Our stay at this gorgeous secluded cottage could only be described as paradise itself.
After seamless and gracious communication with our host, the four of us (two young couples in our mid-twenties) arrived in time to watch the sun set over the mountains and protea fields. The cottage was outstandingly well-outfitted: clean; with modern appliances, sophisticated decor, and more than adequate supplies of all necessities. And around every corner were surprises of every kind: from fresh proteas and coffee, wine, milk and biscuits in the kitchen, to toffees on each pillow. We enjoyed a lekker braai outside, where the darkening sky stretched out above us: flawless, bright, and incredibly quiet.
Each morning was breathtaking as we watched the sunrise over the dam from the gorgeous wooden deck. The views from the cottage are unparalleled.
As any Western Cape-ian can tell you, Hermanus (less than 10 min. away) is the ideal spot for a getaway. And while this little beachside town more than lived up to its promise of perfection--favorable weather, wine farms, gourmet food markets, sprawling beaches, cliffside bars, ocean adventures and gloriously up-close-and-personal whale experiences--it became a struggle for us to leave the house in the morning! The comfort of oversized beds with beautiful linens, comfortable couches, gorgeous views from each large window, HD sport on television, lekker coffee makings, and warm sunshine spilling into every room made each leaving-taking pleasantly unmotivating.
Words cannot describe how grateful we felt during our stay here. Each moment felt somehow enchanted; each day filled with beautiful surprises.
Perfectly unassuming but lavishly comfortable, this cottage is truly the "Perfect Country Get-away". If you and a few loved ones (up to 6 could sleep very comfortably) need a weekend away from the stresses and strife of daily life, I unreservedly recommend this beautiful escape. Olivia and "The Perfect Venue" will make you feel welcomed with gracious luxury, the protea fields, rivers, and mountains will capture your imagination; Hermanus will charm your soul and senses.
You will leave as we did: refreshed, enchanted, and already nostalgic over our weekend in paradise.