When Laura and I were clicking through the listings on Agoda, searching for a place to stay, we ummed and ahhed. Eventually we chose Hope Villa because it seemed well-located and it looked nice on the website, though you can never be sure.
It turned out to be quite lovely, an historic cottage more than a hundred years old with creaking yellowwood floors and many of the original fittings. Tastefully furnished with light coloured furniture and animal skins from the years spent by our hosts Tessa and Friedel in Namibia, it was exactly the kind of place I like.
It’s private but very close to the beach and the two restaurants on the Eastern Head, the pool area is lovely, and the hosts are so charming that we took them out to dinner to thank them.
I’ll look back at photos like this with fond memories:
Lazing by the pool
Iced coffee at the East Head Cafe
Reading books from the giant book box
Watching Friedel try to find a snake
Calling to the cats, Mousey and Ratty? (This is Mousey)
Hope Villa turned out to be more than we hoped for. I can highly recommend it. Thank you Tessa and Friedel, for making it possible to write lovely things in your guest book, and mean it.