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Well Appointed Villa With Private Pool, Stunning Sea Views And Easy Beach Access

Bedrooms 5
Space 140 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

Villa in Gordon's Bay, Cape Town, South Africa - Quiet Central Location, An Easy Five Minute Walk From The Beach

Wattnott is a well equipped, secure, alarmed home, offering plenty of accommodation set in a private mature garden. From the upstairs BBQ area there are fantastic views of the sea, the old harbour and mountains. The house has a Mediterranean feel with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, sitting room and dining room. It is perfect for a family holiday and is less than five minutes walk to the beach and shops. There is an automatic garage and off street shaded parking. The enclosed garden offers a swimming pool, bbq, patio furniture and a shaded outdoor dining area. The upstairs patio offers great views and with a built in BBQ table and chairs is the perfect place to relax and feast on the view. The house is well positioned; Cape Town central is 40 minutes drive and the world famous winelands 20 minutes drive. There are a host of activities locally; beaches, whale watching, golf etc.

Sally Visser
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Sally Visser

We have bought the house as our retirement home - many years away but good to have a plan! Andre works for an engineering company and Sally is the administrator for an international church. We live in the Middle East and can't wait to live somewhere with greenery and scenery! We try to visit Cape Town at least twice a year as we have family living there. Also we want to enjoy the house as this will be our forever home.

Sally Visser purchased this villa in 2012

Why Sally Visser chose Mountainside

Gordon's Bay is a quiet seaside town which offers clean, clear water and safe beaches yet it is located only 40 minutes from Cape Town central. We feel it offers the best of both worlds; the laid back lifestyle South Africa is renown for but with the convenience of a major city nearby. The wine lands with it's stunning scenery, wine and food is another huge attraction. There are several golf courses nearby and good shopping centres - what more could we ask for!!

What makes this villa unique

We believe our house is one of the oldest in Gordon's Bay, approximately 100 years old, which is old by South African standards! It has loads of character; beams, original terra cotta floor tiles and an unusual Mediterranean feel. We fell in love with it and hope you will too!

The location was important to us and this house has two advantages. One is being able to walk to the beach in less than five minutes yet the house is located in a quiet street, with little through traffic, avoiding the hussle and bussle everyday life - the perfect combination we believe.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Breathtaking view of the mountains from both the front and back of the house. Peaceful tranquillity while relaxing on the covered deck overlooking the sea. We loved our time there. Kathy and Greg McConnell, Noble, Oklahoma, USA.

My husband and I stayed at the house for two weeks as part of our honeymoon in South Africa and it was idyllic. We loved being so near the beach as well as some good cafes and bars. The house had all the amenities and extras that we needed for our stay. We definitely want to go back again. Johnathon & Judy McElroy, Japan.

We had a wonderful week staying at this characterful fisherman's cottage. The sunsets from the upstairs BBQ area are amazing and we had many relaxing evenings sitting up there. The garden is very secluded with a large shaded area to eat under and a pool and sun area for soaking up the rays. You can walk to the beach and get into Cape Town very easily. Jonathan Chapman, Sheffield, UK
Feb 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Mountainside, South Africa

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 11 ...
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The property is for short term holiday lets for overseas visitors visitors only. Please treat with care as any damages may be charged for.
  • If the property is rendered uninhabitable due to fire, earthquake or other, liability is limited to refund of rental paid for the accommodation only.
  • The house/pool/garden is offered for your enjoyment but at your own risk as we are not responsible for any injury or loss incurred by any guest.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Master En Suite - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Single En Suite with Shower - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Master bedroom en suite with freestanding bath, large walk in shower, basin and wc Single en suite with walk in shower, basin and wc Bedrooms 2, 3 and 5 share a bathroom with large shower, basin and wc
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Bedroom With En Suite - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Twin Bedded Room - 2 single bed
    Upstairs Twin Bedded Room With Sea View - 2 single bed
    Double Bedroom - 1 double bed , 1 cot
    Single With En Suite With Sea & Mountain View - 1 single bed , 1 cot , This is a 3/4 bed (120cm wide)
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (5 Bedrooms) plus camp cot and wooden cot Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom - queen size bed with memory foam topper Bedroom 2 - Two single beds with memory foam toppers Bedroom 3 - Two single beds with built in memory foam toppers Bedroom 4 - Double bed with memory foam topper Bedroom 5 - Extra large single bed with memory foam topper
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: This house is offered on a self catering basis and has free wireless internet access. Outside: Table and chairs are sited in a cool shaded area under the large tree overlooking the pool. The pool is approximately 8 x 4m and totally private with a secure cover. There is another round table next to the pool with seating for 4. Another bbq can be used in the garden/pool area. Upstairs on the scenic patio area there is a built in BBQ and further tables and chairs. The garden is totally enclosed and secure. Utility Room: The laundry, located next to the kitchen, has a fully automatic washing machine, dishwasher and extra wine/beer fridge! It offers direct access to the garden with rotary washing line. Steam iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: House cleaning and a change of linen takes place every week (if staying more than 10 days) and is included along with the final clean once you have left the property, leaving you free to enjoy your last day. Extra cleaning can be arranged at extra cost Other: The large dining room seats 10 and is adjacent to the kitchen and has patio sliding doors leading to the mature, well established, delightful garden, perfect for those al fresco meals


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Well Appointed Villa With Private Pool, Stunning Sea Views And Easy Beach Access
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews

2nd stay at this charming, cozy cottage. Just so delightful! Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

So grateful fo this lovely home! Great location, one block from ocean. All the accommodations we need. Very comfortable!

