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Beletage - Island living

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
1 night minimum 
Condo/Apartment
Beletage - your home on an exclusive Island in the Knysna Lagoon. Studio apartment with full kitchen and private bathroom with either a patio and a wood BBQ or a balcony with a gas BBQ. Seating area, dining area, queen size bed all furnished to a modern and high standard. Overlooking a park on this tranquil island and easy walking distance to the two beaches as well as to the two restaurants on the island. Knysna town is a mere 4 km away with its waterfront and many restaurants as well as the quaint holiday town of Knynsa
House Rules
Pet-friendlyNot suitable for childrenSmoking allowed
You are welcome to smoke on the patio and balcony.
Bedrooms
1 King
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Gudi S
Hosting since January 2018
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 80%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsWe live on the other side of the building and are available for any help required. We believe in the privacy of our guests and only interact when asked to.

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Reviews (11)
anthea769
anthea769
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely charming self-contained apartment in the heart of Leisure Isle
From the minute our dogs bounded out of the car after their long journey, Gudi made us all feel so welcome in her establishment. We had the bottom apartment for the dog family and also the upstairs flat. The are both as beautiful as the photos. Stylishly decorated with pops of vivid colour and fresh and clean for folks who aren't pet owners. We entertained guests downstairs with more than enough crockery etc for 8 people (2 flats combined) and a weber and inverter to cope with load shedding. It is an easy walk to the local restaurants and to the beach, but there are also bicycles to borrow, and a fun 2-man canoe to take out onto the lagoon. We highly recommend Beletage.
Visited March 2023
Written 10 March 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ian H
Ian H
London, United Kingdom13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Extremely disappointing and definitely not recommended.
This booking was a disaster throughout, and ruined the first part of our holiday. We agree completely with the guest who wrote the highly critical Trip Advisor (TA) review of June 2022 (which was posted after our initial booking). We left Beletage early, as soon as we could secure other accommodation within the circumstances of high season in Knysna and directly following 20 hours travel. We have contacted the owner separately by letter, TA inbox and email with feedback and images, and have received to-date a minimal, dismissive response. This corroborates the feedback of the June 2022 review. Summary (There are no comments on any other accommodation at this site): Beletage (lower ground floor) is wholly mis-represented on TA and on other booking sites. The property presently requires full refurbishment or at the very least, significant maintenance and repair followed by a deep, deep clean. Our images speak for themselves. Unfortunately, it is not possible to upload them directly via TA onto this review, so you may find them on the Trip Advisor ‘Knysna Lagoon’ site annotated ‘Leisure island: Where not to stay’. Our payment was required to be made (in full and unusually, in Euros rather than ZAR) through TA 6 weeks prior to arrival (along with an onerous cancellation penalty). It was our mistake in leaving too much to trust; a mistake we shall not make again. Our booking for Beletage was confirmed after reviewing and believing a number of positive reviews. Subsequently and after a closer inspection, we have reported some of these reviews to TA strictly in accordance with TA’s terms and conditions The impression that one is left with is that the owner(s) of this accommodation possess a significant lack of integrity.
Visited February 2023
Written 6 March 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Gudi S
Gudi S
Have you ever heard of people who plan to stay for free? They book a place, stay for 90% of the booked time, then leave without saying a word, then send you a private message with a threat that unless you refund them the full amount they will write a bad review?? Well, this is one of those people . Here are some facts: Ian booked for a week, arrived and stayed for 6 of the 7 days booked. We saw each other every day, exchanging a few words , nothing was ever said that he is unhappy and then he left the day he knew we were out for the day... If the place was so terrible, surely he would reach out to me, the owner and Tripadvisor to sort out whatever the problem might be? HE DID NOT DO THAT . Anybody familiar with booking through a third party like tripadvisor, booking.com etc knows that they can reach out to them anytime and then the third party would contact the owner, tell them what grievances the guest might have and ask the owners to rectify them, otherwise they would find alternative accommodation for the guests. That is also the reason why payment to the establishment only gets done 48 hours after check in. This is because the assumption is that if the guest is unhappy they would sure speak out within 2 days ?? Beletage has been established for 6 years now, please check out our reviews on other sites like booking.com or our own website...
Written 12 March 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John Marc S
John Marc S
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
wonderful holiday place
My wife and I loved the apartment with the verandah.Although at first we were a bit disappointed not to be booked into the flat with the cute balcony we were very happy as there was lovely morning sun and then shade for the rest of the day. Great location , so close to the beach that we walked there in our swimmsuits. Will try and come again next year
Visited January 2023
Written 16 February 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Marniek van Rensburg
Marniek van Rensburg
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Best holiday stay in Knysna!
We had the most amazing time and the hosts are exceptionally friendly. We were immediately assisted with any questions that we had. We were given full access to bicycles and their canoe, which provided us with the best afternoon activities and let us see the island from a whole other perspective. The hosts also took us on a trip around the lagoon on their boat and helped us find the best things to do around the town. The cottage itself, is lovely and modern and it has all the necessary features for a comfortable stay. Thank you so much to Gudi and her husband for making our trip so special and for sharing your love of Knysna with us. We definitely recommend staying here and we can't wait to visit again soon!
Visited July 2022
Written 21 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cput E
Cput E
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Worst place ever never never book here
It was the most horrific experience ever. Its not like the pictures. Black mould in bathroom (which I was told is not black mould) with no window. Dust mites in carpets. Left over food from previous tenant in fridge. Once a week cleaning never happened. Very unaccommodating and bluntly put cunning and cruel owners. They are not in the business for the right reasons. Your complaint is turned around and thrown back at you. Very very dangerous place tp stay. Never ever stay here. Sloppy, dirty and rundown. Very cunning and manipulative owners. Sunday morning was greeted with noisy house upgrades. Old thin hard smelly blankets. STAY AWAY !
Visited June 2022
Written 17 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Gudi S
Gudi S
This guest refused to pay for her stay and we had to get security and the police involved. I wish there was a platform to report guests like her who stay, refuse to pay and then leave bad reviews on top of it Please read our other reviews and then form your own opinion. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Written 5 August 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Riyaad
Riyaad
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent Host
Had a really nice stay on my way to Cape Town, Gudi was really accommodating & helpful, literally received everything I asked for. I even needed to make a last minute stop on my way back home from Cape Town as I was tired & didnt feel like driving all the way home .. She helped me out without any hassles. Would definitely recommend this place, especially for the excellent hospitality:)
Visited December 2020
Written 18 December 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sarie Spruyt
Sarie Spruyt
Knysna, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful apartment
What a wonderful stay. The amenities are of high quality and the WiFi works well. It's a peaceful island setting, just a walk to the beach area. Wildlife and birds and natural wetlands. There are bicycles available and you can safely cycle around the island, to the restaurants and more. Friendly and warm hosting.
Visited March 2019
Written 7 May 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Gudi S
Gudi S
Thank you so much for your review. Hope to see you again soon. Gudi
Written 14 May 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andrew L
Andrew L
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Very disappointed
Not like pictures on the web - outside looked rather shabby. Inside was just adequate for a short (one or two night) stay. Bed comfortable, sofa uncomfortable, kitchen (in cupboard) only adequate for breakfast and snacks. Outside space spoiled by birds droppings from tree above.
Visited February 2019
Written 3 March 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Gudi S
Gudi S
We are so sorry that you feel this way. let me address your complaints one by one. We took the pictures a year ago and NOTHING has changed since then. The Kitchen offers two plates, a microwave and a fridge/freezer. It also offers different pots and pans , enough crockery and cutlery and a full sink. I am a passionate cook and have tried out the kitchen and was able to produce a three course meal. The island is a birds paradise and lots of people comment on the fact that they love to wake up to bird song.... and yes they have bodily functions. Our cleaning lady cleans the patio every day. And we really do not want to chop down an old tree which gives birds a home and shade for humans.
Written 7 May 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

