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De Kelders Private Villa

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 10 March 2011

Me and my partner spent a magical weekend at De Kelders Private Retreat. The minute we arrived we were met by Neil, the perfect host. Their house is beautiful. The colours, music and service is excellent. They spoilt us rotten. The guest rooms are so relaxing. Our room had it's own private lounge with beautiful magazines and books. We hope...

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20Thank ilze_11
Paris, France
Reviewed 8 March 2011

We started off with a 2 nights stay and came to ask for a return stay on our route back to Capetown. Neil and David made it very exceptional in this beautifully decorated house on the De Kelders sea village. It is a very special place where to unwind, plenty of books to browse through, a private swimming pool and...

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19Thank Fredmobass041
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 7 March 2011

A surreal, atmospheric experience. A perfect, ample room quietly breathing calmness and comfort; a lounge to stimulate the intellect, the aesthetic and the soul; a dining experience fit for royalty with appropriate, ethereal music, magical lighting and food to satisfy even my nasty cynical side. And then there's the sea . . . Congratulations Neil and David.

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18Thank nick581218
London
Reviewed 3 March 2011

Just back from a fortnight in the Cape, and the 3 nights in De Kelders were the highlight of our trip. The house (the pictures don't do it justice!), the location, the welcome, the local tips, the food, the wine, the music, the cats all fantastic. David made us feel right at home on arrival and he was nothing but...

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22Thank charlieboy7
london
Reviewed 23 February 2011

My daughter had stayed in October 2010 and recommended the Villa to friends and myself as simply the best place to stay in the Western Cape! We booked for a couple of nights and can only state that we had the most wonderful stay ;everything was as stated on the side of the can! David made us most welcome and...

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20Thank malyblue
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 January 2011

We came across De Kelders Private Villa somewhat by accident - but I like to believe it must have been fate. Upon arrival Neil welcomed us with homemade rusks in his amazing B&B. The house is done with such a magnificent sense of style, love and personality, it is impossible not to feel at home here straightaway. Neil is truly...

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21Thank Poeschmann
Redhill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2011

We were treated as friends from the start, with " proper" afternoon tea on the terrace before the bags were out of car. The architecture and decor throughout for us, was stunning. Music, Movies and Reading were with outstanding variations in choice, for us to use. Breakfast was to die for, with oodels of " home-mades" and different every morning....

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23Thank pete580425
Cape Town
Reviewed 24 January 2011

Neil Stemmet is an icon on the South African hospitality scene with his inimitable flair for juxtaposing the sybaritic with the supremely simple, the modern with the antique and the very sophisticated with the utterly down-to-earth. His other guesthouse, Le Must of Upington, boasts a visitors' book and reputation that would put some Parisian hostelries to shame. His secret? Good...

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21Thank Sonia C
Cape Town
Reviewed 24 January 2011

I am fortunate to travel the world and have had the priviledge to stay in world class accommodation. At De Kelders Private Villa I was immediately touched by Neil's passionate relationship with food, wine, music, decor, books, people, animals and nature. A truly rare combination to find in one human being. A must stay destination!

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21Thank JeffRossouw
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 January 2011

Upon our 1st arrival and meeting Neil (owner), I really knew we had found somewhere special to stay for our 3 day vacation on the coast. It felt like we were returning to "our" holiday home as Neil made us feel so at home and his attention to detail is seamless yet professional and nothing is too much showing South...

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22Thank Tanboy17

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
2014/2015/2016 TRIPADVISOR NO 1 in the Gansbaai and Overberg for speciality accommodation. The house is neither a B&B or a guest house. It is a villa and a haven for the discerning traveller, who understands quality, stillness and privacy. Acclaimed by ELLE Decoration, House&Leisure, Conde Nast House&Garden and Gourmet, the villa offers the luxury of privacy. Three large bedrooms only, a 150m lounge with library of magazines, books, music and films. Large fireplace for the winter nights. Large garden with secluded, private, heated salt water pool. The 80m open terrace with beautiful views of the village and Walker Bay is secluded and offers the perfect hideaway for reading. The ocean is 200 steps away. Our breakfasts are special and our pre-booked home cooked regional dinners are legendary. The owner is an author of cook books. The house in not branded, hence the name private house and can be rented for exclusive use. ... more   less 

Additional Information about De Kelders Private Villa

Address: 35 Main Road | DE Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Price Range: $198 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — De Kelders Private Villa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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