|Minimum Stay||3 - 6 nights|
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.
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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
St Francis Bay is our favourite holiday destination and it is fun for everyone from toddlers to grandparents.
The Tide House was our first accomodation for three nights. The house is perfect for families with kids, it offers a lot of space and it is well equipped.
St. Francis Bay is a nice quiet place with lovely beaches and beautiful canals.
We went to Addo´s elephant park from here and had a perfect day in Jeffrey´s bay.
Thanks again for being our host, James!
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!
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!
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
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!
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.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
5 Dec 2015 - 17 Jan 2016
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|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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