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Driftwood Treehouse by the Sea

SuperhostEast London, South Africa
Treehouse hosted by Claire
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the treehouse to yourself.
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Driftwood Treehouse is a birders/surfers/artists paradise overlooking Kwelera Nature Reserve, a short walk to the sea. Be refreshed in nature after a days work. Work/travel compliant.

The bedroom is upstairs reached via broad outside steps as shown in the photos, onto a deck surrounded by foliage. In the bedroom is a queen-sized bed, plus a single on request. The toilet is en-suite and there is a bath. Downstairs is the kitchen, rustic covered braai area and a beach shower.

The space
The Treehouse was created with quality finishes and meticulous attention to detail by cabinet maker/boatbuilder/sculptor George Kockott. Enjoy a soak in a cast iron bath tucked under the eaves in your bedroom and watch the curious antics of the monkeys outside. Hang your towel on the giant kudu horns above. Or shower in a private bower of wild ginger outside.

The kitchen/diner is colourfully decorated with an under counter fridge, electric oven and two plate stove. There’s a sheltered barbecue area by the kitchen or cook under the stars in the garden. No TV to spoil the atmosphere but there is WiFi, and of course hot water and electricity!

Guest access
Guests are v welcome to use the garden. A garden of contemplation with labyrinth and Japanese water feature was designed by British artist and place maker Sara Mark in 2017 and built by owner George Kockott.

The adjacent art studio often hosts visiting artists and displays George’s own work and we’d be happy to show guests around.

Our own house is a contrast to the rustic simplicity of the Treehouse, being a modern architect designed concrete and glass building yet tucked behind the dunes out of sight. Featured with the Treehouse in Home Magazine, interested guests are welcome to request a tour!

Other things to note
The deck is not toddler proof and the steps may be challenging for the elderly. If in doubt we recommend booking our Forest House which is on one level.

Parking is by the main house and the cottages are about a 70m walk.
Driftwood Treehouse is a birders/surfers/artists paradise overlooking Kwelera Nature Reserve, a short walk to the sea. Be refreshed in nature after a days work. Work/travel compliant.

The bedroom is upstairs reached via broad outside steps as shown in the photos, onto a deck surrounded by foliage. In the bedroom is a queen-sized bed, plus a single on request. The toilet is en-suite and there is a bath. Do…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Bathtub
Kitchen
High chair
Iron
Pool
Smoke alarm
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Wifi
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East London, South Africa

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Nahoon Beach
11.0 km
Hemingways Mall
13.9 km
Sanook Cafe, East London
14.0 km
Grazia Fine Food & Wine
14.8 km

Hosted by Claire

Joined in June 2015
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I run an artists residency programme here at Driftwood Studios where artists can be inspired by our beautiful natural environment make use of our gallery, pottery, wood and metalwork facilities. Of course anyone is welcome at other times, for couple time, Mums time out and family holidays by the sea. I am a widow with two children, a Brit who fell in love with Africa 22yrs ago.
I run an artists residency programme here at Driftwood Studios where artists can be inspired by our beautiful natural environment make use of our gallery, pottery, wood and metalwo…
During your stay
We do enjoy socializing with guests and can advise you on what to see and do in the area. We can arrange services such as a private yoga class or pampering massage in your cottage or in the garden. We offer a nature tour to the beach and discover the bird and sea life in this private enclave. Or a guided Canoe Safari up the Kwelera River.

Our teen son and 10yr old daughter love to have other children to show round.
We do enjoy socializing with guests and can advise you on what to see and do in the area. We can arrange services such as a private yoga class or pampering massage in your cottage…
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House rules
Check-in: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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