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The view from the Master Bedroom BalconyMaster suite with private balcony and ensuite bathroom (heated floor too)
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Beautiful Thatched House on canals

James

Beautiful Thatched House on canals

12 guests
5 bedrooms
7 beds
4 baths
12 guests
5 bedrooms
7 beds
4 baths

The space

St Francis Bay's best family home on the canals.

Enjoy this lovely family home on the canals. With four en-suite double bedrooms including a large master suite in the main house, combined with an attached cottage with a double bed and twin beds upstairs, and a double bed and lounge downstairs it can comfortably accommodate 12. In addition the loft also has two sofa beds.

With its own small private beach The Tide House is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday, or as a base to explore the beautiful Garden Route of South Africa. The Tide House is the perfect location from which to explore the best of the Eastern Cape, or to just sit on the deck with friends and family and enjoy an evening braai and some drinks.

Equally suited to summer and winter The Tide House is very open plan allowing it to be opened up to benefit from the heat of summer, and also has an open fireplace with chimney and underfloor heating in the main house and master suite making it very comfortable for a visit in winter.

About an hour's drive west of Port Elizabeth lies the pretty holiday village of St. Francis Bay. The village is almost entirely made up of beautiful thatched cottages and is one of the Garden Routes most memorable (website hidden). Francis is known for its quiet canals, huge lagoon and beautiful (website hidden). Francis Bay is a paradise for families and watersports enthusiasts: It boasts white sandy beaches and ideal conditions for surfing. In season - August to October - whales can be seen in the bay of St. Francis. The Tide House sits on the canal and is a short boat ride away from the lagoon at the entrance to the Kromme River, and veritable playground (for kids and adults) from low-mid tide.

Amenities

Dryer
Essentials
Indoor fireplace
Heating
TV
Washer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Bedroom 5
1 double bed, 2 single beds

House Rules

No smoking
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Availability

19 Reviews

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Angie
December 2017
The host canceled this reservation 102 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Matt User Profile
Matt
April 2017
What an incredible spot... pictures just don't do this place justice!! We stayed at James place for 6 nights and loved it. It has its own private jetty, so hire your own boat from Little Venice Adventures and make the most of sundowner cruises around the canals. We will definitel…
Malcolm User Profile
Malcolm
March 2017
If you enjoy a quiet peaceful break from the hustle and bustle of city life then this is the place to visit. A beautiful house on the canal which can be enjoyed by all ages. Thank you James for allowing us the opportunity to share your home in little paradise.
Claire User Profile
Claire
February 2017
What you see is what you get! Lovely for big families, lots of space. Close to everything with a gorgeous view. Beautiful little beach sand by canals for kids to play. Not ideal for little children as no gate between house and river but for older children an absolute dream!
David User Profile
David
December 2016
Amazing house. Amazing location and great hosts. Everything exceeded our expectations and made our holiday amazing!
Cassian User Profile
Cassian
October 2016
Wonderful house on the canals with small a private beach. Conveniently located near to the village. Perfect for families. The house is spacious and works well. We were 2 couples with 5 children and they had a fantastic time. The house has everything you need. We would defini…
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Tandi Lisa
May 2016
Absolutely perfect for 3 couples and kids, however it was just the 2 of us and we thought it was amazing.

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Hong KongJoined in October 2012
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