Photos Courtesy of airbnbEvery resort offers certain classy amenities, whether it be a restaurant headed up by a TV celebrity chef, or a spa offering the most sumptuous soaks and massages, but for those wishing to avoid the stigma of becoming someone who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing, there are a collection of unique properties out there that provide an experience in favor of exquisite services. These premises are listed with airbnb, a service that allows individuals to list their personal plots when they are not otherwise in use, giving travelers truly atypical trip-planning choices.
Ever since the FIFA World Cup took place last summer, South Africa has become a premiere travel destination. The country’s hubs of tourism have begun attracting the luxury-seeking travelers who also bring with them a sense of adventure. Using Cape Town as your headquarters, you can enjoy world-class surf, safari excursions into several National Parks, and enough outdoor activities to satisfy both the adrenaline-seekers and the serenity-pursuers. South Africa also has modern shopping centers and culturally-rich street markets everywhere, and with the favorable exchange rate on dollars and euros, you’ll need to pack light on your way in so you have enough room on the way out.
For the complete experience, stay somewhere like the Tranquility Villa in Cape Town. This airbnb property is a very modern building with luxurious appointments throughout its prime location just above the waves crashing on Camps Bay Beach. The villa’s distinguished décor flirts with both African and Asian themes, bringing together old-world styles with contemporary luxuries. The elevator from the garage takes you to the chambers floor, where three bedrooms are found, with two facing the ocean and one with a private garden leading to the pool in the back. Each bedroom in en-suite, with additional televisions, radiant-heating floors and even heated towel racks.
Upstairs in the living areas the views of the ocean, Table Mountain, and the Twelve Apostles become even more magnificent, as the sliding glass front of the villa turns this floor into an indoor/outdoor space. A pool deck can be found in the rear, while the lounge overlooking the ocean provides a television you’ll rarely need, iPod dock, and plenty of comfortable seating around the infinity stream. The property also has a massive kitchen with enough gadgets and utensils to let your chef enjoy his vacation too.
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