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Ceol na Mara and Ceoleen - paradise on the beach

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Ceol na Mara - garden, stoep and braai (barbecue)
Ceol na Mara - path from the beach
Ceol na Mara - path to the beach
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Overview
5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Absolutely right on the beach at the quieter north end of Paternoster is our house, Ceol na Mara - Irish for Music of the Waves - and its adjoining flatlet - Ceoleen (Little Music). Ceol na Mara is a double volume house with a gallery bedroom, garden, balcony and outdoor braai area and direct private access to the beach. Ceoleen is a smaller unit within the same plot but separate the main house. . Ceol na Mara sleeps 4+2. There is a queen bed in the gallery (loft) bedroom with an ensuite shower room. The downstairs bedroom has two extra length singles and an ensuite bathroom with bath. There is a double sleeper couch in the living area (which is overlooked by the gallery bedroom) with access to a separate shower room. Ceoleen sleeps 2+2 with access via an outside staircase. There...Absolutely right on the beach at the quieter north end of Paternoster is our house, Ceol na Mara - Irish for Music of the Waves - and its adjoining flatlet - Ceoleen (Little Music). Ceol na Mara is a double volume house with a gallery bedroom, garden, balcony and outdoor braai area and direct private access to the beach. Ceoleen is a smaller unit within the same plot but separate the main house. . Ceol na Mara sleeps 4+2. There is a queen bed in the gallery (loft) bedroom with an ensuite shower room. The downstairs bedroom has two extra length singles and an ensuite bathroom with bath. There is a double sleeper couch in the living area (which is overlooked by the gallery bedroom) with access to a separate shower room. Ceoleen sleeps 2+2 with access via an outside staircase. There is a double bed in the separate bedroom and a double sleeper couch in the living area. There is one shower room which leads off the kitchen. We've made sure that both properties are fully equipped, including hair driers, Wi-Fi and TV/DStv. Heating is by the cosy wood burning stove and electric panels. Please note that the rates quoted are for Ceol na Mara only. Please enquire for rates for Ceoleen and for both units together. Please consider your circumstances carefully before making an enquiry and to whether Ceol na Mara and Ceoleen would be suitable for a party of more than six. You may find it overcrowded and lacking in privacy. We’d rather disappoint you now than have you disappointed during your stay. Best regards Chris and Michele Mills More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath, 2 Showers
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About the Owner
Christopher M
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2012
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Reviews (27)
Elze Bradfield
Elze Bradfield
1 contribution
Had an awesome weekend at Ceol na Mara in Paternoster situated right on the beach. Beautiful sunsets on the deck, what a view!! Lovely and comfortable house with everything you need!! Highly recommended!!
Visited February 2021
Written February 13, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Revees
Revees
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa24 contributions
I have rated it Very Good, but my daughter of 9 years rated it Excellent. The views afre breathtaking and it is almost like you,re having your own private beach. The house however need some uprgrade.
Visited December 2019
Written January 8, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

