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LUXURY BEACH VILLA ON THESEN ISLANDS, KNYSNA LAGOON

MarkDaniels

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights

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LUXURY BEACH VILLA ON THESEN ISLANDS, KNYSNA LAGOON

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Knysna - The Winking Prawn

4 bedroomed beach villa, sleeps 10, on the waters edge with private jetty

The Winking Prawn is a luxury waters edge holiday home situated on Thesen Islands', the Garden Route´s very own 'Martha´s Vineyard´. The house is a classic New England style home on the lagoon. The living and dining room are upstairs in an open plan layout divided by a gas open fireplace. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas hob/electric oven and attached is a breakfast nook, perfect for feeding the little ones. The upstairs wrap around veranda gives a 180 degree panoramic view of the lagoon and surrounding Outeniqua Mountains. There is an outside table for summer 'al fresco' dining.

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
MarkDaniels (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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Luxury Beach Villa on Thesen Islands, Knysna Lagoon
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Luxury Beach Villa on Thesen Islands, Knysna Lagoon
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p464243
+41 797996136
Knysna Garden Route
5

Favourite Holiday House and Destination

  • 5 out of 5
This is the 4th time we have booked and stayed at the 'Winking Prawn on Thesen Island, Knysna. We have come here with Friends, with Family and even just my wife and I alone.

The house is just perfect, and every room and detail has had no expense spared and has been lovingly and tastefully put together. It is like staying in your own home away from home, just better, a five star better! The house sleeps 8 incredibly comfortably in 4 large and well decorated on-suite bedrooms. The layout of the house makes each room private and enjoyable for each and every couple with most rooms having their own access onto the deck and garden that ajoins the canal.

The winking Prawn is on one of the most lovely Islands in Thesens, quiet, and on a beatiful canal where you can row your canoe or just sip away at sundowners in the waterside Gazebo or on the deck. You are close to the bird sanctuary and additional park area, and a walkable distance to the club house. The main Thesen Centre has the most exceptional restuarants and bread (Isle de Pain,). Knysna and surounds is incredible and unique in all the world we we have traveled, and there is something for everyone and the area can be visited and enjoyed anytime of the year. The town has a quaint but energetic atmoshere.

There are beautiful walking beaches, swimming beaches, hiking trails around the seaside cliff and into the natural rain forests. There are also well organised and demarcated routes for Mountain Biking, also the area has some of the best Golf courses in the World, Pezula, Sparebosch, Fancourt (Presidents Cup) all in close proximity.

There numerous nature sancturies to view, elephants, birds, and even wolves. The resturants in the area are sublime and there are even some wine farms to lunch at and sample the fruits of the earth.

Lastly for those who have a penchant for adrenalin there are tree top tours on zip lines and the world's highest bungi jump at the Bloukrans river.

Knyna is the perfect base for the holiday of your dreams. Whether you travel with friends, family or just for a romantic break the Winking Prawn would be my accomodation of choice in this area over and over again. The owners and the staff are incredibly helpful and everything you need is at the house.

Try it, you won't be dissapointed! Tony and Brenda Payne (Married Couple - Late Thirties)
  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury Beach Villa on Thesen Islands, Knysna Lagoon
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p464243
+41 797996136
Knysna Garden Route
London
5

By the waterside

  • 5 out of 5
The house is full of space and light, and gives a lovely sense of being close to the water from all its many windows. Really well-appointed kitchen, a pleasure to cook in (easy to get good local fish), and big comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms.
The large sitting/dining/kitchen area leading onto the extensive balcony really suited us as a group, adults and children, who could be doing things all together or go off by themselves.
All clean and well-looked after.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury Beach Villa on Thesen Islands, Knysna Lagoon
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p464243
+41 797996136
Knysna Garden Route
London, UK
5

Perfect location for a birthday celebration!

  • 5 out of 5
I stayed at the Winking Prawn last year with other family members over from the UK to celebrate my brother's 50th birthday. We had an absolutely splendid time and the house played a major part in the success of the trip. Despite it being early July and thus rather chilly we had breakfast on the balcony every day as the view was so wonderful (plus of course braais in the evening!).

The house is beautifully decorated, clean and well maintained with each bedroom having its own theme. The open kitchen/dining area that merges into the sitting room is on the same level as the balcony so the view is stunning - we elected to have the birthday dinner there rather than go out as it was such a perfect setting. Really highly recommended.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Luxury Beach Villa on Thesen Islands, Knysna Lagoon
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p464243
+41 797996136
Knysna Garden Route
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
5

Stay at the winking prawn

  • 5 out of 5
We have been to the winking prawn on three occasions now and have loved every minute of it. The house is pristine and luxurious, and in an excellent position, perfect for family holidays.
Being right on the waterfront the children are mesmerised by its location, and every day starts with coffee and fresh croissants watching the day begin, with the sound of waves lapping and the sun rising over the Heads.
What has also made this a destination we go back to is the ease of dealing with the owner, and the fact that we know we are going to a house that is well-appointed, clean and comfortable. This is a place all members of the family want to go to, and always enjoy.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
George
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Knysna
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
N2
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Thesens
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Sirocco
Nearest Ski
700 Kilometres
Lesotho
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Simola / Pezula / Knysna
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Ille de Pain
Car: recommended

Knysna, with its unique outdoor lifestyle and African flavour, inspires a feeling of mystery and awe. The buzz of international trends mixes with the beat of Africa and creates an unmistakable sense of real wonder not found anywhere else. From up-market waterfront shops to grass-roots community living, Knysna offers the best of South Africa's varied cultures. Lagoons and headlands give character to its waters. Rivers and forests add texture to its land.

Knysna offers superb shopping and excellent restaurants serving everything from the famous Knysna oyster to sushi and fusion.

The Garden Route is the Mecca of South African golf boasting more than 20 golf courses. All within driving distance of Knysna. Set against spectacular forest and ocean views, the Garden Route’s world-renowned courses designed by golfing greats like Jack Nicklaus and Ernie Els have attracted a keen following amongst players at every level!

Other Activities: Hiking in the Outeniqua Mountains

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Knysna, Garden Route

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Autumn/Winter
14 Jul 2014 - 1 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
ZAR4,000
for 2 nights
From
ZAR2,000
From
ZAR1,667
Fri,Sat,Sun
ZAR14,000
 
 
Christmas / New Year
12 Dec 2014 - 11 Jan 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
ZAR56,000
for 14 nights
From
ZAR4,000
Fri,Sat,Sun
ZAR28,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Fifty per cent deposit at time of booking and balance 50 days prior to arrival
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Knysna in Garden Route

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 432 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • beach
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Luxury
General:
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Thermos Flask
  • Parking Off Street
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
  • All bathrooms have Hans Grohe and Philippe Stark fittings.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite, balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-suite, balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-suite, balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-suite,
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom 2 and 3 can be made up as two singles.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Wood Decking
  • Boat Dock
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Barbecue
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • bay
  • rain forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • diving
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • mountain climbing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • golf pass optional
Notes:
There are four spacious en-suite bedrooms with double beds – one with a romantic ‘four poster’! Both levels of the house open onto large decks overlooking the water. The house faces east and has a sunny aspect most of the day. Perfect for lounging or chilling in the hammock! Dining, breakfast and dinner can be indoors or ‘al fresco’. There is a small T.V. room with satellite decoder.

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