Among the charming seaside bungalows of the exclusive Bakoven area is Seaside Haven, right on the water’s edge. There are few places in the world that can compare with this villa’s location and aspect.
Originally a fisherman’s cottage, the villa has undergone a stylish transformation since its humble beginnings. The most recent renovation was completed in 2010 by world famous Turkish architect Ali Kemali and the interiors created by revered interior designer, Yelda Bayakatar. However, the foundation and envelope of the house has remained mostly unchanged, as the house is protected by the City Council.
Entering the villa one is struck by the breathtaking views of the ocean, and opening the stackable glass doors fills the house with the sounds and smells of the ocean.
The luxury open-plan kitchen overlooks the living room area, and then straight out to sea. A large dining room table, comfortably seating eight, is perfectly positioned below the exquisite chandeliers. The second bedroom and study with computer facilities are also located on the top floor.
The spectacular master bedroom on the lower level has a large bed next to a gas fireplace, and an open plan bathroom with an oval bath and enormous double shower. The stackable glass doors open directly onto the pool deck, metres away from the ocean.
The swimming pool and little garden are all that separate Seaside Haven from a little patch of beach and the
The shops, buzzing restaurants and bars, and famous beach of Camps Bay are a short distance down the road from Bakoven, and the beautiful beach at Llandudno is a short drive in the other direction.
Guests enter the open plan kitchen and living
area at this level.
Kitchen – State of the art kitchen.
Lounge – Stylish couches for enjoying the view and comfortable chairs in front of the
Bedroom – Double bed with en-suite shower.
Study – With internet access, it can be converted to a third bedroom on request only.
Main Bedroom – Open plan bedroom, with gas fireplace, and bathroom with bath and double shower. Stackable doors open onto the swimming pool deck.
Swimming Pool – A heated plunge pool
surrounded by a wooden deck.
A small garden runs to the Ocean’s edge.
CCTV and alarm systems protect the property.
Beach – Ocean at the bottom of the garden and beach
within a minute’s walk. Restaurants – 10 min walk. Shops – 10 min walk. Cape Town City Centre – 10 min drive.
(May – September) from R2,500 per night
(October – April) from R4,000 per night
(Christmas and New Year) from R8,500 per night