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Claire Parrish

Member since: 2013
Speaks English

Centrally located, chic and airy loft with panoramic views of Table Mountain

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Cape Town - B2 Soho on Strand

1 bedroom,free WIFI,Aircon,Table Mountain views,pool,free parking,24hr securit

Luxurious double volume loft with panoramic views of Table Mountain and Lions Head. Centrally situated in a prime location, most of the Mother City's attractions are within walking distance.

With added benefits like free WIFI, airconditioning, full DSTV bouquet, outdoor swimming pool & bbq facilities, free parking and 24 hour security/reception desk, making this the perfect choice for your holiday or business stay.

Suitable for 2 people, the apartment has just had a fresh new makeover with furnishings chosen to maximise luxury and comfort, making your stay feel like home away from home.

The kitchen is large, fully equipped, and loved by people who cook – it has everything you need. Tea and delicious freshly ground coffee is complimentary, as is a bottle of wine to welcome your arrival.

The open plan living/kitchen/dining area opens up onto a large private balcony with outdoor seating.

The luxurious bathroom has both bath and shower, with free toiletries and plenty of soft fluffy towels.

Stairs lead you up to the mezzanine level loft bedroom with large kingsize bed, down duvet and plenty of cupboard space.

It really is hard to beat the location, the block is nestled between the uber cool De Waterkant Village, City Centre and the Bo Kaap. Loads of top rated restaurants are within a stone's throw, the super cool Bree Street, Heritage Square, and the Cape Quarter are 2 mins walk. Long Street and the heart of the Bo Kaap 5 mins walk, V&A Waterfront 15 mins walk. Company Gardens, the museums and CTICC 10 mins walk. To get to the beaches or the Cable car, you can hop on a MyCiti bus, or take a 10 min taxi ride. I have put together a comprehensive guide to help you get the most out of your stay with hints and tips of what to do/where to eat etc.

With super easy access to the main highways, you will be at the airport in 20 mins, and 35 mins you will be in the heart of the Winelands.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Claire Parrish (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English

About Claire Parrish

I am originally from Newcastle in the North East of England. After living and working in the corporate world in London for 6 years, i decided i needed a break. I enrolled on a volunteer program which enabled me to work with lions in Zimbabwe, and then at a health clinic in Zambia. It was in Zambia that i knew my life had to change, it seemed to me, that in Africa you could be whatever you wanted to be! I was allowed to help deliver babies, was a lab technician, amongst other things, and also in the afternoons i taught kids English.

At the end of the volunteering, i joined an overland tour which ended in Cape Town. I fell instantly in love with the city and decided i would live there. I had no clue what i would do when i moved, but things fell into place instantly and i started modelling and acting in TV commercials. I have now lived in Cape Town 7 years, and can truly call it my home. I spend any of my free time hiking on the mountain, i love living so close to, and having access to such beautiful nature.

Claire Parrish purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Claire Parrish chose Cape Town

When i first arrived in Cape Town i stumbled upon De Waterkant. I loved the quaint cobbled streets and felt like it was a secret place i had uncovered. The original Cape Quarter was just the piazza, and of course since then it has been extended and grown into a delightful hip and trendy area loved and known by all.

What makes this apartment unique

I actually looked at many properties in the area, but my favorite block was Soho on Strand. It seemed quiet and tranquil considering it was in the middle of the city and with the huge glass windows in every foyer, the views were stunning. The minute i walked into B2 my breath was taken away by the view before me. I loved the double volume loft style, and the apartment just had that special feel. I made an offer immediately and never went back again until the day the keys were handed over. I was that sure this was the one!

Reviews

5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Centrally located, chic and airy loft with panoramic views of Table Mountain
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Good location and great view

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this apartment. The bed was comfortable and bathroom and kitchen very modern. We didn't use the kitchen very much because restaurants are so inexpensive--and good! The 24 hour security at the building and complimentary parking space for our rental car added to the apartment. The balcony was great for breakfast with a tremendous view--though there is some street noise. Claire was extremely rapid in replying to any question we had.

Uber was extremely convenient and I was glad I brought an unlocked smart phone that I could use when I needed to order a car. The rides were generally less than $2 USD and the service was extremely prompt. If you don't know how to use Uber, find out before you go as you will find it essential for getting around town.

I would recommend this apartment for a good stay in Cape Town.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

At home in Downtown

  • 5 of 5

I got a hearty welcome in a very clean and bright apartment. Centrally located - you don`t need a car. The public transport works well and stations are close to the apartement. You can also hire a bicycle, going by favorable UBER or Taxi...

Shopping, scene cafes and restaurants are around, the beautiful beaches are reachable by bus.

I spent a great time (3 weeks!) with adventures like skydiving, paragliding, flying by helicopter, cagediving with the white shark and also with relaxing on the beach, getting massages and practice yoga.

