Stand-alone thatched cottage with indoor and outdoor fireplaces.Relax in the spacious living area.
Biesiehuis on the Garden Route
Biesiehuis on the Garden Route
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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Enjoy a relaxed stay at our Biesiehuis situated on a working farm in the rural Western Cape.
Our central location offers a convenient and tranquil overnight rest-stop between Cape Town and the Addo Elephant Park near Port Elizabeth, or a base to explore Mossel Bay and the Garden Route.

The space

The Biesiehuis (lit. thatched cottage) is situated on a working farm near the village of Great Brak River, centrally located between Mossel Bay and George. We offer a relaxed stay on the Garden Route with beautiful views of surrounding farmland.

The cottage offers a loft bedroom, a bathroom, kitchenette and spacious living area. It is equipped with crockery, cutlery, a coffee maker, microwave oven, gas cooker, towels, and bedding.
We can accommodate parties of up to 4 guests (1 x queen size bed in a loft and 2 x single beds in a private area downstairs).

A tarred road leads right up to the farm entrance, with the Biesiehuis about 800m further down a maintained dirt road. There is ample parking available right at the doorstep.

Guest access

Our guests are welcome to arrive any time after 2pm.
Enjoy moonlit cook-outs in the boma (enclosed fireplace) next door.
Explore the Fynbos surrounding the cottage, or take short walks on the farm.
If bad weather keeps you inside, sip a glass of red wine beside a crackling fire in the indoor fireplace.

Interaction with guests

I usually meet at least once with guests during their stay to welcome them and enquire about any special needs.

Other things to note

Guests may to use the boma (sheltered fireplace) next to the Biesiehuis; one crate of firewood is provided to get you started.

Wireless Internet
Family/kid friendly
Wheelchair accessible

Cleaning Fee $8
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 bunk bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 2PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Check-out at 11:00.
No open fires outside the designated fireplaces please.
You are welcome to explore the farm on bicycle or foot, but please keep the gates closed.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay.
From Dec 15, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

203 Reviews

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Kristy User Profile
August 2017
Cindy's place is a truly scenic, quiet and picturesque farm house situated in the middle of rolling hills. It was the perfect stop for my parents and I on the Garden Route. Cindy was more than accommodating and booked us a reservation at a fantastic restaurant and gave us great recommendations for the area. It was a wonderful, peaceful experience and we hope to visit again soon!

Abigail User Profile
July 2017
Adorable cottage on a beautiful farm, and Cindy was great about answering all of our last minute questions. Definitely try to arrive before dark like recommended, it's just a bit tricky to find at night. Great stay!

Sophia User Profile
May 2017
I had very high expectations of this cottage, and it far exceeded them. Cindy is very attentive to detail, and the entire place is excellently appointed. The outdoor deck is lovely and a perfect place to stargaze at night (for those of us Northern Hemisphere types who have never seen Southern constellations). The fireplace is also a nice addition, and the living room is quite cozy. My only critical comments: note that in the winter, it can be colder at night since the whole space is quite large and hard to heat; the bed upstairs was perfectly warm, but my travelmates noted the downstairs bunks were colder (and also a bit short - better for kids/short adults). The cottage can fit 4 adults fine, but may be more ideal as a romantic getaway for a couple or for a family with kids. One special note of appreciation is my luggage was delayed for 5 days by my airline, which eventually shipped it to George since we were already on the Garden Route. Cindy not only arranged for a dropoff location in Groot Brakrivier, she actually brought the suitcase to the Airbnb so it was there upon our arrival! After 5 days without my luggage, I was so grateful and pleasantly surprised by this extra touch of unrequested effort. I highly recommend this airbnb for those who want to get away from the big cities into the lovely countryside.

Erika User Profile
April 2017
Such a beautiful location. I highly recommend visiting for a getaway out of the city or for a holiday. Wonderful property-- Cindy was very helpful and friendly.

Hetal User Profile
February 2017
This place is exactly like the pictures! The view is fantastic and everything feels so open! The cottage is the perfect place to rest and relax! It has everything you need! The only con was the hot water wasn't working but Cindy was quick to take care of it! Would definitely stay here again in the future!

Christina User Profile
February 2017
Even better than the photos! We had a lovely stay.

Tiffany User Profile
December 2016
Incredible cottage on a beautiful property, absolutely loved everything about our stay. We appreciate the opportunity to be able to experience this wonderful, gorgeous place (inside and out)! Thank you!

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Groot Brakrivier, South AfricaJoined in June 2013
Cindy User ProfileCindy is a superhost.

I live in the most beautiful place in the world where I can enjoy the outdoors with my husband and children. "You only live once, but if you do it right then once is enough".

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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