From R1795 per unit; two-night minimum stay; high season rates are charged during peak times such as long weekends, public holidays and certain school holidays
Budget Getaways Review
Far from your run-of-the-mill damp and weather-beaten beach shack, Mountain Mist is a spacious group getaway with a touch of colonial, dollops of feel-good luxury, and a chilled holiday atmosphere.
Set in open fynbos at the foot of the Kogelberg in Betty’s Bay, you have plenty in the way of open space and views towards the ocean.
A full-length patio to the front of the house sets the scene for chardonnay and crayfish (chicken wings for us plebs) at the end of a tough day on the beach, while to the back, in the lee of the mountain and protected from those Atlantic gusts, we have a thatched entertainment area featuring a (cold-water) jacuzzi for the boys and their JC Le Roux, and a built-in braai for the gals and their Black Label quarts.
Stepping inside, Mountain Mist is suitably furnished in a mix of muted colours and screeded floors. There are three ensuite bedrooms (double, twin and queen, all with electric blankets) that open to the front patio. As such the house can sleep a maximum of six guests.
The living area is spacious, with a large open-plan kitchen and lounge with wood-burning fireplace and flatscreen TV - DSTV "Family Package" channels included. The kitchen also has a washing machine & dishwasher, a must if the kids have tagged along with you.
Worried about your Beemer in the salt air? Don't be, there's a double garage.
Keeping you and the gang busy ain't a problem. In the unlikely event you can drag yourself away from this luxurious haven, the Penguin Breeding Colony and Harold Porter Botanical Gardens are both a few kays down the drag. There are some good hikes and walking trails in the surrounding mountains and fynbos, the beach is about 3km down the road, and there are various eateries and pubs littered up and down the immediate coastline.
“A combination of mountain and sea views, close to numerous attractions,” quips a happy guest. Add a comfortable house to the equation and we'd say you have a winning weekend by the sea.
"Mountain Mist is a beautiful, luxurious and peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is situated high up in a surrounding expanse of lovely fynbos at the foot of the Kogelberg mountains. A full length patio at the front of the house lends itself to a lovely wide view of the ocean and the shoreline down below. The en-suite bedrooms were a treat, with the electric blankets welcome on the cold nights. A roaring fireplace made the big front living area a cosy and warm place to put your feet up and relax. With the Harold Porter Gardens, the Penguin Colony, and the beach a stones throw away, this is the place to come to, to have a good break with friends and/or family"
(Cheryl Arnold, visited Sep 2017)
"A perfect venue for a family getaway! There was a sense of hospitality right form the booking inquiry through to our return home when were were contacted to return something that had been left behind. Electric blankets on all beds and use of a double garage for cars and bikes are some of the extraordinary features we enjoyed. Besides the accommodation, the location and setting of Mountain Mist is perfect, even better than the pictures! I would definitely recommend for any family looking for a comfortable and affordable break from the hustle and bustle of city life."
(Michael Reynders, visited Jul 2017)
"We very much enjoyed our stay in the house, and will recommend it to friends and family. The house was welcoming, clean, tidy and well equipped right down to the little chocolate on the bed. The linen and towels were clean and fresh. The flowers and vegetation were attractive. The owners were very responsive and well organised."
(Richard Bodin, visited Feb 2017)
"The position of Mountain Mist, close to the Koggelberg Nature Reserve, makes it a unique destination in South Africa. We were able to visit with family, and the outstanding feature for us was the fact that the layout of the house, together with multiple bathrooms made it easy to have our own space as needed! We loved it. The facilities and presentation of the home were upmarket with fine sheets and linen. There were several areas for communal eating including one table literally in the fynbos. It needs to be "discovered". Overall, Mountain Mist was an ideal getaway for us to spend time with family in a luxurious setting and also have space for ourselves. We had a wonderful time."
(Robert Schweitzer , visited Jan 2017)
"Great place - highly recommended. "
(Anonymous Anonymous, visited Oct 2016)
"A very nice and well equipped house away from home - from the cosy fireplace inside to the "chilled" outside braai area. A must for those wanting to visit Betty's Bay."
(Matt Henstock, visited May 2016)
"A fantastic place to unwind in the beautiful surroundings of Betty's Bay. We sat on the balcony looking out and watching the world go by and feeling the body unwind. Set against the mountain the view out back makes you feel almost in the bush. The rooms were great, the courtyard was cool under the tree next to the Braai and the deck. A great shade spot in the afternoons. All-in-all a great weekend had by all, and we definitely would like to go back."
(Guy & Sharon M, visited Feb 2016)
"A very pleasant time was had by all the family. Plenty to do and lovely accomodation."
(Ross B, visited Feb 2016)
"We stayed at Mountain Mist in Betty's Bay, everything looked just as on the website, was even better. The place was neat, the beds was comfortable, the kitchen was fully equipped and everything worked. The area was peaceful and if possible we will definitely go again."
