Maison Noir


Full property description

Maison Noir is a serene space, totally private, set amongst magnificent mountain ranges high above Hout Bay. More than a place to stay it is a familiar place where arriving for the first time feels as if you've always belonged. Time slows, the sky expands, and the culture of our creative community welcomes you.

The exclusive use villa opened its doors in early 2015, designed by architect Paolo Deliperi, the Maison is rooted in the concept of the ‘kraal’, a series of small buildings which inspired this modern interpretation. Interconnected by glass passages and allowing for outside- inside living, the villa is integrated into the surrounding natural landscape.

Maison Noir is like an intimate, private village, rich with natural light, koi ponds, pools and open air spaces. With four bedrooms, Maison Noir is tastefully designed for privacy and connection to the outdoors.

All bedrooms come with full en-suite bathrooms, three of them include outdoor showers and offer a loft lounge and a private workspace opening onto a terrace.

The large Master Bedroom offers amazing views of the Table Mountain range and comes with an additional living area including an open fireplace as well as a spacious bathroom.

At Maison Noir, service starts at the moment of booking and continues throughout the guests’ stay. A dedicated team including a private chef offers full concierge services and attends to the guests’ every need.

Both interior and exterior design details draw on the African, French, Indonesian, and global traditions that have defined Cape Town for centuries. Signifying the four elements, sky, water, fire and earth, the result is a destination where guests at once feel private and secluded as if one is at the ends of the earth while only being moments away from Hout Bay, the legendary city of Cape Town and the renowned Cape Wine region.

Maison Noir is set amongst magnificent mountain ranges high above Hout Bay, only half an hour outside of Cape Town and a mere 45 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. Due to its remote yet easy access location, Maison Noir offers a maximum degree of privacy whilst being close to the vibey city of Cape Town and its attractions.

Events permitted for up to 50 persons.

• 1 level double volume house approx. 1200 sqm, whole property 9537sqm
• Approx. 10-15 minutes drive to Camps Bay beachfront shops and restaurants, 5 minute drive to restaurants and shops
• Wireless internet
• 24 hour monitored alarm, external beams, cameras, security shutters, security guard
• Cleaning Mon – Sun, villa manager, and chef available
• Child safety issues- , open pool, various fish ponds.

Living and Dining
• Main lounge leads onto large pool terrace, with wood fire place
• Card playing room and TV Lounge, Satellite
• Dining area for 12 guests open plan with kitchen and wood fire place, leads onto covered terrace with outdoor dining
• Fully equipped kitchen, with breakfast bar 2 leading onto dining
• Mountain views from living areas
• Guest toilet
• Fire place
• Cellar
• Art wing

• Covered Pool terrace with outdoor seating
• Garden
• Heated Pool approx. 12 x 3 m
• Jacuzzi- 4 seater
• Ponds
• 4 Loungers, wood BBQ
• Parking –offstreet for 4 cars

• King bed & en-suite with bath and outdoor shower
• Leads on terrace
• Upstairs loft with a single bed
• Aircon

• King bed & en-suite with bath and outdoor shower
• Leads on terrace
• Upstairs loft with a queen bed
• Aircon

• King bed & en-suite with bath and outdoor shower
• Leads on terrace
• Upstairs loft with a single bed
• Aircon

• King bed & en-suite with bath and shower, double vanity
• Leads onto terrace with Jacuzzi, garden views
• Interleading lounge with fire place
• Aircon


Area description

Hout Bay is a popular coastal suburb of Cape Town and a small town and working harbour located in a stunningly beautiful wooded valley about 20-30 minutes drive from central Cape Town, along the dramatic coast road via Camps Bay, itself only a 15 minute drive from Hout Bay.

It is surrounded by steep mountains to all sides apart from the south, where a long sandy beach meets the Southern Atlantic ocean. Aside from the main coast road from Camps Bay, the only other routes out of Hout Bay are the windy road via Constantia Nek, conveniently leading to the excellent wine farms and restaurants of Constantia just 15 minutes away or via the legendary Chapmans Peak Drive, a stunning coastal toll road precariously carved out of the mountain side and surely one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the world.

Hout Bay is loved not just for its breath-taking scenery but also for the relaxed family orientated lifestyle it offers, with a wide range of restaurants, shops and attractions including boat trips to see the seals at nearby Duiker Island as well as boasting the largest bird park in Africa, World of Birds, with over 3000 species.


  • Security code with Interphone
  • Alarm
  • Parking - private
  • Washing machine
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Bed linen provided
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Espresso machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Gas
  • Toaster
  • Water kettle
  • Ice machine
  • Kitchen utensils provided
  • Patio/deck/Terrace
  • Private Garden
  • BBQ Grill
  • Hot Tub - private
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate WC
  • Jacuzzi
  • Children
  • Mountain view


  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Health/beauty spa
  • Massage
  • Fitness center/gym
  • Yoga
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Biking
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking

Stay Dates


Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs