About C'est la Vie
C'est la Vie is a stylishly decorated cottage situated right on the beach in the charming seaside village of Paternoster on the West Coast. The house comprises three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and has lovely sea views from the patio. Other features include an indoor fireplace and barbecue facilities. It is truly a place where guests can relax and rejuvenate. If peace and tranquility is what you are after, this West Coast gem is ideal.• Check-in time is strictly as follows: - 14h00 – 17h00 (Mon to Thu) - 14h00 – 19h00 (Fri) - 14h00 – 16h00 (
We are situated 50 m from the beach.
Availability and Pricing
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Please note that we require your cellphone contact number after confirming a booking, to enable us to give you additional information relating to your booking.
The guest hereby acknowledges that all rentals are subject to the following Booking Conditions and that all guests
will be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Upon paying a deposit or settling balance in full, you acknowledge
your acceptance and understanding of these Conditions. Please note that all guests are required to sign an
indemnity form on check‐in.
Please ensure that the outstanding balance is paid at least 7 working days prior to arrival. Should a booking be made
less than 7 days prior to arrival, the full amount is payable as deposit. Kindly forward proof of payment via e‐mail or
provide on arrival.
Key & breakage deposit
A R500 – R2000 key & breakage deposit is payable with the deposit. The amount depends on the unit. Keys will not
be handed over under any circumstances unless the key and breakage deposit has been received. The key &
breakage deposit is refundable by bank transfer within 5 – 7 working days after departure, once house has been
checked and all found in order. Please note that the key deposit will be retained and additional charges imposed if
more guests than booked for are found to be utilising the premises. Please note that a cleaning fee may be
deducted from the key and breakage deposit should a house be left with excessive dirty dishes and/or linen or any
other unsatisfactory state. Please furnish us with your banking details on arrival for the refund.
If a booking is cancelled more than one month prior to arrival 85% of deposit will be refunded.
Between 30 & 22 days prior to arrival 70% of deposit will be refunded.
Between 21 & 16 days before arrival date 50% of amount paid will be refunded
Between 15 & 7 days before arrival date 20% of amount paid will be refunded
Less than 7 days before arrival date, or in the event of a guest not arriving, no refund will be considered or paid.
Key collection & drop‐off
Please collect the keys from the accommodation office, situated at 87 St Augustine Road, Paternoster
(GPS Co‐ordinates: 32° 48' 34.30"S ‐ ° 17‘53' 38.98"E). Please see attached map. Should you depart and find the
office closed, there is a key deposit hole in the wall on the right hand side of the entrance to the office. Please drop
it in there and make sure you hear it fall on the inside, to ensure that it doesn't perhaps get stuck.
Check‐in & Check‐out
Check‐in time is strictly between 14h00 – 17h00 (Mon – Thu), 14h00 – 19h00 (Fri) & 14h00 – 16h00 (Sat & Sun &
Public Holidays). No check‐ins will be entertained on Christmas day, Good Friday or New Year's Day. A surcharge of
R200 per hour or part thereof, will be charged for any arrival later than check‐in time as indicated. This surcharge is
deductible from the Key & Breakage deposit. The guest consents to this deduction.
Check‐out time is strictly at 10h00 on the last day of your stay – unless specifically arranged otherwise with a Stay in
Paternoster Staff member. Any unit that is not vacated by 10h00 will be subject to a surcharge of R200 per hour or
part thereof, for each hour exceeding the check‐out time. The surcharge is deductible from the Key & Breakage
deposit. The guest consents to this deduction.
From Cape Town – travel north from Blouberg on R27, turn left at Vredenburg turn‐off; travel through Vredenburg
to Paternoster. The entire trip is ± 140km.
From Cape Town International Airport – travel towards Cape Town on N2, take N7 ‐ Malmesbury/ Goodwood turnoff
(Jakes Gerwel Drive) and turn right towards Malmesbury. Travel north on N7; turn left at the Melkbosstrand turn‐
off. Continue to R27. Turn right onto R27; travel north, past Yzerfontein and Langebaan. Turn left at the
Vredenburg turn‐off; travel through Vredenburg to Paternoster. The entire trip is ± 155km.
