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Apartment 1, Mermaid House – Home 176201 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay
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Apartment 1, Mermaid House – Home 176201

Excellent Excellent – based on 31 reviews

  • House
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

House / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Mermaid House is a very spacious and modern three bedroomed maisonette on two levels. It has two double bedrooms and one twin/double and comfortably accommodates six adults. Two cots are available if needed - and two highchairs! Parking for up to 3 vehicles. The fully fitted kitchen has all mod cons and includes a breakfast bar. The large lounge has a dining area and plenty of space to play some of the many board games available. Patio doors open from the lounge and kitchen onto the private garden (exclusive use for Apt 1) where views stretch down to Godrevy Lighthouse – a perfect setting for barbecues and al fresco living. The large family bathroom includes both bath and shower, as does the en-suite. There is also a separate cloakroom. Its warm décor and relaxing ambiance make Mermaid House the ideal home-from-home holiday haven. With its library of books, selection of DVDs and games, TVs in the kitchen and two double bedrooms and a Smart TV in the lounge - AND WIFI

Mermaid House is a very spacious and modern three bedroomed maisonette on two levels. It has two double bedrooms and one twin/double and comfortably accommodates six adults. Two cots are available if needed - and two highchairs! Parking for up to 3 vehicles. The fully fitted kitchen has all mod cons and includes a breakfast bar. The large lounge has a dining area and plenty of space to play some of the many board games available. Patio doors open from the lounge and kitchen onto the private garden (exclusive use for Apt 1) where views stretch down to Godrevy Lighthouse – a perfect setting for barbecues and al fresco living. The large family bathroom includes both bath and shower, as does the en-suite. There is also a separate cloakroom. Its warm décor and relaxing ambiance make Mermaid House the ideal home-from-home holiday haven. With its library of books, selection of DVDs and games, TVs in the kitchen and two double bedrooms and a Smart TV in the lounge - AND WIFI - there will never be a dull moment!

A frequent bus service (bus stop 250 yards from Mermaid) runs into town. However, for those guests who enjoy walking, not only can you walk into St Ives from Mermaid (11 mins down, 20 back!!), but five minutes walk in the other direction takes you onto the moors. Additionally, there is a delightful walk across fields which takes you to the North Coastal Path. You then have the option to either walk towards Zennor or into St Ives, taking in stunning views - sometimes even spotting a seal or two!! For cyclists there is room in Mermaid's garage to store bikes.

Christmas and New Year are absolutely magical in Cornwall, from the impressive Christmas lights at Angarrack and Mousehole, to the wonderful fancy dress party of St Ives on New Year's Eve - something not to be missed. The costumes and atmosphere are second to none, culminating in an impressive fireworks display over the harbour, which reflects on the water. It seems to get better and better each year. Certainly worth putting on your "to do list!"

Mermaid House is perfectly situated for those seeking comfortable accommodation and close proximity to the bustle of nearby towns. To quote one of our guests "Can I just say that Mermaid House is absolutely stunning. It has surpassed all our expectations." We would love to welcome you to Mermaid House - we know you won't be disappointed!!

Further details

Complimentary refreshments provided on arrival.

Location description from owner

The England region

St Ives - The jewel in the West Cornwall crown... loved for its superb beaches, narrow streets and flower-filled courtyards, its glittering sea and clear air and for its friendly hospitable people.

The beaches of St Ives are its crowning glories. Magnificent Porthmeor Beach on the town's western edge is famous for powerful surf, yet is ideal for non-surfers of all ages. The more sheltered Porthminster Beach on the town's eastern edge has perfect conditions for family groups.

Fishing no longer dominates the quays, but boats still fill the harbour and Smeaton's Pier is still the preserve of the town's fishing community. Fish are landed, nets mended and the spirit of Old St Ives is still tangible. The town's colourful heritage is distilled not only in its physical character but in great artistic traditions dating back to the 19th century when accomplished painters revelled in the clear accurate light, luminous colours and the vivid imagery of place and people - an artistic legacy exhibited in the splendid Tate Gallery above Porthmeor.

Add to all this a range of excellent restaurants and cafes which cater for all tastes, traditional pubs, entertainment for all ages, a modern cinema and a lively, friendly atmosphere and St. Ives becomes even more of a holiday delight.

