Have a relaxing beach vacation at Gilcrest Place Guest House

Gilcrest Place accommodation Parternoster

Gilcrest Place, Paternoster, West Coast

Situated just a few metres from the Bekbaai Beach in the fishing village of Paternoster, is the charming Gilcrest Place Guest House accommodation. For guests looking for a beach getaway, this is the place to be!

Guests can enjoy spectacular views of the ocean from Gilcrest Place; the accommodation itself is considered to be one of the best rated locations in Paternoster. There is much to enjoy in the area, from a stroll along the beach to a climb up the 97 steps to the top of the Lighthouse on Castle Rock.

There are a many local restaurants in the village that cater to most people’s tastes. Rock Lobster is served as a local delicacy as well as mussels and oysters. For the more discerning foodie the local restaurant “Wolfgat” has just won an “International Award”. Spotting local wildlife is easy with dolphins, seals and penguins often seen just beyond the breakers. Whales frequent the waters between July to November and the prolific bird life makes this a bird-watchers paradise. In spring the entire area turns into a breathtaking carpet of colourful wild flowers – not to be missed!

Accommodation at Gilcrest Place

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There are three different suites to choose from at Gilcrest Place, each with its own stylish and unique décor.  

Both the Bayview and the Lookout Suites have magnificent sea views with their own private entrances and private balconies. The suites come equipped with a Queen-sized bed, TV with DStv, a minibar fridge, hairdryer, walk-in wardrobe, a large bathrooms with a bath and shower (Lookout only has a shower) and a tea, coffee and rusk station.

The Clamshell Suite is downstairs and comes with its own entrance and a partial sea view that can be enjoyed from the patio. The suite comes equipped with a Queen-sized bed, a charming bathroom with a bath and shower, a TV with DStv, a minibar fridge and a tea, coffee and rusk station.

Facilities & breakfast at Gilcrest Place

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Breakfast is served every morning at Gilcrest Place, so guests can enjoy a delicious meal while overlooking the ocean. Free Wi-Fi and secure parking is available on the premises, and a laundry service is available on request.

Guests can stroll around Paternoster and discover the unique little shops and galleries of this peaceful fishing village, try making a pottery platter, take an art class or enjoy a delicious cocktail at the new Crayfish Warf. For the more adventurous try kayaking, horse riding, guided hiking trails or if the wind is to your liking some serious windsurfing.

Gilcrest Place also offers a gourmet sunset picnic that can be enjoyed on the beach. Tasty treats and freshly baked bread is paired with an excellent bottle of wine.

What do people say about GilcrestPlace

TripAdvisor has awarded Gilcrest Place with a Certificate of Excellence; they are also a valued member of afristay. Rates at Gilcrest Place range from R900 to R1440 per person, or which includes breakfast.

“If you like the sights and sounds of the ocean, viewed from your bed or balcony, then Gilcrest Place is probably for you. Dee and Andy are friendly, welcoming hosts. It’s situated in a quiet location, with excellent restaurants within walking distance and the beach almost on the doorstep. Our room was spacious, clean and well appointed. Breakfast choice is varied and can be as substantial as you desire. The added bonus at breakfast was the view of the extremely busy bird table, both highly entertaining and, due to the Andy’s guidance, educational too.” – Try2BePositive TripAdvisor.

“You could not visit a more welcoming place than the Gilcrest Place. Dee and Andy could not be more welcoming and made each breakfast a lovely experience. They were full of suggestions in terms of where to eat and where to visit and made bookings and recommendations for us. A lovely property to stay out with great views.” – Paul TripAdvisor.

“Location, quiet and convenient, Andy and Dee are friendly Hosts and Dee is a an excellent baker. Breakfasts good and varied, rooms clean, spacious and comfortable. Views fantastic.Didn’t want to leave.” – Brain TripAdvisor.

Top reasons for staying at Gilcrest Place:

  1. The location of Gilcrest Place is quiet and convenient, making it the perfect beach getaway accommodation.
  2. The beach is just a short walk away and the rooms have memorable ocean views.
  3. Breakfast is served every morning and a number of restaurants are available nearby for lunch and supper.
  4. Owners Andy and Dee are friendly and accommodating, making sure your stay is as comfortable as possible.
  5. The accommodation is well-priced for its location and the service provided.

To make a booking at Gilcrest Place, give them a call on 063 304 2237 or email info@gilcrestplace.com. Visit their website at www.gilcrestplace.com. Find them at 8 Koeniebos Street, Bek Bay, Paternoster, 7381.

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