Sunny days are spent on the powder-soft beaches, nights out on the town and, best of all, Camps Bay beach is right below your deck!
Sleeping 10 and with special perks like endless views, a private swimming pool and a telescope to spot dolphins or shooting stars, Brightside has everything you need for an effortless vacation. After a lazy breakfast, perhaps some shopping or sight-seeing in central Cape Town (which is a 10-minute drive away) and the afternoon on the beach, savour cocktails by your pool as the sun slides into the ocean gets you ready for an indulgent meal at the huge dining room table.
Brightside is tailor made for celebratory vacations that are all about you, your loved ones and holiday villa that feels your like African ‘home from home’.
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Elegant and well-appointed, Brightside is furnished with ease and comfort in mind, while the architectural layout maximises the views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Twelve Apostles mountains. The floors and stairwells of white marble high keep the heat down in the hot summer months, while the stacking doors allow for cool sea breezes to filter in. The wood-fired induction fireplace warms Brightside in the cooler winter months.
The furnishings are lavish and striking – think sleek white leather couches, a 64-inch Samsung Smart TV with Bose surround sound system, and a contemporary glass 12-seater dining room table offset with tasteful decorative pieces. The open-plan living area and pool deck is an invitation to linger.
Camps Bay is one of Cape Town's favourite haunts. The long, sunny days are best spent on its gently curving white beach. Fringed with palms, it has a warm tidal pool and acres of space for a game of Frisbee or beach bats.
The trendy ‘Strip’ lined with a buzzing array of restaurants and cocktail bars offering an easy-living café lifestyle. Straight off the beach, enjoy a lazy lunch, with bare feet and sun-warmed skin. The atmosphere is so friendly, it is easy to slip into sundowners and dinner before strolling back to your villa on a quiet side street nearby.
Brightside is a grown-up affair, catering to parties of stylish adults or older multi-generational families – its five double rooms sleep 10. The terraced garden and pool deck offer great outdoor living but the sleek interiors and white furniture are designed with the discerning traveller in mind.
Camps Bay has the best sunsets in Cape Town so be prepared to be dazzled. The hot, dry summer months run from October to April, but the southeaster wind can blanket Table Mountain in a ‘tablecloth’ of cloud. The best time to visit is late January to April when it is more temperate and less crowded, though there is still plenty of blue sky and sunshine.
Yet winter in Cape Town has its own special allure. There are plenty of crisp sunny days even though it is the rainy season. Restaurants and wine farms often have roaring fires to keep off the chill, and there are many specialist art galleries, boutiques and museums to visit.
Security is a feature at Brightside. It has a large multi-bay garage with parking for up to five cars. The villa is on three levels, starting with the garage on street level. All five bedrooms are on the first level, which also has an informal family and TV area on the landing. From this level, there is access to the terraced garden and paved patio. The large glass sliding doors maximise the views and the natural light.
On the top floor is the living area, with its open plan lounge and dining room and kitchen. Skylights frame the Twelve Apostles while large sliding doors stack away to reveal sweeping ocean views.
A fully-equipped open-plan Miele kitchen has a gas stove top, convection ovens and built-in fridges. Whipping up a holiday dinner will not take you away from the stunning views or the action. And the scullery with dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer keeps the clutter neatly contained.
The master bedroom has superb ocean views and opens on to the front garden and sun deck. The large en suite bathroom has a tub and shower, as well as dual basins.
The second bedroom, the ‘Pink room’, is also sea facing. It opens on to the front garden and sun deck, and has an en suite bathroom. Bedrooms three, four and five face the mountains and feature large glass sliding doors opening on to the back terraced garden.
The Cloud Atlas room has a 4-poster bed and en suite bathroom with a shower. The Blue and Yellow rooms share a communal bathroom with large shower and single basin. All five bedrooms have queen-sized beds, are carpeted and have room-cooling block-out curtains.
Three bedrooms are en suite, with a shower in the master bathroom as well as a tub and double basins. The other bathrooms have showers, basins and tubs. The Blue and Yellow rooms have a communal bathroom.
The stylish open-plan living area on the top level is a feature of Brightside. The modern furnishings and hi-tech detailing offer seamless entertaining, with views of mountain and sea. The unobtrusive smart television and surround sound make for a good viewing combination if you want to spend a quiet night in catching up on your favourite movies.
Sip a cocktail or a glass of the Cape's fine wine from your pool or fire up the barbeque on the built-in grill. Or just relax and enjoy the view – the pool deck has it all. For a bit of quiet time, opt for relaxing with a book in the sunny, terraced garden.