About this listing
Our charming old cottage is full of character. It sleeps up to 6 and is perfect for a relaxing seaside getaway or as a base for exploring Cape Town. The bright, airy, open-plan living area and indigenous terraced garden have wonderful sea views.
Spacious open-plan living/dining/kitchen area opening on to balcony with sea views on the one side and sheltered court-yard garden on the other side; two modest-sized double bedrooms; bathroom with bath, over-head shower and WC; separate WC; small utility area. A separate garden studio with two comfortable single beds and en suite WC/shower. Terraced gardens. Secure garage for one car.
PLEASE ENQUIRE ABOUT REDUCED RATES FOR LONGER STAYS OR FEWER GUESTS.
Guests have access to the entire property, although one small room that we use as a study will be locked.
Interaction with guests
Someone will be available to welcome you, hand over the keys and show you around. We will not be present at the property during your stay, but you will be able to call someone if you there is a problem or if you have any questions.
Our home is perfectly located to enjoy both the South Peninsula and Cape Town. We are a 25 minute drive from the centre of the city. The somewhat gentrified but still bohemian village of Kalk Bay is wedged between the mountains and the sea and is clustered around one of South Africa's few remaining working small-scale fishing harbours. We are a ten minute walk from Fish Hoek beach - a favourite with families for its safe swimming in the warm False Bay waters. Our lovely local tidal pool is just across the road and there are lots of other swimming options in the village. Simon's Town, Cape Point and the Constantia winelands are all a short, scenic drive away.
We are a 30-minute drive from Cape Town airport. We have a secure garage for one car and another parking space outside the house. There is a train that runs directly from Kalk Bay to Cape Town city center.
Other things to note
Our cottage is very comfortable and characterful and perfect for travellers who are attracted to the trendy 'vibe' of Kalk Bay which is a very arty coastal village, crammed with coffee shops, eateries and art & craft galleries - all quite different to glitzier Atlantic side of Cape Town.
We have an integrated security alarm and response. We do not have a television! We have a washing machine and dish-washer which you are welcome to use. The kitchen is small but has all the appliances you may need including a gas stove, electric oven and microwave.
No smokers or pets please. We have a 100 year old grand piano which would love to be played, but not by children (unless they are supervised) and please no drinks near the piano. This is our home, and we hope and expect that our guests will treat it with great care.
I grew up in Cape Town, and have lived in Kalk Bay with my wife, Rebecca, for the past seven years. We are currently based in the UK but still spend quite a bit of time for work and holidays in South Africa. We both work in the NGO/social enterprise sector.