La Residence


Full property description

La Residence Vineyard Suites offer laidback luxury in a tranquil and timeless setting.

Commanding spectacular mountain views and nestling amidst vineyards and orchards, they provide a new level of privacy and exclusivity. A stone’s throw from the property's Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz vines, the five individually‐designed Villas have been beautifully decorated by owner Liz Biden, in conjunction with Ralph Krall.

The Villas are set apart from one another but share a spacious open‐plan Terrace Room where butlers and private chefs offer personalized service of the highest order. The elegant but relaxed and child friendly environment includes state of theart widescreen television, a rim‐flow swimming pool and lush green lawn.

Along with the total privacy afforded by the secluded location, the essence of these suites is flexibility. And while they all share the same cool travertine floors and dramatic vistas, each one has a unique configuration of rooms so all possible requirements can be catered for.

For example, Villa 3 with its sumptuous oversized bedroom and giant four‐poster, would be perfect for the ultimate honeymoon or anniversary treat while the interlinked Villas 4 and 5 would provide a wonderful venue for a party of ten gathering to celebrate an occasion or simply enjoy a holiday in the Winelands.

The décor throughout the Villas is refreshingly eclectic. A bold interplay of scale, pattern and colour conveys a sense of exuberant joie de vivre. Shades one might find in a traditional Tuscan retreat – soft greens, ochres and parchment – are enlivened and offset by bright pinks and eye popping reds and purples. The classic and the contemporary, the subtle and the strong – artful juxtaposition is the key.

These are interiors that stimulate, amuse and delight. Arresting modern paintings and outsize furniture add energy and drama. With their luscious swags of silk and glittering chandeliers, these villas form an inspired counterpoint to their majestic mountain surrounds whilst remaining reassuringly comfortable and easygoing. This is truly informal opulence at its best!

Suite 1
• Two Private en-suite Bedrooms
• Intimate central living & dining room
• Own Private Swimming Pool
• Faces Norths with stunning views of the vineyards & mountain
• Covered Patio

Suite 2
• One large en-suite Bedroom beneath one en-suite Children's Loft Room
• Close to the main terrace area
• Private North Facing Garden with vineyard & mountain views.
• Covered Patio

Suite 3
• One oversized en-suite Bedroom
• Own walk-in closet.
• Private North Facing Garden scattered with fruit laden trees
• Covered Private Patio
• Situated next to the main terrace area.

Main Terrace Area
• Inside and outside dining
• Open plan kitchen for interactive dining
• Separate bar area with custom built bar & fire place
• Large Rim-flow swimming pool
• Expansive lawn

Suite 4
• Very similar to Villa 1 in structure & design but not identical
• Two en-suite Bedrooms
• Intimate central living & dining room
• Own Private Swimming Pool
• Covered Patio
• North Facing view
• Connected to Villa 5 with the option to combine to form a five bedroomed Villa

Suite 5
• Connected to Villa 4 with the option to combine.
• Two en-suite Bedrooms with a third en-suite Children's bedroom
• Own Private Swimming Pool
• Beautiful Westerly view of the Franschhoek Valley
• Spacious central living & dining room
• Small outside courtyard

Rates vary for each Suite, and include Breakfast. ( Full board can be arranged too)


Area description

Franschhoek is a pretty and historic village at the heart of the Cape Winelands just an hour and a half's drive from Cape Town. It is rightly known as one of South Africa’s culinary hot-spots, with numerous regular winners of top SA restaurants awards lining its one main street or perched on the lofty mountain slopes of this narrow valley with majestic views all around.

Chic cafes and bistros make for popular lunch spots and there are ample shopping opportunities to enjoy as well when not visiting the many excellent Franschhoek wine estates, old and new that offer superb wine tasting experiences, as well as also often catering to visitors for lunch and dinner.


  • Parking - private
  • Bed linen provided
  • Cot
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • Patio/deck/Terrace
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Children
  • Mountain view


  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Museums
  • Health/beauty spa
  • Massage
  • Antique shops
  • Fitness center/gym
  • Yoga
  • Golf
  • Biking
  • Mountain biking
  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding

Stay Dates


Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs