fantastic but can be quite noisy as explained in the details prior to booking! The bedrooms are large and the beds as comfortable and we thought the upstairs was even better than the main room if that’s even possible! The bathrooms are modern and the large landing makes the apartment feel very spacious.

We enjoyed a fantastic and relaxing week in Onshore Apartment. The location is perfect and the views across the Harbour breathtaking (being an early riser I managed to catch some stunning sunrises). We were a little apprehensive about the location above and next door to bars and restaurants, but the noise was minimal and didn’t bother us at all.

The apartment is very spacious and comfortable - hard to beat. Our third stay in St Ives in an Aspects property and the best yet.

Lovely apartment in a superb location. We had a great stay and would highly recommend Onshore Apartment. We hope to return next year.

Superb location, lovely, spacious and well equipped apartment, right on the harbour front. We had a great holiday!

Our third stay and the views from Onshore never disappoint, absolutely amazing. One of the best in St Ives. It is in a great location and great for dogs. Because of it’s harbour front location expect a certain level of noise at times, a price to pay for the prime location but can be disturbing. The apartment is well equipped but decor and some furniture now looking tired.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your review, it's great to hear just how much you love staying here. The location is fantastic isn't it, being right in the heart of it all and with such great views? We are delighted to also be able to tell you that the owner is having full refurbishments of the main bathroom and en-suite and also replacing the sofa at the beginning of 2020, so we hope that you will enjoy the improvements on your next visit. Tanya, Customer Services

Fabulous views, bedrooms were lovely

Onshore is a fabulous apartment. It is light and airy with the most stunning views! You can literally watch the sun rise over the sea from your bed!! Great for people watching and just enjoying the beach right in front of your eyes! Everything is right on your doorstep - cafes, restaurants, interesting shops, galleries, bars, coastal and beach walks! Wonderful holiday location in a spacious apartment. And - so grateful to the owners for letting our dog stay too! (He always comes on holiday with us and had the best time. He couldn’t believe he would come in from his walk and then watch all the other dogs playing on the beach!!!).

Great view and location.

Probably best I don’t comment about all the additional internal problems with the plumbing, sofa and stinky smell.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are really sorry for all of the inconvenience experienced during your holiday. Unfortunately a major leak occurred during your stay, which could not have been foreseen, especially with the leak originating from pipework that was hidden and inaccessible. The metal trim on the sofa that had come lose has since been repaired, and the rug that had been the source of the smell, was immediately removed and disposed of, and we are very sorry that this was not noticed on the changeover before your arrival. A member of the team has since been in touch to personally apologise and to thank you for letting us know about these issues, so that they could be fully investigated and resolved. We hope that you still had a nice time here in St Ives despite these issues, and sorry again, for this unexpected inconvenience. Tanya, Customer Services

Amazing location, we stayed as two families with toddlers and everyone loved the holiday - we would return in a heartbeat.

Very clean Great location Fantastic views

Loved our holiday.property was lovely.will be back.

On arrival we once again felt the need to contact Aspects about the state of the windows. The main feature of this apartment is the location and views so therefore to arrive to dirty windows was a disappointing first impression. We greatly accept that the seagull population is a part of wonderful St Ives and to maintain a good standard is a never ending battle. However as part of the cleaning arrangements for the Saturday change over day would it not be possible for the windows to be routinely cleaned therefore guests newly arriving would then see the apartment and views at it's very best. Whatever happens thereafter I feel guests would then accept as they have had that initial wow factor. We were howevever this year very pleased with how quickly the windows were cleaned once the matter had been reported to the office. The excellent location and prime views. Dog friendly ...the absolute best and so close to the all year round dog friendly beach. To some the noise at busy times would influence their stay at Onshore but to our adult family who know St Ives very well and knew before booking the exact location were not upset at the level of noise at certain busy times and accepted it as part of our holiday experience. The positives far, far outweigh any of the negatives. A fabulous stay in wonderful St Ives and would not hesitate to book again.