4 en suite bedrooms (3 with sea and beach views and one looks to the mountain)
About Annie Rankin
I grew up in Llandudno so have lived here for more years than I care to remember (or disclose!) In my 20's I packed my bags and travelled to Europe, the States and Canada. Working extensively overseas broadened my outlook enormously and has subsequently helped me to appreciate the needs of our guests who arrive from all over the world. But, even when working abroad, I always knew that the wonderful people and beauty of South Africa was going to draw me back one day. And when I did return, there was only one place to live and that was Llandudno. Today my role is House Manager for The Beach House and I have a small team consisting of Julia and David who help with keeping the house and garden clean and tidy. I have my own completely separate apartment below the main house and I'm on hand not just to welcome you but to answer any queries you may have which might be on good restaurants in the area, activities, vineyards to visit and so on. But don't worry, if you have your own plans and know the area I won't be interfering in your holiday. It is rare to find somewhere as beautiful as the position of The Beach House in Cape Town and wonderful to be able to stay in a house that fits well with such a special place. I get to wake up to the view every day but hope the photos show a little of what you can expect. Do contact me if I can answer any of your additional questions.
Annie Rankin purchased this House in 2001
Why Annie Rankin chose Hout Bay
I have lived in an apartment below the main house for more than 20 years but have known Jane and David who own the house for over 15 years ago. I thought I would leave 'why the property' to them: 'Back in 2001, we parked the car outside a rather ordinary looking house in Llandudno. We were having a very quick look at some properties that might be suitable for us before we had to fly home. The Estate Agent apologized profusely for the house and dragged back the sliding door (with some difficulty) to let us in to the garden. And that was when the views hit us. We hadn't realized that the house and garden was perched on top of giant granite boulders looking down the length of the beach towards the iconic Llandudno rocks...and the ocean just seemed huge! A few months later the house was ours and we set about extensive renovations. For the next 10 years The Beach House was our family holiday home and then let to guests for the rest of the year. Many of our guests returned to the house year after year and became firm friends of Annie to be welcomed back many times. But after 10 years the old house was struggling and was going to need a significant rebuild. Although difficult, in 2012 we decided take down the house and build a new property. The new house would have two levels and would be built to maximize the views in a way that old property never could. In October 2013 the new house was finished and the end result was worth every single Rand. We loved it and returning home after the first visit was very difficult. It's very difficult to do full justice to the house, garden and views on HomeAway but we hope we can give you a flavour here. If you do have other questions please do ask Annie'. We hope you have the chance to come and stay and experience what we did all those years ago.
What makes this House unique
The views, the garden and the house are great but our little extra secret is the team who are on hand to make sure you are looked after. As House Manager, I hope I can help make sure your vacation takes in the best of Cape Town. You will also meet Julia, a firm favourite with guests, who has worked in the house for over 10 years, and is very much a part of our family. Julia cleans, washes and irons; in fact, there isn't much that Julia doesn't do in her three visits each week. And finally, we have David who once a week keeps the garden looking great.
Pool / Spa
No smoking - Raucher können gerne draußen im Garten rauchen. Raucher können gerne draußen im Garten rauchen.
Max guests: 8
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Amazing family house with a spectacular view
Set is a quiet cul du sac, the house was rebuilt 6 years ago. The house is ably run by the lovely Annie. With big open plan spacing leading out to a wonderful balcony and pool area. The bedrooms are all very spacious, with the master bedroom in particular very special with a decadent bath. The pool has one of the best views I have ever seen and all in all we could not have been happier here. Thoroughly recommend.
Thanks so much for coming to stay with us here at The Beach House Peter and we look forward to hopefully seeing you all back here again next year.
Until then from Annie and Julia
Nice modern house in position A
This is a great holiday rental with beautiful bay views in a great location.
Rooms are all well laid out and living areas downstairs are light, open and airy. Pool has a cover, keeping it warmer than most Llandudno pools.
You can walk down 2 alleys to the beach in 7 or 8 minutes and can drive 10 minutes to Hout Bay for groceries & supplies and a few restaurants.
The only minus that might concern some people is that its not gated, the drive is open, which may have a bearing for some security conscious renters.
The manager, Annie Rankin lives below and she's a lovely lady that has lived in the locality for many years. Annie has all the answers and suggestions.
Julia is the 3 x weekly housekeeper and looks after the place with a willing approach and friendly smile
Thanks to you both for a lovely week.
Great view and no water shortage at the Beach
Third time in this great house and, as always, no issues with lack of water. The pool was full as usual and the garden looked superb. Couldn't have asked for more.
The view still stuns us after all this time and always hard to leave the house to go out. So we didn't!
Thank you Annie and Julia, you know how to make guests feel very welcome. See you soon.
The Brewer Family
Beautiful beach House with unique view
It was the fourth Time we booked this house and we already booked it for 2019. it is more than beautiful, Not far from Capetown with high security Level. We always feel safe and Annie and Julia do everything to make the Stay unforgettable.
Was für ein schönes Haus mit einem atemberaubenden Blick über den Strand von allen Zimmern des Hauses. Unglaublich schön! Tolle Küche, sehr schöne Zimmer, Bäder und Einrichtung. Top ausgestatte Küche und eine sehr nette Verwalterin, die auch noch gute Restauranttipps hatte. Traumlage nähe Kapstadt, sehr zu empfehlen, wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder.
The Llandudno Beach House stands in a special position looking down the length of the beach to the iconic rocks, with the ocean stretching out into the distance. During the season, whales will often come into this small bay but much more frequent visitors are dolphins and seals. The seals in particular like to play in the surf and chase small fish.
The beach is very popular with surfers and Capetonians who love to sit with a drink watching the sun go down.
Off to your right, looking down on the house, is the Twelfth Apostle which lies at end of the Table Mountain range. With a flat top like Table Mountain, it stands at a dramatic 800m and looks stunning as the sun sets and it turns red.
There aren't bars and restaurants in Llandudno (because the local residents have always guarded their privacy) but both can be found in Hout Bay and Camps Bay as well as Cape Town itself. There are many, many restaurants within within a 10-20 minute drive and taxis can be easily ordered.
There is so much do in the local area. We have mentioned the surfing but what about boogie boarding or sea kayaking or diving. There is so much history to take in as well with Robben Island visible from the house. If you prefer wildlife then look out for the Ibis, Drongos and Sunbirds in and around the garden and, of course, we have whales in the area with seals and dolphins. The views from Table Mountain are superb but there are many other spots that are less crowded and the hiking is world class if you are feeling energetic.
We would also highlight day trips from the house. Cape Point is beautiful and, as a National Park, has its indigenous game (not The Big Five but lots of others game) - watch out for the baboons! During the season, Hermanus and De Kelders provide an almost guaranteed opportunity to see whales. Stellenbosch and Franshhoek provide great scenery, food and exquisite wines from numerous local vineyards. Tulbagh takes you back to the time of the earliest settlers.
The golf courses are second to none and we can help with advice.
For thrill seekers think paragliding down to Camps Bay Beach, cage diving with Great White sharks, kloofing, diving with sharks in the Cape Town Aquarium while your family watch on, abseiling off Table Mountain and list goes on.
The restaurants in and around Cape Town are superb and great value. Ask us, when you arrive, for some recommendations.
But the best activity of all when you stay in The Beach House will always be to just sit in the garden or on your bedroom balcony and just gaze out to sea or down the beach-it's just breath taking.