Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Sea Witch is the ultimate California-style designer holiday villa in white with everything you need for the perfect holiday in Plettenberg Bay.
Some plaudits from our guests:
"We all had a lovely time staying at your villa and will recommend to anyone we know who is going there on holiday" Yvonne, 2010
"We had a wonderful family week in a house that never lost its 'Wow' factor - thank you for letting us stay" Williams Family, 2011
All bedrooms are doubles or twins , and each has a floor-to-ceiling glass door leading on to terraces with panoramic views of the bay and Robberg Beach. The bedrooms have custom-made designer furniture, and all beds are either twin or doubles, with extra-soft pillow-top mattresses and goose-down pillows and duvets for a perfect night's sleep. Almost all rooms are en-suite, with huge showers and baths. All linen and towels, as well as beach towels, beach brollies and beach toys, are included in the rental.
The heated swimming pool is safe for children with adult supervision and the pool deck with its recliners is part-shaded, part open - a perfect place to relax. The house has a large suntrap garden with exotic plants and a fabulous outside eating deck with dining table, and built-in gas barbecue right there - perfect for a lunch or dinner party.
The huge open-plan living room has floor-to-ceiling sliding doors to a vast terrace with a panoramic view across the bay. The terraces all have halogen recessed lighting for evening entertaining. The house can accommodate parties of up to 100 people.
The house is uniquely positioned within walking distance of the town centre with its excellent shops, restaurants and facilities, yet is tucked away in a tranquil street on the cliff edge next to a nature reserve on an almost traffic-free street. A few moments walk will take you to the Upper Deck centre, with its sushi bar, restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques.
The maid lives on site in her own annex and so is always on hand to help with cooking, cleaning and general duties (subject to rental amount).
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Robberg or Central Beaches 750 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: George Airport 90 km, Nearest railway: Knysna 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 18|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors||
The house was architect-designed in white to take advantage of its clifftop location and magnificent views over Plettenberg Bay. all furniture in the house was custom-made to provide the ultimate in comfort and style and the house is perfect for entertaining on a balmy Plett evening. Parties for up to 100 people can be easily accommodated.
The vast eat-in kitchen has every conceivable amenity for home gourmet cooking, and the maid has been trained by a local catering company to deliver gourmet meals with a touch of South Africa.
A widescreen TV with multi-channel satellite TV, DVD, two hi-fis with ipod connections and built-in ceiling speakers are available for use.
|Further details outdoors||
Each terrace has been angled to give the best view of the bay, and comfortable recliners can be found on all of them. The top floor terrace is a large private space with its own rooftop garden, perfect for relaxing after the beach.
The property is walled and highly secure. It is fully alarmed, with CCTV entryphone system and security guard response.
The garage has remote-operated security doors, and there is additional parking behind a remote-operated gate on the forecourt. The property has a ping-pong table, and membership of the local river club on the Keurbooms river, where the property keeps a two-man canoe, perfect for flat-water adventures on the remote and beautiful Keurbooms River.
Layout is as follows:
Top floor: Master bedroom with full-length sliding doors onto wrap-around terrace with 260 degree views of mountains, beach, bay and valleys. Dressing room and Master Bathroom en-suite. Master bathroom with separate shower, bath, twin basins and separate WC. Down hallway to separate study with telephone point, built in desk and shelves, doors to wrap-around terrace, pull-out beds (can be used as bedroom).
Stairs down to:
Main entrance floor: Main entrance to vast open-plan living room and dining room. Living room has cool marble floors, wood-burning fireplace and custom-made furniture, oversized soft sofas and armchairs. Full-length glass wall opening to front onto part-covered terrace with 200 degree views overlooking valley and bay/beach/valley, and to rear into rear covered dining terrace and garden with bult-in gas barbecue, large dining table and seating. Sub-tropical garden.
Dining room opens into large eat-in kitchen with all appliances, with large utility room and storage to rear. Door to garden and dining terrace.
Doors to guest room suite comprising twin beds and large bathroom en-suite. Glass doors opening from bedroom to front terrace with 200 degree views of bay/beach/valley.
Separate WC and interior doors to internal garage.
Stairs down to:
Ppool deck level: two guest room suites (one double one twin). Double room with large en-suite bathrooms with twin basins, bath and shower cubcle. Twin room with privacy-screened large bathroom, again with bath and shower cubicle and twin basins.
Guest room suites separated by family room with widescreen TV, DVD and hi-fi, built-in shelving, large sofas beanbags and seating. Sliding glass doors out onto
Pool deck: with heated pool (shallow and deep ends), deck with recliners and chairs, part covered. Surrounded by lush sub-tropical vegetation.
Rental is by normally the week, with a minimum two-week rental between 15 December and 4 January.
The Western Cape region
The Garden Route is world-famous for its beautiful views, magnificent beaches, and year-round mild climate. Summers (Oct-May) are balmy and temperatures can reach 30 degrees C. Winters are extremely mild with temperatures rarely dropping below 10-15 degrees C, making it a year-round destination.
9 Sea Witch is a perfect base from which to explore the many wonderful beaches in the area, with historic coastal towns such as George and Knysna nearby. It is also well-located to reach Port Elizabeth, the site of many World Cup 2010 matches.
The area has hiking in super-abundance, with innumerable treks and hikes of varying difficulty, all of which have stunning scenery. Choose from the coastal Otter Trail, the inland Tstsikamma Trail, or the many day-hikes along beaches and through cool Afro-Montane forests.
Further inland takes you to even more walking and 4x4 country, with the mountain passes leading you into the Langkloof and the enormous nature reserves of the area, which are often signposted for day and overnight hikes.
Plettenberg Bay ("Plett") is the most beautiful town on the Garden Route. It is known as South Africa's millionaire's playground, and boasts world-class beaches, restaurants, and shops.
Sports facilities are second-to-none and include numerous golf courses, polo, kite-surfing, wind-surfing, surfing, diving, hang-gliding, bungee jumping, flying and aerobatics, equestrian centres, 4x4 trails and vehicle hire. Plett is the adrenaline capital of the Garden Route. Our local rental agent can help you with all these activities.
Plett also has many business serving the eco-tourim market, with whale-watching, birding, and uniquely, numerous nearby game parks open for day visits or for overnight safaris. Plett also has several world-famous animal conservancies, including the Tenikwa wild cat conservancy where you can stroke cheetahs, elephant parks, the Bird of Eden tropical bird sanctuary, Monkeyland, where you can walk among the many species of monkey and lemurs and many other attaractions. Plett has it all!