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The Residence @ Vrede & Lust

c/o R45 & Klapmuts/Stellnbosch Rds, Franschhoek 7696 South Africa
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#1 of 8 villas in Franschhoek
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The Residence @ Vrede & Lust is an iconic 6 bedroom all en-suite villa, with picturesque views located in the majestic Franschhoek Valley, on the 330 year old Vrede en Lust Wine Estate. The fully serviced and elegantly designed villa is ideal for families or parties travelling together. Multiple contemporary indoor and outdoor entertainment areas. Set in a private 3Ha/7.5 acre part of the estate with top security. Bedrooms in the villa combine stunning architecture with modern furnishings and amenities. Rooms are air-conditioned with elegant en-suit bathrooms with designer toiletries. Excellent gym and treatment options. Like a 5 star boutique hotel but just for you and your party. The Residence is located amidst the top wineries and restaurants in the winelands. The popular Franschhoek Wine Tram has a platform at Vrede en Lust, which provides access to 8 wineries in the valley without the need to drive! There is a popular Bistro on the estate - Lust Bistro and Bakery. There is a generator with solar back-up batteries so you will never be left in the dark.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Archery
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Yoga room
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Dishwasher
Microwave
Minibar
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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andrewlack2023 wrote a review Sept 2023
Guildford, United Kingdom2 contributions
Just returned from an amazing stay at this property - it really is first class in every way. From the minute we arrived all aspects were perfect - the welcome and the service throughout were first class. The property is beautiful, in a stunning location and has a wonderful feel about it. The service while we were there was exceptional and i would really recommend people to use the onsite chef we have special memories of family meals at the property. I really have nothing but positives about all aspects of our stay it is just the perfect place to relax. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Corné Yzel, General Manager at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust
Responded 02 Sept 2023
Hi Andrew, I am so happy to hear that your experience was as amazing as you described. We strive to give only the best service to add to the amazing picturesque views and location. Thank you SO very much for taking the time to write this beautiful review for us. We are very much looking forward to hosting you and your family again very soon!! Next time it has to be in summer as I said, it's even more enjoyable then!!
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Ben N wrote a review Apr 2022
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From start to finish, the experience was nothing but amazing. The property itself is unbelievable, it’s grounds are stunning and the General Manager (Corne), the Chef and house team are a credit to Vrede En Lust and they very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. The food prepared by the chef during our stay was fantastic, from the Braii to the Breakfasts, everything was delicious Our stay at the property was incredible and we wish we had more time to stay longer and enjoy all of the amenities and facilities this house offers. If you are looking for somewhere to relax with the family, in utter luxury, then this is the place. Without a doubt, we will be back.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Corné Yzel, General Manager at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust
Responded 25 Apr 2022
Hi Ben, it really was such a pity that you only had the few nights with us.. It really was a great pleasure to have met and host you and your family!! Thank you also for making us part of your wedding celebrations, even if it is a small part, it's always such a pleasure for me to share such an important day with someone.. Thank you very much for taking the time so soon after your stay with us to write this incredible review!! I highly appreciate it and I am SO happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Like you said, we will see you again soon and we're all looking forward to your return!!
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973johan wrote a review Jul 2023
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To stay at the Residence is few days in paradise. Very spacious rooms with immaculate bedding and all the luxury you might need. Staff and food is of extraordinary quality. Asome views of the Mountains ,
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from Corné Yzel, General Manager at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust
Responded 31 Jul 2023
Hi Johan, I am extremely happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review for us. We hope that you will consider The Residence @ Vrede & Lust again when you are next in the Cape Winelands. Until next time!!
