Look north and south and you have full ocean views; look west in the evening and you can enjoy spectacular sunsets as the sun sinks into the sea. At Romansbaai you are almost surrounded by ocean, but for the backdrop of mountains. Located near Gansbaai and on a peninsula, Romansbaai is a special place overlooking a calm, shallow bay with lapping waves. The warm, turquoise waters invite swimming virtually year round, and the private white-sand beach beckons walkers and nature lovers to explore the coastline punctuated with twinkling rock pools. Dolphins surf and frolic in the waves and, in season, whales swim in the deeper waters. It’s idyllic, an undiscovered gem of the Overberg, where country living meets seaside serenity – swathed in frilly fynbos.
Just two kilometres along the beach is Danger Point lighthouse, standing tall and shining its protective light over Romansbaai at night. There’s an old world nostalgia about lighthouses, but living in Romansbaai is absolutely contemporary. The estate treads lightly, disturbs little, and offers secure living sans walls. Here the weather is kind, people are friendly, pets are welcome and it’s just a two-hour hop from Cape Town. High-speed fibre means it’s easy to work from here too, while enjoying a slower pace of life and beach walks whenever you choose.
Now imagine a magnificent north-facing home with full sea views, surrounded by fynbos and space – maybe go for a dip in the ocean before breakfast. Comprising four Scandinavian-style barns, with cool sand-colour granite floors and warm cypress ceilings, the home has four en-suite bedrooms spanning two of the barns – all with showers onto private courtyards. The spacious living area fills another barn and spills onto a sweeping deck, covered braai area and pool, and there’s an inviting library and music room too. The main bedroom also has majestic ocean views all the way to Hermanus, and a private window seat for sea gazing. But throughout the home, the surrounding environment feels only at arm’s length through glass walls, windows and fold-away doors. Views throughout are breathtaking; design and décor within are bespoke and pared down.
Living in Romansbaai is a naturally healthy and relaxed lifestyle. Just 10 families reside here permanently, with plenty of space between homes. Everyone embraces nature, dines on clean, locally-sourced produce and savours community. To add, the weather here is never too hot or too cold, but temperate year round. So every season is a good one here. And every day is beautiful, and always ocean kissed.
Price: R16.8m (excluding VAT)