About this listing
Closer to heaven, you cannot get. This modern, upmarket guesthouse comprises of 6 bedrooms. Walk the endless white beaches or just relax at the sheltered swimming pool. 3 min to golf course. Close to many game reserves. Guaranteed 24/7 electricity.
A Villa de Mer is situated on the beachfront and in walking distance of the pier, the river and restaurants. The Mediterranean house is modern and stylish. It offers a reading lounge downstairs, whilst the upstairs lounge extends onto a balcony with sea view. Voted by our regulars, our Executive suite with private balcony and 180 degree view over the ocean, is simply the best room in town! All the rooms offers modern comforts, including 19 channel Dstv, safe, hairdryer, robes, coffee/tea maker, fridge etc.
There are kettle & fridge facilities in the rooms. A barbecue area is situated next to the pool. Guests are welcome to put a salad or sandwich together in our kitchen. We do however, not allow any cooking unless the same group occupies the entire house.
Interaction with guests
There is always staff on duty to assist you with planning your day, booking excursions on river barges, township tours etc. Also directions and a map so that you will not get lost in our lovely seaside hamlet!
The town itself is nestled on the bank of the 29km Kowie tidal river that is navigable and provides tourists with many things to do.
Excursions - on the barges sailing the world class marina and up river is very popular. Also the township tours. Then you can take a 15 min drive to the quaint village, named Bathurst. Here you can follow the footsteps of the 1820 British Settlers and have a cold beer on the stoop of the famous Pig and Whistle hotel - the oldest, licensed hotel in South Africa.
Game Reserves - Port Alfred is the ideal place to make your base whilst visiting many malaria-free game reserves in the area. The famous Addo Elephant park is just up the road.
Golf - Not only does Port Alfred boast with the prestigious Royal Port Alfred Golf club but, the famous Fish River golf course is a stone's throw away.
Shopping - top of the list for the ladies. We have a modern shopping mall 5 minutes outside town.
Eateries - Scattered around Port Alfred, you will find modern restaurants on the river and quaint coffee shops in the older city center.
and..... don't forget to visit our local brewery, named 4 Legged. You have guessed it - you arrive on 2 legs but, the story is different when you leave!
Unfortunately, or shall we say fortunately, there is no public transport system around as this would spoil our lovely seaside town. There are however, several taxi services.
Other things to note
You will not notice the difference when the lights go down in town during load shedding. A Villa de Mer has purchased a gigantic generator that will meet with all your needs.
Other than no smoking or pets allowed in the house there are no rules at A Villa de Mer guest house. Guests are here to enjoy themselves and to treat the house as a home. Full breakfast is included in the rate. The kitchen is available when the house is occupied by one group.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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