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Your self-catering home from home 300 m from spectacular Blaauwberg beaches

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cosy, well-equipped self-catering holiday home. Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms

Bliss Cottage is a cosy free-standing holiday home situated 300 m from the beach in the Blaauwberg Region, 19 km north of the Cape Town city centre. Our comfortable, well-appointed home from home has a 3-star grading from the South African Tourism Grading Council and is the ideal self-catering haven from which to explore the delights of Cape Town and its surrounds.

Accommodation

Sleeps 4 in 2 separate bedrooms. Main bedroom (with queen-size double bed, high-definition satellite TV) opens onto a private enclosed patio. Second bedroom with two single beds

One bathroom with bath/shower combo, washbasin & toilet

Lounge/dining-room with satellite TV & DVD opens onto private enclosed outdoor patio with built-in barbecue.

Open-plan kitchen, fully equipped with cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils, fridge/freezer, microwave, 4-plate electric stove & oven, dishwasher & Britta water purifier

Lock-up single garage with washing machine & dryer

All linen, towels and beach towels supplied.

Dining: Bliss Cottage is a self-catering establishment. However, you'll find a wide variety of bars and restaurants within a 1-10 km radius, including the ever-popular local hang-out Doodles, 200 m down the road (breakfast/lunch/dinner/drinks). Other dining in the area includes MOYO, a true African experience at Eden on the Bay (3 km). Here you will also find a wide array of breakfast and dining options with ocean views including Ciao Baby Cucina (Italian) and Cafe Sofia Beach Bar. All along Marine Drive (2-3 km from the front door) are a number of dining options and bars with great ocean and mountain views, including Primi Blue and Col-cacchios (really good pizzas), News Cafe, Ocean Basket and the excellent Blowfish Restaurant at Dolphin Beach Hotel (really good sushi and fresh fish). Toward Bloubergstrand is Ons Huisie (traditional food) and On The Rocks (seafood).

Public Transport: Catch the efficient and frequent My CiTi bus service at the Shell Road feeder station 400m from the front door. This means you can get to and from the airport without a vehicle (depending on luggage), enjoy a stress-free ride to the city centre, the Gardens & the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront where a myriad of tourist and sight-seeing opportunities are on offer. At the V&A you can also catch the ever popular City Hop-on, Hop-off double-decker open-top sightseeing bus - the easy, fun way to explore the city and Peninsula sights including Table Mountain Cable Car, Kirstenbosch Gardens and Cape Point Nature Reserve.

A number of reliable taxi services are on offer as well as a variety of car rental services.

Entertainment: Within a radius of 1-10 km you'll find a wide variety of bars, restaurants, shopping malls, cinemas, a very well-equipped Virgin Active gym as well as two links golf courses. The beach front is a year-round hotspot for jogging, cycling, roller-blading, and kite-surfing. On nearby Rietvlei nature reserve you can windsurf and water-ski, while the many beaches in the vicinity are a favourite hangout for local surfers. Mountain-biking and hiking are available at Koeberg Nature Reserve where you can spot Springbok, Eland, Zebra, Bontebok, Blesbok, angulated tortoises and even the odd Cape Cobra, to name but a few. Blaauwberg is also the gateway to the Cape West Coast where the annual flower season in Spring (August to October) remains one of nature's most magnificent displays of beauty. Between August and November you may even spot whales playing in the bay.

More Details

Property Manager
Louise de Wet
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
6 October, 2017

Why Louise de Wet chose Bloubergstrand

Although I live nearby myself, it always makes me feel as if I am on holiday when I drive along the beachfront of Table View and Bloubergstrand on my way to Bliss Cottage. Why? There are kite-boarders or stand-up paddlers dotting the bay (depending on the wind), people sitting at beach-side cafe's and restaurants enjoying the view of the sea and Table Mountain, kids queueing for ice-cream, travelers bargaining for beautiful African wood carvings from local vendors, people jogging, roller-blading or cycling... the list goes on.

Bliss Cottage is just one street up from all this sea-side fun, tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac. Open the front door and you will immediately feel the home-from-home vibe. Especially when you relax in the leafy privately enclosed courtyard while a delicious lamb chops sizzle on the built-in barbeque.

What makes this house unique

Close to the beach, but away from the traffic noise. Your own, free-standing holiday house with ample parking and beautiful flow from the house into the courtyard garden. Very well-appointed with everything you need for a fuss-free self-catering holiday.

