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Bedrooms 5 / Bathrooms 5 / Sleeps 11 / House
Bedrooms: 5  Bathrooms: 5   Sleeps: 11  Type: House

1 Full bath, 3 Showers, 1 Attached (ensuite)

Easy seaside living in beach villa: Onrus

Woelwaters, the ideal family getaway, is situated on the beach front at Onrusrivier, a small village on the southern Cape coast - a mere hour's drive from Cape Town International Airport. Woelwaters has an excellent location on the main beach, facing the lagoon and the Onrus river mouth. Here you can relax in comfortable beach house style, while watching southern right whales frolicking in Walker Bay from your terrace, the living room, and even from the main bedroom!

This part of the southern Cape coast is a well-known holiday and whale-watching destination. The house is literally a stone's throw away from the beach, and located at one of the more popular surfing spots in the area. The Onrus lagoon is a safe haven for little ones, while the surf provides the adrenalin rush for those who need it.

The house was originally built by the owner’s father and, while renovated in a comfortable beach house style, it is very well equipped to provide in all the comforts you may need. The design and decor of the house lends itself to a no fuss and ultimately relaxing holiday, with the best views of the beach and the bay imaginable. A barbeque area in the back garden is ideal for lazy summer days, while a fireplace in the living room provides for the chilly winter evenings.

Immaculately maintained, Woelwaters is an inviting family home that, in total, sleeps 11 people. You have the option of renting the main house; main house and annex; or the annex only. Great care has been taken to ensure your privacy and enjoyment of the surroundings. It is also ideally suited to be rented as one unit and can accommodate a big family group or group of friends with ease and comfort.


The main house sleeps 7 people. It has three bedrooms, each having a bathroom at its disposal.

The fully equipped open plan kitchen adjoins the living area with a dining table that can seat at least ten people. Kitchen amenities include a microwave oven, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, two fridges, toaster, kettle and everything else that can be expected in a well-equipped kitchen.

The spacious living areas invites you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the spectacular location. Patio doors open to the beachfront. A fireplace ensures cosy comfort on chilly nights. A TV and DSTV decoder is provided, with full access to all DSTV channels.

Free and unlimited wifi is also available.

All three bedrooms and two of the bathrooms are upstairs, with the main bedroom overlooking the bay with patio doors that open up to an inviting terrace with views of the bay, mountains, main beach and lagoon. The main bathroom has a shower, toilet, washbasin and a bath, while the other two each has a toilet, shower and basin. Linen is provided, and towels are available on request.


The annex sleeps 4 people. It can be rented as an independent unit consisting out of two bedrooms, one in the loft and the other sea facing, with French doors opening to the beachfront. The kitchenette and open plan living area opens up to a barbeque area and small garden with a view of the mountains and the sea. Kitchen amenities include a microwave oven, a two plate stove with a small oven, a fridge, toaster, kettle and all other basic kitchen utensils.

The loft bedroom has a double bed with an en suite bathroom consisting of a shower, washbasin and toilet, while the other has twin beds and the bathroom has a shower, washbasin and toilet.

Linen is provided, and towels are available on request.

A TV and DSTV decoder is provided, with full access to all DSTV channels. Free and unlimited wifi is also available.


There is a small garden house in the back yard that provide safe storage space for wetsuits, surf boards and bicycles.

The barbeque area is partially enclosed should it rain, and we aim to provide wood for our guests.

There is an outside shower for the brave!

TripAdvisor property ID 3159192

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Book this 5 bedroom house in Hermanus today! A total of 11 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 14 reviews.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Dec 09, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Aletta J.
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09 Dec 2018
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Languages spoken: English



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.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($136.56) €120.00
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Hermanus Attractions




  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Private garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking - Ask


  • 1 Full bath
  • 3 Showers
  • 1 Attached (ensuite)


Reviews (14)

Excellent – based on 14 reviews Excellent
14 reviews

Very Good

“A wonderfully relaxing seaside villa”

Reviewed 31 Mar 2014

I hesitated before writing this review because I don't want Woelwaters to become so popular that it's fully booked when I want to go there next!! Aletta and Gerrit are great hosts, always just an email away. The house is a lovely beach house with stunning views, right on the sea shore. The living space is perfect for six or seven with easily enough space for everyone to relax. The braai is right outside in its own garden but if you don't feel like cooking the excellent Milkwood restaurant is only a minute away with friendly service, delicious food & a good wine selection. Don't tell everyone, keep this wonderful place to yourselves!!

