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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: 12/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-10 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.

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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

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Filtered Water
          • Fireplace
          • Firewood
          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street
          • Safe
          • Security System
          • Telephone
          • Towels Provided
          • 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
                      Peak Seaon
                      Dec 13 - Jan 4, 2015
                      10 night min stay
                      £595
                      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
                      Green Season 2015
                      Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      £150

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • No additional mandatory 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: 12/08/2014
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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.


                      Contact us

                      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

                      £150 - £595 per night (GBP)
                      4

                      4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      Minimum stay: 3-10 nights
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