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A Fairy Tale at the Knysna Lagoon and Golf Courses on the Garden Route

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  • Minimum stay:7-14 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This delightful home is the place to stay when visiting the splendours of the Southern Cape. From here Tsitsikamma, Nature's Valley, Plettenberg Bay, Mossel Bay, George, Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo and many more breathtaking places can be discovered. The Knysna Golf course is in walking distance, Pezula / Sparrebosch Golf is a 5 minutes' drive as are Knysna's lovely surroundings - the rivers, lakes and islands, beaches and lagoons, mountains and indigenous forest. When you need a rest after these overwhelming impressions, a day at the swimming pool is vacation at its best. The Boma (or lapa) with a multi-braai offers a truly African dining experience under the stars. Sit around a bonfire and enjoy the stories of the day. Warning!! The stories get better as the night goes on.

Knysna and surroundings:
KNYSNA VILLAGE Cradled between the majestic Outeniqua mountains and the rugged Southern Cape coastline and surrounded by indigenous forests, Knysna still manages to project a 'village' atmosphere with numerous arts and craft shops and museums.It also offers adventure sports such as canoeing, abseiling, creaking, hiking, biking, fishing, diving, paragliding, fishing and many others. Wine and dine your way through a formidable array of fine restaurants, seafood taverns, pubs, coffee shops and eateries. A delectable specialty is the oysters which are cultivated in Knysna lagoon.
KNYSNA HEADS Where the sea enters Knysna lagoon is one of the most dramatic and scenic spots in the Garden Route. See it from above and below.
BEACHES The Garden Route has been blessed with beautiful sandy beaches. Spend a day exploring or sunbathing. There are many wonderful spots for sea swimming or watching
WHALES & DOLPHINS along the coastline all year round (but best time from May to October).

Airports and transport: George: 70 km
Port Elisabeth: 280 km
Cape Town: 500 km

CLIMATE AND NATURE: Knysna enjoys a moderate climate all year round. Lowest rainfall occurs during winter; the yearly average is 770 mm. The average temperature in January is 26º Celsius and during the winter months (June-August) fall to about 18º Celsius - still ideal conditions for outdoors activities!
The Indian Ocean at Knysna is much warmer than the sea water in Cape Town; even in winter there are many days where you can go swimming.
From waking in the morning to the calls of Knysna's famous bird life with a beautiful view of the lagoon and mountains beyond.
And lazing in our garden is such a pleasure as you will be surrounded by a lush, green tropical setting with ample shade or sun with the peaceful sounds of nature and bird calls all around.

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Member since: 2001

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/14/2016

Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Fully carpeted rooms with heating. House serviced weekly, garden and swimming pool 2x/month. DSTV to be activated by guests. House is fitted with burglar alarm system linked to 24 h armed response unit....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Rain Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,226
Summer
Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2017
14 night min stay

$1,951
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,449

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • OfflineRDD $334.41
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Arrival after 3:30 p.m., departure before 9:00 a.m. Discount of 15% for party of two (except between 1 November and 30 April). Shorter periods of time possible @ 250€/night (280€/night between 1 November and 30 April).

A 25% non-refundable booking deposit by bank draft. A refundable security deposit of €300/week payable with full rental payment by bank draft no later than 8 weeks before holiday s


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Location

70 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
George
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Recommended

Knysna is situated right in the heart of the Garden Route, at 500 km from Cape Town and 250 km from Port Elisabeth.

Other Activities: Relaxing at the swimming pool.

Golf: Welcome to the 'Golfing Mecca' of South Africa. There are no fewer than 8 top class golf courses between Plettenberg Bay and George, including the new links course at Fancourt and Pezula/Sparrebosch, South Africa's postcard to golf. In addition to this, 9 mashie golf courses have also been established in this 'golfing route'.

We have rented residence all over the planet and have never had a stay that so much exceeded our expectations. Re-purchase is proof of satisfaction and we decided to rent for over three weeks this coming season again (2014/15).

Just a note to say thank you – your house was lovely and we had a wonderful two weeks holiday. Everyone was so kind and helpful. Lying by the pool was so relaxing and your guides and brochures were really helpful. The men golfed at the local course and Simola, we visited the Heads and Buffalo Bay, went on the steam train from George to Hartenbos, drove through Phantom Pass. Ate out regularly in the wonderful restaurants of Kynsna (put on rather too much weight)! as the food and wine were too tempting.

I can see why you love the location and the house – it is truly idyllic and hopefully we will return again. (Watson 2-3/2007)

Ski: What a fantastic home you have.We were very comfortable and felt very relaxed from the moment we arrived.The pool was great and our son spent most of his time in it. We all agree that this was the best holiday ever!!Thank you so much again for letting us use your home–we will definitely try to come and stay again in the not too distant future.(Albertyn 1/2009) We very much enjoyed staying in your home.Within a few minutes of walking in the door we knew that we had all the comforts of home at our finger tips.What a joy to find a fully equipped home instead of a house with the basic equipment.It was very easy to see that it was a very much loved house and as such, contained everything we could possibly need and so much more.What a joy to find nice big fluffy towels and a teapot! We enjoyed the privacy and seclusion of the pool and patios and had a very relaxing week due totally to the fact that we felt so comfortable.Thank you very much for letting us share your home.(Oliver 2/2007)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997


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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/14/2016

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  • View of the house from the swimming pool

    View of the house from the swimming pool

  • Main bedroom

    Main bedroom

  • Third bedroom

    Third bedroom

  • Shower

    Shower

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Patio

    Patio

  • Garden

    Garden

  • Garden

    Garden

  • Garden

    Garden

  • Braai area

    Braai area

  • View pool from 2nd bedroom

    View pool from 2nd bedroom

  • Relaxing at the swimming pool

    Relaxing at the swimming pool

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  • Main bathroom with shower in the back

    Main bathroom with shower in the back

  • Bathroom with tub

    Bathroom with tub

  • Patio

    Patio

  • Garden

    Garden

  • Garden

    Garden

  • Garden

    Garden

  • Path to braai area

    Path to braai area

  • Patio to pool

    Patio to pool

  • View pool from entrance

    View pool from entrance

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