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Trendy and comfortable Atlantic Seaboard apartment – Home 7511076 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Trendy and comfortable Atlantic Seaboard apartment – Home 7511076

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

My fully-furnished apartment is retro-trendy, peaceful and comfortable. It is ideally located in Sea Point along the Atlantic Seaboard and within minutes of the city centre and transport links, enabling easy access to Cape Town's beautiful attractions, restaurants and nightlife. It is where the mountain meets the sea. Being close to the beach is enriching for the soul, and will elevate your relaxed, holiday mood. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and business travellers.

Location description from owner

The Western Cape region

My fully-furnished apartment is retro-trendy, peaceful and comfortable. It is ideally located in Sea Point along the Atlantic Seaboard and within minutes of the city centre and transport links, enabling easy access to Cape Town's beautiful attractions, restaurants and nightlife. It is where the mountain meets the sea. Being close to the beach is enriching

My fully-furnished apartment is retro-trendy, peaceful and comfortable. It is ideally located in Sea Point along the Atlantic Seaboard and within minutes of the city centre and transport links, enabling easy access to Cape Town's beautiful attractions, restaurants and nightlife. It is where the mountain meets the sea. Being close to the beach is enriching for the soul, and will elevate your relaxed, holiday mood. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and business travellers.

Location description from owner

The Western Cape region

My fully-furnished apartment is retro-trendy, peaceful and comfortable. It is ideally located in Sea Point along the Atlantic Seaboard and within minutes of the city centre and transport links, enabling easy access to Cape Town's beautiful attractions, restaurants and nightlife. It is where the mountain meets the sea. Being close to the beach is enriching for the soul, and will elevate your relaxed, holiday mood. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and business travellers.

Cape Town Central

Sea Point

The suburb of Sea Point is situated on a stretch of the Atlantic Seaboard, between Greenpoint and Fresnaye suburbs, on the west coast of the Cape Peninsula. It spans from the upper slopes of Signal Hill (the rump of Lion’s Head) down to the beachfront. It is a 10 minute drive from the apartment to the city centre.

Sea Point has a budding diverse culture with a mixed demographic. It is mostly affluent and there is much urban rejuvenation occurring in the area. It is densely populated with many highrise buildings fitting into the slim strip of land.

Being along the west coast on the Atlantic Ocean means that the ocean temperature is a little chilly (make sure to bring your wetsuit for surfing and beware of the sharks!) but also that you get to bask in the magnificent glow of the receding sun. There is no one specific place from which to enjoy the sunset - there are too many to mention.

Sea Point Beach is the closest beach to the apartment with Bantry Bay, Three Anchor Bay and Mouille Point within walking distance. These beaches have a narrow band of white sand but are also quite rocky. They have their charm and it is an excellent spread on which to watch the sun set. The Promenade runs the full length of these beaches which is perfect for a leisurely stroll, jog or bicycle ride. Bicycles can be hired at the Sea Point Pavilion. Here you will also find the Olympic-sized Sea Point public swimming pool, which is quieter in the mornings for swimming laps. Kayaks can be rented in Three Anchor Bay. Sometimes whales and dolphins can be spotted in the bay, and seals swim alongside the kayaks. Above the apartment on Signal Hill is the launch pad for the paragliders. They will land some minutes later on the lawns along the promenade outside Winchester Mansions hotel. The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, from where you can set off to Robben Island, and the Cape Town Stadium in Greenpoint are minutes away.

Cape Town

The unmistakable three peaks, Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, that frame the City Bowl are close by. These can be explored by various hiking trails or taking a trip up the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway.

The internationally acclaimed and recognised beaches of Clifton (1st – 4th), Camps Bay, Llandudno and Hout Bay are 10-30 minutes drive away, and a visit (or few!) is highly recommended. Along this route is the 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa. Sip on a cocktail here at the amazing Leopard Bar with views of the 12 buttresses and setting sun. Further along is Chapman’s Peak Drive with its world-famous views.

The west coast of the peninsula is very Metropolitan. It is also worth taking a trip out to the east coast where the water is warmer and there is a more artsy vibe - there are subtle differences in the cultures on each side of the mountain. On the east, you can sunbathe with the penguins on Boulders Beach and visit Kirstenbosch National Botanic Gardens. The tip of the peninsula is home to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet.

Cape Town has a moderate Mediterranean climate (hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters) with strong, dry south easterly winds in summer and strong, wet north westerly winds in winter. Despite this, the city can experience all four seasons in one day, so pack wisely and most importantly don’t forget the sunscreen all year round!

I have described only some of the activities you can do in the vicinity of my place. There is so much more to do throughout Cape Town and the southern Cape! This city is steeped in history, and uniquely embraced by exquisite nature. There are museums, monuments, parks, gardens, tours, boat trips, water sports, an acquarium and a planetarium that can be visited. Of course there are the obvious tourist attractions to see, but there is also plenty of other homegrown experiences to try like the multitude of markets, wine farms and music concerts. Please refer to my Guidebook for places of interest, and dining and nightlife suggestions. I hope you find this city as beautiful and special as I do and that you come back for more!

The specifics of my place

Please note that I am busy redecorating and that the furniture currently shown in the photos will change... but it will still be lovely vintage-retro-trendy as that is my style! This is an old apartment and many of the fixtures and fittings are from way back. The bedrooms and lounge/dining area have been fully renovated but the kitchen and bathroom have not, and I have reflected this inelegance in the price.

The apartment is located in a secure and quiet 1940s apartment block consisting of only 24 residential units. The block is situated on the steep, upper slopes of Signal Hill. It is a ground floor apartment, however, it is elevated on the slope and a slight sea view can be seen from the balcony. You will need to be able to walk up slopes and steps to access the apartment. It is a short, direct walk down to Sea Point Promenade and Beach (the two block walk takes about 8 minutes).

