BEAUTIFUL THATCHED HOUSE ON THE CANALS WITH PRIVATE BEACH & JETTY

James Mirfin

Speaks english
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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James Mirfin

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BEAUTIFUL THATCHED HOUSE ON THE CANALS WITH PRIVATE BEACH & JETTY

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House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible

James Mirfin

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english

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

James Mirfin purchased this house in 2011

St Francis Bay is our favourite holiday destination and it is fun for everyone from toddlers to grandparents.

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Thatched House on the Canals with Private Beach & Jetty
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Beautiful Thatched House on the Canals with Private Beach & Jetty
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399319vb
Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape
Singapore
5

WHAT A PROPERTY, AND WHAT A LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
Visiting St Francis Bay for the 1st time was a real eye opener...
Stunning scenery and a property that was breathtaking yet so unusual! Thatched roofs, a great layout and the riverside location made it a real find! The house was extremely clean, comfortable, safe and set up for groups to be able to socialize in a picturesque setting.
Local restaurants and village are both quaint yet have everything you need. If you're a golfer, be sure to play the nearby St Francis Links...wow.
A wonderful house and wonderful location!
  • Submitted: May 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Thatched House on the Canals with Private Beach & Jetty
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399319vb
Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape
Singapore
5

AN EXCELLENT STAY IN ST FRANCIS!

  • 5 of 5
A superbly maintained property, with a great location. We sadly could only stay a short time, as our vacation was a short one. The deck is great in the evenings for chilling out, and I'd strongly recommend the Greek restaurant just a 5 minute walk away for an excellent evening meal (or meals, their menu is extensive!). We also combined with a round at the St Francis Links course nearby- definitely one for golfers who have an accurate swing, or a copious supply of golf balls! All in all, a delightful and special place....just need to book my next trip soon!
  • Submitted: May 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
Beautiful Thatched House on the Canals with Private Beach & Jetty
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399319vb
Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape
South Africa
5

APRIL LONG WEEKEND

  • 5 of 5
We spend a very enjoyable long weekend in St Francis. The house was very clean, well maintained and the position on the canals was lovely. The house has a large area of wooden decking overlooking the canals and it was very pleasant to sit outside and enjoy the view. As the house has its own jetty and is positioned close to the launching area it made boating very convenient. A great house for boat owners in particular. The weather was quite cold but I can see that the private beach would be a great asset in summer as the water in the canal looked very clean and ideal for swimming. We did not use the extra accommodation in the flat but is would be perfect for another family or a few teenagers
  • Submitted: May 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Thatched House on the Canals with Private Beach & Jetty
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399319vb
Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape
Johannesburg
5

REVIEW OF THE TIDE HOUSE, ST FRANCIS BAY.

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed in this lovely home twice.Being right on the canals with a boat really is a must for us as the kids spend all day in or on the water.
The house is imacculate and beautifully furnished. It is very comfortable and spacious.The deck is just brilliant, huge and right on the water, perfect for outdoor entertaining and if chilly cozy fireplace in the lounge.
Great Greek restaurant round the corner, by foot or boat!
We will definately go back!
  • Submitted: May 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Thatched House on the Canals with Private Beach & Jetty
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399319vb
Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape
JHB
5

MID TERM BREAK IN ST FRANCIS

  • 5 of 5
Was soooo glad to be back after a fantastic time there in December. The weather was even better, unbelievable is an understatement. Whilst the canals were somewhat quieter, the house was yet again perfect. So nice to arrive and have everything so well prepared for your arrival. The fishing in front of the house was also brilliant. The boat cruises on the canals were awesome, skiing on the river excellent, and the sundowners on the beach at the river mouth made you feel like you were on some isolated island beach. Thanks again for another fantastic time at the Tide House in St Francis.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Thatched House on the Canals with Private Beach & Jetty
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399319vb
Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape
JHB
5

XMAS HOLIDAY IN ST FRANCIS

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at The Tide House over December including Xmas. With a family of 4 (2 young children) and another 2 married couples. St Francis, almost needless to say, is one of the best places in SA. The weather is fantastic at that time of the year, and gets better as you move beyond December. The beaches are some of the best is SA with the best swimming for youg children. The Tide house is great, with one of the best decks on this Canal, perfectly situated on a bend giving great views up and down the canal. We were fortunate enough to have a boat which was moored at the house for ease of use. The accomodation was more than ample for us who were staying there, and the loft was perfect for the kids with TV and DVD. A brilliant stay and will definitely be going back SOON.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Port Elizabeth
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
St Francis Beach
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

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Port Elizabeth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
ZAR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Standard
Jan 13 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
ZAR 1,800
 
 
Peak
Dec 6 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
ZAR 4,000
 
 
Peak
Jan 4 2015 - Jan 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
ZAR 3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
ZAR 1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

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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Amenities

Port Elizabeth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beach View
  • Water View
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 1 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 in cottage - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 45sqm Master bedroom with ensuite and private balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 2nd ensuite bedroom downstairs with baby cot in attached rm
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Ensuite bedroom 3 in main house.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Beautiful bedroom downstairs with ensuite in cottage
    Loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon , TV room with 2 sofa beds and American shutters for privacy
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 queen , Upstairs in attached cottage. Beautiful 4 poster & twin beds
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • water skiing
  • kayaking
  • deepsea fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
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.
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