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Plettenberg Bay exclusive House within Exclusive Secure Estate

Bedrooms 4
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 21 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, 15 Minutes Walk To The Nearest Beach And Store, 80 Meters To The Rivers Edge. Tranquil and relaxing

The 4 on suite bedroom, double story 500 square meter house is located on the Sanderlings Estate, 7km from Plettenberg Bay's Town center on the beautiful Keurbooms River nature reserve. The home is fully equipped with unlimited wifi and has a comfortable homely feel. The estate boasts 20 privately owned holiday homes with access via secure remote gates. Plettenberg Bay is on the famous garden route and home to fabulous beaches, golf courses, hiking and forest trails with natural beauty catering for many diverse tastes. The executive open plan home built in 2006 centers around a large open plan kitchen living and dining room that flows seamlessly through two large stacking doors onto the covered and private 50 square meter patio with undercover barbecue (braai). The patio has recently been extended with a 100 square meter hard wooden deck creating a beautiful private entertaining area and has also recently been closed in with side gates and doors for added privacy and extra safety if you have smaller children and are concerned they may wonder off the property. The home is furnished comfortably with today's modern fixture and fittings including washing machine, 2 dishwashers, tumble drier, fridges, freezers and a flat screen TVs in each room a Nespresso coffee pod machine and required necessities fir a comfortable stay including unlimited wifi. Tenants are free to utilize all common areas along the river bank of the estate well suited for its magical sunsets or a late afternoon sundowner. There is also a private jetty/mooring for a boat should this be required so please enquire if this is required.

About Us

Lindsay Brown
windrush cottage, 6 thorncliffe drive
GL516PY cheltenham
VAT Reg No

Lindsay Brown
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Afrikaans
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

About Lindsay Brown

Lindsay and Elaine Brown hold dual South African and British citizenship. We have two children aged 19 and 16 respectively and moved to the Cotsworlds in England 12 years ago. We still regard SA as our home and try and visit every year where we enjoy time with friends and family and more importantly our home which we trust you will enjoy and treat as your home away from home.

Lindsay Brown purchased this house in 2006

Why Lindsay Brown chose Greater Plettenberg Bay

The Keurbooms river is a place of absolute natural beauty that allows one to totally switch of and relax yet close enough to all major amenities if one wants to explore, shop or go on an adventure. Our home is a family home formost that is an entertainers dream whether with a small or larger group. The Keurbooms river overs safe swimming,fishing, water skiing, wind surfing, kayaking as well as many secluded beaches along the bank which one can access by boat. There are numerous fun activities and tourist attractions within 25 km radius from the entire family to enjoy. The private secure estate with its direct access to the river and private jetty for launching a boat offers a very tranquil and relaxing location. I have enjoyed visiting this area since a child when my parents took us caravaning every easter weekend along the Keurbooms river and we set our sights on one day building a home there that we could enjoy as a family. Today my 2 brothers each own properties within a stones throw from our house. Having travelled extensively on business around the world there is no place I find more relaxing to reconnect with family friends and the most stunning natural beauty of the area. Where can you swim in a natural river, walk to a beach, watch whales and dolphins entertaining you in season, hike in some unspoilt forests and eat in some of the best South African restaurants from or within 6 km of the house.

What makes this house unique

The tranquil, safe and friendly environment is a place to totally unwind.You can walk to the beach within 15 minutes to search for the very rare Pansy Shell during low tide. The estate allows you to escape the crowds with its quiet and tranquil setting. Having a boat allows you to go fishing or take a sundowner booze cruise up or down the river to many secluded beaches along the way. Plettenberg Bay has fantastic restaurants and shops if one is in need of any retail therapy. The river bank is common property for all residents and at sunset is a perfect meeting point to enjoy sundowners.The house itself only 80 meters from the water lends itself to great entertainment on the patio and deck around the barbecue/braai with family and friends. Its quiet relaxed and a natural gem offering sand, sea, forest, mountains all in one

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Lindsay

Just wanted to drop a note to thank you for a very special holiday in your beautiful home. We will take home some very happy memories.


