Living room with Marble Fireplace. PLEASE NOTE: A LCD TV with satellite channels has been added since the photo was taken.Living room with Marble Fireplace. PLEASE NOTE: A LCD TV with satellite channels has been added since the photo was taken.
Amazing views, 4 bedroomed House in Camps Bay
Hosted by Steven
Steven is the host.
11 guests
4 bedrooms
8 beds
2.5 baths
11 guests
4 bedrooms
8 beds
2.5 baths
You won’t be charged yet

PLEASE NOTE: If you rent out the house, you get the entire house, INCLUDING the kitchen, you do not share it with anyone.

PLEASE NOTE: This price is for 9, 10 or 11 Guests only.

If your group has 6 Guests or LESS, then please view this link:
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/15889307

If your group has 7 or 8 Guests, then please view this link:
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/15889341

A 4 Bedroom house in Camps Bay with sea and mountain views.
It has a 10MB FIBRE OPTIC Internet connection with WIFI.

The space

The accommodation is a 4 Bedroomed house in a quiet part of Camps Bay with beautiful sea and mountain views that is within walking distance to the beach, restaurants, Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles. The centre of town is only 8 minutes away by car.

The house has 4 Bedrooms ( Main Bedroom En-Suite ),
One of the bedrooms has its own LCD TV. Two other bedrooms also have TVs.
Another bedroom has a ceiling fan to keep cool during summer.
Two of the bedrooms have large office desks and and three of the bedrooms have ethernet cables for laptops, for business use.
25 square meter Lounge with marble Fireplace and a LCD TV with Satellite channels,
10 seater Dining room,
Country Style Kitchen with Breakfast Area,
2 Full Bathrooms ( including Bathtub & Shower ),
Guest Toilet.

The House can accommodate a maximum of 11 people.

I speak the following languages besides English:
German, Croatian, French and Old Dutch.

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire house, a lovely large balcony to appreciate the views from and a Braai ( Barbeque ) area.
House also comes with:
Alarm and Armed Response;
Free 10MB FIBRE OPTIC CAPPED internet connection, which is VPN compliant for business use ( there is a 10gig data limit, kindly use it sparingly please );
Wifi,
A Prepaid Landline Telephone ( is available on request, please ask for it. );

Linen will be changed once a week and the house is serviced ( Cleaned ) twice a week.

The use of a washing machine can be arranged. There is a charge for this, if your stay is less than 5 days.

There is a fan, a hairdryer, an Iron and a heater available on request, please ask for it.

Interaction with guests

Myself or someone will be present on the property during the guests stay, for any questions or requirements the guests might have.

Other things to note

PLEASE NOTE:
The Main bedroom can accommodate 3 single beds very comfortably.
For groups less than 11 guests, the 3rd single bed will be taken out and the 2 other single beds pushed together, to make a king size bed.

The weekly rate from the 9th of May until the 26th of June is: 686 US Dollars / 605 Euros.

The weekly Winter rate from the 1st of July until the 31st of August is: 1190 US Dollars / 1122 Euros.
Lower Winter rates can be negotiated for longer stays.

The house can also be rented during Winter from 1st of May 2017 till end of August on a monthly basis of R37200 ( or 2525 euros / 2677 US Dollars ), with a minimum of 3 months rental.
For shorter periods it is the AirBnB monthly discounted rate.


Amenities
Internet
Indoor fireplace

Prices
Security Deposit $659 NZD
Weekly Discount: 1%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 9AM

NO Smoking indoors, smoking is allowed on the balcony, but only if the doors are closed. NO Pets. Kindly respect our neighbours and please keep all loud noise levels to a minimum after 23:00.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

17 Reviews

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Ole User Profile
April 2017
Stunning! This place is amazing, the view is overwhelming.

Isabel User Profile
February 2017
We had a perfect holliday at Stevens house, excellent size, owner allways available for any doubt or question. The location wasvery goood, was very close to shops, beach and highways, buses coming through very frequently during the whole day. The description of the house is real, what you seein the photos is what it is, ownersallwayswilling to help incaseofanydoubt or problems. Camps Bay is in a perfect location andso is the house to go to all places you want to go in Cape Town, by far Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno are the best beaches in the Cape and this house is just a couple of minutes away from them, specialy close aswell to Lions Head and Table Mountain lift and path beginning. The view to the sea is there, as appears in the photos, thanks for all
Steven User Profile
Response from Steven:
Words cannot describe what wonderful Guests Isabel and her family were. Every single one of them. We were very sad when they left, as if family was leaving. They kept the house clean at all times. They were not demanding at all. We shared many times chatting with them and they even invited us for drinks the one night. On their day of departure, Isabel gave us a huge surprise: she offered to help prepare the house for the following guests arriving that same day in the afternoon. It was a great pleasure and honour to host them and we definitely recommend Isabel and her family to other hosts. We would really like the opportunity and the pleasure of hosting them again.
February 2017

