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The Cottage, Heide Avenue

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
Lovely modern open plan, light and airy cottage attached at the rear of the main house, in the upmarket residential area of Helena Heights. The Cottage has access to 1/2 acre of gardens and swimming pool. Situated in the Winelands region, within short drive of 6 golf courses (Erinvale, De Zalze Somerset West, Strand, Stellenbosch and Helderberg Village Golf clubs), 5 mins from Somerset Mall and 10 minutes from Strand beach. Front and rear outside terraces with tables and chairs, sun loungers, Satellite TV and washing machine.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Double
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Andrew W
Hosting since March 2014
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe meet all guest on arrival and walk them through the property explaining the security system and gate remote operation. We live in the a joining house so we are available to answer any questions that may arise.

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Reviews (8)
Raphael N
Raphael N
Geneva, Switzerland7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our cottage in the heart of Somerset West.
Staying at Heide Cottage provided us with the ideal base for the best vacation experience we’ve had in the seven years of visiting the Cape Town area. The complete menu of “things to do” was at our doorstep and to top it all off every time we returned we were welcomed into Andy and Melanie’s “feel good” world; two children and four dogs included. We have already booked for next year!!
Visited January 2018
Written 21 February 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ann1950957
Ann1950957
Fleet, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect
Thanks Andy and Melanie - we had a great time and love meeting you and your family - including the dogs! The cottage was perfect for us. Nice quiet safe area - very handy for trips out towards Cape Town, into Stellenbosch and round towards Hermanus etc. Will definitely stay again next time we come down. Regards Ann and Mike
Visited December 2017
Written 3 January 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Daydream465740
Daydream465740
Thanks very much for the review, glad you enjoyed your stay.
Written 4 January 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sherpa73636
Sherpa73636
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice stay and helpful hosts
Host Family was very nice and helpful. Nice little house and a good Location. My parents had a very good experience staying there.
Visited June 2017
Written 7 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Journey103501
Journey103501
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Einfach nur toll!
"Heide Cottage" ist ein schönes und gemütliches Häuschen, hinten an das Vermieterhaus angebaut in einem wunderschönen und grossen Garten. Hier kann man zwischen den Ausflügen auf der eigenen Terrasse, am Pool oder einem anderen gemütlichen Plätzchen relaxen und die Ruhe geniessen. Die Lage ist genial: in einer ruhigen und schönen Wohngegend am Helderberg, Strand und Läden sind in wenigen Minuten zu erreichen und es ist auch idealer Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge nach Kapstadt, die Vineyards, die Berge oder andere tolle Ziele in der Umgebung. Danke Andy und Melanie für die Gastfreundschaft, eure Hilfsbereitschaft, die guten Tipps, dass wir eine so tolle Zeit verbringen konnten. Wir freuen uns schon auf das nächste Mal.
Visited April 2017
Written 21 May 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

David B
David B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Extremely well equipped cottage with excellent hosts
Somerset West is a great location, close to the beach, mountains and city. Great local shops and restaurants - a great base for exploring Cape Town and the winelands. This cottage is very comfortable with reclining chairs, access to a bbq and a number of TV channels, if you fancy staying in. If not, there are many amazing local places to visit and eat: two of our favourites were Vergelegen for an amazing lunch with unbelievable views (you must book in advance) and Avontuur in the evening. The hosts were a wealth of knowledge with regards to places to go and local history, you will not be disappointed staying here!
Visited March 2017
Written 25 April 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Daydream465740
Daydream465740
Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed your stay.
Written 27 April 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

suehallam
suehallam
Barcelona, Spain54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Professor
A beautiful peaceful property. Light airy spacious well equipped , spectacular gardens. The hosts are very helpful and kind with suggestions and local knowledge. We felt very lucky to have found such a perfect spot for our family !
Visited October 2016
Written 24 October 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

