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Averil Bills

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Villa With Spectacular Sea And Mountain Views

4 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Bakoven House Rental Photos and Description

House in Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa - Peaceful Location, 5 minute drive to the beach

The house was architect designed 10 years ago with a huge, double height living area on the top floor to take advantage of the all round views. The decor is modern African using local woods and modern furniture. The back garden has a variety of local fynbos (native plants) and a paved sitting area with garden furniture while at the front there is a very large paved terrace overlooking the ocean with barbecue and garden furniture, dining table and 6 chairs. A new garage is integral with direct access to the house. Full alarm system.

Averil Bills (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Averil Bills

I am a writer and love the house for its calm atmosphere and beautiful surroundings yet we enjoy all the history and culture that the area has to offer. The stunning scenery is a real inspiration to me.

Averil Bills purchased this house in 2004

Why Averil Bills chose Atlantic Seaboard Cape Town

The Camps Bay location was so stunning that we walked into the house and fell in love with the property. It is still as magical as the first time we saw it. Sunsets over the sea are sensational and behind the house, the clouds tumbling over Table Mountain and the red glow over the Twelve Apostles in the evening are beautiful. On one side of the property the Oudekraal Nature Reserve stretches down to the sea and is covered in local fynbos (native plants). The house is perfectly designed because in the morning you can take breakfast on the private front patio as the sun comes over Table Mountain and then in the afternoon, sunbathe on the terrace at the back overlooking the sea. There is always a cool side and a hot side.

What makes this house unique

The element of relaxation is unequalled. You can read, listen to music on a great sound system or watch satellite television in wonderful peace. Yet if you want to go into Cape Town, it is just a 10 minute drive down into the city centre so it is wonderfully convenient. Camps Bay beachfront with its chic restaurants, bars, cafes, supermarket and theatre is only a 3 minute drive. Truly the best of both worlds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

One of the most splendid views I have seen from any house, simply breathtaking. Superbly furnished, dining area very attractive. The huge balcony overlooking the ocean is the best place to watch the sun go down with a glass of red wine and a braai (Stephen Nell, SA journalist).



What a beautiful home you have here in Camps Bay. We expected something very special and it’s actually exceeded our expectations. After four days we now feel as though we’re really settling into the laid back pace of life here and enjoying every minute. Many thanks (Paul Jupp, UK)



This well appointed holiday home has greeted us on both our visits with its warmth and welcoming atmosphere. From the lounge/dining room its beautiful location commands magnificent views of Table Mountain. On the full length balcony we enjoyed breathtaking sunsets over the ocean from Hout Bay to Lion's Head with the Twelve Apostles behind. A memorable stay. (Darrell Segal, Benoni SA)
Dec 2012
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Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

Villa With Spectacular Sea And Mountain Views
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews
5

Perfect location for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with our (grown-up) family of 6 over new year - couldn't recommend more highly. Lovely house & location, well managed & very helpful advice prior to trip. 20 minute walk down to the beach, where there are plenty of bars & restaurants; 10 minute walk to the Hussar Grill where we had probably the best steak any of us had ever tasted. Easy drives to Waterfront (20 mins), Table Mountain cable car (5 mins), Newlands (20 mins), Constantia vineyards (30 mins), Boulder Beach (45 mins) etc. You can even walk up Table Mountain from the front door !

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your interesting review of our property. Yes, it's in an excellent position for easy access to many sights in Cape Town and beyond and also good for walking, hiking and climbing in the immediate area. The ease of access to many excellent and very good value restaurants makes it an ideal location for a holiday for couples or families. Glad to hear you would like to revisit!
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5

Wonderful house in Camps Bay

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at this lovely house in Camps Bay. The views are incredible, with beautiful views of the sea from all the rooms and the large patios, and stunning views of the mountain up above from the living room. One can stay at home and yet feel a part of nature outside. The house is also very comfortable to stay in, with all the amenities, and very well cared for, plus stylishly decorated. We were here over Christmas and could have a lovely family gathering, eating at the large dining table, and having drinks out on the patio. I thoroughly recommend staying at this unique home!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your great review Vanessa, so glad you enjoyed your time at the house with your family.
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4

SUPERB

  • 4 of 5

A beautiful house with spectacular views.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