There is one allocated parking bay inside the complex that may be used for your hire car. Please note that this bay is positioned at an angle on a slope so care should be taken whilst parking, reversing and entering or exiting the car. Unfortunately there are no visitor bays in the complex due to space restrictions. There is, however, plenty of on-street parking available for visitors (Lilson Road, High Level Road and beyond).

The accommodation is self-catering with a fully-equipped kitchen. Tea and coffee is provided. Unfortunately there is no dishwasher or washing machine.

The lounge and dining room is open plan and leads out onto the balcony. The balcony is NE facing and catches the morning sun as it rises over Signal Hill. Being on the west coast means the area gets to bask in the setting sun. It can’t all be seen from the balcony but one can marvel over the beautiful orange hues in the sky. A short walk to Sea Point Promenade will yield panoramic views of the receding sun.

Free Wi-Fi and a radio/CD player is provided. There is a TV but unfortunately this is not yet connected to Dstv (satellite TV). Netflix and Showmax are available.

There are two bedrooms with double beds and plenty of cupboard space. The main bedroom opens out onto the balcony via a sliding door.

The bathroom has a toilet, basin, bath and shower-in-bath.

Bedding and towels are provided.

The closest grocery stores are at St John’s Plaza (walking distance), The Point Mall, Piazza Da Luz Mall and the Adelphi Centre. There are plenty of laundromats and petrol stations along Main Road and Regent Road in Sea Point. Virgin Active The Point gym is a short drive away in Greenpoint.

Airport transfers

The suburb of Sea Point is about a 30 minute drive from Cape Town International Airport. One can utilise the MyCiti bus service for an airport transfer. The Glen MyCiti bus stop is conveniently positioned on the apartment’s doorstep. This stop is on the mauve Route 105. You will, however, need to make a change at the Civic Centre stop before proceeding onto Route 105. I would recommend rather using a taxi or Uber taxi for the airport transfer. If using an Uber, ensure the driver knows exactly where to pick you up at the airport as this can cause unnecessay frustrations.

Day-to-day travel

My advice would be to choose a suitable mode of transport dependent on your itinerary for the day.

Taxis, Uber taxis and MyCiti buses are great for trips into the city centre or shorter commutes. Taxis and Uber taxis are regularly used by Capetonians. The MyCiti bus transport system is relatively new in the city and is still being rolled out to all areas. It is convenient, affordable and reliable. Look online for fare package deals, routes, stops and timetables. Sea Point benefits from being located on the MyCiti bus line, and the apartment has a bus stop right outside. Minibuses and Golden Arrow buses are a more informal mode of transport for the locals. They are cheap but generally not safe.

I would recommend hiring a car for exploring the greater Cape Town area. The roads are simply laid out with a handful of interchanges and roundabouts. There is a mixture of free and pay parking in the city. It is useful to have some small change and notes available to pay for parking (R1 – R50) as the pay machines can be temperamental, and not all pay machines accept card payments. There may be parking marshals in the busy areas of the city during business hours. You can recognise them as they display an identity card, wear a marked vest and hold a logging device. Payment in cash will be required upfront for your estimated parking time (estimate the lowest amount of time and you can top up if necessary when you arrive back at your car). Some establishments employ “car guards” to look after your parked car. A small tip (R5-R10) is expected but discretionary. Unfortunately, in most areas, there may be “self-appointed car guards” who endeavour to earn an income by assisting you to park and “looking after” your parked car. Some may wear their own vests. A small tip is expected but is at your discretion. It is considered not acceptable to drink and drive, and it is not tolerated by the traffic enforcement services. There is one allocated parking bay inside the complex that may be used for your hire car. Please note that this bay is positioned at an angle on a slope so care should be taken whilst parking, reversing and entering or exiting the car. Unfortunately there are no visitor bays in the complex due to space restrictions. There is, however, plenty of on-street parking available for visitors.

There is no tram or underground train, and the overland trains are not highspeed. The stations are limited. While you may be able to plan a lovely specific day trip using a train, I would normally not recommend using them as they are not always reliable nor safe. Avoid using the train during peak times, and only travel on 1st Class.

Directions

From N1 (FW de Klerk Boulevard) and N2 (Nelson Mandela Boulevard)

Travel along the national road until the N2 joins to the N1

At the traffic lights, continue straight onto Buitengracht Street

At the following second set of traffic lights, turn right onto Strand Street

Continue straight onto High Level Road

At 265 High Level Road (landmarks: St Ronan’s complex and The Glen bus stop), turn left onto Lilson Road

Robeye View is behind the top right gate

Proceed up the hill to the allocated parking bay along the left-hand side.

The apartment block is divided into four stacks. My apartment is located in the second stack: apartments 7-12 - destination 8 Robeye View

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Mountain Views
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Iron
  • TV
  • CD player

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:14:00, Check out time:12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

- No smoking
- Not pets
- No parties
- Please ensure all doors and gates of the apartment are closed for your and the neighbours’ security; ensure the lounge sliding windows and bedroom sliding door are closed and locked
- Please respect the neighbours: close all doors and gates quietly; keep noise levels to a minimum
- Please park only in the allocated parking bay
- Visitors may not park in the complex
- Please report any damages, breakages or maintenance to me

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About the owner

Kim And Taryn H.
Average reply time:
3 hours 54 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
25 May 2017
Years listed:
1

Languages spoken: English, German


This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 20 Aug 2016. Located in Cape Town, the average weekly rate is £245.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 May 2017.

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