A gorgeous 1930s home 5 min from downtown Cape Town, this beautifully renovated 2 bedroom Victorian sits in a lush and tranquil garden oasis (think Bali meets Table Mt). Enjoy super comfortable bedrooms, a spacious and sunny open-plan lounge and gourmand's kitchen, amazing garden (with fish pond, bbq area, and indigenous plants) and private & safe parking. Great location walking distance from trendy Woodstock's main attractions. Families will appreciate children's toys and amenities.
The light-filled master bedroom with an incredibly comfortable King-sized bed looks onto banana trees and the grape vine. A 2nd kid's room has a double bed and plenty of books & toys. Both are quiet and have black-out window shades/curtains. High quality linens are provided, as are space heaters, fans, and towels.
The open-plan lounge is large and light-filled, looking onto a beautiful covered veranda, which extends onto a deck (overlooking a koi pond -- great spot for morning coffee or tea) and lush garden (banana and frangipani trees on one side, and indigenous fynbos on the other). There is also a built-in stone braai (outdoor BBQ fireplace) next to an 8-seater outdoor table in the shade of a ancient grapevine, with a small view of Table Mountain. When available, enjoy bananas, grapes and passion fruit fresh from the garden.
Complete with gas stove, electric oven, and tons of gadgets, the bright & beautiful kitchen opens onto a charming back courtyard with herb planters, an indigenous rock garden, private outdoor shower (hot water) and cleaning up area (for the fishermen and surfers).
One lovely bathroom with a shower and bath (plus the outdoor shower in courtyard, as noted above) are available.
You will have the whole house to yourself. Includes free unlimited wifi, dishwasher, washing machine & dryer. The kitchen is fully equipped. We also have plenty of outdoor "toys" that you're welcome to use (boogie board, beach towels, etc).
Interaction with guests
We will typically be out of town when you are here, so you'll have the whole space to yourself. Normally we will check you in, but if we have already flown the coop, a neighborhood friend is available to check you in/out, and help with any questions or issues.
Other things to note
Please note that our resident (and very friendly) cat Oscar will be in the house. While you're here we will ask you to feed and let him in and out -- his needs are simple. Cat lovers will delight, those not so keen should probably look elsewhere as he's very friendly.
This is our home, and not just a rental, so we just ask that guests are aware of this and treat things accordingly, and please let us know of any damage or breakages.
Lee is a freelance journalist from the US, based in Cape Town since 2006. She works on environment, food security and youth issues. She is also a travel writer, specializing in food writing and luxury eco-wilderness travel. Bruce, a Cape Town native, is a biologist, a keen diver, surfer and fisherman. What we get up to: our toddler son has somewhat altered our routine, but we still love cooking/entertaining, the beach, hiking and traveling, and fortunately so does he (mostly). Our best trips are more likely to involve tents than 5-star ratings, but let's face it, the 5-stars can be pretty great too.