MRAA: Views, pool, fast WiFi with back up power

Entire residential home hosted by Shanna

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Fast wifi
At 101 Mbps, you can take video calls and stream videos for your whole group.
Self check-in
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Positioned on the top floor of a large house, this luxurious private space allows you to enjoy 280 degrees of north-facing, inspiring, mountain and valley views. The views are spectacular. High speed WiFi with backup power. Smart 50 inch TV with Netflix. A large sparkling blue pool, outside built-in braai area, 2 firepits and large landscaped garden are available for communal use. NB1: Driveway work is taking place 29 Nov-15 Dec 2021. NB2: Jacuzzi will only be available for bookings from 03/22.

The space
NB: We are not a venue for hire for parties. Only those booked for are permitted at the house. Only quiet groups. Please provide us with additional information about your group & the intended purpose of the booking when submitting an enquiry or booking request.

Please note: We have maintenance work taking place in the driveway 29 Nov - 15 Dec 2021.

Please note: We have listed a jacuzzi under our listing amenities. However, this is listed here to indicate that we are intending on installing a jacuzzi and are likely to only have it in place ready for use for bookings from March 2022 onwards. We have chosen to include the amenity now, for guests booking for March 2022 or later. If you wish to make use of the jacuzzi, additional charges, as well as a security deposit, will apply. Please ask what these are along with your enquiry.

The name of this particular apartment is "Annapurna". The name is taken from a mountain peak in Nepal, as a testimony to the breath-taking, sweeping views of the Hout Bay valley below and the surrounding mountains. There are no words that can really convey how awesome the views are, and you will no doubt spend many hours just admiring them during your stay.

As an entire space all to yourself, you will get three bedrooms where up to six people can be accommodated. High speed WiFi with back up power supply to see you through those bouts of Eskom loadshedding. Smart TV will be in the apartment for bookings from 2nd November 2021 onwards, equipped with Netflix.

The apartment boasts down-to-earth features merged with luxurious highlights. The living area has solid wooden floors, contrasted with the bedrooms plush carpets. The living area has two crystal chandeliers, compared with the bedrooms dimmable downlighters. On warmer days, open up all the windows to let the view in, and enjoy the cool ocean breeze drifting over the mountaintop from Llandudno Beach a mere 800 meters away, as the eagle flies.

The main bedroom welcomes in the valley views, is quite spacious, has ample cupboard space with both a “his and hers” section, and has an ensuite bathroom. The bathroom boasts a large walk-in shower, a separate bath, and a beautiful mirror and marble basin vanity (and of course, the ever-necessary toilet).

The second bedroom enjoys afternoon sunshine, is medium-sized, has sizable cupboard space and a sliding door from the bedroom onto the outside wooden deck. The third bedrooms also enjoys the late sun, is smaller than the other two, and therefore could be described as small, yet still manages to fit a king-size bed nonetheless, and also has sufficient cupboard space. A communal bathroom offers a shower, toilet and basin. There is an private outside laundry area with washing machine and a covered washline.

The garden, the pool, the jacuzzi, the large outside built-in braai (barbeque) area, and the two firepits, are communal and available for use by all guests. To manage the use of the jacuzzi, braai area and firepits, we do have a schedule where you will need to pre-book the area for your use. Outside table and chairs are positioned at key viewpoints through-out the property for guests to make use of whilst they enjoy the garden and pool area.

Please do read our special cautionary note regarding children on the property, in the section below, "Other things to note".

What this place offers

Garden view
Mountain view
Fast wifi – 101 Mbps
Free driveway parking on premises – 4 spaces
Shared outdoor pool
Shared hot tub
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

The neighborhood. Well, in South Africa we use the queen’s English, so we spell it “neighbourhood”. Anyhow, back to the point… there is so much to be said for Hout Bay itself as a neighbourhood, and then so much more about Cape Town as a city. Oh, where to start!

Hout Bay is a multi-cultural, multi-national suburb. There are more than 5 000 households. We have 3 distinct areas, each worlds’ apart, yet we as a community try our best to embrace the gap and integrate as a united community. The gap is widened by so many factors it’s not worth getting into here, however we bond on the most natural level possible – humanity.

There is Imizamo Yetho, a melting pot of controversy, home to some 40 000 informal settlers, and many formal residents as well. Then there is Harbour Heights, on the other side of the valley, home to some informal settlers however houses the longest-standing residents of the Hout Bay valley, the long-serving fisherman’s community, mostly homed in council-housing. And then there is the rest of Hout Bay, who are not living in council-housing or informal shacks. All this adds for very interesting dynamics that will fascinate you. Official tours are available inside Imizamo Yetho, if you wish to witness first-hand the internal workings of a South African informal settlement.

