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Dog Friendly Holiday Apartment, St Ives, Cornwall

Captain’s Rest

A stylish apartment moments from St Ives’s harbour and beaches

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (+ cot) Friday arrival Up to two well behaved dogs welcome
The Retreat

Captain’s Rest is a beautifully presented dog friendly apartment sleeping four. It has excellent views over the harbour and St Ives Bay, and is ideally located in a quiet and elegant street just a short stroll from Porthmeor beach, the Tate and Hepworth galleries, and the town centre with its many restaurants.

Captain’s Rest is a stylish first floor apartment within a few moments’ of the centre of St Ives. The town’s fantastic beaches as well as the boutique shops, restaurants and art galleries are all within easy walking distance. Captain’s Rest has a very light and airy feel offering spectacular sea views over St Ives, towards Carbis Bay and Porth Kidney beach with Gwithian Towans and Godrevy Lighthouse in the far distance. As the name suggests this retreat is a relaxing holiday home with a nautical theme.

This thoroughly contemporary dog friendly apartment is located in a historic building with lovely vintage twists feature throughout. The wooden floors in the main living area add to the refreshing feel. There are just four apartments in the building.

View from a dog-friendly apartment St Ives - Captain's Rest Self Catering Holiday Apartment by Forever Cornwall

Inside Captain’s Rest

Through the large front door at the front of the property, you’ll have a short walk up one flight of stairs to the apartment. The amazing sea views will greet you as soon as you step into the open plan living area. Flooded with natural light the lounge boasts a large bay window perfect for gazing at the view, and has beautiful furniture and soft furnishings in soft cool blues and greys as well as its original fireplace.

Here you’ll find everything you need for a comfortable family holiday including dedicated wifi and a 50″ smart TV. The open plan kitchen is fully fitted with granite worktops, electric oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and microwave. There is seating and dining space for four people.

To the rear of the apartment is a good sized double bedroom and a twin bedroom. The family bathroom completes the accommodation, including a shower over the bath and a separate shower too.

Captain's Rest St Ives Forever Cornwall Self Catering Holiday Apartment 8

Outside and in the area

Captain’s Rest is situated on ‘Carrack Dhu’, a quiet residential road. It has its own dedicated private parking for one car to the rear. The front of the apartment faces south and fully enjoys the summer sunlight. The small terraced garden at the front of the building is a sympathetically planted with exotics and has communal seating where you can to enjoy a sundowner and take in St Ives’ fresh air. It’s just a five minute walk to the surfing beach of Porthmeor, or the sheltered family beaches (Harbour or Porthminster), as well as the Tate gallery and the Barbara Hepworth museum.

It is also very easy to access to the coast path from here, so you can be out of St Ives and enjoying the dramatic and rugged coastline of the Penwith peninsular without needing the car. Zennor, with a great pub, café and historic church is a great destination for an energetic and hugely memorable day’s walk, along one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the UK. For golfers there is an 18 hole par 3 at Tregenna Castle and an 18 hole challenging Links course at Lelant.

Things we love…

Captain’s Rest is modern and well equipped, it will leave you wanting nothing more on your holiday. The owners have thought of lots of details to make it extra special. There is a toy box filled with all sorts of games for all ages and this coastal themed property makes you feel on holiday as soon as you walk through the door. You will not stop discovering little details for your whole stay.

A little bit of history; this building was originally built for a sea captain. You may notice that this is the centre house on the street of Carrack Dhu, and the largest, with its central door and two side windows to either side. The neighbouring houses were built on later, extending both sides down the street for the captain’s crew and other prominent local residents. Now this apartment is owned once more by a modern-day sea-going Captain!

Home from home
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your lovely home. We have loved every minute and the weather has been very kind to us. There is everything you could possibly need in this lovely home and it makes you feel like it's home from home. Thank you for the welcome goodies — most welcoming.
The Robinson family — April 2024
Features

Retreat Features

  • Sea views out over St Ives
  • Walking distance to the town centre
  • Off road parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Stroll to the beach in minutes
  • Perfect location to explore St Ives and West Cornwall
SLEEPING
Principal bedroom: double bed
Bedroom two: twin beds
All bed linen and bath towels provided
COOKING & DINING
Electric oven and hob
Fridge, freezer, microwave and washer dryer
High-quality utensils and equipment
Dining area seating for four
Tea towels provided
LIVING & RELAXING
Two two- seater sofas
50″ SMART TV with Freeview
iPod dock
Large collection of books and games
Free Superfast WiFi
OUTDOORS
Communal garden with benches can be accessed from the front of the property
Communal decking area to the rear of the property
Spectacular views across St Ives Bay
ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES
Friday standard changeover
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
BABIES & TODDLERS
Travel cot (no linen) and high chair on request
Please note that space for cot in both bedrooms is limited, please enquire if you need more details.
PETS
Up to two well behaved dogs welcome
BATHROOM
Family bathroom shower over a bath and a separate shower
Bathroom towels provided
PARKING
One off road parking space
ACCESSIBILITY
Exterior steps without handrail
Internal steps with handrail
Single floor property
Apartment/flat
Not suitable for wheelchairs
Please contact us for more accessibility information
Location

