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Cape Town 7405 South Africa

Listing # 53006

Rates From ZAR 16000 Monthly
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014

'Acute Cottage' It's name says it all!

Visit beautiful Cape Town and stay in a cute fully furnished cottage.
Call this your own home, away from home.

The cottage is not on anyone's property.
It is a second home, set in it's own large, sunny garden, fully private.

Pinelands, is an old mature-garden, suburb of Central Cape Town.

The cottage was built in 1929 and has been furnished in a traditional style to suit it's age.

It has two open thatched double bedrooms and sleeps two persons per room.
There are two bathrooms downstairs and a guest toilet upstairs.
A view of the the mountain can be seen from the upstairs bedrooms.

The property is secure on all its boundaries.
Outside lights, come on automatically at night.
It has indoor and outdoor parking for your car/s.

Although Pinelands is only a 15 to 18 minute drive from the City Centre and Victoria Alfred Waterfront, this suburb has all the trimmings of a small town community lifestyle.
Your neighbours are a mixture of newlyweds, young families and older residents.
The suburb is established and has all the conveniences of shops, malls, schools etc. on your doorstep.

The suburb of Pinelands easily connects you to the main highways, which makes travelling to our winelands and other tourist destinations, favored by visitors, easy to reach.

Acute Cottage is an owned by us.
It is serviced one a week.
As a family, it is important to us, that our guests, are safe, happy and well looked after during their stay in our country.

Some features include:

DSTV bouquet and video player

Fast internet link.

Telephone receiving all incoming calls.

Radio alarm with a good security company.

Some facilities in the immediate area include:

* Gymnasium, with indoor pool, offering full facilities to guests, at a reasonable fee.

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

* Public Library.

* Tennis courts, bowling club, athletics 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).

* Toddler play groups, Pre-primary schools, Primary and High Schools

* Churches

* A shopping mall

* Restaurants

All the major highways, from this suburb, connect you to easily reach; the West Coast, Garden Route, Winelands, Franschoek or Stellenbosch, to name a few, 'must see places'.

Whether your visit is for work purposes, vacation, honeymoon, writers retreat, or simply seeking the sun with a different flavour of life ...

... warm South African hospitality awaits you!

We have had some lovely folk stay with us, while on their Sabbatical leave....and it has been our pleasure to accommodate each one of you!

Robert and Simonette Billett



Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
150 Sq. Meters
Suited for
4 people
Property Type


Available from Monday, September 1, 2014 until Open
Minimum Stay
2 day(s)
Flexibles With Dates
Comments on Dates
Two to three month stays and longer are welcomed
*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
Country South Africa
Neighborhood Keywords Pinelands
Closest University University of Cape Town
University nearby UCT, Stellenbosch, University of the Western Cape

Rental Price:

ZAR 16000 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Above rental equates to +=R516 daily.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • 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: Fans, heaters, elec.blankets, outdoor furniture


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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About Member

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Independent Scholar Independent Scholar (working outside traditional academia) & Retired Academics
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Member Since Jun 5 2010
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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