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Clifton sea facing apartment on first beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

Helianthus is the most romantic, luxury beach apartment with ocean views.

We offer the most stunning sea-facing apartment sleeping up to 4 people in Cape Town, but we'd rather let our guests tell you more:

' we arrived and found paradise' ( Hauke.: German family)

' Wonderful location with private access to the beach' ( Phillipa, San Francisco )

Helianthus us the most romantic, luxury beach apartment with ocean and mountains all around and the city of Cape Town just 10 minutes drive. It has one and a half bedrooms and magnificent sea views from every room and a furnished patio from which you can admire the exceptional surroundings and stunning sunsets over the water. Recent guests wrote ' we could not believe our luck'

Helianthus has 5 star amenities such as air-conditionin, flatscreen HDTV with satellite channels and fully equipped open plan kitchen, extra-length queen size bed and two double sleeper couches in the TV lounge , plus private parking.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017

About Charlene

We love this block and have another apartment at Helianthus.

We have adult children and decided to buy this apartment to give them some extra space. We believe that the position is the best in Clifton.

Charlene purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Charlene chose Cape Town

This apartment has just been renovated and maximises the sea view with glass doors and balustrades to allow uninterrupted sea views. It is also used by my own family. We have another apartment in the block but when this one became available we snapped it up as it is so stunning.

What makes this apartment unique

No problems with parking.

Private access to the beach.

Best views in Clifton

Airconditioning for those crazy hot Clifton days !!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just to say we absolutely LOVE your flat. The weather is glorious and the view so stunning and we're just about to get a great sunset.

Having visited CT about 7 times in the 1980s to 90s I had never strayed over to this side always staying in St. James. (The house we use to stay in belonged to friends and I took a trip down memory lane yesterday to see the is now a small hotel called the St James Manor - sometimes you shouldn't go back!)

Anyway we are having a wonderful time and wish we'd booked for I'm sure we will try and return in the not too distant future

with very many thanks
Oct 2014
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Clifton Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
  • 6 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • The second bedroom doubles as a TV room leading onto the sun drenched patio and has a couch which doubles as a bed . The main bedroom has a queen sized extra length bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
One cleaning service provided a week for 15 pounds in whixh all linen will be replaced and apartment will be cleaned to your satisfaction. Washing and ironing can be done too at no additional charge


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Clifton sea facing apartment on first beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 13 reviews

Breathtakingly Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is modern, fresh and sparkling clean with an abundance of cutlery, crockery linen and appliances to make your stay exceedingly comfortable. The views are magnificent, certainly could not be better. Needless to say The sunsets on the balcony accompanied by sundowners and a fish Braai is nothing less than magical. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place

  • 4 of 5

This must be the cleanest and best equipped apartment we've every stayed at. Absolutely spotless.

Great location with stunning views

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Beautiful Apartment in a Spectacular Location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Charlene was a pleasure to make arrangements with and her manager was very helpful.

You cannot beat the location nor the views, convenient to most everything.

If we ever make it back to Cape Town, we will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Words cannot describe how wonderful this apartment is beautifully furnished with all the amenities one needs...and the view....oh to die for.The huge terrace looks right onto the beach ,we spent many an hour there just watching the sea with a sundowner..Charlene could not do enough to ensure our stay was special ,it was my husband`s birthday...there were flowers and wine on our very thoughtful!!

We shall certainly return there when we are next in Cape Town

Thank You Charlene

  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this positive review. I hope that we will see you again soon.
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Unforgettable stay in Clifton

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoy staying in Clifton aria! Everything is on the walking distance shops, restaurants but at the same time it’s luxury calm area. The apartment is very cozy, clean and well equipped. The apartment has a nice terrace with outstanding view where every evening we enjoyed a sunset. Access to the private sandy beach is only few floors down. Really perfect location!! The representative of the owner was very friendly, attentive and helpful. If next year we will go to the Cape Town we will defiantly stay in this apartment!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review Oxana. I am so happy that you had such a good time and enjoyed the apartment so much. It means so much that you took the time to write this review. Thank you for giving it 5 stars !!!! We are currently upgrading, so next time you come it will be tiled and will have stunning frameless glass doors and new balustrades to allow the best uninterrupted views of the sea.
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We lived like royalty on the shore

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed at this apartment for a week during high season in December 2012.

This apartment personifies value for money- it has so much to offer.Every day we had breakfast and lay on the balcony or went to the beach via the private stairs and at night we had people over for drinks before going to the nearby clubs (knowing that we could come home and stumble into our comfortable beds with an air-conditioned room!)

The apartment was supremely clean and the kitchen was well equipped.

The absolute cherry on top was the fantastic location and breathtaking view!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review this property. Clifton is the most exquisite location in Cape Town and it seems that all aspects of the city were enjoyed. The location with its pricate access to the beach is unique . You must have been the envy of many people who have to battle for parking !! It is important that the apartment is immaculate and greatly appreciated to have your comments.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Cape Town international
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Camps Bay
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Green Point
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
ten minutes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Camps Bay, Bantry Bay
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Clifton is Cape Town's prime location for exclusive sea view apartments as it is sheltered with guaranteed windless days.

We are positioned in the best spot with the soft white sand of Clifton 1st Beach just a few metres below. The ocean is full of life with guests frequently reporting sightings of whales, doplhins, seals and varied birdlife.

Cape Town is easily accessible by car or public transport within 100m of the apartment. Camps Bay, with its appealing boulevard of restaurants and bars, is a 20 minute walk along the sea shore.

If you want to keep fit, you can run, walk or hike up Table Mountain trails, or sfaely jog along the beach or Sea Point promenade.

The most visited attractions of the V and A Waterfront and Table mountain cableway are just minutes by car and you are well placed for a Cape Point tour and a trip to the Cape Winelands. Cape Town International Airport is 30 minutes away..


Rates & Availability

Clifton Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
low season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
shoulder season
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
high season
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
peak season 1
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 16 2018
6 night minimum stay
peak season 2
Jan 17 2018 - Feb 16 2018
6 night minimum stay
peak season 3
Feb 17 2018 - Feb 28 2018
6 night minimum stay
high season
Mar 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $772.4
Damage Deposit $5,149.33

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.