The Fynbos Pod

  • 3 guests
  • 1 bed
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 toilet

The Fynbos Cabin has twin/king bed(s), a bathroom, living area, kitchenette & its own deck & wood-fired outdoor bath. This cabin is perched on a hill of fynbos with 270-degree views of the incredible Chapmans Peak mountains, Sandy Bay dunes and Hout Bay beach.

Check-in 14h00 | Check-out 10h00

Minimum 2 Night Stay

THE POD

The pod was designed and thought out over a long time to be exactly what a magical adventure to a far-off place should be: a bit of glamorous rustic, a bit of luxury, a bit of originality, and lot of practical functionality, with incredible views.

Enter the pod up the stone stairs, across the wooden deck and up the wooden ramp. Leave your shoes in a nook by the entrance to keep a clean, shoe-free zone, and hang your coats and keys behind the front door.

SLEEPING

Step up to your sleeping platform, read a book or wake up to a magical sunrise, watching the panoramic sea and mountain views.

The quality mattresses can be configured as a connected singular king bed for individuals or couples (default), or as twin beds for single travellers.

The couch in the lounge has an additional feather mattress topper and can double up as a comfortable single bed for a third person if booked accordingly.

Drink your coffee in the morning, enjoy your meals or (try to) work on your laptop under a unique chandelier, at the versatile coffee bar with incredible views of the mountains and sea.

The sliding windows all open in any direction, for the living outdoors feeling.

Behind a solid wood, locally crafted barn door, is the beautifully designed bathroom with a uniquely-tiled shower, stone basin atop a purpose-build wooden pedestal and toilet. Hang up or fold away your clothes, lay out your shoes, and keep your suitcases out of the way at the top of the open twin cupboard spaces.

LIVING

The kitchenette punches well above its weight for its size, and boasts beautiful, locally-crafted wooden counters and shelving, as well as a rustic concrete basin home-made from the sand outside. Crockery, cutlery and all the basics needed for self catering are found on the open shelves. A pantry cupboard hides away any clutter, groceries, cleaning items and internet access points. The red fridge in the corner makes a statement, while a mini dishwasher is a rare jewel for those who hate washing dishes on holiday.

The lounge area has a tiny wood-fired closed-combustion fireplace with a basket of wood, as well as a comfortable hand-crafted wooden couch with magnificent views. 

If this isn’t enough to entice you, enjoy an outdoor shower after a hot hike or long day at the beach, or pop a few logs into the wood-fired coil to warm up your own personal concrete hot bath (for one or two) while watching the fading sun paint the Chapmans Peak mountains pink and the bay a pale silver in the fading light.

If it’s not a windy day, enjoy a braai and al fresco dining on the wooden deck before retiring for the evening.

THE AREA

There is direct access to the Sandy Bay Dunes Nature Reserve via a back gate on the property, where guests can walk about 200m up the hill, onto the sand dunes and down to Sandy Bay and across to Llundudno along the hiking paths, as well as onto the Shipwreck Trail. The top of the dunes are popular with groups and families for picnics. Please look out for the sign to the beach, follow the path behind the main house (not by the deck and pool) and respect our privacy.

GOOD TO KNOW

Wifi: 500MB (download / 250MB upload) included.

Bathroom and kitchen basics available. A french press (plunger) is available for coffee. 

Self check-in with lockbox if personal check in is not available.

Please respect other residents/guests on the property and their privacy. Except for the pod and personal deck, the rest of the garden is not for guest use. However, please feel free to ask us if you would like to try anything out of our kitchen garden.

The property is not ideal for very young mobile children due to open pools, stone steps, deck drop offs etc.

Unfortunately pets are not welcome. The owners have dogs of their own.

The Fynbos Pod is up a short hill with uneven rock steps and the deck has unprotected sides with drop offs of around 1m on some sides. The is also a sharp drop off out of the sliding windows, which has a balustrade.

OUR RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCES

If you’re a surfer, Sandy Bay and Llundudno are both in walking distance.

If you’re a family with kids and dogs, welcome to heaven.

This place is a paradise for hikers, trail runners and cyclists, and even the less fit can enjoy an almost flat walk (from the top of the dunes) along the contour of the mountain, with incredible views across to Camps Bay, the 12Apostles and Lions Head. This location literally cannot be beaten.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

50% Deposit to confirm your booking 

If cancelling 7 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.

If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the deposit.

If cancelling 21 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the deposit.

If cancelling 30 days before arrival, forfeit 25% of the deposit.

10 - 18 years pay 100% of the sharing rate.

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This is a completely bespoke 8x3m wooden cabin perched on a hill of fynbos with 270 degree views the incredible Chapmans Peak mountains, Sandy Bay dunes and beach of Hout bay.

Features

  • WiFi
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai
  • Outdoor Bath
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Secure Parking

Experiences

  • Stays for Couples

Rates

15 Dec 2022 - 31 Jan 2023
R3,000.00 One Guest Per Night
R4,700.00 Two Guests Per Night
R5,050.00 Three Guests Per Night
01 Feb 2023 - 31 Mar 2023
R2,800.00 One Guest Per Night
R4,375.00 Two Guests Per Night
R4,725.00 Three Guests Per Night
01 Apr 2023 - 31 Oct 2023
R2,550.00 One Guest Per Night
R4,000.00 Two Guests Per Night
R4,350.00 Three Guests Per Night

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