ST IVES

If you tell a friend or family member to think of Cornwall, they will imagine the beautiful picture of St Ives – however it has many more strings to its bow than just beauty. Located on the North coast of West Cornwall, as well as being the Cornish mecca for artists, a haven for foodies and a paradise for thrill seekers it is also home to boutique shops, world-class food and stunning beaches. This incredible town has deservedly been voted the best family holiday destination by Coast magazine – and it won’t disappoint.

Travel times

  • Captain’s Rest is about 5 miles from the nearest mainline station at St Erth. Regular and convenient services run from all over the UK. Alternatively, a branch line takes you straight into St Ives.
  • Captain’s Rest is on a narrow street in St Ives. Driving time from London is just over five hours in normal traffic while Exeter is around two hours away. We’ll send you detailed route information before your departure.

Things we love

  • A short walk from St Ives' art galleries, including The Tate, The Barabara Hepworth Museum, The Leach Pottery and many more
  • Moments from any of the many St Ives beaches
  • Sweeping lounge views over St Ives
  • Direct access to the best bars and restaurants in the town

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Viewpoint in St Ives near holiday rentals by Forever Cornwall

A passion for the arts

In addition to its award-winning beaches and top-notch restaurants, St Ives is home to world-renowned cultural attractions, all within striking distance of our St Ives holiday cottages. A visit to the world-renowned Tate St. Ives, overlooking Porthmeor beach, is a must, as is a wander around the Barbara Hepworth museum, which celebrates the life and work of the artist and sculptor who lived in St Ives for the later years of her life.

Take a wander through the Leach Pottery Museum and marvel at the Asian inspired pottery before meandering around the narrow streets, uncovering local artists and their studios. You can even try your own hand at painting by signing up for a lesson with the St Ives School of Painting. A wealth of independent galleries and studios are crammed into the town’s winding tangle of streets, from The New Craftsman, one of St Ives’ most important and influential galleries, to the tiny studios that are crammed around the harbour.

Bay near St Ives holiday cottages by Forever Conrwall

Pristine beaches

From family favourites with epic surf to sheltered, dog friendly coves and white-sand stretches of coast with amazing places to eat, there are six different beaches right in the town — and a further three an easy walk away — making St Ives one of the best places in Cornwall for a seaside holiday, whatever sort of beach you’re after.

With its Blue Flag status and the iconic Tate St Ives as a backdrop, St Ives most popular beach, Porthmeor, has world class surfing — practice your pop-up at the surf school on the beach. Porthminster on the opposite side of the headland is a more sheltered, family-friendly beach, and is home to a brilliant cafe. Porthgwidden is slightly more hidden, tucked away on St Ives’ head. There are plenty of smaller coves dotted around, including Harbour Beach, which have fewer amenities and limited or no lifeguard cover.

A foodie favourite

If you’re a foodie, the St Ives Food & Drink Festival, held every May on Porthminster beach, should definitely be on your calendar. The harbour front is lined with a range of fantastic eateries from award-winning seafood and fine dining to family friendly burgers, fish and chips and traditional Cornish pasties. Where ever you turn you’ll be simply spoilt for choice and don’t overlook the pubs either – The Sloop serves great toasted sandwiches!

For a light bite or a make-your-own picnic, dive into one of the many delis or cafes, all offering outstanding local produce and handmade treats. From vegetarian and Italian to Spanish and Mexican, the variety of cuisine in this little town is exceptional. Take the time to stroll the streets and you’ll soon discover rooftop bars, courtyard restaurants and ice cream parlours serving scoops of the finest locally made ice-cream.  Suffice to say, foodies staying in one of our St Ives holiday rentals will be in food heaven.

Beaches

Porthmeor

One of only nine Cornish beaches to be awarded Blue Flag status, Porthmeor is tiptop for water quality, safety and environmental management. It does attract crowds in the summer, but it also offers sheltered waters, gentle waves and golden sands. Nestled below the iconic Tate St Ives and just a stone’s throw from the centre of town, it’s easy to explore the town from here…visit old pubs or quirky cafes for a spot of lunch, or wander into the Porthmeor Beach Cafe for lunchtime tapas or afternoon cocktails. You’ll also find St Ives Surf School here; they offer surf, paddleboard and kayak lessons and hire, as well as coasteering sessions.

