Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Villa  Verified Listing

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Full Kitchen
Dishwasher
Washing Machine
Fan
TV
Microwave
WiFi
Gym
DSTV
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Fireplace
Hairdryer
Private Bathroom
Swimming Pool
Internet access
Heater
Oven
Toaster
Fire extinguishers
Laundry facilities
Wardrobe or closet
DVD
24hr Security
Mini Bar
Bath towels
Coffee Machine
Safety Deposit Box
No smoking
Electric Blankets
Kettle
Balcony
Tea and coffee facilities
Patio
Outdoor furniture
Bar
Underfloor Heating
Stove
Braai/BBQ Area
Bar fridge
Fridge
Terrace
Ceiling fans
Linen
Parking on Premises
Deck
Whale Huys and Guppy Huys are sister properties located next to each other on the coastline of Walker Bay. Both are direct oceanfront properties with breathtaking views of the ocean and the whales (during the whale season; Jun-Nov). Each properties has a spacious outdoor areas including a deck with built-in braai and cozy indoor fireplace for cooler evenings. Whale Huys is the bigger, more upmarket sister with 4 ensuite bedrooms, a rim-flow salt water pool, a private gym and large gourmet kitchen. Guppy Huys is the smaller cozy little sister with a covered stoep and a boma for quiet escapes in nature. The mid-century modern furnishings and modern kitchen (renovated April 2020) make for a comfy stay. Both properties utilise solar energy, ensuring that load shedding does not affect our guests’ stay and experience.
In Room Facilities:
Whale Huys combines the warmth and character of traditional thatched roof architecture with the luxury of a modern holiday villa including conveniences like DSTV Premium in the living room, wireless internet throughout and a laptop you can use to check your mail or surf the web. Each of the four en-suite bedrooms have a breathtaking ocean view and its own balcony. Bed sizes by room; 1) extra-long king, 2) 3) queen, and 4) extra-long twin beds that can also be made up as a king.

Area Information:
De Kelders is a quiet and safe community on the Whale Coast. It is considered one of the best places in the world for land-based whale watching (Jun-Nov). The Overberg region has amazing natural beauty with an enormous variety of fynbos species and a multitude of birds and other wildlife. There are many parks and trails nearby. Walker Bay Conservancy is in walking distance and many other parks can be reached with a short drive. The marine big 5 can all be seen within 15 minutes from the Villa. Stanford, a quaint town known for its small-scale gastronomy is just 10 minutes by car, and there is easy access to the superb wineries of the Hemel en Aarde valley, Stanford Valley and Cape Agulhus.

Property Facilities:
The open gourmet kitchen with cooking island is equipped with all modern appliances. There is an additional kitchen on the ground floor near the infinity pool and adjacent to the outdoor braai area. There are three separate sitting areas, and the main area features an extra large slow-combustion fireplace for chilly evenings and a large flat-screen TV with DSTV Premium. Just a few steps down from the pool area you have direct access to the ocean-side fynbos walking trail that connects to the Walker Bay Nature Conservancy, Here you can walk for hours on end along unspoiled coastline inhabited by seals and other marine mammals.

Attractions:
* Whale Watching (directly from all rooms in the house)
* Shark Cage Diving (10 min. by car)
* The fishing town of Gansbaai is just 5 minutes away with supermarkets, banks, a gym, and several cafes and restaurants.
* Stanford, renowned for its restaurants, is 10 minutes by car. * For a larger variety of shops Hermanus is just 25 minutes away on the other side of the bay.
* The area is rich in culture and things to do. Elim, a world heritage village, is 30 minutes away.
* Active adventures abound, including wilderness and beachside horseback riding (5 minutes away).
* South Africa’s shark cage diving capital, Kleinbaai, is just 10 minutes away. (In fact, you can see all of the ‘Marine Big 5’ within a 15 minute radius of the villa.)
* A number of wine estates in the area offer some of the best wines of South Africa including the Hemel en Aarde valley, the Stanford valley and the Cape Agulhas wine ward. Wine tasting can be done six days, and in some places 7 days a week.
* A local bakery/convenience store is just three blocks away for fresh baked rolls, bread, vetkoek and your basic necessities.

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Property Type Holiday Home, Self Catering, Pet Friendly, Villa
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Cancellation Policy Moderate
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Nadia Fourie
26 March 2017
Amazing stay! The house is great with loads of space, very well equipped and the view is incredible. We will definitely be back!
Superb. 5 out of 5

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PA DIERGAARDT
05 January 2020
Breakfast in bed is what will keep you going back. Check in and check out went smoothly. Jonathan and Handre along with the staff is absolutely amazing people. Thank you❤️
I will be back.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Niël Stemmet
11 February 2019
De Kelders is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The views are simply magnificent. Long stretches of quiet beaches. Whale season is incredible, in 2018 we had more than a 1000 whales in the bay.

However, De Kelders is loved and cherished by well seasoned travelers who return year upon year.
Superb. 5 out of 5
LesliePulford
26 January 2019
The scenery of De Kelders.
Okay. 3 out of 5

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