La Gratitude has been the Pickstone family’s Hermanus holiday home for 100 years. It was built in 1917 on a property chosen for its magnificent views of Walker Bay and for its proximity to the vast Grotto Beach, La Gratitude is filled with a lifetime of memorable summer holidays in Hermanus.

This historical holiday home has recently been renovated to upgrade the accommodation and facilities to 21st Century standards. It offers superb, understated luxury accommodation in Hermanus that still retains the magic of bygone years. Its generous proportions provide ample accommodation for a maximum of 10 people.

In splendid seclusion, La Gratitude is built on 3000sq metres of gently sloping grass rimmed by indigenous vegetation, yet it is the closest house to Grotto Beach and has arguably the best position in Hermanus. It is a few steps from secluded coves, 12km of pristine beach, the Hermanus cliff path and a short drive from the village.


Pool, Jacuzzi, Braai area, ADSL Wireless Internet Access, Satellite TV, Stereo, TV and DVD/Video, spacious gardens.

Bedroom 1 is on the sea side of the house and boasts a king-size bed that is the height of luxury. Fall asleep to the lulling rhythm of the waves. Bedroom 1 shares the newly refurbished bathroom (4267 x 5486) with Bedroom 4.

Bedroom 4 has two comfortable twin beds with two entrances leading to either the courtyard or the living room.

At the rear, is Bedroom 2 with a delightful en-suite bathroom that has been modernized with blue tiles and a clean finish. This king size bedroom looks back onto the mountains, and across the rolling grass towards the lagoon and the endless beach.

Bedroom 3 also has a remodelled blue and white en-suite bathroom. This twin bedroom captures all the action on the pool deck, braai area and Jacuzzi.

Upstairs Suite

There is also accommodation in two upstairs inter-leading bedrooms with twin beds. These are reached from the kitchen.
The accommodation in the upstairs suite has its own entertainment section.

Living Areas

The living room is the comfortable and restful hub of the house with a large central fireplace and a tastefully discrete, yet thoroughly modern entertainment system.

Looking out onto, and with direct access to, the outside entertainment area, the dining room and fully-equipped kitchen are merged. The view from the dining table is of the expansive Walker Bay curving away towards the horizon.

The thoroughly modern kitchen is specifically designed to assist the most experienced cooks and is stocked with a new hob, oven, dishwasher, washing machine and two fridges.

Outside Entertainment Areas

Combining the most modern luxurious facilities with a panoramic view of Walker Bay, La Gratitude’s fenced outside entertainment area includes a multi-jet, multi-functional Jacuzzi (all the better to enjoy the sunset spectaculars from), a child friendly pool, a 12-seater garden dining area and a built-in braai. Ideal for every type of relaxed social gathering, including whale watching.

Rental Information

  • Check In2:00 PM
  • Check Out10:00 AM
  • Max Guests12
  • Min Stay2

Property Features

  • BBQ / Braai
  • Fireplace
  • Jacuzzi
  • Short walk to the beach
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi