Yes, you can now own a part of history by becoming the new owner of this beautiful home set right on the beach. This fantastic home is ideal for a big family and offers open plan living areas that flow seamlessly from the inside to the lawn and spills onto the beach. 4 Bedrooms provide ample accommodation with 2 bathrooms and a large store/game room which can be re-converted into a garage. Breathe in the fresh ocean breeze from the comfort of your living room. When opening the stacker door, the house and the beach becomes one. From the main bedroom upstairs, a balcony allows you to enjoy your morning coffee whist watching the sunrise. A built-in braai/fireplace provides for cosy winter days.
“Since the late 1800s and early 1900s people of the area started coming to Stilbaai for the December holidays. They came on wagons pulled by oxen loaded with food and drink and camping stuff. It took days to cover the distance from places such as Riversdale. Gradually simple holiday houses were built on both sides of the Goukou River mouth. Of course, in those days Stilbaai looked very different what with all the unspoiled vegetation, snakes and other wildlife. Even the flow of the river and appearance of the mouth were altered by a few major floods. Many of the houses along the western beach, of which Die Blou Huis is one, date from the early twentieth century. Consequently, they are regarded as an intrinsic part of the history of Stilbaai. As historical buildings they fall under the protection of the National Heritage Resources Act. This means that one needs approval from Heritage Western Cape before one can make any changes or renovations. Such changes or renovations include destroying, damaging, defacing and excavating, altering its original position, subdividing as well as changing the plan. Therefore, although these houses have been restored and refreshed, they kept their original layout, building material and look.”
Stilbaai is a charming seaside village, known as the ‘Bay of Sleeping Beauty’, situated on the southern coast of the Western Cape; it forms part of the picturesque and world-famous Garden Route. This scenic destination boasts a shallow bay and vast, clean sandy beaches – of which Lappiesbaai Beach bears a Blue Flag status. With its pristine lagoon and the magnificent Goukou River right on its doorstep – Stilbaai is one of the most beautiful places to live and visit. Don’t hesitate, this is a rare find, contact me for a viewing.