About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 90 nights
4 bedrooms, 1 en-suite, 1 bathroom, sleeps 7
Imagine...... Another balmy evening, sitting on the deck overlooking the pool, sipping a glass of crisp dry white wine and enjoying the view of the Jonkershoek Mountains. That's what awaits you at our holiday home. There are four bedrooms, sleeping 7 people, Main bedroom with en-suite, double bedroom, twin bedroom and one single bedroom, all supplied with cool, crisp cotton bedding. The kitchen has all the usual mod cons. Air Conditioning is installed in the open plan sitting room/dining room and in the main bedroom. Secure parking for three cars is provided either in the garage or behind the electric gates. The house is alarmed. and protected by Thorntons.
The house is available to rent after 4pm on the agreed arrival day and must be vacated by 11.30am on departure day unless prior agreement to extend these times. This allows our housekeeper to ensure the house is thoroughly cleaned prior to the next guests arriving. A 25% deposit must also be paid to secure your booking and the outstanding balance paid 8 weeks prior to arrival.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
About HILARY FLYNN
HILARY & MARK purchased the house in 2004.
HILARY FLYNN purchased this Villa in 2004
Why HILARY FLYNN chose Stellenbosch
Please feel free to email me should you have any questions regarding our lovely holiday home: EMAIL email@example.com
What makes this Villa unique
Our low maintenance holiday home is in a very safe quiet area where you will enjoy the peace, quiet and relaxation in a sunshine filled garden while listening to the sounds of the rippling water of the pool..................Heaven
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Tired, and in need of some TLC!
Firstly the photographs of this property are not accurate. The house is in desperate need of a makeover. Both shower door runners in each of the bathrooms were broken and the sink in one was cracked. The kitchen oven was very dirty and the outside barbecue was a disgrace. It consisted of a few house bricks and a metal cooking rack which was so encrusted with burnt on fat that it was unusable! The owner should be aware of these negative points which should be addressed before the property is offered for rental. There is evidently a lack of supervision by the local agent in checking that the property is maintained to an acceptable standard.
Only one of the bedrooms had aircon and the others without were so hot its was impossible to have a decent nights sleep. There was also an issue with the pool , where because of the water shortage it was 30cm below the level which enables the pool to be filtered and cleaned. This resulted in daily dirt and leaves being blown into the pool with no means of the automatic pool cleaner to work as this also requires the pool to be at the normal level.The pool was cleaned by an outside company the day after we arrived and after I had complained about its state and again the day before we vacated the house. We were not warned of this problem with the pool before we arrived at the property and although I have since returning home taken this matter up with the owners I have had no redress for being unable to use the pool because of it's state.
Because of fairly steep steps up to the pool the house is not suitable for young children or anyone with mobility problems. The garden is not very well maintained but this maybe somewhat due to the drought.
The house is a fair distance out of the centre of town approx one and a half miles so in the heat of a South African Summer it is not walkable unless you are young!
On the positive side the kitchen was well equipped with plenty of Plates. Knives, Forks Etc, and there was a good supply of towels.
In conclusion this property was a disappointment.
Thank you for your opinion, We are of course disappointed with your review, however I should point out that in all of my correspondence with you and our other guests, I state that if they are unhappy with any aspect of the house or the pool, to please contact the house manager in Stellenbosch by phone or to email me directly (as I live overseas) and I will ensure the problem is resolved on the day. The guests arrived on Thursday afternoon and very early on Friday morning I received an email to say the pool was dirty, within 5 minutes of having contacted the service provider, I replied that the pool would be serviced later that afternoon. The guests emailed me at 3pm on Friday to say that ‘Pool Nurse’ has just left and that the pool was clean. I, nor the house manager had any further contact from the guests. On return from their holidays, the guests sent email stating that they were not satisfied with a number of issues with the house, I replied that had I been made aware of the issues at the time of their stay, like the pool, the issues were easily solved and would have been sorted immediately. The guest who booked the house suggested that I compensate him, when I denied his request, he told me not to expect a good review. I sincere regret that the guests were unhappy with their stay at our holiday home and can confirm that all of the issues that upset our guests have been fixed.
A perfect home away from home!!
We loved our stay in this very well equipped home. It is very private, safe and quiet and also well situated to go to Cape Town or visit all the wonderful wine farms and excellent restaurants. A perfect home away from home.
Another Great Stay
Time flies, home again already.
We also had this time a splendid holiday and a great time at your home. The weather was fine, we tasted enoughe wine and saw differents things than the previous holiday .
Fab,relaxing, homely a true comfortable home from home
We were thrilled when we arrived at Hilary's home who I must say was the most accommodating host prior to our arrival . So helpful giving us lots of info for all the surrounding areas.
We loved our stay there . It was a great location and we made use of all the great facilities within the house . Stellenbosch was only a walk away and we were not disappointed with any of the restaurants we visited .The food was amazing . The surrounding areas were fabulous also . Franschook in particular was lovely with a great reataurant , vineyard 'Le Petit Ferme '
The five of us had a great holiday and we would thoroughly recommend a stay at Hilary's Home . You will not be disappointed .
Perfect vacation near Cape Town
The house is great for seven adults. It has everything so you don't need to pack much. It is conveniently located north of Cape Town. The airport is only 30min away. There is so much to see and do around the house! The Xmas market was walking distance!!! There is a small store for groceries. The owners will load the electricity and the pool is super nice and clean! You cannot go wrong with this rental! If only we had an extra week of vacation... book it now! It is fabulous!
Can not fathom a better place to stay
Through my very first inquiry to the last day of my stay - I can not say enough good things about Hilary, the service and comfort she provided, and the house itself. I had never used HomeAway before and was a bit nervous, but she made herself available each step of the rental process.
The house itself was immaculately clean, functioning and in one of the most beautiful areas of an already wonderful part of the country. The neighborhood is safe and rural, and very close to down town Stellie. There is not one complaint I have, even if I tried to be picky.
My friends and I all left our stay already planning the next - including our next stay at Casa Hilary!
Tom, United States
Stellenbosch - a mere 25 mins drive from Cape Town International Airport and 45 min from the Cape Town V&A Waterfort. South Africa’s second oldest town hosting a university since 1918. A town of cultural and historical significance and the gateway to the wine lands and the Western Cape. Stellenbosch has the oldest wine route in the country with 100+ wineries where you can taste some of the best wine in South Africa. Its an ideal location for golfers with 10 golf clubs each within a few minutes drive from Stellenbosch. From Merriman Avenue you will have the best view of Stellenbosch's mountain panorama, to the right the Helderberg, Stellenbosch Mountain (1,175m) with Jonkershoek Valley and Twin Peaks in the distance.
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Weekly Maid Service to include change of bed linen, cleaning of bathrooms, washing of floor etc is available to be arranged with the House Manager on Arrival.