Reviews and Comments from our Guests

Fantastic Stay!

"Thanks for everyone's help and professionalism! Fantastic Stay! :)"

Leanne Tang

An absolute pleasure, delight & privilege...

"Thank you very much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. It was an absolute pleasure, delight and privilege to wake up to such stunning views. The hospitality and generosity of your kind-hearted employees Jean, Hilda and Grace deserves a special mention. They outdid themselves and we wish you and yours all the best as we leave this elegant home with nothing but the most fond memories. We look forward to many happy returns. Regards the Noge and Skhosana families"

The Noge & Skhosana Families

Peace & quiet...

Peace and quiet, nature, luxury, golf, sport - you name it we found it here. What a fabulous time we all had. Must come again soon. Lars & Charlotte, Berlin.


Best ever!

This was one of the best properties I have ever stayed in - truly gorgeous! On my way back to stay again as soon as I can” - Mark, Cape Town


Fabulous house!

Sea House

"We had a great time. What a beautiful home with amazing views. Thank you for sharing this house". - Khalid Zoman


Magical!

Craighross Castle

"My husband and I spent 3 amazing days at Craighross in September.  Given that it was winter, we had the beach almost entirely to ourselves, and while the ocean was chilly, the lagoon just next to us was perfect for a swim.  From the front deck, we could see pods of Bryde’s whales in the ocean while enjoying a braai and glass of wine.  At night, the fires inside the house kept us warm over games (well-stocked in the house!), books and conversation.  We had made plans to spend our days visiting local attractions and towns, but once we got to Craighross we found it very hard to leave!  There are also tons of things to do nearby, from hiking along the beach to gathering mussels and oysters in the ocean.  Inside the house, there is everything you could ask for, decorated in a beachy, bright style.  The kitchen was very well stocked with cookware, glasses, etc., and our maid Constance was incredibly helpful.  This is an absolutely magical home, perfect for small or large groups, and situated in one of the most beautiful locations in the world."

Emily Walsh


Superb!

Lindsay Castle

"Thank you for our very memorable stay at Lindsay Castle - Noetzie is a very special place"

Heike Allerton-Davies


Perfect location!

Cliff House

"Excellent place for family and friends" - Eid Almohammadi


Beautiful views!

Villa Seaview

“Hi Jonelle, Thank you so much for an amazing hospitality and beautiful views. We Enjoyed every moment of our stay. The house is spectacular, there are no words to describe our gratitude. I will definitely come back and recommend the house to anyone. Mabatho”

 


Wonderful stay!

Cliff House

"Cliff House was wonderful. It is a really great house to spend some days."

Kai Mausberg


Majestic!

Villa Seaview

We loved the villa. Highly recommend to all to come! - Diedeliff Gertenbach


Spectacular!

"Beautiful house, stunning views, wonderful service only a phone call away. A little slice of paradise. Thank you for everything: the house is stunning and the views are breathtaking. We will be back in the summer!" - Stephanie Du Toit


Amazing house!

“Excellent villa with a view ! Thanks for making our stay a warm and memorable one. And special thanks to Dylan for coming to the villa on a Sunday evening to help us." - Nakul Bhalakia


Beautiful!

"We truly had a lovely time, you have a beautiful place there." Bassy Seaka


Breathtaking!

"The host, Dylan, was amazing. We arrived late, around 11pm and he kept contacting us to find we were still okay on the road and welcomed us at the house, he was available to assist whenever we had a query. The views around the house are amazing, we loved the fireplace and the bedrooms. The house ended being more than what we expected." - Ayanda Vumazonke


Spectacular!

"Our stay at Cliff House was amazing and the service and after-service that we received from Dav1es team was fabulous. Your team gets a big A!!!!! Well done and hope to be back soon ;)" - Sharon Marimuthoo


Beautiful place!

"Thanks for a great weekend and a wonderful place. We had a great stay, we will be back soon :)" - Herman Lensing


Spectacular!

"We had the most amazing time at Beachscape house! Beachscape House was a absolute gem we have found for our family holiday. The house is modern, with absolutely everything you need.   The views are stunning with the most pristine beach just a walk away. We will most definitely return to this holiday home. It really is a notch above the rest! As mentioned above, we are definitely booking the house again :)" - Linda Gale


Excellent!

"This was the best beach holiday ever." - Linda Gale


Paradise!

"We had a great time at Lindsay Castle. The place is truly unique and has a wonderful charm and character along with its quirks. The rooms each have their own charm and wonderful views. The Castle is very well equipped even if it took us a few days to find some of the things – it made for our very own treasure hunt! ☺ The service was excellent from the booking and arrival process to the check-out. Thanks for a great stay – we will certainly be back!" - Gordon Fraser


Spectacular!

Dear Jonelle, Dylan & Sean, you guys from Dav1ies did a great job to make our vacation exceptional and Martin's place is a one of kind opportunity. We are even tempted to publish a gross, turn-down review not to let others in on the secret. What's the secret? - The location can't be improved, it's perfect. - The style and upkeep of the place is fantastic - The quality of the interior and the entire setup is all one can ask for We had a dream-time in Beachscape... And if at all possible we certainly will be back. Thanks again for everything and keep up the fantastic work... And don't let anyone in on the secret...” - Tom Debus


Magical

"We had a magical stay at Beachscape and loved every minute of our stay there. The house is a joy to live in. We would love to return! Thank you all for your organisation and attention during our stay. " - Cindy and Malcolm Chapman


Spectacular!

Craighross Castle

"We had a great time in little paradise by the sea."

Steyn


Beautiful home!

"We had a wonderful time on this beautiful beach. We will definitely come back." - De Vos


Overwhelmed!

"Blue Horizon was beautiful as expected and Hadley was so lovely and helpful.  We were overwhelmed at how beautiful Pezula was and Thesen Island such a lovely part of the world" - Vicky

 


Wonderful stay at Home by the Beach

"We were all very happy with our stay at Home by the Beach. We have rented many houses in the past but rarely have we stayed in a house where everything worked – the kitchen was well equipped, the design and architecture of the house has been thoroughly thought through in terms of everything that adds value to the experience, from a Weber grill to comfortable indoor and outdoor seating areas. I found this house easier to manage than my own house! The beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms had everything we needed for us as well as our guests to be able to fully relax.

