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About Garvies Surf House

Garvies Beach is one of The Bluff’s best-kept holiday secrets. It offers stretches of unspoiled coastline and gently rolling waves. It is also home to Garvies Surf House, a great option for water-loving groups visiting this part of Durban.

This spacious house has three well-appointed bedrooms, of which one has a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom. One room has a queen-size bed and one room has a king-size bed, which can be converted into two single beds. These two rooms make use of an additional bathroom. There is a fourth en-suite bedroom separate from the house. It has a king-size bed which can also be converted into two single beds. Most rooms offer uninterrupted sea views.

The downstairs area has an open-plan living space which consists of a comfortable lounge, a lovely dining area and a fully equipped kitchen for all of your self-catering needs. There is also a study section with a printer. The bar area leads out onto the indoor patio. Here, guests can enjoy meals while appreciating panoramic sea views.

Guests can spend their days visiting the nearby beach, or one of the many restaurants in this popular town. Guests could also choose to remain at the house to enjoy a dip in the swimming pool. The wooden deck provides the perfect place to end off the evening by watching the stars reflect against the ocean below.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 2 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Terms and Conditions

These Booking Conditions set out the Terms of Contract with us so please study them carefully. Your contract is with a South African citizen trading as Garvies SurfHouse.

1. Making a booking and deposit

In order to make a booking, we require 50% of the total property rental...
Terms and Conditions

These Booking Conditions set out the Terms of Contract with us so please study them carefully. Your contract is with a South African citizen trading as Garvies SurfHouse.

1. Making a booking and deposit

In order to make a booking, we require 50% of the total property rental cost. No contract exists between us until we have received this amount plus your signed and completed booking form.
You have these choices for making payment:

a) If South African … this can be via EFT into our local account or via Snapscan using your credit card.
b) For international visitors…. this can be either via PayPal or exchange4free using your credit card. Alternatively a money transfer into a bank account in your country using exchange4 free or an international money transfer into a South African bank account.

2. Payment of Balance

The remaining balance must be paid by the due date, which is usually at least one month before your arrival. If the balance has not been paid by the required date we shall be entitled to cancel your booking and retain the full deposit. If your booking is only made within four weeks of your arrival, you will generally be required to pay the full rental payment at the time of the booking unless otherwise agreed and indicated by us.

3. Security deposit

We charge either 10% of the booking amount, or R3,000, whichever amount is greater. The security deposit will be held against the cost of any damage to the property or its contents, and any breakages or loss of keys and remote controls for any damages you might incur during your say.

a) If South African this can be via EFT into our local account.
b) For international visitors this can be either via PayPal or exchange4free using your credit card.

This deposit will be refunded to you via the same channel you paid it 3 days after departure (less the cost for any repairs)

4. Cleaning Service

On Tuesdays from 9am till 4pm included in the rental agreement

Additional housekeeping service can be arranged with the management company at an extra cost.

The cleaning service does not extend to personal laundry and cooking. However, personal laundry can be arranged with the housekeeper at an extra fee to her/him directly.

5. Other services included in rental cost

The rental cost includes electricity, water, council rates and levies, satellite TV, 1 x 48kg bottle of gas, 20g wireless internet (additional gigs can be purchased from the management company), pool cleaning and garden service.

Linen, bath towels and beach towels, hairdryers and liquid bathsoaps are provided.

6. Arrival and Departure times

Check in time is at 2pm on the day of arrival and check out time is at 10am on the day of departure. We will try to accommodate any reasonable request for an early check-in or late departure but this cannot be guaranteed should previous guests be leaving the day you arrive, or new guests arriving the day you depart. Management may ask you for an additional fee payment to secure your early arrival or late departure that might entail having to bring in extra staff to prepare the house. If this is important to you, please request this prior to booking.

There will be an extra late arrival and early departure fee should your arrival be after 7pm and your departure before 7am – this payable, in cash, to the person who will be checking you into the property.

7. Cancellation by you

If you wish to cancel the booking, the person who signed the booking form must do so by notifying us in writing via email or fax. Your notice of cancellation will only be effective from the date of its receipt by us. On cancellation eight weeks or more before the rental we will refund the full deposit; eight to four weeks before the rental 50% of the total property rental paid shall be retained; and four weeks and less prior to the rental, 100% of the property rental paid shall be retained.

Please note that no refunds will be given for failure to comply with the South African visa regulations and having your trip cancelled due to that.

8. Alterations and cancellations by us

It is very unlikely that we will have to make any changes to arrangements once these have been confirmed. If this does happen we will let you know as soon as possible. If, for any reason we are unable to provide you with the property you have booked, we will cancel the booking, refund the full amount paid to us for the property and we will work diligently, and at no cost to you, to assist in finding a reasonably similar property as substitute.

Regardless of whether or not a substitution property is found, we will not be liable for cancellation charges for travel arrangements or any further claims by you or anyone else in your party.

For the avoidance of doubt, in no event whatsoever and regardless of cause, shall the Agent or the Owner(s) of Garvies SurfHouse, or any other party associated with this rental transaction, have any liability for any cause whatsoever in excess of the amount that has been paid by renter under this booking agreement except as otherwise specifically required by Law.

9. Children

Unfortunately this property is not very child friendly and the issues of concern for guests with younger children are steep drops from the top patio and an unfenced pool without pool cover as well as an open staircase. Guests staying with children do so at their own risk and are urged to take all due care and attention during their stay. We do not accept any responsibility for any injuries on this property.

