Discover a selection of 2,000 holiday rentals in St Ives that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including parking available and internet/WiFi. Prices start at £ 60 per night, and cottages and houses are popular options for a stay in St Ives. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Rent a cottage near art galleries in picturesque Saint Ives

St Ives is one of the most popular and famous destinations in the region and is perfect for dog-friendly cottages in Cornwall. Known for surfing beaches and a vibrant arts scene, St Ives has just about any activity you could ask for, many of which allow pets. You can explore places like the Tate St Ives gallery or the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, but if you want to bring your dog along, you have numerous options. You can bring dogs to the main beaches along the coast most of the year, and Harbour Beach and Carbis Bay allow dogs in the morning and evening. Dogs are allowed year-round at Bamaluz, a small tidal beach. For more exercise, you can take the coastal path to enjoy the views of the water.


Historic attractions near Saint Ives holiday homes

Saint Ives boasts an array of historic sites that showcase its unique history. Holiday lettings are available near places like the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, a museum and garden from a famous sculptress with photographs, documents and drawings, and Godrevy Lighthouse, a historic lighthouse overlooking Saint Ives Bay. You could also explore Chysauster Farm, a village of Roman-British homes from the Iron Age.

Things to do

Attractions near Saint Ives holiday lettings

Housed in a striking oceanfront building inspired by the gas works it replaced, Tate St Ives is a world-renowned gallery, which plays host to a programme of ever-rotating exhibitions celebrating the best of modern and contemporary art. The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is another must-see for culture vultures. Here, you can learn all about the life and work of one of Saint Ives' most famous former residents, the pioneering 20th-century sculptor who helped transform the town into a thriving centre for the arts. For a fun-packed family day out take the troop to Flambards Theme Park, where you can explore a life-size Victorian village, before getting your adrenaline fix on a host of nerve-wracking thrilling rides.


What to do near Saint Ives holiday homes

For many, a trip to Saint Ives revolves around the beach. In summer, the gently crashing waters offer ideal conditions for novice surfers, while the experts show up in winter for more challenging waves. If you'd rather try your hand at easier-to-master aquatic pursuits, you can explore the rugged coastline by kayak or standup paddle board. Or perhaps you're content to simply lounge around and soak up some rays. Once the sun goes down, you can retreat to a cosy traditional pub to sample local ales and ciders, or dress to impress and splurge on cocktails in a stylish seafront bar.


Best time to travel to Saint Ives holiday homes

Saint Ives holiday rentals are in particularly high demand throughout the peak summer season of June to August, when the days are typically pleasantly warm, with plenty of sunshine and clear blue skies. The weather is also generally very agreeable in the shoulder months of May and September, when you may find it a little easier to land a good deal on accommodation. Early spring and late autumn tend to be fresh, and winters can get rather chilly, but Cornwall's climate is the mildest and sunniest in the entire UK. However, rainfall is common at all times of year, so be sure to pack something waterproof.

Natural features

Saint Ives' mesmerising marine life

Within moments of leaving the comfort of your Saint Ives holiday rental, you can be immersed in a world of unspoilt natural spectacles. A highlight for many visitors is a peaceful boat trip out to Seal Island, a rocky inshore island that's home to a colony of adorable Atlantic grey seals. If you're extra lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of other mesmerising marine creatures, such as basking sharks, dolphins or porpoises. Saint Ives is also a haven for birdwatchers. With a little planning and patience, you may be able to spot everything from cute puffins to majestic peregrine falcons.


Beaches near Saint Ives holiday homes

The beaches of Saint Ives are among its biggest draws. Holiday homes are available near stunning beach locations like Porthgwidden Beach, a sheltered sand beach with a cafe and calm waters for children, and Carbis Bay Beach, a family-friendly bayside beach with a quiet atmosphere. You'll also enjoy the Towans, a coastal beach and dune area with swimming and seaside amenities.

How to get there

How to get to and around St Ives

The nearest airport is in Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall), located 26.4 mi (42.5 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, St Ives Station, Carbis Bay Station and Lelant Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around St Ives?

Our 2022 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,824 holiday lettings around St Ives. From 624 cottages to 1,288 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to St Ives?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in St Ives. From Vrbo UK travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • St Ives Harbour: 2,628 holiday lettings
  • Lelant Saltings Station: 2,802 holiday lettings
  • Tate St. Ives: 2,612 holiday lettings
  • Carbis Bay Station: 2,675 holiday lettings
  • Salthouse Gallery: 2,637 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around St Ives listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in St Ives?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK offers 624 Cottages in St Ives. Our other popular types of St Ives holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,288 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 464 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 650 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in St Ives?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 111 holiday homes with pool available in St Ives. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.