The Alexander Manor House Residence

plettenberg bay, south africa
4 bedroom - 3 bath
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$443 per night (USD)
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 queen
3 full / double

Perks for the Parents

This farmhouse is situated within The Dunes beach resort in Keurboomstrand, South Africa, and comes with a separate cottage, shared pool and hotel services. It sleeps 10. It is located on a 1 hectare property where bush buck roam freely and wild birds abound. This peaceful residence is perfect for worn-out parents: the garden is full of colorful flowers, fruit trees and aromatic lavender, so you can stroll in the sun and watch the visiting wild birds flutter around. The fully-equipped kitchen means you can cook family meals at home, or visit the resort's restaurants for a relaxing hotel-style experience. Spend your days by the resort pool, trying out beach water-sports or exploring this beautiful coastal region known for its excellent wines.

Why Kids Love it

Children can play in the huge backyard, run down to the beach, or swim in the pool within the hotel complex. The hosts provide Melissa and Doug toys and books for ages 0-8 , and can easily add to that per request prior to arrival. This is a great area for family vacations - head inland to visit Monkeyland primate sanctuary, Birds of Eden free-flight wildlife park and Elephant Sanctuary Plettenberg Bay (all 15 minutes’ drive). Older kids or teens can enjoy water-sports at Africanyon River Adventures (15 minutes’ drive) or sea kayaking and scuba diving in nearby Plettenberg Bay, which is also a great base for whale watching, seal spotting or searching for wild dolphins.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 5 nights for the whole property, less for part-hire of the house - ask the host for details. Housekeeping is included in the rates and provided daily for a minimum of 5 hours. There is no air conditioning, fans are available for warmer days. This home is part of The Dunes hotel and resort complex - hosts can use the facilities within the resort which include: swimming pool, restaurants, play area, live shows and a shop which are a 2 minute drive or 5-10 minute walk. There is plenty of space for parking and car hire is recommended to explore the area. The residence comes with a dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV and WiFi and 2 adult bikes (additional ones can be rented for kids or adults).

About the Location

This residence is located in Keurboomstrand, South Africa. This is the manor house for The Dunes beach resort and development so there is access to its play area, restaurant and shop, as well as a small farmstead cafe and shop just 2 minutes away by car. It’s 10 minutes’ drive to Plettenberg Bay town, where you’ll find a choice of restaurants, stores, beach activities and a children's water park. The sandy blue flag beach is a quick drive or a 15 minute walk. Keurboomstrand has a renowned farm stall that sells organic local produce and baked goods and the Italian restaurant overlooking the beach, Enricos, is a pure gem. This area is part of South Africa’s Garden Route, so there are plenty of vineyards to visit or wine tours in the wider area. It’s 20 minutes’ drive from Plettenberg Bay airport or 2.5 hours away from Port Elizabeth International airport.

Accommodation Details

This residence has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, plus a 1-bedroom cottage. The main house has 3 bedrooms: 1 queensize bed, 1 double bed and a third bedroom with 2 double beds, ideal for children to share. All the bedrooms have Lithuanian linen and organic gauze bedding. Both bathrooms have a bathtub. In the separate cottage, the bedroom has 1 kingsize bed and ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower. Outside there is a large grass backyard and patio area for dining al fresco. In the living areas, there’s a large dining table (seating 8), traditional farmhouse kitchen, and 2 cozy seating areas.

Style Notes

Coastal farmhouse. This home blends traditional elements of the original farmhouse with contemporary styling. There’s lots of natural wooden textures, classic floor tiling and comforting dark tones to create a relaxed and welcoming environment. We love the chevron flooring in the cottage bedroom, the wooden paneled ceilings and the subtle coastal stripe blues in the kids bedroom, echoing the sea-side setting.

Michelle D.
Member since July 12, 2019
We are a South African family currently living in Charlotte NC. We love our properties in South Africa and would love to share them with you! My parents who live in South Africa, together with very lovely housekeepers are there to spoil you!

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Monkeys, dolphins, whales and birds

For anyone visiting the Western Cape, Plett is a must-see. Six hours’ drive east of Cape Town on the Garden Route, it has outstanding beaches nearby and spectacular wildlife reserves to delight all the family. Take ocean safaris to see dolphins and whales; walk across the wooden suspension bridge at Birds of Eden, the world’s largest aviary, and see how many birds you can spot, or visit the Elephant Sanctuary for the chance to brush or even ride elephants. Plettenberg Game Reserve offers horseback safaris and Monkeyland is the largest reserve of its type in the world. Animal lovers will be in heaven.