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Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Designers Studio Apartment with Stunning Views on Cape Town

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay nights


Gardens Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, 1 Bedroom + Detached Unit, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

Birds Nest is a contemporary retreat nesting in the trees of Higgovale and overlooking the Mother City and majestic Table Mountain.

This ultra modern open plan getaway, a home away from home, cleverly constructed by an acclaimed contemporary architect from wood, steel and glass, with modernist angles, clean lines and surrounded by trees is overlooking a breathtaking Cape Town panorama . Either escaping the hustle and bustle or seeking some time off, 14 Higgo Crescent calms the spirit and lets mother nature do the rest when floating in the pool, relaxing in the hot tub or taking it easy in its shade.

Whether you are in Cape Town on business or on holiday in our beautiful Mother City, this is one of the best locations to be. It is equally close to all major beaches, tourist attractions, life style areas and the city itself, yet you can retreat from all this immediately into this more than 2000 sqm property with its lush, extensive gardens.

The owners, Andreas and Afrika, are most happy to be your friendly hosts for an unforgettable stay in the Mother City!

Keywords: Studio Apartment

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

I am a sportive, nature loving person working in the tourism industry. By nature I like to get to know and communicate with people from all over the world.

The Owner purchased this studio in 2002

Why The Owner chose City Bowl Cape Town

It's close to all beaches, tourist attractions, lifestyle centres, and the city itself

What makes this studio unique

You will enjoy the style and setting of this unique studio apartment as much as the friendly and personal atmosphere of the hosts Andreas and Afrika. We regard our guests as our friends.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Designers Studio Apartment with Stunning Views on Cape Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A great hideaway in the vibrant Cape Town

  • 5 of 5

Andreas and Africa were very warm and welcoming. The property is as good as it looks, beautiful, spotless and in a pretty setting with fantastic views of both Table mountain and Lion's head, and also the city and the sea. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this for a couple looking for a great hideaway in the vibrant Cape Town. 100% recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Words cannot begin to describe just how wonderful this apartment is

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from two idyllic weeks in Cape Town. The apartment, it's location, the gardens and the views are beyond stunning and even better than the pictures show. The hospitality of the owner and his partner was unlike anything I've experienced or could have hoped for....and greatly contributed to the whole experience.

Providing you're fit, Birdsnest is the ideal venue for exploring the city on foot. Table Mountain, Lion's Head, Camp's Bay, Signal Hill, the City Bowl, Bo Kaap and the Waterfront are all within walking distance and the trendy stores and restaurants of Kloof Street are only 5 minutes away. Although be warned....the apartment is so amazing you may be tempted to never leave.

I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We consider ourselves unbelievably lucky to stay in Andreas and Afrika's studio. The surroundings are quite simply beautiful to look at, Table Mountain behind you and the lights of Cape Town twinkle in front of you every evening. The location is easy for cruising around Cape Town, the beach or to take day trips. We greatly enjoyed the nearby restaurants and shops, including Bombay Bicycle Club and Coco's for coffee. It's a quick trip to Long Street if you want do a little shopping.

Andreas & Afrika were very easy to work with via email, from suggestions to the money exchange. The space is stunning - inside and out! I only wish we had been able to go swimming. Next time, we have to visit in the summer rather than winter.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durban, KZN


  • 5 of 5

I can promise you will not find a more relaxing property anywhere. Located near Kloof Rd and ten minutes from Table Mountain or Long Street; 15 minutes to the Waterfront or Camps Bay. The property is very simple and very beautiful but has one very severe drawback; you won't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Tx

Honeymooners Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Sometimes pictures can be oddly deceiving on VRBO, so I wasn't sure what to expect when we booked this spot. It completely exceeded our expectations. Stunning views of Cape Town, especially at night, and an incredible view of Table Mountain with Lion's Head Mt. sitting right behind the house. Fully equipped kitchen and the shower was like a massive waterfall pounding on your head. Plus their stereo system allows you to plug your iPod in...nice touch.

It's a short walk down to Kloof street where there are a plethora of restaurants and shops. You've got to try Bombay Bicycle Club as well as Cafe Paradiso...both located on Kloof St. Great food and wine. We also enjoyed having drinks at Mount Nelson Hotel which is close by.

The owner, Andreas, could not have been nicer. Very hospitable.

I hate to sound petty but the only draw back was no WiFi, which comes in handy when you don't have a phone or you need to search for restaurants in the area. So for those of you who need to stay connected, walk down to Cafe Paradiso where they have WiFi.

You can't go wrong with this place. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this spot to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas at the Cape

  • 5 of 5

We stayed three nights at Bird's Nest over Christmas break, 2011. Andreas was a wonderful host and the property is as beautiful as shown in the pictures. Conveniently located near Kloof Neck, with stunning views of Table Mountain and Cape Town. Very private location with a refreshing plunge pool and nice garden for lying out in the sun. A single car parking garage is also provided during your stay. A five star experience that I would recommend to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Gardens Studio Rental Rates


  • $310/nt
  • US Dollars
  • $310/night, depending on season.
  • We are able to negotiate on longer rentals.
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Gardens Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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