LUXURY BEACH VILLA ON THESEN ISLANDS, KNYSNA LAGOON

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
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LUXURY BEACH VILLA ON THESEN ISLANDS, KNYSNA LAGOON

Knysna Villa Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

MarkDaniels

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Property Reviews

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.com/vacation-rental/p464243
+41 797996136
Knysna Garden Route
5

Favourite Holiday House and Destination

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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)
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Luxury Beach Villa on Thesen Islands, Knysna Lagoon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p464243
+41 797996136
Knysna Garden Route
London
5

By the waterside

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Luxury Beach Villa on Thesen Islands, Knysna Lagoon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p464243
+41 797996136
Knysna Garden Route
London, UK
5

Perfect location for a birthday celebration!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Luxury Beach Villa on Thesen Islands, Knysna Lagoon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p464243
+41 797996136
Knysna Garden Route
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
5

Stay at the winking prawn

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1

Map

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

Knysna Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
S African Rand
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer/Easter
Mar 1 2014 - Apr 30 2014
ZAR 3,000
ZAR 3,500
ZAR 7,000
ZAR 21,000
3 nights
 
 
Oyster Festival
Jun 27 2014 - Jul 13 2014
ZAR 24,500
6 nights
 
 
Autumn/Winter
Jul 14 2014 - Dec 1 2014
ZAR 2,000
ZAR 5,000
ZAR 14,000
2 nights
 

Amenities

Knysna Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 432 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Luxury
General:
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wood Stove
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Security System
  • Wireless Internet
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Linens Provided
  • Garage
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Washing Machine
  • Basic Soaps
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • All bathrooms have Hans Grohe and Philippe Stark fittings.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En-suite, balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , En-suite, balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , En-suite, balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , En-suite,
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 2 and 3 can be made up as two singles.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Books for Adults
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Kids
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Large Cooler
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Gated Community
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • waterfalls
  • coin laundry
  • playground
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • marina
  • winery tours
  • rain forests
  • museums
  • live theater
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • surfing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • golf privileges optional
  • sailing
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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