DIANNE09
DIANNE09
6 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed our four night stay. The house was very comfortable and well equipped. We were 6 adults and 2 children and had more than enough space. It was perfect being able to walk out of the garden and onto the beach. We loved watching the sun set from the upstairs deck. The owner was very nice about answering any questions we had prior to our arrival.
Visited January 2019
Written January 8, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Andersons
Andersons
2 contributions
We initially hired Ceol an Mara for a few days over the past Christmas and subsequently booked Ceoleen, the flat for four adults and two children. The house is very located on along the beach with its own easy access. It’s very clean and well appointed with everything you need. Booking with Chris and Michele was a breeze with support from Paternoster Rentals. Highly recommended.
Visited December 2018
Written January 7, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Stuart B
Stuart B
2 contributions
The lovely beachside residence was the perfect for a weekend away. With sea views and the beach on your doorstep, this property was ideal for some rest and relaxation. Massive thank you to the hosts for being so kind and efficient. If you are looking for a place to stay in Paternoster, I highly recommend this accommodation.
Visited May 2018
Written May 23, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lucie B
Lucie B
London, United Kingdom6 contributions
Having spent a splendid few days at Ceol Na Mara with my parents visiting SA from England in April last year (review below), we returned with friends for a wedding in town, this time taking Ceoleen as well as the main house - the smaller 1-bed apartment at the back. There were 6 adults and the joint space was perfect with everyone having their own bedroom & bathroom - all coming together for breakfast in the main house kitchen after a run on the beach, catching some afternoon sun on the terrace and for sundowners at the balcony bar adjoining the top bedroom, overlooking the beach at sunset. Our friends loved the place too and were sad to leave after only 3 nights there this time - we'd love to have stayed all week. Hope to be back again soon, thanks again for having us Chris & Michele!
Visited March 2018
Written March 11, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ZoeL74
ZoeL74
Singapore, Singapore5 contributions
We booked both Ceol na Mara and Ceoleen for 3 adults and 2 children aged 10 and 12. The homes were both comfortable with everything we needed for our stay, good beds and showers. The views are spectacular and the beach endless and spotless. Highly recommend. So lovely to walk everywhere, no car needed once you get there.
Visited December 2017
Written January 2, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

C_Cornelia
C_Cornelia
5 contributions
We spent 6 wonderful days in Paternoster at the end of November 2017. There were only 4 of us, but we rented Ceol na Mara and Ceoleen as we needed 3 separate bedrooms and the main house only had 2 bedrooms. Right on the beach, no steps to beach (for elderly parent) the garden was whimsical, fireplace for the cold evenings, great BBQ facilities with the most amazing beach view. House was basic, but had everything we needed to cook our own meals. Beds were comfortable. They have a huge table in the garden, where we had plenty of cups of coffee and tea to enjoy the view. I was a little put off on arrival to discover that the upstairs loft was open to the downstairs living space, somehow, I missed that when looking at the house on-line, but it ended up not being a problem, we had our upstairs retreat with an amazing outside deck and the most beautiful view from the bed. I have to say I did a lot of research and looked at tons of places, before I decided to rent Ceol na Mara and Ceoleen and after staying there for 6 nights, I realized I picked the best possible gem for us in Paternoster. We had the most amazing long walks on the beach, it is an adorable town, nice restaurants, they keep the beach clean. Will highly recommend Ceol na Mara and Ceoleen!
Visited November 2017
Written December 12, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Adolf V
Adolf V
23 contributions
Spend four days which was way to short. The house is right on the beach which is a plus with second living area at the back. Two bedrooms in the front part of the house with bathrooms however you had no privacy due to the open plan.
Visited July 2017
Written November 11, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

30walterh
30walterh
Ballito, South Africa22 contributions
Had a lovely stay. Everything worked and was clean. Thank goodness for the wood burning stove as it was a very cold weekend. Good beachfront position to appreciate the view.
Visited August 2017
Written September 4, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
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Internet Access
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About the neighbourhood
You've discovered Paternoster - a paradise of miles of deserted white sand beach, spectacular sunsets, some of the best seafood on the West Coast, spring flowers, and the Cape Columbine nature reserve. Paternoster remains a friendly working fishing village. In season, buy your crayfish from the local fisherman fresh off the boat. At any time of year, you can dine in one of the excellent restaurants. Sea kayaking, fishing, bird watching, golf, windsurfing and horse riding are all available nearby. Relaxation comes easily, leaving is the hardest part
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ceol na Mara and Ceoleen - paradise on the beach

Ceol na Mara and Ceoleen - paradise on the beach is able to accommodate up to 10 guests. See all property details.

Ceol na Mara and Ceoleen - paradise on the beach has 4 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Ceol na Mara and Ceoleen - paradise on the beach has 5 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Ceol na Mara and Ceoleen - paradise on the beach must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.