IN A NUTSHELL

An eclectic mix of traditional stone cottages and contemporary-line boathouses. In keeping with the strict regulations that make Stanford so charming, the design does nothing to detract from the natural environment, and the new Boathouses in particular make the most of the magnificent views across the lagoon to the imposing Maanschynkop mountains.

With a nod to the sailing fraternities; the Boathouses, Port and Starboard, are fabulous nautical-themed homes ideal for relaxed holidays on the water. The Stone Cottages retain the charm of a typical stone building tucked into the Milkwood forests with beautiful outdoor seating areas.

Take your pick from the selection below.

  • Starboard Plan - Coot Club

STARBOARD – 2 BEDROOM BOATHOUSE

Size: 104 sqm

2 Bedrooms

Sleeps 4

Consisting of two bedrooms, 1 main ensuite with lagoon views and a 2nd smaller twin bedroom with separate bathroom, the house is ideally suited to a family, or friends, if you don’t mind a coin toss to see who gets the master suite. The snug can accommodate 2 additional children under 13 years, on sofa beds.

An open plan lounge, dining and kitchen with vaulted ceiling adds to the airy and spacious charm that flows seamlessly out to the lawn, fynbos and lagoon beyond. A wood burning fireplace completes the atmosphere for the chillier nights in winter.

FROM: 5,000 Rands per night

PORT – 3 BEDROOM BOATHOUSE

Size: 154 sqm

3 Bedrooms

Sleeps 6

Port is made up of three bedrooms, 2 main ensuite with lagoon views on each side of the living areas, and a 3rd smaller twin bedroom with separate bathroom. The house is ideally suited to a family, or friends if you don’t mind a coin toss to see who gets the master suite. The snug can accommodate 2 additional children under 13 years, on sofa beds.

An open plan lounge, dining and kitchen with vaulted ceiling adds to the airy and spacious charm that flows seamlessly out to the lawn, fynbos and lagoon beyond. A wood burning fireplace completes the atmosphere for the chillier nights in winter.

FROM: 8,000 Rands per night

  • Starboard - Coot club
  • Starboard - Coot Club

STONE COTTAGE LAWNS

Size: 250 sqm

3 bedrooms + Loft

Sleeps 4 and 5 children (up to 11 with Cottage)

Spacious two-bedroom house, with mezzanine dorm area, and three bathrooms. Perfect for families, featuring a double volume living/dining area with glass doors that open onto a large front veranda, and an upper deck with panoramic mountain and lagoon views. There is a built-in BBQ and a separate fire/braai pit and seating area. A dinky en-suite one-bedroom cottage next door, sleeping 2, is an optional extra. There is only one Lawns cottage.

FROM: 8,000 Rands per night

STONE COTTAGE MILKWOOD

Size: 200 sqm

2 Bedrooms

Sleeps 4 and 2 children

Ideal for two couples or a family, set in an ancient milkwood grove. Glass doors from the living room and master bedroom open onto the veranda with views of the mountains. Two bathrooms. Living room with fireplace; open-plan kitchen and dining room. Outdoor BBQ and fire-pit. There is only one Milkwood cottage.

FROM: 5,250 Rands per night

STONE COTTAGE GARDEN

Size: 100 sqm

2.5 Bedrooms

Sleeps 4 and 2 children

Ideal for two couples or a family. x bathrooms. The open living/dining/kitchen area features a fireplace and opens out on the large verandah, overlooking the fynbos gardens. There is only one Garden cottage.

FROM: 4,550 Rands per night

STONE COTTAGE FYNBOS

Size: 65 sqm

1 Bedroom

Sleeps 2 and 1 child

A studio cottage, ideal for a couple or a start-up family, with a sofa bed for one child. Glass doors open onto a verandah with magnificent mountain views, outdoor BBQ and fire-pit. The bathroom has a separate tub with shower overhead and an outdoor shower. There is only one Fynbos cottage.

FROM: 2,800 Rands per night