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Self Catering in Port Alfred

1 Milkwood

Location & Contact Details
Address: 1 Milkwood Avenue
West Beach
Port Alfred
Eastern Cape
Contact : Jeannine Evans
Local Tel : 046-6222651
INT Tel : +27-46-6222651
Local Fax : 086-5514310
INT Fax : +27-86-5514310
Cell : 083-6803111

1 Milkwood is a secure executive home in the exclusive suburb of West Beach in the coastal town of Port Alfred. Situated in the heart of the Sunshine Coast in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It is offered for short term rental, and is ideal for family holidays, traveling project teams, or touring groups. A refreshing alternative to cramped hotel rooms and restrictive B&Bs. A home from home, it comfortably sleeps up to 8 guests. It has its own private garden with many of the protected Milkwood trees and the beautiful Clivias which flower early spring. The indigenous bird-life is prolific. It is in a prominent position and yet is secluded from neighbours.

It is ideally located for both summer or winter holidays. It is well situated on the ridge, affording magnificent 180 degree sea views from East Beach, through the Kowie mouth pier, to West Beach, Kelly's Beach, Flame Lily and beyond. In summer, it is only a 500 metres stroll to Kelly's Beach, a safe swimming beach with Blue Flag status. In winter it is cosy with sunlight streaming in for most of the day and it affords great whale watching opportunities from the comfort of the lounge, kitchen, dining area or any of the bedrooms. All four bedrooms have sea views and some have golf course views too. (For golf lovers, there is The Royal Port Alfred Golf Club course which was designed in the early 1900s by Dr WH Atherstone and is within walking distance from the house.)

The house has open plan living areas both upstairs and downstairs, with 4 bedrooms leading off on the wings. The accommodation offers an en-suite king-size bedroom downstairs, two queen-size bedrooms upstairs, one en-suite and the other shares a bathroom with a fourth bedroom with two single beds. All have plenty of cupboard space. The three bathrooms all have showers, baths and toilets and there are two separate guest toilets on each floor. Quality linen, towels and hospitality items are supplied. There is a double garage and parking bay for a third car. Free WiFi Internet and DSTV are provided.

Lower Ground Floor

Double garage (with automatic doors.)
From door and entrance hall.
Stairwell to:

Ground Floor

Open plan kitchen and adjoining scullery
Open plan dining room
Large open plan lounge, sliding doors to
Front sea-facing patio, and
Rear patio and garden
Guest toilet
Main en suite, bathroom with bath, shower, his and her basins, toilet and bidet, king sized bed, TV, door leading front patio.
Stairwell to:

First Floor

Second bedroom en suite, bathroom with bath, shower, basin and toilet. Queen sized bed, TV, door leading onto front balcony.
Jacuzzi room.
Large open plan lounge with doors leading to:

Front sea-facing bacony.
Rear golf course-facing bacony.
Third bedroom with queen-sized bed, TV, door onto front balcony and french doors onto side balcony.
Fourth bedroom with twin single beds, TV, french doors onto side balcony.
Family bathroom with bath, shower, basin and toilet.
Separate guest toilet.

Facilities

Kitchen
Double fridge/freezer with filtered water dispenser and ice maker, large gas stove, full range of cutlery and cooking utensils, toaster, underfloor heating, complimentary beverages, selection of condiments.

Scullery
Microwave oven, dishwasher, top loader washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.

Bedrooms
All bedding, Linen and blankets supplied, bedside lamps, TV points and power adapters.

Bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries. All bath sheets and hand towels supplied. Please supply your own beach towels.

Entertainment
TVs in each room - with DSTV Premium Satelite Television.

Free Wireless WiFi Internet. There is also excellent cellular network coverage at the house.

DVD player and DVD Library.

Outdoor braai/barbeque

Service
1Milkwood is fully serviced between stays, and lightly serviced during your stay. Our friendly and very competant housekeeper will be available to you for any extra work you may require; washing, ironing, cooking etc for a negotiable hourly fee.

Security
Comprehensive alarm and panic button system. Security doors and burgular guards. Perimeter motion beams. Intercom connects gate to kitchen and upstairs.

Reviews from our guests

"Hi Jeannine,
Many thanks for the very user-friendly conference facility /B and B we used for a 3 day art workshop recently. We enjoyed the amazing view..saw lots of whales and savoured the peace and quiet. Really great venue ,offering all one could wish for. Thank you for your generosity and hospitality."
Cheryl and Charles Castle

Excellent ***** "Magic Place"
Submitted: November 9, 2014 Stayed: October 2014
Our one week stay in Milkwood was absolutely fantastic. A phenomenal view, amazing space, lovely personnel, magnifique environment. What more would you want ? We sure recommend this magic place to all.
 

