About this listing
This charming apartment on busy Long Street is a light and airy balconied flat in historic Victoria Court, a gracious building with a beautiful garden and mountain views, overlooking the buzz and excitement of Cape Town central.
Light, airy and uncluttered, the top-floor apartment has been owned and loved by us for seven years. Almost every window offers wonderful views of the mountains, central Cape Town, and of course, the buzz of Long Street. The apartment receives sunlight from dawn to sunset. A small Juliet balcony in the bedroom provides the perfect spot for coffee in the morning or a sundowner over Long Street, watching people gathering at restaurants and bars. Typical of the architectural style, the kitchen is small yet functional and equipped, while the living areas and bedroom are large and high-ceilinged. The apartment is modestly furnished but very comfortable.
Please note that we have had a new WiFi connection installed.
Guests will have total and exclusive access to the apartment and a secure parking bay in the German Lutheran Church opposite. The apartment building has a 24-hour doorman.
Victoria Court has a lush communal garden and vegetable patch, beautifully maintained by Sidima, the caretaker. Guests can picnic in the cool and leafy garden at the back.
Two doors along are the Long Street Victorian Baths, the recently renovated (and very cheap) indoor swimming pool and Turkish baths.
Interaction with guests
We'd be very happy to provide support and offer recommendations to guests who'd like it - we believe a local's perspective is more valuable than a tourist guide. On the other hand, you won't hear from us if you don't want to!
Other things to note
Long Street is a popular attraction for locals and tourists, especially during the summer! This is due to its position in the Centre of town and the abundance of bars and restaurants. Because of this, the street can be noisy especially over weekends.
Please treat our home as if it were your own.
No smoking (except on balcony).
Victoria Court is a heritage building, and as such has a number of rules that all tenants must adhere to. Those relevant to our guests are:
- No pets
- No noise after 9pm on weekdays and 11pm on weekends. Long Street can get very loud (especially on weekends) but residents of Victoria Court greatly appreciate the peacefulness of the block. This rule is (and has been, on several occasions) enforced by the doorman. If you do feel like letting your proverbial hair down, you'll anyway have much more fun at one of the many bars or music venues on your doorstep...
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.