Sea Spirit

St Ives Holidays with Sea Views Galore! Allocated Parking

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Beds 2
Sleep 4
Baths 2

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About Sea Spirit

The view from Sea Spirit will take your breath away. Nothing can prepare you for the panoramic views that span across almost the entire width of this self-catering accommodation in St Ives. Throughout the seasons it will give you an undisturbed view of the idyllic St Ives Harbour all the way around to the iconic Island Chapel. However, although it is unbelievably difficult to draw your eyes away from the spectacular sea view, it does not deter from how wonderful the interior of the apartment is too.

Sea Spirit has two-bedrooms, two bathrooms and is on the top floor of a Barnoon Terrace building overlooking St Ives town and harbour. We think you will love the stylish yet comfortably casual interior. The interior finish of the apartment complements its most striking feature; the sea view, and it simply adds to your whole St Ives holidays experience. For centuries artists have come to St Ives for its unique light and spectacular coastal scenery. Being as far South West as you can get, the climate is milder and the daylight hours in both summer and winter are longer, so you will see why artists fell in love with the scenes that Sea Spirit offers from sunrise to moonrise. So, if you are a budding to experienced artist, or simply love putting a pencil to a sketchbook, we're sure Sea Spirit will be the place for you.

The two bedrooms are located at the rear of the apartment and have their own en-suite shower rooms. Sea Spirit is perfect whether you are two couples coming for a romantic retreat, or if you're a family of four. One of the bedrooms has a double bed and the other bedroom can have either be configured as twin 3ft beds or it can be made into a super-king size bed (in width only as is 6ft 3" long), depending on your preference.

At the front of the apartment, you have the spacious living room with two comfortable sofas, perfectly angled for you to sit and soak up the tremendous views from dawn until dusk. If you find yourself needing a break from watching the boats in the harbour, there is a Smart TV for you to sit and enjoy your favourites. Neatly tucked around the corner of the living room is a dining table that is able to seat four guests and your kitchen area all with the same incredible vista. The kitchen has everything you need for a self-catering holiday where you're able to whip up a feast with arguably one of the best kitchen views in St Ives. You have all the necessary integrated appliances including a washing machine and dishwasher as well as a large fridge/ freezer, oven and induction hob. If you're planning on doing a lot of home cooking as you're finding it too difficult to peel yourself away from the sea view, all you need is at the property ready and waiting, pots, pans crockery, the lot! Sea Spirit also benefits from a Dolce Gusto coffee machine, so you can sit and take in the views over a good coffee.

Sea Spirit is located on Barnoon Terrace, in a traffic-free zone and is accessed via a path that runs in front of the terrace of sea-facing houses. For the warm, balmy evenings take your favourite beverage down to the shared terrace and lose yourself in the panoramic heaven of the harbour and St Ives Bay. Start your mornings sat outside with your croissants and coffee while the palm trees sway, your skin warmed by morning sunshine, and watch the sea as it calmy mesmerizes you into a state of utter relaxation.

Ideally located, the stroll into town takes no more than a few minutes. You are a short walk away from Fore Street where you'll find all of St Ives' fantastic independent stores and cafés. You're also very close to two of St Ives' most renowned galleries, TATE St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum. Your closest beach to Sea Spirit is the Blue Flag awarded Porthmeor Beach; the best surfing spot in St Ives. It has takeaways, a beautiful beach side restaurant and public toilets. There is a footpath that leads down to the beach just 200m from the front door. Being so close to the centre of St Ives, you are spoilt for choice on your closest restaurant, however, we'd recommend booking a beach side booth at Porthmeor Beach Café. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner you're spoilt for choice, for some of the best pancakes at breakfast to amazing tapas selections for lunch and dinner.

