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Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A must-visit location, Franschhoek is peaceful, exciting and unique

When visiting the Western Cape, no visit would be complete without visiting Franschhoek, which is nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and top chefs create international cuisine. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories.

The Penthouse at Bijoux Square is perfectly situated in Huguenot Road, the main street running through Franschhoek and you cannot fail to be delighted by this stunning apartment. Impressively large with high ceilings, and absolutely central you cannot help but be impressed. The apartment is fully-equipped for four people and can seat up to 8 for dining (although with the amazing restaurants you may not want to eat in!)

It has all mod-cons. DSTV Explorer (the equivalent of Sky Plus), TV In master bedroom, Free WIFI, both bathrooms with bath and shower, air-conditioning, kitchen equipped with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso Machine, quality cutlery and crockery etc. etc.

Washing machine and tumble drier, safe, hairdryers in each room.

The Master bedroom has one King Size bed and the second bedroom has two twin beds. Both bedrooms are spacious with fitted wardrobes.

Whist there is no dedicated parking there is free parking in the main road and no trouble with traffic wardens.

Franschhoek is a place of immense natural beauty which you can explore. The Franschhoek Pass offers stupendous views of the valley, village and the towering Simonsberg mountain. Take a drive up there in the early morning or in the evening for a superb viewing experience.

A popular weekly activity is to visit the Village Market where the community meets each Saturday under the trees in the NG Kerk Grounds. Delicious food, wines, crafts, art and live entertainment are available for your enjoyment. Here you can meet locals and tourists. The varied stalls provide delicious foods and drink, art, jewelry and a wide variety of crafts. It is a place where visitors can enjoy some fine foods, the best coffee and shop for treasures in arts and crafts.

Visiting a Wine Estate for wine tasting is obviously a must do thing in Franschhoek, especially if you like good wines. The Tram Wine trails are simply a must.

More Details

Property Manager
Trish Ellyatt
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Trish Ellyatt

We have owned an apartment at the Waterfront in Cape Town since 2002 and have been regular visitors to South Africa ever since. That property is 99840 with Home Away Holiday Rentals and we now have very many return customers.

We believe in high standards and believe the Penthouse at Bijoux Square will fulful all your holiday dreams.

Trish Ellyatt purchased this apartment in 2017

Why Trish Ellyatt chose Franschhoek

The location is absolutely superb. Franschhoek is safe and the Gourmet Capital of the Western Cape. You simply step out of the front door and you'll be spoilt for choice with cafes, bars and restaurants.

You can also take the wine trams to the various vinyards, rent bicycles and so much more.

What makes this apartment unique

The high ceilings in this apartment are beautiful, giving an airy fresh feel. It is spacious, glamorous and also comfortable.

With everything you will need in a home-from-home and free WiFi-Fi etc


Franschhoek Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Very spacious
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • Both bathrooms are spacious, particularly the master bathroom. It has a large oval bath overlooking the mountains. Double basins, separate shower, toilet and bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
  • Both bedrooms have quality linen, fitted wardrobes, large mirror, air-conditioning and hairdryers
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
The Penthouse at Bijoux Square is perfect for a short stay in Franschhoek. Every amenity is provided, although Franschhoek is so magical you may not wish to stay in!


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(4 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A very well located, spacious 2-bed apartment equipped with everything needed for a short stay.

  • 5 of 5

I can’t fault anything .... the whole experience from making the booking, communicating with the owner, locating the apartment, collecting/returning the keys etc., was very easy and efficient. The apartment itself is perfectly located in the centre of the town, but set off the main road at the back of a courtyard. It is very spacious, nicely furnished and and well equipped. Absolutely ideal for a short break in beautiful Franschhoek !

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Tim, for such a great review. We really appreciate your comments and hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards Trish
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I'll definitely come back

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a great time in Franschhoek, and the Penthouse at Bijoux Square was perfect.

Firstly, it was absolutely central to everything. We just had to walk out of the front door and within seconds we could enjoy the bars, restaurants, Tourist Information, boutiques and art galleries. The owners have created an oasis of calm and we could not fault the place.

The apartment is certainly not ‘bijoux’ – it is spacious, gloriously high ceilings, fresh and airy. We cannot fault the place – immaculate, very spacious, central, quiet and with every amenity catered for. I will definitely be recommending this place to friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We would love to welcome you back
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  • 5 of 5

Having spent several days in a great apartment in Cape Town we were wondering what we had booked in Franschhoek. To say we were thrilled is an understatement!

The owners have recently bought and refurbished the Penthouse and it is done with such style and comfort. It's impressive right from the start - as you walk up the stairs you are in awe of the wonderfully high ceilings.

The owners have thought of everything - the kitchen is fully equipped, there is a washing machine and tumble drier, comfortable beds and great bedding. Free Wifi, latest TV's (and SA television has some great channels).

We had breakfast on the small balcony each morning before wandering around fabulous Franschhoek. The apartment could not be more central, as there are shops both left and right. Our favorite coffee shop was The Hoek - about 100 yards up the road off to the right, but every restaurant and cafe was fabulous.

We took the wine tram - a must! Ate in amazing restaurants and were so sad to leave Franschhoek and the fantastic Penthouse at Bijoux Square.

We will have to return - I'm saving already!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This apartment is very impressive. Situated on the Main Road in Franschhoek everything is on your doorstep - shops, restaurants, Tourism, pharmacies.

The apartment is very spacious and ideal for two families as the bedrooms are at opposite sides of the lounge, giving privacy.

We loved the decor, the kitchen is fantastically equipped, all the latest TV's with recording and stop (like Sky +).

I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your reply, Stephen. I really appreciate your comments. As we have just started renting The Penthouse after major refurbishment positive comments are very affirmative for us. We'd be delighted to welcome you back.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $127.49

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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