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Cottage deluxe with beautiful pool area

Steenberg Estate, Cape Town, South Africa
  • House1291 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

secure living in upmarket area


You want to relax, enjoy your family and not miss out on comfort?

This spacious beautiful renovated holiday house, situated in upper Zwaanswyk only 20 min out of Cape Town, has it all!

Surrounded by almond trees with a beautiful enclosed garden and stunning pool area you can enjoy all the amenities you expect from your perfect vacation. The double storey cottage has been designed by room-m2 design and can accommodate up to 5 people.

Zwaanswyk is a semi-security estate and the cottage is fully fitted with an alarm for extra security.

Just walk out of the property and enjoy the most beautiful walks/hikes and mountain bike trails Cape Town has to offer.

Surfing hot spot Muizenberg and famous child friendly St. James beach with its warm tidal pool are just 10 minutes away.

World famous wine farms, high class restaurants and golf courses are just around the corner and the newly renovated Blue Route mall fulfills all your shopping dreams.

Almondbury Cottage is not only the perfect family home it also caters well for couples.


Diana Williams

Member Since 2012
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english, german
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About Diana Williams

I was born and raised in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. I worked together with my husband Robert in the restaurant business where we run succesfull and trendy clubs and cafes. One of our 'babys' was the very first house club in Freiburg called Drifters Club and our last project was the very up-market cafe-bar-club 'Kagan' in the last three top floors of the highest building in town. We live with our two sons (14 and 10 years old) in the 'Mother City' of South Africa since 12 years and are selling very successfully the best ice cream in town known as 'the ice cream guys'.

Diana Williams purchased this House in 2010

Why Diana Williams chose Steenberg Estate

We fell in love with Zwaanswyk (the hidden pearl of Cape Town) on first sight! Close to town but still in nature with lots of space and peace and all amenities you could wish for nearby!

What makes this House unique

The outstanding view of the False Bay, our little Holywood, with the sparkling night lights of the Southern Suburbs and the direct access to the Constantia Berg with its fabulous hiking- and mountain bike trails. And not to forget the high class restaurants and wine estates just around the corner!


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Schlafzimmer 1
        1 king, Babybett auf Anfrage
      • Schlafzimmer 2
        1 king, Babybett auf Anfrage
      • Schlafzimmer 3
        1 twin/ single, Babybett auf Anfrage


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Badezimmer 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, 2 Waschbecken

          Location Type

            • Mountain
            • Town


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Luxury
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Mosquito Magnet
                        • Baby Gate
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Laundry Soap
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Paper Towels
                        • Parking
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Security System
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Kitchen
                            • 4 Ring Stove
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Freezer
                            • Grill
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 5 people


                                    • Books
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television
                                    • Toys


                                        • Beach Chairs
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Furniture
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                        • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                        • Wood Deck


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Private Pool


                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • caves
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • forests
                                                    • library
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • 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
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  24 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews


                                                                  Dennis M.

                                                                  My wife and I wanted a base for our month exploring Cape Town - could not have found a more perfect location! The cottage is a thoroughly modern and very attractive residence with great amenities and appliances - the pool was a special treat for us. Diana and Rob could not have been better hosts - their home is above the cottage area - and they helped us find our way around town with great suggestions for activities. Highly recommended for a stay in Cape Town - easy to get into the town center but far enough away to be quiet and relaxing. A great experience overall.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Dear Dennis,

                                                                  Thank you so much for this wonderful review.

                                                                  You were fantastic guests and we truly hope you will find your way one day from far away America to us again :-).

                                                                  All the best to you and your family!

                                                                  Diana & Robert

                                                                  a paradise in a fine neighborhood

                                                                  LiChing L.Dallas, Texas

                                                                  I would like to give Almondbury Cottage a 6-star rating!

                                                                  1) The house: It is spotless in every corner! All the amenities in the house have high quality and are well maintained. The mountain view from the master bedroom is priceless! The interior is tastefully decorated. It is surrounded by beautiful manicured landscape with three matured almond trees which had lots of almonds during our stay. There are sun birds and sugar birds come to visit every day.

                                                                  2) The hospitality: Diana and Robert have the warmest hospitality. They are genuine, generous and always there to help. We will definitely stay with them again like revisiting old friends.

