Inhale deeply and savour the slightly salty tang of the ocean breeze. Take a sip of South African wine and rest your eyes on the setting sun casting a fiery glow on the Tabletop Mountain – the perfect start to a South Africa holiday!
One of the few properties located directly above the Atlantic Ocean, the Santa Maria Beach House boasts a stunning view you might recognise from most Cape Town picture-postcards: Let your gaze roam from Blouberg Beach to the Tabletop Mountain.
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the location is superb. The Santa Maria Beach House is set at the heart of the historic Blouberg on the beach. It is the same location that witnessed the great Blouberg battle in 1806, when the British recaptured the Cape Peninsula to keep Napoleon at bay and protect the East Asia trading routes.
Incidentally, the name Blouberg derives from Afrikaans and refers to the blue tinge that can often be observed to cloak the Tabletop Mountain in a mystic veil. Hours are whiled away just leaning back and admiring the Cape Town landmark.
“Directly adjacent to the beach” is no euphemism. When the tide is high and the surf up, the waves run up against the Beach House's walls and an unwary sunbather on the beautiful timber deck may occasionally be refreshed with an unexpected splash.
However, most days you are free to stroll down the twenty kilometres long beach that stretches from Blouberg to Melkbossstrand. Surfers and kite surfers will delight in the local conditions. Only five minutes away you may hire all the necessary equipment.
The luxurious Santa Maria Beach House may only be booked exclusively. It is the perfect choice for families or a small group of friends. Featuring three finely appointed bedrooms, it comfortably accommodates six guests.
A large living room has been equipped with quality furniture and an elegant dining area adjacent to the open kitchen boasting a modern but cosy ambience. Certainly a highlight, the glass-wall atrium is a wonderful spot to settle down on a windy day – a rather common occurrence in Cape Town.
The sun-deck lies well protected from the wind towards the rear of the Beach House. Apart from enjoying the strong South African sun, the sun-deck is also perfect for a long and delicious barbecue night. Of course, the facilities are all in place.
Other amenities include a large flat-screen TV with a satellite receiver and a number of movie channels in addition to the DVD-player. The sound may play from the state-of-the-art Hi-Fi system complete with an I-Pod docking station.
The kitchen has been equipped in anticipation of the most ambitious culinary endeavours and features both a gas stove and oven as well as finest china. And on a cold night, the fireplace quickly disperses any winter chills.
Save the best for last: The terrace that opens towards the infinite ocean is a marvel! Put your feet up and rest your eyes on the distant horizon. And when your thoughts start straying, just doze off for a little nap, the waves singing you a lullaby.
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