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Rivavista- La Casa


Very Good 4/5 Score from 5 reviews

Rivavista Holiday Home near St. Ives

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Relax in style at the Rivavista holiday home in Lelant, near the picturesque seaside town of St. Ives. The house is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. There are plenty of activities around Rivavista to keep you entertained whilst holidaying in West Cornwall, including everything from surfing to nights at the open air theatre.

Rivavista La Casa is a beautiful, modern house in an idyllic setting. The reverse level living affords plenty of space for all the family to relax - arranged over two floors, both offering separate kitchen and living areas. There is a bright and airy family kitchen leading on to a sunny conservatory which in turn opens out on to the beautifully landscaped gardens. There's a separate dining room area with seating for 8 and a spacious, comfortable lounge opening out onto a large, private balcony with stunning views of the Hayle Estuary and Cornish countryside - an ideal spot for chilling out with a glass of wine...

If you are planning a luxury relaxing break why not choose Rivavista and take advantage of everything it has to offer.

Check in | 3pm

Check out | 10am

Changeover day | Saturday

Beach towels and bath towels included for each guest

Electricity and heating included

Pets by arrangement - additional charge of £20

WiFi and basic SKY TV

Short breaks available at low season (min of 4 nights). Please enquire.

NB: Please note that a refundable security deposit of £250 is required and normally refundable within 10 days of checking out.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Hayle 500 m
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 45 km, Nearest railway: Lelant 500 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Rivavista La Casa has two family bathrooms and two additional WCs. Spacious, comfortable and only a short distance from St Ives.

Further details outdoors

Ample, secure parking for several cars. Please note that this is a strict no smoking property.

The West Country region

The West Cornwall peninsula is at the very south western tip of mainland Britain, and an ideal location for a relaxing break. Everything the area has to offer is within a 20 minute drive including Michelin star restaurants, some of Europe's cleanest beaches, world class tourist attractions and spectacular coastal views.

West Cornwall enjoys long warm summer days and great weather all year round. This is apparent when looking at the local gardens, overflowing with tropical plants and flowers.

There are miles of country side, moorland and coastline to explore, each dotted with monuments to Cornwall throughout the ages. Walking along one of the coastal paths, its will not be long before you come accross one of the many chimney stacks of engine houses remaining from Cornwall mining heritage. There are many antiquities in the area dating from 4500BC including standing stone circles, ancient villages and other megalithic monuments.

St Ives

Rivavista is a stones throw from local transport links, meaning you can leave the car behind and still explore the beautiful surrounding area. Take the train along the UK's most beautiful branch line to the nearby St. Ives and spend the day on the golden sandy beaches and visit the winding shopping streets with many excellent restaurants. St. Ives is popular amongst artists and boasts many Art Gallery's, including the world famous Tate Gallery.

On the southern side of the peninsula lies Penzance, the capital of West Cornwall. Take the helicopter or boat to the Isles of Scilly for a day trip. Why not watch a performance at the Minack theatre, carved into the cliffs at Porthcurno. Penzance overlooks St. Michaels Mount, a small island just off the beach with a large castle on top, and is the National Trusts most photographed property.

The area has hundreds of activities to keep you entertained on you holiday including a variety of watersports, boat trips, sporting activities, relaxing massages, a vibrant nightlife and days on the beach to name just a few.

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Review 1-5 of 5

22 Aug 2014


"mi casa su casa"

Our week at Riva Vista was a perfect family holiday; spacious, well equipped, quiet but well connected. We know the area well so a house that suited the needs of our 3 generations with the space to ho… More

8 Sep 2013


"A good holiday experience, unfortunately somewhat soured at the end."

We searched for, and found, Rivavista on the internet and we chose it specifically due to the size of our party of 8, plus it seemed in a good location and looked modern with good facilities. Our grou… More

26 Jun 2013


"Fantastic Home From Home....and More!"

You may be forgiven for thinking that as you drive up the pretty street and enter this spacious quality house then greeted by the kind welcome box, that La Casa can only go down hill from here. Howeve… More

1 Mar 2013


"Super family holiday accommodation!"

We took our entire family to this spacious, modern, family home in August 2011. The family comprised of 4 couples and 4 grandchildren and we never tripped over ourselves once because, with the Cottage… More

26 Jun 2012


"Great Holiday House Let Down By Many Inconveniences"

Great holiday home, me and my family immensely enjoyed ourselves staying here! It was a home away from home and in fact we wish we didn't have to leave!

However, there was some major issues with our holiday.

When we had arrived on Saturday and until sunday early evening we had no hot water in the house as there was a problem with the boiler. We contacted the owner and this was fixed on the sunday.

Secondly, one of the bedrooms downstairs had a bathroom. However, the toilet in this bathroom would only flush once and then you had to wait a very long time to be able to do it again, like an hour! Even when it did work, the water pressure was not enough.

Thirdly, one of the most important features of the house for us was the Wifi connection. Unfortunately, this was horrible and very troublesome. It would never work at night, and only one laptop would connect during the day! They had BT infinity installed, but none of our Apple mobile devices (iPhones and iPads) would work with this consistently. For example, we would get one connection for like 2-3mins and then it would drop for a long time. More then a internet line problem this was a problem with their Router!

Finally, when we had left the house the owner contacted me blaming us for stealing 10 bars of soap and some coffee sachets!?!? Since, she had given us the key to their garage she thought it was us who had stolen the items - however we had only entered the garage once to reset the router and that was it. We didn't even take the extra soap bars and coffee sachets from inside the house let alone from the garage (as we had bought our own)!
After a few days she returned our full deposit but did not even issue an apology! The issue was more to do with the owners staff counting the inventory wrongly!

Apart from these issues we really enjoyed our stay here, there was a lot of good to be found with the house such as the facilities, the space indoors and outdoors, the views from the house, the number of towels and beach towels was really helpful aswell.

I would definitely recommend the house as a holiday home but that is only if the issues above can get fixed permanently. With all theses issues I was expecting their at least to be some sort of compensation on our return but we didn't even get an apology!

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Calendar last updated:29 Oct 2014

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