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Book this 2 bedroom apartment in Clifton today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a air conditioning, parking space, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 30 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1540 to as high as $2100, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 95% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 15, 2017.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 15 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Clifton,-western-cape Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Mountain Views
- Sea view
- Secure parking
- Satellite TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Smoking allowed
– based on 30 reviews
- Very Good
We know Capetown very well and have stayed in many beach properties. There is no getting away from the fact that, when the weather is kind, this apartment offers a large patio space with stunning views of Clifton beach and its fabulous sunsets. It was unseasonably hot during our stay (44 degrees) then plummeting to 17 degrees on the 3rd day of our stay; wet and cold. Sadly this meant that we did not get to capitalise much on the outside space as the umbrella (see previous review) had not been seen to (it had not been replaced with a tilting one and there was no awning) and was pretty inoperable and almost impossible to get up. One of the struts was also badly damaged. The apartment itself is certainly nice enough though the bathroom and bedroom are small, the latter's window facing directly onto an apartment block so we kept the curtains closed at all times, meaning little or no natural light. We also had problems with lack of hot water which was annoying, particularly given there is no dishwasher. The safe was broken. But we did enjoy our stay ... until checkout at least. We were accused of breaking the umbrella and told that our cash deposit would be returned minus the substantial cost of repairs for this and a disposable salt and pepper which we accidently left on the beach (we assumed it had been left by the previous occupants so did not replace) and some clothes pegs. Really?!? In the end we managed to sort it out amicably enough but it certainly spoilt our holiday and all memories of Helianthus. We were surprised that a cash deposit is not returned as such and that with no inventory, checkout is not completed and damages agreed upon with the guests present. We also lost out with the cash deposit being refunded via paypal - no big deal but annoying on principle, given that we had already been charged not inconsiderable bank fees in order to complete the owners booking system. We always look to rent new places so will not be back. We would recommend it to others though as when things go well, Capetown doesn't get much better than this.
“A Piece of Paradise”
Breath-taking setting with the best seaview in Cape Town! Panoramic views of the atlantic, backed by dramatic blue-washed mountain peaks. Listen to the sound of the crashing waves on the famous Clifton beaches right below; watch the incredible african sunsets and the ships passing by against a crimson skyline at a distance. A spacious and clean apartment with large terrace, tastefully furnished, well managed and very well equipped. Air-conditioning (bedroom and lounge) brings relief during hot summer days when temperatures are soaring.
“Best kept secret in Clifton”
This was our second visit to the same apartment and it is even more magnificent than before. The apartment has been upgraded since our first visit and it is stunning! The views of the ocean through the seamless glass windows are spectacular! We enjoyed watching the incredible sunsets from the large balcony. We enjoyed relaxing on the loungers and eating our meals on the balcony. The apartment is fully equipped with everything you need. The beach is steps away and is like a private beach! We just loved staying at the apartment and would highly recommend it! We can't wait to return!!
Highly recommended! Great location at Clifton beach no. 1. Fantastic views!
“Wonderful and comfortable”
I have been visiting Cape Town for ten years for work and have rented numerous apartments. Helianthus Seaview apartment is by far the most comfortable and well-stocked one by far. Everything from inquiry, through arrival, to departure was great. And the view...one can only experience it to do it justice. Thank you for having it there and I hope to experience it again soon.
“The stunning view and the sound of the atlantic!!”
We arrived and found paradies! The appartement was very clean and from each room we saw the atlantic ocean. Unbelievable but true! The smell of fresh washed laundry, sun and ocean came into our noses... Fantastic! The refrigerator was stocked with food for the first 24 hours and a friendly lady showed us arround and explained us everything about the appartement. After she left we sat down on the terrace and could not believe our luck! Every day we had breakfast on the terrace and we spotted dolpines, whales, seals and all kind of birds. Every second day we jogged to Sea Point and back along the seaside. The appartement is 15 min.drive away from the V&A; Waterfront and 20 min. drive from Houtbay. No need to mention that restaurants and bars were only a few minutes drive away. It was the perfect combination of everything: Sightseeing, good restaurants, beaches, hikking and relaxing. We enjoyed every second and we'll be back...
Response from the owner Thanks so much for this positive review. it means so much to know that you felt so welcome and happy. How lucky you were to spot some whales too.
“Stunning beach setting”
Wonderful location above Clifton 1st beach with reserved parking and direct access to the beach. We really appreciated the attention to detail in the apartment with the generous provision of kitchen and bathroom amenities. The property manager was attentive and helpful - nothing was too much trouble. Our only snag was that the internet access was not wireless. We could not use the USB dongle on our laptops because our software was out of date - and we needed interent access to update the software! We wouldn't hesitate to return in the future.
Response from the owner Thanks so much for your wonderful review. It is much appreciated. We are working on wi-fi , so hopefully by the next visit all will be sorted. Best wishes Charlene
“Care free relaxing experience”
We have stayed in several apartments at Clifton but this was one of the better apartments.The unit is laid out in a practical way and is furnished with quality stuff.The patio facing the beach is designed for lots of sun and yet also private enough.We plan to go back next year
“Fantastic stay in well equipped and very comfortable apartment”
We had the most wonderful vacation in this apartment in Clifton. The apartment was very well equipped, compact and very comfortable. The view from the apartment is breathtakingly beautiful. The early morning views of the ocean and the evening sunsets are incredible. The apartment has a lovely feel to it and has nautical decor. We enjoyed lying on the loungers on the balcony and we also enjoyed having meals on the balcony. We were steps from the beach and loved our daily stroll along the beach. Staying on First beach is like having your own private beach as there is no access to First beach from the street. I would definitely stay in this apartment next time I visit Cape Town and would highly recommend it.
Response from the owner Thanks for your great review
“A far away Ithaca to go back again and again”
Coming from so far away it is beyond belief that "home" can indeed exist in the end of another continent altogether! This is not just another accommodation but the homely feeling found in a place of unbeatable views, so serene one wonders why ever going back...Sleek, modern, clean, safe and luminous- the apartment makes the ideal location to live your own myth in both the urban and countryside Cape Town, and the wider area. Have you ever started your day with a cup of coffee wrapped by sky and sea blue and playful dolphins just in front of you asking to play? Well, I need to go back...
Response from the owner Thanks so much for your good review. i think it will help us so much. i hope that you will come again soon