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Ocean Breeze Cottage Self Catering Accommodation In Strand

Ideally situated just 300m from the famous 5km stretch of white beaches in Strand, Ocean Breeze Cottage is the perfect place to come and relax and enjoy our beautiful surroundings. The charming old-style house, expertly converted into 4 spacious cottages still has its original hardwood floors and high ceilings. Just a minutes walk and you are on the beach for a swim or a nice walk before sunset. Recent additions include enclosing the stoep on Scarbrow street with frameless glass for our guests to use as a nice area to sit and read a book or have a cup of coffee and enjoy the sunrise in privacy.

Strand is the central location from where to explore the wine routes of Stellenbosch and Franschoek, or take the scenic drive along the Whale Coast route to Hermanus. Surrounded by the Hottentots Holland mountain range, hiking or biking in the mountains is right on your doorstep. Cape Town is just 40 minutes away where you can visit Robben Island or go up Table Mountain or go shopping at the prestigious V&A Waterfront.

Ocean Breeze Cottages have 2 Units on offer as follow:

Unit 4

  • Accommodation for up to 4 guests
  • 1 Bedroom with double bed
  • Living room with double sleeper couch & 3-seater couch
  • Fully equipped kitchen for self catering
  • Bathroom with bath, shower and toilet
  • LCD TV with DSTV premium package and DVD Player
  • Secure parking behind gate for one vehicle
  • Outside Braai
  • Linen with clean linen change for longer stays
  • Strictly NO smoking inside cottage, NO loud music an NO pets allowed for the comfort of all our guests

Unit 3

  • Accommodation for up to 4 guests
  • 1 Bedroom with queen bed
  • Living room with 2x three quarter sleeper couches
  • Fully equipped kitchen for self catering
  • Bathroom with bath, shower and toilet
  • LCD TV with DSTV premium package and DVD Player
  • Secure parking behind gate for one vehicle
  • Outside Braai
  • Linen with clean linen change for longer stays
  • Strictly NO smoking inside cottage, NO loud music an NO pets allowed for the comfort of all our guests

What to bring?

  • Bath and swimming towels
  • Anything of a personal nature including toiletries, groceries etc.

Nearby Activities:

  • Cape Town city centre
  • Table Mountain / V&A Waterfront - 40 min
  • Wine Routes
    Stellenbosch - 20 min.
    Paarl - 40 min.
    Franschhoek - 40 min.
  • Golf courses
    Erinvale - 20 min.
    Stellenbosch - 20 min.
    Strand - 5 min.
  • Beaches
    Strand - 1 min.
    Gordons Bay - 10 min.
    Clifton / Camps Bay / Big Bay / Bloubergstrand - 45 min.
  • Nature Reserves
    Helderberg - 20 min.
    Cape of Good Hope - Cape Point - 60 min.
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens - 40 min.
  • Cable Waterskiing - 10 min.
  • Mountain bike and hiking trails - 5 min.
  • Whale watching - Hermanus - 45 min.
  • Cape Agulhas - most Southern tip of Africa - 2 hours.

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Beach (less than 500m)
Braai / barbecue - onsite
DSTV in room
Microwave in unit
Parking all onsite
Private entrance
Tea / coffee making facilities

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Rates: 2015-2016
Low Season: 1 May - 31 August R550
Mid season:
10 Jan - 30 April
1 Sept - 30 Nov
High Season: 1 Dec - 10 Jan R870

50% deposit required to confirm booking, balance payable on arrival

In the event of a cancellation, you will forfeit the following amounts of your deposit:

  • 30 days ( or more before your arrival ) = 10%
  • 30 - 20 days = 25%
  • 20 - 10 days = 50%
  • 10 - 1 day/s = 100%
Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
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