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Found in Vermaaklikheid, the small, idyllic town far removed from the hubbub of city life, House of Eels offers its guests a dreamy respite in one of South Africa’s most beautiful, remote locations. Originally built and occupied by local draughtsman Jackson Andrew, this home shares a unique relationship with its sumptuous natural environment. Andrew was largely inspired by the organic matter of the local terrain, making extensive and imaginative use of reeds, blue gum wooden detailing, river mud, local stone and discarded ironwork found on the surrounding land.

The home’s name pays homage to a long told tale about Mozambican eels making their migratory descent from their own North Eastern shores to the very tip of Africa. Myth has it that these eels found a cozy pit stop in the home’s three ponds, basking in the shade of the reeds. The interior décor is simple, crisp and sophisticated with just a hint of South African-inspired luxury. The indoor roofing is made from bundled local reeds with a porcupine quill accidently thrown in here and there. The thick walls and stone flooring keep the house cool on balmy Summer afternoons whilst the indoor fireplace will ensure our guests are snug if ever a chilly evening arises. The outdoor fire-pit is the perfect spot for al fresco family meals, appreciated with a glass of wine to the twilight melodies of local birdsong.

A five-minute stroll toward your own private jetty will take you down to the banks of the expansive Duiwenhoks River. Push one of the canoes out into the blue and venture along the banks to find a secluded little cove of beach, a private swimming oasis for you and your loved ones. While away the hours beneath the dappled light of the pergola with a plump book or a board game, take a meander down one of the neighbouring biking routes, test your bird knowledge from the riverbanks or simply recline beneath the shade of the trees with a snack and a friend. The African days stretch out into sun-soaked evenings in this heavenly home, inviting you to disconnect and revitalize in the most picturesque of settings.

 

Facilities

  • 1 x Bedroom (4 singles)
  • 1 x Bedroom (double)
  • 1 x Bedroom (twin singles)
  • 2 x Bathrooms (1 outside)
  • 2 x Bedrooms (king)
  • All linen provided
  • Bath towels
  • BBQ (Built in)
  • BBQ (Weber)
  • Coffee plunger
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • French press
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • No dishwasher
  • No DSTV
  • No DVD
  • No tumble dryer
  • No TV
  • No Wi-fi
  • Outdoor shower
  • Oven (Electric)
  • Rowing boat
  • Servicing (week days)
  • Stove (Gas)
  • Swimming towels
  • Washing machine

Guests

Sleeps 10

Pets

Well behaved dogs welcome

Check-in time

2PM

Check-out time

10AM

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Based on 3 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at House of Eels.

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Guest reviews

  • Guest
    2019-09-06

    We had a great time and absolutely love House of Eels.

  • Guest
    2018-07-17

    Another lovely Perfect Hideaways stay, thank you!

  • Guest
    2017-05-12

    We had the most incredible time! We have renamed the house the House of Eels :) We felt aalll the happy positive relaxed emotions and honestly have come back rejuvenated and restored.

Vermaaklikheid

So many best-kept secrets along the Garden Route has been discovered it seems, but the tiny hamlet of Vermaaklikheid truly hasn’t. So off the beaten track that there is nothing to discover, nothing except peace, tranquility, and the winding Duiwenhoks river flowing down to a quiet private nature reserve. And lots of fynbos. To call

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Activities

There is 1 double canoe, 1 single canoe & 1 child canoe

Rates

R4 000 - R6 000

All prices are per night/per property. Please confirm availability / actual rates, and enquire for DISCOUNTS & SPECIAL OFFERS.

Accepted credit cards

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Cancellation / Prepayment

The 50% rental deposit and the 50% balance of payment due 30 days prior to arrival are non-refundable. However, in the event of a cancellation management may consider refunds where those days can be rebooked after deducting any costs incurred with respect to the re-booking and preparation of the residence.