Our family stayed at Amalfi in December 2014 for a week. There were 6 of us, myself, my husband, my mother, our 19, 23 and 7 year old! We all loved it. The gardens were beautiful and the view from the front patio was fantastic. We spent most of the daylight hours we were home, sitting on the patio, and had breakfast out there every morning. We felt like we had been welcomed into someone's well loved family home and we were all very comfortable. We enjoyed our walks down to the beach and found the beach very safe for swimming. There was a playground for our 7 year old and the beach had a lovely community atmosphere. (the stairs back up from the beach were manageable for all of us-though I did slow down a little at the end) but if someone needed to drive, there was plenty of parking and a decent little restaurant at the beach. We were in a perfect location to explore Boulder's Beach where our son and daughter loved the penguins. It was a beautiful drive to Cape Point for great hiking and more spectacular views. We had the most fantastic picnic at Cape Point winery in Nordhoek at their Thursday night community market, watching the sunset and listening to Christmas music! The excellent food and wine soon made us forget the winter we had left in Canada! We took the train from Fish Hoek beach to St. James to enjoy the tidal pool and the restaurants of Kalk bay (a very short train ride as we found parking in Kalk bay pretty hard to come by in the high season). It was also a short drive to Muizenburg beach. Our week there went by too quickly, we were in South Africa for almost a month (except the two university kids) and my mother kept saying how she wished we had been able to spend the whole time in Fish Hoek sitting on the patio at Amalfi looking at the view of the beach. On a more practical note, the house and photos were exactly as had been represented, there were no surprises. My 74 year old mother had no problem with the well planned stairs from the street to the house (or the beach for that matter), manageable for most people though not with mobility issues. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, the house cheerful with art. Upon arrival, the very pleasant young woman who greeted us saw that the television cable was not working and arranged for it to be fixed the next morning. Our queries to the owners were immediately answered and all financial transactions went smoothly and safely. We loved our stay there and often think about it.