Manon User Profile
January 2017
It was the first time staying with my brother and his young family doing airbnb. We arrived after my brother had arrived w his family. Steven was very helpful and welcoming twice all the while patient and gracious! Prior to our arrival Steven responded to my questions via email. This was great cause for this trip especially we had travelled 24 hours (1st time in South Africa) and everything was very new. The house was as seen in the pictures and if not for the wind the outside table with the view would have been used more. That said the view was a joy from the living room too. I think the winds effected our internet connections which was a little problematic at times... because of issues going on for my family back (illnesses) home and needing to call the airlines! Two of our five suitcases were delayed and Steven was so helpful, available and accommodating. He spent time talking to me, reassuring me, made phone calls w his landline and generally made things better. I appreciated that a lot. Also when we left his directions to a safe parking lot in Cape Town ( all our luggage in tow) was perfect and super helpful! All and all a success :-)

Travis User Profile
November 2016
Pros: the house is comfortable, in a great location, with a fantastic view and close to bus stops. It was very good value for money in the area of Camps Bay. Cons: the house is very old fashioned and a bit dilapidated, the "full house" of 11 people requires a mattress on the floor and 2 on a sleeper couch. Overall it suited us well for a good price.

Perrine & Jocelyn User Profile
October 2016
We had a very nice stay at Steven's and his parents' home. His parents were very welcoming. We were 2 couples with 4 children. Even though the decoration is old fashioned and sometimes missing some details (old hot plates to cook and no bedside lamps to read in bed in none of the rooms), the house is very cosy and charming. Living room is bathed with sun and light, and the view from the terrace beautiful. However do not do like us, always take the key when you have a drink outside...especially if children are sleeping ! the door close by itself. Thanks to Steven's parents, we sorted it out the problem. The situation of the house is perfect, 5min drive from Camps Bay and close to main attracations of Cape Town and Cpae National Park.

