13a De Smidt

13a De Smidt

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Overview

Mesmerising city, harbour and mountain views greet guests at this luxurious 3-bedroom villa.

Tucked away in the fashionable neighbourhood of De Waterkant, 13a De Smidt offers groups of friends and small families a chic and comfortable abode at the heart of the Mother City.

A beautiful rooftop terrace offers the perfect place to relax while taking in sweeping views that include Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak, the twinkling skyline and the cranes of the working harbour in the distance. Unobtrusively decorated rooms on the lower level open onto a broad wooden deck and entertainment area, complete with barbeque facilities and an indigo-blue pool.

With easy access to the gentle hum of the city centre and the ever-popular V&A Waterfront, 13a De Smidt makes a great base from which to explore Cape Town. Savour 5-star cuisine from one of the many excellent restaurants in the area or spend the morning exploring the colourful houses of the nearby historical Bo-Kaap neighbourhood. The beautiful Blue Flag beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton as well as the Table Mountain cable car are just a short drive away.

Highlights

  • Rooftop terrace with 360-degree views
  • Spacious wooden deck with pool
  • Short drive to V&A Waterfront & Table Mountain
  • Quiet location close to shops & restaurants

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Let’s Do It

Activities

  • Day tours
  • Restaurants within walking distance
  • Shopping

Fact File

LocationDe Waterkant
Bedrooms3
Bathrooms3
ViewsCity Views, Mountain Views
ServiceHousekeeper off-site, servicing frequently
Property TypeHouse
Ideal ForFamilies with teens, Groups of friends, Couples
Sleeps6

Style & Decor

Masculine monochromes merge harmoniously in this sophisticated apartment. Elegant but practical, the understated decor is the perfect foil to the glorious views. Easy stripes, silvers, woods and greys combine easily in an apartment where you can put your feet up after a day of seeing the sights.

Neighbourhood

Sunny sidewalk cafés, hip boutiques and excellent restaurants make pink-friendly De Waterkant one of the most sought-after addresses in Cape Town. Close to the city centre, this historical area lies on the slopes of Signal Hill and recalls Notting Hill, Greenwich Village or even New Orleans. Colourful semi-detached houses dating back centuries and cobbled streets make for myriad photo opportunities, while the busy bars and eclectic clubs come alive at night. Join the locals for a lazy brunch in the sun at one of the many corner cafés or take a stroll through the tiny streets for some retail therapy at the unusual boutiques or galleries.

The Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village has a well-stocked grocery store for those who want to pick up something to make dinner at home. Being on the foothill of Signal Hill means that you will hear the iconic ‘boom’ of the historic Noon Gun, which is a canon fired at 12pm in a naval tradition that dates back to 1806.

Suitability

13a De Smidt is ideal for small families, groups of friends or couples who want to experience the Cape Town urban lifestyle in elegant but efficient style.

Best time to visit

Four distinct seasons make Cape Town a pleasure to visit at any time of the year, depending on your preference for weather. The November to March summer season sees hot sunny days and sultry nights that are perfect for beach picnics. The December - January high season heralds throngs to both the beaches and restaurants.

March and April see cooler, less windy days before the winter rains of May to August, where cold and rainy days are interrupted by periods of warm, dry weather - ideal for heading into the wine country to savour some of South Africa’s finest vintages. September and October are great months to be outside as perfectly temperate days start rolling towards summer.

Rooms

Kitchen

A fully-equipped kitchen with all the mod cons means easy meals at your own pace. A convenient laundry, with washing machine and tumble dryer, is located just off the kitchen.

Master Bedroom

Situated on the upper storey of the villa, the master bedroom is a study in stylish elegance and has breathtaking views of Table Mountain, a king-sized bed and a deep-set leather chair is the perfect place to take in the ever-changing vista.

Guest Bedrooms

Crisp white bed linen adorns comfortable double beds in the two guest bedrooms, located on the upper level of the villa. Large windows frame spectacular city and harbour views. Air conditioning and plasma-screen televisions make late-night lazing even more enjoyable.

Bathrooms

The spacious en suite bathrooms feature walk-in showers and elegant finishes.

Living & Dining Area

Slide open the large doors to let the outside, inside. The comfortable lounge is equipped with a plasma-screen TV, DVD player and satellite TV for enjoying movies next to the roaring fireplace in winter. Or share the day’s experiences with your friends and family at the 6-seater dining table over a glass of South African wine.

Outside Area

In summer, it will be difficult to tear yourself away from the pool-side sun loungers or the easy chairs that overlook the sprinkling of city lights in the distance. The wooden deck not only has an outdoor shower for rinsing off once you’ve cooled down in the swimming pool but also magnificent 360-degree views of Devil’s Peak, Table Bay and the city skyline.

General facilities

  • Private balcony or deck
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Secure parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Television
  • Washing machine

Amenities

  • DVD player
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Outdoor area
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities
  • Television
  • Kitchen
  • Safe in room
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Heated towel rail
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Traveller Reviews

13a De Smidt
KS

Kevin Stark

"The only issue I had was that our time in 13a De Schmidt was far too short! We absolutely loved the property."
DH

Dinah Hanson

"We had a good time at 13A DeSmidt. Good was it's very comfy, inviting and warm, great for hosting dinners in winter and I'm sure braai's in summer. Lovely place."
SK

Semane Khama

"The property was absolutely amazing. It exceeded our expectations and would definitely recommend it to other people."
MvH

Matt van Heerden

"I loved the property, I even asked if the owner would consider selling. Check in and out was flawless. Nothing negative. It is definitely better than staying in hotels."

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