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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a surprising stay as we really did not know what to expect and the owner, Neil is absolutely charming and will do anything to help and make your stay special. (He booked a shark trip and a restaurant for us). He is a superb cook so the food was truly amazing, of a level which you would never...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The combination of the high end design, modern architecture and a five star service made us feel like in heaven. It has an exquisite boutique hotel touch - but it is even better as it is a private house - that is so special about this place. The food was delicious, everything was homemade & fresh, and beautifull decorated. It...

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

hello - how special to start 2017 with such beautiful words. i can only say thank you and thank you again, warm de kelders wishes niël +staff

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Our second time at De Kelders Private Villa and it certainly won't be the last! Neil Stemmet is the perfect host and the Villa is a perfect place to stay - pure luxury! Neil prepares everything fresh both breakfast and dinner on request with lovely wines too - our home away from home - but better! Can't wait to return...

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Steven - we can only say thank you, for staying here and being the perfect guests - we do hope to seen you back in de kelders, soon. warm wishes niël and staff

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Exceptional decor, 4 course Chef's surprise menu and a comprehensive wine list! Award winning chef and writer! Very beautiful ambiance! Would definitely recommend this gem of a restaurant to people looking for a special evening!

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear David - thank you so much for your kind and special review - it means so much to all of us - warm wishes niël

Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 27 October 2016

What a wonderful spot to stop and relax. The Villa is so beautiful and it is an atmosphere that makes you want to sit and nap. Food and wine was excellent and we would recommend that any time in the area you make a point of staying here.

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Michael thank you so much for taking the time to review de kelders private villa - it was so special to have you here. we do look forward to receiving you, again. warm wishes from the bay of beauty - niël

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We landed at De Kelders Villa at short notice for a meal for our travel group per recommendation of our hotel. Little did we know that we were in for a real treat! Everything was exquisite - the tastefully done interiors, the thoughtfully chosen music and the amazing food personally cooked by Chef Neil that catered to our vegetarian requirements....

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

hello - thank you so much for your review and for loving our food and our home - it was our pleasure to be of service and we do hope to receive you back here - soon. safe travels neil+staff

Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

We had an absolutely wonderful experience from the moment we set foot at the Villa. And the privilege of meeting the owner and acclaimed author, Neïl Stemmet, was without a doubt, the highlight of the stay. The wine list is a careful selection of the finest wines from the Walker Bay region and reflects the class and elegance of PRIVATE...

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

Dear Claudine - how very special to receive your review on this beautiful day in de kelders . Thank you, your words are very special to all of us. hope to see you soon. niël and staff

The Hague
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We enjoyed our stay in this incredibly beautiful guesthouse (which is decorated so wonderful, it deserves a place in a top interior design magazine and turns out to be featured in many). The staff was very friendly and helpful, the view from the patio on the ocean is amazing and the diner cooked by the host very good.

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

hello Anna - thank you so much for your special review, it was our honor to have you in our home, and we do hope to receive you, here, soon - warmest de kelders wishes - niël +staff

Zürich
Reviewed 22 November 2015

We stayed two nights at Neils extraordinary place and enjoyed this wonderful stunning villa, which offers a lot of privacy.It feels like you are at home. The suites and bathrooms are spacious and beautiful decorated with a lot of details. The breakfast offered fresh and tasty local products served by the very friendly staff. Next to the wonderful place we...

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

hello - may i say thank you for your wonderful review - it was our honor and pleasure to be of service and we will gladly do so again warm wishes niël +staff

Hertford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Stayed at the wonderful Cliff Lodge in De Kelder for whale watching and was booked into the Private Villa for dinner. The charming chef/host and his partner have created the perfect combination of superb food in a lovely building. Can't recommend this place enough and if you are a cat lover Farrah is a star who meanders around the gardens...

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hello - may i say thank you for your wonderful review - it was our honor and pleasure to be of service and we will gladly do so again warm wishes niël +staff

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
2014/2015/2016 TRIPADVISOR NO 1 in the Gansbaai and Overberg for speciality accommodation. The house is neither a B&B or a guest house. It is a villa and a haven for the discerning traveller, who understands quality, stillness and privacy. Acclaimed by ELLE Decoration, House&Leisure, Conde Nast House&Garden and Gourmet, the villa offers the luxury of privacy. Three large bedrooms only, a 150m lounge with library of magazines, books, music and films. Large fireplace for the winter nights. Large garden with secluded, private, heated salt water pool. The 80m open terrace with beautiful views of the village and Walker Bay is secluded and offers the perfect hideaway for reading. The ocean is 200 steps away. Our breakfasts are special and our pre-booked home cooked regional dinners are legendary. The owner is an author of cook books. The house in not branded, hence the name private house and can be rented for exclusive use. ... more   less 

Additional Information about De Kelders Private Villa

Address: 35 Main Road | DE Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Price Range: €191 - €228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — De Kelders Private Villa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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