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Bayview Hermanus

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Condo/Apartment
Quiet and sought-after apartment complex located directly on the sea front Breathtaking sea-front lounge area with unparalleled 180' vista across Walker Bay allowing arm-chair whale watching from the windows 3rd (top) floor situation adjacent to lifts/stairwell Refurbished this year to very high specification finishes Sea-facing main double bedroom with en-suite shower WC Mountain-facing double bedroom en-suite travertine bathroom with shower & WC. Can be set up as 2 single beds or one super king as you require Single bed on enclosed Balcony Fully equipped kitchen; Onyx-stone work surfaces, Bosch induction hob cooker and stove, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, Microwave, toaster, kettle etc. Elegant comfortable lounge with TV and DSTV included Free unlimited broadband Wifi throug...Quiet and sought-after apartment complex located directly on the sea front Breathtaking sea-front lounge area with unparalleled 180' vista across Walker Bay allowing arm-chair whale watching from the windows 3rd (top) floor situation adjacent to lifts/stairwell Refurbished this year to very high specification finishes Sea-facing main double bedroom with en-suite shower WC Mountain-facing double bedroom en-suite travertine bathroom with shower & WC. Can be set up as 2 single beds or one super king as you require Single bed on enclosed Balcony Fully equipped kitchen; Onyx-stone work surfaces, Bosch induction hob cooker and stove, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, Microwave, toaster, kettle etc. Elegant comfortable lounge with TV and DSTV included Free unlimited broadband Wifi throughout. Open plan dining area – seats 4 Weekly cleaning/Laundry service Very private, Safe and secure with alarm system and full ADT security service 3rd Floor location and wide opening windows make us unsuitable for very small children General: Beautiful landscaped gardens with Private sea-edge horizon pool and abundant birdlife Sea view Barbecue are and shore-front gazebo outdoor dining terrace Excellent Supermarket, Gym, Wine merchants, Cafe and Hairdressers just across the road Opposite Hermanus Golf Course and Cricket Ground Short (10 mins) walk along Main road or Cliff Path to town restaurants, cafes, markets and shops *Load-Shedding Mitigation* As you know, all South Africa has been suffering daily national power cuts of between 2 - 6 hours daily. This is known locally as “Loadshedding”. This situation is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. We have installed a powerful battery-pack/inverter system that stores electricity from the grid for your comfort during these power cuts. The system allows you uninterrupted service for: Wifi, TV, DTSV decoder, VOIP landline phone, Lights, 2 Cellphone charge points. The stove, fridge and white goods will not be operable during power cuts but we have supplied a single gas hob/kettle for you to boil water and do basic cooking should you wish to. There are also several powerful rechargeable battery lights throughout the apartment and plentiful candles! Most restaurants and retailers in the Hermanus area have back up generators installed and so continue to offer uninterrupted full service There are 3 recognised seasons in Hermanus - the apartment is priced differently according to these. Tripadvisor will automatically calculate the relevant rates for the dates that you request: Low Season 01May - 31August Spring Whales Mid-Season 01 September - 30 November Summer High Season 15 December - 14 January Autumn Harvest Mid-Season 15 January - 30 April Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: N/A
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Super King1 King1 Single
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Philip B
Hosting since March 2015
Languages spoken: German, English, French, Portuguese
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (29)
Ninavanheerden
Ninavanheerden
Tzaneen, South Africa14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
BEYOND FABULOUS!
This spectacular apartment is the epitome of comfort and style. Beautifully appointed with the most comfortable beds and lots of hot water with great pressure. Duck-egg coloured furniture in the lounge leads onto the most spectacular wide-angle view of the Hermanus coast and beautiful gardens below. Even more is the huge swimming pool right on the sea which is for residents only with a great braai and sunbathing area. This apartment was beyond all our expectations - from the check-in to the view and everything in between. It was the most perfect apartment a few minutes from Hermanus central. What more could you want? We definitely highly recommend it and will be back!
