Aerial View of Knysna Heads and Lagoon and Thesen Islands Aerial View of Thesen Islands in the Knysna Lagoon
Enchanting Thesen Island Retreat

Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds
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Situated on Thesen Islands, a Blue Flag Marina, this enchanting retreat provides magnificent views over the Knysna Heads, Thesen Islands Parklands, Bird Reserve and Beach, a pool, three light, white and airy en suite bedrooms opening up onto wooden decks and a garden. A wooden, spiral staircase winds comfortably to a spacious open-plan lounge, dining room, kitchen and guest bathroom, with wooden floors and exposed, wooden trusses opening up onto a wooden deck with comfortable, outdoor seating.

The space

The House and Flatlet, known as Knysna Moons, accommodate 1 to 6 guests. The House accommodates 1 to 4 guests and the Flatlet 1 to 2 guests. The House and Flatlet provide compact, light, airy and luxurious island living, calm and relaxing spaces and seamless connections between inside and outside with doors opening onto wooden decks, the garden and the natural features of Thesen Islands. The living and sleeping spaces in the House and Flatlet are well-appointed with homely comforts to ensure that your stay is comfortable, relaxing, rejuvenating and memorable. Access to the House is provided through a light-filled foyer and wooden spiral staircase opening up into a spacious living, dining, kitchen and entertainment area, adored by exposed, white-washed wooden roof trusses. Access to the Flatlet is provided by an external wooden staircase opening up onto a wooden deck, leading to the en suite bedroom. The sleeping areas are light, white and airy with luxurious linen and throws to ensure a rejuvenating night and en suite bathrooms to all the bedrooms provide convenience and privacy. The pool and garden area adds outdoor amenities to complete a relaxing experience. The House has magnificent views over the Thesen Islands Bird Reserve, Parklands and Recreational Area towards the Knysna Heads and over the Thesen Islands Beach towards the Western Head and mountains. A mooring facility is available within walking distance for boating enthusiasts (boat not provided). The House and Flatlet is situated opposite the Thesen Islands Recreational Area and Facilities that include a Bird Hide, a Walking Trail, Sandy Beach, Tennis (lighted) and Squash Courts, Beach Volley Ball, 9-Hole Putting Course, Maze, Outdoor Chess Board and Children's Play Area and Equipment.

Guest access

Guests may access the House and Flatlet, laundry (wash basin, washing machine and tumble dryer, situated in the lock-up garage), pool, decks and garden and use the undercover and open parking area, but not the lock-up garage for the parking of a vehicle.

Interaction with guests

The Host is willing to provide guests with recommendations on interesting places to visit or experience, interesting restaurants and exciting activities in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, in particular, and the Garden Route, in general, on request.

Other things to note

The House and Flatlet provide self-catering accommodation for 1 to 6 guests.
The House provides accommodation for 1 to 4 guests and has a well-appointed kitchen.
The Flatlet provides accommodation for 1 to 2 guests and has a bar fridge and kitchen basin, but no cooking facilities.
The House and Flatlet provide self-catering accommodation only.
No breakfasts, lunches or dinners are served.
No house cleaning services are provided. Guests may request Host to arrange approved house cleaning services for the duration of the stay. The costs of such services will be borne by the Guests.
The Flatlet has 1 Bedroom and En Suite Bathroom which is only accessible via an external wooden staircase.
The House has a Foyer and 2 Bedrooms and En Suite Bathrooms on Ground Floor which is accessible without ascending a staircase.
The House has an internal, spiral, wooden staircase which provides access to the Living, Dining, Kitchen, Guest Bathroom and Outdoor Entertainment Areas on the First Floor.
The House and Flatlet are NON-SMOKING areas inside and outside for guests and/or their friends.
NO PETS are allowed in the House or in the Flatlet.
The House and Flatlet are not child-friendly, but children of all ages are welcome (covered pool, external and internal wooden staircases and railed wooden decks on the first floors). If in doubt, contact the Host.
Thesen Islands has a biometric access system and the Thesen Island Home Owners Association, therefore, requires the following additional information from all guests before arrival:
- Title, First Name, Last Name
- Gender
- Contact Details (Cell Phone Number and E-Mail Address)
- ID Number (South African Citizens) or Passport Number and Country Issued (International Guests)
- Completed and Signed Biometric Access Application Form to be provided by Host on approval of request.
NO ACCESS will be granted to any guests without meeting the above-mentioned requirements timeously.
- All guest and/or their friends must at all times adhere to the House Rules of the Host (to be e-mailed to the guests on confirmation of reservation) and the Rules of Conduct of the Thesen Islands Home Owners Association (printed copy available in the House).
- Transgression of any of the House Rules of the Host and/or Rules of Conduct Conduct of the Thesen Islands Home Owners Association will result in Guests required to vacate the House/Flatlet in 24 hours.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

The space
Bathrooms: 3.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: 2PM - 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Cleaning Fee $80 NZD
Security Deposit $160 NZD
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 4PM

The House has a covered pool, but infants and children should always be in the care of a responsible adult. The external and internal wooden staircases and decks on the first floor poses risks to infants and children if not attended by responsible adults.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - External and internal wooden staircases lead to the first floor of the House and Flatlet.


Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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