|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Villa Santa Barbara is a luxury three bedroomed villa situated in Bloubergstrand on the Cape West Coast of Cape Town, South Africa. Blouberg is famous for its postcard views of Table Mountain, its white beaches, world class water sports, and vibrant night life. Take a stroll along the soft sands of the beautiful long beaches, enjoy sundowners while watching the setting sun on the horizon with views of the majestic Table Mountain, or take part in outdoor sports such as kitesurfing, fishing, hiking or safari.
Villa Santa Barbara offers the perfect luxury vacation rental accommodating families or groups of up to 6 persons in three luxurious double bedrooms with travertine bathrooms, large living and dining areas with cordon bleu kitchen, a gym and jacuzzi alongside private pool, and state of the art outdoor barbeque area including wine chiller, bar fridge and in-granite hotplate - ensuring the guest full home comforts while relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the area, one of the most spectacular destinations in the world.
Villa Santa Barbara offers our guests a daily cleaning service, tour and airport shuttle service, free wifi, airconditioned accommodation, heated accommodation, hairdryers, toiletries, etc. Grocery shopping can be arranged on request.
Style, comfort, tranquillity.
Close proximity to beaches, city, tourist spots, and amenities. Style, comfort, tranquillity at an affordable price.
We really enjoyed our stay at your place Barbara and hope to come back soon. Thank you very much for having us and the welcoming meet with Mary. So lovely to have her and she arranged everything we needed.
Walkthrough of the property with Mary the housekeeper takes about 1 and 1/2 hours. She is polite, pleasant and very thorough. It’s clear that the owner is very particular. Mary neglects to go over the air conditioners, which we find out during the first hot night – don’t work. It takes 2 days to get those repaired.
We are required to put up a 3500 rand cash security deposit upon arrival. I wasn’t aware of this requirement. The owner did not send any type of welcome info packet with directions, move-in, move-out requirements, etc. Nevertheless we paid the cash deposit. I'm not sure if cash payment is consistent with VRBO policies.
Mary is there everyday and is quick to chastise if, e.g., the air conditioning unit is left on while you go out for a walk on the beach. We were also chastised for leaving the jets on in the spa, though I am confident that we did not do that.
One morning, Mary told me for the first time that the spa maintenance people would arrive in 15 minutes. The spa is in the master bedroom and my son and his wife were asleep in that room. I asked if they could re-schedule. Mary got the owner on the phone and she told me I would need to pay for the spa maintenance cost if it was re-scheduled. I refused.
At departure, Mary meticulously goes through everything in the house, presumably counting dishes, etc. It takes about 30 minutes. We have a schedule to keep, but Mary will not refund my deposit until she has checked everything. As a part of that, she turns on the TV sets to make sure they work. The master bedroom TV turns on but there is no cable signal, at which point Mary doesn’t want to refund my deposit. I don't know how the TV operates, nor does Mary. We finally got the set to pick up the cable channels and I got my money and left. It was not a pleasant experience.
In addition, I was quoted one price for the rental, but when I was invoiced it was difficult to reconcile the amount with the quoted price because dollars were being converted to pounds and it wasn’t clear whether there was a deposit included. I paid the invoice online. I mentioned it to the owner in an email but didn’t get a response. I realized when asked for the cash deposit at check in that the invoice was higher than the per night quoted rate by about 15%.
Mary, the housekeeper made our stay even more special, a lovely lady who goes out of her way to help.
The house has more than the average holiday rental, absolutely all the utensils you'll need. Lots of extra towels supplied. A TV in every room with all channels. Good internet connection, plus a washing machine, which was a godsend. Air con in main lounge, but a window open at night in the bedroom will suffice.
I would love to stay here again next time we visit the area.
10/10 for home comforts and a fantastic stay!
Thanks Mary! x
This is a lovely comfortable home where we have stayed a few times unfortunately the last visit was fraught with issues. The burglar alarm kept going off, the gates broke down, patio doors Wouldnt close properly in fact it went on & on. The owners were away & had been for many months & there is no manager so if there is a problem the poor cleaner has to deal with it & she tried very hard. But it was all too much & spoilt our holiday not what you need when relaxation is what is wanted so we won't be returning.
The property was exactly as per the photos on the website. I would love a home like it for myself !!
it was spotlessly clean and well maintained. Mary, the maid was in attendance every weekday. She was there but kept a low profile.
There are many restaurants nearby, varying in price range. We experienced excellent customer service in each of them.
You only have to walk down the side road and before you reach the main road you have the stunning view of Table Mountain for which Bloubergstrand is so famous.
I have no hesitation in recommending this property.
Die Fotos im Internet sind nicht gelogen, es sieht tatsächlich so schön und gepflegt aus! Wir waren mit 6 Personen in dem Ferienhaus und sind alle der Meinung das es ein wirkliches Urlaubserlebnis war. Man könnte es mit einem Hotel vergleichen in dem die Betten gemacht, die Handtücher gewechselt und immer wieder von der sehr lieben "Hausfee" Mary sauber gemacht wird. Zudem ist die Küche unglaublich gut ausgestattet, es fehlt an nichts. Wir waren schon 8x zuvor in Kapstadt in anderen Häusern aber so etwas haben wir noch nicht erlebt. Es war ein Urlaub von Anfang bis Ende. Ein sehr zu empfehlendes Feriendomizil. Wir kommen sehr gerne wieder in dieses Haus und hoffen das Mary dann immer noch da sein wird. Danke liebe Mary!
wieder ein Traumurlaub in SA. Das Haus ist Spitze. Es fehlt an nichts! Mary, die Hausdame, ist einfach nur liebenswert.
Alles war sauber und ordentlich, mit viel Geschmack eingerichtet. Wir kommen gern wieder :)
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.