Visited February 2023
Written 20 February 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek62850365045
Trek62850365045
Thank you Nina for your kind words -Am so glad you had a lovely time and got the best our of the space. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Thank you again for choosing us All the best Phil
Written 26 February 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Abri
Abri
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hermanus Heaven
We stayed here over the December holiday. Words cannot describe the absolute beauty and tranquility of this apartment. The unit is situated in a secure complex close to amenities. The view is absolute bliss and the unit is equipped with everything you might need for a relaxing stay. Highly recommended.
Visited December 2022
Written 6 January 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek62850365045
Trek62850365045
Thank you so much for the kind words and recommendation. I'm really glad you enjoyed yourselves. Bayview is indeed a special location in Hermanus We're looking forward to welcoming you and your friends back here very soon! All the best for 2023 Phil
Written 29 January 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lara Luis
Lara Luis
Tzaneen, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Heaven on earth!
What an absolute gem! Our family stayed at Bayview for a week and wanted for nothing. It is neat as a pin. So tastefully decorated, has everything a family needs to cook and clean for yourselves. Of course, the view is to die for. It’s safe and secure and we literally felt like it was home away from home! The beds are super comfy and we slept like babies listening to the waves break below our window. The pool area is perfect for relaxing sundowners. Highly recommended. We will definitely be back!
Visited December 2022
Written 23 December 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek62850365045
Trek62850365045
Thanks Lara - We're SO glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back very soon! All the best for 2023. Phil :)
Written 27 December 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Heidi
Heidi
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful Bayview
How glorious to wake up to this unparalleled view of Walker Bay and go to sleep with the sound of waves crashing as your lullaby. The whales have been playing their part, breaching, lob tailing and frolicking. Spectacular cloud formations, ocean iridescent, playful seals and sea birds flying in formation, a gentle lick above the deep blue sea. All this observed from the spacious, magnificent balcony. It’s hard to drag yourself away from this beautiful, gentle space. The apartment has all the amenities - WiFi, DSTV, wall heaters, dishwashers and an induction stove for pure comfort and ease of living. The comfortable mattresses, crisp linen and electric blankets ensured a perfect winter night’s sleep, while the abundant showers left one refreshed and ready to explore. Tasteful furniture and fittings added to the overall aesthetic. Meander down to manicured lawns, colourful indigenous flowerbeds and a tempting pool. The eclectic shops and satisfying restaurants are easily accessible, as are the rewarding Cliff Paths. Highly recommended.
Visited August 2022
Written 14 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek62850365045
Trek62850365045
Thanks so much for the kind words - Look forward to welcoming you back again soon! All the best. Phil
Written 31 October 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Siyabonga M
Siyabonga M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Best winter getaway
We stayed at this lovely apartment for a week in South African mid winter and it was totally amazing. The apartment is exactly as it looks in the pictures, with luxurious comfort and kitted out for staying indoors in winter - it is warm and cosy. Some days we stayed in the whole day - the grounds are magnificent, and others we went walking all over Hermanus - it is a walking distance to the city centre where all the restaurants, farmers market and galleries are, the Cliff Path to Grotto beach and a few minutes (less than 10minutes) drive to Fernkloof Nature Reserve. Communication with the letting agent was smooth and easy. We saw the most beautiful flora in the area. The property is right on the beach and we will come back again, whether summer or winter.
Visited June 2022
Written 27 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nicolet B
Nicolet B
Bloemfontein, South Africa17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Breathtaking!
This place is simply beautiful, we could not get enough of the magnificent view! We sat and stared at the ocean for hours, while relaxing on the lovely stoep. The garden below looks like it is straight out of a magazine! The unit is neat, has everything that one might need, and more, and is located close to a lot of restaurants and shops. We loved everything about our stay, and would recommend Bayview to everyone. We were sad to leave.
Visited July 2021
Written 20 July 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

The Fords
The Fords
Cape Town, South Africa170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just heavenly!
What a view! You can see the breathtaking turquoise ocean from everywhere - what better way to relax than right in front of a huge window, on a comfy couch overlooking mesmerizing mountains and watching the waves crash on the rocks. Our unit had everything we needed and more. The grounds are so well looked after and there is a communal braai area overlooking the ocean as well. There is a big pool to enjoy on warm days and a beautiful bath to enjoy with a glass of wine on chilly evenings. We were sad to leave this place! Would love to stay here again.
