As the Cape West Coast continues to gain international renown as a pristine seaside playground, the demand for luxury holiday accommodation in the little towns and villages along this stretch of shore is rising.
And a firm favourite among both foreign and SA visitors is the 4-Star Sea La Vie lodge at the water’s edge in Shelley Point, which is currently for sale for R12m through Chas Everitt International, the SA affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and of its luxury property network, Luxury Portfolio International®.
This exclusive property offers just five luxury self-catering apartments, all with sea views and all with covered balconies from which to watch whales and dolphins at play, as well as awe-inspiring sunsets over Britannia Bay.
Standing alone on a slight promontory that improves the views, Sea La Vie was formerly known as the Oystercatcher Lodge and is so well-known that it features in all the tourism brochures about Shelley Point. It has also earned a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the past five years running with a consistent 9,7 rating from highly-impressed guests – many of whom have become repeat visitors.
“It would thus be an excellent investment for someone seeking to maximise occupancies via Airbnb,” says Chas Everitt International marketing agent Chantelle Mathews. “It already has a high profile online and already attracts affluent people from all over the world who want to experience the tranquility of the West Coast in style. And it is only 170km from Cape Town.”
The lodge is located in the exclusive Shelley Point golf and lifestyle estate so guests also have easy access to a nine-hole golf course, health spa and a country club with restaurant and coffee bar. For birding enthusiasts, the nearby Berg River and West Coast National Parks contain more than 190 species, including pink flamingos.
Three of the five apartments (Nautilus, Palm and Seagull) are double-storey units with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, open-plan kitchen/ dining and lounge areas, and deep sea-facing balconies with braai facilities. Fresh fish and crayfish are available daily and those who would like to catch their own dinner can even board one of the local fishing vessels for a day.
The fourth apartment (Driftwood) has one bedroom, one bathroom, kitchen, lounge and patio, while the St Martin’s honeymoon suite is a dreamy north-facing apartment on the upper floor that boasts sea views from every room and a large balcony with braai facilities.
There is secure parking available for all apartments and the lodge also contains manager’s accommodation, a laundry, a storeroom and a garage. Supplies can be obtained from the town of Vredenburg, 25km away, where there is also a newly-extended shopping mall.