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A Whale of a time is not just a guest house, B&B or self catering establishment.What could be better than your welcoming home away from home, where your comfort is of the utmost importance. The atmosphere and rooms are designed to take away all your cares and instill peace and relaxation.Every unit overlooks the splendour of False Bay (where whales calve right in front of the cottage in season) in all its moods and colours. There are six different self catering accommodation units to suit every need. Fish Hoek is in an ideal position to be the "base" from where all your tourist activities start. Fish Hoek is close enough to many Cape Town tourist attractions and is safe and family friendly.

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Address

  • 11 Echo Road
  • Fish Hoek
  • Fish Hoek
  • 7975

Penguin Apartment

Apartment

Luxurious, spacious 1 bedroom apartment with magnificent sea view - Sleeps two. Tastefully furnished with soft voile curtaining, butterscotch maple flooring, solid Oregon furniture etc. for comfort and pleasure this apartment consists of a large sun-filled lounge, open-plan with kitchenette in solid Oregon, fully equipped with fridge, two plate Salton stove, microwave oven, crockery, cutlery, eating bar counter etc. all with french doors wide to the wrap-around balcony and spectacular view of the False Bay waters. Sleep in the lovely solid twin 3/4 oak beds with French, stained glass doors open to the sight, sound and the smell of the ocean. Dine on the balcony, then enjoy a shower or a long relaxing soak with candlight in the pristine romantic en-suite roll-top Victorian bath. The apartments are fully self contained for your convenience. TV includes SABC and MNet. Use of the guests sparkling salt water swimming pool in the garden below.There is a romantic Victorian bath with full shower. The apartment has been tastefully furnished with soft voile curtaining, butterscotch maple flooring, solid Oregon furniture.

Number of Units: 1
Bathroom: en-Suite bathroom (Shower)
Maximum Guests: 2
Number of Beds: 1
Beds: {bed}

Room Facilities

  • Microwave in unit
  • Television

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The Orca Apartment

Apartment

Luxurious, spacious 1 bedroom apartment with magnificent sea views - Sleeps two.

Tastefully decorated for warmth and comfort this apartment consists of a large sun-filled lounge, open-plan with dinette and glowing oregon kitchen area fully equipped with fridge/freezer, oven and hob, microwave oven, crockery, cutlery, toaster, large eating bar counter etc. all with french doors wide to the balcony and worldclass view of the Indian ocean in False Bay. Sleep in the comfortable double bed with French, stained glass doors open to the sound of rolling breakers and the smell of the ocean. Wander out onto the balcony and sip a mug of late-night hot chocolate, or relax with candlight in the romantic Victorian bathroom with its slipper bath and candle candelabra, or shower in the spacious shower.
The apartment is fully self contained for your convenience. TV includes SABC and MNet. Use of the guests sparkling salt water swimming pool in the garden below

Number of Units: 1
Bathroom: En-suite bathroom (shower and bath)
Maximum Guests: 2
Number of Beds: 1
Beds: {bed}

Room Facilities

  • Microwave in unit
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning

Rates


The Dolphin Studio Apartment

Apartment

Accommodation three adults and one child, or two adults and two children

Adjacent to the Whale penthouse is the Dolphin Apartment. This open plan studio apartment with second bedroom, has a relaxed atmosphere. It has been tastefully furnished and has stunning 180° sea views. There is TV with M-Net, and guests have the use of the residents' inviting crystal clear, salt-water swimming pool situated below in the well-maintained garden. The open-plan studio with queen-sized bed is comfortably furnished with cane furniture and a glowing Oregon kitchenette, fully equipped with fridge/freezer, oven and hob, microwave oven, crockery, cutlery, toaster, large eating bar counter etc.. It opens out onto the Victorian balcony through lovely French stained-glass doors. The sea view is stunning and being north facing, the sun pours through in the mornings.

The second cosy bedroom has two single mounted solid oregon bunk beds. Ablutions consist of a large shower room, beautifully appointed and sparkling clean, with basin and loo.Take advantage of the spectacular scenery by making full use of the amply furnished balcony - eat leisurely meals while gazing out over the immense False Bay coastal view and enjoy sundowners here too! Click here to enquire and view accommodation rates

Number of Units: 1
Bathroom: En-suite bathroom (shower and bath)
Maximum Guests: 4
Number of Beds: 3
Beds: Main is double
Beds: Single
Beds: Single

Room Facilities

  • Microwave in unit
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning

Rates


Beluga penthouse

Penthouse

Well the name says it all. No higher can you go! Tastefully furnished, soft, romantic and full of charm, this suite is in a class all its own, and has the most stunning views overlooking the sea It consists of two bedrooms and a large open-plan sun-lounge with fitted kitchen .

