House in Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa

Spacious Villa With Panoramic Lagoon Views And A Private 20 Metre Pool

Tranquil Surroundings With Indigenous Trees And Shrubs

Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms)

  • Rates: (ZAR)

    From:
    R2600 - R5000PER NIGHT
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    • Property type:Villa
    • Sleeps:10 (5 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:5
    • Pool

    Location:

    Property description

    The five double bedrooms (all with balconies) are on the upper ground floor - three are en suite, and the other two share a family bathroom. Four of the bedrooms are east facing and have spectacular, unobstructed views of the Knysna Lagoon. Also on the upper ground floor is a study and a double garage. Above the garage is a large play room, accessed from inside the house. Most of the lower ground floor is an open plan kitchen, family room and dining area. There is also a separate lounge, a scullery, and a downstairs shower and toilet. Large stacking doors open onto east and north facing patios with covered dining and sitting areas overlooking the 20 metre swimming pool and the breathtaking views of the lagoon. Belvidere Heights is a gated, nine hectare, low density (only 12 plots) estate which has been developed to blend in with the surrounding fynbos. Bushbuck and porcupine are frequent visitors, and the spectacular Knysna Lourie can often be seen and heard.

    Accommodation description

    Bedrooms:
    All five bedrooms have double beds, bedside tables, dressing tables, ceiling fans and balconies. Bedroom 1 has a separate area with built-in cupboards, and the other bedrooms have built-in cupboards inside the bedrooms.

    Bathrooms:
    En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, twin basins, shower & wc.
    En-suite bathrooms to bedrooms 2 and 5 with shower, basin and wc.
    Family bathroom with bath, shower, basin & wc.
    Downstairs cloakroom with shower, basin & wc.

    Kitchen:
    Granite work surfaces, island with 5 bar stools, electric cooker with gas hob and extractor, fridge, microwave, prep sink, kettle & toaster, iPod docking station. Large, cushioned window seat at north-facing window.

    Utility Room:
    Upright freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, sink, ironing board and iron, vacuum cleaner. Door to outside gas and wood store, rotary clothes line and bins.

    Living Rooms:
    Open plan kitchen, family room and dining room. Family room has three 3-seat sofas, coffee table, 42" plasma TV (satellite TV - DSTV), Blu-Ray player. Dining room with 12 seat oak table. Separate lounge three 3-seater sofas, coffee table, side tables.

    Other:
    Large play room above garage with two 3-seater sofas, 42" plasma TV (satellite TV - DSTV), Blu-Ray player.

    Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
    Towels and linen are included, but not swimming/beach towels. Towels and linen are changed weekly (for lets over 10 days long), and the property is cleaned weekly. There is an optional daily cleaning service (weekdays only) for an extra R200 per day.

    Amenities/Facilities:
    Barbecue, Private Pool, Parking, Garden.

    Dishwasher, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Tumble Dryer, Washing Machine.

    Room Fans, Satellite.

    Location Type:
    Near ocean.

    Outside
    Large sandstone paved patio, overlooking the swimming pool and lagoon, with two undercover areas, one with cane sofas, chairs and coffee table, and the other for outdoor dining (2 extendable tables, 10 chairs). Six sun-loungers.
    20 metre x 2.4 metre private non-fenced swimming pool with safety cover. Deep at both ends, shallowest in centre where the steps are. Guests are required to sign an indemnity form accepting responsibility for their children’s safety whenever the safety cover is removed. Large lawned area and indigenous gardens. Barbecue built in to exterior of chimney.

    Rates

    Prices

    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    14 July 2014 - 14 December 2014 R 2600.00 7
    15 December 2014 - 10 January 2015 R 4500.00 7
    11 January 2015 - 26 March 2015 R 3000.00 7
    27 March 2015 - 12 April 2015 R 3250.00 7
    13 April 2015 - 2 July 2015 R 3000.00 7
    3 July 2015 - 12 July 2015 R 3250.00 7
    13 July 2015 - 11 December 2015 R 3000.00 7
    12 December 2015 - 10 January 2016 R 5000.00 7

    Notes on prices
    Prices are given in South African Rands. Please contact us if you require prices in Pounds Sterling, which will be based on the current exchange rate. Payment can be made either to a UK or a South African bank account. Rates may be negotiable for long lets (more than 4 weeks).

