5 Bedroom | 5 Bathrooms | Pool | Oceanview
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Fynbos Coastline Estate is protected within a private estate, with kilometers of its own coastline. This nature reserve is covered with coastal Fynbos, the Cape's unique floral kingdom. There are six times as many varieties of flowering plant in the Fynbos ecosystem as in the whole of the British Isles. Hiking on the estate is wonderful, and there is a wide choice ranging from gentle trails to more adventurous trails.
Whales, dolphins and seals can be spotted in the sea directly beneath the villa's terraces or living room windows. A family of sea otters lives in the dam alongside Fynbos Coastline Estate. Dassies, a type of large rabbit related - strangely enough - to elephants, dart among the rocks. Baboons visit the estate from time to time, but they are shy of humans. The estate is famous for its birds, particularly kestrels, brilliantly colored nectar feeders and common sea birds.
Fynbos Coastline Estate is built above a vast coastal cave which was inhabited by Stone Age man for millennia. Access to the coastline below the villa's cliff is through this cave, an adventure in itself. There is a collection of fascinating artifacts from the cave on display in one of the bedrooms in the villa.
All 4 master bedrooms have queen sized beds with spacious, en-suite, private bathroom facilities and great views. Each bathroom has a bath, toilet, a shower, double vanities and heated bath rails. There are also three outdoor showers: two accessible through the bedrooms and one by the pool.
Other facilities include a barbecue, wood fired pizza oven, heated swimming pool, a lounge with a wonderful view, sea rock pools, flat screen plasma TV, DVD, VCR, a collection of DVD's and videos, satellite television, Bose music system and a collection of CD's, broadband internet access, full set of games and a fully equipped kitchen. The Camelot Spa is situated 1,2km from the villa.
You can also swim in the deep rock pool, scramble over the rocks among the rock pools or simply lie in the sun watching the waves roll in. Access to the coastline below the villa is through a cave - an adventure in itself.
Major internationally recognized car hire companies operate from the town and the surrounding airports. Private transfers to and from the airport and town, as well as the many adventure or leisure activities in the area and the ocean, are available by arrangement. However, own transport is recommended.
Simple, healthy and delicious cooking is provided by our fully trained cook, William. His specialties are fresh fish and seafood served with local vegetables. Herbs and salad are from our own vegetable garden, pizza (possibly the best this side of Italy) and Portuguese chicken roasted in our own wood fired pizza oven.
Barbecues done on our outdoor grill is another favorite. William is also a specialist in vegetarian and low fat cooking. You can discuss the menus with him and choose what you want to eat. The shopping and the cooking for lunch and dinner are not included in the rental.
No other property along the Garden Route comes close in terms of style and atmosphere.
One week minimum stay required during Peak Season
Three night minimum stay required during Low Season
Children over 5 years old are welcomed
Pets are not allowed
Smoking is prohibited inside the villa
Rates include breakfast daily, chef (cost of food included), taxes and cleaning fees
Rental Deposit of 50% due at booking
Travelers Insurance Recommended