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The TV & pool lounge on the third level of the apartment offers uninterrupted views of Table Mountain, Devils Peak and the city centerPanoramic view of Table Mountain and Lion's Head from the 3rd floor pool & TV lounge
3-storey space, spectacular views in heart of city
3-storey space, spectacular views in heart of city
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Come stay in our expansive 280 sq m (3,010 sq ft) modern three-level apartment. Unwind while you take in the panoramic city and Table Mountain views or cool off in the private heated splash pool high above the rooftops. Central, within walking distance of top restaurants and lively bars. Close to all that this vibrant city offers, yet in a quiet historical neighborhood with beautiful architecture and the great outdoors on your doorstep. Ideal for living like a Capetonian!

The space

This modern apartment is set against the slopes of Lion's Head above the city and has a feeling of calm and spaciousness. Plunge into the heated splash pool or flop into a couch in one of the large lounge areas and feel yourself relax as the views of Table Mountain above you and the city below welcome you.

We are proud to be one of the twelve named by The Inside Guide as the "Hottest Airbnb Accommodation in Cape Town".

With 280 sq m (3,010 sq feet), the apartment offers living on three levels:
• On the ground floor, the peaceful bedroom and the en-suite bathroom are snugly tucked away. Nestled below street level, it looks out onto a small courtyard with a fish pond.
• On the first floor, the open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area opens onto a barbecue deck. This level has airconditioning.
• On the second floor, the private splash pool has a deck, TV lounge and views to top those from the floor below. The pool is heated to a comfortable temperature in summer but is not a hot tub.

Both the first- and second-floor lounges offer panoramic views of Table Mountain, Devil's Peak and the central city below. Slide open the surrounding floor-to-ceiling glass doors to create an inside-outside living experience during the summer. Or, in winter, you can watch the drama of the Cape of Storms from the cozy comfort of the couch.

On balmy summer nights, you can sip cocktails on the deck while enjoying the city lights, or put something tasty on the excellent outside gas barbecue before a meal under the stars.

Guest access

The house consists of two apartments, the guest apartment and ours, each with a separate entrance.

You have full access to the whole rental apartment over three levels, as pictured in the listing. The entrance to your apartment on the street level opens onto the first-floor cooking, dining and sitting space with balcony and outside barbecue. Stairs from this living area take you down to your bedroom on the ground level, or up to the pool deck with the pool and TV lounge on the second floor.

The other apartment, where we live, is accessed through a side entrance and is on the ground and basement levels.

There is ample free, safe and well-lit parking in the street right in front of the main entrance.

You'll enjoy unlimited Wifi access to fiber broadband at 20/20 Mbps, enough for UHDTV.

Via Apple TV, you have access to iTunes TV programs, movies and music, Netflix, YouTube and a host of other international content providers. You can simply sign into your own account, or if you don't have accounts, you can use ours and pay per view for iTunes paid content. (Netflix is always free and unlimited.)

Interaction with guests

We will welcome you, show you around the apartment and orientate you to the surroundings. At check-in, if you like, we can make recommendations about visiting Cape Town, or if you prefer, you can consult the local information in our welcome pack.

If you are interested in going on sightseeing tours, you can also chat about that to Jaco, who is a qualified tour guide with in-depth local knowledge. He can put together a bespoke tour just for you, and you can change your itinerary on the fly on the day.

After the orientation to the apartment, we will leave you to enjoy your stay in privacy but also love interacting if you reach out and we have free time.

Should there be something you need to make your stay more relaxing and comfortable, you may contact us at any time, and we should be able to respond quickly, as we live in the other apartment in the house. We usually set up a (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) group specifically for your visit.

For longer stays, a cleaning service visit once a week or more if requested can be added to the cleaning fee.

Other things to note

• As mentioned, Jaco can take you on tours if you are not used to driving on the left or don't feel like a bus full of strangers. Options include the city center, the Cape Peninsula including Cape Point, the Cape Winelands and other beautiful places. If you are doing a tour of the wineries and enjoy wine, with him behind the wheel you can do more wine tasting ;-) Alternatively, we can give you advice on self-drive routes.

• We are in a safe neighborhood with an active neighborhood watch. The house itself has an alarm system which is linked by radio to City Bowl Armed Response, a private security company. Safety should not be a concern and we feel comfortable walking in the neighborhood at night. We would advise you however not to leave any valuables in the car.

• Let us know if you need more flexibility with check-in and check-out times and we will accommodate you if possible. Also no problem if you would like to drop off luggage before check-in or leave it here and pick it up after check-out.

• The splash pool is heated but is not what people from the US call a "hot tub" and what we call a "jacuzzi", with jets and bubbles. But you can ask us to set the temperature for you as desired up to a maximum of 32 degrees C/90 degrees F.

Business travel
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Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Cleaning Fee $34 AUD
Security Deposit $681 AUD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Please look after our space like you would after your own and respect the neighbors.

