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A Little bit about Maureen!

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawaken” – Anatole France

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Maureen is a resident property consultant at Val de Vie Estate, running her own, very successful, private real estate business; Maureen@BeautifulHomes.

As luck would turn out, when Maureen entered the estate 5 years ago, Val de Vie turned out to be an absolute paradise for her, her horses, dogs and sheep; Japie and there was no way that she would be going anywhere else.

As an avid animal lover and active person, Maureen likes to start her days by either riding her horse, Tahila; cycling or running with friends; that provide the perfect outdoor fresh air and energy to kick start her working day.

After 17 years in Pretoria, Maureen decided to move back to Cape Town where she started out in the Western Cape with Engel & Volker’s Estate Agency and after completing her “payment of school fees”, she started specialising in developments under the trading name of @BeautifulHomes.

As a Val de Vie Resident Property Consultant, being there for 4 years, she has first-hand knowledge and experience to provide all the necessary information which a potential new Home Owner would like to know. Her vision is to share the sophisticated country lifestyle that Val de Vie has to offer with other people and by doing this, bringing quality of life to other families.

Achievements

During 2010, Maureen managed to capture a 37% market share of all property sales by all Agencies, including the developer in the Val de Vie Estate – i.e. of all transferred property transactions. She received the Award for Highest Annual Sales and Most Sales achieved in one year in the CCH group for 2010, 2011 and 2012. She managed 24 sales during the first semester of 2011 – the most in the CCH group. She is also the only consultant in the Diamond Category in 2012 CCH MY AREA Specialized Property Consultant in Val de Vie Wine, Polo and Security Estate.

References

“Dear Maureen, I am writing this letter in order to express my gratitude for the high quality service you provided to us when we purchased our little Villa recently in the Val de Vie Estate! Your service and knowledge from the outset was amazing, but the trait that most impressed us was your degree of self-motivation and ability to very quickly grasp and interpret our needs in terms of budget and the type of property that we required. This in the end made our decisions on buying in the limited time we had available, very simple and stress free. In short I will most certainly recommend to anyone looking to buying in this magnificent Estate in the Cape Winelands, that they look no further than MAUREEN, who undoubtedly will go the extra mile in helping you. Thank you and your professional staff once again! Best Regards, Mike Pio, Hong Kong, 22 Jan 2013.”

“Dear Maureen, I will never forget overlooking the lake for the first time when we bought our first stand from you at Val de Vie 18 months ago. Your relaxed approach made it so easy and comfortable going through the decision making and purchase process with you. As you’ve seen, our house has turned out to be magnificent, and here we are again, looking to you to find us a second stand on this little piece of heaven, Val de Vie. Living abroad, we were concerned that it would complicate matters, but you made it all so straight forward and simple, exactly what we needed. Thank you for all your effort, driving around and patience in helping us to come to a very easy decision and purchase process, yet again. Simply put, there’s no-one else we’d go to when it comes to investing on this incredible estate. Looking forward to the finished product on our second stand and who knows, there may well be a third…….Thank you so MUCH!! Jerry and Mags Ascough”

A little about Maureen…

 

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”Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawaken” – Anatole France

Maureen is a resident property consultant at Val de Vie Estate, running her own, very successful, private real estate business; Maureen@BeautifulHomes. As luck would turn out, when Maureen entered the estate 5 years ago, Val de Vie turned out to be an absolute paradise for her, her horses, dogs and sheep; Japie and there was no way that she would be going anywhere else. As an avid animal lover and active person, Maureen likes to start her days by either riding her horse, Tahila; cycling or running with friends; that provide the perfect outdoor fresh air and energy to kick start her working day.

After 17 years in Pretoria, Maureen decided to move back to Cape Town where she started out in the Western Cape with Engel & Volker’s Estate Agency and after completing her “payment of school fees”, she started specialising in developments under the trading name of @BeautifulHomes.

