Budget Getaways Logo

The Blue House

150km from Cape Town
Historic house in the heart of the village - in Stanford
Last Minute - The Blue House
The Deal: Valid for this weekend only
20% Check it out
  • Overlooking the Market Square
  • Jasmine covered front entrance
  • Front stoep
  • Country kitchen for large gatherings
  • Open plan kitchen and lounge
  • Another comfy corner
  • Lounge with fireplace
  • Reading corner
  • Main Bedroom
  • En Suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bunk Room
  • Our large fenced garden for family games
  • Vine covered back stoep
  • Hot outdoor shower
  • Just for fun
  • Nearby mountain bike trails

Rate Guide

From R2000 nightly for the house (sleeps 8)

Budget Getaways Review

Sitting in front of that grey screen dreamin' about that idyllic weekend escape? A place where gran and gramps are happy to tag along, where the clan can run free in a lawned garden, where you can sneak out the front door and in true Paleolithic tradition hunt down a wild cappucicno?

The Blue House ticks all the boxes. An historic home in the heart of Stanford, it's spacious, charming and perfectly positioned.

Looking at the lay of the land, the house sleeps a total eight across three bedrooms: a double ensuite, a double with shared bathroom (shower and bath), and a third bedroom with two sets of bunk beds. As such perfect pozzie for two families out for a country jol.

As with your average historic Overberg home, the Blue House is a character-filled affair boasting fat walls, high ceilings and Oregon floors - complemented by an elegant mix of fine linen, Persian rugs and quality furnishings. If your hostess' other two getaways (Lagoon View and The LIttle Farmhouse) are anything to go by, you're in for a treat. 

The kitchen is the sociable heartbeat - expect many a vino-fueled philosophical debate around the dining table. Life in the lounge and living room centers around a huge hearth and DSTV.

The long voorstoep is your viewing platform on local life - a lazy migration kicking up the dust along Shortmarket Street, or an afternoon cricket match on Market Square.

Out back there’s a sprawling lawned garden ideal for an afternoon picnic, filled with an assortment of fruit trees, a small pond for frog catching (and releasing), a boulle court and an open-air hot shower.

Past the front door there’s oodles to keep you busy in and around Stanford: country markets, antique shops, a good selection of restaurants, a boat cruise on the Klein River, wine farms, the whales at Hermanus, Birkenhead Brewery, hiking and biking trails along the river edge as well as canoeing options… You really are spoilt for choice.

Our verdict on this one: Uber lekker family country getaway.

Quick Facts

S 34°26'30''
E 19°27'11''
No, but several restaurants within walking distance
birdwatching, mountain biking, museums & galleries, restaurants, stargazing, swimming, walking, watersports, whale watching, wine routes
Guest Reviews
Overall Rating (based on 4 reviews)
Standard of facilities
Appeal of setting
Value for money

"Packed granny, grandpa, kids, dogs etc in the car and headed out to what turned into an amazing stay in a fantastic setting and a stunning house. I cannot recommend this house highly enough."

"We had a really comfortable and enjoyable stay in The Blue House. It's a good place for families - a big garden for the kids to run in, a dishwasher (take note, holiday houses!) and washing machine to make life easy and lots of well-designed communal space to spread out in. Everything was clean and homely-feeling. The location on the village green is perfect - one block away from the little market on Saturday, and about 150m from a fabulous ice cream shop. Highly recommended!"

"We had an amazing time at the Blue House. Exactly what we needed. Great location and perfect braai area! "

"We went here with friends and 2 dogs. It was everything we hoped for - lovely walks with the dogs on the village green and close enough to shops and the great fish cafe. The wood fire was just what was needed as it rained all the days we were there. The garden was walled so the dogs were safely secured. Played games at the large kitchen table. Enough hot water was also much appreciated as there is only one shower. Will definitely be back in summer."

"The Blue House was the perfect cosy getaway for us, our friends with kids (bunkbeds!) and our dogs (ask permission!), with a huge kitchen and back garden for entertaining, and two-seconds away from the high street. Not to mention within walking distance of Mariana's. Will definitely return."

"Had the most incredible stay at The Blue House this weekend. The attention to detail was exemplary, from the fresh eggs and farm milk in the fridge,to the fully stocked fireplace in the lounge. The house is a stones throw to the Saturday morning market, and a few houses down from The Vine, where we had after dinner drinks till late. We loved the house and the town so much, will be back as soon as we can."

