Serene lakefront wine retreat in Franschhoek Valley
12 guests · 6 bedrooms · 6 baths
Find a Winelands idyll at The Residence at Vrede en Lust. Tucked into the picturesque Franschhoek Valley on the 330-year-old Vrede en Lust Wine Estate, this vacation rental is a sophisticated retreat in a gorgeous rural setting. Spend your holiday exploring the area’s golf courses, spas and galleries—or board the region’s wine tram and find your new favorite vintage.
Your stay at The Residence includes housekeeping service, breakfast and a complimentary wine tasting at Vrede en Lust. Watch the sun move across the surrounding hills from private outdoor living areas with a swimming pool, lounging and dining furniture, a bar, a barbecue and a sound system, then linger after sunset around the firepit. Or enjoy indoor amenities ranging from a gym and office space to a streaming TV, sound system and Wi-Fi.
The outdoor spaces connect seamlessly with interiors whose architectural charm and comfortable furnishings create a feel of laid-back luxury. With several sitting areas, a dining table that seats twelve and a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar, you can spend a quiet moment reading or reconnect with the whole group of friends and family over a meal.
The Residence has four bedrooms with king beds, including two honeymoon-worthy suites with their own lounge areas and balconies. The other two bedrooms have two twin beds each. All six bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning.
With Franschhoek only a 10-minute drive from the villa, it’s easy to spend the day touring the area’s galleries, teeing off at nearby golf courses or indulging at a range of spas. For something a little wilder, make the 10-minute drive to Drakenstein Lion Park. Of course, you can always take the Franschhoek Wine Tram, which has a stop at Vrede en Lust, and see the area without having to drive at all.
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BEDROOM & BATHROOM
- Bedroom 1: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Dual vanity, Air conditioning, Heating system, Safe, Direct access to pool area
- Bedroom 2: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Dual vanity, Walk-in closet, Air conditioning, Heating system, Television, Safe, Direct access to garden
- Bedroom 3: Two twin size beds, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Dual vanity, Air conditioning, Heating system, Safe
- Bedroom 4: Two size beds, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Dual vanity, Air conditioning, Heating system, Television, Safe
- Bedroom 5: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Air conditioning, Heating system, Lounge area, Television, Safe, Private balcony with sun loungers
- Bedroom 6: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Air conditioning, Heating system, Lounge area, Television, Safe, Private balcony with sun loungers
FEATURES & AMENITIES
- Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
- Streaming television
- Air conditioning
- Espresso machine
- Office space
- Formal dining area with seating for 12
- Sound system
- Fire pit
- Swimming pool
- Sun loungers
- Alfresco dining with seating for 10
- Lounge area
- Sound system
- Security cameras - outward facing
STAFF & SERVICES
Included with exclusive use:
- Housekeeping Included
- Breakfast Included
- Access To Lust Bistro & Bakery Chefs On-Site
- Complimentary Wine Tasting At Vrede & Lust Winery
Extra cost (advance notice may be required):
- Villa pre-stocking
- Airport transfer
- Activities and excursions
Points of Interest
- 10 minute drive to Drakenstein Lion Park
- 10 minute drive to Franschhoek
- 63 km to Cape Canope Tour
- 55 km to Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
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