The main living area opens onto a balcony with sea views across to Simon's Town on the other side of the bay.Dining area (table seats 6 comfortably)
"Sanctuary" Sea-side cottage
"Sanctuary" Sea-side cottage
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.

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.

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

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Cleaning Fee £38
Security Deposit £351
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 7PM
Check out by 11AM

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.


2 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 01, 2017 - Jan 01, 2018 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

9 Reviews

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Janet User Profile
February 2016
Sanctuary is a lovely house, and there was everything you could need, including good advice on the local area. Kalk Bay is a relaxed low-key place to be based. Damien and Rebecca couldn't have been more helpful. All in all, a very good introduction to AirBnB and Cape Town.

Moushira User Profile
May 2017
We absolutely loved our stay at the sanctuary. It is a gorgeous home, the garden is luscious and view is breathtaking, quite literally so! Damien is a perfect host, was so helpful and communicative during our stay! Eat fish and chips everyday! Go to Cuba to Cape Town for a vibey pina colada that lasts for an hour. Go for walks around the gorgeous area, and let the sea and sun fix you. It's a lovely spot and the home is gorgeous, if it's winter stay warm and make fire in the living room (with the wood burner!) it gets lovely and toasty.

Erik & Ernestine User ProfileErik & Ernestine is a superhost.
January 2017
Ernestine, kids and I really enjoyed staying at the Sanctuary - sea side cottage. What a wonderful gem in beautiful Kalkbay. The house has everything, great views, nice small garden, rocky terrace, even an extra garden room if you need the space. In the house a well equipped kitchen, nice sofa's and two good bedrooms. Damian is a great and very helpful host who provided us with good suggestions and was always available in case of trouble. We are certainly coming back, great destination for holidays. To cite Kate, our 4 year old daughter when asked what she liked most about the holiday she said 'the house, I really really really liked the house!'
Damian User ProfileDamian is a superhost.
Response from Damian:
Thanks Erik and Ernestine - it was a pleasure to have you, and we are really glad that you had such a great time. Hopefully we will meet you again on your next trip to South Africa!
January 2017

Magnus User Profile
December 2016
This is a fantastic and unique place to live with great views of the sea. It's close enough to all of the shops etc in Kalk Bay but still located in a quiet and relaxing place. The flat is well equipped and has everything needed for a great stay. There is a tidal pool across the street which we walked to every morning. Can fully recommend this gem!

Anja User Profile
December 2016
We had an absolutely fantastic stay at Damian's and Rebecca's house in Kalk Bay. We loved everything about the place, but especically enjoyed the garden and the view. It was also great to have more than enough space for all five of us (including two small kids). Damain was great to deal with and very helpful with any questions/problems we had. I would definitely reccomend his place to anyone coming to Cape Town.
Damian User ProfileDamian is a superhost.
Response from Damian:
Thanks Anja and Thomas for being such great, easy-going guests. It was a pleasure to have you and we hope to meet you again in the future. Good luck on your travels
December 2016

Benjamin User Profile
April 2016
It's always such a pleasant surprise when an place ends up being more beautiful than the pictures...and this was def the case in this quirky Kalk Bay treasure. In addition to a personal greet and walk through when we arrived wine chocolate, and a garden full of fresh herbs and veggies awaited us. The eclectic layout of the house means that there is private space for everyone and sea views from all around. Everything in the house has been carefully set up and maintained. Tasteful personal decor but no clutter. An amazing book case of books for holiday reading. And to top it off a wood stove (with wood thoughtfully supplied of course) for chilly nights.
Damian User ProfileDamian is a superhost.
Response from Damian:
Thanks for your lovely feedback. We are really glad that you enjoyed and appreciated the house so much, and thank you for looking after it so well.
April 2016

Lisa User Profile
December 2015
This is a lovely, well-appointed, tastefully furnished home with fine sea views and a terraced garden which stretches three tiers up the mountain. It's close enough to trendy Kalk Bay to walk to the amenities, but far enough away for the house to be peaceful. We knew we were on to a good holiday thing when we noticed no television, meaning more time for reading books and visiting the tidal pool only minutes’ walk away, but best of all we liked the home’s green consciousness. Water is recycled, earthworms are fed and paper, glass and plastic are all re-cycled. We enjoyed our stay thoroughly and couldn’t recommend this much-loved Quarry St home more.

Cape Town, South AfricaJoined in June 2014
Damian User ProfileDamian is a superhost.

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.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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