Shell Cottage Camps Bay 4 Bedroom Boho Style

Cape Town,Camps Bay
Please enquire about out of season rates as they vary depending on season. Shell Cottage is truly magical: super-stylish yet, with its lovely bohemian-chic beach style character, so different to all the other steel & glass mansions. It's set in the heart of Camps Bay village just off the trendy promenade...but step through your front gate & you'll find a secret haven of tranquility surrounded by mountain views. Timber boardwalks meander through the lushest garden imaginable filled with trees, birds and a bouquet of scented flowers & citrus. One of Camps Bay’s original homes, Shell Cottage has been totally renovated into a super-stylish four bedroom (each with their own bathroom and outdoor area) holiday home, whilst still retaining its historic roots. It's located just one road back from the trendy buzz of the beach promenade, right in the heart of the village, but step through your private gate and you'll find yourself in a secret haven of peace and tranquility, hidden away from the world. Timber boardwalks meander for 50m through the lushest garden imaginable filled with shady trees, hibiscus, bougainvillea and all manner of flowers and scents. Floating timber decks overhung by a giant Persian Lilac tree are surrounded by views of the Twelve Apostles and Lions Head mountains. Though intimate, the property feels spacious and airy as it enjoys a wonderful flow from outside to inside; the garden and house blend as one as the lounge opens up onto the generous patio and pool verandah, which overlooks the garden. There's also a light and airy yoga room in the garden for your practice, which could also be used as a playroom for the little ones or a home office (good wifi signal). Beds are dressed with white pure cotton linen and soft blankets, plump pillows, heating blankets and heater in winter and fans in summer. Each room has somewhere to sit quietly, both inside and outside. The garden has many hidden treasures: find the serene stone buddah, mosaiced stepping stones, crystals hidden amongst the foliage and, for the little ones to play on, a lifesize wooden sheep named Ma-aaa-ary amongst the lush foliage and flowers. Equipped to to the highest standard, the house offers everything international travellers may need in a self catering property at no extra charge, including unlimited wi-fi and electricity, a large Smart TV with Netflix, twice weekly pool servicing, unlimited dry wood for the fireplace and barbeque, discrete private security and the daily care (weekends excluded) of the world's most wonderful housekeeper, Privilege. Most of our rave reviews have a paragraph dedicated to her! A note at this point on the safety measures we have in Shell Cottage...and its perfect viability of being a safe retreat from which to live and work in this strange new world: - between each rental we do a full sanitation fogger to ensure it's absolutely safe for our guests - Priv cleans the house every week day (weekends are for her family) - we have a subscription with a 24-hour emergency service, Bay Response, who are trained to respond to any emergency instantly - Supermarkets such as Spar, Checkers and Woolworths will deliver your order into the garage - There is a separate home office in the garden, currently set up as a yoga room, which would be a private and sound proof place to work remotely. One of the best things about Shell Cottage is its most desirable position - Camps Bay beachfront is very close; less than a 150m stroll from the front door down a palm lined walkway but, despite being so close to the buzz, the cottage suffers no noise due to its secluded panhandle location off The Drive, a quiet residential road. The local tennis courts, where you are welcome to play, and kiddies play park are across the road, and within a few minutes’ walk you have access to in excess of 35 restaurants, a number of bars, a library, shops, and all the other amenities that Camps Bay offers. Shell Cottage is a holiday house that appeals to all ages. Its single level layout and enclosed garden suits families with young children or the elderly, but its stylish design and great location, just behind the trendy sunset strip and the beach’s great surf break, make it a dream holiday location for a group of friends who want to have a fun holiday. What makes it so different from many of the steel, glass and concrete properties on the Atlantic Seaboard is that it offers a lovely sense of softness, privacy and space. Most people say that they immediately feel at peace and at home in this space filled with beauty, inside and out, created with so much care and attention to detail giving it real soul. The architect owner has curated a collection of her favourite original art and has housed it in Shell Cottage, and each year the house gets just a little more beautiful due to her loving administrations. We'd love you to read our guest book reviews! Please come and experience Shell Cottage, where our whole focus is to give our valued guests their best holiday experience ever.


8 Guests
4 Beds
4 Baths
Sleeps 8


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