On top of that, the service Dav1es provided through Hadley and Jeanne was great, we felt in very safe and reliable hands and the guys were on call whenever we needed them.

Can’t wait to return to this gem of a house!" - Christiana Soderberg


Beautiful house!

"Great stay and fabulous views from the house." - David Ovenden


Beautiful home

"We had a wonderful time on this beautiful beach. We will definitely come back." - The de Vos family


Superb!

"Loved our stay! Fantastic views and lovely people :)" - Wylie Family


Lovely home

"Thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks in your lovely home." - Bousfield family


Amazing house!

"It has been an amazing holiday and what a pleasure it has been to stay in your amazing house. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we hope we will be able to stay here again. Thank you so much for your kindness, it has been truly  amazing here and allowing us to have an amazing stay in Keurbooms. We can't wait to come back." - van Wyk Family


Magnificent!

"I would like to thank you for such a smooth service that you operate. Everything that Dav1es did for us was arranged without any problem. Nothing was too much to arrange. Jonelle and Jeanne were efficient friendly and organized.  My family had a wonderful holiday. Miellie was also so friendly, on time and efficient. The security guards were there and did their job well. We felt completely safe.  Thank you for everything." - Karen Joseph & Family


Superb!

"Lovely house, we really enjoyed our stay". - Michelle Lowe


Superb!

"This house is awesome. We will definitely come back again. Beside a wonderful location and the view Dav1es team provided the best hospitality". - Saroj Tarafdar


Spectacular!

"Thank you Beachscape - we all created some new favorite family memories here. A little piece of absolute paradise. Truly special spot. Much love!" - The Joseph's Opies & Bishops


Breathtaking!

"The view was outstanding! We saw many dolphins and had a wonderful time at the house." Paul & Monica Dekker


Spectacular!

"We kept out promise and did return. Even better than we remembered." Peter Caffrey


Magnificent!

"It was an amazing holiday and the house is great! We will definitely miss waking up next to the sea and watching the dolphins play". - Marc Weber


Beautiful home!

"Great view and a beautiful house. We enjoyed our stay very much. Thanks." - Heiko Gruhn


Magnificent!

"Lovely stay and wonderful setting. We really enjoyed our stay!" - Robert day


Superb!

"Overwhelming and amazing! We loved every minute of our stay!" - Michael Burmester


Beautiful!

"What a splendid stay we had in your beautiful home. Well worth a return visit. See you in Sept/Oct 2017". - Anita Louw


Paradise!

"A total escape in Paradise! Peace, sleep and relaxation much needed" Thank you - Mark Beeson


Amazing views!

" What a wonderful house, with amazing views. Thanks to the Dav1es Team for settling us in. Wow! We will definitely be back!!" - Jane Craddock


Beautiful home!

"What a wonderful home! Such a spoil 🙂 We had a happy stay!"- Tanya Oosthuyse


Spectacular views!

"We had an awesome time and would definitely recommend Beachscape to anyone. The best holiday home we stayed in not to mention the views." - Hartley family


Stunning property!

Beachscape

"WOW! What a place! My husband and I came for our honeymoon and we couldn't have picked a better place - watching the dolphins when we woke up from our bed was a particularly highlight. We will be back! Thank you. "

Chleo Bernstein


Lovely stay!

It was a wonderful stay! I want to thank the Dav1es team. Great job. See you soon again 🙂


Stunning property!

"The Villa was amazing and the location with the view was exceptional, certainly somewhere we would like to visit again in the future. Hadley did a great job of welcoming us into the property and showing us where everything was and how everything worked." - Alex McNess

 


Absolutely stunning house!

"Hadley was an absolute pleasure to deal with and he ensured we had the support we needed. Miellie was also lovely and we all appreciated her hard work around the house. The house itself was absolutely stunning and we had a really wonderful stay - we were warm, comfortable and had everything we needed. Everything else was just fantastic and we had a wonderful stay. The house enabled us to have a fabulous family holiday and celebrate my dad's birthday in style. We have already spoken about coming back and staying again, if you'll have us!" - Carol-Anne Bush


Lovely stay!

"We had a lovely stay at Craighross Castle, in one of the most beautiful locations in the world". - C. Behrens


Wonderful experience!

"Thank you for this wonderful experience. We had a lovely family reunion celebrating our dad's 80th birthday. What a magnificent place to celebrate in. The house, beach and scenery were an truly fabulous and we are not ready to go home!" With love The Bush, Huffer, Osborne, Edge and Fowler Family


Lovely stay!

"Our stay at Craighross Castle was lovely. Everything we needed the house had." - June Zhang


Wonderful stay!

"We had a wonderful stay at Eagle House, thank you. It is even better than the pictures on the internet! We would happily return to this fabulous house." - Judy Kotze


What a lovely Home!

"We had an awesome time staying at Blue Horizon. Definitely coming back soon!" - Neo Oliphant


Beautiful House!

"Great house, loved the fire place, Jacuzzi and especially the views!" - Glen Watson


Such a wonderful stay!

"Thank you for such a lovely stay! The view is incredible and the house beyond beautiful!  We even enjoyed the storms & hail" - Shawn Humphreys


Feel at Home!

"We had a wonderful stay. The place is great. Sea view, private beach and well arrange." - Lindele Zincume


Memorable time!

"Thank you very much for a memorable time at the castle. Thank you to Hadley for all his help!
I will certainly bring overseas visitors there again and locals where we travel!" - Pieta Serfontein


Lovely Stay!

"We had a very enjoyable time. We found the house to be comfortable and well-equipped. We would definitely consider returning again." - Althea Moret


Amazing house!

What an idyllic location, a wonderful house and a fab 2 months in Knysna !! Thank you for everything - Elaine Jones & Richard Murgatroyd


Special home!

Great to have the family in South Africa at a very special home 🙂 - Rob & Eve Beek


Amazing!