Please note, the parking space for Sea Spirit is at St Ives Rugby Club. This is approximately a 15 minute uphill walk from the property. The walk may feel a big uphill for those not used to hills. However, you are able to pull up closer to unload all of your luggage. We appreciate it may be slightly more of a walk than a public car park but the owners kindly wish to provide a guaranteed and free parking space for their guests during their stay. If you prefer to park closer, Barnoon public car park is a short walk away.

To recap, this luxury holiday apartment in St Ives is a penthouse apartment on Barnoon Terrace which is a traffic-free zone. The sea views are extensive from this apartment and can be enjoyed from the open plan living, dining and kitchen area. It has two bedrooms both with an en-suite shower room, wash basin and WC. There is parking provided for one car at St Ives Rugby Club which is an uphill 15-minute walk from the apartment. We suggest parking at the Rugby Club and paying a few pounds for a taxi as it takes the stress away from St Ives parking headaches! During school holidays there is a regular shuttle bus from Tate St Ives to the Rugby Club.

Sea Spirit

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Phil Page

Jul 05 2024

Fantastic apartment. Wonderful views and so convenient for everything.


Jun 15 2024

The view is AMAZING!!. The flat was very clean and well stocked. Excellent location.


May 11 2024

Fantastic view of St Ives! We were two couples sharing the flat so having both bathrooms ensuite was ideal. The flat is nicely decorated, and very quiet. Altho the parking is a bit of a walk from the flat, it's nice having a reserved spot available. We did manage to 'double park' both on arrival and departure for loading/unloading. The final set of stairs within the flat is steep and narrow (as are most in the UK), so I'd recommend packing as little as possible! We loved watching the tides and the birds from within the flat, and wandering around St Ives. Proximity to St Michael's Mount and Minack Theatre was a plus. Highly recommend staying here for your next Cornwall adventure.


Apr 13 2024

The selling point to this property is most definitely the amazing view! It has the "wow" factor...even on a rainy day! All the facilities are modern and comfortable and the showers are fantastic. It is strolling distance to the whole of St.Ives and so parking in the reserved spot which is about 15/20mins walk away, was not a problem. Also, there is a park part way along, so if you have children, it's a great little stop-off! The car park nearest to the property isn't too costly if you park between 6pm-10am. I think it was about £3 (ish)?! There are stairs leading up to the apartment, which depending how much luggage you have brought, are do-able AND worth it for the view! We had an online supermarket shop delivery and this worked out perfectly. Also, there are Co-Op's within walking distance and a local shop just up the hill on the right hand side past the car park. If you get the weather, Porthgwidden Beach is perfect for families. Not too big, great waves for splashing and swimming about in and rocks to climb. We drove to the Eden Project which, though expensive, was well worth the visit and we easily spent about 6 hours there! Also Flambards....great for families and the history section was really interesting and detailed too. REALLY enjoyed the Tate Gallery and there were activities for the children to do too. They loved it. St.Michael's Mount was an interesting trip out too. Free if you have a National Trust card. Unfortunately, the weather was bad for most of the week we were there. However, it didn't dampen our spirits and we did "days out" donned in our best waterproofs! When the weather is sunny, you could easily just spend the day exploring and mooching around the shops and streets of St.Ives and lazing on the various beaches! Make sure you eat at least one locally made cornish pasty, eat fresh fish at a seafood restaurant and I would recommend the Talay Thai Kitchen for food! Delicious! All in all, a fantastic spot which I would definitely book again without hesitation.


Apr 06 2024

This is a great apartment! The view is absolutely beautiful and the location is perfect (very close to all the shops, restaurants and beaches but still very quiet). It was also very clean when we arrived, the cushions looked brand new and we just felt really welcome. The communication with the agency was also very good!


Mar 30 2024

Lovely place to stay with an awesome view. When it rained we just sat in the window & watched the people go by in the town and beaches far below. All very clean & convenient to town. We'd definitely stay here again.

