For those rare moments in our busy lives, when we hear the internal call for calm and need for nature, there are those chosen, special spots one can resort to. A place that brings peace, clarity, reflection, and solitude, away from the chaos of the madding crowds. Such a place exists, on the fringe of the famous Camps Bay, beneath the majestic mountain and its towering Twelve Apostles, in the quiet residential area of Bakoven. Cradled by boulders on a secluded cove, Beta Beach, with its clear, blue waters and crushed-coral sands, placidly panders to the discerning beach-goer. A cluster of bungalows resting upon the shoreline, emerging from the giant beckoning boulders, occupy this little stretch of a treasure trove. Among them, at the end of a winding pathway and down some steps, Bakoven Seahorse stands, basking in blue.
This four-bedroomed bungalow firmly grips its toes into the sand, opens its arms out onto decks, and dives right into the Atlantic Ocean. Set on two levels with languid, open living space at the helm, this hideaway summons the sea air to enter, and engulf. Cozy seating areas snuggled into nooks, a wood-burning stove, Persian rugs, a Sonos sound system, an abundance of good books, and comfy sofas, all say, it’s ok if at some point you wish to stay indoors. Just until the midday summer heat has settled, or the moods from the winter mists have moved on. Then it’s back outside to have those one-on-one conversations with the ocean, from the privacy of the seating area beneath the olive trees. Or perhaps you’d rather have that chat from the hot tub, or from the sun-loungers on the deck above, or simply from the beach itself. You’re close enough for it to hear you. Even the seals, surfing the white waves, pop their heads up every now and again, in recognition of your witty banter.
When it comes to beach living, it doesn’t get better than Bakoven Seahorse. Drink your morning coffee on the front step and your feet in the sand. Enjoy those long, lazy lunches, at the 8-seater table on the bottom deck, for hours on end. Take a swim, then an afternoon nap, and another swim after that. Sip on your tipple of choice, as you salute the setting sun and give thanks to the moon, for the waves and their music. Just as the owners of this idyllic hideaway, would do too.
2 Super King bedrooms (one with direct outside access, one with outside shower)
1 Queen bedroom
1 twin (convertible into a king) bedroom
4 bathrooms (2 ensuites)
grocery shops, supermarket, shops, restaurants, bank: 0.5 miles
bike rental: on request
Beach: on the beach