Relaxing stays by the Dolphin Coast at The Sea Gem Beach House

Sea Gem Beach House - Dolphin Coast - Durban

A Home Away From Home, The Way Life Should Be…

One of the first homes built in Shaka’s Rock on the Dolphin Coast,  The Sea Gem Beach House is centrally located and within a short distance from two of the Dolphin Coasts most famous beaches. The secure location and beautiful views make it the perfect escape for friends and family to enjoy.

This 50-year-old beach house has been renovated in order to provide you with comfort and tranquillity while still maintaining some historic charm. The house is owned and run by a family who does their best to provide you with excellent service during your stay.

A true ‘gem’ in the Dolphin Coast, you can enjoy views of the ocean and the beautiful gardens of the beach house. The gardens have been transformed into a tropical paradise that is home to a variety of the local birdlife.

“The Sea Gem Beach House is my pride and joy. I love meeting and hosting people, learning their different cultures and being able to share my beautiful home and give my guests a home away from home holiday experience. I have been blessed to have hosted many wonderful people from all over, one of my hosting experiences was hosting a King and Queen of a tribe in Botswana, that was a real honour and treat” says Donna, owner of The Sea Gem Beach House.

Accommodation at The Sea Gem Beach House

The beach house has two floors and comes with four bedrooms, making it perfect for a group of friends or a large family trying to find a great place to enjoy a beachside vacation. The house can accommodate up to 10 adults or eight adults, two children and two infants. Single mattresses and cots will be provided and children under the age of 12 stay for free.

Three bedrooms, including the main bedroom, are situated upstairs while the guest bedroom is downstairs. The main bedroom comes with a King-sized bed, an en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, and ample cupboard space. The room opens up onto the upper deck which has views of the ocean you can enjoy every morning.

The other bedrooms come with a Queen-sized bed, with two opening onto the upper deck and the guest room opening out into the garden. The two bedrooms on the upper floor share a bathroom with a shower and Greek-style bath.

The guest room has its own private bathroom with a shower and bath and comes with air-conditioning, a free-standing cupboard and a three-seater couch. You can also bring your furry friend along to stay with you.

Facilities at The Sea Gem Beach House

The house features a spacious lounge with two L-shaped couches with a day bed attached, air-conditioning, a TV with DStv, Netflix, Showmax and other apps. You will also find an entertainment area with a pool table, a dining area with a dining table and side-board cabinet, and a fully-equipped kitchen for all your self-catering needs.

The kitchen comes with a fridge/freezer, bar fridge, microwave, oven, glass-top stove, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, and all amenities you could possibly need for a self-catering stay.

“The Sea Gem Beach house offers almost everything you need to have a relaxing holiday and strive to give our best and do our best for all our guests. We supply almost everything, so our guests do not need to worry about packing their whole house up, especially when it comes to the children. All you need to bring is your food, clothes and toiletries” says Donna.

The beautiful gardens light up at night and feature a jungle gym for the kids to enjoy, a covered outside entertainment area, a dartboard, a sparkling swimming pool, free-standing and a built-in braai.

The house has a double garage with plenty of parking space and an excellent security camera system, so you won’t have to worry about the safety of your vehicle during your stay. The house also has free Wi-Fi that you can access from anywhere.

The local restaurant and bottle store is just a short walk away so you can enjoy a delicious meal every evening when you’re not in the mood to cook.

What do people say about The Sea Gem Beach House

“The Sea Gem in Ballito is a great holiday getaway. My wife and I plus our two kids aged 15 and 8 years spent a fantastic 3 nights and four days in this family friendly condo. We had planned to travel with friends but unfortunately they were unable to make it. All the same, we had the time of our lives. From the private swimming pool, to the indoor pool table, the outside braai (barbecue) area, the patio lounge with clear site of the ocean, words cannot describe the tonnes of fun this property offered. It is ideal for families and groups of friends. There’s plenty of room for everyone, an expansive kitchen with every appliance one can think of to make your holiday stay that much more comfortable.” – Willy TripAdvisor.

“Donna’s home was perfect for 7 of us. The house was stylish and had all the amenities we needed and more. Donna went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. She was a great host. I would definitely recommend the well located home to anyone travelling to Ballito.” – Nic Airbnb.

“Donna’s house is beautiful, spacey and has amazing ocean views. The kids had lots of space to run around and also loved it! It’s really close to the beach; I would stay again here on my next visit!” – Pamela Airbnb.

Top reasons for staying at Sea Gem Beach House:

  1. The beach house is just a short trip away from the two beaches of the Dolphin Coast.
  2. The house is spacious and has plenty of room for large families or a group of friends.
  3. The owners are helpful and very friendly.
  4. The kitchen is a chef’s dream and comes with a number of amenities to make your stay more comfortable.
  5. The facilities are well-kept and top-class from the entertainment area to the swimming pool.

To find out more about Sea Gem Beach House, give them a call on 084 557 0008  or email Visit their website at

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