Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in St Ives, GB that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including parking and WiFi. Prices start at $87 per night, and houses and cottages 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

Live the low-key local life on the English coast

Formerly a fishing harbor, St. Ives has since become the center of the arts scene in this part of England. Enjoying the charming town center gives instant insight into why the area has served as an artistic inspiration for so many. Head to Portminster Beach for prime views of Godrevy Lighthouse, which once inspired writer Virginia Woolf, or eye up the colourful fishing boats that still dot the harbor. Best of all, simply enjoy life from your St. Ives vacation rental, slowing things down to match the laid-back speed of the locals.

Things to do

All houses should come with tranquil gardens

St. Ives boasts a variety of galleries along its charming cobbled streets, but none are as notable as Tate St Ives, an outpost of London's renowned Tate galleries. The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is equally worthy of a visit, both to see the works of 1 of the world's leading 20th-century artists, and to enjoy the tranquil gardens. Visit the St. Ives Museum in Downlong for a glimpse into the history and local life in St. Ives, and pick up some knowledge to impress your pals back at your St. Ives vacation rental.

Activities

Spend the day in Downlong, or see if the surf's up

A visit to "Downlong," the local nickname for Harbor Beach, is a must, if only to enjoy the fishing community that is still considered the heart of St. Ives. Take a boat ride out into the sea to Seal Island, where you'll find plenty of these funny, furry creatures sunning themselves on rocks. If the weather allows, a day at the beach should most certainly be in order—whether you're building sandcastles with the kids, splashing in the natural rock pools, or taking a surf lesson from 1 of the local schools.

Weather

Summers bring the crowds, while autumn brings the clouds

Cornwall is busiest in July and August, lining up with the U.K. school break. St. Ives vacation rental prices are likely to align with the tourism surge, but rates are generally lower in May, June, and September. The days are still long and bright, making these ideal months to visit. October through February is cold and rainy, but there's an allure to finding a cozy, storied pub in gloomy weather, so don't let this put you off. If you're fine with missing out on long days at the beach, spring is a perfectly pleasant time to visit, too.

Natural features

Where rugged coastlines meet serene beach scenes

Nestled into the western shore of St. Ives Bay, the harbor of St. Ives is sheltered by St. Ives Island and Smeaton's Pier. St. Ives features 4 beaches, all with different characteristics. Surfers can catch the waves at Porthmeor, while Porthgwidden features a small, sandy cove. Harbor Beach, locally called Downlong, is still a working port, and Porthminster stretches for almost half a mile of sand. There are a few small islands in St. Ives Bay, where boats can take you to spot wildlife, from dolphins swimming past to seals who sun themsleves on the rocks.

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 center.

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

What are the top vacation rentals in or near St Ives?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it wants to go on vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and head to one of these top vacation rentals in or near St Ives:

  • "Overlooks Beach See Reviews Real Wow Factor" is a popular choice. Around 20 miles from St Ives, it has 2 bedrooms and lots of amenities to help you feel at home, including a pool and spa and beauty services.
  • "Wildlife Haven With River" is another top pick, offering 1 bedroom, cable/satellite TV services, a hair dryer and more. It's around 60 miles from St Ives.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect St Ives vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near St Ives?

Get away from the rat race at one of our weekend getaways in or near St Ives. Whether you'd like to catch up with pals or spend time with your love, there'll be something to suit your style. Here are some of our most popular options:

  • "Thatched Farmhouse With Large Garden A Few Minutes' Walk From A Stunning Beach" is around 14 miles southwest of St Ives and will be just the thing to refresh your spirit. You'll like the range of amenities here, including WiFi and games.
  • "Waterside 16c Cottage - Glorious View" is another top-rated option. It's located 16 miles to the southeast of St Ives and features children's games, spa and beauty services and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around St Ives?

Studio apartments are a tough act to follow when it comes to convenience, character and location. Get comfy in one of these studio apartments for rent in or near St Ives and enjoy a taste of the local vibe:

  • Put your bags down and your feet up at "Stunning, Retro Styled, Seafront Apartment Close To Town". Amenities including off-street parking options and a nearby bay will make you feel right at home here.
  • "Trestenor Cottage St Ives. 2022 Availability" is another great option. Stay here and take advantage of a fridge, games and more.

There are plenty of attractions around St Ives to add to your agenda. Satisfy your inner culture fan with a visit to National Bowl and Leicester Cathedral.

Can I find short term rentals in or near St Ives?