As a Val de Vie Resident Property Consultant, being there for 4 years, she has first-hand knowledge and experience to provide all the necessary information which a potential new Home Owner would like to know. Her vision is to share the sophisticated country lifestyle that Val de Vie has to offer with other people and by doing this, bringing quality of life to other families.

Achievements

During 2010, Maureen managed to capture a 37% market share of all property sales by all Agencies, including the developer in the Val de Vie Estate – i.e. of a

ll transferred property transactions. She received the Award for Highest Annual Sales and Most Sales achieved in one year in the CCH group for 2010, 2011 and 2012. She managed 24 sales during the first semester of 2011 – the most in the CCH group. She is also the only consultant in the Diamond Category in 2012 CCH MY AREA Specialized Property Consultant in Val de Vie Wine, Polo and Security Estate.

References

“Dear Maureen, I am wri

ting this letter in order to express my gratitude for the high quality service you provided to us when we purchased our little Villa recently in the Val de Vie Estate! Your service and knowledge from the outset was amazing, but the trait that most impressed us was your degree of self-motivation and ability to very quickly grasp and interpret our needs in terms of budget and the type of property that we required. This in the end made our decisions on buying in the limited time we had available, very simple and stress free. In short I will most certainly recommend to anyone looking to buying in this magnificent Estate in the Cape Winelands, that they look no further than MAUREEN, who undoubtedly will go the extra mile in helping you. Thank you and your professional staff once a

gain! Best Regards, Mike Pio, Hong Kong, 22 Jan 2013.”

“Dear Maureen, I will never forget overlooking the lake for the first time when we bought our first stand from you at Val de Vie 18 months ago. Your relaxed approach made it so easy and comfortable going through the decision making and purchase process with you. As you’ve seen, our house has turned out to be magnificent, and here we are again, looking to you to find us a second stand on this little piece of heaven, Val de Vie. Living abroad, we were concerned that it would complicate matters, but you made it all so straight forward and simple, exactly what we needed. Thank you for all your effort, driving around and patience in helping us to come to a very easy decision and purchase process, yet again. Simply put, there’s no-one else we’d go to when it comes to investing on this incredible estate. Looking forward to the finished product on our second stand and who knows, there may well be a third…….Thank you so MUCH!! Jerry and Mags Ascough”

 

 

 

Stabling at Val de Vie Estate

 

Against a backdrop of the grandiose Simonsberg and Franschhoek mountains, facing the impressive Pavilion field, stands the stylish Val de Vie stable block, designed to cater for the comfort of horse and rider.

The 2 spacious drive-through stable blocks, with over 64 loose boxes, is designed for optimal ventilation. Daily manure disposal, excellent drainage, hygienic management and biological fly control ensure odour-free and healthy stables. The design allows for safe social interaction between horses and welcomes visitors.

 

Other facilities include fully equipped tack rooms, lunging rings, exercise track and practice field. Not to mention the exclusive Founders Lounge Club House where clients have access to change rooms and are able to relax in style after an exhilarating day on the field.

Livery

Complete livery and exercise care is available for participants of all equestrian disciplines. Horses are provided with daily turn out in secure camps with expert care provided by an on-site professional team giving members and horse owners peace of mind knowing their prize equine friends are well taken care of.

 

Grooms

Grooms play a pivotal role in horse care – a full responsibility, seven days a week. The Val de Vie grooms take care of each horse’s daily needs, from feeding and grooming, to exercising the ponies and getting them tacked up for polo, providing riders with valued service.

Under the ever-watchful eye of Stable Master – George Mumba, who is not only experienced when it comes to horses, but is also a master on the polo field – the grooms give only their best when working with the horses, knowing each by name. George is fanatical about who he employs and every groom is given on-going training to become a skilled equestrian expert in his own right.

 

Blackberry Pink Polo at Val de Vie Estate

We at Maureen@BeautifulHomes proudly supported the annual Blackberry Pink Polo held at Val de Vie Esate.

It was a spectacular day filled with glitz and glamour, and aside from the well-known wind of the Cape, it was an absolute perfect day!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here are some to tell you the story!

Save the Date for Val de Vie Events!!