                                                                  3) The neighborhood: Almondbury Cottage is located in a very fine neighborhood next to a beautiful mountain. We enjoyed hiking around to check out those high-designed properties.

                                                                  Absolutely stunning!!!!

                                                                  Andrea H.

                                                                  Stayed at this wonderful gem of a place just before christmas. A lovely warm welcome on arrival by Diana and her lovely family. The cottage is immaculate and has everything that you need and more and is in a beautiful tranquil location with everything accessible. My only criticism is that we couldn't stay for longer!!! We will definitely stay again on our next visit. Oh and the Ice-cream is to die for too!!

                                                                  Gorgeous Cottage in quiet area

                                                                  Sarah P.

                                                                  Just returned from three weeks in Almondberry Cottage, the Cottage was just as described - nice and clean, well situated and equipped, and nothing too much trouble from the owners. It is very close to shopping, golf, horse riding and all the other little treats Capetown offers. The owners were wonderful nothing was too much trouble. The Cottage is very safe and quiet I only wish we were still there now rather than back to the snow in England!!

                                                                  Sie fühlen sich vom ersten Tag an wie Zuhause

                                                                  Hans-Henning B.

                                                                  Problemlose Buchung dank der imm er sehr schnellen Antwortzeit durch Diana. Und so "gut aufgehoben" haben wir uns die ganze Zeit während unseres Aufenthalts (immerhin 7 Wochen) gefühlt. Das Haus hatte alles was man zum Ferienleben braucht - von der Einrichtung bis zu den nahen Erholungsgebieten, erleichtertes Auffinden durch Dianas TIps und Hinweise.

                                                                  Kleines "Hochsommer-Manko": es gibt keine Klimaanlage, aber durch die Lage des Hauses in den Bergen und von schattigen großen Bäumen umgeben, wurde das Fehlen gut ausgeglichen.

                                                                  Das Haus war außerordentlich gut gepflegt, hell eingerichtet, der Garten, ebenso der Pool in Topzustand, ein bis zu 4-x wöchentlich agierender Gärtner hielt den Pflegezustand hoch. Auch die vielzitierte Wasserknappheit konnte - bei vernünftiger Nutzung - niemandem schaden. Robert, der ein hervorragendes Eis produziert, hat sich einen eignen Brunnen zugelegt von dem auch das Cottage profitiert.

                                                                  Alles in Allem - Sehr empfehlenswert!

                                                                  Schöner Urlaub in toller Lage

                                                                  Britta I.

                                                                  Das Cottage wurde liebevoll renoviert und eingerichtet. Die Lage in den Bergen von Constantia ist ideal. Zu den Weingütern der Gegend mit vielen tollen Restaurants sind es jeweils nur wenige Fahrminuten. Nach Kapstadt sind es nur 20 Fahrminuten, viele schöne Strände sind in der gleichen Zeit erreichbar.

                                                                  Die Vermieter wohnen im Haus nebenan und waren für unsere Fragen stets ansprechbar. Unsere 4-jährige Tochter liebte besonders das selbstgemachte Eis und den Hund Bo!

                                                                  Wir kommen gerne wieder!


                                                                  Steenberg Estate, Cape Town, South Africa

                                                                  Nestled at the foot of the Constantiaberg Mountains is one of Cape Town's most Desirable residential areas offering the best of country living with town convenience.  Forests are a feature of Tokai, where the fertile soil and relatively wind-free situation, assists in the area being well suited to forest enthusiasts. The Tokai forest which started by Simon van der Stel, who planted over 4000 oak trees in 1694th The pines were first planted in the 1880's. Nearby, is the Pollsmoor Prison, where Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners were incarcerated by the apartheid regime. It Should Be Noted did Mandela was there for four years (1984 to 1988) after his transfer from Robben Iceland, before moving on to Victor Verster Prison until his release on 11 February 1990. Some of Tokai's roads are paved with red brick. Tokai and streams run through the pine plantations, forming green belts where various bird, frog, and insect species make Their home. These so green belts Provide areas for recreation including walking, horse riding, cycling and dog walking. You will find South Africa's oldest wine estate Steenberg (1623) with its Exclusvie golf estate and various time class restaurants in this area as well as all shopping amneties You Could wish for. The warm Indian ocean with its childfrienldy tidal pools and surfing hot spot Muizenberg is only a 10 min drive away


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                                                                  24 Reviews
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