Thank you for the use of your home - it is really beautiful - I slept so well listening to the sound of the waves and the view was just spectacular.  When you live here in the concrete jungle you appreciate the sea so much more.  Veronica was also very pleasant and helpful.  Thank you again and look forward staying at 1 Milkwood when we are next in PA - hopefully for a longer period though.  
Kind regards
Michelle Schell
 

Map
Directions

Directions from Port Elizabeth and East London


From Port Elizabeth: Take the N2 highway and follow the signs to
Grahamstown. After the split onto the N2 Grahamstown road (about 50km from Port
Elizabeth CBD), take the R72 to Port Alfred. It is about 100km from this point
to Port Alfred. A lovely stop on the way is at Nanaga Store, just where the R72
splits to Port Alfred. Drive through Alexandria, Bushman's River and
Kenton-on-Sea. Once you see the Rosehill Mall, you have reached Port Alfred.
Take a right at Atherstone Road (you will see the Vet on the corner). Continue
through two sets of 4-way stops, past the Royal Port Alfred Golf Course on your
right and St Andrew's Lodge on your left. The 2nd road left is Muirfield, take
that and bear left. Where Muirfield meets Milkwood, you will see the house
directly in front of you on the right.



From East London Airport: Take the R72 to Port Alfred (right at the
Airport exit, 130km from the airport), past Fish River and Kleinemonde. Continue
into Port Alfred, passing the R67 T-Junction (to Bathurst & Grahamastown) Drive
past the Marina and over the bridge. At the traffic light turn left into Wesley
Hill Street which becomes Muller Drive. Continue until you can see the sea and
then turn right into Gleneagles Drive. 2nd road left into Muirfield Avenue. Turn
the corner, over a bump and round another corner and bear left at the split in
the road. The house is immediately on your left.


  • Payment Methods
  • PayPal
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  • Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • English
  • Xhosa
  • Bed Configuration
  • Entire House Self Catering (Sleeps 9) x 1
    • Room 1 - king
    • Room 2 - queen
    • Room 3 - queen
    • Room 4 - twin, single
  • Facilities
  • babysitting service
  • beach (less than 500m)
  • big game (less than 30km)
  • boat / marine slipway (within 5km)
  • boat trips (less than 5km)
  • bowls (less than 5km)
  • braai / barbecue - communal
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • canoeing (less than 5km)
  • car hire (less than 20km)
  • ceiling fans
  • dishwasher (some units)
  • dishwasher onsite
  • DSTV in communal area
  • DSTV in room
  • exercise facilities (less than 5km)
  • fishing (less than 3km)
  • game drives (less than 30km)
  • golf (less than 5km)
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • hunting (less than 30km)
  • internet facilities
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • laundry facilities onsite
  • lock-up garage
  • medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • microwave in unit
  • parking all onsite
  • pets allowed by prior arrangement
  • remote security
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • sailing rentals (less than 5km)
  • scuba diving (less than 10km)
  • serviced
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • television in communal area
  • tumble dryer onsite
  • washing machine onsite
  • water skiing (less than 10km)
  • whale watching (less than 10km)
  • whale watching onsite
  • Special Categories
  • Interesting Place Accommodationdetails
    Why is your establishment interesting?
    Detail description : Fabulous whale watching opportunities from your bedroom or any room in the house during whale season. 1 Milkwood probably has the best 180 degree views in Port Alfred. Each bedroom, the open areas and the kitchen all afford a view of the ocean.

  • Pet Friendly Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Small dogs
    Big dogs
    Dogs have to be on lead whilst outside
    Kennels provided
    Kennels must be used
    Other animals on the property
    Horse stables – bedding provided
    Horse stables – bedding not provided
    Horse paddocks
    Grooms available
    Arena
    Parking area for horse box / float
  • Quad/4x4/Bike Trails Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Bring your own bicycle
    Bicycles to hire
    Bicycle set trails
    Bicycle - free to explore
    Bring your own quad bike
    Quad bikes to hire
    Quad bike set trails
    Quad bikes – free to explore
    Bring your own off-road motorcycle
    Off-road motorcycles to hire
    Off-road motorcycle set trails
    Off-road motorcycle – free to explore
    4x4 vehicle set trails
    4x4 vehicle – free to explore
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