The West Coast is an unparalleled getaway destination, known for its wild seas, untouched wilderness, and endless natural beauty. In a stream of quaint seaside towns lining its majestic shores, endless beach houses beckon to become unforgettable weekend escapes. One such place is Silver Bay Villa at peaceful Shelley Point.
Less than two hours from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town, this luxe self-catering villa offers uninterrupted ocean views, private boardwalk access to the beach, and an interior worthy of double-page spreads in the finest decor mags. It’s got the white walls, thatched roof and warm comfort of a lovable beach house, but with a special sprinkling of extra-special luxury.
Just looking at the photographs, we can already imagine the taste of a crisp mimosa on the deck at sunset.
Belle of the beach
Located at the very tip of the coastline, with a sprinkling of properties, the small seaside town of Shelley Point is already a contender for the best weekend getaways. Staying in a ultra-cool villa with everything that opens and closes is just the cherry on top.
Resting on a sand dune with uninterrupted views of St Helena and Stompneus Bays, the villa gives you a feeling of peaceful seclusion you wouldn’t otherwise find if staying in the town centre. The large glass windows allow you to enjoy the sunrise, sunset, and everything in between, without having to move a muscle… But with the beach below – accessed by a private boardwalk – you’ll definitely want to.
Silver linings galore
Every element of this two-storey home has been carefully considered to ensure the ultimate stay. In addition to beautifully appointed open-plan living areas on both floors (complete with DStv, wifi, underfloor heating and a fireplace for chilly days), there’s an outdoor courtyard with a rim-flow pool for post-beach dips in the summer. (The courtyard is protected from the relentless southeaster.)
Sleeping up to eight people, the property features four en-suite bedrooms (each with a queen-size bed), and we’d suggest snagging one on the lower level, so you can amble over to the beach from your bed. There’s also a fully-equipped kitchen, laundry room, kids’ playroom, and secure garage.
Kitted out for winter and summer, this luxury beach house is the ultimate destination for a seaside holiday away from it all with family or friends.