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Luxurious, modern garden apartment directly on sea, 4 persons, 177m2

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths3
Space 1,905 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets, pool, terrace, garden, great sea view

The luxurious, spacious garden-apartment (177 m2) is flooded with light and offers a stunning sea-view. The 25m2 terrace leads directly into the garden and to the pool. If you are lucky, you can even watch whales from the master-bedroom during the season or just let the look wander through the garden over Walker Bay! The equipment leaves little to be desired: Miele appliances, Nespresso coffee machine, bluetooth sound system, travertine or white-washed wooden floorings (bedrooms), paintings from young South African artist Lionel Smit.... Everything one might expect is here. Complex and lovingly furnished with an eye for detail, modern with African elements. The kitchen offers all utensils for cooking enthusiasts and has direct access to a small patio with gas braai. A/C, underfloor heating, free WiFi-access. Additional garden furniture: 4 chairs, 1 table. (Price discount for 2 person booking, special conditions for long-term rentals)

Whale watching: Every year, between August and November, there is a great reunion in the sea by the village of Hermanus: hundreds of humpback whales from the Antarctic make their way towards Walker Bay, where they mate and give birth to their calves. The huge mother whales often allow themselves to drift with their calves within metres of the shore – almost close enough to touch, it would seem. Further out, the young whales dive and jump. Encountering these enormous and peaceful animals makes a lasting impression on every visitor. The UNESCO has confirmed Walker Bay as being one of the best whale observatory points in the world. Hermanus is proud of its sea dwellers, and celebrates an annual ‘Hermanus Whale Festival’ every September.

What is there to see in and around Hermanus?: Hermanus is encompassed by the Atlantic Ocean on one side, and unspoiled hill country on the other. Fernkloof Nature Reserve boasts various trails for walkers and hikers, which in turn offer breath-taking views of the coast and sea. The unique fynbos vegetation, including protea and numerous other indigenous plants, is a true feast for the eyes. Directly in front of ‘74 On Marine’, the “Cliff Path” coastal trail (grade: easy) meanders along the coast, passing picturesque bays and leading up to the seemingly endless sand dunes of Voëlklip (Blue Flag prize winner) at one end; at the other end, the trail leads into New Harbour. Hermanus boasts a comprehensive infrastructure with a wide variety of shops and restaurants to fit all purses. (

Excursions: Take a trip to the beautiful vineyards in the nearby and delightful Hemel-en-Arde-Valley, where you can indulge in a spot of wine-tasting or enjoy a meal out. Stellenbosch, Sommerset-West and Paarl – renowned for their wine and culture – are just one hour’s drive away. Another unforgettable experience is the drive to Franschhoek via Villiersdorp and the Franschhoek pass. Cape Town itself is just an hour and a half away – or two hours if you choose to take the scenic coastal route past Kleinmond and Betty's Bay.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018


Hermanus Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1905 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    - toilet
    - toilet
  • Hair dryer, magnifying mirror, heated towel rail, underfloor-heating.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 x 2 m
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 x 2 m, Beds can be separated
  • Price discount for 2 person booking. Each bedroom forms a private area and contains a separate bathroom with bathtub, shower, double sinks and toilet. Underfloor-heating throughout.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Filtered tap water, A/C, heated flooring. Free WiFi-access.


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Luxurious, modern garden apartment directly on sea, 4 persons, 177m2
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Lovely well appointed property close to all amenities

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in this property which had a great location.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Stay in a wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

Delightful spacious and clean, this apartment is all it’s billed to be. It is well equipped and a home from home.

Two full en-suite bedrooms plus a 3rd loo. It is some 1800 sq ft. Huge lounge dining area & a superb kitchen with a Miele dishwasher & a Miele washer dryer. And we have a young lady called Simone who comes in daily to clean. Everything gets washed & mopped. She will even wash up the spare bits that don't fit into the dishwasher. We could get really lazy here!!!!!!!!!!!!