    Changeover day
    Changeover day flexible. Arrival after 3pm, departure by 10am.

    Booking notes
    Pets are not accepted and this is a NON-SMOKING property. Linen and towels are included, but not swimming/beach towels. The price includes a change of linen and towels every week (if staying more than 10 days). Payments in GBP or ZAR by cheque or bank transfer. A non-refundable 25% deposit (of full rental cost) secures booking. Remaining balance due 8 weeks before stay, together with refundable security deposit of £200 (returned within 10 days of stay subject to any damage/breakages).

    Location

    House in Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa

    About the area

    Coast/Beach
    Less than 10 minutes drive to Brenton-on-Sea which boasts a wide, sandy, undeveloped beach stretching for 5 kilometres to Buffalo Bay (good site for swimming). Many other beautiful beaches are within easy reach. Our favourites include Sedgefield, Noetzie, Goukamma and Leisure Isle (Bollard Bay beach).

    Golf
    There is a choice of several spectacular golf courses locally, including Pezula, Knysna Golf Club, Simola Golf Estate, Oubaai Golf Club (near George airport), Goose Valley Golf Club (near Plettenbery Bay), Fancourt Country Club (near George, members and hotel guests only), Pinnacle Point Golf Resort (near Mossel Bay) and Plettenberg Bay Country Club.

    How to get there
    International flights to Cape Town (CPT) or Johannesburg (JNB). Approximately 5 hours drive to Cape Town.
    George Airport (GRJ), approximately 1 hours drive west along the coast towards Cape Town.
    Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ), approximately 3 hours drive east.
    Car hire or the use of a car is essential, and cars can be hired at various locations.

    Distances
    Brenton-on-Sea 6km, 8 mins
    Knysna Quays Waterfront 8km, 10 mins
    The Knysna Heads 15km, 20 mins
    Plettenberg Bay 26km, 35 mins
    Buffalo Bay 15km, 20 mins
    Millwood Gold Mine 22km, 30 mins
    Monkeyland 30km, 40 mins
    George 70km, 45 mins
    George Airport 75km, 55 mins
    Mossel Bay 100km, 1 hour 10 mins
    Oudtshoorn 120km, 1 hour 30 mins
    Tsitsikamma National Park 100kms, 1 hour
    Cango Caves 130km, 1 hour 40 mins

    Further Details
    Belvidere Heights is in close proximity to a number of restaurants such as Pembrey’s, O’Pescador and The Bell Tavern and Caroline’s Bistro at Belvidere Manor. Also worth a visit in Belvidere is the tiny Holy Trinity Church which was consecrated in 1855. Knysna has a full range of banks, supermarkets, restaurants, shopping malls and local shops.

    Tourist attractions include the Knysna Waterfront and associated pleasure cruises, various theme parks (elephants, monkeys, birds, waterpark), natural attractions (Cango Caves, Storms River Mouth and Tsitsikamma National Park, Outeniqua Mountains, indigenous forests and the Knysna Heads to list just a few), sports (golf, fishing, surfing, walking, mountain biking, canoeing, sailing and extreme sports such as bungy jumping, paragliding, river tubing and abseiling). There is something for everyone in Knysna!!

    House swap
    A house swap would be considered (southern Europe, summer, similar specification).

    Guest reviews

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    Guest
    rating

    5/5

    Reviewed by: Gabriele B., Germany

    Reviewed: 1 November 2013

    Date of stay: December 2012

    "Wunderschönes, exklusives Haus"

    Mit zwei Familien waren wir zu Gast in dem exklusiven, äußerst geschmackvoll und modern eingerichteten Haus. Das Haus ist sehr geräumig, der Blick auf die Lagune von Knysna unbeschreiblich schön. Wir haben uns sehr wohl und sicher gefühlt und würden das Haus jederzeit wieder mieten. Sehr zu empfehlen!

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    Guest comments

    'Fantastic house in a fantastic location. The week just flew by.........'
    'A delightful experience living in this stunning home. Will definitely come again!'
    'Fab, Fab, Fab! Lovely view, awesome place'
    'Feels like a bit of heaven on earth!' ...will always have a special place in our hearts'

    About the Owner

    We are a mixed South African/English family currently living in the UK, but hoping to retire to Knysna. We love the safe and relaxed lifestyle that the Garden Route offers, as well as the multitude of activities and equable climate.

    Year property purchased: 2010

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