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#3 of 35 guest houses in Wilderness
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Escape to the Beach is a 5-star luxury boutique guesthouse located directly on the seafront in Wilderness, only 200 metres from Wilderness Village and Milkwood Village Shopping Centre. The suites at the guest house come with seating area, flat screen TV with satellite channels, private en suite bathroom with bidet, bath robes and slippers, toiletries included. Escape to the Beach features 3 suites with sea views and 2 with mountain scape view.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Hiking
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Bar / lounge
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Mini golf
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bidet
Bathrobes
Safe
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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cliffloft wrote a review 27 Feb
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In all our trips both locally and overseas this one will stand out. The relaxed ambience of the whole home. It was like being the guest of a very wealthy friend. You will not believe it until you have been a guest here..
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Cliff, Thank you for the amazing review - we also loved hosting you. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the relaxing ambience. We can't wait to welcome you back again soon. Until then. Sarie and Ettb team
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collsmac wrote a review Oct 2023
United Kingdom9 contributions6 helpful votes
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Had the absolute joy and pleasure of staying in this stunning property for a couple of days at the end of last month. Nina, Sarina and the team could not have been more welcoming and hospitable, if they had tried. The guest house itself it just as described, comfortable and stylish, but for us the host and staff made this an unforgettable Garden Route stop!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Nina Blignaut, General Manager at Escape to the Beach
Responded 10 Dec 2023
Thank you for the amazing review. We loved hosting you and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our beautiful property and warm South African hospitality. Kind regards
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jschoks wrote a review 10 Feb
Johannesburg South, South Africa1 contribution
This was the best decision ever, everything was perfect even the towels. Sarie was an amazing host. Breakfast was delicious, I can still smell the scent of the place. Easy access to the sea and is so relaxing. Well done Sarie and the team for making us feel at home. C u soon.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the amazing review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our warm hospitality and beautiful property. We can't wait to welcome you back again. Hope to see you soon! Kind regards, Sarie and Ettb Team
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ThijsA wrote a review 06 Feb
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This place is a 10/10. Incredible view, dolphins swim by for breakfast, extremely kind staff and delicious breakfast and drinks which are all complimentary. Wilderness is a great place as a base for the Garden Route. We’ve been lucky to stay at incredible places around the world - this one is certainly among the top. It feels like you’re at home, but with all the services and luxury of a hotel. Highly recommended for everyone looking for a serene stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Sarie Exton, General Manager at Escape to the Beach
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Thijs, Thank you for the awesome review. We loved hosting you and yes, the dolphin entertainment is certainly and added bonus. We really hope that we can welcome you back again soon. With kind regards and appreciation. Sarie and Ettb team
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bwaibel2024 wrote a review 05 Feb
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Sari and her Team did everything to feel us comfortable. We got drinks from the full fridge as much as we liked. The View to the beach is breathtaking. The restaurants „Ilali“ and „the Girls“ are really good. We enjoyed our stay very much.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your amazing review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our property as well as the superb restaurants we have in the area. We hope to welcome you back again real soon. Kind regards, Sarie and Ettb team
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Exactlyhowitwas wrote a review 05 Feb
England215 contributions227 helpful votes
From the moment that we arrived at ETTB we immediately knew that we had made the correct decision. This is an absolutely stunning property and more of a boutique hotel than a guest house. Lyl greeted us on arrival with his delightful smiling nature. The banter was excellent as we quickly discovered that he was a Manchester United supporter and as we are lifelong Liverpool supporters we had a lot of fun !! Nothing was too much trouble to Lyl and he very quickly removed our luggage from the contents of our boot and deposited them in the absolutely stunning Humpback suite, which has the most incredible views of the expansive Wilderness beach which is accessible directly from the property. Waking up to the sound of the rolling waves was. Nina the owner, who was standing in for Sarie the General Manager who was away on study leave, conducted a guided tour of her fabulous property of which she is very rightly extremely proud. Every creature comfort with no expense spared has been considered. The biggest trouble we found with the beds and luxurious bedding was they were extremely difficult to get out of !! The very well equipped ensuite bathrooms, complete with excellent showers, were also a delight. Showering whilst enjoying the view of the waves and the fantastic beach meant showers took longer than normal !! Sarie arrived back from study leave a couple of days into our stay and took over from Nina. Sarie is a breath of fresh air and ensures that everything runs very smoothly and to the highest of standards. Nothing is ever too much trouble for any of the extremely professional ETTB team. Our experience was the absolute opposite to the one recent scathing review that I implore people to ignore. It would appear that nobody else based on the vast number of ETTB’s superb reviews had a similar experience !! Tripadvisor is a platform to help other people. Personally I feel that it is of paramount importance that reviews of this nature are not treated seriously. It should also be noted that all of the other guests during our stay had nothing but extremely positive comments to make and loved everything about ETTB !! Breakfasts were cooked to order and absolutely delicious. Fantastic cakes were also made available throughout the day with virtually any refreshments of your choosing which are included in the room rate. The patio and swimming pool areas are fabulous for relaxation and access to the beach. Long, lazy walks or a pre-requisite. ETTB is in an ideal location for easy access to the local village which has several very good restaurants. We had a very enjoyable meal at iLALi and Salinas on the beach is a must. Nina’s welcoming personality and generosity will ensure that the future success of ETTB is in very good hands. Hopefully one day we will return to Wilderness and ETTB will be our first stop !! Thanks once again to Nina, Sarie, Lyl and the ETTB team for their attention and friendliness.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Wow Wow Wow!. Thank you for this amazing review. We really loved hosting you. We are very proud of our Team Ettb, our beautiful property and our South African hospitality. We would love to welcome you back again. Kind regards, Sarie, Nina, Lyl, Shireen, Pam and Pamela.