UlandiSol
UlandiSol
Cape Town Central, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic stay
We had wonderful stay at this self-catering apartment. Beautifully furnished and has everything you need. The host was lovely and we felt welcome and comfortable staying in the space. The location on Leisure Isle also so ideal being close to the beach as well. We will definitely be back! Thank you for a fantastic stay!!
Visited March 2018
Written 4 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Gudi S
Gudi S
Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We really appreciate you taking the time to do this. And we are really glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Gudi
Written 8 June 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

chantalpiralla
chantalpiralla
Knysna, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Delightful Room
Stayed 2 nights on the island and the room is absolutely amazing. Very relaxing with its own outside area..The room is beautiful with nice decor, very very cosy.Friendly owners. I had a wonderful stay and I would recommend it without a doubt.
Visited May 2018
Written 31 May 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Gudi S
Gudi S
Thank you so much Chantal for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you again in the near future. It was an absolute pleasure to have you here. Kind Regards Gudi
Written 1 June 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Property features
  • Staff on property
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Parking
  • Parking available
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster

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Map
Getting there
Plettenberg Airport
24.6 km

George Airport
60.4 km
Restaurants
Freshline Fisheries
3.3 km

34 South
3.5 km

The Drydock Food Co
3.5 km

Anchorage Restaurant
3.8 km
Attractions
Knysna Heads
16 minGeologic Formations

Brenton on Sea
4.1 kmBeaches

Knysna Lagoon
3.1 kmBodies of Water

Featherbed Nature Reserve
3.9 kmNature & Wildlife Areas
About the neighbourhood
Leisure Isle is a beautiful, tranquil island in the Knysna Lagoon. Wake up to bird song and go to sleep listening to the Indian Ocean. Explore the island on our free bikes and take a picnic to the close beaches. Walk to the local coffee shop and see how time takes on another dimension. Life is slow and beautiful here
Getting around
take our bikes and see the island at a slow pace Walk around the island in less than an hour
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Leisure Isle is an island in the Knysna Lagoon and is reached by a causeway from the mainland. Pass the guard house and take the first tarred road to the left. You are now on Church square and we are on the right hand side of the park
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 1 pm Check out by 0 pm
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Beletage - Island living is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

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