“Great location, great value.”

Reviewed 18 Oct 2013

We have stayed at Woelwaters on 3 occasions while visiting South africa. We are X pats and know the south and south eastern coast line well. Onrus is very well located not too far from Cape Town and close, but out of the bustle of Hermanus. It is an extremely family friendly village with a very relaxed feel. Having stayed at 2 previous locations in Onrus, we feel that Woelwater offers the best in terms of location and value. There is a lot to be said for seeing the ocean from your living room! Also great proximity to the beach; so much so that you can watch your kids from the front steps as they play on the beach. The only caution is to be careful with the traffic on the small road that runs just past the house. We will definitely be back to Woelwaters with our 3 children. The owners have always been very helpful.

“Location! Location! Location!”

Reviewed 10 Oct 2013

Woelwaters is one of the only properties to rent in the Onrus area so close to the awesome Onrus beach and lagoon where kids can have fun day in and day out! The views are spectacular, especially early morning with sunrise. The house is perfect for large families with ample accommodation, a well equipped kitchen and a braai area at the back of the property. There is also enough parking and storage for bikes and other 'holiday pariffinalia' Our family loved it at Woelwaters - we'll definitely be back!

“Home away from home”

Reviewed 10 Oct 2013

All the stresses usually associated with going on holiday is solved with this beautiful beach house. It truly feels like your own home with all the luxuries you are accompanied to - no stiff and cold rental here! Cosy couches, everything in the kitchen you need and beautiful bedrooms. Also - this house is on the beach front and near most shops, which means no traffic. This truly is the best beach holiday experience without the stress. Plus the most beautiful Onrus beach views. Would recommend this to anyone - time and time again.

“Best view in Onrus”

Reviewed 10 Oct 2013

We had a team building in Onrus over the weekend of the 14th September 2013 and stayed in Woelwaters. The large family house contained everything required to make our stay extra pleasant and the setting is unsurpassed. The close proximity to the breach (the house is basically on the rocks!) and the nearby restuarant make this the perfect house for a weekend or summer holiday. Will strongly recommend to family and friends!

“Who needs more?”

Reviewed 10 Oct 2013

This is a simple, but really nicely furnished and well-managed house. It is as close as you can get to the beach in Onrus - just cross the little road, walk down the steps, and you're there. The owners are friendly and manage the house very professionally. There is plenty of space for friends if you need it (an annexe can be rented separately). The garden is quite small and there is no lawn, but there is a shaded BBQ area, and with the beach so close, as well as mountains and coastal paths to walk on, who needs more? Best of all, you can hear and smell the sea at night.

“the most wonderful treasure”

Reviewed 3 Oct 2013

We have stayed at Woelwater a few times now. It is without question superior in its position, abundant space and layout, decor and ambience. The bedrooms are gorgeous and the house is spacious and uncluttered but cosy and welcoming. Its ideal for a family with young and old members and it suits everyone. There was nothing we found to be uncomfortable or inconvenient. It is safe and secure and 5 steps from gleaming white sand and sparkling sea. There is so much accommodation you are never on top of one another but comfortable and pampered. Woelwater is positioned so ideally that you can sit in the lounge with a cup of tea and watch the waves through the window or enjoy the Wine 2 Whales Mountain biking spectacle right on your doorstep. We have found it to be balm for the soul and a place of healing and joy. It was one of my fathers favorite places to be & it offers memories that you will treasure forever.

“Direct Oceanfront property”

Reviewed 1 Oct 2013

We have stayed at this property multiple times and it is always a great experience! It is so spacious and has huge windows and a lovely balcony from which you can enjoy the amazing view. You really cannot get any closer to the ocean. We love to barbecue and enjoyed the facilities.I can highly recommend this beach villa!

“Probably the most relaxing blissful seaside holiday ever!”

Reviewed 30 Sep 2013

Woelwaters offered us the opportunity to experiece the full ambience of beautiful Onrus. Excellently located on beach front, sunny - also during winter time - with wonderful beach and mountain views. The house is very well kept, well equipped and well managed. Highly recommended.

Review 1-10 of 14

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