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Birdsong, Hermanus

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Birdsong Verandah with stunning view
View of the house and lake looking down from the mountain
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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
Birdsong Cottage lies nestled in a grove of Milkwood trees, overlooking the Vermont Saltpan, which is a bird sanctuary. This four bedroomed, three bathroomed house is fully equipped for eight people. It is an ideal location for nature lovers wanting to relax away from the bustle of the city. The house has a fully-equipped kitchen, and spacious dining and lounge areas. The living area has a French stove which makes the house really cozy on those chilly evenings. The large verandah at the front of the house has a built-in barbeque and offers spectacular views across the water, towards the mountains. This is an ideal bird watching spot. A grove of Milkwood trees at the back offers a cool place to shelter on those hot summer days. The house is a short stroll from the ocean tidal pool an...Birdsong Cottage lies nestled in a grove of Milkwood trees, overlooking the Vermont Saltpan, which is a bird sanctuary. This four bedroomed, three bathroomed house is fully equipped for eight people. It is an ideal location for nature lovers wanting to relax away from the bustle of the city. The house has a fully-equipped kitchen, and spacious dining and lounge areas. The living area has a French stove which makes the house really cozy on those chilly evenings. The large verandah at the front of the house has a built-in barbeque and offers spectacular views across the water, towards the mountains. This is an ideal bird watching spot. A grove of Milkwood trees at the back offers a cool place to shelter on those hot summer days. The house is a short stroll from the ocean tidal pool and a path that follows the coast in both directions for kilometers. The whole area offers great beaches, mountain walks, markets and many fine restaurants. There are two top class golf courses nearby. This is a renowned wine growing area and there are many excellent vineyards within a 15 - 20 km. Of course, Hermanus is known as one of the best whale watching in destinations in the world. Our display rate is the minimum rate per night for four people. An additional per person rate will be charged if booking for more than four people. There is a minimum stay of two nights and we offer a large discount for bookings of seven days. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Birdsong is not available for parties or other large group celebrations.
About the Owner
Gwendalyn Z
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Listed Since:February 2013
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Reviewed 19 September 2019

We were an extended family of seven and really enjoyed our stay at Birdsong. Communication with the owner was very good, check in went smoothly, everything was clean and well cared for. Grocery shopping was within walking distance and the back side of the house...More

Date of stay: August 2019
1  Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 17 March 2019 via mobile

This beautiful home, situated on the side of a salt pan, is a magical place to unwind and recharge. We arrived for a weekend as 2 stressed city dwellers and returned home content and at peace. We had planned to visit the nearby wine farms...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank MichRoos
Birdsonghermanus, VR Owner at Birdsong, Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2019

What wonderful guests! They were a delight to host. I am so pleased that we were able to offer them a great time and they would be welcomed back any time.

Reviewed 2 February 2019

Exactly what we were looking for in accommodation. Plenty of space both inside and out. Quiet and secluded but within easy reach of beaches and shopping malls.

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank 395Carol
Birdsonghermanus, VR Owner at Birdsong, Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2019

What charming guests! A lovely couple who were so easy to communicate with, left the house really clean and tidy and would always be welcomed back again.

Reviewed 13 September 2018

This is the perfect getaway for a big family. This spacious house is beautifully designed, in a grove of milkwoods, and looking out from the sitting room onto the mountains and the salt pan. So many birds - even gorgeous pink flamingos! The house is...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank andrewputter
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Birdsong,the most beautiful place for holidays.Speechless! The house is really big, very clean and well equipped. Also the location is just perfect. Sitting outside on the veranda and enyoing the wonderfull scenery was so nice. We can more than highly recomend Birdsong for Holidays. For...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Wolfgang P
Birdsonghermanus, VR Owner at Birdsong, Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

There are guests and then there are GUESTS! These are the guests that are such a delight and so responsive, appreciative and really take care of your house. Wolfgang and family - you are always welcome to come back!

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

This is a superb house in a great location. The place is very well appointed and clean and tidy. There are three double bedrooms and a dorm like room on first floor, great for kids.

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Nicky F
Birdsonghermanus, VR Owner at Birdsong, Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and took the trouble to share your experience with others. You were such great guests will always be welcome again.

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

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Date of stay: February 2018
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The house is situated on the shore of a renowned bird sanctuary, which is why the name "Birdsong" is so apt. We loved spending our time relaxing on the veranda and taking leisurely walks around the salt pan. The interior of the house is immaculate...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank James_Jonty77
Birdsonghermanus, VR Owner at Birdsong, Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

You were such lovely guests to host: appreciative, enthusiastic and clearly loved the area. We would welcome you back any time!

Reviewed 29 November 2017

This really is a fantastic spot, that we love going back to. Sitting on the porch enjoying the birds, mountain and sunset in the evening. And heading off to the wonderful Onrus beach in the morning with the kids.

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Gina Z
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We were a group of 8 birders sharing this delightful cottage. Plenty of room to move without falling over each other. Cottage had absolutely everything we needed and as birders we enjoyed the salt pan full of birds right on our doorstep. The Milk Wood...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank SonzieTanzania
Birdsonghermanus, VR Owner at Birdsong, Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and found the house suited your needs. We would welcome you back .

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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About the neighbourhood
Birdsong Cottage sits at the edge of a green belt, on the shores of a lake that teems with birdlife. The milkwood trees behind the house create shade and is the perfect place to have a leisurely lunch on a hot day. However, if you are wanting to barbeque in the day or evening then the front verandah is where the sun will find you and from where you can watch the mountains changing colour as the sun sets and birds flying in to find their resting spot for the night. Hermanus centre is 10 km away. Birdsong Cottage is in Vermont which is a quiet suburb of Hermanus. This busy town has shops where you can find all you need and more. There are a few grocery stores and restaurants within easy walking and others five minutes away. There are two beaches in very close proximity and then a...
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