Vacation home rentals are fastly becoming the thing for family travelers, weekend getaways, and even events all around the globe. The serenading combination of hotel standards and home luxury you can only get in vacation homes is super awesome! Some hotels are smartly evolving and transitioning to meet with the fast changing market trends in tourism and hospitality.
If you are looking to experience the homely hospitality that vacation homes offer on your next trip in major African cities, you may want to consider the list of top vacation home rentals we have carefully put together based on customer feedback, services, standards, location and values offered.
- La Mariposa, Mauritius
- The Hampton Hills Apartments, Lagos
- The Crystal Apartments, Cape Town
- Shortlet Homes, Lagos
- Staybridge Homes & Apartments, Cairo
- The Onyx Apartment Hotel, Cape Town
- Reata Apartment Hotel, Nairobi
- Riverside Apartment, Ethiopia
- Lifestyle 18, Lagos
- Westend Hotel & Apartments, Nairobi
- Suncity Apartments, Accra
- Jewel El Nasr Hotel, Cairo
Top 12 Vacation Home Rentals in Africa, 2021
1. La Mariposa, Mauritius
Nestled on the pristine beach of La Preneuse, La Mariposa can boast on having a most unique and breath taking view on Le Morne Brabant emerging from the turquoise lagoon. Cited among the 2 World Heritage sites of Mauritius by the UNESCO, the other being the Apravasi Ghat in Port Louis, this view is a real enchantment
2. The Hampton Hills Apartments, Lagos
Located in the heart of Victoria Island, Lagos, The Hampton Hills Apartments offer serviced and fully furnished luxury short and extended stay accommodations with premium hotel facilities and services. The facility is perfect accommodation for families, business, corporate groups, expat stays, holidays and relocation. Created for discerning travelers who want the very best, Hampton Hills Apartments offers all of the top quality hotel services, with the added benefit of modern spacious apartments. In addition to our standard hotel reservations, we offer the additional benefit of providing you with an idyllic haven from which to experience all the good stuff Lagos has to offer.
3. The Crystal Apartments, Cape Town
Between the cool Atlantic Ocean and the iconic Table Mountain, lies The Crystal Apartments. From modern and luxurious studio and two bedroom apartments through to the flagship loft and three bedroom loft apartments, The Crystal is a place that solo travellers as well as families have called home over the years.
Two swimming pools located on the terrace offer sweeping views over the Atlantic Ocean and the perfect place to relax after an adventure filled day in the Mother City. The easy access in and out of Camps Bay makes The Crystal a sought after location for our guests from across the globe.
While hidden from view, the basement area is now home to some of the worlds most iconic sports cars that form the Crystal Car Club. Take a walk downstairs and revel in the pure performance and aesthetics of these supercars.
4. ShortletHomes, Lagos
The most sought after fully serviced short-let apartment in Lekki Phase 1, perfectly built for travellers who need a luxury home away from home, with convenience and comfort in mind. Carefully curated and specially designed with you in mind, this spacious 4-bedroom apartment is perfect for a staycation, short letting, getaways with families or a group of friends.
5. Staybridge Home & Apartments, Cairo
Relax in your studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom suite with enough space, storage and flexibility to make your suite feel like home. Each stay is backed by the IHG Clean Promise. That means clean, well-maintained, clutter-free rooms that meet standards. If this isn’t what you find when you check in, they promise to make it right.
6. The Onyx Apartment Hotel, Cape Town
The Onyx’s hundred and six apartment-style hotel units boast spectacular views of Cape Town and Table Mountain and offer an elegant experience of the city. Each apartment features its own private kitchenette, equipped with modern appliances. Guests can further look forward to beautiful design finishes and décor, and five-star amenities.
The Onyx – a dramatic repurposing of the iconic Nedbank Building – is a rare and precious opportunity to invest in the residential revival of Cape Town’s historic Heerengracht. These sophisticated, urbane and sexy apartments and penthouses are located in the cultural heart of Cape Town, just 10 minutes’ walk from the V&A Waterfront, and will offer residents a host of compelling lifestyle attractions within easy pedestrian reach. Ranging in size from compact studios of 35 square metres to expansive penthouses with roof gardens and private pools at over 400 square metres, The Onyx offers purchasers a wide choice of sectional title real estate. But whatever suits your lifestyle and your pocket, as an owner – or a resident – you will enjoy access to a suite of services and amenities usually only offered in a luxury hotel. These include an entertainment deck with an indoor / outdoor swimming pool, a gym, bar and day spa, a first-rate restaurant, valet parking, and a 24-hour concierge service. Other service offerings include housekeeping, laundry, room service, a free daily shuttle to the V&A Waterfront, and optional participation in a hotel-managed rental pool.