Porthminster

With gorgeous views across to Godrevy Lighthouse, the inspiration for Virginia Woolf’s novel To the Lighthouse, this award-winning Blue Flag beach has an almost tropical feel, with waving palm trees and clear, calm waters — it’s a firm favourite for swimmers, bucket-and-spade families and deckchair dozers. It’s also next to the train station, so an easy choice for those that have caught the train from St Erth. The brilliant, award-winning Porthminster Beach Cafe, just off the sand, serves up great local food.

Porthgwidden

This beach is slightly smaller and a little hidden from view. Unless you head onto the small section of the coastal footpath that goes around The Island (the St Ives headland), Porthgwidden is tricky to see. But, discover it and you’ll be rewarded with a beach just as sandy and a sea just as turquoise as the other St Ives beaches. Facing east, it’s perfect for those who wish to get to the beach early and bask in the sun all day. It also has a lovely café right on the beach, a row of beach huts, a handy snack kiosk, as well as toilets and parking nearby. Dogs are welcome here from the 30th September through until the Sunday before Easter.

Harbour beach

This beach sits inside the town’s working harbour from which you can often watch local fishermen catching fresh seafood. A natural sun-trap, this soft sandy beach is ideal for swimming and sandcastle building, whilst being in the hustle and bustle of town, with its independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. From here you can join boat trips to spot seals or sail across the bay to the famous Godrevy Lighthouse and Hell’s Mouth.

Food & drink

Bars, restaurants and pubs in St Ives

Just off the beach, the award-winning Porthminster Beach Cafe is a must-visit, combining incredible food (fish comes from the day boats), relaxed vibes and one of St Ives’ most enviable spots. Another beachside eatery worth a visit is Porthminster Kitchen, which has a playful take on Cornish cuisine is packed with global flavours. This new ‘gastrobar’ was launched by local spirit makers. Offering some of the best cocktails in town, tapas-style dishes that are all utterly delicious, and a breathtaking view over the harbour, this place is friendly, chic and by all means a must-visit.

Cafes in St Ives

Grab things for a picnic from The Allotment Deli, from freshly baked bread to award-winning cheeses and locally caught fish. The fabulous Yallah Coffee, roasted in Porthleven, has a cafe hub in the centre of the town.

 

 

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Seafood in St Ives

It’s hard to find a place in St Ives that doesn’t serve seafood but here are some of our favourites. The friendly Seafood Cafe right in the heart of the town is a friendly spot serving delicious fish and seafood; they also run the Harbour Fish & Chips on the front — order a takeaway to eat on the harbour or grab a table and eat in. Also worth a visit is the Rum and Crab Shack, tucked in a back street behind the harbour, serving small plates and platters to share.

 

Things to do
Tate St Ives near holiday rental cottages by Forever Cornwall

Art galleries

Whilst names like Tate and Hepworth may attract the crowds, St Ives has over 20 smaller galleries which are perfect for a quiet potter. The New Craftsman Gallery is one of the oldest, supporting Cornish artists through a packed schedule of exhibitions ad workshops throughout the year. Modern art lovers will love Anima Mundi gallery, which brings together international artists from all medias, including painting, sculpture, photography, video, performance and installation. Just off Porthminster beach, the welcoming Portminster Gallery showcases the best of British art, including prints, paintings, sculpture and ceramics from some of the biggest names in modern art.

Delve into the past

The history of St Ives can also be seen in the surrounding area, with UNESCO World Heritage Site, Geevor Tin Mine (and now a museum) demonstrating the importance of the mines in the county. Travel to Porthcurno and you can visit the fascinating Telegraph Museum, and explore its underground tunnels, buried deep within the cliffs to hide the telegraph equipment during WWII. Going further back into the history of West Cornwall, you can visit several Bronze and Stone Age sites, with St Ives’ surrounding area housing the most sites in one area in Western Europe.

Guests Say
  • Nice to visit in the spring

    This is our third visit to Captain's Rest – and won't be the last. Nice to visit in the spring. Had a lovely relaxing holiday as always in this lovely flat.

    Chris, Colin, Marc & Chris — May 2024
  • Home from home

    Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your lovely home. We have loved every minute and the weather has been very kind to us. There is everything you could possibly need in this lovely home and it makes you feel like it's home from home. Thank you for the welcome goodies — most welcoming.

    The Robinson family — April 2024
  • Enjoyable

    Such an enjoyable pad to stay in! Weather good to us. Great trips out. Mackeral Sky cafe in Newlyn as ever wonderful (and ice cream shop a few doors along best ever)! Walked Lizard to Kynance – fab views from the cliffs and sunbathing seals. Rounded off with a concert at Minack theatre. Thanks for all the goodies, so lovely.

