Located in the heart of one of the Cape’s most exclusive suburbs, Echelon is a beautifully renovated and luxurious two-bedroomed apartment in a secure complex in Fresnaye. Situated in a quiet block on Ocean View Drive, this contemporary-chic apartment enjoys a large wooden terrace and entertainment area, private swimming pool and breath-taking views.
The luxury apartment enters into a modern open-plan kitchen with a sleek white centre island / breakfast bar, built-in and concealed cupboards, and state-of-the-art Miele appliances. Lending itself to entertaining, the kitchen is home to both a gas stove and convection oven with special warming draw, and connects effortlessly with the dining and living spaces. A beautiful eight-seater mahogany dining table stands between the kitchen and the formal lounge and offers lovely views out over the deck and ocean beyond.
The lounge exudes elegance with white leather couches, plush carpets, and unique and unusual artworks and sculptures. The bright and airy space is maximised by seamlessly flowing onto the balau timber decked patio, which has panoramic mountain and sea views. A foldaway deck-cover awning provides welcome shade and privacy for hot summer days, while a private rim flow pool overlooks the shimmering Atlantic Ocean in the distance. A modern gas BBQ, outdoor lounge and dining table for six and elegant planters that light up when the sun goes down make this area ideal for entertaining.
Leading off the living room is an informal lounge-come-home-office, which can be closed off from the main living areas of the apartment by thick glass sliding doors.
The master bedroom is a stylish haven with a queen-sized bed and elegant décor, which looks out onto the outdoor terrace and swimming pool. A long walk-through closet provide ample cupboard space, and a spacious en-suite bathroom boasts a luxurious free-standing bath and spacious shower, which are kept discreet by sliding panes of frosted glass, and twin vanities. This room enjoys air-conditioning for extra comfort, and the apartment has underfloor heating throughout.
The second bedroom features twin beds that can be converted to a king if required and a dedicated bathroom with bath, over-bath shower, and single vanity. This bedroom opens onto a lovely private courtyard and herb garden, creating a sunny, relaxing ambiance.
Echelon is located in a very secure complex, has an alarm, and specialised security shutters. The apartment has a dedicated parking bay for residents and there is plenty of off-street parking for guests. A short walk will take you to the Sea Point Promenade on the beachfront and the V&A; Waterfront is a 10-minute drive away.
Left on 03/18/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 18, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
When we arrived the pool was not ready (not enough water in it and dirty). After calling the service number they told us they are not able to find a solution as it was Saturday and nobody of the pool service works on Saturday and Sunday.
After complaining and discussing all the week, we didn't get any compensation of this matter. Nox and Zebra Holidays tried to argue and argue without saying sorry and finding a solution.
Unfortunately I won't recommend this to any of my friends or so, even if the apartment is amazing.
The second bedroom has by the way no air conditioning, even if on airbnb it says the apartment has an airco. It's just located in the main bedroom.
Thank you for your review. It is unfortunate that your stay with us did not meet expectations, however for the purpose of our readers we would like to address a few things:
You arrived on a Friday, after a day of incredibly heavy winds. The pool (serviced that day) was not so much dirty as it was slightly low on water (due to the wind). The pool has a creepy crawly/pool cleaner which is on a timer and over night it will have picked up the debris from the wind.
This particular swimming pool is serviced 2 x a week (more-so than any other pool on our portfolio).
Our Guest Relations team was in constant communications with you explaining the situation/ as was your agent. Prior to your departure the pool concerns were addressed and sorted.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"Great appartment and excellent service"
Left on 04/02/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 2, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
It was our first rental experience in South africa and were extremely happy with the full experience starting from the reservation process, which was extremely smooth and fast, providing all the detailed information related to the appartment and the overall conditions of the rental. The appartment itself has exceeded our expectations in terms of location, volume and overall standing. The check in / check out and house keeping were all perfect! We could not have been happier - thanks for this great stay. We will be back! Carole
Thank you for your wonderful review Carole and we are so pleased that we got to partake in your first rental experience! Echelon is such a well located, beauteous apartment - you selected very wisely and we are even more delighted to hear it has left you wanting to return!
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