Nov 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Greater Plettenberg Bay in South Cape DC

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • river
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 is an on-suite bathroom with large shower/bath, private wc, and double basin. Bedroom 2 has on-suite large shower, basin and wc. Bedroom 3 has on-suite large shower basin and wc. Bedroom 4 has shower/bath, private wc and double basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double king size bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 2 single beds capable of transforming into a double bed if required. Bedroom 4 Double bed with and 2 single beds with pull out base for small kids Linen and towels provided.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The property is in a private secure estate comprising of 20 holiday homes. The river is safe for swimming. The estate is governed by a set of housing rules and simply request that all tenants respect the rules and have consideration for the neighbors. A set of housing rules will be forwarded to all tenants prior to arrival. There is a boat and car at the property and not included for use with the rental. There is a built in undercover barbecue for use on the patio. No portable barbecues are allowed on the patio and deck area please. You may use a portable barbecue on the grass area at the side of the property. Outside: The property has a well maintained and serviced private garden.There is an outside undercover patio extending to a hard wood deck equipped with a large 10 seater table and patio lounge suite. There is a undercover barbecue built into the patio area.The house is equipped with 2 outdoor sun lounges and outside garden furniture. The river situated 80 meters from the house is extremely safe for swimming. There is also an outside hot and cold shower for washing that sand off when returning from the beach. There is ample parking in the private driveway or garage parking area. Utility Room: The utility room leads directly off the kitchen and is equipped with washing machine, tumble drier, 2 dishwashers and double sink/basin. The house is equipped with an iron and ironing board outside drying line for hanging washing and a vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. The house will be cleaned on arrival. A maids service can be arranged prior to arrival on daily basis or when required and is not included in the price. A final exit clean will be charged to the tenant of £22. (R300). Other: There is a guest wc downstairs. The double garage has access directly from the kitchen.The main bedroom has a private balcony as does bedroom 4. The two downstairs bedrooms lead onto a very private covered patio. A study area connects the upstairs rooms.


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Plettenberg Bay exclusive House within Exclusive Secure Estate
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 7 reviews
Port Elizabeth

Beautiful family home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this beautiful home. Owners were very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house with a great location

  • 5 of 5

We were 8 of us from France and just loved this house.

This is an amazing house, a lot of space indoors and outdoors, located close to the river, at walkable distance from the sea, and very short driving distance from the city center. Surrounded by a lot of things to do, a very good mix of animal parks, seaside fun and having fresh beers by the riverside... lovely

Nicely designed with large kitchen, a very nice bbq place in the patio, just the place to be to relax.


  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Elegant and relaxed

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a couple of nights at Sanderlings on our whistlestop tour of South Africa, but wish it could have been so much more. The house was magnificent - huge rooms, elegantly designed, beautifully finished, and felt really luxurious. The location was wonderful - really convenient for the facilities of Plettenberg, and watching the sun go down over the river was a highlight of a fantastic trip. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gloucestershire, UK

An excellent stay in the most beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We came to stay from a week in May and it turned out to be the most fantastic holiday I have ever had! The house is absolutely stunning with everything you could possible need, masses of space with area's to socialise and an indoor and outdoor braai! The kitchen was very well equipped allowing for self catering and the interior is contemporary and finished to an exceptionally high standard. The house is located by the Keurboomsrivier in a very safe gated community and is within walking distance to the beach and only 5 minutes away from the main town by car! The most perfect location. As well as this there are many places to visit nearby such as monkey world, the cheetah sanctuary, the Knysna elephant park and much more. I highly recommend this house to anyone wanting to stay in the area, you definitely won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house - great location

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for our family which included 2 toddlers and a wheelchair user. Although there was no gate on the property we were able to block the exits on the patio so they didn't escape! The patio area is great for getting together. The complex was also very peaceful. The house has lots of space, is clean and well maintained. There is everything you would need at the house as well as beaches, restaurants and of course the river nearby. There was only one negative which was the lack of wifi, which the details say is available and we would have liked to keep in touch with our daughter in the UK. However it didn't spoil our holiday and I would return to this house if we visited again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great home and destination

