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Wildlife Fantasy: South Africa Nature Villa in Private Reserve

South Africa Villa 309,
Private Reserve, Architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens
Research-grade Observatory Tower
12,000 acre private estate

Leobo is an award winning bush villa located on a completely private 20,000 acre estate in the Waterberg Mountains. One of the most stunning safari homes in Africa, not only from an architectural or style perspective as it is a truly private home great for families and small groups.

This Africa luxury villa for rental is a fantasy holiday home for nature and wildlife lovers as it is truly a nature villa surrounded by its own private reserve.

Designed by award winning architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens (notable creations include North Island), the property is a state-of-the-art masterpiece with breath-taking views across the private reserve.

It can’t be compared to any other bush camp, as all the furniture pieces are bespoke and handmade specifically for the house, such as the 3D crochet cactus cushions and the wildebeest hide ceiling in a recessed lounge.

Art de Vivre loves the sheer size of the rooms and the incredible feeling of space. There is also ample space to eat both inside and out as well as a spectacular sunken fire pit. Best of all is the automated professional standard observatory.

 

Key facts

  • South Africa luxury villa for rental
  •  Sleeps 6 adults plus children
  •  Malaria free zone
  •  Rented on an exclusive basis
  •  Abundance of activities for you to enjoy

Top 10 Winter Sun Designer Villas

As we settle into our new worldwide villa seasonal collection, we feature a selection of the Top 10 Winter Sun Designer Villas for rental. Located across the globe in Africa, Thailand, Mustique, Seychelles, Mexico, St Barts, Brazil, Turks & Caicos, Bali and Anguilla.

These winter sun luxury designer villas for rental are a taster of our collection. For further details, send us an email on [email protected]

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South Africa Reserve Lodge 309

Sleeps 6 + 3 | 4 Bedrooms | Private Pool
12,000 acre Private Estate | Observatory
Architects Silvio Rech & Lesley Carstens
Guest lodges available for extra guests


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Phuket Residence 801

Sleeps 20 | 3 Villas & a Penthouse
Private Pools | Dedicated kids' hotel | Spa
On-site gourmet restaurant | Private Gym
Private Cinema | Designers' collaboration


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Seychelles Villa 407 | Praslin

Sleeps 10 + 2 | 5 Suites | Private Beach
Back to Nature | Main Villa & 2 Guest Villas
Discreet | Private Pools | Tropical Gardens
Handcrafted artwork | Private Wine Cellar


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Mexico Villa 702 | Punta Mita

Sleeps 18 + ch | 9 Suites | Private Pool
Oceanfront location | Crowns dramatic cliff
Architects: Manolo Mestre, Juan Collignon & Karen Collignon | Mexican arts and crafts


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Brazil Villa 601 | Búzios

Sleeps 10 | 5 Bedrooms | Private Pool
Contemporary design | Stunning Sea Views
Gourmet Kitchen | Floor-to-ceiling windows
Natural Light | Waterfalls & Fountains


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Turks&Caicos 523| Providenciales

Sleeps 12 | 6 Bedrooms | Private Pool
Private Beach Access | 10-acre gardens
European, Asian & African Antiques
Mexican architect, Marco Aldaco


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Bali Villa 803 | Cemagi

Sleeps 10 | 5 Bedrooms | Private Pool
Contemporary Balinese Design | Ocean view
Architect Ernesto Bedmar | Lush Gardens Black sand beach | Authentic Cuisine


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Mustique Villa 525 | South Hilltop

Sleeps 10 | 6 Bedrooms | Private Pool
Panoramic Caribbean views | Contemporary
Italian architect Paolo Piva | Media Room
Additional Guest Cottage available


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St Barts Villa 511

Sleeps 10 + 4 | 6 Bedrooms | Beachfront
White-sand beach | Crystal-clear waters
Stunning ocean views | Private "mirror" pool
Architect Firm Olivier Dain Perspectives

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Anguilla 601 | Black Garden Bay

