Perched on the top floor of the high-end Cape Royale Hotel in the cosmopolitan neighbourhood of Green Point, it has views over the Atlantic Ocean to Robben Island and is within easy driving distance of the vibrant city centre, the popular V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain and the pristine beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay.
Ranging over two levels, Villa Marie has three en suite bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and roof-top garden that leads to a private pool, surrounded by comfortable sun loungers. In addition to all the comforts of home while on vacation in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, the Cape Royale will also furnish you with the services of a butler, chef and driver, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and secure parking.
In soothing tones punctuated by colourful art and designer pieces, Villa Marie has a spacious 155m² interior, a large terrace that is ideal for alfresco summer breakfasts and sultry sundowners and a private plunge that overlooks one of Cape Town’s most buzzing areas.
Neutrals in wheat, oyster and champagne form the base palette for this exclusive apartment, which is brought to life by quirky design pieces, interesting textiles like stripes and muted brocades and occasional pops of colour. Furniture is stylish and comfortable, and takes its inspiration from contemporary design classics.
Green Point is one of the most sought-after enclaves on the renowned Atlantic Seaboard. A quirky combination of apartments, private homes, upmarket boutiques and fine-dining restaurants, it is a stone’s throw from drawcards such as the ever-popular V&A Waterfront shopping complex, the Cape Town Stadium, the Sea Point Promenade and the eco-friendly Green Point Urban Park. Its main artery is Somerset Road, which is banked by quirky retailers and trendy complexes. Green Point is less than a 10-minute drive to the buzzing city centre, and about 10 minutes’ drive from Table Mountain and the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay.
With three en suite bedrooms and a private pool, Villa Marie is perfect for a group of friends travelling together or a family with teenage children who will enjoy the buzz of Green Point.
Cape Town is most popular with visitors during the long, hot, dry summer – which runs from about November to March – when the sun sets after 8pm for 15 hours of daylight. This is a great time to soak up the sun, hit the open-air markets and cafés, and laze on the beach. Yet winter, from about June to September, has its own charms: toasty wine tasting in the cellars of Constantia, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch; literary and art festivals; and cooler weather for hiking. Whale season runs between August and September, when pods of southern right whales can be spied as they return to shallow waters on their annual ocean circuit.
The separate kitchen has granite tops and modern cupboards, with important appliances like a juicer for early-morning smoothies and an oven and stove combination.
Sophisticated champagne tones dominate the main bedroom, which has crisp white bed linen and plenty of wardrobe space.
The two guest bedrooms are individually decorated; one has twin beds while the other features a double bed.
All bedrooms have spacious en suite bathrooms, and the villa includes a guest bathroom (toilet and basin only). The main bedroom’s bathroom has a bidet.
The open-plan living areas make for a convivial shared area. It has a large flat-screen TV set before a comfortable L-shaped sofa.
The expansive terrace includes an undercover dining area that leads onto decking punctuated by soft lawn and surrounded by hedges. The views look out over Cape Town Stadium and the Atlantic Ocean and the private swimming pool is surrounded by sun loungers shaded by an adjustable sun umbrella.