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Xairu is situated on Walker Bay with panoramic views.
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20 reviews
Xairu is situated on Walker Bay with panoramic views.
Glass doors seamlessly withdraw to blend the outdoors and open-plan dining room and kitchen.
The upper west-facing deck is a perfect spot for whale watching and sundowners.
The upstairs lounge frames extensive views across Walker Bay, and window seats to savour them from.
Crisp, flora-inspired designer linens in the spacious master bedroom suite.
Upstairs guest bedroom has an en suite half-bath, generous closet space and a private balcony.
The 2nd bedroom bed can be used as a king or two full-sized beds, a large closet and private balcony
A bouquet featuring the fynbos flora that are endemic to only this part of the world.
An intimate lounging area downstairs
Sleek and modern with appliances that appeal to the eye and deliver a relaxed holiday
Xairu provides directly access to the cliff path and Klipgat hiking trail
A sunset from the upper west-facing deck
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Gansbaai, Overberg District, Western Cape
Xairu offers luxury, self-catering accommodation for six, with stunning views from every room. Soak in spectacular sunsets and vistas all the way to Cape Point from one of the many decks and balconies.

Located a 1 hour and 45 minute drive from Cape Town, Xairu is well situated for whale watching and as a base for Great White Shark cage diving.

This recently completed architectural gem rests on the limestone cliffs of Walker Bay. Glass doors fronting the open-plan dining room and kitchen on the ground floor open to seamlessly extend the living space onto the wide, front deck and garden.

The spacious, first floor lounge features walls of windows that frame picture perfect views of the bay and open onto the front balcony and west-facing sunset deck (a good spot for whale watching.)

Xairu sleeps 6 people in a master suite and two bedro...
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About the Owner, Tanya A
Languages spoken: German, English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Jan 2013
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 20 reviews and 1 property
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Derek S
1 review
Reviewed 13 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017

This is not a review since, due to personal circumstances, we had to cancel our holiday at the last minute. The owner, with less than two weeks notice, was not obliged to give us any refund. But she has been so generous under these exceptional circumstances in making sure we didn't lose out too much. Thank you Tanya, and we...

Andre R
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

A great house in an awesome setting with incredible views: small architectural detail just to add to our experience. It is true that there is no Wi-Fi, and what a delight! The veranda invites you to sip wine and just drown in the panoramic view, and when it get a bit chilly there two fire places to warm-up the conversation....

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Thank you, Andre. It was a pleasure having you and we look forward to have you as a guest again.


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Reviewed 18 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

You cannot but be blown away by the position of this home. The best views and accessibility to wonderful walking paths. The rental agent,Lizette Louw, was polite, helpful and pleasant from my first phone call to our last goodbyes. The home is large and can fit up to eight people. The kitchen is well kitted out with washing machine and...

Management response:

Dear Searching, Thanks for choosing Xairu for your holiday, and for letting us know about where we fell short. We apologize for any inconvenience during your time in Xairu. Since your stay we have replaced all the blinds, fixed the small broken window, replaced the old braai with a brand-new top-of-the-line Weber, and brought in a lovely new rug for...


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    2 Full baths
    1 Half bath
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How will you enjoy a stay in this slice of paradise?

> Whale watch and sip sun downers from one of the decks or balconies. Walker Bay is well known as one of the best, land-based sites for whale watching in the world. From June through December, Southern Right Whales calve in the Walker bay Whale Sanctuary, the marine reserve on which the villa is located. You can watch them from the decks and balconies, stroll down to a vantage point along the cliffs, or take a cruise to get really close. Humpback whales can also often be spotted.

> If a little more adrenaline is your style, Xairu is an ideal base for a Great White Shark cage diving experience. Drive out from Cape Town and grab a good night's sleep -- the shark dive boats leave early in the morning a short drive away in...
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How to get there
Airport: Cape Town International Airport : 145.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.6 km.
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