St James Villa Rental Photos and Description
8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 1 guest house, sleeps 16
Exclusive villa in St James, Cape Town. Ideal for a lavish seaside holiday for 16 guests and/or a magnificent venue for weddings, special occasions and corporate functions for up to 30 guests
Hovering over False Bay in St James Cape Town with 360-degree views of mountain and sea, the enchanting Villa St James is a historical national monument built in 1850. Today this luxury home is fully restored and decorated in a blend of collectible deco, nautical accents, African and Cape Dutch influences, with modern eclectic furnishings with rich fabrics, rare woods, carpets, lighting, and Italian Frette linens. The Villa features eight bedrooms, five bathrooms and one guest house. each room is unique, large, and extremely comfortable, with sea and mountain views. The downstairs common rooms include two lounges, one English Pub, a billiards room, a gourmet kitchen, and a grand dining room with centerpiece 22-seater long table. The outdoor pool has unbroken vistas of the ocean.
Sea view pool: 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. St James beach is steps from the property, with fascinating rock and tidal pools for swimming and a tennis court. The expansive front lawn is a fun place to play, sunbathe, BBQ, and relax.
Downstairs at the villa: The ground floor features an elegant dining and conference room with fireplace and grand table seating 22. There are also two lounges with fireplaces, a unique collection of old and new literature and art volumes, and fine modern stereo equipment with over 400 musical CD in the library. Common rooms include a cinema and satellite TV room, billiard room, English pub, indoor and outdoor terraces, a grapevine trellised patio, and a guest cottage.
The grounds: The villa occupies an expansive 582m2 (6,265 sq ft) on 1360m2 (14,639 sq ft) of grounds and is beautifully lit at night. Fine cuisine is available by Cape Town’s leading chefs and daily services are provided by the villa staff. Rent the villa by the day, week, or long term for private stays, and corporate functions.
Bathed in sunlight and surrounded by the rare and healing union of mountain and sea, the Villa St James brings peace and energy to all who visit; perfect relaxation in unsurpassed luxury, comfort and style.
Details for unit_22657 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
'Each morning for three glorious weeks at the Villa St James we woke in the sweet silence of our little guest cottage just off the grapevine trellised patio of the main house and crawled reluctantly out from under our crisp Italian linens and down-filled duvet onto the terra cotta floor. First stop of the day: the house kitchen for coffee and fresh baked pastries from a nearby restaurant, Olympia Café, which the first person up each morning would bring, having biked the short distance into the nearby village of Kalk Bay. For the most part, I was too content to leave the house. More active guests ventured outside the estate to kite surf or hike the nature reserve beyond the back garden, jog or play tennis at the seaside courts a short walk down the road. On the rare occasion when I did leave the house, I would wander down to Kalk Bay for an ice cream or to browse its harbour and antique shops. In short we experienced the perfect marriage of luxurious living and local charm. '