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The Bird House- Wilderness coastal reserve retreat

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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Located in the unspoiled heart of South Africa's famous Garden Route, this beautiful 3 bedroomed wooden house is situated in a private coastal nature reserve with ocean, forest and expansive mountain views. The protected nature reserve is covered with the world famous Cape Floral kingdom fynbos vegetation, coastal scrub and indigenous forest and is home to a myriad of birds and wild animals. From the breathtaking Knysna Lourie (now called the Knysna turaco (Tauraco corythaix) to a small herd of zebras, tortoises, ostriches and even the secret RooiKat or caracal share this beautiful haven with a few lucky humans. Luxuriously furnished with quirkiness and humour, The Bird House is holiday heaven. The exceptionally well equipped kitchen - including Smeg fixtures - is a foodies dream while a s...Located in the unspoiled heart of South Africa's famous Garden Route, this beautiful 3 bedroomed wooden house is situated in a private coastal nature reserve with ocean, forest and expansive mountain views. The protected nature reserve is covered with the world famous Cape Floral kingdom fynbos vegetation, coastal scrub and indigenous forest and is home to a myriad of birds and wild animals. From the breathtaking Knysna Lourie (now called the Knysna turaco (Tauraco corythaix) to a small herd of zebras, tortoises, ostriches and even the secret RooiKat or caracal share this beautiful haven with a few lucky humans. Luxuriously furnished with quirkiness and humour, The Bird House is holiday heaven. The exceptionally well equipped kitchen - including Smeg fixtures - is a foodies dream while a small yet eclectic library, a variety of wonderful resting places, games, and general comfort makes for easy relaxation. The centre of the house is the large stylishly appointed open plan living / dining / kitchen area with direct access to a wide wooden deck wrapping around two sides of the house where sundowners or a barbeque can be enjoyed day or night. 2 of the 3 bedrooms have access to the deck and they all have their own uniquely beautiful views. The 2 full bathrooms are bright and fresh and both have showers and baths.More
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Jane K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2015
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Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Perfect way to escape the December madness. Knysna Loeries and a large tortoise have been entertaining us. Wilderness and George close enough for eating and shopping but far enough to not be a distraction.

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank NickS5927
GIJane2014, VR Owner at The Bird House- Wilderness coastal reserve retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2019

Thank you Nick - I hope we see you again in our little secret paradise.

Reviewed 24 September 2018

Jane has created a magnificent space that allows you to relax, unwind and connect with the nature around you. Thoughtful and tasteful finishes leaves you wanting for nothing. If you love to cook then you'll be spoilt for choice with her chefs dream kitchen. I...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank markveltman
GIJane2014, VR Owner at The Bird House- Wilderness coastal reserve retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2019

Looking forward to your summer return Mark

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Reviewed 24 September 2018

The Bird House is beautifully situated in a pristine eco friendly estate with magnificent views. The attraction for us was the remoteness and privacy of this unique location. The well designed accomodation is spacious and comfortable with an artistic flare. There are wonderful walks in...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank timchev
GIJane2014, VR Owner at The Bird House- Wilderness coastal reserve retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Thank you for the review - I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 27 March 2018

We enjoyed the fact we had the little bay all to ourselves ,which was ideal with a built in bbq area and most important a toilet!! Great experience,thanks again to Jane,sister Sally and Eric for good inside info about the area.

Date of stay: March 2018
1  Thank David H
GIJane2014, VR Owner at The Bird House- Wilderness coastal reserve retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

I am thrilled that you enjoyed your time in our little bit of paradise! thank you for leaving the house in an excellent state.

Reviewed 6 November 2017

we opened the door and immediately fell in love with this amazing place. The house is furnished in a very personal way and the kitchen is equipped with every device you could imagine, one of the best equipped kitchen we have ever seen on our...More

Date of stay: October 2017
1  Thank Frank H
GIJane2014, VR Owner at The Bird House- Wilderness coastal reserve retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank you for being exceptional guests and for absolutely 'getting' what the bird house was set up to be - a place of comfort and delight that even the birds feel at home in. Thanks also for the great photographs of our beloved louries. I...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Water Views
Safe
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
Patio
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
Ballots Bay is set 20 minutes from George Airport and 12 minutes from Wilderness beach at the gateway to the entire Garden Route including Sedgefield (home of Wild Oats - one of the top 10 organic food markets in the world, an extraordinary vintage motor car dealership, and gorgeous natural features), Knysna (too many charms to list), Plettenburg Bay, Natures Valley etc etc etc. A dream holiday destination. There are over 13 internationally acclaimed golf courses in the area. Water skiing, sailing, hiking, canoeing, surfing, swimming, walking, paragliding, birding, foraging....resting and recharging are our other specialities!
How to get there
The road into the reserve is a great adventure and a magical right of passage down into the valley, over a beautiful suspension bridge and then up, up again through the fynbos to the cliffs with the views. Leave the madness behind and enter glorious paradise...
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