The September Festival brings a feast of music, literature, theatre and art. Breton markets line the harbour in the Summer and the Square Sail Fleet are often present. Throughout the season enjoy floral displays that have won more National and Regional wins and placings in Britain in Bloom than anywhere else in the UK.

A marvellously scenic branch railway line follows the coast here on its way between Penzance and St Ives.

St Ives

Mermaid House is perfectly situated for those seeking comfortable accommodation and close proximity to the bustle of nearby towns.

St Ives is a Mecca for artists and restaurant lovers. Nearby Penzance offers the convenience of a larger town and the city of Truro with its historic cathedral, top restaurants, bars and shops is just 25 minutes away.

The surrounding area offers an abundance of activities, including scenic walks, beautiful fishing spots, woodlands, an ancient church, surf-beaches, a selection of local pubs and a Golf Course.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

Due to past experience, we are unable to accept bookings from parties aged under 25, Hen or Stag parties of whatever age, and singles groups. Thank you.

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About the owner

Denise F
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated::
19 Feb 2017
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This House has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 22 Jul 2011. Located in Cornwall, it has 31 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £514 to £1349.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Feb 2017.

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“Perfect place to stay in St Ives!”

Reviewed 22 Apr 2016

We had a fantastic week at Mermaid House, our party contained four adults, two children and two babies both under one. Everything we needed was there and there was plenty of space for everyone. The attention to detail from the owners is the best we've seen. On arrival the children had welcome packs on their bed with activities to do, just what we needed after a long journey while we unpacked! We would definitely recommend a stay here and hope to come back soon.

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Mermaid - and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back if you ever get chance to return! Warm regards Denise

“Simply Superb”

Reviewed 15 Sep 2015

What can I say? This apartment is absolutely fabulous. Having worked in high-end hospitality for years my standards are high. I can always find room for improvement wherever I stay. Mermaid House however, is my first exception. The place was light, airy, well decorated, very spacious and most imporantantly absolutely spotless; not a speck of dust or hair to be found! The well equipped kitchen, plus excellent welcome bag just added to the enjoyment. You can tell this is a labour of love for the owners of the apartment and not just a business venture. I simply cannot wait to return!

We are absolutely delighted by your review. Your comments are especially valued knowing that you are experienced in the hospitality field - and have evaluated with your professional eyes!! Thanks to you both. Mermaid will welcome you back any time! Kind regards Denise

“Very comfortable and child friendly house.”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2015

The house was perfect for four adults and two children. My granddaughters loved seing their names on the lovely welcome packs left for them by the owners and had a great time with the activities in the packs. We were all impressed whith the cleanliness and hight standard of the accommodation. We would definitely go back there.

Thank you for your comments, especially those regarding the children's welcome packs. I enjoy putting together their packs, and thinking of things that might appeal and interest them. (I would love to have been a teacher - and this gives me a bit of an outlet). So it means a lot to have this aspect of your stay commented on!! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for being perfect guests! Warm regards Denise

“Excellent place to stay in St Ives”

Reviewed 9 Jun 2015

We stayed at Mermaid House for a week in May. We have stayed in many places in St Ives and Mermaid is at the top of the list as a great place to stay The house was spotless and has everything we needed. I would recommend the house for couples, extended family and families. We look forward to returning.

Thank you so much for your kind words and the way you looked after Mermaid whilst in St Ives. We appreciate the calibre of guest you were and hope we can welcome you back to Mermaid again sometime! Kind regards Denise

“An experience not to be missed”

Reviewed 31 Jul 2014

We celebrated our Ruby Anniversary during our stay with our family. Mermaid House was the ideal place to stay as it had everything you would need and more. The garden was an added bonus as the weather was exceptional with wall to wall sunshine every day. The furnishings were spotlessly clean as was everything else in Mermaid House. The kitchen was equipped with everything you would need. Especially with our baby granddaughter the washing machine was a boon. The location was ideal as it was just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre.

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Mermaid. You were wonderful guests and as we too are celebrating our Ruby Wedding Anniversary this year, we are thrilled you chose to spend it at Mermaid with your family. Kind regards to you all.

“BEST NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS EVER!”