A fantastic five days! A great meeting place. - Carolyn Beek


Fantastic home!

We loved the pool and the views are to die for. Really great few days! - Sam Darcy


Paradise

Another day in paradise. Thank you for a awesome hideaway. We spent a great family holiday, hope to come back soon!! - Szily Family


Tranquility

We love this stretch, near enough to Plettenberg Bay and Knysna but far enough away for peace & tranquility .Love the house and all personal touches - Lawson Family


Great holiday destination!

Enjoyed the stay at Cliff House! - Moons & Senior Family


Exceptional service!

"My husband and I rented Lindsay castle from 14/01/2016 till 19/01/2016, and  we wanted to share with you the exceptional service we received.

Hadley was incredibly accommodating, friendly and professional during our
entire stay, as was the maid Shirene. They really went out of their way to
make sure we had the best stay possible. Hadley understood how important our
5 day stay at Lindsay Castle was and made it clear nothing was too much
trouble.

Shirene has such a happy nature, and is a real problem solver, coming up
with solutions even outside of her working schedule.

Thank you for hiring such fantastic staff, they made our stay truly 5 star." - Eloise & Johann


Lovely Stay!

"We had a lovely stay at Noetzie Bay House. It is a beautiful house in a splendid setting. The service from the agent in charge was superb. We really liked the splendour of the place and the good service we received.”  -Kuban Naidoo


Fabulous House!

A great house, beautiful scenery and a fantastic place to celebrate a holiday!


Extraordinary House!

Fabulous house & Exquisite view. We had a awesome time. - Pillay Family


Stay was amazing!

We enjoyed the house and the view 🙂


An escape to paradise!

Craighross Castle is without a doubt one of the most special places we have ever stayed. What a privilege it was to have such spacious well appointed accommodation in such a unique and stunningly beautiful location. While we were there the entire Noetzie beach was ours, and ours alone for most of the day, and totally deserted from after 5pm until mid morning (apart from a couple of residents in the handful of other beachfront castles and holiday homes). We were also treated to a magical phospho-luminescence light show in the breaking waves every evening, and one evening we took the kids down to the beach and traced luminescent footsteps in the wet sand!!
We were also treated to unbelievably crystal clear night skies with the Milky Way in all its glory ...the type of night skies you would expect only to see from a remote high mountain top!
The lagoon was also lovely and warm for swimming, floating on your back with castles looming up above you, evoking thoughts of Scottish lochs.

All in all an escape to paradise really.

The accommodation at Craighross was as advertised, spacious, luxurious and well appointed, with huge terraces on the top two floors looking out at postcard-perfect views of Noetzie beach and the sea.

Hadley was very helpful and always available and responsive on Whats-App when we had queries.

We would thoroughly recommend Craighross to anyone who appreciates a holiday away from the crowds with nature's beauty at its very best right on your doorstep. - Mike Hallauer

 

 


Lovely stay !!

We loved our stay in Keurbooms just to short 🙂 , And I have to say , your company is great. Hadley is an absolute star! Thank you. I am sure we will use your company in the future again. - Marlise de Vos


Incredibly awesome stay!

Staying at Cliff House has been incredibly awesome again! Thanks to Hadley, Carol and the Dav1es staff. To many happy returns of these days! - Christiane Neuman


A little piece of heaven

"What a wonderful few days. To spend a few days at the most beautiful of locations is something very special. This is the most beautiful, stylish, restful place I have ever had the pleasure to stay. Despite not having seen any dolphins the warmer atmosphere here have been entertaining invigorating and restful. The children & adults have laughed and drank, walked & rested. The fires each evening have been unusual and the local restaurants here filled us to the brink. I way much hope to return here and one day soon and want to thank you for providing a little piece of heaven."


Incredible!

"Thank you :]! We had a wonderful time in this beautiful house. The view is just incredible!" - Johannes Wicken


I wish I can stay here permanently!

"It is a beautiful house and the views are amazing. It is the second time we stayed in the house and I can definitely  recommend it." - I wish I can stay here permanently!

Annali Firchardt


Beautiful home!

"We had a great time in South Africa. The House is beautiful !!" - Schuetellis


"Lovely Home"

Lovely House! Had a wonderful time with my family celebrating my 70th birthday. Clean, good with an excellent, friendly host. Will use their services again! - Firhana Sam


Spectacular!

“Incredible stay at Noetzie Bay House!”

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Noetzie Bay House.

The house itself is charming and the position and views spectacular.

The house is obviously well loved and this was apparent in the layout and attention to detail.

Miriam [maid] is an absolute gem and was almost kidnapped by one of our guests!

We were grateful for the ample wood pile and many hours were spent lounging around enjoying the view and relaxing in the warm living area.

The beds were comfortable and appreciated.

Our stay was splendid and we will most certainly return with families in tow.

Thank you for the efficient booking and again, Miriam is an absolute star! - Donette Juncker


Everything was Perfect !!

"We had a FABULOUS time at the Castle - everything was perfect

and we never wanted for anything - even Eskom couldn't get us down!
We had a wonderful 'family time' holiday and my son-in-law even commented
that he wasn't sure how he'd ever live in a normal house again!
Constance was amazing - am so glad we had h !!er services for the week!
It helped make for a relaxing holiday.
I'm sure we'll be back." - Patricia Castle, Cape Town.


A truly unique spot

“ A truly unique spot! All the charm of a beach cottage with the comforts of a well-cared for holiday home. There’s room enough for a few couples or families looking to share.

Our week spent at Noetzie Bay House was one I will never forget. The breathtaking views were exquisite, both morning and night.

A fully equipped kitchen is perfect for rustling up those  sea food dinners.

This home gives the feeling of “being off the grid” – staying here was a real treat.

