*Loadshedding Proof. See below for details. This lovely home, which is calmly situated high in the mountains overlooking False Bay, is ideal for couples, families or groups. Comfortably sleeping 8 adults in 4 bedrooms, with 2 Snoozas for kids.Guest access
The large main bedroom, with king bed, has a generous bath in the centre and two modern wet showers with jets.
Two other rooms share a bathroom.
The 4th room is a semi-private en-suite and is accessed by stairs right next to the house.
The lockable garage has a lift with direct access down to the house.
You have access to a dishwasher, washer and dryer.
Note: There is no pool or Jacuzzi cover. Guests who arrange to stay here take full responsibility for pool and jacuzzi access.
Note: You are booking a self-catering place with a refresh for stays longer than a week. Enquire about housekeeping before booking.
Loadshedding proof. 2400VA backup system at French Breeze.
Up power during loadshedding:
- TV and accessories
- all overhead lights in the house, garage and loft
- garage rolling doors
- all outside lights (2 x entrance, backyard and side of loft)
- all security floodlights
- one plug in the study and one in the jacuzzi room to connect a laptop, tablet or phone charger (both marked NO HEATER & NO HAIRDRYER)
- waterpump of rainwater system (will supply water to the toilets at a later stage)
- alarm system
- radio for alarm system
- sliding gate at street side of garage
The hot water geysers are solar powered with electrical backup for cloudy days. They store 300 litres of hot water, enough to bridge a 2.5 hour loadshedding.
What will not have power during loadshedding:
- all plugs in the house with the exception of the two mentioned above
- all appliances such as fridge, freezer, microwave, coffee machine, ovens, dishwasher, toaster, stove, washing machine)
- all bedside lamps (they are connected to the power sockets in the rooms)
- all aircons
- intercom between house and gate on street level
- pool pump
There is nothing you have to do, the system switches over to inverter and back to mains automatically. Anyhow, we ask guests to switch off unused lights during loadshedding.
The backup should easily last for at least 2.5 hours.
Full house and garage.Additional notes
Note* You are booking a self-catering place with a refresh for stays longer than a week. Enquire about housekeeping before booking.Guest interaction
Your host does not live on site, but is available should you need anything.Neighborhood overview
The beautiful home is nestled in the gorgeous, peaceful, well-established neighborhood of False Bay. Although more than an hour from Cape Town’s waterfront and Table Mountain, this is the ideal food, wine, surfing, and wildlife destination.Getting around
This is nature, scenery, food, wine, surfing, beach, wild life destination.
You are more than an hour from Cape Town’s Water Front. And Table Mountain.
But you are close to Cape Point Nature reserve. Hippy Scarborough, surfing Kommetjie and Misty Cliffs, imhof Farm is a nice stop, Noord Hoek on your way to Houtbay just before Chapmans Peak drive is the Food barn for great food. Cape Point Wine is great for food and wine - great market on Thursdays afternoon evenings.
Chapmans Peak is a great drive to Houtbay, in Hout Bay try the hotel for seafood and some great wine.
Back at Simonstown see the African Penguins, go swim at Boulders Beach or Water's Edge. Restaurants in Simonstown not great. But Savue and Lighthouse are the only ones you can try. Salty Sea Dog is for cheap fish and chips. Not bad but nothing fancy.
Fish Hoek town is pretty ugly but buy food a Woolworths. The beach is popular with kids, mothers and grannies.
Kalk Bay is very cool. Party and restaurants. Try Cape To Cuba for drinks, coctails and nachos. No other food. Brass Bell is great; go to the old pub up the stairs if you walk in - locals. Olympia is great for food, service not excellent.
Muizenberg is very popular for surfing. Lots and lots of surfers. Old and young. Great restaurants like Tigers Milk. Go over the railway line to a few nice places like Striped Horse or something.
Further away is Constantia for more than, 15 wine farms to taste wine until you cannot taste anything any more.
If you go for wine tasting get a driver.
Own transport recommended.