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Oceanfront Villa 4br/4ba pool wifi, solar power

Entire villa hosted by Bruce
8 guests4 bedrooms5 beds4.5 baths
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Whale Huys is a Self-catering, direct oceanfront villa with panoramic views of Walker Bay and the Klein Rivier Mountains. Perfect for a relaxing holiday away, just 2 hours from Cape Town. With its stunning views and just the sounds of nature, Whale Huys seems far removed from the busy hustle and bustle of our daily lives. but is close to the wineries and renowned country restaurants the area is famous for. Outdoor and cultural activities abound. Just 5 min. from Gansbaai for shopping.

The space
In Nature, with nature
With its open plan living area the house combines a spacious rustic feeling with all modern conveniences. The thatch roof and 7 meter high atrium keeps the villa cool even on the hottest of days. With stupendous views from every room, there are various cozy areas on all three floors to relax, look out over the sea. Or you can cuddle up next to the fireplace on cool winter evenings.

Tread Gently in Nature
Set in nature, it's only logical that we have done what we can to reduce our impact on nature. The Villa's water is heated by solar geysers and is powered by solar PV panels (with a grid and battery back-up, so you never have to worry about the lights going out or a cold shower). But our respect for nature goes further, including things like our grey water irrigation system, eco-friendly cleaning products and our low energy appliances.

Our eco-friendly approach doesn't mean we have compromised on comfort. The gourmet kitchen has state-of-the-art appliances and all rooms have USB chargers and blue-tooth speakers. The villa also has an alarm system with 24/7 direct response for your peace of mind.

ENTRANCE LEVEL
The main entrance to Whale Huys is on this floor. The living/dining room space is open plan. The central atrium area has 7+ meter ceilings. Glass sliding doors and a balcony that extends over the length of the house. This provides views of the ocean from three sides. There is a large flat-screen TV, (DSTV Premium, Showmax) and a DVD Player.
The modern gourmet kitchen with a cooking island featuring all new appliances an induction stove-top (Smeg) and full-size oven (Smeg). Additionally, there is a microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, food processor, and large refrigerator with ice and water on tap. There is also a double sink and a separate tap for filtered water. The kitchen is further well equipped with utensils, plates, glassware and cutlery even for large groups, Next to the kitchen there is a small office area with a laptop for doing emails or surfing the web.

The master bedrooms is also on this floor with its private balcony. It has built-in cupboards and an en-suite bathroom with double sink, large walk-in shower and separate toilet.
There is a guest toilet on this level as well.

POOL LEVEL
One flight down from the entrance level, the pool level features a smaller kitchen/bar with refrigerator, and an outdoor braai area. There is an indoor dining area and a smaller quiet seating area at the far end with a small sofa and chair. There is also a fitness area on this level with exercise bike, rowing machine, weight machine, yoga mat. This level opens directly onto the spacious eco-wood deck and the infinity pool. It’s perfect for a relaxed sun-downer watching the sun sink into the ocean. Next to the pool is the braai (BBQ) area with built-in braai. There is also an outdoor shower on this level.
UPPER LEVEL
There are three bedrooms on this level, each with its own bathroom and balcony. Two bedrooms are to the left of the stairs, while a wooden walkway across the atrium area connects to the third bedroom. Two of the upstairs bathrooms have showers and one has a bathtub as well as a separate shower. One of the unique aspects of the villa is that all bedrooms have ocean views in two directions. All bedrooms have built in white-washed cupboards, wall-mounted fans and luggage racks.

What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free driveway parking on premises – 2 spaces
Private outdoor infinity saltwater pool
Pets allowed
HDTV with Netflix, premium cable, standard cable
EV charger
Washer
Bathtub

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Where you’ll be

De Kelders, Western Cape, South Africa

De Kelders is one of the quietest and safest communities on the Whale Coast. The fishing town of Gansbaai is just seven minutes away with supermarkets, banks, a gym, and many cafes and restaurants. Stanford, a small town renowned for its quaint boutique restaurants is 10 minutes by car. For a larger variety of shops Hermanus is just 25 minutes away on the other side of the bay.
The area is rich in culture and things to do. Elim, a world heritage village, is 30 minutes away. Active adventures also abound, including wilderness and beachside horseback riding (African Horse Company is just 10 minutes away). South Africa's shark cage diving capital, Kleinbaai, is just 10 minutes away and now also features a penguin sanctuary. In fact, you can see all of the ‘Marine Big 5’ within a 15 minute radius of the villa, and most of them right from the villa.) A number of wine estates in the area offer some of the best red and white wines of South Africa including the Hemel en Aarde valley, the Stanford Valley, and Lomond wines. Wine tasting can be done six days, and in some places 7 days a week.

Hosted by Bruce

Joined in May 2015
  • 47 Reviews
  • Superhost
I have always loved traveling. Exploring new places, meeting new people and speaking new languages energizes me and enriches my perspective. So not surprising that I have lived and worked on four continents. Although I grew up in the US, I have lived in Amsterdam more or less continually for more than 25 years and it’s still my favourite city. I first visited Africa, and South Africa about 15 years ago, and like many people who visit South Africa, I was fascinated by the diversity and warmth of the people and the beauty of the natural environment. So it is perhaps not surprising that after ten years of annual visits, my partner and I took the step of buying a house there last year. Whale Huys was the first house we looked at, and while we visited many more after that, we both felt that this was right for us. The fabulous views from every room were of course the most amazing thing about the house, but we also very much liked the combination of a traditional and quaint thatch roof which keeps it cool even on the hottest of days, and panoramic sliding doors on the ocean side. The fact that it is located right on the Whale Coast less than 2 hours from Cape Town was also a major attraction for us. We love the sea in all its different moods, and it still amazes us that we see so many whales, dolphins, seals and other wildlife right from the living room window. On a practical note, the other thing that attracted us to the house is that it is in a quite safe area, where people are friendly and the pace is slow. Perfect for unwinding from our stressful European jobs. Our long-term plan is to retire in Whale Huys (at least part of the year) but in the meantime, we are eager to share our lovely villa and all it has to offer with people from other parts of South Africa and all over the world.
I have always loved traveling. Exploring new places, meeting new people and speaking new languages energizes me and enriches my perspective. So not surprising that I have lived and…
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  • Leigh
During your stay
You will be met by our manager, Leigh, when you arrive. She will explain how everything works and can answer any questions about the area. If you have any questions during your stay, Leigh lives a few blocks from the villa and is just a phone call away, or you can email me (Bruce) with any questions you might have. We love the area and are happy to share tips on things to do and see while staying at Whale Huys
You will be met by our manager, Leigh, when you arrive. She will explain how everything works and can answer any questions about the area. If you have any questions during your st…
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    Check-in: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Checkout: 10:00 AM
    Self check-in with lockbox
    No smoking
    No parties or events
    Pets are allowed
    Health & safety
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    Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
    Nearby lake, river, other body of water
    Cancellation policy