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Exceptional holiday home with panoramic view in Camps Bay

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Detatched villa - for 2-5 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.

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  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Anthony (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, russian

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


based on 14 traveler reviews

Exceptional holiday home with panoramic view in Camps Bay
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 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
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Owner's Response: And we look forward to welcoming you back!
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Schönes Haus mit exzellentem Blick

  • 5 of 5

Das für 4 Personen ausreichend große Haus ist sehr gut gelegen oberhalb der Bucht von Camps Bay. Alle Sehenswürdigkeiten von Kapstadt sind gut und schnell erreichbar. Sehr freundlicher Empfang und eine kompetente Betreuung vor Ort. Sensationeller Blich aus dem Master Bedroom und von der wunderschönen Terrasse. Das Haus ist zwar schon etwas älter, die Bäder aber neuwertig renoviert. Insgesamt vermittelt das Haus einen freundlichen und gepflegten Eindruck. Der kleine Garten mit dem Pool lädt zum Sonnenbaden und relaxen ein. Die Küche ist modern und sehr gut ausgestattet.

Wir kommen sicher wieder.....

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa mit Traumausblick

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben in der Sun Lion Villa zu viert zwei Wochen verbracht und haben uns einfach nur sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Lage ist absolut TOP. Der Blick von der Terrasse einfach nur Urlaub pur! Die Villa selbst wurde vor unserer Ankunft teil-saniert. Die Bäder waren komplett neu. Die Hausübergabe am Ankunfts- bzw. Abreisetag ging ohne Probleme über die Bühne. Kurz um - sehr empfehlenswert!!! Eiegntlich könnte jetzt der Urlaub erneut beginnen :-)

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Perfect plase to stay

  • 5 of 5

We recieved a very warm welcome from the owner Anthony. While trinking a glas of wine he shared a lot of interesting things to do and where to go. We loved the wonderful house with it gorgeous view. It is well siuated to reach all the interesting places around Cape Town.

We were able to enjoy the unbelievable sun sets nearly every evening on the terasse. The house an it's surroundings was very clean and well maintained. The interior decoration was very tastful and left no wishes open.

We can recommend Sun Lion with no limitation and would stay at this lovely place at all times.

Many thanks to Anthony

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Sun Lion Villa - Perfect 5 star location!

  • 5 of 5

After a long and tiring search through various web sites we decided upon Sun Lion Villa. It was within a few seconds of our arrival at the property that we knew all the effort had been worth it. The moment you step inside the villa you know you have made the right decision. And if your not convinced just open up the doors onto the veranda and take in the staggering view out to the Atlantic and the surrounding mountain, simply stunning.

The villa offers a very comfortable stay with good sized bedrooms and even an on-suite in the master bedroom which comes in very handy. The bed in the master bedroom elevated to maximise the beautiful view out the Atlantic ocean, the perfect view to wake up to each morning.

The outside area provides more than adequate space to sit back and relax after a day out visiting the sights. It was so perfect that we found ourselves staying in each evening with a Braai and the sound of the ocean in the background. We have never felt so relaxed. The property is set in a very quiet street so there are no disturbances to spoil your evenings.

A few of the previous reviews complained about the stairs leading to the property but don't let this put you off. Yes it makes bringing your suitcase up to the villa a little hard work but you only have to do this once and when you see the view from the top it makes it all worth while.

I would highly recommend the villa to anyone looking for a clean, spacious and well maintained property to use as a base for exploring this wonderful part of South Africa and wouldn't hesitate to book another stay next time I'm in Cape Town

  • Submitted: May 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Time@Great Place

  • 5 of 5

As a party of three (50/51 yrs with daughter 21 yrs) this place was perfect to spend 2 weeks in Camps Bay

The location has it all...the views, far enough away from the hustle of Camps Bay but all the highlights of Camps Bay and Cape Town are in a short distance.

The house has a very nice and interesting architecture is well equipped and clean, so we felt very comfortable from the first moment on.

We enjoyed the pool for refreshing, the balcony for breakfast, for sundowners and of course Braii very much.

Contacting and booking was very easy. Also the arrangement and information for arrival and departing were perfect. We had a very warm welcome and perfect support from the housekeeping.

It wasn’t easy for us to leave and we definitely recommend the Sun Lion Villa.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Nearest Airport
27 Kilometres
Cape Town International Airport
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Cape Town Train Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
N1 & N2 & M3
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
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 2 minute drive from the beaches and only 8 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.

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


Rates & Availability

Bakoven Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2nd Mid-Season 2016
Sep 23 2016 - Oct 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
2nd High-Season 2016
Oct 28 2016 - Dec 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2016-17
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season 2017
Mar 10 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season 2017
Apr 24 2017 - Sep 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
2nd Mid-Season 2017
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
2nd High-Season 2017
Nov 3 2017 - Dec 21 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
End Cleaning & Laundry $56
Pool & Garden Service $51

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).

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Bakoven Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 138 m²
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
  • Tumble Dryer
  • 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
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • 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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • 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 steps up to the front door, so the property is unsuitable for the elderly or infirm.

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