37 La Mer

This sea, estuary and coastline-facing, luxury 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment, situated on the tropical east coast of KwaZulu Natal is just 30 minutes south of Durban in the quiet, unspoiled coastal village of Illovo Beach. The town sits on the Illovo river, first christened ‘iLovo’ by the Zulu’s after the mlovo trees that grew on its banks.

La Mer is on a four-kilometre stretch of unspoiled coastline, where the beach is a very short walk away. Plant your feet firmly in the sand before being tempted in by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

This is a first floor apartment that:

  • is fully furnished with one double (en-suite), one twin and one single bedrooms.
  • features a spacious open-plan kitchen-dining-living area.
  • the main bedroom and lounge have direct access to a wide terrace with 150 degree sea, estuary and costs line-view, outdoor furniture and a gas barbeque.
  • has direct beach access through a private gate just a mere minutes’ walk from the apartment.
  • it offers excellent beachfront fishing, safe swimming in shark-net protected waters, blissful sunbathing and, for the kids, endless sandcastle-building opportunities.
  • the lagoon at the mouth of the Lovu River is a haven for bird-watching and canoeing.
  • La Mer is well maintained with lush gardens and an inviting swimming pool and kiddies pool with barbeque facilities and a club house.
  • the complex has 24-hour security.
  • there is reserved undercover parking for one vehicle, plus ample open parking for visitors.
  • the main coastal highway is out of view and earshot, but is 5 minutes’ drive away offering easy access to some of South Africa’s top game parks, dive sites, nature reserves, golf courses and other coastal attractions.
  • 3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6
  • Kettle
  • 2 full bathrooms of which 1 en suite
  • Toaster
  • Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1)
  • Iron
  • Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Cooker
  • Distance to beach 100 m
  • Microwave
  • Family friendly
  • Fridge
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Freezer
  • High chair
  • Washing machine
  • DVD player
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • WiFi Internet access
  • Balcony
  • Satellite TV (DSTV)
  • Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame
  • Video player
  • Secure parking
  • CD player
  • No pets allowed
  • Safe
  • No smoking at this property
  • security guards
  • direct beach access
  • electronic safe
  • hair dryer provided
  • no smoking
  • washing machine
  • espresso machine
  • shops 3 km
  • iron + ironing board

Reviews from our guests

Dear Burger and Marna,
I do not know how to start explaining the excellent time we had at 33 La Mer.

It is the first time my partner and I did not want to come home after a holiday.

We usually go to Ramsgate, but we agreed that La Mer will be our new holiday destination in South Africa.

The unit is super clean, beautifully furnished and the view is stunning!

We had such a lovely time, that is why we stayed an extra day.

It is really a very very nice unit.

We felt safe, during the day and night.

We can not stop talking about the awesome holiday we had.

Thank you once again, you will certainly hear from us again!

Kind regards

Carien, June 2016

5.0
2016-10-18T13:49:05+00:00

Carien, June 2016

I do not know how to start explaining the excellent time we had at 33 La Mer. It is the first time my partner and I did not want to come home after a holiday. We usually go to Ramsgate, but we agreed that La Mer will be our new holiday destination in South Africa. The unit is super clean, beautifully furnished and the view is stunning! We had such a lovely time, that is why we stayed an extra day. It is really a very very nice unit. We felt safe, during the day and night. We can not stop talking about the awesome holiday we had. Thank you once again, you will certainly hear from us again! Kind regards
Pragtige droom-woonstel vir ‘n lieflike wegbreek-vakansie.
26 La Mer was waarlik 'n droomplekkie. Die woonstel is so mooi gemeubileer, met alles wat mens aan kan dink, met boonop 'n pragtige uitsig oor die see.

Dit lyk presies soos wat die fotos aandui.

Alles van die korrespondensie met die eienaar tot die sleutels optel, tot die verblyf self was perfek.

Ons het dit so geniet en kan met volle vertroue dit vir almal aanbeveel.

Ons sal verseker teruggaan!

Deidre L., March 2016

5.0
2016-10-18T13:50:25+00:00

Deidre L., March 2016

26 La Mer was waarlik 'n droomplekkie. Die woonstel is so mooi gemeubileer, met alles wat mens aan kan dink, met boonop 'n pragtige uitsig oor die see. Dit lyk presies soos wat die fotos aandui. Alles van die korrespondensie met die eienaar tot die sleutels optel, tot die verblyf self was perfek. Ons het dit so geniet en kan met volle vertroue dit vir almal aanbeveel. Ons sal verseker teruggaan!
Tolle Lage, hochwertige Ausstattung!
Ich war zum 3 mal beruflich in Durban und habe mich wieder in La Mer eingebucht.

