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De Kelders Private Villa
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

De Kelders Private Villa is a private luxury experience. A beautiful house; superbly comfortable luxury! A marvelous host (Neil) who has designed and furnished with style and immense creative talent to afford a visual feast and absolute comfort. Excellent breakfasts and numerous and plentiful other treats offered and on request; A huge library of excellent books, DVD's and videos,
an indigenous delightful private garden and charming pool. Lovey views of the coast and de Kelders cliffs. Tranquility, sheer luxury, absolute comfort. Just delightful! M Reynolds

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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14  Thank Mary R
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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2012

dear Mary

thank you for staying with us and bringing your wonderful, style and sense of humor to our home.

see you soon

neil

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

I have the fantastic honour to know Niël, the owner of this superb villa overlooking the magnificent coastline.. The stylishly comfortable interior compliments the soft glimpses of the small garden (with indigenous plants happily growing and showing off their beauty). With Niël there is always a touch of the unexpected too: the interesting deck chairs, the rough wooden coffee table next to the state of the art couch, the tree trunk balancing upright between the solid walls... I had a glorious stay: from the home-cooked skaap-en-bone dish (soooooo goooood!) to the refreshing shower, the comfortable bed (with luxurious white linen) and the inviting DVD's (could not resist watching two of those...). But most of all, the host, the man of the mansion, who (true to his nature) went to loving trouble to make my stay an unforgettable experience. Not only did we take leaps down memory lane, but we also cemented our long friendship - for this I will always be thankful. (And you would truly be out of your mind to want to stay anywhere else if you are in the vicinity....)

Room Tip: Any room will do! Mine had an "outside" door leading to the pool, so it would be nice if you want privacy...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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15  Thank Susan B
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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2012

dear Susan

thank you for staying with us. i was wonderful to have you in our home, we do hope to receive you back in de kelders , soon


warm wishes

neil

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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Truly a first-class guesthouse and operation. One can escape the mass-market of Hermanus and step into something truly luxurious, bespoke, and an artwork in and of itself. Ideal for a de-stress weekend wrapped up in front of the fire and enjoying the sea/whale view, or as a base for the other activities on offer in the Overberg or Walker Bay. As noted, Neil is a true maitre d'hotel - a friendly host, but also a professional chef and designer. He has created a real oasis that is hard to really describe until you step inside and indulge. In a world where you get what you pay for, this place is worth it.

Room Tip: Room 1 has an indulgent bath...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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16  Thank Christian_Cape
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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2012

thank you for your wonderful review and your commitment to de kelders being a haven compared to hermanus

we do hope to receive you back in our home, soon

neil+staff

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Reviewed September 9, 2012

De Kelders, is an excellent place to stay, if you like the feeling of luxury and tranquility De Kelders is for you.
The food is fantastic and the host (Neil) is full of knowledge and willing to go out of his way to make your stay memorable.
Simply put, don't stay anywhere else, you will be cheating yourself out of an experience !

Room Tip: All the rooms are great no need to worry at all
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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14  Thank Toeknee911
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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2012

thank you for your great review. it was wonderful to have you in our home, we loved your sense of humor and do hope to receive you when you are back in cape town

warm de kelders wishes

neil

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Reviewed September 7, 2012

De Kelders villa is much more than anything i have ever expected. It is THE most tranquil and beautiful retreat, a true reflection of the astonishing talents of decorator/stylist/writer/chef/artist/host Niel Stemmet . This is a true nest of stillness where one could spend days on end getting creatively inspired and hatching one`s dreams....

Chris van Niekerk - FOCI Function Concepts

Room Tip: All rooms are equally equipped and stunningly beautiful
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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15  Thank Chris V
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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2012

dear Chris

thank you for staying with us. as a fellow creative - your view is very kind - thank you for that.

we do hope to share some more days with you.

warm de kelders wishes

neil

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