This house is to die for, the views front, back and side are lovely, it's ashame the property below is not so well looked after, but you soon forget that. The house is appointed to a very high standard and is very comfortable, smart rooms, nice beds and bathrooms. The experience was memorable and everything went as expected. This is our way to holiday from now on.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cape Town
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Camps Bay
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cape Town
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
N1 and N2
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Hussar Grill, Camps Bay
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Camps Bay
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Half a mile to Camps Bay beach or 5 minutes by car, 20 minutes on foot. The famous beaches of Clifton (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th) are half a mile further on but can be walked to from Camps Bay. The beaches are all white sand and never too crowded. The beach at Hout Bay is 15 minutes by car as are the secluded beaches at Llandudno. There are public swimming pools at Sea Point, a few minutes drive from the house.

Travel:

Cape Town International Airport is 25 minutes by car/taxi with not too much traffic and it's a easy drive. A car is highly recommended though there is a new local bus service which is very comprehensive. Driving is on the left and all the major hire car companies are represented at the airport.

Distances:

Cape Town city centre is 3 miles, Constantia 6 miles, Simonstown 24 miles, Stellenbosch 32 miles, Cape Point 40 miles, Franschoek 52 miles. Many vineyards at Wellington, Stellenbosch and Paarl are within an hour's drive.

Further Details:

Camps Bay itself has a Pick & Pay supermarket, many excellent restaurants, boutiques, bars and cafes, Post Office, ATMs and theatre. There is a small general store and very good steakhouse (The Hussar Grill) 2 minutes drive from the house. Larger supermarkets and a big range of shops can be found in nearby Sea Point. Several wine farms with great restaurants can be found in Constantia and many more towards Wellington/Paarl and around Stellenbosch and Franschoek. The famous Kirstenbosch botanical gardens are 12 miles away and hold concerts on Sunday evenings in summer. Cape Town's Victoria & Alfred Waterfront development is only 10 minutes away by car with many restaurants round the harbour and an excellent shopping centre with multiplex cinema. A few miles out of Cape Town is Century City, one of the largest shopping centres in South Africa with around 400 shops, cinemas, restaurants etc. There is a public swimming pool at Sea Point, 10 minutes drive away.

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Rates & Availability

Bakoven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid season Spring
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 14 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,274
 
 
High season
Dec 15 2016 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,684
 
 
Mid season Autumn
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,274
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $325

Booking Notes:
Twenty per cent deposit with booking, balance payable 4 weeks before visit. A refundable deposit of £250 payable before/on arrival will be repaid at end of stay within 14 days less any breakages or damage.

Changeover Day:
Normally Saturday to Saturday but we can be flexible depending on time of year and bookings. Depart by 10am, arrive by 3pm but this can be flexible, again depending on bookings.

Notes on prices:
MOST IMPORTANT - PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNERS BY TELEPHONE BEFORE MAKING ANY PAYMENTS TO AVOID PHISHING SCAMS

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Amenities

Bakoven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Large en suite bathroom to Bedroom 1 with bath, walk in shower, wc, two hand basins on marble bench. Second bathroom with bath/shower, handbasin, wc. Shower room with handbasin and wc on top floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom has a king size bed and large en suite bathroom. The second bedroom has a queen size bed. The third bedroom has twin beds. There is another bathroom on this floor. Also room for 1-2 people on a futon bed in study upstairs.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The dining room table seats 6. The leather sofas seat 6-8 people. The top floor has a solid wood floor, the stairs and bedrooms are carpeted. There is an alarm connected to a local security company which is 3 minutes away. All furniture is new and modern and there is African artwork. Many guide books and reading material. Outside: The back garden has fynbos planting with grasses and a paved area with a round table and four metal chairs. The large front terrace has a sofa, two armchairs, glass coffee table and four sun loungers as well as a dining table with 6 chairs. There is also a gas/coal barbecue here. There is also a patio outside the bedrooms on the bottom floor. There is a new integral garage. Utility Room: A washing machine and dryer are located on the top floor off the shower room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are included and an extra set of linen is available for stays of more than one week. The property is cleaned before and after each stay but maid service can be arranged more often for a small additional charge. Other: A study with large desk for working and a mezzanine platform with futon bed which can be brought down to the study if needed.

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