Situated in the renowned gated security of Thesen Island in Knysna, is Water's Edge. A simple open plan space decorated in French style for easy holiday living. It is with peace of mind that you will enjoy your carefree summer holiday! The tide visits twice a day, relax & enjoy glorious sunsets from your veranda with water lapping at your feet. Water's edge offers comfort and style for your holiday and you can walk to famous Ile De Pain/restaurants/shops or ride your bike with abandon!
Water’s Edge on Thesen island is an elegant self- catering villa with water lapping at your feet, breath- taking lagoon views , magical sunsets, and designed for laid back living…Time to take your shoes off and relax in this light and spacious 4 bedroom and 3 bathroom home .Enjoy the collection of antiques and modern touches to this otherwise typically French home with industrial and vintage accents, giving it a perfect balance. Cook up a feast in the modern kitchen(2 ovens & 2 fridges) and entertain family and friends in the fabulous sunlit entertainment area. Draw back the large glass sliding doors leading to the pool and covered veranda , dine inside or eat Al fresco. Old vintage couches allow you to while away the lazy afternoons with a good book and maybe catch a glimpse of the kingfisher diving for his next meal. When the tide visits, step onto your SUP to explore the lagoon or the canals. Splash in the pool to cool down and after a long lazy day at the beach, the surfers in the family will enjoy a rinse in the outside shower with hot and cold water. A separate scullery & laundry makes life easier on your holiday while the friendly in house char takes care of your needs. For the family, Thesen island has on sight tennis and squash courts, mashie golf, cricket nets,a maize, & a bird hide to keep everyone happy. A gentle stroll to the famous Ile De Pain to buy your freshly baked bread and croissants will make you want to stay for lunch! Savour the patisserie choice…eat, shop, play.
Water’s Edge is perfectly situated for walking everywhere. You can leave your car and eat out locally in various restaurants with the convenience of being able to walk home!
The house’s very essence and the clear blue colours of the lagoon make this waterside retreat a feast for the eye- and the soul… It will stay with you long after you have left…come and live a little!
Servicios y zonas comunes
Please note, this house has a minimum stay of 5 nights during the year and 14 nights over Xmas and 21 nights over Xmas& New year. Guests may enjoy 2 bicycles & 1 SUP provided and a boat mooring just 50m away should you have your own boat . A lock up garage and space for an extra 2 cars is available.
Atención a los huéspedes
Guests will be personally welcomed on arrival and all the necessary information needed will be given to you. A detailed information file is available at the house with all emergency numbers and a house char-Xoliswa- works 3x a week. The garden and pool gets maintained on a Thursday by Fred the garden man.The agent or owner is only a phone call away, do not hesitate to call us.
Otros aspectos destacables
Please note the pool has NO cover safety net. The house has a house keeper three times a week for cleaning and laundry. We do offer bathroom toiletries and kitchen cleaning supplies + salt, pepper and olive oil and Nespresso pods for your convenience. Please bring your own extra pods for your stay as Knysna does not have a Nespresso supplier.
Please note there is a minimum stay over Peak seasons of 15 nights, and 21 nights over Xmas and New Year and 5 nights for the rest of the year.
sleeps Maximum of 7 guests.
No parties or events
1 pet by prior arrangement with owner- on condition that strictly off all couches and beds and not allowed upstairs. Strictly NO CATS.
Durante el período del 15 de Diciembre de 2017 - 15 de Enero de 2018 la estancia mínima es de 14 noches.
Having Indian Ocean roots I love casual laid back living by the sea and water views! I love travelling, discovering new places and meeting new people. I am passionate about food, good conviviality, beautiful interiors , the Arts ! I love Cape Town, & the Garden route, it is cosmopolitan and there is so much beauty and so much to do! I try and replicate the comforts of "our homes" in our self catering spaces so you feel a "soulful "welcome and make it your own. In Cape Town we enjoy the theatre , hikes up Lions head, surfing in Muizenberg & Blouberg, lingering in Galleries, savouring the beauty of wine farms, drinking delicious wines ,eating in good restaurants & walks on the Mouille Point promenade.Ask us ,we have local knowledge of all the cool places... My favourite film is "les Untouchables" and book the" Nightingale" & I can't live without my family, friends , my border collie ,music and dancing.
Contact me if you would like to stay in Cape Town at Green Point Gem with ocean view in Green Point or Knysna at Water's Edge on Thesen Island or in Plettenberg bay at Plantation House, all listed with Airbnb. We look forward to meeting you.
"live in the moment"...