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A Historic Cottage with Contemporary Interiors Just One Road from the Beach

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Shell Cottage in the evening. The lounge and two main bedrooms face the garden

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Last updated: 07/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

One of Camps Bay’s original homes, Shell Cottage has been totally revamped into a superstylish four bedroom holiday house whilst still retaining its 'bohemian chic' beach-style character.

It is set right in the heart of the village, just one road back from the trendy buzz of the promenade...but step through your front gate and you'll find yourself in a secret haven of peace and tranquility, hidden away from the world. Timber boardwalks meander for 50m through the lushest garden imaginable filled with hibiscus, lavender and all sorts of flowers and scents. Floating timber decks overhung by a giant Persian Lilac tree are surrounded by views of the Twelve Apostles and Lions Head mountains.

Shell Cottage is very different from many of the ultra-modern steel, glass and concrete properties on the Atlantic Seaboard, as it offers a lovely sense of privacy and space. Most people say that they immediately feel at peace, and at home, in this stylishly architecturally renovated gem, filled with beauty inside and out.

More about the house: Shell Cottage is a home that has been created with a lot of care and attention to detail, giving it real soul. A top architectural designer has renovated it into a superstylish home whilst retaining its beach cottage feel. Equipped to to the highest standard, it offers everything an international traveller may need in a self catering property, including wi-fi, satellite television, excellent security. It houses a collection of original art, quality furniture and many special pieces lovingly collected over time. Beds are dressed with white pure cotton linen and oversized soft cushion. The garden has many hidden treasures: there's a reflection pool guarded by a serene stone buddah, mosaiced stepping stones, crystals hidden amongst the foliage and, for the little ones to play on, a lifesize wooden sheep named Ma-aaa-ary!

Though fairly compact, the property feels spacious and airy as it enjoys a wonderful flow from outside to inside, and the care and attention to detail is evident. The lounge opens up completely onto the generous patio and pool deck, which overlooks the garden.

Each of the bedrooms is unique and stylishly designed, and all open either onto the garden or private courtyards. Each of the en-suite bathrooms has its own unique theme, with an emphasis on nature - sand textures, pebbles, mother-of-pearl, driftwood.

More about the fabulous location: one of the best things about Shell Cottage is its most desirable position - Camps Bay beachfront is very close; less than a 150m stroll from the front door down a palm lined walkway but, despite being so close to the buzz, the cottage suffers no noise due to its secluded panhandle location off The Drive, a quiet residential road.

The local tennis courts and play park are across the road, and within a few minutes’ walk you have access to in excess of 35 restaurants, a number of bars, a library, shops, and all the other amenities that Camps Bay offers.

Shell Cottage is a holiday house that appeals to all ages. Its single level design & enclosed garden suits families with young children or the elderly but its stylish design and great location, just behind the trendy sunset strip and the beach’s great surf break, make it a dream holiday location for a group of friends who want to have a fun holiday.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 250 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Daily Maid Service

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 1: Wonderful airy bedroom that opens directly onto the garden, with romantic shuttered windows with ornate bars that can be left open for fresh air. It has high ceilings and a sitting area with a couch and 2 chairs. Accessed from the entrance hall, a lobby dressing area with large contemporary sandblasted glass cupboards gives the room privacy, and leads into the bathroom. Bedroom 2: Another airy high ceiilnged bedroom that opens onto the garden via glass doors, with large antique sleighbed, two armchairs and a freestanding wardrobe. Secured windows give plenty of fresh air. Bedroom 3: The smallest bedroom, but very charming with mother-of-pearl accents and a screen wall dividing the bed from the bathroom. Wooden floors and high ceings with a fan add to its charm. Bedroom 4: accessed from the dining room it has wooden floors, high ceilings and big glass doors giving lots of nautral light opening onto a private gravelled courtyard with tumbling bouganvillea...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 1: Sunny bathroom with large skylight giving wonderful natural light. Bath, vanity, toilet and separate shower all in one room with sandblasted glass door. Bathroom 2: Semi open, with bath, double basin, separate shower and closed toilet. Bathroom 3: Light and sunny bathroom with bath looking into rose garden and opening onto cobbled courtyard with outdoor shower. There is a closed toilet. Bathroom 4: Semi open with a large shower and single vanity. Romantic shuttered windows bring in light and fresh air. Separate toilet....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Mountain

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season 2015
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
£195
Early Summer 2015
Sep 1 - Dec 14, 2015
3 night min stay
£325
Peak Season 2015/6
Dec 15 - Jan 10, 2016
14 night min stay
£650
Summer 2016
Jan 11 - Mar 31, 2016
5 night min stay
£425
Late Summer 2016
Apr 1 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
£325

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • once off cleaning £60
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Shell Cottage has regular upgrades to keep it in tip-top condition, with a thorough renovation done each spring. The rate includes a 1/2 day housekeeper on weekdays, with linen changed twice a week & towels when required. Guests may use the laundry for personal items.

