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Whole House & Apartment (From R6000 /night.)

Sleeps 10 people, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms.

Comprises 3 Bedrooms in main house all en-suite and 2 ... Bedrooms in the apartment that share a bathroom.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Refundable Breakage Deposit: R4000

Bedroom 1

2 Single

Bedroom 2

1 Queen

Bedroom 3

1 Double

Apartment Bedroom 1

1 King

Apartment Bedroom 2

1 Queen

From R6000 /night
 
Full Kitchen
DSTV
Kitchenette
Private Bathroom
Babysitting Service
Garden
Oven
Wardrobe or closet
Bath towels
Electric Blankets
Patio
Stove
Fridge
Linen
Dishwasher
Microwave
Covid-19 Certified
Splash Pool
Toaster
DVD
Bathrobe
Cleaning service
Kettle
Outdoor furniture
Braai/BBQ Area
Halaal friendly
Terrace
Toiletries
Parking on Premises
Washing Machine
WiFi
Fireplace
Dining Area
24hr Camera Surveillance
Fire extinguishers
24hr Security
Safety Deposit Box
Balcony
Bar fridge
Deck
Fan
Hairdryer
Heater
Laundry facilities
No smoking
Serviced Daily

Welcome to Stay at a Friends Retreat,

descriptionn of establishment
"Stay at Friends", Betty’s Bay, is that kind of guest house one can call "home away from home".
This pristine guest house is the brain child of the owner, Helene, a Consumer Studies expert who has create a serene retreat where you can rediscover your inner self. Stay at friends is a traveler's dream destination.
It is a home that shouts out space and lots of light, the hosts artistic decorative flair pulled off a rustic elegance creating a unique ambiance. Throw in Helene’s bubbly, free-spirited personality and you have a place to stay filled with love, friendship, and good old-fashioned country hospitality.
The host's motto in life is "Live life! And let live!"
Helene a Consumer studies expert – suffice to say. The host loves cooking and entertaining which makes her breakfasts a real treat – no time here for getting out of bed on the wrong foot.

inroom facilities
The accommodation offers different rooms:

We only accommodate babies in the family rooms/unit/ apartment and honeymoon room/suite.

Boutique, standard/budget/economic, family rooms/unit/ apartments and a Honeymoon suite/unit/apartment

The Boutique rooms: The Cape Sugarbird and the Paradise Flycatcher are modern, spacious with luxury bedding, electrical blankets and eco-friendly heaters. The en-suite rooms are equipped with queen size/king size, single beds. The rooms have clothing hanging racks. The boutique rooms are fitted with a coffee tray, a bar refrigerator, microwave, and electrical kettle. Each of these rooms has its own television with its own satellite decoder. Both these rooms have an open shower area and high-raised toilets and basins. The bathrooms have doors for privacy. Each room has its own entrance, sliding doors that lead to the pool area. There are a designated outside seating areas for each room, directly outside the sliding door with a division between the entrances for privacy.
These rooms can be use as a family unit, it has an inter-connecting door.
These rooms are situated in a distance from the Kol- Kol hot tub that is available for a 3 hour timeslot as an add on. These rooms are serviced rooms.

The standard/ budget room: The Cape Grassbird is a smaller, in a nutshell room, well planned, modern, overnight room for those who travel light with luxury bedding, electrical blanket and eco-friendly heater. This en-suite room is equipped with a double bed. This room has a clothing hanging rack. The room is fitted with a coffee tray, a bar refrigerator, microwave and electrical kettle. It has its own television with its own satellite decoder. This room has an open shower area and high raised toilets and basins. The bathroom has it own door for privacy. This room has a small patio with an outside seating area. This room has no access/use of any communal areas.

The Family unit/ apartment/ rooms: The Cape Spur Fowl: It has a open plan with a seating area, two spacious modern bedrooms to choose from: a queen-size bed or a two 3/4 beds or king-size bed/ baby crib. One bathroom to share and a spacious seating area with luxury couches to relax. A dining table to play board games on. A cooking area suitable for load shedding to make your own coffee or tea. The lounge is fitted with a coffee tray, a bar refrigerator, microwave, cooking plates, oven and electrical kettle and a preparation bowl. The bedrooms has built-in cupboards. This apartment is reached by using a staircase. It has sliding doors that leads to a balcony with mountain and sea view. On the balcony is a hot tub in the shape of a bath that is an add on per fill of the hot tub. The balcony is equipped with a weber for BBQ. This room is a serviced room/unit/apartment.

The honeymoon suit/room
This unit is situated on the first floor. Is reached with a staircase from the ground floors, reception area.
This luxury spacious room has a choice of a shower or a bath. A screen is provided for privacy. Built-in cupboards. Fitted with a suite case stand. The room s fitted with a king-size bed /2 single beds. A baby crib is available. There is a fireplace which can be used as an inside as BBQ. There is an enclosed balcony with a seating area in the form of day beds. A tea or coffee tray is available, an electric kettle and a hob to make tea and coffee during load shedding. It is fitted with a microwave and a combination refrigerator- deep freezer, a bar fridge, a prep bowl for rinsing. This room is a serviced unit.

facilities on site
Boutique rooms
The patio has a beautiful sea, green belt and Blesberg Dune view. The patio is equipped with luxury furniture. The guest can relax on the outside patio next to the sun heated splash pool leading from the en suit bedrooms.
A BBQ is to the availability weather permitting. The boutique rooms share a enclosed communal area.

