12 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa - Updated 2022

airbnb Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa

Somerset West, an ever-growing historical town in South Africa is only about 50km (31.06 mi) from Cape Town as well as its popular attractions like Robben Island, V & A Waterfront, and Table Mountain. Somerset West falls within Cape Town’s municipality. However, it has a completely distinct atmosphere and vibe as compared to the Mother City. Somerset West boasts stunning views of the Helderberg Mountain Range that surrounds it from all sides. The place has the warm and clear air that is so typical of South African summers. The extensive coastline and the majestic mountains make it a spectacular holiday destination. You can also explore the Somerset Mall that offers abundant entertainment options and unlimited shopping opportunities. For those seeking a house to rent in Somerset West, there are various options for holidaymakers, young families, and retirees. Take a closer look at our recommended top Airbnbs in Somerset West.

1. Well-furnished apartment best for families (from USD 29)

Found along Barlinka Avenue in a peaceful suburb, this home offers a safe space for up to four people. It is perfect for families coming with their little ones since it provides a high chair, window guards, a travel crib, and books and toys. Wi-Fi and TV are available for indoor entertainment. For those who need to finish some tasks, a dedicated workspace is free for guests’ use. The queen-size bed is right beside a window, making it a nice spot to get some Vitamin D.

The Light Room
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
68 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was incredibly comfortable and we slept very well
everything inside from bathroom to kitchen to bedroom was super nice
besides the apartment having everything you need danie and olivia was the nicest people you can find
the room is very clean and safe
it was very clean and we enjoyed our stay
it is clean smells fresh and has great amenities
the apartment is very clean and spacious and you feel very comfortable
it was spacious modern and clean with the most important being great safety
great host with quick response
lovely place with very hospitable hosts
lovely host aswell very helpful
lovely spacious appartement and nice hosts
owners are super friendly
great place and location in somerset
lovely light airy space with great central location
great location and the place has everything you need (close distance to the beach and some wine farms)
the location is perfect for exploring the city and the surroundings
this place is ideally located to see cape town and surrounding areas
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2. Stylish studio apartment with pool access (from USD 42)

This beautiful and stylish apartment is a few minutes’ drive from wine lands, the local mall, and the beach. Ideal for two persons, the apartment offers everything that is needed for a comfortable stay. You can access the swimming pool, a private patio, and an equipped kitchen while staying here. Start your day with a delicious breakfast every morning and feel free to come here in your cars. After all, the host offers you free on-site parking during your stay. The Somerset West accommodation includes some great amenities like free Wi-Fi access, TV with cable channels, and air-conditioning.

Ground floor flat, 37 Bridgewater rd Somerset West
42 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice outside patio and very comfy bed
very clean pretty and safe
the room was clean and matched what was advertised
great comfortable bed everything clean and working
the place was clean and had everything we needed
her house is clean and a pleasure to stay at
she is extremely welcoming and a great host
the host is amazing she makes you feel right at home
exceptional friendly and helpful host
sue is such a lovely host
she is a lovely host and very friendly and helpful
very central neat and safe accommodation
her guidance to places of interest is great
supermarkets are in walking distance and the neighbourhood seemed very save
susan's place is beyond amazing
please come here and get to know this beautiful place
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3. Sunbird Cottage (from USD 36)

Ideally situated in the heart of Cape Winelands in Somerset West, the comfy cottage is only a 40-minute drive to Cape Town and 20-minute to Stellenbosch. You can easily access the nearest beach within 10 minutes from here. Several hiking trails are within cycling/walking distance so that you can indulge in your favorite outdoor activity. Since it can sleep two guests at a time, the stay is a perfect choice for business travelers, couples, or solo adventurers planning to explore things to do alone in Cape Town. Some of the conveniences offered here are hangers, toiletries, cable TV, Wi-Fi, free parking, and a well-stocked kitchen.

