The SpaceSettle in, feel at home
With its open plan living area the house has a spacious rustic feeling. The thatch roof and 7 meter high atrium keeps the villa cool even on the hottest of days. With stupendous views of the ocean from every room, there are various cozy areas to relax, look out over the sea or cuddle up next to the fireplace on cool winter evenings.
The main entrance to Whale Huys is on this floor. The living/dining room space is open plan. The central atrium area has 7+ meter ceilings. Glass sliding doors and a balcony that extends over the length of the house provide views of the ocean from three sides. There is a large flat-screen TV, (DSTV Premium) and a DVD Player.
The modern kitchen with a cooking island featuring a ceramic stove-top and full-size oven. Additionally, there is a microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, food processor, and large refrigerator with ice and water on tap. There is also a double sink and a separate tap for filtered water. The kitchen is further well equipped with utensils, plates, glassware and cutlery even for large groups, Next to the kitchen there is a small office area with a laptop for doing emails or surfing the web.
The master bedrooms is also on this floor with its private balcony. It has built-in cupboards and an en-suite bathroom with double sink, large walk-in shower and separate toilet.
There is a guest toilet on this level as well.
One flight down from the entrance level, the pool level features a smaller kitchen/bar with full-size refrigerator, and an outdoor braai area. There is a large indoor dining area across the length of the house that can be used for dining when having a braai. There is also a smaller quiet seating area at the far end with a small sofa and chair. This level opens directly onto the spacious eco-wood deck and the infinity pool. It’s perfect for a relaxed sun-downer watching the sun sink into the ocean off Cape Point. There is also an outdoor shower and a laundry room on this level.
There are three bedrooms on this level, each with its own bathroom and balcony. Two bedrooms are to the left of the stairs, while a wooden walkway across the atrium area connects to the third bedroom. Two of the upstairs bathrooms have showers and one has a bathtub as well as a separate shower. One of the unique aspects of the villa is that all bedrooms have ocean views in two directions. All bedrooms have built in white-washed cupboards and luggage racks. Guest AccessThe entire villa is rented as one unit, so guests have private use of all facilities including the pool and deck. Interaction with GuestsJenene meets all guests when they arrive and when they leave and can answer any questions you might have during your stay. She lives just 2 blocks away, so if any problems should arise, then you can contact her and she will reslove them as quickly as possible. The NeighborhoodDe Kelders is one of the quietest and safest communities on the Whale Coast. The fishing town of Gansbaai is just seven minutes away with supermarkets, banks, a gym, and several cafes and restaurants. Stanford, a small town renowned for its quaint boutique restaurants is 10 minutes by car. For a larger variety of shops Hermanus is just 25 minutes away on the other side of the bay.
The area is rich in culture and things to do. Elim, a world heritage village, is 30 minutes away. Active adventures also abound, including wilderness and beachside horseback riding (African Horse Company is just 10 minutes away). South Africa's shark cage diving capital, Kleinbaai, is just 10 minutes away and now also features a penguin sanctuary. In fact, you can see all of the ‘Marine Big 5’ within a 15 minute radius of the villa, and most of them right from the villa.) A number of wine estates in the area offer some of the best red and white wines of South Africa including the Hemel en Aarde valley, the Stanford Valley, and Lomond wines. Wine tasting can be done six days, and in some places 7 days a week. Getting AroundYou will need a car to get there, as there is no public transport in town. There is a bakery for bread and other staples 10 minutes on foot, and a pristine walking path along the coast, all the way to Hermanus. The shops in Gansbaai are just 5 minutes by car, but about 45 minutes on foot. Other Things to NoteDaily maid service and catering is available at an additional cost.