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Large family home, uninterrupted panoramic views of Sea and Mountain. Sheltered enormous veranda .The wonderful views by day, Watch the whales, By night fairyland with twinkling lights. Beach cafe, Surfing, sailing. Sunset horse rides on Noordhoek beach. Great restaurants, Cape point on the doorstep. Penguins close at hand at Boulders. Simons Town with quirky shops and Kalk bay with it's little harbour. Clovelly golf course, 18 holes surrounded by mountains and dunes. Stunning garden with tropical and indigenous plants. Secure within the mountainside with external security systems, security doors and windows and garage as well as off street parking. Maid service if required. The house is properly managed by a local agent on hand in the village. Amalfi is in fact perfect for a family holiday, we provide both High chairs and cots. Christmas trees and Decorations too, a real 'home from home.' Spend time exploring the Cape or just unwinding in the sun on the veranda or the beach
You just won't want to leave!: Our guests comment; Amalfi is a super family home from home, set in a stunning location with the most amazing views. The house itself catered very comfortably for the 8 in our party (4 children under 10) and was well kitted out with lots of home comforts. There was plenty information leaflets regarding the surrounding areas, with loads to do. We were more than happy to sit on the terrace and watch the whales in the bay though! Sunset or sunrise I don't think I could ever get fed up of the view. All in all we had an fabulous holiday made that way due to the comfort and homely feel of Amalfi. Thank you! Lynn Robertson (Scotland) October 2007. We had a great time at Amalfi, it was well equipped and in a brilliant location for our kids and the beach. The cafe did wonderful lunches. We spent time looking around the area and particulary enjoyed walking on the mountain and swimming with the penquins. We thoroughly recommend a holiday at Amalfi. Sarah Gates. November 2007.
About us: Amalfi is a family home not just a holiday rental house. We have both a local agent who oversees all our bookings to a high standard and also family living in the locality to give any advice or local tourist information. The grounds are carefully tended by our gardener and we ask our guests to feel free to water during hot weather. Gordon is an Architect and I am a teacher, Amalfi is our second home. We live in London with our 2 sons. We all miss Amalfi terribly and keep with us memories of meals on the stoep with friends. Mornings waking to the sun and the sound of the sea. I could go on..... and on! We hope you will see for yourselves and are more than happy to answer any queries you might have. Best wishes, Judi Jefferys
We do have a high chair and a children'DVD library. Amalfi has a secure pond cover. FishHoek beach is the most child friendly on the peninsula with playground, grassed area,beach cafe and restaurant. Plenty of sand of a flat sandy beach with constant Life Guards. The beach can be accessed by road with large car parks close to the beach....moreless
Non Smoking Only
Pets Not Allowed
Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
So sorry, Amalfi is totally unsuitable as it is built into the mountainside and only accessed by steps....moreless
Lie in bed and listen to the sea. Watch the whales from the balcony whilst eating breakfast! All our bedrooms have stunning views.
The gardens are on different levels and are carefully maintained. All bedrooms look out over both mountains and sea.The Master is interlinking with theTwin, ideal for young children. The master leads onto the front balcony which has a panoramic and uninterupted views of both mountains and sea. The Music room has an En-Suite and a door leading out into the rear garden. The Moroccan room doubles as a studio and is downstairs off the front Veranda and also has it's own door. Ideal for teenagers! Downstairs cloakroom off scullery.
Our beds have comfortable mattresses! We provide good quality bed linen with a change of bedding included. Bath and hand towels are included .Please bring beach towels. Daily or weekly domestic help available on request. A very quiet and tranquil house, perfect for family get togethers. several weddings have 'launched' from Amalfi!...moreless
Bathroom 1 is the main Bathroom, it comprises a separate bath and shower and wash basin. Bathroom 2 is En-Suite, it comprises a toilet, shower and wash basin with large vanity unit. There are 2 separate toilets. The downstairs one has a wash hand basin....moreless
Amalfi is built into the Hillside and has 80 steps from road to house. (this makes it both safe and secluded) It therefore is not suitable for the elderly or infirm. We have a wonderful huge, wind free veranda, perfect for al -fresco living, this is furnished with pretty iron furniture. The upstairs balcony has a garden umbrella and chairs and tables. The garden is 'stepped' and is beautifully landscaped with many interesting and exotic plants and palms. Renown as 'one of the best gardens around'. There is a further paved area for entertaining and Barbecues. We have a small fish pond so care needs to be taken with small children. The house is safe with both security bars and security systems. Gated entry system and off street parking, and a garage. Amalfi has clean white walls with modern artwork, original chandeliers and blonde wooden parquet flooring. Maids are available for your stay. Our towels are for house use only. internet is available on demand. We have a huge DVD library....moreless
Audio Tape Player
Large selection of both fiction and non fiction, feel free to leave your holiday novels behind too....moreless
There is a formal diningroom next to the kitchen. This has a large oval table and a sideboard as well as a comfortable couch. The huge stoep has a garden table and chairs for outside dining....moreless
Seating for 8 people
Amalfi is wonderfully cool in summer and we don't find we need air con. We do however have many fans for those sticky days....moreless
No need! Just walk up and down the steps to the beach....moreless
We have wall heaters in all the rooms for winter....moreless
