Villa the Cherry is a 5-star ocean front retreat, located on the cliff, next to perfect white beaches. Quiet, safe, private and peaceful, where whales frolic and give birth to their baby's. All rooms have sea view, all rooms have underfloor heating, all bedrooms have their own toilet and bath or shower.
The villa has easy access to the village of Gansbaai for supplies, including many excellent restaurants for eating out, golfcourses, and wine farms to visit. The village is also famous for Great White Shark viewing.
Leading from the living room is a spacious deck with its own private pool with stunning sea views, furnished to enable you to dine al fresco. With three bedrooms, the villa is ideal for six adults, with plenty to do in the surrounding area and to see during your stay. Sundown, right in front of the villa, is a daily spectacle.
The villa is perfectly suitable for a couple of two, but offers guest rooms for another two couples. It is also a perfect spot for recovering from a surgical operation, for coaching sessions with your clients, for team sessions, for meditations or for writing your memoires.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Walker Bay (up front) 50 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Capetown Int. 100 km, Nearest railway: N.a.|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Each bedroom offers:
- king-size box spring-bed, soft bedding and cotton bed wear
- en-suite bathroom
- direct sea view
- large glass sliding doors
- dimmer lights
- wireless phone
- under floor heating (seldom required)
- open plan living area:
- log fire
- large sliding doors
- stereoset with CD-player, iPod, Vinyl player with
- old vinyl records & new CDs
- ipod docking station
- satellite TV (>100 channels)
- fully equipped modern kitchen
- new iMAC with virtual PC
- ADSL/ broadband internet
Sports and leisure equipment:
- 2 mountain bikes
- golf clubs ( one old and one new set)
- kayak for 2
- windsurf board
- board games
- spanish guitar and accordeon
In-house double garage
|Further details outdoors|
The secluded patio deck offers:
- 100 % privacy
- views to die for
- designer lights
- sundeck chairs
- shade from an olive tree
- furniture for el fresco dining
- solar heated 25ft pool (but cool when it gets windy)
- bbq/log fire
- Welcome pack provided on arrival.
- English and German-speaking manager on hand to answer any questions.
- House and pool cleaning weekly/daily
- In-house shiatsu or therapeutic massage on reguest
- Less suitable for small children under 15 years
- Charges on checkout:
- phone calls
- honesty bar
Things to do in the direct surrounding area, all within one hour drive:
Open the garden door and hike for 4 hours (!) on the unspoiled beach to Hermanus, where you have lunch and a taxi back home
Discover the wonders of our Cape fynbos with a visit to a local Fynbos farm. Fynbos is a wonder of the natural world. Nowhere else on earth are so many plant species crammed into such a small area.
There are seven nature reserves in the Overberg regio to visit, including Bontebok Park
Make a wine tasting tour in the newest and nearby wine regions: Stanford Valley and Hemel & Aarde Valley
Book a boat trip in the village to see the Great White Shark and, if you dare, go shark diving
In September Hermanus offers the annual whale festival, very vivid (but honestly you will see more whales at the premises)
Daytrips to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek or beautiful villages like Swellendam, Elim
Visit Cape L'Agulhas (Cape of Needles), the southernmost tip of Africa, where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. The lighthouse is the second oldest working lighthouse in South Africa.
Put our kayak on the roof of our Defender and relax on the Klein river in Stanford (10 minutes). Or try your 4 x 4 capabilities in Walker Bay nature reserve, next-door.
Caledon spa, with hot-springs and casino is an hour's drive away. Perfect for a chilly day.
There are a number of golf courses only a short drive away, including the windiest one you ever visited in Kleinbaai (10 minutes)
The Overberg has more than 330 bird species with at least 20 endemic species. This impressive diversity is due to the variety of habitats in the area.
Gansbaai is now reputed world-wide to be the best place to see and dive with this impressive apex predator.
Surface view or cage dive with the Great White in its natural feeding ground around Dyer Island, just offshore of Gansbaai. The white shark seafari lasts about 4 hours, and begins with a 20 minute boat trip from Kleinbaai Harbour to Dyer Island.
Explore the spectacular Klipgat Cave, which is a 5 minutes walk from the villa. This cave was under water twice in its recent history due to changing climatic conditions. Middle Stone Age people occupied the cave about 60 000 to 50 000 years ago when the sea level was much lower, and the coast was 3 - 7km away. The remains left by these people are amongst the earliest in the world belonging to modern man. During the later Stone Age 2 000 years ago, early herders (Khoekhoe) also inhabited the cave. They left stone and bone artifacts, ornaments and remains of the animals they ate. Some of the earliest pottery in South Africa was also found in the cave.
Enjoy a horse ride through the fynbos or along the beach. Bookings in Stanford, from 2 hours till 5 days tours!
Walking trails including the Duiwelsgat hiking trail from Gansbaai to De Kelders (7km) which runs along the cliffs. There are many interesting trails in the surrounding area ranging from short, easy walks to longer hikes.
Visit Danger Point Lighthouse, the scene of one of the most famous shipwrecks in history, that of the HMT Birkenhead.
Enjoy a leisurely boat trip down the Stanford river, or visit the brewery, dairy and wine farm near this quaint village.
Pamper yourself with a variety of massage treatments in the house, such as aromatherapy, reflexology and shiatsu. (Pre-booking is advised.)
Enjoying a lunch at Mariana's Deli in Stanford is an absolute must; but booking in advance as well!