AN ELEGANT HISTORIC HOUSE IN THE LEE OF TABLE MOUNTAIN

Jorje Pringle

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AN ELEGANT HISTORIC HOUSE IN THE LEE OF TABLE MOUNTAIN

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Newlands House Rental Photos and Description

This home offers two en suite units with private entrances in a safe environment

The Gables, a sunny sheltered Guest House overlooked by Table Mountain and bordering Kirstenbosch Gardens, it is centrally located and close to famous landmarks:

Walk to: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (0.5km), a showcase of indigenous plants and birds and the University of Cape Town, an International Center of Excellence (3km) that hosts many conferences for visiting academics.

Newlands Cricket & Rugby Stadia or Cavendish Shopping Center in Claremont. All in easy SAFE walking distance. (3km).

Travel to:Cape Town Central, Robben Island Ferry, The International Convention Centre or the Victoria & Albert Waterfront for International shopping or the latest cinema releases. Dine in the restaurants, choose from fine dining or bistro (16km).

The Cape Wine lands (40km-30 min) are easily accessible.

There are five scenic golf-courses close to THE GABLES,(18km). Beaches a plenty for your choice of activity: the warm Indian Ocean beaches of Muizenberg, Fishoek, Simonstown or Boulders to see the penguins. (10km to 16km)

Table Mountain,Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden: This spectacular mountain, is part of the World Heritage Site. It has been considered for inclusion into the New Seven Wonders of The World. There are beautiful walks from gentle paths to cliff hanging expeditions. There are Mountain Bike rides for those who seek the adrenalin of this sport or Scientific study of the Fauna and Flora, the biodiversity of which is both fascinating and exceptional. Although this area is wonderfully central it is also wind free for most of the year, providing gentle tranquility which is ideal for artists and bird watchers

A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT.

The Gables is unfortunately not suitable for children under 14 years.

Gay Friendly: We are a Gay Friendly establishment. Your privacy is guaranteed and respected.

More Details

Details for Garden Suite 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 2 Bathrooms

The Garden suite is an extra large double bedroom with large full bathroom, and walk in shower. A separate entrance with off street parking.A fridge, kettle and toaster is provided and a microwave if needed. Queen size bed, two lounge chairs and a desk, private and secluded patio in the garden This room over looks the pool and has magnificent views of Table Mountain. Tea and coffee are provided. The Rose suite is a sunny large double bedroom to accommodate two persons. It has desk a dining area and a lounge. A fridge,microwave and kettle are provided. Tea and coffee provided. The suite has a large full bathroom, with a shower over the bath. A separate entrance leads in from a private garden, with outdoor seating in the garden or on the porch, both areas have spectacular mountain views
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Jorje Pringle (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Jorje Pringle

I'm retired senior school teacher. I enjoy spending time with friends and having good conversations. I'm a painter who works mainly in oils, I have been a clothing designer, and interior decorator. I'm passionate about: many things perhaps most particularly film and opera, traveling and reading. I enjoy hosting and sharing my home with like minded people. I do my best to ensure my guests have complete privacy and independence thereby have a memorable stay at The Gables

Jorje Pringle purchased this house in 2006

Why Jorje Pringle chose Newlands

The Gables is in an area that is very convenient to all parts of Cape Town, it seldom experiences wind and has a gentle healing atmosphere, as the comments from past visitors will attest.

It s a smoke free environment.

What makes this house unique

You will be staying with someone who really does care about your comfort, without invading your privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for making our stay in Cape Town such a pleasant and restful experience. You live in such a beautiful setting and being able to enjoy your garden and swimming pool was a bonus. Please send our best wishes and appreciation to your staff; always discreetly available if anything was needed. We enjoyed the privacy our space provided.
Feb 2013
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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An elegant historic house in the lee of Table Mountain
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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An elegant historic house in the lee of Table Mountain
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Newlands Southern Suburbs Cape Town
5

A beautiful and special stay

  • 5 of 5
My family and I spent 10 days at The Gables, and wow what a beautiful home and wonderful stay we all had!

I celebrated my 50th birthday in Cape Town and was my very first time in South Africa. Coming back to The Gables after each action packed day and relaxing in this peaceful home was just what we all needed, and more. I will definitely be coming back to stay here.

Thank you Jorje for making our stay so special.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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An elegant historic house in the lee of Table Mountain
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5

Three words. What an experience.

