Artist’s Retreat Guest House in Jacobsbaai is for anyone searching for inner peace

Artist’s Retreat Guest House

With a name like Artist’s Retreat, there is no guessing what this Jacobsbaai (Jacobs Bay) guest house offers to visitors to the area – a wellness or revitalisation retreat.

Located just 30m from the beach front – right across from Small Bay with only a quiet road which separates the B&B from the small little bay, Artist’s Retreat Guest House is the perfect base. Enjoy sea views from the patio and from the lounge where an indoor fireplace allows you to enjoy the sunset while sitting with a glass of wine in front of a cosy fireplace.

Jacobsbaai is centrally situated to most towns on the West Coast and is very peaceful. Here, you can enjoy safe, leisure walks and enjoy wonderful sunsets from the patios of this guest house.

The guest house opened its doors in 2011 and offers comfortable accommodation, art therapy, art lessons, and photographic tours.

Visitors have a choice of self-catering and B&B stays.

Accommodation to Artist’s Retreat Guest House

Artist’s Retreat Guest House is suitable for families, couples or business travellers. Their three units offer comfortable accommodation – aptly named as Degas, Renoir, and Picasso are spacious and comfortable.

The accommodation comprises of three comfortable units.

Degas Apartment – Self catering Unit

Degas Apartment can accommodate four guests in total. It is fully self-catering with a B&B option. It offers Lounge/open plan kitchen with sea views from the lounge area. There is a private bedroom with a Queen-size bed and two divan type single beds in the lounge.

Divan beds feature as seating during the day and beds at night.

The shower with toilet and basin is separate from the main bedroom so that the guests in the lounge area have access without disturbing anyone.

  • Amenities include a fully fitted kitchen with a stove, oven, fridge, microwave and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
  • Luxury 100% Percale linen, soft towels, soaps for pampering.
  • Patio and BBQ facilities, private entrance and off-road safe parking.


The Renoir room

The Renoir room is on a B&B Option only and offers amazing sea views, its own patio and BBQ facilities. It comes with one Super King bed that can be converted into two singles bed for singles.

Facilities include –

  • On-suite shower. B&B option. Coffee/tea facilities, luxury 100% Percale linen, soft towels, soaps for pampering.
  • Private entrance and off-road safe parking.

The Picaso unit

The Picaso offering has a very large open plan room on first floor with full sea view from two balconies and room.

It offers –

  • A Queen bed, Single bed, lounge and dining area, and full shower on suite with double basins.
  • Microwave and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
  • Luxury 100% Percale linen, soft towels, soaps for pampering.
  • Patio and BBQ facilities, private entrance and off-road safe parking.

Since it’s a wellness retreat, there are no television sets in the rooms as they try to keep the environment as tranquil as possible. Their goal is to deliver the so-called three R’s – relaxation, rest and rejuvenation, for their guests.

You will find that care has also been taken to provide good, comfy beds and quality percale linen, luxury towels and complimentary soaps in all bathrooms.

After a good night’s rest, you wake up to an Optional  Full / Continental breakfast, which is available on request.

Inquire about their package accommodation deals, they often have romantic getaways which includes a whole package which spoils the guests with all meals, snacks and a  well known photographer to capture the special weekend.

Special rates apply for large groups and long stays – seven days or more.

Facilities and things to do at Artist’s Retreat

  • Ideal for small elopement weddings and conferences.
  • Artist’s Retreat offers wellness therapy courses, which are run on a weekly basis or for groups over the weekends. The aim is to aid relaxation and counselling through the use of Art. You do not have to be artistic to participate, art is merely the tool used to assist with the healing process.

The courses are designed for all who need to address issues in their lives – or have gone through trauma needing healing with the help of a trained counsellor.

For those that just need to play – Art jamming sessions for all. We also teach art.

  • Please inquire regarding applicable rates.

The guest house has laundry facilities; a few braai/barbecue areas; indoor fireplace in Degas; Wi-Fi access for all.

To ensure your total peace of mind, Artist’s Retreat has safe parking and private entrances to the rooms.

Large open veranda accessible to all guests.

Small pets welcome – per arrangement.

Reviews from previous guests at Artist’s Retreat Guest House

“It was sad to have to leave the peace and tranquillity of this place – and not forgetting the warmth from the hostess,” wrote Richard Slade on their Facebook page.

Stay46027205342 wrote on their TripAdvisor page; “Wonderful stay close to nature and the sea, Priscilla was as excellent host She prepared a wonderful breakfast with a personal touch. We have stayed at a lot of places before but this bedding and the bed was the best, we absolutely loved the white linen and also the warm homely feeling.”

“What a gem of a place. Lovely view. One of the best B&B in Jacobs Bay. Pricilla is an absolute gem. One of the most enjoyable stays on the west coast ever. Establishment superb. A stay at Artist’s Retreat is a bucket list experience. You feel absolutely at home with the friendly and interesting people,” added PIET372.

Top reasons for booking a stay at Artist’s Retreat Guest House:

  • An excellent environment for those seeking relaxation,
  • The rates are reasonable for such an establishment,
  • Service excellence, and
  • Family friendly accommodation.

To book your accommodation at Artist’s Retreat Guest House now, click HERE.

If you need to contact Artist’s Retreat Guest House to discuss your booking requirements, call 079 917 5195 or email cilla.meintjes@gmail.com today. Visit them at 6th/7th Turn, Jacobs Bay, or online at www.artistsretreat.co.za. Here is their location on Google Maps.

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