  • Review Submitted: 20/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tricia We were delighted to welcome you back and so glad your visit was enjoyable and successful. It is great to know that all of you were comfortable and had everything you need. Looking forward to next year!
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Fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

The house is ideal for all ages and adapts well to just a couple or to a larger group. It had everything we needed & more and has a warm enveloping feeling which greatly contributed to our family holiday. We are sad to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed having you. Hope you can return soon
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Beautiful home in a lovely area

  • 5 of 5

My family & I absolutely loved our stay here. The house is beautiful, spacious, & the house has so much character. Our children thoroughly enjoyed the pool & the views from the terrace ... wow! The location is fab, close enough to beaches, restaurants etc. Thank you also to Jean & her husband for being so helpful & kind. We will definitely return one day. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 14/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Louise Thank you for your fair and kind review. I'm so glad you had a wonderful holiday in Cape Town and the house was a contributing factor. Thank you for being the perfect guests and we hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Best wishes Sally
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Ideally locaed near to beach/restaurants

  • 4 of 5

Although only two of us, we really enjoyed the spaciousness of this well equipped five bedroom property. Large garden separate to pool area and attended to on daily basis. It was a delight to sit out and enjoy a glass of wine. From upstairs breathtaking views of the sea/mountains as the sun goes down.

We did not go into Cape Town as we were staying there before flying home but lots of other places to visit - Bettys Bay (a must to see the penguins), Hermanus and the wine growing areas of Stellenbosch and Franshhoek.

Overall a good find at a reasonable price.

  • Review Submitted: 05/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue Thank you for your kind review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your holiday and that the house contributed to that. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Best wishes Sally
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An excellent property only close to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Watt Nott. The property is extremely well equipped with everything you could possible require. In the event only 5 people were able to stay in the house, so there was ample room. We might have struggled though if all beds had been occupied as access to the roof terrace meant going through one of the double bedrooms.

The pool was a great attraction, but unseasonably high winds left it with rather a lot of debris to clear out each morning from the nearby trees. Besides the roof terrace, there is a lovely garden and well sheltered courtyard in which to unwind and enjoy a glass of wine - or two.

Close to shops and supermarkets, in-house catering was a breeze. Plenty of places nearby to eat out too.

Access in and out of Cape Town is easy, and only 35 mins to/from the Airport. For a family holiday base, this is the ideal spot.

  • Review Submitted: 19/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill Thank you for your review. I'm glad you had a great holiday and the house contributed to that. We are so hoping the local municipality will trim their trees behind the house this month. Our garden service company do a great job but high winds make it particularly challenging. I do hope you managed to explore Cape Town and enjoyed everything it has to offer. One visit is never enough! Best wishes Sally
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A charming villa well maintained and furnished

  • 5 of 5

A lovely property well located for both Cape Town and the Cape Winelands, (about a 50 min drive to each), and is situated on a quiet street about a 10 minute walk to the seafront where there are a few restaurants. The Thirsty Oyster is a little further, and near the harbour and is to be recommended for seafood and atmosphere.

A 30 minute drive west along the coast is Betty's Bay where you will find the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens where you can enjoy a pleasant lunch and one of only 3 mainland colonies of African Penguins, much more extensive and less touristy than Boulders Beach.

The property is well looked after and has all the necessary equipment for an enjoyable holiday. There is ample outside space to relax, including a balcony where you can view the sunset over Gordons Bay and the Cape Peninsula. The pool is well kept and well located for sunbathing and privacy. The owners who are offsite were very efficient and helpful in all our dealings. There is a local manager just a few minutes drive away should you require any help.

The only downside is the lack of air conditioning, but that is reflected in the price, and there are plenty of efficient fans throughout.

Would definitely recommend the property to friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: 20/02/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and fair review. We are delighted you had a great holiday in Cape Town and that the house contributed to this. Like you we find Wattnott ideally located and love being able to see the sea, something we are starved of here in the desert of the Middle East. Do hope the weather on your return to England wasn't too dismal. Maybe it's time to start planning another holiday?! Best wishes Sally
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Cape Town International
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Beach Front, Gordon's Bay
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
5 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Beach Front, Gordon's Bay
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres
Main Beach, Gordon's Bay
Car: necessary


The house is an easy five minute walk from Main Beach which is spacious, clean and inviting, offering safe swimming for the whole family along with shops, cafes and restaurants. A 15 minute stroll along the beach takes you to Harbour Island which has many more restaurants and bars along with a nice hotel. Bikini Beach, a ten minute walk away in the opposite direction, is a blue flag beach.


Cape Town International airport is a 40 minute easy drive. We recommend hiring a car as Cape Town has so many attractions and beautiful things to see and do.


Gordon's Bay is a quiet beachside town which offers shops, restaurants, lovely beaches and views. Somerset Mall is a vast indoor shopping centre open every day of the week and you can get nearly everything there.

Further Details:

Some of Cape Town's top 10 restaurants can be found within a twenty minute radius along with famous South African wine farms.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit AU$535.23

Booking Notes:
Contact Sally for more details

Changeover Day:
Flexible bookings are usually available, with no stated check out time, giving you the freedom to enjoy your last hours in the house. We try to avoid booking the property back to back.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are in Pounds Sterling. Minimum rental is five consecutive nights and all bookings need to be made seven days before. Discounts will be considered for lets longer than one month out of peak season. The bedding and towels will be changed every week (if staying more than 10 days) at no extra cost along with cleaning of the house. A 50% deposit is payable followed by the balance plus Pound 300 refundable security deposit, 8 weeks before start of the rental. During peak season (December and January) the full amount needs to be paid.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.