Good price for Camps Bay
Review Submitted: 15 February 2012
Date of Stay: January 2010
There is no denying the villa is good value for Camps Bay and the views from the deck were spectacular and we thoroughly enjoyed sitting there watching the ocean and waves whilst the sun set. The villa has all the basic needs for a comfortable stay and the location is quiet and away from the main hustle and bustle of Camps Bay.
The only problem I had with the property were the 67 steps to the front door from street level. For anybody, like myself, who are not at the 'peak' of condition this number of steps might be a problem. Although the owner's initial contact email included a line saying there were steps up to the front door, I was not expecting the scale of the challenge awaiting me!
Apart from that little thing we had a very good time and the main attractions were easily accessible from the property. We even spent a few evenings in as it was pleasant to just relax after sightseeing all day.
Owner's Response: The steps are equivalent to three stories in elevation (two stories from street level to pool, and one from pool level to house). This has the positive side-effect of providing a higher level of privacy, and also acts as a natural deterrent to potentially 'unwanted visitors' (in addition the existing alarm system), which might partly explain Sun Lion's lack of crime history in the 20 years I have owned it. Despite the 'advantages' of the steps, they are also the reason I offer the house at reasonable rates in comparison to other Camps Bay properties, and without them, the view would not be so spectacular from the top!
Helpful votes: 7/7
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