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House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden


- Accommodates 4 people but an additional two can use the sleeper couch in the living area.

- Upstairs Bedroom

Queen-size bed, Victorian bathtub with a view, bathroom en-suite (shower)

- Downstairs bedroom

Two single beds, bathroom en-suite (shower, toilet, sink)

- Open plan Living Areas

Large lounge with 7-seater lounge suite, DSTV, Radio,

Dining area with 6-seater suite opens onto large deck

Sunroom with lounging furniture

- Kitchen

Fully equipped with all you would need for self-catering including microwave, stove with large oven, fridge with large freezer, washing machine, tumble drier.

- Free Wifi

- Linen and towels are provided

- Off-street parking for one car

Although parking on the street is relatively safe.

- Onsite management

- Please note:

Shell's Place is NOT suitable for the infirm as there are quite a few steps to climb.

Vast Views, Wonderful Walks and Beautiful Beaches

Shell's Place is a charming Cape Cod house designed with space, comfort and luxury in mind.

The house is set high up on Elsies Peak overlooking the ocean, mountains and Simonstown. The panoramic view includes the ever-changing antics of the sea and birdlife, the surfers as well as the navy ships and sail-boats parading by.

The building extends over three levels with your host living in a completely separate unit taking up the lowest level. The holiday atmosphere pervades as soon as you enter Shell's Place with it's glass-walled entrance which functions well for bird and view gazing. The décor is elegantly-casual with the exquisite open-plan living area blending seamlessly with a spacious outdoor deck. The whole house is bright and airy with glorious sea and mountain views from the array of large windows throughout.

The kitchen is nicely sized and is well equipped with all you would need for self-catering. A bedroom, on the same level as the living area, offers two single beds with a shower, toilet and sink en-suite. One of the highlights of Shell's Place is the upstairs master bedroom with it's Victorian-style bathtub in the dormer window overlooking the view. The master bedroom is nicely proportioned and also has a shower, toilet and sink en-suite.

Shell's Place borders a section of the Table Mountain National Park. A path through the natural fynbos garden leads out the back gate and onto the glorious Elsies Peak hiking trail. On a clear day you can see both the Indian and the Atlantic Oceans, the Hottentot Holland Mountain Range across False Bay and the layout of mountains from Cape Point to Table Mountain. While walking the easy-going path, take the time to notice the rich diversity of plants and birdlife.

From Shell's Place you will find yourself spoilt by a selection of beautiful white sandy beaches dotted with large granite boulders and tidal pools. Being on the warmer Indian Ocean, snorkeling and swimming (sometimes with penguins) are popular activities. Directly below Shell's Place is the intimate Glencairn Beach. It is popular with families due to the safety of the tidal pool while devoid of the crowds that flock to the nearby Fishhoek Beach.

Ideally situated, halfway between Fishhoek and Simonstown, our guests have easy access to shops, restaurants, four esteemed golf-courses and the interesting sights of the South Peninsula.

Whether it's surfing, shark-cage diving, scuba, mountain biking / hiking, horse riding, fine wining and dining you prefer, it's all here. Cape Point (Cape of Good Hope), Boulders Beach (penguin colony), Wine Routes, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Hout Bay and more, are all in close proximity.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Glencairn 1 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, Boat available, Sea view
General TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 11
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking

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3 Aug 2014


"Great Stay"

Warm, friendly welcome host. Great home. Wonderful view and location. Ideal breakaway for holiday or getaway.… More

31 May 2014


"Geweldig uitzicht. Zeer betrokken eigenaresse."

Uitstekende lokatie voor degenen die enerzijds de rust willen van het Kaapse schiereiland met toch Kaapstad op steenworp afstand. Prachtig uitzicht op Simonstown. Huisje is ruim en erg licht. De TV,… More

21 Apr 2014


"Attention to Detail"

Stayed at Shell's place for a 3 night weekend in April. Immediately made to feel welcome. Were blessed with perfect Cape Town weather. Enjoyed sundowners on the deck. Very happy to have uncapped/… More

7 Apr 2014


"home sweet home"

we'd like to thank Shelley for a mind blowing week at Shells place. On arrival at Shells place on a beautiful, sunny Afternoon, Shelley greeted us with a welcoming smile that immediately had my … More

13 Mar 2014


"Wow! What a view, we will be back next year if not sooner!"

Thanks Shell! Your wine suggestions were superb, I'll never forget the views, even from the bathtub! My wife thought the wild-life was equally amazing, I never thought we would could have so mu… More

4 Mar 2014


"What a delightfully homey and comfortable holiday"

The facilities were great. Some of what we loved most was the idyllic view over the bay - my boy spent long hours admiring the kite-surfers from the bay-windows. Great location out of the hustle and b… More

13 Jan 2014


"Romantic getaway"

We stayed at Shell's place for the beginning part of our honeymoon and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The views are magnificent and the location is great for exploring the deep south.The main bedro… More

12 Jan 2014


"Peaceful solitude on the mountain top"

Shelly is very eager to please her guests at her beautiful home. She lives below the huge house which she rents out and will help with any requests regarding things to do in Cape Town. She is very wel… More

11 Jan 2014


"Gorgeous! Definitely recommend!"

Shelley's house was amazing place to stay! Great and comfortable house, very stylish and beautiful, gorgeous view. Quite close to the house is beautiful beach, not far away - Boulder's beach… More

Thank you for the lovely review. I look forward to having you and your group back one day - or hopefully you get to brief me on Moscow when I fulfill my dream to get there.

13 Dec 2013


"Unbeatable Views"

Spent a couple of days at Shell's Place. The house is set at the highest point of Glencairn Heights bordering a nature reserve. The views from every window and the deck are absolutely incredible.… More

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Calendar last updated:22 Sep 2014

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