and the cobalt Atlantic Ocean is matched only by its exceptional quality interiors at one of Cape Town’s most sought-after addresses.
The five en suite bedrooms and comfortable living areas of this ocean-facing mansion span three storeys and the lavish abode also features a vast dining room with 12-seater table, sunlit breakfast room, library and study. Shutters open from many of the inside living areas onto the spacious terrace, which sits neatly above the landscaped garden equipped with a large swimming pool and fish pond. Three of the elegantly furnished suites have sea-facing balconies and the most commanding ocean views of all are afforded from the lounge on the uppermost level of this lavish abode.
Pristine Llandudno beach is only a 5-minute walk away and Cape Town’s vibrant city centre is a 15-minute drive by car. There is a weekday housekeeping service on weekdays that includes a garden and pool service. Wi-Fi Internet access is available throughout this perfect ‘home from home’ property.
|Service||Housekeeper off-site, servicing frequently|
Villa Andacasa’s decorative style is down to earth and the space exudes a warm atmosphere that is conducive to uninhibited relaxation. The décor is classical with plenty of antique wooden furnishings. Oil paintings adorn most of the walls and the marble steps between the three levels are supported by a golden balustrade.
Only about 20km from central Cape Town and approached via one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives, Llandudno is an affluent neighbourhood that lies nestled in a cove with a pristine white-sand beach that is popular with surfers and residents. Although Llandudno boasts very upscale properties, the areas is reminiscent of small a coastal town and there are no street lights or shops of any kind. A 20-minute walk from Sunset Rocks brings you to Sandy Bay – a famous naturalist beach – and a 5-minute drive takes you over the hill to the fishing village of Hout Bay, where there are plenty of restaurants, shopping and entertainment for the whole family. A little bit further away are the world-class wine estates of Constantia and their award-winning restaurants, not to mention the scenic meander of Chapman’s Peak Drive.
Villa Andacasa is suitable for large families with children or groups friends travelling together. It can sleep 10 guests in five bedrooms.
Between November and April is considered the best time to visit Cape Town, when you are almost guaranteed sunny days that are often breezy. However, during this period expect the city to be quite busy and it might take a little longer than expected to move around if you have a jam-packed schedule. The weather can still be reasonably relied upon between March and April when it is a little cooler and there are not as many people around.
There is an alarm system with an armed response service as well as an electric fence around the property. Parking for two cars is provided in the garage and extra off-street parking is available.
The kitchen features black marble countertops and wooden cupboards with sleek steel handles. It is equipped with all the necessary appliances as well as a wine rack and the space is lit with well-positioned spot lights. The sun-drenched breakfast table seats six guests and leads onto the formal dining area.
The main bedroom overlooking the magnificent Atlantic Ocean features plush carpeting and ample cupboard space. The tasteful wicker lounger allows you to take advantage of the splendid views afforded through the sliding windows, which are covered in white folding shutters. The king-sized bed is adorned in the finest percale linen and has a range of pillows to choose from. Air conditioning and under-floor heating allow for optimal temperature control.
This bedroom features a king-sized bed and its en suite bathroom is equipped with a tub and shower.
This bedroom features a king-sized bed and its en suite bathroom is equipped with a tub and shower. There is an adjoining private deck furnished with two sun loungers from which you can enjoy breath-taking ocean views.
This bedroom features a king-sized bed and its en suite bathroom is equipped with under-floor heating. The room leads onto the pool deck which offers sea views.
This bedroom features a queen-sized bed and is adjoined by a study. The en suite bathroom is equipped with a shower.
The villa’s décor and furnishings have been carefully chosen and feature bespoke classical art works and a large gas fireplace that takes centre stage. Sliding patio doors lead onto a travertine balcony overlooking Llandudno beach and the Atlantic. There is a second lounge on the lower level that leads onto the pool deck. The dining room is set a few steps up from the lounge, adjacent to the breakfast area and features an antique table that seats 12 people. Both of the lounges on the first and third level are furnished with comfortable reclining chairs and are equipped with satellite television, a DVD player and surround-sound stereo system.
The vast entertainment area outside features a pool which is heated in winter and surrounded by loungers ideal for daytime relaxation. Cook on the gas barbeque and enjoy your dinner alfresco at the dining table on starry nights. In the manicured garden there is also a fish pond with a tranquil waterfall and a separate sun deck.
The study overlooks the swimming pool and is equipped with a vast antique desk, two elegant lamps and a spotting telescope.