Straw House

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  • 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: 11
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Fireplace

11 Reviews on Straw House

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.

Janine Thetard, South Africa
31 March 2014

Nice.

sandra alexander, South Africa
02 April 2013

We had the pleasure of staying at The Straw House in Elands Bay this August 2012, and what an absolute any season get-away nirvana!   Despite mother natures sudden mood swings, and the electricity being out as a result – we had the most satisfyingly, magical and comfortable stay! An unforgettable weekend in a welcoming "rustig" place! Just beautifully soul soothing! We just loved, loved, loved staying here!

Bronwyn Sedeman, South Africa
15 August 2012

Straw House was a great place to get away from the usual rush of life. My husband and I and friends enjoyed the simplicity of this house. we were very comfortable and warm, yet felt like we were so close to the rough nature of the west coast. I never showered or bathed indoors once, even though it was the middle of winter! I would love to come back. Well done Straw revolution!

Michelle Theunissen, South Africa
14 August 2011

Straw House is the perfect place to destress, even though the surf was flatter than our swimming pool. Thanks for making it available and we will definitely be back for more.

Richard Lacey, South Africa
04 April 2011
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Price & Availability

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Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
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  • Per Person:
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  • Per Unit:
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  • Minimum Stay:
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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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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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