The SpaceAt Aquitaine you will quickly feel at home and relaxed. Set on three levels, the first level is an open-plan kitchen, dining and rest area, opening out onto a sheltered verandah. A short step up and you're onto the sleeping section, with three private bedrooms. The main has two single beds and an en suite toilet, shower and basin. The mountain bedroom has a queen-sized bed, while the ocean-side bedroom has two single beds. A separate bathroom features a toilet, bath, shower and basin. All beds have fitted cotton sheets, pillow slips and summer duvets. Additional blankets are stored in cupboards.
Upstairs is an open entertainment area with large-screen cable TV, fireplace, and wrap-around balcony. At the top of the stairs is an additional cozy little bedroom with two bunk beds and a wardrobe.
In the kitchen you will find a Smeg gas stove and oven, microwave, dishwashing machine and a large double-door refrigerator/freezer. The scullery contains a chest freezer and a washing machine. Appliances include a toaster, kettle, french press, and blender.
Outside the house, near the back door, is an open-air hot and cold shower, to rid yourself of salt and sand after a day on the beach.
There is a cellular tower in Rooi-Els that provides an excellent 3G signal for Vodacom and Cell C networks. MTN signal, while not quite as good, is still strong.
Freshly painted and newly furnished throughout, Aquitaine is a holiday home you'll want to return to time and again! Guest AccessThis is our family holiday home, and we're happy to share it with those who share our love of privacy, quick access to the beach and lagoon, spaciousness, and simplicity. Our fynbos garden attracts great birdlife, as well as mongoose and occasional visits from baboons. As our guest, you have full access to all features and amenities, including a lock-up garage and Weber braai. Interaction with GuestsAlthough we don't live in Rooi-Els all year round, we are supported by a wonderful team who will meet and greet you, show you the ropes, hand over the keys, and be always on hand to make your stay at Aquitaine even more memorable. The NeighborhoodUnlike other villages and towns in the area, Rooi-Els is geographically limited in size. Bounded by spectacular mountains on one side and the sea on the other, the village will remain small and unique. Rooi-Els residents are friendly and welcoming, but protective of their environment and they go to great lengths to keep the area as untouched by human hand as possible. Rooi-Els is in the world's most concentrated and diverse floral kingdom and as such it attracts rare and beautiful birds, insects, mammals such as sea otters, and even a troop of cheeky (but friendly) baboons that regularly visit the village to see what they can pilfer from unwary residents.
The nearby Drummond Arms restaurant and bar is open every day and there is a small village shop to provide you with essentials and a few treats. Adjoining the cafe is an interesting eco centre that helps tell the story of Rooi-Els.
The sea water at Rooi-Els is usually several degrees warmer than elsewhere on the peninsula, making bathing at the beach a pleasure. And whether you like to enjoy a gentle paddle in the warm, tea-coloured water of the lagoon, catch waves, or hide away on your own sheltered beach among the rocks, there's something for everyone in Rooi-Els. Getting AroundAn hour's drive from Cape Town, Rooi-Els is close enough to the crowds if you want them, and far enough away to make time stand still just for you.
Being a small town, you will be able to cycle or walk anywhere in the village, shop for essentials or pop out for a drink or a meal. Pringle Bay is a mere 5 minute's drive away and offers more shopping and dining choices, and the well-stocked town of Gordon's Bay is just 20 minutes by car along spectacular Clarence Drive - voted the world's most scenic coastal road. What more could you want? Other Things to NoteRooi-Els is a unique coastal gem. There's more to do and discover here than you can imagine, with safe swimming beaches, a gentle lagoon, rocky bays rich in marine life, and dramatic, ever-changing mountains to climb. Or you can venture out and enjoy the spectacular drives and many places of interest nearby, including botanical gardens, wine routes, restaurants, gift and curio shops, climbs, hikes, birding safaris, etc. etc. It's a world you will never tire of exploring.