From
$171 / night
Total guests, Nights

Oyster Cottages – Home 3970635 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet Friendly

Description from owner

Description

Oyster Cottages consists of two independent self-catering cottages, sharing a single corner property, nestled in one of Umhlanga oldest suburbs and yet perfectly situated - 5 minutes drive - to beaches, restaurants and shopping centres.

Once the farmhouse of an early Umhlanga fruit farm, the 6-sleeper main cottage OYSTER LODGE has been elegantly renovated, whilst the spacious 2-sleeper PEARL COTTAGE, was built from new. Indigenous fever (Acacia) trees line the road verge and guests are welcomed to a well manicured garden with partial sea views.

Accommodation

OYSTER LODGE, is characterised by a deep wrap around veranda with designer appointed bedrooms and living areas. It also boasts a fully equipped and functional kitchen - including dishwasher - for those with a flair for entertaining (albeit on holiday!). Barbeque/Braai equipment is also provided.

The queen bedded main bedroom is en-suite, with a full bathroom (toilet, basin, shower and bath). The 2 other bedrooms have 2 single beds each and share a spacious bathroom (toilet, basin & shower). All bedrooms are air-conditioned.

The lounge and dining areas are inviting, comfortable and tastefully appointed. They are linked to the veranda via wide timber folding doors allowing cool breezes to filter through whilst connecting the interior of the cottage to the garden and sea views - perfect for al fresco dining.

A widescreen television connected to a satellite decoder and DVD player is provided.

PEARL COTTAGE (not included in this Flipkey listing) is a one bedroom cottage, with a queen size double bed. It is both comfortable and spacious and includes all the facilities and attention to that of decor of Oyster Lodge. A sleeper couch and additional linen for younger children is also available.

General

The shared and child-friendly swimming pool area is equipped with six comfortable sun lounges and two umbrellas for your comfort and use. Beach towels are also provided.

The cottages are serviced daily from Mondays to Fridays with week-end servicing and babysitting arranged at an additional cost. Cottages are fully equipped with laundry facilities.

No smoking and pets allowed. Raucous parties and matric students are strictly prohibited.

Both cottages have independently monitored electronic security systems.

Places close-by

Gateway Entertainment and Shopping Centre (2nd largest in the World and biggest in the Southern Hemisphere), with shops, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, IMAX, climbing wall, skate park, wave pool, putt-putt, squash, aerobics and much more, just 5 minutes away.

Game park safaris are within driving distance with the chance of spotting Africas Big Five. There are numerous sporting facilities available in the area: golf at one of the world's top 100 golf courses at the Durban Country Club, take a boat trip to see the dolphins catching the waves, maybe catch a view of the Hump Back Whale, deep sea diving off the infamous Aliwal Shoal to view the numerous fish or book a deep sea fishing trip.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

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

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 09:00
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
Yes, smoking allowed

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

Smoking is permitted in outside areas only.

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About the owner

Kaz L.
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
10 Feb 2020
Years listed:
10
Overall rating:
5

Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

Excellent
23 reviews

Excellent
21
Very Good
2
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

“Wonderful 2-weeks with our yorkies”

Reviewed 27 Oct 2019

We’ve stayed at Oyster Lodge with three bedrooms many times over the past 7 or 8 years and have always had a great time. Nice bedrooms and bathrooms with showers (plus bath in main en-suite), co… More

“Great stay!”

Reviewed 14 Sep 2018

We stayed in the 3 sleeper Pearl Cottage. It was very well furnished and clean and modern. It is pet friendly and cleaned on a daily basis. There's a fenced in garden for dogs separate from a poo… More

Response from the owner Hi Charl, Thank you for staying with us at Oyster Cottages and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and for the wonderful review. Hope to hear from you soon when planning your next trip. Karyn Oyster Cottages

“Very Good Place to Stay”

Reviewed 17 Apr 2018

Very well equipped house with pool and large garden. Very safe in quiet area, close to beach and shops. Fully serviced and a great place to stay.

Response from the owner Hi Thank you for the lovely review and so pleased you and your family had such a great stay with us. Hope to assist with your next vacation in Umhlanga. Karyn

“Simply perfection.”

Reviewed 7 Feb 2018

My family have just returned after spending 2 weeks in Oyster Cottages. Perfectly located for restaurants, beach and other KZN attractions. Theresa the maid was wonderful and certainly helped to make… More

Response from the owner Hi Thank you for staying with Oyster Cottages and so pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to hear from you in the future for your vacation rentals. Regards Karyn

“delightful cottage and well spec'd”

Reviewed 5 Oct 2017

Stayed here for three days and found the corrage a delight. Spacious, spotless and well equipped. The agents were excellent too. It is handily located for the Gateway Mall and several excllent bars… More

Response from the owner Hi Thank you for staying with us and so pleased you enjoyed your time with us at Oyster Cottages. Hope to see you in the future. Karyn

“Great house with wonderful facilities”

Reviewed 4 Sep 2017

Really nice house in secure little corner of Umhlanga. kitchen had everything you could possibly need and everything was very clean. Lovely outdoor seating area and small pool (very cold). There is so… More

Response from the owner Hi Thank you for staying with us and glad that you enjoyed your vaction. Hope to hear from you in the future. Regards Karyn

“Dreamland”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2016

This property is a little more than your average holiday home, set in a really quiet and safe area. Perfectly situated for shops, restaurants and the malls, 5 mins from the beach. Looked after by our… More

Response from the owner Hi Mike, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review and so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at Oyster Cottages. We hope to be able to accommodate you again in the future and hope to hear from you soon. Love to the family Karyn Le Clezio

“The Perfect Home Away From Home”

Reviewed 27 Sep 2015

My husband, my 2 year old and I spent a week in the Pearl Cottage. The cottage was absolutely amazing, the decor is stunning, the kitchen is huge and has everything you need, the washing machine and t… More

Response from the owner Hi, Thank you for staying at Pearl cottage and for the great review. So pleased you had a great vacation and hope to see you again in the future. Regards Karyn

“A beautifull location in Luxury Accommodation with very helpfull owners and maid.”

Reviewed 4 Sep 2015

A high quality bungalow style accommodation in very quiet and secure residential area close to all facilities. Ideal for a gateway to the greater Durban Area with easy access to a good road system to … More

“Great for a family holiday”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2015

We recently stayed at Oyster lodge and Pearl Cottage for a week, and found the accommodation absolutely perfect. Is is great for young children, as there is a beautiful lawn where they can play, witho… More

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Kaz (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.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Kaz (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.

How do I contact Kaz (the owner)?

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 Kaz the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Kaz (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

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

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Kaz (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Kaz (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Kaz (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

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.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Kaz (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

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.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

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?

You’ll need to contact Kaz (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

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 Kaz (the owner) a message.

If Kaz (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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