Jane Sach

Mar 23 2024

Fabulous apartment, well equipped and spotlessly clean. Excellent location few minutes walk from town, Tate gallery and Barbara Hepworth museum, visits we enjoyed immensely. The view over the harbour and The Island from the apartment is incredible.
Although a parking space at the rugby club is included we chose to use the Barnoon long stay car park for a reasonable daily charge (£6 a day in March) as it is only few minutes walk from Sea Spirit whereas the rugby club is a fair walk up a steep hill.

Stephanie Castell

Mar 15 2024

Wonderful property. Terrific view of St Ives and the St Ives harbor. Sea Spirit has all the amenities you could want. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee and tea, and all plates and cutlery. Beds are very comfortable. Terrific location for the Tate gallery. As with all things in St Ives, everything is walkable (uphill walks are steep). Three flights of stairs to get to the unit so plan accordingly. Free parking for the unit is 3/4 mile away and a 15-minute walk. It is possible to park in a lot a few minutes walk away but it is subject to availability. Cleanliness of the unit was superb. Highly recommend. 5 Star.

Emma Lea

Oct 28 2023

Such incredible views of St Ives and everything we needed for a relaxing break. Great location for everything. We can't wait to come again.


Oct 21 2023

Sublime setting with perfect position for St Ives. Peaceful. Look forward to returning. Some things looking worse for wear - coasters, kitchen table top and bathroom glass shelves.

MANAGER'S COMMENT: Thank you for your review Chris, the owners are aware of the bits that need renewing and refreshing and have a plan to deal with these when there is a gap in bookings this winter. 

Kathryn G

Sep 16 2023

Our fourth visit I think…
The view we can't stop gazing at.
Rain or shine.
Day or night.
An art instillation at your window… just the therapy we needed. 
Sat at home and wishing our way back to the next time.

Nick Martin

Aug 12 2023

Lovely stay. Property was lovely and clean and the view is incredible. 


Feb 27 2023

A great place to stay with a fantastic view, in a great location for beaches and the town

Kate Morris

Nov 13 2022

Another absolutely fantastic time at the sea spirit . Never fails to impress us ... as you walk into the immaculate lounge the view of the harbour takes our breath away every time .... the apartment is spotless and has everything you need to a high standard .. reading the visitors book you understand why people come back time and time again ... perfect location can't fault a thing ... cant wait for our return


Nov 01 2022

Well equipped apartment, beautiful view of St Ives. Orange Roofs are very helpful and informative.


Sep 18 2022

Sea Spirit is located in one of the most beautiful areas of St Ives… a 180 degree view that will heal and restore the most weary of souls. We never slept in as we didn't want to miss anything. The weather means the view changes and switches by the minute. The drama of the sea and the sky is all on show and makes you sea weather in such a different way… heavenly! Be prepared for many climbs up and down the hills but your efforts will be well rewarded with the whole of St Ives playing out it's daily life in all it's details below and out to the horizon beyond. Leaving rested, restored and re-inspired.

Lin Carvell

Jun 13 2022

Amazing views and beautiful apartment. Apartment was exactly as described, spotlessly clean with all amenities for a comfortable stay. Views breathtaking, great location close to the harbour but be mindful that you need to be quite fit as it's a bit of a climb up to the apartment plus a couple of flights of stairs, but so worth it for the unobstructed views. I would recommend you park at Barnoon car park to offload and re-load your car as the Rugby Club parking space is quite a trek up the hill. Orange Roof app was very helpful and informative, lovely welcome pack on arrival was a nice touch and very generous. Would be a good idea to have a fan or air conditioning as apartment gets hot with all the glass windows on a sunny day, also recycling bags would be useful. We would definitely recommend this lovely apartment and stay again as our experience with Orange Roofs was faultless.

Jill Wilsher

May 23 2022

Not our original choice, but sea Spirit turned out to be a true gem. We are so glad we were able to spend our week there. The views were stunning and just a stones throw from the hub of St Ives. The second bedroom could do with some drawer space but apart from that we have nothing but fond memories and hope to be back.

