*BAYHOUSE IS A SELF-CATERING HOLIDAY HOME AND IS PRICED PER PERSON (min 4 and max 10 guests). THE GUESTS WILL HAVE USE OF THE ENTIRE HOUSE TO ENSURE COMFORT AND PRIVACY AT ALL TIMES.*
“Our six-bedroom family holiday home on Leisure Island waterfront has nearly 50m of beach frontage and arguably one of the best views of the famous Knysna Heads. We have spared no expense making this home comfortable for our guests and creating a real home-away-from-home. Just pack your clothes and beach towels and we’ll provide the rest.”
Sonja & Wayne Gunn
Situated on a picturesque lagoon beach on Leisure Island in Knysna, Bay house is ideal for a family beach holiday. With accommodation for up to 10 people (minimum of 4), this luxury, 4 Star, self catering holiday home is superbly located and well-equipped to cater for families with children of all ages.
Leisure Island is the most sought-after destination for holidaymakers in South Africa’s Favourite Town. A small island (just 4km in circumference) in the lagoon, it is linked to the mainland by a causeway and is secure, private and tranquil with many delightful beaches and panoramic views of Knysna, the famous Knysna Heads and Featherbed Nature Reserve across the estuary.
Bollard Bay is the main beach on the island and offers plenty to do for young and old. When the tide is high you can swim, fish, canoe or sail. At low tide, pump for prawns to use as bait or walk across the sand as far as The Heads.
The island becomes a hub of activity during school holidays and older children will revel in the vibrant social scene. The streets are quiet and safe for walking, jogging, skateboarding and cycling. And the buzzing cosmopolitan town of Knysna is just 10 minutes away.
Bayhouse is an airy, spacious two-storey home with stunning views of the beach and lagoon, every modern amenity and numerous comfortable indoor and outdoor living areas. There are six bedrooms, each of which can sleep two people, and four bathrooms in total. In addition, babies and infants are catered for with a baby bath, camp cot, high chair and stroller.
All six bedrooms are bright, airy and simply furnished in keeping with a beach-house theme. Beds are beautifully dressed with crisp white 100% cotton percale linen, non-allergic pillows and electric blankets. Extra blankets are supplied as well as thick, luxurious white bath sheets, hand towels and facecloths.
The house has three lounges, giving guests plenty of space, even on rainy days! All the tiled living areas have under floor heating.
Downstairs, the main lounge has a fireplace and comfortable seating for six people. It is open-plan with the eight-seater dining room and six-seater bar/breakfast counter area.
A large drinks cabinet stocked with glasses, a TV, DStv Dual View decoder (Premium menu) and a DVD player add to the home comforts. An excellent selection of books, games and puzzles are provided for guests.
The lounge opens onto an entertainment patio with a plunge pool, a Weber Gas Grill, a conventional wood-burning braai (barbeque), a gas heater and wooden table with benches and umbrella.
The adjacent conservatory is protected from the elements and can be fully enclosed with a pull-down awning. This glass structure has seating for six people and is just meters from the beach.
Off the living area, a fully equipped kitchen can cater for 10 people and is fitted with a double door fridge/freezer, an electric stove with oven and a microwave. The scullery has a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. Basic cleaning supplies including washing powder, dishwashing liquid and dishwasher detergent are provided as well as tea, coffee, sugar, jam and bread.
Upstairs, the lagoon-facing lounge is a sizeable space which was once the studio of well-known South African artist Dale Elliot, a previous owner of the house.
The upstairs family lounge has a TV with DStv Dual View decoder (Premium menu) and a DVD player, and is stocked with games and puzzles.
Storage is important when you’re on holiday! Our double garage provides plenty of space for two cars, a trailer and all your beach toys. There is extra off-street parking for two cars.
The garage also stores the following items which we provide for your comfort and enjoyment:
Beach chairs & umbrellas
Beach toys - buckets, spades etc
Two adult bicycles