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Updated: 29-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa Santa Barbara is a luxury three bedroomed villa situated in Bloubergstrand on the Cape West Coast of Cape Town, South Africa. Blouberg is famous for its postcard views of Table Mountain, its white beaches, world class water sports, and vibrant night life. Take a stroll along the soft sands of the beautiful long beaches, enjoy sundowners while watching the setting sun on the horizon with views of the majestic Table Mountain, or take part in outdoor sports such as kitesurfing, fishing, hiking or safari.

Villa Santa Barbara offers the perfect luxury vacation rental accommodating families or groups of up to 6 persons in three luxurious double bedrooms with travertine bathrooms, large living and dining areas with cordon bleu kitchen, a gym and jacuzzi alongside private pool, and state of the art outdoor barbeque area including wine chiller, bar fridge and in-granite hotplate - ensuring the guest full home comforts while relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the area, one of the most spectacular destinations in the world.

Villa Santa Barbara offers our guests a daily cleaning service, tour and airport shuttle service, free wifi, airconditioned accommodation, heated accommodation, hairdryers, toiletries, etc. Grocery shopping can be arranged on request.

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About the Owner

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
29 March, 2017

Why BARBARA CHADWICK chose Bloubergstrand

Style, comfort, tranquillity.

What makes this villa unique

Close proximity to beaches, city, tourist spots, and amenities. Style, comfort, tranquillity at an affordable price.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay at your place Barbara and hope to come back soon. Thank you very much for having us and the welcoming meet with Mary. So lovely to have her and she arranged everything we needed.
Jan 2017
  • 1 of 4

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay at your place Barbara and hope to come back soon. Thank you very much for having us and the welcoming meet with Mary. So lovely to have her and she arranged everything we needed.
Jan 2017
  • 1 of 4

6 Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Nice house, but not a pleasant experience

  • 3 of 5

Walkthrough of the property with Mary the housekeeper takes about 1 and 1/2 hours. She is polite, pleasant and very thorough. It’s clear that the owner is very particular. Mary neglects to go over the air conditioners, which we find out during the first hot night – don’t work. It takes 2 days to get those repaired.

We are required to put up a 3500 rand cash security deposit upon arrival. I wasn’t aware of this requirement. The owner did not send any type of welcome info packet with directions, move-in, move-out requirements, etc. Nevertheless we paid the cash deposit. I'm not sure if cash payment is consistent with VRBO policies.

Mary is there everyday and is quick to chastise if, e.g., the air conditioning unit is left on while you go out for a walk on the beach. We were also chastised for leaving the jets on in the spa, though I am confident that we did not do that.

One morning, Mary told me for the first time that the spa maintenance people would arrive in 15 minutes. The spa is in the master bedroom and my son and his wife were asleep in that room. I asked if they could re-schedule. Mary got the owner on the phone and she told me I would need to pay for the spa maintenance cost if it was re-scheduled. I refused.

At departure, Mary meticulously goes through everything in the house, presumably counting dishes, etc. It takes about 30 minutes. We have a schedule to keep, but Mary will not refund my deposit until she has checked everything. As a part of that, she turns on the TV sets to make sure they work. The master bedroom TV turns on but there is no cable signal, at which point Mary doesn’t want to refund my deposit. I don't know how the TV operates, nor does Mary. We finally got the set to pick up the cable channels and I got my money and left. It was not a pleasant experience.

