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Jeffreys  Bay - Hiring Buying Holiday Home

Jeffrey’s Bay is one of the country’s top vacation spots. It is popular for its vast, expansive beaches, beautiful natural surrounds and the tranquillity that comes from its small-town charm. Because of the number of visitors that frequent the area year after year, some Jeffrey’s Bay homes have been made available for hire over the busy tourist seasons. Alternatively, many faithful visitors have invested in their own homes along the South African coast to ensure their ultimate comfort and convenience.

Jeffrey’s Bay presents a wide range of homes on offer, each suitable for the unique budgets and requirements of different prospective buyers or renters. To buy a house in this Eastern Cape surfing hotspot can cost anything between R150 000 (approximately £12 600 or $20 400) to R15 million (about £1.3 million or $2.1 million).

These homes range from rustic beachfront cottages without the bells and whistles of swimming pools, Jacuzzis, tennis courts, and so on to more expensive homes, which are luxurious, providing an opulent ambience to your South African holiday. Renting a holiday house is still more expensive than for the local residents, as many of the homes are only available for hiring during the busy tourist season. However, for shorter stays, or for those who are not sure whether they will return to Jeffrey’s Bay on a regular basis, this is the more sensible option. Home rentals range between R5000 and R12 000 per month (£430 or $680 to £1100 to $1 700).

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Buying a holiday home in Jeffrey’s Bay, or anywhere else in the world, is not the best financial decision in terms of investment, but makes sense when considering convenience and enjoyment of lifestyle. There are several factors to consider:

1.    Do you want to return to the same place every year? Does your family agree?
2.    Can you afford to buy and maintain a holiday home in addition to your normal life expenses?
3.    Is there an opportunity to rent your holiday home out during the periods in which you are not there?
4.    To make the most use of your holiday home, it is best to purchase one close to your residential home, so that you may take trips there for weekends and public holidays.
5.    If your budget is restricted, buy a home in an area that is not yet popular, but has promising potential.
6.    The best way to choose a holiday house is by speaking to and asking other people who own holiday homes in the area. These ones can offer advice and also caution you regarding hidden costs or disadvantages.
7.    If you are purchasing a holiday home through an agency in Jeffrey’s Bay, ensure that all of your questions are answered and that you are completely satisfied before making this major investment.
8.    Ensure that your holiday home is suitable for friends, pets and children even if these are not yet a major part of your life. This is a long-term investment and it is wise to be prepared for the future.

If, after careful consideration, doubt or questions remain, it may be wise to hold off on making a major decision until you are completely sure. However, investors in Jeffrey’s Bay are sure to enjoy year after year of growth and development amidst true African style and relaxation.