Blackwood Log Cabin
Log cabin | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Natural Surrounds.....The cabin is set in two acres of indigenous garden and forest with rock formations, wild flowers and Koi fish ponds. The natural swimming pool, low slung hammocks and trampoline, make it the perfect natural playground for children.
Perfect Position......This warm, welcoming home is perfectly positioned for exploring the peninsula and the city. It is only minutes away from the beach, restaurants and cafes. The V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain cable car are 20 minutes away. Constantia Wine lands and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are less than a 5 minute drive away.
The Home Itself.......
The main bedroom has a queen bed and glass sliding doors that lead onto a private covered deck with a hammock. The two large windows look out to the mountains where the sun rises. A Victorian bath offers beautiful views to the forest and mountain peaks. A toilet and basin complete the en-suite bathroom.
The second bedroom has twin beds and glass sliding doors that open onto the main deck. The large window looks to the mountains where the sun sets.
The second bathroom has a walk in rain shower with a large window looking into a yellowwood tree. The wooden basin and toilet complete the bathroom.
The kitchen is spacious and modern. It is well equipped with a glass-top stove and oven, fridge and microwave. All cooking utensils, crockery and glassware are fit for entertaining guests.
The Lounge has high ceilings and hanging lampshades that mimic silk woven cocoons. The lounge extends onto the deck with foldaway glass doors on three sides that opens it up to the valley and the mountains beyond.
The deck has wooden table and chairs for the inevitable el-fresco dining and evening drinks. There is a barbeque for cooking on the open fire. The swimming pool is deep and playful and a wonderful place to soak up the African sun.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Hout Bay Beach 7 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cape Town International Airport 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
The furnishings are organic and textures are of the earth: linen, cottons, sea grass, raffia, sisal, bamboo, knotted leather and sea shells. The organic connection is not limited to the furnishings; the walls and floor are treated with plant oil on the inside and the house uses the African sun as its source of energy.
The Western Cape region
Cape Town is a city alive with creativity, colour, sounds and tastes. While exploring the city and meeting its people, you will fall in love with its natural beauty, creative freedom and incredible spirit. Cape Town is a city where the beautiful province of the Western Cape lies ready to be explored. It is surrounded by Winelands in some of the most spectacular settings with some of the most delicious wines in the world. The Overberg is well know for the whales that seek shelter during the breeding season, so close to the shore. A magnificent site to watch these great mammals. The Garden Route's lakes and forests are further afield and well worth a visit. For the thrill seekers, the list is endless, from shark cage diving, bungee jumping, paragliding, extreme mountain biking, kayaking, sailing, horse-riding to name but a few.
Hout Bay is a little town, facing the ocean and surrounded by wine farms and the magnificent mountains. It is a lively coastal town with a lovely swimming beach and a picturesque harbour where you can buy some of the best fish in the world.
Hout BAy invites you to enjoy nature with walks and hikes in the mountains, horse rides, boat rides, mountain biking routes and out door markets selling good food, art and crafts.
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9 Apr 2014
"Hidden Retreat in great location"
We spent a great Christmas break in Blackwood cabin, and felt completely at ease. Colette was very welcoming and naturally helpful, without imposing. She was fantastic with our daughter.They set a ver… More
1 Apr 2014
"The second stay was even better"
This year we stayed in the beautiful cabin for the second time. As said in the title: it was even better, because we stayed there for 2 weeks and that gave us the opportunity to make use of the house … More
Thank you for your kind words about Blackwood Log Cabin. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and will be most happy to have you stay again. All our very best until next time. Kind Regards Colette and Warren.
23 Mar 2014
"Log cabin in the trees with great views of the mountains."
Lovely wood cabin set high on the side of a wooded valley in Hout Bay. Wonderful decor inside, fully equipped with everything you might need, including hammock!Small pool set into the hill under the c… More
Thank you for your review. We hope we can meet again in the future. Kind Regards
2 Dec 2013
Das wunderschöne Haus entspricht den Photos. Eher noch schöner. Zu dem freistehendem Haus gehört zusätzlich auch noch ein eigener Pool. Das Haus steht auf dem Grundstück der Eigentümer, dessen … More
Dear Hannes and family. Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with your young family. Should you come back to Cape town one day, we would love to have you back. Regards colette and warren.
6 Nov 2013
We were very fortunate to spend a wonderful five days in Blackwood Cabin and can't recommend it highly enough. The views across the valley are stunning and the location is quiet and peaceful. Colette was a thoughtful and unobtrusive host and the cabin was spotlessly clean and fully equipped with everything we needed – bedding, towels, hand soap and any kitchen utensil we required. Our sightseeing schedule kept us out every day but it would be easy to while away the days relaxing at the cabin and next time we'll stay longer so that we can make full use of the pool, the deck and the barbecue.
Dear Keith and Neo, Thank you for your generous review - we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Blackwood Log Cabin. We look forward to your next visit with us and hope it's not too far off. Kind Regards
Colette and Warren
12 Oct 2013
"Wonderful Home Away From Home!"
If you're lucky enough to visit Cape Town South Africa, Blackwood Log Cabin is where you want to stay. This place is FANTASTIC. The accommodations are perfect with views of Table Mountain National Park just across a wooded valley and gardens on the property landscaped with beautiful native plants and even fish ponds and a pool! Don't know about you but when I think of a log cabin I envision camping out or at least living rather rustic. There's nothing about Blackwood Log Cabin that's rustic. It offers full privacy and all comforts that a visitor to this wonderful country could ask for. To complete the vacation package, you get to meet the owners Colette and Warren Riley. They made us feel so very welcome and offered much appreciated tourism information that was always right on the mark.
Do we recommend Blackwood...YES. Would we stay here again...that's another resounding YES!
Dear Jim and Karen, it was really wonderful to meet you and have you stay at Blackwood Log Cabin. We would be more than happy to have you stay again anytime. We look forward to it.! All the best, Colette and Warren.
18 Sep 2013
I cannot gush enough about this property This is definitely the best place we have ever stayed and wants for nothing. The house is amazingly private, the views unbelievable and the hosts lovely beyond compare. The house is spacious and very tastefully furnished and equipped and the beds absolute heaven. The only problem I had was getting my children out of my glorious bath (even though the shower room was amazing too). Please can we move in and live there forever....
Dear Pia, Thanks for your kind words! We look forward to having you and the girls back soon. All the best, Regards Colette
17 Sep 2013
Thank you to the owners for the most delightful hospitality and experience! The view was spectacular! The facilities was most comfortable and nothing short! Blackwood Log Cabin is a little paradise nest which captures your full attention and allows you to engage with nature...total freedom and pure serenity! I would recommend the escape 100%...it's absolutely amazing! It's one of my favorite places and I will be making a habit going back for more!
Thank you for your kind words about Blackwood Log Cabin. We are happy that you are able to rest, rejuvenate and enjoy the nature here. We look forward to your return. Kind Regards
4 Sep 2013
"Absolutely beautiful cabin, in the most amazing setting"
Wow, what an amazing place! We absolutely enjoyed our short break away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Even in the very heart of Winter, this well equiped cabin, with it's breathtaking vi… More
Thank you Janine, we would be very happy to have you back - winter or summer! Kind Regards
16 Feb 2013
Our second stay and hopefully not our last. Words cannot describe how much we love staying here. Colette and Warren are perfect hosts, always on hand if you need them but they completely respect your … More
It was great to have you and Alex again. We are humbled by your comments. We look forward to next year if it works out for you. All our very best, Colette and Warren.
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