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The Lookout at Whale Cove: 3-bedroom apartment with magnificent sea views – Home 2320773 Apartment

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Lookout at Whale Cove: 3-bedroom apartment with magnificent sea views – Home 2320773

  • Apartment
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Why stay with us?

Location, location, location! The Lookout at Whale Cove is situated directly on the seafront, with magnificent sea views across Walker Bay and of the Overberg mountains. There is no better view of the whales in De Kelders in season than from the apartment balcony. Out of whale season you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the ocean and the Overberg mountains across to Hermanus.

What does the apartment offer?

The spacious living area includes an open plan kitchen, dining room, comfortable lounge and separate TV nook. The modern kitchen is fully-stocked with everything either the casual, or gourmet, cook will require.

The three bedrooms are well-appointed and the lounge, and main bedroom, lead onto the balcony with spectacular ocean views across Walker Bay.

In whale season you can watch the whales while lying on your bed! The large balcony has a gas barbecue, outside dining and loungers.

What makes us unique?

The Lookout is also our holiday apartment and we like to live comfortably! We have therefore decorated it as a second home rather than as a characterless rental property. The apartment has small touches that make your stay more comfortable - quality linens, excellent mattresses, free wifi, cable television, heaters and electric blankets for winter. We offer a very comfortable stay in a well-appointed, charming apartment with spectacular views and whale watching opportunities. Please see our reviews which testify to this.

What is there to do in the area?

The closest beach is 100 metres away, just below the apartment where you can fish off the rocks, catch mussels and crayfish in season, snorkel, or just laze and watch the seals. A very scenic cliff path passes in front of the apartment to Klipgat Cave in one direction and Gansbaai in the other. There's a lovely little restaurant 100m from the apartment called Coffee-on-the-Rocks, where you can watch the whales over a glass of wine and lunch.

Whale watching | In season an abundance of whales can be enjoyed from the apartment’s balcony. Alternatively there are beautiful places just outside the apartment where they can be viewed at extremely close range. In addition there are boat trips to Dyer Island where you can view whales in season, sharks, penguins, seals and other marine life.

Beaches | There are at least seven beautiful white-sand, swimming beaches either within walking distance of the apartment, or a short drive away.

Shark cage diving and marine life boating | Gansbaai, situated 3kms from De Kelders, is known as the Great White shark capital of the world.

Walking trails | The 7km Klipgat trail runs along the coast between Gansbaai and De Kelders, passing on the cliffs directly in front of the apartment. In addition there are several hiking trails along the coast and in the nearby mountains to suit all abilities.

Fishing | The De Kelders coastline provides excellent land-based and sea fishing.

Wine routes | There are at least 20 popular wine routes in and around the De Kelders area ranging from 10 minutes to 2 hours away.

Nature reserves and bird watching | The beautiful privately-owned Grootbos Nature Reserve, internationally acclaimed for its fynbos conservation, is 1km from De Kelders, as is the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, and the De Plaat Nature Reserve with its magnificent stretch of white beach. There is abundant marine bird life in the reserves.

Shopping | Gansbaai will satisfy most of your immediate shopping requirements.

Restaurants | From cheap and cheerful to some of the Cape’s top eateries are within the area.

Archaeology | The area boasts sites of international significance which are within walking distance.

Golf: The Overberg/Whale Coast region boasts some of the finest golf courses in the southern hemisphere. Between 3 and 45 minutes’ drive from De Kelders there are five 9-hole courses, the internationally acclaimed Arabella 18-hole course and the beautiful 27-hole course at Hermanus.

Other Activities: Land and water-based whale watching; shark cage diving

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds
  • 1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Mountain Views
  • Grill
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

There is no public transport in De Kelders so a car is necessary to access shopping (about 3 km away), the sights and most of the beaches. There is a very nice restaurant about 100m from the apartment and a beach at the cove directly below the apartment.

Interaction with guest

We have a remote lock on the front door. (we send you all the details closer to your time of arrival). Our cleaning service manager is available to you in the event of you needing any help but your stay is enjoyed in complete privacy from us! Covid-19 Cleaning Protocol: We are committed to providing a deep cleanse of our establishment between guests, as per Ecolab guidelines. We will attach the full cleaning protocol for each guest on confirmation of their reservation.

Policies

Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

We ask only that you treat our apartment as you would like us to treat your home.

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About the owner

Tash V.
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 Jun 2022
Years listed:
10
Based in:
South Africa
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Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

Excellent
36 reviews

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Very Good
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“Stunning location”

Reviewed 21 Jun 2021

Very comfortable apartment with the most incredible views in the quiet town of De Kelders. Perfectly located for the coastal path, watching amazing sightings of whales and beautiful sunsets. Highly … More

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“Bliss”

Reviewed 4 Jan 2021

We had an amazing time at the Lookout @ Whale cove. Just the view alone makes staying there a must but the accommodation is comfortable and lives up to expectation. We really enjoyed our time and we w… More

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“Everything was perfect from the beginning until we left.”

Reviewed 12 Nov 2020

Our stay at The Lookout at Whale Cove was fantastic. The place was immaculate and everything that the website promised. Communication prior to arrival was excellent and we got a quick response to an… More

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“Fantastisch!”

Reviewed 26 Oct 2019

Alles war absolut perfekt und wir hatten sogar das Glück Wale zu sehen, was manche in Hermanus nicht hatten.

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Response from the owner Hi Alex, thanks for the great review. It's a well-kept secret that De Kelders generally has better whale sighting than Hermanus - we're not known as the best land-based whale watching town in the world for nothing! Kind regards, Mailie.

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“Comfortable, extremely well-appointed condo with a drop dead fabulous view!”

Reviewed 4 Aug 2019

The location was stunning with a spacious balcony overlooking the bay where we spent most of our time. The security was top notch and everything at the apartment worked perfectly. It was quiet and pr… More

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Response from the owner Aaah, thank you so much! We totally agree with the drop-dead fabulous view - it's even better when the whales are in town. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay - we hope you visit again. Kind regards, Mailie.

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“Woderful 2 week stay in the fully equiped appartment”

Reviewed 1 May 2019

Great view Lovely walks on cliffs. The Lookout is fully equipped to enjoy our meals at home (fresh fish from the harbour and great Karroo lamb on the braai). A great stay!

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Response from the owner Hi Gerhard, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards, Lauren

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“The name says it all - we just looked out at the whales.”

Reviewed 3 Dec 2018

A super apartment with fabulous views over the bay. We were so lucky with our whale sightings during the first week of November, and it absolutely made our stay. Excellent communications and responses… More

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Response from the owner Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review! Those whales are absolutely magnificent! We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time. Kind regards, Lauren

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“Whales”

Reviewed 6 Oct 2018

Amazing location for watching whales. Very nice apartment, with wonderfull view. Whalesafari is fantastisk,

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Response from the owner Hi Jytte, thanks so much for your review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the apartment, views and, of course, the magnificent whales!

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“Whale Lovers Paradise”

Reviewed 29 Sep 2018

We chose this apartment because of its great position for watching the whales in the bay and it didn’t disappoint. I was able to pull back the bedroom curtain to see calves breaching in the bay.… More

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Response from the owner Thank you Paula for taking the time to review us, we do value honest feedback from our guests. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that the whales put on a good show for you! Kind regards, Lauren

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“Great view”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2018

Great location for whale watching and beautiful sun sets. The apartment was clean and well equipped for a comfortable stay.

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Response from the owner Thank you Ebert for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to welcome you back again one day! Kind regards, Lauren

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Tash (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Tash (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Tash the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

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Or send Tash (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

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Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Tash (the owner) a message.

If Tash (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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