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Spectacular Views, Contemporary Luxury Cape Beach Home In Unspoilt Environment

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Secure Villa in Safe Village, Views Forever over Ocean and White, Sandy Beach

The house has an open-plan sitting room, dining room and TV room leading out onto a covered verandah and plunge pool. Pool loungers are provided. Free wi-fi and free satellite TV are connected.

An open fireplace creates a warm ambience in the evenings. The kitchen is modern and well-equipped and the scullery includes a dishwasher for convenience.

All three bedrooms are en suite with bath and shower. There is under carpet heating for warmth in winter. The main bedroom and bathroom have sweeping sea views, even from the bed, which is king size.

Bedrooms 2 and 3 have two single beds but both have a mattress converter and bedding to create a king size bed, if preferred.

There is a remote-controlled lock-up garage for one vehicle under the house with direct access to the house.

The house has a burglar alarm and is monitored by a security company.

More Details

Susan Mellows
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Susan Mellows

We live in Rondebosch in Cape Town. Sue is an academic at Stellenbosch University researching issues of poverty and inequality. Alex is the managing director of a Sports' Marketing company. We have 3 children, two boys and a girl. Our daughter is still at school and our sons are at the University of Cape Town both studying Medicine.

Susan Mellows purchased this house in 2008

Why Susan Mellows chose Cape Peninsula

We built this home as we fell in love with the village of Scarborough and bought the piece of land several years ago. We used to drive to Scarborough over the weekend and have picnics on the beach, often watching the sunsets. It is a restful place which restores the soul. Because Scarborough is surrounded by the Cape Point Nature Reserve, it cannot be developed and so it is un commercialised.

What makes this house unique

A visitor will enjoy the easy access to other parts of the city and the many outings close by without spending any time sitting in traffic which can often be frustrating in holiday season in some parts of the city.

Guests say that they feel secure in this safe eco-village.

The most striking feature of this area of Scarborough is the clear, melodic sound of the ocean which travels upwards to the mountains. It is a very restful sound. The house is in a corner of the village which has virtually no passing vehicles. A visitor will enjoy sitting on the verandah with a cup of tea and gazing out to sea.


Cape Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 3 bathrooms, all with bath and shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Two singles with king converter
  • 3 bedrooms, main with king size bed, second and third bedrooms with single beds, one bedroom can be converted to king size bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(16 traveler reviews)

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Spectacular Views, Contemporary Luxury Cape Beach Home In Unspoilt Environment
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Oceans Horizon is a unique place. The house is very charming and comfortable. The position and the view are just amazing. Everything is really perfect. We have missed nothing.

Scarborough itself ist a very nice, calm and lovely village.

Susan and Alex, owner of the property, are such lovely and helpful.

We will come back as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more pleased with our stay at Ocean's Horizon. The house is so beautiful, well kept, and clean and the views are like a dream come true! Susan left us a welcoming gift along with some groceries in the refrigerator which was super unexpected! Susan was so great to work with and provided us with so many resources on things to do and places to go. We loved the small town charm of Scarborough but were still close to so many other attractions. Our stay here and their hospitality exceeded our expectations! We would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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  • 5 of 5

point de vue fantastique. confort et propreté remarquable. parfait pour 3 ne manque rien.

scarborough peut paraître un peu loin de Capetown, mais la route via Houtbay est superbe, on ne s'en lasse pas; et on profite du calme.

nous avons passé une semaine merveilleuse.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
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Gorgeous and Tranquil!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent Christmas at Ocean's Horizons and had the best week and a half! It was so nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The house is close enough to lots of tourist attractions but far enough away to feel relaxing! We loved our stay and are excited to go back in the future! The owners were so helpful and easy to work with-LOVED OUR VACATION! 😀

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
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An absolute dream!

  • 5 of 5

An absolute dream house with beautiful sea view! My husband and I had the whole place to ourselves and made us feel at home.

We chose the month of March 2015, the perfect time to visit Cape Town and the surrounding area. Before our trip, we had close contact with the owners by e-mail. Consistently helpful and nice people. The description of the house exceeded our expectations. We could feel very safe because a security was in the village and the house was secured alarm . But even so there was no danger to be feared. Someone who is looking for peace and relaxation , this is the right place . We would return again at any time in this little paradise .

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Well, what can I say? Ocean's Horizon is an absolutely gorgeous house. Like a great painting, the house will mean different things to different people. Each person will find an enduring aspect of this property. The house is designed to appeal to both children and adults. It is particularly suited to a family holiday.

Our family of 5 have fallen in love with this property and it will always occupy a special place in our hearts. The architecture of the property is stunning. The photos on the website do not do the house justice. The house is modern and has lots of character. The functionality of the building is only surpassed by its comfort. The furnishings are stylish with a distinctive ocean theme.

All rooms have a well equipped ensuite with a shower and bath. The master bedroom features a lovely Jacuzzi style bathtub, with great views of the Atlantic ocean. All rooms also have their own balconies, which we enjoyed on the hot evenings.

Ocean's Horizon is lovely for entertaining, with two lounges and two dining areas on the same open-plan level as the kitchen, as well as a large veranda and pool. Great for braais, home cooking and sun downers. The kitchen is well equipped with everything a home kitchen god or goddess may require to conjure up a masterpiece. The house benefits from having all appliances necessary for everyday living.

The area is safe and great for children. Our children walked to the nearby shop and restaurant most days. The beach is great for swimming and we enjoyed the wonderful white sanded beaches at Scarborough, as well as up and down the Cape Peninsula. The breath taking views are second to none in this part of the world. Scarborough is the ideal tranquil setting to use as a base to explore the beaches, towns, mountains, wine farms and city in and around Cape Town.

Scarborough is close to a big shopping centre with supermarkets and restaurants, so you are able to stock the house with anything you may want to make your stay as special as you want it.

We were offered the added extra of the use of our very own maid while we stayed at the house, which made washing and ironing of clothes a forgotten chore for the duration of our holiday.

The owners' hospitality was amazing. They made us feel so at home and welcome, and we are very grateful to them for everything they did for us, before, during and after our wonderful stay. Sue & Alex are great hosts and we feel very happy to give their property the highest possible rating.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
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Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
The Hub
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: necessary

The villa is situated in the quiet eco- village of Scarborough at the edge of the Cape Point Nature Reserve. Scarborough is about 45 minutes from Cape Town CBD. Although situated close to the remote tip of the Cape Peninsula, Scarborough nevertheless offers a wide variety of outings, both picturesque and interesting, a short drive away.

The scenic village of Kommetjie, with its lighthouse and popular Long Beach, is 10 minutes away. Scarborough is 15 minutes from the historic naval village of Simonstown and Boulders Beach with its famous penguin colonies. Just down the coast from there are the warm water False Bay beaches of Fish Hoek and Muizenberg.

Recreation activities in Scarborough include surfing, mountain trails and beach walks. A walk along the beach towards Misty Cliffs/ Witsand is truly mesmerising with the turquoise water and fine, white sand.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $41.47

Credit card payments can be accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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