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When the children were small and we needed to go to a beach where they could play safely all day and swim in the shallow waters, our first choice was always Boulders Beach in the sleepy village of Simon’s Town. It is still one of our favourite Cape Town beaches. Baxter House sits perfectly positioned above Boulders, making for easy trips up and down to the beach with your flip-flops and beach towel tucked under your arm and kids in tow, dragging boogie boards.

Baxter House is, at first, deceptive – from the outside it looks like a typical clapboard beach house. It is only when you enter that you realise quite how spacious it is: there are rooms unfolding around each corner! While cosy nooks abound, the overall effect is airy and nautical. This home bursts with character and history, and the well-stocked kitchen (a pleasure to cook in) leads into the large dining room – with a fireplace for chilly evenings – and living room. You’ll have to draw straws to see which lucky couple gets to call the upstairs master suite home for your stay: this delightful space with its expansive sea views includes a private lounge, bathroom and a writing nook with desk and chair. Downstairs, the other bedrooms are invitingly cosy, and two lead onto a secret garden with wonderful views across the bay to Fish Hoek.

The relaxed, shabby-chic interior features vintage collectables, loosely slip-covered couches and junk-shop finds that sit alongside lovingly restored family heirlooms. The feeling is one of utter relaxation, and the home is simply beautiful.

I have fallen totally in love with Baxter House and feel so privileged that the owners are willing to share their precious seaside home with us and others. This is somewhere I would choose to spend a long beach holiday with my family – it ticks all the boxes!

What we love…

  • The sense that time has stood still in this charming, unpretentious and warmly welcoming beach cottage.
  • The barefoot luxury: you know you can curl up on the couch with a great book after a day on the beach.
  • Sharing our outdoor spaces with the penguins from the Boulders Beach colony – wow!
  • The sheltered, beautiful cove – perfect for safe swimming – and massive granite boulders on the beach below the house.

What you need to know…

  • The beach almost disappears at low tide, so head down early to ‘book’ your own piece of paradise before out-of-town visitors arrive.
  • Remember to pack your Wild Card – there’s a National Parks fee for Boulders Beach. Windmill and Water’s Edge beaches are free.

Sleeps 10

 

Facilities

  • 1 x Bathroom (bath)
  • 1 x Bedroom (4 singles)
  • 1 x Bedroom (king)
  • 3 x Bathrooms (shower & bath)
  • 3 x Bedrooms (queen)
  • Alarm system
  • All linen provided
  • Bath towels
  • BBQ (Weber)
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrella
  • Candles
  • CD player
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning products
  • Coffee plunger
  • Dishwasher
  • DSTV (Card supplied)
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • iPod docking station
  • Microwave
  • Outside shower
  • Oven (Electric)
  • Servicing
  • Stove (Gas)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Wi-fi

Guests

Sleeps 10

Pets

No pets allowed

Check-in time

2PM

Check-out time

10AM

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Based on 9 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at Baxter House.

Location
6   
Staff
6   

Guest reviews

  • Guest
    2019-05-02

    Baxter House was such a wonderful surprise, as was getting to know, via various Whatsapp texts, its charming and lovely owner, Elle Katzeff. So much care and attention is given to making its guests feel welcome and the obvious love that is manifested in this wonderful house-with-a-soul meant that our family had a truly happy time for the short visit we enjoyed. We would love to visit this enchanting home again.

  • Guest
    2018-02-13

    Baxter House was lovely - we would thoroughly recommend it. Elle is delightful and was there if we needed anything. It has a wonderful feel to it. Hub at Scarborough became a firm favourite and Lighthouse a very good breakfast. Home now- seems quite surreal!

  • Guest
    2017-08-13

    “Although it’s less than an hour from central Cape Town, being at Baxter evoked an emotional sea-change; we were aeons away from the busy week we had all left behind, having stepped into a simpler, brighter, unhurried alternate universe. As the weekend languorously unfurled, we cooked and ate and drank like kings. We went swimming at Water’s Edge and for strolls along the boulder-ringed coastline or among the milkwoods where penguins nest. This is what ‘luxury’ really is.” – Alexander Matthews in Business Day's Wanted magazine

  • Guest
    2017-01-18

    We had a wonderful weekend, thank you very much. The house was very special.

  • Guest
    2016-05-06

    WE HAD A LOVELY STAY AT BAXTER HOUSE. WE ENJOYED MEETING THE OWNER ELLE ON OUR ARRIVAL

  • Guest
    2015-06-22

    We had a great time at Baxter House last weekend and Elle was delightful and extremely accommodating. Thank you!

  • Guest
    2015-05-08

    We had a great stay, thanks. It is a lovely house

  • Guest
    2015-02-18

    We really had a truly wonderful time at Baxter House. Everything was absolutely perfect and we so appreciated being there. Thank you!

  • Guest
    2014-10-07

    Great accommodation!!

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Activities

Make the most out of your Hideaway and book the Wellness in the Wild Mobile Spa. For the price list click here.

Rates

R4 500 - R11 500 (dependant on guest numbers and season)

Accepted credit cards

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Cancellation / Prepayment

The 50% rental deposit and the 50% balance of payment due 30 days prior to arrival are non-refundable. However, in the event of a cancellation management may consider refunds where those days can be rebooked after deducting any costs incurred with respect to the re-booking and preparation of the residence.