Kim McClure

Johannesburg”


"Perfect place to relax and recharge"

We had a wonderful 5 nights stay at Noetzie Bay house in Dec 2014, the place is even more beautiful than I had originally remembered it. The house has the most amazing location, surrounded by Fynbos with incredible views out over both indigenous forest and the ocean. What stands out about Noetzie is the overall quality and health of environment, the amazing beaches and pristine lagoon allow for loads of exploration, and if you have the energy, access to some of South Africa’s best indigenous forest walks is a short drive away. We spent a couple of lazy afternoons relaxing on the lush lawns around the house and every evening gathered on the balcony for a sun downer to soak in the wonderful views. Noetzie Bay house is the perfect place to relax and recharge in nature.

Jon and Yail, Cape Town


'little bit of heaven.'

Dear Richard,
I would like to convey my thanks to you and Hadley for your attention to detail in renting the house to us....everything was in perfect order and so very welcoming.
We loved our time there....the house is perfect for a family....so comfortable and beautifully furnished, and the kitchen is a dream....a pleasure to work in. I feel that a very special family must own that house.
The maids were so efficient and lovely......please thank them too from us.
And the views from the verandas??????? Well, it was very difficult for us to leave that little bit of heaven....such a well kept secret. It was one of our best holidays ever.
Please thank Hadley for all his assistance and patience....nothing was too much trouble for him.
Shirley Simpson and family.


Better than expected

We really enjoyed our time at your luxury apartment, even though we looked at your reviews and pictures before arrival we found your place to be better than expected, all the rooms were comfortable and the apartment was very spacious and as there were 6 of us we never got in each others way.

Hadley was very helpful and polite and was very welcoming, thank you also for the champagne and balloons on arrival, this was a lovely surprise for my Mum who was very grateful so thank you again. Hadley was also very helpful on checking us out, and we really did enjoy our stay and would give you a 5 out of 5 review.

Daniel, UK


Only the very best of everything

We stayed at No.1 The Meadows in December 2013.  What an unbelievable experience in the most beautiful rental property we have ever stayed in.  Having come from a beachfront house earlier in the holiday, I was somewhat skeptical about the location of this property - but I was so wrong.  When we arrived, I just couldn't believe the breathtaking views from this house.   It is truly beautiful!  The green lawn and lush garden just added to the great setting.  The layout of the house ensured peace and quiet and privacy for everybody. The house is exceptionally well equipped with only the very best of everything. My children just loved being in the estate and the freedom that it gave them to ride their bicycles around as and when they wanted, was such a bonus.  The staff were incredibly helpful and it was great to not have to worry about cleaning floors and doing dishes while on holiday.  We will definitely be back - next time with the whole extended family.
Lizette - South Africa

It's like having a private beach all to yourself!

What a breathtaking place! Noetzie Bay House is the perfect getaway from the day-to-day buzz of life. The view is spectacular and provided the perfect setting for lazy afternoons reading books, relaxing to the distant sound of the sea, and early evening drinks with the sun setting on the horizon. As for the beach - it's like having a private beach all to yourself! Thank you for allowing to stay at such a wonderful cottage!


It was great

After our five days at Noetzie Cottage [Please note that the name has been changed to Noetzie Bay House since this review - DPM] we found work very hard to adjust to! What a wonderful place, views to die for! We thoroughly enjoyed our few days at the beautiful property and will certainly return. The cottage truly felt welcoming and we were at home. Everything we needed was there even if we failed to ignite the gas oven! But the local gas man soon arrived and showed us how stupid John was! (There are very few gas ovens in Botswana!) One query we didn't find the answer to, "where are the clothes pegs?" There may be some ladies underwear still in the indigenous bush as the wind did get up a bit! To summarize it was great - see you again soon!


One of the most private homes on the Knysna Heads.

Our stay at Cliff House was amazing! The house is beautiful and the view magnificent. One of the most private homes on the Knysna Heads. Would highly recommend it.


Highly recommended!

Had an excellent stay, amazing views and stunning surroundings. Highly recommended!


Overall a great stay

Stayed here for a week in peak season 2013. It's a nice house, the sun deck with little pool is pretty awesome. We enjoyed the large kitchen/dining room area and the rooms are all spacious and decorated well. A few cons were: no wifi, slightly dirty floor when we checked in, driveway is very steep and the jacuzzi is a terrible waste of a good room. Overall a great stay though!

 


Everything was perfect!

Richard, I want to THANK YOU all for the wonderful time we had in BLUE HORIZON - everything was PERFECT !!!  ....  it is an absolutely lovely place and we cannot wait to go back there again ..
It was well presented, clean and Hadley and Toykie were punctual and very helpfull - we will be back soon
Susan and family, UAE
Susan

Just as good if not better than the photos

We had such a wonderful stay at Cliff House. Our friends who were with us from England though it looked brilliant on the photo’s when I suggested Cliff House as our holiday rental and to be honest my friends and my family were so impressed and quite frankly the house looked as good if not better than the photo’s.

Living in the house was easy as it is such a well appointed home with very classy deco and with every home comfort one could need. The quality of the bath, pool towels and linen were excellent and extras were there if needed.

Cliff House gave us all the feeling - that one can truly feel the sense of a quiet, relaxed atmosphere, with the most wonderful and stunning views virtually all around, the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks an open bright and sunny home with loads of interesting spaces both in the home and out in the garden.

The house was immaculately clean and we had Carol everyday and that was fabulous. Carol is very pleasant and she worked and ironed very well.

We would highly recommend to others to have Carol every day.

Our only slight downside was that the pool was too cold to swim in, such an beautiful, huge and inviting pool but only good to look at. Still a great sight..

The Jacuzzi although solar heated also didn’t truly get to a comfortable temperature to enjoy.

We enjoyed Knysna and surrounding areas, truly beautiful to see, manny lovely restaurants in the area, great beaches, close to the airport, so all in all we all had a most amazing holiday in the comforts of Cliff House.

We would not hesitate to book Cliff House again and we thank all the very helpful folk at Dav1es.


Lindsay Castle

 

We had a fabulous time! I normally don’t re-visit places because we always want to stay somewhere new, however Lindsay Castle will definitely be an exception. My only complaint is that we did not stay long enough!

