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About The Garden House

This quaint wooden house is situated within a lovely garden in Onrus, in the Western Cape of South Africa. Nestled between the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, Onrus is an idyllic seaside village located mere minutes Hermanus.

Just 120 km from Cape Town, and in the very heart of the Whale Route, Onrus is surrounded by fynbos and Milkwood trees. The beach is very popular for swimmers, body boarders and surfers, and there is also a tranquil lagoon with a bird hide in the adjoining nature reserve for bird lovers. It is not uncommon to spot Southern Right whales in season.

The Garden House contains two bedrooms and a further outside room on request only for additional cost pp/pn. The inside sleeps 4 in total. The main bedroom contains a king-size bed, the second room contains a bunk bed and the outside room contains a queen-size bed. The bathroom features a large shower and bath and there is also a separate toilet.

The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering and includes a gas hob and oven, dishwasher and washing machine. Features include air-conditioning in the main living area and heaters in the bedroom, and the lounge is also equipped with a TV with DStv and surround sound. In addition, the house offers two small decks to enjoy the outdoors.

Please note that it is a quiet neighbourhood and no parties or loud music will be tolerated.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 9 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Beach
  • Satellite TV*
  • Mid Range
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Portuguese
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

The Garden House can be rented with the outdoor room for an additional charge thus sleeping 6.
Deposit:R2000.00 - R3000.00
Cleaning Fee R400.00

The Garden House Rooms

Reviews for The Garden House

6 guest reviews Reviews of

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Jonathan Abramowitz, South Africa
17 March 2015

The accommodation is quiet but with a very modern touch, Onrush is theperfect relaxing getaway but the Garden house is the ultimate retreat in thissleepy town well situated and close to everything from the lagoon / OnrushBeach to the Shops to the restaurant, Highly would recommend this town andespecially this venue for accommodation Mark and his Mom are the perfect hostand assist you throughout the process of using their venue perfect for firsttime users of the is website like we were, we will be back to Onrush and wewill be back to use the Garden House, perfect place for traveler with childre...
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Ricus Roets, South Africa
31 December 2014

We stayed in the Garden House for 14 nights in December 2014. The house is clean, neat and has everything you need for an enjoyable holiday at the beach.

Mark Austin, South Africa
03 December 2014

Great little cottage with excellent, modern finishes. Very comfortable and clean. Perfect location, with just a short drive to Hermanus and the Hemel & Aarde wine valley. Great communication with the owner, Marc, as well. Can definitely recommend for anyone wanting a nice little break from the hustle and bustle of city life!

Erna Oberholzer, South Africa
07 January 2014

The Garden House is really beautiful and we recommend it to anyone. We really enjoyed our stay. We loved the artwork and the exceptionally well-equipped kitchen. It is worth a visit just to see the shower.

Conrad Greer, South Africa
26 November 2012

We had a great time at the Garden House.Very clean and everything working. A great place to relax and have a great weekend.All arrangements with Marc were spot on, no problems at all.

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The Garden House Map

The Garden House is 6.8km from the centre of Hermanus , the nearest airport 81.1km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Onrus

Onrus Beach

(0.7 km from Onrus)

2 reviews

Onrus Beach is ideal for the family, featuring a lagoon which provides an ideal playground for children. There are toilet facilities and plenty of parking.

Hermanuspietersfontein Food and Wine Market

(2.6 km from Onrus)

1 review

Every Saturday the Food and Wine Market is hosted at the Hermanuspietersfontein wine cellar. Come and browse the many food and drink tables. Wine tasting is for free, and there really is something for everyone.

Hermanus Wine Route

(3.5 km from Onrus)

1 review

The Hermanus Wine Route is one of South Africa’s newest wine routes. Uniting 15 exceptional wineries in the Walker Bay region, the route stretches along the R320 into the scenic Hemel en Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley. Each winery produces a small...

Sandbaai Beach

(2 km from Onrus)

5 reviews

For the beach lover, Sandbaai is amazing. It is a great family beach, ideal for angling, sun bathing, building sandcastles, walking, and the best spot for sea shell viewing and collecting. Ablution facilities are available.