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Gordon's Bay or Glorious Bay! The local residents nickname for Gordon's Bay

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with wonderful views. Close to beaches and harbour

The two upper floors of a three story house form a complete living unit for 4 adults with two double bedrooms and separate bathrooms.

Kitchen and two lounges. Covered terrace, gas braai and stunning views of mountains, the sea and magnificent sunsets. Secure lock up parking is provided.

Situated close to the Blue Flag Bikini Beach, a yacht harbour, restaurants and other amenities.

Please note that additional accommodation is available on request.

Property Manager
Daphne de Vries
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 May, 2017

About Daphne de Vries

Solveig was born in Cape Town of Norwegian heritage where she grew up and educated. After their marriage the Martin's moved to Johannesburg where their two sons were born and raised. Solveig started her successful Wearable Art business at the V&A Waterfront after they returned to Cape Town in 1992.

Ian was born and raised in the Helderberg region. After their marriage Ian worked as a Sound Engineer at EMI in Johannesburg. He recorded dozens of hit records and worked with famous recording artists, later becoming a director of EMI.

After suffering cardiac infarction he left the recording industry to start his own Acoustic Design business designing, building and installing numerous Recording Studios around the country.

Both Solveig and Ian are passionate about photography, nature and the outdoors. They've traveled overland throughout Africa, South America and Central America camping in their 4x4 campervan.

Daphne de Vries purchased this house in 1999

Why Daphne de Vries chose Gordons Bay

They both grew up in the area and have happy memories of the good times spent in Gordon's Bay during their youth. On returning to the Cape they settled in Gordon's Bay, their favourite town in the Helderberg, surrounded by mountains, the stunning views, safe bathing beaches and small town atmosphere.

The Cardamom House was bought on an auction because of its location. It started life as a rondavel and grew up into this unique house with its excellent position and the best sunsets you'd find anywhere to relax with a sundowner.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location; a favourite phrase of estate agents. We built this wonderful home with it's unique architecture in one of the best locations in Gordon's Bay for it's stunning view and shelter from the South Easter wind. Close to everywhere you'd want to visit while in the Cape.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gordons Bay Central in Helderberg

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • smoking allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • PLEASE NOTE: Bedroom Three is only available by special arrangement as it is located on a separate floor and not part of the normal rental arrangement. Each of the three double bedrooms are on their own floor with their accompanying living area and bathrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Third floor is available by special request if additional accommodation is required.


4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


south africa 2017

  • 4 of 5

our stay was part of a 3 week holiday touring South Africa the final 10 days being spent at Cardamom House in Gordons Bay. This is a very picturesque and unique house very well equiped and in a wonderful location. the views are superb and sundowners are wonderful on the balcony . Plenty of room and I cannot thing of anything that is missing. Highly recommended with only one drawback. This house is built on a steep slope and can only be accessed by using the many steps. People with limited mobility would have difficulty, in particular the steps down the side of the house are made of rough stone and are uneven making the trip up and down to the beach and local resturant needing care. This is the one and only critisism that can be made. A wonderful house

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb property

  • 5 of 5

The property is exactly as shown in the photos. We found it hard to tear ourselves away from the stunning views over the harbour from the patios. We loved the drive along the stunning R44 coastal road with its beautiful beaches. The friendly owners and manager went out of their way to make sure our stay was perfect in every way.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An unforgettable Cape experience

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to stumble on this beautiful home on our recent trip to Cape Town.

What was supposed to be a week long stay turned into 6 weeks the moment we saw the house, I absolutely love the Earthy aesthetic of the home

With spiral staircases and stunning views of the harbor from the bright and warm balconies.

I appreciated the knowledge and advice of the hosts, they are good natured

down to earth people who really went the extra mile to make us feel at home.

The Cardamom House is truly unique and i would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a tasteful, homely atmosphere in Gordon's Bay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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WOW.....what a fantastic place to stay :-)

  • 5 of 5

WOW.....what a fantastic place to stay in. We were super excited when we first booked the house and knew it would be great. But when we arrived at Gordons Bay and our eyes caught the sight of the house it is difficult to describe our impression, simply beautiful.

The garden and the interior has so much soul and art details that we felt home instantly. The thought of spending our holiday here was just great!....and what a view from the porch(es).....

In addtion the location is is highly recommendable, 1 minute walk to Bikini Beach (not large but with quality), 10 minute walk to the second and much larger Beach (many restaurants /bistro's), 45 minute drive to Cape Town, 30 minute drive to the various wineyards (highly recommended!!!!!!!)

One thing is for sure, this was not our last time visiting this wonderful place.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous property which ticked all the boxes

  • 5 of 5

Property exceeded all expectations for a holiday rental . Beautiful setting, spacious and tastefully decorated, with all home comforts included. A great base for exploring the unspoilt western cape. We enjoyed every moment of our stay and can highly recommend Cardamon house.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Peak Summer 2017
9 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
5 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A cleaning and a laundry fee (see above) is payable per booking.
500 units of Electricity usage, DSTV Satellite and Wi-Fi are included in the rental.
An additional electricity top up can be purchased by the tenant on a pay-as-you-go basis

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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