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Pentrich Retreat in St James, Cape Town

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  • Free WiFi in lobby

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking nearby
  • Barbecue grill

What’s around

  • St. James Beach - 3 min walk
  • Main Road - 4 min walk
  • Save Our Seas Shark Education Centre - 8 min walk
  • Kalk Bay Theatre - 10 min walk
  • Wooley's Tidal Pool - 12 min walk
  • Kalk Bay Beach - 13 min walk

Sleeping arrangements

Sleeps 6 people

Bedroom 1

1 Double Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Double Bed

Bedroom 3

2 Twin Beds

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  • House, 3 Bedrooms

About this home

Rental basis: Entire house or apartment

Number of bedrooms: 3; Number of other rooms with beds: 0

Pentrich Retreat is a 3 bedroom family home on the slopes of St James, Cape Town. You can feel the authentic heritage of the area in this home, while soaking in the stunning views of the Indian Ocean. There is a large living room with a dining area, seating area and wood burning fireplace. Next to the living area is a Tv room with a selection of Dstv and an extensive library of books. The kitchen has all the facilities you need for a comfortable holiday, including a dishwasher and a large pantry for your groceries. The laundry has a washing machine and tumble dryer and is situated under the house.

There are two bedrooms downstairs. The first has a double bed and built in cupboards, and the second has twin beds, which can be pushed together to create a King size bed. This room also has a work area, built in cupboards and beautiful views. The two downstairs bedrooms share a large bathroom which has a shower over the bath. Enjoy stunning views while brushing your teeth!

Up the winding wooden staircase is the Master Bedroom. This bedroom is very large and boasts a window seat that is ideal for reading while enjoying the views. The bedroom also has a dressing table, en-suite bathroom with a shower and a double bed. A sliding door opens up onto a large wooden deck, with outdoor furniture, allowing you to sit and soak up the beauty of the natural surroundings, mountain and sea views, whilst eating or simply relaxing.

This family home is geared for kids, with a trampoline in the garden and being in walking distance to the beach. There is Wifi throughout. Please note, a cat lives here.

Just a little further on from Cape Town’s well-known Muizenberg beach is St James. Home to a cluster of well-known and oft-photographed bathing boxes on the beach, St James is a picturesque area that offers beachgoers respite from the westerly wind.

St James is one of Cape Town’s smaller suburbs, yet it has a rich history. Thanks to a publication put together by St James historian, Michael Walker, the history of some of the original homesteads built between Muizenberg and St James in 1883 has been recorded.

From St James towards Muizenberg, a number of gracious stone houses still remain as testament to a wealthy colonial past when the main road was commonly known as “millionaire’s Mile”.

During the late 19th century, homes were constructed from stone, plaster and limestone, and sported thatched roofs. Some of these homes have been handed down from generation to generation and still exist today, giving visitors a glimpse of what St James looked like in its heyday. One such structure is St James Cottage, built inAccording to historical accounts, the owner, Abraham Auret, hid prisoners of war in the loft during the Anglo-boer War, and helped to stage their escape across the bay.

Today St James offers the visitor a relaxing spot in which to unwind and enjoy the intimate beach and rock pools along the False Bay coastline. There’s also a safe tidal pool and a tennis court for the more energetic. This beach is ideal for families as the pool is warmer than the surrounding sea.

When you tire of the beach, don your walking shoes and take a stroll along the pathway that links St James with Surfers’ Corner in Muizenberg.

What’s around


  • St. James Beach - 3 min walk
  • Main Road - 4 min walk
  • Save Our Seas Shark Education Centre - 8 min walk
  • Kalk Bay Theatre - 10 min walk
  • Wooley's Tidal Pool - 12 min walk
  • Kalk Bay Beach - 13 min walk
  • Rhodes Cottage Museum - 16 min walk
  • Kalk Bay Harbour - 18 min walk
  • Casa Labia Cultural Centre - 22 min walk
  • Muizenberg Beach - 25 min walk
  • Fish Hoek Beach - 1.4 mi / 2.3 km

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 28 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 24 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 33 min drive
  • St. James Station - 7 min walk
  • Kalk Bay Station - 12 min walk
  • Muizenberg Station - 24 min walk
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

The home

Key facts

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Designated smoking areas


  • 3 bedrooms


  • 2 bathrooms


  • Terrace
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Minimum check-in age: 18

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Pets not allowed

Mandatory fees

  • Breakage deposit: EUR 190 per stay

    • A mandatory cleaning fee is included in this property's rental rate; it will be displayed at the time of booking.


  • This property accepts credit or debit cards, Visa and Mastercard.

Also known as

  • Pentrich Retreat in St James, Cape Town Cape Town
  • Pentrich Retreat in St James, Cape Town Private vacation home


  • No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Octopus Garden (9-min walk), Satori (11-min walk), and Brass Bell (12-min walk).
  • Pentrich Retreat in St James, Cape Town has a garden.