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Beautiful Thatched House on the Canals with Private Beach & Jetty

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The Tide House as viewed from the canal.

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Last updated: 05/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

St Francis Bay’s best family home on the canals.

Enjoy this lovely family home on the canals. With four en-suite double bedrooms and a large master suite in the main house, combined with an attached cottage with a double bed and twin beds upstairs, and a double bed and lounge downstairs it can comfortably accommodate 12. In addition the loft also has two sofa beds.

With its own small private beach The Tide House is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday, or as a base to explore the beautiful Garden Route of South Africa. The Tide House is the perfect location from which to explore the best of the Eastern Cape, or to just sit on the deck with friends and family and enjoy an evening braai and some drinks.

Equally suited to summer and winter The Tide House is very open plan allowing it to be opened up to benefit from the heat of summer, and also has an open fireplace with chimney and underfloor heating in the main house and master suite making it very comfortable for a visit in winter.

About an hour's drive west of Port Elizabeth lies the pretty holiday village of St. Francis Bay. The village is almost entirely made up of beautiful thatched cottages and is one of the Garden Routes most memorable locations. St. Francis is known for its quiet canals, huge lagoon and beautiful beach.

St. Francis Bay is a paradise for families and watersports enthusiasts: It boasts white sandy beaches and ideal conditions for surfing. In season - August to October - whales can be seen in the bay of St. Francis. The Tide House sits on the canal and is a short boat ride away from the lagoon at the entrance to the Kromme River, and veritable playground (for kids and adults) from low-mid tide.

Keywords: Thatch, canals, beach, cottage, jetty, boat, mooring, luxury, comfortable, child friendly, winter sun, fishing, surfing, boating, kite surfing, windsurfing, relaxing, walking, river, exclusive, private, luxury, serviced, baby friendly, secure, canoes,

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    45sqm Master bedroom with ensuite and private balcony...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    2nd ensuite bedroom downstairs with baby cot in attached rm...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Ensuite bedroom 3 in main house....moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    Beautiful bedroom downstairs with ensuite in cottage...moreless

  • Loft: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    TV room with 2 sofa beds and American shutters for privacy...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Upstairs in attached cottage. Beautiful 4 poster & twin beds...moreless

  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Small private beach, Jetty for boat, Cottage with double and twin beds upstairs and double bed and lounge downstairs, main house with a luxury master suite, king bed (ensuite) and double bed (ensuite). Very secure with walls to road, electric gate and alarm with beams connected to security company....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Selection of toys and games at the house. Including beach toys and canoes, bodyboards....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    The house has its own small private beach on the canals, and is a short canoe or boat ride to the beautiful St Francis Beach....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    On the world famous canals at St Francis Bay....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Indoor table which seats 8 comfortably and outdoor dining table for 8 also....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 1 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    No aircon but property has underfloor heating for winter in main house (living/ dining area) and master bedroom....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wood fire and underfloor heating....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality linen provided and daily cleaning service available. Towels and extra linen also included....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    For 6 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking for 6 cars on the drive behind automatic gate....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Extensively equipped with quality utensils and dishes for entertaining....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with extensive selection of utensils, crockery and cutlery....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck overlooking the beautiful canals....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    3 canoes provided and stored under the large deck....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber kettle barbecue/ braai and Weber Q gas grill/ braai....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak
Dec 5 - Jan 17, 2016
6 night min stay
ZAR5,000
Easter
Mar 20 - Apr 2, 2016
5 night min stay
ZAR3,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
ZAR2,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee ZAR700
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

We encourage use of our very reliable maid Rachel while staying at the house. She charges R140 per day and makes a relaxing stay even more fun!


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Last updated: 05/23/2015
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Location

100 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Port Elizabeth
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
St Francis Beach

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Working overseas in Hong Kong, and wanting to let others share the experience of using our perfect getaway... The Tide House!

Why the Owner Chose St. Francis Bay:
St Francis Bay is our favourite holiday destination and it is fun for everyone from toddlers to grandparents.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • The Tide House as viewed from the canal.

    The Tide House as viewed from the canal.

  • Master suite (with underfloor heating and private balcony)

    Master suite (with underfloor heating and private balcony)

  • Large bath in master suite.

    Large bath in master suite.

  • Balcony on master suite, lovely canal/ sea views and perfect for sunrise/ sunset

    Balcony on master suite, lovely canal/ sea views and perfect for sunrise/ sunset

  • Beautiful open Lounge with open fire and underfloor heating

    Beautiful open Lounge with open fire and underfloor heating

  • Living/ Entertaining room with stackable doors.

    Living/ Entertaining room with stackable doors.

  • Half of the kitchen, separate area for sink/ fridge/ dishwasher etc.

    Half of the kitchen, separate area for sink/ fridge/ dishwasher etc.

  • Bedroom 3. Double bedroom with ensuite (shower) and views directly to canal.

    Bedroom 3. Double bedroom with ensuite (shower) and views directly to canal.

  • Upstairs in the cottage. Ideal for a family with small kids.

    Upstairs in the cottage. Ideal for a family with small kids.

  • Downstairs in cottage (canal facing) with cable TV/ DVD.

    Downstairs in cottage (canal facing) with cable TV/ DVD.

  • Deck view up the canal towards the beach (over sand dune).

    Deck view up the canal towards the beach (over sand dune).

  • The Tide House as viewed from the canal.

    The Tide House as viewed from the canal.

  • Master suite (with underfloor heating and private balcony)

    Master suite (with underfloor heating and private balcony)

  • Bathroom in master suite (with underfloor heating)

    Bathroom in master suite (with underfloor heating)

  • Bathroom in master suite (with underfloor heating)

    Bathroom in master suite (with underfloor heating)

  • Balcony on master suite, lovely canal/ sea views and perfect for sunrise/ sunset

    Balcony on master suite, lovely canal/ sea views and perfect for sunrise/ sunset

  • Dining area and entrance from driveway.

    Dining area and entrance from driveway.

  • Living/ Entertaining room with stackable doors.

    Living/ Entertaining room with stackable doors.

  • Bedroom 2 with King size four poster bed and ensuite bathroom

    Bedroom 2 with King size four poster bed and ensuite bathroom

  • Bathroom 3. All bathrooms refitted in late 2010 with modern fittings.

    Bathroom 3. All bathrooms refitted in late 2010 with modern fittings.

  • Downstairs in cottage (back), queen size bed.

    Downstairs in cottage (back), queen size bed.

  • Deck view of private beach.

    Deck view of private beach.

  • Rivermouth viewed from the lagoon, paradise! Boat not included.... sorry!

    Rivermouth viewed from the lagoon, paradise! Boat not included.... sorry!

  • View from master bedroom onto deck with sofas and sun loungers

    View from master bedroom onto deck with sofas and sun loungers

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