The cottage is in the grounds of the owners house but is quite private with its own secluded patio and use of the owners pool (the one shown in the photos). Unfortunately Capetown was in the middle of a very severe drought and water shortage when we stayed so we were necessarily heavily restricted on water use for showers etc but this couldn't be helped and the owners did everything they could to ease the situation for us. The cottage is very spacious, comfortable and well equipped. It is split level with steps down into the dining areas and then again into the kitchen (just to bear in mind if any mobility issues). Lovely views down the valley towards the sea. Very secure area / gate to property and very close (walking distance) to World of Birds which is well worth a visit. Short drive to Hout Bay harbour and some good restaurants, harbour / seal island cruise was nice and very close to start of Chapmans Peak Drive.
Our 3rd visit to this property confirms our opinion that it is a spacious, comfortable cottage in a beautiful garden setting with excellent sea views. Situated in a safe and secure area but convenient for all Hout Bay restaurants and shopping ideal for touring the Cape Peninsula and Winelands
The owner live on site and is always available should there be any problems the large swimming pool is a bonus on hot sunny days
We couldn't be much happier with our honeymoon accommodation. Would definitely book again :) great service
I stayed at the Cottage with my wife for 4 days in January 2017. The place is spacious and has good privacy. However, the front door needs blinds for privacy. The bed and bedding in the main bedroom needs to be replaced! (white bed linen is recommended). The whole place needs some spring cleaning! Squirrels running around on the roof at night is a nuisance, kept us awake at night. Branches on the roof should be trimmed. Richard, the owner is however friendly and the reception was good. Some of the apartment's pictures placed online are misleading. (i.e. the picture of the swimming pool is showing the main-house and not the cottage). Did not have a pleasant stay at all!
We had an amazing time at Mountain Rise. Richard(owner) was warm and welcoming. I specifically loved the privacy and the house is beautiful,clean and modern.The beach is around the corner and all the shops and restaurants.I would definitely book there again!!!
Our Holiday at Mountain Rise Cottage was superb we enjoyed every moment of it the hospitality of the host,the family and their workers is very good the house omw is Beautiful and clean the porch is a nice place for breakfast in the morning and to relax at night after a nice swim, The pool is awesome and so is the view from the porch,if you need a home away from home in a nice and relaxed environment then Mountain rise cottage is the place to be.I will definitely recommend the cottage to anyone who wants to spoil themselves in style and we will definitely be returning there again next year.
Thank you to Richard H and his family for a nice holiday.
The cottage is in an upmarket area of Hout Bay which is secluded and peaceful. The accommodation is very large, it is serviced three times a week and is kept spotless. The large patio offers fantastic views down through the valley to the bay which is surrounded by stunning mountains. Breakfast and evenings on the patio are simply wonderful when sharing a chilled bottle of wine. The whole property is secure and safe and offers a very relaxing atmosphere. The hosts are extremely friendly and their recommendations are very welcome. We are looking forward to returning for another wonderful holiday experience
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