• Cape Town is facing a drought. Please try to save water by limiting how long you shower, not leaving taps running, and collecting fuller loads in the dishwasher and washing machine. Use “eco” settings.
• For the sake of the environment and because we sometimes have electricity shortages in South Africa, please also try to save electricity. Please switch off lights, heaters and the airconditioner if you are going out. (It is okay to leave the entrance hall lights on when you go out at night. The energy-saving outside lights in front of the house automatically switch on at night.)
• You are welcome to entertain but big parties and events are only allowed by prior arrangement. Please don't play loud music late at night that might disturb the neighbors.
• Smoking is only allowed outside. Please dispose of butts in ashtrays provided.
• No glass at the pool - please use plastic glasses provided. The painted floor inside the pool lounge and the balcony tiles outside the main living room are slippery when wet, especially if one is barefoot or wearing shoes with smooth soles. PLEASE be careful.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - From living room, one flight of stairs down to bedroom and one flight of stairs up to pool/TV lounge.
No parking on property - There is ample, safe and well-lit parking in the street 5 metres from the front door.
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

97 Reviews

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John User Profile
October 2017
This spacious 3 level apartment has spectacular views with smart and modern amenities. Jaco and Charl have a distinctive eye for quality design and fittings. This is the best airbnb we have stayed at. Five stars does not do it justice.
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Response from Jaco & Charl:
Thank you, John, it was great to receive your review and to have you as guests! Come again!
October 2017

Patrick User Profile
September 2017
Amazing home, Jaco & Charl were wonderful hosts, they truly left no stone unturned, highly highly recommend
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Response from Jaco & Charl:
Thanks for the great feedback, Patrick! We are very glad that Emer and you had a good stay!
September 2017

David User Profile
August 2017
Awesome hosts. Amazing place. Beautiful views. Good neighbourhood and security. Loved our stay. Quiet and tranquil community
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Response from Jaco & Charl:
Thanks for the nice feedback!
August 2017

Serenad User Profile
November 2017
one word: superb!
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Response from Jaco & Charl:
Thank you! :-)
November 2017

Richard User Profile
November 2017
An incredible property. Fantastic hosts. Waiting for us on arrival. Helpful briefing and answered any questions. Set up (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) to answer any questions during stay. Wonderful hosts with great ideas and able to answer any question. Perfect neighbourhood for us. Quiet with stunning views and just a walk away from a lively neighbourhood with excellent restaurants. The perfect stay with the perfect hosts! Recommended without hesitation!
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Response from Jaco & Charl:
Thank you so much, Richard, it makes us very happy to get such positive feedback and to know we added to you having a great holiday. Come again!
November 2017

Tracy User Profile
November 2017
Thank you Jaco and Charl for sharing your truly special home with us. I can’t imagine a more beautiful space to enjoy Cape Town from. The views are beyond breathtaking and never cease to amaze whether you are starting or ending your day. Beyond the spectacular back drop of Table Mountain, the stylish decor and attention to the finest details speak to your graciousness as hosts. You have really thought of everything to enhance your guests’ comfort and experience. Your pre-trip guidance with restaurants and Uber, warm welcome after a long 24 hours of travel, a stocked fridge that greeted us on arrival and thoughtful check-in’s throughout our stay allowed us to glide into our holiday and optimize our week in the amazing Mother City. This was the perfect start to our much anticipated South African holiday. We move on to our next destination feeling happy & relaxed, but very sad to leave. Again, heartfelt thanks to you both. Fellow travelers who are planning on booking...first of all do not hesitate and secondly give yourself time to enjoy the stunning plunge pool and lounge area on a beautiful sunny day. What a treat!
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Response from Jaco & Charl:
Tracy and Vince, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your wonderfully comprehensive and thoughtful review. It means a lot to us. You were great guests and we hope we might see you again some time!
November 2017

Michael User Profile
October 2017
Jaco & Charl place is awesome. The view of the city and table mountain from their place is breath taking. Great location with lots of restaurants within walking distance. There is also a couple grocery stores close by too. Their place is very clean with contemporary decor. I highly recommend staying here. You will not be disappointed.
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Response from Jaco & Charl:
Hi Mike and Karen! Thank you for the lovely review! It was great having you here and we hope to see you again! Warm wishes.
October 2017

Cape Town, South AfricaJoined in November 2015
Jaco & Charl User Profile

Charl and I are a fun-loving professional couple who just feel so privileged living in this vibrant, world-class city. We love traveling all over the world but when we are home in Cape Town, it feels like we are on holiday because of the spectacular natural beauty on our doorstep, the relaxed vibe of this seaside city and the diversity of its friendly people.

We are people people - Charl is a psychotherapist - and enjoy spending time with our wonderful group of friends enjoying meals at our top-notch restaurants or entertaining at home. I have a background in fine arts, design and the hospitality industry, so I really enjoyed the challenge of designing and building this mountainside home from where we can enjoy everything the city has to offer.

When hosting, we really want everything to be top-class and I pay attention to every detail. We will leave you to enjoy your holiday in privacy but if you ask us, we would only be too happy to share our Cape Town tips for your vacation and hear more about your travels.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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