Welcome to Galleon Nook

Galleon Nook is a superbly situated 1-bedroom garden cottage (sleeps 2) for tourists, local travellers, overseas guests and those wishing to hire for in the area for a short term stay (house renovations, locums, work stay short term).Two extra children/adults could be accommodated upon request (stay FREE, an extra queen size bed is placed in the open plan bay window area, opposite the kitchen, directly outside the door of the main bedroom - max 4 people in total allowed in the garden cottage at one time).

In a residential suburb of Fish Hoek called Sun Valley, which is at the bottom of Ou Kaapse Weg (a mountain pass in Silvermine Nature reserve), and in the middle of the Cape Peninsula leading towards Cape Point with access to the sea/beaches (5min) in either direction.

Noordhoek is our neighbouring suburb (Chapman's Peak Drive 5min) and Fish Hoek Beach is on the other side (5min). Simons Town is straight over Black Hill (8min). Right at Black Hill is the route to Kommetjie, Misty Cliffs, Scarborough (10min). This road in turn leads to Cape Point Nature Reserve where the two oceans meet at the tip of the Peninsula (25min). One can also reach Cape Point driving through Simons Town (25min).

Cape Town city centre (25min) & Cape Town International Airport (40min)

Accommodation

1-Bedroom Garden Cottage (sleeps 2) consisting of a main bedroom with en-suite shower, toilet, basin.

An extra queen size bed is located in the bay window, opposite the open plan kitchen, there is no screen for privacy - this serves the purpose of housing 2 extra guests (children or adults) travelling with the main guest. Max of 4 people allowed in the cottage at one time. Please bear with us as we updated our pictures on the website. The double sleeper couch is no longer available in the lounge, as shown in the pictures

Cottage built behind the owner's home (lock up and go). Pool facilities elsewhere on the property in a communal area + built-in-braai. Arrangements can be made to use exclusively for day/evening. Closed gates lead to the pool area which can be used to swim anytime in the day. Note the pool has no cover, children must be supervised at all times.

Double doors open onto own fenced off small garden area and verandah.

Flat screen TV (full DSTV including Disney Channel) with DVD player (local video shop).

Star views are dazzling, little commercial lighting in Sun Valley. Region is full of Cape Town fauna and flora, especially indigenous Protea species seen growing on Ou Kaapse Weg.

Dining

Fully equipped kitchen with cutlery and utensils

Nearby restaurants (spoilt for choice, in abundance 5-10min)
Take away deliveries from Debonair's, St Elmo's and Scooters Pizza in Fish Hoek
"BEST" Fish and Chip take-away in Fish Hoek, Main Road
World class, award winning boutique hotels with restaurants (5-10min)

Location

Take the galleon crescent road, leading off the main road in Sun Valley

(2min) To intersection traffic lights at the main entrance into Sun Valley suburb where you will find two shopping malls, garages, dischem, spur, mugg and bean, woolworths, food lovers market, clothes stores, liquor stores, banks, doctors rooms, wellness centres and restaurants as well as Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonalds drive through outlets

(3 roads away) Bus Stop - bus travel to Fish Hoek city centre where taxi, train available

Meter Taxi Operators, Guided Tours, Car Hire available locally (Uber, Noordhoek Taxi's)

Quiet suburb, known for its stillness, valley views and accessibility to major attractions

Wine Tasting Estates locally, famous routes further away on country routes

Facilities

  • Wi Fi available (free) & good 3G reception
  • Fax/Scanning facilities available at home office (price on request)
  • Full DSTV satellite television and DVD player
  • Fully fitted equipped kitchen with washing machine, stove, microwave
  • Clothes stand provided for wet clothes
  • Cleaning bucket, broom, mop and pan
  • Bath Towels and linen provided
  • Cottage serviced every 7days if booking longer than 7days (not serviced on a daily basis) (this can be arranged at an extra charge to be paid directly to the house-cleaner)
  • Car Hire (all rental agents are at Cape Town International Airport + Fish Hoek outlets)
  • Cape Medical Response Member (emergency paramedic response unit)
  • Remote control for gate on arrival (parking in the driveway, uncovered), if lost, will be charged for replacement
  • Own small garden area, veranda, shared swimming pool facilities & separate entrance
  • Bring With: own toiletries, food, refreshments, swimming towels, washing powder, dishwasher, dishcloths and bath soap (self catering unit)

Attractions and Activities

Fish Hoek Beach (restaurants, trek fishermen, surfing, hobie cat, sailing, catwalk, beach strolling, play area, whale watching, jogging, churches, fishing)

Noordhoek and Chapman's Peak (the farm village in Noordhoek offers carols by candle light, playground, souvenirs, shops, deli & coffee eatery, tourism information office, hotel, Bobby Skinstad's pub The Toad, popular sportsman's venue, live music, surfing, horse beach rides, shipwreck walk, baboon tours, exceptional scenic drives, wine tasting)

Hout Bay (reached via Chapman's Peak drive that starts in Noordhoek, toll charge waterfront, shops, restaurants, Sunday flea market, working fishing harbour, seal island trips, boat hire, fishing, diving, kite surfing, shark cage diving, castle tours, wine tasting)

Cape Point (can be reached via Simons Town or via Kommetjie) both routes scenic and visit the Ostrich Farm at Cape Point before going into the Nature Reserve to walk up the stairs at the Point (or take the famous vernacular to the top) and after that have lunch in their restaurant this reserve has several picnic spots/hiking areas to explore with tidal pools

Simons Town (Boulders Beach penguin colony, yacht club, naval museums, sea view restaurants, antique shops, waterfront, boat rides, fishing, beach swimming, whale watching, historic buildings, churches, scenic drives, baboons, submarine tours, pubs, golf course, deep sea diving, views of naval ships/buildings, snorkelling, deep sea diving, kayaking)

Millers Point (tidal pool, fishing club, baboons, scenic drives, snorkelling, deep sea diving, picnic)

Red Hill Drive (mountain pass from Simons Town to Scarborough) over the top of the peninsula

Black Hill Drive (short pass from Sun Valley to Simons Town, quick access) incredibly scenic

Cape Point Nature Reserve (hiking, picnic area, fauna, flora, wildlife, fishing, Cray fishing)
Silvermine Nature Reserve (hiking, picnic area, fauna, flora, wildlife)
Elsie's Peak Fish Hoek (hiking, fauna flora, wildlife)

Gym, Spa, Massage Resorts (all in close proximity)
Doctors rooms and hospitals (all in close proximity)
Cinema (15min) at Blue Route Mall in Tokai

Imhoff Farm / Kommetjie / Scarborough (camel rides, horse beach rides, craft markets, organic produce, restaurants with views of Hout Bay, beach swimming, souvenir shops, kite surfing, camping, hiking, lighthouse visits, cray fishing harbour, snake farm, fishing, pubs, mussel picking, scuba)

Kalk Bay (antique stores, sea view restaurants, pubs, browsing shops, boutique hotels, wine tasting, commercial fishing harbour with harbour wall fishing, whale watching, bakery, ice cream shop, stage theatre, art)

Muizenberg Beach (popular with surfers connecting at surfer's corner
Clovelly (golf course, mini wetlands with wildlife birds)
Tokai (forest walks, boutique restaurants, picnic, wine tasting, cinema, 48.000m2 shopping mall)
Constantia (gateway to Constantia Wine Route with historic farms, scenic drives, restaurants, shops)

Accreditation

Member of Noordhoek Tourism

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