Guestbook comments from the manager

There is a saying: "Your home is where your favourite memories are". Bliss Cottage was indeed our 'home' for 1 week, and has become such a fond memory of our recent trip to Cape Town. Louise is an absolutely wonderful host and welcomed us to her home, perfectly located 5 minutes walk from the beach, and also a stone throw from 'Doodles', a laid back restaurant ideal for great sunsets. On arrival, we were pleasantly surprised with a bottle of South African wine chilling in the fridge, which went down well in the garden in the evening. The discovery of chocolates on the pillows too at bed time, was such a lovely touch and were gobbled straight away ;) The cottage is tastefully decorated including paintings done by Louise herself, and there is absolutely everything you could think of that you'd have in your own home including beach towels, bathroom toiletries, even a beach umbrella, satellite TV with loads of channels to choose from, all kitchen essentials including the luxury of a dishwasher. The cottage is very secure with a lock up garage for small cars, and is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, with very little traffic going through. Louise is very knowledgeable of the city and will be able to recommend some great things to do if suggestions are needed. (Although we didn't get to swim with the seals in Hout Bay, this was a fantastic idea, and will be on our list for next time.) Life takes us to unexpected places - I believe that everyone's path should lead to Cape Town along the way, and if it happens to be on your path, may you find 'Bliss Cottage' to enjoy this beautiful part of the world!
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Location

Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Cape Town International
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Doodles
Nearest Golf
8.5 Kilometres
Atlantic Beach, Milnerton Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Century City
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
N1, Cape Town
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Doodles, Primi Piatti, Ocean Basket, Newscafe
Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
Blaauwberg Beach
Car: recommended

Bliss Cottage is situated in the Blaauwberg Region, 19 km north of Cape Town. Only 300 m from the front door, you can enjoy the sandy white beaches of the Blaauwberg Coast which arguably offers the most spectacular views of Table Mountain across Table Bay as well as Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela and many other political prisoners were incarcerated. Things to see & do include: Kite-surfing & wind-surfing at a variety of local surfing spots, including Blaauwberg and Big Bay, close by; Easy access to city, Table Mountain, Winelands & west coast flowers (in season); Wide variety of restaurants within 500m – 2 km; Links golf at Atlantic Beach or Milnerton Golf course;

Virgin Active Gym 5 min away; Bird-watching, sailing, water-skiing, wind-surfing, stand-up paddling and fishing at Rietvlei nature reserve; Milnerton Waterpark 5 min away; Quick access to shopping malls, cinema complexes and theatres, including V&A Waterfront, Canal Walk, Grand West Casino & Artscape theatre complex; visitors information centre 2 km away.

Other Activities: kite-surfing, Virgin Active Gym, bird-watching, surfing, golf, stand-up paddling, beachfront jogging, dedicated cycle paths

Golf: Bliss Cottage is situated close to two links golf courses, ie Milnerton Golf Course (8.5 km) and Atlantic Beach (10 km). Other golfing opportunities abound on courses in and around Cape Town and the Cape Winelands with 20 golf courses within a 8 - 60 km radius from Bliss Cottage. These include Royal Cape, King David, Rondebosch, Steenberg, Durbanville, Mowbray, The River Club, Westlake, Clovelly, Simon's Town, Boschenmeer, De Zalze, Devonvale, Stellenbosch, Erinvale, Somerset West and Pearl Valley.

Public Transport: Shell Road feeder station of MyCiti Bus Service 500 m from door. Connects with Cape Town city center, V&A Waterfront, Canal Walk, Melkbosstrand, Gardens, Sea Point, Hout Bay and Cape Town international airport.

Kite-boarding, Wind-surfing and Surfing schools within 5 km. Blaauwberg is a world-renowned kite-boarding destination attracting champion boarders from every corner of the globe.

Adventure activities: Paragliding from Signal Hill, Shark Diving, Skydiving, Rafting, Quad Biking and Sandboarding can be arranged on request.

Hiking and Mountain-biking: Easy access to numerous hiking and mountain bike trails, including Koeberg Nature Reserve where you can walk or ride among Zebra, Angulated Tortoises, Grysbok, Steenbok, Springbok, Bontebok and the impressive Eland and spot many bird species, including the African Fish Eagle and the Cape Penduline Tit.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in West Beach in Bloubergstrand

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom with bath/shower combo, washbasin & toilet and a wall-mounted heater. All towels as well as soap and shampoo supplied.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The main bedroom at Bliss Cottage opens onto a private, enclosed patio and has one queen-size double bed, a high-definition flat-screen satellite TV, hair-dryer, electronic safe for valuables, iron & ironing board and wall-mounted heater. All linen (sheets, duvet and extra blanket), electric blanket (winter only), towels and beach towels supplied, plus lots of hangers in ample cupboards. The second bedroom is furnished with two single beds. All linen (sheets and duvets and extra blankets), electric blankets (winter only), towels and beach towels supplied as well as ample hangers in two cupboards.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Your self-catering home from home 300 m from spectacular Blaauwberg beaches
average rating of 4.9 based on 28 reviews
5

Bliss Cottage is the Perfect Name

  • 5 of 5

I just had the pleasure of staying at the Bliss Cottage for 3+ weeks. It was perfectly situated, was spotless and well taken care of, and had everything I could have possibly wanted. It was truly an oasis for me and my usual stressful life. Collins, the friendly and delightful caretaker, visited weekly to spruce up the cottage and it was clear he took great pride in his work.

Then, there is Louise, who owns the cottage. There are not enough words allowed here to let me express how special she is. She is a unique and welcoming person who made me feel comfortable from my initial inquiry through my entire stay.She I feel truly fortunate to have met and spent some time with Louise, and I believe I have a friend for life. I will never forget her.

