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Starfish Dreams The Wharf, St Ives

£449 - £1190 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.


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, No children under 18, WiFi, short breaks available.


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!!

August 2020

A super flat well presented and in great location.

July 2020

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1 Jan - 8 Feb449
15 February468
22 Feb - 21 Mar449
28 March503
4 Apr - 11 Apr646
18 Apr - 25 Apr503
2 May606
9 May - 16 May637
23 May931
30 May771
6 June802
13 Jun - 20 Jun835
27 June930
4 July980
11 July999
18 July1107
25 Jul - 22 Aug1190
29 August815
5 September728
12 September672
19 September534
26 Sep - 10 Oct529
17 October540
24 October601
31 Oct - 12 Dec449
19 December724
26 Dec - 31 Dec917


1 January1215
2 Jan - 27 Mar450
3 Apr - 10 Apr750
17 Apr - 22 May650
29 May - 17 Jul900
24 Jul - 28 Aug1215
4 Sep - 25 Sep900
2 Oct - 16 Oct650
23 October750
30 October650
6 Nov - 11 Dec450
18 December750
25 Dec - 31 Dec900

St Ives Harbour

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.

Things to do at 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. 

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Local events

St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.


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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.


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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! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2021

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!


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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.


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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 2021

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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.

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!!

1 month ago

A super flat well presented and in great location.

Jul 2020

Very nice apartment with spectacular views

Oct 2019

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.

Oct 2019

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

Sep 2019

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

Oct 2018

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

Sep 2018

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.

May 2018

Reply from Aspects Holidays


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!

Apr 2018

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

Apr 2018

Comfy, cosy and a cracking view.

Mar 2018

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

Feb 2018

Reply from Aspects Holidays


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 !!!

Feb 2018

Reply from Aspects Holidays


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

Sep 2017

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.

Aug 2017

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.

Mar 2017

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

Mar 2017

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

Jan 2017

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!

Dec 2016

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

Nov 2016

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.

Sep 2016

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.

May 2016

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.

May 2016

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.

Apr 2016

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

Jan 2016

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

Oct 2015

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!

Jul 2015

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.

Apr 2015