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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: 07/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Camps Bay house 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.

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
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • 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

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

          Theme

          • Sports & Activities
          • Family

          Attractions

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

          Leisure Activities

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

          local services and businesses

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

          Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Beach

          sports and adventure activities

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

          catering options

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Dining

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

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

              house cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Included

                  Kitchen

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

                  Outside

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

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Pool

                      property descriptor

                          • Detached
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Green Season 2014
                          Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          £150
                          Early Summer 2014
                          Sep 1 - Dec 12, 2014
                          5 night min stay
                          £295
                          Peak Seaon
                          Dec 13 - Jan 4, 2015
                          14 night min stay
                          £650
                          Summer 2015
                          Jan 5 - Mar 31, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          £395
                          Late Summer 2015
                          Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          £295

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • 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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                          Last updated: 07/03/2014
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                          Location

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

                          Car: Recommended

                          Camps Bay is the jewel in the crown of one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Cape Town, which was voted on TripAdvisor as the No 1 Destination In The World for 2011. 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: french, english

                           

                          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

                          £150 - £650 per night (GBP)
                          4

                          4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 07/03/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-14 nights
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