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

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Direct Ocean Property with panoramic views of sea and mountains
1 of 85Direct Ocean Property with panoramic views of sea and mountains
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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
4 Attached (ensuite), 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
Bruce H
Languages spoken:English, Spanish, French, Dutch
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2015
Interaction with guests
Leigh, 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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Reviewed 10 January 2020

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...More

Date of stay: December 2019
2  Thank weefi27
Reviewed 2 January 2020

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...More

Date of stay: January 2020
1  Thank Shimirhi
Reviewed 2 April 2019

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...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank elsabeviljoen
Bruce H, VR Owner at Whale Huys Luxury Ocean Villa, Pool,WiFi, sleeps 8, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2019

So glad you had such a good time at Whale Huys . We very much look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 6 June 2018

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...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Tesley0752
Bruce H, VR Owner at Whale Huys Luxury Ocean Villa, Pool,WiFi, sleeps 8, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

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!

Reviewed 18 January 2018

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...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank juanitamalesmoss
Bruce H, VR Owner at Whale Huys Luxury Ocean Villa, Pool,WiFi, sleeps 8, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

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...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

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....More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank jwbttr
Bruce H, VR Owner at Whale Huys Luxury Ocean Villa, Pool,WiFi, sleeps 8, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

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!

Reviewed 6 March 2017

We have stayed two nights in this lovely house with its magnificent views and would have liked to stay much longer! We will visit again!

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank Helena H
Bruce H, VR Owner at Whale Huys Luxury Ocean Villa, Pool,WiFi, sleeps 8, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the review, and yes, two nights is very short, so we hope you can stay longer next time. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 31 December 2016

We stayed for 3 nights at the beginning of November and the first thing that strikes you entering the house is the amazing vista through the wide windows. It was truly a wow! moment. It is a very well appointed house, with I think everything...More

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank LizzyD46
Bruce H, VR Owner at Whale Huys Luxury Ocean Villa, Pool,WiFi, sleeps 8, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2017

Dear Jane, Glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry to hear you didn't see whales -- there were fewer whales reported in the bay this past year, some people think it may have to do with water temperatures, but we're hopeful that they will be back...More

Reviewed 28 November 2016

We stayed with our 2 girls at the end of October for 4 nights. The area is very nice with big impressive houses at the waterfront. We spotted whales from the house and walking trails almost every day. We also saw a glimpse of dolphins...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank 925catharinah
Bruce H, VR Owner at Whale Huys Luxury Ocean Villa, Pool,WiFi, sleeps 8, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

Thanks for staying with us and thanks for your nice review. Your review pointed out what for me is one of the nicest aspects of Whale Huys: it's a great place for outdoor activities like hiking but also perfect place to relax and just look...More

Reviewed 14 November 2016

Had the immense pleasure of spending a few days at Whale Huys very recently. As many have already written it is indeed a lovely house, but for us...to be quite candid...it was all about the glorious, simply stupendous views over Walker Bay. Sweeping. Stunning. Awe...More

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank judithlorraine123
Bruce H, VR Owner at Whale Huys Luxury Ocean Villa, Pool,WiFi, sleeps 8, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2016

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay so much, and yes, it is indeed, all about the views! You raised a good point -- although the house is quite big, and big enough for four couples, because the master bedroom is on the main floor even...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Gym
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
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
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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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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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.

Whale Huys Luxury Ocean Villa, Pool,WiFi, sleeps 8 has 5 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Whale Huys Luxury Ocean Villa, Pool,WiFi, sleeps 8 has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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