Hout Bay is a beautiful and unique coastal town near Cape Town, South Africa. It derives its name from the Afrikaans word Houtbaai meaning Wood Bay and was first made famous for its ample supply of good timber desperately required by the Dutch colony established in Table Bay in 1652. Very little of the original forests still exist today and Hout Bay has been transformed into a bustling little village with an estimated population of over 42000 people.
Hout Bay’s beauty is unforgettable and is surrounded by an amphitheater of mountains that seem to majestically guard over its calm indigo bay. Hout Bay beach consists of a large stretch of powder white sand with a gentle river running through the middle.
Hout Bay is loved not just for its breath-taking scenery but also for the relaxed family orientated lifestyle it offers. It is often affectionately referred to as the Republic of Hout Bay due to the unique pride and passion of its residents. Although elections for the Republic of Hout Bay have not been held for many years the Hout Bay passport is still available.
Hout Bay offers an exceptional holiday experience with an emphasis on nature, sun, see and sand…
Cape Town houses - Self catering Hout Bay house. A charming 3 bedroom, 2 story, Tuscan style design beach house in Hout Bay, conveniently located across the road from the Hout Bay beach; 2 minute walk !, Broadband wireless ADSL is available 24/7 in this Hout bay accommodation, an umbrella and beach chairs are provided for your use, at no cost, maid service is provided 5 x per week, at no additional cost, there is a small private swimming pool, DSTV = Satellite reception and a TV set in each bedroom, all bedrooms have balconies with either sea or mountain views, there is a safe in the villa for your convenience, roof terrace has incredible sea and mountain views in these Hout Bay accommodation, kitchen is set up for self catering with everything that you will need, with granite counter tops
3 ( 6 guests)
3,500 to 6,000 Low Season:
2,500 to 3,000
4 star luxury apartment on Chapman's Peak Drive with 24 hour gated security, 2 meters from the Atlantic ocean, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge and kitchen, all with unobstructed ocean views; balconies from the lounge and the bedrooms with complete privacy and stunning views, you can hear the waves crushing on the rocks below and at times dolphins and whales in the water, right from your rooms, tastefully furnished; apartment was renovated completely in 2006 to the highest standards, finishes include travertine marble slabs on the floors, apartment is completely air conditioned and heated, pool in the complex with magnificent sea views and BBQ area for your use
2 ( sleeps 4)
4,000 to 6,000 Low Season:
2,000 to 3,500
Houses in Cape Town - The very best accommodation in Hout Bay- Newly built Hout Bay villa with the most spectacular sea and mountain views - villa is elevated and very secluded, architectural details & high specifications, manicured garden with flowering plants all year, infinity edge pool - salt water - very private and with sea views, villa is surrounded by expensive villas / estates, highly upscale finishes and furnishings with all the latest amenities built in, 400 square meters of interior space, built into 2 levels for living plus a 2 car garage below
4 ( Sleeps 8)
7,000 to 13,000 Rands/day Low Season:
4,000 to 4,500 Rands/day
Accommodation in Hout Bay with romantic thatch, panoramic sea views ,quality high end finishes throughout!, secluded, secure 1 Acre plot of land in the best location in Hout Bay, indigenous, private, landscaped garden to impress most demanding naturalist, double volume ceilings and fireplaces, formal lounge with wood burning fireplace, 4 Spacious, light-filled bedrooms (3 en-suite) fitted Gourmet kitchen and separate scullery, massive guest suit
4 ( Sleeps 8)
8,000 to 15,000 Rands/day Low Season:
4,500 to 5,500 Rands/day
Cape Town mansion - Ultra modern 7 star villa in Hout Bay - Magnificent 7 BR mansion built to the highest standards in 2009 on a manicured 1 acre - ideal for entertainment, highly sophisticated - cost was not an issue, when this villa was built - best design, materials and fixtures were used in its construction, main residence has 4 cheerful bedrooms - light filled and all en suite, amenities include tennis a court, gym, cinema, steam room, outdoor fireplace, covered patio and all in a natural setting; Second section is a fully self catered 3 bedroom dwelling with 2 bathrooms and its own kitchen - ideal for guests or a second family, pool is large and electrically heated, for your comfort - good sea views and very private
7 (Sleeps 14 )
9,000 to 16,500 Rands/day Low Season:
6,000 to 7,000 Rands/day
Lair Ave - Hout Bay - It's a magnificent 4 bedroom villa in Hout Bay, modern
bright spacious house with lots of glass and views of Hout Bay, the ocean and
the mountains. It is situated in a secure, garden estate, with ample security.
