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A HISTORIC COTTAGE WITH CONTEMPORARY INTERIORS JUST ONE ROAD FROM THE BEACH

Alison Preyer

Speaks French, English
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

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A HISTORIC COTTAGE WITH CONTEMPORARY INTERIORS JUST ONE ROAD FROM THE BEACH

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Camps Bay - Shell Cottage

Stylish 4 bedroom (all en suite) house in an exquisite secret garden with pool

One of Camps Bay’s original homes, Shell Cottage has been totally revamped into a superstylish four bedroom holiday house whilst still retaining its 'bohemian chic' beach-style character.

It is set right in the heart of the village, just one road back from the trendy buzz of the promenade...but step through your front gate and you'll find yourself in a secret haven of peace and tranquility, hidden away from the world. Timber boardwalks meander for 50m through the lushest garden imaginable filled with hibiscus, lavender and all sorts of flowers and scents. Floating timber decks overhung by a giant Persian Lilac tree are surrounded by views of the Twelve Apostles and Lions Head mountains.

Shell Cottage is very different from many of the ultra-modern steel, glass and concrete properties on the Atlantic Seaboard, as it offers a lovely sense of privacy and space. Most people say that they immediately feel at peace, and at home, in this stylishly architecturally renovated gem, filled with beauty inside and out.

More about the house: Shell Cottage is a home that has been created with a lot of care and attention to detail, giving it real soul. A top architectural designer has renovated it into a superstylish home whilst retaining its beach cottage feel. Equipped to to the highest standard, it offers everything an international traveller may need in a self catering property, including wi-fi, satellite television, excellent security. It houses a collection of original art, quality furniture and many special pieces lovingly collected over time. Beds are dressed with white pure cotton linen and oversized soft cushion. The garden has many hidden treasures: there's a reflection pool guarded by a serene stone buddah, mosaiced stepping stones, crystals hidden amongst the foliage and, for the little ones to play on, a lifesize wooden sheep named Ma-aaa-ary!

Though fairly compact, the property feels spacious and airy as it enjoys a wonderful flow from outside to inside, and the care and attention to detail is evident. The lounge opens up completely onto the generous patio and pool deck, which overlooks the garden.

Each of the bedrooms is unique and stylishly designed, and all open either onto the garden or private courtyards. Each of the en-suite bathrooms has its own unique theme, with an emphasis on nature - sand textures, pebbles, mother-of-pearl, driftwood.

More about the fabulous location: one of the best things about Shell Cottage is its most desirable position - Camps Bay beachfront is very close; less than a 150m stroll from the front door down a palm lined walkway but, despite being so close to the buzz, the cottage suffers no noise due to its secluded panhandle location off The Drive, a quiet residential road.

The local tennis courts and play park are across the road, and within a few minutes’ walk you have access to in excess of 35 restaurants, a number of bars, a library, shops, and all the other amenities that Camps Bay offers.

Shell Cottage is a holiday house that appeals to all ages. Its single level design & enclosed garden suits families with young children or the elderly but its stylish design and great location, just behind the trendy sunset strip and the beach’s great surf break, make it a dream holiday location for a group of friends who want to have a fun holiday.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Alison Preyer

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2011
Speaks French, English
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I specialize in high end residential architecture and love to create homes that are a joy to live in. I own 2 other rental properties in Cape Town and 2 in Greece, and have renovated or built each one personally. I have also had my own villa rental company so really understand the needs of international travelers, and strive to make my guests' experience the absolute best it can be. After all, you've come all this way, and we want to you to love Shell Cottage and Cape Town, and come back again!

Alison Preyer purchased this house in 2004

Simply this: just about everybody who stays here absolutely loves this house. Many people return year after year and occupancy is close to 100%.

So close to the beach yet so very private and serene, set in the most beautiful garden with lovely mountain views. Absolutely no traffic noise, very secluded, completely secure. A very happy home.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
Trust & Security
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Reviews

5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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A historic cottage with contemporary interiors just one road from the beach
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A historic cottage with contemporary interiors just one road from the beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p860641
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Camps Bay Atlantic Seaboard
5

A BEAUTIFUL, WELCOMING HOME AWAY FROM HOME.

  • 5 out of 5
My family absolutely loved staying at Shell Cottage. Unlike many vacation rentals, this place has got soul! You can feel that a huge amount of love and care has gone into the creation and maintenance of this beautiful home, from the lush garden (seemingly rare in Camps Bay homes) to the carefully-selected décor that gives each room its own distinct look and feel. You are literally a 2-minute walk from the beach, but the peaceful garden and shaded pool area are so enticing you often have to remind yourself to leave the house and go explore other parts of Cape Town! At the end of a day spent exploring the city or lounging on the beach, there is no better place to return home to than Shell Cottage.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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A historic cottage with contemporary interiors just one road from the beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p860641
+27 (0)83 4454901
Camps Bay Atlantic Seaboard
5

A BEAUTIFUL, WELCOMING HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 out of 5
My family absolutely loved staying at Shell Cottage. Unlike many vacation rentals, this place has got soul! You can feel that a huge amount of love and care has gone into the creation and maintenance of this beautiful home, from the lush garden (seemingly rare in Camps Bay homes) to the carefully-selected décor that gives each room its own distinct look and feel. You are literally a 2-minute walk from the beach, but the peaceful garden and shaded pool area are so enticing you often have to remind yourself to leave the house and go explore other parts of Cape Town! At the end of a day spent exploring the city or lounging on the beach, there is no better place to return home to than Shell Cottage.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
business
A historic cottage with contemporary interiors just one road from the beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p860641
+27 (0)83 4454901
Camps Bay Atlantic Seaboard
5

BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE, GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 out of 5
My family of 6 stayed here for a week and it was perfect. Beautiful home with great decor. Each bedroom has its own bath so it felt very private. We loved the outdoor living area and pool. Location is great, just a short walk to the beach and restaurants so our grown kids could go out on their own. Ali is a wonderful host and the house was clearned and spotless every day. We'd love to stay here again!
  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: ...and I would love you to come back again! It was an absolute pleasure to meet you all and I am so happy you had such a great time. I had given the cottage its annual decor revamp to refresh it for the season just before your arrival, so am glad you liked it. Truly hope to see your family back in Cape Town soon.

