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Carpe Diem House

Characterful with friendly cosy flat. Bedroom en-suite, with private lounge/ kitchenette and veranda
Very good
12 reviews
Characterful with friendly cosy flat. Bedroom en-suite, with private lounge/ kitchenette and veranda
Historic Knysna cottage - in original oak-lined avenue.
A place to relax, unwind and enjoy the beauty and adventures of the Garden Route.
Private lounge with comfortable sleeper couch (double bed size)
Self catering options available
Fully stocked kitchenette with cookware
Two plate oven combination. Kettle, toaster, microwave oven, fridge and washing area
lounge with TV (Digital satellite TV)
We welcome all travelers
bedroom with en-suite shower and toilet.
Extra long Queen size bed. Best quality mattress to guarantee quality and relaxing sleeping.
cosy bed
Treats for guests
En-suite shower and toilet
Our motto
Entrance to veranda and front door.
Front door in veranda
Outside veranda.
Very safe and secure
indigenous plants
street view from veranda
Street view of neighbourhood
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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.
About the Owner, Lex F
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Jun 2016
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 12 reviews and 1 property
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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Listing #HL7319487
Reviews from our community
Very good - based on 12 reviews
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
English first
German first
Italian first
English first
San Francisco, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 for a stay in September 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.

Management response:

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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Al R
1 review
Reviewed 18 September 2017 for a stay in September 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 pillows I've ever seen. There were barstools instead of bed-side cupboards with top-heavy grubby lights...

Management response:

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 really like what we offer. In your review, you expressed unhappiness with the furnishings of...


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Nice, France
1 review
Reviewed 23 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Nestled in the town of Knysna, close to everthing but in a quiet neighbourhood, I had such a wonderful stay with Lex and Michelle, they were so welcoming and so helpful. Would definately go back there in the future.

Management response:

Thanks Rosiefor the kind words - we know it was not easy with the fires raging in Knysna. You were so understanding and compassionate about the events around us. You were the best guest anyone could hope for - and I am sure you have become a friend for life!


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  • 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
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • 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 Sofa
    1 King
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night
Default 1 night
₹ 2,656
US$ 40
₹ 2,922
US$ 44
29 Jun 2018 -
15 Jul 2018
Oyster Festival
2 nights
₹ 3,984
US$ 60
₹ 4,316
US$ 65
10 Dec 2018 -
13 Jan 2019
Christmas 2018
2 nights
₹ 4,980
US$ 75
₹ 5,179
US$ 78
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Indian Rupees and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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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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