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

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,875 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedroom, 5 bathroom family house in tranquil surroundings

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 Turaco can often be seen and heard.

Lucy & Andrew Hart
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2018

About Lucy & Andrew Hart

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.

Lucy & Andrew Hart purchased this villa in 2010

Guestbook comments from the owner

'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'
Jan 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Knysna in Knysna

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3875 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • 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.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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. 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. 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. Other: Large play room above garage with two 3-seater sofas, 42" plasma TV (satellite TV - DSTV), Blu-Ray player.


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Spacious Villa With Panoramic Lagoon Views And A Private 20 Metre Pool
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful house in a stunning location !

  • 5 of 5

This property is in a truly stunning location,in a gated community,with breathtaking views over the lagoon and Knysna town.

The house itself is very spacious with 5 bedrooms, three ensuite, and has everything you need for a memorable stay - nicely furnished,well equipped kitchen and utility room with all top range appliances.Lovely pool and gardens and 6 loungers for poolside relaxation and an excellent gas barbecue.In addition a play room and multi TV channels as per Sky in the UK.

Short ten minute drive into Brenton on Sea or Knysna close to restaurants and the golf courses we were playing on our trip. I would recommend anyone to give it serious consideration. We had a great 9 nights there with friends and would most certainly rent again and so much appreciated the opportunity to rent from a very obliging owner and their contacts in South Africa who oversaw our let. Certainly the best property we’ve ever rented!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your generous review, Alan. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourselves, and I hope that your golfing was also above par! Best wishes, Andrew
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Nice place to stay but slightly isolated

  • 3 of 5

Comfortable for a large group of people, but needs up dating on some areas. Such as the addition of air conditioning, and welcome pack would be an improvement. On the plus side, very quite, great views of the river and knysna.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this Villa. It was so spacious and luxurious. we enjoyed every moment. It was in a great location not far from Knysna town itself. The views were beautiful and the area so tranquil and peaceful. We definitely would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Magnificent House

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent two weeks at this gorgeous, divine house. The moment we all walked in we were totally in awe. It is very light and airy and spacious, loads of seating. Views from the patio and from the bedrooms were totally fabulous. We would sleep with our curtains and door open just to hear the birds and get to see the spectacular South African sunrise in the mornings. A great pool to do lengths in, garden is gorgeous. We had a baby tortoise one day, beautiful birds. The house is in a such a safe complex and so quiet it is heaven!! Has everything from home. Not once did we put on the TV, to sit outside and see the galaxy of Knysna stars is the way to do it. We have traveled loads and we would without doubt say this is the best house ever. It is in such a great location to head to head out to visit various places around.

Staying here made our holiday just that much better, as we had gone over for my brothers wedding so a huge family affair and to add memories our daughter got engaged whilst we were all out there.

One place we would without hesitation go back to. Thank you Andrew for the great correspondence from the day we first enquired about your


  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very generous review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves and that the house helped to make your holiday in South Africa so memorable.
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Wunderschönes, exklusives Haus

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: December 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


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).


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

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!!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Knysna, Garden Route

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
17 Jul 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
14 Dec 2018 - 13 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
14 Jan 2019 - 20 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter Holidays 2019
21 Mar 2019 - 7 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
8 Apr 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oyster Festival 2019
6 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
15 Jul 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
13 Dec 2019 - 11 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
12 Jan 2020 - 19 Mar 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

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).
Changeover day is flexible.
Arrival after 3pm, departure by 10am.
Rates may be negotiable for long lets (more than 4 weeks).
Payment can be made by card via this website, or by bank transfer into our UK or South African bank accounts.
In the event of a cancellation, the initial 25% booking deposit is non-refundable. The 75% balance for accommodation (due 60 days before check-in date) will only be refunded if someone else makes a booking for the period of cancellation. In the event that this subsequent booking is for a lesser amount, then only the lesser amount will be refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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