Petit Plaisir self-catering cottage
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||2825 square feet|
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|Theme||Budget, Luxury, Romantic, Mountain, Village|
Description from the owner
Peace & quiet, guaranteed!
Petit Plaisir lies in the quaint little town of Franschhoek, a fine wine and dining hotspot and one of South Africa's truly beautiful localities. In fact, there is so much to see and do, that it's best if you don't rush your stay.
Petit Plaisir is the perfect romantic hideaway for couples who like to tour on their own terms. Our single cottage offers visitors the ultimate luxury: no porters or guests to disturb your privacy.
The cottage is fully equipped and stylishly decorated with the kind of understated sophistication that has earned us a 4-star rating.
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Petit Plaisir self-catering cottage
Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa
Additional Location Information
on the side of the village, 10 minutes walk to the village centre
Location Type Mountain, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in ZAR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$99 - $141||$99 - $141||$624 - $886||$0||1 night|
|Feb. 3 2013 - Apr. 30 2013
|May. 1 2013 - Oct. 31 2013
|Nov. 1 2013 - Apr. 30 2014
|All Other Dates||$130||$130||$821||-||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $21 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 1 guest(s)
Additional notes from owner
Book a minimum of 2 nights over weekends
Book 7 days or more and receive a discount of 10%
For longer stays, please contact the owner for a better offer
Stay for 3 days or longer and we'll do your laundry for free
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 06, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Donna and Steve
Minneapolis, MN USA
Tranquil, sophisticated and romantic
This is absolutely one of the nicest guest houses in which I have ever stayed...everything is top of the line! It is part of a secured estate so you feel safe but still have a freestanding new structure with marble bath with a wonderful huge soaking tub, premier linens, wine and chocolate as welcome gifts, stainless appliances and the charm you would hope for at Franschoek. It is easy walking distance to the wonderful restaurants. Marlicia was a wonderful host---made recommendations and reservations for us...we truly felt pampered. If we are lucky enough to go back to Franschoek, we know that we will stay here again.
Sarah + Allan Bottrill
spoilt, pampered + looked after like royalty !
Can't recommend Petit Plaisir highly enough. Everything is provided for you from fresh fruit, fabulous home-made rusks + flapjacks down to tea, coffee, toilet rolls, washing up liquid, you name it it's there ! Marlicia + Luis are the hostesses with the mostest + you even get little Zulu the jack russell to keep you company if you're missing your pets at home. Its spotlessley clean + the simple furnishings are homely + comfy. Beautiful sheets + towels regularly replaced + all the utensils you ever need in the kitchen.
Its in a fabulous location, peaceful yet within 5mins walk to the centre of Franshoek + all the bars + restaurants.
We stayed for 2 weeks + loved every minute + came home totally refreshed + relaxed. 1st class !
Beautiful place to stay with amazing owners
Stayed here after recommendation from a friend and we weren't disappointed. We are a young couple with a small baby and the owners made us feel very welcome, provide a cot, booked some restaurants for us, recommended places to stay formthe rest of our trip and even provide babysitting services. I couldn't recommend this place more.
Franschhoek's hidden gem!
Just back from 8 nights at Petit Plaisir. What a great find that totally lives up to the previous reviews we read. It is lovely and the perfect place for a couple to stay who are looking for some quality tranquility to chill in the beautiful surroundings of Franschhoek. It is just a ten minute walk from the village centre and an hours drive from Capetown.
Marlicia is the perfect host and nothing is too much trouble and those little touches really do make a difference. From the complimentary wine, fruit and homemade cakes on arrival to booking restaurant reservations or checking weather forecasts for trips it's all part of the service. Additional and very unexpected bottle of champagne to toast our engagement at the top of table mountain at sunset - oh yes well planned on my part so for all you lovers planning that extra romantic surprise - this one works!! Delightful cottage with all mod cons and a fantastic bathroom with a very powerful shower that is so refreshing after a hard days sunbathing! Lovely pool and patio area and whilst the garden and pool is shared with the owners, it is a strict no go area for the owners when guests are staying so privacy is guaranteed. Daily but discreet maid service as you would expect from a 4 star. If you havn't been to Franschhoek before - do it, it is the wine and culinary centre of The Cape with just too many fantastic restaurants to name but here's a few. Dieu Donne for fantastic unrivalled views of the valley and great food and wine to match; cafe Bon Bon lovely for breakfast or lunch, La Petit Ferme for quality and stunning views or Monneauxa (part of The Franschhoek Country Hotel) for fab food and setting and all of the above have service to die for (compared to your average eatery in UK).
Petit Plaisir is a great place, ideal location overlooking mountains and very competitively priced. Fantastic service, quality fixtures and fittings and lovely hosts in both Marlicia and Louis. You would be mad to miss this little gem in fabulous Franschhoek.
We loved it here!
