About the property
- Villa5381 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
4 bedroom villa, sleeps 8 people in Hermanus Heights.
Selkirkstreet is a home for the discriminating guest and not just a holiday.
When you enter you have a spacious hall, where all rooms come out.
First, you have the salon, with lovely comfy sofas, where at the end of the afternoon a wine not to be despised and when it might be a little cooler, a gas fireplace, which you so have to with the push of a button making it even more enjoyable.
Then you have the garden room, which entrance to the garden, from which you can dive as in the pool.
There is a cozy room with flat screen TV and a fireplace.
In addition to the TV room, a bedroom with shower and access to the patio.
Further in the hall there is a guest toilet.
The dining room is on the other side of the hall and also comes out on the patio, which also has a large table with chairs so you inside, alswel can eat outside and then provide the kitchen with island and of all comfort, for those who loves cooking.
On arrival at our house, the security gate will open and close automatically and you as the double garage.
The house is surrounded by a beautiful garden with several corners where you together or alone can enjoy the view of the mountains where you can sometimes spot a baboon and the chirping of the birds.
In the middle of the garden is a heated swimming pool.
There is a cover available in the event that there are small children reside.
At the back of the garden is a gate leading to a large playground, where children and even adults to practice their golf sticks, or a game of football.
Every so often a street barbeque is held, where everyone is welcome
The layout of the house is as follows:
Entrance with large open staircase.
Benedenverdiepeing; Living room with gas fireplace and comfortable leather sofas.
Garden room with access to the garden and pool, a room where it is good.
TV room with large flat screen, bookshelves with something for everyone and plenty of games.
Downstairs bedroom with shower room and entrance to the patio.
Large dining room, spacious enough for 8 people, with access to the patio, where a large outdoor table is so you inside, alswel can eat outside where there is a pond with a fountain, you can make delicious murmur.
Large kitchen, equipped with a kookeilend where everyone can sit there too cozy, if it is cooked.
All equipment is present on or just a Senseo coffee machine, to freezer combinations.
Plenty of crockery and cutlery.
In the pantry there is a coffee maker, washer, dryer, dishwasher and sink.
The utility room opens onto a courtyard, where the lemon trees grow and the fig tree and various herbs.
Also located here a rotary dryer for laundry.
We go upstairs, we have a railing where the bedrooms come out.
Upstairs are three bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, with bath, shower and toilet.
Two bedrooms have access to a large balcony, where you in the evening can soak after, with a wine from the sun, the mountains and the sounds of baboons and other animals.
The whole house has underfloor heating and wireless internet.
All rooms are equipped with air conditioners.
The garden is at night around are illuminated, so you till late, great romantic garden
Everything is within walking distance.
Around the corner from us begins the golf course where everyone can play as guest or take lessons.
A little further every Saturday there is a market of local people, with their own baked cookies,
or jams and chutneys, plants, clothing, jewelry and artwork are trying to bring their products to the man in a nice friendly way, while enjoying drinks and snacks and live music.
This is every Saturday another kind of event where you can have breakfast and meet and socialize.
We walk through, start there schools and sports fields, where every weekend or what to do.
In addition, there are several churches.
Are we in the town of Hermanus, there is a good nucleus around the old port, with numerous shops, market stalls and restaurants and often also live music here played accommodated.
.There Are several shopping centers spread across Hermanus, so someone who loves shopping, here is well spent.
Walking along the cliff path is also a must.
Superb paths directly along the sea, surrounded by the world-renowned fynbos, with its variety of flowers and shrubs.
At the end of the cliff path, you come to a beautiful, long beach stretching from where you have real space, without having to walk over the heads.
At the end of the beach, you have a lagoon where you can also horseback riding along the beach.
On the outside of Hermanus, in Heaven and Earth Valley, tu find also a center, which is more specialized in luxury homeware, furniture and art.
Here you can taste every Saturday wine and cheese, or a cozy breakfast enjoyed on the market there.
The newest West Coast Wine Route starts here.
A new road from Hermanus to Caledon leads you along the best winemakers, whose wines worldwide already known to be his and restaurants where you licking your fingers, so good.
It's the most beautiful piece drive through very varied nature, and the restaurants are located at heights, with magnificent views, breath-ment so beautiful !!
This area is a good counterpart of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.
The big advantage of staying in Hermanus, which is very centrally located and you can make day trips from here beautiful and so quiet you discover the Western Cape.
Or just stay in Hermanus itself.
For the youth there is also plenty to do.
What about Parasailing, mountain biking, go-carts through the vineyards, surveivelenin the mountains,
canoeing. diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, or tennis and bowling, you name it.
Almost all activities are available here.
Day trips to Stanford for a boat ride through a beautiful bird, riding along the beach, or just carting.
The Cellars are famous for their caves and searching for pearl shells.
Gansbaai is known for its white shark.
You can take a boat out to sea, to see the life-sized sharks.
The brave CAN BE in a cage down into the sea and face to face with the shark.
This is very impressive and something to never forget.
Grootbos is known for its beautiful fynbos, here are organized roetes art from local artists.
Here is also a delightful restaurant with stunning views over the fynbos, where it really enjoy.