Mein Apartment der ersten beiden Aufenthalte, La Mer 33, war leider schon belegt. Dieses hat meiner Ansicht nach den besten Blick vom Balkon direkt auf das Meer.

Aber auch Apartment Nr 2 hat mich begeistert. Es ist toll ausgestattet, selbst ein Gasgrill und eine Nespresso Maschine waren vor Ort!

Die Apartmentanlage ist perfekt: Pool, direkter Zugang zum Meer, alles sehr ordentlich und sauber.

Durban ist leicht zu erreichen und ein morgendlicher Strandspaziergang am endlosen Strand ist eine klasse Einstimmung auf den (Arbeits-)Tag.

Thomas H., November 2015

5.0
2016-10-18T13:52:26+00:00

Thomas H., November 2015

Ich war zum 3 mal beruflich in Durban und habe mich wieder in La Mer eingebucht. Mein Apartment der ersten beiden Aufenthalte, La Mer 33, war leider schon belegt. Dieses hat meiner Ansicht nach den besten Blick vom Balkon direkt auf das Meer. Aber auch Apartment Nr 2 hat mich begeistert. Es ist toll ausgestattet, selbst ein Gasgrill und eine Nespresso Maschine waren vor Ort! Die Apartmentanlage ist perfekt: Pool, direkter Zugang zum Meer, alles sehr ordentlich und sauber. Durban ist leicht zu erreichen und ein morgendlicher Strandspaziergang am endlosen Strand ist eine klasse Einstimmung auf den (Arbeits-)Tag.
More than we could have imagined…..
Hi Burger,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Our stay at 26 La Mer was more than we could have imagined.

Beautifully furnished, with all sorts of lovely luxuries and perfectly situated with a picture perfect view. All of this made for a perfect week of relaxation.

Thank you for all the trouble you went to, including the very nice cot that was waiting for our baby.

The whole experience from start to finish was just an absolute pleasure.

We will definitely refer others to you guys and we will also, without a doubt, come visit you again soon.

 

Regards,
Elmarie du Plessis (Dec 2016)

5.0
2017-01-10T21:11:50+00:00

Regards,
Elmarie du Plessis (Dec 2016)

Hi Burger, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Our stay at 26 La Mer was more than we could have imagined. Beautifully furnished, with all sorts of lovely luxuries and perfectly situated with a picture perfect view. All of this made for a perfect week of relaxation. Thank you for all the trouble you went to, including the very nice cot that was waiting for our baby. The whole experience from start to finish was just an absolute pleasure. We will definitely refer others to you guys and we will also, without a doubt, come visit you again soon.  
Die perfekte huis weg van die huis met kinnertjies.
Die perfekte huis weg van die huis met kinnertjies.

Ons is absoluut mal oor die akkomodasie gewees.

Le-che was vreeslik oulik gewees en so hulpvaardig.

Die huisie was skoon en het alles gehad wat jy kon nodig hê. Hulle het selfs vir ons twee eetstoeltjies vir die kleintjies gegee en gehelp met die strykwerk.

Die woonstel het 'n pragtige uitsig op die see en 'n lekker grasperk vir die kinders om te speel.

Stapafstand van 'n private strand en die kompleks se swembad en speelplek is van hoë gehalte.

Ons kom vir seker weer terug.
5.0
2017-08-09T17:25:20+00:00
Die perfekte huis weg van die huis met kinnertjies. Ons is absoluut mal oor die akkomodasie gewees. Le-che was vreeslik oulik gewees en so hulpvaardig. Die huisie was skoon en het alles gehad wat jy kon nodig hê. Hulle het selfs vir ons twee eetstoeltjies vir die kleintjies gegee en gehelp met die strykwerk. Die woonstel het 'n pragtige uitsig op die see en 'n lekker grasperk vir die kinders om te speel. Stapafstand van 'n private strand en die kompleks se swembad en speelplek is van hoë gehalte. Ons kom vir seker weer terug.
Great Holiday Apartments …
Great holiday apartments for once a place looks exactly like the picture.
I was there for 4 days with my family and the apartments are beautiful, we'll furnished and best part there is a cleaning service daily.
The apartments are close to the beach and the beach is clean and quiet.
Would go back in a heart beat.

