St Ives

East Penthouse

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Your heart will beat a little faster when you walk into this uber-hip luxury penthouse apartment with its staggering views over St Ives, the ultimate destination by the sea.


Step out of the elevator and into your light and airy luxury apartment with its hardwood floors and super-sleek interior. The apartment is chock full of state of the art mod cons including swish heating and ventilation, multi-room audio and intelligent mood lighting. Slide back the glass doors and marvel at the stunning view from your balcony overlooking Porthminster Beach. Later on sink into the over-sized squishy sofa to soak up the view or just relax in front of the SMART TV with a glass of fizz.


Whip up a storm in the bespoke kitchen by Cornish designer and maker Rozen, this black walnut kitchen with cool stainless steel and Silstone quartz worktops is completed with high-end Miele appliances including a two zone wine cooler, oven and warming drawer, microwave, fridge, freezer, induction hob and dishwasher. A washing machine/drier is tucked away in a cupboard in the hallway. On starry nights, enjoy a post-dinner tipple on the balcony and listen to the sea lapping on the beach below.


You will be spoilt for choice between the sumptuous main bathroom with Villeroy and Boch bath and separate shower with natural stone and subtle lighting or the amazing en-suite with huge walk-in shower designed to be big enough for two!


After a day on the beach retire to the bedroom where the look is high-end luxe and the materials blissfully sensuous. Glass doors roll back onto a private balcony with one of the best views in town. Jump into the super-king bed with gorgeous linen and you'll soon be drifting off to sleep, when you wake reach out and hit the bedside switch for the shower and when it's hot and steamy hop in.


A parking space is provided within the secure parking area with gate entry system. Within the parking area is a lockable bike store and to the front of the apartments, a storage area for surfboards.


East Penthouse has WiFi so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can.


East Penthouse overlooks beautiful Porthminster beach; sleep to the sound of the ocean and wake up to the waves lapping against the shore. With its soft white sand and turquoise blue sea it's easy to see why this beach wins awards year after year. Have your toes in the sand just moments from your front door and enjoy the stunning views over a long lunch at the multi-award winning Porthminster Beach Café.

Looking for a secret, romantic spot for a special occasion or honeymoon? St Ives offers beach cafés nestled on white-sand coves and superb restaurants perfect for dinner à deux.

Walk hand in hand across soft sandy beaches and discover lesser known miles of dune-backed beach which is often deserted.

Experience modern and contemporary art exhibitions at the Tate St Ives beside Porthmeor beach, one of Cornwall's top surfing beaches, and wander through sub-tropical gardens littered with sculptures by one of Cornwall's most famous artists, Barbara Hepworth.

Take the coastal train ride which serves up generous lashings of seaside eye candy. Watch gaping sandy bays, rugged cliffs and rolling waves chug by, then disembark back in arty St Ives.

Join in the latest water-sports craze and explore Cornwall's watery fringes on a stand-up paddleboard. Easy to learn and a great way to see the coast, SUP can be practised in flat water or in the surf, and is an ideal activity for surfing virgins.

How can you come to Cornwall and not dip a toe in the county's favourite watersport? There are beaches for all levels of wave riders - including those who have never dared to squeeze into a wetsuit before. There's surf schools and hire on almost every beach in Cornwall.


This is one of our pet free properties.

This exquisitely presented luxury penthouse apartment occupies one of the finest locations in St Ives, perfect for a romantic break for two.

At a glance

From £788 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 2 + cot | 1 Bedroom | Regret no pets

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Art Escapes

Breathtaking sea views from every window

Celebratory stays

Easy access

Fabulous restaurants and bars nearby

Footpath to the beach

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Pet-free property

Sandy beach nearby

Travel cot and highchair


Sea views

Walking distance to a pub

Walking distance to the beach

Perfect For Couples


Surf Retreats

Super King Bed

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about East Penthouse:

We had an amazing stay. The accommodation was faultless and surpassed our expectations.

This is our happy place, a retreat for us as of 2022 4 times each time in March.

The apartment is so comfortable and set for all our needs, the location is perfect, sitting on the balcony looking out onto the sea, capturing sight of seals and rushing into the apartment to use the provided binoculars to observe them and easily, or watching the fishing boats in the morning and knowing that some of the restaurants will be serving their catch later that day.

The knowledge that Debbie and her team take such care when cleaning and getting the apartment ready for your arrival, the cafetière coffee, fresh milk, biscuits, flowers and Prosecco such simple steps but after an 8 hour drive well received.

We will be returning for many years to come

The accommodation was first class. It felt clean and comfortable. We loved the place and would be happy to stay there again if we visit the area.

Brilliant location and very comfortable.

Fabulous property in a great location. Special mention to Debbie and her team who presented the property in immaculate condition and presentation!

The penthouse met all our needs and have now stayed there twice this year and we will also book again at sometime in the future. Thank You.

It is a most beautiful apartment in the perfect location, lovingly cared for by Debbie & her team. It was our third visit & have already booked again for next year.

Great location, breathtaking views and cannot wait to stay again. Outstanding!

East Penthouse is an incredibly comfortable & well appointed property in a stunning location with views across the whole of St. Ives Bay. It is immaculately presented & you can feel any of life’s stresses simply drift away the moment you cross the threshold. Perfect.

Fabulous accommodation. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again. Great location, spotlessly clean and good internal facilities.

Enjoyed lounging on the very soft sofa with the doors wide open enjoying the stunning view . Amazing kitchen had fun making barista coffee everything appliance was top quality and spotlessly clean .

A fabulous retreat - it met all our expectations from the clear description we had read. The little extras which included Prosecco and chocolates as well as practical, helpful things like olive oil coffee, tea and milk were very welcome. The bed was exceptionally comfortable. We had wild weather including 50mph winds and heavy rains as well as the odd sunny interval - the apartment was a lovely retreat to return to and enjoy the spectacular weather through the extensive glass walls and balcony. Perfect!

'First rate in every respect' - August 2020

'Our second booking with Boutique Retreats and this trip completely fulfilled all expectations. The property was exactly as described, and a complete delight to stay in, along with being well located, within walking distance of St Ives and all of its amenities.' December 2019

'Beautiful with stunning views - very clean and comfortable. Fabulous!' - May 2019

'It was fabulous!' - November 2018

'Debbie is a real treasure. She seems always to be on duty, looking after apartments and guests with great charm, professionalism and friendliness. She couldn't show more concern and dedication if she owned the entire complex herself.' - September 2018

'It really is an excellent location and the accommodation is superb.' - July 2018

'East Penthouse was simply beautiful - everything you needed and lovely touches like fresh flowers, a bottle of prosecco, milk, tea, coffee, biscuits and basic cooking items like oil/salt and pepper are provided, Would definitely stay here again.' - June 2018

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