10 Best Beach House Rentals In Cape Town, South Africa - Updated 2024

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Home to stunning vistas, a multicultural ethos and complex history, Cape Town has rightfully remained one of the top destinations for world travellers. The city offers a marvellous variety of experiences ranging from adventure sports to a buzzing nightlife. Natural wonders are abundant, including the majestic and unmissable Table Mountain, gorgeous beaches like Clifton Beach and beautiful national parks. Historical sites like Robben Island and Iziko Museums of South Africa showcase the country’s fascinating history. Enjoy all that this amazing city has to offer by staying at one of these recommendations to ensure you soak up its natural beauty. Read on to find out more about the best beach house rentals in Cape Town, South Africa.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to beach. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 20, 2024.

1. Elegant beach home with a well-maintained garden (from USD 146)

A posh and lovely vacation experience awaits guests of six in this beach home in the suburb of Cape Town in the South Peninsula. This accommodation features thoughtful self-catering amenities, particularly the open-plan kitchen, which comes with a wide array of cooking and dining essentials.

The interior spaces and decor of this beach home have an elegant ambience, making your stay all the more luxurious. It also features 360-degree views of nature’s very best. Moreover, from the main bedroom, enjoy endless sights of the sunny sea and shores. While here, spend your afternoons in the well-maintained garden with colourful flowers.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
23.87 km (14.9 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
91 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
hard to beat the sea views from the bathtub and stunning sunrise views from bed :)
great place for a detox in technology as wifi and phone connectivity is a challenge
thoroughly enjoyed a gentle stay in joanne's comfortable seaview cottage
wonderful stay beautiful views and walks and had a lovely swim at the beach just a few meters away
comfy beds complete kitchen perfect to cook and dine in quality toiletries comfy couches polished shabby-chic-coastal style
clean and comfortable beds
the rooms and bathrooms were spotlessly clean and the beds were comfy too
house was spotless and very comfortable had everything we needed
joanne was very accommodating and the place is clean and nicely furnished
her home was very clean and had everything you need
wonderful host and loved our stay
joanne was also a very responsive host responding to any questions we had very quickly
friendly and loads of helpful information
joanne was very accommodating and communicative and we were comfy and enjoyed our stay
it was absolutely perfect great stay and host
beautiful location ocean is within walking distance
it was the perfect location
great location and beautiful house for a relaxing stay
the location was superb and the house offered everything and more
such a beautiful house and very close to the beach
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2. Minimalistic beachfront home with earthy tones (from USD 320)

This beachfront Airbnb evokes a light, minimalist, and refreshing atmosphere - something guests staying here will love. The designer home offers captivating sights and sounds of the sea, both of which are best enjoyed as you unwind on the patio.

Beyond the patio, you’ll also discover many inviting spaces indoors, most of which are designed with earthy tones for a breezier feel. Moreover, you’ll have easy access to the beach with steps leading to the sandy shores. Whether you intend to stay here long-term or for a week, this rental in Cape Town guarantees a soothing retreat for everyone.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
22.82 km (14.2 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
145 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing views and plenty of cozy spots to enjoy them from
good wifi that stays on during loadshedding :) piano and daybed are nice touches in the living area
beautiful and clean place with lovely views
host has great communication
both owner and housekeeper were incredibly responsive and kind
abigail was such an amazing host with superb communication skills/response times
abigail and her team were super helpful kind and made our week in misty cliffs just wonderful
beautiful place ar fantastic location
amazing location and great place to relax
close-by scarborough has a pretty little village hub with a neighbourhood market selling local produce
great to be so close to scarborough and kommetjie and a short drive to simonstown
most amazing location with the wonderful sound of crashing ocean
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3. Idyllic beach house in a lush setting (from USD 409)

Located just a block away from Camps Bay Beach (150 m/0.1 mi), this historic beach house is an enchanting retreat. An original Camp Bay house now renovated thoroughly with modern conveniences, the house has four bedrooms and it can accommodate up to eight guests. The rental is surrounded by a sprawling and picturesque verdant garden with a pool that lends a heavenly backdrop. Guests can enjoy this wonderful ambience from the comfortably furnished patio and verandah. Inside, the house has a premium feel with top-end furnishings and appliances.

