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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 6/7

Some holiday season dates still available ! Check with us. HOUT BAY is the place to be for your next holiday. This lovely self catering home is set in a small security estate with controlled entry/exit gate and is in a nice private setting, - this makes for a relaxed and special holiday. The house itself is spacious and airy with a super feeling of light. No need to feel short of space here ! It is double storey with very open living areas on the ground floor and bedrooms and a mezzanine lounge upstairs. Long balcony offers great sitting out area for enjoying the scenery.

The village of Hout Bay is waiting to welcome you and your special holiday home awaits. We are able to offer you extra help should you need it to make your holiday perfect and stress free. We can arrange car hire from a long established and well proven local company at a special discount and they will meet you at the airport and guide you, worry free to the house. You will welcomed by Fiona who will have made sure you have some refreshments so that you can relax from the start. If this is your first visit to the Cape let us know and we will help you in advance with local information and places to visit. If you are having a special event we can even get you your own chef ! or we can book suitable restaurants and tours on your behalf. Whilst you are here take the opportunity to enjoy the local wine and wineries situated close to Hout Bay. Throughout your holiday we will endeavour to give you the best possible service to make your Cape Town visit a memorable one. If you have family or friends visiting here at the same time we will try to accommodate them also in some of our other properties.

Hout Bay is about a 25 minute scenic drive from Cape Town and is a great base for your visits to all points of the Cape Peninsula. There is plenty to see and do in the Hout Bay village and superb roads will lead you out to the world famous landmarks and sites around Cape Town. The weather here is generally good and fairly temperate but we do get some breezy days too when the wind comes in off the sea ! This may be a good day to go out on one of the regular boat trips to Seal Island which leaves from Hout Bay harbor along with many other boats offering fishing or viewing. Afterwards have lunch in one of our many harbor side restaurants with delicious fish.

It is winter here in South Africa during May, June, July, August so if you are free then or here on business why not come for a longer stay and enjoy a winter in the Cape - the weather is usually pretty good with cool evenings and early mornings. We are offering a special discount for stays of one, two or three months - just request these details and we will tailor a package to suit you and your family.

Our glorious weather is, however, just around the corner so start planning now for your visit over Christmas and New Year. We have other smaller properties available if this is too large for you or if you have additional family or friends coming that you wish to accommodate, so just let us know - we will be happy to telephone you to discuss any of your holiday requirements here in Hout Bay.

But first plan to come here - it's a fantastic holiday destination !

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Ann Botha
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016

About Ann Botha

I am born in the UK but have been in South Africa - Cape Town in particular - for many years (and love it here !). I used to go to school in Hampton, Mx., and then moved to the South Coast for quite a while before coming further south to Africa, Cape Town, and more especially to beautiful Hout Bay. I love travel and part of the pleasure in the guest holiday business is meeting the fantastic people who come here from all over the world. My colleague Fiona will also be there to greet you and is wonderful with her knowledge of Hout Bay and is great helping you with settling in to your holiday home. Why don't you come over here too and see what it's really like in this special corner of the world ?

Why Ann Botha chose Hout Bay

Guests are always delighted with this holiday home - there are gasps of amazement when they find it looks even better than the photos on the website ! They find it convenient, comfortable and appreciate the service we always try to give them. We are sure you will love it too. Contact us if you need to find out more about this super home for your holidays.

What makes this house unique

The benefits to our guests are numerous - this is a really spacious, light and airy home and it's close proximity to the village and also the major sightseeing aspects of the Cape is of great benefit. It is a good jumping off point for trips to Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront via spectacular Camps Bay and Clifton, to the winelands in the other direction, and again over the world famous Chapman's Peak round to Cape Point and Simonstown on the Indian Ocean side of the Peninsula.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excellent, lovely place.
Dec 2014
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.6666665 based on 17 reviews
Milton Keynes

Harmony House

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house in a fantastic location, just 10 minutes walk from the sea front and accessible to Cape Town within 20 minutes. The house itself is very spaciaous and well equipped with wonderful views over the mountains from the balcony and a perfect place to sit out in the evenings. We arrived to fresh flowers and wine courtesy of Ann, and she was always on hand to source babysitters, drivers and even the eashing machine repair man! We would certainly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2008
  • Stayed: Feb 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Netherlands

Very good holiday in Harmony House

  • 4 of 5

We arrived in the middle of the night and Feyona was waiting for us and showed uw the house. There was a bottle of wine and nice flowers ofcourse the protea of South Africa. We had a very good time in Harmony House. Close to the shops and the beach and also walking distance form the very good fish restaurant "Mariners Warf".

The house was clean and modern furnished. Also the contact with Graham and Esme was very good and adequad.

