Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Shelly Beach, Margate, South Africa - Updated 2022

airbnb Shelly Beach, Margate, South Africa

Shelley Beach is located in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, on the eastern side of the country. The area is known for its amazing beaches, and what’s in the surrounding area. From the beaches, you can head out and scuba dive or snorkel. If you’re into coffee, visit the Beaver Creek Coffee Farm, and if you like reptiles. visit the Pure Venom Reptile Park. The beach itself has shuttle buses which can take you into Durban. The next town along is Margate, which is home to Riverbend Crocodile Farm, Aqua Planet and the Southbroom Golf Course. Check out ten of the best Airbnb’s in the area.

1. Family apartment right on the water (from USD 83)

This beautiful family home has room for up to six guests, spread over five beds in three bedrooms. There’s a king bed in the first bedroom and two singles in each of the other two bedrooms. The house is in a modern complex, right on Shelly Beach. The building has direct access to this private beach. In the apartment, you have a large kitchen and a living room area, with a balcony with views right over the water. For each apartment, you have your own private parking space, as well as a guest parking space. You also have access to the complex’s garden and swimming pool.

Mystique 10 - Shelly Beach
Hibicus Coast, kwa zulu natal, South Africa
85 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

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Amenities & Room:
a beautiful apartment with all the amenities
lovely space - kitchen has everything you would need - washer and dryer and a dishwasher
lovely apartment with great view and easy access to beach
we would definitely book this gorgeous apartment again
the unit is clean and tidy
the accommodation was clean and had every convenience
sparkling clean place which is easy to find
10 mystique was spotlessly clean and exactly as described and depicted in the photographs
very convenient and beautiful clean accommodation
christine the host was an absolute pleasure
the dishwasher and washing machine were very helpful
christine was a fantastic host whenever we contacted her she responded promptly
christine is a wonderful host who responded to all communication
great place to stay and a great host who responds immediately to any issue
great location easy to find close to malls and restaurants
awesome apartment on lovely complex at great location
it is close to the n2 freeway as well
stylish well appointed apartment in great location
if you enjoy the beach and walking distance from the shops it's an ideal spot
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2. Apartment with access to a private beach (from USD 65)

This family apartment has room for up to six guests. The apartment is located in the Kubu Bali apartment building, and you have your own access to a semi-private beach. The complex also has its own salt water swimming pool. This flat is on the ground floor and it has its own shaded parking space. The flat is close to the nearby town and is less than a five-minute walk to the shopping mall. You’re also close to Shelly Beach Boat Club, with opportunities to scuba dive, fish, and even go whale and dolphin watching.

Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
62 reviews
Entire condominium (condo) 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

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Amenities & Room:
mobile connectivity in the main bedroom was very poor but better when wifi was working
comfortable well located and neatly furnished with quality furniture and equipment
the pool is beautiful
it was very clean when i arrived
pool area is safe and clean for the kids
absolutely clean and well taken care off
great place really clean and looks better than in the pictures
great service great place super clean and stylish will be back again for sure
thanks james for being a wonderful host
host was available via cellphone almost instantly impressed with this
awesome place awesome host will differently be back again and again
wonderful host location value for money
great location very close to shopping centres and restaurants
great location and a well-equipped flat
place and location is great we were close to the private beach and enjoyed a camping out
great location easy access to quiet and private beach
great location and the pictures are not deceiving whatsoever
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3. Family home by the beach (from USD 173)

If you want to get away with all your family or with a big group of friends, this place is perfect for you. There’s room for up to ten guests, with eight beds over four bedrooms. The house is within walking distance of the beach - just 20 steps away, and Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club and shopping center are just around the corner. There’s a large fully equipped kitchen, as well as an outdoor entertainment area with a fire pit and braai. The house has a double garage as well as a secure parking area. The hosts can provide digital TV at an additional cost - but you won’t need it, with the beach found so close!

The Beach House
Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
19 reviews
Entire residential home 8 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
spacious and clean with clear and immediate communication from the hosts
house is massive very clean and safe for kids
the home is super clean spacious and inviting
it is spacious and comfortable child friendly and safe
will definitely consider this place again
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4. Cottage on the sand (from USD 72)

If you want to be as close to the beach as possible, then this cottage is a great choice! The cottages are basically on the beach, giving you uninterrupted views. This apartment can be either self-catering, only breakfast provided, or if you want the life of luxury, you can have all your meals provided for you. The cottage has two bedrooms, and with a sofa bed, there’s room for up to six guests. As well as the beach, there’s also a waterfall and pond outside the house. You have a full bathroom inside, and outside there’s an outdoor shower. There’s also a shuttle from outside the house which can take you straight into Durban. The owners can also provide kite surfing lessons for you.