The boundaries of the property are enclosed with palisade and walling, and
access is through an automated electronic gate.
(Sleeps 8 )
10,000 to 12,000 Rands/day Low Season:
Magnificent 4 bedroom villa in Hout Bay, newly built with over 500 square meters of interior space fully air conditioned and heated, very exclusive and private, designer furnishings, art work, high end fixtures and appliances, featuring an interior atrium, reception rooms, lounges, separate dining room, all 4 bedrooms ensuite, maid service 5 days a week, heated pool, breath taking mountain views, well-tended garden, high level state of the art security systems.
4 (Sleeps 8 )
$700 to $1,000 USD/day Low Season:
Note: We do not rent to groups of 6 or more, made up exclusively of singles, under the age of 30 for any of our self catering villas and apartments in Cape Town
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This guarantee ("Guarantee") is provided by HRCT; the owner of Holiday Rentals in Cape Town and Cape Vacation Rentals - Guarantee is backed by a Fidelity Bond, issued by Western Surety Company of South Dakota, A Division of CNA Surety ("Insurance Company")
When you pay for rental through us, you can do so with confidence that your money is in safe hands - We have invested in this Surety Bond, to provide you with peace of mind
What is Payment Protection Guarantee?
HRCT will reimburse travelers up to $10,000 US in connection with rentals they book and payments they make into HRCT's accounts at Standard Bank of South Africa by bank transfer. Note: Scope of Guarantee is limited to coverage provided by the Insurance Company
Who is covered?
Clients who have rented a property through HRCT, have signed a lease and its General Conditions and made a bank transfer into the HRCT's account at Standard Bank of South Africa ("Covered Losses")
What types of losses are covered?
This guarantee covers rental payment losses as a direct result of internet fraud, misappropriation of funds received into HRCT account by any employee, officer or representative of HRCT or wrongful withholding of rental security deposits; The scope of this Guarantee is limited to coverage provided by Insurance Company ("Covered Losses")
What losses are excluded?
If it's not specifically included in the covered losses above, then they are excluded. Here are a few examples of losses that are not covered: payments made in cash or instant transfers that cannot be verified (i.e. Western Union or Moneygram); payments to relatives; losses such as natural disasters, theft, bodily injury or criminal activity; losses associated with a breach of the rental agreement or cancellation of rental agreement for any reason; and any travel related losses other than the base rental (i.e. reimbursement for flights, rental cars, other travel expenses).
The Guarantee does not provide reimbursement for loss of funds that are not Covered Losses. For clarification, this includes but is not limited to the inability to provide reimbursement for the following:
any losses that are not Covered Losses as defined herein
any indirect losses; losses associated with travel arrangements, such as airfare or other transportation costs; opportunity losses; contractual losses; losses due to weather or natural disasters; any other losses other than the amount actually paid to HRCT
any security deposits or other funds paid to the HRCT that are not returned due to damage or non-compliance with the rental agreement and cancellation policies
any payments made in cash, via check or any other service other than to HRCT bank accounts at Standard Bank of South Africa
aggregate payments to HRCT in excess of $10,000
payments made by the traveler after being notified by HRCT that the Payment guarantee program has ended and no longer subject to this Guarantee
All reimbursement decisions under the Guarantee shall be determined by HRCT, in its sole discretion.
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Best Rate Guarantee
Terms and Conditions applicable to "Best Price Guarantee"
This guarantee applies to holiday rentals in Cape Town, arranged by HRCT, ranging from 5 days to 30 days in duration
HRCT will offer a lower rate to a customer, if the customer is quoted a rate lower than HRCT's quote by a property owner or a licensed real estate agent for the same property and dates
If the customer has paid for the booking, HRCT will refund customer the difference up to a maximum of 10% of the total rental value or the difference in quotes, whichever is less
Customer must provide copy of a bona fide quote from a legitimate business / agent or property owner within 10 days of signing of a lease provided by HRCT for a holiday rental property in Cape Town. Quote must be an "Apples to Apples" comparison for the same property, same dates and include the same terms and conditions for the rental; advertised prices are not considered as quotes, as there can be deceptive advertisements
Customer may not make a claim, after 10 days have passed, after either signing of a lease or paying a deposit; A claim must be submitted within the 10 day period by email to HRCT