St James Homestead

Essence Villa

False Bay, South Africa, St James, Western Cape, Explore other areas >

  • 6Bedrooms
  • 6Beds
  • 6Bathrooms
  • 6Toilets
  • 12Guests

The Homestead features a tiered back garden with a pool and viewing deck and ample front-of-house parking. The six sea-facing suites are a fusion of old-fashioned seaside charm and vibrant décor equipped with every modern convenience. The house features a well-equipped kitchen and laundry, an open-plan conservatory lounge and dining area, an upstairs sitting room with an open fireplace and a balcony with exceptional views across the bay. Breakfasts are a speciality offering a wide choice of interesting fare and are inclusive, as are all beverages. Dinners and lunches are available by arrangement.

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Amenities

Parking - private
Washing Machine
Dryer
Bed linen provided
Cable/Satellite TV
DVD player
WiFi
Oven
Microwave
Stove
Dishwasher
Refrigerator
Freezer
Toaster
Water kettle
Kitchen utensils provided
Patio/deck/Terrace
Private Garden
BBQ Grill
Pool - private
Shower
Bathtub
Towels provided
Hair dryer
Sea view
Mountain view
Private swimming pool
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The Homestead, circa 1870, was a simple thatch-roof dwelling originally owned by Mr Heinrich Hablutzel. Ownership of The Homestead passed through several hands including the first Archbishop of Cape Town, William West Jones, who used the house as his holiday home until his death in 1908. The house remained relatively unchanged until the 1940s when the Garlick family took possession and undertook extensive renovations leaving us with the Cape Dutch-style homestead we see today.

Sixty years on the house and property, under the ownership of Rovos Rail, has undergone a complete rebuild. The elegant Cape Dutch façade and conservatory is both striking in its contemporary feel yet in total harmony with the well-to-do little suburb of St James squeezed between the rocky shore and
steep mountainside.

The Homestead features a tiered back garden with a pool and viewing deck and ample front-of-house parking. The six sea-facing suites are a fusion of old-fashioned seaside charm and vibrant décor equipped with every modern convenience. The house features a well-equipped kitchen and laundry, an open-plan conservatory lounge and dining area, an upstairs sitting room with an open fireplace and a balcony with exceptional views across the bay. Breakfasts are a speciality offering a wide choice of interesting fare and are inclusive, as are all beverages. Dinners and lunches are available by arrangement.

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Check out: Before 11:00am

Minimum night stay: 1 Night

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