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6.21 km (3.9 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
30 reviews   Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the furniture is also a little more tired in real life than in the pictures but very comfortable
allison had extra heaters brought in to make sure we were comfortable
with ample bathrooms and showers this would easily fit more adults and children with room to spare
we were very comfortable in this daring cottage which was cozy on chilly winter days
each room is private and well appointed with beautiful bathrooms comfortable beds and private or semi-private courtyards
the weekday cleaning by priv kept the house tidy and comfortable throughout our trip
very helpful people involved
many thanks to the owner and to wonderful privilege
great location close to table mountain signal hill and chapman’s peak
we most enjoyed the location with the brief walk to the stunning camp's bay beach
great location in camps bay to walk to local restaurants shops and enjoy the beach
thank you priv))location in fantastic place
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4. Delightful mountain home with beach views (from USD 220)

This mountain cabin offers fabulous views of the beach and also the valley below. Furnished with beautiful charm, the house offers three bedrooms that can house up to six guests. This rental has several awesome features, including a plush lounge area, a deck offering valley views and an outdoor pool with a pergola. Both Fish Hoek and Clovelly beaches are just a five-minute walk away

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
15.17 km (9.5 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
74 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing to take in when having breakfast on the deck or chilling out
the house is a real treat to stay in everything is fully functional comfortable and luxurious
the deck the pool and braai lends itself to being a perfect holiday retreat
the kitchen is very well stocked with everything that you need to self cater or braai outside
really nice style very clean and totally relaxing there
a clean confortable house with everything you could possibly need
superb and clean house with a bottle of wine on arrival as a welcome
this place is amazing a stylish well kept place sparkling clean
you’ll want for nothing decor is modern super clean and so much indoor and outdoor space
thank you jacqui you are a wonderful host and extremely helpful throughout our stay
thank you jacqui for everything you were an amazing host
jacqui and andrew are lovely hosts and made us feel very welcome
the hosts are lovely and super helpful i would highly recommend staying at jacqui’s place
jacqui was extremely helpful throughout the stay and offered nice tips
close to all attractions
house is located in a safe and quiet neighborhood close to many great attractions in cape town
it's very well located and a very relaxing place to start your mornings slow
what a stunning beautifully presented cottage in a stunning location everthing we could have wished for
fantastic location amazing view
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5. Swanky apartment with breathtaking views (from USD 129)

This two-bedroom apartment is located atop the Twelve Apostles, very close to Camps Bay, with Clifton Beach less than a mile away (2 km). This apartment, which can sleep up to four guests, has a spacious interior and offers a large open-plan space with spectacular views of the ocean. The area includes a living section, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. It is furnished in a sophisticated style and has a classy ambience. The balcony and terrace are available for guests to soak in the gorgeous surroundings. There is also a communal swimming pool that’s available for guests’ use, on request.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
5.89 km (3.7 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
250 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
gorgeous apartment with fantastic views for sundowners
the apartment was amazing and really fell in love with the view from the bedroom and living room
we totally loved this camp's bay apartment and its amazing view over the bay
this place is gorgeous such a comfortable space with views that are breathtaking
a lovely apartment with fantastic views
super clean comfortable beds and nice bathroom
clean and tidy exactly as per description
well equipped very clean and comfortable
this place is super clean and very comfortable
we found the whole apartment to be spotlessly clean
the host was incredibly responsive to our questions
immediate response and great hospitality by the host
the hosts respond really quick and are so helpful
thank you chregan for hosting us
share property with owner-seemed like they were home quite a bit but you can’t hear them from inside
perfect location for sunsets :)
beautiful apartment in a wonderful location
a nice apartment in a great location
location made it so easy as well
apartment is in a great location as well
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6. Penthouse close to the beach (from USD 531)

This extraordinary penthouse will leave you amazed. The two-bedroom apartment, located around 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Camps Bay Beach, has stunning 360-degree views of the ocean beyond and the mountains around. A slew of landmarks, including the Table Mountains and Lion’s Head, can be seen from the house. The two-level space can accommodate up to four guests in the two bedrooms. Additionally, there is a lounge area adjoining the terrace, a separate dining area and a full kitchen. The terrace, with its breathtaking views of the ocean, is the best part of the apartment, and it also boasts a plunge pool.

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5.92 km (3.7 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
8 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
all the staff where so friendly
perfect for our small group and the owners were super helpful - loved every minute of it
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7. Stylish apartment on Sea Point Promenade (from USD 106)

This two-bedroom apartment is located on Sea Point Promenade and it is around 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away from Clifton Bay Beach. Well furnished with tasteful decor, this vacation rental has a lounge area, a separate dining space, and a full kitchen. Thanks to its prime location, all local attractions like V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain are within easy reach.

