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“Beautiful place, beautiful people”
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Sea Fever is all about the view and the sound of the ocean.
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Sea Fever is all about the view and the sound of the ocean.
Sunrise at Sea Fever
Queen size bed
View from the bed
View of Glencairn beach
Cottage backing onto the mountain
Winter sunrise
Open plan living room and kitchen
Fully equipped kitchen
Outdoor braai (barbeque) area
Spacious lounge
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Cape Town Central, Western Cape

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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Beautiful place, beautiful people”
Reviewed 14 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Our stay in Capetown got off to a bad start when our luggage didn't arrive on our flight. I'm so glad we were staying at Sea Fever when that happened because no host could have been more helpful and accommodating than Heath. Thanks to Heath we actually got to get out some and enjoy the beautiful, uncrowded beach at Glencairn rather than being prisoners waiting for the delivery to arrive.
Heath took us on a magnificent tour of Cape Peninsula National Park, and it was one of the truly magical days of my life. Heath is so knowledgeable and so generous with his knowledge. He's a licensed South Africa tour guide but what he shares with you is his love of his country. It wasn't long at Sea Fever before we were planning a return trip.
The house is spacious, with wall to wall views of the beach and sunrise. It's comfortable and no-fuss, with tile floors that don't mind wet sandy footprints. (And Heath leaves a basin for your feet and sandals by the door and changes the water for you!) We truly felt like long-term residents rather than visitors.
Glencairn is an extremely quiet, peaceful, not-over-developed haven on the Cape. You won't find expensive shops and restaurants, nor will you find huge crowds and accompanying noise. To me, it felt like my father's tiny fishing village on the coast of France - quiet, rustic, peaceful.
We got to know Heath and his wife and children during our stay and I can honestly say, they became our very first friends in South Africa.
We have grown to love Capetown and Sea Fever and Heath were a huge part of that. We have never been this far from home, but felt we found a new home here.

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Liked best: Proximity to, and views of, the beach
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
15 Jan 2016
Friends indeed!! Ken and Robert were truly sincere and enthusiastic about everything they experienced while staying at Sea Fever. We would definitely call them "locals" as they embraced swimming in the sea a number of times a day, sometimes at 5am!! Thank you for your extremely kind review of our spot. As the poet john Masefield wrote, "I must down to the seas again......."
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Kenneth_C...
Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Just perfect...ahhhh.”
Reviewed 14 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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We traveled to South Africa for two weeks on vacation as respite from our Canadian winter weather. In staying at the Sea-Fever cottage we were seeking substantial "beach time" for ocean swimming as well as some "lazing about." We were thrilled to find a lovely beach just a few steps away and indeed we "lazed about" for days on end. Our visit to the Sea-Fever Cottage proved to be as relaxing as it was rejuvenating --- which is exactly what we were hoping for.

This cottage is superbly managed by Heath and Belinda who live next door. It provides for privacy yet Heath and Belinda are close by in case there are needs or questions as a visitor to the small Glencairn community. It is a quiet location (near the end of a dead-end street, so virtually no car traffic as such) with a small grocery store as well as a few restaurants within easy walking distance. The Metro train station into Cape Town is also a short walk from the cottage and this train provides very inexpensive travel to Cape Town under a frequent service schedule.

The view from the cottage is full ocean view and we always had the sliding doors open so that we could fully appreciate the amazing view as well as receive those welcome ocean sounds and breezes. The community is also very quiet at night and we rested very well.

In summary --- this was an absolutely perfect vacation rental and we are already planning a return visit!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Jan 2016
Thank you Ken and Robert. We look forward to seeing you back at Sea Fever soon.
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keener14
Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Superb water views in a tranquil setting”
Reviewed 16 April 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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My wife and I spent 2 months at this comfortable apartment. It is quiet (located at the end of a cul de sac), and the views of the ocean are incredible, especially sunrise. Heath and Belinda are great hosts, Heath can arrange tours if you like, we drove the garden route by ourselves, following tips from him, which were invariably excellent.
Can't recommend this place enough!

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Liked best: Superb views, close to fantastic ocean beachs
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Martina K
Büren-Steinhausen, Germany
2 reviews
“Moring sun mixed with the smell of the sea”
Reviewed 15 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013

After having endured nearly 4 month of cold wintery conditions in Europe is was a blessing to be woken up by the sun rays and the smell of the sea breeze. Breakfast was consumed standing and viewing the panorama. Even the odd windy day could not spoil the our stay. The shower is quite a blast and the sliding door locking system is very unique. Our12 day stay was very comfortable and we would happily come back to stay there again.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: A bit out of town, and the roadworks delayed the traffic
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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minara24
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect”
Reviewed 10 March 2013 for a stay in December 2012

We stayed for 4 nights over Christmas and we couldn't have chosen anywhere more perfect. Heath was absolutely brilliant with everything from booking, making enquiries on our behalf and giving us some local guidance. The apartment itself was in great condition and incredibly spacious. The kitchen had everything we needed and my partner LOVED the power shower! It was great to wake up to beautiful sea views knowing that the beach was less than 5 minutes walk away. It was a truly special place in a great location. We couldn't have asked for more and hope we get to go back soon!

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