The cottage was lovely and we were close enough to downtown Franschhoek to walk to shopping and restaurants. Marlicia, the owner, spoiled us. Even though this was a self-catering cottage, we were supplied with coffee, tea, biscuits, and a big bowl of fruit that was constantly replenished. We also had maid service during the week with the bed made, general tidying up, and refreshed towels. We were given a bottle of wine on arrival and Marlicia surprised us with a bottle of bubbly on my partner's birthday. Great value and we'd definitely stay there again.
Payment was a challenge since this was a cash only rental requiring a deposit and then the balance at the end of our stay. We ended up wiring the money, something I generally would not do for a property unknown to me, but it worked out fine.
Freundlich, familiäre Betreung durch Eigentümerin Marllicia. Sehr komfortable eingerichtetes Self Catering. Gemütliche gute Lage, 10 zu Fuus zum Zentrum.
Leider haben unzählige Insektenstiche uns dazu bewogen vorzeitig diese kleine Oase zu verlassen.
Der mandelhafte Wifi Empfang könnte durch einen Repeater ( 40 Euro ) gelöst werden, was Marlilicia empfohlen wurde.
Response from Petit Plaisir - 12/28/2012
Dear Peter, thank you for taking the time to do the review. I was sorry that you left Petit Plaisir 2 days earlier because of gnats (muggies), in the garden. Remember to wear protective clothes, burn candles and spray insect repellents, especially at sunset, if there's a next time.
Kind regards, Marlicia
Beautiful, immaculate cottage - perfect for a romantic break
Lovely house with everything we needed and more. Lots of lovely little touches to make it feel even more special.
Marlicia, the owner is wonderful - so kind and attentive but without being overbearing in anyway.
We had a 3 week holiday in South africa and this was our favourite accomodation overall.
Response from Petit Plaisir - 12/11/2012
Thank you for the wonderful review. I enjoyed having you too.
Noel & Lorraine Wilson
Marlicia is the ultimate hostess, a warm and friendly lady, we were welcomed with open arms and pampered for the duration of our stay.
The cottage is very well appointed and comfortable.
What more can one say about Franschhoek? The place to get to.
We had no complaints.
Had a wonderful stay in Franschhoek. The cottage was great and the town superb. Would return to both.
Our only slight complaint is that the bathroom needed much better lighting.
Response from Petit Plaisir - 09/29/2012
Hi Judy, thanks for the review, we'll sort the lightning out asap.
Marion du Rand
The perfect balance of pampering and privacy.
What a perfect place to spend a romantic weekend! Petit Plaisir is tucked away enough to facilitate plenty of private time, while enjoying stunning views and still being close to all amenities.
The line between personal attention and privacy was perfectly balanced. We felt looked after and pampered, while our personal space was never invaded.
The cottage speaks of luxury and attention to detail, translating into feeling very pampered.
John and Ruth Reader
Greyton, South Africa
Perfect spot, lovely touches, and quality finishes
Its difficult to find a quality self-catering cottage but this is a gem in one of South africa's prime tourist spots. You are given a warm welcome and lots of good tips on where to eat and what to do in the area. Very quiet, secure and beautifully appointed with many special touches to make it feel home from home.
PJ and Fran
We needed a break and Malicia the hostess really wanted to spoil us. The cottage was a complement to Franshoek and the service very good yet discreet.
We would go again
A quality stag
Location was great, set in a quiet street. We received brilliant service. Warm pizza's were waiting when we checked in, our flat was serviced daily, firewood was stocked up daily. The owner washed some of our clothing at no extra cost. Very homely, friendly and a great stay all round!
Bridget & Bryan
Extremely friendly hosts
A lovely self contained cottage very clean with everything you could want. The hosts were very friendly and we thank them for taking the time to make our stay very pleasant.
It felt like home
Service was very warm and friendly. Perfect location to explore the town.
We had everything we needed, they really thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable...homemade rusks, lots of firewood, basic catering goodies like spices and cooking oil. Also liked the box of emergency supplies - very thoughtful.
Would have liked a heater in the bedroom, or somehow open up the fireplace to arm up the bedroom.
We had a brilliant stay at Petit Plaisir. Marlicia was the perfect host for our 3 day vacation and supplied the perfect picnic equipment for long lazy days at the vineyards! The house was perfect for our litlle family and we wouldnt ask for anything else. This really was luxury. We will definitely return and stay here again. Many Thanks Marlicia
Grand rather than 'petit' ; and always a pleasure to return!
We've been staying with Marlicia at Le Petit Plaisir since the early days (some five or six years ago?) As a former ***guest house owner I admit to being a rather more critical visitor than most! The cottage though not big, is luxuriously and tastefully appointed; spotlessly clean with good linen, generous sized towels in the bathroom, quality kitchen fittings and utensils, etc. It is set on the edge of town so quiet but within easy reach of restaurants and the busy town centre; there is a pretty garden with mountain views,a secluded pool and off street parkig. Apart from being a friendly, helpful,and knowledgeable hostess, Marlica has got the detail right, which I believe makes all the difference to a stay - real coffee,fresh milk and fruit in the fridge - though it is self catering - fresh flowers, plenty of coat hangers,local guides and magazines, etc.
david & diana davis
letchworth garden city, herts.
comfort and convenience
delighted with the house Marlicia and her Family made us very welcome. Comfortable house ideal for a couple within 10 minute walk of the village high street. Wonderful views of the Franschoek pass from the terrace.
