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Your Self-Catering Home from Home 300 M from Spectacular Blaauwberg Beaches

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The courtyard at Bliss Cottage is a haven of peace and privacy

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Last updated: 07/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Bliss Cottage is a cosy free-standing holiday home situated 300 m from the beach in the Blaauwberg Region, 19 km north of the Cape Town city centre. Our comfortable, well-appointed home from home has a 3-star grading from the South African Tourism Grading Council and is the ideal self-catering haven from which to explore the delights of Cape Town and its surrounds.

Accommodation
Sleeps 4 in 2 separate bedrooms. Main bedroom (with queen-size double bed, high-definition satellite TV) opens onto a private enclosed patio. Second bedroom with two single beds
One bathroom with bath/shower combo, washbasin & toilet
Lounge/dining-room with satellite TV & DVD opens onto private enclosed outdoor patio with built-in barbecue.
Open-plan kitchen, fully equipped with cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils, fridge/freezer, microwave, 4-plate electric stove & oven, dishwasher & Britta water purifier
Lock-up single garage with washing machine & dryer
All linen, towels and beach towels supplied.


Dining: Bliss Cottage is a self-catering establishment. However, you'll find a wide variety of bars and restaurants within a 1-10 km radius, including the ever-popular local hang-out Doodles, 200 m down the road (breakfast/lunch/dinner/drinks). Other dining in the area includes MOYO, a true African experience at Eden on the Bay (3 km). Here you will also find a wide array of breakfast and dining options with ocean views including Ciao Baby Cucina (Italian) and Cafe Sofia Beach Bar. All along Marine Drive (2-3 km from the front door) are a number of dining options and bars with great ocean and mountain views, including Primi Blue and Col-cacchios (really good pizzas), News Cafe, Ocean Basket and the excellent Blowfish Restaurant at Dolphin Beach Hotel (really good sushi and fresh fish). Toward Bloubergstrand is Ons Huisie (traditional food) and On The Rocks (seafood).

Public Transport: Catch the efficient and frequent My CiTi bus service at the Shell Road feeder station 400m from the front door. This means you can get to and from the airport without a vehicle (depending on luggage), enjoy a stress-free ride to the city centre, the Gardens & the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront where a myriad of tourist and sight-seeing opportunities are on offer. At the V&A you can also catch the ever popular City Hop-on, Hop-off double-decker open-top sightseeing bus - the easy, fun way to explore the city and Peninsula sights including Table Mountain Cable Car, Kirstenbosch Gardens and Cape Point Nature Reserve.
A number of reliable taxi services are on offer as well as a variety of car rental services.

Entertainment: Within a radius of 1-10 km you'll find a wide variety of bars, restaurants, shopping malls, cinemas, a very well-equipped Virgin Active gym as well as two links golf courses. The beach front is a year-round hotspot for jogging, cycling, roller-blading, and kite-surfing. On nearby Rietvlei nature reserve you can windsurf and water-ski, while the many beaches in the vicinity are a favourite hangout for local surfers. Mountain-biking and hiking are available at Koeberg Nature Reserve where you can spot Springbok, Eland, Zebra, Bontebok, Blesbok, angulated tortoises and even the odd Cape Cobra, to name but a few. Blaauwberg is also the gateway to the Cape West Coast where the annual flower season in Spring (August to October) remains one of nature's most magnificent displays of beauty. Between August and November you may even spot whales playing in the bay.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 80 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking indoors. Guests are welcome to smoke in the courtyard garden....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • The main bedroom at Bliss Cottage opens onto a private, enclosed patio and has one queen-size double bed, a high-definition flat-screen satellite TV, hair-dryer, electronic safe for valuables, iron & ironing board and wall-mounted heater. All linen (sheets, duvet and extra blanket), electric blanket (winter only), towels and beach towels supplied, plus lots of hangers in ample cupboards. The second bedroom is furnished with two single beds. All linen (sheets and duvets and extra blankets), electric blankets (winter only), towels and beach towels supplied as well as ample hangers in two cupboards....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

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  • One bathroom with bath/shower combo, washbasin & toilet and a wall-mounted heater. All towels as well as soap and shampoo supplied....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Bookcase with variety of popular books for your reading pleasure...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining table with 4 chairs. 2 additional chairs (one at desk and one in bedroom) to accommodate six diners. Large courtyard dining table for up to 8 guests...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Garage:

