“Gerald and Ingrid were most gracious in accommodating our last minute request to stay in their beautiful home. They personally met us at the house, showed us around and how to use some of the appliances. The house was immaculately clean and very well equipped with everything one would need to make your stay comfortable. We loved the location of the house and particularly the outdoor section where we relaxed and spent a lot of our time reading and swimming. The Big Dog Cafe was such a hit and part of our everyday routine and of course the beautiful restaurants, wine farms and greater surrounds of Franschhoek are world class. The house is in a security estate and it felt safe and peaceful and we will definitely be back. Thank you for a wonderful stay and all the extra lovely touches (Wine, Crisps, Nuts, Dried Fruit, Milk, Water), not to mention your comprehensive house manual. All the best, Richard and Bev”
Gerald and Ingrid's reviewsAs a host (18)
“Gerald and Ingrid are wonderful hosts. During the booking stage, when we had lost our flights through the collapse of Thomas Cook, they were extremely helpful and understanding. Communication was always first class. The house was immaculate and wonderfully located in Franschhoek. Every one we met was helpful and friendly, Surprise one morning woke up to find the gardener washing our car! Franschhoek is a delightful town with some much to choose from, too much to list! Thank you Gerald and Ingrid for a memorable stay. South Africa is now on top of our list of places to visit again.”
“We had a wonderful time at Gerald and Ingrid's house. Location was just perfect, house was clean, comfortable and had fantastic outdoor space. We loved the pool! Gerald was so helpful throughout the process and provided us with delicious restaurant recommendations for our stay. Franschhoek really is an incredible place. Thank you so much! The Hughes Family ”
“The house is beautiful and in a great location, we were easily able to walk into Franschhoek . We would like to thank Gerald and Ingrid for going above and beyond to ensure that we had a wonderful stay. Many thanks also for the provisions! ”
“We had a great stay at Ingrid's and Gerald's beautiful home in Franschhoek. The house is spacious and has a beautiful garden with stunning views of the mountains. Gerald is a great host and made us feel very welcome. We especially loved sitting in the garden and swimming in the pool. I can highly recommend this beautiful home set in a stunning location. ”
“Our second stay at Gerald and Ingrid's stunning home in Franschhoek. What can i say - just perfect in every way and we cannot wait to come back for the third time. Thanks again Gerald and Ingrid xx”
“Gerald and Ingrid were wonderful hosts their house in Franschhoek was perfect for the 6 of us , plenty of room inside and out . It is ideally suited to visit the local vineyards and to explore the wine area including Stellanboch . The town had a great selection of restaurants , quirky shops , galleries and the wine train was a real plus . Gerald and Ingrid could not have been more helpful , we were able to extend our stay at the last minute without ant issues . We would all recommend there place as a base for the wine region .”
“A great house in a perfect location . Hosts couldn't have been more helpful . We hope to return sometime in the future.”
“Thks again. Comfortable petit quartier”
“I can't even tell you how nice it was to stay at Gerald and Ingrid. They were so wonderful and lovely that it felt like we were visiting good friends. The boys felt so at home and loved the WARM pool. The neighbourhood was so nice and safe that we could go for a walk in the evening or go play tennis any time we wanted. The house was magazine quality beautiful. They are salt of the earth people and I hope our paths meet again. ”
“Gerald & Ingrid -WOW! Thank you so much for the most wonderful stay in your stunning home. It was our first house swap and we just loved it - loved your home - loved meeting you - loved Franschhoek and especially loved the fire place at night drinking a glass of red wine snuggled up on the sofa. What a superb property. Brilliantly located with so many amazing top class restaurants a few min drive away. The home was absolutely immaculate and smelt of beautiful lavender, well equipped with everything you may need. We were also totally spoilt with a massive hamper of food and wine that went down well. It was so unexpected but greatly appreciated. I could not rave more about Gerald, Ingrid and there home - we cannot wait to come back. TOP CLASS xx”
“We had a lovely stay at this property. It was exactly as described and very comfortable. The nearby town of Franschhoek is magical and there is lots to do in the area. Thank you Gerald and Ingrid for a memorable week!”
“We have been to South Africa many times, but Geralds and Ingrids home is outstanding! Its spotless clean and very cosy. Even better than the pictures. We stayed for a week and wish it could have been longer. We will be back for sure! ”
“Fabulous home in a stunning location, Franschoek on your doorstep! Perfect hosts, would highly recommend! ”
“Communication with Gerald and Ingrid was excellent both before and during our stay in their lovely home. We felt well supported throughout our stay and enjoyed the comforts of a well equipped property. Thank you for sharing your delightful home. Angela and John”
“Had a great stay in Ingrid and Gerald beautiful home and didn’t want to leave. We were met by Ingrid and Gerald who were wonderful and gave us all the information we needed to know. They also left us a wonderful basket full of goodies wine, fruit, biscuits etc. The house was spotless and so comfortable. The TV was not working but that didn’t matter to us but they had us sorted in no time. We took a swim in he pool several times to cool off. On. He second day we went wine tasting on the Franschoek Tram an experience we can highly recommend. Would live to come back again and spend more time. Thank you for a memorable stay x”
“Gerald and Ingrid could not have done more to welcome us to their home, the food hamper and wine were most appreciated. Their home is in a beautiful location and Franschhoek is a fantastic place to sample wine and award winning restaurants. Would I return again.....most definitely.”
“Ingrid and Gerald's house in Franschhoek is absolutely gorgeous. We spent 2 weeks there and loved every minute. The home is beautifully decorated, perfectly organized and located just outside Franschhoek in the lovely, and very safe, residential wine estate - La Petite Provence. We particularly enjoyed the sun-heated pool in the backyard which was cool and quickening in the morning and warm and rejuvenating in the afternoon. The kids loved it. We had a great time exploring the surroundings and manage to see all that we had planned for. The house is the perfect starting point for daily trips to the wine estates in the area, Stellenbosch is only a winsome 25 min drive away. Ingrid and Gerald are the perfect hosts. They provided us with clear instructions regarding the house and gave us many valuable suggestions of places to visit. A wonderful swap with so many memories to cherish.”
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