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Willow Tree Cottage (From R3000 /night.)

Sleeps 4 people, 2 Bedrooms.

The cottage has 2 bedrooms - one King and one ... twin - and can sleep up to 4 people. There is a large deck (42m2!) with access to your private garden area. There are views to the heated swimming pool, landscaped gardens, paddocks and mountains beyond.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 King, 2 Twin bed

Bedroom 2

1 King

From R3000 /night
 

Lavender Cottage (From R2200 /night.)

Sleeps 4 people, 2 Bedrooms.

This cottage has 2 bedrooms. The old, thick, cool walls ... are in the original format - with smallish rooms. In other words, this is not a custom built cottage, but an original! It has been entirely renovated, but features like the terracotta floor remain.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Queen

Bedroom 2

2 Twin bed

From R2200 /night
 
Full Kitchen
TV
Stove
Fridge
Linen
Microwave
Covid-19 Certified
Swimming Pool
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
WiFi
Fireplace
Airport Transfers
Laundry facilities
Underfloor Heating

Relax and enjoy your holiday in the Winelands of South Africa at Acara.

Situated on Winery Road, between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, Acara is nestled in a valley called "Happy Vale" amidst scenic vineyards and has beautiful views of the Helderberg Mountains.

In Room Facilities:

All rooms/cottages are self equipped - kitchens/kitchenettes with toaster, kettle, oven/microwave, fridge and freezer, plates and cutlery etc. All unless stated have extra length beds, ample cupboard/wardrobe space, electronic safe, complimentary tea/coffee and fresh milk. All rooms have heating/cooling. Some units have fireplaces and/or underfloor heating for those cooler evenings. All units have heated towel rails. All rooms and general areas have wifi.

Area Information:

We are situated in a beautiful area. On Winery Road, between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, Acara is nestled in a valley called "Happy Vale" amidst scenic vineyards and has beautiful views of the Helderberg Mountains.
We are excellently located for visiting most tourist attractions - being 5 minutes from the sea, half an hour from the V&A Waterfront and 10 minutes from Stellenbosch. The large Somerset Mall shopping centre (and award winning Woolworths Food Store) is also 5 minutes drive away.

Property Facilities:

All rooms have double doors leading to their own terrace or deck area.
All have beautiful views to the sparkling (heated) swimming pool, large landscaped gardens and paddocks, and of course to the mountains beyond.

Attractions:

We have many golf courses around us and there are plenty of other outdoor activities. Hiking (Jonkershoek Nature Reserve and the Helderberg Nature Reserve). We are situated on the mountain biking trails - cycle from our doorstep! There is also beautiful horse riding in the area. And if you want to see our vineyards from the skies, Stellenbosch flying club is 5 minutes away.

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Property Type Cottage, Self Catering
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Reviews

Peter R
08 April 2018

We spent a week with our family (parents, two children, 5 and 10 yrs) in Lavender Cottage at Acara's in March 2018 and enjoyed our stay very much. Coming from an icy Europe, it was just so pleasant, spending our time in the lovely, tastefully arranged and flowering garden which helped us get into "vacation mode" just easily. Acara is easy to reach at 10 min driving distance from Stellenbosch and 50 min driving distance to Cape Town. Starting from Acara, we toured around in the heavenly surroundings with our friends, visiting quite some wineries, having breakfast and dining in the many lovely restaurants close by. At Acara's we could simply relax, reading, letting the children out in the garden, where they loved exploring all its hidden paths, playing around with Fiona's (the landlady's) well-behaved Ridgebacks Kira an Zero and hopping into the pool. The apartment was spacious enough so that both children and adults could spend their time on their own. In the combined kitchen/living room, we could prepare some fresh meals from the local gorgeous food. Summing up, we can happily recommend Acara to families visiting the area, and, of course, we, ourselves, will return once we are back.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Jeroen4791
16 March 2018

Acara was our first destination in SA and the perfect place to relax and rest after our long journey from Europe. We stayed in the very spacious Willow Tree Cottage with magnificent views on the beautiful and lush garden and the surrounding mountains. The cottage is very private and perfectly suited for a family. Our ten month old baby loved it here and so did we. Fiona is a warm, welcoming and very helpful host. We definitely recommend staying at Acara.

