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Apartment 1, Mermaid House – Home 176201 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Apartment 1, Mermaid House – Home 176201

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

Excellent Excellent – based on 38 reviews

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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


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  • 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


  • 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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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

You have many options with regards to getting around. The centre/beaches are within walking distance - as are the moors and the North Coastal Path. Also, there is a frequent bus service which costs £1 per adult per way. Taxis are very cheap to and from Mermaid. The open top bus does tours around the area - and of course, if you have a car you can explore the many gorgeous areas around.


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.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £300.00
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.


About the owner

Denise F.
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Calendar updated::
12 Jun 2018
Years listed:
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 38 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1000 to £1600.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 12 Jun 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 38 reviews Excellent
38 reviews

Very Good

“St Ives”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2017

Wow.....fantastic house to share with the family. Perfect location with multiple car parking spaces. Very clean and tidy. Owners are only a txt away. Up the hill from town but the buses are great. £1 each but they will pick you up on the way down if you give them a wave and drop you off on the way up right outside the house. St Ives is a perfect Cornish holiday.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. Really glad everything was good for you. Very helpful to let people know about the buses etc. Thank you for looking after Mermaid - I know I am repeating myself, but we are so grateful when people appreciate the house and keep it nice, as you have done. Perfect guests! Take care and kind regards Denise

“Stay here”

Reviewed 16 May 2017

A fabulous place to stay. The house is spotless. The whole house is furnished to a really high standard. Comfortable beds and lovely bathrooms. Lots of dvds and books games for children. Garden with patio. A real home from home. Denise was lovely to speak to and helpful. She even gave us two extra days at no charge. Will definitely stay again. Thanks Denise for letting us stay in your lovely house.

Owner's reply: We are delighted Mermaid was all you hoped it would be. We appreciate you looking after her so well!! Means a lot. Also pleased that as the opportunity was there, you were able to make the most of your holiday by extending it! Knowing Mermaid brings pleasure makes the hard work worthwhile! Thank you. Take care

“A real home from home”

Reviewed 1 Mar 2017

Just arrived back from a very enjoyable week in St. Ives. We visit every February for my birthday, and this year it was a biggy. We were a party of six including a six month old baby and Mermaid House had everything we could possibly need. Well equipped and nicely furnished throughout, we couldn't have asked for nicer accommodation. The layout, with a full bathroom on each floor, lends itself very well to a two family holiday in terms of the privacy it offers. Our dealings with the owners, Denise and Mick, were easy and pleasant through the whole process, and the welcome pack was much appreciated. In this case, the pack extended to a birthday card and bottle of wine, which was above and beyond the call of duty! The walk to St. Ives is about 15 minutes downhill, somewhat longer on the return, naturally. We found the walk back was easier as the week went on, and we regarded it as something of a "pasty tax". In any case, hills are a bit of an occupational hazard in St. Ives, and the upside at Mermaid House is the generous parking - easily enough for our two cars. Parking is another trade-off in the town. We've stayed right on the harbour but, if you're that close in, you're unlikely to have parking for one, let alone two cars, and the car parks are uphill! To sum up, first class accommodation, and nice people to deal with. We hope to be back.

Owner's reply: Feel honoured that you spent your special birthday at Mermaid! Thank you so much for looking after Mermaid - and your kind review. It means a lot to us! We would love to welcome you back in the future! Kind regards Denise

“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.

Owner's reply: 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!

Owner's reply: 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.

Owner's reply: 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.

Owner's reply: 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.

Owner's reply: 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.


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!

Owner's reply: 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.

Owner's reply: 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

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