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Exceptional holiday home with panoramic view in Camps Bay

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,485 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Detatched villa - for 2-6 people with private pool and garden

Sun Lion Villa, with its original and inspired architecture, is a house built to maximise the appreciation of the landscape that surrounds it. Viewed from the terrace, a sweeping panorama encompasses the Atlantic Ocean, Table Mountain, Lions Head and the Twelve Apostles. Built on an incline, the deck, swimming pool and garden overlook the coastline and setting sun. In keeping with the style of the rest of the house, the swimming pool has no square edges or corners, and blends into the surrounding shape of the private garden and lawn. A perimeter wall insures both pool and garden are protected from the gazes of neighbours and passers-by, allowing the guest total privacy.

it is extremely rare to find good-sized, detached properties for rent with so few bedrooms, because the average house in Camps Bay has 4 or 5 bedrooms, making it prohibitively expensive for smaller numbers of occupants to find somewhere if they desire the privacy of an entire property to themselves.

Information for golfers: The following nine golf courses are within a half hour drive from Sun Lion Villa: Bellville, Clovelly, Metropolitan, Milnerton, Mowbray, Rondebosch, Royal Cape, Steenberg and Westlake. A further nine clubs are reachable within the hour: Atlantic Beach, Boschenmeer, Erinvale, Pearl Valley, Somerset West, Spier, Stellenbosch and Strand. There are four more golf courses within the Western Cape Province; Arabella, Hermanus, Langebaan and Worcester, but those can only realistically be enjoyed as part of an entire day trip outing.

Some recommended outings: Cape Point Nature Reserve, Table Mountain cable car (only 4 kms away) and the famous Stellenbosch and Paarl wine routes.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, russian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

Why Anthony chose Atlantic Seaboard Cape Town

I fell in love with the house and the view the first time I saw it, and purchased it within 24 hours and have never regretted it

What makes this villa unique

Sun Lion Villa is in one of the most beautiful bays in South Africa yet has great proximity ot the city without having to see or hear or smell it


Bakoven Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1485 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Generously sized walk-in shower area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Generously sized walk-in shower area
  • Two sets of bathroom and bathing towels are provided, as well as two full sets of bed linen per occupant.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Living room - 1 double , Full-size wardrobe bed that folds away from sight in seconds
  • There are two bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathrooms, so if you are two single occupants you would have a bedroom and bathroom each, and if you are a couple sharing a bed, you would have a choice of which bedroom to stay in, and the other will be kept empty so that you will have the entire house, pool and garden to yourselves. The house is ideal for two couples, but if you are 6, there is a full-size wardrobe bed in the living room that folds away in a matter of seconds. For those wishing to watch TV or movies in bed, the 55" 4K TV can swivel round to accommodate viewing from the wardrobe bed. The occupants of the living room can also access the second bathroom without having to pass through either bedroom. Aside from that, in terms of seating and dining, cutlery plates etc, for even more than six guests if you wish to invite friends over for meals.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A bright and spacious semi-circular living room with pillars and a fireplace is the centre-piece onto which other multi-levelled rooms look, including an open space dining area and kitchen for socializing at mealtimes. The terrace is also an inviting location suitable for dining; whether it is for a sunny breakfast or for candlelit dinners or barbeque's under the stars. The house is fitted with a comprehensive alarm system, and has a security contract with ADT, the largest of the local security firms. The system was renewed and updated in 2008. Please note that there are plenty of steps up to the front door, so the property is unsuitable for the elderly or infirm.


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Exceptional holiday home with panoramic view in Camps Bay
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

Brilliant stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my twin boys aged 11 and we had a wonderful time. The view is breathtaking and waking up every morning to breakfast floating above the ocean was magic. The property was in excellent condition and the reception warm and friendly. Nearby we could find everything we needed from supermarkets, top restaurants to beaches and mountains. This house made us enjoy the best the Cape has to offer and is excellent value for money. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2008
  • Stayed: Feb 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we look forward to welcoming you back!
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Beautiful house and location!

