Beautiful Thatched House on canals

4.73

Entire residential home hosted by James

12 guests, 5 bedrooms, 7 beds, 4 baths
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Our beautiful thatched canal-side home away from home. This family friendly home is an oasis of peace and relaxation on the stunning St Francis Bay canals.

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.

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Washer
Dryer
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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4.73 out of 5 stars from 56 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Saint Francis Bay, EC, South Africa

Beaches, great restaurants, on the canals. This is heaven for water sports lovers, fishing, swimming, surfing, kayaking, Standup paddle boarding, take your pick!

Hosted by James

  1. Joined in October 2012
  • 56 Reviews
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Expat family living in the US renting out our little piece of paradise.

During your stay

We live overseas but will always ensure you're welcomed, shown around and looked after whenever you stay.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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No smoke alarm
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water

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