"Back for our second stay, loved every minute of it. The Blue House is perfectly positioned with the main street meters away so when the moment arises for a cappuccino there's no stopping you. Highly recommend The Blue House with fantastic facilities for the dogs, and yes even a pond!"

"We stayed there with another couple and my in laws It was a home away from home. We felt welcome and relaxed straight away. So much space and such convenience of being near the Spar without feeling you are in the town center though Natalie is such a nice hostess, she made us feel welcome from the start. There was little things like extra candles and fire lighter put out for us. I wish we could have stayed for longer."

"Fantastic! What a lovely house, we had the most amazing time. The younger kids spend the weekend busy catching tadpoles in the little pond with the nets provided. The dogs loved the garden and running on the field, and the adults relaxed. Only suggestion would be putting some mosquito nets or repellent, there were quite a few at night."

"My family and one other stayed in the Blue House for the long weekend and absolutely loved it. My two most favourite things were the big kitchen table that could have all 8 of us and some friends sitting around it and the sitting on the outside chairs and watching Stanford walk by as I read a book. It feels like you are right inside the village, a part of it rather than a visitor. We will definitely staying again."

"The Blue House in Stanford is the perfect escape from Cape Town. The magical ambiance Natalie has created in the house and the level of comfort is the perfect backdrop for special times with family and friends. The house is beautifully appointed with everything one could want or need with space, peace and harmony. Thank you Natalie for creating a wonderful experience. We will definitely be back."

"Thank you very much for sharing this lovely house in this beautiful place! It was so peaceful and we really managed to switch off completely and just relax and rest. If I could, I would be there every weekend."

"The Blue House in Stanford is the perfect escape from Cape Town. The magical ambiance Natalie has created in the house and the level of comfort is the perfect backdrop for special times with family and friends. The house is beautifully appointed with everything one could want or need with space, peace and harmony. Thank you Natalie for creating a wonderful experience. We will definitely be back."

"Beautiful space and lovely setting."

"The best getaway in the Overberg! Will definitely be back soon."

Add Your Review
Have you recently stayed at this getaway? If so, we'd love to hear all about it.
Rate It
Standard of facilities
Appeal of setting
Professionalism & hospitality
Value for money


Thanks for submitting your review.

Getaway Map
The Blue House, Stanford, Western Cape
GPS: S -34.4416   E 19.4530
Request a Quote
The Blue House, Stanford

This is an obligation-free enquiry forwarded directly to the establishment for reply.

The - Blue - House
(sleeps eight, minimum stay five nights)
  • 2019-07-01
  • 2019-08-01
  • 2019-09-01
  • 2019-10-01
  • 2019-11-01
  • 2019-12-01
  • 2020-01-01
  • 2020-02-01
  • 2020-03-01
  • 2020-04-01
  • 2020-05-01
  • 2020-06-01
  • 2020-07-01
  • 2020-08-01
  • 2020-09-01
  • 2020-10-01
  • 2020-11-01
  • 2020-12-01
  Booked        Public Holiday

The above is a rate GUIDE. Exact rates should be confirmed on enquiry.


Other Handpicked Getaways in the area
per unit

The Little Farmhouse

Stanford, Western Cape

10ha lifestyle farm with a single cottage - 7km from Stanford

Seven kays from Stanford and tucked away in a private wind-free glade, you wouldn't say the Little Farmhouse is out-the-box new - because on aura and attention to tr...


Corgi Park

Stanford, Western Cape

Beautifully appointed three-bedroom house on the banks of the Kleinrivier - in Stanford

Stylish, spacious and charming, with lawns nibbling the banks of the Klein River, Corgi Park is a three-bedroom home on the outskirts of Stanford village - a kinda getawa...


Arum Lily & Aloe Cottage

Stanford, Western Cape

Working farm with two private cottages - 9km from Stanford

Lying 9km from Stanford, on a small working farm of vineyards, springbuck, a bonsai nursery and dams stocked with trout, black bass and tilapia, Arum Lily Cottage an...

per unit

At Rivers Edge

Stanford, Western Cape

French-Provencal-styled cottage on the banks of the Klein River - in Stanford

You’ve just finished Peter Mayle's In Provence… a small French village, rambling countryside, a picturesque cottage under moss-covered terracotta, children s...


Phillipskop Mountain Reserve

Stanford, Western Cape

250ha fynbos reserve in the Klein River Mountains, with five spacious six-sleeper chalets - 13km from Stanford

Phillipskop covers 250ha of gorgeous fynbos on the slopes of the Klein River Mountains. Access is via a short gravel road, 13 kays from Stanford. With soothing vistas ac...