The lounge diner leads to the ground floor patio and a shared garden with a small pool. The patio has a gas BBQ and with the sea wall only 70 yards away is a nice place to sit and watch for Whales. On Wednesday there were 4 Whales close in shore all at the same time – delightful.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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One of the best places we've ever stayed

  • 5 of 5

Firstly, very efficient booking with the owner. This place was every bit as good as the photos. Immaculate condition, good high quality appliances. Very spacious and modern. Good service from hotel next door - it was great to use their pool and watch the whales in the bay. Hermanus full of reasonably priced restaurants. Don't think we ate in the same place twice. Can't recommend this place highly enough. Hope to return in 2015.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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First class apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three weeks in February and the apartment is in an excellent location on the seafront and less than five minutes walk to restaurants and shops. The furnishings and fittings in the apartment are first class and the kitchen area is very well equipped. Everything was perfect and we had a great holiday.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 Star all the way!!!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a 5* Apartment in a 5* location, look no further!! This is the perfect holiday home. Designed and furnished to impecable standards. We had a fantastic time. This apartment is special, from the prestigious works of art on the walls, to the quality of appliances and furnishings throughout. The beds are very comfortable and excellent quality, for us always a must have. Everything met our exacting standards and more. The pictures do not really do the apartment or the location the justice it deserves. Furthermore, to make it all complete, the service, communications and hospitable appraoch the owner provided was excellent. Our vacation in Hermanus was simply wonderful. It pays to research well. Once in a while during lifes experiences, we fall upon a little jem, this apartment is just one of those. Looking forward to our next visit.

Chris & Attracta Sterling - Nora & Mark Wilson Jan/Feb 2012 - UK/Spain

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2012
  • Stayed: January 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for your comment. It was a pleasure having you as guests - it is my satisfaction to make your stay unforgettable.
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Der perfekte Ort zum ausspannen und geniessen

  • 5 of 5

Bei der Ankunft wurden wir sehr herzlich empfangen. Das Appartment ist einfach ein Traum. Da möchten wir einziehen :-). Der Blick aufs Meer vom Hauptschlafzimmer ist einfach nur fantastisch. Das Appartment ist sehr grosszügig und stilvoll eingerichtet. Man hat direkten Zugang zum Garten und zum kleinen aber feinen Pool. Alle Geschäfte und Restaurants liegen in Gehdistanz. Hermanus bietet sich auch an, Ausflüge nach Franshoek, Paarl und Stellenbosch zu unternehmen. Wir konnten uns super erholen und die Natur geniessen.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
103 Kilometres
Cape Town
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Unspoiled beaches and dunes in and around Hermanus

The apartment is located just on the coast, above the Old Harbour. From the gate you can start splendid walks on the famous 'Cliff Path', marvel at whales in season and watch the cute Rock-Dassies the whole year round playing. The 'Market Square‘ of relaxed Hermanus with Supermarkets, fine boutiques, stalls with arts & crafts and a big variety of restaurants in all price ranges is just a few steps away. Your 'home away from home' is very quiet, in a peaceful atmosphere and safe environment. From Monday to Friday, complex maintenance for the 9 apartments is present. In the undercover parking you'll find the parking bay for your car. The apartment is serviced by the neighboring Hotel - you are welcome to use their pool, terrace, garden-bar and SPA as well. The staff will gladly assist you 24/7. Many unspoiled beaches in and around Hermanus (Blue Flag 'Grotto Beach' i.a.)

Other Activities: Shark Cage Diving

Golf: The cape region is an Eldorado for golfers. Hermanus itself boasts an 18-hole golf course in the Hermanus Golf Club. The well-tended bentgrass fairways in this unique landscape are flanked by trees. Guests are welcome ( Just 25 km away lies the renowned Arabella Golf Course – one of the best in South Africa, with picturesque and overwhelming views over the Bot River Lagoon. The annual 'Nelson Mandela Charity Tournament’ is held here. (


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Weekly cleaning and final cleaning included. Additional cleaning at a small fee.

Wöchentliche Reinigung und Endreinigung inbegriffen. Häufigere Reinigung gegen geringe Kosten.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.