Visited November 2020
Written 1 November 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek62850365045
Trek62850365045
Thanks Darren - we hope to welcome you back here again soon! Best regards. Phil
Written 31 October 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

247LiveLife
247LiveLife
South Africa1,054 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tranquil stay
This was not my first visit, and will certainly not be my last! I booked for only 2 nights, but ended up staying 1 extra night, as I didn't want to go home because i just loved the tranquility of the place. There have been some renovations carried out since I was there last, and the kitchen has been opened up so it's open plan with the dining room and lounge. Much better than before! And the bathroom in the second bedroom is much more modern. We spent all our time chilling on the enclosed patio, listening to the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks below. The whales disappointed us, as they didn't come to visit to say hello.
Visited November 2019
Written 10 November 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek62850365045
Trek62850365045
Thank you so much - we look forward to welcoming you again soon! Best regards. Phil
Written 31 October 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marieke Bezuidenhout
Marieke Bezuidenhout
Tzaneen, South Africa7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Armchair whale watching in style
This centrally located luxurious apartment offers all the best of Hermanus right at your doorstep. Whale watching, cliff top walks, restaurants and the beach. The apartment has all the right ingredients - lovely decor, fabulous linen, ocean views, well equipped kitchen, satellite TV and Wifi.
Visited October 2018
Written 6 November 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ontour98
Ontour98
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wish we could have stayed longer...
Stunning setting! There were whales in the bay every morning, who could ever get tired of that right? None of us wanted to leave. It was peaceful, yet close to all of the amenities and easy to find. When it says fully equipped they mean it; washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, the works. Considering the problems we have with water right now in Cape Town it was an absolute joy to have a powerful shower with water so soft that I didn't even need to use shampoo. Can't wait to return. Thanks Phil x
Visited February 2018
Written 25 February 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Centaur_SW1
Centaur_SW1
Pleasure to have welcomed you! So glad you saw whales so early in hte year and enjoyed the surrounding area. Next time stay longer! All the best. Phil
Written 26 February 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private yard
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Terrace
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Elevator/Lift access

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About the neighbourhood
Cuisine The Western Cape has been a global foodie destination for several decades. Famed for fusing the experience and creativity of international chefs with richly varied, endemic provenanced ingredients.  The Hermanus area elides terroir and climate unique wines, cheese, honey, truffles, poultry  Wild Oysters, Western Rock Lobsters, Game venison, citrus, berries and orchards. Often infused with the unique fragrance of the endemic fynbos herbs such as Buchu, Honey Bush and Rooibos.  Whether its sublime views from; Heaven. Grootbos, Bientang’s Cave and Harbour rock or Exquisite Starred Cuisine,, Springfontein Eats, the Marine Hotel, the Restaurant,  Or homely rural fare; Moggs Country Kitchen, Havercroft’s,Mariana’s, the Royal Oke, Dassiesfontein. The majority of local vineyards as well as rate Klein Rivier Cheese farm also offer wine pairings with food that offer exceptional value and quality many also offer family ready made picnic baskets to complement their enological output. Creation and Gabrielskloof are great examples of this. Golf 27-hole Hermanus Golf club, just across the road is rated as one of the top 10 in South Africa and is perennially popular with locals and visitors. Booking green time can be done prior to travel in advance is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment on arrival   Wines The Overberg Wine route is rapidly approaching the established centres of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschoek as one of SA’s key wine destinations, Hemel en Aarde valley boasts Newton Johnson, Creation, Hamilton Russell , Hermanuspietersfontein and Gabrielskloof. Then to the east, Stanford and Elgin valleys home to Lomond, Stanford Hills, Raka and Springfontein. Adjacent Elim Valley hosts Black Oystercatcher, Jean Daneel, The Berrio and Quoin Rock. Most Vineyards have attached restaurants of typically high quality and