Nowhere is the old ‘location, location, location’ cliché more key than at The Clifton on Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard. The apartment is perched high above Clifton’s 2nd beach, which is precisely 121 steps below, and it faces due west for incredible sunsets.
Yet there’s no danger of being blasted by the summer sun all afternoon, thanks to the motorised retractable blinds, so chances are you’ll spend most of your holiday on the large balcony with its completely unimpeded view of the beach, boulders, beautiful people, sunset-cruising yachts and endless ocean vistas – also visible from the air-conditioned lounge and master bedroom through floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open up completely.
Location applies equally to the practicalities of a holiday at The Clifton, which, in an area where parking spots are like hen’s teeth, not only in peak season, The Clifton boasts its own garage. Inside, the apartment’s owners of over 20 years have lovingly converted it from a family holiday home with three bedrooms into a modern two-bedder, using the space vacated by the smallest bedroom to create a huge open-plan living area with a fully equipped designer kitchen: think cupboards and drawers galore, a gas hob and TWO eye-level ovens, and a wine fridge to ensure your glass is never empty come sundowner time.
The two bathrooms, too, are modern and beautifully appointed – the master bedroom replete with a glorious bathtub a fluffy bathrobe’s throw away from the king-size bed. It’s not all clean lines and characterless modern fittings, though. From the crystal chandeliers to the Persian rugs, from the marble-topped Louis XV bombe dressers to the Baroque-style paintings and antique ornaments, it’s a veritable treasure trove of décor that reflects the owner’s passion for unearthing unusual pieces, giving an apartment with every imaginable modcon a sense of opulence that’ll make you feel like a king for a day (or seven).
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