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Villa in Gordons Bay with views and private pool

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

Exceptionally well equipped family home. Sleeps 8 (4 bedrooms).

Beautiful, spacious, modern home with outstanding entertainment areas both inside and out. Furnished to the highest standard, this home offers a truly luxurious holiday experience. The lower level has a family room to the left opening up onto the sparkling pool with uninterrupted sea views. To the right is a large beautifully furnished open plan lounge/dining room which leads onto a fully equipped kitchen. There is also a guest W.C. and separate laundry room on this level. An impressive spiral staircase leads to the second level which contains 4 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms, 2 en-suite. The main bedroom is enormous with a walk-in dressing room, en-suite bathroom and lounge area. 3 of the bedrooms open up onto a large balcony with stunning sea views. The house is situated in Gordon’s Bay, a small village popular with South Africans who know the best of what the country has to offer. It’s not difficult to see why: unlike much of the Cape, the sea is warm and safe. Then there are numerous nature reserves and beautiful walks in the vicinity. If you prefer to be more active, you can go deep-sea fishing or sailing and there are three excellent golf courses nearby. Down the road is the renowned Stellenbosch wine region, alternatively use Gordon’s Bay as your starting point to the Garden Route. In spring, pods of whales can be seen and heard from the balcony. In all, Gordon's Bay is a wonderful location to enjoy the best that Cape Town has to offer, and with this house you can do it in style!


Owner
Daphne de Vries
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2017

About Daphne de Vries

I live in England with my wife and three children, my family is the most important thing to me, but after that comes my mountain bike and our home in Cape Town.

Daphne de Vries purchased this villa in 2004

Why Daphne de Vries chose Gordons Bay

I grew up in Cape Town and Gordon's Bay is where we spent many family holidays. I like this side of the bay because the sea-water is warmer, you are closer to the vineyards of Stellenbosch, and it is just a whole lot more chilled out! A place to unwind. Yet, you can still easily get to Cape Town when you want to live it up.

What makes this villa unique

The views are just spectacular, there is always something going on in the bay, and in Spring the whales come right into the bay, you can often see them from the house.

Amenities

Mountainside Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Downstairs WC - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , sea views
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , sea views, en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , air-conditioning
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , beds can be joined, sea views, en-suite bathroom, air-con
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Villa in Gordons Bay with views and private pool
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
5

Fantastic House - Fantastic Views

  • 5 of 5

This house comfortably catered for 8 adults and one child. We had a great view of Gordon's bay and managed to spot some whale and dolphin whilst lounging by the pool. The pool provided much needed relief from the Cape Town heat! The gas braai meant we could cook our own meals and soak up the views as the sunset. If the weather was windy or cool, the was a large dining table in the open plan kitchen/dining/living room with amazing views.

The house catered for the child in our party (3 years old) very well as the lounge room situated next to the pool contained many toys and a TV with kids channels. This was a welcome surprise once we arrived!

The house was well stocked with all the necessities required; towels, sheets, look roll, washing up liquid, large fridge, kitchenware etc.

The agent the we met on arrival was super helpful and was readily contactable with any queries we had throughout our week long stay.

Would recommend this property and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

absolutely fantastic Daphne was great. Would love to stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely enjoyable villa.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spacious Villa With Wonderful Views

  • 5 of 5

The villa was perfect for the start of our holiday in South Africa. Our party was made up of three mature couples. The booking process was very straight forward with excellent communications with Daphne the agent who manages the property. She greeted us on arrival and showed us the villa. Throughout our stay she was always easily contactable for advice if needed. The villa was perfect. The lounge area and kitchen dining area provide loads of space for people to sit together or to find a quiet corner.

The villa is very well equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay. The terrace and pool area offers a lovely place to eat, take a dip and enjoy the views. The bedrooms are very comfortable with three of them opening onto a huge upper terrace again with amazing views across False Bay towards Table Mountain. It is a pity there is no furniture on the upper terrace to sit and enjoy the stunning views.

The villa is just a short distance from Gordon's Bay with its beautiful beach and many restaurants. We tried quite a few and would certainly recommend Zest as a must to visit.