    Lock-up garage for medium-sized car...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wall-mounted panel heaters in main bedroom, bathroom and lounge. Additional oil-heater on wheels...moreless

  • Internet:

    Good free wi-fi connection available through out...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All beds made up with good quality white bed-linen and duvet covers...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Well-equipped living room with comfy 2-seater sofa and 2 chairs, flat-screen HD TV with satellite TV, books and magazines...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Off-street parking space as well as lock-up garage...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Two off-street parking bays available...moreless

  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Both bath and beach towels provided...moreless

  • Tumble Dryer:

    Dryer as well as washing line...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Automatic washing machine for use of guests...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    French coffee press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full set of pots, pans, roasting dishes, grater, can opener, kitchen scissors, egg lifter, barbeque equipment, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    At least 6 of everything including dinner and side plates, egg-cups, cups & saucers, teapot, coffee mugs, sugar bowl, salt & pepper shakers, ovenproof dishes, salad and mixing bowls, glasses, etc...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher with tablets...moreless

  • Freezer:

    Fair-sized freezer compartment (with own door) as part of refrigerator...moreless

  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full-sized electric oven with grill...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Tea, coffee, salt & pepper, basic herbs and spices, olive oil and vinegar ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Good family-size refrigerator with separate freezing compartment....moreless

  • Stove:

    4-plate hob (solid plates)...moreless

  • Toaster:

    2-slice bread toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Bargain Season 2015
May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
ZAR1,400
ZAR8,820
Pre-Season 2015
Oct 1 - Dec 14, 2015
2 night min stay
ZAR1,900
ZAR11,970
Peak Season 2015/16
Dec 15 - Jan 15, 2016
3 night min stay
ZAR2,400
ZAR15,120
High Season 2016
Jan 16 - Apr 30, 2016
3 night min stay
ZAR1,900
ZAR11,970
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
ZAR1,900

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • OfflineRDD ZAR5,000
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Cancellation policy:

If cancelled up to 60 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged; up to 30 days before date of arrival, 30 percent of the total reservation fee will be charged; up to 15 days before date of arrival, 50 percent of the total reservation fee will be charged; If cancelled or modified later than 15 days or in case of no-show, 100 percent of fee will be charged

50% deposit secures booking

Balance to be paid latest 14 days prior to arrival

All bank fees for account of guest

All fees associated with cancellations by guest for guest's account, eg cost of refunding of electronic transfers or credit card payments due to cancellation for account of guest

All damage and breakages for account of guest - to be settled prior to departure


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Last updated: 07/17/2015
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Location

28 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Cape Town International
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Doodles
8.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Atlantic Beach, Milnerton Golf Course
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Century City
14 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
N1, Cape Town
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Doodles, Primi Piatti, Ocean Basket, Newscafe
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Blaauwberg Beach

Car: Recommended

Bliss Cottage is situated in the Blaauwberg Region, 19 km north of Cape Town. Only 300 m from the front door, you can enjoy the sandy white beaches of the Blaauwberg Coast which arguably offers the most spectacular views of Table Mountain across Table Bay as well as Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela and many other political prisoners were incarcerated. Things to see & do include: Kite-surfing & wind-surfing at a variety of local surfing spots, including Blaauwberg and Big Bay, close by; Easy access to city, Table Mountain, Winelands & west coast flowers (in season); Wide variety of restaurants within 500m – 2 km; Links golf at Atlantic Beach or Milnerton Golf course;

Virgin Active Gym 5 min away; Bird-watching, sailing, water-skiing, wind-surfing, stand-up paddling and fishing at Rietvlei nature reserve; Milnerton Waterpark 5 min away; Quick access to shopping malls, cinema complexes and theatres, including V&A Waterfront, Canal Walk, Grand West Casino & Artscape theatre complex; visitors information centre 2 km away.

