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Quiet Secluded Cottage with Private Pool and Garden

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage in Franschhoek, Western Cape Winelands, South Africa - 5 Min Walk from the Village Boasting Fine Restaurants

Maison Mafunyani, a quaint secluded cottage with a private swimming pool. It is located on the edge of the village of Franschhoek which has a host of shops, galleries and many fine restaurants, some listed in the top 100 in the entire country. The cottage has been tastefully decorated throughout and sleeps 4 persons in 2 bedrooms, each with double bed and air conditioning. The open plan lounge leads to a breakfast counter and fitted kitchen. The bathroom contains a shower and corner bath. Outside, the large patio overlooks a sparkling private pool and garden. 2 golf courses within driving distance. 5 mins walk to Franschhoek village.

Chris Cloete
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, Afrikaans
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely cottage. 1 min from Franschhoek good food restaurant Ryan’s Kitchen and Franschhoek Cellar was 5 mins walk away. Location was amazing. We loved our stay. Cottage had everything we needed and the beds were very comfy. Franschhoek has to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth. We can’t wait to visit again soon. Thank you.
Nov 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Franschhoek, South Africa

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • The bathroom contains a large shower and corner bath, wash basin and wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - Bed room 1 is air conditioned
    Bedroom 2 - Bedroom 2 is now airconditioned
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 overlooking the front garden, is fitted with double bed, fitted wardrobes and dressing table including hairdryer. Bedroom 2 with French doors which open onto the patio is fitted with double bed and fitted wardrobes with dressing table.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
Outside: The large patio and private garden overlooks the sparkling pool. The patio area is equipped with sun loungers, table and chairs suitable for outside dining, there is also a barbecue. The gardens are watered by an automatic irrigation system and are tendered to by gardeners once a week. The pool is cleaned once a week by a pool cleaning company. There is parking for two cars on the property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen, towels and pool towels are included in the rental. The property will be thoroughly cleaned before your arrival. Linen will be changed weekly for guests staying more than one week. An extra maid and laundry service can also be arranged.


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Quiet Secluded Cottage with Private Pool and Garden
average rating of 4.0 based on 9 reviews

Very comfortable cottage

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The cottage is very well equipped, and within an easy walk to the village centre, with all facilities.

The manager Chris C. was very helpful and responded swiftly to any questions.

The pool was well looked after, and the cleaning team were excellent.

The Wifi was inconsistent, early on reliable, but the data allowed ran out very quickly (9 days out of our 29). We paid R210 for more data, but this also ran out within 6 days. After this we used local cafés' for internet connection. The house connection then worked intermittently and with, for us, inadequate power. Chris explained the local situation is inconsistent, but we feel more initial transparency would be helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 21/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Cape Town
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The Station
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Pearl Valley
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
The Strand
Car: necessary


Cape Town, 'The Mother City', with its International Airport is only 45 mins drive away. Use of a car is highly recommended.


The village of Franschhoek is just 5 mins walk away. The towns of Parl and Stellenbosch are around 20 and 25 mins drive away. Hermanus which is a fabulous location to enjoy whale watching is only 90 mins drive away. And of course Cape Town is just 45 mins away which has many famous places of interest to visit and enjoy.

Further Details:

Franschhoek's main street is lined with shops and galleries where you will find a treasure trove of antiques, art, crafts and bric-a-brac. It's many fine restaurants, some in the top 100 in the country, will offer you a huge variety of menu options utilising the superb fresh produce gathered from the surrounding valley. Naturally, wine is all important here, and with the wine industry as one of regions biggest attractions, you can taste and buy the local vintages at many of the estates along the Vignerons de Franschhoek wine route.

The Franschhoek valley also provides superb opportunities for those who wiish to cycle,hike or horse ride.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Franschhoek, South Africa

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 1
1 Apr 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$18 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To make a firm booking first check the availability calendar, a 50% deposit is required to secure your booking.
Please not the Owners Direct cancellation message is from a default option and implies a 100% refund.This 100% refund does not apply to the 50% deposit, please refer to our terms and conditions regarding our cancellation policy.

Changeover Day:
Check in time is from 3.00 p.m. unless by prior arrangement. Please phone Chris on 083 3831614 to arrange your check in time.
Check out time (including return of the keys) is no later than 10.00 a.m. unless by
prior arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Prices are based on up to two people sharing for a minimum of two nights, All rates are quoted in Rand
From 24th December to 2nd January - minimum stay of 5 nights.
For longer stays please contact us for rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Contact Owner