10 Best Long-Term Rentals In St Francis Bay, South Africa - Updated 2024

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Located in the Sarah Bartmaan district of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, St Francis Bay is a beautiful and quaint holiday town located 90 km (56 mi) away from port Elizabeth. The town is perfect for those who want a calm and laid-back holiday to unwind from the stresses of the city lifestyle. It boasts some beautiful beaches, such as Paradise Beach, and is an ideal destination for those who enjoy surfing. Plenty of surf schools and surf shops are available here for your convenience. Animal lovers should also consider spending their time here as the ocean is home to whales and dolphins that you may be able to spot. The beaches are also surrounded by nature reserves that are filled with different species of birds.

If you want to enjoy an extended holiday in the town in comfortable accommodation, read on to find the best long-term rentals in St Francis Bay, South Africa.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, decor, availability of dates, and long-term stay rules and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 15, 2024.

1. Secure beach-front apartment (from USD 44)

A popular choice among travellers, this is a beautifully decorated duplex apartment that offers views of the sea and sunny decks. There is access to a communal pool for refreshing swims. Inside, full DSTV and Wi-Fi are provided.

The rental offers two bright and cosy bedrooms and a sunny living room with plenty of space to hang out. With sliding security gates and a guard on duty, you will feel safe and secure in this home. The property also offers a discount of 42% for stays exceeding 28 nights.

Stayed at this property?
Saint Francis Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa
12.82 km (8.0 mi) from Wacky Waterpark - Jeffreys Bay
358 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
what a view and perfect experience we had on the apartment
lovely bright and cosy apartment with sea views and easy access to the beach
Cleanliness:
very clean with the exception of the towels having a damp smell
very clean very comfortable very happy
the appartment was sunny comfortable clean and quiet
nice clean apartment close to the sea and shops
Host:
owner very accommodating and friendly
vanessa is a great host and constantly insists you call her for anything needed
staff were super friendly & efficient & pandered to our every need
the people there are friendly and very relaxed
amazing & very responsive host with a very beautiful place that feels like home
Location:
awesome location - beautiful beach
the location was perfect just a very short walk to the beach
fabulous place to stay close to beach shops and village
amazing location and very lovely apartment
great value and location
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2. Scandinavian-style cottage near the beach (from USD 84)

This Scandi-style cottage is located in the heart of the town, just a quick walk away from the beach. It is an excellent choice for nature lovers, as the property is surrounded by native bushes teeming with birds. This airy, open-plan cottage has one bedroom and a common space with a sofa bed. The bathroom comes stocked with toiletries and you also have access to a washing machine.

There is a TV and WiFi to keep you entertained on idle days. Make use of the barbecue grill and the picnic table to enjoy open-air meals. Moreover, a discount of 50% is available for those who want to stay here for longer than 28 nights.

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Saint Francis Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa
12.78 km (8.0 mi) from Wacky Waterpark - Jeffreys Bay
10 reviews   Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
modern neat and clean
Host:
we really enjoyed our stay and anna was a great host the check in was quick and easy
Location:
loved the layout and it is very central
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3. Comfortable and functional holiday home (from USD 55)

If you are looking for a tranquil stay, this holiday home is a great choice. It offers amazing views with a lovely patio letting you soak up some sun and relish the surroundings. It also has an enclosed garden where your pets can play, while you relax in the plunge pool.

The kitchen is equipped with an oven, hob, under-counter fridges and dishwasher. Guests are provided access to one of the two bedrooms; if you require the use of two bedrooms you will have to notify the owner beforehand. For stays longer than 28 nights the host will provide a discount of up to 40%.

Stayed at this property?
Saint Francis Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa
13.69 km (8.6 mi) from Wacky Waterpark - Jeffreys Bay
61 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the swimming pool was clean and heated and the view was amazing
loads of light a fully equipped kitchen a really nice outdoor area
the house is very comfortable has a fully equipped kitchen and met all our expectations
this house contains everything that you would need on a holiday to make your stay comfortable and relaxing
Cleanliness:
very clean well organized place
very clean neat and tidy
a perfect clean neat house with everything you need
everything was so clean and neat
great place to stay comfortable clean and spacious
Host:
excellent host and really loved the house
christo is a great host and on hand to answer any questions quickly
amazing place amazing host recommend to all wantingbto stay here
thank u very much christo for being a good host and always being available when needed
christo was an excellent host
Location:
nice location in a quiet area close to fantastic beaches
this is a fantastic place to just relax and unwind
what a stunning place
we really enjoying staying in your place for the week
christo's place is an excellent choice for your stay in cape st francis
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4. Large beach house for families (from USD 222)

This beachfront property has splendid views of the bay and offers enough space for a family of 10 to comfortably fit in. It offers an open-plan kitchen, dining and living area, perfect for preparing and sharing meals. You have access to a private swimming pool for relaxation. There is also a deck with grilling facilities. Guests can also bring their pets by making arrangements with the hosts in advance.

