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Noetzie Bay House , a stunning eco friendly experience

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

A lovely holiday home in an unspoilt, scenically stunning , hill top position .

Well furnished and with a welcoming ,homely atmosphere, the property features a spacious open -plan lounge and dining room with fireplace and double doors leading to an attractive stoep with unsurpassed ocean views.

The dining area, too offers superb sea views though its large bay window. There's a well equipped country-style kitchen (with serving hatch to dining area) featuring a modern gas cooking range, fridge/freezer,double drainer sink, gas geyser and appliances.

On the ground floor there are 2 double bedrooms (one with an additional single bed) - both with en suite bathrooms- and one twin served by separate bathroom. On the 1st floor there is second twin along with a lounge area and shower room. This area is particularly suitable for children and teenagers. There is shaded parking for 2 cars and ample space for at least a further 2 vehicles.

As Noetzie Bay House has its own generator, solar panels and gas geysers, power outages will never pose a problem, and it may be your first time to live in a house which is completely self sufficient in water and electricity terms.

Stunning location ,Just 5k from the N2 east of Knysna, Noetzie Bay House is at the end of a quiet country road.

More Details

Property Manager
Aubrey or Thembi
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 June, 2017

About Aubrey or Thembi

Liz and Aubrey Wynne-Jones bought this property in 1989 because they fell in love with one of the few truly unspoilt and stunningly beautiful areas of the Cape. They finished building their home in 1993, with a design based on the traditional fishing cottages of the area.

Aubrey or Thembi purchased this house in 1989

Why Aubrey or Thembi chose Knysna

If you like being immersed in a feeling of tranquility in beautiful, unspoiled wild surroundings, you will love staying here.

What makes this house unique

Noetzie is one of the last coastal hamlets that actively ensure that the environment remains pristine. The offer of a tarred road was rejected, as was the installation of water and lighting from the national grid. As a result, the various forms of pollution - including light pollution - is minimal, and , as an example,fireflies still feel at home in the summer evenings. The beach is clear and clean and the endemic species of trees flourish in the coastal forest surrounding the lagoon and beyond

Guestbook comments from the manager


Noetzie , Knysna, Western Cape, 6570, South Africa (1655617)

Date of Stay

02 April 2015

Helpful votes:5/5

“ A truly unique spot! All the charm of a beach cottage with the comforts of a well-cared for holiday home. There’s room enough for a few couples or families looking to share. Our week spent at Noetzie Bay House was one I will never forget. The breathtaking views were exquisite, both morning and night. A fully equipped kitchen is perfect for rustling up those sea food dinners. This home gives the feeling of “being off the grid” – staying here was a real treat. Kim McClure Johannesburg”
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Knysna in South Cape DC

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 double bedroom - one with additional single bed , 2 twins
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Maid service is available on request - adequate notice would be appreciated . As Noetzie Bay House has its own generator,solar panels and gas geysers,power outages will never pose a problem .


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Noetzie Bay House , a stunning eco friendly experience
average rating of 4.888889 based on 13 reviews
Atlanta, GA

Charming house with great views....

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at Noetzie Bay House, Miriam was awaiting us, & from the moment we met her, all was right with the world. She showed us around the lovely house, explained how to work everything, & didn’t leave until all our questions were answered.

She even returned from time to time during the week just to check in on us - we felt extremely well-cared for.

The views from the house are even more spectacular than photos can show.... we felt like we had reached the end-of-the-world (in a good way). Our breathing slowed, & we totally relaxed - a nice & too infrequent happening for two city-dwellers!

We did, however, leave long enough to enjoy day trips along the Garden Route & hikes in Tsitsikamma National Park, returning to the house to make good use of the pool, the great kitchen, the fireplace, & the 2 wonderful verandas where we could enjoy the views & delicious South African wines.

Thank you for a great stay, & thank Miriam, too, please!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A truly amazing stay.

  • 5 of 5

Dear Aubrey

I wanted to thank you for the lovely stay we had at Noetzie Bay House. Its a spectacular place, beautifully organised and very homey. We had a truly amazing stay.

Thank you again!

We hope to come back next year!

Warmest regards

Cecile Feront

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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“We had a very relaxed and comfortable stay here"

  • 5 of 5

“We had a very relaxed and comfortable stay here, the home is spacious with a nice living and dining area. The rooms are great and everything was very neat. The location is also amazing with breathtaking views that you cannot get tired off. We enjoyed that the home completely functions off the grid with solar panels, a backup generator and a water-harvesting system. ”


  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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It is a beautiful house in a splendid setting.

  • 5 of 5

Hi Aubrey

We had a lovely stay at Noetzie Bay House. It is a beautiful house in a splendid setting. The service from the agent in charge was superb. We really liked the splendours of the place and the good service we received.

Kuben Naidoo

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Food for the Soul

  • 5 of 5

Noetzie Bay House is, without a shadow of doubt, the best place I have ever stayed. It is quiet and relaxing, and allowed us to remove ourselves from the humdrum of society, but with Knysna only 10 kms away, keep holiday admin like food shopping easily at bay. The house is comfortable, spacious and full of character, with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. There is no other place I would rather be right now than sitting on the balcony, admiring the view with good company and a G&T.

Catherine & Gareth Duggan

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Hi Aubrey

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Noetzie Bay House.

The house itself is charming and the position and views are spectacular.

The house is obviously well loved and this was apparent in the layout and attention to detail.

Miriam is an absolute gem and almost kidnapped by one of our guests!

We were grateful for the ample wood pile and many hours were spent lounging around enjoying the view and relaxing in the warm living area.

The beds were comfortable and appreciated especially the night after the Knysna run.

Our stay was splendid and we will mostly certainly return with families in tow.

Thank you for the efficient booking and again, Miriam is an absolute star!

Donnette Juncker

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
George Airport
Nearest Barpub
7.3 Kilometres
Bosun's Pub and Gril
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Pezula, Knysna Municipal, Simola, Goose Valley
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
9.1 Kilometres
IIe de Pain
Nearest Beach
7.9 Kilometres
Noetzie Beach
Car: necessary

Surround yourself with nature

Perched high above the golden sands of Noetzie beach just 10k from Knysna town centre, Noetzie Cottage is a nature lover’s dream. Surrounded by lawns and extensive areas of fynbos, the bungalow offers breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and the glorious, unspoilt Southern Cape coastline.

Nearby attractions

There are numerous restaurants, supermarkets and shops in the Knysna waterfront, quays and town centre less than a 15 minute drive away. Knysna and nearby Plettenberg Bay offer excellent opportunities for all manner of outdoor pursuits.

Leisure amenities

Excellent facilities for sailing, kayaking, fishing, cycling, hiking, surfing, bird and whale-watching and game viewing. Several outstanding golf courses (including Pezula, Simola, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Goose Valley, George & Oubaai) are all within easy reach.


Knysna town centre 10km

Plettenberg Bay 20km

George Airport 60 km

Port Elizabeth 255km

Cape Town 510km


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Knysna, Western Cape

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 Oct 2017 - 12 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Season
13 Dec 2017 - 11 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
12 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £175

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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