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Lazy Island

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Overview
3 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
7 guests
7 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
Right over the water on the award winning Thesen Island marina in Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa. Four star relaxed beach feel with modern fittings. Can be rented as three separate on-suite units or as one single holiday house for a family up to 6 people plus 2 small children. Also ideal as a honeymoon retreat. Very romantic destination. Spa baths, hot art fireplaces and lots of other special features. Close to tourist attractions and very safe and convenient. Has its own private jetty with canoes for each unit.
House Rules
Pets not allowedNo smoking
Check with ownerSuitable for children
Bedrooms
2 Kings1 Double
Bathrooms
1 Half bath3 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Corlia d
Hosting since November 2011
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 50%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe will meet at the Thesen Island security gate and from there you can follow me to the house for 6 or the honeymoon suite for 2. I will explain the surroundings and give you the oars for the canoes. There are so many things to do and I will also hand you some useful information and discount vouchers for some of the adventures trips I am looking forward to show you the lovely Island. Kind regards Corlia

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Reviews (13)
Christof
Christof
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect!
We stayed in Driftwood and Pebble. For our honeymoon Driftwood was perfect with a special gift from wonderful host Corlia. She really takes good care of her units and geusts. We had access to netflix, kayaks, amenities were more than enough. Inside the estate we felt extremely safe. The security is strict and entry for geusts runs smoothly and secure. It is so close the everthing in and near knysna. We could drive to East Head and beautiful Brenton on sea easily for lunch and dinner. The Thesen harbour also has a lot to love! We went to every restaurant and had a great time at all. The knysna mall is nearby with a Woolies, Spar, Dis chem and clothings shops. We fell in love with knysna after our stay here. I would recommend this 100% and stay no shorter than a week.
Visited December 2019
Written 24 December 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Thea_CT
Thea_CT
Cape Town, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Magical experience
We stayed in Driftwood and Pebble which was an absolute dream. It was equipped with everything we needed and more. The luxurious spa bath and rain shower were truly heavenly. We loved canoeing and we were incredibly fortunate to see a dolphin and a sea otter while paddling out in the lagoon. After sunset one evening we realised that there was phosphorescence in the water and we were enthralled splashing about, watching it sparkle. Our visit was nothing short of magical. Can't wait to go back!
Visited June 2015 Travelled with friends
Written 21 June 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

travelad101
travelad101
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Break-away
We stayed in Pebbles (Lazy Island) on Thesen Island. It was very well maintained, very well priced and no task was too great for Corlia (the owner). Corlia went out of her way to make our stay really memorable and I can happily recommend any of her units to anyone. Corlia suggested many memorable day trips and really took it upon herself to make our stay unforgettable. The island itself is beautiful and free use of the kayaks belonging to the units made exploring the island so much more fun. Lazy Island is a definite must when staying in Knysna. You are close to all amenities yet it is so peaceful and quiet on the water.
Visited April 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 3 May 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