Sunbird Cottage - Somerset West
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
164 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the enormous tv with full dstv was an unexpected surprise and the wifi signal was very good
we had a very comfortable stay at faye's cottage
a wifi that worked effectively and everything we needed we found available
wifi and a massive tv with dstv were great facilities
thank you for all the extra heaters and for leaving coffee and milk in the fridge
very clean and cosy
immaculately clean with lovely personal touches
great clean cottage
it was so clean and safe
so clean and neat and very spacious
faye was an awesome host
faye is a great host
faye was a fantastic host: welcoming helpful and attentive to detail
friendly staff and had everything needed and more
faye was a charming host who made our stay very comfortable and made us feel welcome
a great place in an ideal location
great location and outstanding value for money
great location close to shops countryside vineyards and beaches
it is close to all the beautiful wine vineyards restaurants sight seeing and attractions
very comfortable quiet place ideal for a cape town breakaway
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4. Most affordable room near public transport (from USD 17)

This beautiful private room for two is part of a home that dates back to 1850 and is within walking distance of public transport, restaurants, clubs, pubs, and shops. Its spacious and well-equipped bedroom features high ceilings and wooden floors. Amazingly pocket-friendly, the stay is suitable for both holiday visitors and business travelers. The property is brimming with facilities like iron, hangers, toiletries, free Wi-Fi, free on-site parking, and a delicious breakfast every morning.

De Waenhuis, Somerset West Central
Somerset West, South Africa
164 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic space with great facilities and amenities
very special you get nice coffee and a few little things for breakfast
the place is designed to make visitors feel welcomed with a collection of books and open coffee/breakfast station
good value lovely host and the breakfast and kitchenette amenities was a lovely bonus
the room was quiet and the bed comfortable
clean neat and homely place
the room and bathroom were very clean and comfortable
the room was so clean and neat spacious
clean neat tidy all for under r300
a clean bed and bathroom and central location
sarah is the perfect host
sarah is an amazing host
sarah is a lovely host
she is a very gracious host
sarah is a great host
ideally located quiet neighbourhood
really great location and super comfortable
a beautiful room in a quiet neighborhood near to everything you may need
great value for money accomodation in quiet area close to all amenties
well located (somerset mall / stellenbosch)extra small things like rusks and breakfast cereals
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5. Self-catering apartment with swimming pool (from USD 54)

Enjoy your stay in this self-catering apartment, which is a perfect abode for two persons. The apartment is located within walking distance from shops and other amenities. The nearest beach is a 10-minute walk away from the apartment while you can reach the Helderberg Nature Reserve within 10 minutes and Stellenbosch within 20 minutes. You can take your pick from a number of coffee shops and restaurants available right at the doorstep. Some of the key amenities offered here include toiletries, swimming pool, a modern gym, free Wi-Fi, a furnished kitchen, and free parking space.

Spacious Self-catering Apartment, Winelands
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
31 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is well equipped and we had excellent wifi
very sweet stylish space with an extremely comfortable bed
the apartment actually feels more spacious than the photo's suggest brilliant for a couple and great value
we felt safe and comfortable during our entire stay
the space is clean safe and very comfortable
the apartment was beautifully decorated clean and perfectly fitted the description advertised
it was clean and well-equipped and in good condition
excellent clean spacious accommodation nothing is too much trouble
host is absolutely lovely
lovely hosts willing to help
our hosts pam and phil were fantastic
pam and phil are charming hosts
the host phil was fun to talk to
the neighbourhood was quaint and in a great location near shops restaurants the town center etc
their guest unit is beautifully appointed secure and in a quiet central location
not a walk from the beach but you can take a nice walk to a nearby nature reserve
this is a great place to relax after a long day
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6. Lovely apartment with pool access (from USD 82)

For those looking for a property to rent in Somerset West, this accommodation is the perfect choice. Situated conveniently on the 3rd floor of a secured complex, this luxurious apartment offers breathtaking views. The stay is in proximity to International Airport Cape Town, Winelands, and Somerset West Shopping Mall. You can walk down to the Strand Beach within 20 minutes from the property. De Velde Estate, the complex has a Lifestyle Center of its own comprising of a squash court, spa, an Italian restaurant, gym, and swimming pool among others. It is a perfect getaway for four guests and is an ideal choice for families, solo travelers, or couples. The property is well equipped with the best of facilities like an indoor fireplace, a well-appointed kitchen, Wi-Fi, and free on-site parking.

