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Designer beach house with unparalleled views

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Plettenberg Bay Western Cape : Beach house 2 minutes from Lookout beach with view of sea, lagoon and mountains. House has salt water swimming pool, barbecue area, and deck with outside eating area. The house has four or five bedrooms and a sitting room . dining room and separate TV room. It is 2 minutes walk to the Lookout Beach and lagoon and to shops and restaurants. A housekeeper is included on Monday's and Thursday.. please note that the main bedroom suite is normally excluded from the rental but can be included depending on duration and pricing of the rental .

G J Hyslop
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
27 January, 2017

About G J Hyslop

i am the owner of the forum company a venue and food company located in johannesburg and cape town.

G J Hyslop purchased this house in 1999

Why G J Hyslop chose Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay is an area of outstanding natural beauty with and unmatched climate .

What makes this house unique

The house is within walking distance of beach and lagoon as well as shops and restaurants but is extremely seculded and private.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had the most wonderful holiday, your house is so beautiful and so well decorated, and comfortable, we would really love to take it again next year for 3 weeks if it were possible.Cindy has been very helpful .
Feb 2014
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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Designer beach house with unparalleled views
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 13 reviews

Stunning View, Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

If you want to be constantly astounded by one of the most stunning and beautiful views in the world then you have to stay at this house in Plettenburg Bay.

My wife Carol and I have lived and worked all around the world and so we have seen some of the most beautiful places in the world. Nothing, however, comes close the holiday we had recently in Plettenburg Bay. We had the opportunity to stay in what we believe is one of the best houses in the resort. Sure there are plenty of bigger and grander houses but that takes away from what this property has to offer in easy living combined with a stunning surroundings

This house offers a quiet comfortable retreat for a couple who want to relax to a flexible and open living home for more active families. It is decorated in such a way as to complement and enhance the abundance of natural light that fills the main living areas. The open spaces make it an ideal location for people wanting easy outdoor living.

Walking into the house it is deceptive how big the house is. Being built on a slope, the house is split on two levels and the spacious lounge, dining area and balcony/terrace make up most of the first floor. The kitchen is fully fitted with all mod cons and opens onto a large covered outside eating area which can comfortably seat ten people.

The house has four double bedrooms two en-suite and two with separate shower and bathroom. Three of these are situated downstairs along with a large comfortable living room with a television and satellite television. This area opens out through large doors onto another patio with a pool and a barbeque area.

The house is also close to many of the best beaches in South Africa and water sport facilities. This is complimented by a good size town which has all the facilities you will need for a perfect holiday. The restaurants range from relaxed and family friendly to fine dining.

After a very short stay in the house we had to return overseas and we have only one regret – that we did not stay longer. It was one of the best holidays we have ever had and that was made possible by the house, the facilities, the relaxed living and without doubt the world class view.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Calling this a beach house is a huge understatement. Yes, it overlooks the beach and is decorated in the traditional colours of white with blue accents, accessorised with shells and sea scapes. But it is so much more. The indoor living areas are light, spacious and comfortably, even lavishly furnished. The kitchen is beautifully designed and equipped and apparently a joy to cook in. I didn't actually do any cooking as I was busy watching for whales. Ok it was the wrong time of year for whales but it was no hardship to lounge on the comfortable furniture on the spacious deck with panoramic views of the bay and lagoon. I did see flamingos, sun birds and louries and active people sailing and fishing and other interesting things.

There is another comfortable lounging area by the pool which connects to another sitting room with a tv for addicts.

Like the rest of the house, my bedroom was beautifully decorated and appointed. It has a huge picture window overlooking the bay so I went to sleep to the sound of the waves and woke to a view of the sea. Magic!

Surprisingly we did sometimes leave the house. Plet has many good restaurants and shops. We also visited Nysna and a wine estate for tasting and lunch. Apparently there are other interesting things to do and see such as the.elephant sanctuary and various sports but relaxing at home was too big a draw.