Clive Harris

Mar 15 2022

Thank you for a wonderful stay in St Ives. Sea Spirit is a magnificent holiday location - very comfortable, with a terrific view !!


Mar 13 2022

We were delighted with the apartment. It was spacious, light and airy, very clean and the view out the window was incredible. We would highly recommend this apartment and hope to stay there again in the future.

Wade Jacques

Jan 20 2022

A fantastic holiday home in a great location with views to die for! Very well equipped for our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) with modern appliances and a high end finish. Would recommend to anyone and we can't wait to stay again!

Lindsay Stonehewer

Nov 23 2021

We had a fantastic week at Sea Spirit. The view is just spectacular with its 180° view of St Ives below. The apartment has everything you need with comfy beds and the biggest bath towels ever! Definitely recommend and we will return here for sure!


Nov 08 2021

I cannot praise sea spirit enough . When we walked through to the lounge the spectular view took our breath away . The beds were comfortable ..linen and towels very such a high quality . Kitchen fully equipped … we could have sat and looked out at the harbour for hours and would see something different every time Orange roofs are a well organised helpful company and I would highly recommend them

Mark Higgins

Sep 26 2021

What an amazing property! All you could possibly ask for. The flat was well equipped with everything you would need and it was all we could do each day to tear ourselves away from just sitting and watching the wonderful panorama in front of us. Only a stone throw away from all the lovely restaurants. We had a lovely meal in the Porthminster Beach Cafe. Visited the Minack Theatre, 30 minutes away by car. If you are coming by car be warned that the parking place in a good 15 minute walk up hill to the rugby club. We had our bikes so good exercise first thing in the morning! Can't wait to come again!

James Sykes

Jul 13 2021

Beautifully furnished flat with excellent kitchen. Stunning views over St Ives harbour and Carbis Bay, with lovely coastal walks. Very much enjoyed the Tate and Barbara Hepworth art galleries.

Jenny M

Jun 29 2021

This apartment must have the best view in St Ives, it was wonderful just to sit & look out at such a panoramic scene. On the Saturday evening we were treated to a brilliant display by the Red arrows (G7 summit) flying right past the window, it was great. The apartment is lovely to so clean & bright & great decor. We had a lovely time in St Ives & can definitely recommend this apartment & Orange roofs who have been so helpful through out. Thank you Orange roofs.


Jun 07 2021

We had the most wonderful stay at Sea Spirit. The flat was beautiful, with comfy beds, in an excellent location and a fully equipped kitchen. It was only a few minutes walk from Porthmeor beach where we did body boarding everyday and we were able to hang our wetsuit outside in the back courtyard of the building, which was really handy. The communication from Orange Roofs was fantastic. Sam and her team were very responsive. They recommended we use their app, which was incredibly helpful and had all the details you needed for you holiday in one place. The best part of our holiday though, were the breathtaking views from the flat! They were unbelievable and would take our breath away every morning when we got up. I highly recommend this flat and can't wait to book it again for our next holiday in St.Ives!


Nov 19 2019

A lovely warm apartment, very clean and well maintained. And a truly wonderful view - great to walk into the living room in the morning and see the sea all around.

Rachel Lindsay

Oct 19 2019

The service we received from yourselves was excellent and the information provided was really helpful prior to our stay. We also thought it was a lovely touch for one of your colleagues to call the day before to see if we had any questions. The prosecco on arrival and biscuits etc was a lovely welcome. 

Catherine Chapple

Oct 08 2019

Sea Spirit has probably the best views of St Ives through huge picture windows in the living area, absolutely stunning. From here you can watch the constantly changing land and seascape and the fishing boats bringing in their catch. You soon relax and get into the rhythm of Cornish life, a much needed antidote to modern living. The beds are very comfortable and everything is spotlessly clean. The kitchen is very well equipped. It is a lovely, quiet spot but only 4 mins walk to the shops and amazing restaurants and bars. There is also a parking space 10mins walk away which is invaluable during the busy season. Access to the property by vehicle is restricted, there is room to park 100 metres away to unload, then bags etc. need to be carried along a path and up two flights of stairs. The walk into town is also very steep so not suitable for everyone. But, if you are reasonably fit and active, this is a gem of a property.


