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Glen Cottage, Glencairn, Cape Town, South Africa

4 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Glen Cottage is a charming and spacious, 3 bedroom cottage overlooking Glencairn Vlei with mountain and sea views. It is one of the oldest properties in Glencairn and is full of character with panelled walls and doors, yet it is surprisingly well proportioned with a large sitting/dining room and spacious kitchen. A BBQ/braai area is up steps at the rear garden, private with great views....Glen Cottage is a charming and spacious, 3 bedroom cottage overlooking Glencairn Vlei with mountain and sea views. It is one of the oldest properties in Glencairn and is full of character with panelled walls and doors, yet it is surprisingly well proportioned with a large sitting/dining room and spacious kitchen. A BBQ/braai area is up steps at the rear garden, private with great views.More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Ceiling Fans
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Patio
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is a charming, old-fashioned cottage with a very warm heart. The three bedrooms could comfortably accommodate a family of 5. We were welcomed by Lindi, who is caretaker and lives in a separate flatlet at the back of the property - she is an...More

Date of stay: April 2016
1  Thank Moira T
Management response:Responded 25 March 2017

Thank you, we think you have described very well what we treasure about our cottage. Best wishes, Diana

Reviewed 3 March 2017

So we booked this cottage through TripAdvisor after we learned our friend who lives nearby knew the owner. We arrived and were immediately struck by the quaintness and colonial look of the property. It’s really big inside with 3 bedrooms, a large living/dining area and...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank Alan P
Management response:Responded 4 March 2017

Thank you for the great review! We mention 'wheelchair friendly' as we have had two families with a wheelchair user stay in the past but do understand your point about the two steps up from street level. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 15 April 2015

This is our second stay at Glen Cottage and we look forward to returning again soon. Glen Cottage is an idyllic find. It is brilliantly located - close to the beach, overlooking Glen cairn Vlei (a nature reserve area) and within walking distance to local...More

Date of stay: December 2014
2  Thank TheDhillonFamily
Management response:Responded 9 April 2018

Thank you for your description and what you enjoyed most about the area. We love it too!

Reviewed 10 April 2015

We had a lovely stay in this charming simple cottage. The owners and managers were very helpful providing an accurate description, easy payment options (from the UK) and directions. The house-keeper was also very friendly and helpful (bringing in our laundry for instance). The cottage...More

Date of stay: March 2015
2  Thank jumb00mumb00
Management response:Responded 3 March 2017

We are pleased to say the kitchen has now been modernised but keeping its relaxed 'cottage' style character too!

About the Owner
Diana C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:93%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2015
Interaction with guests
Lindi will welcome you, let you have the house keys and answer any questions you may have. She is nearby if you wish for any assistance, just ask. She lives independantly from the cottage. When you check out, she will be able to collect the keys or make suitable arrangements with you and timings.
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About the neighbourhood
Glencairn beach is just a few minutes walk (approx 300m) and the train station gives access to Simonstown or Muizenberg with centre of Cape Town about an hour away. There is a local Spar shop a short walk across the vlei and a hotel close by with pubs and a few restaurants with Dixie's restaurant just around the corner opposite the station.
Getting around
Public transport is not great although the trains during daylight hours is fine. We have also used Uber but of course all these must be at your own risk. Most overseas visitors hire a vehicle so they can explore the many interesting and beautiful areas and beaches which surround this valley.
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