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Jo Leo philosophy

Passion, Dedication and Love.

Jo Leo Houses is a true passion project: A passion for luxury living, a passion for exclusive holiday experiences and a passion for exploring vibrant locations. Jo Leo Houses started out with our signature Jo Leo house in Cape Town. A true gem nestled between the sea and the mountains in the beautiful Camps Bay neighborhood and the perfect family holiday home, the property inspired the creation of the Jo Leo collection of holiday homes.

A Jo Leo property is not just a holiday rental – it’s a home away from home.

We believe that holidays are meant to be carefree quality time for family and friends. We aim to provide a true home that covers all bases so our guests can make memories that last a lifetime. This is why Jo Leo homes are not simply furnished properties but living spaces carefully designed and outfitted with the guests in mind. High-quality furnishings and handpicked décor are complemented by clever extras and personal touches to make every Jo Leo property a place to unwind, relax and recharge.

The locations for Jo Leo homes are chosen because of their natural beauty, vibrant cities or cultural appeal and invite our guests to explore endless beaches, climb majestic mountains or stroll around quaint neighborhoods. Our properties are carefully selected to allow guests easy access to the most picture-perfect spots in the area while providing the amenities needed to live life like locals. Our homes are not only handpicked for their location and layout but also personally tested and perfected to create unique holiday experiences while feeling completely at home.

live in the moment.

The mastermind behind Jo Leo houses and its vision is founder Marleen Schröder. Her background in real estate and her passion for travelling around the world have led her to create Jo Leo Houses. Her vision is to have personally curated holiday homes available in all of the breathtaking places she has fallen in love with on her travels. It is our promise to our guests that Jo Leo will always be personally curated by Marleen to ensure that each home meets the highest standards and that guests have the perfect holiday experience. 

Our exclusive collection of personally curated holiday homes around the globe is constantly expanding and evolving. We aspire to offer our guests high-end holiday homes in the most beautiful destinations and most exciting places around the world. We add to our portfolio one home at a time to ensure that all properties are up to the high standards we set for Jo Leo Houses. We will continue to handpick locations and properties to turn into our signature Jo Leo holiday homes that are as eclectic and luxurious as they are cozy and personal.



“It’s all in the details. There are many beautiful holiday houses in stunning locations out there, but Jo Leo is about creating the perfect family holiday experience. A house is not a home unless it has personality and I wanted to feel at home in all the places I love. And I want to share that love with my guests and select every detail with the goal of creating a home. That’s why we don’t just furnish the homes with the basics but go the extra mile to make sure the beds are comfortable, the grill is big enough for family BBQs and there is enough outdoor seating for everyone. I also love to add personal touches to the homes – so look out for local boutique finds or interior souvenirs I brought back from my trips!”

it's all in the details

Marleen Leonie Schröder,

Founder of Jo Leo Houses

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