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Starfish Dreams
The Wharf, St Ives

£514 - £1388 per week

Starfish Dreams is a superb apartment overlooking the entire harbour and St Ives Bay. It offers extremely well-equipped and comfortable accommodation and is ideal for a spot of people watching with the benefit of having everything in St Ives on your doorstep. You will be spoilt for choice by the vast number of excellent local eateries close by or if shopping is more your style, Fore Street is lined with boutique style shops.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1



secure entry system with two flights of stairs leading up from Fore Street to the apartment door and hallway.


electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer.

Sitting/dining room

extending dining table and four chairs, smart TV with DVD/Blu-ray, leather corner sofa, two swivel tub chairs, double French doors to Juliet balconies with views over the harbour and beyond.


bath with shower over, WC, basin.


double bed, window to Fore Street, en suite shower room, corner shower cubicle, basin, WC.

Additional information

gas central heating throughout, due to the apartment being situated within the heart of Fore Street, you may hear the hustle and bustle associated with being in a central location, please note that unfortunately parking is no longer available with this property, guests booking Starfish Dreams and Mermaid's Rest together for the same week will receive 10% discount, please speak to the bookings team to apply this, No children under 18, WiFi, short breaks available.


Great apartment in a fantastic location. We will be coming back

March 2024

Lovely centrally located flat with excellent views across the harbour. Well furnished and maintained, with nice personal touches. Would recommend.

March 2024

Part of Lighthouse Apartments

Sleeps up to 4 in 2 properties

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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.

Great apartment in a fantastic location. We will be coming back

Lovely centrally located flat with excellent views across the harbour. Well furnished and maintained, with nice personal touches. Would recommend.

We had a lovely stay. Possibly stay in the apartment below next time as location is great and one less flight of stairs to climb.

We really enjoyed staying at this very central apartment. Stunning views from the double doors. It’s well furnished with a very comfortable kingsize bed and has a separate shower room and bathroom.

A great location with super views over the harbour & across the bay. A very well equipped & furnished place to stay. The Christmas tree was a lovely touch. We will be back!

Great location and fantastic views.

We would recommend aspects holidays , starfish dreams is a first class apartment in every way, beautiful views, modern , fully equipped, very clean and comfortable.

Great location and view. Lovely comfortable apartment, very clean and well equipped

Had a wonderful week at Starfish Dreams in February. Excellent location. Travelled by train which worked very well - station, the Tate, Leach pottery, shops, choice of beaches and huge variety of eateries all walkable - and no hassle trying to find parking! Flat itself was as clean and well equipped as one would hope … but the big plus was the view from the huge window. Spent a lot of time just sitting on the swivel chairs looking out at the comings and going in the harbour and on the beach … and being inspired by beautiful February sunrises.

A super place to stay, a central location with wonderful views across the bay, bring your binoculars!

The best compliment I can give Starfish Dreams is that it felt like home throughout our stay.

We loved coming back to the apartment after a day of exploring or relaxing at the beach, and we’ll definitely consider staying here again if we come back to St. Ives and it’s available.

Bit more detail: we stayed as a couple (30s) - no kids, no pets - and it was perfect for us. Good size, nicely decorated, all major appliances, two bathrooms, comfy bed, good water pressure in the showers, etc.

The location is incredible - right on Fore St. which seems to be the main road in town with lots of bakeries, restaurants, and independent shops, and a couple of minutes walk from the Harbour, beaches, etc.

The views over the Harbour from the balcony are superb, especially in the morning. Lots of sun, too!

We found the apartment to be very quiet and peaceful, although we did stay mid-end September so not peak season. The town was still busy, but nowhere near what I’d imagine height of summer to be like.

A couple of nights there was a busker outside on Fore St. that we could hear faintly from the bedroom, but that ended by around 11pm so not really a disturbance for us at all.

There are a couple of flights of stairs up from street level to the apartment on the 2nd floor, and so something to bear in mind if you’re considering this apartment and you have mobility issues. There is a stairlift from ground to first but not sure if that’s only for private residents.

Starfish Dreams is highly recommended!

Delightful and charming apartment, with stunning panoramic view of the harbour and the sea beyond. Very comfortable, lovely furniture, well appointed and kitted out. Entrance in the heart of the town, up into a lovely apartment two floors up. Very happy and memorable week.

This is a superb accomodation and it's location is fantastic. On entering the apartment you are greeted with the most amazing harbour view and the bonus of stepping out the front door into the main street for shopping / refreshments.

This is a beautiful apartment, it has everything a couple could possibly need for a stay , The view is fabulous well worth the stair climb . In the reviews people say they found it noisy, we did not have any noise that bothered us .The property is located on Fore Street so very convenient for anywhere in St Ives. We parked at the Rugby Club & got the bus down .We would not hesitate to book this apartment in the future.