  • 4 of 5

My family and I have just had a fabulous 2 week stay in this wonderful home. We have 3 sons in their twenties, loads of friends visiting and the home accommodates them all very easily. Loads of space, well laid out, entertainers dream and very comfortable beds and spacious rooms. The house is just 30m from the river and with its grassed banks you can spend the day sun tanning and swimming without having to go to the beach. All in all we were very satisfied and will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
George International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Berlin and Enricos restaurant
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Goose Valley Golf Estate
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
N2 highway
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Enricos restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Keurbooms beach
Car: recommended


The house in 15 minutes walk to the nearest beach in a secure estate along the Keurbooms River. Plettenberg Bay boasts numerous beautiful beaches. The Keurboomstrand beach is a 6km drive into the quaint Keurbooms strand village where you can enjoy a meal and drink at the famous Enrico's restaurant. In the other direction towards Plettenberg Bay just 7km away there are more than 3 beautiful beaches namely Look Out Beach, Main Beach or Beacon Isle Beach and then Blue Flag Robberg Beach.


The nearest airport is situated in Plettenberg bay which is 15 km from the house and a small local airport. The next most poular is George International 100km or 1 hour 15 minutes away. The next closest airport is Port Elizabeth which is 238 km or 02h20 drive and then Cape Town (CT) airport which is 508 km or 5h30 drive. Ther are now direct flights to Plettenberbay airport 3 times per week from Johannesburg. The most popular due to frequency of flights is to fly into George airport from CT or Johannesburg and then rent a car. There are numerous tourist attractions in the area and hence a car is essential for exploring. An alternative is to fly into Cape Town or Port Elizabeth and rent a car and drive the garden route N2 to Plettenberg Bay.


Plettenberg Bay town center with all major shopping chains, cinema, boutique stores and restaurants is just 7km away. The beautiful quiet village of Keurboomstrand is just 6km away and home to the fantastic Enrico's restaurant. Just 20km towards Port Elizabeth is Natures Valley and a further 30km in the same direction is Storms River Village and Storms River Moutha must do as a day trip. In the opposite direction travelling in the direction of Cape Town aprox. 40km away is Knysna situated on the Knysna Lagoon with fabulous shops a marina and gold courses.There are numerous attractions within just 25km radius to explore such as game parks, animal sanctuaries, hiking and biking trails, arts and crafts markets and the Robberg peninsuela not to mention some of the best gold courses in South Africa.

Further Details:

You can find all the services you may require whist on holiday in Plettenberg Bay from shopping centers, restaurants, boutique shops, banks etc. There is a cinema, take away restaurants, a Hospital, Doctors, Opticians and Dentists within 10 km. There are numerous leisure opportunities close by from spa treatments to swimming, hiking, biking, mountain biking, sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, whale and dolphin excursions, deep sea fishing, surfing, river cruises, snake park, elephant park, wolf sanctuary, bird sanctuary, monkey land, Tsitsikamma canopy tree excursion, white river rafting and bungi jumping.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £25

Booking Notes:
To book please email Lindsay/Elaine to discuss any specific questions or requirements. Once you are happy to proceed a 50% non refundable deposit is required to secure your booking. This can be made into a UK bank account for overseas tenants or a South African bank account for local South African tenants. The reate for South African will be the exchange rate at the time of booking. If a maids service is required then this can be arranged separately from the rent at aprox £ 12 or R200 per day paid directly to the domestic worker that can be arranged with prior notice. An exit clean of £ 25 or R400 will be levied on departure on top of your rental.

Changeover Day:
Flexible so please enquire when booking. The exit cleaners will arrive on the morning of departure day. We ask that the house be handed back in the same condition you received it reporting and replacing breakages.

Notes on prices:
South African tenants can deposit rentals into a South African bank account.The exchange rate of the day between British pounds and the Rand will apply for foreign guests. A 50% deposit secures the booking and is not refundable. The balance is due 15 days prior to arrival. Please note in peak season November through to end January there will be a minimum rental period of 21 days. For shorter stays enquire and we can try accomodate you if available

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.