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AMONG MOST STUNNING SEA AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS IN CAPE TOWN: 20% OFF FEB AND MARCH

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John Roadnight

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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AMONG MOST STUNNING SEA AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS IN CAPE TOWN: 20% OFF FEB AND MARCH

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Sea Point - Luxury house, views & terraces

Large (250+ sq m) 4 bed, 5 bath central home, Sleeps 8-10

20% off displayed rates for February and March 2014 bookings made before end of December 2013! Listed for rental for the first time 7th January 2013! In a safe and secure environment, this was originally a spacious three bed three bath townhouse with large living area, views and balconies on both floors. Four years ago I converted the large double garage below into a fourth luxury bedroom suite. Two years ago I managed to buy the townhouse next door (rented out separately) and built a breathtaking 90 sq metre roof-top living space (with dining and kitchen and shower room attached) over the roofs of the two houses; it has a large outside terrace with an eight-seater table, BBQ, and sitting area (teak sofa and two large armchairs) all under awnings and the most magnificent wrap-around views of sea and mountains. The roof-top living room has frameless glass doors the whole length of one wall (15 m) which open so the whole room becomes a covered terrace offering jaw-dropping views of the sea. You may well see half a dozen whales breaching and lunging out at sea, and if you catch the sardine run you might spy hundreds of dolphins leaping from the water as they gorging themselves.

The house is one of three town houses (top floor spreading over two of them...) in a secure gated community. There are two parking spaces accessed from Clifford Road at the rear of the house.

Ground floor: entrance hall with stairs to upper levels, and a very large (40 sq m) bedroom with super kingsized bed and sofa; two stairs up to luxury bathroom (no separating door). Walk-in wardrobe and access to laundry room and store rooms.

First floor: front door from Ocean View Drive (the house is on a steep hill, so the mountain side of the house is a floor higher than the sea side of the house). Fully equipped kitchen with fridge freezer, hob, stove, dishwasher and breakfast bar, formal dining room (seats 10) and large living room with L-shaped sofa and armchairs. Satellite TV. Guest toilet. Two sets of folding doors open onto balconies which run the length of the room, offering sea views.

Bedroom floor: large master bedroom with king-size bed, dressing area (large mirrored wardrobes) and bathroom with bath, twin basins in marble worktop and separate shower cubicle; air conditioning. This bathroom is about 12 year old. Sliding patio doors to long balcony with great sea views. Main guest bedroom: large with queensize bed, Ottoman and armchair; air conditioning; patio doors to full width balcony with sea views; modern fully-tiled ensuite bathroom with shower in bath, w.c. and basin in vanity unit. Bedroom 4: smaller than the others: double bed and modern fully tiled shower room; air conditioning; mountain views.

New roof-top floor: architect designed, double the size of each other floor. Breathtaking views the moment you enter; brand new open-plan fully equipped kitchen with cooker, hob, American-style fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave etc; dining table for six; huge L-shaped sofa and three-person day bed, all facing the stunning views. The whole length of the room is frameless folding glass panels opening onto 18 m long terrace. Large white aluminium sliding shutters offer protection from afternoon sun. Further glass folding doors open onto another 30 square metre outside terrace with large dining table and lounge suite, awnings and large gas BBQ. All with the same amazing ocean views, plus wonderful views of Lion's Rump and Lion's Head (which you can climb from just behind the house: if you're man or girl enough...) There's also a brand new inside-outside luxury shower room, from which you can see the ocean and Cape Town and Cape Town can see all of you.... Unless you cop out and pull the aluminium shutters along.

Help in the guise of Anne and Fisher is provided twice a week - more by negotiation. They change your sheets, get the place gleaming, the BBQ polished, do your washing and ironing etc. Talk to them about baby-sitting etc

Everyone who has stayed at the house so far has been overwhelmed by it!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

John Roadnight

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I was on holiday in Cape Town in 1998 and fell in love with the place - its ambience, its spectacular scenery, the amazing countryside around it (the Winelands, the Garden Route, the wild West Coast), the wonderful restaurants and bars and the great fish, meat, vegetables and wine you can buy in the supermarkets. In short, an amazing quality of life (if, of course, you are lucky enough to have some money...) In 2002 I decided to buy and after looking at dozens of properties found this one, with its generous space and awe-inspiring views. Not far fromClifton or Camps Bay and the city centre, Upper Sea Point is just perfect for me: safe, close to everything, in a vibrant part of town and with views which I never tire of looking at. I love 'improvement projects'. The first was to update the house (though it wasn't built until 1997), then create 'the garage suite', and then the opportunity came to build this magnificent room on the roof. I can sit there for hours at a time just taking in the view and being glad to be alive. Up until now (Jan 2013) I have never let the house out, though friends love to stay. It seems, though, sad that it's empty nine or ten months a year, and, frankly, I'd like it to pay for itself. So, let's give it a try. I'm now retired, so can fit in my visits to unoccupied weeks. I'm lucky enough also to own a property in the South of France, near to St Tropez, which I rented out for the first time in 2012 (HomeAway property 895374). The Cape Town house is, in my view, more spectacular, and I love it much more.