We've booked with Aspects before, so had high expectations of Starfish Dreams, which didn't disappoint. The flat, though bijou, was well proportioned for two people using it as a base. There was adequate cutlery, crockery glasses etc for the two of us and the cooking facilities were again suitable for our needs. The two leather swivel chairs by the twin opening doors were ideal to look out over the harbour. The settee wasn't the most comfortable in the world, but was adequate for our needs, as we didn't spend a great deal of time sat on it - there's far too much to see and do! We stayed in June, and the street noise mentioned in the information really wasn't an issue at all. Sure, bins get emptied early, but then the streets are clean when you go outside! The fan in the bedroom is a godsend in the hot weather. All in all very happy with our experience. It's expensive, but we wanted nice views so we expected to pay for it. Would we stay there again? Yes.

Fantastic apartment with lovely views of the harbour. Well equipped & comfortable. Everything was very clean & well maintained. Service from Aspects holidays was excellent. We will definitely be booking this apartment again.

A perfect bolt hole with incredible views of the harbour. A little gem in the middle of town with great amenities and fantastic location. We loved our glass of wine at sunset at-the window seats! Perfect for couples

Fabulous location, it’s lovely to open the windows and hear St Ives and the seagulls (at all times being watched by the beady eyes of the resident seagulls on the roof outside the window). Apartment is quite comfortable although the bed and sofa ready for an upgrade. Being in the middle if St Ives is brilliant, can pop in and out if the weather is not agreeable. Watching the tide coming in and out is a bonus. The stair lift up to the first floor on the steep and narrow stairs certainly is not, very restricted access getting past it.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your review. It can be very difficult to find mattresses and sofas that will suit everyone's taste, everyone being different; and it is disappointing to hear that these were not to your preference. Your feedback is automatically sent to owners, so that they can see guest suggestions, and we will also monitor comments to keep an eye on guest's preferences over the coming months. The stairlift was installed recently for a resident, so whilst there is still enough space to get up and down the stairs, it may prove more challenging when you are carrying your luggage or have your hands full from a day out shopping or with all your beach gear. We will pass the feedback on to the owner in case there is anything that could be done to improve that situation. It was great to hear how much you enjoyed the property still. Tanya, Customer Services.

Fantastic central location with great views, convenient for shops, restaurants and exploring. Very comfortable and well equipped apartment.

Great location, views and apartment.

Wow what a truly wonderful place! We found the apartment very comfortable and the views were amazing, from the hustle and bustle of the harbour, over to Porthminster and out to Godrevy. The kitchen was well equipped and the washer/dryer, dishwasher & oven were easy to use. It was great to meet the owners and the welcome cream tea was much appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would certainly look at booking this accommodation again.

A great flat with easy access to pubs, restaurants and the beaches, it should be noted that Starfish Dreams is on the second floor the first stair case has a stair lift which of course is great for access but can be a challenge for getting your suitcase up. I shall definitely be booking this flat again.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

You don't get much more central than this; it's a perfect spot if you want to be right in the heart of it all. We are glad you liked it. The stairlift was installed recently for a resident, so whilst there is still enough space to get up and down the stairs, it may, like you say, prove more challenging when you are carrying your luggage. We will pass the feedback on to the owner so that this can be monitored. Tanya, Customer Services

Lovely apartment in the heart of St Ives

Starfish dreams is a lovely clean and bright apartment, with amazing sea views. Well situated in a central location with bars and shops on your doorstep. Expect noise as you're on the main thoroughfare, which might impact on sleeping. Need to climb a couple of flights of stairs to get to the room, but that's how you get the amazing views. Very relaxing apartment, all facilities provided.

We had an amazing time at the apartment. The facilities were excellent and is located close to all amenities with a spectacular view from the living room. We were thoroughly able to unwind from a busy stressful 2020 during our time in St Ives. We have already recommended the apartment to both friends and family.

Had the most amazing stay here. Location was perfect and very close to the harbour- short walk to everything we needed during. Very clean and well presented. Fabulous view of the harbour was delightful to watch the tide come in and out. Thankyou!!

A super flat well presented and in great location.

Good quality property in centre of St Ives.

Not suitavle for disabled guests

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad to hear that you liked Starfish Dreams. Whilst the property itself is all on one floor, there are 2 flights of stairs up to the apartment door, so we would not recommend this property for those with mobility issues. We try to make this information as clear as we can within the description, so we do hope that this was what you had expected and that it worked well for you both. Tanya, Customer Services

Very nice apartment with spectacular views

Starfish Dreams is an ideal base for a holiday in St Ives. The flat is well presented and has fantastic views across the harbour and beyond. We would certainly book it again.

Fantastic location in the centre of town. Wonderful view across the beach and close to everything. Would definitely recommend.

Starfish Fish Dreams was absolutely lovely. Great views. Superbly equipped and made for a very pleasant stay. Would not hesitate to return.

It's like home from home as soon as you arrive in the property. We have already booked for next year.

Wonderful stay for our 1st holiday with our little boy. With him going to bed early we were still able to sit with a glass of wine looking out over the harbour for a lovely romantic evening. Perfect location.

