select
|

Atlantic Beach - more affordable than you think



Mention the concept of a luxury secure estate occupying a prime seafront location, and one might automatically assume that it comes with a premium price tag as well.  

But that’s not necessarily the case, says Pam Golding Properties’ (PGP’s) area manager for the Western Seaboard, Ivan Swart, who reports that homes in the sought-after Atlantic Beach Golf Estate can still be obtained at relatively accessible prices.  CMA statistics for the past 12 months (May 2011 to April 2012) show that 24 homes changed hands on the estate (across all agencies), at an average price of R3.005 million.  “That’s a very competitive price to pay for a modern home with quality finishes, located within a secure environment that offers superb communal facilities and picture postcard views,” says Swart.


Atlantic Beach is located a few kilometres north of the extended Table View area, and immediately south of Melkbosstrand.  The first stands went on sale in 1998, and it has since developed into one of the largest residential golf estates in the Western Cape, consisting of a total of 850 erven, most of which have already been developed.  Homes are clustered in 14 distinct villages, all named after famous shipwrecks and golf courses.  These villages are scattered around the 18-hole links golf course that forms the backbone of the estate, and are surrounded by a pristine fynbos reserve and sand-dunes sweeping down to the water’s edge.  Many homes enjoy clear views of Table Bay and Table Mountain, while others overlook the greens and the fynbos reserve.  The contemporary design guidelines have ensured that all homes blend unobtrusively into this pristine environment, and springbok, owls and tortoises are regular visitors to many residents’ gardens.



Swart says prices on the estate range from around R1.25 million to R3.2 million for the few vacant erven still available for purchase, which are sized between 600sqm and 1200sqm.  Prices start at around R1.75 million for free-standing homes, rising to a top-end price of R16 million and more for some of the largest super-luxury properties. PGP’s own sales in the past year include a luxury multi-level home set on an erf of 750sqm, offering a quadruple garage, 12-seater cinema room and uninterrupted views, which sold for R7.5 million May 2011.  Swart also sold a double-storey 400sqm home on the fairways for R4.2 million, in September 2011.



“The typical buyer profile is quite varied,” he says, “but includes a number of younger couples and young families wanting to raise their children in a secure environment, as well as retirees.  Atlantic Beach is an absolute haven for children – they can join the Junior Golf Academy and practice on the driving range, make use of the communal Leisure Centre with its swimming pool, tennis courts and fitness centre, or exercise on the extensive network of jogging and cycling paths.  Residents also have access to several restaurants on site, including an informal terrace that can be used for children’s parties, and a formal function venue ideal for weddings and other family celebrations.  The sparkling beachfront, safe for surfing and with a slipway for launching small boats, is just a few hundred metres from their doorstep, and there are ample park areas for younger children to play in.  There is also a close sense of community, so the individual villages often host their own street braai’s, Easter egg hunts, and other events.”

PGP’s MD for the Western Cape metro region, Laurie Wener, says the excellent security features of the estate are one of its biggest selling points.  “The entire estate is surrounded by an electrified perimeter fence, and there are just a few controlled access points,” she says.  “Residents gain access via finger-print scanning, and there are 24-hour manned patrols throughout the residential villages.”

Coupled with this, the estate is only about 25 minutes’ drive from Cape Town.  Major shopping, medical facilities and schools are all available within a 15 minute radius, either in neighbouring Melkbosstrand or in Blouberg.  “For example,” says Wener, “parents seeking private education can choose from options including Parklands College, Elkanah House, CBC and the Blouberg International School.  The new state-of-the-art Blouberg Netcare hospital is just 10 minutes away, as are shopping malls such as Eden on the Bay, Bayside Mall and the West Coast Village.  There is smaller convenience shopping even closer to hand in Melkbosstrand, and a popular farm stall, garage and restaurant at the estate’s very front gate.”



  Comment on this Article

  Please login to post comments

Post to my facebook wall
  
2000
Characters remaining


    Latest Property News
    • 19 Jan 2018
      Extending from Randfontein in the west to Roodepoort in the east and including the towns of Krugersdorp and Magaliesburg, the West Rand has a plethora of property available to residents who choose to make this unique area their home.
    • 19 Jan 2018
      When it comes to financial planning, doing the work to ensure you’re prepared for unexpected emergencies is just as important as ticking off your other goals and New Year’s resolutions. The beginning of the year is also the perfect time to review your various insurance policies.
    • 19 Jan 2018
      No surprises at the first Monetary Policy Committee of 2018, as Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, announced that the interest rates would stay at their current levels.
    • 18 Jan 2018
      The Southern Suburbs make up some of the most popular residential areas in Cape Town, comprising charming groups of suburbs which lie to the south-east of the slopes of Table Mountain. It is seen as the city's most expensive residential neighbourhoods with a choice of various private schools, upmarket eateries, wine estates, beautiful homes and trendy apartments.
    • 18 Jan 2018
      New year, new goals! If you’ve resolved to purchase your first property in 2018, then this 6-step guide from the Rawson Property Group is a must-read. It will help you navigate and simplify what is often be seen as a confusing process of buying your first home – right from the house-hunt to the house-warming.
    • 17 Jan 2018
      While the current property market may still favour buyers, it doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be well prepared before putting in an offer to purchase.
    • 17 Jan 2018
      Lightstone lists Blair Atholl as the most expensive suburb with an average house price of R11.2 million, followed by Westcliff (R10.5 million), Dunkeld (R9.3 million), Sandhurst (R9.1 million) and Inanda (R7.2 million).
    • 17 Jan 2018
      As it currently stands, there are four main ways in which a home can be bought in South Africa, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, who adds that deciding in which legal entity to purchase the property is not a decision that should be entered into lightly, as each has its pros and cons.
        
    X
    Subscribe to the MyProperty Newsletter

    Name  
    Last Name  
    Email Address  
    Email Frequency
    select
    X
    Share this Page

       
    For Sale Property
    Rental Property
    More Options
    About
    Connect with us
    FEEDBACK