Taonga Beach House

DETAILS

Max 12 guests 

BEDROOM CONFIGURATION

Up a flight of stairs, the main bedroom – and this is very much a main bedroom! – is a timber cocoon in which you could while away the entire day. On one end, the king-size bed, centred on a large arched window, with more light spilling in from a second north-facing window, both framing ocean views. In the centre, a comfortable lounge arrangement under a statement pendant light and facing large screen (smart? ?inch) TV. To the south, open shelving and railings create a casual easy-access walk-in cupboard. A marvellous walk-in shower centred on more lovely views framed by a sash window. A a claw-foot bath tub tucked behind a free-standing screen, large basin and privately located toilet with view. A vintage desk if you work you must! Doors open onto a small balcony with two chairs – another great sundowner spot.

Downstairs are three en-suite bedrooms.

Located at the southern end of the house is another large bedroom furnished with king-size bed. Sliding doors offer direct access to the deck and wonderful sea views; opposite is a bookcase that creates a comforting wall of books. A quirky bathroom featuring clawfoot bath under large porthole-style window, and a door that opens onto the lush front garden.

The two smaller bedrooms are located opposite each other, and entered from the entrance hall. Both have shower bathrooms; sash windows frame green garden views. One is furnished with a double bed, the other is a twin.

If required the two-bedroom garden cottage can be hired (at an additional cost). This comprises two en-suite bedrooms (one double, one twin, both with own showers) sharing their own more compact open-plan lounge-dining area and kitchen.

Top quality linen throughout.

LIVING AREAS & KITCHEN

Enter this generous space and the eye is immediately drawn to the glass-walled west and its dramatic ocean vista, backdropped by mountains peaks.

If the dining table that can seat eight comfortably taking centre stage, the kitchen is the heart of the space, with generous counters and seating that invites convivial cook-a-thons. Several choices when it comes to where you want to eat – the breakfast bar in the northern corner, the long outdoor dining table, the table next to the pool… A choice of places to lounge about too – next to the wood-burning fireplace an obvious choice in winter, or the sun-splashed north-west corner an all-year-round spot.

The kitchen is designed for communal or showmanship cooking, and furnished with the requisite equipment, including a large gas hob and oven.

What you don’t find in the open-plan space is stored in the large scullery, such as the ice machine, dishwasher and washing machine.
The house is serviced a minimum of two times a week by the housekeeper Maggie Moos whose residence is on a separate building on the property.

OUtdoors

The large ocean-facing deck feels almost cantilevered over the rocky shore and is furnished with a dining table and sofa under shade, as well as comfortable chairs to soak up the sun, and a jacuzzi for catching the sunset. A short flight of stairs provides immediate access to the public pathway that links De Kom with Long Beach.

The north-facing corner is protected and private, with a lush garden surrounding the pool, and shaded table next to the large BBQ. Easily accessed directly from the kitchen.

An equally lush garden between the pedestrian gate and front door creates a welcoming atmosphere even before you’ve stepped into the house.

The Area

The coastal village of Kommetjie is located at the southern tip of the Noordhoek valley, and Taonga, located on the rocky shoreline between Long Beach to De Kom, is arguably the best positioned beach house in the village.
Home to surfers, artists, digital nomads and Capetonians keen to escape the city (and close enough that some commute), it is a friendly laid back community that feels like a million miles away from the city centre – tousle-haired kids with surfboards or barefoot on skateboards; delis that caters for vegans as well as wine lovers; coffee shops with water bowls for the punters who wouldn’t come out without their dogs.
For better dining options, Noordhoek Farm Village is 20 minutes away; for major shopping and Sun Valley Mall is under 15 minutes. Major tourist sites such as Cape Point and Simonstown and its penguins are no more than 30 minutes away, as is the Constantia winelands with its stellar top-tier dining options – for more suggestions on where, come on home to Taonga and we will set you up!

 

Security

The pedestrian gates are Rajasthani; fortress-like they provide an impenetrable façade and total privacy from the cul de sac drive. Secure parking for up to three cars behind remote controlled garage doors and private access to the front door from the garage. The house is secured at night by an easy to use alarm and a security company is on call 24/7 in the unlikely event you require them.