We had a very pleasent stay and we will recommend it to every one who would like to stay in Houtbay.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ed and Marja for your very kind words. We are glad the location was good for you. The team does its very best to keep guests happy and we are so pleased that we could do it for you.
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Slagelse, Denmark

Great holiday in Hout Bay

  • 5 of 5

After a perfect contact to the owner of the house at the internet, we met a very nice and helpful Fiona at Harmony House in Hout Bay in january 2010. We had a very pleasant time at the house. It was clean and the location was perfect with the supermarket 5 minutes away and a very nice seafood restaurant placed on the beach. We met our daughter, who is working as a volunteer in the township of Lavender Hill. Together with her, we had a beautiful trip to Simons Town, Boulders Beach, Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope and at last driving back to Hout Bay along Chapman's Peak. Table Mountain was magnificent. Waterfront in Cape Town is worth visiting. Another wonderful experience was the Fairy Glen Safari.

The alarm at Harmony House gave a little problem, but the staff of ADT were very helpful and understanding.

Thank you for at very wonderful time in Harmony House and surroundings.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately the alarm system can be activated accidentally by visitors from countries where they are not so familiar, but as this reviewer says the ADT security people are very good and understanding and it is quite a comfort to know that they do their job properly.
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Harmony House, Hout Bay

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Harmony House. A lovely welcome from Fiona, with flowers and a bottle of wine. She was most helpful throughout our visit. Excellent accommodation, although bedrooms very hot during our visit. Ceiling fans may help! We will certainly book the house again when we next visit the Cape.

Many thanks

Margaret & Alan

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely house fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Superb family house, clean spacious and secure.

Lovely welcome from Fiona with wine, flowers and essentials.

The pool was lovely and clean great for a dip on hot days, the boys enjoyed the table tennis - we never knew how addictive table tennis could be!

We had a great family holiday over Christmas and New Year,

Spending xmas day with penguins and New Years day with sharks was a fantastic memorable experience,

Harmony house's location meant we were minutes away from Hout Bay shops, and a short drive to Cape Town, Simons Town and Cape Point.

The lookout deck was a good place to eat as was the Pirates bar around the corner, the the Thai place was also excellent.

We would highly recommend and hope to return.


Russell and family

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pinner, Middlesex, UK

Hout Bay Holiday Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

House is very spacious, comfortable, clean and maintained to high standard. Great location in hout Bay close to local shops and good restaurants. Lovely open views from terrace. Ideal position for exploring the Cape Peninsula and other local attractions including Cape Town, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch, Hermanus, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek to name but a few. No hesitation in recommending.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Cape Town International
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Victoria Ave
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Cape Town
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Steenberg or Westlake, North Muizenberg.
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Cape Town
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Coastal Road to Cape Town
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Victoria Ave, Hout Bay or beachfront
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Hout Bay
Car: recommended

Still some holiday season availability so PLAN NOW for your visit to us ! Why not come to Cape Town, and wonderful Hout Bay in particular. We have wonderful weather with bright blue skies, and the sea and the scenery are fantastic whether it is summer or winter. So why not come and see for yourself - it's never too early to start planning ! Either this home or one of our other properties could be available for you. Once you have been to Cape Town, and Hout Bay in particular, you will want to come back time and time again, so come and see for yourself what we have to offer. We look forward to meeting you here and we know you will enjoy staying in this wonderful village and in this lovely home ........

Hout Bay, Cape Town, is a working fishing village in a grand mountain setting. Shops are close by and offer all you need for your household. The harbour area is a constant source of fascination with great restaurants plus fishing and sight seeing trips available. Across the bay is the entrance to the beautiful breathtaking and world famous Chapmans Peak Drive. On both sides of the Bay are shops and many good restaurants.

All the treats of Cape Town city are also waiting for your visit - the famous V & A Waterfront, restaurants and entertainment are only 20 min away and can be reached either via the superb Constantia Winelands or Kirstenbosch Gardens route.

Hout Bay also has an exceptionally good bird sanctuary and on Sunday mornings Hout Bay has its ever popular open air market.

Other Activities: Wining and Dining at its best. Boat trips from the working harbour

Golf: Many beautiful scenic courses within very easy driving distance (no more than half an hour away).

Just make a plan to come to Hout Bay - at any time of the year you will be very welcome ! We would love to meet you.


Rates & Availability

Helgarda Estate House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $155

Special rates for longer lets can be negotiated.
We require a booking deposit of 15% on the total booking prior to full payment being made. There is also a 10% breakages/damages deposit which is refundable within 7 days of departure provided we are happy with the condition of the premises. This will not be unreasonably held.
Payment to be made in ZA Rand free of exchange in Cape Town.

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Helgarda Estate House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Both double bedrooms are very spacious and have built in cupboards. The two double bedrooms, which includes the main, have doors to the balcony deck area. The third bedroom has twin beds. All three bedrooms are on the first floor of the home, and there is a full family bathroom adjacent to the bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Car hire can be arranged for you. Yes Tours can be organised on your behalf. Yes Linen and towels may be changed weekly. Yes The services of a maid can be provided as required with prior minimum of 1 weeks notice, this can organised by our local representative. Baby sitters can be arranged on request. If you need a chef for a function please advise early, especially at peak holiday times.

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