The main bedroom, is furnished with a queen-size bed facing out to sea and the glorious sunrise over False Bay. The built-in cupboards are of solid maple. A second sunny bedroom has two single mounted solid oregon (bunk) beds.The romantic Victorian bathroom has loads of charm with its slipper bath and candelabra, for long ramantic, candlelit soaks, as well as a full shower. The Oregon kitchen is fully equipped with fridge/freezer, oven and hob, microwave oven, crockery, cutlery, toaster, large eating bar counter etc. and flows through the open-plan lounge, with magnificent sea view , onto the spacious sundeck and lookout balcony.

Eat your breakfast out here, watching the sun rise over False Bay or sip an apperitif in the evening while watching the fishing boats returning with their catches to the harbour at Kalk Bay. In a class of its own!

The apartment has a TV, SABC & M-Net, and guests have free use of the garden down below andthe lovely salt-water residents' swimming pool.

Here the views go on forever, this apartment sleeps four.

Number of Units: 1
Bathroom: Shared
Maximum Guests: 4
Number of Beds: 4

Rates

Rate Amount: R0 - R250


The Southern Right Stone Cottage

Cottage

One of a kind, built of hand-packed stone, carried by hand from the mountain cliffs of Sunny Cove, with dark beams and gum poles, lovingly thatched. This magical stone cottage offers unsurpassed, sweeping views from its dormer windows, across the whole of False Bay to the Hottentots Holland mountains beyond.

The stone cottage, is fully self-contained with a well-fitted kitchen and cosy lounge. It sleeps four people in two en-suite bedrooms upstairs and with a shower and the offer of an extra two beds downstairs, can stretch its accommodation to six. This is truly an experience not to be missed. The main bedroom has PIZAZZ! A queen-size four poster wrought-iron bed invites you to "lie-in" and watch the seascape through the delightful dormer windows. In the room is a TV, screened Victorian rolltop bath and basin and separate loo.

The second bedroom has twin three-quarter wrought iron beds with a whale theme and a Victorian bathroom, also with victorian bath and loo, en-suite.

Downstairs are the tastefully furnished and sun-filled lounge and an open-plan solid wood kitchen with fridge/freezer, oven and hob, microwave, crockery, cutlery, toaster, kettle, etc and large eating bar counter. TV includes SABC and MNet. Also downstairs is a shower, basin and loo room.

The Living room has French doors opening directly into A Whale of a Time's wonderfully tranquil garden with its crystal clear, salt water swimming pool and wind-free patio overlooking Fish Hoek Bay. Swim while watching the whales, dolphins, boats and wind-surfers, or chill out with a glass of chilled Cape wine on one of the comfortable cushioned loungers while watching the sunset sky over the bay.

WARNING: Staying in this cottage is an absolutely unique experience and may spoil you for other establishments and become addictive!

Please note there are a number of steps leading down to the Cottage (which is a double-storey) with a spiral staircase leading up to the bedrooms. If you cant manage stairs, then you should rather choose one of our other units.

Number of Units: 1
Bathroom: Shared
Maximum Guests: 6
Number of Beds: 4

Rates

Rate Amount: R0 - R250


The Neptune Garden Apartment

Apartment

Warm ambience welcomes you to this lovely three bedroom, two bathroom (one Jacuzzi bath) spacious garden apartment overlooking the sea. This spacious seaview garden apartment, being completely self-contained is perfect for a family or a group of travelling friends. It has a very well appointed kitchen/dining area fully equipped with fridge/freezer, oven and hob, microwave oven, crockery, cutlery, toaster, kettle, large eating bar counter etc.open-plan to a sunny, comfortably furnished family sized lounge with sliding doors open to the exclusive garden in front.
The spacious fitted main bedroom consists of an oregon double bed and en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath and hand-shower, basin and loo. The second bedroom has twin 3/4 oregon beds, while the third bedroom contains single mounted solid oregon bunks beds. The sparkling clean, tiled, bathroom opposite is fitted with bath and overhead shower, basin and loo. All bedrooms open to the garden and are within sight, sound and scent of the turquoise sea.

All living rooms have majestic sea views and open directly into the private garden, complete with loungers, a dining area, water feature, wooden swing seat and views that never end. All you need to bring are your sun hats and darkglasses! Sip cocktails while watching the boating activity going on in the bay, the yachts racing by and the whales calving right below. Eat all your meals outside too and enjoy the ever changing vistas. This apartment sleeps six.

Number of Units: 1
Bathroom: Shared
Maximum Guests: 6
Number of Beds: 5

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