reputation to compliment their wine tastings. The unique terroir and cooler, slower grape maturation creates a richly varied and quite different wine tasting experience enabled by some of the finest growers and vintners in the country   Birdlife Sugarbirds, Sunbirds, Whydahs, Flycatchers and Weaverbirds are as common as sparrows in the apartment’s gardens leading to the pool area. They evolved symbiotically with the indigenous Proteas and Ericas are pretty much the iconic ticks of the Oberberg. in addition to Hermanus's indigenous fymbos mountain species we offer to littoral shores , Black Oystercatchers, whimbrels, penguins, plovers and pelagic seabirds; Terns and petrels, farmland; blue cranes, francolins and diurnal raptors, migratory storks and cranes. An earnest and lucky birdwatcher ought to be able to achieve more than 150 species in a fortnight. Ernie’s dawn and sunset river cruise on the Stanford lagoon is a popular induction to the wetland species; Gallinules, fish eagles, Gymnogene and ospreys, and monthly offshore cruises to view the oceanic pelagics; Petrels, albatrosses etc are increasingly well supported   Fynbos The Cape  is the smallest and most densely speciated Floral Kingdom in the World. A botanical wonderland where geographical isolation for millions of years, ancient rock, extremely varied soil and climate have produced an endemic speciation like no other. Dozens of endemic species have been cultivated and are familiar in your gardens. Several excellent nature reserves are well laid out for walkers of every ability and in some Oveberg locations you’ll be able to spot literally hundreds of different species within a 10 minute stroll. Fernkloof reserve and Rotary Drive peak are just 5 minutes from the apartment but also worth visiting are Grootbos Eco Reserve, Harold Porter Botanical gardens, Walker Bay reserve, Caledon botanical gardens. A day-trip pilgrimage to Kirstenbosch (Cape Town) 'the university of botany' is also pretty much compulsory   Whales & Sharks The undisputed shore-based whale watching capital of the World, Hermanus’s Walker Bay hosts many hundreds of Southern Right Whales every Spring as they migrate from Antarctic feeding grounds to calve, breed and play. During the peak season (May-Nov) you’ll be ably to watch dozens of whales from the window of the apparent breaching, lobbing tail-sailing and training their calves in the safe waters of the Marine reserve. Migrating Humpbacks, resident Bryde’s whales as well as huge pods of Bottle-nosed dolphins are also frequently seen from the window and once or twice a year we have seen Killer whales from the window. Gansbaai, 20km down the road, is for Great White Sharks what Hermanus is to whales - a fur seal breeding colony on the 2 islets just offshore creates a natural “feeding channel” where large quantities of these huge migratory sharks gather to hunt each year. Shark viewing is from the boat or in lowered cages and trips are dependant upon the turbidity of the water. A real ‘lifer” experience and extremely educational on the ecology of this magnificent and misunderstood species.   Arts & Crafts The undisputed charms of the Overberg area is a honey-pot for creatively sensitive sorts from all over the World. Many writers, painters, sculptors and musicians have moved here to set up ateliers or retired here creating a contemporary creative crucible that transcends the street art mask/bead/batik available elsewhere across Africa Hermanus art galleries, bookshops and crafts boutiques are almost as commonplace as estate agents in the high street and many great names can be visited in their workshops and studios if you know where to ask. Creative fairs of different disciplines occur most months and the Friday evening Arts Meander through Hermanus’ galleries (liberally lubricated with local wine sampling) are a popular way to get to know local craftspeople as well as more well-known artists.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
From Cape Town Airport turn left onto the freeway towards Somerset West Drive on straight through and ascend Sir Lowry's Pass Drive on through Elgin (where there is a pleasant cafe restaurant: Peregrines) Through the mountains past Hoew Hoek where there is also a nice restaurant and shop/Toilets. As you descend in the direction of Caledon you will see the exit for Hermanus on the left. Take this exit and drive straight past Hawston to Hermanus. Continue through Hermanus town centre, the main street turns sharply left to follow the coast. Proceed along Main Street for about 1 km past the Marine Hotel. Bayview is on the right hand side Opposite the Spar/Tops Off Licence and Quest petrol garage. Travel time: 1 hour 15mins
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 15 min walk)

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 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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