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8.93 km (5.6 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
3 reviews  
Apartment 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
the apartment is spacious modern and clean with all the facilities you need
great location directly to sea nice and clean apartment
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8. Chic one-bedroom apartment (from USD 44)

Located a short 10-minute drive from the famed Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town, this cheap rental near Cape Town overlooks the bay and offers phenomenal views. The one-bedroom apartment features a classy modern aesthetic and an excellent selection of amenities.

Its expansive open-plan area includes a full kitchen, a dining section, and a living space with an awesome view of the ocean and the mountain range beyond. The attached patio also offers the perfect place to enjoy the surrounding enchanting outdoors. The house is close to local facilities such as shopping and restaurants, and Cape Town is around 40 minutes’ drive away.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
19.98 km (12.5 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
377 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
what a stunning apartment the view from the balcony is just breathtaking
great views and a stylish apartment
the apartment and it’s stunning view is just gorgeous
the apartment has an absolutely stunning view of the bay right from the bedroom
great place to stay with beautiful views comfortable in a quaint town
very clean and cozy
very clean and stylish
clean and modern with a personal touch
it was spotless and so comfortable
beautiful place and sparkling clean
the hosts are friendly and helpful
well simply loved the hosts because they were so kind
so helpful and kind
cornelia is a lovely host
cornelia was a fantastic host who went above and beyond
perfect location perfect house
the location is ideal with lovely restaurants nearby
location & apartment are superb
a great location perched up the mountain overlooking the bay of simons town
quiet with easy reach to cape town
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9. Modern studio apartment near Clifton Beach

This spacious studio apartment, with its stylish contemporary decor, high-end furnishings and top-class amenities, is a wonderful option close to Clifton Beach. The apartment can sleep up to two guests and it features an open layout concept that includes a fully equipped kitchen, a double bed and a dining space. The highlight of the house is, of course, the spectacular ocean views from the living room and the bedroom. Clifton Beach is virtually less than a minute’s walk away from the apartment.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
7.47 km (4.7 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
316 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
perfect apartment with a fantastic view for a quick stay
lovely stylish apartment with a great view
stunning apartment with even better views
ernst's apartment is stunning amazing panoramic views of the ocean - contemporary styling and extremely comfortable
the beautiful views location and apartment quality made for a really relaxing time
we really appreciated his responsiveness and the place itself was very clean and in a perfect location
ernst's place was very clean and the modern finishes really works for his apartment
clean modern contemporary with all the features you need for a pleasant stay
very clean excellent view of the ocean and great location
great views and sparkling clean apartment
great host who is fast to respond
fantastic apartment with wonderful host
beautiful spot and a great host highly recommended
ernst is an fantastic host
the owner is friendly willing to go the extra mile and always available
easy access beautiful beaches restaurants all close by
great place great location
gorgeous place in a stunning location
the ideal spot for a couples stay in ct location is incredible and access is super easy
everything was just as expected- location superb and really convenient to explore cpt
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10. Stylish studio apartment with gorgeous ocean views

Located off Camps Bay, this oceanfront apartment will take your breath away. The studio apartment is beautifully furnished with sophisticated elegance. The open-plan house features a living room, a dining section, a full kitchen fitted with the latest appliances, as well as a patio, all offering incredible ocean views.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
7.32 km (4.6 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
284 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the apartment was amazing
the apartment has a stunning view of the ocean
the views from the apartment are absolutely amazing
gorgeous apartment with breathtaking view would definitely stay here again
amazing apartment with an amazing view
linen was clean and smelled fresh5
clean neat and tidy place
robyn’s place was very clean and comfortable
super stylish and very clean
robyn's maid lucy came every other day to clean supply fresh towels and take out the rubbish
she was very responsive to our questions and the checkin process was super easy
highly recommend this wonderful place and fabulous host
just amazing host with a wonderful place
she is very responsive more so than any other host
comfortable stay host was awesome by allowing a late check out
the location was perfect
best location in cape town
amazing location with the beach just an elevator ride away
the location can’t get any better
perfect for a couples get away and very central
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An unforgettable Cape Town vacation

The above beach house rentals in Cape Town, South Africa, are all a stone’s throw away from the beach. This makes sure you can enjoy the city’s gorgeous beaches without having to travel too far. While some are located close to the city centre, others have a country setting. With this range, you can choose the rental that best fits the kind of experience you want!

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