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Festina Lente in Onrus - self catering family home, pets welcome

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Family home with enclosed yard
Large fenced yard
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
>>MOTTO The phrase 'festina lente' is Latin for 'hasten slowly'. We like the motto because it is exactly what one does here! The decor, furnishings, and finishes are based on this approach: chill out, pause, reflect. We rent out our holiday home to allow others the wonderful Overberg too. >>LOCATION The house is within walking distance from a surfing and swimming beach with white sand and a lagoon which is safe for little ones to splash in while Mom and Dad read and enjoy the sun. >>AREA Onrus is an ideal place from which to explore all that the Overberg has to offer: wineries, fynbos areas, land-based whale watching or shark cage diving. ...>>MOTTO The phrase 'festina lente' is Latin for 'hasten slowly'. We like the motto because it is exactly what one does here! The decor, furnishings, and finishes are based on this approach: chill out, pause, reflect. We rent out our holiday home to allow others the wonderful Overberg too. >>LOCATION The house is within walking distance from a surfing and swimming beach with white sand and a lagoon which is safe for little ones to splash in while Mom and Dad read and enjoy the sun. >>AREA Onrus is an ideal place from which to explore all that the Overberg has to offer: wineries, fynbos areas, land-based whale watching or shark cage diving. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Minimum booking during peak season. No rowdy parties allowed. The kitchen is set up for light cooking only. Dishes to be washed and packed away after use. No smoking inside the home. For liability reasons, only individuals whose full names have been provided in advance and who have been paid may enter the premises. Pets welcome at R45/65 per pet per day. In the case of significant violation of rules, the reservation will be immediately terminated and all fees and monies paid will be forfeited.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Lindie W
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2018
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Reviewed 26 April 2020

We stayed here with 4 other friends and had the best time! Very close to a beautiful beach and some shops, restaurants, etc. The house is spacious and beautifully furnished. Especially loved the loft bedroom and bathroom. Hosts are very attentive and we lacked nothing....More

Date of stay: March 2020
Thank Luke S
Reviewed 6 November 2019

Central location, close to beach, shops/malls and nature walks. Setting is absolutely relaxed, fantastic amenities. Just what you need to forget your daily routine. Will be back soon and will stay for longer.

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank edwinengelbrecht2018
Linnie143, VR Owner at Festina Lente in Onrus - self catering family home, pets welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2019

Thanks so much for your kind words, Engelbrecht clan. We are so glad that you could relax, recharge and refocus at Festina Lente In Onrus and we look forward to seeing you back soon!

Reviewed 19 June 2018

What a great home away from home. We had the most relaxing stay at Festina Lente. It is so conveniently located, with a quick walk to the beach, a quiet neighborhood with the friendliest neighbors and the most beautiful views. It is close to good...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Roving781320
Linnie143, VR Owner at Festina Lente in Onrus - self catering family home, pets welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Adélle, you and Fabian were wonderful guests to host and you say such nice things about our country cottage. We hope you will come and visit again soon – and next time, we trust that your family and friends will tag along, too!

Reviewed 16 May 2018

What a welcomed get away from the city buzz. It was so peaceful, I did not feel like leaving the cottage. The cottage is neat , clean and has everything you need, and a wonderful lawn for my pets. I stayed in the loft, which...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Moon_beamed
Linnie143, VR Owner at Festina Lente in Onrus - self catering family home, pets welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thanks, Trace, you and your clever canines are most welcome to visit again to explore more of the Overberg's gems!

Reviewed 15 May 2018

This delightful and quaint self catering home in Onrust is perfect for a large family who wants a break away weekend at a reasonable price, 180 K's from Cape Town and on the doorstep of the delightful Walker Bay. A favourite holiday destination and much...More

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank lbarnett2018
Linnie143, VR Owner at Festina Lente in Onrus - self catering family home, pets welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thanks, LB, we are so grateful for your generous recommendation! We'd love you and yours to stay over again soon to see the outdoor patio as per your suggestions and ideas.

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Comfortable accommodation away from the hustle and bustle of the City. Everything you need. Relaxing is just the thing to do here. Good location. Restaurants close by and the beach just a walking distance. A great breakaway. We would stay there again.

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank sanetfisher
Linnie143, VR Owner at Festina Lente in Onrus - self catering family home, pets welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Much appreciated, Sanet, and we'd love to have you visit again!

Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

A comfy cottage-style house with quirky decor and lots of lounging space to read a book, have a braai, or simply chill with family or a group of friends, Festina Lente is the ideal place to get away from it all. It is ideally located...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank 649jonathanh
Linnie143, VR Owner at Festina Lente in Onrus - self catering family home, pets welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Appreciate your detailed and thoughtful review, Jonathan. You know you are always welcome to come and relax at Festina Lente in Onrus again!

Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Spacious and everything you need for a escape from the city! Close to beach, quiet neighbourhood. Great place for friends to spend a weekend together! Delightful, very accommodating and helpful host!

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Kerry S
Linnie143, VR Owner at Festina Lente in Onrus - self catering family home, pets welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Ah, thanks for your kind words, Kerry. You and your family are such gracious guests. We're looking forward to hosting you again!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Kettle
Microwave
Mountain Views
Patio
Private Garden
Safe
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Toaster
TV
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
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About the neighbourhood
Onrus is a small coastal village, 7 km from Hermanus on South Africa's south coast. The area is quiet with many retired residents. The beach (1.4 km from the property) is very popular with surfers and families with small children enjoy the river lagoon that runs into the sea. Hermanus is often described as the best land-based whale-watching spot in the world. The nearby Hemel en Aarde Valley is home to award-winning wineries. It is safe to hike in the fynbos areas nearby and there is a bird-watching salt pan within walking distance. There are a number of galleries in Onrus and many in Hermanus. Gansbaai is ½hour's drive from where shark cage diving can be arranged. The Hermanus and Arabelle 18-hole golf courses are close by.
Getting around
Although airport transfers from Cape Town International Airport is available there is no public transport in the area. Car rental is available in Hermanus.
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Festina Lente in Onrus - self catering family home, pets welcome is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Festina Lente in Onrus - self catering family home, pets welcome has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Festina Lente in Onrus - self catering family home, pets welcome has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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