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Perfect property to watch the sunrise and right in the heart of it all! Has everything you need and more! Look forward to visiting again!

Wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again, but there are usually 5 of us and Starfish only sleeps 4.

Comfy, cosy and a cracking view.

Lovely apartment. Amazing views and perfect location. Having a car parking space is so helpful and makes the whole stay stress free.

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A lovely holiday in a beautiful apartment with such an amazing view . it is in such a convenient location and you have everything you need right there, with the added bonus of a parking space close by!, we hope to come back in the future !!!

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A great apartment in a good location for easy access into St Ives. The view is just stunning worth getting up for the sunrise.

A wonderful property giving us a great experience in the most beautiful of settings in St Ives. Giving us the most stunning views from morning until evening and conveniently situated close to everywhere. Would definitely recommend and come again.

A lovely apartment with fabulous views and very convenient. Very easy to keep clean and well equipped. The welcome pack was both lovely and generous. The car parking space is distant (10 minutes walk) and would be challenging if you were elderly (steep) or had young children (awkward no pavement roads). Expensive, but would consider again for the views and location. The fore street location is not the quietest but were not unduly disturbed.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are really glad that you enjoyed Starfish Dreams, the views are absolutely stunning over the harbour and the location is perfect with everything on your doorstep. We have taken on board your comments regarding the walk to and from the allocated parking space, so thank you very much for highlighting this; the property team are looking into it further and will make any necessary changes. St Ives is an extremely popular area to visit, so it is more expensive than other areas within Cornwall, but we hope that the pricing runs in line with other agencies and comparable properties in the area. We look forward to welcoming you back! :) Maddie, Customer Services. PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROPERTY NO LONGER INCLUDES PARKING

very good place to stay, location is excellent

Starfish dreams is suited perhaps to younger people who want to be in the town centre. Just be prepared for noise!

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for leaving your feedback on Starfish dreams, we are really sorry that you experienced a lot of noise during your stay. We try to be as open and honest as possible with our property descriptions, so try to highlight the location of this property as much as possible, stating in the property description that due to the apartment being situated within the heart of Fore Street, you may hear the hustle and bustle associated with being in such a central location from the local shops and busy restaurants. This may not suit everyone, so please do not hesitate to contact our sales team, who are always very happy to help advise on the best/most suitable locations. We really do hope that you still had a great time here and otherwise enjoyed this lovely property. Maddie, Customer Services.

An excellent location and well-equipped apartment!

Fabulous 10 day holiday, our second visit to Starfish dreams and if we are lucky it won't be our last. Stunning views and just two flights of stairs to the shops and everything St ives has to offer. The attention to detail and quality of every thing from kitchen accessories to bedlinen is very good. Also nice little touches including a welcome pack, crisps and wine, not forgetting the cornish cream teas from the Allotment Deli across the road and of course milk in the fridge. We look forward to our return. Thank you! LB

Beautiful apartment with stunning views. Expect noise, you are in the thick of the entertainment. It was settled by midnight in September when we stayed here.

The aptartment is in an excellent location and the views are spectacular. We have had a lovely week here and will definately come again.Mrs E Naughton.

Location and views fantastic. Noise and steps make it difficult with young children. Don't believe anything about noise cancelling windows. You will be kept awake Friday and Saturday nights with bars and live music and woken early with waste collection and street cleaning throughout your stay.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are sorry to hear that there were a couple of areas that weren't quite what you expected from this property. The property is in a great central location, where you can step out onto Fore Street, but have the benefit of being able to watch over the amazing views of the harbour from the sitting/dining area, and whilst there have been noise cancelling windows fitted, they will not completely eliminate all noise. There are some steps up to the apartment, so it may not be suitable for everyone; we are very sorry if this was more than expected. We have since removed the wording about noise cancelling windows, and re-worded the note about the location, to avoid any confusion or expectation that these will eliminate ALL noise. Thank you for taking the time to send in your comments. Tanya, Customer Services. PLEASE NOTE, THIS PROPERTY NO LONGER SLEEPS CHILDREN UNDER 18

This apartment was perfect for our short break in our favourite place. The location is so convenient for the beaches and the shops. There was no need to eat out because we had amazing views and the apartment was so cosy. It is extremely well equipped and tastefully decorated.

Starfish Dreams is a superb location and offers everything St. Ives can offer. Just fabulous.

Fabulous apartment, superb views, easy parking. Totally relaxing holiday home with high spec mod cons, would defiantly stay in this property again

Fantastic location, lovely apartment with lots of facilities and furnished to a very high standard. Amazing view across the harbour! Does get noisy at night on Fore Street but otherwise a lovely stay, we will definitely be coming again!

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments and so glad to hear that you liked it here. Being in such a fantastic central location, you may hear some of the hustle and bustle of the town at times, but we hope that you agree that it is absolutely worth it for the amazing views and being just a few steps from everything that St Ives has to offer. Hopefully see you again soon! Tanya, Customer Services.

Very nice property fitted to a high standard in a central location and value for money.