  • 5 of 5
What can I say about this wonderful home and wonderful host, Jorje. My stay here was simply amazing. The care and attention was impeccable, in absolutely everything; from the rooms to the food to the washing, and right up to the wise words and advice from Jorje! Everything was fabulous. I highly recommend this location if you want peace and quite.. coupled with the fact that you are only a 10 minute drive from the centre of Cape Town; a brilliant location and a wonderful experience.
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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An elegant historic house in the lee of Table Mountain
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Newlands Southern Suburbs Cape Town
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
5

PERPETUAL BLISS!

  • 5 of 5
Is it the ambience of The Gables - or is it the warmth of Jorje's hospitality? The two truly merge into an experience of pleasure that lingers long after one has departed.

I have had the joy of staying at The Gables on several occasions during the past two years (most recently in March 2011) and as far as possible I shall most certainly return every time I am in Cape Town. The peace, the tranquility the comfort, the exquisite cuisine, but most of all the unobtrusive yet caring attention to every detail by Jorje; these things all make this a place which one longs to return to.

For every visit I have been welcomed with such warmth. Each time I arrive I feel special because of the treatment I receive. Stimulating company if I need it, but peace and quiet when I want it. Tastefully appointed accommodation offering spacious comfort and incomparable views with a hostess who is beautiful, gracious, kind and caring.

And what a location!

I have gazed up at the crags of the mountain with deep nostalgia, recalling how I climbed them as a young man. I have wandered through the forests and admired the incomparable floral beauty of Kirstenbosch Gardens. I have sat in the garden at The Gables overwhelmed by the sweet scent of the fragrant flowers. I have swum in the clear, refreshing pool on a warm summer's day. Indeed, I have experienced the privilege of perpetual bliss by returning frequently to this piece of paradise in one of the loveliest suburbs of the Mother City of South Africa.

Thank you, Jorje, for making every visit such a pleasure. You have succeeded in creating in an urban environment a place that awakens all the most wonderful memories of a life of simple joys on a farm far away from the hustle and bustle of city life. You are an artist of rare talent and we, your guests, are able to benefit from your sharing with us your benevolent character and what you have created in your remarkable home.

McGill Alexander
Port Elizabeth"
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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An elegant historic house in the lee of Table Mountain
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Newlands Southern Suburbs Cape Town
upstate New York
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5
I must agree with the others -- my husband, daughter and I stayed for 8 nights, and it was wonderfully perfect. Jorje anticipated our every possible need and took care of everything. The food was wonderful, the views simply amazing. An example: the cell phones that we had carefully ordered from the US did not work. Jorje went right out and got us functional ones. When we encountered a potential baboon poacher on one of our outings, she contacted the authorities, leading to arrest of the perpetrator. She also alerted us to potentially dangerous situations, which we greatly appreciated. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Your visit to The Gables was for us a GREAT pleasure. As our guests your family enriched our lives appreciably. Your sincerity, participation, wide range of interests and consideration will be remembered. We do miss you all very much and certainly look forward to a return visit.
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An elegant historic house in the lee of Table Mountain
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p461185
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Newlands Southern Suburbs Cape Town
London
5

Wonderful Care and Attention to Detail

  • 5 of 5
Last week I had the pleasure of spending 5 days recuperating at the Gables. I was warmly and graciously received and stayed in the beautifully appointed pool room.

The views of the mountain are fantastic and having a tiny forest on the other side of the garden wall left me feeling close to nature. The sound of the breeze among the large trees at night was delightfully soothing.

I found the attentive service and delicious meals most enjoyable and

I am planning to return to The Gables with my family in December.

The experience was wonderful and I can highly recommend Jorje and her home as a very pleasing and delightful destination.

Michael
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael for your thoughtful and kind words regarding your recent stay in The Garden Room (pool room) of The Gables. Your recovery was certainly facilitated by your understanding of the need to rest and eat healthy meals. Your enjoyment of the quiet safe space and your respectful nature to others made your stay for me a great pleasure. Your delight and pleasure in each meal will be remembered. I certainly look forward to you returning with your partner as the year unfolds. Please do remember to book as soon as you have finalised your dates, as our summer period is very popular and I would not like to disappoint you.
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An elegant historic house in the lee of Table Mountain
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p461185
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Newlands Southern Suburbs Cape Town
Cape Town and South of France
5

The Gables experience!