Oct 02 2019

Absolutely love St Ives and we decided to have our small wedding ceremony here, was just perfect. What made it even more perfect, was habving 'Sea Spirit' to come back to, what an absolutely stunning apartment and the view is something else! Highly recommend this fabulous place and we definitley would like to return very soon! The new Mr & Mrs De Silva.


Aug 19 2019

Had a wonderful one week break at Sea Spirit Apartment. Orange Roofs really have great customer service and were very responsive to questions and needs that I have. Apartment was clean and well catered for and was great to have food delivery all ready and prepared for our arrival. The views from the apartment are spectacular and the location is perfect. Literally 5 minutes equally from Porthmeor Beach and the Harbour and the plethora of shops and restaurants on offer. A real gem of a place.

Bea and Michael

Jun 24 2019

The panoramiv views at Sea Spirit are an absolute delight! We enjoyed sitting whilst looking over the harbour, watching the tide coming and leaving. The apartment is furnished with specuial sea spirit taste and style. Very clean, very tidy, very good equipment. We felt at home from the very first moment and even made friends with the seagulls on the bottom outside of our panoramic window. We would highly recommend this apartmant ! A place to come back to!

Jason Phillips

Jun 04 2019

From sunrise to sunset this apartment has “the” best view of St Ives. It is a fabulous place, clean, new, stylish and the 47 steps from Fore street help work off a few calories from all the pasties, Korev’s, cream teas and fish n chips!! Can not recommend this place enough close to porthmear and harbour, Tate gallery and Fore street even though out the harbour very much in the heart of st ives

Tom Erdin

May 08 2019

A great place to stay, lovely furnished and the view...!!


Apr 02 2019

Breathtaking views from this spotless accommodation. We could have spent the whole visit just looking at the horizon! Very comfortable beds with lovely en-suite bathrooms. The main living area was also very comfortable and stylish. The only minor issue we had was sorted with an immediate response.

Chris Rogers

Feb 25 2019

The truly fantastic view is the obvious benefit of this apartment but there are several others too. The proximity to the town centre is one, it being just a few minutes to get to various parts of Fore Street, the harbour and Porthmeor beach - albeit steep on the way back! The flat itself is great, everything worked, the showers were excellent and the kitchen well-appointed. The view is the star of the show though and I spent many hours watching the sunrise, the comings and goings in the harbour and the waves crashing on the island - wonderful, and the photos on the website do not do it justice.


Feb 04 2019

We had a great stay at this apartment. It was bright, clean and very well finished. The welcome provisions were very much appreciated and every detail was thought of. The views were amazing, you could see both beaches and the winding streets set out below. The glass windows had been very well designed so make the most of all aspects. We would love to return for another visit.

Julie Needham

Nov 04 2018

Amazing panoramic views - the photos don't lie! Immaculate, modern apartment with everything you need and lots of extra touches. Peaceful and close to all amenities. I absolutely loved my stay here and could hardly tear myself away. Will definitely return - soon! Orange Roofs also supply all the information you need in a detailed pack at the apartment and via email. Very helpful and not at all intrusive. Would definitely book my holiday through them again.

Matthew King

Oct 09 2018

The flat is dominated by stunning and ever changing views across St Ives and this is undoubtedly its biggest asset. It is well equipped, clean and bright and of adequate/ good size for two...probably a bit tight for three and would be crowded for four. It is in an excellent position and very close to the main streets and harbour. However it is a steep climb up if you're coming back. There are two nice showers but no bath. We found the bed over firm and rather uncomfortable although others may differ. Access is via 3 flights of stairs. The last flight is really quite narrow and pretty steep and as a result difficult to negotiate with luggage/ heavy shopping. We did worry a bit about fire risk although it was clear there were some fire safety measures in place. Overall it was lovely and we had a wonderful stay.