soccermaniacLondonUk
soccermaniacLondonUk
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent facility with welcoming hosts.
Heide Cottage is a lovely home in a beautiful setting. Welcoming, knowledgeable hosts helped us arrive smoothly and settle in seamlessly. Cottage is comfortable for the four of us (family with older teens), and ideally located for touring. Cape Winelands. The beaches -- and Cape Town itself -- are within easy driving distance. Somerset West is a (to us) surprisingly attractive setting, yet also has superb, modern shopping opportunities. Heide Cottage is an excellent choice for a short or a long [six weeks for us] stay. Jay
Visited October 2016
Written 22 October 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Klaus W
Klaus W
Munich, Germany11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Schöne Ferienwohnung, zentral in Sommerset West
Es handelt sich hier um eine schöne Ferienwohnung, fast als Ferienhaus zu betrachten (Anbau am Haus des Vermieters). Man sollte allerdings keine Angst vor Hunden haben! Die allerdings sehr freundlichen Hunde des Vermieters sind aber freundlich und verspielt! Das Dielenparkett ist sehr laut, man wacht auf wenn der Partner nachts in das Bad geht. Pluspunkt ist der eigene Carport für den Mietwagen.
Visited March 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 27 March 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Heather C
Heather C
Richmond, United Kingdom8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A spacious, well equipped cottage in a beautiful location.
Heide cottage is a spacious, well equipped modern cottage set in the beautiful area of Somerset West. There are big, well kept gardens with a surprisingly warm swimming pool. Returning to the cottage at the end of a busy day felt like arriving home, it was that comfortable. It's a short drive to the nearest beach where the sand is so soft and stunning views of the mountains make for great photos. The Somerset Mall is even closer with lots of places to eat out and many, many shops. We would recommend visiting Stellenbosch. An old cultural town that is surrounded by vineyards which is about a 20 minute drive away. And then there is Cape Town itself with all its popular attractions, which is about a 45 minute drive. Andy and Mel, who own the property and live in the main house made us feel very welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this cottage.
Visited December 2015 Travelled with family
Written 15 January 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Moosi99
Moosi99
Ludwigsburg, Germany4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Einfach schön!
Sehr schönes großes Appartement mit 2 Schlafzimmern einer großen Küche und einem gemütlichen Wohnzimmer. Badezimmer mit Dusche und Badewanne und der Waschmaschine. Die Familie (Andrew, Melanie, 2 Kinder und 2 Hunde - die uns sehr ans Herz gewachsen sind) ist sehr liebenswürdig, und wir freuen uns schon auf unseren nächsten Urlaub, den wir wieder hier verbringen möchten.
Visited December 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 19 December 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Additional amenities
  • Trampoline
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Entertainment
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Terrace
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television

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About the neighbourhood
The scenic suburb of Somerset West is in a sheltered location at the foot of the Helderberg mountains. It is surrounded by orchards, farmlands, golf courses and vineyards, and is within easy reach of shopping Malls and concert venues. Somerset West was established in 1822 and named after the then-governor, Lord Charles Somerset. This leafy suburb with its well tended gardens is located approximately 45km (28mi) to the south-east of Cape Town. The area has a selection of top rate restaurants and countless wine farms to frequent. It is a golfing, eating, drinking mecca which will be hard to beat anywhere in the world. Families can enjoy picnics along the Lourens River, visits to the beach, and excursions to animal sanctuaries in the area, whether investigating the habits of cheetah, birds of prey, or crocodiles. Many of the wine farms cater especially for the very young with special menus and additional attractions.
Getting around
A car is recommended, public transport is not reliable. It is possible to walk to town and nearby shops.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Somerset West is only 20 minutes from Capetown International Airport. Head east along the N2 until Somerset West R44 turnoff at Exit 43. At the first traffic lights turn right then 100m at the next lights turn left into Helderberg College Road. Drive up the mountain, and continue straight ahead at the four-way stop. Keep the KwikSpar on your right. Take the first left into Mayfair Avenue, then first right into Heide Avenue and we are first house on the right.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cottage, Heide Avenue

The Cottage, Heide Avenue is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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