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Majestic mediterranean villa on tranquil lagoon, spectacular views

Bedrooms 5
Space 9,687 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 4 ensuite bathrooms, 1 study/bedroom + bathroom

The Garden Route is a piece of paradise running parallel to the Indian ocean coastline. This magnificent route features lakes, mountains, tall indigenous forests, amber-coloured rivers and unspoilt golden beaches. The richly forested areas offer leafy meandering trails celebrated by hikers and walkers, whilst quaint grassy lanes invite long, leisurely drives, and the lakes and rivers lend themselves to swimming boating and fishing.

Situated on the picturesque Garden Route in South Africa, this Italian villa style guesthouse perches on the banks of Sedgefield’s tranquil lagoon and is positioned 7 minutes walk from the sea. It is ideally located in the heart of the garden route, almost midway between George and Knysna. The George airport accesses the area, and is roughly 40 minutes by car to the guesthouse. On the Blue boasts magnificent uninterrupted 180 degree views over the Sedgefield lagoon, lovely sea views, and breathtaking views towards the spectacular Outeniqua mountains. The guest house sleeps 8 - 11 adults.

Sedgefield is Africa’s first Slowtown and is idyllic if you simply wish to relax, unwind and embrace the natural beauty of this magnificent coastline. There are four pristine beaches to choose from each with its unique atmosphere and beauty. Take a long leisurely walk along the unspoilt cola beach and encounter only seagulls and nesting oystercatchers. The area offers ample opportunity for all sorts of watersports, hiking, fishing, as well as extreme sports such as paragliding and mountain biking.

Sedgefield village offers a number of restaurants, shops and amenities and is under 5 minutes drive from the guesthouse. The famous organic Wild Oats market runs every saturday morning on the outskirts of Sedgefield. This organic internationally known farmers market continues to draw proud locals and discerning visitors every saturday throughout the year. The beautiful Tsitsikama forest is less than an hour away and offers all sorts of activities, such as bungee jumping, rafting and hiking, whilst the Knysna golf course is 25 minutes away.


Main house contains a large rose-wood panelled fully equipped kitchen with rose-wood counter; open-plan living area and dining area; television + decoder (guests to bring own smartcard), two en-suite bedrooms each with own balcony, 1 study / 3rd bedroom (contains sleeper couch) with own bathroom. Main bedroom contains a queen size bed, the second bedroom contains two single beds whilst the study contains a sleeper couch. Glass doors at the lounge and study lead to a large deck running almost the full length of the house, contains a built in barbecue / braai; glass doors from the main bedroom lead to a deck, all with spectacular views. Double garage and ample parking space.

Suite 1: Fully set up kitchen open-plan living area, bedroom with double bed, bathroom with shower and large bathtub, walk-in cupboard; glass doors lead out onto patio with lagoon views

Suite 2: Fully set up kitchen open-plan living area, bedroom with 3 single beds, bathroom with shower and large bathtub, walk-in cupboard; glass doors lead out onto a patio with lagoon views

Ground floor patio contains built-in braai and eating area.

Private entrance to suites.


No smoking in the guesthouse

No pets allowed

For South African guests, please bring your DSTV card as a decoder is provided for your use.

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Sedgefield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 9687 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • River
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Study Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Self-containted suite
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , Self-containted suite
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Study with sleeper couch
  • The study is a quiet reading or work room which contains rosewood panelling cupboards, a wooden floor and a fireplace. It has a sleeper couch and its own full bathroom. The room can be converted into a bedroom sleeping 1 or 2.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
For South African guests, please bring along your DSTV smart card as a decoder is provided.


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Majestic mediterranean villa on tranquil lagoon, spectacular views
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

Beginning with a most friendly welcome and warm hospitality we enjoyed seven weeks of wonderful holidays in this beautiful house in Sedgefield. The house is full of space and light and gives a lovely sense of being close to the lagoon and the ocean from all its many windows and terraces. The view over the lagoon up to the mountains is great!! Breakfast, sundowner and coming back from dinner - we enjoyed every moment of the romantic scenery. The house is clean, light and very well furnished, well equipped kitchen, comfortable modern bathrooms. Sedgefield has the most beautiful beaches on the GARDEN ROUTE. Unspoilt, clean and a walking distance of 25 km to Knysna all along the beaches ( low tide) Good possibilities to do your shopping and Saturdays on the famous " FARMER MARKET". Sedgefield is situated between Wilderness and Knysna is a pearl on the Ocean. We can highly recommend this nice house for families or even for two couples looking for something special. We come back soon! Already homesick.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mary-Jane Talbot
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, russian
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Mary-Jane Talbot

My husband and I bought this wonderful house in 2010 whilst we were living as expats in Moscow, and run it as a guesthouse which we are very proud of! It is a lovely peaceful yet grand and awe-inspiring place. We love sitting on the wide veranda taking in the open spaces, lagoon, sea and mountain views. Or leisurely watching the interesting birdlife and boating activities on the lagoon whilst sipping on a cocktail at sunset.

Mary-Jane Talbot purchased this house in 2010


Nearest Airport
48 Kilometres
George Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Sedgefield beach front
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Sedgefield village
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $278.2

Paypal payments and ZAR payments into a South African account are accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.