Start 2017 in style with this immaculately presented home situated in a super location fit for a family, within walking distance to the High School and a short drive to the other fabulous schools in the area. This much-loved home has a wonderful appeal. Upon entrance, the home opens to a grand double volume living area with high-end flooring underfoot, providing a modern feel. A large open hearth with beautiful stone detailing providing warmth and character.
Alongside the dining area is a modern kitchen equipped with Caesar tops, Induction hob, built-in oven and purpose built cupboards which are in abundance and ideal for a culinary wizard.
The home benefits from three generously sized bedrooms with built-in cupboards.
Newly appointed bathrooms comprising of one bathroom and one shower room, both with toilets and under ceramic Kilimanjaro tiles.
The sun-drenched garden is in the immediate view of the living area making this a safe haven for children and pets to play in clear view at all times, furthermore, the built-in braai area provides a welcome shelter for those summer days spent outdoors. The extra length automated single garage is great for the boys with toys.
But wait, there is more … the dual living aspect of a separate generously sized studio flat comprising of living area, kitchenette and full bathroom. The fabulous duality offers an active income earner as an Airbnb, a rental or simply, additional accommodation for a family member or guests.
Looking to get a foot on the property ladder, this a hassle-free 38 m2 studio is now available.
Apartment living is all about hassle-free lifestyle with the freedom to simply lock and go whenever you like. Situated on Carmichael Road, this spacious studio on the first floor offers simple requirements while featuring an open plan kitchen and living area with a separate shower bathroom. The original balcony has been incorporated into the studio, with large windows for the view. There are no parking issues as you have dedicated parking bay.
Good buy and great opportunity right here, whether it be an investment or as a first home it ticks both boxes. The apartment is sunny with spectacular mountain view and the most awesome sunsets overlooking Noordhoek beach in winter. Just minutes away from the CBD area of Fish Hoek, Beach and Longbeach mall.
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Fish Hoek beach is the only beach in Cape Town with a special exclusion net, introduced in 2013, to keep sharks out of the swimming area. Sarah Waries, programme manager for Shark Spotters — a world-first programme that works to protect both sharks and water-users explains how this net works and why it’s important.
Fish Hoek is the only beach in Cape Town with a shark net because it has had a number of shark bite incidents. Since 2004 there have been two fatalities and one very serious bite when a man lost his leg (in 2011). There have also been a number of close calls, where surfskis were bitten and people had encounters with sharks.
In October 2011 there were 55 shark sightings at Fish Hoek in one month…It’s the best swimming beach in Cape Town, I would say, but it had this stigma as being “the shark beach”.
Traditional shark nets are designed to catch and kill sharks. Exclusion nets, like the one used in Fish Hoek, just prevent sharks from entering an area. The City of Cape Town’s approach to shark attack prevention is that you must protect people but you must also protect sharks and the environment, and one mustn’t be at the cost of the other. At Fish Hoek we get humpback whales and southern right whales in the middle of the bay, so we didn’t want to put anything in the water that would potentially entangle whales, dolphins, or anything else.
The exclusion net is deployed at Fish Hoek in the summer time, from the October school holidays through to Easter (March/April). In October we just do school holidays and weekends. From November to March we try and put it up every day, but it’s weather dependent — when the wind is too strong or the swell is too big we don’t deploy the net. We aim to have it up for about 20 days per month.
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“If property owners do not take collective action as a neighbourhood community, the affect on everyone’s property values in that neighbourhood could be very negative”, says Cape Town real estate broker, Andre de Villiers from Cape Town.
De Villiers was previously a Neighbourhood Watch Chairperson for a popular Cape Town coastal suburb. “My experience is that there are far too few residents prepared to get involved in neighbourhood security unless there is a dramatic spike in crime or a violent attack. The majority of residents it seems are only too happy to leave the collective security concerns to someone else”.
“As the owner of four real estate offices in Cape Town, I can confirm that buyers are increasingly asking agents for more details about security issues in the neighbourhood of the house they are interested in. The focus on the individual house’s security is correctly seen as something that can be resolved by the buyer, but the area’s reputation and crime statistics are a greater concern, as a buyer knows this will probably be an issue that falls outside their immediate control.”