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Julie B wrote a review Jan 2024
Manchester, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
This place is an idyllic little oasis of calm and our only disappointment is that we didn’t book for a longer stay on our road trip. We stayed 2 nights, Saria and Lyle were excellent hosts and couldn’t do enough for us. Unfortunately I wasn’t very well and Saria arranged a doctors visit and offered to get me whatever I needed to eat. Fortunately I was able to eat breakfast on our departure day which was the best we had during our trip. The accommodation is beautiful, super clean and right on the beach. There was a fantastic kitchen with fully stocked fridge of drinks and wine rack, all included. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to enjoy this (or the amazing chocolate cake) due to illness. We stayed in a sea view room which was fabulous and had a lovely balcony to sit on. We will definitely come back here for longer on our next visit.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Julie, Thank you for the great review. We loved hosting you and hope that we can welcome you back again so that you can enjoy the full South African hospitality experience. Until next time. Kind regards, Sarie and Ettb team
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Mike Sever wrote a review Jan 2024
Chester, United Kingdom90 contributions12 helpful votes
Escape to the beach is a fabulous, modern guesthouse on the Garden Route in Wilderness right on the beach. The moment we arrived we were welcomed by Sarie and Lyl and it soon became apparent that nothing was too much trouble at ETTB. The place is kept spotlessly clean. This is by far the best place we have stayed on our South African adventure and we rate it 10/10. We would like to thank Nina, the owner who went out of her way to make sure all the guests were happy. Her attentive and generous nature really made us feel welcome and we can’t wait to return for longer next time. Thanks Nina and don’t change a thing, you’ve nailed it. ps the cakes were amazing.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sarie Exton, General Manager at Escape to the Beach
Responded 24 Jan 2024
Thank you for the most amazing review. We take great pride in creating the perfect memorable experience for all our guests. We cannot wait to welcome you back again. Kind regards, Nina, Sarie, Lyl and the Ettb team
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DollyMalolly wrote a review Jan 2024
Wilderness, South Africa187 contributions81 helpful votes
I don't think I have ever been treated with such indifference and dismissiveness in my life before at a property/hotel where I am a paying guest. We had engaged previously with the property owner, Nina, who had been sweetness and light and we had developed what I had deemed to be a nice relationship prior to our 2nd stay there. Upon arrival last Friday, January 5th, which incidentally we had booked 6 months prior through a booking agent, we were greeted by the Manager, Sari, who quickly informed us that there was a mix up with our booking with Opodo and that, in a nutshell, we could stay there 1 night then we had to leave as another booking had taken precedence over ours - long story which I may elaborate on later. Distraught is an understatement - and we reconciled the fact that we could only stay there for 1 night. For various reasons, Sari was confrontational, with me (not my partner) rude, disrespectful, raised her voice to me in front of other guests. The reason for this was primarily down to smoking OUTSIDE in the fresh air, without another guest in sight initially, but eventually engaging with another guest who had expressed his frustration at having to go down onto the beach each time he fancied a cigarette. Early on in the dialogue, I had spoken to Nina on the phone and shared that as it was in the fresh air owned by GOD himself, with NO other guests around, and she had acquiesced that I may smoke respecting other guests if they happened to be on the pool deck. The upshot was that I reached a point of frustration and did not feel I could remain at the property for that one night. I was with my partner who had decided he would stay. I will NEVER allow myself to be treated like this again. Nina was the biggest disappointment of all - I have not heard another word from her since I left the property that Friday afternoon, despite having reached out to her several times since on a personal level. I had thought her to be a decent individual & a dynamic business lady, neither of which I now believe to be true. I feel it of paramount importance to advise future guests of this and allow them to make a decision whether or not to stay at this property. As stunning as it is, the toxicity with with it is run surrounded me. I do not write any of this lightly and am open to elaborating or clarifying any of the above to future guests contemplating staying there.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sarie Exton, General Manager at Escape to the Beach
Responded 15 Jan 2024
Management is aware of the complaint lodged on this platform. The conduct referred to cannot be attributed to any action by Escape to the Beach, its management or employees. We are committed to the ultimate experience of all our guests
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Phil R wrote a review Dec 2023
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The excellent service is only exceeded by the 5* views from the Bay facing rooms. The water seems to come right up to the foot of the property and is spectacular no matter the weather. The team do all they can to look after you from a top notch breakfast to recommending and booking the best local restaurants for the evening. We stayed 3 nights but could have done a full week easily. We will be back with friends next time.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 14 Dec 2023
Dear Phil and Joan, Thank you for the awesome review. We also loved hosting you and we are thrilled to hear that you loved your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back again real soon. Kind regards, Sarie and Ett team
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Frequently Asked Questions about Escape to the Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Escape to the Beach?
Nearby attractions include Wilderness Beach (0.2 km), Pharoah Art Gallery (0.2 km), and Tiny Shop (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Escape to the Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Escape to the Beach?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Escape to the Beach?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Escape to the Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Escape to the Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ilali Restaurant, The Girl's On The Square, and Salinas Beach Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Escape to the Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Escape to the Beach located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Wilderness.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Escape to the Beach?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Escape to the Beach?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Slave Tree (11.3 km).
Does Escape to the Beach have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.