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mannio wrote a review Mar 2023
Manchester, UK21 contributions
This was our second visit to the Residence, our first being January 2020 and it did not disappoint. We were a group of 3 families with children age 4-7 and we stayed 6 nights, The accommodation was plenty big enough to accommodate all of us comfortably. The house and setting are amazing, beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean and even smells amazing. All of our needs were catered for and the house manager Corne made our trip extra special from before we arrived, helping us to make all of our plans including in-house massages and beauty treatment to add to our already relaxing stay. We used the services of the in-house chef 4 of the nights and the food was amazing, and plenty of gorgeous estate wine to sample as well. he also made some amazing breakfast which would fill us up for the day. Nothing was too much trouble and we felt like royalty during our stay and were totally pampered. Unfortunately we are now spoilt forever. We will definitely be back on our next visit to South Africa.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from Corné Yzel, General Manager at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust
Responded 23 Mar 2023
Hi Katie, wow, what a review! Firstly - thank you for visiting us for the second time.. I know it took a while with Covid and all, but what a pleasure it was to see all of you again! Secondly - Thank you very very much for writing this special review for us. I know that you are a busy woman and I appreciate you taking the time to write this for us tremendously. I will most certainly let you know when my wife and I manage to take a trip to the UK and spend some time with you in Manchester!! Until next time then!
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Lungile N wrote a review Jan 2023
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
This was the family's second trip to The Residence and to say it's becoming a home away from home is an understatement. Every single family member was catered to seamlessly. With memorable meals and festive season atmosphere. It really was a beautiful time to enjoy the holidays. Attention to detail in all areas and a constantly willingness and availability. Having experienced The Residence in two separate seasons I would highly recommend it to any and family looking to be pampered with in house massages and more, as well as local activities. Everyone can enjoy the ultimate relaxing holiday.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Corné Yzel, General Manager at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust
Responded 20 Jan 2023
H Lungi, ag you know what, it was such an incredible honour for us to have you and the whole Nhlanhla family for Christmas. You all really feel like family now and I mean what I said that you have to experience The Residence in winter now. Both times that you've been here has been summer, and although summer is fantastic in the winelands, winter at The Residence has it's own magic. With the fireplaces going making it so cozy and the willows with no leaves leaving exposed snow covered mountain tops, you will feel like you've woken up in a fairy tale.. See you soon!!!
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Curious57198691676 wrote a review Jan 2023
My family and I stayed at the Residence for the first time in December 2022, from the 30th to the 12th of January 2023. What a privilege it was for us to experience this level of hospitality. The unanimous view expressed my all members of the family, including my mother and a close friend of hers who got to join us for a number of days, is that this is by far the best accommodation we have ever experienced on a family vacation. Corne and his team deliver a world class service and experience, to such an extent that it was a no brainier for us to return to The Residence for another visit later this year. Spoiling my family by bringing them to this type of establishment is arguably one of the best holiday decisions I have ever made. The setting of the property, the views in the area, the flow and convenience of the house, the natural beauty of the region, and the quality of the food prepared by the chef, are only some of the factors that make The Residence a truly unforgettable experience. Thank you very much Corne and team. Dion
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Corné Yzel, General Manager at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust
Responded 20 Jan 2023
Hi Dion, what a lovely review, thank you SO very much!! It was such a great pleasure to have met you and your family and we are all very much looking forward to seeing all of you at the end of the year! Dion, I know that you are a very busy man and I really appreciate you taking the time to write this really awesome review for us. All the best for the year to come and see you at the end of the year!
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Maryke wrote a review Jan 2023
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We went on a family holiday for 10 days to The Residence. Our Welcome by Corne was very warm and he explained everything very well. We were welcomed with a freshly baked chocolate cake specially made by the chef. We had a very comfortable stay, extremely private and the location is perfect if you want to drive around for shopping and wine tasting. At the Residence we had a canoe which the kids enjoyed which ended up with them swimming in the dam, afternoon drinks on the deck while the kids play. Our toddlers enjoyed the beautiful grass and jungle gym. The food was incredible. The Chef went out of his way to cater for every person, young, old and vegetarian. Corne was there for every need. Exceptional service. It is a beautiful place to relax and spend precious time with family.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Corné Yzel, General Manager at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust
Responded 15 Jan 2023
Hi Maryke, you have absolutely made my year!! Thank you SO much for taking the time out of your very busy schedule to write this wonderful review for us. It was such a pleasure to have met and host you and your family and I am extremely happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We value all the feedback and I am happy to hear that we are still on the right track with making our guests' experiences most memorable. I hope that we get to see you again when you come to the winelands again!!