Hout Bay has some of these wonderful things to explore, a few of which are:-
Hout Bay Market - eclectic, arty, inspiring, entertaining, musical, creativity www bayharbour co za. Fish on the Rocks / Snookies – world-renowned take-away hake fish & slap chips (aka “tjips”). Hout Bay Harbour tour boats to see great white sharks at Seal Island – have you seen those pictures of great white sharks breaching out of the water with their full bodies as they’re chasing a seal? It all happens here… - drumbeatcharters co za and www nauticatcharters co za and others. Hout Bay Harbour famous restaurant, Mariner’s Wharf, known for their seafood platters www marinerswharf co za. Hout Bay Vineyard – if you get your hands on one of their sparkling rose wines, don’t share www houtbayvineyards co za. Long-established and well-respected Chapman’s Peak Hotel Restaurant (try the delicious calamari in a pan) and Dunes Restaurant (a must for those wind-still summer days and sunset drinks) positioned right on the Hout Bay beachfront www chapmanspeakhotel co za / restaurant-e.htm. A little bit of a nightlife and live music at Pakalolo’s www pakalolo co za. Our own Little Italy found at Dario’s Coffee Shop – if you go on grappa Thursday, be prepared to have grappa for breakfast (I’ve also heard been subjected to grappa Tuesdays and grappa Fridays, which makes me wonder if not every day is grappa day at Dario’s) www darioscafe co za. Hout Bay Beach, great for long walks hand in hand with your loved one
Famous nudist Sandy Bay Beach, more in the summer months if that’s your thing, and more my thing, an outstanding horse-riding beach for the winter months. Pristine Llandudno Beach, quite literally one of the most beautiful, pristine beaches in the world with pearly white sand, granite boulders and some of the world’s most expensive and architecturally awe-inspiring real estate positioned around it. Constantia Nek Restaurants – fine dining on one side, tapas-style with live music on the other side www constantianek co za. Horse riding - search for The Riding Centre Hout Bay on social media sites. Pottery Studio www claycafe co za. Art in the Forest www artintheforest com. Dozens of eclectic coffee shops and cafes, too numerous to mention here. Chapmans’ Peak Drive, one of the world’s wonders and offering unimaginable views from its historical roadway www chapmanspeakdrive co za. Many beautiful and well-worth-it hiking trails up the various mountains, including the protected Oranjekloof Nature Reserve (permits required) www capenature co za. And the list goes on and on…this is all just in the Hout Bay valley, don’t get me started on what lies outside of the valley…

Hout Bay is very popular with foreigners whom are affectionally called “swallows”, mostly German, some British, French and other nationalities. They live abroad for 9 months of the year, and come to rest in Hout Bay for the summer months, usually December / January / February.

What will likely strike you about Hout Bay, is the sense of community. Everyone is friends with everybody. There is a great sense of fighting for the benefit of the community, a volunteer spirit that rises amongst the valley’s residents whenever necessary, and a sense of comradery. Witness the Argus Cycle Tour in Hout Bay and you’ll quickly see how quirky we all are. Come, witness, experience and let the madness infect you… you will never look back, and may end up never leaving (as many have done – come, seen and stayed). Welcome to Hout Bay!

Hosted by Shanna

  1. Joined in October 2012
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Introducing Richard (52 yrs) & Shanna Heijberg (42 yrs). We look forward to being your hosts. We live between Cape Town and Johannesburg with homes in both cities. We are passionate about exploring this wonderful planet earth. Things we really enjoy are: Music, movies, animals, hiking, the mountains, the ocean, beach sand and swimming in the salty sea. Coffee and wine, good food, great friends, close family, fine dining, and of course, travelling. Shanna grew up in Cape Town, in the Constantia winelands. Richard grew up in Rotterdam, Holland and moved to South African in his teenage years. Life mottos: Do not go gentle into that good night. This too shall pass. Live and let live. As people, we are a combination of easy-going and accommodating, but we will stand for what is important. We are peaceable persons, but warrior fighters for our cause. But what has that got to do with our hosting you? We're not sure, but maybe some of that will resonate with you and you'll feel more at home with us when you allow us to host you. We have listings in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Please feel free to enquire about the others.
Introducing Richard (52 yrs) & Shanna Heijberg (42 yrs). We look forward to being your hosts. We live between Cape Town and Johannesburg with homes in both cities. We are passionat…


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During your stay

We won't be onsite to assist you. However, we are most definitely available on our mobile/cellphone and by email and we do our best to provide you with the time & attention you need to make your stay with us enjoyable. If additional assistance is required on-site, either ourselves or a co-host will be available to see to anything that needs specific attention. If you require more specific hands-on assistance with your stay in Cape Town, we can certainly step it up and provide what you need. All we need from you if to communicate that with us upfront, so we can know what to arrange in advance. Things we an assist with:-
- Airport transfers
- Recommendations of restaurants, tourist spots and must-sees, local treasures
- Warnings of what to avoid
- We also have accommodation in our guesthouse in Johannesburg, if you plan to visit that city. Ask us more about that if you're interested.
- We also have access to accommodation through-out South Africa through a timeshare-program, which can provide you access to accommodation in almost every tourist destination spot in the country, including safari-type destinations like Kruger National Park.
We won't be onsite to assist you. However, we are most definitely available on our mobile/cellphone and by email and we do our best to provide you with the time & attention you ne…
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House rules

Check-in: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
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