10 Southern Coastal Retreats On Airbnb

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The southern areas of the Western Cape are packed with quaint suburbs, from Kalk Bay to Simon’s Town. Here are 10 stylish getaway spots worth investigating if you’re planning on heading through to the south this holiday season.

Exclusive Tree House Hideaway

Location: Scarborough

Bedrooms: 2 / Bathrooms: 2

Host Description: Reminiscent of a Robinson Crusoe island hideaway, this private haven with endless ocean views is magically situated amongst gnarled trees and rocks in the tranquil coastal village of Scarborough. A luxurious sanctuary of impeccable taste and design.

Rate: R8 512 per night

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Woodbine Contemporary Kalk Bay Home

Location: Kalk Bay

Bedrooms: 2 / Bathrooms: 2

Host Description: Live in the heart of the Kalk Bay Village, yet enjoy the privacy of open-plan living in a botanically-inspired indigenous garden, with views all around of Kalk Bay Harbour, the ocean waters of False Bay and the local Kalk Bay Mountains.

Rate: R2 503 per night

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The Perfect Beach Bungalow

Location: Misty Cliffs

Bedrooms: 3 / Bathrooms: 3

Host Description: Reminiscent of Malibu in the 1950s, extraordinary fully renovated bungalow featured as the cover of Architectural Digest Spain July 2015 issue. One of only 8 houses on the Misty Cliffs beach, a small and exclusive beach village 45 minutes from Cape Town, best known for its tranquility and beauty.

Rate: R6 711 per night

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Experience The Heart Of Kalk Bay

Location: Kalk Bay

Bedrooms: 1 / Bathrooms: 1

Host Description: Modern room with its own bathroom and private entrance in the heart of Kalk Bay. The room offers a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle with a view on to a beautiful garden. Tastefully decorated, small and compact with attention to detail.

Rate: R481 per night


Ziwayu Beach House

Location: Misty Cliffs

Bedrooms: 2 / Bathrooms: 1.5

Host Description: A beautifully designed, newly-built family home carved into a mountain slope less than a hundred metres from the roaring Atlantic Ocean. Ziwayu house is situated in the small village of Misty Cliffs, 50 minutes from the centre of Cape Town.

Rate: R3 300 per night

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St James Sea & Whaleview

Location: St James

Bedrooms: 2 / Bathrooms: 1

Host Description: Romantic, private and secure apartment with views of False Bay, nestled between Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. Ideal for an escape, whale watching (Sept – Nov), surfing and mountain walks. Quiet area, yet close enough to walk to beaches and restaurants.

Rate: R1 513 per night

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Haven Bay Apartment

Location: Kalk Bay

Bedrooms: 2 / Bathrooms: 2

Host Description: Stunning apartment with uninterrupted views over Kalk Bay harbour and False Bay. Situated in a charming village close to a great selection of restaurants and coffee shops. We also boast some of the world’s best beaches, a number of child-friendly tidal pools and numerous hiking trails – all within walking distance. The spacious and elegant rooms will enchant. Situated in a secure complex with 24-hour security.

Rate: R1 045 per night

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Thunderclap Cottage

Location: Simon’s Town

Bedrooms: 2 / Bathrooms: 2

Host Description: Beautiful, airy Victorian semi detached cottage with sea view and walking distance to the beach. Great for entertaining family and friends or a quiet, romantic getaway.

Rate: R1 251 per night

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Belmont Cottage

Location: Kalk Bay

Bedrooms: 2 / Bathrooms: 2

Host Description: A beautifully renovated cottage tucked away in the heart of Kalk Bay village. Open plan kitchen/sitting room. Main bedroom with en-suite. Loft room with four beds plus a bathroom. Five minutes from perfect swimming beach, restaurants and shops.

Rate: R1 430 per night

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Fisherman’s Cottage

Location: Scarborough

Bedrooms: 2 / Bathrooms: 1

Host Description: This cosy cottage nestled in a village, has one bedroom, a loft and an open plan kitchen and living space with a wood burning fireplace. It has a large verandah looking on to a wild garden filled with birdlife from where you get a glimpse of the sea.

Rate: R1 196 per night

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