Khuselwa Manjezi
01-05-2017

5.0
2017-05-16T19:30:35+00:00

Khuselwa Manjezi
01-05-2017

Great holiday apartments for once a place looks exactly like the picture. I was there for 4 days with my family and the apartments are beautiful, we'll furnished and best part there is a cleaning service daily. The apartments are close to the beach and the beach is clean and quiet. Would go back in a heart beat.
Thank you for making my holiday perfect …
Hi want to thank you for making my holiday perfect.
The apartment we booked was the best we have experienced in a long time.
It is the prefect location and the apartment is by far one of the bested we ever booked

Thank you and we will book again

Rodney Mariappen, South Africa
09-01-2017

5.0
2017-05-16T19:32:01+00:00

Rodney Mariappen, South Africa
09-01-2017

Hi want to thank you for making my holiday perfect. The apartment we booked was the best we have experienced in a long time. It is the prefect location and the apartment is by far one of the bested we ever booked Thank you and we will book again
the best in 14 years since I became wheel chair bound…..
Thank you very much...
Our stay at 26 Le Mer was absolute bliss.The best stay we experienced on the last 14 Years since I became wheelchair bound..
We were absolutely more than happy especially with Le Che that made our stay very !!! Pleasant.
She is an absolute asset for Le Mer her level of service and hospitality was better than 5☆.
We will certainly return to Le Mer when we holiday at the coast in KZN.
Thank you .the apartment was also very pleasant ...we loved it ..
Like a second home .
Best regards
Cecil and Adri Korkie
5.0
2017-09-23T15:14:43+00:00
Thank you very much... Our stay at 26 Le Mer was absolute bliss.The best stay we experienced on the last 14 Years since I became wheelchair bound.. We were absolutely more than happy especially with Le Che that made our stay very !!! Pleasant. She is an absolute asset for Le Mer her level of service and hospitality was better than 5☆. We will certainly return to Le Mer when we holiday at the coast in KZN. Thank you .the apartment was also very pleasant ...we loved it .. Like a second home . Best regards Cecil and Adri Korkie
We stayed, four adults, at 51 La Mer for a week and had a great time.
We stayed, four adults, at 51 La Mer for a week and had a great time.

 

The apartment is situated in a very nice complex with easy access to the beach and shops nearby. The apartment comes with everything and more so much more especially with the lovely team that caters to all you needs and requirements so much so that we came home with very little laundry!! You could not ask for a better team to assist you whilst staying there.

 

The surrounding area has lots to do and you are are in easy reach of Durban for shopping, nightlife and restaurants. One of the largest malls in the world is an easy 30 minute drive from the apartment.

 

Around the area there are great places to eat if you do not want to cook but then if you do you have a fully stocked kitchen with everything you need to cook a simple to a complex meal.

 

The apartment has great views of the Indian Ocean and a lagoon, which we became obsessed with watching it fill and empty into the Ocean. The beach is great for walking on at anytime of the day and the local people on the beach are really friendly.

 

The only thing that we found hard to do was leave on our last day.

 

Mark Freeman (March 2018)
2018-03-24T12:28:08+00:00
We stayed, four adults, at 51 La Mer for a week and had a great time.   The apartment is situated in a very nice complex with easy access to the beach and shops nearby. The apartment comes with everything and more so much more especially with the lovely team that caters to all you needs and requirements so much so that we came home with very little laundry!! You could not ask for a better team to assist you whilst staying there.   The surrounding area has lots to do and you are are in easy reach of Durban for shopping, nightlife and restaurants. One of the largest malls in the world is an easy 30 minute drive from the apartment.   Around the area there are great places to eat if you do not want to cook but then if you do you have a fully stocked kitchen with everything you need to cook a simple to a complex meal.   The apartment has great views of the Indian Ocean and a lagoon, which we became obsessed with watching it fill and empty into the Ocean. The beach is great for walking on at anytime of the day and the local people on the beach are really friendly.   The only thing that we found hard to do was leave on our last day.   Mark Freeman (March 2018)
a true gem in a beautiful setting with a stunning sea view
The ground floor apartment (26 La Mer) is a true gem in a beautiful setting with a stunning sea view. Spacious and elegantly furnished with a host of fantastic, modern amenities!

The cleaning staff were extremely friendly and on time every day.

Think a stylish hotel suite, think La Mer 26!

Extremely good value for money in a very secure environment.

Highly recommended!”

Henno - March 2018
5.0
2018-03-27T21:54:11+00:00
The ground floor apartment (26 La Mer) is a true gem in a beautiful setting with a stunning sea view. Spacious and elegantly furnished with a host of fantastic, modern amenities! The cleaning staff were extremely friendly and on time every day. Think a stylish hotel suite, think La Mer 26! Extremely good value for money in a very secure environment. Highly recommended!” Henno - March 2018
Wow…..I don’t even know where to start
Wow.....I don't even know where to start, we had a marvelous time, the apartment is absolutely stunning, peaceful and got friendly people. We were well taken care of by LeChè, she went all out to make our stay comfortable and welcomed, We grew so much love for the place, it is unbelievable. I will definitely recommend La Mer Illovo Beach Apartments to all my other friends, everyone of us were over whelmed by the hospitality, the service, cleanliness and the beauty of the apartment, and the beautiful view of the private beach was awesome. The staff, security and everyone we met were very friendly. We felt safe. We've been to the nursery down the road, and the shopping centre, very convenient. The weather was exactly what we hoped for, we had the time of our lives. Thank you, Thank you Mr Burger, Thank you LeChè, you are the best host ever and to all La Mer staff, you are simply the best.