Nice place, clean and comfortable with a short walk to the village. Great value for Franschook.
Sue and Gary
Fabulous cottage in the beautiful Franschhoek region
If you like home from home then Petit Plaisir is the place to stay. It is a quaint separate cottage next to the family home. Marlicia the owner is very hospitable and can't do enough for you. There is home made jam, fresh milk, tea, coffee and even fresh fruit waiting on your arrival. We had a very enjoyable stay. The main street is full of great restaurants and the village has lots of wonderful wineries within a short drive. One of our favourite places to visit.
The warmest of welcomes and the most relaxing of stays
My new wife and I visited franschoek on our honeymoon over Christmas.the cottage at pletit plaisir provided us with the perfect,first time away for christmas,getaway.marlicia was the perfect hostess,even provided us with her homemade biscuits for a cup of tea and a Christmas tree to make us feel right at home.I would recommend pletit plaisir to anyone travelling to franchoek.it is the perfect self catering place to stay.the main street is less than 10 mins walk and 1 min in the car away with all its restaurants,cafes and shops.each better than the next.thank you marlicia for your hospitality and making our stay with you so special.
Nice cosy flat
Smallist flat, with all amenities one would expect (except wifi). Marlicia arranged a lovely cake for a birthday celebration and booked supper at Reuben's Restaurant, Bar & Deli. She provided extra firewood and was quick to respond to other requests.
A very pleasant few days stay in a beatifull part of South africa. The hopitality extended to our granddaughter was very nice.
Fantastic home away from home
Marlicia is the perfect hostess, and the self-catering apartment is just the ticket for those looking for a getaway from the usual. Fantastic fittings and furnishings, and access to the family pool rounds out the experience.
Couldn't believe are luck!
What a fantastic find this was! I thought it would be ok from the photos although you never know until you actually see it in real life but it did go beyond our expectations. Is it just me who feels that we "couples" seem relegated to the studio "one room does everything" idea. Personally, when I go on holiday I want something as good as home or better and Petit Plaisir certainly hit the spot for us. Beautiful fabrics and colours were matched to perfection and Marlisia seemed to have thought of everything. One great addition - which I've not had while self-catering in South africa before - were sturdy Pick & Pay Bags, one of which was a cold bag. Simple stuff but they were so useful. There was tea, coffee, biscuits, salt, pepper etc - I could go on. We sayed for a week and it was so restful with a lovely garden of our own outside the porch and a BBQ was produced without any problem at all. Marlicia and Louie were so kind to us and even had us for a BBQ to show us the South african way to do it and it really was delicious. Marlicia seems to make everything herself which is a joy these days and nothing was too much trouble. They even had a little dog to die for! The Restaurants were just a stroll away - about 12 minutes - but it was so nice to come back to the peace and quiet and watch the sunset from the porch...bliss!
Brussels green outskirts
A little gem in the village of Franschhoek
It was a real pleasure to stay at Petit Plaisir : we did enjoy the cleanliness of this well furnished and nicely decorated one bedroom little cottage in a small village property.
Thanks to Marlicia and her nice family.
Linda and Mark
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Excellent accommodation - Highly Recommended!!
We had the most wonderful stay at Petit Plaisir in Franschhoek in February during which time our daughter was married. We couldn't have chosen a better place! The owner Marlicia was incredibly hospitable and thoughtful, the cottage was absolutely perfect - so spotlessly clean, very comfortable, amazingly peaceful and safe, yet extremely convenient to absolutely everything in Franschhoek. Within easy walking distance of the town and all it's superb restaurants and shops. We would highly recommend Petit Plaisir and hope to return in the near future.
Linda and Mark
Response from Petit Plaisir - 03/17/2011
thanks, this is priceless, M*
New Delhi, India
Paradise...we felt we were home
We absolutely loved our two nights at PP and if we could do it all over again, we'd stay here and only visit Stellenbosch. Here you have your own cottage on the property of a lovely couple and their adorable Jack Russell Terrier, Zulu. The kitchen is stocked with what you need to cook, even spices, although we didn't cook much due to the plethora of restaurants and wineries. We played golf, tasted wine, ate, played more golf, drank more wine, ate more amazing food, shopped, and then got to come home to our little cottage. The owners were away for part of the time during Christmas vacation and they had no problem with us being there alone. When they were there, they helped with restaurant advice, made tee times for us and couldn't have been more helpful. (Even did a load of laundry but I don't think it's fair to assume this is normal- we were desperate). The pool is delightful, and the housekeeper came the morning we left to collect the key. It's safe, beautifully clean, and the bathtub, oh my! We loved how we could walk to town and park our rental car inside the gate and feel perfectly safe. If you stay here, you'll write a review too! It's a little slice of heaven.