Phumla apha is an isiXhosa phrase meaning ‘rest here’, and perfectly describes what you will be able to do in this delightful house....
Phumla apha is an isiXhosa phrase meaning ‘rest here’, and perfectly describes what you will be able to do in this delightful house. Surrounded by dramatic mountain peaks, this bright, relaxed, family home is perfect for alfresco living. With a distinctive Cape feel, it sleeps a total of five people: two in a king-size bed in the main bedroom, and three in the large second bedroom (two in a queen-size bed, and one in a single bed). There are two bathrooms (main en-suite).
The open-plan lounge and dining room lead directly out to an extensive, wind-protected, and peaceful garden filled with indigenous trees, flowers and birds. The lounge overlooks a large, crystal clear swimming pool, next to which are loungers and a large sun umbrella.
Dine at a table on the creeper-shaded patio alongside the pool, eating a delicious meal cooked on the Weber-style kettle braai (barbeque); or cook indoors in the fully-equipped kitchen. Outside is a small herb garden with rosemary, basil, chives, parsley, and thyme that you are welcome to utilise for your cooking. The dishwasher means less time washing up, and more time relaxing!
Other facilities include a 42” flat-screen LCD TV (with DStv), Wi-Fi internet access (please bring your own device); a Jet master fireplace; washing-machine and tumble dryer. All bedding and towels are also supplied.
In the courtyard is a shaded, fenced play space; perfect for restless toddlers and young children. It includes a sand pit, slide, and other small play equipment. The garden also has a large lawn area for playing on, and many little hidden corners for inquisitive children to explore. Please do note, though, that the swimming pool is unfenced. However, there are safety features that can be fitted if any of your party is unable to swim: a pool net and baby gates. If you wish this safety equipment to be installed, please notify us before your arrival.
Plenty of gated off-street parking is available. The property has electric fencing and a comprehensive alarm system to keep you secure.
Last but not least is the presence of Budd, the resident sweet-natured and talkative tabby cat. All he needs is some love, and pellets twice a day. If you are not happy to have Budd around, please would you look elsewhere for your stay.
A minimum stay of seven (7) nights is required; ten (10) nights if your stay is over Christmas and/or New Year.
Please note that at the bottom of the garden is a small garden flat, in which there may be people staying whilst you are in the main house. The flat has its own private garden.
Activities and attractions that are available within a five minute drive of the house are: shops, restaurants, aerobics and gym, Hout Bay beach, Chapman’s Peak Drive, sailing, horse-riding, sea kayaking, bird-watching, cycling, whale watching (in season), surfing, fishing, walking. Within 15 minutes you will be able reach the dazzling Llandudno and/or Camps Bay beaches and the Constantia wine farms.