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This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. Featuring an outdoor pool, terrace and secluded garden, First Avenue Guest house is located 350 feet away from the beach in Port Elizabeth. It offers free WiFi and on-site parking.

Each room includes a flat screen TV, safe, fan, heater and kitchenette featuring a microwave and electric kettle. The private bathroom comes with a bath and/or shower.

The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment Complex is less than 650 feet away. Walmer Park and Greenacres shopping centers are 12 mi from First Avenue Guest house. Port Elizabeth airport is 6.2 mi away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Port Elizabeth, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

First Avenue Guesthouse has been welcoming guests since Feb 28, 2014

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Port Elizabeth, this property has an excellent location score of 9.4!

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Halal, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Max adults: 2
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Max adults: 2. Max children: 2
Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)
  • 2 bunk beds and
  • 1 queen bed
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Max adults: 1
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4 reasons to choose First Avenue Guesthouse

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Hobie Beach

    Hobie Beach

    8.5 Very good beach
    550 feet from property
  • Humewood Beach

    Humewood Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    1,400 feet from property
  • Pollack Beach

    Pollack Beach

    8.7 Excellent beach
    3,300 feet from property
  • Denville Beach

    Denville Beach

    8.8 Excellent beach
    3,900 feet from property
  • Kings Beach

    Kings Beach

    8.7 Excellent beach
    4,300 feet from property
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Managed by Lisa Rentzke

Company review score: 9.6Based on 153 reviews from 1 property
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Property info

First Avenue Guesthouse has been in the family for more than three generations and we pride ourselves in making our guests feel welcome and at home. The original character-filled home is complimented by various modern additions to the guesthouse property and a beautiful, secluded garden offers a peaceful atmosphere.

Neighborhood info

Living on Port Elizabeth's beachfront makes you feel as if you are always on holiday. Everything is relaxed and no-one is in a rush. The people are always friendly and when you walk along the beach you will be greeted by happy smiling people and make new friends!

Languages Spoken

Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • The Boardwalk
    0.1 miles
  • Shark Rock Pier
    0.2 miles
  • Bayworld Oceanarium
    0.7 miles
  • Port Elizabeth Museum Complex
    0.8 miles
  • McArthur Pool and Leisure Centre
    0.9 miles
  • Splash Waterworld Port Elizabeth
    1.2 miles
  • Humewood Golf Club
    1.6 miles
  • Nelson Mandela University
    1.8 miles
  • South End Museum
    2 miles
  • Shark River Golf Club
    2.1 miles
Top attractions
  • No 7 Castle Hill Museum
    2.6 miles
  • Cape Recife Local Authority Nature Reserve
    2.7 miles
  • St George's Park
    3.3 miles
  • Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial
    3.3 miles
  • Port Elizabeth Golf Club
    4.5 miles
  • Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
    4.6 miles
  • Little Walmer Golf Club
    4.8 miles
  • Walmer Country Club
    4.8 miles
  • Sardinia Bay Golf Club
    9.6 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Hobie Beach
    550 feet
  • Humewood Beach
    1,400 feet
  • Pollock Beach
    3,300 feet
  • Denville Beach
    3,900 feet
  • Kings Beach
    4,300 feet
Closest Airports
  • Port Elizabeth International Airport
    2.5 miles
How to get to First Avenue Guesthouse from Port Elizabeth International Airport
    Private shuttle
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of First Avenue Guesthouse
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • High chair
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Snorkeling Additional charge
  • Horseback riding Additional charge
  • Diving Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking Additional charge
  • Windsurfing Additional charge
  • Fishing Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
  • Secure parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Swimming pool toys
  • Saltwater pool
  • Shallow end
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Zulu
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House rules First Avenue Guesthouse takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request
2+ years
Extra bed by request
ZAR 150 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard UnionPay credit card First Avenue Guesthouse accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about First Avenue Guesthouse

  • Check-in at First Avenue Guesthouse is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Room options at First Avenue Guesthouse include:

    • Double
    • Family
    • Single

  • Guests staying at First Avenue Guesthouse can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Halal
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • First Avenue Guesthouse is 3.1 miles from the center of Port Elizabeth.

  • The nearest beach is 650 feet from First Avenue Guesthouse.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to First Avenue Guesthouse by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 10min

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at First Avenue Guesthouse (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Secure parking
    • Street parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • First Avenue Guesthouse offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Beachfront
    • Horseback riding
    • Beach

  • The prices at First Avenue Guesthouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.