John Roadnight purchased this house in 2002

The first thing that hit me about this place was the wonderful views - from three floors and nearly all the principal rooms. The sunsets are just stunning. Sea Point is vibrant and convenient for everything I need or want. It's also safe - in 11 years I haven't had the slightest security problem - and I liked the fact of the house being one of three in a gated area. I also liked the spaciousness of the house and, especially since my improvements, you can get away from each other at times (two full living rooms, two floors of reception rooms) in a house which is safe and close to everything. If you like a modern house with modern furniture and fittings then this is a place to consider. There is no plunge pool, but plenty of room for sunbathing and there's the sea and the great Sea Point open air Pavilion swimming pool complex just down the road...

There are stairs though, so not suitable for disabled.

You can be almost anywhere you want to go in Cape Town in a few minutes - the Waterfront, designer shops and fabulous restaurants; Camps Bay, Clifton etc are in a comfortable walking distance (just over 30 minutes of fabulous views).

If required, the house easily divides into two nearly self-contained units, so two families could have a large degree of privacy. It's a comfortable, secure family house, and everyone who's visited it has loved it! From three floors you see the most amazing view -often spot whales in the bay; to sit on a sofa on the roof terrace drinking a cocktail as the sun goes down over the sea and the whole sky goes on fire is a remarkable experience.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday house rental in Sea Point, South Africa

Among Most Stunning Sea And Mountain Views In Cape Town: 20% off Feb and March
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Among Most Stunning Sea And Mountain Views In Cape Town: 20% off Feb and March
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1081948
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Sea Point Atlantic Seaboard
5

Fabulous place high in Seapoint

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
We recently stayed in John's lovely condo in upper Seapoint. What a fantastic, breathtaking apartment. As indicated in the ad, the top room and deck are stunning and just a complete pleasure to relax in. The location is terrific: a quick drive to trendy downtown areas and the V&A or down the cape to Camp's Bay and other fantastic beaches. Because it is just out the back door to Signal Hill and Lions's Head trails I was able to trail run from the apartment to the top of Lion's Head and back within 2 hours total. Very cool!
John has clearly put a great deal of thought and effort into ensuring that guests are comfortable and well looked after -- he even called from London the first night of our stay to ensure we were settling in well. I cannot recommend this rental or the owner highly enough. Do yourself a favor and choose this place for your next vacation here -- you will not regret it!
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Among Most Stunning Sea And Mountain Views In Cape Town: 20% off Feb and March
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1081948
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Sea Point Atlantic Seaboard
Berlin/Germany
5

Perfect stay in an amazing house

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
We came to Cape Town for sixteen days in March, a group of seven people (four athletes, two coaches and a physio) staying there for a training camp. it was just a lucky punch that we found this amazing place. We all loved the place very much!! The owner John made us feel really comfortable. Especially the roof top was amazing, we all loved having breakfast there before heading to the training or enjoying the dinner after a long day. The view was indescribable.


The home has all you need for a perfect stay in Cape Town: enough space for everyone, each bedroom has it´s own bath, a washing machine, nice living rooms, perfect kitchens and of course an amazing roof top with a great view!

Communication with the owner John was perfect aswell.

The two house cleaners Fisher and Ann were really nice, friendly and helpful with everything. Fisher was waiting in the house when we arrived and showed us everything!
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review, Katrin, and for the pictures you sent me of you all training and enjoying Cape Town. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than guests falling in love with my house and with the beautiful city of Cape Town.

Fisher and Anne loved you too!

Although we never met face-to-face I feel I know you through our emails. Have a great and winning season and I hope you'll come to stay again.

John
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Among Most Stunning Sea And Mountain Views In Cape Town: 20% off Feb and March
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1081948
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Sea Point Atlantic Seaboard
5

Amazing view, incredible stay !

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
What an experience !!! Coming from France, we (7 people in our thirties) had the opportunity to splend a few days in Cape Town last December.
What can we say, except it's been one of the greatest stay we've ever experienced !
The house, counting four levels, is idealy located in the best and accessible district of the city. The view from the roof is nothing but overwhelming ! Tastely furnished and well equiped, this place itself is worth the 11 hour-flight from France !
Fisher and Ann, the helps, are so nice, and frankly do whatever they can to make the stay unforgettable. I dare to say John, the owner of this magnificient place, has become a friend of us since he kindly visited us while we were there, bringing croissants for breakfast (true story!). We wish we could have spent more time having the run of the house !!!
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Among Most Stunning Sea And Mountain Views In Cape Town: 20% off Feb and March
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Sea Point Atlantic Seaboard
5

Wunderschönes Haus mit super Aussicht

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
Es ist ein super schönes Haus mit einer wunderschönen Aussicht zum Meer. Besonders der obere Teil des Hauses mit einem großen Wohnbereich inklusive Küche und großen verglasten Schiebetüren zum öffnen und einer großen Terrasse, haben uns sehr gut gefallen. Man kann gemütlich in großer Runde beisammen sitzen bzw. man tritt sich bei der Größe des Hauses nicht auf die Füße. Alles in allem ein super tolles schönes und großes Haus. Wir danken John und seine Angestellten für einen super Aufenthalt. Christian
Owner's Response: Thanks Christian! I enjoyed our brief meeting, and it's good to know you had such a good time. I love Cape Town, but I'm in my mid-sixties, so I'm pleased that five young guys can party and enjoy themselves in the beautiful city of Cape Town.

