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Entire villa hosted by Daniel
8 guests4 bedrooms8 beds3 baths
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La Retraite Wilderness is the ideal destination for people in pursuit of peace, privacy and harmony with nature. The serenity and magnificant views may help to bring poetic insights and to restore creativity: a "retraite" in the true sense of the word. The variety of restaurants and the calm lazy air about Wilderness makes it the perfect place to relax and recharge your batteries.

The space
Our holiday home (three star grading) is situated on the eastern dune in Wilderness, an exclusive area that is renowned for its privacy and virgin beach with unique cliff formations - unspoilt by human development. It is close to the sea (100 m): one can hear the caressing sound of waves and walk to a secluded beach in five minutes. As we are located on the southern slope of the largest dune at the point where the beach road is the furthest away from the highway, we are fortunate to have no traffic noise.

Legend has it that Wilderness got its name from a bride who asked her beloved to take her away from the difficulties of 19th century life. She quoted from "Hear my prayer", one of Mendelssohn's most engaging melodies:

"In the Wilderness build me a nest, and remain there for ever at rest."

He is said to have searched long and hard before finding their ideal home near the mouth of the Touw river in the Southern Cape. As the tale goes, these two lived next to a lake, close to the sea. That place became known as Wilderness...

Guest access
All bedrooms are fitted with panel heaters, ceiling fans and glass sliding doors which give access to the outdoor entertainment and braai/barbecue under large milkwood trees. The bedrooms are furnished with beautiful free standing wardrobes (made in the finest solid wood) to eliminate mildew that plagues built-in cupboards close to the sea.

Our laundry has an automatic washing machine (Speed Queen) and a tumble dryer (Speed Queen). The house features excellent security: a double lock up garage, electronic alarm, armed response, and a safe to store valuable items.

Other things to note
La Retraite is a self catering accommodating.

Our holiday home (three star grading) is situated on the eastern dune in Wilderness, an exclusive area that is renowned for its privacy and virgin beach with unique cliff formations - unspoilt by human development. It is close to the sea (100 m): one can hear the caressing sound of waves and walk to a secluded beach in five minutes. As we are located on the southern slope of the largest dune at the point where the beach road is the furthest away from the highway, we are fortunate to have no traffic noise.

La Retraite Wilderness is the ideal destination for people in pursuit of peace, privacy and harmony with nature. The serenity and magnificant views may help to bring poetic insights and to restore creativity: a "retraite" in the true sense of the word. The variety of restaurants and the calm lazy air about Wilderness makes it the perfect place to relax and recharge your batteries.

The double story house (Floor space: 225 m²) is ideal for two families of four (8 people) or one large family or group of friends. It has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The top floor is an open plan kitchen/dining room/lounge. It has direct access to wooden decks. The larger northern deck offers an excellent view of the Outeniqua Mountains. From the southern deck a superb view of the ocean and the bay can be enjoyed, especially during the summer months when the sun sets over the sea.
La Retraite Wilderness is the ideal destination for people in pursuit of peace, privacy and harmony with nature. The serenity and magnificant views may help to bring poetic insights and to restore creativity: a "retraite" in the true sense of the word. The variety of restaurants and the calm lazy air about Wilderness makes it the perfect place to relax and recharge your batteries.

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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 3 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

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Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Free street parking
Heating
Washing machine
Dryer
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
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Wilderness, Western Cape, South Africa

Wilderness has been associated with peace and tranquility. Peace, like every other rare and precious thing, doesn't come to you. You have to go and get it. In this regard, La Retraite Wilderness has a lot to offer. The closest beach is regarded by many international tourists as one of the most beautiful in the world - the only part of Wilderness bay that is unspoilt by human development.

Nature lovers are spoilt for choice at La Retraite. A walk along the Pied Kingfisher Trail to the lake and the forest may reward one with a glimpse of rare bird species such as the Giant Kingfisher or the famous Knysna Loerie. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the sandy beaches and the lakes provide many opportunities for water sports. Two paddle skis, a canoe and two mountain bikes (Cannondale) are available by prior arrangement.
Wilderness has been associated with peace and tranquility. Peace, like every other rare and precious thing, doesn't come to you. You have to go and get it. In this regard, La Retraite Wilderness has a lot to of…

Hosted by Daniel

Joined in August 2018
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During your stay
Our mission is to provide accommodation for people in pursuit of peace, privacy and harmony with nature. The serenity and magnificant views may help to bring poetic insights and to restore creativity: a "retraite" in the true sense.

We are committed to consistent delivery of very good quality (three star grading) in the overall standard of furnishings and service.

We participate in the National Star Grading Scheme of The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. We agreed to have our establishment regularly assessed by an accredited assessor and to abide by the code of conduct of the Tourism Enterprise.

La Retraite Wilderness has accredited membership of Wilderness Eco-Tourism Association.
Our mission is to provide accommodation for people in pursuit of peace, privacy and harmony with nature. The serenity and magnificant views may help to bring poetic insights and to…
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No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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