Tucked away in the seaside town of Ballito, this plantation-style holiday home speaks of long summer days and balmy nights spent poolside. The Ballito House has been in the Colle family for over eight years, and they’ve kept that warm ambiance that only a family home exudes. The decor is a joint effort by owner Anne Colle and Timeless Interiors which stands true to its name through an easy, understated elegance. The home is a concentrate of rich textures and luxurious finishes which makes for a plush yet comfortable atmosphere which no hotel can duplicate. Luxury and leisure in equal measure create a magnificent retreat, complete with ocean views, comfort and of course, cocktails. The Ballito House is geared for romantic getaways, exclusive launches and conferences, with friendly and personal service. Every space, inside and out, offers a sea view so you’re spoilt for choice. For more information call them on 032-586-1021 or visit theballitohouse.co.za. Text: Nadia van der Mescht Nadia is a creative consultant who has a passion for locally crafted products. She works with fellow creatives to build their brand, online presence and press portfolio. Creativity with integrity is her motto. Read her blog at lovecupcakecouture.co.za.