 

Nicola - Cape Town

Breathtaking beach

After a few hectic days touring the southern Cape and after a three-day safari,  we arrived to Craighross Castle with the intention of continuing our go-go-go pace but once we saw the breathtaking beach, the lazy lagoon and the stunning accommodation we had to rethink...sitting on a lounge chair with a chilled glass of something and taking it all in...going to sleep with the sound of the crashing waves as the tides changed.  We did make the trek up the 138 stairs...and then found out that for those of us wanting a little bit of a lazier route we could walk across the beach and up a little pathway to a lower driveway area - perfect!  The Castle is situated near enough to Knysna or Plettenberg Bay so if we wanted to get up and go we could.  We hired a driver to take us to the Knysna Elephant Reserve, went to Zinzi for dinner (twice!  that good!) but preferred to hang around the stunning accommodation.   

The living/dining/kitchen area and the many bedrooms with ensuites could easily handle a crowd larger that the five of us but it was cosy enough that we didn't feel like it was too big.

We decided to hire a chef to fill our fridge with food and drink and to come in and make us dinner on three of the nights.  The Castle's property manager, Richard Davies, was able to find us an excellent chef - Rhys Miller of Heath Cafe - who took the time to find out our likes/dislikes - even found the hard to source Limes for G&Ts!  Fortunately for us, the property also came with a maid who tidied up after Rhys's gourmet meals and we were able to stay on vacation mode - no cooking/no dishes!  The maid also did the housekeeping, made the beds and did laundry when requested.

If only it wasn't so far from Toronto...

Kim, Canada


Amazing, Amazing, Amazing

Dear Richard,
Where should I start?

I am blown away and the guests were as well. What a spot, what an epic view and what an accommodation which is put together with love, care and detail. We fully enjoyed our stay and it was hard to convince the guests that we have to leave!!!

To sum up:

Brilliant, already spoke to the head office and we will keep you very high in the books of suppliers, also when we get international business guests! The maid was excellent as well and there is not much more to say!

Absolutely excellent! Thank you very much for an unforgetable stay!

Kind regards

Alexander

Pangea Trails

Alexander Wittig
Pangea Trails

Fantastic family winter holiday

From our guest book - 18/08/2013

"Sadly coming to the end of a 10 day stay in your beautiful home by the sea.

Stunning views from every windows, whales and large pods of dolphins performing daily, birds and butterflies, great food, made mostly in your kitchen, lots of laughs and relaxing in the jacuzzi.

We even jumped into the pool just that one time so that we could tick that box!

Fantastic family winter holiday.

We hope to be back every year at this time

Debbie Cornell, Glen Water, Ty, Zoe and Dan

Cape Town"


All was excellent

From our guest book - 22nd April 2013

"We journeyed to Plett for my little sisters wedding.

The house really was home, even allowing us to host a private wedding party - all was excellent.

Clarice is a gem and a star, working tirelessly around us and made us all more relaxed.

Many thanks!

The Jacobsz Family and Friends

Paris, Canada, Johannesburg"

Jacobsz Family & Friends

Quiet, stunning views and that wonderful pool

From our guest book - 14 March 2013

"Quiet, stunning views and that wonderful pool. We felt like a holiday!

10 dolphins the first morning, beautiful walks at the beach, brilliant sunshine and the clear sky way above us.

We were perfectly happy in this extraordinary house.

Warm hearted Clarice helped us very much when I was feeling a bit ill.

We will be back.

Gaby & Axel Schimd

München, Germany"

Gaby & Axel, München, Germany

Fabulous dream

From our guest book - 1 March 2013

"Dear Carrie & Paul,

What a stunningly beautiful home you have created in the most perfect location, you must be very proud.

As for allowing such a dissolute crowd like us to stay in your fabulous dream is indubitably a most generous and thoughtful gesture. We are so very appreciative and albeit brief, we have had the most amazing time.

Thank you very much and we hope to see you very soon.

Brian, Ruth, Philippa, John and Nicola"

Brian, Ruth, Philippa, John & Nicola

Great family time

From our guest book - 19 January 2013

"Dear Owners, Dear Clarice

We had a wonderful relaxing stay in your house & great family time. We thank you so much for everything.

God bless you!

Franz, Fabian, Joachim and Karin "


It is one of a kind

From our guest book - 8th April 2013

" Dear Turner Fam,

What a beautiful home by the sea you have! It has been absolutely amazing week here (and 2 weeks in Cape Town). I couldn't have asked for much more! Great weather, a lovely family, wonderful food and even some evening entertainment from the drunken dancing Queen, Paul. Thank you for being so generous and making me feel like on of the family. I will be sure to accept another invite out here (without hesitation) should I get one.

Never sell this house! It is one of a kind!

And thank you Clarice for cleaning up and making the stay much easier for everyone.

Lots of love Charlie C "


Everything here is perfect

From our guest book on 14 April 2013

"Dear Paul & Carrie

Thank you for your kindness & generosity towards our family at this sad time for all of us. You have such a stunning home with the most beautiful views. It has been soul food for all of us these past few days!!!

This is a holiday that all of us will remember for the rest of our lives and for that we are so so grateful!!

Everything here is so perfect!

Lots of love Suzanne, Jon, Shane, Rob, Gill, Rosanna, Caprice and Bjorn 🙂 "

Suzanne & Jon

For the whole family

We chose Craighross castle for a reunion of our international family. There were fourteen of us and we stayed for a week. The location is easily the most beautiful place we have ever seen: lush, unspoilt forest on one side and wide sandy shore of the Indian Ocean on the other - absolutely stunning!

We had lots of plans of exploring the area and going to far away places like Cango Caves but once we got to the castle nobody wanted to leave and go anywhere else. There was something to do for everyone: younger children spent days on the beach digging and exploring, parents sunbathed or went for long jogs along the ocean line, grandparents spent time on the magnificent veranda enjoying the view.

The beach was deserted apart from an occasional couple or two and yet we felt completely safe. All of us came from various big cities and spending 7 days surrounded by natural beauty was incredibly therapeutic. The castle itself is very tastefully decorated, spacious and comfortable. In the evenings we all gathered in front of the fire in a beautiful living room and played games.

