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About this listing

Our home in Kommetjie is within Klein Slangkop eco-estate, which is bordered by the famous Long Beach, as well as natural Cape fynbos protected land. We love our airy home, the large enclosed verandah overlooking the pool, the mountain & ocean views.

The space

The spacious double-volume living space flows directly onto the large, covered and glass-enclosed verandah. From the verandah, you can jump straight into the pool, unwind on the sun loungers, or barbeque your dinner at the undercover "braai". Dogs will love the garden, and the 10-minute stroll down to Long Beach, a white-sand beach which is perfect for long walks (over 10kms!), surfing & sundowners.

Guest access

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a very spacious lounge, dining and kitchen open-plan area, a double garage and loads of garden for kids (age 10+) and dogs.
Our study is a private space and is not available to guests.

Interaction with guests

We are always available to assist you, for any information or bookings or any concerns you may have. We will not be on the premises during your stay at Orca House, but we will be within an hour's drive, or will have an agent available to assist you.

Other things to note

Please note: No children under age 10, as our pool is uncovered, our staircase is open on one side, and there are large glass sliding doors throughout.
Our home is cleaned 3 days per week, by our long-time & trustworthy housekeepers. Our pool & garden are serviced weekly.
In peak summer season (mid December - mid January), we accept 14-day minimum bookings only.


The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 43
Security Deposit: 321
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Orca House is our private home, which we love to share with friends, family and guests. Please treat it as you would your own home.
No smoking indoors.
Dogs are not allowed on furniture - please bring their own doggie-beds, or let us know if you would like us to supply these for you. Dogs are allowed to sleep indoors on their own dog-beds.
Please note that the speed limit in our estate is 20km/hour.
Thank you for being considerate :)

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 2 bedrooms upstairs

Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 15, 2017 - Jan 13, 2018 the minimum stay is 10 nights.

5 Reviews

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Taryn User Profile
April 2017
Thanks to Janet and Mike for a wonderful stay at their beautiful home in Kommetjie. The house is clean and spacious, with a relaxing and peaceful ambience. It is close to the beach and perfect for walks and sundowners. The house is fully equipped and had everything we needed during our stay. Janet was friendly and really helpful. It makes for a great, quiet beach getaway!
Janet User Profile
Response from Janet:
Thank you Taryn for your lovely review, much appreciated. So glad you were able to soak up the peace that our home, the estate and Kommetjie offers. Hope to see you again one day :)
April 2017

Dieter User Profile
February 2017
Janet was very helpfull! The house was beautiful. Really a great start of our holiday!
Janet User Profile
Response from Janet:
Thank you Dieter for your kind review. Hope you all enjoyed the rest of your holiday through South Africa.
February 2017

Tara User Profile
January 2017
Janet was great. We had to arrive a day late but she still met us to show us around her beautiful house. We really really loved our two weeks in Klein Slangkop. Comments from the family include: really nicely furnished, fun pool, relaxing view from the incredibly comfy sofa on the veranda, best hammock ever, brilliant sunbathing rock, increbly well stocked with games and even a car race track for our 10 year old. Thank you so much. The information provided and books on things of local interest were really helpful. We did a great walk on Table Mountain and are planning some slack packing for next time. The estate feels very safe too. Jane and Louisa were lovely and happily washed and ironed our clothes and kept the house tidy. We cannot recommend 1 Orca Close highly enough. Thank you.
Janet User Profile
Response from Janet:
Hi Tara & family, Thank you so much for your lovely review, much appreciated. We are so glad that you enjoyed our home and estate. And thank you for mentioning the fans over summer, great idea, will do! And also the darker curtains - that is on our shopping list too :) Hope to meet again. Have a wonderful 2017. Warm regards from Janet & Mike, Kommetjie ps - I read with interest that you are a garden designer :) - if you have any great ideas on how to enhance our garden, would love to hear. I can imagine that your English garden must be absolutely beautiful.
January 2017

Holly User Profile
March 2016
Janet was an amazing host, very helpful with things to do in the area and was very quick to answer any quedtions. The house is even more beautiful than the photos and the kitchen had everything I could need. Thank you so much Janet!
Janet User Profile
Response from Janet:
Thank you so much Holly :)
March 2016

Frank User Profile
February 2017
Janet ist eine liebevolle und hilfsbereite Gastgeberin. Das Haus liegt traumhaft ruhig, nur 5 Minuten zu Fuß zum öffentlichen Kommetjie Strand und rechts weiter beginnend zum 6 km langen Long Beach Richting Noordhoek. Hier kann man lange Spaziergänge machen und man trifft auf Hundebesitzer oder Reiter mit Pferden. Im Februar ist das Wasser auf dieser Seite 15 C kalt und es sind Surfer und eher Mutige beim baden. Das Haus ist liebevoll eingerichtet und die Küche voll ausgestattet, überall ist reichlich Platz. 3 mal die Woche kommt eine freundliche Putzfrau und sorgt für Sauberkeit. Wir haben uns gern mit reichlich Geschenken bei ihr bedankt und beide Seiten waren glücklich. Es gibt einen kleinen Pool zum Schwimmen und davor eine schöne Terasse mit großen zu öffnenden Glastüren. Das Auto parkt man im Innenhof des Hauses oder direkt in der Garage. Zu und Abfahrt mit dem Auto in das Wohngebiet wird durch einen Sicherheitscheck an einem Checkpoint über einen privaten Wachdienst regestriert. 10 Minuten mit dem Auto erreicht man den großen Supermarkt Pick and Pay, Tankstelle sowie Restaurant + Cafe Imhoff Farm. Von Kommetjie aus startend sind zum Beispiel Chapman´s Peak Drive, Hout Bay, Camps Bay, Kapstadt, Boulder Beach, Kalk Bay, Muizenberg, Ostrich Farm, Cape of Good Hoope...relativ schnell mit dem Auto zu erreichen. Wir hatten eine wirklich schöne, entdeckungsreiche und erholsame Zeit und können Kommetjie und das Orca House jederzeit gern weiterempfehlen. Nochmals vielen Dank Janet
Janet User Profile
Response from Janet:
Thank you Frank for your detailed review and kind words. Lovely to meet you all, and we wish you many more adventures around the world. Ciao :)
February 2017

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