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Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 28 reviews

Braai area in back garden

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

GlenLin is the ideal base for relaxation. There are two large bedrooms, each with a double bed and lovely white linen. There is also a single bed in the second bedroom. Both bedrooms have French doors with access on to front balconies with lovely open views. The main bedroom has an en suite bathroom with separate bath and shower. There is a shower room adjacent to the second bedroom.

The living space is open plan with high ceilings and a large central island separating the kitchen, living and dining areas. Folding doors open from the lounge, which has a wood burning fire, on to the large front balcony where you can braai and admire the views. It is an ideal peaceful suburb close to Simon's Town from which to explore the Cape Penisula, Constantia Winelands and atlantic seaboard.

Please note that due to being located on a mountainside there are external steps and an internal stairwell to access the apartment. There is also a permanent resident in the lower apartment.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Glencairn 300 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cape Town 28.6 km, Nearest railway: Glencairn 600 m
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, Sea view
General TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The bed linen is luxurious in this well- equipped apartment. There is a gas hob and electric oven. Bath and beach towels are supplied. There is full DSTV and uncapped internet. A cosy fire place, heaters and electric blankets are provided for the cool winter nights.

Further details outdoors

There is a kettle braai on the front balcony, and, an outside braai area in the rear, sheltered mountain garden. Parking is on street in this quiet residential area.

The Western Cape region

Overall, the Western Cape climate is typically Mediterranean, with warm, dry summers and mild, moist winters.. Near the coast, summer’s temperature rises from a pleasant low of 15º C to a heart warming 27º C. The 'Cape Doctor' is a south-easterly summer wind which clears Cape Town air of any pollution. Coastal winters see the mercury dropping to a mild 7º C at night and rising to a comfortable 18º C by day. With the onset of spring from August to October, the whales come to calve and the spring flowers displays are spectacular.


Conveniently situated on the False Bay coastline between Fish Hoek and Simon’s Town,the mountainous subhurb of Glencairn offers sea views, a wetland nature reserve and walking trails.The beach is sandy and there is a tidal pool. Southern right whales can often be seen during whale watching season. It is a short drive to historic Simon's Town, the Penguins at Boulders and Cape Point Nature Reserve. It is a 35-km drive to central Cape Town and the Waterfront. The vineyards of Constantia are a short 15/20 minutes drive away and it is a scenic one hours drive to Stellenbosch. Chapman's Peak Drive, several golf courses and Kalk Bay are all close by. It is a great base for cyclists, hikers, horse riders, divers and water sports enthusiasts.

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Review 1-10 of 28

7 Sep 2014


"Home away from home"

Glenlin - GlencairnVery comfortable, beautifully decorated apartment, away from the Glencairnbeach, overlooking the mountains. The accommodation is well equipped andwell located. Highly Recommended.Od… More

Thank you so much for your comments. We enjoyed meeting you and your family.

26 Aug 2014


"Fantastic base for exploring Cape Town"

GlenLin is a fantastic apartment with everything you need home from home. Wonderful views with a light and airy decor. Simons town is a short drive and has fab restaurants and wonderful shops. We like… More

Thank you so much! It was lovely to meet you. I am so pleased that GlenLin proved to be a great base for exploring the peninsula and surrounding area.

25 Jun 2014


"Magnificent modern home with breathtaking few, perfect location and friendly owner\manager"

first I was really pleased with the manager Laura who was a really gracious and welcoming host.Thanks Laura.Our stay was amazing.GlenLin is truly beautiful and well looked after, a modern spacious wel… More

Thank you so much for your lovely comments - there is always more to do to improve GlenLin!

31 May 2014


"Exceptional House for Visiting Glencairn"

We were pleasantly surprised by how beautiful, clean, and well furnished the house was. It had beautiful views of the ocean and marsh, a wonderful outdoor deck area, and a lovely backyard. The bed was… More

We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves in spite of ill health. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review.

21 May 2014


"Fantastic location and great base for exploring all that the Cape Town area has to offer"

Superb apartment in a great location. Perfectly situated for easy access to the Cape peninsular, the Constantia vineyards and Cape Town itself. The accommodation is very well equipped and very comfort… More

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and found the apartment to be well equipped. This is something we believe is really important. It was lovely to meet you.

5 Mar 2014


"Lovely Accommodation with"

GlenLin is a lovely and very comfortable apartment. The views are wonderful and we have special memories of sitting on the balcony looking out to sea, nice glass of wine in hand! The decor is beautifu… More

Thank you. We can't wait to see you again!

26 Feb 2014


"Gem by the sea"

We enjoyed staying at this very comfortable, clean, well located cottage with great sea views. It was well equipped, so self catering was easy and within a ten minute drive of an excellent supermarket… More

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - it is much appreciated.

19 Feb 2014



Glen Lin is in a beautiful position looking out to sea. It is very comfortable and well equipped, comfortable beds and all mod cons. The decor is of a high spec. Shops a short walk away and local trai… More

Thank you so much for your comments, particularly about the location of GlenLin. You are completely correct about the steps and we try to ensure that potential clients are well informed that there are both external steps and an internal stairwell which means that the apartment is not suitable for everyone.

5 Feb 2014


"Superb apartment in lovely location"

This was our second visit to Glenlin. We stayed last year and loved it so much we booked again. It is in a great location with lovely views, the apartment is equipped with everything you could wish fo… More

Thank you so much for your kind review which has only encouraged us to improve GlenLin further. Laura is off shopping tomorrow! We loved meeting you again and appreciate the time you took to write review.

27 Jan 2014


"Superb location and the best equipped self catering establishment we have stayed in."

GlenLin is superbly located midway between the best swimming beach in the Cape Peninsula (Boulders Beach which has the added bonus of penguins!) and the quaintest, trendiest fishing village - Kalk Bay… More

We so appreciate your review. Thank you so much. We also believe that Glencairn is a much underestimated suburb of Simon's Town with its vlei/wetland area and child friendly beach.

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Calendar last updated:03 Sep 2014

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