    The Blakemores — April 2024
  • Lovely apartment

    Our second December here, excited to be here in this lovely apartment. Weather has been kind. Thank you for decorating the house for Christmas. A lovely surprise. Can't wait to come back in the Spring.

    Chris – December 2023
  • Peaceful

    What a beautiful place to spend a birthday! Cosy and comfortable. Relaxing and peaceful. In and out of galleries, in and out of pubs. Along muddy coast paths with a trip on the train. Rain and shine, wind and cold. Always lovely to return to Captain's Rest. What more to ask for?

    Cathy & Rob — November 2023
  • Home from home

    Our 6th (we think) time here and we love staying at Captain's Rest — our 'home from home'. Location, views and parking are the best features of Captain's Rest. Hopefully we'll be back for a 7th time.

    Deep, Emma & Matilda — August 2023
  • Piece of paradise

    I really don't know how to start, I want to say a massive Thank You! We've been so fortunate to have travelled all over the world, stayed in some crazy luxurious places, but no where has made us feel at home as quickly as Captain's Rest did. There is something about this place and its set up and location that is simply perfect! I'm struggling to get my two boys, husband and dog to leave. We're already looking to book our next stay. So thank you again to Suzie and Jez for sharing your piece of paradise with us.

    Hayley & family — August 2023
  • Just wonderful

    This was our first holiday as a family of three and staying at Captain's Rest made it even more special — a real home from home! The house is just wonderful and has everything you could ever need to feel settled in. Thank you so much for all the lovely treats on arrival, a real surprise and very much appreciated. We have had a fantastic stay and can't wait to return already!

    Victoria, Val & baby Charlie — August 2023
  • Easy walk into the town

    Our first stay in this apartment and it was delightful. Perfect location and an easy walk into the town. Our favourite places are The Sloop Inn, The Hub and Upper Deck for a brilliant sun trap! Thank you for making it feel like home and great to have a dog-friendly place for us to stay again. The welcome treats were very appreciated. We will be back!

    Stephanie, Craig & Healey — July 2023
  • Positioning is perfect

    Our second stay at Captain's Rest. The positioning is perfect and the views are amazing! We've had a fabulous holiday and cannot wait to return! Kynance Cove is a must, as is Chapel Porth beach. Thanks Suzie — you've been really great and helpful. The welcome pack was great, much appreciated. Until next year...

    Karen, Tom & Winnie — June 2023
  • Always feels like home from home

    Our third year here and another amazing week! The weather, accommodation and town were perfect. Thank you for all the delicious treats, it always feels like home from home at Captain's Rest. See you next year.

    Amy, Jon, Quinn & Clark — June 2023
  • Incredible views!

    We have had a brilliant week here in St Ives. From the moment we walked in the apartment we knew we were in for a treat — the sun shining through the window and the incredible views! The welcome treats and the flowers were the cherry on top, thank you! Ted loved the beach and running for his ball in the park. We really enjoyed fish and chips from Harbour fish and chips and Talay Thai was delicious.

    Vicki, Chris & Ted — May 2023
  • Very much enjoyed it all

    Thank you for the gifts we very much enjoyed it all. Our stay has been very active with a lot of things to do. We went on a boat trip and saw the seals. We took our pup on which was her very first time. The view that you wake up to is amazing and our pup loves sitting near the window to sunbathe. Everything we needed was provided for us. We defo will come back.

    Tasmin, Chloë & Ginny the dog — April 2023
  • Totally amazing

    The views are totally amazing and glorious, and worth the hike up from the sea front! It is a beautiful apartment and we have had a wonderful time. We really enjoyed seeing Santa arrive in the harbour, such a lovely atmosphere! Hope to see you next year.

    Chris, Colin, Marc & Chris — December 2022
  • Very comfortable, warm and welcoming

    Sea views and comfy beds are just some of the highlights here. There is so much to do in the town, even in the rain; we explored The Tate, went to Seal Island and the cinema. The flat is very comfortable, warm and welcoming. It was very clean with personal touches on arrival — this made a real difference. Thank you for all the goodies.

    The Thompson family — October 2022
  • Will definitely be back

    First time visit to St Ives and absolutely loved it. The accommodation views are brilliant - never tire of looking out the window! The Minack Theatre is a must - amazing place, so atmospheric. Will definitely be back.

    Tom & Margaret — October 2022
  • A true home from home

    Captain's Rest was a true home from home. Cosy, clean, well appointed and very comfortable with additional welcoming touches that were so well considered! Forever Cornwall's communication was prompt and reassuring. The flat is very convenient for all of St Ives, with the Hepworth Gallery only a five minute walk away. Great light, great getaway, great place to stay. Thank you!

