BOUTIQUE WINE ESTATE IN LAID-BACK STYLE

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Sue Vaughan

Speaks english, german, Limited French
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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BOUTIQUE WINE ESTATE IN LAID-BACK STYLE

Franschhoek House Rental Photos and Description

Self-catering with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Spend time in our spacious, modern holiday home set in a stunning location within the prestigious La Petite Provence residential boutique wine estate in the heart of the Franschhoek valley, surrounded by mountains. We are not the only ones to think we have one of the best views on the estate! Our house is our second home and it is comprehensively furnished and equipped to a high standard in a contemporary style. The landscaped garden is stocked with many indigenous 'water-wise' plants providing a colourful display.

The community has 24 hour security and there is a shared pool and tennis court. The estate is a short distance (walkable) from the centre of the village with all its local amenities and superb restaurants. Taste and buy La Petite Provence's own wines on the estate; Franschhoek's other wineries are also easily accessible for tastings and/or the restaurant facilities. Further details of the house and Franschhoek are given below.

Details of 9 Merlot Drive, Franschhoek: Our holiday home is furnished in a comfortable, modern style. The spacious living area has double doors leading to the verandah/patio with its stunning view across the vineyard to the mountains. The open plan kitchen area has a breakfast bar with 4 four stools and there is a separate dining room. The main bedroom (king size bed) has a full en-suite bathroom. The second double room (queen size bed) and the twin room share the shower room. Enthusiastic cooks will find the kitchen extremely well equipped. However, with such an abundance of excellent restaurants in Franschhoek, not to mention Paarl, Stellenbosch or the wine estates, dining-in may not be your choice. Alternatively, there is a portable barbecue for an alfresco meal outside or you can relax with an evening 'sundowner' on the terrace, perhaps to watch Franschhoek's own 'tablecloth' gently fall over the mountains. The residential community is covered by 24 hour security services.

Additional activities and excursions: Franschhoek is ideally situated for a variety of day trips. You could go whale-watching at Hermanus, just under 2 hour's drive away over the magnificent Franschhoek Pass, or visit the Jackass Penguin Colony at Betty's Bay and combine this with a visit to the Harold Porter Nature Reserve nearby, about 90 minutes via the Gordon's Bay road. Going in the other direction via Somerset West and the R310, Simon's Town and the Cape Peninsula National Park are 1 to 2 hours away. If you want to go up Table Mountain, drive to Cape Town early to beat the rush later in the day.

For the plant enthusiast, Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve is close by, Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens on the slopes of Table Mountain are an hour's drive away, and the West Coast National Park also makes an enjoyable day excursion, easily reachable via Paarl and Darling.

Magnificent Mountain Passes: Some of the most stunning mountain passes in South Africa are within easy reach. As well as the Franschhoek Pass, the Bainskloof Pass is on the R303, just outside Wellington, to meet roads either to Worcester (which has an excellent open-air museum) or Ceres. If you continue to Ceres, you will drive along another of Andrew Bain's engineering feats, Mitchell's Pass.

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Sue Vaughan

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks english, german, Limited French
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 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
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Reviews

Property Reviews

Boutique Wine Estate in laid-back style
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Boutique Wine Estate in laid-back style
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Franschhoek Cape Winelands
Boston, MA, USA
5

Beauty & tranquility

Beauty & tranquility
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2008
We arrived long after dark, so waking up to views of Franschhoek's surrounding mountainscape was rather breathtaking. The setting is tranquil, the neighbors as quiet as can be (unless you count the quiet snip-snip of garden clippers from one fastidious gent), and Franschhoek itself is a jewel. Breakfasts in the garden are a daily highlight. The property has everything one could want. We made this our base for a week's exploration of the wine country, and while it's not as central as Stellenbosch) it more than makes up for the minor additional driving time with its peaceful and beautiful setting. I wholeheartedly recommend this property.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Having always considered Franschhoek to be a real 'gem' in the most stunning setting, it is a compliment to know that others have found the same beauty and tranquillity. Don't just rely on our hearsay - let us welcome you so that you may experience it for yourself.
Helpful votes: 2/2

Map

Nearest Airport
59 Kilometres
Cape Town
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Stellenbosch, approx
Nearest Motorway
29 Kilometres
N2
Nearest Beach
52 Kilometres
Somerset West
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Allora, Franschhoek
Car: necessary

Franschhoek is a little gem, tucked away in a horseshoe valley, surrounded by stunning mountain ranges with activities catering for all tastes. The physically active can walk or ride in the unspoilt countryside, hike on the mountain ranges, play golf on excellent courses nearby or try their hand at trout fishing on local rivers. For the more sybaritic, the boutiques, galleries, restaurants or wine estates of Franschhoek, Paarl or Stellenbosch beckon. Cape Town with its majestic Table Mountain is just 45 minutes away, safe bathing beaches are less than an hour away. Alternatively, take advantage of the friendly welcome in any one of the 20 Franschhoek vineyards and be tempted to taste some stunning and international award-winning wines or treat yourself at one of Franschhoek's renowned restaurants. Stellenbosh and Paarl are also very near or you may want to try whale-watching at Hermanus, less than 2 hours away over the breathtaking Franschhoek Pass. The choice is yours.

Other Activities: Wine-tasting, fine dining, galleries, shopping

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Availability & Rates

This listing does not have a published calendar. Please contact the owner for availability.

Franschhoek House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
British Pound
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
mid
Feb 1 2014 - Apr 30 2014
£120
£120
£600
3 nights
 
 
low
May 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
£120
£120
£500
3 nights
 
 
mid
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
£120
£120
£600
3 nights
 
 
high
Dec 1 2014 - Jan 15 2015
£135
£135
£780
3 nights
 

Notes

  • Notes to the rental rates: Security Deposit - required in local currency of Rand 1,700 (£155 GBP) payable for rentals of two weeks or less to local agent on arrival. For longer periods the deposit may be greater.
    Booking Deposit - 10% (Pounds Sterling) of total rental to be paid at time of booking (non refundable). Balance of rental due 6 weeks before start of holiday.
    Electricity: reasonable usage is included in rental. Additional units for pre paid meter can be purchased from village supermarket.
    Linen: Bed linen, duvets, towels and pool towels provided.
    Other: Cleaning at changeover included.
    Booking - Booking is by direct e-mail to the owner but please the availability before you e-mail.

Amenities

Franschhoek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 138 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Basic Soaps
  • Linens Provided
  • Garage
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Full bathroom is en-suite to Master bedroom. Spacious shower room is shared by bedrooms 2 and 3.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All three bedrooms are spacious with ample built-in cupboard space.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Music Library
  • Books for Adults
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Towels
  • Barbecue
  • Small Cooler
  • Gated Community
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • mountaineering
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • paragliding
  • golf
  • fly fishing
Notes:
Notes: 1. Children under 12 years old permitted at owner's discretion although the property is generally considered unsuitable for very young children; 2. Maid service can be provided at cost to client; 3. The swimming pool is a shared pool. Pool towels are provided; 4. A single garage is attached to the property, driveway can be used for additional car; 5. Dining is by indoor breakfast bar, dining room (seats 8) or alfresco on the patio; 6. The patio has a circular concrete garden table and 3 2-seater benches. Additionally a garden parasol, a patio table, 4, patio chairs, 4 (folding) garden chairs, 3 lounging chairs and 2 sunloungers with mattresses are provided; 7. The main bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, a shower room is shared by bedrooms 2 and 3; 8. Cape Town international airport just 45 miles away. 8. Telephone facilities are via pre-payment, top-ups available locally.

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