HISTORY: WhaleBack Cottage – Olde Ramsgate – was built around 1915 and was the first holiday cottage built in Ramsgate, hence the superb position. This quaint rock cottage on the seas edge overlooks “Little Billy Bay” with its lagoon. Numerous changes were made over the years to make it more comfortable for holidays, the latest being the addition of a gas braai and large shadeport over a portion of the pooldeck for outdoor comfort.
The Cottage is named after a huge rock situated in the sea directly in front of “whaleback” – A favourite low tide fishing spot amongst locals. An interesting historical fact is that “Cry The Beloved Country” was written here by Alan Paton in 1946 and The cottage was recently visited by Kingsley Holgate on his “outside edge of Africa” expedition.
The cottage is on the sea & beachfront in Ramsgate, with superb views of the sea, beach and indigenous bush. It offers fully equipped and serviced accommodation in an excellent beachfront position in the village. Enjoy our secure environment, scenic walks, two safe beaches, two lagoons, ski boat launch, beach pool, your choice of popular restaurants, and two pubs, all within two minutes walk!
The cottage consists of an entrance hall, six bedrooms, three with queen beds, two with double beds and one with three singles.
Two full bathrooms, one with bath and shower and one with bath and handshower, one extra separate toilet (three in total).
Ceiling fans are provided in the three main bedrooms. Kitchen, dining room and large lounge.
The kitchen is fully equipped including two large fridges, dishwasher, large microwave, under-counter oven, hob & extractor and vacuum cleaner. Two lock-up garages and two safes are provided. Items to bring to make your stay more comfortable include beach towels, and consumables like toiletries, toilet rolls, charcoal, and foodstuffs.
Doreen, our housekeeper, sometimes does personal laundry for guests in her free time.
This is not part of her daily servicing, if you require this service please discuss fees with Doreen.