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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 6 / House
Bedrooms: 3  Bathrooms: 2   Sleeps: 6  Type: House

1 Half bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)

Oyster Cottages

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.


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.


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.

TripAdvisor property ID 3970635

More Property Details

Book this 3 bedroom house in Umhlanga Rocks today! A total of 6 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 22 reviews.

The owner responds to 80% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jan 28, 2019, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.

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About the owner

About the owner

Kaz L.
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 Jan 2019
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English



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



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Umhlanga-rocks Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access

Pool / Spa

  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)

Property Features

  • High chair
  • Parking


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


  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • Stereo system
  • TV


  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Shared garden
  • Tennis in town


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 1 Half bath
  • 1 Attached (ensuite)


Reviews (22)

Excellent – based on 22 reviews Excellent
22 reviews

Very Good

“a perfect place to enjoy the holidays”

Reviewed 21 Jul 2012

The inside and outside of this lovely home was perfect and very clean. Complements to the friendly service team and the management! We have been to Umhlanga a few times, but this time we found a place for the future.

“Beautiful accommodation with everything we needed”

Reviewed 5 Jul 2012

We stayed at Oyster Cottages in early June this year. The accommodation had everything we could wish for, very modern and well equipped. The garden and swimming pool areas are very well maintained and beautiful. Theresa was a star, looking after us. We were spoiled on our stay. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Cannot wait to return. Thank you very much.

“Simple Excellent!”

Reviewed 25 Jun 2012

Dear Karyn and Chris, Oyster Cottage 25, Umhlanga Rocks was a beautiful and perfect place for my friends and family. We enjoyed the house completely, we are very thankful for your professional and friendly services, your recommendations of restaurants was excellent, and the around is wonderful. We are looking forward to seeing you both in the near future, and of course to recommend your place to our friends. Kind regards Susana Yeomans

“Feeling at home away from home”

Reviewed 27 May 2012

My family and I drove down from Johannesburg to Durban on the weekend of 18-19 May 2012 for the ECR Bigwalk 2012 race. We found accommodation at Oyster Cottages owned by Karyn Le Clezio via the internet. From the moment we arrived at the cottages our experience got more and more positive and pleasing. We were greeted warmly by Chris and Karyn. Their smiles nad attitude was reflective of hosts endeavouring to make their guests feel at home. Based on our personal experience and our ratings below we will definitely use their cottages(whenenver available the next time we visit Durban. In the same vein I recommend the Oyster Cottages to anyone looking for decent, clean, warm accommodation in Durban. You will not be dissapointed!

“Nice relaxing family stay in Durban area”

Reviewed 26 May 2010

We were warmly welcomed by Karyn and Chris who paid special attention to make us feel at home in the tastefully decorated cottage. The cottage was spacious and of high quality, with a fully equipped kitchen, 2 nice bathrooms and 3 luxuruous bedrooms. Also the living area was big enough for our children to play, and as it was always sunny during our stay, we enjoyed the terrace, garden and swimming pool. No question was too much and we got good tips on excursions in the neighbourhood. We especially enjoyed the beach and the nice "esplanade" at Umhlanga where our boys got to ride on the freely offered steps of Karyn's children, but also the Ushaka Marine world park in Durban was a very nice day out.

Review 1-10 of 22

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