Hermanus - Ocean Front - Million $ Views & Whales at Your Door
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Hermanus house description
Hermanus is a world-class seaside resort located on the Indian Ocean, about a 75-minute drive from Cape Town. It is rightfully listed in the book "1000 Places to See Before You Die".
"Bietou" is a direct oceanfront home in Vermont, a quiet residential community a couple kilometers to the west of Hermanus proper. You are close to town but without the crowds that weekends and Holidays sometimes bring. You are directly on the water, with absolutely unobstructed ocean and mountain views with nothing but a walking path between you and the water.
To see the location use Google Earth or Google Maps and paste in the following coordinates 34 25 10.53S, 19 09 23.71E
The house has three bedrooms, two full baths, an open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room and a separate TV room. Satellite TV with US and UK programming. Sleeps 8. Hot outdoor shower. Patios back and front. The main bedroom features an en-suite bathroom/dressing room and walkout access to the front patio. Full ocean views from most rooms in the house.
Quality linen and towels supplies. The kitchen is fully equipped. Everything you need is here.
Hermanus offers the world's best whale watching. The whale season extends from August to November, peaking for the Whale Festival in late September. Watch the whales right from the front patio!
For the perfect African holiday, combine your stay in Hermanus with time at my accommodations near Cape Town, a flat in Sea Point, VRBO #50733, and an ocean front house on Blouberg Beach, VRBO #73276. If you are more adventurous, I also have a beach front house near the Mozambiquen resort town of Inhambane (write for details).
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- Vacation Rental
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Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Enclosed Garage, Grill (BBQ)
- Wireless Internet:
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Water Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Wonderful place in an excellent location. Even during the "off-season" for whale watching this is a beautiful location with spectacular views of the ocean, and proximity to amazing sights from Cape Point to the wine region.
- Guest CJ and family (Pretoria)
- Date of stay 03/16/11
- Review Submitted 03/22/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks for your stay, CJ of Pretoria. For the benefit of all, whales season peaks in September & October, with good whale watching right from the patio for a good 4 months of the year.
Hard to Believe.
Hard to Believe.
Traveled a lot in my days but this was a first. I'm sitting on the patio watching the sun set over the ocean, whales visible a few hundred feet from shore, eating fresh lobster we bought from a fellow who came right to our door. So quiet here, especially at night. Sound of the sea really puts you to sleep. Great house.
- Guest Gracie (CT, USA)
- Date of stay 09/15/10
- Review Submitted 09/22/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, people with disabilities.
The flat was very well equipped,clean & comfortable. The position so close to the sea was wonderful and the views of the whales were a real bonus. We would certainly go back again even if the whales had left.
- Guest Joan Huddleston (Cape Town)
- Date of stay 11/02/09
- Review Submitted 11/02/09
Owner response: Joan - thanks for nice comments and glad you enjoyed your weekend in Hermanus!
We were fortunate to stay here for a week in late October and had a perfect relaxing break. Whales to watch from our front balcony for breakfast!!The view from our bedroom also gave us the opportunity to take in the wonderful sea vista. The house itself had absolutely everything you could want to make the holiday memorable with well appointed rooms and furniture well suited for the beach environonment, and was oh so peaceful!!The location was ideal for visiting the gorgeous wineries and restaurants in the nearby valley and for energetic hiking in the Fernkloof The local shops were handy for provisions with an excellent butcher for meat for the brie!We had a wonderful time and hope to return in the future.
- Guest Kate and Leon Norgate (Canberra ACT Australia)
- Date of stay 01/11/09
- Review Submitted 01/11/09
Owner response: Kate & Leon - thanks so much for kind comments and glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to visiting Australia down the road. Marie.
thanks so much to marie and chris for allowing us to spend the last 6 nights of our fantastic holiday in south africa in their beautiful home. the views from the sitting room, family room and main bedroom are fantastic. we woke up each morning with the sound of the sea. the views were to die for. we sat on the patio each morning and watched the whales. a fantastic time was had by all.
- Guest over 55 (northern ireland)
- Date of stay 10/10/08
- Review Submitted 10/10/08
Owner response: Was lovely to have you Edna and party, welcome back any time. Marie
Absolutely spectacular. I have visited many holiday homes, however this one is definitely home away from home. The house is SO WELL EQUIPPED!!! Everything is there and even more. Having been greeted with an ice cold bottle of champagne in the fridge and the christmas tree up (knowing we were going to be there over christma) made one feel welcome at one. Absolutely wonderful to lie in bed and watch the sun come up over the sea and fall asleep to the sound of the waves whispering in your ear. Thank you for a wonderful stay, I can recommend this HOME to anyone who enjoys a luxury, peaceful, and nature rich holiday.
- Guest Karin de Bruyn (Brakpan Gauteng)
- Date of stay 01/22/08
- Review Submitted 01/22/08
Owner response: Karin - thanks so much for your kind remarks and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back anytime, please. Marie.
We are for 3 weeks in your home in Hermanus and we liked it very much. The house is very comfortable and everything is in it. The view is also very nice.
- Guest Henriette Schoormans (The Netherlands, Eindhoven)
- Date of stay 01/07/08
- Review Submitted 01/07/08
Owner response: Henriette & Ilse - glad you enjoyed your stay. It was our pleasure to have you.
Eight of us stayed here and thought it was lovely. We made dinner both nights and thought the kitchen was well stocked with appliances and cutlery. Fantastic view, too! Note: it's a short drive away from Hermanus, but we thought the location was perfect.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/27/07
- Review Submitted 07/27/07
Owner response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and glad it worked well for your group. Marie
We very much enjoyed staying at this sea front property. It was large and well appointed and had a real home feel that made us feel as if we were at our own vacation place. Marie was kind enough to call and make sure all was up to our expectations and see if there was anything else we needed. I would stay here again in a heartbeat and recommend it to anyone looking for a place in Hermanus.
- Guest Richard E. Sabadka (Saskatoon,SK Canada)
- Date of stay 05/01/07
- Review Submitted 05/01/07
Owner response: Rick and Viv,, its was lovely to have such easy guests, come back soon
Lovely spacious accommodation right on the sea front. Very quiet, good facilities really enjoyed a relaxing stay
- Guest wendy wright (-)
- Date of stay 03/24/06
- Review Submitted 03/24/06
Christmas, New Years & Easter ... $450/night for 7+ nights. High season, school holidays & whale season ... $250/night for 5+ nights. Low season ... $150/night for 5+ nights. Shorter stays, if available, at higher rates. Rates are indicative only and your quote may vary. Discounts available for 14+ nights.
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Overview of house with Ocean and Town of Hermanus in the background.
TV room with full ocean views.
Master bedroom. Full ocean views.
Sitting room and dining area. Full ocean views.
Kitchen with laundry and pantry behind.
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