From R650 per Unit
The Hooting Owl is located in Marina Beach, on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast, also known as the "Golf Coast", approximately two hours drive south from Durban's King Shaka International Airport. The guest house is set in a sub-tropical forest with valley views and prolific bird life. We provide the visitor with good quality, affordable self-catering accommodation.
The guest house can also be booked as a clothing optional retreat for naturists by arrangement. Singles, couples, families or groups up to 16 people are welcome. No children under 12 years of age.
We have three different units on offer. Unit one, Wood-Owl Lodge shown in this photograph, is a very spacious self-catering unit sleeping up to six people. There are three double en-suite bedrooms under thatch, with queen-sized beds sleeping two people each, i.e. a maximum of six people. Each of the double rooms has an en-suite rock effect shower, rock effect basin and a toilet. A floor fan and a hair dryer are supplied. The rooms are located on a separate wing with their own entrance overlooking the pool. The 100% percale linen, goose down pillows and duvets provided are to European standard. Hand and bath towels are also supplied, but guests must provide their own pool and/or beach towels.
There is a large comfortable TV lounge adjoining the fully fitted kitchen, both overlooking the pool area. The kitchen is equipped with cutlery, utensils and crockery for six people. The main appliances are gas and electric counter top hotplates, double oven, microwave, toaster.
There is a large dining room that contains two sets of tables and chairs, which can seat six or eight people respectively. A shutter opens on to the dining room from the kitchen for ease of access when serving food.
Wooden decks surround the communal fresh water pool, which has views of the forest. The pool can be heated to 28 degrees C. in winter. A change room, toilet and two showers are located next to the pool and all weather communal braai area.
NOTE: This unit may not be suitable for physically challenged adults or the elderly, due to the steep steps down to the unit from the parking area. Families with children over the age of 12 should also take note of the fact that the swimming pool is not protected by a fence or pool net. All children using the pool area must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times, regardless of whether they can swim or not.
Unit two, the self-contained guest cottage is double storey, which can accommodate up to a maximum of eight people - including children. On the ground floor the master bedroom with queen-size bed, has an en-suite bathroom, which also boasts an outside shower area in a secluded garden. The second bedroom, also with a queen-size bed, shares the second bathroom with the upstairs family room.
The open plan kitchen/dining/TV lounge area completes the downstairs floor plan. The TV has Open View HD channels or it can be used as a DSTV decoder connection point. Guests must supply the decoder and equipment to activate DSTV. The kitchen is fully fitted with counter top stove, under counter oven, dishwasher, microwave and toaster. The unit has utensils and crockery for eight people.
Upstairs, there is a very spacious third bedroom with four three-quarter sized single beds.
There is safe parking inside the perimeter of the premises for up to eight vehicles. Guests will receive a remote control for the gate to gain easy access during their stay. All guest areas are covered by an in-house alarm system linked to Chubb Armed Response.
Bedding, bed linen, hand towels and bath towels are supplied. Guests must bring their own pool/beach towels.
A starter pack of a few toilet rolls will be provided. The guests are responsible for maintaining their own supplies. No toiletries or guest amenities will be supplied.
The eleven golf courses found on the "Golf Coast makes us ideally situated as a home base for the ardent golf enthusiast. These include Southbroom and San Lameer, which are a five minute drive away and The Wild Coast and Selborne, within twenty to forty-five minutes drive from the guesthouse.
When the weather is good there are five blue flag beaches to choose from, Marina Beach/San Lameer being the closest and most attractive in my opinion. When the weather is bad there is also plenty to do, including horse riding, quad biking, bird watching, game drives, adventure tours, cultural tours, fishing, whale watching, diving, fine dining, spa treatments, shopping, etc. All activities can be booked in advance or as the fancy takes you.
Unit three, the Scops-Owl Suite, has its own entrance via a private patio, ideal for a sundowner or braai. The suite has rustic features in a modern style with a queen-size bed, en-suite glass shower, modern basin and toilet. A small fitted kitchen, with stove, microwave, toaster, and all utensils and crockery. There is a small dining nook and TV area with Open View HD channels or it can be used as a DSTV decoder connection point. Guests must supply the decoder and equipment to activate DSTV. This unit is ideal for a couple on an intimate getaway weekend. Bedding, bed linen, hand towels and bath towels are supplied. Guests must bring their own pool/beach towels.
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