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STONEWOOD HIDEAWAY – a hidden gem with a rainforest twist, right in the heart of Hout Bay.

This Hout Bay villa destination can quite easily be described as the “ultimate home", delivering a home owner's dream on many levels, showcasing comfort, security, unlimited recreational possibilities, nature, space, views, as well as luxurious charm and style. Equally suited to raising a family or renting as a holiday home, this villa will inspire anyone who walks through its doors. Let us introduce you to, Stonewood Hideaway.

Situated in the exclusive Constantia Nek area, this incredibly spacious villa boasts three quarters of an acre, with the property extending to nearly 1600sqm. What one might call its most attractive feature is that of the remarkable mountain views it possesses over Orangekloof, the Vlakkenberg and the back of Table Mountain. Truly captivating, it doesn’t stop there as this north facing villa enjoys the best of Cape Town sunshine and offers the homeowners and it’s guests the most memorable and picturesque sunsets.

The villa has been compared to that of a “rainforest lodge” which is not only pleasing to the eye but appeals to every nature-lover that has the opportunity to take in its surroundings. Wood has so cleverly been incorporated into so many different elements throughout the interior of the house as well, to keep with the natural look and feel of the outdoors. Add in a touch of modern flavour and you have what we could call “architectural art”.

They don’t call it a “hideaway” for nothing… Each room within the villa offers a unique sense of style and surprise. With 5 generous bedrooms en suite, as well as staff accommodation, numerous decks and outdoor terraces, a wine cellar, and a multitude of entertaining and recreational rooms, this villa proves to be a wonderland for the adventurous. Space is no issue for anyone who steps foot into this villa as it not only offers privacy, but boasts a large enough area to host events, dinner parties, yoga retreats and even corporate launches.

Water is an ongoing theme throughout the entire villa offering serenity, calmness and a soothing appeal to the harshness of other décor materials such as metal, concrete and tiles.

As you enter the house, you are welcomed by a network of Koi ponds which portray a clever design of being part of a miniature canal system. This theme then, so cleverly, continues inside, with an integrated fish tank, part of which affords views through its water to the lush, tropical greenery outside.

The underwater fish tank viewing windows which form part of the wine cellar are also repeated in several other rooms of the house. It all makes for an enticing and magical blend of the elements, experienced in a vibrant domestic hub in a way that few other houses we have seen before manage to achieve.

What’s more enticing than a large pool with its own water slide, together with ropes, swings and a zip-wire? There are few things that come close to that, in our books! Adventure mixed with aquatics.

But it doesn’t end there – the villa boasts outdoor showers adjoining the bedroom suites and a 9 seater jacuzzi on one of the entertainment decks. And just to top it off, there is a steam room in the gym for those who enjoy a more different approach.

One of the most talked about, and in our opinion most visited rooms in the villa, is that of the wine cellar. ‘Captivating, subterranean, rustic, and wow-factor’ are just a few words that describe the look and feel of the Stonewood Hideaway’s masterpiece wine cellar.

Featuring a large table that can seat a multitude of thirsty guests, this wine cellar takes you into an underground world, transformed by stoneworks, deepwater aquariums and wine displays that only the sophisticated would appreciate.

The only thing left to say here is “cheers, cin cin, santé and salute!”

The interior is full of show-stopping artifacts and design pieces that will cater to your every sight, smell, sound and sensory need. Each design and detail has perfectly been thought out to create an ambiance that leaves the individual wanting more.

Stonewood Hideaway is unlike anything you’ve experienced before, and the best part of all is that you can have your piece of the action by renting it out for a weekend getaway with the girls, a holiday with the family or even for your next corporate event.

And if our experience is anything to go by, we know that this villa will be sure to capture the hearts of many.

To book a stay at the Stonewood Hideaway, contact The Roxstar Luxury Group on


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