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Windsong Cottage

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front gate entrance to Windsong Cottage

Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
1 night minimum 
Cottage
This upmarket self-catering cottage is located only a few blocks away from several excellent restaurants, shops and the cliff path of Hermanus. Stylishly appointed, the cottage has a contemporary feel with its double volume, open-rafter living space, and tasteful decor. French doors leading out to the garden allow for a lot of natural light. The cottage's garden is private and safe with a built-in braai .
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Strictly no partying or Loud noises will be allowed. Smoking allowed only in outside Courtyard area.
Bedrooms
1 Double3 Singles
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Ria J
Hosting since April 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsMyself or One of the staff members will meet the guests at Windsong Cottage on arrival and take them through the Cottage and explain all to them when handing over the keys. I will be on call most of the time should guests have an emergency of any sort and to give any advise where possible.

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Reviews (5)
angelaiddles
angelaiddles
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Cockroaches
Lovely cottage in an ideal location but had to leave early due to cockroaches and crickets. We were given a spray to spray on them which after we eventually caught them did work. Some were bigger than others. On our last day, 9 days early we saw 3 crickets which we thought were cockroaches, but were informed by the owner they were crickets as they found a dead one in the apartment after we’d left. We asked for a refund for the remaining days but were refused as we didn’t take photographs to prove this. The last thing I wanted to do was search for my camera they move very fast cockroaches! Also very noisy, woken at 6 am by delivery trucks at the supermarket across the road.
Visited January 2022
Written 19 February 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

CBE Gocek
CBE Gocek
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A great central location
We found this little gem by searching through many on the internet and were very pleased with it. We came for 10 days and arrived with another couple so had a bedroom each for the first 4, and were then on our own. The main bedroom has a large walk-in wardrobe and a big bathroom area with shower, although the shower and tiles could do with up-dating. The second bedroom has a separate more modern but smaller bathroom with over-the-bath shower. There was plenty of equipment for cooking and dining and a great indoor living space. A small garden on either side of the property provided outside space with a BBQ. Good parking too. Because of its very central location the only drawback (apart from no air con) was the early morning disturbance of the rubbish collection from the rear of the nearby stores. Having said all of that we would definitely book Windsong again. The owner and her daughter were very attentive to our needs and nothing was too much trouble.
Visited February 2019
Written 25 February 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Ria J
Ria J
Dear Helen & Bob Thanks for taking the time to give such an informative Review on Windsong. Highly appreciate it and will look into improving some items mentioned. Thanks again for your second visit to Windsong and we do hope that we can acommodate you again. Kind Regards Ria & Teresa
Written 27 February 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mrs Joyce J
Mrs Joyce J
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Delightful Hermanus hideaway
Beautifully presented gem of a cottage in the heart of Hermanus. So convenient for shops, restaurants and cliff top walks without using the car. Fixtures and fittings are first class and my two toddler grandchildren had lots of space to play in safety. The gardens are private ,secure and very pretty.
Visited November 2017
Written 28 November 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Ria J
Ria J
Thanks for my review on Windsong Cottage, it is highly appreciated and enjoyed hosting the delightfull guests. Surely would like to hosts them again in the near future.
Written 30 November 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

PaulineRSydney
PaulineRSydney
Lake Macquarie, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A cosy and comfortable 'home away from home'.
This cottage is in a great location, tucked away in a little side street. It's an easy walk to the cliff top path, shops and eateries. It has a very private feel, with walled courtyards front and back. Host, Ria, was very welcoming and helped us become familiar with the facilities, TV set up etc. The cottage is charmingly decorated and really well equipped, with a comfy couch, good beds, lovely linen and a little gas heater which kept us all cosy. I'd love to revisit in summer and take advantage of the outdoor courtyards and spa.
Visited August 2017
Written 21 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Ria J
Ria J
Hallo Pauline Thankyou so much for the review you gave Windsong Cottage, it is much appreciated and lovely to host you. Would welcome you back at any time. Regards Ria
Written 21 August 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jan W
Jan W
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Immaculate lock-up-n-go in prime position
We were extremely comfortable in this wonderfully-appointed cottage which is a literal stone's throw from Hermanus' restaurants, shops and the whale-watching spots. Although the element of the jacuzzi took a while to heat, it was great to be able to jump into the bubbles on a cold winter's day. The cottage has everything one needs for catering/braaing and relaxing in comfort - we'd love to return in summer and enjoy the beaches and warmer weather then. Thank you Ria for a lovely stay.
Visited July 2017
Written 2 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Ria J
Ria J
Hi Jan Thanks for the review about Windsong Cottage. I would love to host you again and glad you enjoyed your stay! oh yes and the rugby was a bonus! Regards Ria
Written 2 August 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Bathroom and laundry
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Parking
  • Parking available
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available

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Map
Getting there
Cape Town Intl Airport
77.5 km
Restaurants
The Hussar Grill Hermanus
2 min

Char'd Grill & Wine Bar
3 min

The Wine Glass Hermanus
5 min

Cafè 1904 Restaurant
4 min
Attractions
Cape Whale Coast
5 minGeologic Formations

Hoy's Koppie
5 minPoints of Interest & Landmarks

Lembu Gallery & Studio
5 minArt Galleries

Hermanus Waterfront
3 minShopping Malls
About the neighbourhood
Windsong is situated in one of the oldest little streets in Hermanus, which is Hope street and cnr College rd, which is busy at times during business hrs. We are approximately 3 minutes walk from Hermanus INFO, Checkers Shopping centre, Woolworths Shopping Centre. 4-5 minutes walk from Amazing Restuarants to choose from at our Seafront and Art Galleries and Gift and Clothing shops. This quaint Cottage is so Central and easy to walk everywhere including the cliff paths and Mountain paths. Lots of entertainment nearby.
Getting around
We Have Taxi services and Bicycle rentals just around the corner from Windsong, to take you whereever you would like to go. We do book Boat trips for our guests well in advance, because these are very fully booked. There is a lot of activities, like wine tours, abalone tour, Shark cage diving, Panthera Rehab centre for wild Cats, and lots more. The Hermanus Gholf club is aproximately 2.6 km's away.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Coming from Cape Town Airport (106 km) take N2 Freeway, then turn off just past Botriver on your left onto the R43 and that will take you straight to Hermanus. At the first Roundabout in Hermanus take the first exit to the Left into Royal Street and then First exit to Right into Dirkie Uys street, then First Left into Hope street. Continue to the end of this street and Windsong Cottage is on the Right at the end of the street. Parking is right in front of Windsong Cottage.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 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 Windsong Cottage

Windsong Cottage is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Windsong Cottage has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Windsong Cottage has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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