  • 5 of 5
I recently had the pleasure of spending a few days at The Gables where I received the warmest welcome. The warmth and gracious hospitality received from the Owner, Jorje, was beyond 5 star! Always there to attend to your every need with the amazing ability of being non intrusive.

The guest suite beautifully and tastefully decorated and the food, well what can I say, absolutely delicious with nothing being too much trouble. As a vegetarian I often find that the alternative on the menu is a desperate attempt but at The Gables the food was varied, tasty and when I didnt think I was hungry I could't resist the choices on offer.

The dramatic back drop of Table Mountain to the picteresque garden and pool area just framed the perfect picture of relaxation.

Thank Jorje for a memorable stay.

Diane Heywood
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Cape Town International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Foresters Arms
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Table bay Harbour
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Mowbray Golf course
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Claremont Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
De Waal Drive/ M3
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Wijyn huis
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Muizenberg/Fishoek/Simonstown
Car: recommended

The Gables homestead is a short ten minute walk through light forested grasslands of the arbouretum of Kirstenbosch Gardens. Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens is world heritage site offering magnificent walks. The plant variety and bird life is unique. You can enjoy the sunset concerts or relax in the safe beautiful spaces gazing up at the ever changing Table Mountain Chain. Tours of the garden via electric vehicle can be arranged The latest Wonder of The World: Table Mountain is your constant companion. Hiking and Mountain biking can be bookedThe Victoria and Albert Waterfront and shopping centre is a quick 10K drive along a scenic drive via the cape Town harbour. Warm beaches of Muizenberg for surfing swimming or walking. Boat trips to see the seals or penguins are not to be missed. Aquila Game Reserve hosting the Big Five as well as the Cape Wine lands or historic Stellenbosch ensure all interests can be covered. The University of Cape Town, (an acknowledged World Centre of Academic Excellence,) hosting conferences and adult education or the world famous Newlands Cricket grounds are on your doorstep

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From ZAR1,800 Per night

Newlands House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per room
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
November/May
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
ZAR2,000
ZAR13,000
ZAR55,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
ZAR1,800
ZAR12,000
ZAR50,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Gratuity to staff ZAR200
Refundable damage deposit ZAR1,000
Notes SPECIALIZATION in POST OPERATIVE Care. Cape Town is world renowned for the excellence and selection of Plastic and Reconstruction Surgeons.
As part of this service we can assist you in selecting and arranging the contact, with a Surgeon of your choice, as well as Pre and Post Operativesupportive treatments. PLEASE contact us directly in this connection.
Airport collection, Drs visits,Hospi
I expect my guests to pay 50% deposit at time of booking and the balance to be paid one day prior to arrival, if paying into my UK account or in cash on the day of arrival. The deposit is only refundable in exceptional cases for the high season period.
University of Cape Town visitors, persons attending conferencing, or Adult Education courses are given special rates on application thereof.
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Amenities

Amenities

Newlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom (Rose Suite) - toilet , shower , Suitable for wheel chairs
    Bathroom (Garden Suite) - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • The bathrooms for both suites are large light and airy, spaces ideal for relaxing after a busy day sightseeing or to refresh after swimming. Please bring your own swimming ?beach towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large bedroom/sitting
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom dining and sitting area
  • The Garden Suite is a large room with a separate full bathroom own entrance, basic cooking facilities and private outdoor seating. There are wonderful views over the pool and towards the mountain. A tranquil garden space, alive with bird song and sweet smelling flowers. A quiet secluded area; ideal space for contemplation, research or post operative recovery. The avenues around the property and the forest provide wonderful walks and routes for running,cycling, or bird and plant study. All linen is of the finest Egyptian cotton in white, the duvet's and pillows are of goose down. Wireless internet access, is available and a selection of cable TV may be provided..
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The tranquility of the area and the forest setting beneath Table Mountain makes this retreat ideal for rest and recovery. The bustle of the shopping centers, theaters restaurants are very easy to access. The warm safe Indian ocean with long clean beaches or the Atlantic coast with beaches, where the fashoinista's frolic are a short drive away. Mountain walks on Table Mountain or a stroll through Kirstenbosch Botanical garden are on your doorstep. Daily breakfast or Candlelit dinner under the magnificence of Table Mountain is indeed a romantic experience you will treasure.
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