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The Hooting Owl

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From R550 per Unit

Overview

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 guesthouse 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 guesthouse can also be booked as a clothing optional retreat for naturists by arrangement. Singles, couples, families or groups are welcome.
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 and dishwasher.
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 small children 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 SABC and 'E' channels and a DSTV decoder. Guests must supply the decoder "smart card" 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 family room with four three-quarter sized single beds.

Facilities
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.

Activities
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 SABC and 'E' channels and a DSTV Decoder. Guests must supply the decoder "smart card" to activate DSTV. This unit is ideal for a couple on an intimate getaway weekend or a family with up to two small children (under five). A camping cot/and or a small toddler bed can be provided on request.
Bedding, bed linen, hand towels and bath towels are supplied. Guests must bring their own pool/beach towels.

Facilities

    Room Facilities

  • Non-Smoking
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Small Pets
  • Television

    Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Beauty
  • Biking
  • Casino
  • Fishing
  • Game Viewing
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Tours

Rates

Additional Rates Info:
Children under three stay free, but must use a camping cot.

Eagle-Owl Cottage

Sleeps 8
Eagle-Owl Cottage Room Thumbnail Pic 1

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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 SABC and 'E' channels and a DSTV Decoder. Guests must supply the decoder "smart card" 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 family room with four three-quarter sized single beds.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016   R 2400        
February 2016   R 2400        
March 2016   R 2400        
April 2016   R 2400        
May 2016   R 2400        
June 2016   R 1800        
July 2016   R 1800        
August 2016   R 1800        
September 2016   R 1800        
October 2015   R 1800        
November 2015   R 1800        
December 2015   R 2400        

Scops-Owl Suite

Sleeps 2
Scops-Owl Suite Room Thumbnail Pic 1

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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 SABC and 'E' channels and a DSTV Decoder. Guests must supply the decoder "smart card" to activate DSTV. This unit is ideal for a couple on an intimate getaway weekend or a family with up to two small children (under five). A camping cot/and or a small toddler bed can be provided on request. Bedding, bed linen, hand towels and bath towels are supplied. Guests must bring their own pool/beach towels.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016   R 770        
February 2016   R 650        
March 2016   R 650        
April 2016   R 650        
May 2016   R 650        
June 2016   R 600        
July 2016   R 600        
August 2016   R 600        
September 2016   R 600        
October 2015   R 550        
November 2015   R 550        
December 2015   R 770        

Wood-Owl Lodge

Sleeps 6
Wood-Owl Lodge Room Thumbnail Pic 1

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This is a very spacious self-catering unit. 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 and dishwasher. 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. 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 small children 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.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016   R 2100        
February 2016   R 2100        
March 2016   R 2100        
April 2016   R 2100        
May 2016   R 2100        
June 2016   R 1800        
July 2016   R 1800        
August 2016   R 1800        
September 2016   R 1800        
October 2015   R 1500        
November 2015   R 1500        
December 2015   R 2100        
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 22 October 2015
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Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Marina Beach, The Hooting Owl has been voted Best Establishment in Marina Beach for 2015Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Marina Beach, The Hooting Owl has been voted Best Value for Money in Marina Beach for 2015

Location

13, Mars Road, Marina Beach, 4281

Map The Hooting Owl in Marina Beach  South Coast (KZN)  KwaZulu Natal  South Africa

Guest Comments

Wonderful stay, pool area is beautiful.
- Jane Turner

We had a good stay. Our unit was very spacious and kept tidy. The beds and bedding is lovely and clean. I appreciated the alarm system. The only concern we had was our unit was by the main gate which didn't allow privacy to the braai area but most of all safety for the 2 year old. A suggestion is a picket fence (or something) for privacy and security for the little ones would be nice.
- Karin Basson

Very nice place. The owner was very pleasant. Just costs too much.
- Kerry-Leigh Van Der Merwe

We really enjoyed our stay. Owner was there for all our needs. Would stay there again.
- Kevin Wearne

We had a great stay at Hooting Owl. We felt welcome and were close to the facilities we came for. Thanx to our host.
- Nelly Frylinck

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