Milkwood Beach Cottages SAND
Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
9 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

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Amenities & Room:
the security and wi-fi are appreciated
it's a lovely charming cottage with comfortable bath (including outside shower) and just enough space to accommodate six travelers
nothing "fancy" but clean and comfortable
amazing place clean 100 meters from the beach
the cottage was very clean it had everything we needed and the beds were comfortable
great response time from the hosts and great hospitality thanks guys
hosts extremely helpful and friendly
the hosts were very friendly warm and accommodating
the host robert makes an amazing seafood platter
stylish and robert and li-mari are amazing hosts
location great - close to shops and beaches
like many beaches in kzn it was fairly private quiet and ideal for a sundowner with the family
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5. Family home by the sea (from USD 85)

This beautiful home has room for up to four guests. The house is within walking distance of the shopping center. The house is located in a complex of five houses, so it’s a very quiet neighborhood. You have an amazing view of the sea from your own living room. There’s a large kitchen with everything you’ll need to enjoy your stay. There’s also a swimming pool within the complex as well as private parking.

Shelly Place
8 reviews
Entire guesthouse 4 Beds 4 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

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nomvuyo got a squeaky clean house she’s a great host and very helpful
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6. Large home near the beach

This large four-bedroom apartment is the perfect hideaway for your family to celebrate a summer Christmas. There’s room for up to eight guests. The house is close to the beach, where you’ll get to see perfect sunsets and sunrises from the balcony. As well as four bedrooms - with two queen-sized beds and four single beds between them, there are also two bathrooms, one with a bath. There’s free parking on site, as well as a swimming pool, and laundry facilities. There’s no wifi at the house, but that means that you’ll have to spend all your time outdoors and bathe in the sunshine.

Summer Place
3 reviews
Entire apartment 6 Beds

7. Family apartment near the beaches

If you’re a large group of friends in search of somewhere to stay then this is the perfect place for you. Within the house, there are four double beds as well as two single beds, spread over five bedrooms. The house is only a half hour’s drive away from St Michaels and Uvongo beaches, as well as their fun parks and golf courses. From your house, you have your own private access to Shelly Beach, as well as being a walking distance to the mall. Within the complex, you have a large garden, as well as a barbecue area and a terrace from the property, with great views of the area.

Villa Albatross 1
3 reviews
Entire guesthouse 6 Beds

8. Unique home near the beach

This beautiful home was built with inspiration from both Africa and Bali. The home has amazing views of the sea, and views over the nearby dams. The house also has Indonesian fishes for you to look out for. There’s room for up to ten guests, with four bedrooms and four bathrooms. There’s an outdoor swimming pool and laundry facilities.

12 Tabamanzi, The Farm Eco Estate
Entire house 1 Bed

9. Apartment with the perfect braai

This beautiful apartment is located within a small secure complex and is found at a short walking distance of the beach. It has a lounge and open kitchenette, with the most impressive cooking area outside with a barbecue. The apartment is also close to some of the best surfing beaches in the area. The apartment is also close to a nature reserve. The main bedroom has a queen-sized bed, and there are two single beds in the second bedroom, making it the perfect getaway spot for a small family. The host is always contactable if you have any issues during your stay.

Shore Line Self Catering
Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
20 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
the kitchen was fully equipped which allowed us to braai everynight while enjoying the garden
nice hot shower large windows (good for watching thunderstorms) and ice in the freezer on arrival
ideal for families with one double bed and one room with two single beds
easily accessible at all times and the people are very friendly
a lovely spot close to the main centre's and beaches
simple accommodation and really good location about 1min walk to the beach
great location it's right off the main road so you can explore the area easily
overall a nice place to enjoy a weekend away
the place is amazing very close to the beach and amenities
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10. Family apartment in a gated complex

Enjoy this beautiful family apartment, with room for up to four guests. The apartment is located on the second floor of a secure complex. Within this complex, there’s a swimming pool and braai facilities for you to use. The house has got plenty of facilities surrounding it, including a shopping center, various beaches and the perfect fishing spot. The hosts are contactable at all times if you ever have any issues. There’s a double bed in the main bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room.

Villa Moya 53 - Shelly Beach - Sleeps 4 guests
Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
7 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
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beautiful modern 'fresh' apartment which although sleeps four is excellent for a couple
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Amazing beaches

Shelly Beach is located in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa. This region is known for its amazing beaches and the surrounding mountains. The capital of the region is Durban, with a heavy Indian influence. As well as the beaches, you’ll find wetlands and safari parks. The iSimangaliso Wetland Park and the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The climate is varied and can be sunshine and hot in the summer, and deep in snow in the winter.

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