Situated at the water's edge, on the rocks overlooking the sea, against the magnificent backdrop of the Fynbos-clad Kogelberg Mountains, it's easy to see why this beautiful holiday retreat is named Natanya - Hebrew for "God's Gift". Its remarkable position aside, the house itself offers those seeking serious chill-out time exactly what the doctor ordered: with light-filled, airy interiors, Natanya is the epitome of pared-down luxury - simple, elegant, beautiful.
Natanya's heart is undoubtedly it's spacious open-plan kitchen-lounge-dining area, with seamless flow on the mountain side out to the enclosed garden courtyard, with balau table for sheltered al fresco dining, built-in braai area, and tinkling water feature.
On the other side of the open plan space concertina sliding doors open out onto the generous sea-facing deck, featuring a rustic 12-seater dining table for those lazy lunches which merge into whale-watching sundowners, which become star-spangled, balmy, candle-lit dinners...
The modern, fully-equipped kitchen features a large central island with prep bowl, large gas hob and stove, an additional thermo-fan electric oven, microwave, kettle, toaster and large fridge-freezer. Adjoining the kitchen is a utility room with double kitchen sink, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.
The house also offers a comfortable, dedicated TV room with extra-long built-in couch and cozy wood-burning fireplace.
The spacious sea-facing master bedroom features a king sized bed, private balcony, open plan bathroom with jacuzzi bath, shower (both with full sea views) and separate loo.
A second, mountain-facing bedroom also offers a king sized bed (or twin 3/4 beds) with spacious en-suite bathroom leading to secluded outdoor hot water shower and private courtyard.
Upstairs is a third double bedroom with open plan bathroom en-suite (bath and shower), and separate loo. Double French doors lead out onto a generous private deck with breathtaking mountain and sea views to either side.
Two simply furnished, smaller bedrooms upstairs, each with twin 3/4 beds, complete the sleeping quarters.
The house also offers a separate downstairs guest loo.
*Sea front position with spectacular, uninterrupted views
*Sleeps 10 in five bedrooms, three of which are double en-suites
*Modern, fully equipped kitchen
*Large, open plan living area with seamless in/outdoor flow to decks, courtyard and garden
*Jacuzzi bath and showers with sea views
*TV room with DSTv
*Deep rock pool directly in front of house for exhilarating swims
*Catch crayfish or gather mussels (in season) off the rocks - on your doorstep!
*Serviced by our cleaner twice a week
*Bath towels and 100% cotton bedlinen, pillows and duvets (with extra blankets in case needed) are all provided.
*The house is protected by a security alarm system with linked armed response.
*There is ample parking on the premises
*Good cell phone reception enables you to stay in touch. Wifi is not currently available, and guests are requested to make their own arrangements should they require internet connection.
*A Weber and built-in braai facilities are available.
*For additional information and pictures, please visit www.natanya.co.za
Seasonal rates for the whole unit per night:
Base rate R4 500/All year round
Easter long weekend R5 500
High Season R6 000/Dec-Jan school holidays
(Rates are subject to change without prior notice)
From Cape Town, proceed through Betty's Bay on Clarence Drive. Pass Harold Porter National Botanic Gardens on left and Penguin Place Café after that on right. About 1km further on, turn right into Kopje Road. Turn into 2nd entrance on right - between 2 stone pillars - into Natanya's parking area. (Note: Natanya's driveway passes along the back of our neighbor's property.)
If approaching Natanya from Hermanus/Kleinmond side, after entering Betty's Bay, Kopje Road is the 5th turn-off to your left.
2892 Clarence Drive, Betty's Bay, Western Cape