Our stylish and secluded beach house on the Southern Durban coast with breaker views is artistic, charming and characterful. Peaceful surroundings and easy walking access to a quiet beach with great surfing, world class scuba diving, cheap living costs and tropical weather all year round makes for a memorable holiday.
Barefoot Rustic best describes the character of our space, by using natural locally sourced materials and purposely unfinished surfaces as far as possible for a raw and sun-bleached look and feel, we have created the quintessential casual beach house.
We offer 3 bedrooms all with separate bathrooms. Three king size beds and 1 queen size bed sleeping 7 or 8 people max in large sunny bedrooms all with sea views and pool views facing east. Two of the bedrooms have inter-leading doors for family flexibility.
We are a TV free house by choice, preferring the art of conversation and background music. Essential sporting events can be watched at nearby Blue Ocean in the Umkomaas village or at one of several pubs and restaurants in Scottburgh, 8km down the road. Music is provided in the form of a B&O FM radio. The owner's private suite is separate from the main house and is kept locked and off limits.
WiFi is not available, however 3G signal is generally good.
The owner or his agent will not be present during guest stays, other than at arrival and departure to hand over keys and answer any questions.
Maid service and Laundry service can be arranged by request.
Tandem jumps over the beautiful Tala Valley with Durban Skydiving Centre is an easy day trip activity for adrenaline junkies and the Umkomazi River Valley inland from our location offers excellent river rafting activities (grade 4 rapids) during our summer months.
The South Coast features numerous seaside villages and towns all with beautiful beaches to explore and restaurants and pubs to sample. Please note, a working railway lies on the coastal dunes which run past our property with regular electric trains that start early in the mornings. The trains are not problematic, and after the surprise of the first one has passed, they are hardly noticed. It all adds to the magic of our location!
The Oribi Gorge is another good day trip for the views, canyon swings and lunch at a local restaurant with spectacular scenery. (Leopard Rock)
Try your hand at surfing in Scottburgh with Surfers Paradise surf shop who rent boards for begginers and salty pro's.
Do a scuba dive on Aliwal Shoal for the excellent shark encounters and the pristine reef. Try Blue Ocean or ScubaCo in the Umkomaas village.
No parties, weddings or other gatherings are permitted. This is strictly a holiday home for friends and family. Although the unit will be cleaned at the end of your stay, we do expect you to keep the place reasonably clean.
A laundry service is available by request, details at the house.
A daily maid service can be arranged by the guest, details at the house.