Sleeps 10 | 4 Suites + 1 Bedr | Private Pool
Panoramic ocean views | Asian elements
Natural Beauty | Architect Frank Hamilton
Interiors by Cecconi Simone | Beachfront


For further details on our collection of chalets and villas around the world, send us an email on [email protected]


Featured Villa: Steel & Glass Cape Town 305, Camps Bay

Featured in our Spring Summer 2014 Villa Rental Collection

A beautiful minimalist home for rental, winner of House & Leisure “ SA House of the Year” – September 2009, commanding a 270º view of Lions Head, Camps Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Designed by SAOTA - Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects, this sublime steel and glass haven offers living spaces that are highly transparent to take full advantage of these views. Interiors are by Antoni Associates.

In an upmarket suburb of Cape Town with its absolute exclusivity and privacy, this elegantly casual & ultra-contemporary villa is a sublime steel & glass haven for you to entertain your guests in. It ambiguously blurs the boundaries between indoors and outdoors and shifts, changes and challenges expectations at every turn, with effortless fluidity. It’s understated but so powerful.

Light

It harnesses and captures every nuance of the changing light through its generous frameless sky-lights and ample glass sliding doors, which can totally disappear, eliminating any demarcation between the living spaces and the lush greenery of the garden, and seamlessly fusing the two rim-flow swimming pools and their generous bleached Balou terraces.

Structure

Heavy, fixed building features seem to defy the laws of gravity and appear literally to float, like the cantilevered roof with its internal hidden steel support structure on the top level and the thick walnut staircase that links the perfectly independent upstairs with the self-sufficient downstairs. Overall, the effect is one of fluid spacial symbiosis, much like the ebb and flow of the ocean that can be glimpsed from almost every vantage point.

Uncluttered

In keeping with Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects’ (SAOTA) belief that the most successful living spaces are uncluttered, refined and have a great directness which compliments the casual lifestyle of their clients, there is absolutely nothing to disappoint.

Finishing Touches

The interiors' palette and décor match the structure with a cloud-like weightlessness and natural harmony. Muted, misty greys, white Carrara marble, limed oak, expansive white porcelain tiles and Zen pebble accents. Artworks like the mystically atmospheric Patricia Driscoll photographic prints and a long water channel animated by Koi. With superb flow and aesthetic restraint, it’s a perfect entertainment, party space, too.

Technology

The house has a box of technological tricks: motorized, automated hairdryers, heat-reflecting blinds, hi-tech remote control home automation pads and XBox with an extensive selection of DVDs, Wi-Fi, plasma screens, Satellite, integrated air-conditioning, underfloor heating, CCTV security system… as well as a six-car garage.

Additional Facts

- The Penthouse (on top floor) has 3 en-suite bedrooms

- The Main House (on ground floor) has 2 en-suite bedrooms

- The separate Guest Apartment (also on ground floor) has an en-suite bathroom, kitchen, lounge/ bedroom and balcony.

- The Basement Studio Apartment is situated at the back of the property and has its own entrance.

- Both lounge areas open to the outdoor terrace with stunning sea views and Spectacular rim-flow heated swimming pools.

- Shaded 8 seater sandstone table adjacent to the gas BBQ overlooking pool on

Highlights

Steel & Glass Haven

Floor to Ceiling Glass

Architecture by Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen

Deemed Cape Town’s most acclaimed designer villas

Studio Guest & Basement Separate Apartments

Breathtaking Ocean Views

Two Rim-flow Private Pools

Blurs Boundaries between Indoors & Outdoors

270º View of Lions Head, Camps Bay & Atlantic

Winner of House & Leisure
“SA House of the Year”
September 2009

Perfect for...

Large family celebrations

Corporate Retreats

Design Lovers

Key facts

Sleeps 14

7 Bedrooms

7 Bathrooms

Children Welcome

Serviced from Mon - Sat

Chef & Butler on request

If you are interested in renting this villa or would like further information on the rest of our Spring Summer 2014 Designer Villa Collection, then do get in contact.

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