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Joel's Off-the-grid Cottage

Self Catering

Review Summary

5 out of 5from 10 reviews for Joel's Off-the-grid Cottage
Cleanliness
4.9/5
Service
5.0/5
Location
5.0/5
Safety
5.0/5
Value for money
5.0/5
Annemieke V - Nov 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Annemieke V
With spouse/partner

Fantastic relaxing couple of days.

Joel's is magical and remote. We went on a fantastic hike, had a lekker braai, swam in the natural pool, ate fruit off Joel's tree, saw some frogs and had a bath in the rain. It is a special place made all the better by Joel himself.

Francois S - Jul 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Francois S
Family with teenagers

Asemrowende skoonheid met bitter netjiese verblyf en baie gasvrye eienaar. Een van my lekkerste ondervindings.

Krag en Wifi die hele tyd in die middel van nêrens, as dit vir jou belangrik is. Sonpanele en donkie verskaf oorgenoeg warm water. Alles wat jy benodig is hier plus oorgenoeg luukse beddegoed en heerlik slaapbeddens. Joel is besig om vir hom 'n off the grid hemel hier te skep.

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Breathtaking beauty with very tidy accommodation and a very hospitable owner. One of my best experiences.

Power and Wifi all the time in the middle of nowhere, if that's important to you. Solar panels and donkey provide ample hot water. Everything you need is here plus plenty of luxury bedding and lovely sleeper beds. Joel is creating an off the grid heaven for himself here.

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Simira L - Jun 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Simira L
With friends

Perfect cottage in the mountains.

Joel's Off-the-Grid Cottage was so much more than expected! Joel is a fantastic host; so accommodating and welcoming. The cottage has everything you'd need from a coffee plunger to books, extra blankets and pots and pans. The outdoor bath, shower and toilet are nothing short of perfect and were definitely the highlight of our stay. The main bedroom has the most magnificient views of the mountain to wake up to as well. You can do everything from hike, trail run, stargaze etc. We will definitely be back!

Joel's Off-the-grid Cottage 's response

Thank you Simira, for your kind words. It was my pleasure to host you and your party and you are welcome back anytime. Take special care always.

Joel's Off-the-grid Cottage
Donovan G - Mar 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Donovan G
With spouse/partner

A little too much interaction for a "romantic" getaway, but will definitely see me again and again and again.

Just absolutely fabulous and so much potential. See you in the very near future.

Joel's Off-the-grid Cottage 's response

Thank you Donovan, would love for you to visit again, really happy you enjoyed your stay at the cottage, take special care always

Joel's Off-the-grid Cottage
Cheryl K - Dec 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Cheryl K
With spouse/partner

Wow, wow, wow!

This is one of the best self-catering places I have ever been to! It has everything and more you need and off the grid as well. Amazing views, fantastic super friendly host, very organised place. Lovely braai facilities, fabulous pool and a beautiful outside shower and bath. We loved it so much. My dogs enjoyed the openness and fresh air. Will definitely be back for a second visit. Thank you Joel! You have a star-studded place.

Joel's Off-the-grid Cottage 's response

Thank you so much for the kind words, Cheryl. It was my pleasure to host your stay and you guys are welcome back anytime. Take special care always

Joel's Off-the-grid Cottage
Karen G - Nov 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Karen G
With spouse/partner

Fantastiese wegbreek onafhanklik van die plaaslike krafnetwerk af.

Dankie Joel, ons het so lekker gebly! Die beste plek om batterye te laai en weg te breek van ons besige lewe! Die meditasie stoel was wonderlik.

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Fantastic getaway independent from the local power grid.

Thank you Joel, we had such a great stay! The best place to recharge batteries and break away from our busy life! The meditation chair was wonderful.

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Andra D - Oct 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Andra D
Individual traveler

Wonderful stay in nature.

Beautiful scenery where you can relax close to nature.

Janet M - Sep 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Janet M
With spouse/partner

Retreat in an idyllic setting.

We loved staying at Joel's Off the grid! This is for those who really love to be close to nature. Well situated between the mountains. Amazing place to go for a sort or longer stay!

Joel's Off-the-grid Cottage 's response

Thank you so much for staying with us Janet. It was a pleasure having you guys here. Welcome back anytime.

Joel's Off-the-grid Cottage
Monet T - Aug 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Monet T
Family with young children

Perfect tranquillity.

Staying at Joel's cottage was absolutely amazing. The house was neat, very well equipped and had nice character. The natural beauty of the area was breathtaking. The atmosphere was relaxed and tranquil, so much so that we extended our stay. We will definitely be back! Thank you, Joel!

Joel's Off-the-grid Cottage 's response

Thank you Monet, It was a pleasure to host you and your family. You will always be welcome here. Take special care always.

Joel's Off-the-grid Cottage
Sonja B - Jul 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Sonja B
With spouse/partner

Asemskep in die Klein-Karoo.

As jy soek na asemrowende uitsigte, watervalle en vars lug, is Joel se huisie perfek. Die buitelugbadkamer is beter as Liewe Heksie se sterretjieskombuis. Saans sak jy behaaglik weg in 'n stoombad met die uitspansel as jou dak. Die swembad het eweneens 'n asemrowende uitsig. En as jy lus is vir diep dink en wyd kyk, gaan soek gerus die 360° meditasiestoel op. Joel is 'n vriendelike gasheer wie se hande vir niks verkeerd staan nie. Hy het alles in sy stukkie self-onderhoudende paradys self ontwerp en gebou.

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Breathe in the Klein-Karoo.

If you are looking for breathtaking views, waterfalls and fresh air, Joel's cottage is perfect. The outdoor bathroom is better than Dear Witch's star kitchen. In the evening you sink comfortably into a steam bath with the firmament as your roof. The pool also has a breathtaking view. And if you feel like thinking deeply and looking wide, feel free to look for the 360° meditation chair. Joel is a friendly host whose hands are not amiss for anything. He designed and built everything in his piece of self-sustaining paradise himself.

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Joel's Off-the-grid Cottage 's response

Thank you Sonja and Andre for staying with me - I feel we had a special connection - hope to see you again soon - take special care always.

Joel's Off-the-grid Cottage
From
R1 300
per night (sleeps 4)
From
From R1 300
per night (sleeps 4)
From
R1 300
per night (sleeps 4)
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  • Capacity: 4 people
  • Check-in: 13:00 to 17:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: 18 Buffelsvalley Farm, Oudtshoorn, 6650, Western Cape
  • All ages welcome
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