This historic cottage is located in the midst of popular de Waterkant district. De Waterkant, situated on the slopes of Signal Hill and overlooking Table Bay, has a history that dates back to the 1700’s. Colourful De Waterkant Village is a unique European influenced village of semi-detached quaint cottages and cobbled streets preserved from the 1760’s. Cradled between the city and the V&A Waterfront, De Waterkant Village is a cultural urban refuge with many restaurants, art galleries, gay clubs, salsa clubs, tapas bars and Parisian inspired café’s.
The city center, Bo Kaap and the popular Waterfront are within easy reach. The Cape Quarters Mall is a 5 minute walk away.
The historic De Waterkant Village is the perfect base for a visit to Cape Town City. Not only is it within walking distance of the CBD and all that Cape Town City has to offer, but we also have the trendy Cape Quarter features a Spar for all daily needs and boasts a variety of restaurants, bars, health and beauty, a laundry, a florist and even a bank machine.
Visit for instance Beluga Restaurant at the Foundry. Stroll by Different by Design jewelers, where you can watch how master pieces are created.
This cottage was originally constructed by those workers who build Cape Town harbor. It is a historical building and under heritage protection. It has been lovingly restored while retaining its original character.
In keeping with the historic character of the cottage, it has been furnished with lovingly selected items new and old. Please do not take any items, no matter how much you love them, with you when you leave.
The cottage is located in a very safe area. None the less, please ensure you keep the gate to the alley closed at all times to retain safety. Please be mindful when closing the gate.
The cottage has an L-shape lounge/ dining area with a sleeper couch that sleeps two, a bedroom with a queen size bed as well as bath and fully equip kitchen (espresso machine, kettle, toaster, microwave, stove, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and even a cooler bag for beach picnics). An old travelling case serves as extra wardrobe and room divider. You will also find summer blankets for the sleeper couch in the second top drawer as well as the cushions for the outside seating area in the case.
There is a selection of DVDs for the TV as well as books and games for entertainment when you want to stay at home for the night.
You will find bathroom towels in the bathroom cabinet. The switch for the towel drying rack is outside next to the light switch. As electricity is very expensive please do turn it off when not in use.
I hope you will find the kitchen well equipped with everything you need. There is a microwave, toaster, electric kettle and Espresso machine. The machine takes either Nespresso or a no name brand available at Spar.
Hot Water: The gyser is typically turned off when no one is in residence. It can be turned on/ off with the switch inside the top left bedroom cupboard.
Towel Drying Rack: There are two switches outside the bathroom, one for light and one for towel rack. Please turn the latter only on if you want to use it.
Bedding and Blankets: Blankets for the sleeper couch are in the trunk, which also doubles as a wardrobe and room divider. Sheets for the bedding in the bedroom are in a box under the bed should there be a need to change them.
WIFI: is pay as you go. You can top up data as needed at any Vodafone shop.
Cleaning: A cleaner comes once a week. She will change sheets and towels. If daily cleaning is required an additional fee of ZAR 300 will be charged per day, this covers cost of cleaner and transportation.
Beach Towels: are in the bedroom wardrobe. There are also some Sarongs as well as beach bag and a sun umbrella for your use.
Even though typically only residents come and go in the alley, please do not leave cushions and other items outside to avoid them getting lost. Also ensure all windows are closed when you leave the house.
If you break it or loose it you pay for it.