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About Far Niente Beachfront Guesthouse

Far Niente Beachfront Guesthouse is an historical landmark on Wilderness Beach, offering the ultimate beach holiday experience. It’s the ideal one-stop, self-catering, sand sauntering, sunshine sizzling, salty swimming, sundowner sipping, sea-sound slumbering, beach holiday.

With its stunning view over the sea, and only a few steps down to the sea-washed sands of the beach, it is the ideal holiday spot for people of all ages. The charming house, which reflects the history and loving care of five generations, will make you feel totally at home the minute you enter its doors. Abby Ward and his wife Glenda, who live on the property in a separate apartment, are there to welcome you and ensure that your stay is comfortable, relaxed and carefree.

Far Niente generally sleeps a maximum of eight guests, but there’s always room for that extra one. It has three double bedrooms, two with en-suite bathrooms, and a TV room which can also be used as a bedroom with twin bunks. In addition there is a separate full bathroom and a guest toilet. The house is fully furnished, even the beach towels are provided. Children of all ages are welcome.

It features a relaxed open-space central living area with a large, fully equipped kitchen. This living room opens through a large glass sliding door onto a sea-facing patio and terrace. A few steps lead down from the terrace to the beach. The sea views, especially at sunrise and sunset are magnificent, and can be enjoyed even from behind the kitchen counter. General facilities include a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble-dryer, ironing equipment, and basic satellite TV, as well as a baby's camp cot, bath and high chair.

The house is available as an exclusive unit, ideal for a family or group. Alternatively, it is also available as two separate units, each with its own entrance and access to the terrace. Parking is provided on the premises in the shade of four ancient Milkwood trees. Far Niente has been awarded a 3 Star grading from the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.

Beach: We are right on the front sand dune of the Wilderness beach, with our own private access to the beach itself via a few steps down from our front sea-facing terrace.

Family friendly: Far Niente was originally built by, and for a large family way back in 1933, and it still retains its nature as a home from home, catering for for people and children of all ages.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 5 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 9
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Beach
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Unit 1 and 2 can be rented together an exclusive unit, ideal for a family or group, for R1,200 to R3,000 per day, depending on the season. Alternatively, it is also available as two separate units, each with its own entrance and access to the terrace.

Please note that full payment is required two weeks before check in.

Room availability and prices

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  • Unit 1 Apartment Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering This unit has its own private entrance and contains a bedroom with a queen-size bed and magnificent sea views. The bedr... see more Features:  Queen beds, Private bathroom, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet see more Queen beds, Private bathroom, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Sleeper couch, Garden views, Heater, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
    from R950 Room rate
    • Adults
      • Unit 2 Apartment Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering This unit features a large open-plan living room and fully equipped kitchen with a dish washer. This room, which has... see more Features:  Twin beds, Queen beds, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more Twin beds, Queen beds, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Garden views, Heater, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
        from R1880 Room rate
        • Adults

          Reviews for Far Niente Beachfront Guesthouse

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          Tracy Wilmot
          21 March 2017

          A real home away from home with the most spectacular view!! Everything about the house was perfect. The hosts, Abby & Glenda made us feel very welcome. We highly recommend Far Niente and will definitely be back.

          tinus scott, South Africa
          10 October 2016

          what a great experience. very relaxing and beautifull!

          Tanja de Jager, South Africa
          24 July 2016

          We loved every moment of our visit. The house is lovely; very elegantly furnished, but still child-friendly. And the location is spectacular. I will recommend this house to anybody.

          Debbie Day, South Africa
          19 July 2015

          We had a wonderful, relaxing rest, at Far Niente. It is in the perfect location, right on the beach, with the most amazing view. The house is spacious, comfortable and extremely well equipped for a holiday house. The hosts went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed.

          Lisa Taylor, South Africa
          28 May 2014

          Clean & Comfortable, Far Niente Guesthouse was relaxing after a long day on the road. The apartments are spacious & well equipped. It was wonderful to wake up to the fabulous view of Wilderness Beach. We would very much like to stay there again!

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          Far Niente Beachfront Guesthouse Map

          Far Niente Beachfront Guesthouse is 2.9km from the centre of Wilderness , the nearest airport 20.5km (George Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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