St Ives

Whistler's View

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Whistler's View is a calming and spacious artistic retreat only steps from the historic heart of St Ives with its galleries, restaurants and shops. Named after the famous American artist, James NcNeil Whistler, who stayed in the house in 1884, Whistler's View has an amazing vantage point overlooking all of St Ives, its harbour and beaches.


Whistler's View has been lovingly renovated with a wonderful artistic flair, including bespoke art work on show throughout the house. It is perfectly positioned to explore the best that Cornwall has to offer; but you will be more than happy to stay tucked away in your luxury hideaway. The calming living space houses cosy, comfortable seating focused around an elegant decorative fireplace; there is an adjacent inviting reading area, Netflix Smart TV, Bose sound system and all boast stunning views of the sea and surrounding area.


The charming cottage kitchen is fully equipped with top of the range appliances including a Nespresso coffee machine, Joseph Joseph accessories and a large bespoke butcher's block 8-seater table to seat everyone in the house for lazy lunches and long suppers. If your party includes a small child, a high chair can be provided on request. There is an adjacent utility shower room which houses a large shower and a washer/dryer.


There are four luxurious bedrooms in total. The master bedroom, with king size bed and en-suite shower room, has the most enviable view across all of St Ives to wake up to and watch. A travel cot can be provided in the master bedroom on request. There is an additional elegant bedroom with chandelier and king size bed and Netflix Smart TV. The third bedroom, this one with a double bed, is tucked at the rear of the house. The top floor of the house has been named "The Lookout" - a perfect hideaway for the children. It offers twin beds and has been equipped with Smart 3D 4K TV, Bose sound system and a Play Station 4 - it's ideal for the kids, but the grown-ups might be fighting them for it too! A Velux window opens to see the most breathtaking view across the town and its beaches. It's a perfect place to go in the morning with your coffee to blow away your cobwebs, watch the world and plan your day. The New Year's Eve firework display on the St Ives Pier, viewed from the Look Out, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Whistler's View is a house on three floors with stairs throughout the house. The owners of Whistler's View do not feel the attic bedroom at the top of the house, The Lookout, is suitable for small children under 5 as this room leads directly off a set of stairs.


Four bedrooms and three bathrooms is a great ratio for a larger group sharing a house! One shower room is en-suite to the master bedroom and the family bathroom has a bath (with shower over) for a delicious long soak to relax and rejuvenate. There is also a spacious shower/utility room on the ground floor, next to the kitchen. This can also be reached via the back door where you will also find an outside shower in the courtyard - perfect for a quick rinse off of sand after a day on the beach.

Outside Space

You will be greeted in front of the house by a wonderful terraced area equipped with stylish outside furniture, a BBQ plinth so you can use disposable BBQ's and surrounded by palm trees that give a true Riviera atmosphere. With the sweeping view of the sea, sand and St Ives, you will feel your cares just melt away whether you're taking breakfast al fresco or having an evening glass of wine. There is also a rear courtyard area with outdoor shower for you and your sandy kit when you come off the beach and handy wetsuit hooks with wetsuit hangers to dry off your beachwear.


St Ives, with its enchanting light, romantic coastal scenery and gigantic seas, has seduced artists from around the world, including the world-famous American artist James McNeil Whistler. And "Whistler's View" is aptly named - in 1884, Whistler stayed in the house with his two students, English impressionist Walter Sickert and Australian-born painter Mortimer Mempes to prepare a series of sea- and shore-scapes for an exhibition on Bond Street, London. Mempes later wrote, 'Whistler himself loved St Ives: the boats, the sea, the fishermen - all fascinated him … St Ives he revelled in … he did much good work there.'


There is a parking space conveniently placed directly outside the front of the house, big enough for a large car/camper van and Barnoon car park is a just a short walk away for additional parking.


Whistler's View has WiFi so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can.


This is one of our pet free properties.

You will have never seen a more incredible vista like this before - Whistler's View boasts panoramic sea views which take in Porthmeor Beach, the Island, St Ives town, Porthminster Beach and Carbis Bay.

At a glance

From £1,405 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 8 | 4 Bedrooms | Regret no pets

Key features

Big and Beautiful

Family friendly

For Larger Parties

Panoramic North Coast views

Art Escapes

Pet-free property

Sea views

Walking distance to a pub

Walking distance to the beach

Bathtub for two


Surf Retreats

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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 Whistler's View :

Whistler’s View was everything we hoped for and more. The welcoming touch of a Cornish Cream Tea was perfect on arrival. We all had a wonderful stay and would definitely return.

Fantastic home very clean and amazing location views sensational would definitely recommend

Superb location. Really nice decor in the house. All so nice and presentable. Thank you for the little gifts on arrival. Really appreciated and makes you feel special and cared for.

A quality property which met our expectations.

'Really lovely house in a great location' - September 2020

'Lovely cottage, perfectly located and well equipped' - August 2020

'Thanks so much for such a wonderful relaxing holiday. From the minute we stepped into the place we forgot everything about the outside world. Our favourite things were: - location, under a 2 min walk to both beaches and st.ives centre - the lovely little touches in the house, everything you could possibly want is there - and having breakfast every morning looking at 'that view'!! It's the longest and loveliest breakfasts we've had in a long time.'- August 2019

'A lovely house in a spot on location for everything St Ives has to offer' July 2019

'A beautiful house - comfortable, warm and perfectly located. The yard shower and the downstairs shower room makes it easy for swimmers and surfers, and the kitchen is exceptionally well equipped.' - October 2018

'Outstanding... so easy and such a beautiful place. Whistlers View exceeded our expectations. Thank you.' - June 2018

'Love the house and location. Sitting up having my morning cup of tea and gazing at the harbour will be sorely missed!' - April 2018

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