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Open plan lounge dining and living roomRocks below the house, looking towards St James beach and tidal pool
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Beach cottage with gorgeous views


Beach cottage with gorgeous views

8 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
1 bath
8 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
1 bath
Indoor fireplaceThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

This is our beach 'shack'. It's newly renovated - beautiful but functional - like we believe a holiday cottage should be. Two skylights flood the living area with warm natural afternoon light. Nestled against the mountain in St James, with 180 degree views of the bay. Set back just 100m from the sea; 500m from St James beach and tidal pools, surfer's corner at Muizenberg beach; and 2km from Kalk Bay harbour - a pleasant walk along the shore to my favourite shops and restuarants in Cape Town.


Indoor fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 bunk beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM


14 Reviews

Janine User Profile
January 2017
The house is a lovely old place. It has all the basic necessities. The host is very nice and goes out of his way to make you feel welcome. The house is in the perfect spot, up on the hill with beautiful views of the ocean and close to the beaches and a walkable distance from…
Georgina User Profile
April 2018
What a beautiful property! Waking up with the sound of the waves lapping the shore below every morning was such a delight, and those views! Just spectacular. We all appreciated the comfortable spaces and delightful local shops and restaurants. Just what we needed at the end of an…
C User Profile
April 2018
Very nice and quiet place, but in a good distance to all the attractions around Cape Town. Our three kids liked the board games. We liked the wooden floor.
Heike User Profile
February 2018
The cottage has been lovingly and stylishly renovated and it’s really cosy. The view is terrific. Muizenberg and Kalk Bay are within walking distance. Carl was super nice. We really enjoyed the stay and will try to return !!
Jill User Profile
January 2018
3 bedroom house with great views. Handy location - 800m to beach and restaurants at Muzienburg, a little further to ocean pool at St James then to restaurants at Kaulk Bay. Carl and Gert were both very friendly and helpful. Only one bathroom. Tricky spot for parking and access …
Ed User Profile
January 2018
Great cottage with a magnificent view. In the heart of all activities and the best beaches on False Bay. Carl and Gert were really hospitable and we felt very comfortable. Would definitely return - five stars all round!
Paul User Profile
December 2017
We can highly recommend Carl’s place. It comfortably hosted our 2 families with small children and made for an amazing break.

Hosted by Carl

Cape Town, South AfricaJoined in November 2014
Carl User Profile
24 Reviews
1 Reference
Father of three, happily married (to their mother). Trained as a lawyer but at heart a frustrated architect. Have had three careers: first as a human rights lawyer, then as a manager of development aid in public (governance) education and most recently running a non-profit compa…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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