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Direct Ocean Property with panoramic views of sea and mountains
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Direct Ocean Property with panoramic views of sea and mountains
One of four bedrooms, each with its own sea-side balcony and ocean view on two sides Main sitting area with slow-combustion wood-burning fireplace and premium DSTV
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Direct Ocean Property with panoramic views of sea and mountains
One of four bedrooms, each with its own sea-side balcony and ocean view on two sides
Main sitting area with slow-combustion wood-burning fireplace and premium DSTV
Luxury direct oceanfront villa, pool, wifi, 4 br/4ba
Downstairs sitting area
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Pool level sitting area, pool level kitchen
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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Gansbaai, Overstrand, Overberg District, Western Cape

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Tessa-Lyn...
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“BEST WEEKEND EVER!”
Reviewed June 5, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

I used this beautiful location to get ready with all my bridesmaids on my wedding day! We booked the place for the whole weekend and couldn't have asked for a better place and location. Owners were very accommodating in making sure the place was in tip top condition and added special detail for our special occasion. They also arranged a cleaner to be there on the day assisting where ever possible, and setting up for our big arrival home after the wedding! I cant wait to go back and relive our most special day! Thanks so much!!

Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
Jun 6, 2018
Glad we could, in a very small way, contribute to your special day. All the best to the two of you for a beautiful life together!
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juanitama...
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
“Superb luxury - home away from home!”
Reviewed January 18, 2018 for a stay in December 2017

Beautifully appointed home with everything you need. Perfectly positioned right on the rocks, offering spectacular views. Sliding doors open wide to bring the outside in, and when the Cape weather turns, beautiful and cosy with the fireplace. We were a group of 8 and the house is large enough for everyone to find their comfort spot in a group or for some quiet time.
A wonderful nature trail on your doorstep; the unspoilt "Plaat" where we spent many full days lapping up the sun, the vast beach and wild waves. Pick fresh mussels! Many interesting areas around, wines farms and natures best!
The area is home to seals and dolphins and we were fortunate to see whales as well. Bruce the home owner was very accommodating with any of our requests and a pleasure to deal with. We booked for peak season 18 months in advance and enjoyed a fabulous memorable 16 night holiday! We can't wait to go back again.

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Management Response
Jan 18, 2018
Thank you for your review. I'm so glad you and your group had such an enjoyable and relaxing stay. It sounds like you were able to rediscover so many of the things that make De Kelders such a special place. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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jwbttr
Heemstede, The Netherlands
1 review
“fantastic house with great view and facilities”
Reviewed August 29, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We had a marvelous last week of our vacation. It is a great house, clean and with good and modern facilities. Except from the four bathrooms you have a great undisturbed view from all rooms over de sea, lot of wales and on distance Hermanus. The reality is even more beautiful than the photos suggest. On short distance from Cape town, a nice central place for visiting nice places as Betty's bay (pinguins), wineries, botanical garden, Hermanus.

Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
Aug 31, 2017
I'm delighted to hear that you and your group had such a nice stay and saw so many whales. It sounds like you made some great excursions as well. There is really so much to do in the area, I hope you'll be back!
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Helena H
Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed March 5, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

We have stayed two nights in this lovely house with its magnificent views and would have liked to stay much longer! We will visit again!

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Management Response
Mar 6, 2017
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the review, and yes, two nights is very short, so we hope you can stay longer next time. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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LizzyD46
Kent, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Beautiful view”
Reviewed December 31, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We stayed for 3 nights at the beginning of November and the first thing that strikes you entering the house is the amazing vista through the wide windows. It was truly a wow! moment. It is a very well appointed house, with I think everything you could need to be self catering. Very comfortable furnishings. Being a bit of a woos I was slightly disconcerted being under the thatch roof in one of the upstairs bedrooms. A few bits drop down onto the bed, but nothing creepy crawly as far as I knew!! Used to it, by the second night!
The scenery is truly spectacular. It was so beautiful there, we spent most of the time relaxing on the sundeck keeping an eye open for whales. Disappointingly for us we didn't see any, but we did see a very large pod of dolphins which was great. Lovely birds about the place too - they like their bird bath to be topped up.
Easy trip in the car back to Hermanus for lunch. Only drove through Stanford, but that looks worth a visit too.
A really lovely stay.

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Management Response
Jan 2, 2017
Dear Jane, Glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry to hear you didn't see whales -- there were fewer whales reported in the bay this past year, some people think it may have to do with water temperatures, but we're hopeful that they will be back in numbers next year. I am happy you saw a pod of dolphins -- very beautiful and elegant creatures. We hope to welcome you back at some point in the future.
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925cathar...
Victoria Falls
2 reviews
“Fanstic stay by the ocean!”
Reviewed November 28, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We stayed with our 2 girls at the end of October for 4 nights. The area is very nice with big impressive houses at the waterfront. We spotted whales from the house and walking trails almost every day. We also saw a glimpse of dolphins once. I think we came as close as the whale watching boats do. The view from the house is absolutely fantastic and better than you could get from the nearby hotels. We used the pool every day and relaxed on the very nice pool deck. We enjoyed the easiness to take walks in the nature reserve, just outside the house. We really hope we can come back again!

Traveling group: Young Children
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Management Response
Nov 28, 2016
Thanks for staying with us and thanks for your nice review. Your review pointed out what for me is one of the nicest aspects of Whale Huys: it's a great place for outdoor activities like hiking but also perfect place to relax and just look out over the ocean. At least for me, a great holiday involves both aspects. We hope to welcome you back sometime soon. Kind Regards, Bruce, Owner.
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judithlor...
Cologne, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
77 hotel reviews
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“Location, location, location...”
Reviewed November 14, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Had the immense pleasure of spending a few days at Whale Huys very recently. As many have already written it is indeed a lovely house, but for us...to be quite candid...it was all about the glorious, simply stupendous views over Walker Bay. Sweeping. Stunning. Awe inspiring. WOW !!! Yes...we really loved it here. This is a big house suited to a family or (possibly even better) 3 - 4 couples. All the bedrooms have wonderful views and are equally attractive in terms of furnishings, fittings and en-suite facilities. So there shouldn´t be any arguments about who gets best room. The master suite has a larger balcony and is conveniently located at entry level and the hub of the house. There were just 2 of us... one couple and we really enjoyed having the whole place to ourselves. There are TV´s, PC, sound system and more....but we spent all our waking hours drinking in those wonderful views from the bed, lounges, balconies and deck.... we enjoyed every minute. The owner was great to deal with...very quick to respond to any questions...very helpful and i´m sure any issues (we had none) would be handled promptly and efficiently. A super all round experience. Go for it!

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Management Response
Nov 16, 2016
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay so much, and yes, it is indeed, all about the views! You raised a good point -- although the house is quite big, and big enough for four couples, because the master bedroom is on the main floor even with just two people the house still feels quite cozy and not overwhelmingly large. Thank you for the fantastic review and thank you for being such good guests. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! .
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