Square Views Apartment
Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A luxury top (second) floor apartment with lift access in the center of the village, 2 minutes walk from the beach. With 24/7 manned security and secure off road parking. Self Catering or B&B style with breakfast available in adjacent premises. This is an ideal holiday apartment with a wide selection of family priced as well as excellent restaurants and bars within walking distance. You will be well based for activities in and around Hout Bay, and of course very near the beach. The Constantia Wine Route is only ten minutes drive from the village.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Hout Bay Beach 150 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cape Town International Airport 25 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
This is a well appointed three bedroom apartment with king, queen and standard sized double beds. The living area has high ceilings with two modern style chandeliers and original art by local artists. The lounge area has a relaxing airy feel and leads through double sliding doors onto the balcony. The Italian design granite top kitchen is fully fitted with all the normal kitchen equipment you would expect. There is also a guest toilet with hand basin in addition to the two bathrooms.
|Further details outdoors|
The balcony, with Webber BBQ, is north facing (for the sun) with views of the surrounding mountains, privacy given by an indigenous 'protected' tree.
Access to the building is through a security entrance controlled by security fob and remotely from the apartments. There is 24/7 manned security and secure off road parking.
One of the real benefits of this apartment is its proximity to the long sandy Hout Bay beach (two minutes walk) and the local bistros, bars and restaurants (both family priced and those wanting excellent dining). Hout Bay is the largest fishing village in the area (the fishing fleet is based in the Hout Bay Harbour which is situated at the far end of the Beach (so, close enough for fresh fish but not so close as to interfere with your holiday).
In addition to the Gym attached to the Village there is a Curves Gym across the road.
This apartment is used by our family from time to time and is suitably equipped. We hope to rent it to those who will enjoy what it offers and its position in a very friendly fishing and holiday village just south of Cape Town. Enjoy.
The Western Cape region
The Cape Town region has a Mediterranean climate, with summer running from late November to the end of April. The geography around Cape Town is very varied. The lush green Garden Route running along the southern most coast of Africa from Cape Town through George, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay and on to Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. The West Coast north of Cape Town offers long and very remote sandy beaches, leading to Namaqualand where in the spring there is a wonderful display of wild flowers.
Cape Town is a good starting point for understanding southern Africa history, it is where the first Europeans settled and from where the migrations inland initiated. Evidence of the very earliest settlers in this region can be found north of Cape Town in caves depicting rock art by the San people.
The waters of the southern coast hoste the Southern Right Whales from June to November where they come to breed before then returning to the Antarctic ocean to feed off the plancton. The Southern Right Whales are one of the larger species. The best viewing from the shore is on the False Bay coast towards Simons Town, and in and near Hermanus. Boat trips to view the Whales are run out of Simons Town and Hermanus.
Hout Bay is an ideal holiday location with a long sandy beach, many family and top class restaurants, and bistros and bars. Hout Bay is only 20 minutes drive from the center of Cape Town along the scenic Twelve Apostles coast road. Hout Bay is well supplied with shops within walking distance of the apartment for those who are self catering.
Things to see or do.
Within Hout Bay:-
Long Sandy Beach
World Famous Chapman's Peak Drive (leading to Nordhoek with an even longer sandy beach)
City Open Top Bus tour passes through Hout Bay (worth doing to get your barings and pick up information)
World of Birds Park
Markets - Bay Harbour (indoors) every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Lions Market outside) every Sunday
Two Oceans Marathon passes through Hout Bay - Easter Saturday
Argus Cycle Tour (110 Kms) 10 March 2013 passes through Hout Bay
Within 30 minutes drive:-
Table Mountain - either by Cable Car or by one of several long steep walks/climbs
Cape Town V&A Waterfront - shopping Mall, restaurants, bars, embarkation for sea trips
Robben Island- departs from the Waterfront. Where Mandela was imprisoned. Must book
Super 15 Rugby at Newlands Ground, Newlands. Only R100 a ticket. Go support the local team - Stormers
Provincial and Test Cricket at Sahara Park, Newlands. The local team are the Cape Cobras.
Golf courses at Steenberg (Constantia), Westlake (West Lake), Royal Cape(Wynberg)
Cape Town Carnival celebrates the different local cultures in a parade through the center of the city, 24 March 2013
Minstrels Carnival is the celebration of the Coloured population's culture - lots of music and very colourful 2 January 2013
Deep Sea Fishing from Simons Town
Cage Shark watching out of Simons Town
Swim with the African Penguins at Bolders, near Simons Town
1 to 2 hours drive:-
Cape Point is a very rugged mountainous peninsular offering incredible views and walks, with shop and restaurant
Vineyards and Wine Tours - there are many to choose from
Hermanus is worth a visit at any time but in the Whale season has its own Whale Festival 28 September 2012
Cape Agulhas is the most southerly point of the Africa, where the two oceans meet - Indian and Atlantic
Township Tours into Guguletu or khayelitsha townships - it is not recommended to go in on your own
Absa Cape Epic off road cycle tour 'largest mountain bike stage race in the world', 17-24 March 2013
Over 2 hours drive:-
Cape Town is the gateway to some very beautiful and some times dramatic scenery
The Garden Route runs along the southern coast of Africa to Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape
The west coast running north of Cape Town offers remote sandy beaches
The main inland route is up the NI which runs through the semi arid Karoo Dessert and on up to Bloemfontein.
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4 Jan 2014
"An excellent place to stay for seeing all the sights in the Cape Town area"
The Square Views Apartment is an excellent place to stay for seeing all the sights in the Cape Town area. I second all that SteveF005 has written in his review. In addition I do not think you can find… More
20 Jan 2013
"We found Square Views Apartment a perfect base for our holiday in Hout Bay and Cape Town!"
If you rent this apartment and hire a car you will have a great holiday. The apartment is wonderfully furnished and in a great location. We took advantage of the close proximity to Chapmans Peak drive… More
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