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Luxury, serviced private Estate - Well located sanctuary in beautiful nature

Bedrooms 5
Space 10,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Modern, 5 bedroom, movie theater, wine cellar, pool, mountain views

Maison Noir is an exclusive use luxury villa, totally private, set among magnificent mountain ranges high above Hout Bay. The Villa is privately owned and opened its doors in early 2015. Designed around the traditional ‘African kraal’ - based on a series of small buildings within a wall/hedge to keep wild life at bay, this modern interpretation is a fresh take on that concept. Interconnected by glass passages and allowing for outside- inside living, the villa is perfectly integrated into the surrounding natural landscape. It becomes an intimate, private village, filled with natural light and surrounded by water bodies and open air spaces. Both interior and exterior design details draw on the African, French, Indonesian, and global traditions that have defined Cape Town for centuries.

Signifying the four elements, sky, water, fire and earth, the result is a destination where guests at once feel private and secluded as if one is at the ends of the earth while only being moments away from Hout Bay, the legendary city of Cape Town and the renowned Cape Wine region.

The flow of the living areas is perfect and completely separate from the bedroom wing. The spacious lounge and dining room is situated next to a fully equipped kitchen with walk-in fridge and separate scullery. All four bedrooms come with full en-suite bathrooms; three of them include outdoor showers and offer a loft lounge and a private workspace opening onto a roof terrace. The large Master Bedroom offers amazing views of the Table Mountain National Park and comes with an additional living area including an open fireplace as well as a spacious bathroom.

At Maison Noir we take service seriously. The house is serviced daily and our estate manager, Joe, is happy to assist with any requirement though will remain unobtrusive during your stay. Whilst the house is self-catered we have a number of tried and tested local chefs who are familiar with offering their creative genius to Maison Noir guests.

More Details

Property Manager
Michelle Snaddon
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

Why Michelle Snaddon chose Hout Bay

A private estate on the Southern slopes of the rear flank of Table Mountain, just below Myburg's buttress and the Oudekraal Reserve, this shady retreat is protected from the peak summer heat, with a micro climate perfect for the dense growth of the indigenous Protea family.

What makes this villa unique

Features and Amenities

• Air Conditioning/heat in all bedrooms

• TVs in each bedroom as well as in the family TV lounge

• Hairdryers provided in each room on request

• Secure off-street parking on premises

• Children are welcome, baby cot and high chair available

• Smoking is allowed in dedicated outside areas only

• Wine Cellar

• Private Cinema

• Heated outdoor pool

• Covered terrace and barbecue area

• Koi Ponds

• Fireplaces in the lounge, dining room, TV lounge & master bedroom

Amenities and Services included in the rate

• Welcome platter and drinks on arrival

• Estate Manager attending to guests needs

• Daily housekeeping between 7h00 and 16h00

• Internet (high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the property)

Available at extra charge

• Laundry

• Private Chef

• Full breakfast, lunch, dinner, crayfish/local seafood braai and picnic baskets

• Private Yoga / Pilates classes / Facials / Manicures / Pedicures / Massages

• Babysitting

• Private driver and Mercedes Benz Sprinter seating 11 people on request. Can arrange airport transfers


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Hout Bay in Cape Town

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 En Suite Bathrooms with tubs and showers. Both master suites have extra large master bathroom with dressing area. Guest suites each have an outdoor shower in addition to the indoor shower and tub.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Master bedroom suite with fireplace, lounge, dressing area, large bath tub and shower and a king size bed - beautiful views of the mountains and stars at night. There is a second, very private, master suite downstairs with a fireplace, lounge and full bathroom ensuite and a king size bed. Three guest suites each the same size but with different and unique decor. All with en-suite bathrooms and king beds. The upstairs loft areas in these rooms are perfect for private TV lounging or doing a bit of work. Extra guests can be accommodated in these lofts; Two suites have a single bed and one a queen size bed. These guests will have to share the bathroom downstairs with the occupants of the room. Please note that an additional cost will be charged per guest more than 8 and older than 18 at the seasonal rate applicable to the booking.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Apart from the private cinema and the well stocked wine cellar one can relax with a private massage next to the pool surrounded by forests and mountains. In the evenings the dining room can transform into a private restaurant with the food of your choice.


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Luxury, serviced private Estate - Well located sanctuary in beautiful nature
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Maison Noir Surpasses All Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of eight recently spent a week at the beautiful Maison Noir. Nestled in seclusion below Table Mountain in Hout Bay, it provided a perfect home base for our day trips in the Cape Town region. It was only 20 minutes from Cape Town yet was a beautiful respite after all the activities we pursued during the day.

