Chilling on the front deckCandlelit dinner al fresco
Natanya: luxury on ocean's edge
Natanya: luxury on ocean's edge
10 guests
5 bedrooms
8 beds
3.5 baths
10 guests
5 bedrooms
8 beds
3.5 baths
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Beautiful, comfortable, spacious. Open plan living area, modern kitchen, courtyard and sea-facing decks. Wave and whale watching heaven! Bordering Biosphere Reserve, on Whale Route, Natanya inspires with breathtaking sea and mountain views. Sleeps 10

The space

Situated at the water's edge, on the rocks overlooking the sea, against the magnificent backdrop of the Fynbos-clad Kogelberg Mountains, it's easy to see why we named our beautiful holiday retreat Natanya - Hebrew for "God's Gift".

All rooms in the house have spectacular sea and/or mountain views - allowing for whale-watching at close quarters, not to mention the thrill of watching plumes of spray erupting before your eyes as thundering waves break on the rocks in front of the house when the seas are high.

Natanya's heart is undoubtedly its open plan lounge-dining-kitchen area, with seamless flow on the mountain side through double French doors out to the enclosed garden courtyard, with table and umbrella for sheltered al fresco dining, built-in barbecue and tinkling water feature. On the other side of the open plan space, concertina sliding glass doors open onto a generous sea-facing deck featuring a rustic 12-seater dining table for those lazy lunches which merge into sundowners which become star-spangled, balmy, candle-lit dinners...

Our modern, fully-equipped kitchen features a large central island with prep bowl, large gas hob and stove, an additional thermo-fan electric oven, microwave, kettle, toaster and large fridge-freezer. There is also a separate, spacious utility room adjoining the kitchen with double kitchen sink, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.

The house also features a dedicated, comfortable TV room with mini library, extra-long built-in couch, wood-burning fireplace, satelite TV, plus DVD and CD player.

Natanya sleeps 10 people. Downstairs are 2 double bedrooms en-suite: the spacious sea-facing master bedroom, featuring a built-in king sized bed, private balcony, open-plan bathroom with jacuzzi bath, and shower (both with full sea views), and separate toilet. The mountain-facing bedroom offers a king sized bed (or two 3/4 beds) with spacious en-suite bathroom and private outdoor hot water shower. This room leads out through double French doors onto a private courtyard.

Upstairs is a third double bedroom with open plan bathroom en-suite (bath and shower), and separate toilet. Double French doors open onto a generous private deck with breathtaking mountain and sea views to either side. Two smaller bedrooms upstairs, each with two 3/4 beds, complete the sleeping quarters. A guest loo downstairs serves these two rooms.

A large, lawned garden overlooking the sea offers ample space for ball games; there is also a sandpit for little ones to enjoy. And, finally, direct access a short amble over the rocks directly from the house leads to "'the Gully'' - a deep tidal rock pool offering our guests the chance to cool off with an exhilarating swim!

Interaction with guests

Whenever possible (which is usually, but not always, the case, as your host lives an hour's drive away from Natanya), guests are welcomed upon arrival and given a brief tour of the house. Your host is also always available telephonicaly to field queries and/or offer recommendations.

Other things to note

Natanya is serviced by a cleaner twice a week.

Bath towels and 100% cotton bed linen, pillows and duvets (with extra blankets in case needed) are all provided.

The house is protected by a security alarm system with linked armed response.

There is ample parking on the premises.

Cell phone reception enables our guests to stay in touch.

As Betty's Bay borders the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, baboons (and other wild animals) are present in the area. "Baboon savvy" practices are explained to our guests upon arrival.

Free parking on premises

Cleaning Fee $52 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Bedroom 5
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

We would like our guests to respect and care for the house and its contents as if they were its owners, and to adhere to the House Rules as explained at check in.

No smoking inside the house.

Animals are not permitted.


Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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13 Reviews

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Linde User Profile
April 2017
Lovely house. Great location

Nicci User Profile
April 2017
Very lovely home, able to relax to the magnificent sound of the ocean crashing right at your door!

Sarah User Profile
March 2017
Natanya is a well appointed spacious house with a lovely layout for kids and families to share. It has separate dens for kids and adults to hang out in and wonderful open doors onto the glorious deck. The deck leads onto a nice lawn for kids to romp and stairs onto very ragged and rough rocks and sea. You cannot swim here safely, the sea is wild but the roar and atmosphere is wonderful and adds drama. The night sky was beautiful and brilliant for star gazing and general nature scapes at their best. The house is fairly exposed to open sides and access, so be sure to close things behind you and don't leave personal belongings lying obviously around etc. Rather keep them close by or hidden where possible. There is plenty to do in and around Bettys Bay.

Andre User Profile
March 2017
Great seaside experience with a group of friends or a famliy. Renee is extremely helpful, exact and attentive. Can't wait to stay again.

Carole User Profile
January 2017
Natanya's location is magic, wonderful views of the ocean and backing onto the mountain, many special chill areas! My most favorite was the back courtyard just loved sitting out there. The house is full of charm and character, the two upstairs bedrooms were disappointing but as a beach cottage acceptable. Renee was a wonderful host responding to all needs.

Trevor User Profile
December 2016
Booked as a (very !!) last minute "need-to-get away" option, this place was absolutely fantastic. The host, Renée, was incredibly accommodating and organised, and managed to have the place ready for us at the time we were scheduled to arrive. The house is perfectly located with stunning views, which we were lucky enough to enjoy from outside on the deck, as we were fortunate to have windless days during our stay. I would highly recommend staying here.

Marjo User Profile
August 2016
We had a lovely stay. We felt right at home in this very nice place. We had bad weather and very nice weather and both are fine. The master bedroom is very special. We saw a whale in front of us in the water while we were sitting on the new deck! Renee welcomed us very nicely and all communications with her were quick and clear. Thank you for let us stay in your beautiful home and we certainly recommend it to others.

Cape Town, South AfricaJoined in October 2014
Renée User Profile

These are a few of my favourite ''things'':

I love spending time with my husband and our three beautiful children;
I enjoy connecting with people and encouraging them to reach their potential;
Good food, wine and music make life so much sweeter;
Aventures make life interesting - especially when shared;
Sunshine, wilderness and sea;
Consideration and kindness;
Uncomplicated beauty;
The joy of dreams fulfilled;
The satisfaction of reading a great book;
My morning coffee...

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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