Utterly desirable, this first-class villa enjoys a near-secret location on one of those Camps Bay roads that doesn’t get constant through-traffic — making it one of the most discreet villas to rent in Cape Town. Little wonder it’s been the object of such praise by leading international architectural and design digests. Open plan living areas with gigantic glass sliding doors lead on to a fabulously sleek and sexy pool deck that in turn gives rise to mesmeric views of Lion’s Head and Camps Bay below. It’s not as high up as Atlantic Suites, but there’s the advantage of being within relative walking distance of the shore (yet still a decent distance away from the non-stop bustle that besieges the Sunset Strip during summer). The house works as either two separate full-hire private units-there are five rooms in the main house, and a two-bedroom penthouse apartment above-or as a single-use villa. Like the rest of the house the downstairs master bedroom is a masterpiece in stripped back minimalist design-it’s a big open-plan space focused on massive picture windows, with azure seaviews above which green-dappled Lion’s Head rears up that will have you perpetually pinching yourself.