december_11
december_11
Reading, United Kingdom7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A relaxing and peaceful stay in a beautiful setting
We stayed in Beach. The property is very comfortable and is very well equipped. It is within an easy ( and safe) walking distance of several cafes, restaurants and bars on Thesen island and is a 10 minute walk to Knysna Quays.The owner/ manager Corlia could not have been more helpful. Knysna is a lovely place to stay and there are many different activities that one can participate in from there or within 30 minutes drive. We would love to return.
Visited August 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 21 September 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jackie R
Jackie R
Cape Town, South Africa5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Getaway, Home Away from Home
Booked online through Hello Garden Route which was very efficient. Spent 1night upstairs using the inter-leading rooms, spacious enough for an 11month and 4yr old to be entertained and 2 nights down stairs which included a lounge and kitchen. We'll maintained appliances and sufficient crockery and utensils. Decor created a very relaxed ambience making you feel like you're on holiday. Would recommend upstairs if you have little ones as there is the waters edge to contend with downstairs. Security were warm and friendly and Theseun Island has the best breakfast/ lunch restaurant in Knysna called Ille de Pain, only a minutes drive or five minutes if you feel like walking.
Visited September 2014
Written 12 September 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Shirley Erasmus -:- Pretoria
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sa's Venice
Lazy Island is anybody's dream holiday location. Situated a few minutes over the gorgeous Thesen Causeway and within walking distance of the Knysna Waterfront, the Turbine Hotel (where you can see a bit of history, eat delicious food or enjoy the spa!), Thesen Island is in prime location to just about everything you would want to fulfil your holiday needs. Driftwood was simply a pleasure to stay in. From the beach-like decor, to the open shower, to the adorable fire place. The room was clean and fresh and anything we required either Corlia or Mark was happy to assist us with. Thesen Island itself was a safe place to stay in and we often saw children cycling around without a worry of them being in danger and the residents were friendly and welcoming. Lazy Island provided canoes in their own private jetty, available to paddle out onto the lagoon with and enjoy the sunset (or even follow the Thesen waters around to various restaurants!)- but if you'd prefer to take things slower, you could simply take a dip in the clear Thesen Island water- where tiny schools of fish can often be seen darting about! In short, Lazy Island is the best possible decision you could make for yourself, your partner or even your family's holiday desires without having to travel internationally. Everything you need is right in front of you... Ahhh.
Visited July 2013
Written 6 January 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lisa S
Lisa S
Batam, Indonesia164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Peaceful setting, lovely accommodation
We spent four nights in the Beach Unit at Lazy Island and had a wonderful stay. Booking was easy online, and communication was prompt and helpful with the owner. The Beach unit is very spacious with large separate lounge, covered deck over the water, nice kitchen and dining areas, comfortable bed and great bathroom with large tub and open shower. The decor is charming and comfortable. We had breakfast every morning on our deck, looking out over the canals. So relaxing. The community is secure and gated, with plenty of restaurants and shops within walking distance, but still only a short drive to the waterfront and town centre. The unit feels very secure, and includes a safe. The lights had some problems while we were there but Corlia was on hand to work it out quickly. The only downside was some very noisy upstairs neighbors which detracted from our enjoyment of the lovely setting. If there is a way to cut down the noise that filters down from above (a rug to absorb sound, a more robust door between the units at the bottom of the stairs) that would help a lot. The owner was friendly and helpful, and was on hand whenever we needed something or had a question. I would recommend Lazy Island for a stay in the Knysna area!
Visited May 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written 14 June 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Michelle S
Michelle S
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing Place - Great Location - Nice Owners
Gorgeous well-maintained (REALLY clean) place with all that you could want and more. Beautiful views of the water. Safe location with a guarded gate. The only thing I would change is the windows in the upstairs rooms are covered with very shear drapes which let the gorgeous sun shine in and in and in. So, if you still have wicked jet-lag (like we did) you will be forced to rise early in the morning. But, the upside is that it gave us lots of time to explore the heads, the beaches, use the kayaks and eat at Ile De Pain for breakfast (YUMMY!) Also, WiFi was spotty. We were travelling as a couple with one other well-travelled couple. We had one of the upstairs studios and the whole downstairs.
Visited December 2012 Travelled with friends
Written 12 December 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

rfourier
rfourier
94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A marvelous vacation.
We stayed at the house with our grown up kids. The house is on an island in the lagoon. The view is great. We rowed the two kayaks, which were tied under the house around the lagoon, which was a lot of fun. The house itself is amazing. Its whole decor is about te sea, and it is beautifully furnished. It is fully equipped, with a lot of attention to every small detail. Once we entered, we didn't want to leave.
Visited August 2012 Travelled with family
Written 28 August 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mahomed Mahomedy -:- Durban
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Relaxing Holiday at Lazy Island
Our family enjoyed a relaxing stay at this lovely place which is located on the water at Thesens Island Knysna.Everything was just perfect.The luxury self catering accomodation was spacious with a fully equipped kitchen,a jacuzzi spa in the bathrooms,a balcony overlooking the waterway to relax on and a pontoon to access the kayaks/canoes included with the unit.The attention to detail in the decor and furnishings is remarkable. Maid service was included.Will definately stay at this place again on our next trip to Knysna
Visited December 2011
Written 16 January 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Entertainment
  • DVD player
Bathroom and laundry
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Additional amenities
  • Boat available
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans

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Map
Getting there
Plettenberg Airport
26.2 km

George Airport
58.6 km
Restaurants
Freshline Fisheries
10 min

34 South
11 min

The Drydock Food Co
11 min

Anchorage Restaurant
14 min
Attractions
The Motorcycle Room
1 minSpeciality Museums

The Waterfront Knysna Quays
11 minSpeciality & Gift Shops

The Water Club
0 minBiking Trails

Goldsmiths Knysna
2 minSpeciality & Gift Shops
About the neighbourhood
37 Avocet Crescent, Thesen Islands, Knysna On the water front. in a quiet cul de sac.
Access
Car required
How to get there
An easy Drive from George Airport takes 45 minutes. Please call me an hour before you arrive
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 2 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Prices are for the 3 bedroom house per night. Please contact us for last minute specials or for details about other discounts.The rates above is for the Beach unit and The Driftwood unit is 30% less per unit per night. If you book the smaller unit for 2 people. Always check the rate by sending an email. Kind regards Corlia

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Frequently Asked Questions about Lazy Island

Lazy Island is able to accommodate up to 7 guests. See all property details.

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