The Hooting Owl

Marina Beach, South Coast, KwaZulu Natal
Self Catering accommodation in Marina Beach

The Hooting Owl Guest House The Hooting Owl is located in Marina Beach, on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, also known as the "Golf Coast". Marina Beach , is often referred to as "The Honolulu" of the South Coast, approximately two hours drive south from Durban's King Shaka International Airport. The guest house is set in a sub-tropical forest, with valley views and prolific bird life. This hidden jewel was custom-built to blend harmoniously into its surroundings. For complete peace, quiet and privacy, with views over a conservation area from the pool deck. We provide the visitor with good quality, affordable self-catering accommodation. We welcome all race groups, cultures and sexual orientation. The guest house can also be booked as a clothing optional retreat for naturist groups by special arrangement. The Hooting Owl is a unique African Thatch Bush-Veld Lodge set in a coastal environment.

1. The Wood-Owl Lodge.
This is a very spacious self-catering unit, with three double en-suite bedrooms under thatch. All bedrooms have queen-sized beds sleeping two people each, i.e. a maximum of SIX people. Each double room has an en-suite rock effect shower, rock effect basin and a toilet. A floor fan and a hair dryer are supplied. The rooms are located on a separate wing with their own entrance overlooking the pool. The 100% percale linen, goose down pillows and duvets provided are to European standard. Hand and bath towels are also supplied, but guests must provide their own pool and/or beach towels.

There is a large, comfortable TV lounge adjoining the fully fitted kitchen, both overlook the pool area. The kitchen is equipped with cutlery, utensils and crockery for six people. The main appliances are gas and electric counter top hotplates, double oven, microwave, toaster and dishwasher.

The large dinning room contains two sets of tables and chairs, which can seat six or eight people respectively. A shutter opens on to the dinning room from the kitchen for ease of access when serving food.

Wooden decks surround the communal fresh water pool, which has views of the forest. The pool can be heated to 28 degrees C. in winter on request at an additional charge of R250 per day. Minimum two days required to heat the pool to the optimum temperature. A change room, toilet and two showers are located next to the pool and all weather communal braai area.

NOTE: This unit may not be suitable for physically challenged adults or the elderly, due to the steep steps down to the unit from the parking area. Families with small children should also take note of the fact that the swimming pool is not protected by a fence or pool net. All children using the pool area must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times, regardless of whether they can swim or not.

  • Wood-owl lodge entrance
  • wood-owl lodge pool
  • bedroom wing
  • wood-owl lodge
  • wood-owl lodge view
  • valley view
  • eagle-owl cottage
  • cottage lounge
  • cottage Kitchen
  • cottage master bedroom
  • cottage en-suite
  • cottage garden shower
  • scops-owl suite
  • scops-owl suite view
  • scops-owl suite bedroom
  • scops-owl bathroom
  • scops-owl kitchen
  • scops-owl lounge

2. The Scops-Owl Suite.
The Scops-Owl Suite has its own entrance, via a private patio, ideal for a sundowner or braai. The suite has rustic features in a modern style with a queen-size bed, en-suite glass shower, modern basin and toilet. A small fitted kitchen, with stove, microwave, toaster, and all utensils and crockery. There is a small dining nook and TV area with SABC and ‘E’ channels and a DStv Decoder. Guests must supply the decoder “smart card” to activate DStv. This unit is ideal for a couple on an intimate getaway weekend or a family with up to two small children (under five). A camping cot or small single bed can be provided on request.

Bedding, bed linen, hand towels and bath towels are supplied. Guests must bring their own pool/beach towels.

3. The Eagle-Owl Cottage.
The self-contained guest cottage is double storey, which can accommodate up to a maximum of eight people. On the ground floor the master bedroom with queen-size bed, has an en-suite bathroom, which also boasts an outside shower area in a secluded garden. The second bedroom, also with a queen-size bed, shares the second bathroom with the upstairs family room.

The open plan kitchen/dining/TV lounge area completes the downstairs floor plan. The TV has SABC and ‘E’ channels and a DStv Decoder. Guests must supply the decoder “smart card” to activate DStv. The kitchen is fully fitted with counter top stove, under counter oven, dishwasher, microwave and toaster. The unit has utensils and crockery for eight people. Upstairs, there is a very spacious family room with four three-quarter sized single beds.

Bedding, bed linen, hand towels and bath towels are supplied. Guests must bring their own pool/beach towels.

Facilities

There is safe parking inside the perimeter of the premises for up to eight vehicles. Guests will receive a remote control for the gate to gain easy access during their stay. All guest areas are covered by an in-house alarm system linked to Chubb Armed Response.

We supply a few toilet rolls , dish washer powder and dish washing liquid to start you off. The guests are responsible for maintaining their own supplies. No other toiletries or guest amenities will be supplied.

Payments can be made by EFT, direct deposit, bank linked credit card transfer or PayPal. Credit card payment facilities are no longer available.

Activities

The eleven golf courses found on the “Golf Coast makes us ideally situated as a home base for the ardent golf enthusiast. These include Southbroom and San Lameer, which are a five minute drive away and The Wild Coast and Selborne, within twenty to forty-five minutes drive from the guest house,

When the weather is good there are five blue flag beaches to choose from, Marina Beach/San Lameer being the closest and most attractive in my opinion. When the weather is bad there is also plenty to do, including horse riding, quad biking, bird watching, game drives, adventure tours, cultural tours, fishing, whale watching, diving, fine dining, spa treatments, shopping, etc. All activities can be booked in advance or as the fancy takes you.

Rates:

The Wood-Owl Lodge:

From R200 to R300 per person per day.

Peak season rates will apply during school holiday periods.

Minimum rate for the unit R800.00 per day.

A two night minimum stay is required for this unit.

The Scops-Owl Suite:

From R250 to R350 per person per day.

Peak season rates will apply during school holiday periods.

The Eagle-Owl Cottage.
From R200 to R300 per person per day.

Peak season rates will apply during school holiday periods.

Minimum rate for the unit R600.00 per day.

A two night minimum stay is required for this unit.

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Contact Hooting Owl

John F Skene

Fax #:   0866127791
Mobile: 0824083519
Email: stay@thehootingowl.co.za

Web: www.thehootingowl.co.za

Address:
13 Mars Road
Marina Beach