Tastefully decorated in Mediterranean/French country style. Cottage 1 to the right and 2 to the left. Enclosed garden for safety of children.Watch dolphins, read a book or sit and watch the sun set from the roof deck

Entire home/flat

6 guests

3 bedrooms

5 beds

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4-star Self Catering Cottage 'La Mer' (1 of 2 ):

- daily cleaning
- one off complimentary quota of BBQ wood
- full satellite TV service
- safe enclosed well kept garden
- roof terrace with sea views
- undercover outside BBQ
- 2 min walk from long stretches of beach
- nearby Wildlife Park

The space

C’est La Vie Self Catering offers two 4 star cottages, 'Le Soleil' and 'La Mer', only one street away from the beach. Decor was inspired by Provence Country and Mediterranean styles.

Each cottage has 3 bedrooms and sleeps a total of 6 people.

The top floor offers one double bedroom, two twin rooms, a bathroom with bath and shower, and a WC. The double bedroom and one of the twin rooms have sea views and open onto the upper sun deck. The sun deck has removable cushions for your comfort. This makes it an ideal place for reading, dolphin spotting and watching the famous West Coast sunsets.

The ground floor has an open living and dining area that opens onto the patio with built-inn BBQ. From here you can enjoy yourself whilst keeping an eye on the children playing in the safe and secure shared garden.

The furnished BBQ patio is under cover ensuring your enjoyment in all weather conditions.

The kitchen is fully equipped including an electric stove/oven, fridge-freezer and microwave. The dining table seats six and a highchair is available, on request, for your little one. There is a conveniently situated downstairs shower room and WC.

An outdoor shower and wash basin is ideal for washing wetsuits or cleaning the day’s catch. Here you will also find a washing line to dry your clothes and wet towels.

At C’est La Vie you will receive so much more than you may expect from a self-catering accommodation. We include use of following little luxuries to ensure you feel right at home from the minute you walk in:

- daily cleaning service
- bedding and bath towels (please bring your own beach towels)
- one off complimentary quota of Braai/BBQ wood and Blitz (fire lighter)
- grill rack for Braai/BBQ (cleaned daily)
- cleaning products & daily quota of toilet paper
- once off tea, coffee, sugar, milk pots, pepper and salt (on arrival)
- flat screen TV with full DSTV (satellite)
- alarm system
- radio/iPod player

Guest access

Full access to Cottage 2, surrounding gardens, roof terrace

Interaction with guests

Upon arrival you will be met by Waldi, the property care taker. She is famous with our regulars and known for her beautiful smile and excellent service.

Waldi is local to Velddrif and been working with the us since 2008.

Waldi will give you an introductory tour and show you around your cottage, explain the in's and out's, and address any questions you might have.

Make sure to write a note in our visitor’s book before you leave, as feedback is always much appreciated.

Other things to note

AirBnB charges 15% fees on top of our usual rate, so contact us via our site if you would like to waiver these fees: cestlavieza

We often have special deals during quiet times, so please contact us directly for these.

Our minimum nights booking requirements are: 3 nights over Easter weekend, 7 nights from 15 Des to 2 Jan, 4 nights from 2 Jan to 15 Jan and the rest of year 2 nights. On top of that we require a refundable breakages deposit.

Generally check-in is 2pm and check-out 11am, but we are very lenient in most circumstances so please feel free to enquire about this.

Cancellation fees:

From 21 to 60 days guests forfeit 25% of the payment
From 14 to 21 days guests forfeit is 50% of payment.
From 7 to 14 days guests forfeit is 75% of payment.
Less than 7 days guests forfeit the full payment.
Any other cancellation of a booking will forfeit a 10% administration fee.

Dwarskersbos is a very peaceful and quiet village, the perfect getaway for anyone wanting to relax. Whether you want to read a book on the beach or take advantage of the many activities like bird watching, cycling, fishing, spear fishing, scuba-diving, mountain biking, sailing, surfing, swimming, walking, wind-surfing, kite surfing, 4×4 trails, quad bike tracks, wine routes or crayfish diving you will enjoy your time here.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: 77
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

It is time to relax. Enjoy the stunning beach, appreciate the sensational sunshine and savour spectacular sunsets in this idyllic location. C’est La Vie is your home away from home. All we ask is that you respect the cottages, respect your neighbours and respect the environment.

To ensure everyone has a pleasant experience please note the following:

•These are non-smoking cottages so if you would like to smoke please feel free to do so outside the cottage.

•The lovely hand-made, wooden furniture can be damaged by water. Please use the washing lines that are provided for hanging of towels, washing and swimsuits and do not hang them over balconies or furniture.

•Please place any suitcases, boxes, cooler bags and cooler boxes on the floor or store them under the beds, not on furniture.

•For all tackling gear & cleaning and gutting the catch of the day, please use the outdoor sinks provided.

•Outdoor showers are perfect for rinsing wetsuits, or just cooling off after a long, hot day.

•When using household goods, furniture and appliances please do so with respect. When using heavy iron pots please use the appropriate protection on the kitchen counters and never place on the washbasin. Please rather use the outside sinks for cleaning.

•The interior furniture, cushions, bedding and soft coverings are not for outdoor use.

•When colouring your hair, please use your own towel. Any discoloured towels will need to be replaced and the cost deducted from the breakages and security key fee.

•Use doorstoppers in windy conditions to prevent breakages of glass doors.

•We understand that a lot of our guests are cyclists with expensive bicycles. We will gladly and safely store them in our lock up garage, so please do not leave them out on the balconies, inside the cottages or by the braai area.

•The cottage is situated in a wonderfully, peaceful location. Please be aware of noise levels.

•Being animal lovers ourselves, we understand people would like to bring their pets on holiday with them. However, due to health and safety issues, we will not be able to accommodate any pets.

•The braai/BBQ area is perfectly designed for braais/BBQ’s and no other area is to be used for this purpose.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

1 Review

Desire User Profile
March 2016
The care taker gave us a warm welcome. We were spoilt with fire wood every night. Lovely dining room and braai area
Lynette From C'Est La Vie User Profile
Response from Lynette From C'Est La Vie:
Hi Desire, we are so glad you enjoyed the stay. Thanks so much for the feedback about the draft, we will look into this and make sure the problems gets fixed asap. Best wishes, Lynette & Natasja
March 2016

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Lynette From C'Est La Vie User Profile

I'm a passionate, vibrant and energetic mother of 3 and grandmother of one. C'est La Vie Self Catering is a long standing dream of my husband and I that became real.

We have many regular visitors and many book a year ahead for the Christmas holidays. We are known for our care and attention to detail, those little extra's you don't expect at a self-catering, such as daily cleaning and fire wood.
For our family C'est la Vie is a place where beautiful memories are created. My daughters Natasja & Nadya help out with the admin & bookings.

Come join us and see for yourself...

Languages: English
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