Saltwater is located in St Ives, within 17.4 miles of Minack Theatre and 26.7 miles of Lizard Lighthouse & Heritage Centre. Boasting a garden, the guest house is close to several noted attractions, around 450 yards from Porthmeor Beach, less than 0.6 miles from Porthminster Beach and a 11-minute walk from Bamaluz Beach. The property is non-smoking and is situated 9.3 miles from St Michael's Mount.

All rooms in the guest house are equipped with a flat-screen TV. With a private bathroom fitted with a shower and a hairdryer, rooms at Saltwater also boast free WiFi, while some rooms include a sea view. At the accommodation rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels.

Newquay Train Station is 30.4 miles from Saltwater, while Tate St Ives is 550 yards from the property. The nearest airport is Land's End Airport, 16.8 miles from the guest house.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Saltwater has been welcoming guests since 3 Sept 2018.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)


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Room type
1 double bed
1 bunk bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 single bed
1 double bed
1 double bed
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Closest beaches
  • Porthmeor Beach

    9.3 Superb beach
    250 yards from property
  • Porthminster Beach

    9.4 Superb beach
    750 yards from property
  • Bamaluz Beach

    8.9 Fabulous beach
    900 yards from property
  • Porthgwidden Beach

    9.3 Superb beach
    950 yards from property
  • Carbis Bay Beach

    Carbis Bay Beach

    9.3 Superb beach
    1.1 miles from property
  • Porthkidney Beach

    9.2 Superb beach
    1.8 miles from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few hours
  • Hi Is this room pet friendly? Thanks
    We have more than one pet friendly room at Saltwater
    Answered on 10 October 2022
  • Hello Saltwater, I am looking to make a booking Sun 26 to Tue 28 Feb, we have two spaniels, is the pet room available? how much would the dogs cost?
    Hello Yes our ground floor room is available for your dates. There is a £10 per night per dog supplement to bring your dog which is payable on arrival..
    Answered on 12 February 2023
  • Hi, is it the dog friendly room that’s available from Aug 23rd to Aug 27th?
    Hello, sorry this room is no longer available. Kind regards Saltwater St Ives
    Answered on 20 August 2021
  • Hi Can you tell me if your dog friendly room is available 28th- 1st nov please? Thanks Sue
    Hello, Thank you for your enquiry our dog-friendly room is already booked for your requested dates. Please let us know if you'd like us to check any o..
    Answered on 21 October 2019
  • Hi, is it possible to check-in after 5 pm Friday night? My train arrives to St ives at 9pm, but I would love to stay at your place.
    Hello, An arrival time of 9pm is fine. Kind regards Saltwater
    Answered on 2 December 2019
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Host Information

Host review score

Saltwater is a 6 bedroom room only guest house in St Ives Cornwall. We are just a few minutes stroll to the blue flag Porthmeor beach, coastal path, harbour and Tate gallery. All of our comfortable rooms have ensuite shower rooms, most have sea views, all have tea and coffee making facilities, free WIFI, flat screen TV, hairdryer and USB charging points. As we are just around the corner from a surf beach, we do offer surfboard, bodyboard and wetsuit hire. Saltwater has some dog friendly rooms if you would like to bring your furry friend with you (additional supplement) there is a park opposite to exercise your dog.
Saltwater is located in a quiet residential street with just a 5 minute walk to all St Ives has to offer.
Language spoken: English
Property surroundings *
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.
Facilities of Saltwater
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Pet bowls
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages spoken
  • English
Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

Saltwater takes special requests - add in the next step!


15:00 - 21:30


01:30 - 10:30


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 5 years are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 08:00.


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

The fine print

Please note that pets are only allowed in some of the room types. Please consult the property about pets via the Special Requests box during reservation.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Please inform Saltwater in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about Saltwater

  • Saltwater is 600 yards from the centre of St Ives.

  • The nearest beach is just 400 yards from Saltwater.

  • Check-in at Saltwater is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • Saltwater offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 3 km)

  • Room options at Saltwater include:

    • Double
    • Family
    • Triple

  • The prices at Saltwater may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.