The Oyster Box Beach House

The Oyster Box Beach House

19 Elliot Road, Kenton-on-Sea 6191 South Africa
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5.0
#1 of 7 B&Bs in Kenton-on-Sea
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Beautifully decorated and well-equipped modern beach house with some of the best views on the South African coastline. We offer both bed and breakfast or self catering accommodation for up to 8 guests. Located in Kenton on Sea in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. We have been graded as a 5 star self catering house by the TGCSA.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
BBQ facilities
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Room features
Bathrobes
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Electric kettle
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Great View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

19 Elliot Road, Kenton-on-Sea 6191 South Africa
Getting there
Car recommended
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Kate Moskau wrote a review Mar 2020
Munich, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Kenton-on-Sea and especially this accommodation is definitely one of my absolute favourite places on the Garden Route.

Here you can really relax and just rewind. The house has exceeded our expectations many times.

I would have loved to move in immediately and if I had the money I would buy the house, just as it is.

We decided not to do much at all. Just buy good food and great wines and enjoy this accommodation.

Well, you don't need to buy any wines or other beverage at all, because the bar is very well stocked and at unbeatable prices.

Everything is just right here. The location, the equipment and the service. It is simply beautiful and so perfect. The interior designer has shown a very fine eye for detail. The view over the lagoon from the beautiful terrace is indescribable and you can really relax.

Waking up in the morning in this super comfortable bed with a view of the sea is an absolute highlight. One already notices that if you have tasted this, you will not stop raving about it. 

For breakfast we were incredibly spoiled by the two ladies. They did not leave out any wish.

Also a special praise for the topic cleanliness. In this house you can eat from the floor, it is so clean and feels somehow unused.

To make it short, there is simply nothing to complain about.

Thanks to Sarah and her team. You have made this holiday extremely sweet and it will be hard to top it from now on. Thank you very much and best wishes to all of you.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from LouisePoole, Owner at The Oyster Box Beach House
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Dear Kate, Thank you very much for such an awesome review and much appreciated for all the time and effort. We very happy to hear that it was one of your favourite places to stay in South Africa. We very happy to hear that you noticed the attention to detail and that you enjoyed our breakfasts. We hope to see you back again for longer. Warm Regards, The Oyster Box Beachouse Team.
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MOSL wrote a review Mar 2021
Eastern Cape, South Africa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfectly blue! Perfectly relaxing! Perfectly comfortable!
Wow! A beautifully decorated and comfortable beach house! Very spacious. Excellent check-in service. Clean. Luxurious.
The only let down was the cleaner who came before check out time on our last day and it really made us feel rushed and unwelcome in the kitchen as we still needed to pack our « padkos » etc....
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sarah wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The accommodation is simply beautiful, very spacious and nicely furnished! everything needed was around (coffee, tea, hairdryer, bathrobe, mosquito spray etc). Every morning we enjoyed a delicious breakfast that was freshly prepared for us in our kitchen (eggs, fresh fruit salade, müsli, yoghurt, bread etc.). Everything was super clean. A big big thank you to Sarah and John who were always around, helped us with restaurant reservations and recommendations. The view from the terrasse / pool is incredible and cant be described in words.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from LouisePoole, Owner at The Oyster Box Beach House
Responded 09 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and much appreciated. We very happy to hear that you enjoyed the views from the guesthouse and our delicious breakfasts. It was only a pleasure to help you with recommendations or questions you had during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you. Warm Regards, The Oyster Box Beachhouse Team.
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Carla wrote a review Jul 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Driftwood is positioned walking distance to the lagoons and beaches and stores. It was a wonderful stress-free break-away. The team were so friendly and helpful whenever we needed anything and Driftwood itself is a beautifully furnished house with every convenience, from high end appliances, plush finishes down to beach bats and boogie boards. They’ve managed to combine luxury and beach holiday vibes for a large family!! I would rush back anytime.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Charle Bornman, General Manager at The Oyster Box Beach House
Responded 10 Aug 2021
Dear Carla, Thank you for your review and feedback on our property. Driftwood that forms part of The Oyster Collection is situated walking distance to the beach and local spots. Also perfect for families travelling together. Kind Regards, Driftwood Team
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38Bridget wrote a review Aug 2020
Grahamstown, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A heavenly getaway.
This gem is best of both worlds - tucked away in a quiet street but within a few minutes walking distance of the beach.
You can hear the roar of the sea but not the noise of the crowds!
Every modern convenience is catered for with gorgeous décor and attention to detail.
Beautifully appointed, generous living spaces and bedrooms, a real sense of luxury and style.
The courtyard with braai area are perfect for long lazy mealtimes with family and friends.
This house offers a very special experience, highly recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Louise Poole, General Manager at The Oyster Box Beach House
Responded 20 Aug 2020
Dear Bridget, Thank very much for such a lovely review, it is much appreciated. We glad you found Inverell Station a 'gem' and glad you noticed the luxury furnishings during you stay. The courtyard is great as it shields you from the wind and cold. We hope to see you back for longer. Warm Regards, The Oyster Box Beachhouse Team.
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AlanS wrote a review May 2022
Durban, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our second stay and nothing has changed ! The upstairs bedroom en suite and adjacent large lounge are luxurious and open out onto a large balcony with a view of the Bushmans river lagoon and sea which is breathtaking. Every little comfort is provided for and the kitchen downstairs is fully equipped including a well stocked wine fridge. Fantastic breakfast cooked by the staff who come in in the morning. There is easy access to the beach where you can walk on the sand forever ! We will be back !
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Justin Mitchell, General Manager at The Oyster Box Beach House
Responded 12 May 2022
Dear Alan, Wow, thanks for this amazing review of your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back after our refurbishment! It's going to be even better than before. Kind regards, The Oyster Collection Team
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Kim M wrote a review Oct 2020
Nottingham Road, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were warmly welcomed by John and a roaring fire, given the chilly day.