Superb. 5 out of 5
ellykr
08 March 2018

My boyfriend and I booked a last minute stay at this stunning group of cottages and as soon as we arrived we booked an extra night! Fiona and her small and friendly team were so helpful and kind and on hand to answer any questions we had.

The extraordinarily beautiful gardens, the quiet and stunning landscape and the perfect cottage space was best getaway we have had in a long time.

I can't recommend Acara enough and would go back in a heart beat if I lived closer!

Superb. 5 out of 5
DaveKengen
08 March 2018

Acara is an Amazing location, quiet, peaceful and great service. I'm 100% sure that we will visit Acara on our next visit to South Africa.

Unfortunately for us these were the last 3 nights in South Africa but the stay at Acara made them actually perfect.

Nice restaurants in the neighbourhood, safe parking, nice private terrace, lovely pool, just perfect!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Elke S
20 February 2018

This was our second stay at Acara Lodge, a place we found as beautiful as 4 years before, in spite of the severe drought in the Capelands. Once again, we received a warm welcome from Fiona and took advantage of the convenient location to wine and dine in the neighbourhood. We will definitely come back to Acara Lodge on another visit to South Africa.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Helen M
02 February 2018

We stayed 2 nights in the gorgeous Lavender Cottage during our trip along the garden route. All cottages look fabulous though. Very warm welcome from Fiona too. Beautiful gardens & heated pool. Extremely relaxing stay. Prime location to explore Stellenbosch & if you stay at the weekend there’s an amazing market ‘Route 44’ which is a must see - outstanding & only a short drive away. Lovely seeing the graceful horses on the property too & also the 2 ridge backs, so friendly and we looked forward to seeing them each evening. We will definitely return here on our next visit - faultless & I felt emotional on leaving as it was as though we were leaving family.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Melanie S
28 December 2017

What an amazing place! Peacefully set in the beautiful gardens, the Acara accommodation and amenities address every detail. The friendly and helpful staff further enhance the fantastic experience. We look forward to visiting again soon!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Sally w
14 December 2017

Amazing accommodation in the most beautiful gardens. We enjoyed the company of 3 owls, multiple birds and horses. A tranquil place for hanging out and incredibly easy access to Cape Town, the beach and Stellenbosch so you can enjoy everything with ease. Fab host and a lovely team make for a very warm welcome. SO much better than any hotel.

Superb. 5 out of 5
477simon
05 December 2017

Had a very pleasant one night stay over with the family, with great accommodation in a beautiful garden setting and horses in the paddocks. Fiona was a most attentive hostess and ensured we had everything we needed. We will certainly be back to stay when we are passing again!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Michael Walleczek
04 December 2017

Recently I stayed in Acara for a whole month. Acara is the ideal place to stay. Close to Stellenbosch, Somerset West, the beach in Strand, it lies in the middle of nature, in complete silence, with magnificent view of the mountains, has a very large well maintained garden, with salt water pool, old trees and the most beautiful and rare flowers, many quiet sitting areas, surrounded by grazing horses. The great house is covered with a thatched roof, the apartment is furnished in good taste, very comfortable large bed, the kitchen well equipped, perfectly clean. Fiona Stafford the owner and her friendly staff made my stay an experience I will not forget.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Stellenbosch Reviews

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Hanli Rose-Innes
12 October 2021

Beautiful trees, clean streets, lots of coffee shops.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Kudzai Mhembere
15 September 2021

The atmosphere.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Karen
07 March 2021

The vibe, lots to do!!!

Superb. 5 out of 5
John Harbottle
13 January 2020

Lovely location!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Ilse Hattingh
15 November 2019

Visiting wine farms and exploring all the shops and restaurants in Stellenbosch.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Kim Promnitz
11 November 2019

Route 44 is a must - friendly atmosphere, and so much to do.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Dawn Smith
20 August 2019

Beautiful scenery.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Morongoe nyakane
21 July 2019

Wine tasting, hotels and the malls!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Lois Henderson
29 May 2019

WoordFees - ALL of it! Lovely being able to walk among the trees and the venues were outstanding!

Superb. 5 out of 5
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cindy bellmuntzschape
14 May 2019

Lovely wine farms, restaurants, and beautiful mountain views. Close enough to shops.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5