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Whalehaven: Terrific 2 bedroom apartment, heart of village, phenomenal sea view

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The kitchen is really well equipped which makes eating in cheap, easy and fun!
1x1m shower, marble vanity/floor tiles, underfloor heating and heated towel rails - pretty and warm
The Cape floral kingdom is the richest on the planet. Kirstenbosch Garden shows off our magnificent
1 of 12The kitchen is really well equipped which makes eating in cheap, easy and fun!
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
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From Whalehaven’s broad front windows, your uninterrupted view takes in the street cafés, the station, the harbour and its busy boats, the beautiful big bay and the mountains in the distance. In the village below, there are quirky little shops selling antiques and ice creams, artisanal bread and original art. Buy fresh fish at the harbour market when the boats come in, or savour the daily catch in superb local restaurants. Kalk Bay’s cobbled lanes climb to the top of the village, where paths take you up the mountain. From there, look down to the beaches and tidal pools and with luck, see a whale waving its tail....From Whalehaven’s broad front windows, your uninterrupted view takes in the street cafés, the station, the harbour and its busy boats, the beautiful big bay and the mountains in the distance. In the village below, there are quirky little shops selling antiques and ice creams, artisanal bread and original art. Buy fresh fish at the harbour market when the boats come in, or savour the daily catch in superb local restaurants. Kalk Bay’s cobbled lanes climb to the top of the village, where paths take you up the mountain. From there, look down to the beaches and tidal pools and with luck, see a whale waving its tail.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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Reviewed 16 December 2019

Couldn't ask for better! This was a first for us! We stayed for 5 nights in luxury! Everyone was happy. Thank you Louise for everything! You have a stunnig place.We loved the people, the atmosphere and the restaurants! Satori's & Lekker was the best!

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank 761,220
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Great apartment, situated opposite the train station, above shops and restaurants, on the Main Street in Kalk Bay. We loved it and enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the main thoroughfare. The views of the harbour were spectacular and we saw whales in the bay....More

Date of stay: September 2017
1  Thank Penelopeann53
Louise P, VR Owner at Whalehaven: Terrific 2 bedroom apartment, heart of village, phenomenal sea view, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

What a spectacular review Penelope! Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write such a comprehensive and thoughtful assessment. Angelique will be really pleased to know that her booklet was helpful. I hope the rest of your holiday was just as successful and...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017

Whalehaven is wonderfully situated overlooking the sea and Kalk Bay harbour and from the back deck views of the sun setting behind the mountain. The suite was cleaned and bedding and towels changed every week. The owners were great to deal with. Our whole stay...More

Date of stay: February 2017
1  Thank Jack F
Louise P, VR Owner at Whalehaven: Terrific 2 bedroom apartment, heart of village, phenomenal sea view, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Jack! Thank you so much for a wonderful review. We're thrilled.

Reviewed 30 December 2016

We loved our stay at Whalehaven. Louise and Guy were very friendly and helpful , then left us to enjoy our stay. Perfect location for trips to Cape Town city center and great restaurants all in walking distance. The condo is stylish, spacious and family...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank Desi72M
Louise P, VR Owner at Whalehaven: Terrific 2 bedroom apartment, heart of village, phenomenal sea view, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Thanks so much Desiree - it was great having you to stay. We loved your enthusiasm! Please come again soon.

Reviewed 13 January 2016

We had 5 wonderful days at Whalehaven. Louise was a great host who ensured the apartment was ready for us. The apartment is well planned and tastefully decorated. The location couldn't be better if you can deal with the main street traffic sounds during the...More

Date of stay: January 2016
Thank Aucklander_11
Management response:Responded 14 January 2016

Thanks so much Sungeeta for such a wonderful review. It was such a pleasure meeting you and your family. Please look out for our Kalk Bay Portfolio guesthouses in future.

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Reviewed 1 November 2015

Wonderful location with breathtaking views over False Bay. Secure, spacious, clean and beautifully appointed apartment. Right on the waterfront with plenty of cafes and restaurants within walking distance. This was our second stay and won't be our last!

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank AndrewW589
Management response:Responded 2 November 2015

Andrew - thank you so much. What a fabulous review. I couldn't be more grateful - specially after my early faux pas! Come back soon!

Reviewed 30 October 2015

Whalehaven is a beautifully decorated, very comfortable apartment overlooking the ocean. We had a wonderful stay with our two young children, minutes walk from the beach, transport and excellent restaurants. Our hosts were very welcoming and helpful with advice. Highly recommended.

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank Apalk
Management response:Responded 30 October 2015

HI Alexandra Thank you so much for your great review! I was good to meet you all. Come back soon Louise

Reviewed 22 February 2015

We had a wonderful week over Christmas in Whalehaven. The pictures cannot do justice to the breathtaking view from the front room. Louise met us on arrival and departure and was very relaxed and welcoming generally. Nice personal touches like a bottle of wine in...More

Date of stay: December 2014
Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 21 January 2015

We stayed here for about 3 weeks and it was perfect for our little family (3 year old). The location is ideal. Lots of excellent restaurants within walking distance. Ice cream shop a stones throw away! Inside had all we needed. Washing machine was an...More

Date of stay: November 2013
Thank Lisae5167
Reviewed 31 October 2013

We were so happy with the apartment, which is not only so beautifully decorated, but the owner has thought of everything you could possibly need to enjoy your holiday. The view from the lounge room is stunning, making it an ideal place to relax and...More

Date of stay: October 2013
1  Thank HMM135
Management response:Responded 8 November 2013

Dear Helen Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We're thrilled that you enjoyed it so much. Kind regards Louise

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
The Cape is a feast. If it's beaches for sunbathing, swimming and surfing you're after, Cape Town has more than a dozen to choose from. If wine farms offering tastings or packed picnics is appealing, the magnificent Cape wine region is waiting to tempt you. If you're looking for spectacular mountain walks or just a ride to the top, Table Mountain is on your doorstep. Or it could be whale-watching or marveling at acres of spring flowers or playing golf on a different course every day that makes a holiday worthwhile. Does eating at world-class restaurants for less than you'd expect work for you? Or mooching through antique shops and indulging at country food markets? The Cape has it all.
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