  • 5 of 5

Very easy to access house with such an amazing view. We arrived very late but the caretakers were ready for us. Absolutely stunning views from balcony and bedroom. Very very safe area and we never once worried about our security. Camps bay is just a couple dollar Uber ride from the house. House was extremely clean and laid out exactly as described. If you are looking for a house in the Cape Town area, this is the one to rent!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best experience in Sun Lion Villa

  • 5 of 5

Sun Lion Villa is a well kept property in an ideal location - very scenic. Camps Bay, beach, Table Mountain and Waterfront are only a short drive away. The house in in a very safe neighborhood and the caretakers have an an eye on it when you are out.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and even better views!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have been happier with our accommodation at the sun lion villa! The views speak for themselves! The architecture of the house is very unique and there is plenty of space for entertaining and all the amenities you will need. Anthony was an excellent host; very responsive and informative. Would definitely stay here again if/when I'm back to visit Cape Town!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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we very much enjoyd those 17 days in this wonderfull house with a superb balcony and a great pool!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was super and if it goes we would rent this place again.

The only thing what I thougt should be better communicated is when we left on Friday 17th March. I did not see the mail Anthony sent to me telling me that we have to leave in the morning already since the house has been booked by new guests, I fully respect this - no problem - but since I did not see that mail, I phoned Bernadette on Monday 13th March. She then told me about the new situation. I then asked her if we could still use the pool and shower till 14.00h where she said thats no problem. Good, I thought. However the lady who was cleaning the house told as on 16th March that she will start cleaning the next morning (17th) at 8 a.m. already. Then I called Bernadette again and told her, sorry but this is too early. We can leave the house by 9 a.m - so thats still one hour earlier than the rules show. I understood that bernadette still said we can still use pool and shower till 14.00h. Maybe this was a missunderstanding. Anyway we finally left 9 a.m. but Bernadette said that she is not comming so early but only at 14.00h. I thought she would want to go with us through the hose and check if everyting was OK. She said there is no need to do that. So I told her the two minor things which were broken already when we came - thats the wheel of the gas grill which was broken plus a lounge at the pool. I just wanted to make sure, that I would not get charged for this. She said that I should not worry about.

Again - everything else was just great - we really liked this place.

Kind regards

Andy Heckel

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

A perfect holiday home with breathtaking views, the house was comfortable and provided everything we required. Only criticism were the couple if wonky chairs by the pool which meant that only two of our party of 4 could enjoy sunbathing at a time. Easily put right I'm sure. We very much hope to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Nearest Airport
27 Kilometres
Cape Town International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Metropolitan Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Cape Town Train Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
N1 & N2 & M3
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Hussar Grill
Nearest Beach
2.4 Kilometres
Camps Bay Beach
Car: recommended

Ideally located in one of the most desirable, secure and attractive bays in all of South Africa, Sun Lion Villa is a short 5 minute drive from the beaches and only 10 minutes from the city, reachable via Kloof Neck, which separates Table Mountain and Lion's Head. Most holiday activities, whether sporting, culinary, or night life, are all located within a few minutes of the house.

Other Activities: Hiking, helicopter rides, shark diving, whale watching


Rates & Availability

Bakoven Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 2017
Apr 24 2017 - Sep 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
2nd Mid-Season 2017
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
2nd High-Season 2017
Nov 3 2017 - Dec 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season 2017/18
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Feb 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
Mid-Season 2018
Feb 16 2018 - Mar 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
Easter 2018
Mar 29 2018 - Apr 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
Low-Season 2018
Apr 8 2018 - Sep 27 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $58.89
Additional Guest Fee $29.44 per person per night

A telephone for local calls, and a WiFi Internet connection as well as the pool and garden service are all included in the price. If you desire extra maid/laundry services at any time during your stay, this can be arranged (1p.w. complimentary for renters staying 2 weeks or more).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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