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Snails' End Cottage

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Lounge/dining area
Kitchen
Bedroom with twin beds

Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
1 night minimum 
Cottage
Snails' End Cottage is an owner run establishment, close to the sea and many walking areas. It is situated on a quiet street and is a five minute drive from the centre of town. Close proximity to restaurants, three golf courses, shark cage diving and whale sighting boat trips, as well as whale watching from the cliff path nearby. Our cottage is well equipped and all linen except for beach towels, is supplied, as well as complimentary guest tray, pillow chocolates, shower gel, hand soap etc.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Small pets are allowed but only by prior arrangement please!
Bedrooms
1 King1 Sofa
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Penny P
Hosting since August 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (6)
Dagmar m
Dagmar m
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sehr gemütlich
Waren überaus zufrieden. Die Wohnung war sehr sauber und mit viel Liebe hergerichtet. Die Vermieter sind sehr freundlich und haben uns herzlich aufgenommen. Die Lage ist prima. Man fühlt sich sicher. Man kann zu Fuß zum Strand. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten sind nicht weit entfernt und Hermanus ist in 5 Minuten mit dem Auto zu erreichen.
Visited July 2018
Written 8 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
LightPacker664214
LightPacker664214
Thank you Dagmar, Alexander and children for that review. It was lovely to have met you all, and so pleased that you liked our cottage. Travel safe through South Africa and enjoy every minute! Kind regards, Penny and Wim - Snails' End Cottage
Written 11 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

hutz1
hutz1
Maine61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful cottage in Hermanus
This is a very cute cottage in a nice area. Penny the owner lives on the property and is there to offer help yet it is very private. Penny and Vim welcomed us on our arrival and as this was our first stop in South Africa we appreciated all the information they offered. They even made dinner reservations for us at Dutchies, a restaurant on the beach that was excellent. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed. We would definitely recommend Snail's End to anyone visiting the Hermanus area.
Visited December 2017
Written 5 January 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
LightPacker664214
LightPacker664214
Thank you so much for that kind review, Cindy! It was lovely to have you here, and just so pleased that you enjoyed Dutchies (and the calamari!!), as well as the stay in our cottage. Hope that the rest of your holiday here in South Africa was as good. Kind regards, Penny and Wim
Written 6 January 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

pdwillis
pdwillis
Street, United Kingdom17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to stay when visiting Hermanus.
One of the best things about Snail's End was the position of the cottage in a safe area - Sandbaai - a ten minute drive to the centre of Hermanus and a very short walk to the ocean and lovely walks in both directions. We had three nights here and found the accommodation comfortable and clean with many lovely little extras. We loved our time viewing many whales and dolphins from the shore - just amazing!
Visited October 2017
Written 17 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
LightPacker664214
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Hello Peter, Thank you for that review ... we are so pleased that you both enjoyed your stay in our cottage. Hope to see you again sometime!! Kind regards, Penny - Snails' End Cottage
Written 18 October 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

bronwenn2017
bronwenn2017
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Snail's end cottage
Quaint. Cosy. Hospitable. Comfortable. Fully equipped. Wonderful and friendly efficient landlords. Thank you!
Visited July 2017
Written 13 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
LightPacker664214
LightPacker664214
Thank you! It was lovely to meet you both, and thank you for being such nice guests!
Written 16 July 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

XitedEye
XitedEye
Pretoria, South Africa47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Home away from home
A cottage within a stone's throw of the ocean. Spotless with an attention to detail seldom encountered.
Visited June 2016
Written 14 August 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
LightPacker664214
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Thank you for that review, John! Hope to see you and your lovely wife again sometime soon! Kind regards, Penny - Snails' End Cottage
Written 15 August 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Miriam M
Miriam M
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic little cottage at an excellent location
My boyfriend and I booked Snails' End Cottage for a weekend away as a birthday treat. From the moment of contacting Penny, she was nothing but helpful, going out of her way to answer questions that I had about the area. The accommodation is excellent value for money and was perfect for us and our dog. It was clean, bright and welcoming, with fresh towels and linen and even chocolates on the pillows. The hostess even left a birthday gift, a very kind personal touch. The kitchen offers everything that one would need, and there is a nice terrace area with braai facilities. Although a very short drive outside of the main town of Hermans, it is ideally located being just a stone's throw from a beautiful beach walk. It is situated in a quiet area with nothing but the sound of the ocean and wildlife. We would definitely return.
Visited August 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 10 August 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
LightPacker664214
LightPacker664214
Hello Miriam, Thank you so very much for those kind words! We do try and keep the cottage clean and neat, and make guests feel welcome. Hope to see you both sometime. Kind regards, Penny - Snails' End Cottage
Written 22 August 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Ocean views
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
Parking
  • Parking available
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Entertainment
  • Television

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Map
Getting there
Cape Town Intl Airport
74 km
Restaurants
The Hussar Grill Hermanus
5.1 km

Char'd Grill & Wine Bar
5 km

The Wine Glass Hermanus
4.9 km

Cafè 1904 Restaurant
5 km
Attractions
Hermanus Cliff Path
3.7 kmScenic Walking Areas

Fernkloof Nature Reserve
7.7 kmNature & Wildlife Areas

Hermanus Country Market
5.3 kmFlea & Street Markets

Cape Whale Coast
4.6 kmGeologic Formations
About the neighbourhood
Our cottage is in Sandbaai, which is a suburb of Hermanus, and we are about five minutes' drive from the centre of town, on a quiet street and very close to the sea, and a lovely walk along a paved path along the rocks to Onrus. Our neighbourhood is quiet and very friendly, and there is a local Superette and four fine restaurants very close by.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Take N2 from Cape Town or airport, up Sir Lowry's Pass and down Houw Hoek Pass and take Hermanus R43 off-ramp. Keep on this road, past the Kleinmond turnoff, Fisherhaven, Hawston, Vermont and Onrus. At the Sandbaai intersection traffic lights, turn right onto Sandbaai Main Road. Go down to the second four-way stop (at Sandbaai Superette) and turn right - follow road around the bends and at the five-way stop take the 3rd exit (from left), turning right into Disa Street. Over the stop street and at T-junction drive straight onto our property - No 17 West End Street.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Tennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Snails' End Cottage

Snails' End Cottage is able to accommodate up to 3 guests. See all property details.

Snails' End Cottage has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Snails' End Cottage has one bedroom available. See all property details.

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