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Lovely Family Home under oaks in the Cape Winelands

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Large home, pool & beautiful garden near the beach, mountains & wine estates

Spacious Cape Dutch family home in the winelands ideally situated to enjoy the many attractions around Cape Town including the beaches, mountains, the many excellent restaurants and outdoor activities. It is in a leafy, quiet and safe neighbourhood close to all the necessary amenities.

The large, comfortable family home is in a beautiful spacious garden under oak trees and has a large pool. The large open plan kitchen, dining, lounge and sunroom has a central fireplace to keep it warm in winter and the oaks to keep it cool in summer. Enjoy barbeques and al fresco meals under the vines on the patio or around the pool.

There are two lounges with cable TV and a games room with table tennis, air hockey and Wifi. The well equipped kitchen has 2 ovens, a gas hob, ice maker and coffee machine.

There are many wine estates in the area to visit, beautiful parks and nature reserves to hike in with spectacular views, a cheetah park and bird rehabilitation centre, a number of adrenaline action sports to enjoy as well as the lovely Strand beach to soak up the sun. Cape Town city centre is only 35 minutes drive away and Cape Town International airport 20 minutes drive. This is the perfect location to base yourself while enjoying all the Cape has to offer.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018


Somerset West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - Main house - toilet , shower , En suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - loft - toilet , In loft bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - Cottage - toilet , tub , shower , En suite bathroom in cottage
    Bathroom 4 - main house - toilet , combination tub/shower , Seperate bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - Main House - 1 double , En suite bathroom with shower and own patio
    Bedroom 2 - Spacious loft with lounge - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Shower , spacious lounge (2 sleep couches), kitchette, views
    Bedroom 4 - Main house - 2 twin/ single , seperate bathroom - not en suite
    Bedroom 1 - Cottage - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Spacious bedroom in adj cottage, ensuite bathroom wood stove
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Somerset West is part of the Cape Town metropole but closer to the winelands and mountains (35minutes drive to downtown Cape Town). The long sandy Strand beach is 10 minutes drive away and so is the beautiful and historic Vergelegen Wine Estate, the second oldest in the country. There are many lovely walks and parks to enjoy close by. The home is perfectly situated as a base to explore the many tourist attractions the Cape has to offer. The historic university town of Stellenbosch with its beautiful Cape Dutch architecture and cafes is 20 minutes drive away.


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Lovely Family Home under oaks in the Cape Winelands
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
Einsiedeln, Switzerland

Very comfortable, exellent overall accomodation

  • 5 of 5

We especially appreciated the numerous sitting areas both inside and outside the house, the very well-stocked kitchen with enough silverware and plates and appliances for any occasion, very comfortable beds with good quality linens, and the cleaning service 3x per week. Faye was also very helpful and accommodating when we had questions or issues. Absolutely loved the fresh eggs daily from the chickens in the back!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you were comfortable and enjoyed my home and my eggs!
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Wonderful home for family gatherings

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the “Owl House”! The owner, Faye, was responsive to all of our needs. The home was comfortable and well laid out for multiple families traveling together with private sleeping areas, and large gathering areas and kitchen. The house was beautifully decorated, well appointed, and the gardens were gorgeous!

The house maid was there a few days a week and was wonderful.

In addition to a beautiful pool, the backyard also has a hen house, where guests can gather their own fresh eggs every morning- our kids loved this!

We hope to be able to return to this property again next time we vacation in South Africa!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Kilometres
Cape Town International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Erinvale Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Stephanies Restaurant
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Strand Beach
Car: recommended

The home is situated in a leafy, quiet and safe neighbourhood with friendly and helpful neighbours. There are a few parks nearby and the Helderberg Nature Reserve is 6 km away with lovely walks up the mountain and stunning views of False Bay. On a clear day you can see Cape Point. The beach is 10 minutes drive away and historic Stellenbosch is 20 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Refundable Damage Deposit $550

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.