Short-term rentals are plentiful in and around St Ives. Stay a night or two in an upmarket bed & breakfast, a cozy cottage or a roomy home. Whatever type of rental you're chasing, you'll have lots to choose from with Vrbo. Here are a few top picks:

  • "Apartment With Dramatic Views Across To Padstow" is close to the heart of St Ives, so you'll have tons of things to keep you busy. Discover unique sights like Daventry Country Park and Manor Farm Shop when you're not kicking back in your cozy pad.
  • Sleep, relax and explore from "Luxurious Cornish Holiday Let, 4 Min Stroll To Pentewan Beach", another great option. Swift Valley Country Park and Rugby School should be on your itinerary when it's time to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near St Ives?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend rendezvous. If you're eager to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your beloved, we've got some romantic getaways in and around St Ives that will set your heart aflutter:

  • Around 20 miles from St Ives, "Overlooks Beach See Reviews Real Wow Factor" is the ideal place for adoring couples. Beauty services and a nearby bay are just some of the amenities here.
  • Alternatively, spend your mini break canoodling and sipping Champagne at "Stunning Sea Views, Close To The Centre Of St Ives And Car Parking For Upto 3 Cars", around 0.1 miles from St Ives. A nearby bay and shopping facilities will help set the mood for romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near St Ives?

If you're seeking somewhere to reconnect with your nearest and dearest this vacation, why not make it extra special? These mansions for rent in or around St Ives will fit your whole crew while doing it in serious style:

  • Charm, character and style — "Central Hillside Mansion With Salt Pool" has it all, and then some. Approximately 13 miles southwest of St Ives and offering a swimming pool and a fireplace, this lovely place is hard to beat.
  • Another popular option is "2 / Treetops Mansion Penthouse W". Approximately 25 miles to the east of St Ives, this gorgeous vacation rental is the crème-de-la-crème of style and character and comes with a fireplace, a restaurant dining guide and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near St Ives?

Vacation with others and boost your odds of having fun. Whether you're organizing an adventurous escape with your best friends or a big family gathering, you'll have your choice of large group vacation rentals in and near St Ives:

  • A wide array of amenities including a water view and a kitchen make "St Ives, Parking, , 2 Min Walk To Beach With Sea Views" a top pick. This sprawling property has 6 bedrooms and accommodates up to 16 guests. From St Ives's center, it's around 0.1 miles away to the southeast.
  • Invite up to 12 of your favorite people to "Brand New Luxury Detached Open Plan Spectacular Views Of Harbour And Godrevy - Brand New Luxury " and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This option has 4 bedrooms and is around 0.1 miles to the south of central St Ives. It's crammed with features to keep a large group comfortable, such as an ocean view and a kitchen.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near St Ives?

Nothing screams good times like a pool. Dust off your inflatable flamingo and browse these rental houses in or near St Ives that feature this added bonus:

  • Treat your crew to an unforgettable break at "The Old Bookshop - Cheerful House Located In St Ives Centre". There's plenty to love about this retreat besides its pool, such as a TV and a dishwasher.
  • "Flat 4, Cheriton House" is the type of place you go to leave the everyday behind and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its awesome pool. Towels and a microwave oven are also on hand to make your visit comfortable and convenient.

Not sure what the weather's like in St Ives? It has an oceanic climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 60 ºF to 60 ºF. If you're searching for more inspiration on where to stay in this impressive destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to scroll through our entire selection of St Ives vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near St Ives?

Every get-together with the family should be one to remember. Whether you're planning some time away with the kids or a long-overdue family reunion, Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in or near St Ives offer a home away from home with plenty of space for everyone:

  • Get your group under the same roof at "Stunning Sea Views, Close To The Centre Of St Ives And Car Parking For Upto 3 Cars", which has 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 8 guests. This escape is located 0.1 miles to the south of St Ives and features amenities such as a travel crib and books.
  • "Modern Updated Top Floor Unit With Beach Setup For Four Included" is also a top pick for families. It's about 14 miles to the southwest of St Ives, has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 guests. Useful amenities here include a dishwasher and a separate dining area.

If you want to see some family-friendly attractions in the area, you're spoiled for choice. Drayton Manor Theme Park, National Space Centre and Twycross Zoo promise lots of fun for all the crew.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near St Ives?

Get away from it all and treat your loved ones to a different type of vacation. Stay in one of these family cabins in or near St Ives and get the camping experience — but with all the creature comforts!

  • "Cabin - Eco Friendly Woodman's Hut" - This sought-after escape offers a porch and a living room and is located about 3 miles to the southwest of the center of St Ives.
  • "Cabin - Shepherds Hut By The Sea St Ives Bay" - Round up the troops and spend a few days or more at this inviting stay, which is around 4 miles to the east of St Ives. You'll have access to a fridge, nearby birdwatching activities and a good deal more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the St Ives vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.