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Joan's Place

View from your verandah
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Very good
7 reviews
View from your verandah
View from the river, 20M from the house
View from your verandah
Lounge area
Shower room
Family bathroom
Kitchen and river frontage
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Family bedroom 4
Dining Room and river frontage.
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Mossel Bay, Western Cape
A very rustic beach house. Many of our appliances are older than us, but work perfectly! - so if you want luxury it's not for you- but very functional, with everything you need in a self catering. Position is everything. Fantastic river frontage, out of the wind, relaxing and peaceful. A haven for the outdoor person. 7 minutes walk to the beach if you prefer the sea. Good fishing in front of the house. A real Garden Route experience. Excellent springboard to 9 top class golf courses, as well as many Garden Route towns like Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Oudtshoorn and Mossel Bay. The perfect place to kick back and relax on the verandah with a cold one, whilst the barbeque fire is blazing in front of the river.
About the Owner, Glenda L
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 49 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2013
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 7 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL522718 by: Holiday Lettings
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4.5 of 5 bubbles Very good - based on 7 reviews
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English first
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 for a stay in October 2015

We have been visiting Joan's Place for the past two years and will be back again this year. The house itself is clean and functional and has an beautiful view of the river which flows past the large wooden patio which lends itself to outside entertainment. Good braai facilities are available and the house is well positioned on the Island to provide adequate shelter from any adverse weather conditions which may prevail. The location is...

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Thank you so much John - you are spot on there - and we look forward to hosting you again shortly.


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Ian F
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 for a stay in October 2015

We have had the pleasure of staying at "Joan's Place" with family and friends at different times of the year at least eight times over the past ten years and have always had enjoyable times. It is indeed one of our favourite holiday destinations along the Garden Route. The House is situated on The Island in Great Brak, one of the most magnificent holiday settings around. If you are looking for 5 star luxury forget...

Management response:

Thank you Ian for your great review - we look forward to hosting you again and so appreciate your support.


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Rodney S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Having found this self catering place on the internet, we were very excited at what it appeared to offer. Sadly we were disappointed with the reality and would certainly not recommend it for a winter break. As we now understand the river mouth often closes in winter, so an "easy walk to the beach" is impossible and forget about fishing. Being close to the water must be fantastic in summer but the house is very...

Management response:

Dear Guest - thank you for taking the time to review Joan's Place - we are sorry you did not enjoy your experience with us. Mother Nature dictates on the Island, so the mouth closing is beyond our control but we are a little confused regarding the 6 minute walk to the beach which is not in any way compromised...


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Tennis Court
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
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Please note that cable TV will only be activated for a minimum stay of 7 days. It can be activated for less, but there will be a daily charge over and above the rental.
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How to get there
Airport: George International Airport: 12.4 mi
DIRECTIONS FROM THE N2<BR><BR>Take the Great Brak River turnoff off the N2 (Groot Brakrivier) From the George side you will go to the left and then immediately left again – from the Mossel Bay side you will take the offramp left and then RIGHT at the Stop sign. You will then come to another Stop at a T-junction. Here, turn to the left and go past “ De Dekke “, followed by a bridge over the river. Directly after this bridge, turn sharply to the right, going over a railway line. Follow the road for a few hundred metres, just past the Transkaroo Restaurant, until you see a sign saying “ The Island” or “ Die Eiland”. Turn to the right at the sign and then go over the narrow bridge, taking the second turnoff to the left (at the phone booth). Joan's Place is DIRECTLY opposite the... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.3 mi.
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