£78 / night
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The Sunbird Hide a nature retreat large condo – Home 9180938 Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 5 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

The Sunbird Hide a nature retreat large condo – Home 9180938

  • Apartment
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay

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Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Comfortable, stylish, full of character and charm, this flat is situated within walking distance of local restaurants and shops. Fully equipped, this flat boasts open plan living, a large outdoor entertainment area with barbecue facilities under old trees and secure gated parking. It is the ideal space for a family or friends who want to enjoy nature and a private environment. Through its size the Hunters Cottage rather resembles a small holding. It has a large private bush garden for guests.

The space

This unique, characterful and spacious flat situated in the up market suburb of Bonnie Doon offers a truly African experience while still being close to the city center of East London, a beautiful coastal town surrounded by breath taking landscapes and beaches. The property is hidden by old trees and a lush garden creating the feeling of living on a farm. Bunnies, hyrax, rabbits, geese, monkeys and ducks are living in the bush close by.

The flat is situated in a quiet and secure area, not far from town center, the Vincent Mall and other shopping facilities and restaurants like Spar, Wimpy, a post office and a bottle store. Only a two minute drive to the famous Nahoon beach where lots of surfing competitions take place during the year.

The flat is lovingly decorated in an artistic, bohemian eclectic style furnished with antique and original retro furniture, with beautiful mosaic floors, that were done by the host throughout the flat and on the staircase leading down to the flat. It has a spacious bedroom, small toilet and a free standing antique ball and claw bath. The kitchen is fully furnished in retro style, with a large American vintage fridge, electric stove and a micro wave and everything else that is needed to cook a delicious meal. The Hunter's Cottage has as well a large sun room or undercover patio/verandah, serving as a separate entertainment and dining area with an original farmers/ wood stove. All the glass doors open to a wrap around deck that leads to another open air eating area in front of the kitchen. The sun room also serves a a second bedroom with two comfortable singe beds. The flat was build entirely from reclaimed and recycled materials and a lot of thought and love has gone into the construction. It is a space for people who are looking for something very different but still comfortable.

Guest access

The flat has its own separate entrance and is very private. A staircase leads down to the large deck with barbecue/braai facilities under old vegetation. So guests need to be able to climb stairs. There is secure parking inside a gated area in front of the garage. Internet connection available.

There are over sixty bird species including crested eagles and little bush bucks living in the surrounding nature. Ideal for bird watchers and nature photographers. The hosts have created a little pond just below the flat, that can be seen from the wrap around deck. It attracts a lot of bird life and small buck, that come to drink at the pond.

Interaction with guests

We are willing to assist our guests at any time if they need help or information. We can give recommendations for restaurants and day trips in the area. The are several nice game lodges and parks situated in the area in close distance. But we also offer costume tailored tours for small groups. Both

hosts love to fish and they can offer day fishing tours or deep sea fishing trips as well. We can offer delicious dinners on request served on the deck or undercover patio or in the Bamboo Bar which is part of the owners living area. But the flat is fully self sustained and fully equipped with everything our guests need to prepare their own meals.

Other things to note

We are multilingual and speak English, Afrikaans, Dutch, French and German fluently.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Boat available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

We do not allow parties and no loud noise after ten o' clock. Please so not smoke in the rooms.


About the owner

Isabella F.
Calendar updated:
06 Dec 2017
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English, French, German, Italian, Dutch

This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Dec 2017. Located in Eastern Cape, the average weekly rate is £542.

The property’s calendar was last updated on 06 Dec 2017.


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