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Beach House on the Rocks

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights

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5 - 10 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This new state-of-the-art beach bungalow with a granite seawall on two sides

has an uninterrupted view across the waters in front to Lions Head and behind is

the magnificent world heritage site of Table Mountain. To enjoy this magnificent

setting, the bungalow is fitted with glass windows on every side. Landscape

wonders like Lion’s Head are visible from the kitchen, living room, main bedroom

and even the bathroom!

The house physically abuts the sea such that indoors you feel very much part

of the outdoors. You can slide back all the glass doors and then the house

becomes part of the rocks, beach and seascape. Luxurious but not pretentious—

the house blends into this environment and allows you to experience it in the

most relaxed way.

The house is private when you want it and is open to nature as and when you

wish it. It is very green as well (solar panels, water recycling).

There are too many luxurious features to list them all (please send an e-mail if

there is some feature of concern to you) but among them:

• Wooden decks all around leading to a private entertainment area that

includes a Jacuzzi hot tub recessed into the deck, seating, table, a

pagoda/gazebo, barbecue and sink

• Three bedrooms (master and 2 guests)—all with views and an optional

bedroom now furnished as an office

• Two bathrooms, one with a bidet, large tub and a boulder on one side to

form the wall

• The gorgeous open plan kitchen has magnificent views with all the works

(gas stove, microwave and convection oven, icemakers, etc.)

• Wireless internet throughout the property

• Flat screen HD TV in all the rooms with satellite and built in speakers for

music throughout the house

• Beautiful gardens (including some with herbs for cooking)

• An outdoor shower nestled among the boulders on the property

• A garage available

• A large basement with washer/dryer, bathroom and other amenities

(perfect for production companies doing photo shoots)

• No steps—from the street and throughout the house and decks

• Easy walk into restaurants, shops and beach in Camps Bay (but the house

is on a more exclusive and quiet beach)

Keywords: Cape Town, Beach House, Bakoven, Camps Bay

More Details

benard spiro
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

Why benard spiro chose Western Cape

It's obvious! A one of a kind house with a billion dollar view that fills the senses!

What makes this house unique

Probably the most unique thing is that it is situated right on the rocks and beach, within a nature reserve with mountains behind and yet close enough to the Cape Town city centre as to be there in 15 minutes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was the most magical stay that we have experienced. Beautiful house, simple, comfortable and luxurious. Waking up in the morning to the sound of the ocean and sitting on the rocks outside the house watching the sunset. Wow but the ocean is sure cold. A very peaceful and energising holiday!
Sep 2010
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Beach House on the Rocks
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Fantastic and impressing

  • 5 of 5

As many times as we have stayed there it was always a fantastic stay for the entire family. There is no better place on the beach in Camps Bay.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of a kind house with once in a lifetime views!

  • 5 of 5

This place was absolutely incredible. The home is built into the rocks and has the most amazing views. It has expansive and impressive views of Table Mountain. We had 4 adults and each had it's own space to stretch out in plus great shared living space. We took full advantage of the doors that open completely up and enjoyed the gorgeous sunset from our home. The hot tub was great after a long day of sightseeing. The home is so unique and beautiful... the master bath has a fantastic tub and massive gorgeous rocks inside the bathroom as the home is built into the mountainside.

Bernard was great and hospitable. He helped us to find some great things to do with the rest of our trip and when the wifi went down, he even let us use his personal computer to do required business. The home is in a great spot in Camp's Bay and is just a quick trip to local beaches, restaurants, and bars. Would absolutely go back and recommend this incredible place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Almost like staying in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Tried the One & Only, Cape Grace, Table Bay and Delaire Graff before. 2 weeks living on the rocks was beating them all: so impressive, relaxing and breathtaking at the same time. The location is probably the best in Cape Town/Camps Bay. Luxury and nature at its best. The beach bungalow offers everything you'd expect from a exclusive resort style home including twice a week maid service. We'll come again soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bremerton, WA, USA

Wow!! We felt like Royalty!!

  • 5 of 5

I'm not sure what to say except WOW WOW WOW!!! This place is amazing and seems to good to be true but IT IS AWESOME! You can not go wrong with staying here. This place is built right out on the boulders. You are right on the water and looking out at two beautiful mountains. One is table top. You can climb around on the boulders or go down to two different beaches. The house is walking distance to Camps Bay, shops and great restaurants. It's also a close drive to other great beaches and Hout Bay. Anyone would enjoy this place! We will stay here again! The owner Bernie is wonderful and is very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Davis, CA , USA

A 5 Star WOW!

  • 5 of 5

A 5 star WOW!

A fantastic house, with a great beach, perfect location to town, unbelievable sunsets and…A great host! As all of the reviews earlier stated, “Wished we had stayed longer”…5 nights is not enough. From the minute we arrived Bernie and Rich were taking care of every need and want. Shopping was taken care of; a fantastic massage was lined up to take care of any jet lag. Bernie also lined up a great driver and guide, Daniel Pagmar (ALLABOUT CAPE TOWN; 021.425.1255). Camps Bay is a great location to enjoy the beach, as well as, Cape Town. Just a short hop over and you are in down town. Very safe, very pretty and lots to do! Thanks for a great stay and we will be back!


Kate and Eric

Davis, California

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Outstanding location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the beach house for 5 days and regret that we couldn't stay longer. We had a fairly good idea about the house from the description and the photos, but to be honest everything was just better. You have to be there to fully appreciate living next to the Atlantic and see the waves breaking just outside your windows. The view from the house is unbeatable - the Atlantic, Lions Head and the beautyful Camps bay. The house is tastefully decorated and we enjoyed every minute. We are frequent travellers and have been in Cape Town several times - this is absolutely the best accomodation ever and we can't wait to return. We highly recommend the beach house for both short and long term stays.

Dennis, Denmark

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
cape town
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Many different restaurants within 1/2 mile walk
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
camps bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Cape Town Beach House - Bakoven
Car: not necessary

Kids play park across from the house, located on a cul de sac. Min traffic.


Rates & Availability

Bakoven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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High Season
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 15 2018
10 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $855

Rates include 14% tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Bakoven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Wheelchair accessible
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Wooden decking all around the house, wheel chair accessible throughout the house and decks

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