Best wishes
Ali
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A historic cottage with contemporary interiors just one road from the beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p860641
+27 (0)83 4454901
Camps Bay Atlantic Seaboard
5

FANTASTIC STAY AT SHELL COTTAGE!

  • 5 out of 5
Traveled in a group of 6 Americans for holiday and was fortunate enough to stay at Shell Cottage, where Ali went above and beyond to provide an excellent stay! The location is paramount: you literally cannot stay closer to the beach without paying an exorbitant amount for a hotel room. It is safe, peaceful, and quiet, with the beach, shops, and restaurants merely a 5-minute walk away. The rooms were large with private bathrooms, and the home had everything we needed for 6 days, including laundry facilities, a large refrigerator, and a great pool whenever the beach was too windy.

We could not have been happier with our stay and look forward to the next time we can have the pleasure to stay at Shell Cottage!

- Adam
  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Cape Town International Airport
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Cape Town train station
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
N1 and N2
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Camps Bay Beach
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
An entire selection of upmarket bars and cafes
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
32 restaurants including sushi & fine dining
Car: recommended

Camps Bay is the jewel in the crown of one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Cape Town, which was voted on TripAdvisor as the No 1 Destination In The World for 2011. Set against the impressive backdrop of the Twelve Apostles mountain range, this spectacular bay comes with as near perfect a beach as you'll find anywhere, to suit veryone.

A massive expanse of fine, soft sand forms a sugarwhite crescent around a bay that varies from pale turquoise to petrol blue, depending on the depth and the weather. On the left there are sealife-filled rockpools for kiddies to paddle in safely and gentle swimming, on the far right is surfers' paradise. Palm trees on the periphery shade a promenade just made for jogging, strolling or chilling.

Local life is casual and vibrant; residents & holiday makers can be found enjoying sundowners at the many chic sidewalk cafés on the beachfront. It's no wonder that Camps Bay is the place of choice for some of the country's wealhiest homeowners.

Golf: There is a small urban golf course on the seaside about 5km from Camps Bay, just before the Waterfront. Slightly further afield there is a wonderful selection of courses, from cliffside links to undulating winelands courses, or challeging courses set in magnificently mountainous scenery.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Camps Bay, Atlantic Seaboard

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Green Season 2014
1 Jun 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
 
 
Early Summer 2014
1 Sep 2014 - 12 Dec 2014
5 night minimum stay
£1,475
for 5 nights
From
£295
 
 
Peak Seaon
13 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
14 night minimum stay
£9,100
for 14 nights
From
£650
 
 
Summer 2015
5 Jan 2015 - 31 Mar 2015
5 night minimum stay
£1,975
for 5 nights
From
£395
 
 
Late Summer 2015
1 Apr 2015 - 31 May 2015
5 night minimum stay
£1,475
for 5 nights
From
£295
 

Additional information about rental rates

50% deposit to be paid within 3 working days of receipt of invoice, with the balance payable 6 weeks before arrival.
Cancellation schedule: more than 3 months prior to arrival - full refund of deposit less banking fees; between 2 and 3 months prior to arrival - 50% of deposit refunded; less than 2 months to arrival - no refund of deposit; after full payment 6 weeks before arrival - no refund.
Notes Shell Cottage has regular upgrades to keep it in tip-top condition, with a thorough renovation done each spring. The rate includes a 1/2 day housekeeper on weekdays, with linen changed twice a week & towels when required. Guests may use the laundry for personal items.

Payment may be made in South African Rands, $ or € instead of pounds - conversion rate as per www.oanda.com on day of payment.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Camps Bay in Atlantic Seaboard

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • beach
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Firewood
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Security System
  • Filtered Water
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Freezer
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1: Sunny bathroom with large skylight giving wonderful natural light. Bath, vanity, toilet and separate shower all in one room with sandblasted glass door. Bathroom 2: Semi open, with bath, double basin, separate shower and closed toilet. Bathroom 3: Light and sunny bathroom with bath looking into rose garden and opening onto cobbled courtyard with outdoor shower. There is a closed toilet. Bathroom 4: Semi open with a large shower and single vanity. Romantic shuttered windows bring in light and fresh air. Separate toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1: Wonderful airy bedroom that opens directly onto the garden, with romantic shuttered windows with ornate bars that can be left open for fresh air. It has high ceilings and a sitting area with a couch and 2 chairs. Accessed from the entrance hall, a lobby dressing area with large contemporary sandblasted glass cupboards gives the room privacy, and leads into the bathroom. Bedroom 2: Another airy high ceiilnged bedroom that opens onto the garden via glass doors, with large antique sleighbed, two armchairs and a freestanding wardrobe. Secured windows give plenty of fresh air. Bedroom 3: The smallest bedroom, but very charming with mother-of-pearl accents and a screen wall dividing the bed from the bathroom. Wooden floors and high ceings with a fan add to its charm. Bedroom 4: accessed from the dining room it has wooden floors, high ceilings and big glass doors giving lots of nautral light opening onto a private gravelled courtyard with tumbling bouganvillea
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • veranda
  • Garden
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • library
  • naturist beach
  • arboretum
  • forests
  • churches
  • reefs
  • marina
  • playground
  • bay
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • recreation centre
  • botanical garden
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkelling
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • surf fishing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • bay fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
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