Being in close proximity to the ocean, the castle can feel a bit damp in the evenings but the easy to use gas fireplaces really helped. The management company were very friendly and efficient: all our luggage was transported from and to the cars, beds were moved to accommodate younger children, maintenance issues promptly attended too. Overall it was an unforgettable experience.

Katya, Buckinghamshire, UK

We'll be back

We had an absolutely fabulous stay at Home on the Beach!
The house is very, very comfortable, spacious, luxurious, secure and extremely well equipped for all needs!  The interior and outside decor is very stylish and there is much attention to detail!  We had such a beautiful ocean view and the surrounding areas are so peaceful and charming!  We loved that the beach was at our doorstep with direct access from the pool deck!
Home on the Beach will definitely see us soon!!  Thank you very much!

 

Yvette

Home by the Beach

Again, thanks very much for a fabulous stay. The amenities, the view, the deck, the braais, the beach and Millie made it really hard to leave the place.
We will definitely be back!

Home by the Beach

Bonjour Anita et Marc,

 

J’ai demandé à Richard de bien vouloir me transmettre votre contact e.mail car je souhaitais vous faire part des moments excellents que nous avons passé chez vous, à Home by the beach, où nous avons séjourné du 23 février au 02 mars dernier, en famille.

 

Ce n’est pas la première fois que nous louons des maisons de cette gamme, en Afrique du sud et ailleurs, mais c’est la première fois que nous nous retrouvons dans une telle maison comme chez nous, instantanément. Outre sa situation exceptionnelle, sa décoration épurée mais chaleureuse et soignée dans les moindres détails, son confort parfait, votre maison « rayonne ». Je veux dire par là qu’elle transmet une sorte de paix, de quiétude, de tranquillité d’esprit. Nous nous sommes ressourcés.

 

Et heureuse surprise, votre cuisine est formidablement équipée ! On reconnait là des amateurs de bonne chaire ! J’adore cuisiner lorsque je suis en vacances, et j’ai trouvé chez vous mon bonheur. Face à une superbe vue, en plus…

 

Le monde est vaste, notre liste de voyage à faire longue, notre temps limité par les vacances scolaires des enfants, mais nous espérons sincèrement avoir l’occasion de revenir à Home by the beach pour quelques jours de repos. Cela reste pour moi un des plus beaux endroits où j’aurais séjourné. La vue depuis votre terrasse sur la végétation et l’écume de l’océan est devenue mon fond d’écran…. Un bol d’air perpétuel, il ne manque que le son…

 

Deux petites suggestions :

-          Une longue-vue pour observer le spectacle fabuleux des dauphins surfant sur les vagues au petit matin

-          Des vélos pour se balader (mais Richard nous a dit qu’il pouvait arranger cela si il est prévenu à l’avance)

 

Un dernier mot pour vous dire que Richard à été parfait depuis nos premiers contacts mail jusqu’au moment de partir, en passant par un accueil chaleureux et efficace.

 

 Je vous souhaite de profiter de ce bel endroit qu’est Home by the beach autant que vous le pourrez.

 

Bien cordialement,

Laurence

 

Translation

 

Hello Anita and Marc, I asked Richard to please send me your email address because I wanted to let you know what a great time we had at your beautiful holiday house in Keurbooms; Home by the beach, where we stayed from February 23 to March 02, 2013.

This is not the first time we have rented houses in this area, in South Africa or in Africa in general, but it is a first time that we have stayed in such a fantastic house. In addition to its exceptional location, its sleek but warm and careful decoration in the least of I mean, that it transmits a kind of peace, tranquility, peace of mind. We recharged our batteries completely!
And happy surprise, your kitchen is wonderfully equipped! It recognizes that some guests will be good-food lovers! I love cooking when I'm on vacation, and I found myself in heaven! Facing wonderful views, more...

The world is vast, our list of travel too long, our time limited by school holidays of children, but we sincerely hope to have the opportunity to return to Home by the Beach for a few more days of rest in the future. It remains for me one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. The view from your terrace across the natural vegetation and the foam of the ocean became my wallpaper... a place of constant tranquility. I have just two small suggestions:- perhaps a telescope to observe the fabulous spectacle of dolphins surfing the waves in the morning? More details on where we can ride our bikes? Perhaps some bikes for us to use (although Richard told us that he could arrange this if he had some advance warning]? Finally - a last note to tell you that Richard was perfect throughout our stay; from our arrival all the way through to the time we had to leave, always pleasant and very efficient.

I hope that you get every opportunity to enjoy the beautiful place that is Home by the beach.

Sincerely,

Laurence

Mauritius.

Laurence

Noetzie Bay House, Noetzie

“ A truly unique spot! All the charm of a beach cottage with the comforts of a well-cared for holiday home. There’s room enough for a few couples or families looking to share.

Our week spent at Noetzie Bay House was one I will never forget. The breathtaking views were exquisite, both morning and night.

A fully equipped kitchen is perfect for rustling up those sea food dinners.

This home gives the feeling of “being off the grid” – staying here was a real treat.

Kim McClure

Johannesburg”

Noetzie Bay House, Noetzie

We had a wonderful 5 nights stay at Noetzie Bay house in Dec 2014, the place is even more beautiful than I had originally remembered it. The house has the most amazing location, surrounded by Fynbos with incredible views out over both indigenous forest and the ocean. What stands out about Noetzie is the overall quality and health of environment, the amazing beaches and pristine lagoon allow for loads of exploration, and if you have the energy, access to some of South Africa’s best indigenous forest walks is a short drive away. We spent a couple of lazy afternoons relaxing on the lush lawns around the house and every evening gathered on the balcony for a sun downer to soak in the wonderful views. Noetzie Bay house is the perfect place to relax and recharge in nature.