De Velde Estate
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
44 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the complex had very good amenities as described: nice pool gym spa etc
the apartment is well appointed and comfortable and the included internet is a welcome amenity
immaculate apartment in a safe location with great amenities - including a club house and swimming pool
exceptionally clean well furnished and stocked apartment
great apartment spotlessly clean and very well equipped
the place is spotless clean with a fantastically and modern furnished place
frans apartment was neat clean and tidy
the apartment was clean spacious well equipped and very modern
frans is an amazing host
frans is definitely a super host
frans rénier is a great host and the apartment perfect for long-stay business trips
the description of the apartment is very accurate and frans is a great host
frans is an excellent host with lots of local tips and great communication too
ideally situated within walking distance of shops and restaurants
it's in a good location with shops walking distance away
well appointed property in a good location for a relaxing stay
situated in a very comfortable estate close to the beach shops restaurants and the wine lands
for attractions such as the strand beach hermanus and the vineyards the location is very centrally located
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7. Comfortable apartment with sunny balcony (from USD 37)

You will enjoy staying in this comfy and spacious apartment, which has a superb location. It is close to family-friendly activities, airport, public transport, nightlife, and beach. Suitable for four persons, the place is preferred by patrons due to its cozy beds, abundant light, and a great neighborhood. It is an ideal accommodation option for families, business travelers, solo adventurers, and couples. The apartment offers an array of conveniences like hangers, toiletries, swimming pool, cable channels, and free parking. You are free to use the kitchen to prepare home-cooked meals.

Comfortable apartment with a sunny balcony.
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
26 reviews
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
my daughter loved to jumped in the huge swimming pool after our days in town
the apartment is very clean spacious and comfy with everything you need
the house is super clean and smells so wonderful
the host is very kind and very welcoming
thank you for a wonderful holiday and being such a great host
she's really lovely and kind hearted
the staff at the estate were so friendly i loved my stay
i really enjoyed everything about the house and the host left us some super sweet gifts
the location is amazing
great place with great value close to the beach and stores
walking distance to the eatry which has the best of everything
the place is lovely and spacious close to shops and restaurants and highway
i loved staying there and will be booking the place again
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8. Contemporary cottage best for couples (from USD 42)

This contemporary, simple, and clean cottage for two people and is located a short drive away from the city of Cape Town. In fact, the Somerset West rental is set at the heart of olive, fruit, and beautiful wine farms. You can reach the beaches within 10 minutes by car while the Vergelegen Medi Clinic is just a 5-minute drive from here. The room tariffs here are quite reasonable. A range of amenities is offered here such as toiletries, pool, a well-fitted kitchen, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, and free on-site parking.

Cottage - purple elephant
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
22 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
clean spacious and a great central location
the place was also amazing everything you could need is provided it s clean and spacious
clean everything one needs with a comfy bed and couch
susan is a superb host and a great person
she is good a giving privacy and engages when you do easily and is helpful and kind
susan and her daughter are very good hosts
susan is an amazing host she is so friendly and really takes care of her guests
sue had been a wonderful and easy host
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9. Modern flatlet near the Main Road

This contemporary flatlet for two is an ideal place to unwind and rejuvenate. Although the rental is located in a peaceful neighborhood, it is in proximity to a number of shops and the Main Road. This fully equipped property offers an open plan bedroom with a squishy bed, a living room, and a separate bathroom. The property is stylish and decorated with modern furnishings. It is extremely pocket-friendly without compromising on quality. The host also offers a light breakfast every morning. Patrons can easily access amenities like free Wi-Fi, toiletries, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, and free parking. Guests can also use the compact kitchenette that is fitted with all the necessary gadgets.

The Flatlet at 10A (LOADSHEDDING READY!)
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
41 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lorna has put in lots of thought and detail into the flatlet which makes it homely and very comfortable
extremely clean and modern decor
it is exceptionally clean and well decorated
very pleasant accommodation very clean and comfortable
flatlet was clean and as described
we enjoyed the privacy cleanliness and comfort her garden cottage offered
she was friendly and informative
lorna and john were amazing hosts
great hosts and extremely comfortable accommodation
lorna was an amazing host
sweet and welcoming host
great location for somerset west
great stay nice central location
freeway is close by shops and town are very close but far enough for peace and quiet
easy access to the main routes and very close to a whole range of shops
i would definitely recomend lorna's place and would definitely choose it again for myself
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10. Beautiful cottage with swimming pool in Somerset West

Welcome to this beautiful, spacious, and homely cottage in Somerset West that is an ideal option for a gang of four. You can reach the tourist attractions of Stellenbosch from here within 20 minutes by car. It boasts of two nicely done bedrooms and an open-plan living area that has an absolutely pleasant feel to it. The stay exudes a neutral décor and comprises of a back garden, a veranda area, and a swimming pool. Some key facilities patrons can access here are air-conditioning, free parking space, Wi-Fi access, cable TV, and a wholly equipped kitchen.

