|Minimum Stay||5 - 14 nights|
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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 to name a few.
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
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!!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
We had a fabulous week at your house. Everything went extremely smoothly from arrival to departure.
A fabulous house, it has everything for larger family groups. We all had a great time! The kids really enjoyed the pool...we couldn't keep them out of it. The location is very peaceful and we loved having a BBQ in the evening watching the sun set over the stunning views.
Many thanks for providing us with a first class venue for our party. It is evident that much thought has gone in to providing excellent holiday accommodation for larger parties such as ours.
A perfect destination for a relaxing holiday in a quiet and beautiful part of the Cape. The house is full of character and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at it. Thanks, Simon.
When you booked on line you always take a chance.The pictures of this house did not do it justice it does not give the amount of room you have and the extent of the gardens.Cooking on the brier with a glass of wine watching the fantastic sunsets heaven.
Quiet location 5 mins from the beach which was safe and great for granddaughter to paddle.
Thank you Sally
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.
Some of Cape Town's top 10 restaurants can be found within a twenty minute radius along with famous South African wine farms.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||A$492|
Contact Sally for more details
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 five consecutive nights. 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.