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Whale Huys Luxury Ocean Villa, Pool,WiFi, sleeps 8

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Overview
4 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
Villa
Perched on the ocean's edge, Whale Huys Eco Villa has beautiful unobstructed sea views from all living areas, dining areas and bedrooms. Fall asleep and wake to the sound of the waves gently lapping at the rocks below. Each of the four bedroom opens onto its own sea front balcony. The uninterrupted panoramic views of Walker Bay and the surrounding mountain range extend to Hangklip and even Cape Point on a clear day. Next to the infinity pool, a private path through the fynbos takes you to the water's edge and links to a walking trail that extends from Gansbaai on one end to the pristine beaches of the Walker Bay Nature Conservancy near Hermanus on the other. Less than two hours to Cape Town International Airport, Whale Huys is well positioned as a weekend escape from Cape Town or Johanne...Perched on the ocean's edge, Whale Huys Eco Villa has beautiful unobstructed sea views from all living areas, dining areas and bedrooms. Fall asleep and wake to the sound of the waves gently lapping at the rocks below. Each of the four bedroom opens onto its own sea front balcony. The uninterrupted panoramic views of Walker Bay and the surrounding mountain range extend to Hangklip and even Cape Point on a clear day. Next to the infinity pool, a private path through the fynbos takes you to the water's edge and links to a walking trail that extends from Gansbaai on one end to the pristine beaches of the Walker Bay Nature Conservancy near Hermanus on the other. Less than two hours to Cape Town International Airport, Whale Huys is well positioned as a weekend escape from Cape Town or Johannesburg. In the other direction, just 85 km north of Cape Agulhas, the most Southern point in Africa, Whale Huys is also a great place to start your garden route tour Whale Huys is directly on the Whale Coast in De Kelders, (Overberg region, Western Cape. South Africa) you can experience some of the best land based whale watching in the world (June to November) directly from the villa. Also during the rest of the year, dolphins, seals, dassies and dozens of species of birds provide a delightful contact with nature. Combining the warmth and character of traditional thatched roof architecture with the luxury of a modern holiday villa, Whale Huys has conveniences like basic satellite TV, wireless internet and a laptop you can use to check your mail or surf the web. Eco-friendly solar panels ensure that clean energy is used and that the lights are always on. Daily maid services are available at an extra charge. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
- Due to safety issues related to the swimming pool we do not allow children under 12 years of age, or the safety net should be left on at all times. - Fitness equipment in the gym (weights, rowing machine, home trainer) should only be operated by people with experience using fitness equipment. Children under the ago of 16 are asked not to use the gym.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 4 Attached (ensuite)
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Meet the host
Bruce H
Hosting since May 2015
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French, Dutch
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsLeigh, who lives nearby, will meet you when you arrive to hand over the key and answer any questions you might have. Should any questions or problems arise during your stay, she is just a phone call away.
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Reviews (38)
1AuD2
1AuD2
3 contributions
Eine wundervolle Unterkunft mit einem herrlichen Blick über das Meer. Tolle Lage, direkt am Meer, wunderschöner Wanderpfad direkt vor dem Haus. Auch im August empfehlenswert, drinnen Kaminofen und außen Hot Tub. Absolut empfehlenswert!
Visited August 2022
Written 12 September 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Happiness13615050976
Happiness13615050976
1 contribution
What a surprise, a self-catering house welcoming guests with a gift basket and flowers, thanks Bruce. We had a wonderful stay in this amazing venue where the living area and all rooms have an ocean view and have to mention, the deck, with a pool, braai, kitchenette, all overlooking the bay definitely our favourite spot (as well as the 4 and 8 year old who just loved the pool and the walking trails). We’ll soon be back for another visit!
Visited March 2022
Written 31 March 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

weefi27
weefi27
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom17 contributions
We were so very privileged to spend four nights here twice in one trip! A short stay with friends and then Christmas with our family. With a month long of travelling all the way from the UK, Whale Huys was our haven for the ultimate relaxation. From the very start of planning the trip and booking with Bruce, to our wonderful welcome from Leigh, the manageress, we couldn’t fault a thing. This beautiful home has the perfect spot on the rocks in front of the sea, with views which took our breath away, and which changed daily. Our family Christmas was so very special here - memories of great braiis over the open fire, relaxing by the pool, lots of photo opportunities, walks to the nearby beach reserve, and one of the best meals at Springfontein Eats for a Boxing Day to remember! Thank you Bruce for allowing us to share your little slice of heaven which is Whale Huys!
Visited December 2019
Written 10 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Crystal-Shimirh... B
Crystal-Shimirh... B
4 contributions
What an awesome getaway?! Waking up to the sounds of the ocean and a fresh sea breeze. Going for long walks along the coastline and soaking in the picturesque scenery and then socialising by the fire on the patio made for a wonderful break from the city. The house is very well stocked for family meals in and the wifi speed was surprisingly good! Will definitely be returning as soon as the opportunity arises. Thank you Whale & Guppy Huys.
Visited January 2020
Written 1 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Michel Lapeyronie
Michel Lapeyronie
1 contribution
Site magnifique et séjour enchanteur pour 7 personnes, un accueil très agréable et une maison, au bord de la falaise au-dessus de la mer, qui a énormément de charme. Encore plus belle en réalité qu'en photo !!!
Visited November 2019
Written 1 December 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