May God continue to Bless all of you.
5.0
2018-12-04T19:26:11+00:00
Wow.....I don't even know where to start, we had a marvelous time, the apartment is absolutely stunning, peaceful and got friendly people. We were well taken care of by LeChè, she went all out to make our stay comfortable and welcomed, We grew so much love for the place, it is unbelievable. I will definitely recommend La Mer Illovo Beach Apartments to all my other friends, everyone of us were over whelmed by the hospitality, the service, cleanliness and the beauty of the apartment, and the beautiful view of the private beach was awesome. The staff, security and everyone we met were very friendly. We felt safe. We've been to the nursery down the road, and the shopping centre, very convenient. The weather was exactly what we hoped for, we had the time of our lives. Thank you, Thank you Mr Burger, Thank you LeChè, you are the best host ever and to all La Mer staff, you are simply the best. May God continue to Bless all of you.
We had the most wonderful stay!
Hi Burger,

We had the most wonderful stay!

The apartment is amazing, with all the luxuries one could ask for. From the complimentary condiments and spices, to the amazing views of the ocean. We will definitely be back again!

The ladies who cleaned were professional and thorough. Gabi was so helpful and made sure everything was perfect.

Thank you very much for the effort and attention to detail that went into every aspect of this lovely apartment.

We cannot wait for the next time.

Kind regards,
Helene

 
2019-09-24T20:35:59+00:00
Hi Burger, We had the most wonderful stay! The apartment is amazing, with all the luxuries one could ask for. From the complimentary condiments and spices, to the amazing views of the ocean. We will definitely be back again! The ladies who cleaned were professional and thorough. Gabi was so helpful and made sure everything was perfect. Thank you very much for the effort and attention to detail that went into every aspect of this lovely apartment. We cannot wait for the next time. Kind regards, Helene  
Droomvakansie!
Ons tydjie by La Mer 26 was perfek! Gabi en die dames wat skoonmaak is vriendelik, professioneel en deeglik. 'n Asemrowende uitsig oor die see en die rustigheid van die kompleks is 'n wenresep vir 'n wonderlike vakansie. Die woonstel is pragtig, met alles en meer waarvoor mens kan vra. Daar is soveel liefde en aandag in elke aspek van hierdie pragtige woonstel ingesit dat mens nie anders kan as om alreeds jou volgende vakansie te beplan nie. Die enigste nadeel was dat ons nog langer kon bly nie!

Helène Marais
September 2019
2019-09-25T16:21:17+00:00
Ons tydjie by La Mer 26 was perfek! Gabi en die dames wat skoonmaak is vriendelik, professioneel en deeglik. 'n Asemrowende uitsig oor die see en die rustigheid van die kompleks is 'n wenresep vir 'n wonderlike vakansie. Die woonstel is pragtig, met alles en meer waarvoor mens kan vra. Daar is soveel liefde en aandag in elke aspek van hierdie pragtige woonstel ingesit dat mens nie anders kan as om alreeds jou volgende vakansie te beplan nie. Die enigste nadeel was dat ons nog langer kon bly nie! Helène Marais September 2019
Awesome Get Away
Good day Mr Edwards

I trust this mail finds you well!

Just wanted to place on record my sincere thanks for an awesome get away at La Mer. The apartment is exactly as is seen on (the web)site and an excellent place to enjoy some R&R.

Further to the above, may I just add that LeChè went above and beyond in making our stay a blessed one. She is an outstanding manager and an absolute delight!

Thanks once again and I look forward to another visit to La Mer.

Warm regards,

CAROL MOODLEY
October 2018
5.0
2018-10-20T22:17:12+00:00
Good day Mr Edwards I trust this mail finds you well! Just wanted to place on record my sincere thanks for an awesome get away at La Mer. The apartment is exactly as is seen on (the web)site and an excellent place to enjoy some R&R. Further to the above, may I just add that LeChè went above and beyond in making our stay a blessed one. She is an outstanding manager and an absolute delight! Thanks once again and I look forward to another visit to La Mer. Warm regards, CAROL MOODLEY October 2018
5
11