Payment may be made in South African Rands, $ or € instead of pounds - conversion rate as per www.oanda.com on day of payment.

50% deposit to be paid within 3 working days of receipt of invoice, with the balance payable 6 weeks before arrival.

Cancellation schedule: more than 3 months prior to arrival - full refund of deposit less banking fees; between 2 and 3 months prior to arrival - 50% of deposit refunded; less than 2 months to arrival - no refund of deposit; after full payment 6 weeks before arrival - no refund.


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Location

25 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Cape Town International Airport
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
An entire selection of upmarket bars and cafes
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Cape Town train station
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
N1 and N2
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
32 restaurants including sushi & fine dining
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
Camps Bay Beach

Car: Recommended

Camps Bay is the jewel in the crown of one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Cape Town. Set against the impressive backdrop of the Twelve Apostles mountain range, this spectacular bay comes with as near perfect a beach as you'll find anywhere, to suit veryone.

A massive expanse of fine, soft sand forms a sugarwhite crescent around a bay that varies from pale turquoise to petrol blue, depending on the depth and the weather. On the left there are sealife-filled rockpools for kiddies to paddle in safely and gentle swimming, on the far right is surfers' paradise. Palm trees on the periphery shade a promenade just made for jogging, strolling or chilling.

Local life is casual and vibrant; residents & holiday makers can be found enjoying sundowners at the many chic sidewalk cafés on the beachfront. It's no wonder that Camps Bay is the place of choice for some of the country's wealhiest homeowners.

Golf: There is a small urban golf course on the seaside about 5km from Camps Bay, just before the Waterfront. Slightly further afield there is a wonderful selection of courses, from cliffside links to undulating winelands courses, or challeging courses set in magnificently mountainous scenery.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2004

About: I specialize in high end residential architecture and love to create homes that are a joy to live in. I own 2 other rental properties in Cape Town and 2 in Greece, and have renovated or built each one personally. I have also had my own villa rental company so really understand the needs of international travelers, and strive to make my guests' experience the absolute best it can be. After all, you've come all this way, and we want to you to love Shell Cottage and Cape Town, and come back again!

Why Camps Bay:
Simply this: just about everybody who stays here absolutely loves this house. Many people return year after year and occupancy is close to 100%.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
So close to the beach yet so very private and serene, set in the most beautiful garden with lovely mountain views. Absolutely no traffic noise, very secluded, completely secure. A very happy home.


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Speaks: english, french

 

Photos

  • Shell Cottage in the evening. The lounge and two main bedrooms face the garden

    Shell Cottage in the evening. The lounge and two main bedrooms face the garden

  • floating timber decks lead through the lush garden

    floating timber decks lead through the lush garden

  • Verandah at dusk

    Verandah at dusk

  • The living room has quality furniture and art

    The living room has quality furniture and art

  • A quiet shady place for an afternoon nap

    A quiet shady place for an afternoon nap

  • ...which leads seamlessly to the pool and garden

    ...which leads seamlessly to the pool and garden

  • It opens directly to the garden

    It opens directly to the garden

  • Main en suite with shower, bath, toilet and vanity

    Main en suite with shower, bath, toilet and vanity

  • Also opens direclty to the garden

    Also opens direclty to the garden

  • The 'live in' kitchen has white painted cupboards

    The 'live in' kitchen has white painted cupboards

  • ...and a sunny bathroom looking onto a rose garden

    ...and a sunny bathroom looking onto a rose garden

  • With a closed toilet and open plan bathroom

    With a closed toilet and open plan bathroom

  • Shell Cottage is located so close to the beach, yet surrounded by greenery.

    Shell Cottage is located so close to the beach, yet surrounded by greenery.

  • mountain views surround the property

    mountain views surround the property

  • The pool measures 7m x 3m

    The pool measures 7m x 3m

  • Dining room, heart of the home, has 5m ceilings

    Dining room, heart of the home, has 5m ceilings

  • The living room opens completely to the verandah

    The living room opens completely to the verandah

  • Main bedroom has a queen size bed & sitting area

    Main bedroom has a queen size bed & sitting area

  • Serene spot with a goldfish pond and buddah

    Serene spot with a goldfish pond and buddah

  • Second main bedroom with en suite bathroom

    Second main bedroom with en suite bathroom

  • Dining Room links to Kitchen and Bedrooms 3 and 4

    Dining Room links to Kitchen and Bedrooms 3 and 4

  • Queen size bed & mother-of-pearl accents in room 3

    Queen size bed & mother-of-pearl accents in room 3

  • Bedroom 4 opens on to a private gravel courtyard

    Bedroom 4 opens on to a private gravel courtyard

  • Small children will love the shady playpark diagonally opposite Shell Cottage

    Small children will love the shady playpark diagonally opposite Shell Cottage

£195 - £650 per night (GBP)
Minimum stay: 1-14 nights
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, french
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/31/2015
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