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



Updated: 25-Nov-2016
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 to name a few.

  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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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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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


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: Feb 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 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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Excellent holiday retreat!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your holiday and the house. We think it is great for large or small families, the perfect get away, especially from the English weather! Do hope you managed to explore; the wine farms nearby are fabulous and Cape Town has so much to offer the whole family, young and old. Looking forward to your return next year.
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  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for sharing your experiences. I'm delighted you had a great holiday and the house contributed to that! Sally
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From the Owner

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!!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Cape Town International at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Beach Front, Gordon's Bay at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : 5 minutes at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Beach Front, Gordon's Bay at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Main Beach, Gordon's Bay at 0.3 Kilometres 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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
High Season
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

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 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • villa


  • 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
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • 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


  • 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


  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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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