Jon & Yail, Cape Town

Noetzie Bay House, Noetzie

 

Dear Richard,
I would like to convey my thanks to you and Hadley for your attention to detail in renting the house to us….everything was in perfect order and so very welcoming.
We loved our time there….the house is perfect for a family….so comfortable and beautifully furnished, and the kitchen is a dream….a pleasure to work in. I feel that a very special family must own that house.
The maids were so efficient and lovely……please thank them too from us.
And the views from the verandas??????? Well, it was very difficult for us to leave that little bit of heaven….such a well kept secret. It was one of our best holidays ever.
Please thank Hadley for all his assistance and patience….nothing was too much trouble for him.
Shirley Simpson and family.

Cliff House, Knysna

We really enjoyed our time at your luxury apartment, even though we looked at your reviews and pictures before arrival we found your place to be better than expected, all the rooms were comfortable and the apartment was very spacious and as there were 6 of us we never got in each others way.

Hadley was very helpful and polite and was very welcoming, thank you also for the champagne and balloons on arrival, this was a lovely surprise for my Mum who was very grateful so thank you again. Hadley was also very helpful on checking us out, and we really did enjoy our stay and would give you a 5 out of 5 review.

Daniel, UK

No.1 The Meadows, Plettenberg Bay

We stayed at No.1 The Meadows in December 2013. What an unbelievable experience in the most beautiful rental property we have ever stayed in. Having come from a beachfront house earlier in the holiday, I was somewhat skeptical about the location of this property – but I was so wrong. When we arrived, I just couldn’t believe the breathtaking views from this house. It is truly beautiful! The green lawn and lush garden just added to the great setting. The layout of the house ensured peace and quiet and privacy for everybody. The house is exceptionally well equipped with only the very best of everything. My children just loved being in the estate and the freedom that it gave them to ride their bicycles around as and when they wanted, was such a bonus. The staff were incredibly helpful and it was great to not have to worry about cleaning floors and doing dishes while on holiday. We will definitely be back – next time with the whole extended family.
Lizette – South Africa

Blue Horizon, Knysna

Richard, I want to THANK YOU all for the wonderful time we had in BLUE HORIZON – everything was PERFECT !!! …. it is an absolutely lovely place and we cannot wait to go back there again ..

It was well presented, clean and Hadley and Toykie were punctual and very helpfull – we will be back soon

Susan and family, UAE

Cliff House, Knysna

We had such a wonderful stay at Cliff House. Our friends who were with us from England though it looked brilliant on the photo’s when I suggested Cliff House as our holiday rental and to be honest my friends and my family were so impressed and quite frankly the house looked as good if not better than the photo’s.

Living in the house was easy as it is such a well appointed home with very classy deco and with every home comfort one could need. The quality of the bath, pool towels and linen were excellent and extras were there if needed.

Cliff House gave us all the feeling – that one can truly feel the sense of a quiet, relaxed atmosphere, with the most wonderful and stunning views virtually all around, the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks an open bright and sunny home with loads of interesting spaces both in the home and out in the garden.

The house was immaculately clean and we had Carol everyday and that was fabulous. Carol is very pleasant and she worked and ironed very well.

We would highly recommend to others to have Carol every day.

Our only slight downside was that the pool was too cold to swim in, such an beautiful, huge and inviting pool but only good to look at. Still a great sight..

The Jacuzzi although solar heated also didn’t truly get to a comfortable temperature to enjoy.

We enjoyed Knysna and surrounding areas, truly beautiful to see, manny lovely restaurants in the area, great beaches, close to the airport, so all in all we all had a most amazing holiday in the comforts of Cliff House.

We would not hesitate to book Cliff House again and we thank all the very helpful folk at Dav1es.

Beverly, South Africa

 

Lindsay Castle

We had a fabulous time! I normally don’t re-visit places because we always want to stay somewhere new, however Lindsay Castle will definitely be an exception. My only complaint is that we did not stay long enough!

Nicola, Cape Town

Craighross Castle, via email

After a few hectic days touring the southern Cape and after a three-day safari, we arrived to Craighross Castle with the intention of continuing our go-go-go pace but once we saw the breathtaking beach, the lazy lagoon and the stunning accommodation we had to rethink…sitting on a lounge chair with a chilled glass of something and taking it all in…going to sleep with the sound of the crashing waves as the tides changed. We did make the trek up the 138 stairs…and then found out that for those of us wanting a little bit of a lazier route we could walk across the beach and up a little pathway to a lower driveway area – perfect! The Castle is situated near enough to Knysna or Plettenberg Bay so if we wanted to get up and go we could. We hired a driver to take us to the Knysna Elephant Reserve, went to Zinzi for dinner (twice! that good!) but preferred to hang around the stunning accommodation.

The living/dining/kitchen area and the many bedrooms with ensuites could easily handle a crowd larger that the five of us but it was cosy enough that we didn’t feel like it was too big.

We decided to hire a chef to fill our fridge with food and drink and to come in and make us dinner on three of the nights. The Castle’s property manager, Richard Davies, was able to find us an excellent chef – Rhys Miller of Heath Cafe – who took the time to find out our likes/dislikes – even found the hard to source Limes for G&Ts! Fortunately for us, the property also came with a maid who tidied up after Rhys’s gourmet meals and we were able to stay on vacation mode – no cooking/no dishes! The maid also did the housekeeping, made the beds and did laundry when requested.

If only it wasn’t so far from Toronto…

Kim, Canada

Lindsay Castle, Noetzie

Dear Richard,

Where should I start?

I am blown away and the guests were as well. What a spot, what an epic view and what an accommodation which is put together with love, care and detail. We fully enjoyed our stay and it was hard to convince the guests that we have to leave!!!

To sum up:

Brilliant, already spoke to the head office and we will keep you very high in the books of suppliers, also when we get international business guests! The maid was excellent as well and there is not much more to say!

Absolutely excellent! Thank you very much for an unforgetable stay!

Kind regards

Alexander

Pangea Trails

For the whole family

 

We chose Craighross castle for a reunion of our international family. There were fourteen of us and we stayed for a week. The location is easily the most beautiful place we have ever seen: lush, unspoilt forest on one side and wide sandy shore of the Indian Ocean on the other – absolutely stunning!

