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The guest comments pretty much sum it up: “Wow!” say a couple on a golfing trip. “Excellence in a nutshell,” says another. "Very friendly hostess, good value for money, private and fantastic setting," says Ria.
Clearly, Fairways Luxury Apartment, in the swanky Mossel Bay Golf Estate, cracks the nod for many. It also reflects friendly hostess Almarie Fourie's own eye for perfection.
Whether it’s an obsession for driving a tiny white ball down a stretch of lawn and then setting out in search of it, or as a comfortable base (with a grand view) Fairways ticks all the boxes: luxurious living, close enough to the beaches, restaurants and museums, yet surrounded by enough green to feel removed from the urban humdrum.??
The apartment? Let's take a closer look… First off, you should note it comprises the upper level of Almarie's home. So while our traditional focus is free-standing abodes, in this case we're more than happy to make an exception, 'cause what you have here is a home from home experience, but with a lot more luxury.
Lavishly furnished, the apartment comes with gobsmacking views over the ocean, golf course and Outeniqua mountains in the distance. Ideal for two couples on a golfing trip, there are two ensuite bedrooms (one twin and one king) with large sliding doors opening to the main balcony, where you’ll often spot springbok, guinea fowl and numerous bird species.
The living/dining area and modern, open-plan kitchen also flow out onto the balcony. So lounge back on the sunbeds and gaze upon your fellow players battling it out on the first green - which is literally right below you. If the thrill of live golf isn't enough, you’ve got DSTV on a flatscreen and free WiFi.
The good life doesn’t end here… No need to pack the readymade TV dinners for this trip; simply head down to the nearby clubhouse restaurant for well-priced meals and snacks.??
With fully secured, private parking, there will be none of the usual fretting over that new golf cart you’ve towed up from Pinelands.
'Live golf-breathe golf' not your thing? There are plenty reasons to drag yourself away from the comforts of Fairways Apartment. A walk on the beach, clusters of historical buildings and sites dotted among some (truly awful) high-rise developments, a coastal hiking trail, several decent restaurants, nature reserves lying to the back of the town...
A recommended home-from-home option in this neck of the Garden Route woods.
"We spent a fantastic night in this cottage, in our way back from port Elizabeth to Cape Town. Almerie and her husband are very kind host and will do everything they can for you to feel comfortable and as at home. I warmly recommend it."
(Claire Bossard, visited April 2015)
"Owners were very pleasant and helpful. Very nice area good value for money and clean. Definitely would stay again."
(Norman Masson, visited November 2014)
"Although we usually prefer to stay on farms, this apartment suited our needs perfectly so we recommend it highly for those wanting a pleasant, safe and central base from which to explore the area."
(Diana Hindon, visited April 2013)
"We loved our stay at Fairways and will definitely be back again. For us it ticked all the boxes...a lovely quiet secure place to stay and an opportunity to play golf on a really good course. Almarie was an excellent hostess and nothing was too much trouble."
(Theresa Loundar, visited October 2012)
"We had the most enjoyable time during our stay. The owners of the establishment contributed enormously and went the extra mile to make our stay memorable. An exellent venue for all occasions. We will certainly call again without hesitation."
(Ricky Pamplin, visited April 2012)
"Very friendly hostess, good value for money, private and fantastic setting."
(Ria Nel, visited March 2012)
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