Feel free to avail of a 50% discount for long-term stays.

Stayed at this property?
Saint Francis Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa
11.93 km (7.5 mi) from Wacky Waterpark - Jeffreys Bay
43 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
went to bed to the sound of the sea and woke up to beautiful views
there is a great open plan kitchen/lounge/dining room and snug which worked fantastically well for our multi-generational group
Cleanliness:
nancy came to clean just about every day and the house was spotless
the house was spotless the linen and towels all in great condition
the house was absolutely amazing very spacious clean and exuded opulence
the bedrooms are clean and comfortable
everything was very clean thanks to the wonderful zuki who looked after us very well
Host:
host was very accommodating and we had a wonderful stay
adele is an awesome host making sure our every need was catered for
adele is a most wonderful host and her house is amazing
adele and linda who checked us in were both so helpful
Location:
great house in a great location
lovely house in a great location
the location is truly stunning right on the sea
great location opposite the peter cresent beach
beautiful big house in a great location
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5. Bright and comfortable home on the canal (from USD 84)

Nestled on the edge of a popular canal system, this rental provides guests private access to a jetty and beach. It has four spacious bedrooms and a living room with plenty of comfy seating and a fireplace. There is an open-plan kitchen next to a formal dining area for sharing meals. A covered grill area is also available for cookouts.

The property also has a free washer so you can keep your clothes clean and fresh. DSTV and Wi-Fi are available on request. Enjoy a 20% discount by staying here for longer than 28 nights.

Stayed at this property?
Saint Francis Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa
11.26 km (7.0 mi) from Wacky Waterpark - Jeffreys Bay
52 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a beautiful comfortable home with stunning views
nothing better than waking up in a comfy bed with a beautiful view of the canal
Cleanliness:
the house was beautiful and clean
spacious comfy beautiful and impeccably clean what more could anyone want? thanks again marion
large spacious comfortable and very clean i would highly recommend a stay here
very safe homely comfortable & clean a must do
Host:
marion was a superb host who responded quickly to all our questions
marion was a friendly and helpful host
plus marion is a lovely host :)
marion was very helpful during our stay and check-in was effortless
Location:
lovely house in a great location
it was an amazing location in the heart of the st francis bay canals
spacious home and great location
lovely spot and great location
a wonderful functional comfortable family home in a great location
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6. Sunny apartment with ocean views (from USD 89)

Located in the town centre of St Francis Bay, this two-story apartment has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and a sunny living area perfect for lounging. You can prepare meals of your choice in the open-plan kitchen. Unwind on the wooden deck with a gas grill. offering lovely ocean views. You may also spend some time at the beach or the communal pool.

Shops, restaurants and pubs are all within walking distance of this rental, in case you want to explore the area. A nice discount of 15% is available for long-term stays.

Stayed at this property?
Saint Francis Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa
13.02 km (8.1 mi) from Wacky Waterpark - Jeffreys Bay
84 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is sunny with views of the sea and winter sunsets from the deck
stunning views and a fantastic an well equipped apartment
very well equipped stylish and comfortable flat with beautiful views from the deck
ocean views is a lovely modern secure bright and light apartment
sparking clean and comfortable apartment with sea views walking distance from the beach and great local hangouts
Cleanliness:
a well contained very clean 2 bedroom 2 bathroom flat
the place was very clean and alot of heart was put into it
the apartment was clean tidy and fully equipped
it is spacious and clean will recommend it to anyone visiting the area
lovely clean unit in perfect location in st
Host:
the host is very helpful
the host is welcoming and very helpful
charmaine was a wonderful host and her home is home from home
charmaine lives up to her superhost status with quick responses and helpful tips
it felt like our home away from home our host charmaine was super responsive to any questions
Location:
a convenient location and safe apartment
great location and very central
great location and enjoyable stay
great stay close to the beach and major shopping complex
the location was perfect for our break-away to recharge
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7. Serene home with a private pool (from USD 222)

Boasting uninterrupted views of the bay, this Airbnb is a great option if you want an idyllic and tranquil stay. Guests are allowed full access to the property, including three bedrooms, a kitchen with a refrigerator and coffee maker, and a dedicated workspace. Start your mornings with a refreshing swim in the private pool, and later, browse the web using WiFi or watch some TV.