Beautiful Cottage in Somerset West
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
13 reviews
Entire place 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

11. Quaint suite with mountain views

Located close to beaches and wine farms, this accommodation will offer you a vacation of a lifetime. Various restaurants and attractions are also easily accessible from here. Plus, you can simply stay on the patio for stunning mountain views. The kitchenette comes with an induction plate and free coffee and tea. The bedroom holds a double bed that can accommodate up to two guests. Other provided amenities include Wi-Fi and heating.

Mountain view suite on the Helderberg wine route
Somerset West: Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa
41 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi is excellent
the patio and view of the garden and mountains are particular gems that make this apartment special
warm welcome and attention to detail like heated room in mid-winter
very clean and stylish
safe clean secure
everything is new and sparkling clean
great value for money beautiful setting clean and modern
everything was just so tastefull and clean and just an absolutely amazing little spot
the host was really kind and he was accommodative
the host was polite and great at responding
wonderful host very responsive and helpful
wonderful host beautiful private little space
responsive and accommodating host
a perfect place to relax and enjoy a few days away from the busy city
what a lovely stay the location is perfect - very peaceful and adriaan's garden is beautiful
we definitely recommend your place a d would to come back again next time we will coming tht side
what a beautiful house me and my partner loved the place very peaceful and cute
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12. Self-catering cozy cottage

Located about a 20-minute drive away from the airport and 40 minutes from Cape Town, this self-catering cozy cottage can easily accommodate two guests. It is a great home base for those who are planning to go on day tours in Cape Town. It is situated in proximity to charming wine farms, scenic drives, golf courses, and beaches. The stay is located only a few minutes away from malls and restaurants. Perfect for budget travelers, it has a pretty porch where you can enjoy your daily breakfast or a cup of coffee in the evening. The amenities offered here include iron, hangers, toiletries, a fully equipped kitchen, and free parking space.

Self Catering cozy cottage.
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
130 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was good and reliable
the cozy cottage was absolutely fantastic
the cozy cottage is absolutely charming -- warm and inviting and adorably decorated
a beautifully presented cottage homely comfortable and special
lovely spacious apartment with all the amenities lounge and dining area
clean neat and very comfortable
it is very clean and safe
great value for money immaculately clean and well appointed
the rooms were very clean and decorated with love for details
the cottage is beautiful clean and well equipped
friendly and helpful host
estelle is a great host
they were very friendly and considerate without patronizing us
estelle was a friendly and helpful host
estelle was a kind caring and accomodating host
great location near to everything
this place is really unique and beautiful
the location of the property is perfect for exploring the wine lands and cape town city
an unexpected highlight was the cute bathroom inside the "walk-in closet"
quiet location and lovely hosts
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Spectacular Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa

Somerset West has a host of tourist attractions to relax and rejuvenate with your loved ones. Your choice of accommodation can actually determine the success or failure of a vacation. So try out any of the top Airbnb vacation rentals in and around Somerset West, Cape Town and enjoy a home away from home experience.

Frequently asked questions about Airbnbs in Somerset West


Which are the best Airbnbs with a pool in Somerset West?

There are many Airbnbs in Somerset West that come with a pool. For a refreshing stay, choose an Airbnb that offers access to a pool, including this spacious and self-catering accommodation, this comfortable apartment, and this contemporary cottage.


Which are the most luxurious Airbnbs in Somerset West?

There is a luxurious Airbnb available in Somerset West for those who want an upgraded stay. This apartment near Strand Beach offers luxurious amenities and access to top-notch establishments such as a spa, an Italian restaurant, and a gym.


Which are the best Airbnbs in Somerset West for families?

There are Airbnbs in Somerset West that can accommodate families. For the best Airbnb, check out this exquisitely furnished apartment in a peaceful neighborhood as it comes with indoor entertainment for the whole family and kid-friendly equipment.

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