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Waterside Cottage - gorgeous 2-bed holiday home

Entire townhouse hosted by Carrie
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the townhouse to yourself.
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Pets allowed
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Carrie has 25 reviews for other places.
Waterside Cottage is all about aesthetic appeal and pure pleasure! It offers peace & tranquility on the water's edge just 1km from Muizenberg surf beach. Take out a kayak or swim in the lagoon, birdwatch, or swing in the hanging chair. Fully equipped kitchen (washing machine & dishwasher). Gorgeous open-plan lounge with bi-fold doors opening to the wooden deck and lawn. Free Wifi and dedicated study. Each of the 2 bedrooms has queen beds and own bathroom. Secure inside parking.

The space
It's called Waterside Cottage because the lagoon laps onto the lawn, but some guests have coined it the "Buddah House" for the wooden Buddah welcoming you at the entrance, and for its peace and tranquility. Other's say it's the best Airbnb they've ever been too (thank you.)

Its interior design is highly praised by guests, and is very stylish, yet relaxed and peaceful. The uninterrupted views along a water channel to the mountains beyond creates an amazing sense of peace. We get masses of birds in the garden (do feed them - seed provided) and sometimes cape clawless otters (you have to be up at 3am to see them) and even endangered 'wind in the willow' water rats. It's a place for nature lovers.

Waterside Cottage has 2 delightful bedrooms, each with own bathroom:
Bedroom 1 - queen bed (extra long), bathroom with shower & bath
Bedroom 2 - queen bed, bathroom with shower

From the beautiful waterside position, interior designed luxury and inside-outside flow, you will probably do what most people do when they arrive and say "Wow!" Then instantly relax.

Park undercover in the Afro-Maroc courtyard via a remote controlled garage door. It's a peaceful area and the house and strees are safe and secure. There's a lovely walk from the house to Park Island Nature Reserve - or kayak there, moor up, walk around the island and kayak home!

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Lake access
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Washer
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace

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Where you’ll be

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Marina da Gama is a bit like a Greek village; the houses are all different but they are all painted white and are positioned along water channels and islands in the last functional estuary on the False Bay coast. It's only about 1.5km from Muizenberg beach; great for surfing and boogie boarding, swimming, sunbathing and eating and drinking at beach cafes. Chill out and feel the laid-back surf dude vibe!

Kalk Bay is a 10-minute drive along the coast and you can spend all day wandering this little main street and its quirky shops, then eating and drinking your way around the village and harbour. I've lost count of how many places there are to eat and drink, but make sure you go for a cocktail (and meal) upstairs in Harbour House Restaurant on the harbour edge where the waves crash against the building.

You'll find a variety of prices for holiday houses in Marina da Gama and this is because some precincts within this large area are more desirable. Fisherman's Quay is highly sought after and my house has one of the best uninterrupted views of water and mountains in the entire Marina! It's a house kitted out for aesthetic appeal, pure pleasure and has everything you need.

Hosted by Carrie

Joined in October 2015
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I came to Cape Town on holiday (from London) 24 years ago and never left! When you see what it's like in Marina da Gama, with the lagoon water lapping against the lawn and kayaks ready to go, you may not want to leave either. It's like being on holiday all the time! I have one of the best jobs in the world; I'm a freelance travel writer specializing in safari in southern and east Africa - take a look at my blog called 'Safari Tart'. I go on safari for a living! I was also a Star Grading Assessor for the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, so you can expect a superb experience in my beautiful home. I've written a full tourist information folder for you, with everything to do and personal recommendations. And you can read some of the 7 travel books I've written - find them in the bookshelf. I love nothing better than sharing my home with you and I'm sure you will love being here as much as I do.
I came to Cape Town on holiday (from London) 24 years ago and never left! When you see what it's like in Marina da Gama, with the lagoon water lapping against the lawn and kayaks r…
During your stay
I let out my house when I'm away and remove my personal things, so that you can have the house for your family. I've created a detailed information folder with all the things you can do and see and my personal recommendation of restaurants and attractions. I will make sure you have a point of contact if you need to speak to someone (probably the very nice next door neighbour).

Absolutely NO SMOKING inside the house please. Smoking only on the jetty.
I let out my house when I'm away and remove my personal things, so that you can have the house for your family. I've created a detailed information folder with all the things you c…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $146
Cancellation policy