Woelwaters, the ideal family getaway, is situated on the beach front at Onrusrivier, a small village on the southern Cape coast - a mere hour's drive from Cape Town International Airport. Woelwaters has an excellent location on the main beach, facing the lagoon and the Onrus river mouth. Here you can relax in comfortable beach house style, while watching southern right whales frolicking in Walker Bay from your terrace, the living room, and even from the main bedroom!
This part of the southern Cape coast is a well-known holiday and whale-watching destination. The house is literally a stone's throw away from the beach, and located at one of the more popular surfing spots in the area. The Onrus lagoon is a safe haven for little ones, while the surf provides the adrenalin rush for those who need it.
The house was originally built by the owner’s father and, while renovated in a comfortable beach house style, it is very well equipped to provide in all the comforts you may need. The design and decor of the house lends itself to a no fuss and ultimately relaxing holiday, with the best views of the beach and the bay imaginable. A barbeque area in the back garden is ideal for lazy summer days, while a fireplace in the living room provides for the chilly winter evenings.
Immaculately maintained, Woelwaters is an inviting family home that, in total, sleeps 11 people. You have the option of renting the main house; main house and annex; or the annex only. Great care has been taken to ensure your privacy and enjoyment of the surroundings. It is also ideally suited to be rented as one unit and can accommodate a big family group or group of friends with ease and comfort.
The main house sleeps 7 people. It has three bedrooms, each having a bathroom at its disposal.
The fully equipped open plan kitchen adjoins the living area with a dining table that can seat at least ten people. Kitchen amenities include a microwave oven, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, two fridges, toaster, kettle and everything else that can be expected in a well-equipped kitchen.
The spacious living areas invites you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the spectacular location. Patio doors open to the beachfront. A fireplace ensures cosy comfort on chilly nights. A TV and DSTV decoder is provided, with full access to all DSTV channels.
Free and unlimited wifi is also available.
All three bedrooms and two of the bathrooms are upstairs, with the main bedroom overlooking the bay with patio doors that open up to an inviting terrace with views of the bay, mountains, main beach and lagoon. The main bathroom has a shower, toilet, washbasin and a bath, while the other two each has a toilet, shower and basin. Linen is provided, and towels are available on request.
The annex sleeps 4 people. It can be rented as an independent unit consisting out of two bedrooms, one in the loft and the other sea facing, with French doors opening to the beachfront. The kitchenette and open plan living area opens up to a barbeque area and small garden with a view of the mountains and the sea. Kitchen amenities include a microwave oven, a two plate stove with a small oven, a fridge, toaster, kettle and all other basic kitchen utensils.
The loft bedroom has a double bed with an en suite bathroom consisting of a shower, washbasin and toilet, while the other has twin beds and the bathroom has a shower, washbasin and toilet.
Linen is provided, and towels are available on request.
A TV and DSTV decoder is provided, with full access to all DSTV channels. Free and unlimited wifi is also available.
GARDEN HOUSE AND BARBEQUE AREA
There is a small garden house in the back yard that provide safe storage space for wetsuits, surf boards and bicycles.
The barbeque area is partially enclosed should it rain, and we aim to provide wood for our guests.
There is an outside shower for the brave!
Additional fees may apply:
for more than 7 people the annex will have to be rented additionally
Onrus is a small village on the southern Cape Coast. It is just outside (10 minutes drive) of the bigger town of Hermanus. The area is well known for it's wineries, whale-watching, water sports and golf courses. It is an hour's drive from Cape Town (or the Cape Town International Airport), and has an unique ambience with the sea, fynbos-clad mountains and river mouths. The white sandy beaches, numerous restaurants, quaint coffee shops, craft markets and interesting local shops attract many visitors, especially in the whale watching season from June/July to early December. Hermanus is one of the few towns with a local whale-crier that announces the arrival and presence of southern right whales in Walker Bay and an annual whale festival in September.
Onrus itself has a wonderful sandy beach alongside the Onrus river lagoon. It has a lengthy network of coastal paths for those who love walking, has a number of safe tidal pools to swim in, is a popular surf spot for young and old alike, and generally provides for a relaxing and fulfilling holiday at the beach. It is smaller than the bustling Hermanus, but provides all the amenities that you may need. There are numerous restaurants and a handful of grocery stores and coffee shops.
Woelwaters, our property in Atlantic Drive, is located on one of the best, if not the best, spots in Onrus. You are a stone's throw away from the beach, with exquisite views of the beach, mountains, sea, and even the visiting southern right whales! The elegant Milkwood restaurant is about 100 metres down the road, ideal for the days when no one wants to cook, while a beach kiosk where you can eat fish and chips while still in your beach gear, overlooks the lagoon.