 

We had lots of plans of exploring the area and going to far away places like Cango Caves but once we got to the castle nobody wanted to leave and go anywhere else. There was something to do for everyone: younger children spent days on the beach digging and exploring, parents sunbathed or went for long jogs along the ocean line, grandparents spent time on the magnificent veranda enjoying the view.

 

The beach was deserted apart from an occasional couple or two and yet we felt completely safe. All of us came from various big cities and spending 7 days surrounded by natural beauty was incredibly therapeutic. The castle itself is very tastefully decorated, spacious and comfortable. In the evenings we all gathered in front of the fire in a beautiful living room and played games.

 

Being in close proximity to the ocean, the castle can feel a bit damp in the evenings but the easy to use gas fireplaces really helped. The management company were very friendly and efficient: all our luggage was transported from and to the cars, beds were moved to accommodate younger children, maintenance issues promptly attended too. Overall it was an unforgettable experience. One word of caution, the house is not for less able travellers as you have to go down some steep stairs to get to it.

We’ll be back

 

We had an absolutely fabulous stay at Home on the Beach!

 

The house is very, very comfortable, spacious, luxurious, secure and extremely well equipped for all needs! The interior and outside decor is very stylish and there is much attention to detail! We had such a beautiful ocean view and the surrounding areas are so peaceful and charming! We loved that the beach was at our doorstep with direct access from the pool deck!

 

Home on the Beach will definitely see us soon!! Thank you very much!

Home by the Beach

 

Again, thanks very much for a fabulous stay. The amenities, the view, the deck, the braais, the beach and Millie made it really hard to leave the place.

 

We will definitely be back!

Hello Anita and Marc,

 

I asked Richard to please send me your email address because I wanted to let you know what a great time we had at your beautiful holiday house in Keurbooms; Home by the Beach, where we stayed from February 23 to March 02, 2013.

 

This is not the first time we have rented houses in this area, in South Africa or in Africa in general, but it is a first time that we have stayed in such a fantastic house. In addition to its exceptional location, its sleek but warm and careful decoration in the least of I mean, that it transmits a kind of peace, tranquility, peace of mind. We recharged our batteries completely!
And happy surprise, your kitchen is wonderfully equipped! It recognizes that some guests will be good-food lovers! I love cooking when I’m on vacation, and I found myself in heaven! Facing wonderful views, more…

The world is vast, our list of travel too long, our time limited by school holidays of children, but we sincerely hope to have the opportunity to return to Home by the Beach for a few more days of rest in the future. It remains for me one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited.

 

The view from your terrace across the natural vegetation and the foam of the ocean became my wallpaper… a place of constant tranquility. I have just two small suggestions:- perhaps a telescope to observe the fabulous spectacle of dolphins surfing the waves in the morning? More details on where we can ride our bikes? Perhaps some bikes for us to use (although Richard told us that he could arrange this if he had some advance warning]? Finally – a last note to tell you that Richard was perfect throughout our stay; from our arrival all the way through to the time we had to leave, always pleasant and very efficient.

 

I hope that you get every opportunity to enjoy the beautiful place that is Home by the beach.

 

Sincerely, Laurence, Mauritius.

Home by the Sea

From our guest book on 14 April 2013

“Dear Paul & Carrie

Thank you for your kindness & generosity towards our family at this sad time for all of us. You have such a stunning home with the most beautiful views. It has been soul food for all of us these past few days!!!

This is a holiday that all of us will remember for the rest of our lives and for that we are so so grateful!!

Everything here is so perfect!

Lots of love Suzanne, Jon, Shane, Rob, Gill, Rosanna, Caprice and Bjorn 🙂 “

Home by the Sea

From our guest book – 8th April 2013

” Dear Turner Fam,

What a beautiful home by the sea you have! It has been absolutely amazing week here (and 2 weeks in Cape Town). I couldn’t have asked for much more! Great weather, a lovely family, wonderful food and even some evening entertainment from the drunken dancing Queen, Paul. Thank you for being so generous and making me feel like on of the family. I will be sure to accept another invite out here (without hesitation) should I get one.

Never sell this house! It is one of a kind!

And thank you Clarice for cleaning up and making the stay much easier for everyone.

Lots of love Charlie C “

Home by the Sea – From our guest book – 19 January 2013

“Dear Owners, Dear Clarice

We had a wonderful relaxing stay in your house & great family time. We thank you so much for everything.

God bless you!

Franz, Fabian, Joachim and Karin “

Home by the Sea – From our guest book – 1 March 2013

Dear Carrie & Paul,

What a stunningly beautiful home you have created in the most perfect location, you must be very proud.

As for allowing such a dissolute crowd like us to stay in your fabulous dream is indubitably a most generous and thoughtful gesture. We are so very appreciative and albeit brief, we have had the most amazing time.

Thank you very much and we hope to see you very soon.

Brian, Ruth, Philippa, John and Nicola

Home by the Sea – From our guest book – 14 March 2013

Quiet, stunning views and that wonderful pool. We felt like a holiday!

10 dolphins the first morning, beautiful walks at the beach, brilliant sunshine and the clear sky way above us.

We were perfectly happy in this extraordinary house.

Warm hearted Clarice helped us very much when I was feeling a bit ill.

We will be back.

Gaby & Axel Schimd

München, Germany

Home by the Sea – From our guest book – 22nd April 2013

We journeyed to Plett for my little sisters wedding.

The house really was home, even allowing us to host a private wedding party – all was excellent.

Clarice is a gem and a star, working tirelessly around us and made us all more relaxed.

Many thanks!

The Jacobsz Family and Friends

Paris, Canada, Johannesburg

Home by the Sea – From our guest book – 18/08/2013

Sadly coming to the end of a 10 day stay in your beautiful home by the sea.

Stunning views from every windows, whales and large pods of dolphins performing daily, birds and butterflies, great food, made mostly in your kitchen, lots of laughs and relaxing in the jacuzzi.

We even jumped into the pool just that one time so that we could tick that box!

Fantastic family winter holiday.

We hope to be back every year at this time

Debbie Cornell, Glen Water, Ty, Zoe and Dan

Cape Town