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This is everything a beach villa should be, its design drawing on the barefoot luxury of St. Barts and the Maldives
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A low-slung, 3-floor bungalow surrounded by palm trees and set right on the white sands of Clifton’s 4th Beach. With only a handful of these bungalows on Cape Town’s most sought-after strip of coastline, Lucy is a must-book Art House. 

The Low-Down Lucy’s structure employs canopies and symmetrical, double-pitched roofs to make the most of its contained footprint (it has 290-square-meters of living space), while the interior architecture leans toward a Japanese aesthetic, with natural oak and floor-to-ceiling glass. The sea acts as inspiration in the downstairs media room, where glass portholes look into the swimming pool.

Sleeping Arrangements The home has 3 en-suite bedrooms and comfortably sleeps 5 guests. The main bedroom, on the top floor, has an extra-length king-size bed, private balcony and dressing room. The 2 guest en-suite bedrooms – queen-size and ¾ beds – have a rain show and steam shower, respectively.

What To Expect Lucy comes with a fully equipped kitchen, including Gaggenau hobs, a Nespresso machine, double wine fridge, dishwasher and microwave. For al fresco entertaining, there’s a Weber BBQ stocked with firelighters, wood and charcoal in the private garden as well as a 30-square-meter pool deck with four loungers and a hammock. The home is also equipped with a back-up power inverter to protect against any hassle caused by loadshedding (blackouts).

The Art House Difference The bungalow is alive with contemporary art and design, from the James Mudge dining room table (with lines from John Masefield’s poem Sea Fever are carved into it) to artist Conrad Botes’s glass-fronted mermaid cabinets and a one-off surfboard by Mami Wata, shaped by South African surfing champion Hugh Thompson. Equally vivid is the large vase by ceramicist Lucinda Mudge, while in the living area hangs a welded steel piece by Barend de Wet. 

Spot the ceramic and platinum decorated ‘Hope Bird’ by Jaime Hayon for Bosa on the entrance counter, a bench by local artisan Laurie Wiid van Heerden (hand-painted by artist Lionel Smit), Frank van Reenen’s ‘Monster Love’ (a many-eyed otherworldly creature wrapping a girl in its green embrace), Sanell Aggenbach’s bronze ‘Pietà’ (a rabbit-themed reinterpretation of Michelangelo’s masterpiece) and on the deck, bronze artist Guy du Toit’s giant hare sculptures climb up the wall.

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20 000
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3 en-suite bedrooms (accommodating 5 guests):

• Main bedroom with extra-length king-size bed, private balcony, bath, shower and dressing area

• 2 guest en-suite bedrooms (queen-size and 3⁄4 beds) with steam shower

• Downstairs media room has a daybed that can accommodate an extra 2 teenagers, with separate kitchen, bar and shower

• 290-square-meters of living space, including an open-plan area with 10-seater dining table, fireplace and bar

• 30-square-meter entertainment deck with heated pool, 4 loungers and a hammock

• Fully equipped kitchen with state-of-the-art Gaggenau hob, Nespresso machine, double wine fridge, blender, popcorn maker, dishwasher, microwave and breakfast bar for 6. Also, a downstairs kitchen with fridge, dishwasher, double hob. Washer/dryer in storage cupboards

• Downstairs media room/teenager sleeping pod with underground views into pool

• Secure garage parking for 1 car

• Private garden overlooking the beach for sunset braais

• Weber BBQ stocked with firelighters, wood and charcoal

• Contemporary art collection featuring renowned South African and international artists

• Retro Technics 1200 turntable & 80’s vinyls

• Underfloor heating, air-conditioning and heated towel rails

• Down duvets, Egyptian cotton linen, natural cotton throws and hypoallergenic pillows (available on request)

• Healing Earth organic bath products

• Back-up power inverter

• Honesty library

• Wireless internet

• Welcome platter on arrival

• Laundry for basics and daily housekeeping and turndown (Monday to Friday)

• Basic pantry items

• State-of-the-art security system

• 20 steps from Cape Town’s iconic Clifton 4th beach with 180-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean and Lion’s Head

• A scenic 8km drive along the coast from the Cape Town City Bowl and V&A Waterfront

• 2km from the Camps Bay village beachfront with its vibey restaurants, baristas and bars; and grocers and supermarkets

• 5km from Table Mountain National Park and Aerial Cableway

• A host of outdoor pursuits available on this stretch of the coast from paragliding to golf, hiking, supping, mountain biking and more

Check in: 2pm

Check out: 12pm

• No smoking
• No pets
• No parties or events


• Lucy is ideal for family stays; children of all ages are welcome
• The pool can be covered on request
• Childminding can be arranged at an additional cost

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