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Phone: 0825747047 Fax: 0866565265

Situated on a picturesque lagoon beach on Leisure Island in Knysna, the Bayhouse is ideal for a family beach holiday. Waking up to panoramic views of the famous Knysna Heads, completes your stay...!

  • Price from 350 ZAR / Day
  • Capacity up to 10 people
  • 6 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms
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Last updated: 11/03/2009

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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. With accommodation for up to 10 people (minimum of 4), this large, upmarket, 4 Star self- catering holiday home is superbly located and well-equipped to cater for families with children of all ages.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

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.

The House
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.

The Bedrooms
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 Living Areas
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.

The Garage
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:
Emergency generator
Beach chairs & umbrellas
Beach toys - buckets, spades etc
Two adult bicycles

Value-Added Services:
Brochures / leaflets of various area activities
Catering for large groups on request
Complimentary housekeeping once a week to change bed-linen, vacuum and polish. Further services available at a nominal fee
Complimentary tea & coffee on arrival
Dinner prepared & ready for late arrivals, on request at a nominal fee
Grocery shopping on request before arrival
List of recommended restaurants in the area & copies of their menus
Use of private jetty at Leisure Isle Boat Club on request, at a nominal fee

Prices & deals

Lowest Daily Price:
350 ZAR
Highest Daily Price:
650 ZAR
Lowest Weekly Price:
2450 ZAR
Highest Weekly Price:
4550 ZAR
Cleaning fee:
Charging Method:
Payment Types:
  • No Cash
  • No Credit Card
  • No Cheque
  • No Travellers cheque
  • No Paypal
  • No Wire Transfer

Location & area

If you are visiting South Africa from abroad, you will probably fly to either Cape Town or Johannesburg. From these airports you can take a domestic flight to George. There are several budget airlines that fly between Johannesburg and George. George is less than one hour's drive from Knysna and offers a wide range of car hire companies.

Alternatively, you can drive directly from Cape Town to Knysna in around 5 hours on the N2. The route takes you across some amazing countryside. The R62 is an alternative scenic route, particularly if you are planning to visit Montague and/or Oudtshoorn.

From George airport, follow the N2 to Knysna, passing Wilderness and Sedgefield. On entering Knysna, continue along Main Street, passing through town until you reach the turn-off into George Rex Drive. Turn right here and follow the signs to Leisure Isle. You will pass the Knysna Golf Course on your left. At the causeway, turn right onto Armstrong Drive to Leisure Isle. Continue on the causeway until you reach a stop sign and the guard hut, where you will turn left. This road, Cearn Drive, will take you along the Knysna Lagoon waterfront which becomes Bayswater Drive, until you reach Bollard Beach. Just past Bollard Beach, on Bayswater Drive, is Bollard Road and we are on this corner! 105 Bayswater DriveĀ¦..

105 Bayswater Drive, Leisure Isle, 6570, Knysna, South Africa
Accommodation located in:
near golf course, near lagoon, near the beach, on an island, town!

Amenities & services

Value-Added Services:

Brochures / leaflets of various area activities
Catering for large groups on request
Complimentary housekeeping once a week to change bed-linen, vacuum and polish. Further services available at a nominal fee
Complimentary tea & coffee on arrival
Dinner prepared & ready for late arrivals, on request at a nominal fee
Grocery shopping on request before arrival
List of recommended restaurants in the area & copies of their menus
Use of private jetty at Leisure Isle Boat Club on request, at a nominal fee

Amenities & Facilities

100% cotton percale linen
Alarm clocks
Coat hangers
Electric blankets
Extra blankets
Hairdryer in main suite upstairs
Non-allergic pillows 4 per bed

Infants/ toddlers

Baby bath
Baby highchair
Camp cot
Child proof safety plugs
Cover for plunge pool
Disposable bibs
Extendable baby gates at top & bottom of stairs
Universal insect nets for strollers & cots


Crockery (white) and cutlery for 12 people
Double door fridge/freezer
Filter coffee machine
Iron & board
Operating instructions for all appliances
Tumble drier
Vacuum cleaner
Washing machine


Beach chairs (4)
Beach umbrellas (2)
Beach toys (bucket & spades)


Bicycles (2)
Board games, puzzles, books & toys
DStv Dual View decoder (Premium menu) x 2
Fire pit in the garden
Portable CD player/ radio
TVs in each lounge x 3
Weber Gas Grill & conventional wood burning braai (barbeque)

Extras for your convenience

Emergency generator
Fireplaces in main lounge downstairs and upstairs family lounge
Gas outdoor heater
Oil heater
Outdoor shower
Portable fan
Travel plug adapters
Under floor heating in tiled living areas


Fire extinguisher
First aid kit
Safe in main suite upstairs
Torches & extra batteries

# of Units: 1... and each unit includes:

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Single beds: 2
  • Double beds: 4
  • Baby cots: 0
  • Single sofa beds: 0
  • Double sofa beds: 0


  • Yes Towels:
  • Yes Bath:
  • Yes Hair Drier:
  • Yes Shower:


  • Yes DVD Player:
  • No Fax:
  • Yes Washing Machine:
  • Yes Work Desk:
  • Yes Bed Sheets:
  • Yes Bikes:
  • Yes Cable/Satelite TV:
  • No Internet Broadband:
  • No Internet Dial Up:
  • Yes Ironing Board:
  • Yes Library:
  • No Stereo/Radio System:
  • No Telephone:


  • No 24h Concierge:
  • Yes Tours & Excursions:
  • No Butler Service:
  • No House Chef:
  • Yes Local Guides:
  • Yes Local Transportation:


  • Yes Microwave:
  • Yes Oven:
  • No American Kitchen:
  • Yes Fridge & Freezer:
  • Yes Crockery & Utensils:
  • Yes Dish Washer:

Living room

  • Yes Fireplace:
  • No Sofa Bed:
  • Yes Table & Chairs:


  • Yes Tennis Court:
  • No Terrace:
  • Yes Parking:
  • No Pets Welcome:
  • Yes Private Beach:
  • Yes Barbecue:
  • Yes Garden:
  • No Sauna:
  • No Shared Bathroom:
  • No Spa / Jacuzzi:
  • No Lift / Elevator:
  • Yes Swimming Pool:
  • No Disabled Facilities:


  • No DVD/Music Collection:
  • Yes Air Conditioning:
  • No Ensuite Bathroom:
  • Yes Balcony:
  • Yes Safe:
  • Yes Sea View:
  • Yes Central Heating:
  • No City View:
  • No Daily Cleaning:

Additional information

Board Basis:
Accommodation Only
Welcome pack:
Welcome card, bottle of wine, chocolates, fresh flowers, bread, milk, tea, coffee, sugar, rusk and biscuits. Local guide and activities booklet and manual on "How Everything Works".
Extra meal info:
The Island Coffee Shop, within walking distance of the Bayhouse, serves excellent breakfast and light lunches. There is an Art Gallery next door boasting an extensive exhibition by South African artists.

For dinner, one doesn't have to go far. Tides Restuarant just across the road id open for dinner and is a local favorite!

Review - Bayhouse