This beautifully styled, Cape workers farm-cottage was built in the 1890s. With 3.6m ceilings, heritage details and an airy feel, SummerHouse is aptly named. The kitchen opens onto a herb garden and lavender edged verandah with outdoor braai and amazing wood-fired hot-tub. Inside, a cement screed shower and cast-iron bath with copper pipes give this home an urban-farm vibe. You'll love being close to the coolest cafes and restaurants, an 8min drive to the beach and 5min nip to the cable car.
This house is perfect for those looking for an oasis of green in the city. Owned by a photographer and writer team, it is filled with curiosities, images and books from all over the world. The space rambles from a front garden with fire-pit to a back garden with a traditional braai and bread oven. With large windows and arched doors, a long lounge, dining room and two private rooms - there is loads of space for two couples. The high ceilings keep the house beautifully cool, while the heritage details and many spaces to relax and think make for a truly restorative holiday cooking great food and living like a local in Cape Town.
Accès des voyageurs
SummerHouse has one off-street parking, a large lounge and dining room, a kitchen you simply love to cook in with a herb garden, victorian windows and doors that open to the outdoor barbecue and dining area. The two bedrooms are far away from each other and both have great character. You are welcome to use the washing machine and if you need ironing done simply see the ironing list (Chloe comes in 3 times a week). There is also an outdoor bucket shower with lovely views of the mountain.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Let us know if there is anything you need and we'll try to help you have the summer of all summers.
It is fantastic staying in an area where you can walk and explore the area - you don't have to get into a car all the time - it allows you to live like a local. We call it the ten minute neighbourhood - ten minutes to everything amazing.
SummerHouse is a historic home so love it as you love your own.
The house is perfect for two couples or a couple with two children. There should be no extra guests.