Come and stay again!

John
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Among Most Stunning Sea And Mountain Views In Cape Town: 20% off Feb and March
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Sea Point Atlantic Seaboard
5

Luxury accommodation with stunning views.

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
We really loved this house and all that it had to offer. Its location and the panoramic views from it were maximised with the stunning upstairs room. Even though there was so much to see and do in Cape Town we wanted to spend some time in the house each day enjoying the luxury and the views.
The house was well located in Seapoint with all attractions within an easy drive.
The house was spotless and very well stocked with linen and kitchenware.
Each day and night there was a scramble to use the upstairs 'loo (and shower) with a view'. On our last day we watched whales in the bay from the shower!

Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Cape Town International
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Cape Town Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
N1, N2, M3
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Sea Point
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Dozens of them!
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Green Point
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Dozens of them!
Car: recommended

Cape Town is an amazingly open and vibrant city, squeezed between the mountains and the deeply blue but cold Atlantic Ocean. It teems with great restaurants, trendy bars, lively nightclubs and designer shops. Beautiful countryside and wine farms surround the city, and there are magnificent walks direct from my house into the mountains or down by the sea.

Perched on the slopes of Lion's Head, part of the Table Mountain Nature Park, the house offers magnificent panoramic views of both sea and mountains. From balconies and terraces over three floors you can see whales and dolphins in the bay, while hang gliders take off from Lion's Head just behind the house. I don't believe there are more magnificent sunsets anywhere in the world.

The house is close to excellent, high quality supermarkets and a host of shops and cafés on Sea Point Main Road, while the V&A Waterfront (designer shops, open air restaurants, boat trips and tremendous vibe), Cape Quarter, Green Point Stadium and the City Bowl and city centre are a few minutes away by car. Bantry Bay and Clifton with their famous beaches are also four or five minutes away, as is Camps Bay which adds a huge selection of restaurants and trendy bars to its magnificent stretches of sand.

You can walk from directly behind the house up into the Table Mountain Park, and from there take a host of challenging walks including the climbs of Table Mountain and Lion's Head.

The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens with their amazing display of proteas and the wineries of Constantiare are a 15-20 minute drive away, and the wonderful countryside and wine farms of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschoek are easily accessible. Night life in Long Street is a thirty rand cab ride away, as are dozens of quality restaurants and bars.

Everything you could want in Cape Town in on your doorstep!

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Sea Point, Atlantic Seaboard

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
April
30 Mar 2014 - 30 Apr 2014
7 nights
£1,400
£4,500
 
 
Autumn
1 May 2014 - 30 Jun 2014
3 nights
£600
£1,100
£3,600
 
 
Winter
1 Jul 2014 - 1 Nov 2014
3 nights
£500
£850
£2,800
 

Notes

  • This property has just gone on the rental market for the first time. I have therefore aimed to make the rates very competitive - perhaps 20% less expensive than similar properties. I require a £500 damage deposit. 20% of rental charge payable with booking, balance and damage deposit 6 weeks before. I can accept payment in GBP, euros or SA rands. For longer periods please contact me.

    The rental prices include twice weekly cleaning of the property.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sea Point in Atlantic Seaboard

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • resort
  • city centre
  • beach
  • town
  • mountain
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Telephone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Hob
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Very modern en suite to Guest bedroom 2. Fully tiled
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This is the ensuite to smallest bedroom. Fully tiled/glass,
    Master - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Garage Suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Modern, fully tiled. two steps up from bedroom but no door
    Roof-top shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Very modern, inside outside, spectacular views
  • Apart from Master Bedroom bathroom, which was new in 1997 and very comfortable and spacious, all the other bathrooms were replaced in the last three or four yeard
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 'Garage suite' - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , very large space; no a/c but naturally very cool
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master suite. Dressing room. A/c. Sea views, balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Smallest of the bedrooms. Mountain views, a/c, en suite
    Main Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Rattan style. Ottoman and armchair. A/c, terrace, sea views
  • 'Garage suite'. Ground floor. Patio doors. Very large space. Extra kingsize bed, leather sofa, walk-in wardrobe, modern bathroom with shower. No door between bed and bath... Bedroom 1 - Master. Quite a good sized room. Leather covered bedstead with a separated dressing area leading into the 1997 bathroom with bath, separate shower and double basin. Large patio doors onto the sea-view terrace. A/c and computer desk. Main guest bedroom: Lovely room with terrace and wonderful views. Armchair, Ottoman, built in wardrobe, A/c, luxury modern bathroom with shower etc Bedroom 4: Double bed, fitted wardrobe, A/c, mountain views and en suite shower room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • forests
  • winery tours
  • naturist beach
  • synagogues
  • bay
  • playground
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • marina
  • churches
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
  • water parks
  • cinemas
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • fitness centre
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain climbing
  • diving
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
  • paragliding
  • bay fishing
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • golf