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CAPE COAST ECO BEACH COTTAGE X 8 mt

Entire cottage hosted by Josie
8 guests4 bedrooms6 beds3.5 baths
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You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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PARADISE is A private beach cottage in a nature reserve.
THIS IS AN ECO FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT - STRICTLY for Nature Lovers. "MORNING TIDE" is a beach cottage in The West Coast National Park - 80ks from Cape Town. THE BEST CAPE BEACHES + WARM WATER. Solar systems in use.
No dogs as this is a National Park.
The beach is a 5 minute walk from the house.
ITS IN A NATIONAL PARK
A COMBINATION OF WILDLIFE n BEACH - ONLY AVAILABLE TO A SELECT HANDFUL OF HOMEOWNERS
COMPLETELY PRIVATE SANCTUARY

The space
DETAILED DESCRIPTION
What makes Churchaven unique: ITS IN A NATIONAL PARK WITH A COMBINATION OF WILDLIFE AND BEACH - ONLY AVAILABLE TO A SELECT HANDFUL OF HOMEOWNERS. THIS SANCTUARY IS COMPLETELY PRIVATE.
YOUR COTTAGE IS CALLED "MORNING TIDE"
Charmingly furnished - the cottage has been featured in House & Leisure and Conde Nast House & Garden.

The park is completely MAGICAL & PRIVATE
It combines NATIONAL GAME PARK and SEA LAGOON so the flora is great, the BEACHEs are white and the SEA is generally warm
its LESS THAN 1.15hrs from CAPE TOWN.

There are a limited number of privately owned cottages here so its very PRIVATE and SECURE. BEACHES ARE YOUR OWN.
Originally a small fisherman's village now an exclusive retreat for owners.
The sea lagoon is turquoise and the bathing is safe - however there are NO SHOPS OR RESTAURANTS CLOSE BY SO YOU NEED TO TAKE EVERYTHING WITH YOU.

The West Coast National Park is a BIRD SANCTUARY for flamingoes and many other species of salt water bird. The park is full of hides and walkways to the lagoon.
The park is home to ostrich, bontebok, eland, kudu, tortoises, caracel and many other GAME SPECIES (no predators)
The hiking and biking is extensive. 16 mile walk along the wild coast.
Its off the grid -

SYSTEMS ARE SOLAR - it all works, the kitchen and fridge work off gas and everything is set up for you and easy to use but dont expect coffee machines and hair dryers,
if you love nature, peace, the bush and the sea..
Its heaven !!
EVERYTHING IS PROVIDED except your food, your drink, your toys and your clothes.
No shops until langebaan.IN THE COTTAGE

INSIDE
A 3 bedroom (all ensuite) cottage for six adults
Plus a loft or bunk room for kids with 2 single beds.
Total 6 adults and 2 kids = 8 guests in total.
Indoor fireplaces and external braai areas.
Outside shower and a guest loo.
A sun veranda
fully equipped kitchen
sheltered patio dining
open plan lounge
BBQ
dining
hammock
A WHOLE NATURAL PARK AND THE SEA LAGOON TO SAFELY PLAY IN. NON MOTORISED WATER SPORTS.
endless time to play in peace.
NO PETS in this National Game Park

Guest access
GUESTS HAVE ACCESS TO a privately owned cottage in a very small village in a national reserve. There is no access to non-owners and no access to the beach for day visitors to the park, so you have the beaches to yourselves.
An ideal beach holiday throughout the year - take your bicycles, running shoes, hiking boots, sailing kit, buckets and spades and loads of reading. The clear blue colours of the lagoon, the earthy lines of the architecture and the cottage's very essence will stay with you long after you have left .............a really ....perfect beach hideaway!