Cape Aguelhas is known for its lighthouse and shipwrecks.
If you're on top of the lighthouse stands, you must be able to withstand wind, because the wind is always there very hard.
This is where the Atlantic and Indian Ocean against each other, which caused a massive explosion of violence of the waves.
Great to see!
You go back through Breda'sdorp, should you decide to visit the museum zeewrakken, alswel the kaarzenfabriek ..
From Hermanus you can also make day trips to the other side, such as Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.
Greyton to the artists' village, great for a zondagsedag, for this you can then combine with the Genadedal, what was once a leper colony where everything is basically remained as it was.
There you can also experience a church service, the people there are very gastvij.
A day trip to Cape Town via the scenic route along the beautiful coastal road in the world.
A day Sommerset West, shopping in the big mall.
A day Kleinmond and Gordon's Bay is also very nice.
There is actually too many to mention,
You have to experience it yourself.
Hermanus is also known as the San Tropez of South Africa!
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We had an awesome holiday this past December in this beautiful and homely house! Betty was a superb host always replying promptly to any enquiries before our arrival. Betty also very kindly and thoughtfully provided a gorgeous Christmas Tree and decorations to add to the ambiance of the house and the festive time of year! The house lacked nothing prospective holiday makers would want and it felt like someones home rather than a holiday let! The garden was beautifully kept, with wonderful quite corners to read and enjoy the mountain view. The house itself was well located, homely, clean and very spacious. The only recommendation I would make is to perhaps provide some bicycles to explore the local area and perhaps a few pool floats which would be a treat for families who may have travelled from abroad but other than that ,spectacular and we certainly hope to return!! Thank you Betty!!
A wonderful house
We spent 10 nights in a wonderful and very well euipped and decorated house with a lot of space inside and outside. The kitchen have all machines that you need. The diningroom, TV-room and sittingroom were very well furnished and the bedrooms had very nice beds. A heated pool and comfortable sunbeds in a lovely garden. We recommend this house and the owner is easy to speak/mail to.
Superb villa, situated in one of the safest places in Hermanus.
The house is surrounded by a beautiful garden with several corners where you can sit, alone or together.
In the middle of garden is a nice heated pool.
Behind the house is a huge playground, where children can play football or practice their golf sticks.
The mountains with the famous fynbos behind our house.
You can stroll endlessly with different routes available to everyone, both for the novice hiker, as the experienced.
From the top of the mountain you have a beautiful panoramic look over Hermanus and you see that this is beautifully situated, with the mountains in the back and in front of the sea, interspersed with the golf course.
Every Saturday at the street corner a market where local people come promote their products such as chutneys, jams's, cakes, flowers.
There is much variety of local art.
Many people come to enjoy a breakfast and for social contact, accompanied by life music
Within walking distance to a beautiful 27-hole golf course for golf lovers enced, or simply grab a delicious lunchje while you can watch the game of golf.
Every Saturday there is a wine tasting with different kinds of cheese and meat in Heaven and Earth Valley.
This is on the outskirts of Hermanus.
This year will be built a new road, which opens the connection between Hermanus and Caledon for the new Wine Trail, which takes you past many of very good winemakers with restaurants for the true connoisseur,
enjoying a terrace with great views! Truly unique in its kind.
This is certainly a good counterpoint to the vineyards of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.
Hermanus itself also has plenty of good restaurants, around the boulevard, but also in small streets afterwards.
The number of stores has grown in recent years really.
There is even a small Mol and end of the year opens a Woolworth, as plenty of entertainment for the enthusiast who loves shopping.
Whales are there from May until late November.
They swim to the shore and if you climb on the rocks you can even touch them, so close they are.
How often do you see them, it remains fascinating and especially if they are jumping and diving with their tons of heavy body.
From all winds over the world, people come here to go specifically to spot the whales.
Furthermore, you can go out to sea with a boat to take close shots of the whales, or by helicopter.
Along the coast is a cliff path. also unique in the world where you are walking, enjoy the beautiful view of the sea, but also of the fynbos, where you walk between.
Within a half hour drive away is Stanford, where birders' sochtends early with a boat on the water can go, than to enjoy the quiet beauty, with only the sound of the early birds.
Just half an hour away is Gansbaai, famous for the sharks.
You can in a cage into the water and face to face with the sharks.
You must have nerves of steel, but it is an experience that stays with you for very long. Wonderful and amazing !!
Furthermore, you can find good in Hermanus Parasailing, Carten, Horse riding, abseiling and other outdoor activities.
What used to be a city for the elderly rich from Cape Town, has now become a bustling town, which still retained its charm.
An ideal starting point to explore the Western Cape.
Very centrally located with easy access to both the north and south and east.
A day at home and then a day out again, is good to keep a few months full and you still have not seen everything!
It is a place to return again and again!
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De prijzen zijn vanaf prijzen. Bijkomende kosten zijn: TV per boeking 60 Eindschoonmaak 100 Borg 200 ( wordt direct na afloop huurperiode teruggeboekt minus evt. kosten) In winter periode van juni tot september wordt 100 extra energiekosten in rekening gebracht.