10. Swimming Pool

The pool is to be used at your own risk. It is not supervised nor equipped with safety net or a fence. It is not heated so is only suitable for summer swimming. This pool is cleaned every second week and while we will endeavour to arrange additional cleaning service if required during your stay (excluding week-ends and public holidays) we cannot always guarantee that the pool will remain completely clean during periods of extreme weather conditions.

11. Telephone and internet services

The wireless internet facility is free up to 20gigs and thereafter more can be bought. It is at the fastest speed we currently have available in South Africa and would seem slow to you coming from a more first world country. The telephone in the house can be used to make local calls and receive calls.

12. Stairs

Please note that this is a double story house with stairs leading from one level to the next. The garage access into the house is in the middle of the stairs.

13. Maximum number of guests

Only those persons named on the Booking Form may use the property and under no circumstance may the total number of people sleeping on the property exceed the maximum number stipulated. We are entitled to request you and your party to vacate the property if this rule is not complied with.

14. Behaviour

The person who signs the Booking Form is responsible for the behaviour of everyone using the rental property during the rental period. If anyone in your party or any guest or invitee behaves in an unacceptable manner by any civilised standard, the entire party may be required by us to vacate the property without further notice. It is not considered acceptable behaviour to make excessive noise including playing music loudly especially between 11pm at night and 7am in the morning, and such behaviour will not be tolerated as this property is in a quiet residential area.

15. Noise agreement

You will be asked to sign a Noise Control Agreement prior to check in at the villa. No access will be given to the villa unless the agreement has been signed. The purpose of this agreement is to ensure you are aware of, and will adhere to, the noise restrictions at the villa between the hours of 11pm and 7am during the week and between midnight and 7am on week-ends.

16. Smoking

This is a non-smoking property and you are kindly requested to refrain from smoking inside the rented premises. Ashtrays are provided for outside use so please do not litter the garden with cigarette butts.

Should you decide to smoke inside, your breakage deposit will cover all charges for the air/furniture cleansing company. Should we not have had enough time to clean this before the next arrival, you will also be charged for any refunds we have to give the next guests to ease their discomfort

17. Responsibilities

It is your responsibility, and that of each of the persons named on the Booking Form:

(a) to pay for any losses or damages to the property or premises, however caused (reasonable wear and tear excluded)
(b) to take good care of the property and leave it in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the rental period
(c) to permit the property manager reasonable access to the property
(d) not to part with any possession of the property, or share it, anyone other than with members named on the Booking Form and
(e) not to cause an annoyance or become a nuisance to occupant of adjoining premises.

NB) It is the responsibility of the person named on the Booking Form to insure that the alarm is set and all exteriors doors and windows are closed every time the property is left unoccupied. Due to high velocity winds and unexpected rain, it is imperative that the glass doors and windows are secured properly when retiring or when leaving the premises as well as any outdoor cushions that have to be stored inside. They tend to fly away in the wind and you will be held responsible if they are blown away.

18. Property descriptions

The property descriptions used on our web site or otherwise provided to you are made in good faith and are believed to be accurate.

19. Complaints and problems during your stay

If you have ay complaints and problems during your stay, please let the management company know as soon as possible so that they can be remedied. However, we are not responsible for issues out of our control such as failure of the water supply, electricity, telephone and internet services, pool filtration, or any of the appliances. We will do our best to resolve any problems as soon as possible once notified of them. We must stress the importance of bringing complaints or problems to our attention as soon as possible during your stay as we cannot be expected to help if you only notify us following your departure. In the event that you vacate the property without our notification during the rental period, you will lose any rights you might otherwise have had to compensation.

20. Breach of contract

If any one of these conditions is breached by any of the persons named on the Booking Form or any of the guests or invitees, we reserve the right to enter the property and terminate the rental agreement with immediate effect.

21. Liability

We do not accept liability for any act, neglect or default for any accident, damage, loss, injury, expense or inconvenience, whether to person or property, which any of the persons named on the Booking Form or any of their guests or invitees may suffer or incur arising out of, or in any way connected with, the property rental.

22. Insurance

All guests are strongly advised to arrange comprehensive insurance against travel and other related risks as any loss or damage including theft of personal items cannot be claimed against the property insurance. It is the responsibility of the persons named on the Booking Form and those accompanying them to fully insure their personal items and also to keep the property secured by setting any alarm and securing all doors, windows and gates when going out.

23. Authority to sign

The person who completes the booking contract form certifies that
(a) he or she is authorised to agree to these conditions on behalf of all persons named on the booking form, including those submitted at a later date
(b) the signatory is over eighteen years of age and a member of the party intending to occupy the property and
(c) he or she takes full responsibility for any persons occupying the property during the booking period.

24. Governing law and jurisdiction

South African law shall govern the validity, construction and performance of these conditions. It is agreed between us, and the person named on the booking form, that any dispute shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the South African Courts.
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Reviews for Garvies Surf House

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Anna Gross
12 April 2018

We had an amazing time at Garvies Surf House. Amazing location. Beautifully designed accommodation. Lovely area. Beautiful views onto the ocean. Dolphins passed by every morning :) Caring staff! We'll come again.

Brinton Williams
05 September 2017

This place is lovely I will come back soon for sure..had a relaxing weekend with my family thank you

Garvies Surf House Map

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