elsabeviljoen
elsabeviljoen
Cape Town Central, South Africa25 contributions
This is a beaut of a house with fantastic views of the ocean and the surrounding mountains. Loved swimming in the pool and being outside on the deck. The rooms and bathrooms & kitchen is fully equipped, you need nothing else! Would love to go back again for longer ;)
Visited April 2019
Written 2 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bruce H
Bruce H
So glad you had such a good time at Whale Huys . We very much look forward to welcoming you back.
Written 4 April 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tessa-Lynn Kriedemamm
Tessa-Lynn Kriedemamm
Cape Town, South Africa4 contributions
I used this beautiful location to get ready with all my bridesmaids on my wedding day! We booked the place for the whole weekend and couldn't have asked for a better place and location. Owners were very accommodating in making sure the place was in tip top condition and added special detail for our special occasion. They also arranged a cleaner to be there on the day assisting where ever possible, and setting up for our big arrival home after the wedding! I cant wait to go back and relive our most special day! Thanks so much!!
Visited April 2018
Written 5 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bruce H
Bruce H
Glad we could, in a very small way, contribute to your special day. All the best to the two of you for a beautiful life together!
Written 6 June 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

juanitamalesmoss
juanitamalesmoss
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Beautifully appointed home with everything you need. Perfectly positioned right on the rocks, offering spectacular views. Sliding doors open wide to bring the outside in, and when the Cape weather turns, beautiful and cosy with the fireplace. We were a group of 8 and the house is large enough for everyone to find their comfort spot in a group or for some quiet time. A wonderful nature trail on your doorstep; the unspoilt "Plaat" where we spent many full days lapping up the sun, the vast beach and wild waves. Pick fresh mussels! Many interesting areas around, wines farms and natures best! The area is home to seals and dolphins and we were fortunate to see whales as well. Bruce the home owner was very accommodating with any of our requests and a pleasure to deal with. We booked for peak season 18 months in advance and enjoyed a fabulous memorable 16 night holiday! We can't wait to go back again.
Visited December 2017
Written 18 January 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bruce H
Bruce H
Thank you for your review. I'm so glad you and your group had such an enjoyable and relaxing stay. It sounds like you were able to rediscover so many of the things that make De Kelders such a special place. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Written 18 January 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Trek680481
Trek680481
1 contribution
Ein Haus in dem man gerne Uralub macht: sehr gut ausgestatet, ruhig gelegen, mit viel Platz für alle und dazu noch die super Lage. Wr haben uns hier sehr wohl gefühlt und können diese Unterkunft allen weiter empfehlen.
Visited November 2017
Written 20 November 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bruce H
Bruce H
Thanks for the review, Markus. So glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. We look forward to welcoming you back at some point.
Written 20 November 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jwbttr
jwbttr
Heemstede, The Netherlands1 contribution
We had a marvelous last week of our vacation. It is a great house, clean and with good and modern facilities. Except from the four bathrooms you have a great undisturbed view from all rooms over de sea, lot of wales and on distance Hermanus. The reality is even more beautiful than the photos suggest. On short distance from Cape town, a nice central place for visiting nice places as Betty's bay (pinguins), wineries, botanical garden, Hermanus.
Visited August 2017
Written 29 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bruce H
Bruce H
I'm delighted to hear that you and your group had such a nice stay and saw so many whales. It sounds like you made some great excursions as well. There is really so much to do in the area, I hope you'll be back!
Written 31 August 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Gym
Highchair
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Parking
Patio
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Located in the quiet, upmarket community De Kelders, Whale Huys is perfect for those seeking peace and quiet, yet still with easy access to all basic amenities. There is a bakery and restaurant just a few blocks away, while the town of Gansbaai (5 minutes by car) has 2 supermarkets, 2 banks, various shops, a spa, and a number of restaurants. Stanford (10 minutes by car) is known for its excellent country restaurants. Outdoor activities abound, including hiking, shark-cage diving, whale watching. The marine 'Big 5' can all be seen within 15 minutes of the Villa You can find this
Getting around
There is no public transport serving De Kelders and for most activities you will need a car. We can arrange for helicopter or aircraft transfer from Cape Town to De Kelders through Overberg Aviation.
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whale Huys Luxury Ocean Villa, Pool,WiFi, sleeps 8

Whale Huys Luxury Ocean Villa, Pool,WiFi, sleeps 8 is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

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