- A six-bedroom villa in Clifton, Cape Town, is letting for R250,000 a night.
- The rent includes a personal butler, a chef and canapes on arrival.
- High-end letting agencies say the market is picking up after a quiet period during last year's drought.
A six-bedroom villa in upmarket Clifton, Cape Town, is letting for R250,000 a night, and includes a personal butler, a chef and canapes upon arrival.
Natalie Muller, sales and rentals manager for Seeff Atlantic Seaboard, says the listing price reflects the improving condition of the Cape Town rental market after the drought.
“That said, there are still many rentals available on the Atlantic Seaboard with some property owners now being advised (...) to discount their rates to secure bookings,” Muller told Business Insider South Africa.
She said the Clifton villa situated along Nettleton Road - one South Africa’s most expensive streets - is designed to optimise the beautiful views of Camps Bay, the 12 Apostles and the Atlantic Ocean.
The house has an incredible outdoor entertainment area which is perfectly positioned so guests get the best possible view of the evening sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean, Muller says.
But, the R250,000 per night price tag does not include social events without prior arrangement with the agent.
The house has a fully fitted office, a gym with its own bathroom, a steam room, sauna and, in a separate wing, two staff suites.
Also read: Cape Town hotel rooms are still cheaper than last year, despite the Western Cape recovering from the drought
All the rooms have sea views and en-suite bathrooms, and the house has a special “pyjama lounge” with kitchenette for children.
The three-storey home has its own elevator to ensure that visitors can bypass the private rooms on the second floor.
Seeff Atlantic Seaboard rental agent Jason da Costa added that this season, in particular, he’s been receiving a lot of last-minute inquiries for the December peak period.
“Most of the privately managed villas have, however, already secured bookings over the peak period, resulting in stock becoming limited,” Da Costa says.
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