We were delighted with the villa and all it and the area had to offer us during our stay. Thank you Daphne for all the help and advice.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful villa in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples on our first visit to South Africa. The photos and description do not do justice to this beautiful, spacious and very well equipped villa. Daphne provided a lovely welcome and gave us excellent advice on the nearest grocery store and where to eat. The villa is in a perfect location for visiting Cape Town, the winelands and many other things to do in the surrounding area. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To George and all our guests - thank you for staying at our home. We really enjoy sharing our home with you all, and always feel thrilled to receive positive comments and constructive feedback.
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Great Holiday in Gordon's Bay

  • 4 of 5

The house is fantastic and very well equipped. The views are stunning and Gordon's Bay is a great fun place as a base to explore the Southern Cape. The agent was very responsive and helpful. The only issue we had is that as business people the broadband was very inadequate which caused us some stress along the way. The cleaner was very pleasant and efficient and the owners instructions ver helpful. If I was certain about the internet connection I would not hesitate to rent the house again.

Ken Symons

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The broadband issue has now finally been confirmed as fixed! It took quite a while to get the broadband provider to recognise the fault as it was intermittent but they eventually tracked it down to corroded cables entering the house (the sea air!). Since then we have had several guests at the house and the broadband is no longer an issue. We recognise that having good connectivity when you away from home is important and apologise to Kenneth and his guests for the inconvenience caused by this issue. We're glad everything else was to their satisfaction.
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5

Stairway to Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are South Africans (Capetonians) living abroad but we try to return home every 2 to 3 years, choosing a different part of Cape Town each time. Having discovered 77, I believe we may just put a stop to that practice. Our venues thus far have always been coastal, but never before have we been spoilt with the vistas that this mountainside villa in Gordons Bay offers. To wake each morning to the view offered - one literally feels like one is at sea - and to go to sleep with the lights of the Strand and Gordons Bay twinkling over the Bay in the distance - indescribable!

The house itself is spacious and relaxed offering 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and easily sleeps 10 (2 additional mattresses are available). This means that visitors who overstayed their welcome were able to "bed down " for the night rather than having to travel home. The pool area, albeit small, was of sufficient size for our three children to have plenty of fun and the front patio offers easy outside dining facilities, with a gas barbeque for that real outdoors dining experience (for those hardened South African braai folk, believe me the gas BBQ option is a god-send on hot summer days when the men folk would rather relax over a few cold ones than stand around a hot fire testing their manhood). The indoor dining table easily seats 12 - this allowed us to host Christmas Day with all adults seated here and the kids at the outside table, which was moved into the TV lounge (just off the pool area) for Christmas lunch. One last "plus feature" is that there is an upstairs balcony which aside from offering stunning views, also allowed my husband and I some peaceful reading time whilst the kids swam a level lower, easily within ear shot.

The location makes visiting the surrounding wine areas (Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek) easy, whilst just over Sir Lowry's Pass are some beautiful fruit areas and a little further on is Hermanus for a day out in a quaint South African coastal holiday town (do leave early though). Likewise, travelling further along the coastal road from 77 brings you to relatively unspoilt coastal areas that we would certainly recommend enjoying rather than relying on the costal area of Strand and Gordons Bay, which in our opinion has not developed with the tourist/visitor experience in mind.

Both the owner and agent of 77 are guest focused and will go out of their way to ensure your stay is fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Cape Town international airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres

Gordon's Bay, the nearest village, is a 2 minutes drive. Cape Town is an hour away by car, Stellenbosch and the wine route is 30 minutes drive.

Cape Town international airport is a 35 minute drive from the house. Car hire is essential.

The nearest beach is less than 2 kilometres away, but it is best to drive there.

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Rates & Availability

Mountainside Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$252
 
 
Flower Season
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$213
 
 
Spring and Whales
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
$246
 
 
Christmas
Dec 11 2017 - Jan 3 2018
14 night minimum stay
$343
 
 
Summer
Jan 4 2018 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$265
 
 
Flower Season
May 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
$226
 
 
Spring and Whales
Sep 1 2018 - Dec 9 2018
4 night minimum stay
$259
 
 
Christmas
Dec 10 2018 - Jan 5 2019
14 night minimum stay
$362
 
 
Summer
Jan 6 2019 - Apr 30 2019
4 night minimum stay
$278
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$233
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover days are flexible but depend on whether we have any existing guests. The booking will be managed by our agent. Please note if payment is made by credit card (through HomeAway) an additional charge of 2.2% will apply and a cross-border transfer fee of £25.00 will be charged when the payment is not in pound sterling.

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