Arniston is one of South Africa's most beautiful unspoilt fishing villages. The ocean is warm, safe and crystal clear, with miles of beautiful white beaches to explore. Our cottage sleeps up to 14 people, with three double rooms and a bunk room, old world charm with all the modern conveniences.
All rooms are built around a sheltered courtyard which is ideal for al fresco entertaining on balmy sunny days. The open plan living area opens out onto the courtyard and has a huge cook-in fireplace for cosy winter evenings.
The kitchen is newly renovated and well stocked. It has a large fridge, microwave, dishwasher and a Smeg electric oven with gas hob.
There are three double bedrooms, one with a queen sized bed and two with double beds. Two of the doubles have bathrooms, one with a shower and the other a bath. The third double room also has a bunk bed in it suitable for young children to share with their parents. There is also a hot shower and a toilet outside off the courtyard.
The yard is fenced and secure for children and pets.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests will have access to the whole house, charged at a set rate for up to 8 people and R200/Person per night thereafter.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
It is a private holiday home so we won't be there, but it is serviced on a daily basis by our housekeeper who lives in the village and is there to help with any concerns.
The house is serviced on a daily basis by our housekeeper Rovina. She will come in for up to two hours a morning to clean the kitchen and main living area. This service is included in the daily rate and does not include sleeping areas or personal laundry. An arrangement can be made with her for additional help and childminding. She can also arrange firewood and fresh fish when available. She is a wonderful, helpful woman who has grown up in the area and very knowledgeable about Arniston and it's surrounds.
It should also be mentioned that while we are not adverse to having young children stay, the bedrooms open up around an outdoor courtyard, which can be complicated for very young children. If you are not adverse to sharing with young children this is not a problem.
The main rule is to relax and have fun, enjoy the spectacular environment you find yourself in, respect it and leave it as you found it. It truly is a peace of paradise. ENJOY!
I am a ceramic artist and teacher and work from my studio at home in Cape Town. I am married and have two children studying at the University of Stellenbosch. I feel blessed to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world and enjoy hiking on Table Mountain and walking my dogs on its pristine beaches. My favourite place to spend a weekend or holiday is at our holiday cottage in Arniston, where in summer we swim and surf in the warm Indian Ocean and enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the surrounding countryside, and in winter we watch the whales come in to calve and frollick within meters of the shore. Our summer evenings are spent around a 'Braai' or barbeque and in winter in front of our huge fireplace with good friends and family. I feel at one with the world when I am close to nature and enjoy making friends with interesting people in interesting places, who live life with passion and integrity.