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Gorgeous historic beach house in secret garden

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Gorgeous historic beach house in secret garden

8 guests4 bedrooms4 beds4 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
4 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Sparkling clean
6 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.

Shell Cottage is truly magical: super-stylish yet so different to all the other steel & glass mansions, with its lovely 'bohemian beach chic' character.
Set in the heart of Camps Bay village just off the trendy promenade...but step through your front gate & you'll find a secret haven of tranquility surrounded by mountain views. Timber boardwalks meander through the lushest garden imaginable filled with trees, birds and a bouquet of scented flowers & citrus.


Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Unavailable: Smoke detector
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide detector
The host hasn't reported smoke or carbon monoxide detectors on the property.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed


Step-free access to the bedroom
Extra space around bed



46 reviews
Outstanding hospitality
Stylish space
Sparkling clean
Phil User Profile
November 2019
House was lovely with lots of perky little touches. Very close to bars and restaurants in Camps Bay too - 5 minute walk to the beach in the day to watch the sunset over the Atlantic
Brian User Profile
October 2019
Great house that's very close to the beach. We had a wonderful time here and Alia was an excellent host. The house was set up well with everything ready for a comfortable stay. I'd recommend staying here to anyone looking for someone to stay in Cape Town, and especially Camps Bay
Mazen User Profile
September 2019
I recommend Alia’s place for many reasons 1- hospitality 2- location 3- safety 4- very energetic and peaceful 5- cleanness Thank you
Alia User Profile
Response from Alia:
Mazen also wrote privately: “I was a pleasant stay at Alia’s place every room in the house has a story. Everything was perfect I recommend this place, it is very cozy and homey. Special thanks to Alia and Privilege for hospitality they were very great and very responsive Wish to…
September 2019
Anita User Profile
July 2019
The most beautiful home and I think it is one of the best locations in Camps Bay.
Lichelle User Profile
July 2019
Fantastically located cottage with a very homely feel!
Amos User Profile
April 2019
Alia’s place is amazing and in a great location in Camps Bay! It’s a quick walk (less than 2 minutes to the beach and restaurants. The cottage is nicely designed and all rooms were well appointed. We will definitely come back again.
Alia User Profile
Response from Alia:
Please do! You were great guests and we'd love to see you back at Shell Cottage again :)
April 2019
Christina User Profile
March 2019
Alia’s place is lovely - a super nice villa in the middle of Camp’s Bay. It’s about a 3 minute walk back from the front, with on premises parking, an outdoor area and pool. The place is very big and the rooms very spacious. There’s an alarm system which gave us a lot of comfort…
Alia User Profile
Response from Alia:
Thanks so much for your kind words, Christina. Priviledge loved looking after you!
March 2019

Hosted by Alia

Cape Town, South AfricaJoined in August 2013
Alia User Profile
75 Reviews
Architectural designer and restorer of historic houses, impassioned transformer of buildings into the most beautiful living spaces, developer of out-of-the-ordinary boutique accommodation, international guest coordinator and very proudly Capetonian. Having lived in London and…
Interaction with guests
My team look forward to meeting and greeting my guests, giving them any advice they may need. Thereafter we will give you as much privacy or interaction as you require, and are always available on the phone or in person.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: After 2PM
Checkout: 10AM
Self check-in with building staff
After 2PM

House Rules

  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events