Other Activities: kite-surfing, Virgin Active Gym, bird-watching, surfing, golf, stand-up paddling, beachfront jogging, dedicated cycle paths

Golf: Bliss Cottage is situated close to two links golf courses, ie Milnerton Golf Course (8.5 km) and Atlantic Beach (10 km). Other golfing opportunities abound on courses in and around Cape Town and the Cape Winelands with 20 golf courses within a 8 - 60 km radius from Bliss Cottage. These include Royal Cape, King David, Rondebosch, Steenberg, Durbanville, Mowbray, The River Club, Westlake, Clovelly, Simon's Town, Boschenmeer, De Zalze, Devonvale, Stellenbosch, Erinvale, Somerset West and Pearl Valley.

Public Transport: Shell Road feeder station of MyCiti Bus Service 500 m from door. Connects with Cape Town city center, V&A Waterfront, Canal Walk, Melkbosstrand, Gardens, Sea Point, Hout Bay and Cape Town international airport.

Kite-boarding, Wind-surfing and Surfing schools within 5 km. Blaauwberg is a world-renowned kite-boarding destination attracting champion boarders from every corner of the globe.

Adventure activities: Paragliding from Signal Hill, Shark Diving, Skydiving, Rafting, Quad Biking and Sandboarding can be arranged on request.

Hiking and Mountain-biking: Easy access to numerous hiking and mountain bike trails, including Koeberg Nature Reserve where you can walk or ride among Zebra, Angulated Tortoises, Grysbok, Steenbok, Springbok, Bontebok and the impressive Eland and spot many bird species, including the African Fish Eagle and the Cape Penduline Tit.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2004

Why Bloubergstrand:
Although I live nearby myself, it always makes me feel as if I am on holiday when I drive along the beachfront of Table View and Bloubergstrand on my way to Bliss Cottage. Why? There are kite-boarders or stand-up paddlers dotting the bay (depending on the wind), people sitting at beach-side cafe's and restaurants enjoying the view of the sea and Table Mountain, kids queueing for ice-cream, travelers bargaining for beautiful African wood carvings from local vendors, people jogging, roller-blading or cycling... the list goes on. Bliss Cottage is just one street up from all this sea-side fun, tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac. Open the front door and you will immediately feel the home-from-home vibe. Especially when you relax in the leafy privately enclosed courtyard while a delicious lamb chops sizzle on the built-in barbeque.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Close to the beach, but away from the traffic noise. Your own, free-standing holiday house with ample parking and beautiful flow from the house into the courtyard garden. Very well-appointed with everything you need for a fuss-free self-catering holiday.


Contact us

Speaks: english, Afrikaans

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Photos

  • The courtyard at Bliss Cottage is a haven of peace and privacy

    The courtyard at Bliss Cottage is a haven of peace and privacy

  • Strolling on the beach 500 m from the front door

    Strolling on the beach 500 m from the front door

  • Bliss Cottage main bedroom

    Bliss Cottage main bedroom

  • Lounge/dining area at Bliss Cottage

    Lounge/dining area at Bliss Cottage

  • Bliss Cottage lounge dining area into kitchen

    Bliss Cottage lounge dining area into kitchen

  • The twin bedroom at Bliss Cottage

    The twin bedroom at Bliss Cottage

  • Lounge/dining area flows through to kitchen and courtyard

    Lounge/dining area flows through to kitchen and courtyard

  • Well-equipped galley kitchen

    Well-equipped galley kitchen

  • Bliss Cottage private enclosed patio

    Bliss Cottage private enclosed patio

  • Glorious meals in your own private leafy courtyard

    Glorious meals in your own private leafy courtyard

  • Master bedroom flows onto private courtyard

    Master bedroom flows onto private courtyard

  • The main bedroom opens up onto the private garden courtyard

    The main bedroom opens up onto the private garden courtyard

  • The lounge/dining area flows out onto the courtyard garden

    The lounge/dining area flows out onto the courtyard garden

  • Bliss Cottage bathroom with bath/shower combo, washbasin and toilet

    Bliss Cottage bathroom with bath/shower combo, washbasin and toilet

  • Bliss Cottage kitchen is well-equipped for fuss-free holidaying

    Bliss Cottage kitchen is well-equipped for fuss-free holidaying

  • Kitchen flows into lounge/dining room

    Kitchen flows into lounge/dining room

  • Blouberg Bliss Cottage - street view with lock-up garage

    Blouberg Bliss Cottage - street view with lock-up garage

  • Kite-surfing in the bay

    Kite-surfing in the bay

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, Afrikaans
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 60%
  • Calendar last updated 07/17/2015
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