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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Camps Bay, Western Cape

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Marcia B
Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The house is warm and comfortable- the views are breathtaking”
Reviewed 11 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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We had a wonderful stay - The house is beautiful- comfortable with views from every room- the decks offer you the most amazing sunsets-
We dined all of the time outside with a stunning view of the ocean and the mountains.
Zoe is great- she is a bonus and takes great care of everything- you really feel pampered.
The pool was cold- but very clean and well cared for. Full kitchen and the bathrooms are great. Nada and Jean were so helpful- even shopped for us so that we would have wine, cheese etc.. upon our arrival- and they also provided complimentary wine and snacks as a gift.
Thank you again for making our time in Camps Bay so wonderful

Date of stay: April 2015
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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Feb2015An...
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Large, spacious villa in elevated position overlooking Camps Bay”
Reviewed 23 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Four of us stayed in this well presented and attractive villa and enjoyed relaxing on the large patio areas looking out over the bay. The villa is serviced daily to a high standard by Zoe. The owners were most helpful both on arrival and through the week. The villa is well equipped and comfortable. It is 25 minute walk into the main restaurant area of Camps Bay but we would walk down in the evening and take a taxi back.

Date of stay: February 2015
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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michael o
Deal, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fantastic experience at villa Penelope”
Reviewed 17 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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I have to tell you about the fantastic stay myself and three friends had at this family owned villa , it is high up the side of the mountain with breath taking views of the sea and the evening sky , it is in very good condition with everything you could possibly need for your stay in camps bay , the outside areas are large with a good size pool and you can walk down to camps bay in about a quarter of an hour and it is cheap to get a taxi back up after a meal out.
Adrian and the rest of the family are very friendly and will go the extra distance in terms of customer care and helping you get the best out of your time in cape town.
I also have to mention the brilliant maid service provided by Zoe she comes in daily and will take care of everything you may need done. also if you need a driver with a minibus ask Adrian to put you in touch with Terry who has lived in Cape town for a long time and will be happy to take you on wine land trips or to game reserves or any of the brilliant golf courses in the area, he is 100% reliable and is full of information, do not hesitate to book this villa or any of the other properties owned by the family. Mike. Ormston.

Date of stay: January 2015
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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: the outside areas and the views.
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children Large groups
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PeteTheSw...
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Large well equipped villa in good location - could do with some refresh”
Reviewed 27 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Villa Penelope is a nice, large 4 bed villa a fair way up the hill in Camps Bay. It is in a nice location at the end of a no through road butting up against the vegetation. It is comfortable and well equipped, and offered plenty of space for a group of 4 adults with two babies. The view over Camps bay is lovely, particularly at sunset.

It must be said, however, that some parts of the interior of the property could do with a refresh, particularly the kitchen. This is a nice villa. Think 1980's Miami Vice, but is (and definitely has the feel of) a holiday rental property. Quite a lot of the interior looked like it hadn't been updated for many years (think old faded pictures on the wall, some equipment that didn't work). I don't want to be too harsh on the place (it still gets 4 stars)- but we didn't really get much of a sense of luxury about the place and that was disappointing. Not having experience of other rentals in Camps Bay it's hard to say whether this was standard for the money in the area, but we had just come from a significantly cheaper place in Knysna (which I imagine would be cheaper) but which was in a different league and this probably tainted our view.

Experience with the owner was good, payment, deposit etc all easy, and having Zoe the housekeeper come in every day was a nice treat.

Note that the landlord/landlords parents live in a small apartment below the main villa. They were very nice although they did let themselves in to use the oven one day while we were out (they told us), which I thought was a little odd.

House is close to Hussar Grill restaurant which was great.

Date of stay: May 2014
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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annettejs...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing villa with Panoramic views.”
Reviewed 4 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

This was our first time to South Africa and we loved every minute of it. The villa is large spacious and very well equipped. The views from the villa are amazing especially the sunsets. We had everything we needed and Zoe the house maid was so lovely she couldn't do enough for us. The owners Jed & Jean were lovely and very helpful with places to go and visit. We will definitely be back!!! :)

Date of stay: March 2014
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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Lisa C
Brisbane, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Fantastic location - Amazing views”
Reviewed 12 February 2014 for a stay in December 2013

Villa Penelope was exactly what the pictures looked like - if not better.
Other than the location being fantastic, the house was big enough to accommodate a large group and still have our own privacy. The house was incredibly clean and the staff that came in each day were friendly and thorough.

The house catered for everything that you might need, from a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge and even a pool room - makes for a wonderful stay for any age group.

Close to restaurants and the main street along the beach, but the sunsets from the house are truly beautiful.

Date of stay: December 2013
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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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PellevanH...
Basel, Switzerland
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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great location, great privacy and beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 3 December 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We had a wonderful 5 nights in this beautiful villa. The views are spectacular and the place is very private. One the left of the villa is just nature and no neighbour can look into the garden or pool area so its completely private. The place was serviced everyday and even the laundry will be done for you (don't forget to give Zoe, the housekeeper, a good tip). Three large bedrooms and one smaller one. Two full-size bathrooms and an extra shower room with toilet on the ground floor.

Date of stay: November 2013
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Liked best: space, privacy and cleanliness
Travelling group: Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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