|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Villa The Cherry is an Atlantic dream villa on the cliff with unspoiled view over the ocean and adjacent to Walker Bay Nature Reserve. You have sun & shadow all day, spectacular sea view in front, silence all over and stars all night. It has 3 bedrooms each with bathroom. Whales right in front of the villa, great white shark diving. The Cherry lies in a quiet village near Hermanus. The villa, graded with 5-stars by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, is ultramodern, very exclusive and offers 100% privacy. You have a private pool, all comforts: modern kitchen with many appliances, Sattelite TV, Hi-Fi, DVD, iMac, WiFi, underfloor heating, cleaning lady twice a week (daily on request). It is an ideal spot to relax, read or write a book and rethink your life and love. Attention: house and surrounding are not very suitable for children under 15.
Great white shark excursions: In the ('big 2') village of Gansbaai, several tour operators offer boat excursions for whale watching and cage diving excursions to the Great White Shark. This location is the best spot on earth to see and touch these impressive creatures.
Whales in Walkerbay: Whales with their babies can be seen daily directly and very close in front of the villa during the 'whale season', from June until January. All year long you can enjoy the rich aqua fauna, hundreds of bird species, thousands of fynbos species, ancient Khoisan caves, etc. All these impressive natural delights are to be discovered directly around the villa.
A 2-p kayak is available in the villa for strolling along the coastline.
Wines: In this Walker Bay area you can visit a dozen excellent wine farms, such as Hamilton Russell , Bouchard Finlayson, Newton Johnson. Also a scenic day tour through the mountains brings you to famous wine regions around Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.
We live currently in Belgium in a house from the same architect as the Cherry villa. In 1997 when we visited South Africa I fell in love with this piece of land. Looking at Walkers Bay and the Nature reserve I knew this would be the right spot to build a dream villa. I hope you will like it as many of our guests reply. The best compliment is that they feel at home the moment they come in. Enjoy!
Annick De Smedt purchased this villa in 1997
When a house is on the seaside, there should be nothing between the house and the sea: no traffic, no road, not even a walkway, just nature.
Also, the privacy should be perfect: no views from the outside into the house or onto the deck and pool ares.
Finally, one must be able to choose a place in the shade or in the sun any time of the day.
That was the challenge for the architect, Gie Wollaert, and he succeeded.
During whale season (june-november) the whales and their babies will greet you almost daily.
The property was as described on the site. The views were amazing. Michelle the property manager was helpful and checked that we were ok. Eddy is very helpful and responsive dealing with the bookings. I would wholehearted recommend this property. We were concerned about the safety of South Africa but the property was in a good area and we felt safe. If I have one tiny criticism it was in the directions to the property. Whilst we found de Kelders easily from the directions, we had difficulty in finding the actual property within the village but a helpful South African got into his car and showed us the way.
My family spent a glorious week at the wonderfull villa and had an absolutely perfect and relaxing vacation. The villa is comfortable and more than enough room for our party of four.
The property was very clean, fantastic and the facilities were very good.
The photos do not really do the property justice as it is even more spacious and welcoming than the photos depict.
We had total privacy in a beautiful location with all the comforts of home.
We would definitely go back to this Villa if we get another chance to visit south africa.
Ein bestens durchdachtes und sehr luxuriöses Haus in einem kleinen Ort mit tollen Ausblicken auf den Südatlantik. Im Haus gibt es alles, was man für einen komfortablen Urlaub braucht: Viel Platz, geräumige Zimmer, viel Licht, eine große Küche, einen integrierten -muß man gesehen haben- offenen Pool, ein sehr großes Wohnzimmer, im oberen Stock befinden sich drei Schlafzimmer mit je eigenen perfekten Bädern, es gibt Fahrräder und Kanus, und man kann sehr lange und einsame Spaziergänge am Meer unternehmen. Das Haus hat ein paar grundsätzliche Probleme wegen der Nähe zum Ufer: Salzschäden an den Wänden, und alles ist nicht mehr ganz taufrisch, aber die Technik funktioniert einwandfrei, und nichts ist eklig oder dreckig. Leider haben wir trotz einer Woche Miete nicht die vereinbarte Reinigung erhalten. Es ist etwas einsam, aber perfekt zum Relaxen. Das Haus ist absolut sicher. Der Ort und das naheliegende Gansbaai bieten eine Reihe kleiner, aber feiner Restaurants. Der Eigentümer ist sehr hilfsbereit und offen. Die Übergaben haben bestens funktioniert. Der Verwalter ist sehr schnell vor Ort, wenn gewünscht. Nach Hermanus fährt man 20 Minuten mit dem Auto.
Fazit: Ein superbes Haus mit leichten Naturnachteilen, sehr empfehlenswert für Familien oder 4-6 Freunde, die ihre Ruhe haben wollen, hervorragend geeignet für -bei Saison Juni bis November- Whalewatching und Haie -ganzjährig-. Ein Auto ist erforderlich. Der Besitzer vermietet ggf. auch seinen Land Rover. Wir kommen sicher und absehbar wieder.
The villa is located in a cul-de-sac, on the cliff next to Walkerbay Nature Reserve, on the edge of De Kelders, near Gansbaai, the world's best spot to watch the whales and the great white sharks. Hermanus is a half hour drive and Cape Town International airport is one hour more.
The most southern point of Africa is 100 minutes in opposite direction.
Other Activities: shark diving & whale watching
Golf: In Gansbaai (10 min) is a 18 hole course (no pro, no waiting lists). In Caledon (30 min) is an 18-hole course and a spa / hot springs / casino. In Hermanus (30 min) is a 18 holes course
Near Hermanus (45 min) is the famous Arabella Country Estate, with spa and golf club, 18 holes.
In Villa The Cherry 2 golf sets are available for guests.
|Refundable damage deposit||$537|
Each additional day is plus 13% of the week rental price. Each additional week is 10% less than the previous week. Ask for last minute offers. Price includes free use of Internet; wi-fi, domestic phone calls, satellite tv, house and pool cleaning twice per week.
The Landrover Defender 90 with sat.nav. can be rented (delivery at Cape Town Airport, or in town) for a surcharge of 20%.