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About Rustic House

“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.

  • Response Rate: 91%
  • Response Time: 10 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 18 Reviews

Facilities

  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Beach
  • Mid Range
  • Upper

Important Information

All guests are met in person on arrival at the house to be shown all the facilities and how the appliances work. The property is not fenced and is therefore not suitable for pets. Rates are negotiable for longer stays. A 100% booking deposit, refundable in the event of a cancellation provided that an alternative letting can be secured for the same... All guests are met in person on arrival at the house to be shown all the facilities and how the appliances work. The property is not fenced and is therefore not suitable for pets. Rates are negotiable for longer stays. A 100% booking deposit, refundable in the event of a cancellation provided that an alternative letting can be secured for the same period pro rata for any portion thereof; otherwise forfeited. A refundable security deposit of R1000 payable with full payment. Full payment no later than two weeks before holiday commences. see more

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      Reviews for Rustic House

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      Este Nel, South Africa
      20 January 2016

      Loved, loved, loved it!! Perfect spot, great space, equiped with all you need! Would defenitely be back again! Do not be fooled with the outside look, it opens up as u walk in. Had lots of fun and laughter with outside bath house! Thanks for lovely memories!

      valma janse van rensburg, South Africa
      12 August 2015

      We enjoyed our stay, though would have enjoyed it more if it was summer!Bathrooms are fun and unusual (a bit cold for winter) but we enjoyed the open lounge/kitchen . 

      Crystal Mc Intosh, South Africa
      16 December 2014

      We had a lovely weekend visit to Rustic House and enjoyed the quiet of Elands Bay and a trip to Muisbosskerm which is always a treat.

      Simone Isaacs, South Africa
      09 October 2014

      The Straw House was a perfect holiday house for us. Loved the rustic vibe to it. The court yard was just right! We could watch the kids playing while relaxing from the couch. Love the fact that the rooms were separate. The outdoor bathroom added another element of fun and surprise. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and can't wait to go back.

      Patrick Reid, South Africa
      20 July 2014

      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.

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      Rustic House Map

      Rustic House is 0.4km from the centre of Elands Bay , the nearest airport 186.4km (Cape Town International Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

      Things to do in and around Elands Bay

      Velorenvlei Lagoon

      (8.6 km from Elands Bay)

      1 review

      This beautiful 15 km stretch of water extends from Redelinghuys to the sea. It is the largest lagoon of its kind on the West Coast. Velorenvlei is teeming with bird life, attracting over 240 species of birds, some of the species very rare and the...

      Vensterklip Farm Pub

      (5.5 km from Elands Bay)

      1 review

      The beautiful historical Vensterklip Farm has a lovely cosy pub and restaurant built inside a 300-year-old barn! This pub teems with life and has an warm and welcoming Afrikaner atmosphere.

      Elands Bay Beach

      (0.7 km from Elands Bay)

      2 reviews

      Elands Bay beach is well known as a great surfing spot, particularly for the legendary left break. The pristine white sandy beach is seemingly endless, perfect for long walks and sun tanning. There are plenty of beach-based things to do and see...

      Elands Bay Rock Art Cave

      (3.2 km from Elands Bay)

      2 reviews

      Hidden in the caves above Baboon Point on the mountain above Elands Bay Beach are the most beautiful cave paintings. These were done by the Bushmen who lived in this area thousands of years ago. The University of Cape Town also has an archeological...