Lark house holiday home is set against the mountain, and coupled with the stunning vistas over False Bay, it's the perfect getaway. The house has a natural fynbos garden with direct access to hiking trails which form a part of the Table Mountain National Park, a world heritage site.
Enjoy whale-watching (in season) from the decks or visit the beaches close by. Lark House is located in a quiet residential neighborhood close to several tourist attractions. Our house can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people (max 6 adults).
Lark House boasts three decks, a lower deck with braai (BBQ) and picnic bench, an upper deck with outdoor seating, where you can relax with your book or enjoy a drink. Both these decks have beautiful views over False Bay. The third deck is a secluded garden deck with lovely mountain views.
The house has private parking, two smart TVs (with access to Netflix, YouTube etc), board games and inclusive Wi-Fi. We also have battery power backup: the lights, TV and Wi-Fi will stay on during load shedding (power outages). We have two bedrooms downstairs and a spacious loft area upstairs with two single beds and one double bed, which is especially ideal for families with children.
Your hosts David and Tania live just down the street and will be happy to welcome you. We will gladly answer any questions you may have during your stay too, feel free to reach out to us. Glencairn is a very safe area, but for added security the house is fully alarmed with a local 24 hour response team. We are confident you will have a wonderful stay!
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"We had a wonderful time. The house was very clean, and had everything we needed. Beautiful views, fully stocked house with all the essentials, and we especially loved the private mountain access. 10/10"Christine, September 2021
"It is a beautiful house, and the views are breathtaking. The house was fully kitted, in fact over and above. Everything you need to feel like home away from home. I love clean, neat, minimalist and earthy decor which describes this home perfectly. The dishwasher was my saving grace and I have officially decided I need to invest in one for myself. It made all the difference to cleaning while on vacation. Location was super, and it was easy to zip down to the beach and shops, and then quickly pack up to head home for a quick lunch. Lots to do in the area but that's why we love booking deep south. The top floor was ideal for the 3 kids. They were obsessed with having their own floor and I am afraid you lifted the bar for my holiday housing going forward for them. How do I top that loft room? Super safe, enough entertainment and space for them to not be in each others faces. My favourite thing though was the key to the mountain. You should postcard that! The hikes were just picture perfect. " - Tamsyn and family, March 2021
- Monique, August 2021
"Everything about this premises was outstanding. The hosts were fantastic and welcoming. The house was extremely clean and very well kept. It has everything you could possibly require on your trip. The views were outstanding and im so terribly sad we could not stay a bit longer to enjoy more of it. We will definitely be coming back in summer! Close to the beach as well as shops. Great for hiking. The mountain is literally your back yard. Excellent service and hospitality all round and very safe. What a gem!!!"
"We had the most relaxing and amazing time. The area is stunning, the hikes beautiful and the house feels like home. Our day trips to several beaches, the penguins on Boulders Beach, Simons's Town and Fish Hoek were all within easy driving distance. We also tasted some lovely wines at Cape Point Vineyards. All in all, we had a memorable week."- William and Faiza, February 2021
"Thank you for sharing your charming Lark House with us for one unforgettable weekend. All the home comforts in the beautiful house and lovely personal touches in every room to make one's stay extra special. And the ever-changing view over False Bay! Wow, wow! The only negative about our stay? The weekend was way too short! We will have have to return to attempt the mountain trail that is right on your doorstep."- Neels and Lorette, February 2021
"A taste of heaven. We loved everything, the host was extremely welcoming, the house was perfect, exactly what we have been promised and what we needed."Craig and family, May 2021
Table Mountain National Park: Open the gate in the back garden, and you are entering the Table Mountain National Park, a world heritage site. For a brochure, click here.
Glencairn Beach: Glencairn has a great family beach which is popular with families and windsurfers too. When the wind blows, it is not uncommon to see kitesurfers catching some air! The tidal pool was built in the 1920's and is a popular safe swimming area - also used for snorkeling and sunbathing. There are also options for scuba diving!
Birding: For an extensive list of birds spotted in Glencairn Heights, click here. Glencairn Wetlands is a small wetlands area in Glencairn, well preserved by an active local community who protect the indigeneous plant species, birds, small mammals and reptiles. Great area for bird watching.
World of Birds: More than 3,000 birds and other small animals call World of Birds home. Visitors can explore their well-kept habitats, which spread over a generous four hectares of land. The scenic backdrop of Table Mountain, Little Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles makes it an ideal spot for photos, too.Book/Contact/Availability
Glencairn Whale Watching: Glencairn is a fantastic spot for whale watching in season (July to December). Locals and visitors congregate at the Glencairn strip which is a popular meeting spot due to the restaurants and bars which overlook the wetlands and the beach.
Heather Auer Art & Sculpture Gallery is a charming gallery at the home studio of Heather Auer in Glencairn and stocked with original art by South African artists.
Elsie's Peak (for a hike description, click here) is a magnificent viewpoint which is only a short hike directly from the garden of Lark House: the mountain behind the property is part of the Table Mountain National Park. There are many trails on the mountain and in the area for hours of hiking.
Cape Point: Cape Point National Park is a spectacular sight with towering stone cliffs, endemic fynbos, breathtaking bays, beaches and rolling green hills and valleys, and only a 20 minute drive from Lark House. For a brochure/map, click here.
Wine tasting: Several wine estates are at easy driving distance from the property: Cape Point Vineyards, Steenberg and Klein Constantia to name a few. Also, Stellenbosch with its more than 150 wineries is only a bit over an hour away.
Penguins at Boulder's Beach: Now even more famous because of the Netflix series "Penguin Town", Boulders Beach and neighbouring Foxy Beach are home to a colony of thousands of African penguins and it's great fun to watch them. For a brochure or map, click here.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain.
Cape Town: The Mother City, with a host of world class museums, restaurants, shops and parks and many other tourist attractions for the whole family. The center of Cape Town can be reached in 40 minutes by car.