About Bishop's View
Bishop's View in Kalk Bay was designed to offer the ultimate contemporary living space for the international traveller to South Africa. Immaculately furnished, with state-of-the-art fixtures and finishings, every detail is a statement in quality.
Perched on the mountainside, the house boasts magnificent views over Kalk Bay’s fishing harbour and the Indian Ocean. A two-minute walk brings you to the heart of the village, famous for its great restaurants, antique and bookshops, bakeries, galleries and theatre. Less than 40 minutes from central Cape Town, the location balances easy distances with getting away from it all.
The house has every modern convenience, with four designer bedrooms - all en-suite, a gourmet kitchen, open-plan lounge with fireplace and viewing decks, yoga room, steam room, a lap pool with sun deck and wireless internet connectivity. Bishop’s View is self-catering, although a full-time housekeeper is on hand and gourmet meals can be delivered from the legendary eateries nearby. Bishop’s View offers the highest standards in contemporary luxury and comfort.
There are four double bedrooms, all en-suite with flat-screen, satelite television in each room. There is one queen, two king and one extra-length king-size bed. The bedding is pure linen with duck down duvets and pillows. The four en-suite bathrooms have showers, heated towel rails and full-length mirrors. Two of these have baths.
The gourmet kitchen has a gas hob with extractor fan, oven, fridge, microwave, wine cooler, ice- maker and dishwasher. It is fully equipped with crockery, cutlery and all the extras for the gourmet chef. Catering can be arranged on request.
Lounge / Dining room:
The lounge has magnificent views with floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto the deck. Blinds and shutters offer privacy and shade. There is an open, wood fireplace, digital satellite TV with DVD machine and a state of the art sound system. The furnishings are top-quality pieces from local and international designers.
Laundry / Housekeeping:
The house will be serviced on a weekly basis for stays of more than 7 days. Linen and towels are changed weekly. This service is included in the daily rate. Peak season rates include daily basic housekeeping services. The laundry is equipped with a washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing facilities. Guest laundry & daily housekeeping services are available on request at an additional charge.
Steam Room & Yoga Room:
The ultimate luxury for mind and body is to enjoy daily steam treatments in the sauna/steam room that is spacious enough for 6 people. This beautifully designed room is your own private spa and is easily operated. The Yoga room overlooks the pool and sundeck and is perfect for zen sessions at sunrise or for having a good stretch or workout before a steam treatment. It is equipped with mats, yoga balls and a set of weights for your use. Massages and beauty treatments can be arranged on site by reputable local therapists.
Sun Deck & Pool:
Relax on a chaise lounges around the sparkling lap pool on the sun drenched, sheltered patio. The lounge, kitchen and dining-room flow out onto the deck which is perfect for outdoor feasts and is equipped with easy to use barbeque facilities.
Office / Study area:
For the busy executive who needs to stay in touch, there is a broadband link to the internet and a wireless hub. A cordless telephone with three extensions is available for incoming and emergency calls.
Parking and Security:
Kalk Bay is a quiet village with regard to crime but for extra safety the house is secure and alarmed with armed response on 24-hour call. There is also an intercom and screen for controlled access and secure undercover parking for four cars.