Gorgeous yellow Victorian, brimming with art, surrounded by beautiful gardens, a pool, and stunning mountain views. Walking distance to Kloof Street Restaurants, Long Street Bars, Lion's Head, the Company Gardens, Iziko Museums... and so much more!!!
This is a unique house! Lots of people say that, but in our case it is absolutely true. Ruimzicht (yes, the house has a name) means beautiful view. It was built in 1895 by the contractor of the Cape Town City Hall. The Cape Town City Hall is internationally recognizable as the building from which Nelson Mandela gave his first public address as a free man. The architect, a corrupt colonial par excellence, double-ordered many of the decorative features of the City Hall and used them in his private residence. We have marble fire places, internal columns, Edwardian tiles and eccentric flourishes throughout. The house is also old, with some cracks and lots of character.
This used to be home of two South African painters and printers, who are collected in the National Gallery and many Provincial Galleries. We have incredible art on every wall throughout the house.
Your private space is your room and your bathroom (not ensuite, through the kitchen, about 12 meters from the bedroom). You will also be able to access the entire downstairs floor with a sitting room, billiard room, dining room, kitchen, mini-gym, and laundry room. You will have access to the garden and the downstairs front patio (complete with views of Table Mountain and Lion's Head). The garden is particularly special with lots of food and fruit trees, abundantly blooming roses, a Mexican-tiled pool, sitting areas and hammocks. It is very green, lush, overgrown and inviting.
We also rent out a second room and bathroom as well. Many of our guests enjoy teaming up with their neighbors to rent cars, tour and socialize.
Interazione con gli ospiti
Your hosts are happy to spend as much or as little time with you as you want or need. You just let us know. Cups of tea and games of pool are always welcome!
Altre cose da evidenziare
We have trellised grape vines over the outdoor patio, from which we make our house wine. It's not going to win any awards, but upon your arrival, we will insist you sample our domestic product!
Only a few additional rules...
1. The AirBnB domain is the first floor. The second floor is our private space.
2. We do not allow additional guests over night.
3. Quiet time is from 10 pm.
4. You must lock up the house.
Water Crisis: Cape Town is experiencing a water shortage of crisis proportions. We need your help in using less than 80L of water per person per day. This means everyone in the house has to take short showers and be very conscious of their water use at all times. We are also not able to fill our pool at this time.