Reviewed 24 Jul 2014

We rented Mermaid for the New Year as we had heard St Ives is the best place to celebrate New Year. The town comes alive and is a huge fancy dress celebration. We dressed as bananas - all six of us with a baby monkey! The evening was dry and we were able to walk into town - parking is difficult on New Year's Eve!! Everyone was friendly - exchanging comments on outfits and generally the atmosphere was Family Friendly. The fireworks over the harbour as New Year hit were tremendous - enhanced by their reflection on the sea! The rain arrived before we left for home but we'd had a fantastic time - and the banana outfits kept us dry. Mermaid is a wonderful place to stay. We were able to play New Year's Eve family games and have fun before we left for town. There is plenty of room for everyone, excellent facilities in the kitchen for cooking, and plenty of parking. The layout of the bedrooms, ie one twin, one double and a family sized bathroom downstairs means that if you come with grandparents or other family members there is privacy between the upstairs double en-suite room and the downstairs. We really liked this! This will not be the last time we stay at Mermaid House to celebrate New Year in St Ives!

Thank you so much for your comments. We, too, have enjoyed many wonderful New Year Eve's in St Ives. It's pretty unique! We look forward to welcoming you back if you decide to return!

“Outstanding cant wait to go back”

Reviewed 30 Jun 2014

Everything about our vist to the Mermaid House was first class from our initial contact with the owners to the day we left. The property is a gorgeous well appointed house. Throughout there is information posted on how to operate appliances, where to shop, where to visit and other nice to know tid bits. We visited with four adults and the separation of the bedrooms gave a a sense of our own space if we needed it. The house is clearly loved and well looked after. The surrounding countryside is stunning to say the least. We really enjoyed exploring the area on foot but older or mobilty challanged visistors would benefit from a vehicle. Parking is ample and is not an issue. We would highly reccommend the Mermaid House and have already started making plans to return next year for an even longer visit.

Wonderful to welcome Canadian guests! Bless you for your wonderful review. We appreciate you mentioning about the configuration of the bedrooms as it is two defined sections in the one property - and hard to explain. Our manager was thrilled with the spotless condition you left Mermaid in and we thank you for looking after her! We can't wait for you to return if your plans allow! Kind regards Denise

“A home away from home!”

Reviewed 27 Apr 2014

Mermaid House was a perfect home base for us during our stay in Cornwall. We knew we'd be driving in and out of St.Ives daily to explore greater Cornwall so Mermaid House was in the ideal location for us, not to mention it had great parking spaces available. It is a bit of a hike down to the beach at St.Ives, but we didn't mind the exercise and if need be just a short taxi ride, It was great to have two bedrooms and a bathroom downstairs (basement) and a bedroom with ensuite upstairs so that my Mum could be up and getting ready without disturbing us sleepy heads downstairs. The kitchen was fully equipped for us to cook even a leg of lamb and all the trimmings for our Sunday dinner. The living and dining area was very comfortable and the entire house clean and decorated in a very tasteful fashion. The kids have already been asking to return to Mermaid House!

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We were delighted you opted to stay at Mermaid and enjoyed your stay - Muswell the Seagull was thrilled too; he loves having children stay!!! You managed to see so much in your time - we were very impressed. Take care. Kind regards Denise

“Lovely apartment!”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2013

A lovely apartment. Very high standard of cleanliness. Denise had covered every question in the information pack and the house had everything you needed for a relaxing week away. Excellent service provided by Denise. A bit of a walk back up from St Ives - but good for walking off the food!

“A great family holiday base in St Ives”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2013

This was a fantastic base for our annual trip to Cornwall. We love St Ives and have been doing this for nearly 20 years. We pick a different cottage each year but have already re-booked Mermaid for two weeks next summer. The 3 bedrooms and ample other space, including garden and space for 3 cars to park, were ideal for us with our two grown up offspring and their partners. The quality of the accomodation is excellent and it was great to get all bedding and towels provided. welcome gifts are also a nice touch. The house is a bit of a walk to the beach but it is within walking distance. its easy downhill and an inexpensive taxi trip up hill if you're feeling lazy. St Ives is spectacular of course. If you haven't already visited you've been missing out and the weather this year (never guaranteed of course!) was as hot as the Med. The owners are friendly and helpful and clearly care about the experience you have.

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