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20 Week Low:
$11,500 Week High:
Private Tennis Court Staff:
Maid & Pool/Grounds Maint.
Hovering over False Bay with 360-degree views of mountain and sea, this enchanting and luxurious villa is a historical national monument built in 1850.
The villa's tranquil, romantic, rejuvenating and inspiring beauty is ideal for holidays, weddings, honeymoons, special events, and conferences. The Villa is available in its entirety for long or short periods of time. Though the Villa is self-catering and an oasis of privacy, it is maintained at all times by a courteous and professional staff. Accommodation is available by room or by the villa and is available in its entirety for long or short periods of time. Fine catering is available on the premises by superb local Bathed in sunlight, the Villa occupies an expansive 582m2 (6,265 sq ft) on 1360m2 (14,639 sq ft) of grounds that are surrounded by the rare and healing union of mountain and sea, which brings peace and energy to all who visit. At night it is beautifully lit and offers perfect relaxation in unsurpassed luxury, comfort and style.
This villa, simply put, is massive. The Villa accommodates up to 20 people in eight large bedrooms with extra long beds and five bathrooms. Lavish appointments include Frette linens and towels and goose down duvets. Special details include colorful Moroccan kilims, full-length mirrors, art deco light fixtures, antique furniture and accents. Upstairs living quarters have direct access to the back garden. The bedrooms, each unique in character, are located upstairs and have sea and mountain views from one shared furnished enclosed terrace and several private balconies. Each room is named after the local African flower that best embodies the room’s character. You can actually whale watch from each sea-facing room.
The Master Suite, features a sumptuously appointed four poster extra-king sized bed, antique writing desk, cozy divan, maplewood floors and accents Moroccan kilims and gabays, art deco lights, goose down duvet and crystal chandelier. The grand en-suite bathroom boasts an old fashioned footed tub and separate shower. This room has gorgeous views of False Bay, Cape Point, mountains, palm trees, land and sky from the terrace and balcony.
The Aloe Room is airy, large and leads to the Protea room. It has a single sized walnut sleigh bed. One wall is lined with glossy oak cabinetry. Double french doors lead to the furnished sea view terrace.
The Palm Room, a whale watchers dream, is spacious, rustic, stately, and decorated in warm neutrals with splashes of colour. A vintage armoire, cozy loungers and direct access to a balcony and the enclosed sea terrace give these quarters the atmosphere of nautical freedom with uninterrupted views of False Bay and Cape Point.
The Sunflower Room, accessible through Palm Room making it just right for a family, has double doors leading to the rattan furnished terrace, with its view above of lush gardens and mountains, and below to the grapevine-trellised patio. A large bougainvillea bush provides a burst of color. A queen sized sleigh bed, white washed walls and furniture give this room a hip shabby chic feeling. Views of the ocean from the east of this room bring balance and calm. The Palm and Sunflower suite has a bathroom with shower and separate toilet. The floors are of Italian terra cotta.
The Sage Room is a double occupancy room with modern Mere Michele Orb chair, queen sized bed, and double french doors to the enclosed furnished terrace. There is one wall of cupboards for storage.
The Lavender Room features a delightful tree-lined view from its unique alcove. Creamy open walls, rustic chairs and furniture and a double bed keep this room feeling fresh and breezy.
The Lily Room has one single and one double bed, desk, and a large bright window facing the grapevine patio. The art deco lamps and vintage armoire enhance the room's charm
The Rose Room contains two single oak wood beds, an armoire, hard wood floors, art deco light fixture, and windows facing the mountain. Separate bathroom with full bath and toilet.
Grapevine, a separate guesthouse, is so named for the grapevine that winds through the trellis over the adjacent patio. The two-room Grapevine house is furnished in a modern, minimal and rustic style with African light fixtures.
The Anteroom, which opens onto the sun-dappled patio with double French doors, is furnished with a bright yellow sofa and pull out bed and solid yellow wood table. The bedroom features a queen sized bed and solid oak bench and armoire. The bathroom is equipped with shower, toilet and washbasin.
The Billiard room provides a half sized snooker and billiards table with a view of the pool and to the Indian Ocean.
The thick rich red Gabay in the TV room is perfect for sprawling out on the myriad velvet pillows and watching TV, listening to music, playing games, or just plain lounging in style. African animal prints, antique silk gold blinds and views to the ocean and pool make this room rich, witty, and sophisticated. Equipped with satellite TV and surround sound stereo the TV room looks out on the front garden and pool and Indian ocean .
From this room you can access the Ship's Bar. The bar is decorated with authentic ship's name plaques, antique mirrors, luxurious velvet banquette, bar stools for eight and various board games. Since the Grape Vine patio is directly outside, the bar is a fabulous spot for sundowner cocktails.
In the front sitting room, which faces the ocean, is a collection of books for guests to enjoy. Curl up in an art deco chair in front of the fireplace or on a cozy sofa and peruse the Villa's diverse selection: books on tourism, nature, culture and history. Get inspired by incredible images from books on photography and art, the Villa's specialty. Listen to any of the 400 cd's on the state of the art hifi. This room leads onto the outdoor dining terrace and pool.
The upstairs landing is more than just a passage from room to room, it is a gallery of maps, photographs and other sea going documents. There are places to sit, relax and gaze out of the gorgeous stained glass window.
The outdoor pool is a stone's throw from the shimmering blue Indian Ocean and set amidst an indigenous garden with over 260 rare and well-known plant species. A private poolside hot and cold outdoor shower looks out over False Bay. Spend the afternoon lounging by the pool in the deck chairs, have a game of soccer or badminton on the wide lawn, grill your lunch and have a picnic seaside and poolside. Enjoy evening cocktails and watch the sky change colors at sundown over the Indian Ocean. The front garden is a wonderful and varied place to play and relax.
St James beach is steps from the property, with fascinating rock and tidal pools for swimming, as well as a tennis court. The back garden is an oasis and a sanctuary. With a whale watching deck and an umbrella shaded dining table that seats 14, the back garden is wonderful for many different activities. The mingling of flowers’ perfume with bird songs, looking onto Silvermine Reserve Mountain and out towards Cape Point and False Bay, is an experience truly unique and healing.
The villa offers a gourmet kitchen stocked with cutlery and crockery to serve up to 26 people. With its centerpiece 22-seater dining table, the stately dining room is perfect for throwing an elegant dinner party or hosting an important business meeting. Among the many visual treats in this room are Venetian mirrors, silk curtains, crystal chandeliers, a gilded ceiling, state of the art stereo, views of sea and garden, and deco parquet floors. The grand dining room is truly a regal event.
Or you may dine alfresco on one of the many terraces or have a picnic in the lush exotic gardens or barbecue on the braai deck with its magnificent mountain and sea view. Alternatively, dine out at one of the nearby world-renowned restaurants of St James. The Villa also offers full catering. You may choose among the world-class chefs with whom the Villa has relationships.