About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Two bedroom, two bathroom apartment with terrace in a small residential block
Le Bijou is a private apartment within Sorbonne, a small gated development built in the mid 2000s. It is completely self-contained with its own terrace, parking space, garage and swimming pool, all surrounded by a secure perimeter with two electronically controlled gates.
The apartment can sleep up to four people and consists of one double bedroom with ensuite bath/shower room and one twin bedroom with its own shower room. Each bedroom has its own luxurious bed linen and towels, individual bathrobes, bathroom products, hairdryer and a remote controlled ceiling fan.
The main part of the apartment consists of a through living room comprising a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances, a dining area with a dining table seating six people and a sitting area with two sofas, an ottoman seat and coffee table.
There is air conditioning, under floor central heating and a gas fireplace in the sitting area. Through a sliding glass door is an undercover terrace with its own intimate courtyard.
Entertainment is provided by a SAMSUNG LED TV with digital Dstv and a CD player/HiFi with Bluetooth link and there is WiFi internet availability.
Outside, there is ample secure parking for cars, with a dedicated space allocated to the apartment just beyond the terrace area and a lock up garage. On the other side of the building is the private shared swimming pool, with pool towels provided, and garden with sunbeds and umbrellas.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 30, 2018
About Marc Doman
We are both retired now and live in the UK. We enjoy coming to South Africa in our winter for a bit of sun, warmth and great hospitality. I was born in Mombasa, Kenya, so it is a little bit of coming home!
Marc Doman purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Marc Doman chose Franschhoek
Le Bijou is great because it is very comfortable, has everything we need and is close to the high street and all the great restaurants we love to eat in.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We have stayed twice in this lovely apartment in a very good situation in Franschhoek. Lovingly furnished and exceptionally well equipped. Very good bed linen and towels, a must for us. This apartment has the advantage of a pretty, private patio, another room really where we do most of our reading with a glass of wine in hand. We are already booked for next year so that says it all really. Highly recommend.
A short walk from Le Bijou is the center of Franschhoek, the food and wine capital of South Africa. It nestles in one of the world’s most beautiful valleys, surrounded on three sides by the magnificent Great Drakenstein Mountains and on the lower slopes by vineyards that make it the food lovers’ delight. The scenery is breathtaking, with top class restaurants throughout the village and up in the hills that make dining in the evening whilst watching the sun go down, one of the greatest pleasures imaginable. The Franschhoek Valley was first settled by French Huguenot refugees in 1688. They brought European culture and winemaking to Africa which has grown in the valley to make it one of the most important wine regions in South Africa. With 42 wine estates, producing some of the world’s finest wines, most are easy to visit and enjoy. In Franschhoek itself, the main street is the heart of this vibrant village. It is lined with shops, restaurants, cafes and bars as well as arts and crafts studios and galleries. The countryside offers energetic hiking, walking, cycling, horse-riding, fly fishing and golf. It is truly a magical place. It is also geographically well placed for other parts of the Western Cape. It is centrally positioned within the greater part of the Winelands area and is within easy reach by a good road network of many places around region that are worthy of visiting. Within half hour's drive away are the towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Wellington. A further half an hour will take you to Cape Town, with its V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain, Hermanus and the Worcester and Robertson winelands. The nearest beaches are about half an hour away at Strand and Gordon's Bay. A little further are the magnificent beaches around Cape Town; on the Atlantic Seaboard are the beaches of Blouberg, Clifton, Llandudno and Camp's Bay; a little further south the beaches of Hout Bay and Noordhoek; and on False Bay those at Fishhoek and, especially for wind surfers, Muizenberg.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Prices quoted for two guests sharing. Additional guests charged at a nominal rate. Total price on request. Rates for longer periods than two weeks can be negotiated Christmas & New Year period requires a minimum 5 night stay. Clean linen & towels after every 5th night's stay (long stays). Additional cleaning service available at R120 per day extra.