Stunning, self catered, sea front house located in Onrus River, with spectacular ocean and mountain views. Minutes walk from a sandy beach and tidal pool, and a variety of excellent restaurants. 10 to 15 minutes drive from Hermanus, known as one of the world's best whale viewing sites with many shops and restaurants. One hour's drive from Cape Town International airport and close to Stellenbosch, Franschoek and Robertson wine regions.
The house is situated on a small peninsula in Onrus known locally as 'the island'. It faces due West and benefits from some magnificent sunsets. Directly in front of the property is a marine reserve, just to the side is a forest of protected milkwood trees providing natural shade and home to a fantastic variety of garden and coastal birds and behind the Onrustberg mountains. There is a river outlet at the beach which, subject to local restrictions, can provide warm swimming for children. The tidal pool is wonderful to enjoy at high tide.
There are numerous coastal walks in the area which are very popular with both locals and visitors. The little town of Onrus is about 15 kilometres from Hermanus. It has a local shop, pub and restaurants within walking distance of the house and a shopping centre less than five minutes drive away. Hermanus has all modern amenities such as supermarkets, banks, library, cinema and many restaurants and coffee shops. Visit the many interesting art galleries, crafters' studios, quaint shops as well as the craft market.
Enjoy the best land-based whale watching in the world. Between July and November visitors from all over the world come to watch the great Southern Right Whales from the shore.
- Bird watching
- Shark cage diving
- Sailing, Surfing
- Cycling, hiking and walking
- Golf courses in Hermanus and Kleinmond
Master bedroom is spacious with king-sized bed, hairdryer, ceiling fan, generous wardrobes with personal safe and dressing area with en-suite (bath & shower). Looking out on to huge terrace with amazing ocean and mountain views. 2nd bedroom is a king converter bed so can be adapted to create twins (2x single beds) with en-suite (shower), private balcony and stunning ocean views.
Lounge/TV room with sofa and armchairs. Large screen television has satelite service, as well as a DVD/Video.
3rd bedroom is a double bedroom with a separate bathroom. The room has a fantastic view of the mountain. Fall blissfully asleep to the sounds and smells of the sea and wake to the gentle birdsong coming from the milkwood trees. The fourth bedroom is a smaller bunk room. The open plan living area with fully equipped kitchen, featuring: oven and hob, large fridge, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Outside the kitchen is a large barbeque area with all cooking equipment provided. There is also a portable braai for sunset barbques.
Lounge and dining areas open out to a large "stoep" or veranda. There are fold away doors to create even more of a flow between outside and inside. The dining area will seat up to 10 comfortably. Lounge is spacious and relaxing with 2 large sofas, and a mini hi-fi.
There is a security alarm and 24 hour response. Downstairs doors have security gates for your peace of mind.
There is an outside shower for you to rinse off after walking back from the beach.
At the back of the property is a studio flat above a double garage. This accommodates a further 2 people and would only be used as overflow to the main house and not rented out simultaneously. It is self-contained with kitchen area and bathroom (shower) in addition there are superb ocean views from it's balcony.
Bedding (linen, duvets & blankets) is fully provided. Bath sheets and towels are also provided for all guests. Beach towels are not provided but can be arranged at a fee. Double garage is not for visitors' use but there is adequate, off street parking for up to 3 cars.
The house is non-smoking but ashtrays are provided for use on the balcony.
Dogs allowed with owner's permission.
PLEASE NOTE: The house and flat are not rented out simultaneously to different groups of guests. The flat is for additional accommodation only.
A post rental cleaning fee of R935 is payable in addition to the agreed rental fee and a returnable damage deposit will also be required at the time of booking.
A short rental agreement setting out further terms and conditions will be provided for your acceptance in advance of your stay.