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About Athol Childs
Well trained & reliable staff we operate as a team offering our Guests personal attention & guidance on things to do guiding them with weather & other information. Think we are doing something correct as we strive to improve & maintain or spacious Gem in Upper Constantia that can host from large families not feeling on top of one another in our well designed 6 Bedroom Villa.Our photo's of the Villa & surrounding area is what you see is what you get in fact most of our guests say that LeBonheur itself far outstrips the Beautiful Pictures. See you at Lebonheur soon
Athol Childs purchased this Villa in 1994
Why Athol Childs chose Constantia
It is spacious is well designed & spread out to cater for Large or smaller groups for Summer & Winter Holidays & is very well positioned to the Airport & most of the popular tourist spots in & around Cape Town including The waterfront Table Mountain Most of the Popular beaches including Boulders Penguin Beach in Simonstown on your way to Cape Point. 5 Minutes from Constantia Shopping villiage for your daily needs as well as Top Restaurants & our Top 12 Wine Estates in the Constantia Valley most of them also offer top Restaurants not to be missed & top Golf Courses.
What makes this Villa unique
Large Solar Heated Pool & Solar heated jacuzzi 3 Covered Patio's with Modern State of the Art Stacking doors that give you the feeling of being outside with a manicured Garden Central Safe secure with spectacular Views of the backdrop of Table Mountain from our Top Sun Downer Patio with amazing walks & Bike trials on our door step. Comfortable beds & a Team that will spoil you while on Vacation in Cape Town. We Have Solar powered Geysers and proud to conserve energy by using our natural resources. We also have our own borehole which has been beneficial to our guests in the middle of the our severest drought in recorded history.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Wow. What a stay in Cape Town!
In Cape Town for a friend’s wedding - which turned into a holiday! A group of 9, this beautiful villa in Constantia was absolutely perfect for our stay. Constantia is a beautiful suburb, within easy reach of all areas of Cape Town, and feels safe and secure. We made the most of the trails up to Table Mountain which are all around the villa, and Athol gave us some great local recommendations - Hout Bay market on a Friday evening, Long Street bars including The Beer House. We’d also highly recommend Chef’s Warehouse (book months in advance!) which is 10 minutes from the house. Beautiful villa, wonderful hosts, and a perfect location - we will definitely be returning!
Great Location, Stunning Views, Fantastic Host
We had a great stay at LeBonheur over Christmas and New Year.
Our daughter was married at Steenberg and both sides of the family shared the main house.
It was great to have the maid service particularly on the day of the wedding with 6 shirts to iron!
We had booked the house a full three years in advance and Athol and Tamara had done everything possible to help us source suppliers and generally put our minds at ease.
At the last minute some friends had issues with their booked accommodation in Hout Bay and Athol and Tamara pulled out all the stops to assist and let them move into Lemon cottage at very short notice.
The house itself is in a stunning setting, the views from the top terrace are very special indeed. Although the pool and hot tub are shared with the other cottages, this was not an issue for us. There are eight padded sun loungers and plenty of other lounging chairs.
The grounds are perfect for a family BBQ (Braai!) and the prices of meat etc in the supermarket are very reasonable.
Jacko the parrot provided plenty of entertainment to us all and Tamara’s dog Stretch also visited to play around the pool.
We found the location to be very convenient, although you do need to drive to get anywhere, there are plentiful restaurants and a shopping centre within 10 minutes. The Waterfront, Hout Bay and Newlands are all an easy 20-25 minute drive. Then of course it is in the middle of the Constantia wine route – it would be rude not to.
After all the holidays and the family celebrations, you must be happy to be back home and settling back into normality so to speak. It was a pleasure, to host you and your extended family for such an auspicious occasion. Having the Villa serviced regularly for such a large group is beneficial to all as you are on vacation and the last thing on one's mind should be to clean up behind you. Its a time for rest and relaxation. We do what we can to 'iron out the creases' (no pun intended) to make your holiday experience as seamless as possible. Outstanding Customer service excellence is key, we bridge the gap as and where it is needed, be it assisting with transport, catering needs or confirming memorable tour experiences, it all ties up a perfect package with a pretty bow. The estate lends itself to a relaxed family atmosphere where everyone can enjoy the swimming pool and Al fresco dining & BBQ (Braai) during the Summer months. We are a short drive, but a picturesque and scenic one at that, to all attractions, restaurants, beaches and the main motorway which allows direct access into the Cape Town City Bowl. The Constantia Wine Route on our door step proves fruitful for those who have developed a taste for fine South African Wine in our region. We find that our guests love Jacko's (our African Grey) jolly banter as well as Stretch's ever present mischievous smile and wagging tail. They are special little characters that add a unique unexpected touch to your memorable holiday experience. We would love to see you come back time and time again.
A luxurious home away from home
It was the perfect place for our family to stay in Cape Town. Very clean and very central to the shops and to explore the beautiful City attractions.
The owner and staff where also very friendly and helpful.
Beautiful, central, family, friendly, luxury
We loved this spot in the heart of Constantia - central, impeccably maintained, luxury with friendly staff and owner who all went the extra mile to make us feel at home (complete with the occasional visit from Stretch the dog, who my kids adored). The accommodation has all you can think of - it's aestehtically well done, has great green tech (water & electricity), and has great wheel chair accessibility. Well done to Le Bonheur for nailing it!
Thank you for your valued review! It was a pleasure hosting you over the Winter Season. Our aim is to give our guests a cosy, comfortable and memorable stay. Lime Cottage is bright,sunny North-facing 146 square metres, well appointed with all the mod-cons available at your fingertips, Comfortable beds, spacious French-style open plan kitchen, ideal for family meal times and relaxation, as well as covered patio with stacking doors which lends itself to year round entertaining. The courtyard garden was the perfect space for your daughters to play. Security is our priority. Lime Cottage is a short 5 minute drive to Constantia Village for your shopping necessities and a mere 20 minutes drive into Cape Town City Bowl or Cape Town International Airport as well as popular beaches like Muizenberg, Houtbay and Camps Bay. We are close to Bel-Ombre Meadow, one of the many greenbelts in Constantia, well known for long walks and mountain biking. In a nutshell - family fun at its best.
Stunning location and property
We had a wonderful stay at LeBonheur in Constantia Cape Town.
Athol and his manager were so friendly and accommodating in hosting us!
We had lovely memories with Jacko the African gray
Also nice lovely solar heated pool won’t forget that which was everyone’s favorite .
In the end highly recommended for who wants a nice and relax holiday in mother city Cape Town
Will definitely go back .
Thanks for wonderful memories Athol
Lovely, secluded, quiet and restful
Athol and Tammy accommodated me at very short notice and in the middle of winter when they weren't really open - their hospitality and helpfulness was greatly appreciated. I had a wonderfully nurturing two days there - amidst rainstorms - but was kept warm and snug in a lovely comfortable cottage that contained everything I needed. Thank you both again for a great time and your warm welcome. I can highly recommend this lovely abode!
Protected from the summer winds, making it an ideal venue for both summer and winter vacations and within easy travelling distances to many of the well-known sight-seeing spots found in the 'Mother City'.
Le Bonheur is ideal for Film shoots, Company Conferences, Small Weddings or just for the family, couple looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and having a holiday of a lifetime.
Central to the six top Wine Farms in Constantia Valley, Golf Courses, Beaches, Top Restaurants & Bars, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront.