Villa in Gordon's Bay, Cape Town, South Africa - Quiet Central Location, An Easy Five Minute Walk From The Beach
About Sally Visser
We have bought the house as our retirement home - many years away but good to have a plan! Andre works for an engineering company and Sally is the administrator for an international church. We live in the Middle East and can't wait to live somewhere with greenery and scenery! We try to visit Cape Town at least twice a year as we have family living there. Also we want to enjoy the house as this will be our forever home.
Sally Visser purchased this Villa in 2012
Why Sally Visser chose Gordons Bay Central
Gordon's Bay is a quiet seaside town which offers clean, clear water and safe beaches yet it is located only 40 minutes from Cape Town central. We feel it offers the best of both worlds; the laid back lifestyle South Africa is renown for but with the convenience of a major city nearby. The wine lands with it's stunning scenery, wine and food is another huge attraction. There are several golf courses nearby and good shopping centres - what more could we ask for!!
What makes this Villa unique
We believe our house is one of the oldest in Gordon's Bay, approximately 100 years old, which is old by South African standards! It has loads of character; beams, original terra cotta floor tiles and an unusual Mediterranean feel. We fell in love with it and hope you will too! The location was important to us and this house has two advantages. One is being able to walk to the beach in less than five minutes yet the house is located in a quiet street, with little through traffic, avoiding the hussle and bussle everyday life - the perfect combination we believe.
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2nd stay at this charming, cozy cottage. Just so delightful! Thank you!
So grateful fo this lovely home! Great location, one block from ocean. All the accommodations we need. Very comfortable!
We were delighted to welcome you back and so glad your visit was enjoyable and successful. It is great to know that all of you were comfortable and had everything you need. Looking forward to next year!
Beautiful home in a lovely area
My family & I absolutely loved our stay here. The house is beautiful, spacious, & the house has so much character. Our children thoroughly enjoyed the pool & the views from the terrace ... wow! The location is fab, close enough to beaches, restaurants etc. Thank you also to Jean & her husband for being so helpful & kind. We will definitely return one day. Highly recommended.
Thank you for your fair and kind review. I'm so glad you had a wonderful holiday in Cape Town and the house was a contributing factor. Thank you for being the perfect guests and we hope to welcome you back again in the near future.
Best wishes Sally
Ideally locaed near to beach/restaurants
Although only two of us, we really enjoyed the spaciousness of this well equipped five bedroom property. Large garden separate to pool area and attended to on daily basis. It was a delight to sit out and enjoy a glass of wine. From upstairs breathtaking views of the sea/mountains as the sun goes down.
We did not go into Cape Town as we were staying there before flying home but lots of other places to visit - Bettys Bay (a must to see the penguins), Hermanus and the wine growing areas of Stellenbosch and Franshhoek.
Overall a good find at a reasonable price.
Thank you for your kind review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your holiday and that the house contributed to that. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
Best wishes Sally
An excellent property only close to the beach.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Watt Nott. The property is extremely well equipped with everything you could possible require. In the event only 5 people were able to stay in the house, so there was ample room. We might have struggled though if all beds had been occupied as access to the roof terrace meant going through one of the double bedrooms.
The pool was a great attraction, but unseasonably high winds left it with rather a lot of debris to clear out each morning from the nearby trees. Besides the roof terrace, there is a lovely garden and well sheltered courtyard in which to unwind and enjoy a glass of wine - or two.
Close to shops and supermarkets, in-house catering was a breeze. Plenty of places nearby to eat out too.
Access in and out of Cape Town is easy, and only 35 mins to/from the Airport. For a family holiday base, this is the ideal spot.
Thank you for your review. I'm glad you had a great holiday and the house contributed to that.
We are so hoping the local municipality will trim their trees behind the house this month. Our garden service company do a great job but high winds make it particularly challenging.
I do hope you managed to explore Cape Town and enjoyed everything it has to offer. One visit is never enough!
A charming villa well maintained and furnished
A lovely property well located for both Cape Town and the Cape Winelands, (about a 50 min drive to each), and is situated on a quiet street about a 10 minute walk to the seafront where there are a few restaurants. The Thirsty Oyster is a little further, and near the harbour and is to be recommended for seafood and atmosphere.
A 30 minute drive west along the coast is Betty's Bay where you will find the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens where you can enjoy a pleasant lunch and one of only 3 mainland colonies of African Penguins, much more extensive and less touristy than Boulders Beach.
The property is well looked after and has all the necessary equipment for an enjoyable holiday. There is ample outside space to relax, including a balcony where you can view the sunset over Gordons Bay and the Cape Peninsula. The pool is well kept and well located for sunbathing and privacy. The owners who are offsite were very efficient and helpful in all our dealings. There is a local manager just a few minutes drive away should you require any help.
The only downside is the lack of air conditioning, but that is reflected in the price, and there are plenty of efficient fans throughout.
Would definitely recommend the property to friends and relatives.
Thank you for your kind and fair review. We are delighted you had a great holiday in Cape Town and that the house contributed to this. Like you we find Wattnott ideally located and love being able to see the sea, something we are starved of here in the desert of the Middle East. Do hope the weather on your return to England wasn't too dismal. Maybe it's time to start planning another holiday?! Best wishes Sally
Excellent holiday retreat!
We had a fabulous week at your house. Everything went extremely smoothly from arrival to departure.
A fabulous house, it has everything for larger family groups. We all had a great time! The kids really enjoyed the pool...we couldn't keep them out of it. The location is very peaceful and we loved having a BBQ in the evening watching the sun set over the stunning views.
Many thanks for providing us with a first class venue for our party. It is evident that much thought has gone in to providing excellent holiday accommodation for larger parties such as ours.
A perfect destination for a relaxing holiday in a quiet and beautiful part of the Cape. The house is full of character and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at it. Thanks, Simon.
So pleased you enjoyed your holiday and the house. We think it is great for large or small families, the perfect get away, especially from the English weather! Do hope you managed to explore; the wine farms nearby are fabulous and Cape Town has so much to offer the whole family, young and old. Looking forward to your return next year.
The house is an easy five minute walk from Main Beach which is spacious, clean and inviting, offering safe swimming for the whole family along with shops, cafes and restaurants. A 15 minute stroll along the beach takes you to Harbour Island which has many more restaurants and bars along with a nice hotel. Bikini Beach, a ten minute walk away in the opposite direction, is a blue flag beach.
Cape Town International airport is a 40 minute easy drive. We recommend hiring a car as Cape Town has so many attractions and beautiful things to see and do.
Gordon's Bay is a quiet beachside town which offers shops, restaurants, lovely beaches and views. Somerset Mall is a vast indoor shopping centre open every day of the week and you can get nearly everything there.
Some of Cape Town's top 10 restaurants can be found within a twenty minute radius along with famous South African wine farms.