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Cliff Top Houses: The Cat's Whiskers, Ballots Nature Reserve, cliff & sea views

Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Wilderness, Western Cape
The Cat's Whiskers meaning 'a person or thing that is excellent or superior'.
Situated in a protected nature reserve perched high on the cliffs and surrounded by forest, fynbos and ocean, this exceptional villa is an ideal hideaway for those seeking peace, tranquility and that special magic.
Designed by multi-award winning architect, Henry Paine, the spacious timber and glass villa is contemporary but warm and welcoming at the same time. The living areas combine luxury, comfort and beauty with magnificent sea views. Open the glass doors from the living room to the sea facing deck and watch whales and dolphin in the bay below or waves crashing against the rocks along the coastline. The dining room / kitchen leads onto a secluded deck built into fynbos, the Cape's unique floral kingdom - a birders paradise, peaceful and prot...
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Listing #HL213203
About the Owner
Sally K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:March 2012
Interaction with guests
We the owners, Sally and Henry, live on the nature reserve and will be there to welcome you and talk about the hiking trails, game viewing, local restaurants and Garden Route sights. The people who find us are the kind of people who we makes friends with and most come back time and time again. Many an evening has been spent drinking wine with our guests, chatting about our beautiful paradise. We leave you in peace, but should you want info, help or advice, we are always available.
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

It was everything we wished for and everything we had expected! The cliff and sea views are simply stunning and you hear the sound of waves crushing on the rocks below. The private nature reserve is an incredibly setting for the stunning house and we...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank johanf764
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The simple location of Cliff Top Houses is just perfect! But then once you are in the houses the beauty continues. Everything is thought of in this gorgeously decorated and designed home. The beds are comfy, towels soft and the view, breathtaking. We went of...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Trek431737
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

We had the privilege to enjoy house #8 for a couple of nights. Smart & transparent architecture with unbeatable, breathtaking sea views from every (!) angle. Wales, dolphins, sea lions and leather-back turtles passing the balcony. Beautiful birds all around the house and further African...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank User100XY
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (14)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
Additional amenities & feature info
All spaces in the villa have been designed to encompass the magnificent views.
The stylish main bedroom with king bed has spectacular views of ocean, fynbos & forest and opens on to a small private deck. The en-suite bathroom with bath big enough for two and shower also has endless views. The second bedroom with king bed, has views of forest and ocean, private deck and bathroom en-suite with shower and forest views. The third bedroom has views of fynbos and ocean, two single beds and bathroom en-suite with shower. All beds have the finest linen and either electric blankets or hot water bottles.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    3 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
    2 Kings
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Last minute specials available. No credit card facilities. Payment terms - 50% deposit, balance 3 weeks prior to arrival. Payment accepted in UK or SA bank accounts.
Bookings cancelled more than 90 days prior to arrival - 10% cancellation fee
Bookings cancelled between 90 and 61 days to arrival - 25% cancellation fee
Bookings cancelled between 60 and 31 days to arrival - 50% cancellation fee. Bookings cancelled less than 30 days to arrival - 100% cancellation fee
Arrival time: 14h00 unless prior arrangements have been made. Departure time: 10h00 unless prior arrangements have been made.
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About the neighbourhood
The Wilderness / Garden Route region has it all - beautiful white beaches, ancient forests and the unique Cape Floral Kingdom. The climate is temperate, summers not too hot and winters not too cold.

Cliff Top Houses are situated in Ballots Heights, 12 km from the small town of Wilderness. 10 minutes drive away is famous surfer’s paradise, Victoria Bay, which boasts not only world class surfing, but also an excellent swimming beach. George with its shops, restaurants and cinemas is 15 minutes away. Wilderness, also 15 minutes away has beautiful beaches, lagoon and river, canoeing, great walks, restaurants and country markets.
Sedgefield, 25 minutes away is famous for its award winning Saturday farmers market with gourmet organic products grown in the vicinity. The serene inland lakes fl...
Getting around
A car is essential for exploring the area. SUV not necessary.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: George: 20.0 km
Fly to Johannesburg, connect via budget airlines Kulula or 1Time or national airline SAA to George. Fly to Cape Town, connect via SAA to George or hire a car and drive 5 hours. Ballots Nature Reserve is 25 minutes from George airport along the N2 towards Wilderness. Take the Victoria Bay turn off from the N2 and we are on the cliffs to the right. The road is steep and winding, but accessible in an ordinary vehicle. An SUV is not necessary.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 8.0 km.
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