Other things to note
Notes to make your stay as enjoyable as possible:
oBring drinking water – the borehole water is brackish
oBring all your food and needs – there are no shops in Churchaven (nearest is in Langebaan)
oWater should be used sparingly as it is a scarce commodity on the West Coast
oElectricity is provided by solar power only – NO coffee makers, hair dryers, curling irons, space heaters or other heat-producing or high-wattage electrical appliances are allowed to be used in the house
oFirewood is provided and the house has a braai and wood stoves – do not leave any fire unattended or build a fire too high as the West Coast is an extremely high fire hazard area
oIf you are particular about how clean your braai grid is, it is suggested to bring your own
oDo not leave any outdoor cushions outside overnight and bring the hammock inside – the dew can soak the items and cause mildew and rains do occasionally come up unexpectedly
oThere is toilet paper and candles provided with the house – if you think you will need additional amounts, bring some extra along (there are also paraffin lanterns in the sitting room)
oThe stove and water heaters work on gas – if the stove stops working, check the gas cylinder at the back of the house past the rain water tank and switch over to the other tank if empty.
oA house manual is located in the sitting room which contains instructions on how to operate most things in the house
PARADISE is A private beach cottage in a nature reserve.
THIS IS AN ECO FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT - STRICTLY for Nature Lovers. "MORNING TIDE" is a beach cottage in The West Coast National Park - 80ks from Cape Town. THE BEST CAPE BEACHES + WARM WATER. Solar systems in use.
No dogs as this is a National Park.
The beach is a 5 minute walk from the house.
ITS IN A NATIONAL PARK
A COMBINATION OF WI…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
First aid kit
Essentials
Indoor fireplace
Fire extinguisher
Hangers
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Western Cape, South Africa

Enjoy spectacular sunsets from the entertainer’s patio, flamingo-spotting, gentle strolls and lazy afternoons in the open-plan lounge. Quality furnishings, fittings and fabrics make this waterside retreat a feast for the eye – and the soul. With no shops, restaurants, hotels, cinemas, bars, cafes to distract you, unravelling at Churchaven encourages you to sample the simple pace of life. An increasingly rare opportunity to live in exquisitely pristine nature only 88k's from Cape Town.
Enjoy spectacular sunsets from the entertainer’s patio, flamingo-spotting, gentle strolls and lazy afternoons in the open-plan lounge. Quality furnishings, fittings and fabrics make this waterside retreat a fea…

Hosted by Josie

Joined in July 2013
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(URL HIDDEN) Entrepreneur. Boutique Property Developer. Rentals. Interior design & Decoration. Ive had number of small hotels and managed villa rentals and now I'm choosing to host my clients in an informal but fun self catering way. I'm a traveller "of note" so, if I'm not in situ, when you arrive you will know I'm on the road to an adventure. I Love my spot in Cape Town - and hope you will too! Half the year I live in `Lisbon. my lifetime motto Don't arrive at the grave in a well ironed suit with your hair in place..... skid in, mojito in hand yelling - HELL WHAT A RIDE!
(URL HIDDEN) Entrepreneur. Boutique Property Developer. Rentals. Interior design & Decoration. Ive had number of small hotels and managed villa rentals and now I'm choosing to host…
During your stay
INTERACTION WITH GUESTS .....Is non existent once you are there. This is for nature lovers and its a perfect hideaway with only other members of the village in situ. THIS IS NOT A PLACE FOR PARTIES - its a wild life sanctuary.
In case of any help required or emergencies there is a manager who is permanently available on his phone and will come out for a fee of R500.
NO PETS ALLOWED IN GAME PARKS
These rustic yet elegant beach cottages are enviably positioned in the heart of the West Coast Nature Reserve. Overlooking the languid lagoon, Churchaven is home to more than 70 000 birds and considered one of the world’s most important wetland areas. The turquoise water is shallow enough for kids to paddle, yet equally enticing for water-sports enthusiasts (motor boats excluded). Morning Tide & Morning Mist are sensitively designed with an understanding of the traditional ‘langhuis’ style, and both offer an eco-friendly escape for nature-lovers.
INTERACTION WITH GUESTS .....Is non existent once you are there. This is for nature lovers and its a perfect hideaway with only other members of the village in situ. THIS IS NOT…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No pets
No parties or events