Although we do not have WI FI we are in a 'hot spot' for a local provider, vouchers can be purchased from them very cheaply and it works well at the front of the house. I sit on the stoep to work!...moreless
Iron & Board
We provide 2 changes of linen for two weeks....moreless
Spectacular views, it opens onto the upstairs balcony. There is a little desk extensive DVD and book library including many for children!. DS TV is available, Fireplace, cosy couch and easy chairs....moreless
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Off road and a very safe street with continuous Street monitoring from Neighbourhood watch. CCTV's both ends of the mountainside!...moreless
There is a very large fridge. And a separate freezer...moreless
There is an oven with an electric Hob. Large size for large gatherings!...moreless
Yes, runs the full Lengh of the upstairs and accessed from sitting room and master bedroom. My favourite place early morning and late at night....moreless
Can be hired from cyclethecape.com. This is in Fish Hoek village....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Yes, we have a wonderful wind free stoep with beautiful views over ocean and mountains with the village below....moreless
Clovelly golf course is aprox 3/4 miles from us As is Lakeside, both offer holiday oppotunities....moreless
Lawn / Garden:
Amazing garden, reputed the best in Fish Hoek. Created by my parents in law over 40 years. It's tropical with ferns and palms not seen anywhere else. The garden is 'stepped' Small pond can be covered....moreless
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Steps down to Fishhoek's child friendly sandy beach . The beach has constant life guards and both restaurants and beach cafes.Enjoy Whale watching from the huge veranda in season; Surfing; on Fish Hoek and Muzenberg Hobycatting; Sailing; ; Easy parking; Village shopping; Great restaurants; Close to both Kalk Bay and Simon's town; Near to the Penguin's at Boulder's beach; Riding on Noordhoek beach; Clovelly and Westlake Golf clubs; Great mountain walks; Easy access Wine route ;Cape Point game reserve; Shark dives up the coast; Easy drive Cape Town and the Airport; Close to the famous Chapman's Peak drive; Incredible views of mountains and uninterupted sea views; Amazing garden great for outdoor living. Barbeques and comfortable garden furniture; Huge covered and totally sheltered veranda which is totally wind free! Very Safe area; Security system including window bars; trelli doors and entry system ; lock up garage on request; Agent on hand .Letters of recommendation from our past guests available on request.
Other Activities: Bike hire in village; Train service into Cape Town. Local Taxi can pick up from airport. Car hire locally.
About the owner: Amalfi has been in our family for the last 40 years. It was very loved by my husband and his brother who grew up there. We bought the House from Gordon's parents 8 years ago and undertook a 'revamp', Gordon is an Architect but was also sensitive to keeping the integrity of the house intact. Gordon's parents still live in Fish Hoek village and do occasionally drive up the mountainside to 'boss the gardeners around'! They are quite frail now at 92 and 94 respectively! We live in London and Gordon's brother and family Australia but we do try to use the house ourselves with our own families a couple of times a year. We have a wonderful local agent who is our eyes and ears and who manages the house and all our various lets with diligence.
Why the Owner Chose Fish Hoek: Why this property? What a difficult question, I really think our guest book and letters and emails from past visitors sums it up. Amalfi although not high end luxury ( which is why we don't charge high end prices!) is like a 'home from home.' Perfect for large family get togethers. We try to provide everything you would need at home to make this happen. ( what's worse than a rented house with the meanest minimum of utensils etc!?) The veranda is the heart of the house and all our guests report a love of sitting out there, eating, drinking, reading or just gazing at the ever changing vista below. It truly is absolutely wind free! The gardens are lovely, stepped and tropical. There are many ferns and palms unique to the garden. My brother in law is a horticulturalist and brought many plants in as seeds from travels into the rain forests of Australia. Fish Hoek is a real village, not a tourist destination although the beach is a world beater with a wide sandy beach that shelves hardly at all.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Amalfi is convenient for many reasons. Near to Fish Hoek beach which is brilliant for children. You can walk down or drive and park easily making it convenient for families with babies wanting to spend parts of the day on the beach and then nip home for baby sleeps etc, near for shopping too. The house is quiet, it is also very safe there being high personal house security as well as a very active Neighbourhood watch. It's positioning makes it extra safe, built into the hillside with no public access other than the main gate. Amalfi is within easy reach of all that the Cape has to offer without being part of the 'tourist crazyness'' often experienced on the city bowl side of Cape Town. Lastly, the sea water is warmer on this side!
We obviously adore Amalfi as already stated , it was my husband's family home so we are very partisan! For me the magic of Amalfi is in its position. Nestled above the beach on the hillside, while taking our daily morning walk on the beach I turn at the end of the beach and look back and there it is, in the morning sun, or waking to hear the waves and emerging onto the balcony from our bedroom to look down at the beach and marvel at how early South Africans GO to the beach?! Not to mention the swimmers who swim as a group at 6 am right through the year. Brrrrr! I love when we come home at night and walk up through the garden with all the night time flower scents to emerge on the veranda and turn to look out over the twinkling lights of Fish Hoek looking like fairyland and out to sea with the sparkling glittering wave tops......... Yes I really miss Amalfi don't I!