In addition, I was quoted one price for the rental, but when I was invoiced it was difficult to reconcile the amount with the quoted price because dollars were being converted to pounds and it wasn’t clear whether there was a deposit included. I paid the invoice online. I mentioned it to the owner in an email but didn’t get a response. I realized when asked for the cash deposit at check in that the invoice was higher than the per night quoted rate by about 15%.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All accounting is processed through the HomeAway website therefore any queries regarding discrepancies in quoted rates are to be addressed to them. This client omitted to read his invoice which clearly stated that there is a Pds 200/- refundable breakage / security deposit. The invoice reflecting this amount was sent to him on two occasions. Client arrived on a Sunday evening and proceeded to hand over all his soiled washing from a Safari he had been on, to the housekeeper for washing as "he required them urgently". Mary the housekeeper was kept working at the property until 8pm on a Sunday evening and did so with no complaints although this is not in line with her servicing duties nor is it a prerequisite of a 'self catering' accommodation. Guests were not very thoughtful or careful in their regard for adhering to certain standards we require from our guests viz. there is a sign advising guests using the hot tub to keep floors dry as wet slippery floors are a danger to all guests. Furthermore all guests are advised to turn off any switches for the massage jets or ozone jets on departing the hot tub. Neither of these two requests was adhered to. In fact when Mary brought their attention to this they seemed to take offence. This guest refused to allow access for the servicing/cleaning of the hot tub and a change of schedule was arranged without any charge to him. An electrical fault was discovered on the airconditioner system during his occupation of the property and was rectified within 48 hours. Client was requested to turn off airconditioners when leaving the property for any length of time as there is a countrywide shortage of electricity. Client took umbrage at this request. The security deposit is fully refundable after a Check Out list has been completed by the housekeeper. This list ensures that all items used by the client are in full working order on departure. However, this particular client demanded the return of the security deposit in a very impolite manner without allowing the housekeeper to complete her duty. Most of our guests are wonderful and a pleasure to have. Unfortunately this was not one of them!
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Property is lovely, and as seen in the pictures on the internet.

  • 5 of 5

Mary, the housekeeper made our stay even more special, a lovely lady who goes out of her way to help.

The house has more than the average holiday rental, absolutely all the utensils you'll need. Lots of extra towels supplied. A TV in every room with all channels. Good internet connection, plus a washing machine, which was a godsend. Air con in main lounge, but a window open at night in the bedroom will suffice.

I would love to stay here again next time we visit the area.

10/10 for home comforts and a fantastic stay!

Thanks Mary! x

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely comfortable home where we have stayed a few times unfortunately the last visit was fraught with issues. The burglar alarm kept going off, the gates broke down, patio doors Wouldnt close properly in fact it went on & on. The owners were away & had been for many months & there is no manager so if there is a problem the poor cleaner has to deal with it & she tried very hard. But it was all too much & spoilt our holiday not what you need when relaxation is what is wanted so we won't be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The issues with gate motors were rectified by installing new motors, alarm system has been upgraded, and the patio door repaired. This guest has omitted to include in his review that he has by his negligence burnt out the pump on the hot tub by operating it incorrectly and damaged the pool pump by allowing his bather to enter the filtration system. Although these guests requested and received a dramatically reduced rate year after year during our peak season, they gave us untold trouble due to their lack of knowledge regarding the operation of various systems through out the home.
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Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as per the photos on the website. I would love a home like it for myself !!

it was spotlessly clean and well maintained. Mary, the maid was in attendance every weekday. She was there but kept a low profile.

There are many restaurants nearby, varying in price range. We experienced excellent customer service in each of them.

You only have to walk down the side road and before you reach the main road you have the stunning view of Table Mountain for which Bloubergstrand is so famous.

I have no hesitation in recommending this property.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sehr gepflegtes Ferienhaus mit einer sehr liebenswerten und hilfsbereiten "Hausfee".

  • 5 of 5

Die Fotos im Internet sind nicht gelogen, es sieht tatsächlich so schön und gepflegt aus! Wir waren mit 6 Personen in dem Ferienhaus und sind alle der Meinung das es ein wirkliches Urlaubserlebnis war. Man könnte es mit einem Hotel vergleichen in dem die Betten gemacht, die Handtücher gewechselt und immer wieder von der sehr lieben "Hausfee" Mary sauber gemacht wird. Zudem ist die Küche unglaublich gut ausgestattet, es fehlt an nichts. Wir waren schon 8x zuvor in Kapstadt in anderen Häusern aber so etwas haben wir noch nicht erlebt. Es war ein Urlaub von Anfang bis Ende. Ein sehr zu empfehlendes Feriendomizil. Wir kommen sehr gerne wieder in dieses Haus und hoffen das Mary dann immer noch da sein wird. Danke liebe Mary!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

wieder ein Traumurlaub in SA. Das Haus ist Spitze. Es fehlt an nichts! Mary, die Hausdame, ist einfach nur liebenswert.

Alles war sauber und ordentlich, mit viel Geschmack eingerichtet. Wir kommen gern wieder :)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Style, comfort, tranquillity.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 29-Mar-2017


From the Owner

Close proximity to beaches, city, tourist spots, and amenities. Style, comfort, tranquillity at an affordable price.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront


  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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