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  • High mountainslope setting offers magnificent views
  • Set in a charming village but still close to the city
  • Spacious and luxurious rooms

Villa Montebello

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Hout Bay


-34.0177, 18.3481


From the slopes of Mount Rhodes, guests at Villa Montebello are treated to panoramic views over Hout Bay, the ocean and rugged mountains. The guest house is an oasis of modern luxury surrounded by lush gardens, and is perfect for both those who want to explore the wonders of the Cape and city dwellers looking to unwind for a few blissful days.

The stylish elegance of the rooms, along with their luxurious appointments and large windows framing beautiful views of the surrounds, will melt away all stress, while splendid breakfasts, a lovely swimming pool and other outstanding facilities enhance the experience.

Decorated in calming natural tones, each of the four rooms has a minibar, ceiling fan, tea/coffee facilities, hairdryer, wireless internet and satellite television, and opens onto a private furnished terrace. Ample cupboard space and work desks add to the list of conveniences. Finishes and furniture are of the highest quality, withstanding the scrutiny of discerning guests. 

The Rhodes Suite is a beautifully-decorated, particularly luxurious room with an extra length King-size bed. The luxuriant en-suite oval corner bath and walk in shower, as well as the bedroom and terrace, showcase stunning views encompassing mountains, valleys and ocean. This is a perfect choice for honeymooners, but an extra adult or two children can also be accommodated.  

Leading to a full en-suite bathroom, the extra length King-size bed in the Mountain Room is placed next to a floor to ceiling window with views over the garden and mountains. As with all the rooms, the terrace is a wonderful place to soak up the tranquillity. The room is spacious enough to house an extra single bed.

The Garden Room can be taken with either a King-size or twin beds, and provides easy access to the pool. It is also ideal for three children sharing with adults staying in one of the other rooms, and has an en-suite shower. Cosy but very comfortable, the Cottage Room offers a choice between a double and twin beds, leading to an en-suite shower.

In good weather, the guest house’s superb Continental and English breakfast is taken on the garden terrace, where the awe-inspiring views provide the perfect accompaniment. Just a few steps will lead guests to the solar-heated waters of the swimming pool, or to comfortable loungers in the manicured garden.

The villa is located close to Hout Bay’s harbour - the departure point for boat trips to Seal Island – and is a few minutes’ drive from beautiful beaches, restaurants and shops. The breath-taking coastal roads are well worth driving along, while all of Cape Town’s attractions, along with the winelands of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, are within easy reach. Your friendly hosts are happy to organise airport transfers and car rentals.

Rates & Summary

Rhodes Suite

Sleeps 2 adults in extra length King-size bed
1 extra adult or 2 children can be accommodated
En-suite corner bath and shower
Ocean, mountain and garden views

Mountain Room

Sleeps 2 adults in extra length King-size bed
1 extra guest can be accommodated
En-suite bath and shower
Ocean, mountain and garden views

Garden Room

Sleeps 2 in extra length King-size/twin beds
1 extra child can be accommodated
En-suite shower
Mountain and garden views

Cottage Room

Sleeps 2 in double/twin beds
En-suite shower
Mountain views


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Continental and English breakfast included


Children of all ages are welcome.
A baby cot can be added to all rooms except the Cottage Room.

Why Stay Here?

Set high up on Mount Rhodes, considered one of the most beautiful vantage points in the Western Cape, Villa Montebello is a perfect retreat for holiday-goers or those looking for a luxurious place to unwind. From the luxurious comfort of this modern villa, guests can enjoy magnificent views of Hout Bay, mountains and valleys from almost every area. The guest house offers an exclusive and tranquil bed and breakfast experience.


  • High mountainslope setting offers magnificent views
  • Set in a charming village but still close to the city
  • Spacious and luxurious rooms

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, golf clubs, binoculars for bird/whale watching and dolphin spotting.

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool
  • Nearby: beaches, Hout Bay harbour, Seal Island, boat trips, whale watching, Cape Point, Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront, golf courses, Newlands cricket and rugby stadiums, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, hiking, penguin colony, Two Oceans Aquarium, wine tasting, arts and crafts, historical attractions.


Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Verandah / patio
  • Ceiling fans
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • No Restaurant
  • Fridge or minibar


  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Limited business centre

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • No babysitting
  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • Shuttle service available


  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted


  • Personal safe




Cape Town & Surrounds

Western Cape


Cape Town is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With dramatic mountains, a long stretch of Atlantic coastline and a picturesque working harbour, there are few cities in the world to rival “The Fairest Cape”, as explorer Sir Francis Drake described the place in 1580.

The city of Cape Town is regularly voted as one of the best tourist destinations (and cities to live in) in the world – and its Mediterranean climate, superb natural attractions, historic landmarks, fabulous restaurants and fun places to hang out offer all the ingredients for a top holiday destination.

