About this listing
Cape Town is a phenomenal city surrounded by pristine landscapes. Set on the quaint West Coast where the waters are warm, this classic original house (renovated and decorated) can be your home base for exploring everything the Cape has to offer.
This home is a restored original Cape Town home in St. James suburb. It is tastefully decorated with fine artwork and antiques and fully equipped for up to 7 people. There are 2 bathrooms and a guest toilet. 3 bedrooms. A lounge with TV and a well equipped kitchen. There is also a laundry and dining room. Excellent proximity to the sea (with views) on the St. James side of the Cape point. 20 mins drive to downtown Cape Town.
Guests have sole access to the entire house along with its garden and off-road parking. Nothing is off limits apart from the owner's store of personal belonging in the store room.
Interaction with Guests
Guest-host interaction is minimal. I never meet guests in person. The caretaker, Gift, will meet you on the day to hand over the keys as well as every day thereafter to service the house.
St. James, and the neighbouring Kalk Bay and Muizenberg are undoubtedly the most quaint and artsy districts in of Cape Town. Guests can experience great dining at nearby resaturants; fresh bread from either of two bakeries in Muizenberg and fresh fish from Kalk Bay or Lakeside (in the Woolworths centre).
Unfortunately there is little public transport to and from St James. The train is not recommended. However Uber is inexpensive in South Africa - a great alternative! I recommend hiring a car from Avis at about R200/day.
Other Things to Note
There is one parking bay (uncovered) off the street as well as multiple parking spots alongside the street.
Please take care of the house and its contents and be polite to the caretaker - his name is Gift.