Stonewood Hideaway

5 Blackwood Drive, Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
6 Beds
6 Baths
12 Guests


Experience Stonewood Hideaway in Hout Bay

We invite you to put ordinary life on hold when you step inside the gates of Stonewood and escape into a magical world of luxury, enchantment and five-star service.

Stonewood Hideaway is ideally located on the fertile slopes of Table Mountain between Hout Bay and the Constantia Valley where some of South Africa’s oldest vines can be found and where established winemakers produce some of the country’s finest varietals notably Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Stonewood Hideaway is a six-bedroom private villa located on the verdant hills of Constantia in Cape Town. It is utterly unique in style. The brainchild of an eccentric movie director, Stonewood Hideaway has evolved over 25 years into a playground for children and adults that will have guests grinning with delight at the whimsical design. Every room has a story and surprises await in every nook of the property.

Stonewood Hideaway has been described as an enchanted forest, a labyrinth wonderland – the organic architecture merging seamlessly with the environment – a natural evolution of the hillside. The extraordinary attention to detail ensures that guests will want for nothing. From the secret pantry to the medieval wine cellar that affords a glimpse inside the aquatic world of giant Koi.

Style and Design

Part Narnia and part Robinson Crusoe’s treehouse, the five levels weave in and out of one another, connected by pathways that lead to stone courtyards protecting mystical gardens of water and stone. Hand carved wood, steampunk-inspired spiral staircases and colourful mosaics adorn the property. In the dining room, you will find a 16-seater Pierre Cronje dining table, built-in oak cupboards, curly Cherrywood flooring and concealed doors that lead out to a vast dining deck. Outside wooden walkways and cobbled paths meander between thatched hideouts, exotic aloes, leafy ferns and ancient Frangipani trees. The wrought-iron gates and ornate doors were forged by the local artists and blacksmiths Luke Atkinson and Conrad Hicks.

Luxury Hout Bay Villa Accommodation

Stonewood sleeps 12 guests in total. Each of the six bedrooms is unique in layout, size, character and style. Each is en-suite with an extra length King sized bed. Extensive amenities include bathrobes, slippers, hairdryers, TV with Netflix, high speed WiFi and a safe. Stonehouse is offered on a Bed & Breakfast basis but all other meals can be arranged in consultation with our Executive Chef.

Kids at Stonewood

Children of all ages are welcome at Stonewood – it is an incredible place for children with waterslides, water polo nets, swings and hanging ropes. Please note that while the property is great fun for children it does have many steps, pathways, ponds and pools and children should be supervised at all times.

The Wine Cellar

If these stone walls could talk. Intimacy and revelry are the order of the day in the spacious cellar that peers into the depths of the koi pond creating an ethereal atmosphere among grandfather clocks, crystal chandeliers, art-deco furniture and a treasure trove of South Africa’s finest vintages.

The Games Room

The space is generous and versatile with a large open kitchen, a lounge/games room, dining areas, a vast patio, flat lawns, guest loos and an L-shaped swimming pool. The space is ideal for weddings and events of up to 80 people.

The Lair

The cavernous, 400sqm, subterranean garage is shaped like an aeroplane hangar and can host up to 100 guests and is ideal for alternate events and product launches.

Rates Include

Stonewood reveals itself slowly to guests. There is more to it than meets the eye.

  • Fully equipped gym
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • State of the art kitchen
  • Pantry with walk in fridge and freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • Audio system
  • Swimming pool with waterslide
  • Jacuzzi
  • Five sun decks
  • BBQ/Braai facilities
  • Games room
  • Wine cellar
  • A cavernous, 400sqm, underground garage which houses up to 17 cars.
  • In-house Spa Treatments can be arranged in advance.

Yacht Charters

Enjoy day cruises or overnight charters on our 65ft luxury yacht in picturesque Cape Town. Admire sunny Cape Town from its best angle. Gently hug the coastline and enjoy a scenic lunch. Drop anchor in front of the The Grand or the Clifton shores and go for a swim, or relax on board while sipping on your choice of beverage. Powerfully charge out to sea and zip passed Robben Island leaving Table Mountain in the distance. You decide.

*The yacht charter is exclusively available to the villa at an additional cost*

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The Yacht

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24 Hour Security
Backup Power
Backup Power - Full
Breakfast Available
Breakfast Included
Communal Gym
Communal Outdoor Pool
Direct beach access
Family Friendly
Garage Parking
Hot tub
House Steward
In House Chef Available
Indoor Fireplace
Outdoor Fireplace
Parking on Premises
Pet Friendly on Request
Pizza Oven
Private Elevator
Private Heated Pool
Private Indoor Pool
Private Outdoor Pool
Public Elevator
Security Guard
Security System
Single Level Property
Staff Quarters
Street Parking
Tennis Court
Underfloor Heating
Walk to beach
Wheelchair Friendly
Wine Cellar

Conditions of reservation

Check-in From 2pm
Check-out By 10am

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