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The Forest House, Rainbow Valley, East London

SuperhostAmatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Entire bungalow hosted by Claire
6 guests2 bedrooms4 beds2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the bungalow to yourself.
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Full Covid precautions for business travel. Concrete kitchen counter and concrete floors. Innovative design, yet softened by cattle hide rugs & a ceramic fireplace. No TV but WIFI. Abundant bird life. Family friendly. Visiting dog, cat & hens.

The price is for up to 4 people in two double en-suite bedrooms in this cottage by the sea. R250 for additional persons. A single bed in the larger room and the sofa bed in the open plan lounge/kitchen are made up for extra persons.

The space
Driftwood Studios is an art retreat centre with 2 self catering cottages and facilities for visiting artists to develop their art in their chosen mediums. There are woodwork, forging, and pottery facilities as well as an exhibition and working gallery space for painters and dramatic artists. Holiday and business travelers are v welcome to visit the gallery when artists are in residence, or to talk to us about coming again to pursue the art on their heart.

What is unique is our location next to the 10th National Botanical Garden and secluded beach. We offer nature walks to share our experience and knowledge of this special place. Let Angus find an octopus, show you the hidden look out points for whale watching. When conditions are right what could be better than a sedate guided canoe safari up the Kwelera River?

We look forward to welcoming you to our piece of paradise.

We have a local yoga practitioner who offers private classes or you can join a class in the area. Cher also does a great massage!

Guest access
Your cottage, the rustic garden including the garden of contemplation with a beach stone labyrinth and Japanese water harp.

Other things to note
We try to tread as lightly on the planet as possible so we’d appreciate if guests put all organic waste in the tubs provided and rinse out food containers before binning. We can then recycle. Thank you!
Full Covid precautions for business travel. Concrete kitchen counter and concrete floors. Innovative design, yet softened by cattle hide rugs & a ceramic fireplace. No TV but WIFI. Abundant bird life. Family friendly. Visiting dog, cat & hens.

The price is for up to 4 people in two double en-suite bedrooms in this cottage by the sea. R250 for additional persons. A single bed in the larger room and the sofa bed in the open plan lounge/kitchen are made up for extra persons.

The space
Driftwood Studios is an art retreat centre with 2 self catering cottages and facilities for visiting artists to develop their art in their chosen mediums. There are woodwork, forging, and pottery facilities as well as an exhibition and working gallery space for painters and dramatic artists. Holiday and business travelers are v welcome to visit the gallery when artists are in residence, or to talk to us about coming again to pursue the art on their heart.

What is unique is our location next to the 10th National Botanical Garden and secluded beach. We offer nature walks to share our experience and knowledge of this special place. Let Angus find an octopus, show you the hidden look out points for whale watching. When…

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 double bed, 1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Free street parking
Kitchen
High chair
Iron
Smoke alarm
Essentials
Wifi
Heating
Pool
Babysitter recommendations

Accessibility

Getting inside

No stairs or steps to enter
Wide entrance for guests

Moving around the space

No stairs or steps to enter
Wide hallways

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4.85 out of 5 stars from 54 reviews
4.85 (54 reviews)

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Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa

The cottage is tucked up against the coastal forest, a short walk to the sea, in pristine nature. Our property is within a gated Complex and there is off and on street parking. Only 5 mins from excellent local amenities and 20 from East London. The Pool is a communal facility shared by residents of the Complex.
The cottage is tucked up against the coastal forest, a short walk to the sea, in pristine nature. Our property is within a gated Complex and there is off and on street parking. Only 5 mins from excellent local…

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13.6 km
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13.7 km
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14.5 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
Nearly always available for help and advice. We live in the main house on this property although the cottage is not visible from our house, so giving guests privacy
Claire is a Superhost
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Things to know

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
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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