    Susan — September 2022
  • Throughly recommend

    Such a warm welcome, beautiful fresh flowers, coffee, tea, milk and wine. Thank you so much. Quiet and spacious enough for four adults. The town centre and station within easy walking distance. The beaches are so pristine and beautiful, with crystal clear sea and fabulous sunsets. We parked the car in the allotted space behind the property, very convenient. Kitchen very well equipped. Beds very comfortable, with spacious shower and bathroom. Thoroughly recommend.

    Linda — September 2022
  • Lovely, spacious apartment

    What a wonderful view! Loved watching the sun rise each day. This is a lovely, spacious apartment with views as generous. Thank you Forever Cornwall and especially Suzie who went above and beyond. You are what makes Forever Cornwall a special team.

    The Swallows – September 2022
  • Home from home

    Our 5th time here! Our home from home. We were very lucky to catch the return of the sunny weather. This time round, we had our very active four year old, who like us, got involved in bodyboarding, kiting and shopping. And we mustn't forget eating - we loved going to Porthmeor beach cafe (consistently fab and tasty food), eating pasties and ice cream! We'll be back next year with hopes we can get our body boarding technique sorted.

    Deep, Emma & Matilda — August 2022
  • Fabulous

    We had a fabulous stay in St Ives and Captain's Rest! Thank you for the goodies on arrival, they were very welcome after a long journey. If you have a four legged friend with you, Bamaluz beach is great!

    The Weston Family — August 2022
  • The Bray Family — July 2022
  • Super clean

    Our first stay in Captain's Rest and how lovely it was. Super clean and well equipped! We will be back to St Ives and hopefully in Captain's Rest. Thanks for a great stay!

    Joni & Karen and Winnie the cockapoo — July 2022
  • Jo, Andy, Will & Jake – July 2022
  • Another lovely stay

    Thank you for another lovely stay. See you next year!

    The Holman-White Family, Shropshire – June 2022
  • The apartment was lovely and very clean

    The apartment was lovely and very clean, and we had everything that we needed for a lovely relaxing week.

    The Ross Family, Scotland — May 2022
  • Liz & Ray — May 2022
  • Loved our stay

    What a fabulous week. We have walked and walked and eaten and eaten! Life is all about balance! We have loved our stay at Captain's Rest and it has helped us improve our hill walking! We would love to return. Thank you.

    The Orsini's — May 2022
  • The Evansees – April 2022
  • The Salter Family — April 2022
  • The Sands Family – April 2022
  • Jo, Ruth & Reggie — April 2022
  • What an amazing view

    Wow! What an amazing view that greets you when you walk into the apartment. The apartment is lovely and has everything you could possibly need for a great stay in St Ives. We were fortunate to stay during the best week of the year so far. Thank you for all the unexpected treats.

    Geoff & Maggie — March 2022
  • The most fabulous stay

    Had the most fabulous stay here at Captain's Rest - the weather was mostly very kind and we had fab walks to Zennor and Lelant. Milo (the dog) enjoyed the beach and we enjoyed a New Year's Day swim - fantastic! Thanks for the really generous goodies...much appreciated!

    Kirsten, Neil, Ellie, Alice & Milo — New Year 2022
  • Sam, Dave, Jake, Olly & Missy — December 2021
  • Beautifully kept and looked after

    It has been five years since we visited Captain's Rest. The world has changed since then but Captain's Rest is still the same. Beautifully kept and looked after by Susie & Jez. We have been down memory lane, as well as found new places to explore. We have had a wonderful week and eaten great food in the many pubs and restaurants - most of which were recommended in the guest directory.

    Valerie & Colin — November 2021
  • Another amazing stay

    Thank you Suzie and Jez for another amazing stay at Captain's Rest! This has been our fourth stay here and it really does feel like home each time we come. Thank you so much for the lovely welcome treats and flowers! They are so appreciated. We've had an amazing week enjoying St Ives while it's quieter and walking many miles on the coast path. We can't wait to come and stay again. Thank you so much for the fabulous communication and for leaving the place so spotlessly clean.

    The Pitts — November 2021
  • Cosy and welcoming

    A big thank you for the lovely apartment. Cosy and welcoming, along with the added treats. We have been blessed with good weather, which has enabled us to enjoy the fresh Cornish air and countryside. Plenty of walking up and down the narrow roads into St Ives town, legs just about held up! Parking space at the back of the apartment was a bonus. Look forward to being able to return again.

    The Rowntrees — October 2021
  • First class accommodation

    Thank you for the welcome gift pack and your contact during our stay - very much appreciated. A wonderful holiday in first class accommodation - a perfect place and base to explore this beautiful county. Many thanks once again.

