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Cape Town 7405 South Africa

Listing # 53006

Rates From ZAR 3850 Weekly
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Last Updated: Thursday, June 18, 2015

Acute Cottage / Cape Town / Winter Rates Available

Acute Cottage was built in 1929 and furnished traditionally.

The cottage has a large, secure on all boundaries, peaceful, sunny and private back garden. Very green with lovely old trees.

The neighbourhood is alive and active with families of all ages.
A short walk through an island park, takes you to a cluster of shops.
During the day folk walk past the cottage en-route to the shops, with their dogs, and/or children in pushchairs.

The little house is cool in summer and not very cold in winter. . The thatch seems to regulate the temperatures well.

The cottage is on its own free standing property.

Our local Pinelands Community Magazine called "The Muse" will give you a good a feel for the suburb.

Pinelands is a neat little suburb, yet within direct access to all the highways and the city.

Also available to residents:

* Gymnasium, with indoor pool, offering full facilities to guests, at a reasonable rates. Pilates classes etc etc.

* Golfing Range and Golf Course (5 minutes away by car).

* Public Library.

* Tennis courts, Bowling Club, Athletic Running Club

* University of Cape Town (15-20 minutes by car)

* Groote Schuur Hospital (15-20 minutes by car)

* Vincent Pallotti Private Hospital (2 minutes away by car).

and more...

We are close at hand to offer assistance should we be required to do so.

Looking forward to hearing from you and giving any advise for your stay in South Africa.

Your hosts,
Simonette and Robert Billett


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
150 Sq. Meters
Suited for
5 people
Property Type
Cottage or Country Home


Available from Friday, July 17, 2015 until Friday, December 4, 2015
Available from Monday, February 1, 2016 until Open
Minimum Stay
2 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Longer term rentals available.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Cape Town
Postal Code - State or Province 7405 WC
Country South Africa
Neighborhood Keywords Pinelands
Closest University University of Cape Town
University nearby University of Cape Town, University of the Western Cape. (Stellenbosch University - 45 mins drive)

Rental Price:

ZAR 3850 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
Winter rates (Rates @ ZAR 550 per day May 2015 - August 2015)
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Moutains

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other: Secured property - Alarmed - level paving


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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About Me
We are a South African family with an Italian heritage. Robert works with Transnet in Property. We have two grown daughters. I run our home and the cottage, both within a 3km distance of each other. Gardening is a favorite hobby of mine. Our family enjoys all that is available living in Cape Town; the walks, the beach, the trips to the Wine Farms...this city has much to offer! We love having people stay at Acute Cottage, as we trust they will enjoy South Africa and have 'a holiday of a life time'.

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Acute Cottage is the best kept secret in Cape Town. The cottage and the Billett family made our stay for 2 months in Cape Town an exceptional experience. We have rented other apartments/guest houses in Cape Town earlier and have never had a better stay. The beautiful home which was decorated and furnished with a personal touch by the owner, Simonette, was a joy to be in. The garden and property likewise. The location was ideal. Not only did we feel safe in the neighborhood but we had easy access to the center of town as well as the universities UTC and UWC. The Billetts went out of their way to assist us in everything from practical matters to personal invitations for seeing and doing things in the city as well as traveling in SA. A must for academics wanting to work and/or rest in Cape Town. Thanks again, Simonette and Rob Excellent Penny 7/23/2012 1:50:00 AM

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