Travel reviews: Is this the best Air Bnb in Cape Town?
Planning a trip to Cape Town and looking for an Airbnb?
This luxury villa with a very affordable price tag is one of the best places I have ever stayed.
Infinity pool looking out over the ocean? Check
Quiet and spacious? Check
Room for all your friends and family? Check
Situated in Camps Bay which is just around the corner and mere minutes from Cape Town, this Air Bnb is perched on the edges of a hill so has incredible views and the most stunning sunsets.
It sleeps 10, with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms and has huge amounts of living space both indoors and outdoors. And, it is SO photogenic I had to write a blog post about it so I could share the pictures I took whilst staying there in February 2020.
This is the back of the house, showing the bedroom balconies, games room (with bar!) and outdoor space. There are loungers and seating all over the deck and you can see Table Mountain behind the property. In the mornings when it was cool enough, we hiked up Table Mountain using the Kasteelspoort route which has its starting point very nearby.
And how about the view in front...
I don't think it gets better than this!
The decor inside is very modern and cool, with tiled floors and linen curtains that billow in the sea breeze.
The kitchen is really open and spacious and has a little area for a home office at the end as well for those needing to catch up on the emails whilst they stay. I was impressed with the amount of seating which might sound strange but when you have a big group going away together, you need places to all hang out as a group and not split off into sections. This house met that criteria with so many places you could all be together at the same time. So many times, an Air Bnb listing might look better in the pics and not live up to things in real life but this place 100% did.
The whole property is so light, airy and well designed. Dining tables inside and out to always allow for choice and weather changes, all the mod cons in the kitchen and a BBQ grill outside too. There is a games room at one end with a pool table, bar and comfy sofas which makes the perfect place to hang out.
Things to note: It is set over 2 levels with a tiled staircase between floors so mobility and accessibility issues are the only thing that might come into play and the house is not suitable for kiddos under 2 years old.
There are tasteful paintings on the walls and so many of the windows double up as frames, creating natural art from the scenery. I'd find myself staring out of the windows and completely losing track of time.
Camps Bay is a lovely and safe area and so close to Cape Town, with a beach and lots of shops and restaurants. Everything is near by, however due to the hills I'd recommend taking a car over walking when you head out. Ubers are widely available or for more freedom, or hire a car as there is plenty of space on-site for parking within the property gates. Also, as an aside, if you're looking for restaurants in Camps Bay I cannot recommend Codfather (great name) highly enough. Fresh seafood and sushi and wonderfully friendly staff.
I'll leave you now with this last photo. Every evening I'd watch the sunset from this spot in the pool with a G&T. If that isn't holiday bliss, I don't know what is...
This post is convincing me I need to get my act together and plan a return trip. ASAP.
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