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The Vishuis, Cottage 2
The Vishuis, Cottage 2
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath

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The Vishuis is a stylish guesthouse in the heart of the old village of Hermanus. All amenities are within walking distance. It is a newly renovated and modernized heritage fisherman's house. All the cottages look out onto a fragrant courtyard garden with a spa pool. The Vishuis has a serious collection of contemporary South African art.

The space

The Vishuis is a renovated fisherman's cottage, which is one of the heritage buildings in Hermanus. It is in the heart of the old village just above The Old Harbor in the center of the town. However, it is has been refurbished with modern fittings and amenities.

Guest access

The bedroom suite includes :
2 single beds side by side with pure cotton bedding;
modern en suite bathroom with hand loomed cotton towels and heated towel rail;
guest toiletries;
comfortable and relaxing lounge area;
flat screen TV with DSTV;
coffee and tea station with a fridge and some snacks, a Nespresso machine, washing sink and some cutlery and crockery;
MORSO fireplace, with wood;
wall heater;
desk to work at, with WIFI and a USB port

All guests have access to:
the communal courtyard with table and chairs and large sun umbrella;
Weber braai;
Spa pool

Interaction with guests

Guests will be met on arrival by Marc.

He will welcome them to The Vishuis and show them to their room/s.
He will ensure that they are happily ensconced in their suite/s, and understand how everything works.
Marc does not stay on site, but is always available for any further assistance. He gives guests his cell phone number so that they can contact him.

Guests are given a brochure with details of things to do and places to visit in Hermanus in order to maximize their stay.

Other things to note

The cottages are supplied with coffee and tea stations, including a fridge, wash up bowl and some crockery and cutlery.

Hermanus is a beautiful old fishing village and there is a lot to do.
The Vishuis is situated in the heart of the village and within walking distance of many excellent restaurants, cafes and bars. It is also right in the middle of 3 big supermarkets. So there is no need to drive or find parking when going shopping.
Hermanus is well known for its many art galleries, which are all within a stones throw of the guesthouse.
The famous Cliff Path which stretches from the New Harbor to Grotto beach can be accessed about 250m from the guesthouse.
Guests can also walk the many mountain pathways above Hermanus.
Hermanus has beautiful mild weather and there are many outdoor activities available: surfing, canoeing, wind surfing, kite surfing, diving, sailing, fishing, crayfishing, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, paragliding, etc..
There are many incredible wine farms and markets in the region.
Guests are given brochures detailing possibilities.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premise
Cable TV
Extra people No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 2PM - 6PM
Check out by 11AM
1 night minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Julia User Profile
April 2017
Fabulous few days. Great find in the middle of Hermanus. Loved the design and furnishings. Great beds, fireplace, shower, etc. Will definitely add it to my favourites list!

Jessica User Profile
November 2017
Vishuis cottages are beautiful, secure and central! A short stroll down to seaside promenade to watch the whales breach along the Bay. Close to all the food, shopping and gorgeous stores Hermanus offers. Highly recommended!

Julia User Profile
November 2017
Cosy little cottage in the heart of Hermanus. The room was decorated with a lot of attention to detail. We also loved the little oven. Marc was a great host who was always approachable. His recommendations made it a special stay!

Lisa User Profile
November 2017
Great location, Marc was a fantastic host, really prompt in replying to messages. Lovely space for a stay in Hermanus.

Matt User Profile
June 2017
Great room in a great spot. Close enough to walk to restaurants but still quiet. Wood heater was brilliant for the cold nights!

Elmarie User Profile
June 2017
Great place to stay and thank you for the early check in and friendly assistance Marc. We shall be back to that beautiful room.

Erin User Profile
March 2017
Lovely place, spacious and beautifully decorated. Shower was huge! Breakfast vouchers were a big bonus. Not completely ideal for self catering (no microwave/stove top) but description of place is very accurate. Perfect central location for art galleries, cafes, and to start cliff walk. Marc was very welcoming, we had no problems communicating with him.

Hermanus, South AfricaJoined in June 2015
Marc User Profile

I am an artist and I love to travel

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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