The property itself is stunning. Entering along a wooden boardwalk over koi ponds you arrive at the front door with a view across the hall to the pool and mountains. There are so many places just indoors to hang out....from the bright living room near the kitchen and dining room, to the cosy family room down the hall, to the cool lounge area outside the bedrooms, to the movie theatre or wine cellar in the basement. There were three beautiful bedrooms with loft areas for extra sleeping plus a huge master suite with fireplace and sitting area. Outside, there was another dining area, seating on a covered patio and by the pool, and a sweet meditation area. Everything was so well laid out, with fastidious attention to every detail..outdoor showers, open fireplaces, Africology bath products, fine linens, candles and fresh flowers everywhere, a little shop selling locally made products, a pre-stocked fridge and bar, and a fabulous coffee maker.

Albie and his staff were fantastic. No request was too small and he was a joy to communicate with about our needs, even before our arrival. The staff knew how to balance taking care of us, with leaving us to feel like we had the house to ourselves. The house and property were spotless.

We used Maison Noir's 12 passenger Mercedes Sprinter and driver for excursions. This made planning much easier. It was a very comfortable ride and Yves was an excellent driver. Maison Noir will kindly make arrangements for activities if you like.

We chose to hire Charisse, the most fabulous chef, to make five dinners for us. After a busy day out touring, it was such a treat to come back to beautiful Maison Noir and unwind while smelling the aromas of Charisse's cooking. She worked with us beforehand to plan each three course meal. She did not disappoint at all! Her passion about food is tasted in every bite.

In Hout Bay itself there are amenities like restaurants and shops. We particularly enjoyed the Friday night market where you could purchase delicious local food from assorted booths, sit at communal tables and then shop for locally made handicrafts!

We highly recommend Maison Noir and cannot wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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spectacular villa

  • 5 of 5

what an amazing property and a perfect oasis for us to rest and regroup with family and friends. beautifully decorated, pristine linens, oh and the outdoor showers in ea room...what a treat! Charisse and her team went out of there way to accommodate all of us. there knowledge of Cape Town and what it has to offer, winery's, restaurants, site seeing, special events etc, was beyond helpful and they arranged everything. the food at the villa was absolutely devine and beautifully prepared. whether you are a world traveler or looking for a special place to share with family and/or friends, Maison Noir is on the top of our list. we will be back. k and e

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular home close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

If you are planning on visiting Cape Town, you have to stay at Maison Noir. Set in a quiet neighborhood, nestled at the rear of Table Mountain with stunning mountain views, this home has every amenity and is much better than any 5 star hotel. It is just minutes from beaches, hiking trails and great restaurants and about 20 minutes from downtown Cape Town.

The home is architecturally STUNNING and feels like a luxury, boutique hotel. The large communal spaces are perfect for larger groups but there are numerous areas throughout the home that are private and intimate. There are four amazing bedroom suites, three essentially similar but with different motifs; each with a private loft area and en-suite bathroom with outdoor rainfall shower. The master suite has breath taking mountain views with a private beach and outdoor Jacuzzi.

The staff is wonderful and dedicated to catering to your every need. Charisse, the house manager, is not only the best host, but she is also an amazing chef. If you decide to eat-in, breakfast, lunch or dinner, she will definitely not disappoint you with her culinary talents.

Our stay at Maison Noir was not just wonderful, it was truly AMAZING. My partner and I travel often and this home is truly one of the loveliest places we've ever stayed. We can’t wait to book our next vacation here. Many thanks to everyone at Maison Noir for making our stay perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Cape Town International
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Massimo's (Italian) 2km, La Colombe (gourmet) 4km
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Hout Bay or Llandudno
Car: recommended

Set directly adjacent to Table Mountain National Park, there is pristine forest & splendid nature on the door step of Maison Noir - not to mention the gorgeous Hout Bay and Llandudno beaches just a short distance away. Shopping, dining & clubbing in Cape Town's historic city centre can be reached in less than half an hour's drive through beautiful scenery. The best restaurants in South Africa and oldest wine estates are within the same distance and some even closer...


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Hout Bay, Cape Town

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 May 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Shoulder Season
16 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Peak Season
15 Dec 2018 - 15 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shoulder Season
16 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low Season
1 May 2019 - 15 Nov 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Shoulder Season
16 Nov 2019 - 14 Dec 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Season
15 Dec 2019 - 15 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shoulder Season
16 Jan 2020 - 30 Apr 2020
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low Season
1 May 2020 - 15 Nov 2020
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Shoulder Season
16 Nov 2020 - 14 Dec 2020
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Peak Season
15 Dec 2020 - 15 Jan 2021
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shoulder Season
16 Jan 2021 - 30 Apr 2021
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low Season
1 May 2021 - 15 Nov 2021
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Shoulder Season
16 Nov 2021 - 14 Dec 2021
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Peak Season
15 Dec 2021 - 15 Jan 2022
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £891.12

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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