In Paternoster – On entering the town, turn left at the 4‐way stop. The accommodation office is situated in the first
building on your right hand side, 87 St Augustine Road.
Please see attached map.
As much as we would like to think our fishing village is a safe and friendly paradise, the reality is that this is South
Africa and crime is everywhere. We would be failing in our duty to you, our valued guests, not to point out that
petty theft does happen when given the opportunity.
The crime, which targets small high value items like wallets, cell phones, iPods, laptops, GPS’s, cameras and
binoculars, is generally not violent.
We strongly advise that all windows and doors are shut and locked and alarms armed when you leave the unit
unoccupied. Please also ensure that doors & windows are closed and locked at ground level and all vulnerable areas.
Should the property have outside beams and stay/sleep functions, please take care to activate these at night. Also
take valuables from your car into the house or lock in your boot.
Often the property may be assessed by the door‐to‐door vendors (particularly those selling kreef/crayfish/shells)
during the day. If you do purchase crayfish, rather do so at the fish market where no one gets close to your property.
Remember that purchasing and being in possession of crayfish outside season is illegal and carries a severe fine.
These simple measures should go a long way to safeguarding your personal belongings and possessions.
Please note that all our rental units are Self Catering therefore we ONLY provide a starter kit of toilet paper (one roll
per bathroom), a small amount of washing up liquid and/or two dishwasher blocks and two rubbish bags. Please
bring or buy your own wood.
Unless otherwise stated, units are not serviced. If you would like to request a cleaner during your stay please contact
the Stay in Paternoster office. This will be a separate arrangement, and cleaners can be paid directly in cash.
During a longer stay, linen and towels will only be replaced after 7 nights, due to the current drought in the Western
Cape. The house will not be serviced, only fresh linen provided. Should guests require clean linen before 7 nights, it
will be for their own costs.
A booking will only be confirmed once the full deposit amount and key & breakage deposit have been received. The
balance is payable by electronic fund transfer or credit/debit card 7 days before arrival. No keys will be handed over
if full outstanding balance has not been received.
Stay in Paternoster CC reserves the right to cancel & refund accommodation, or move guests to similar alternative
accommodation should the need arise, for reasons beyond our control and not due to our negligence.
Stay in Paternoster CC acts as an agent for individual owners of units and is not authorized to make or agree to
refunds for any reason. Refunds will be made at the sole discretion of the rental property’s owner. In the event of a
refund being authorized by the owner it will be subject to a 15% administration fee charged to the account of the
guest. The guest consents to this deduction.
Please note that the establishments let by us are not event venues, therefore large gatherings, parties, bachelors/
bachelorettes or spit braais are not permitted.
The main attraction of Paternoster is its peacefulness and serenity. There is an unofficial rule in Paternoster that
everyone should be quiet after 22:00 at night. We would appreciate it if you could adhere to this and respect the
neighbours, failing which you will be asked to vacate the premises.
Bring along your own food, drinks, beach towels and wood.
All guests consent to the jurisdiction of the Vredenburg Magistrates Court in the event of any litigation that may
result from this agreement. Stay in Paternoster CC legal costs will be charged as attorney & own client costs.
Shopping & Facilities
Wood ‐ Kwaai Braai – Contact Lindikai 073 292 6339 – he also delivers.
Paternoster Xpress on your left as you enter Paternoster, for ice & other basics – 022 752 2627
Vredenburg (15kms away) offers a Pick ‘n Pay, Shoprite & OK Minimarket & Weskem Pharmacy in the town and at
Weskus Mall you will find a Woolies, Checkers,Pick n Pay & Food Lover’s Market. There is also a provincial hospital
and Life Private Hospital.
Beauty Clinic – Paternoster Dunes – Contact Carol on 022 752 2217.
Hairdresser – Salon Le Notre Pére – Contact Hennie on 071 978 0258
Laundry ‐ Seabreeze Laundry – Contact Shireen 073 656 8893
Thank you for your booking. We do hope that you will have a relaxing stay.
- Indoor Fireplace
- Credit Card Facilities
- Kids Stay Free
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling