Located less than 10 kilometres away from Hermanus, the small but charming town of Onrus offers picturesque views and a good selection of residential properties.
Cosily nestled between the Onrus Mountain and the Onrus River Lagoon, the town offers residents and prospective purchasers of Onrus properties the unique opportunity of quiet, coastal living with all the modern conveniences well within reach.
Nearly all the homes in Onrus can boast at least partial sea views and are located just a stone’s throw away from the Atlantic Ocean.
The quiet, easy going nature of this quaint town has made it a popular destination for “semi-grators”, retirees and holidaymakers looking to invest in Onrus property.
Onrus Residential Properties
Lightstone Onrus property reports as at May 2013 suggest that over 75% of the market stock is composed of freestanding Onrus houses for sale; about 14% secure residential Onrus estates and 11% sectional title properties (the likes of townhouses, flats, apartments).
The average price of properties in Onrus tends to be higher than some suburbs such as Vermont, but lower than properties in Hermanus. This means that properties in Onrus are reasonably priced considering their excellent proximity to the beach.
Over the past year nearly 100 Onrus property transfers were concluded, with a cumulative average price for all types of properties in Onrus standing at just under the R 1 300 000 mark.
This small town has plenty to offer in terms of stand-alone or full title houses; offering everything from upmarket beachside family Onrus holiday houses and villas, to smaller, more modest two bedroomed “lock up and go” units.
Your average 3 bedroomed house in Onrus can cost between R 700 000 and R 2 000 000, depending of course on the size and location of the home. The town also offers neat 2 bedroomed homes starting from as little as R 600 000. On the upper end of the real estate spectrum you have your more luxurious beachside Onrus holiday houses - these 5 to 8 bedroomed properties can comfortably fetch anything from R 4, 000 000 to around the R 10, 000 000 barrier.
The town also offers much in terms of sectional title and Onrus apartment living. You can find everything from 1 bedroom units, to spacious 4 bedroom units overlooking the sea. Your smaller 1 bedroom Onrus flats or apartments are highly sought-after and usually start at about R 500 - 600 000, whilst the larger 2-4 bedroom units can sell for anything from R 700 000 up to R 6, 000 000, and even more for some of the exclusive Onrus property for sale with captivating views!
Due to its close proximity to neighbouring Hermanus, Onrus shares many of its neighbour’s amenities. There are a wide variety of schools to choose from catering for learners of all ages. These include Hermanus Primary School, Hermanus High School as well as Hermanus Private Primary School, and access to crèche facilities.
Whilst Onrus has a few pharmacies, a short trip to Hermanus provides Onrus property owners access to some of the area’s top medical facilities. This includes the MediClinic in Hermanus, as well as the state run Hermanus Hospital, among others.
Onrus comfortably caters for shopping and entertainment with a reasonable range of shops and restaurants at your disposal. However, for a more comprehensive selection of stores, visit nearby Hermanus, popular Somerset West or with a slightly longer drive, the Mother city of Cape Town.
Onrus - Things To Do
One of the most popular tourist and local activities in Onrus, as it is with most of its neighbouring towns, is whale watching, along with folks enjoying the areas pristine white beaches.
Other activities include indulging in the areas offerings of Bacchus with wine tasting at nearby vineyards as well as local and surrounding nature reserves for the outdoors types.
The little town of Onrus really does have a load to offer!
If you are looking to relocate or in search of Onrus holiday houses or perhaps a weekend flat along the Western Cape’s Whale Coast - you need to consult with an experienced Onrus Estate Agent.
Author: Barry Davies