The property is beautifully decorated with understated luxurious elegance and quality finishes; with attention to the smallest details. And that’s just the beginning.

The view is breathtaking and beach access is a short walk.

Our every need was taken care of with a smile and flexibility. On every level our stay was exceptional. The only downside It was very difficult to leave. We will be back and highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jaco wrote a review Jul 2021
Addo, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Inverell Station and loved every minute there. The house was beautifully acquainted with a large open planned kitchen dining area with a great fireplace, perfect for a winters day. and a lovely undercover braai area outside.
The beds were really comfortable and provided a great nights sleep in luxurious linen. John was a great host and made sure we felt right at home.
The kitchen was well equipped and any foodlovers dream.
This is a place we will definitely visit again and again.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Charle Bornman, General Manager at The Oyster Box Beach House
Responded 10 Aug 2021
We would love to welcome you back in the not so distant future. John excels when interacting with our guests. We will make sure he receives your feedback. Kind Regards, The Oyster Box Beach House Team
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Sunshine wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a stunning find in Kenton ! The property has exceptional views , is modern and spacious and very clean.The attentive staff really pull out all the stops to make your stay memorable. A few good restaurants in the area . The only negative comment is that when another couple is booked in to the house , you do not have much privacy , especially around the deck and pool area.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: the bottom floor room
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Response from LouisePoole, Owner at The Oyster Box Beach House
Responded 06 Mar 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for such a lovely review and much appreciated. We very happy that you enjoyed staying with us and that the team looked after you during your stay. We look forward to another return visit. Warm Regards, The Oyster Box Beachhouse Team.
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Rune E wrote a review Dec 2022
Oslo, Norway
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oyster Box (and Kenton on sea) is a perfect place for some relaxing days. The house has two units, a well equipped kitchen and a lounge (shared) + a big terrace with a small pool. There’s also a possibility for barbeque, for those who enjoy that. (this can be a nuisance as well - the couple staying in the other unit had a barbeque one night and the smoke made it impossible for us to sit outside, so we had to stay in the room).

The property is well kept and has a modern style. The rooms are big, beds are really comfortable and bathroom is very nice.

Breakfast is served whenever you choose - two really lovely ladies came every morning to prepare this. They also kept the whole place very clean and tidy.

The location couldn’t be better. Stunning views to the tidal river and beaches, and a short 10 minutes walk to the center of the village.
Th area is ideal for hiking (beach, sand dunes, cliffs).

I’m sure you won’t find a better place to stay in Kenton.

One little extra comment on Kenton itself:
we stayed for two whole weeks. That is a bit too much. Not because the place isn’t lovely enough (because it is!). But it has NOT really enough good options for restaurants. A couple of OK, but very informal pizza/burger places, a decent restaurant (Continental) + a really great place called the House Kitchen (Unfortunately only open for lunch when we where there). That’s it if you don’t want to drive. Stanley is another ok restaurant approx. 4 km away. Over-hyped in our opinion, even though the setting is spectacular.

All in all, Oyster Box is highly recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Justin Mitchell, General Manager at The Oyster Box Beach House
Responded 02 Dec 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for this wonderful review of your stay with us, including the constructive feedback! We hope to welcome you back to any one of our 15 beautiful properties within our collection. Kind regards, The Oyster Collection Team
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Answer from Rune E
Oslo, Norway
Hello. There are beaches around Kenton, and I’d say most of them relatively safe. Even though there are sharks in the Indian ocean, attacks accur very seldom. And then mostly on surfers. There are smaller bays and almost secluded beaches with large stones and rocks that serves as a kind of protection. In addition there are lagoons on either side of the village (end of rivers flowing into the ocean), where swimming possibilities are good.
Answer from Roland P
Ravensburg, Germany
Yes, there are a few restaurants which can be reached in 10 to 20 minutes, for an upscale dinner I would not recommend. A restaurant, which we can recommend is "Dinner on the Square" in the neighboring village.
PS wrote a tip Nov 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very secure, book early!"
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Sunshine wrote a tip Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"the bottom floor room"
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WadedJ wrote a tip Apr 2019
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want great views choose Oyster Box Beach House. If you expect poor weather choose Inverell Station."
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AlanS wrote a tip Feb 2019
Durban, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upstairs suite the best"
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JCB Stratford wrote a tip Jan 2019
Stratford
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only two suites with views and two small rooms without view. Would suit a family too"
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R 2,789 - R 3,321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeGreater AddoKenton-on-Sea
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Oyster Box Beach House
Which popular attractions are close to The Oyster Box Beach House?
Nearby attractions include Beachcomber Horse Trails (0.8 km), Kariega Beach (1.1 km), and The Nook - Book and Gift Shop (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Oyster Box Beach House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Oyster Box Beach House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at The Oyster Box Beach House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Oyster Box Beach House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Oyster Box Beach House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Continental Restaurant & Pub & Garden, Stanley's Restaurant, and Pizzarella.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Oyster Box Beach House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Oyster Box Beach House?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
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