Westend House, a great place to stay on the Sunshine Coast

Westend House

Westend House, Port Alfred, Eastern Cape

Located in the relaxed village of Kleinemonde on the Eastern Cape’s aptly-named Sunshine Coast, Westend House is the perfect accommodation for nature-lovers. 

A mere 15km from the town of Port Alfred, Kleinemonde is popular for its two saltwater lagoons and pristine beaches which are excellent for fishing, swimming and other water-based activities.

The unique stylings of Westend House were designed for the discerning nature-lover. The house lies privately at the end of Westriver Road on the bank of the estuary. It is surrounded by green, indigenous vegetation and beautiful estuary views.

Birdlife is abundant in Kleinemonde, and the extensive wooden decks of Westend House are the perfect place to enjoy uninterrupted views of the estuary floodplain with its wide variety of water birds.

Accommodation at Westend House

Westend House bedroom

Westend House has three levels, and can sleep a maximum of ten adults in five bedrooms, with five bathrooms for your peace of mind. One of the bedrooms has a King-sized bed while the other four have two 3/4 beds, which can be pushed together or kept as twin beds.

The house is pet-friendly, so you can bring your furry friends along on your holiday.

There are two fully-equipped kitchens so you can take care of all your self-catering needs. The house is also equipped with two dishwashers, two washing machines and two tumble dryers. There are two glass-fronted lounges with large sliding doors that lead to decks that overlook the river.

Facilities at Westend House

Westend House kitchen

There are two dining areas, and guests can choose whether they want to enjoy their meals inside the house or in a sheltered outside dining area. Guests, who are braver than most, can enjoy an outdoor shower while enjoying the view of the indigenous garden.

An undercover braai and entertainment area can be used when guest want to enjoy a traditional South African cook-out.

Guests can also curl up with a good book from the library while relaxing in the reading nook while the wood-burning stove keeps the house warm.

Parking won’t be a worry when you stay at Westend House, as a double garage is available for use, and secure off-street parking allows for space for three additional cars.

On rainy days you can keep yourself entertained with a TV on each level that comes with dual view, premium DStv, and the main large Flatscreen comes with Netflix, Showmax and a DVD player. Or utilise the free fast Wi-Fi available for unlimited use. The workspace in the house has a beautiful view of the sea so you can enjoy the sights while getting some work done.

What do people say about Westend House

Westend House balcony

The rates for Westend House range from R440 to R800 per night per person, depending on the total number of guests. While the high decks are not childproof, children are welcome and children under the age of six can stay for free.

“Finding such a beautiful home above the Kleinemonde River was a real treat and we had a wonderful stay at Westend House. Anja and Anne were extremely helpful and we will be returning again. We loved the entire experience and the birding was great as well. Ten Stars!” – Graeme TripAdvisor.

“Stunning home beautifully furnished and well equipped. It’s surrounded by lush vegetation situated on the Kleinemonde with a distant ocean view from the porch. Great views, great vacation. I can spend my entire life living there!” – Johan TripAdvisor.

“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Westend. The house is very comfortable with the most stunning views from the Balcony. Bird lovers will be in their element. The views from the bathrooms are even beautiful and it is the perfect home to relax with optimum comfort for big families. The Entertainment area is works perfectly and there are two places to sit (front or back) to protect for unwanted weather.” – Sharon TripAdvisor.

Top reasons for staying at Westend House

Westend House fireplace
  1. The space and location are perfect for large families or groups of friends looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
  2. The house is centrally located in Kleinemonde so you can reach the beautiful local attractions such as the unspoilt beaches, the Fish River Go and Royal Port Alfred golf courses and more. Not to mention the wonderful bird life you can spot.
  3. It’s pet friendly, which means you don’t have to worry about leaving your furry companion at home while you enjoy a holiday.
  4. The staff are very helpful and friendly, doing whatever they can to assist you during your stay.

BirdLife Africa has recognized Westend House as a birder-friendly accommodation. The house is serviced weekly and is fully-fenced with an active security system.

To book a stay at Westend House, call them today on 062 058 8058 or 076 265 8933 or email anja@westendhouse.co.za. Visit their website at www.westendhouse.co.za.

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