The Rattray Residence

plettenberg bay, south africa
5 bedroom - 4 bath
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£295 per night (GBP)
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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
2 full / double
1 bunk bed
sleeps 1
1 travel crib

Perks for the Parents

This Plettenburg Bay residence is just a 2-minute walk from one of the world’s most beautiful beaches and is fully equipped for family needs. There are 3 baths and 3 showers in the house (plus an outdoor shower) The kitchen is fully stocked for all cooking requirements. There is a separate scullery, bar fridge and lovely large gas stove, making it perfect for families who love cooking.

Why Kids Love it

It’s close to the beach and has a large garden with plenty of room to play. There is a lot of equipment for babies and children, including games, toys, travel cribs and bunk beds. The house has an easy open flow to it. The outdoor wood burning pizza oven is great fun - kids can get involved with the cooking. There are a large number of family friendly wildlife attractions nearby so kids can get to know South Africa’s charismatic wildlife first hand.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 4 days. The house is all on 1 level so very child friendly. The house has a very large garden which is gated in, so very safe. There is a wonderful housekeeper who is great with children and is happy to do some babysitting. There is satellite TV and WiFi throughout the house.

About the Location

Plettenberg Bay is one of the most popular tourist spots for families in South Africa, some 500 km east of Cape Town on the south coast of South Africa. It is so popular because it is suitable for all ages - there is so much to do! Firstly, the world’s best swimming beaches are on the doorstep, along with cosmopolitan restaurants, shopping and many many sporty and outdoor activities. Birds of Eden, Knysna Elephant Park, Monkeyland and much more will entrance the kids. It's a wonderful place to connect with your family. Cape Town international airport is a 1 hour 15 minute flight away; Johannesburg Airport is a 2 hour 30 minute flight away.

Accommodation Details

This 5 bedroom beach house has 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and 2 family bathrooms. There is a large master bedroom, 2 further double bedrooms and a kids bedroom with bunk beds, plus a further ensuite double bedroom situated at the other end of the house perfect for the in laws or a nanny. The downstairs space includes an open plan kitchen/living space and there is also a separate TV/games room which works well for teenagers. There is a huge garden, an outdoor shower, an outdoor pizza oven and fire pit and large veranda for entertaining.

Style Notes

Colonial beach house in a hacienda style. Designed with a shiny white floor and white cotton to give a relaxed holiday feel. Comfort is key: big generous sofas and chairs plus an open kitchen and bar counter make life easy too. There is a huge outdoor dining table for family and friends and a great shaded veranda overlooking the garden. The bedrooms have stable doors opening to this delightful outdoor space. The setting is tranquil and private.

Gigi W.
Member since August 05, 2015
We are a family of four living in Cape Town. I am South African. I am an interior designer. My husband, Ian is English and is an accountant. We have two daughters, Clementine who is two and Josephine not yet a year. We adore traveling .

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.