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De Kelders Private Villa

5.0 of 5 Villa   |   35 Main Rd De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Niel, Cecilia and the whales in the bay made for a truly unforgettable stay. Though our time in De Kelders was short, we enjoyed a relaxing and wonderful visit as guests in this artfully-appointed villa. Our four-course meal was delicious and beautifully presented. We enjoyed learning about Niel's accomplishments as interior designer, storyteller, cat lover (we miss you Tuluna and... More

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Tamara thank you so much for your wonderful review and good wishes - love the picture of you and Fara on the terrace. hope to see you again. warm wishes niel More

Wadhurst, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We spent two nights at De Kelders (July 2014) and felt that we had stumbled upon a real gem. It is quiet and serene and provided a welcome 'breather' on our 3 week trip of SA. We walked along the coastline in the sunshine marvelling at the views and the whales with a few snacks which Ceceila had given us.... More

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Pippa thank you so much for your review. your review meant so much to Cecilia and myself we hope to recieve you back in de kelders, soon warm wishes neil More

London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We absolutely adored De Kelders Private House and the only thing that upset us was only having one night there! The house is just magnificent and we felt so welcomed by Jess when we arrived. Our room was stunning and I spent the night wishing it was my own! If you are lucky enough to stay here, you also have... More

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

hello to you thank you so much for your wonderful review - Jess told me you were very special people - so sorry to have missed you - see you next time greetings from heaven neil More

Beirut, Lebanon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Whether it's the house, the talented and friendly staff, the food we were served with such grace, the beautiful cats, the other super sweet guests we met that night, or Neil's bright and incredibly hospitable generosity (and talent in cooking): we have spent one of the most memorable nights at De Kelders private villa. Perfect for an exclusive, intimate, private... More

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Tala + Georges thank you so much for your special review - de kelders misses you, and we do hope to meet you again - soon warm wishes of kindness neil+staff More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

What a fantastic concept, exceptionally to all other boutique hotels and lodges. Neil gives De Kelders Private villa a unique atmosphere by being the host in a state of the art setting. We loved every moment in the villa and the great food that Neil prepared for us. It made a memorable moment worth every Zar. We can only recommend... More

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

it was our pleasure to receive you and your very special family in our home we loved that loved the food and the house and we know we will meet again, soon warm wishes from the ocean neil+staff More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Truly original private home, very comfortable, with views out to sea. Neil is a wonderful host. We stayed for dinner as there are few options in Gainsbaai. Breakfast was generous and varied. A great place to stay on the way to the Garden Route

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Sally it was so special to have you in our home - we wish you kindness and stillness neil+team More

Coburg, Germany
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

You are living with the owner together in his very unique and well decorated house. The presence of the owner was very pleaseant to us, we had a lot of interesting discussions about the africa culture and he gave us a lot of insider tipps for our next trip. He prepared every eveing together with Jess absolutely delicious dinner and... More

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Marcus thank you so much for your review - we know that we will receive you soon, back in de kelders, warmest wishes to you and your fiance. neil+staff More

N. Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This unique house is a relaxing retreat with very comfortable rooms; wonderful bathroom and delightful communal areas. The small swimming pool is a few steps down from one bedroom and the small, well tended graden offers lots of shade. However it is the views and the wonderful beach in the vicinity that provide extra reasons for staying here.

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Robert how special your review are - you understood and loved the kindness of our house - thank you for staying with us. we do hope to receive you back in de kelders soon warm wishes neil More

Singapore
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The house is very interesting, very good space planning, well decorated with lots of beautiful furniture, you can tell the owner has put in a lot of effort dressing up this place. It certainly add excitement to our trip staying in a home like this. We were the only guest and it's great to have the whole house to ourselves.... More

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

Dear Miaw Thank you for your special review - it was wonderful to have you in our home. To call Samkelo a maid is an injustice to her character - she is a wonderful cook and a very special person whom I admire greatly. She has been cooking for our guests for more than 4 years, many of whom return... More

Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at De Kelders Private Villa and it was a perfect pit stop on our way to the Garden Route. Neil, Jess and team have a rare talent of providing warm yet discreet hospitality to their guests. Despite there being other guests, we always felt like we had the place to ourselves. The house is creatively styled... More

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Robin+Fredrik thank you so much for your wonderful review - it was a pleasure to be of service to you. see you soon warm de kelders wishes neil+team More

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Additional Information about De Kelders Private Villa

Address: 35 Main Rd De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — De Kelders Private Villa 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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