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The Blue Lotus: Stylish Off-The-Grid Home

SuperhostSuurbraak, Western Cape, South Africa
Entire house hosted by Isolde
5 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
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Located in a green pocket, at the foot off the Langberg mountain. This off-grid retreat offers beautiful lush, flora, loads of fauna, waterfalls, rivers and pools right on your doorstep, in comfort and style.

Offering the best of both worlds the area is great for hikes, mountain biking, bird watching, swims or simply chilling. With Swellendam, Barrydale and Heidelberg being only 20 min drive away, shopping and wining and dining is on the menu too.

3hrs Drive from Cape Town, 2 Hrs from George

The space
The house is powered by the latest technology 2 kw solar system and the plumbing consist of a greywater system and septic tank for the loo.

The living swimming pool is an absolute win for warm days and the Mexican volcanic fire place will warm you up for those chilly days and evenings. With an open-feel living area connecting you to the natural surrounds and then of course, there is the hot tub on the deck over looking the mountain... magic!

The whole "Over-The-River" area has become a developed, off-the-grid community over the years and live in harmony with local Suurbraak village (Homeland of the Khoi people) whom still practice small farming as most of the" off-the-gridders" do as well.

There is also a lovely Café in the main road, Paradise Organic, open for breakfast and lunch from Tue-Sun.

Guest access
Guests will have access to the entire property as well as surrounding nature walks.

Other things to note
There are baboons that pass the area form time to time, just keep food locked in side when out or over night.

Our water is sourced straight from the Langberg mountain, this means the water has got a slight brown colour to it. The house is fitted with a water filtration system for drinking but this does not change the colour of the water. So if you feel uneasy about drinking the water due to it's colour we ask that you please bring your own bottled water along with you.

Though we are off-grid and at the foot of the mountain we still have pretty good cell and wifi signal so working online is still possible:)
Located in a green pocket, at the foot off the Langberg mountain. This off-grid retreat offers beautiful lush, flora, loads of fauna, waterfalls, rivers and pools right on your doorstep, in comfort and style.

Offering the best of both worlds the area is great for hikes, mountain biking, bird watching, swims or simply chilling. With Swellendam, Barrydale and Heidelberg being only 20 min drive away, shoppi…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

Amenities

Pool
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Free street parking
Hot tub
Indoor fireplace
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Suurbraak, Western Cape, South Africa

There is a lovely Café in the main road of the village, called Paradise Organic.

We love swimming in the Tradouw pass, just 15 min away. Not only are there multiple pools to swim in but several caves to explore along the pass for those looking for a bit of adventure.

Barrydale, just after Tradouw pass offers two amazing dining options Mez Karroo Kitchen, a boutique style restaurant and the famous Diesel and Crème, serving the best "old school" dinner burgers!

In the opposite direction we have Swellendam, a small but beautiful town with quaint little coffee shops and restaurant's with plenty of shops to explore.

The hikes I the area are endless, including the magical Grootvadersbosch, about 20 min drive away.

We do also have a few Yoga instructors and a local Reiki and Thai massage therapist just down the road if you are interested in a different sort of relaxation! Please pop us a message for contact details if you would like more information on this.
There is a lovely Café in the main road of the village, called Paradise Organic.

We love swimming in the Tradouw pass, just 15 min away. Not only are there multiple pools to swim in but several cave…

Hosted by Isolde

Joined in August 2016
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5 Things I can't live without: Yoga, dancing, music, healthy food and good company. My favorite traveling destinations are the tropics, I love swimming and snorkeling. I like to be close to nature, whether it's my home or when I'm traveling. I like to rough it for a few days, but I also like to be in beautiful designed spaces and places and a bit of luxury and creature comforts is also welcome :)
5 Things I can't live without: Yoga, dancing, music, healthy food and good company. My favorite traveling destinations are the tropics, I love swimming and snorkeling. I like to be…
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  • Tristan
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My assistant and I will be in the area most times for check-ins and support, and if we are not, there is an easy self check-in, key-lock-box and easy to use manual and we will always be reachable by phone, if needed.
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
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