12 Best Vacation Rentals in Cape Town

When it comes to finding the best vacation rentals in Cape Town, you are certainly spoiled for choice. South Africa’s Mother City is home to some of the most sought-after rentals in the world. The Atlantic Seaboard is especially popular, offering a diversity of properties that give you the kind of experience seen in travel shows and tourism brochures. If you’re looking for the perfect destination for your upcoming vacation, we’ve got just the thing for you… a selection of some of the very best vacation rentals in Cape Town.

In Search of the Best Vacation Rentals in Cape Town

In no particular order, some of our top picks on the best vacation rentals in Cape Town include the following:

1/ Valtameri, Camps Bay

12 Best Vacation Rentals in Cape Town - Valtameri

With 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, ample space for relaxation and entertaining, a swimming pool, large patio and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, Valtameri is ideal for leisure, romance and everything in between. This villa puts you in easy reach of the famous Camps Bay strip, with its beachfront bars and cafes.

2/ Waterfront Haven, Waterfront

 12 Best Vacation Rentals in Cape Town - Waterfront Haven

Offering 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a private pool and deck plus plenty of features within the marina, The beautifully furnished 5-star Waterfront Haven gives you a central apartment within walking distance of the V&A Waterfront. This apartment boasts 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a private pool, a deck and access to on-site facilities such as 24-hour security, communal pools and a pay-as-you-go fitness centre.

3/ Villa Alba, Camps Bay

 12 Best Vacation Rentals in Cape Town - Villa Alba

Villa Alba is a gorgeous, fully equipped modern villa in Camps Bay offering 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a patio, swimming pool, secure parking and plenty more besides. Set over two levels, the villa looks out onto the ocean, offering the ideal place to relax and unwind. Plenty of highlights await, whether you are travelling for romance or holiday.

4/ Blue Tranquility, Bakoven

12 Best Vacation Rentals in Cape Town - Blue Tranquility

Boasting 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a modern swimming pool and some of the most mesmerising views imaginable, Blue Tranquility is a 4-star villa in Bakoven. This villa is ideal for romance, with easy access to exclusive beaches and the trendy cocktail bars of Camps Bay. But it’s also ideally perfect for well-deserved breaks with friends or family, offering a central, scenic base from which to explore the city.

5/ Clifton Supreme, Clifton

 12 Best Vacation Rentals in Cape Town - Clifton Supreme

With 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, ocean and mountain views, and walking distance to Clifton’s beachesClifton Supreme has everything you could ever need for an unforgettable stay. Highlights include spacious indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, lift access, a swimming pool, wine cellar and plenty more besides.

6/ Modern Hideaway, Camps Bay

12 Best Vacation Rentals in Cape Town - Modern Hideaway

With 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, swimming pool, a hot tub, sauna, gym, cinema, games room and other luxurious touches, Modern Hideaway is an incredible 5-star villa in Camps Bay. This villa is perfect for larger groups seeking a hotel-like hideaway within easy reach of the city’s beaches and attractions.

7/ Waterfront Recess, Waterfront

12 Best Vacation Rentals in Cape Town - Waterfront Recess

Boasting a central location within the V&A Waterfront, Waterfront Recess is a 5-star apartment on the marina. This apartment is perfect for leisure, honeymoons and even romantic trips, offering 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, access to on-site swimming pools and fitness centres, and plenty more. The Two Oceans Aquarium and other attractions in the V&A are a short walk away. 

8/ Clifton Apartment, Clifton

12 Best Vacation Rentals in Cape Town - Clifton Apartment

Offering picture-perfect ocean views, Clifton Apartment looks out onto the beach. This apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a balcony, modern self-catering facilities and everything else you could ever need during your stay. The restaurants, bars and beachfront of Camps Bay are within easy reach, while the CBD and other attractions can also be easily accessed.

9/ Cool Waters, Llandudno

12 Best Vacation Rentals in Cape Town - Cool Waters

With 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a swimming pool, garden, deck and plenty of contemporary touches, Cool Waters is a 5-star villa in Llandudno. Highlights include a hot tub, outdoor dining area, portable BBQ, easy access to the beach and plenty more besides. This villa is perfect for holidays in the sun.

10/ Beach Retreat, Camps Bay

 12 Best Vacation Rentals in Cape Town - Beach Retreat

Boasting 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, and some of the most exquisite views possible, Beach Retreat is a modern 5-star villa in Camps Bay. This villa offers is one of the few properties offering direct access, which further adds to its charm. Additional highlights include a heated swimming pool, garden, patio and more. This property can be rented to larger groups as one unit or to smaller groups as two separate units.

11/ Villa Contempo, Camps Bay

12 Best Vacation Rentals in Cape Town - Villa Contempo

With 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a large swimming pool, multiple relaxation and dining spaces and more, Villa Contempo is a modern, beautifully designed 4-star split-level villa located in a quiet cul-de-sac in Camps Bay. For larger groups of up to 12 guests, the villa can be rented as a full villa. For smaller groups, it can also be rented as two smaller 3 bedroom villas. 

12/ Bakoven Escape, Bakoven

12 Best Vacation Rentals in Cape Town - Bakoven Escape

Boasting 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a BBQ, terrace, swimming pool and many other features, Bakoven Escape has everything you need for a memorable family holiday, a getaway with friends or romantic escape. Enjoy beach views, easy access to the Camps Bay beachfront and Bakoven beach, along with many other highlights.

Looking for additional ideas on where to stay? Browse our Curated Collection for a full list of some of our most sought-after vacation rentals. You can also browse by area using the search bar at the top of the page, or search by property type to view apartments, villas, holiday homes, hotels, boutique retreats and other types of vacation rental. We can also help you find the perfect place to stay. Our team of accommodation specialists are passionate locals who know and live in the area. Let us know whether you have any special requirements and we will work with you to find your dream vacation rental in Cape Town. Whether travelling with friends, kids or the love of your life, we have something to suit everyone.

We hope that you have enjoyed our virtual tour of some of the best places to stay in the beautiful city of Cape Town. We know that you will fall in love with the city once you arrive. Remember, we’re here to help. Contact us today for help finding the best vacation rentals in Cape Town, and start planning the vacation you know that you deserve! 

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