7. Reata Apartment Hotel, Nairobi
Located within walking distance of the Central Business District with easy access to virtually any part of the city and its surroundings, Reata Apartment Hotel provides an unrivaled combination of convenience, style and comfort that places you close to the heart of Nairobi with the touch of a distant resort, free from restrictive routines and schedules.
The exquisitely decorated one, two and three-bedroom apartments provide all the comforts of home and more, from Internet access, satellite television, and a fully-equipped kitchen in each apartment, to calming showers and cozy bedrooms when you need to freshen up and relax.
8. Riverside Apartment, Ethiopia
A warm reception, an uplifting ambiance, and a memorable experience are what make Riverside one of the finest-serviced luxury apartments in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. From the first welcome to the last goodbye, our facility and services spell comfort, efficiency, and guaranteed satisfaction.
These impeccably kept apartments are beautifully situated in leafy Bole District, the perfect hub from which to branch out across the city. All our bedrooms are functionally designed, with a complete kitchen arranged alongside stylish and immaculate living area, giving you everything you need for a comfortable visit and stay in the beautiful city of Addis Ababa.
9. Lifestyle 18, Lagos
Poised to take over the face of the hospitality arena in the Lekki area of Lagos, LifeStyle18 is a block of short-let apartments, equipped with 18 tastefully furnished living quarters – 1 & 2 bed room apartments.
LS 18 is the rooftop lounge (outdoor and indoor). The all-white décor of the outdoor space gives you the feel of pure bliss and ecstasy. One also has a picturesque view of the skyline, as well as an exciting view of part of the Lagos metropolis from this spot. The night view is simply breath-taking!
10. Westend Hotel & Apartment, Nairobi
The Westend Hotel is located in the heart of Westlands. It is a 5 minutes walk to Sarit Centre Shopping Mall and a 5 minutes taxi ride to most major business centres including PWC, ITF, Google and General Electric.
The hotel is a central point for any tourist, business traveler, diplomat and dignitary or airline crew. Located only 7 km from the City Centre you can pursue your business meetings or catch up with friends or family and make the most of your stay.
The hotel has 70 spacious rooms and suites and offers an extensive range of facilities and services. Enjoy activities, from the GYM to SPA and winding down with drinks and music at the ‘B3 Bar & Restaurant . Work out at the Be Well GYM that is well equipped and the Bleu Mer Spa that offers various massage treatments.
The hotels B2b Conference and Boardroom are specifically designed to suit every type of business event or social gathering from 2 Pax to 200pax. They offer decor, catering, entertainment and secretarial support services, to make your planning a breeze.
11. Suncity Apartments, Accra
Conveniently situated, Suncity Apartment Hotel allows for easy access to Greater Accra’s popular hot spots. It features an infinity pool, gym, basement parking, Citydia Supermarket, “Wine & Dine” Restaurant with mouth-watering cuisines & Exclusive Wines, a Beer Garden, Lobster bar by the poolside and Sky Bar with 360 degress wonderful views.
All Apartments are fully furnished, with 32’’ LED’s in bedrooms and 48’’ LED’s in living areas. All apartments have a telephone, wireless internet, bathtubs and fully equipped kitchen.
12. Jewel El Nasr Hotel
In 2019, Jewel Hotels and Resorts were created as the first National hospitality brand, and today the Jewel brand encompasses the boutique Jewel Inn and the Ultra-modern Jewel. Each member of the Jewel family creates distinct opportunities for unforgettable experiences, always inspired by the essence of the location of the property and creativity imagined through a sophisticated Egyptian elegant lens. All Jewel Hotels and Resorts share an authentic passion for the warm Egyptian hospitality: embracing and honoring local culture; showcasing the finest in gastronomy complemented by classic techniques; a dedication to the art of wellness; and a never-ending appreciation for contemporary design.