Straw House

14 Guest Reviews
14 Customer Reviews
  • House Exterior
  • Entrance
  • bedroom
  • bath
  • lounge
  • lounge
  • Court yard and living area <br />
  • Getting the fire going for lunch<br />
  • Can setup in the courtyard with the surf only 2 mins walk down the road<br />
  • Description
  • Facilities
“The west coast is like a high powered internet connection to your soul. It is wild, rugged, tempestuous and untamed and any time spent here will lodge itself in the feel good centres of your being.” Coast to Coast Guide

This straw house, designed by Matthew Beatty, and built by the Burgers epitomizes relaxation. The thick bale walls protect from the relentless winds, keeping the rooms cool in the hot dry summers and warm in the cold winters. A teak sliding door & folding sliding window opens the living / kitchen area into a tranquil court yard. The bedroom area is joined by a North African style “chill out” area to the south and an outside bath house to the north. The modern design is softened through the use of simple fittings and natural building materials, creating the ultimate location to unwind.

The house is located in Elands Bay, on the West Coast of South Africa, about 3 hours drive to the North from the City of Cape Town and its international airport.

Evidence still exists of life from as many as 20000 years ago in this area. People from all around the world are still drawn by the harshness and beauty. Clear your mind on the endless stretch of beach, be hypnotized by the flawless swell lines that wrap into the bay and break perfectly down the left hand point, spend hours watching the amazing array of mammal and bird life along Verloren vlei or indulge in an evening of “brandy and coke” with the local potato farmers in the infamous Elands Bay hotel.

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 7
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 14
  • Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue

14 Reviews on Straw House

Great House if cold in Winter weather. Loved the attention to detail, (smoothed bricks and bespoke joinery and quiet straw). Suggest cleaning up entrance and sweeping courtyard for better welcome.

20 July 2014

Straw house is lovely.

18 May 2014

Our stay at the Straw House was very good. One thing we did notice was that it is a lot more rustic that it looks in the advert on SafariNow. It's basic, the rooms have the bare minimum, however, it is the perfect house for surfers looking for a base. The house is very well kitted out and had all we needed. The shower / bathroom was also very open to the elements and not amazing for our 7 month baby as it was a little cold. That aside our experience in the straw house was great and we would recommend it.

04 May 2014

Most amazing spot! Totally loved our weekend there! Could not have been more perfect! Thank you. Loved the extra outside bathroom too. So much thought went into this spot- down to the mozzie nets- huge win! Walked straight down the road to beach and surfed with the dolphins- that's memory stuff right there! Yes we will be back! Thank you sooo much.

31 March 2014


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Self catering de-tached house, linen provided. Gas stove and oven, freezer, fridge Living room has a fireplace, living area seating for 10 people. Dining area, seating for 6 people. Bathrooms: 1 bathroom, 1 shower room. There are 3 bedrooms, sleeps a maximum of 6 people. Bedrooms are 2 double, 1 room with single and ¾ Beds.Chill Out Area, barbecue, garden, parking Children welcome, non smoking only, pets not allowed

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