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The private entrance to the Boat HouseView from the bedroom: the Kogelberg Mountains framing the Harold Porter Botanical Garden
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The Moat House

The Moat House

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

Spacious self-contained cottage in the seaside village of Betty's Bay. An hour from the airport. Beach two minutes down a private path. Walking distance from a lake & a beautiful botanical garden. Penguin, cormorant & dassie colony nearby. A frogging hotspot, & with very little light pollution, a great place for stargazing.


Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM


31 Reviews

Aïda User Profile
January 2018
Lovely cottage situated in a stunning location! The place looks better than on the pictures- it’s very comfortable, cosy and 2 minutes away from the beach and a beautiful lake. Brian and Merle are very friendly, gave us lots of tips of what to do in the area and are very welcomin…
Andrew & Jackie User Profile
Andrew & Jackie
December 2017
This is what Airbnb is all about; great accommodation and great hosts. The cottage is in a wonderful quiet location with amazing views and with private access to a wonderful beach, it’s hard to beat. The cottage has all amenities that you need for a relaxing stay and the bedding …
Douglas User Profile
October 2017
We LOVED our stay at the Moat House. First few days of honeymoon and it was perfect - spacious, clean, well maintained, warm homely atmosphere, quiet, beautiful views and gardens, and Merle was SO good to us (when we needed her - she didn't invade our privacy at all!) and so hos…
Laura User Profile
April 2017
Perfect place to get away - beautiful scenery and right on the beach. Merle was a great host and check in etc was all very easy plus she provided lots of information on things to do, restaurants etc
Pete User Profile
February 2017
If you're looking for a tranquil location with stunning scenery then this ticks all the boxes. Merle was a lovely host, the house was really clean and comfortable and the only fault was that our stay was not long enough! Highly recommended and a real privilege to stay there.
Candice User Profile
February 2017
This really was a great airbnb experience. The pictures do not do this house justice. Very spacious and clean with lovely gardens the views of the mountains behind are magnificent. Excellent hosts with plenty of really nice touches this really was a pleasure. Total 5 stars across…
Roxanne User Profile
May 2018
Great location with loads of natural beauty. Walking distance to the beach and close driving distance to other local amenities. The garden is lovely to just sit out in and relax.

Hosted by Merle

Betty's Bay, South AfricaJoined in January 2016
Merle User Profile
31 Reviews
Merle is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
We’re retired but still both working, writing, potting. gardening, travelling and entertaining. We enjoy people and are - hopefully - friendly and helpful. But one of the reasons we live far from the madding crowd of the city is because we cherish our privacy and the feeling of …
Languages: English, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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