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Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Probably the best situated Herbert Baker house in South Africa with views over the whole of Walker Bay and a stone throw away from Grotto beach. A big thank you to the Pickstone family for willing to share this 100 year old gem of a house with us. The house easily accommodates a large number of people, young and old...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We enjoyed our stay at La Gratitude enormously. It’s a charming house and the location is ideal. We were really able to take it easy there, which is exactly what we’d hoped for. The house is only a few minutes walk from the expansive Grotto Beach. We weren't quite brave enough to swim in the sea (it's very cold!) but...

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Cheltenham
Reviewed 27 February 2016

We travelled with friends who often stay at La Gratitude and my family also fell under its spell. The location is unbeatable, just metres from the beach and with a 180degree view of the ocean and beach. The house feels like home away from home and Iris, the housekeeper helps to make everyone feel very welcome.

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SimonPT777, Owner at La Gratitude Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your time at La Gratitude. Best wishes, Simon

Manchester
Reviewed 4 November 2015

I really liked this house. It is brilliantly designed - even in a big family group it is easy to find privacy, and in sunny weather the open plan and outdoor deck comes into it's own. We loved spotting whales from the verandah - at any one time there were at least two visible in the bay. Grotto beach and...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 8 September 2015

I spent quite a few weekends at La Gratitude between 1991 and 2000 - my friends and I started going there in our early 20's so have many memories of the awesome sunsets experienced while sipping champagne on the veranda; then kids came along and we have memories of early morning feeding time - also on this veranda watching the...

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SimonPT777, Owner at La Gratitude Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We love the house to be used and enjoyed. It is all the more special to know that people come back and that it becomes part of their memories and they are a part of the life of this historic house. Best wishes, Simon

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I have spent many a night at Roodenburg Guest House whilst traveling for business and have never been disappointed. The rooms are beautifully decorated with all the comforts one could ever need. Incredibly friendly and accommodating staff. Perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 19 August 2015

The location, comfort and ambiance of this very special historical house made for a very relaxed and fun weekend. iris looked after us extremely well. There was plenty of space for 3 couples to have our own space as well as have great braais and dinner table conversations. We will certainly return.

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SimonPT777, Owner at La Gratitude Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted to have the house used throughout the year. Kind regards, Simon

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Three generations of our family spent a glorious weekend at La Gratitude, every single family member was in their element with the breathtaking views and all that the property and area had to offer. The kids were so happy between the pool, jacuzzi and roaming the huge fenced off garden, which made our stay all that more relaxing. You can't...

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SimonPT777, Owner at La Gratitude Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. La Gratitude can be enjoyed by all generations and it is a pleasure to know that 3 generations have enjoyed it together. Your staying helps look after the historic house, for which we are very grateful. Best wishes, Simon

Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

Fantastic to decamp to a house more comfortable than your own home. Well-equipped kitchen, supported daily by the cheerful and trustworthy housekeeper, Iris. Fireplace for the evenings. Jacuzzi with views of the sea. Awesome view. A short drive into town or the vineyards. But who needs to go anywhere? This is a great place to just potter about and relax.

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SimonPT777, Owner at La Gratitude Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for choosing to stay at La Gratitude. best wishes, Simon

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 31 March 2015

I recently stayed at La Gratitude and for a property which has amazing views over the ocean and is very spacious, I felt it is being let down from being superb by the lack of attention given to the house. The upstairs shower does not drain properly and the drains smell, other showers leak onto the floor, plugs are not...

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SimonPT777, Owner at La Gratitude Villa, responded to this review

Dear Shirley, Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. I give my mobile number to the person renting the house and ask them to call me no matter how small the issue might be, if La Gratitude's house keeper, Iris, cannot sort it out right away. It is unfortunate that these issues were only raised in your...

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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy magnificent views of Walker Bay and being close to Grotto Beach at La Gratitude Villa. This historical holiday home has recently been renovated to upgrade the accommodation and facilities to 21st Century standards. It offers superb, understated luxury accommodation in Hermanus that still retains the magic of bygone years. It is a few steps from secluded coves, 12km of pristine beach, the Hermanus cliff paths and a short drive from the village. ... more   less 

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Address: 185 11th Street, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Number of rooms: 1
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“All rooms in this self catering house are worth sleeping in”
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“You get the whole house, but the seaview room is the best room and it is also the main bedroom.”
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