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Carpe Diem House

Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Knysna, Western Cape
The historic house is over 150 years old.
Character filled one bedroom apartment with large private lounge and separate additional toilet room with wash basin and large built in cupboards.
The lounge has wooden floors and high ceilings with roof fan. It is a lovely room for entertaining or relaxing. There is a double sleeper couch in the lounge offering a bed for up to two additional persons.
Listing #HL7319487
About the Owner
Lex F
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2016
Interaction with guests
We love meeting and interacting with our guest. We will personally meet them when they arrive and give advice and tips for an enjoyable stay in Knysna. Where possible we will be present to say goodbye when they leave. And in between - we are always available to help, advise and chat.
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

Near to Waterfront, Thesen Island and central of town. Our host Ettiene was very hospitable and helpful indeed. The apartment is very comfortable and well furnished with everything we needed.

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Hendrik O
Lex F, VR Owner at Carpe Diem House, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

Thanks Hendrik It was a pleasure hosting you.

Reviewed October 20, 2017

This was a pleasant surprise, not only because of the generous space, but also thanks to a warm welcome we received from the hosts. They gave us excellent advice as to where to eat, shop, and hike in Knysna. We enjoyed our stay thoroughly.

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank 8684PeterG
Lex F, VR Owner at Carpe Diem House, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2017

Thanks Peter We loved hosting you and your wife. You are the sort of guests who make it such a pleasure to offer our home to visitors to the Garden Route. Thanks Lex and Michelle

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Reviewed September 18, 2017

What a disappointment! This was supposed to be 4 and a half stars, equipped with cleaning goods and toiletries! The cottage was grubby and dusty - unswept floors, un-vacuumed rugs, dirty shower (with a bit of old hair left on the floor), and the thinnest...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank AlR543
Lex F, VR Owner at Carpe Diem House, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2017

We sorry that your stay with us was a disappointment. Our home has been given a high star rating by our guests on booking.com and we have been consistent 5-star super hosts on Airbnb for over a year. It seems that many hundreds of guests...More

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Pets allowed by arrangement only. There is only a veranda outside, so the property is not ideal for energetic animals. There are plenty of places outside of the property for safe...
    1 Half bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 King
    1 Sofa
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About the neighbourhood
Historic part of Knysna. The house is one of the original homes in Knysna and was built in the early 1800's. It is surrounded by many historic homes and churches. The streets are lined with oaks on either side.
Shops, supermarkets and restaurants are easy walking distance from the house.
The neighbourhood is safe and quiet.
Getting around
Knysna does not have an Uber service - but there are local taxi services. The area is safe to walk around and we are within walking distance of restaurants and the Knysna Waterfront
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: George: 70.0 km
If you are coming from the West (Cape Town):
You travel along N2 into town. Pass across traffic light next to ABSA bank on right. You will get to another traffic light with Lewis Stores on right.
Continue straight.
You will pass the old Anglican Church on your left. Immediately after Anglican Church and before Royal Hotel, turn left up Queen Street.
Pass Catholic Church on left, next block on right-hand side you will find us.
If you are coming from the East (Port Elizabeth)
Past Police Station on left and KFC on right.
Next block: Royal Hotel on right. Anglican Church ahead on left.
Turn right between church and hotel (Queen Street). Drive to 37 Queen St on right.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 15.0 km.
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