A light, bright and beautiful retreat for luxurious family breaks in St Ives, with plenty of kids' entertainment and breath-taking views of Porthmeor Beach.
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Minimum stay: 4 nights

Filled with thoughtful touches and careful attention to detail, everybody is welcome at Ocean Scene – including the dog!

A laid-back and ultra-luxurious retreat with jaw-dropping views of Porthmeor Beach and the Atlantic Ocean (hence the name), you’ll feel relaxed just as soon as you arrive.

Decorated in fresh, nautical style, every room is gloriously light and bright, allowing those incredible ocean-beach views to speak for themselves, yet with an unmistakable feeling of well-deserved indulgence throughout.

Appliances are sleek and stylish, and there are plenty of sumptuous accessories, including fluffy robes, local toiletries, and in-bedroom bathtubs that showcase the ocean vista to perfection.  Just add a glass of bubbles, and you’re in holiday heaven.

You’ll also find the kids are extremely well-catered for, so there’ll be no plaintive cries of “I’m bored” during your stay. Sit back and get lost in grown-up chatter, as the little ones wear themselves out in the ‘pirate’ playhouse, on the toddler trampoline, or by challenging each-other to a raucous game of table football!

Sleeping up to 10 guests, you’ll have five outrageously comfy bedrooms to choose from. There’s a king, two queens, a fun bunk room, and two twins – so mixed groups of couples, singles, teens, and kids are well catered-for.

Oh, and with four bathrooms on hand, there’ll be no awkward morning queues, either!

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At a glance

  • A large and luxurious ocean-view retreat for family holidays in St. Ives, just 3 minutes’ walk from Porthmeor Beach.
  • Sleeping up to 10 guests, there are 5 bedrooms: 1 king, 2 queens, 1 bunk room, and 2 twins.
  • There are 4 bathrooms to choose from, and some of the bedrooms feature in-room bathtubs.
  • There is plenty for the kids to do, including a toddler trampoline, a garden playhouse, and table-football.
  • Relax on the scenic dining terrace with a sizzling sunset supper, or whip up holiday feasts in the well-equipped kitchen.
  • St. Ives, with its bustling galleries, independent shops and cafés, is just 5 minutes’ walk away.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Large Groups
  • Seaside Breaks


Luxurious family coastal retreat, sleeps 10 guests.  5 bedrooms: 1 king, 2 queens, 1 bunk room, 2 twins.  4 bathrooms.  Well-equipped kitchen.  Dining table and chairs.  Living area with TV, DVD player.  Games room with table football.  Dining terrace with barbecue, front and back gardens with seating, children’s games.  Provided: Wi-Fi, towels, toiletries, robes.  Private parking for 2 cars.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, beaches, swimming, watersports, cafés, restaurants, independent shops, art galleries, historic sites

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Of course, it’s likely you’ll want to spend most of your holiday time relaxing al fresco, and with front-and-back gardens and a beautiful dining terrace, you can.  Simply fire up the barbecue for a sizzling sunset supper to remember.

If you’re able to tear yourselves away at any point, the long, sandy beach is a mere three-minute walk from the house. Flanked by rugged, scenic headlands, and one of only eight Cornish beaches to hold the prestigious Blue Flag award, Porthmeor is perfect for swimming, surfing, and family games alike.

Meanwhile, two more minutes of walking will lead you straight into St. Ives, where you can weave your way through the romantic cobbled streets, in and out of independent shops, bustling cafés, and mesmerising art galleries – including the iconic Tate.

With a little something for everybody both inside and out, a holiday spent at Ocean Scene is bound to be memorable for all the finest reasons.

Things to note

Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Please note that the front garden is separated from the house by a small, private road.


Where you'll be staying

St. Ives, Cornwall

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