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Bella Vista Self-catering Cottage

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Bella Vista Self-catering Cottage
Location & Contact Details
Address: Crnr Guthrie St. & Marine drive
Western Cape
South Africa
Contact : Mandi Barnard
Cell : 082-5734477

Bella Vista is a spacious double-storey seafront holiday house with spectacular panoramic sea and mountain views - see, hear, and smell the waves breaking in front of you! The ideal getaway for couples, friends and families.

The house has 5 bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms, and sleeps 10 people. It is situated in the beautiful seaside village of Onrus, approximately 10 minutes drive from the well-known resort town Hermanus and about 75 minutes' drive from Cape Town airport.

House Facilities


  • Spacious lounge/dining room (sea and mountain views) with built-in braai facility, flat screen TV, dual view DSTv and surround sound system. The dining table seats 12 people.
  • Front balcony with breathtaking sea view and sunny north-facing balcony with mountain view.
  • Kitchenette with stove, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, basin and breakfast nook.
  • Sunny braai room with mountain and sea views - sheltered from the wind.
  • Sea-facing bedroom (queen size bed) with en suite bathroom and sliding door to front balcony.
  • Mountain facing bedroom (double bed) with en suite bathroom and own private balcony offering sea and mountain views.


  • 3 bedrooms (all en suite):
    1 with double bed, sunny north-facing room with mountain views.
    1 with 2 single beds, sunny north-facing room with mountain views.
    1 with queen size bed, sea view with sliding door to front patio.
  • Comfortable lounge/dining room with sea view, flat screen TV, DSTV (dual view) and sliding doors to front patio and fynbos garden.
  • Fully equipped kitchen with sea view and scullery. (dishwasher, fridge, microwave, stove, etc.)
  • Laundry room equipped with washing machine and tumble dryer.


  • Beautiful fynbos garden (indigenous to the Cape) and lawn to relax.
  • Outside braai / fire boma - sheltered from the wind.
  • Outdoor shower to wash off the sand after a day at the beach.
  • Secure parking for 2 vehicles plus carport for 3 additional vehicles.
  • There is a security alarm and 24 hours response.

Things to do or see:

  • Swim at the sandy Onrus beach, with safe lagoon swimming for children, 20 minutes' walk or a short 5 minute drive away, or take a dip in the lovely tidal pool across the road from the house.
  • Watch the whales from the shore from July to November - best whale watching in the world! The highlight of the whale season is the annual Whale Festival around September.
  • Walk along the many splendid cliff paths in unspoilt surroundings along the coastline, or enjoy the beautiful fynbos along mountain trails in Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Caledon Wild Flower Reserve and Harold Porter Botanical Gardens at Betty's Bay.
  • Visit the craft market in Hermanus (Saturdays and Sundays), the many small shops and galleries.
  • Golf - 10 km from the renowned Arabella resort, 5 km to Hermanus or 15 min to Kleinmond.
  • Boat trips, e.g. for whale watching, deep sea fishing, harbour tours.
  • Visit the Caledon Spa and Casino - 30 minute's drive away.
  • See the charming villages of Genadendal and Greyton, former mission stations (35 minutes drive).
  • Take a drive to the picturesque fishing village of Gansbaai.
  • Go shark cage diving at Kleinbaai, near Gansbaai.
  • Visit wine estates in the Hemel and Aarde Valley nearby, or explore the many wine routes in the Overberg, Cape Winelands area.


GPS Co-ordinates:

S 34° 25' 03.82"
E 19° 09' 48.52"
  • Payment Methods
  • EFT / Bank Transfer EFT / Bank Transfer
  • Sorry, Credit cards not accepted Sorry, Credit cards not accepted
  • Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Bed Configuration
  • Bella Vista (Sleeps 10) x 1
    • Room 1 - queen
    • Room 2 - queen
    • Room 3 - double
    • Room 4 - double
    • Room 5 - single, single
  • Facilities
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • car hire (less than 20km)
  • dishwasher onsite
  • DSTV (premium)
  • DSTV in communal area
  • exercise facilities (less than 5km)
  • fireplace
  • fishing (less than 3km)
  • fishing onsite
  • golf (less than 5km)
  • internet facilities
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • laundry facilities onsite
  • lock-up safe
  • medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • microwave in unit
  • parking all onsite
  • private entrance
  • scuba diving (less than 10km)
  • shark cage diving (less than 10km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • television in communal area
  • toasted sandwich maker
  • tumble dryer in unit
  • tumble dryer onsite
  • washing machine in unit
  • washing machine onsite
  • whale watching (less than 10km)
  • whale watching onsite
  • wi-fi / hotspot
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Last updated on 16 May, 2019.

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