Stepping inside this old-fashioned villa in Camps Bay it feels as if you’ve been transported back in time to the golden age of travel. A change from the clean white-and-marble look of many contemporary villas, Boutique @ 10 is a breath of fresh air.
Built in 1955, the years have not dented this seaside villa’s unique sense of style. The layout is open-plan and the décor is classic, focussing on rich woods and earthy tones.
Vintage brass lamps adorn the walls and there is an antique wrought-iron balustrade heading upstairs. A roomy lounge looks out over the balcony and the ocean, and the light streaming in through the old-style arched window makes the antique woods of Boutique @ 10 glow.
From the lounge to the bedrooms – Boutique @ 10 has four luxury guest suites – there are panoramic views of the ocean, Camps Bay Beach, Lion’s Head and Table Mountain’s spectacular Twelve Apostles range. Each bedroom exudes old-world charm and there are personal touches all around. But resist the urge to nap on the goose-down, king-size bed listening to the waves and stroll out instead onto the balcony, with its glorious views and sunshine. Basking in the ambience of the place, it is hard to believe that this charming villa is only 7 km from central Cape Town.