Table Mountain dominates the city’s landscape and Table Mountain National Park is a national treasure and World Heritage Site.

The Cape Floristic Kingdom is known for its incredible botanical heritage and the Table Mountain National Park has more floral species than the British Isles. Stopping to smell the fynbos has an altogether new meaning in this part of the world.

Robben Island is another World Heritage Site worth visiting. Struggle heroes such as Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada and many others were incarcerated here during apartheid and taking the Robben Island Tour is a must on any trip to Cape Town.

The city is loosely divided by Table Mountain into four sections: Cape Town Central, Cape Town South, Cape Town North and Cape Town East.

Cape Town Central incorporates the city centre, the V&A Waterfront, Green Point, Mouille Point, Sea Point, Camps Bay and Hout Bay. There are loads of things on offer in this part of the world, so it’s a good idea to focus on the field of interest/activities that excite you and take it from there.

A trip to the top of Table Mountain is an absolute must (especially if you’ve never done it before). The views on a clear day will give you a clear perspective of the gorgeous city below and you can see as far as Robben Island and beyond.

If history is your thing, there are numerous museums and attractions close to the city centre. The Castle of Good Hope was built between 1666 and 1679 and is the oldest building in South Africa. It is a good place to start your tour of the city, which incorporates historic attractions such as the Bo-Kaap Museum, the District Six Museum, The Company’s Garden, City Hall and the Grand Parade, among many other notable historic attractions.

For shopping and entertainment, the V&A Waterfront is the epicentre of Cape Town and attracts high numbers of international tourists daily. Long Street is a good place to hang out for restaurants, bars and nightlife and Camps Bay is the place to see and be seen around cocktail hour.

The drive along Chapman’s Peak is one of the most scenic drives in the world but you need to do your homework as the route is periodically closed. Mariner’s Wharf in Hout Bay is another great place to visit, with its fun restaurants, great beaches and perfect views.

Cape Town South stretches from Noordhoek to Observatory and incorporates some of Cape Town’s most popular suburbs, including Constantia, Fish Hoek, Rondebosch, Simon’s Town and Muizenberg, to mention just a few.

Constantia is popular for its wonderful restaurants and wine estates and the Constantia Wine Route is a big attraction for foodies and wine-lovers. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens offers hectares of greenery and regular concerts in the warm summer months. There are also various hiking trails on offer.

Take a day trip to Simon’s Town and make sure you visit the statue of Just Nuisance, as well as the scenic Boulders Beach. Noordhoek is a great place for riding horses on the beach and the restaurants are very family friendly. For fresh fish and laid-back vibes, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg are the business. Fish Hoek is popular for seaside activities and antique shops and is a real favourite.

Cape Town North incorporates the Cape Town International Airport, Parow, Milnerton, Durbanville, Table View, as well as Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand. The north is a developed business centre that continues to grow rapidly. For chill-out time, Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand are popular for walks on the beach and outdoor sports.  Shoppers will enjoy Century City and Canal Walk, and for those who love a tipple or two, The Durbanville Wine Route also falls into the northern region.

Cape Town East is made up of Gordon’s Bay, Somerset West, Strand, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Eersterivier, Macassar and Strandfontein. The region is pretty spectacular as the small coastal towns sit below the imposing Hottentots Holland Mountains and there are fantastic beaches such as Bikini Beach, Strand Beach and Kogel Bay. Here you’ll also find the Helderberg Nature Reserve, Wolfgat Nature Reserve and Edith Stephens Wetland Park.

Look out for

Scenic Cape Point with its sheer cliffs, rugged landscapes, fauna, flora and bold ocean views.

A cable-car trip up Table Mountain to get the view of the incredible landscape of the city. If you’ve done the touristy cable-car thing then take one of the many mountain trails.

V&A Waterfront – spend time enjoying all the facilities at the V&A Waterfront, including the abundance of shopping and restaurant venues. For children, The Two Oceans Aquarium is a winner.

The magnificent beaches of Clifton, Muizenberg, Hout Bay, Bloubergstrand. You are spoilt for choice in and around the Mother City.

Historical sites are a must – including Robben Island, the Castle of Good Hope, the District Six Museum and Bo-Kaap.

Long Street by night. Enjoy the friendly fun vibes of this stretch of tarmac as it comes to life when the sun goes down.

While away the hours at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, the green lung of the city. Look out for the schedule of summer concerts.

Visit the Constantia Wine Route for a touch of history and some of the country’s finest wines and restaurants that continually make it onto the best-of lists.

Drive along the southern coastline and visit places such as Noordhoek, Scarborough, Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. Stop off at Kalk Bay for fresh fish at the harbour.

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