The following services are rendered:
DSTV full package,
WIFI,
Swimingpool area,
Kol kol Hottub as an add on
Cleaning service,
Laundry service,
Massaging,
Breakfast/Dinner Meals to order for corporate workers,
Mountain bike hiring,
Hiking

The accommodation offers FOUR types of rooms:

Two Boutique rooms, Two Economic rooms, The Familyrooms/ apartment/suite and a honey moonroom/ suite .

The standard/budget rooms:
Has it own entrances with its small patio with leisure chairs and outside table with chairs. No access to swimming pool or communal areas.

The Boutique rooms are modern, spacious with luxury bedding, electrical blankets and eco-friendly heaters. The en-suite rooms are equipped with queen size/king size or 2 twin beds. The rooms have clothing hanging racks. The boutique rooms are fitted with a coffee tray, a bar refrigerator, microwave and electrical kettle. Each of these rooms has its own television with its own satellite decoder. Both these rooms have an open shower area and high raised toilets and basins. The bathrooms have doors to separate it form the bedrooms. These rooms each have their own entrance, sliding doors that leads to the pool area.

The standard/budget rooms is smaller, in a nutshell room well planned, modern, overnight rooms for those who travel light with luxury bedding, electrical blanket and eco-friendly heater. This en-suite room is equipped with a double bed. The room has a clothing hanging rack. The room is fitted with a coffee tray, a bar refrigerator, microwave and electrical kettle. This roomshas its own television with its own satellite decoder. This room has an open shower area and high raised toilets and basins.
The bathroom has a door to separate it form the bedroom.
No access to swimming pool.

description of neighbourhood
Although less developed than her neighbour, Hermanus, the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens and the resident penguin colony at Stony Point alone make a visit to Bettys Bay worth it.
The botanical garden of Harold Porter, which stretches from the mountain-top down to the sea, is known as ‘little Kirstenbosch’ and contains some of the best examples of local fynbos, including proteas, restios and over 50 species of ericas.
Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, Betty’s Bay is a picturesque seaside village situated along the scenic Clarence Drive Route (R44) between Pringle Bay and Kleinmond. The pretty town is positioned in a narrow strip of land sandwiched between the Kogelberg Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, and bordered by fresh water lakes and the Palmiet River.
Bettys Bay lies within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve; the first UNESCO declared Biosphere in South Africa and is fiercely protected by the town’s occupants.
This part of the world is considered the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom due to the exceptional examples of fynbos and has largely remained unspoilt and isolated.
Although the Cape Floral Kingdom is the smallest of the world’s six plant kingdoms, it nevertheless has the 2nd largest diversity. The reserve stretches along the coast from Gordon’s Bay through to the town of Kleinmond and inland from the farms of the Elgin Basin through to Grabouw - a total of some 100,000 ha.
Locals venture here predominantly during the flowering season from October to February where a glorious array of gladioli, watsonias and the rare red disas are on display. The garden can easily be covered in three to five hours along pretty laid-out paths and hillside trails. For the more adventurous, Leopard’s Gorge offers a more taxing hike.
The penguin colony at Stony Point is one of four mainland colonies in South Africa and declared a municipal nature reserve in July 2002. Since then this important seabird colony has grown in size due to the breeding of both the endangered penguins and cormorants. The best time of day to view them is in the late afternoon, when the penguins return from fishing.

attractions/restaurants
Arabella Golf Club.
* Betty's Bay Marine Protected Area.
* Kogelberg Nature Reserve.
* Harold Porter Botanical Garden
* The Penguin Route.
* The Whale Coast Route. Bird watching. Hiking. Mountain Cycling
* Bettys Bay Beach.
* John the Potter Gallery.
* Leopard's Gorge Hiking Trail.
* Rod's Trail.
* Silver Sands Beach.
* Gnocchi
* 365 Bistro
* Lemon and lime
* Hook line and sinker

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Extra Info

Property Type Holiday Home, Self Catering
Check-in after 03:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
Cancellation Policy No Refund
Can Be Used For Film Location, Still Shoots
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Betty's Bay Reviews

Anthea Evert
12 April 2021

Peaceful, beautiful place.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
04 March 2020

Safe, scenery, location, Penguins.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Barbara Parenzee
17 February 2020

Quietness, beaches.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Desiree Mentor
15 April 2019

Tranquility, beach, restaurant.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Marie le Roux
03 December 2018

Nature lovers paradise. So much to do - surfing, canoeing, sand boarding, trails, hikes, swimming, snorkeling, diving, fishing, freshwater fishing, wind surfing and to top it all the Penguin Reserve at Stony Point and the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens is a must visit.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Elen du Toit
08 September 2018

Penguins, flowers, well marked roads!

Superb. 5 out of 5
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dawn lang
06 August 2018

Stony Point, Harold Porter gardens. The Eco lodges. The beaches. The walks.

Superb. 5 out of 5

Nearby Attractions & Landmarks

Harold Porter National Botanical Garden