    Graham & Pauline – October 2021
  • Spotlessly clean

    Back again! All as good as we remembered. The pre-arrival information is great. The welcome flowers and scones are very much appreciated. We spend 3/4 weeks a year in St Ives and Captain's Rest is our favourite. Spotlessly clean - really appreciate the added effort here! Thank you!

    Suzanne & Neill — September 2021
  • Such a relaxing break

    It was such a relaxing break and was lucky to have fantastic weather. Big thanks for the welcome pack of food, drink and flowers! Did lots of walking in the St Ives area - scenery is fantastic! Would love to take the view home. Hope to be back again soon.

    Tina & Sally — September 2021
  • Wonderful to return

    Second visit to Captain's Rest - wonderful to return to the home comforts and the stunning view. Enjoyed the walk along the coastal path to just beyond Carbis Bay. Thank you for another lovely stay.

    The Ashworths — August 2021
  • Comfortable for all

    Such a relaxing place to spend a week lazing in St Ives. With blue skies and white sandy beaches we really could have been in the Mediterranean. Very dog-friendly and comfortable for all. Will miss early morning dogs walks to Porthminster beach followed by breakfast along the harbour. We also enjoyed the speedboat ride to the lighthouse, seeing the seals bobbing up and down. Lovely stay and sorry to be heading home.

    The Smith Family — August 2021
  • The Sands Family — July 2021
  • A welcome respite

    What a welcome respite from reality! We had the most wonderful holiday here in St Ives and from the moment we walked through the door felt completely at home at Captain's Rest. Thank you Suzie so much for making us feel so welcome!

    The De Montule Family — July 2021
  • A magical holiday

    Beautiful, clean apartment in an amazing location! Thank you for a magical holiday.

    Amy, Jon, Quinn & Clark — June 2021
  • Such a lovely place

    Thank you for the most amazing week at Captain's Rest. The apartment is beautiful, we couldn't have asked for more! We feel blessed to have found such a lovely place - we will definitely return!

    The Chappers — June 2021
  • A fab week

    A fab week in this lovely apartment. The views are amazing. The weather has been wonderful. We so needed this break. Thank you for all the little treats on our arrival, so appreciated. Thank you.

    John & Gill — September 2020
  • Great memories

    A lovely welcome. We're very frequent visitors to St Ives - so love it! Captain's Rest is certainly 'up there' regarding places we have stayed - perfect. The location is great and level of equipment fantastic - everything we could need. Huge thank you for some great memories.

    Suzanne, Neill, Lauren & Tobi — September 2020
  • The Ashworth Family — August 2020
  • Very happy to be here again

    Very happy to be here again, we have loved it and our new addition, Coco, has felt really at home and settled. Plenty of food and walks, we will be back again to stay in this wonderful apartment.

    Andrew, Jo, William, Coco & Jake — August 2020
  • Unforgettable week!

    Absolutely amazing flat! Views to die for and the beaches in St Ives are beautiful! Thank you so much for your recommendations whilst we were here. Had an unforgettable week!

    The Moore Family — July 2020
  • A great escape

    This is our fourth visit to Captain's Rest. This is a great escape from city life and we first visited as a couple and then with our children. This cosy home has been a tonic and we are already planning our next visit. We spent the whole week exploring St Ives, our days of coastal walks and pints, now replaced with paddling in the shallows, building sand castles and admiring all of the dogs on the beach. I cannot think of anywhere better to spend a damp (with sunny interludes) week. We love you, St Ives.

    The Blackburn Family — September 2019
  • Central position

    We have had a really lovely holiday here in St Ives, which was made even better by the lovely accommodation and the central position of Captain's Rest. A very nice flat with amazing views. We really appreciated the generous welcome pack and we found all that we needed - not short of anything! We also appreciated the dog blankets being provided - even bought our own as didn't expect these extras. We had an amazing week of weather which enabled us to go and explore other parts of Cornwall - a truly wonderful part of the world! Thank you also for the beautiful flowers. We wish to return to explore more some day.

    The Mcgory Family — September 2019
  • Amazing week

    We have had a lovely stay in the wonderful Captain's Rest. Such stunning views and the flat has everything we needed! We loved Porthmeor beach, very kid friendly. The cafe has delicious food and was great for rainy mornings. Thank you so much for a wonderful, relaxing stay!

    The Russ Family — August 2019
  • A wonderful stay here!

    Thank you Suzie for a second wonderful stay here at Captain's Rest, it's as lovely as we remember! The sun shone and the sea glistened!

    The Bradley Family — June 2019
  • Kizys, Kasia & Mila — June 2019
  • Fabulous break in a beautiful flat!

