The Wandering Albatross  Verified Listing

Kleinbaai Western Cape South Africa

Excellent Rating: 5.0 / 5
Based on 2 verified guest reviews

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Member since: 7 Dec. 2018

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Rooms & Prices

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Full Kitchen
TV
Garden
Beachfront
Own decoder for DSTV
Golf course
Oven
Bath towels
Electric Blankets
Patio
Shared lounge/TV area
Stove
Fridge
Linen
Dishwasher
Microwave
Covid-19 H&S Certified
DVD
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Fireplace
Dining Area
Child friendly
Deck
Fan
Hairdryer
Heater
Laundry facilities
No smoking
Street Parking
Tea and coffee facilities

A clever marketing person advised me to not waste too much time waffling on about such trivia as the number of plug points in the house, but rather to concentrate on describing the experience that guests will enjoy when they stay at The Wandering Albatross.

So, if the trivia is what you’re after, you will have to stick around to the end where I’ll explain all that for you. But don’t cheat by scrolling down – be brave and let me ignite your imagination first!

When Olwen (the love of my life) and I were retirement-house-hunting early last year, we saw a lot of nice houses, and some froggy ones. But none of them captivated us as much as this house, and from the moment we walked in through the front door, I knew I was in trouble. The price was above what we had budgeted for, but Olwen had decided in the first few seconds that this was the one ….. and we hadn’t even inspected the bedrooms yet.

Our immediate reaction was “wow”, as we took in the spacious open-plan arrangement, and the beautiful view of the sea (on offer even when standing at the front door looking through the house). Guests who have stayed thus far have all experienced the same magical effect, and it’s a view that you will never grow tired of looking at. There are no houses between us and the shoreline, so you own the view. And yes, you can even spot whales from the house (imagine sitting on the verandah, with a cold one in your hand, and watching them splash away in front of you).

The whales venture in close to the shoreline, so a 30m walk out the front gate might get you close enough to count the pimples on their backs. Well, ok, maybe I’m exaggerating a tad – it might only be a 35m walk to the shoreline. And whilst the adults are soaking up the calmness, the peace, and nature at it’s beautiful best, the kids can run around, pick up any number of sea shells, and play on the swings or in the extremely safe tidal pool. Quality family time – yeah!

At this point I should add a warning to all couch potatoes reading this. The sea air is going to mess with your mind. You will feel the urge to start walking around, and before you know it, you are ambling off along the (very safe) coastal pathway looking for more whales/shells/tidal pools (delete as appropriate). If it’s any consolation, it’s the best way of reaching your targeted number of steps for the day.

The couch potatoes can then return and do what they enjoy most back at the house. Relax, you have earned it. The front lounge area plus verandah lend themselves to any activity, even if just to soak in the “wow” view.

Wood for your evening braai is included in the overall cost.

And the number of plugpoints? Enough.

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Extra Info

Property Type Guest House, Self Catering, Pet Friendly
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Can Be Used For Still Shoots, Wedding
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Reviews

Natasha Anders
15 October 2020

Perfectly located in the most tranquil, scenic setting, I highly recommend this gem of a house to anyone looking to get away from it all. The house is beautiful decorated, warm and welcoming. It has a massive fenced in yard, with lush grass, ideal for doggies or children to run around in. The close proximity to the tidal pool (just a minute's walk away), makes this an ideal summer vacation spot.
Shops and restaurants can be found just a short drive away.
Thank you to the hosts and their warm, professional managing agents for making this a stress free stay. I will happily return to this house in the future.

Natasha A

Superb. 5 out of 5
Natasha Anders
12 October 2020

We had a wonderful, rejuvenating stay at The Wandering Albatross. The house is beautiful maintained and offers stunning sea views in a tranquil setting. The yard allows for easy access to the tidal pool and picnic areas.
We traveled with our dogs and the yard is perfectly pet friendly; fenced and grassy. A paradise for both doggies and humans. We all enjoyed long, scenic walks and the shops and restaurants are just a short drive away.
Thank you to the lovely owners for making their house available to guests and thank you to their managing agents for their warm professionalism.
I will happily visit this beautiful house again.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Excellent Rating: 5.0 / 5
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Kleinbaai Reviews

Candy-Lee De Sousa
09 November 2020

We had a wonderful time at the Wandering Albetross. We spent quality family time with our kids and enjoyed a private play area and rock pool. It was so comfortable and clean. Peaceful and such a great place to unwind and recharge. Thank you Elmarie for great services and thank you Stephen for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home.

Superb. 5 out of 5

Nearby Attractions & Landmarks

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