Spacious Villa With Panoramic Lagoon Views And A Private 20 Metre Pool
Tranquil Surroundings With Indigenous Trees And Shrubs
Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms)
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.
Prices Currency Conversion
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|9 April 2013 - 27 June 2013||ZAR 2400||7|
|28 June 2013 - 6 July 2013||ZAR 3000||7|
|7 July 2013 - 14 December 2013||ZAR 2400||7|
|15 December 2013 - 5 January 2014||ZAR 4100||7|
|6 January 2014 - 27 March 2014||ZAR 2500||7|
|28 March 2014 - 6 April 2014||ZAR 3000||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 flexible. Arrival after 3pm, departure by 10am.
|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.|
|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.|
private pool (for sole use of guests)
hob/stove oven fridge/freezer fridge microwave dishwasher washing machine tumble dryer iron/ironing board
satellite tv room fans
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). Two sun-loungers.
20 metre x 2.4 metre private NON-FENCED salt-chlorinated swimming pool (90% less salty than sea water; no added chlorine) 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.
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).
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.
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
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!!
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 £300 (returned within 10 days of stay subject to any damage/breakages).
A house swap would be considered (southern Europe, summer, similar specification).
At The Elephant Sanctuary, Plettenberg Bay
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 purchased: 2010
For booking and further information
Send an enquiry to the owner
Property Ref SA350
Lucy & Andrew Hart
(UNITED KINGDOM) +44 1252792873
Alternate Contact Details:
(UNITED KINGDOM) +44 7909442556
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