The outdoor space consists of a private patio, a private back garden, an outdoor dining area and a grill - perfect for alfresco meals and cookouts. Additionally, guests get a 15% discount on the booking price for long-term stays.

Stayed at this property?
Saint Francis Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa
13.5 km (8.4 mi) from Wacky Waterpark - Jeffreys Bay
5 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool is a win and access to the public pathway a treat
very comfortable beds and lovely sized main bedroom
Host:
margarita is a fantastic host
the kitchen is very well equipped and the host provided all the necessary amenities
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8. The Surf Shack (from USD 306)

Brace yourself for a memorable beach holiday at The Surf Shack, which is 200 m (656 ft) away from the legendary Bruce’s Beauties. You will also enjoy some nice brews here, as one of the best coffee shops in the area is located just a short walk away. This is a beachfront property with five bedrooms, and bathrooms equipped with a hair dryer. You can wash off the sand in the outdoor shower after spending time at the beach. The laundry facilities include a washer and dryer, hangers, an iron, and a drying rack.

Board games and WiFi are included so you’re never bored indoors. There is also a heated pool to unwind in. If you stay here for longer than 28 nights, you can avail of a substantial discount on booking charges.

Stayed at this property?
Saint Francis Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa
13.42 km (8.4 mi) from Wacky Waterpark - Jeffreys Bay
9 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 9 Beds 9 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
Location:
the close location to granny's pool and within walking distance to the village shops was perfect
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9. Spindrift

If you prefer privacy then this rental is an excellent choice. This Airbnb offers views of the canal and private access to the beach. It includes comfortable beds with luxury linens guaranteeing restful nights. A flat-screen Smart TV and Wi-Fi are provided for entertainment. There is a private grilling area with comfy shaded seating. Moreover, you are eligible for a 25% discount for stays longer than 28 nights.

As a guest, you have access to the entire flat with its private entrance, an equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. You are also welcome to use the host’s umbrellas and kayaks and access a swimming pool by making arrangements with the owner beforehand.

Stayed at this property?
Saint Francis Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa
11.45 km (7.2 mi) from Wacky Waterpark - Jeffreys Bay
28 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent location fast wifi and extremely good value for money
we had a comfortable two week stay
very warm and comfortable accommodation
Cleanliness:
donne’s place was comfortable and clean and exactly as advertised
the flat was nice and clean
it was clean and support was good
beautiful cozy and clean house with a nice backyard and loads of water equipment
Host:
host was lovely and very helpful
the hosts are welcoming and understanding
the best part was lizzy their helper who was very patient helpful and offers great hospitality
host's have taken care to equip the kitchen with all the possible utilities needed
host was so accommodating and we were able to make use of the paddling equipment which was perfect
Location:
great stay at donne place
this place is very well located
super hosts and great location makes it an ideal weekend getaway
the location on the canals and nearby restaurants make it a perfect getaway
it was within walking distance from the quays and perfect for our stay
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10. Frank Road on the bay (from USD 89)

This rental is a great option for unwinding and relaxing against the backdrop of St Francis’s beautiful coast. There are three bedrooms, an open-plan living space with a fireplace, and a spacious dining and kitchen area. For entertainment, feel free to use the Smart TV with Chromecast access and WiFi.

There is an alarm system that can be activated if you want to feel more secure. If you stay in this lovely rental for longer than a month, you are eligible for a 10% discount on total charges.

Stayed at this property?
Saint Francis Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa
13.14 km (8.2 mi) from Wacky Waterpark - Jeffreys Bay
35 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the house is nicely set out and very clean
if everything surprises one'sexpectations what it's there to say? absolutely fabulous great house perfect location very clean and wellpresented
Host:
great host with outstanding communications
tania is the ultimate host always available and helpful
Location:
it’s as good as it gets superb house in an unbeatable location
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Have a laid-back holiday in St Francis Bay

St Francis Bay is a lovely destination to have a peaceful and relaxing vacation by the ocean. Book your accommodation in one of these charming Airbnb rentals to ensure comfort and convenience. Plus, you will also enjoy attractive discounts for extended stays!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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