There is certainly a demand for reliable data but this is not as easy to obtain as some may think. Many smaller incidents are not reported to the police and many private security services treat their information as confidential and many neighbourhood watch groups are understandably concerned that their neighbourhood could suffer if their efficiency in keeping records resulted in a negative message!
“I think any professional estate agent should have some reasonable methodology to answer security questions from buyers objectively about the neighbourhood. We can’t put our head in the sand over this issue and a lack of access to reliable data is certainly a challenge,” said de Villiers.
The message to property owners is to ‘buy in’ to the responsibility of keeping their neighbourhood safe and crime free through collective action, and thereby collecting a ‘collective security dividend’. “Imagine if you will, a pocket of houses that is able to claim and where the seller or agent can statistically show, that the subject area is the safest area in this suburb! If that’s not a great selling feature then, as a real estate professional with over thirty years experience, I am not sure what is!” said de Villiers.
Elsies Peak on fire, Main Road closed off between Fish Hoek and the Glencairn Expressway.
Well maintained, immaculate North facing cottage is located in a exclusive and sought after gated estate. The property is accessed via an intercom control at the gate and once on the property visitors are welcomed by an ornate lush and private sunny garden and patio. Read more about this Fish Hoek property for sale.
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Well-appointed cottage is positioned in the tranquil setting of popular Silverglades. Offering delightful mountain views and neat as a pin, this beautiful cottage is the ideal starter home. Read more about this Fish Hoek property for sale.
Contact Hazel Tappan on 072 698 1313 or Sandra van der Merwe on 083 235 5351 for further queries.
*Showhouses are this Sunday, 17 January 2016 from 2pm – 5pm.
Fish Hoek offers a family lifestyle in a village community with top class schools, shopping malls and some of the most beautiful scenery in the False Bay region. The lifestyle is slow and relaxed and is perfect for anyone who is scaling up, slowing down or just wanting to enjoy all the benefits of raising a family along the coast.
Designed to encompass space, the open plan living areas of this single storey town house, are generous and open to a covered entertainment patio and good sized garden. Situated in sought after Silverglades area, it is close to all main scenic routes, sport clubs and schools. Read more about this Fish Hoek property for sale.
Contact Sandra van der Merwe on 083 235 5351 for more information.
The City of Cape Town has warned Fish Hoek residents that their water supply will be disrupted from seven o’clock this evening due to emergency maintenance. It will affect the water supply to all avenues below Main Road. Spokesperson for the Department of Water and Sanitation, Farouk Robertson, says the repair of a 300-millimeter valve will take place this evening due to heat conditions experienced during the day. Farouk has urged residents to store water for domestic use in clean, sealed containers before the repairs take place. He says two mobile tankers will be made available for residents, one at False Bay Hospital and the other will be positioned based on residents needs.
Every day we make mistakes that leave our homes vulnerable to a break-in. A burglar will always choose the easiest target and that’s good news for you – it means you have a lot of influence on whether you become a victim or not.
- Hiding keys by doorways – leaving keys near door ways is very risky as you risk someone duplicating your key and breaking in whenever they want.
- Leaving out mail – an overflowing mailbox is a good sign that no one is home as well as it allows criminals to steal your mail and gain personal information.
- Open windows – windows are often the easiest entry point for burglars to access your home as doors can be sturdy and deadlocked.
- Leaving valuables in sight – valuables should be left out sight so that burglars and stored away as expensive items signal that you have money and is a clear indicator to a burglar that your home is worth targeting.
- No visible security – securing your home with burglar bars and visible security measures is a huge deterrent to burglars.
- Not maintaining your yard – a messy yard is a signal to a burglar that you are an easy target as untrimmed trees and hedges make for potential hiding places.
- Updating social media – avoid using social media to let strangers know your whereabouts as you never know who is following you online.
- A lifeless home – leaving lights and the TV / Radio on a timer can signal to a burglar that someone is home.
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