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The Garden House

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29 De Wet Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
The Garden House
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Garden House was even more wonderful than we had expected. Annette was an endearing host, along with her lovely pets Lizzie, Benjie, Marmaduke, Tonto, Charlie, and Monster. The accommodations were inviting and well-kept, breakfast each morning was lovely, and the grounds were beautiful. We happened to come during the winter on two very cold, windy, rainy days. Annette and... More 

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights at The Garden House. Although the weather wasn't that nice, we have very good memories about our stay here. Annette and Barry made us feel very welcome, almost like they were family. We enjoyed the sundowners with them and appreciated the great advice we got about restaurants, wine tastings and other (rainy weather) activities. It's a... More 

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Port Elizabeth
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a special place! Comfortable, warm, and luxurious. We felt so spoiled. Barry and Annette strike a good balance between being warm and friendly and giving you your own privacy. From the start they go out of their way to make your stay extra special with close attention to detail. Beautiful garden. A fridge full of treats. Underfloor heating... There's... More 

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even before we left for Franschhoek, we knew we would love Annette and Barry. From the very first email, Annette was volunteering help with our plans and sharing about her dogs. Meeting them in person--the couple and their pets--was such a treat. Annette and Barry were incredibly attentive to our needs. They offered drinks and conversation as we sat by... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It was such a treat to stay in this beautiful, quaint garden cottage overlooking Franschhoek. Annette and Barry were delightful hosts and made us feel very welcome. The house is very cozy (we had some very cold weather, but we were never cold there). It also has everything you could need - hair dryer, fridge, kettle, drinks, coffees and teas,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Our arrival coincided with that of our hostess, Annette, returning from the vet with a dog she was fostering, in the company of her two other dogs. Walking through the gate into a garden festooned with white roses and purple salvia--against a glorious backdrop of mountains--we were delighted to meet one of the four cats also in residence. This is... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We had two nights here and could have stayed much longer! The B&B is so perfect, set in beautiful gardens in wonderful Franchoek. Walking distance to the village. Our room was great, comfy bed, TV, big bath and separate shower, selection of teas - very important! Breakfast was a delight. As everyone else has said, the hosts Barry and Annette... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We stayed at the Garden House for one night (sadly only one night - we wanted to stay longer!) in the delightfully beautiful and private cottage. Barry and Annette were fantastic hosts, recommending activities in Franschhoek and the surrounding area and lending us bicycles for a lovely explore in the sunshine. It was lovely to be invited in for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My wife Stephanie and myself stayed 2 nights over at the garden house. It was wonderful. Terrific views, very comfortable guest room, healthy breakfast, and most of all our host Annette and Barry. We had some real interesting conversations. Travel isn't just about visiting places, but interacting with the people who live there as well. We left learning something new.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We stayed in the inside room of the house, and we had a good night. Annette and Barry made us feel right at home immediately, and Annette was kind enough to make us a dinner reservation at Cafe des Arts. We had a drink with them in the early evening before we went off to dinner. In the morning we... More 

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