The owners of Bayview are a branch of the Southey family who now live in the British Isles and Europe but have deep Southern African roots (as 1820 settlers and as 1896 Early Settlers in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe). They have designed and fitted out the apartment with a Southern African emphasis for regular use by family members as a holiday 'home away from home' with all the facilities, furnishings and utensils for comfortable, convenient family living. The family’s personal tastes as lovers of home cooking and the arts are revealed in the kitchen arrangements and the unique artwork of Marilyn Southey, an established and award winning artist, which hangs on the apartment walls.
Our Historical connection to Fish Hoek
We have been visiting Fish Hoek for many years as schoolchildren, students and later with our own families. Each of four generations has in turn grown to love the gentle pace of life which can be enjoyed strolling and playing on its stunning white sandy beach with its picturesque sea and mountain views and its well-known walkway – Jager’s Walk, which continues along the rocky coastline and offers the best view of the dolphins and great Southern Right Wales which regularly visit these shores.
Bayview was originally two apartments which we have joined into one, although it is possible to seclude one wing for any of the party who would enjoy greater privacy.
Since moving in nearly ten years ago we have sought to take full advantage of the fabulous sea and mountain views by introducing integrated open plan living, dining and handcrafted kitchen areas collectively served by panoramic windows overlooking the beach.
We wish our guests to share our pleasure in the property and have arrangements to ensure that the premises are fresh and clean on arrival. Subject to timing, we will arrange a personal welcome, with a complimentary basket of regional fruit, a bottle of Cape wine and other consumables, and ensure that there is someone who can offer help and information during your stay. Of course, you can always contact us if anything is required.
The apartment is thoroughly cleaned before and after each let and tenants can engage cleaners during their stay. Among local services available are::
- Cot Hire and other baby items (one cot is available in the apartment)
- Dry cleaning and laundry/ironing services, within a 2 minute walk
- Surf Board Hire and other beach equipment
- Beach Cafe and restaurants within 5 minutes
- Banks, supermarkets and shopping all within 3 minutes
We can also arrange other equipment by prior agreement and:
- WiFi Broadband internet connection at cost
- DSTV at cost
Jager’s walk alongside the warmers seas of False Bay.
Bespoke hand built fully equipped kitchen.
View of Bayview Apartment from the beach.
View of the beach huts taken from Bayview Apartment.