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Artist’s Retreat Guest House

Artist’s Retreat B&B is a Jacobsbaai bed and breakfast providing accommodation for those seeking the peace and tranquillity of the West Coast.

Located just a stones-throw from the Jacobs Bay beach, Artist’s Retreat Guest House has all you will need for a memorable weekend escape.

There are differing stories as to how the town got its name. One account says it was named after a French colonial trader called Jacques Titius – Tietiesbaai is also named after him. Another story says the English king entrusted the piece of land to a local only known as ‘Jacob’.

Whatever the story, one thing is certain – it is a superb holiday destination for families, groups and romantic couples.

Previous guests had many wonderful things to say about Artist’s Retreat B&B and its wonderful owner, Priscilla.

Accommodation Artist’s Retreat Guest House

Artist’s Retreat Guesthouse and self-catering offer a unique experience and offers four-individually decorated units named the Degas, Renoir, Van Gogh and Picasso Rooms.

The Degas Room can sleep six people. It comes with a large open plan family unit, which has a Super King bed, four single beds and a lounge area.  Inside is an en-suite bathroom with a hand shower over bath. Other amenities include a bar fridge, coffee station and Microwave, access to communal Kitchen. Private off-road parking. This unit leads onto an exceptionally large communal deck with BBQ facilities and wonderful sea views.

Renoir Room can sleep two. It is a large comfortable room with a Queen-size bed and shower en-suite. There is a desk for guests seeking a workspace. bar fridge and coffee station. All the units have access to a fully equipped communal kitchen. Expect private entrances to the units as well as safe parking for your vehicles.

The Van Gogh Room can sleep two. It is a large comfortable room with a Queen-bed and shower en-suite. Inside is a desk for working, bar fridge and coffee station. All the units have access to a fully equipped communal kitchen. Expect private entrances to the units as well as safe parking for your vehicles.

The Picasso Room also sleeps two. It is a large comfortable room with a King-size bed that can be split into two singles with an en-suite shower. There is also a desk for working, bar fridge and coffee station. All the units have access to a fully equipped communal kitchen. Expect private entrances to the units as well as safe parking for your vehicles.

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Facilities at Artist’s Retreat Guest House

Artist’s Retreat has facilities for small elopement weddings and conferences.

They also offer 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, there are art jamming sessions for all. They also teach art.

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

Things to do in Jacobs Bay

If you are not planning to take advantage of the many activities offered by your host at Artist’s Retreat, there are still many fun, friendly things to do in Jacobs Bay – all accessible from your base.

Try days at the beach, horse trails, tours, farm visits and fishing.

Reviews from previous Artist’s Retreat Guest House guests

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.
  • Small Pet welcome on request.

To book your accommodation at Artist’s Retreat Guest House now, click If you need to contact Artist’s Retreat Guest House to discuss your booking requirements, call 079 917 5195 or email today. Visit them at 14 Mauritz Rd, Jacobs Bay. Here is their location on Google Maps. Also follow them on Facebook or Instagram.


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