    Many thanks to you all for a fabulous and much needed break at your beautiful apartment in St Ives. The welcome treats were very much appreciated after arriving late on the Friday night, and the location is a perfect base for exploring St Ives. We worked out with the weather so could enjoy some relaxing beach days with the kids. St Ives has pretty much everything you need to enjoy a relaxed holiday with the family! Thank you!

    The Lewis Family — May 2019
  • Another wonderful stay

    Thank you again for another wonderful stay at Captain's Rest. It was just as perfect as before. We loved being able to bring our 10 month old Cockapoo with us and she felt very at home very quickly. Thank you for all the welcome goodies, we can't wait to be back again and I will really miss my sea view from the sofa!

    The Pitt Family — May 2019
  • The Chmielowska Family — April 2019
  • Such a tasteful, comfortable and convenient apartment

    We have had a great week; after an initial storm the weather has been just perfect. It's been too nice to exert ourselves beyond pottering around St Ives. We did all the visits last year and the year before so it was time for a rest. We have appreciated the treats left by Suzie, thank you very much! We have also appreciated staying in such a tasteful, comfortable and convenient apartment. Nice to have a parking place too. It's been a lovely week, we're sorry to be heading home. Thank you.

    Jackie & Trevor — September 2018
  • Wonderful stay!

    Thank you for a wonderful stay at Captain's Rest. What a lovely surprise to find so many goodies to eat on arrival. Fantastic views from lounge room! Relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed our week, wish we could stay longer. Will be back for sure!

    Mr & Mrs Williams — September 2018
  • The views are beautiful!

    We've had a wonderful time in St Ives staying here in the lovely Captain's Rest - the views are beautiful! Thank you so much for the goodies that were left for us, we were very grateful and really enjoyed them! We would definitely return to this apartment in the future. Thank you!

    The Martin Family — August 2018
  • An amazing stay

    Dear the wonderful staff at Forever Cornwall, me and my family have had an amazing stay in your apartment. When we got here, we were gobsmacked by the fabulous views! Thank you very much for the welcome pack!

    The Davies Family — August 2018
  • The Hunts — August 2018
  • The Shah Family — July 2018
  • Nancy, David & Freya — July 2018
  • We loved everything about Captain's Rest!

    We came all the way from Australia to stay at Captain's Rest, and it was worth it! We love everything about the accommodation, especially the view, the lovely welcome pack and the well stocked kitchen. St Ives is a beautiful place! We've enjoyed lots of lovely walks, the gorgeous shops and picturesque lanes. Thank you for a lovely time in this gorgeous place!

    The Burley Family — June 2018
  • Another beautiful stay!

    Thank you for another beautiful stay! After seeing in the New Year here in 2017 we couldn't wait to come back for a sunnier June stay! The apartment is absolutely wonderful and we spent many happy moments sitting in the sunny bay window and watching the world go by through binoculars!

    The Emsley Family — June 2018
  • Fantastic stay at Captain's Rest

    We had a fantastic stay at Captain's Rest. We didn't really venture out of St Ives. Only one day we went to Marazion and St Michael's Mount and Land's End. Otherwise, we spent time at the beach (lovely sunny days) and eating at some great cafes and restaurants. Thanks for a great stay at St Ives, and of course Captain's Rest!

    The Blowers Family — June 2018
  • The Patrick Family — April 2018
  • The Kosters — April 2018
  • Home from home

    Had a wonderful week in St Ives. Captain's Rest has been the ideal base for re-discovering St Ives for the 'thirty-somethingth' time. A warm, comfortable home from home. We don't want to leave! Porthmeor Beach Cafe is the perfect spot for watching the sunset over a bottle of wine and tapas if you are after a recommendation - book early though as it is popular!

    The Perkins — April 2018
  • The Goddards — October 2017
  • Abbi, Susie & Hannah — October 2017
  • Louise & Jill — September 2017
  • Everything we needed for a relaxing family holiday on our doorstep!

    Had an amazing week staying in this lovely apartment with the most fantastic sea views. Spent most days in St Ives - Porthminster Beach is our favourite! Had a few trips out...Newquay Zoo, The Lizard, Gunwalloe (great beach!) and Lappa Valley...but with St Ives town just a few minutes walk down the hill, we had everything we needed for a relaxing family holiday on our doorstep! Thank you for all of the lovely things on our arrival - the cream tea went down a treat with a pot of fresh coffee! Sat watching the sun rise over the sea one last time whilst writing this...well until the next time we come back! Thank you!

    The Bradshaws — August 2017
  • A fabulous week at Captain's Rest!

    We have had a fabulous week at Captain's Rest! We have visited Porthminster Beach (our favourite) & Porthmeor Beach (great for surfing). Our favourite restaurants were The Sea Food Cafe, Peppe's Italian, Firehouse and The Hub. Thank you so much for the flowers and lovely treats on our arrival. We will definitely be returning! Thanks again.

