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Nigel Kirkup

Member since: 2004
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Speaks English, French

Elegant beach house with private pool and sun deck, Hermanus, Cape Town.

3 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Hemel en Aarde

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6, also garden cottage sleeping 2 for rent

Recently decorated and furnished to high standards including new windows, 3 new bathrooms. Solar heated pool, outside BBQ area, sun decks and patio. Large living areas, light and bright. Satellite TV.

Area rich in indigenous flora along a coastal walking route and to a lovely beach known as 'brekkie bay'.

Close to wine growing areas, golf courses, shark diving facilities, craft centres and potteries.

Also a garden cottage for 2 persons (ikaya - zulu for 'little house') available - normally rented with the house.

Maid service available at extra cost paid directly to the maid.

Golf: There are 2 local golf courses. Within 10 minutes drive is the internationally famous golf course, hosting championship matches, on the Arabella Estate, which also has the Sheraton complex with lots of restaurants, spa and pool.

The second golf course is in Hermanus and has reasonable day rates.

Whale Watching and Shark Divivng: The Great Right Whale comes to Hermanus between July and November to mate and give birth. The whales may be seen very close to the shore - a breathtaking natural sight.

Shark diving is avaialbale in nearby Gansbaai.

Wineries: The famous Hamilton Russell and Findlay Boucheron wineries are about 10 minutes drive away. Tasting and buying of these local wines is a must!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Nigel Kirkup (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Elegant beach house with private pool and sun deck, Hermanus, Cape Town.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

A lovely property in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the house for 2 weeks in October 2014 and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our holiday. The property is of a very high standard and well laid out with spacious living areas, good sized bedrooms & bath/shower rooms and very comfortable beds. We made good use of the outside eating areas and brai, as well as the pool.

The whole area has a wonderful friendly & safe feel to it and the house has so much going for it, including the views from the sun deck, the sound of the sea, the proximity of the house to the beach & coastal path, 15 minute drive to Hermanus for whale watching, just over an hour's drive to Cape Town, Gondwana Game Reserve near Mossel Bay, not forgetting the pleasant walk along the coastal path to The Milkwood restaurant on the beach at Onrus.

Excellent service from the owner and the neighbours, who manage the property. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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United Kingdom
5

Beautiful house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the house in Vermont. It is such an attractive and comfortable house that we could have just relaxed there all week. But of course we would have missed out on its fascinating neighbourhood - the boutique wineries, the great restaurants in Hermanus and the Heaven and Earth Valley, the miles of beach to walk along, etc. We were not there in the whale season but that didn't matter at all - fewer tourists. From Hermanus you can get to Franschoek in a little over an hour or be more adventurous if you want. We didn't need to be. We were also very well looked after by the neighbours who manage the property.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2011
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East Sussex, UK
5

What an amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 week stay in the house. There were 6 adults and 2 children aged 19 months and 9 months. We all had plenty of space and privacy as well as plenty of space for us to all eat and sit together.

The outside spaces are fantastic with beautiful views out to the ocean. Lots of seating areas to relax and eat and a wonderful pool which we made use of everyday.

The kitchen has every bowl, glass and utensil that you will ever need! We made use of the maid service which we can highly recommend, Evelyn was very helpful and reliable.

The the house is decorated to the highest standard with all the facilities we needed, including two cots and a highchair.

We truly enjoyed our stay and would defiantly recommend the house as a perfect place to relax and enjoy the surrounding country. We could not have asked for a more helpful owner or local letting agent. We would like to thank you for a wonderful time and look forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2009
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Location

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Cape Town
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Car: necessary

Home to the Great Right Whale from June - November. Stunning ocean views and of the Overberg mountains. Beach only 2 min walk away from the property.

Famous for protea and finbos. Near good local wineries which offer tastings and the opportunity to buy. Good eating places,excellent golf courses and lovely beaches.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hemel en Aarde, Overberg

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £56

The rates may be flexible depending on the occupancy of the house.Outside High Season rates may be negotiable.

Occupancy of 14 nights or longer attracts a 10% discount

Deposit of R1000 to be paid on arrival to cover breakages and damage. This will be refunded on departure assuming no breakages or damage. A percentage of the booking booking cost is required at the time of booking and full payment 6 weeks before arrival at property

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hemel en Aarde in Overberg

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master en suite
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Large en suite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Garden cottage
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Garden cottage - 2 Single Bed , Cottage in the grounds
  • 2 large doubles, 1 twin plus twin in garden cottage
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Just over an hour from Cape Town in much sort after Vermont and Hermanus. Designed house to international standards overlooking Walker Bay where whales may be seen between July and November. House has wood burning stove and underfloor heating. Spacious accommodation recently decorated throughout with 3 new bathrooms. Additional garden cottage also available which sleeps 2. Outside BBQ area with tables. Solar heated pool and sundeck with lounge chairs. Pool has child-proof cover. Good local restaurants and shopping areas. Area rich in indigenous flora along a coastal walking route. Local beach. Daily maid service available at extra cost. Close to wine growing areas, golf courses, shark diving facilities, craft centres and potteries.

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