Bakoven is Camps Bay's baby sister. A small exclusive seaside suburb located just as you leave Camps Bay en route to Llandudno and Hout Bay.It is a suburb with two very distinct sides to it - below Victoria Road and above Victoria Road. The homes below Victoria Road are mainly charming seaside bungalows and that area retains an almost village like feel, where neighbours still greet each other and know one another's business. Above Victoria Road, Bakoven is very much like the rest of Camps Bay, with which it merges. For all shops, restaurants, bars and other facilities you'll need to head down the Road (short walk away) to Camps Bay. There is a lovely little beach called Bakoven Beach, if you want a bit of privacy or to get away from the crowds at Camps Bay. There is a small parking lot among the houses where you can park your car with a short flight of steps leading down to the beach. If you're looking for a beach with more action head to Camps Bay which is walking distance.
Bakoven Haven was originally a fisherman's abode, where some of South Africa's best fisherman would stay when they wanted a weekend close to the sea in order to catch the precious mounds of lobster and abalone in the early morning. Today the sea area in front of the house is a protected area for these sea creatures however you still have full majesty of feeling as if you are living on the ocean.The Villa itself has also come a long way since its humble beginnings, being renovated many times. The most recent renovation was completed in 2010 by world famous Turksih architect Ali Kemali and the interiors where preciously selected and managed by revered interior designer, Yelda Bayakatar. However, as these properties are under very special care by the City Council the owner has kept the foundation and envelope of the house much the same to the original plans.
Spend a evening at Bakoven Haven and see why we say the sun and ocean salutes the house daily, in a perfect location all year round to get some of best sunsets in Cape Town. Once you arrive you will feel like you will never want to leave and why should you, when everything you need is right here.
The luxury open plan kitchen overlooks the top floor and living room area, with the most amazing un-interrupted seas-views. A large dining room table comfortably seating a party of eight is perfectly positioned below the exquisite chandeliers. The second bedroom is located on the top floor, offering a double bed with en-suite shower room. There an additional study room, giving you access to the outside world in terms of internet and computer facilities (can be converted into 3rd bedroom, on request only. The entire lower level comprises of the Master bedroom, offering a large bed next to a gas fireplace, an open plan, oval bath positioned behind the bed where you can enjoy the luxury of relaxing in a hot bubble bath, while admiring the perfect sunset or waking up to the early morning sunrise from the bed. The patio doors are directly in front of the bed, giving you easy access to the outside pool deck, mere metres away from the ocean.
Bakoven Haven is truly a magnificent property, in arguably one of the best seaside locations world-wide. Few properties can compare!
• 2 level villa
• Full sea views
• Approx 15 minutes walk to Camps Bay
• Wireless internet available
• 24 hour monitored alarm
• Child safety issues - open pool
Living and Dining
• Main lounge open plan with kitchen & dining
• Satellite TV & DVD
• Dining area for 8 guests
• Fully equipped kitchen
• Separate laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
• Sea views from living area
• Wood fire place
• Front terrace with pool
• 2 sun loungers
Master bedroom (Ground level)
• King bed & en-suite with freestanding bath
• Leads onto front terrace
• Sea views
• Air con
• Under floor heating
• Flat screen TV
Second bedroom (Upper level)
• King bed & en-suite with shower