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stefanie wrote a review Dec 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
We stayed at The Residence for 3 nights with our family for our small wedding and it was absolutely incredible. From the moment we got there Corne (the house manager) was outstanding, making sure we had everything we needed at all times. They had stocked the fridge with our favourite food and everything we wanted to drink was there, wine, beers and ingredients for our favourite cocktails. The chef is incredible, his food is 10/10! Breakfasts were different every day with so much choice from freshly baked muffins to eggs benedict, lunch was beautiful and the dinners and braii were on another level. The house itself is even better than it looks on the photographs. It was peaceful and perfect for what we needed. Corne went above and beyond on our wedding day, even organizing and filming a live feed so our families back home in the UK could watch. I couldn't recommend this place anymore, it really has a special place now in our hearts. We will definitely be going back to stay next time we are in Cape Town .. Thank you Corne!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 29 Dec 2022
Hi Stefanie, this is such a beautiful review and I am so happy that you were able to spend one of your most important days of your life with us.. It really was such a pleasure and we were all honoured that we could be part of your celebrations. Thank you so very much for taking the time to pencil down your thought on The Residence when I know that you're a busy woman!! I am very much looking forward to your return and will again do our best to make your stay as incredible as the last..
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Louis B wrote a review Nov 2022
Incredible house in a beautiful setting. We rented the Manor house for a pre-celebratory weekend get together with our friends, before our impending nuptials at Vrede & Lust. We couldn’t have wished for a more luxurious experience and will most definitely be going back for another visit. Corné and his team made every effort to provide us with the most outstanding service and accommodation. World class!! If you are looking for something magical, try this place!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 06 Nov 2022
Hi Louis, I almost thought that you weren't going to write a review for us, but it was certainly worth the wait.. Thank you SO much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write this great review for us. It was an absolute pleasure to be part of your wedding celebrations and I am very happy to hear that you were happy with your stay with us. I am very much looking forward to your return and we will do our best to make that stay just as memorable as the last..
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annecz2015 wrote a review Oct 2022
Cape Town, South Africa17 contributions7 helpful votes
We used The Residence for our Annual Company Get Together and Strat Session. I have operated in the luxury end hospitality sector for many years and quite honestly, I have seldom experienced such a superb level of accommodation and service. Corne hosted our group, looked after our every need…all the details, arranged a private chef for our group, went shopping for all the food for the menus we chose, and the drinks, nothing was ever too much trouble. The food was absolutely delicious…On a par with any of the 5 star restaurants in the wine lands area. The accommodation was superb…I can only rave about this place. We will be back next year!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 10 Oct 2022
Good morning Anne, it really was such a pleasure to have hosted you and your company and their families!! I am very happy that you enjoyed it as much as we did. It makes all the difference when the guests have such an amazing outlook and tight group as what your company does! Thank you so much for being so amazing!! Then also, I know that you are a very busy business woman, thank you for taking the time to write this beautiful review for us. I really appreciate it very much!! And then we will see you next year!! Can't wait!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Residence @ Vrede & Lust
Which popular attractions are close to The Residence @ Vrede & Lust?
Nearby attractions include Franschhoek Motor Museum (6.6 km), Boschendal (5.2 km), and Afrikaans Language Monument (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Residence @ Vrede & Lust?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lust Bistro & Bakery, Cosecha Restaurant, and Restaurant @ Glen Carlou.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a yoga room during their stay.
Does The Residence @ Vrede & Lust have airport transportation?
Yes, The Residence @ Vrede & Lust offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.