Dubbed the “friendly city,” Port Elizabeth, South Africa is a city that exudes a relaxed atmosphere and attracts visitors in search of an opportunity to log off from the busyness of their everyday activities. With so many things to do and world-class amenities, it’s hard to think of why you wouldn’t want to go. Along with activities to keep visitors busy, Port Elizabeth offers a myriad of accommodation options suited to the travellers’ needs. However, if you are looking for unique and quirky experiences, then Port Elizabeth boasts an array of options, from a tree top accommodation to a farm-style apartment. Check out this list of 10 unique Airbnb accommodation options available in Port Elizabeth:
If you’re in search of a bucolic experience with a tough modern edge, head to the outskirts of Port Elizabeth where you will find The Red Shed. Set on a working dairy farm, enjoy the serenity of the surroundings and the many activities and amenities in close proximity of the accommodation. Guest have an array of opportunities to explore the surroundings, from a peaceful walk to the local cafes and restaurants to a blissful cycle to the beach. The Red Shed features a well-equipped kitchen, open plan bedrooms and even an indoor “braai” area. The Red Shed caters to all ages, and guests have access to the trampoline, swimming pool, and tennis court. The glass structure and design of the house allows natural light to enter. The Red Shed is where the countryside meets modern sophistication.
The Red Shed
Price: from 48 USD / 670.22 ZAR
Number of Guests: 10
Fancy living like Tarzan and Jane without the discomfort? Book a room at Tree Top, a tree house experience with a difference. The open plan set up allows for the cool breeze to filter through the room, keeping the sleeping area fresh and airy. Wake up to the greenery of the indigenous garden and the twitter of the local birds. Within close proximity of the airport, guests have access to the many eateries situated near Tree Top. Climb the stone stairs to your secluded room offering stunning views from the deck.
Price: from 44 USD / 614.37 ZAR
Number of Guests: 2
As the name suggests, Bliss is the perfect accommodation for beach lovers and guests in search of a tranquil escape from their everyday lives. Guests have access to Pollock Beach, where they can watch the sun rise or enjoy afternoon walks. Bliss offers comfortable accommodation with unrivalled views and free Wi-Fi. The world-famous Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World is walking distance from the accommodation.
Bliss by the Ocean
Price: from 57 USD / 795.89 ZAR
Number of Guests: 6
For a rustic stay with modern finesse, book a stay at the Hopewell House. Situated on a nature reserve at the Hopewell Estate, Hopewell House offers unrivalled views of the lush and serene natural environment and is a perfect spot to escape the busyness of city life. Soak up the serenity of the nature reserve from the comfort of the living area or wake up to the sounds of nature from the bed. The modern furnishings lend to the luxurious and authentic ambiance. On the estate, guests have access to the nature reserve, boasting indigenous bucks, and bird watchers can enjoy the 160 different species of birds at the reserve. Mountain bike enthusiasts can explore the terrains of the reserve, while nature lovers can admire the peacefulness on one of the hiking trails or on horseback. End your day with a scrumptious dinner at the restaurant located on the estate.
Hopewell House 4
Price: from 160 USD / 2,234.08 ZAR
Number of Guests: 10
Wake up to the sound of crashing waves from this splendid apartment. This apartment’s selling point is that it is situated right on the beach with the blue waters of the Indian Ocean as your backdrop. The apartment is fully equipped with all the essential appliances and each room is designed to complement the open and airy atmosphere of the apartment. Sink into the ultra-comfortable bed and watch the worries of your everyday disappear, or relax by the poolside in the afternoon sun. This is the perfect location just to go offline and relax.
Price: from 72 USD / 1,005.34 ZAR
Number of Guests: 7
Enjoy pristine views of the Indian Ocean from the balcony of this charming apartment by the sea. Each room is stylishly designed to perfection, to give guests a home away from home experience. Frolic in the turquoise blue waters of the pool or enjoy a relaxed walk on the beach with the warm sand beneath your feet. The apartment is fully furnished with all the essentials and guests have access to Wi-Fi and Netflix.
Dream Apartment by the Sea
Price: from 66 USD / 921.56 ZAR
Number of Guests: 5
Located in a prime location, this apartment in Walmer, Port Elizabeth, is perfect for the traveller in search of comfort and tranquillity while enjoying a city break. Just 2 km (1.2 mi) from the airport, guests can experience the buzz of the local people at one of the local restaurants or shopping malls, which are within walking distance of the apartment. This apartment offers guests an open plan living area and kitchen fully stocked with cooking and eating utensils. In the living area, the sliding door opens into a private garden where guest can spend their afternoons or enjoy a coffee in the morning.
Price: from 56 USD / 781.93 ZAR
Number of Guests: 2
If you’re in search of an apartment accommodation that is close to the buzz of the city, then be sure to book this apartment. Within walking distance of the promenade and vibrant nightlife, this apartment provides guests with a contemporary modern living option. The apartment is intricately designed and allows the natural light to seep through, creating a calm and tranquil escape. Take a stroll to King Beach, where you can take a dip in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean or watch the sky come alive with technicolour kites from local kite surfers.
Contemporary Beach Apartment
Price: from 40 USD / 558.52 ZAR
Number of Guests: 4
This apartment is suitable for the solo traveller, business traveller, or simply individuals in search of a brief respite from their daily routine. This apartment provides all the essentials and a little more to ensure your stay is pleasant and enjoyable. From the private gardens to the open plan living area, guests will find it hard to leave following their stay.
Modern Loft Apartment
Price: from 64 USD / 893.63 ZAR
Number of Guests: 2
Watch the warm hues of the morning sun kiss your skin or take a bubble bath with spectacular views from this Modern Villa. The villa boasts splendid views of the Indian Ocean from the deck where guests can enjoy warm afternoons sipping on sundowners. The villa is tastefully designed and can host a large family group in search of a family getaway. The kitchen is stocked with state of the art appliances and utensils. So, grab your loved ones and head on an unforgettable experience.
Price: from 119 USD / 1,661.60 ZAR
Number of Guests: 11
Port Elizabeth is calling...
So for the historian, the nature lover, the adventurous, and even the adrenaline junkie, Port Elizabeth has the perfect accommodation to suit your travel itinerary.