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BEAUTIFUL THATCHED HOUSE ON THE CANALS WITH PRIVATE BEACH & JETTY

James Mirfin

Advertiser since 2012
Speaks English
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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James Mirfin

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Speaks English
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BEAUTIFUL THATCHED HOUSE ON THE CANALS WITH PRIVATE BEACH & JETTY

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Port Elizabeth - The Tide House

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

St Francis Bay’s best family home on the canals.

Enjoy this lovely family home on the canals. With four en-suite double bedrooms and a large master suite in the main house, combined with an attached cottage with a double bed and twin beds upstairs, and a double bed and lounge downstairs it can comfortably accommodate 12. In addition the loft also has two sofa beds.

With its own small private beach The Tide House is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday, or as a base to explore the beautiful Garden Route of South Africa. The Tide House is the perfect location from which to explore the best of the Eastern Cape, or to just sit on the deck with friends and family and enjoy an evening braai and some drinks.

Equally suited to summer and winter The Tide House is very open plan allowing it to be opened up to benefit from the heat of summer, and also has an open fireplace with chimney and underfloor heating in the main house and master suite making it very comfortable for a visit in winter.

About an hour's drive west of Port Elizabeth lies the pretty holiday village of St. Francis Bay. The village is almost entirely made up of beautiful thatched cottages and is one of the Garden Routes most memorable locations. St. Francis is known for its quiet canals, huge lagoon and beautiful beach.

St. Francis Bay is a paradise for families and watersports enthusiasts: It boasts white sandy beaches and ideal conditions for surfing. In season - August to October - whales can be seen in the bay of St. Francis. The Tide House sits on the canal and is a short boat ride away from the lagoon at the entrance to the Kromme River, and veritable playground (for kids and adults) from low-mid tide.

Keywords: Thatch, canals, beach, cottage, jetty, boat, mooring, luxury, comfortable, child friendly, winter sun, fishing, surfing, boating, kite surfing, windsurfing, relaxing, walking, river, exclusive, private, luxury, serviced, baby friendly, secure, canoes,

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
James Mirfin (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
Speaks English

About James Mirfin

Working overseas in Hong Kong, and wanting to let others share the experience of using our perfect getaway... The Tide House!

James Mirfin purchased this house in 2011

Why James Mirfin chose Port Elizabeth

St Francis Bay is our favourite holiday destination and it is fun for everyone from toddlers to grandparents.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful Thatched House on the Canals with Private Beach & Jetty
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Beautiful Thatched House on the Canals with Private Beach & Jetty
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p399319vb
Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape
Singapore
5

What a property, and what a location!

  • 5 out of 5
Visiting St Francis Bay for the 1st time was a real eye opener...
Stunning scenery and a property that was breathtaking yet so unusual! Thatched roofs, a great layout and the riverside location made it a real find! The house was extremely clean, comfortable, safe and set up for groups to be able to socialize in a picturesque setting.
Local restaurants and village are both quaint yet have everything you need. If you're a golfer, be sure to play the nearby St Francis Links...wow.
A wonderful house and wonderful location!
  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Thatched House on the Canals with Private Beach & Jetty
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p399319vb
Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape
Singapore
5

An excellent stay in St Francis!

  • 5 out of 5
A superbly maintained property, with a great location. We sadly could only stay a short time, as our vacation was a short one. The deck is great in the evenings for chilling out, and I'd strongly recommend the Greek restaurant just a 5 minute walk away for an excellent evening meal (or meals, their menu is extensive!). We also combined with a round at the St Francis Links course nearby- definitely one for golfers who have an accurate swing, or a copious supply of golf balls! All in all, a delightful and special place....just need to book my next trip soon!
  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
Beautiful Thatched House on the Canals with Private Beach & Jetty
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p399319vb
Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape
South Africa
5

April long weekend

  • 5 out of 5
We spend a very enjoyable long weekend in St Francis. The house was very clean, well maintained and the position on the canals was lovely. The house has a large area of wooden decking overlooking the canals and it was very pleasant to sit outside and enjoy the view. As the house has its own jetty and is positioned close to the launching area it made boating very convenient. A great house for boat owners in particular. The weather was quite cold but I can see that the private beach would be a great asset in summer as the water in the canal looked very clean and ideal for swimming. We did not use the extra accommodation in the flat but is would be perfect for another family or a few teenagers
  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Thatched House on the Canals with Private Beach & Jetty
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p399319vb
Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape
Johannesburg
5

Review of the Tide House, St Francis Bay.

  • 5 out of 5
We have stayed in this lovely home twice.Being right on the canals with a boat really is a must for us as the kids spend all day in or on the water.
The house is imacculate and beautifully furnished. It is very comfortable and spacious.The deck is just brilliant, huge and right on the water, perfect for outdoor entertaining and if chilly cozy fireplace in the lounge.
Great Greek restaurant round the corner, by foot or boat!
We will definately go back!
  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Thatched House on the Canals with Private Beach & Jetty
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p399319vb
Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape
JHB
5

Mid Term Break in St Francis

  • 5 out of 5
Was soooo glad to be back after a fantastic time there in December. The weather was even better, unbelievable is an understatement. Whilst the canals were somewhat quieter, the house was yet again perfect. So nice to arrive and have everything so well prepared for your arrival. The fishing in front of the house was also brilliant. The boat cruises on the canals were awesome, skiing on the river excellent, and the sundowners on the beach at the river mouth made you feel like you were on some isolated island beach. Thanks again for another fantastic time at the Tide House in St Francis.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Thatched House on the Canals with Private Beach & Jetty
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p399319vb
Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape
JHB
5

Xmas Holiday in St Francis

  • 5 out of 5
I stayed at The Tide House over December including Xmas. With a family of 4 (2 young children) and another 2 married couples. St Francis, almost needless to say, is one of the best places in SA. The weather is fantastic at that time of the year, and gets better as you move beyond December. The beaches are some of the best is SA with the best swimming for youg children. The Tide house is great, with one of the best decks on this Canal, perfectly situated on a bend giving great views up and down the canal. We were fortunate enough to have a boat which was moored at the house for ease of use. The accomodation was more than ample for us who were staying there, and the loft was perfect for the kids with TV and DVD. A brilliant stay and will definitely be going back SOON.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Port Elizabeth
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
St Francis Beach
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
ZAR
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Standard
13 Jan 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
3 night minimum stay
ZAR5,400
for 3 nights
From
ZAR1,800
 
 
Peak
6 Dec 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
ZAR28,000
for 7 nights
From
ZAR4,000
 
 
Peak
4 Jan 2015 - 31 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
ZAR9,000
for 3 nights
From
ZAR3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
ZAR5,400
for 3 nights
From
ZAR1,800
 

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Notes We encourage use of our very reliable maid Rachel while staying at the house. She charges R140 per day and makes a relaxing stay even more fun!
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 1 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 in cottage - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 45sqm Master bedroom with ensuite and private balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 2nd ensuite bedroom downstairs with baby cot in attached rm
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite bedroom 3 in main house.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Beautiful bedroom downstairs with ensuite in cottage
    Loft - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , TV room with 2 sofa beds and American shutters for privacy
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Upstairs in attached cottage. Beautiful 4 poster & twin beds
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Small private beach, Jetty for boat, Cottage with double and twin beds upstairs and double bed and lounge downstairs, main house with a luxury master suite, king bed (ensuite) and double bed (ensuite). Very secure with walls to road, electric gate and alarm with beams connected to security company.
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