If you are visiting Cape Town, you could not ask for a more special and relaxing place to stay, nor for a more caring and attentive owner. I am already planning my next trip and cannot imagine staying anywhere else.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Eric Thank you for your beautiful and heartfelt words and all the appreciation I can feel coming from you. I too feel as if I have made a friend for life. And no owner could wish for a better , more respectful guest than you. Go well and come visit again soon. Kindest regards and blessings Louise
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Genial ,Louise y su casa.

  • 5 of 5

La casa dispone de todo lo necesario.

Buen lugar,tranquilo,bien comunicado.

Louise es una magnifica anfitriona,dejo una botella de vino a nuestra llegada,no reparo en atenciones ,estubo pendiente de cualquier cosa que necesitaramos.

Tubimos una dificultad con el coche de alquiler y estaba pendiente de todo hasta que lo solucionamos.

Si volvemos a C.Cabo volveria sin dudarlo.Muy buena relacion calidad-precio.

La recomiendo totalmente.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

Bliss cottage is a great place to be. I have never been in such a complete guest adres. The house is more than complete: nicely decorated. the beds are comfortable, the bathroom is complete. The kitchen has everything you possible need including spices, tea, coffee, etc. etc. Name it and it is there. the service from Louise en Mairhead is great. The location is perfect. A 5 minutes walk to Bloubergbeach gives you a fantastic view on Capetown and the beautiful Table Mountain. The beach can be windy. It is large and quiet and impressive. The sunsets were gorgeous. Every night was another surprise what would be the colors of the setting sun. In short: we had two wonderful weeks. Bliss cottage and Blouberg: we enjoyed emmensely. We miss you. We hope to come back soon!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect cottage by the sea

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Cape Town, spending 5 nights at Bliss Cottage. The cottage was perfect. Unlike much accommodation in Cape Town, the cottage had its own private garden, with braai and washing line, and was lovely to eat any of our meals in. We are a family of four (2 adults, 2 children aged 12 and 10). The children comfortably shared the twin room. The cottage was bright, airy and tastefully decorated with some lovely artwork. We had all the facilities we needed in the kitchen, a lovely bathroom and garage with washing machine. The cottage is only a very short walk from Blauwberg beach which is renowned for having the best view of Table Mountain and fantastic sunsets. The beach is gorgeous and it's great fun to see all the kite surfers there. If we return to Cape Town I would definitely rent the cottage again. Louise, the owner, called in to check we were all OK and was so friendly and helpful in her emails, and always extremely quick to respond to any queries. Thanks again Louise!

Extra info: the cottage was really clean and well-maintained. There are several lovely restaurants at Blauwberg Beach and Big Bay (5 minutes drive and great to take children where they can run around on the grass, take their skateboards, bike and watch the surf boarders). We also spent a few nights in the Camps Bay area, but preferred Blauwberg is the area felt more open, natural and less cramped. Parts of the coast are a nature reserve and there are great sand dunes for the children to run up and down! Only 20-30 minute drive to central Cape Town.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this super review with its comprehensive information that would be sure to help other prospective travelers. It makes us so happy when our guests are happy and you would be more than welcome again ANYTIME! Kindest regards Louise
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Bliss Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were so lucky to find this little gem in Bloubergstrand. A lovely, cosy cottage with everything you need and walking distance from the beach. Restaurant with delicious food across the road from beach (Doodles). Everything else you need within 1-2 km. Security good. It was a pleasure dealing with Louise and Mairhead and we apreciated the personal welcome on the day of our arrival. We preferred the beach close to the cottage to the main beach, quiet and a pleasure watching all the kite surfers.

The only let-down was the small garage. We had to park in the street next to the cottage, but if you drive a smaller vehicle, this will not be a problem.

All in all, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Baie netjies, skoon, naby strand en restaurant.

  • 4 of 5

Baie dankie vir 'n baie lekker verblyf in Bliss Cottage, Louise! Ons het heeltyd tuis gevoel in die baie netjiese skoon huis. Dit is gelee in 'n veilige omgewing, loopafstand van die strand en lekker restaurant. 'n Spesiale dankie aan jou en Jean vir die ekstra myl wat julle vir ons gestap het! Sou ons weer Kaap toe kom, sal ons nie ander verblyf soek nie! Voorspoed vir 2015!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in West Beach, Blouberg Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Pre-Season 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£8,460
for 4 nights
From
£1,990
£13,000
 
 
Peak Season 2017/18
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£12,250
for 5 nights
From
£2,350
£16,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£2,900
for 2 nights
From
£1,200
£7,900
 

Additional pricing information

Final Cleaning Fee £500

Cancellation policy:
If cancelled up to 60 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged; up to 30 days before date of arrival, 30 percent of the total reservation fee will be charged; up to 15 days before date of arrival, 50 percent of the total reservation fee will be charged; If cancelled or modified later than 15 days or in case of no-show, 100 percent of fee will be charged.

Bliss Cottage is a self-catering establishment, and is NOT serviced daily.
For occupation of 6 days or longer, a complimentary linen and towel change and cleaning service will be given every 5 days.
Additional cleaning/washing/ironing service is available at R300 per day (to be organised in advance).
Final cleaning fee of R500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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