All in all, we had a wonderful week and would love to return. I would recommend this to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mrs Christie We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Glorious from start to finish

  • 5 of 5

On walking into the sitting room with its world-class views, the only suitable response was and is: "WOW". And it got better from there. Every detail has been considered, every comfort catered for. The kitchen is one of the best equipped I have ever had the pleasure of producing food for a group of people in, and the views over the lagoon and beaches are, well, stunning. Morning, noon and night. Living areas are vast and comfortable, with light-filled airy space and plenty of sofas to sprawl out on while one admires the stellar location of this place. The bedrooms are spacious and really comfortable, with no bathroom-sharing needed, such is the abundance of facilities. We loved Halcyon Hill and are counting the days until we can return, it was so very special.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magnificent Views

  • 5 of 5

Our party of seven, including two small children, loved this property. The views from this beach house are simply jaw dropping (even better than the photos on the website!). We spent a lot of time relaxing on the deck and looking out at the Keurbooms River with its backdrop of the Tsitsikamma mountains. The house is built to maximize the spectacular view, which you can see from all but one of the bedrooms and from the sitting room and adjoining deck.

We found the house very comfortable with room enough for everyone.

The décor is in keeping with the beach location – blue and white - and the rooms are light and airy. There is a large kitchen and we enjoyed using the pool, especially as the water was lovely and warm.

The location couldn’t have been better, with beaches, shops and restaurants all within walking distance. There is also a supermarket and shopping centre a short drive away. We enjoyed going to the Lookout, especially for breakfast and cocktails in the evening, and it was fun browsing the handicrafts at Old Nick’s nearby. What a fantastic holiday! We were truly sorry to leave, but we will be back. A week just wasn’t long enough. Thanks Glynis!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning house and location

  • 4 of 5

A fantastic location and beautiful house for our first family vacation to South Africa. The house and location are just stunning, and it has everything to make life easy. Very very convenient for everything in Plett - restaurants, the beach, supermarket, whale watching and other attractions. The owner is very helpful, easy to deal with, takes on board feedback and responds quickly. All in all, a great choice.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at this house (7 IN GROUP) we were absolutely delighted. Everyone was saying wow! The rooms were spotless, so stylish and very tasteful and the views were to die for. Cindi (housekeeper) was there to greet us and Glynis the owner phoned to check all was ok. The pool area and decking were brilliant, looking onto the fantastic views of the bay. The beach nearby was fabulous and we saw quite a few dolphins. A good choice of eateries , however our favourite was the 'Lookout' 2 minutes walk down the hill. Our group have travelled all over the world but I have to say that this house was one of the nicest places I have stayed in. The only dissappointment was leaving to come home. We have wonderful memories and would love to return there again. Wonderful Wonderful House. Thank you Glynis - we had a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2010
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres

Situated in the South Western Cape, Plettenberg Bay is South Africa's premier coastal resort. It was originally christened Baia Formosa or Beautiful Bay. In addition to beautiful beaches it has numerous golf courses, and is one of the Polo Centres of the world. There are great walks and good restaurants in the area.

Relax at the saltwater pool and soak up the sun.……….Plettenberg Bay boasts approx. 300 days of sunshine each year? The house has superb sea and mountain views with bedrooms facing the sea!

Located in the heart of the Garden Route, just 20 minutes from Knysna, there are endless activities to keep adults and children alike entertained all year round.

Plettenberg Bay is perfectly situated for you to explore……….


Knysna Elephant Park.

Storms River Mouth.

Tsitsikamma Forest.

Nature’s Valley.

Many beautiful golf courses! Including the world famous Fancourt and highly rated Pinnacle Point.

Other Activities: Polo

Golf: There are three course in very close proximity: Goose Valley ; Plettenberg bay as well as two excellent course in Knysna which is 20 minutes awy


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
late Summer 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early summer
1 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
`late summer 2018
14 Jan 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £186

A deposit of one week rental is required. Full payment is required 3 weeks prior to arrival.
Credit card payments are accepted
there is a laundry /cleaning charge of R150 per person

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed . 50% deposit is required on booking and the remainder 60 days before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Plettenberg Bay in Garden Route

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet
  • 3 of the 4 bathrooms / shower rooms are en-suite, the other one is across the passage from the bedroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • 4 doubles each with its own bathroom.
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Good Crockery

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Portable wifi hotspot

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