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About The Cottage

The Cottage looks out over the Hermanus mountains, from Green Mountain, which gave Vermont its name, all the way to Maanschynkop and beyond. It is surrounded by indigenous vegetation and the birdlife is varied and abundant.

This beautiful, comfortable self-catering cottage is ideal for a family of four or five. It has a main bedroom with a double bed and a kids bedroom with a double bunk and single bed. There is an open-plan kitchen and living room with DStv and a CD player. The kitchen has everything you'll need for self-catering and beautiful, crisp white linen and bath towels are provided.

The cottage is immaculately furnished with comfortable couches, beautifully dressed beds and even a dining room table for those family dinners. The barbecue area comes with wood for the first night and is secluded, cosy and private. There is a small dam on the property for swimming which is filled from a bore hole; the water has a high iron content which stains, so pack an old swim suit.

The closest beach is Breakfast Bay. It's quite a long way back up the dune after a day of swimming, snorkelling, fishing or exploring rock pools, but the small, protected beach is very popular and worth a visit. Onrus Beach is where the Onrus River runs into the sea; this forms a lagoon which kids love. The beach is beautiful and the waves are great, but the currents can be dangerous. Ask the closest surfer to show you how the currents run. The Vermont Salt Pan is a five-minute walk from the cottage and a must-see for bird lovers.

Here you can kick off your shoes in the quiet, comfortable surroundings and enjoy the tranquility that this quaint cottage offers.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 11 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 22 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Beach

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Bookings should be for a minimum of two nights.

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      Reviews for The Cottage

      22 guest reviews Reviews of

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      Kerstin Waddell, South Africa
      13 November 2016

      What a lovely relaxing getaway in a beautiful garden cottage! Thank you for the attention to details. Enjoyed it immensly.

      Jacqui Hawtrey, South Africa
      01 November 2016

      A great getaway for those who love nature and want to be close to Onrus. A cosy cottage on owner's premises, which has it's own privacy. Relaxing big bath. Loved hearing the frogs at night. Only recommendation is the microwave and stove may need tlc or a to be replaced. Our little boy loved the garden setting and the birds that came to visit each morning.

      Maranta Jacobs, South Africa
      03 October 2016

      Loved our visit! Lots of little touches to make it special. Was welcomed by friendly hosts Pieter + Petro. Beautiful secluded beach. Well worth visit

      Janine Smith, South Africa
      29 March 2016

      Thank you for a very peaceful weekend away. We enjoyed ourselves. Bonus was games and dvd's, even though we didnt watch any dvd's as they had dstv- full package kept us entertained. 

      ivan Beckett, South Africa
      23 March 2016

      We really enjoyed our long weekend at The Cottage in Vermont (2 adults + 2 teens).  The fynbos garden setting is lovely and the view from the french doors onto the garden and mountain were beautiful (especially liked the frog croaking occasionally at night).The teens were delighted to find a cupboard stocked with games and another with DVD's, while my husband and I enjoyed some of the books we found in the cottage, as well as the DSTV.  The kitchen is well equipped, although I was afraid of using the gas oven which is something I have not used before.  The gas stove (hob) was easy and the micr...
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      The Cottage Map

      The Cottage is 10.1km from the centre of Hermanus , the nearest airport 78.5km (Cape Town International Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

      Things to do in and around Vermont ZA

      Hermanuspietersfontein Food and Wine Market

      (4.8 km from Vermont ZA)

      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.

      Sandbaai Beach

      (4 km from Vermont ZA)

      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.

      Onrus Beach

      (2.8 km from Vermont ZA)

      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.

      Whalehaven Artisan Winery & Experience Centre

      (5.7 km from Vermont ZA)

      Whalehaven Artisan Winery, based at the entrance to the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus, is a unique taste experience centre where guests to the Overberg area can learn more about wine. The winery offers one of the most extensive portfolios in...