To explore Capetown living in this apartement is a good thing. Claire is a wonderful hostess and gives you a lot of informations about here city.

Carola from Zurich

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Light & Bright Gem in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

First off, the photographs show the apartment exactly as it is: light & bright, comfortable, very clean, neatly organised, welcoming and with fast wi-fi. Claire met us on arrival, showed us around, and had thoughtfully supplied freshly ground coffee, rather nice biscuits, milk and a bottle of local wine – thankyou Claire.

The building was well maintained and the swimming pool (although we didn’t use it) was clean and in the sun all day. Parking was secure (under the building) and there is a 24/7 concierge. The area was safe, interesting and well patrolled; we walked at night (sometimes quite late) without a problem. Lots of small bars, cafes and restaurants within easy walking distance; also a supermarket and bottleshop.

Sitting on the balcony with pre-dinner drinks and spectacular Table Mountain as a backdrop was very special – particularly the evenings when the Mountain’s floodlights were on. Soul food (which went well with the G&Ts).

A drawer full of local info – particularly the ‘bible’ with lots of reviews, recommendations, contact details and directions to markets, cafes, bars, restaurants and tourist attractions was most useful.

There was everything needed for cooking, but we didn't cook during our stay (too many interesting places to eat, not enough time).

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in the apartment and can thoroughly and unreservedly recommend it (as we already have to friends).

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

very good condition and execent equipped

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the appartment very much.

The location was perfect and the Claire (Landlord)was absolutely helpful.

We come back next year!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect holidays. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Nice city loft, ideally located, very comfortable, clean and with a great view on Table Mountain. The owner was very helpful and gave us all necessary information for our holidays in Cape Town. We gladly recommend this rental for a stay in this fascinating city. Anne & Thomas from Switzerland

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
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Fantastic Location and great Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

This apartement is perfect for a couple. Well located, it is easy to walk everywhere from there. The view on Table Mountain from the balcony is spectacular! The apartment itself is fabulous, clean and very well equiped.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Cape Town International
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Cape Quarter
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Robben Island
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Moullie Point
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Cape Town Central
Nearest Motorway
N1/N2
Nearest Restaurant
Directly opposite apartment
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Camps Bay and Clifton
Car: not necessary

The apartment borders De Waterkant Village, the Bo Kaap and the City Centre. Each within spitting distance, and each with their own unique characters. Spend your day exploring De Waterkant village, this hip and trendy neighbourhood oozes with style and sophistication. Explore the cobbled streets, and marvel at the Dutch style colourful houses with their pretty flower boxes and tree lined pavements. Browse through the famous Cape Quarter with its abundance of boutique shops, restaurants, bars, galleries, and European style cafes. Take a peak in the design shops, Cape Town wasn’t named the 2014 design capital for nothing!

Alternatively, wander over to Heritage Square, the latest new spot for all things cool and trendy, not to mention the revival of Bree Street with its galleries, café’s and excellent restaurants that will have the foodies among you drooling! This is where it is happening with the locals! Don’t miss the 1st Thursday of the month, where food trucks gather in Heritage Square and the shops and galleries throw their doors open until late, blessing you with free wine and nibbles. This has become quite the social event in Cape Town.

Directly opposite the apartment, you can walk up Rose Street and into the heart of the Bo Kaap. Step back in time, and enjoy wandering around this historical Cape Malay area with its beautiful coloured houses. Don’t forget to be finished in time to walk up to Signal Hill for the firing of the noon gun!

The fan walk that was constructed for the FIFA World Cup runs parallel to the apartment block, and is the place to be if there are any street festivals such as Gay Pride, and the Cape Town festival. They all head this way, so you are in the perfect spot to join the festivities.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in De Waterkant, City Bowl

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
May 2016
1 May 2016 - 31 May 2016
5 night minimum stay
£400
for 5 nights
From
£75
 
 
Low Season 2016
1 Jun 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£490
for 7 nights
£490
£1,225
 
 
September 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
5 night minimum stay
£400
for 5 nights
From
£75
 
 
October 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
£425
for 5 nights
From
£80
 
 
November 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
£450
for 5 nights
From
£85
 
 
December 2016
1 Dec 2016 - 14 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£475
for 5 nights
From
£90
 
 
Peak Season 2016/17
15 Dec 2016 - 15 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,075
for 7 nights
From
£150
 
 
Jan/Feb 2017
16 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
From
£95
 
 
March 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
£475
for 5 nights
From
£90
 
 
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£475
for 5 nights
From
£90
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £25

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Rates can be quoted and paid for in British Pounds & South African Rands

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cape Town in Western Cape

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath tub and separate shower cubicle
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Kingsize bed
  • Kingsize, extra length Serta
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Table Mountain views, free WIFI,aircon,satellite TV,free secure parking,24hr security and reception desk,safe in room,pool,complimentary tea/freshly ground coffee,complimentary bottle of wine on arrival,complimentary cleaning once per week

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