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Salt Marsh View

Saltmarsh House offers unrivalled views over the tidal marshes of the Knysna estuary, to be enjoyed in easy, relaxed privacy. Located on the eastern edge of Thesen Islands, a double garage and ample driveway provide more than enough parking space, with a flatlet, which may be rented separately, perched atop the garage.

The spacious kitchen sports modern appliances and finishes and leads into a separate scullery and laundry, complete with a private courtyard with clothesline. A door from the scullery also provides direct access to the double garage. The kitchen also flows into the open plan dining and entertainment areas. The dining area opens onto the pool deck to the north while the entertainment lounge with working fireplace leads onto both the pool deck and a comfortable, covered conversation deck overlooking the beautiful vistas of the Knysna lagoon's saltmarshes. A guest water closet caters to all visitors' needs and a comfortable TV lounge offers full DSTV and a DVD player.

This lounge also opens onto the partially covered pool deck with built in braai facilities. A tranquil courtyard off the kitchen offers a sanctuary for cool breakfasts or lazy lunches and the private gazebo and jetty make for waterside entertaining or relaxing. As the house lies on the outside edge of the islands, there is no need to navigate the canals to reach the deeper, wide open waters of the estuary.

All bedrooms are located on the upper level. The main, full en suite room sports a queen-sized bed and separate dressing room. It overlooks the pool area while a covered deck offers private seating overlooking the tidal marshes. The 'Green' room leads onto a large, covered deck with built in braai facilities, with a smaller deck overlooking the quiet street and canals. A room with two twin beds offers a private space for the kids, or the beds may be pushed together to form another queen-sized bed. The 'Bicycle' room opens onto a deck overlooking the garden, with sliding doors overlooking the pool deck and saltmarshes beyond. A separate, full bathroom services these three rooms.

Saltmarsh House comfortably sleeps eight guests, while the separate flatlet above the garage accommodates a maximum of two adults and two small children. With a kitchenette, water closet and shower, the flatlet also offers a comfortable bedroom with a queen-sized bed and a lounge area with a sleeper couch and TV with DSTV. Both the bedroom and lounge open onto a deck overlooking the garden.

With ample storage space and fully serviced Monday through Saturday (excluding public holidays), Saltmarsh House has been tastefully decorated in vibrant colours with an African-chic feel. The open spaces of the living area invite you to entertain in luxury or to relax comfortably - both of which are very easy to do in the easy going atmosphere of Thesen Islands.

Saltmarsh House comfortably sleeps eight guests, with two visitors per bedroom.

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Bedroom One (main en suite)

Overlooking the pool area and with a private, covered deck offering endless views of the tidal marshes, the main en suite with a queen-sized bed is a haven of luxurious relaxation. A spacious dressing room separates the suite from the spa-like bathroom with bath and shower, toilet and basin.
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Bedroom Two (the 'Green' room)

Named for the soft floor rug and tasteful finishes, this room with queen-sized bed and ceiling fan opens onto a large, covered deck with built in braai facilities that overlook the tranquil breakfast courtyard. A smaller deck overlooks the quiet street and the canals of Thesen Islands. Built in cupboards offer ampler storage space.
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Bedroom Three (the 'twin'room)

Two twin beds make this an ideal room for kids, but the beds may be pushed together to form another queen-sized bed. Built in cupboards ensure that all the kids' treasures will be safely stored during your visit.
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Bedroom Four (the 'Bicycle' room)

Taking its name from the queen-sized bed's colourful throw pillows and the quirky, beaded lampshades, this room with built in cupboards and a ceiling fan leads onto a private, north facing deck overlooking the garden. Sliding doors offers a view over the pool area and the saltmarsh.
A large, full bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and basin easily services bedrooms two, three and four.
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Rates - 2016

From R1 950.00 to R8 900.00 per night
All bedrooms sleep two people max.
High Seasons:
Easter Holidays: 24 - 31 March 2016
Knysna Pink Loerie Festival: 28 April - 02 May 2016
Knysna Oyster Festival: 01 - 10 July 2016
Christmas Season: 1 Dec 2016 - 17 Jan 2017
Minimum stay of 5 nights
Minimum stay of 3 nights
Minimum stay of 5 nights
Minimum stay of 7 nights

  • Check-in is from 2pm
  • Check-out is by 10am
  • These rates include a basic cleaning service Monday to Saturday (Excluding Public Holidays)
  • WIFI is available in the house through a third party for the guests own account

Our Cancellation Policy:
  • Cancel on arrival or during the stay - the full payment due may be levied.
  • In the event of premature departure we may charge for full extent of stay, which was booked and confirmed.
  • Cancel 0 - 14 days before date of arrival, no show - full deposit paid is forfeited.
  • Cancel 15 - 28 days before date of arrival - 75% of deposit paid or 25% of full quote value (whichever greater) is forfeited.
  • Cancel 28 + days before date of arrival - 50% of deposit paid or 25% of full quote value (whichever greater) is forfeited.
  • On receipt of a written instruction to cancel the reservation, including bank details, Knysna Luxury Accommodation will refund the applicable amount, within 5 working days.
  • Knysna Luxury Accommodation levies a 5% administration fee on any refunds processed. Should refunds to a SWIFT bank account be required, an additional R185 charge will be levied.