We were a family of 6 adults and 2 children travelling from Western Australia. We chose Steven's house because of the capacity to sleep 8 or more people. The house had plenty of space, had great views and proximity to the Cable Station and Cape Town was good. However Steven's communication prior to our departure was poor. Contrary to the Airbnb philosophy we ended up being met by the 'maid' This made it difficult to ask specific questions about the place and resulted in follow up calls to Steven. The amenities for the house were misleading. The TV was not in the usual place in the lounge but stuck away in one of the small bedrooms. Steven did not wish to provide access to the washing machine saying that we might break it. The house said 'heating' and 'open fireplace' - these were one of the same and we had to ask for wood. Overall the home fittings, and equipment are old and in need of updating. Be aware too that there are about 20 steps from the road level up to the house. There was also a downstairs cottage. The noise from here like music and water pipe noises were clearly audible in the upstairs house - not good when someone downstairs takes a shower at 1 o clock in the morning. Overall when we mentioned any of these issues to Steven he defended his position and offered no apology for any of the issues that we raised and made no real effort to try and make things better. There are other issues that wwere were not happy with however I do not wish to go on for too long. There is no way that we would stay at this house again or recommend it to any of our friends. .
Steven User Profile
Response from Steven:
Geoff is the most difficult guest I have had the misfortune to host, till now, in my little over 2 and a half years with AirBnB. I had some guests around the time when Geoff stayed from the 14th till 18th of May 2016 and they all left great reviews, namely Nicholas, Michael and Franziska, saying that I was friendly and accommodating to their needs. Nicholas left the day Geoff arrived and Franziska was in the house a little less than a week before Geoff arrived. They all loved their stay with me. I kindly ask you to check my reviews for yourself. Geoff claims that my communication was poor. He sent me a message asking why did I not reply to his smses, or phones calls. I informed him that I did not receive any, he then acknowledged that he had written my number down incorrectly, so how could my communication has been poor, if I replied to that only message ( as I did not receive any others ) ?? I unfortunately could not welcome Geoff when he arrived, as I had to attend my Niece's Birthday and Cousin's Child's christening 1500 kilometers away. I did however organise for the house keeper to welcome Geoff and his family. He told me that he is South African and because of her enthnic group that "she was not good enough to welcome him". There were other things he said in that regard. I really, really did not like what he said, as she is a wonderful person.He said I should have been there to take him to the supermarket. Our house keeper knows where the supermarket is, as she takes public transport from there. Most guests do not demand that I take them to the supermarket, but simply ask for directions. I was there to met the other guests that have left great reviews, but this was that 1 time when I had to go to my Nieces birthday. From the start Geoff was very demanding. On the day he arrived I phoned the house keeper and asked to speak to him, as he did not have a South African simcard and calls to overseas cellphones from South Africa are very expensive. He was rude and demanded the washing machine and said "why is it not in the kitchen?". I informed him that guests, in the past, have broken 2 washing machines, that I had to replace out of my own pocket and we decided to lock the washing machine in the laundry room, which has an outside door, for us to access without going through the house to disturb guests. I told him, that guests can still use the washing machine under our, or the house keepers guidance, that way we know it will not break. I also told him he can gladly give his washing to the house keeper and she will put it in the washing machine, for him, or I will do it when I come back. He argued with me that he wanted to do washing every day. I wanted his stay to be pleasant so I asked the house keeper to give him his own key for the outside laundry room. He lives in Australia and he had just arrived on a flight from there, so he did not travel anywhere before that eg: Seychelles or Johannesburg, why did he demand to do washing on the first day? His stay was for only 4 days. Generally my guests bring enough clean cloths for a week. From all the guests that I have had, that have not travelled somewhere prior to arriving in Cape Town, have never demanded to do washing on the first nor second nor third day, maybe only the 4th day. The satellite installer had not come to install satellite TV in the lounge, before Geoff had arrived, but 3 of the 4 bedrooms had their own TV's, something that the previous guests were very happy with. He then attacked me that there was no heating. No gas is supplied to South African houses from the state and heating is expensive to be installed into a home. Most South Africans do not have heating, but make use of portable electrical heaters. I informed him heaters are available, but as it is not winter, we did not put them out, because of fire hazards etc. and it not being cold at all. He then demanded wood for the fireplace. How was I supposed to do this from 1500 kilometers away? All my guests, in the past, have bought their own wood at a supermarket, no guest in the past has demanded that I buy them wood. I arranged the wood none the less from 1500 kilometers away ( 1000 miles away ). I asked a friend to drive 15 minutes to the house to give Geoff wood, so that Geoff did not have to go buy wood, something I think he did not want to do. If Geoff had looked at the photos, he would have seen that the house is exactly the way the Professional AirBnB Photographer had taken them. The house might be decorated in a Colonial or Manor House style, but all the furniture is new. The lounge couches have been re-upholstered and the kitchen toaster, oven, microwave, etc. are all new. The TVs are flat panel LCDs. The beds are only a few months old. The best attraction about the house are the views. If the house was at road level, then there would not be any great views. The house is built further up the property to make full use of the views, hence the stairs, but till now not 1 guest ( except Geoff ) has complained about the stairs, as they all feel it is justifed to climb the stairs for the amazing views. The apartment had another guest, that thought he could do as he pleases while I was away. I spoke to him about it and assures me there will be no noises coming from there. He will be gone by the time I welcome the next guests. The day before his departure I arrived back in Cape Town and I went to meet him. He was angry that there was only one toaster that could toast 2 slices of bread. He claimed there were 8 of them and it took 30 minutes to toast bread.I have had a number of groups of 9 or more and no-one has complained about this. In SA I only know of toasters that can toast 2 slices. I do not know where a person can buy toasters, in South Africa, that can toast more than 2 slices. I know this is readily available in the USA, but not here. He said that me going to my Niece's birthday was %& ( he used a swear word that I can not repeat, as I do not want to violate AirBnB's terms and conditions ). I did not appreciate this at all and I have flight tickets, ber birth certificate and his baptism certificate to prove it. Geoff cliams thahe was under pressure and stress from his family and that is why he acted that way, but I met his wife and the rest of hisfamily and they seemed nice and easy going. His wife even told him "its ok, leave it", he replied: "No, ...." ( I can not remember the exact order of words and I do not want to make a mistake ), he proceeeded to escort her down the passage away from us and then returned quickly to "talk" to me. He knew exactly what he was doing and wanted to carry on "talking" to me. He swore at me and expected an apology. I asked if he kindly tells me what I did wrong, I would gladly apologise, but he turned around and walked away from me. I was at the house in the evening the night before he left. I asked his son to kindly move his car, so I could get out of the garage. Neither he nor his son told me what their departure time would be the next day. On the day of his departure, when I arrived at 8:30am, he and his family were already gone and he had moved my furniture to cover up a huge stain, on the Lounge carpet, he had left. There was no note and he did not message me about it. I sent him a kind message asking what the stain was, so I can clean it, but to this day he has not replied. After waiting for a responce fo the entire day, I realised he will not reply, so I opened up a case in the AirBnB resolution centre, but after 2 weeks he has not replied nor responded and refuses to pay for the cleaning of the carpet stain. His rudeness and behaviour shows what kind of a person he is. He made me feel really bad and I have never had a guest like him. I was almost about to cancel my AirBnB account and not to host ever again, because of his attitude and rudeness. There are so many wonderful guests on AirBnB, that I have had the pleasure to meet and they have all had a wonderful stay at my listings. He has ruined a "Guests image" to me. Maybe he should get some advice from the other AirBnB guests, how an AirBnB guest should behave on AirBnB. I would just like to warn other hosts about Geoff and my bad experience with him.
May 2016

Franziska User Profile
Franziska
May 2016
Steven and hin parents have been wonderful hosts during our Stay. They helped us doing a barbecue and also with every Other request we had. The house itself is cosy and clean with a beautiful view at the Ocean in camps bay. We had a great time, even though the electricity went of shortly. I would come back any Time.

Cape Town, South AfricaJoined in November 2013
Steven User Profile

I am Steven, I am South African. I am based in Cape Town. I love traveling, learning about other cultures and am always happy to meet new people. I look forward to meet and host people from all around the world.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français, Nederlands
Response rate: 89%
Response time: within a few hours

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