- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 5
Description from the owner
You can't beat this location if you are looking for a beach rental off the beaten track. Drift off to sleep and wake up to the sound of the waves, enjoy a panoramic sunset over the Atlantic ocean.
This is an attractive home in the seaside village of Scarborough, a safe and quiet retreat that is part of the Cape Town Metropolitan area.
There are 3 bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, along with a spacious lounge/living area with a fantastic view of the Atlantic Ocean. Downstairs is another bathroom with a shower, and fully tiled living and dining area. Large doors open out to a beautiful patio and pool area. The pool is just the right...Read more
Scarborough, Western Cape, South Africa
Additional Location Information
The Cape Town / Scarborough, Cape Town area
Cape Town is a Gem-- and the Cape Peninsula in particular a picturesque treat. Round each corner and take in a new and beautiful vista, from the Cape of Good hope to Chapman's Peak, from the vineyards of Constantia to the harbours of Simonstown. In Simonstown you can visit Boulders Beach with its penguins, or enjoy a fine seafood lunch overlooking the blue, blue False Bay.
On a scenic drive or train ride along the coast, you can take in the lovely coastal views of Glencairn, Fish Hoek, and Clovelly. Browse artisan's shops in Kalk Bay and buy fresh fish to take home for the braai (outdoor grill). Just minutes farther is the family friendly beach at St. James, with it's popular rock pool. A catwalk along the scenic shore connects St. James to Muizenberg, where you can take surfing lessons, or simply rent a board. Also in Muizenberg are the waterslides, surfing lessons, and the even more thrilling "blocarts" at Sunrise beach. Imagine rolling along the expanse of the beach under full sails on a windy day.
The village of Scarborough itself near Cape Town is extremely unique. It's not that far from the fantastic city center, yet is a wonderful, quiet community right by the beach. If you feel you must get out, then other attractions are a short drive away, including the Cape Point Reserve, Chapman's Peak, or horse riding on the beach at Noordhoek.
The community and immediate area offer beaches frequented by surfers, kite surfers, and windsurfers. You'll also find divers and happy families seeking a more pristine and less crowded beach than elsewhere in the Cape Peninsula. The property is minutes away from other great attractions, such as the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point nature reserve. You can also make the easy drive to Boulder's Beach in Simonstown (a penguin nesting area and public swimming beach-- yes, you can swim under the summer sun with penguins!), ostrich farms, rock climbing, tide pool exploring, bouldering, and more. The village is often frequented by baboons, and for observant eyes, ocean is a fantastic place to spot dolphins and even the occasional whale. Cyclists and joggers love it here.
The Western Cape region
The Coastal areas of the Western Cape have pleasant Mediterranean climate and comfortable temperatures.
What you need to know about the seasons:
~~Summer: All the summer attractions are in full swing: beach going, sightseeing, hiking. Cape Town residents love the outdoors and it's easy to join right in.
~~Autumn, this is the hidden secret on the Cape Penninsula. The seasonal holiday makers have gone home, better deals are available for accommodation and flights, and the weather is terrific. Winds die down, the sun comes out, and temperatures are perfect for cycling, hiking, and sightseeing. In March, the famous Cycle Tour passes through Scarborough on it's 100+ km route around the Pennisula. It's the largest timed cycle race in the world. Watch it from the balcony!
~ Winter: The months of June, July, and August are great for Whale watching, surfing, and visiting local attractions. Cooler temperatures do accompany many sunny days, making hiking a favorite activity.
There will be some rainy or windy days, so plan on staying a little longer to ensure you have plenty of days in the sun to enjoy all that you'd like to do. Other attractions such as theater shows and visiting the V&A; Waterfront will not disappoint.
~ Spring: It's time for flowers! Take a day trip to enjoy the expanse of spring flowers in the Western Cape. The botanical garden its terrific any time of the year, but in spring it is especially rewarding. It's a great time to tour the wine farms or visit Table Mountain. Moderate temperatures make hiking and sightseeing enjoyable and energizing. There will be some days with rain or wind, so stay a little longer and plan accordingly.
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Beach or lakeside relaxation
Last updated on May 11, 2014
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- Damage insurance | $35
- Cleaning fee | $25 per stay
- Fees for additional guests may apply.
Additional notes from the owner
Excellent discounts for off season and monthly stays.
- Linens Provided
- Ceiling Fans
- Housekeeping Optional
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Ocean or water views
- Mountain Views
- Stove or Oven
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - ask
- 1600 square feet