    The Francis' — August 2017
  • Clare, Michael, Georgina & William — August 2017
  • Beautifully decorated with lovely views out to sea

    Had the most relaxing time in St Ives and staying at Captain's Rest. Thank you for the fabulous welcome pack and gifts, such a lovely touch. The flat is beautifully decorated with lovely views out to sea. I sat most evenings with a G&T admiring the views. Always looking forward to the warm, comfortable 'Captain's Rest' to return to.

    The Hickeys — August 2017
  • A warm welcome and lovely treats!

    We came here from Switzerland by car and after a long journey we found this lovely place, Captain's Rest. Thank you so much for the warm welcome and all the lovely treats that accompanied us for the whole week! We loved the Tate, especially the Barbara Hepworth museum. On a sunny day, St Michaels' Mount and a trip to Porthcurno Beach is not to be missed. Our son was happy with the trips to Land's End and Paradise Park. All in all, a wonderful holiday with something for everyone, even for our dog Muffin!

    The Hausseners — July 2017
  • We have loved Captain's Rest!

    We have loved Captain's Rest - a lovely cottage with clean and beautiful furniture and decor. Thanks very much for the cream tea, fudge, milk and butter - these little touches are very welcoming. The flowers were also gorgeous. When needed you came straight away to sort out extra bedding, thank you. Have walked the cream tea off now with all the hills around the area (there are a lot)! Prussia Cove, Godrevy's Lighthouse and Zennor are all beautiful cliff top walks. Many thanks!

    Ivan & Julie — July 2017
  • Kasia & Chris — June 2017
  • Light, clean and spacious with lovely furnishings

    We have loved our stay at Captain's Rest. It was our first holiday with our daughter (who is 11 weeks old) and will be one we'll always remember. Beautiful apartment - so light, clean and spacious with lovely furnishings. A real home from home. Views of St Ives are amazing and even with a buggy we haven't found the walk into town difficult, (although the hills have given us a much needed workout!). The kitchen is well equipped and my husband appreciated the clear picture on the TV! Thank you very much!

    The Wheelers — June 2017
  • Extremely well equipped

    St Ives is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Captain's Rest is the perfect place to stay. Extremely well equipped and maintained. We were very appreciative of the parking space provided.

    Mr & Mrs George — September 2016
  • We would thoroughly recommend Captain's Rest

    We've had a fantastic stay at Captain's Rest. The view from the bay windows is stunning, made better with the use of the binoculars. Everyday was a photo opportunity. Captain's Rest is a short walk into the centre of St Ives and equally short walk to Porthmeor Beach. We would thoroughly recommend Captain's Rest for any of our friends and family.

    Mr & Mrs Chakrabarti — September 2016
  • A comfy nest from which to explore

    We've had a most relaxing week at Captain's Rest - loafing about and enjoying all that the flat and St Ives have to offer! Thanks for creating a comfy nest from which to explore. Sitting watching (and throwing ourselves in) the waves at Porthmeor is always a real treat, so to see the bay from the window was an added bonus! A fab week.

    The Wharton Family — September 2016
  • Great week

    Had a great week here with our three children. Have enjoyed all of the beaches.

    The Morgan Family — September 2016
  • Fab apartment!

    We've had a really lovely stay in your fab apartment! It's fully stocked with everything we needed and loved the little touches.

    The Tucker Family — August 2016
  • Such beautiful views

    We have had a wonderful week in St Ives and made the most of some very good weather. We have all really enjoyed staying at Captain's Rest - such a lovely flat with such beautiful views. We would love to return to St Ives and stay again at Captain's Rest. Thanks again.

    Heather, Gavin, Aidan & Ella — August 2016
  • Kay, James & Eve — July 2016
  • The location is perfect

    We have had a great time staying in Captain's Rest in St Ives. The location is perfect and within walking distance of the town centre. We have visited Zennor, Penzance, Falmouth, Newquay and in particular, enjoyed Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay (both dog friendly). We would love to come back and stay here and hope to do so next year.

    Paul, Ola, Natalie & Betty (the dog) — July 2016
  • Beautiful and very relaxing

    Captain's Rest is the perfect location, the town has everything that you will need and in walking distance. The beaches are beautiful (not all are dog friendly); Rick Stein's restaurant in Padstow was wonderful and we highly recommend a visit. Thank you very much to Suzie and Jez for the lovely gifts that were left for us on our arrival. The flat is beautiful and very relaxing. Edgar, our pug has had a great time and loved the dog blankets! Thank you, St Ives is a stunning place and we will return and we will stay at Captain's Rest again.

    Zoe, Barbara, Gaby & Edgar (the pug) — July 2016
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