(Idette Kirstein, visited December 2015)
"We spend a weekend at Mountain Mist. The experience was phenomenal and I would definitely recommend this to anybody."
(Tezlyn Naidoo, visited November 2015)
"We had the most wonderful time at Mountain Mist! The house is spacious and beautiful and the owners have thought of absolutely everything you could possibly need. Very sweet touches of chocolates on pillows make it even more special. Easy walk to the beach even with little ones."
(Colette Naude, visited January 2015)
"Peaceful and comfortable, highly recommended. We enjoyed the stay very much."
(Ruth Jardine, visited January 2015)
"I took my friend out here (with hubby and kids) for the weekend to celebrate their birthday. All in all we had a great stay!! The house was really well organised with lots of notes and instructions left around so it was always easy to find switches etc. Also the kitchen and all the rooms were really well equipped and we didn't struggle at all as one sometimes does when renting a house and then not having half of the utensils you need. The lounge/kitchen/entertainment area is nice and big so we had lots of space to hang out even when it was raining outside. The layout of the rooms and bathrooms is great and so we didn't feel like we were living in each others space all the time. There is a shop and pub just down the road as well as being just a 5-minute drive to the beach and the penguin reserve (which the kids loved)."
(Aimee Bell, visited November 2014)
"The attention to detail is very apparent and makes the establishment and stay all that more wonderful. I would definitely recommend this getaway."
(MICHEL-LEIGH MATHOU, visited October 2014)
"An absolute fantastic place! Neat and very well maintained. What made our stay so pleasant and comfortable, is the manner in which the owners went that extra mile for their guests. Absolutely 5-star."
(Ian Dennis, visited September 2014)
"I was really impressed with the house, it exceeded my expectations. The house is beautiful and I will definitely be returning back soon for another weekend away."
(Joy Fourie, visited September 2014)
"Beautiful establishment with a lovely view. Everything was clean and it was well-equipped."
(Ansoné Du Toit, visited July 2014)
"We had a great four days at Mountain Mist. The house was well equipped and there is plenty to do in the area."
(Mark Frankel, visited July 2014)
"Our stay at Mountain Mist was absolutely fantastic. I will definitely be back. Thank you so much."
(Lauren van Wyk, visited March 2014)
"What a perfect getaway quiet for a family. A beautiful house nestled against the mountain with gorgeous views of the ocean. We encountered a family of mongoose who visited a few times, and were in awe of the beautiful birds around the house. The owners have gone out of there way to provide a comfortable and efficient home with every modern convenience in the kitchen. I highly recommend to anyone who needs a break away from the city."
(Lindsey Martin, visited March 2014)
"Having stayed at numerous places all along the coast of the Eastern and Western Cape over the past 10 years, this has easily been the best accommodation we have had to date. If ever we should stay in Betty's Bay again, we would love to return to Mountain Mist. In particular, we found the house to be very well equipped with quality furnishings and very neat and clean. In addition, the rooms are very spacious. I would definitely recommend Mountain Mist to anybody."
(Jans Steyn, visited January 2014)
"The house and value-for-money was tremendous, an ideal place to be peaceful and rest with friends."
(Keith McCarogher, visited November 2013)
"A lovely stay at a beautiful place!"
(Wikus van Zyl, visited October 2013)
"Home from home, would highly recommend for an easy weekend away."
(Jackie Naughton, visited September 2013)
"We really had a very wonderful stay at Mountain Mist over the long weekend. The view was stunning. Not only was the house spacious and clean with all the conveniences we needed for the weekend, the owner was very professional and friendly. The electric blankets really were a hit. We will definitely be returning."
(Ilse Braaf, visited August 2013)
"We were a group of guys on a weekend away from our wives, and we found Mountain Mist to be a great venue. The open plan kitchen / lounge, where we spent most of our time, is spacious and bright, and the bedrooms are compact and neat. The entertainment area is very nice, and the jaccuzzi is a nice touch, but unfortunately it is a cold water only jaccuzzi, and the weather wasn't warm enough for us to be able to enjoy it. The house was equipped with everything that we needed, and it is close to the shops and about twenty minutes walk from the beach, so we lacked for nothing. I would definitely go back again."
(Robbi Scargill, visited June 2013)
"We had a fantastic family weekend away at Mountain Mist. There was plenty of space for the extended family, the house was clean and comfortable and the view was spectacular. We will definitely be back in the summer to enjoy the outdoor braai area and jacuzzi."
(Faye Black, visited June 2013)
"Incredibly beautiful setting. Perfect for large or small groups. Great little retreat for winter and/or summer."
(Taariq Mobara, visited June 2013)
"Lovely, well maintained family home. Three bedrooms en suite - two beds sharing one bathroom. Wonderful crisp white linen provided. A really relaxing place. Spacious living area and well equipped kitchen. Wonderful sea and mountain views although a drive to the beach. Lovely mountain hikes starting in your back yard! A highlight was sitting in the jacuzzi looking at the mountain backdrop."
(Neil Spencer, visited January 2013)
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