Bungalow 49 is an original double storey wooden house built mid-century where the base of Lion’s Head meets the beach. The mountain granite acts as our retaining wall from our patio to our pool and continues as a bridge between the house and the beach.
With four en-suite bedrooms, the bungalow gives you the space to relax and unwind in comfort with your family or friends. Holding on to it’s classic wooden charm, the bungalow has all the modern comforts required for a beach holiday worth repeating.
Large glass windows allow for the fresh ocean air and sounds of the waves to filter into all rooms, while providing sweeping views onto the beach and Atlantic ocean. The bungalow gives you a front row seat to the sunset each night, ranging from around 8pm in summer to 6pm in winter. The sunset is visible throughout the year, with each season bringing it’s own unique beauty.
The kitchen, living areas and bedrooms 1 and 2 are situated upstairs adjacent to the large upper deck and patio. All upstairs rooms have views across the beach. Bedrooms 3 and 4 are situated downstairs next to the garden. In between these two levels outside is a large pool and second deck with an outside shower and a private beach gate offering direct access to the beach below the bungalow.
All bedrooms have ample built-in cupboards. All bathrooms have a shower only (there is no bath). Bath towels and beach sheets are provided for your use.
Bedroom 1 has a large king size bed and a daybed, suitable for ultimate relaxation, lazy family lie-ins or to watch a movie from.
Bedroom 2 has a queen size bed, a self-catering unit, a small TV lounge with a sofa bed as well as its own private entrance and deck that has access to the beach.
Bedroom 3 has a queen size bed, a leather lazy boy for afternoon reading, a desk and underfloor heating.
Bedroom 4 has a queen bed, a small TV lounge area, a desk and underfloor heating.
The galley style kitchen has all the necessary appliances needed to make your stay fuss-free including double oven, stove, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer as well as two fridges to ensure you’re properly stocked up.
Both indoor and outdoor dining areas can accommodate between 8 to 10 people for seamless all-seasonal entertainment. There is a charcoal Weber outside to barbecue with and an indoor wood-burning fireplace to warm up on a fresh evening.
The living area has a home entertainment system with surround sound for music or movies. The bungalow has satellite television, a DVD player and cables to plug into your smart devices. In addition to this, there is a comprehensive security system installed at the property including CCTV and remote monitoring.
The house is child friendly and is suited perfectly for family holidays but children need to be watched at all times.
What makes this house so popular with our guests is it’s location, it’s uniqueness and the fact that its larger than the other beach houses neighbouring it.
Included with the bungalow is our housekeeper who is available to do cooking for you and your guests (breakfast, lunches, light meals, dinners) as well as general cleaning and laundry from 9am to 5pm on weekdays. We will happily send through some menus and meal options and ensure the fridge is stocked on your arrival to make your holiday that much more relaxing.
Please speak to us in advance to handle any additional requirements needed to complete your trip such as transport, fridge and bar stocking, chef / bartending, babysitting, housekeeping, sight seeing etc.
Important to Note:
The house is located some 120 steps from the main road where there are multiple parking areas as well as a private garage that can accommodate 2 cars. You cannot reach any of the bungalows directly by car. The stairs are a unique geographical feature of the entire Clifton area so please bear this in mind when booking.
This house is one of the last remaining original beach bungalows, built around the 1960s. It has been renovated and updated over the years, most recently in 2016. Please bear this in mind if you are specifically looking for something more ‘modern’. Our house is popular because of the location and its classic and original charm, because its different from the other Clifton houses.
Clifton offers a different yet still worthwhile experience in the winter months (May – October). It is quiet and peaceful with breathtakingly dramatic sunsets and stormy seas. We also experience strings of gloriously sunny Winter’s days and when we don’t, there is a fireplace! Our winter weather offers you the perfect excuse to bunker down and not leave the house or spend your days on indoor excursions to the wine regions or one of our many acclaimed restaurants.