Scott and Melissa Pollard

Aug 05 2018

Just got back from a week at Sea Spirit in St Ives, and what a lovely base for a holiday it was. The apartment is perfectly located and in a blink of an eye you can either be into the town, with all that it has to offer, or down on Porthmeor beach. The allocated parking space was a 10minute stroll away, but this wasn't too much of an issue as we only left St Ives a couple times during the week we were there as there was plenty to see and do. The panoramic views from Sea Spirit were an absolute delight which meant we spent more time there than we typically would. Sitting and eating breakfast whilst looking out over the harbour was great, and similarly in the evenings, we opted to bring our Fish and Chips back 'home' to get out of the firing line of the opportunistic seagulls. The apartment is well furnished, and the provision of WI-FI and Netflix, was an added bonus. We will definitely be looking to come back to St Ives again, and are hopeful Sea Spirit will be available for our next stay


Jul 27 2018

Perfect location, perfect house finished to a very high standard! Located at the top of St Ives but loved the walk down through the pretty streets to the centre. Loved being in the hustle and bustle of the town and having access to the beaches and lovely restaurants. We will be back; cannot recommend highly enough! X


Jun 10 2018

Sea Spirit is an excellent apartment with the most amazing view! Really well equipped and great location. Would thoroughly recommend!

Karen Taylor.

May 29 2018

Just returned from a 5 night stay at Sea Spirit. The apartment was immaculately clean, and everything we could have asked for and more! ..........and Oh, that view!!!!!! I truly believe that there isn’t a better one in St Ives, particularly so close to the town too. Literally a two minute walk and you’re on the harbour. The climb isn’t bad, but the internal stairs may be a little steep for some ...... but totally worth it!!! Five stars!

Mrs Richards

Jan 28 2017

The apartment is lovely! The property is located within a short (hilly) walk from St Ives centre. It is very comfortably furnished and well appointed, with some beautiful finishing touches; a real "home from home". I think the owners have provided almost everything anyone could need. The view from the apartment is absolutely stunning, one could happily just sit and watch the world of St Ives passing by for the entire holiday. Overall we had a wonderful time, even with some very bad weather. I would definitely choose Sea Spirit again.

Lisa Shacklock

Mar 25 2017

We have just returned from a fabulous week at Sea Spirit. The apartment itself could not be in a better location or furnished more beautifully. The view from the lounge must surely be one of the best in town and provides a great perspective of the whole of St Ives and the surrounding area. Orange Roofs also made the booking process very straight forward and catered to our every need. I thoroughly recommend both Sea Spirit and Orange Roofs - we will definitely be visiting again!


Apr 27 2017

The best view in St Ives! 2 of us stayed for 4 nights and had a lovely trip. The flat is beautiful, well styled and has more than enough to provide a comfortable stay. A fully equipped kitchen and large ensuites for both bedrooms. It's clear the owners really care as we had everything we needed. The flat is in a great spot, with the beaches, the Tate and the town centre a short walk through the many alley ways in St Ives. We'd gladly recommend to others, and would stay again in a heartbeat!

Ulrich and Martina

Jul 03 2017

The view from the "Sea Spirit" apartment is indeed stunning and breathtaking. The apartment is furnished to a very high standard and appears very elegant, precious and spotless clean. The owners definitely took care of all possible details of the interior and nothing is missing. Hence, we felt perfectly well and would rate more than 5 stars if possible. The stairs to the 2nd floor are truly steep but that is no problem for persons without a handicap. The location is great as regards the shops and beaches who are close by and can be reached in minutes. Finally, the contact to Sam and Ross of “Orangeroofs” has been more than friendly and the communication went well, effective and smoothly. In conclusion, we can 100% recommend a stay in this gem and we are really sad that our wonderful week was over so quickly. Wish we could come back in the future.
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