Hermanus holiday cottage to let with internet access, balcony/terrace, walking and rural retreat

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  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

Near the whale-watching coast of Hermanus, in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, you'll come across Earth Cottage. It's the ideal self-catering Hermanus breakaway.

The cottage is tucked away on a smallholding in the valley, and yet it's only 6 km from the beach. It is conveniently situated on the Wine Route, perfect for exploring its 15 estates and wineries.

Hermanus town is a stone's throw away. The Whale Coast Mall is 6 km (about 4 miles).

Unusual for a farm stay, a tarred road leads right to your garden gate, where the parking area is. Down a flight of steps, and you're on the front porch of the cottage

Earth Cottage is comfortable and cosy. From the master bedroom you'll have sweeping views over the pinot noir vineyards of Hamilton Russell, and our own humble (but generous) veggie garden.

It is the ideal self-catering bridal retreat or stay-over for a couple, or perhaps a family of three. DSTV comes standard. So does free uncapped Internet – on your laptop. The wi-fi signal has been boosted and is reliable.

The lounge and dining area looks out over one of our paddocks. Our Arabian horses are almost always in sight.

In the kitchen you'll find a two-burner gas stove, microwave oven, kettle, mini-fridge, washing machine and ample cutlery and crockery.

Towels, linen and braaiwood will be ready for you.

Our water comes from the mountain falls. The brownish colour of the water – in the taps and in the fish pond – is the result of the roots of fynbos plants “dyeing” it.

At Earth Cottage, you'll become intensely aware of nature, even though it is a working smallholding. We live close to the earth here.

The pleasures of the rest of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus, Walker Bay, the lagune and Onrust are just down the road. La Vierge Restaurant is a mere 2 km away.

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • Beds in other rooms: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Essentials

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Satellite TV
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

We live on the farm, so your hosts, Tino and Liane are usually around to welcome new guests. ACCESSIBILITY: A flight of stairs leads down to the cottage. The steps are uneven in height and width, and could be daunting or challenging for older or infirm visitors and people with special needs. Help is at hand to carry your luggage; just ask. Inside, there’s one step from kitchen to lounge, and another from lounge to bathroom. Two steps lead down from the lounge to the bedroom.
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Cancellation policy

Full refund

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

Partial refund

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

No refund

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

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Things to know

Check in: 13:00 Check out: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.

Payment

This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

About the owner

Tino F.
Average reply time:
1 hour 4 minutes

Calendar updated:
01 Dec 2021

Years listed:
8

Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 3. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Apr 2013. Located in Overstrand, it has 12 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £417.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 01 Dec 2021.

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Gansyandd
Hythe, United Kingdom

A slice of heaven
Jan 2019

Our second visit and we weren't disappointed. Lovely hosts, beautiful cottage. Ideally located for everything the Hemel en Aarde valley has to offer - Hamilton Russell, Bouchard Finlayson, Newton… More 

Reviewed 28 Jan 2019

Owner's reply:
It was lovely welcoming you back to Earth Cottage. It's so rewarding to have such appreciative guests enjoying this little "slice of heaven" as you so beautifully described it! Till next time, go well!
ellenwX6880PQ
Canada

Fabulous relaxing stay near Hermanus.
Dec 2018

If you are looking to get away from the rush of life, you will really enjoy this lovely place. Peaceful, country life. The cottage is lovely, comfy beds, good kitchen, no oven, but excellent braii. If… More 

Reviewed 15 Dec 2018

Owner's reply:
Hi Ellen I'm so happy to know you enjoyed your time at Earth Cottage. Very rewarding to receive such a great review. Thank you for your kind words. All the best, Tino
BienneH1
Cape Town Central, South Africa

Gorgeous horses and view.
May 2018

Lovely rustic escape my highlight was the beautiful horses in a paddock flanking the cottage patio, perfect for a chilled evening braai. (I dropped one mug, apologies Tino!)

Reviewed 23 May 2018

Owner's reply:
Hi Bienne Glad you enjoyed it so much! Mug? No problem! Hope you can return some day. Tino
Gansyandd
Hythe, United Kingdom

Heaven on Earth
Feb 2018

What a glorious place. Gorgeous cottage, beautifully decorated with authentic furniture, fabrics, art and ornaments. Well equipped - easy to self-cater, braai, sun bathe, good WiFi. Very private plac… More 

Reviewed 19 Feb 2018

Owner's reply:
We are so happy that you are sure you made the right choice to stay at Earth Cottage for so many days of your holiday. Thank you for being such great guests, and for the glowing review! May the rest of your holiday hold special memories too! Tino & Liane.
Go685274

Great quiet place
Jan 2017

This is a very nice nature place. Horses, dogs and chickens around in a valley close to Hermanus. Great bathtub and very nice hosts!

Reviewed 17 Jan 2017

Owner's reply:
Hi Heidi Thanks for the nice review. It was a pleasure having you both enjoying our cottage. All the best with your travels Tino
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FAQs

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Send Tino (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Tino the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send Tino (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Tino (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Tino (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Tino (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Tino (the owner) a message.

If Tino (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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