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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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, russian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

Why Anthony chose Camps Bay

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


Camps Bay 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
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • 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 2015. 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 4.88 based on 25 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: February 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we look forward to welcoming you back!
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  • 5 of 5

We are South African's living overseas. This time we brought friends with us and of course I wanted to impress them. Well the views from the house are spectacular, my guests were completely blown away. We ate our breakfasts on the deck every morning, lay at the pool every other day, and then walked down to the main road for dinner if we were not cooking ourselves. The house is well equipped with everything you need, especially if you are cooking yourselves. Great security and helpful staff. It's very easy to get an Uber within a couple of minutes. Also a quick Uber ride to more restaurants in the City. You are very close to Table Mountain Cable car, or hiking routes if you prefer. Our host Anthony was most helpful with details and assistance on any question I put to him. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A picture is worth a thousand words

  • 5 of 5

The view you get from the Sun Lion Villa is worth the five stars. The ocean and Lion's Head is a dramatic view. Table Mountain is right behind you. The villa is comfortable, clean, and well-appointed. Anthony, the host, was responsive and informative. The housekeeper, Clarah, was very nice. The proximity to the main street in Camps Bay was an easy five minute drive. It is in a safe location and we love every minute of our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two week stay in Cape Town. This was a far better option than the hotel on our last trip to Cape Town. The house was very comfortable and is focused around the magnificent view. The grocery store and supplies (Except alcohol) are a five minute Uber write down the hill. We made 41 Victoria St. our local restaurant although the Hussar Grill, just down the hill was really good also. Plentiful Ubers made getting around a snap. Thank you Anthony and your helpers for making our stay so memorable! One suggestion: install a solar heater for the pool - it would have been wonderful to be able to use the pool even though it was late winter in South Africa we still had some warm days. Overall, a GREAT stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: April 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pool & Garden Service $55.3
Pet Fee $0
End Cleaning & Laundry $61.44

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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