It’s Holiday Time! How to choose a holiday rental…

POSTED IN: General, Knysna

The time has come! The last week of November and the holiday season is upon us… have you made your plans yet for Christmas?

Don’t wait too long, or the best spots will get snapped up. Scattered in prime spots all around the coastline of South Africa are the most sought after property rentals for the holiday months. We decided to run through the checklist of the most important factors to consider when choosing a holiday rental property…

Looking for something unique? Fancy self catering luxury accommodation on the coast during November and December in Knysna, Plett, or Noetzie? Then look no further than the selection of Dav1es Villa Rentals – for top exclusive holiday rentals! 2

Lazy Days and Sea Air – what to look for when planning a getaway (the ‘5 star’ list!)

  1. Location

People always say “location, location, location is everything”. We couldn’t agree more. The position of your holiday house could enhance or detract from your holiday. When choosing a holiday rental, it’s a good idea to prioritise what is important to you and your family or friends. For example, do you want immediate access to the beach or is a panoramic sea view non-negotiable? Put down on paper the exact specifics before you start looking.

  1. Privacy

Whether it’s a romantic getaway or a family holiday, chances are that privacy is high on the list of holiday rental must-haves. Try to choose a holiday property that has a private pool area – with space or vegetation between your property and the neighbours. Alternatively, properties built on the slopes of mountains or cliffs near the sea often tend to have balconies, swimming pools and sea facing bedrooms with complete privacy and uninterrupted views for miles!

  1. Comfort

This one is crucial. Without luxury comforts, it’s not really a luxury holiday is it? Plush bedding, spacious bathrooms and kitchens as well as open living areas can all contribute to a luxurious living experience while on holiday. Look for the small touches that suit your needs to make sure your stay is a relaxing one. Are you an avid reader? Does it have a really comfy day-bed or quiet reading area? Do you enjoy your wine at sunset? Does it have a special sundowner spot or a balcony or patio that is West facing? These are just a few things to consider when picking your holiday home.

  1. Amenities

Do you need space in the kitchen to prepare that New Year’s Eve dinner for your holiday guests? A separate scullery? Perhaps a fireplace is important or what about the option of both bath tub and shower in the bathroom. The right amenities can be so important, so it’s a good idea to discuss these with the holiday rental company.

  1. Magic

You’ll know it when you see it; that unexplainable ‘x’ factor that pulls you to a property. The magic of a holiday rental often starts way before you get there. When you first see the photos, can you visualise yourself taking to it like a proverbial duck to water? Does it get your heart beating a little faster? Can you feel the tension realise from your shoulders when looking at the views? Trust your gut – and go for it!

‘Ringing in the New Year at this extreme luxury property is the stuff of legend…’




This featured property is sure to turn heads.

Villa Seaview (Knysna) has been recently spruced-up even further, adding more luxury to an already beautiful property.

Placed on majestic sandstone cliffs, Villa Seaview looks out across the Indian Ocean and down into the iconic Knysna Heads channel. Promising an unforgettable experience, this rental offers the ultimate ‘wow’ factor – watching whales and dolphins pass from the luxury of the bathtub! Especially enchanting for a romantic holiday, Villa Seaview also boasts a wood burning fireplace, ocean views from the private swimming pool as well as 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.

When is the Villa Seaview rental (above) in Knysna available for bookings?

You could be bathing with a sea view and celebrating the year end in this luxury property, but act fast! Currently free anywhere between 1st December (2014) – 3rd January (2015)*. It also has the period from the 5th January (2015) until the 21st January (2015) available for bookings.*  Make your booking here!

*Dates stated correct at time of publication of this article, but the property may have been booked for these dates in the interim. Please check the availability calendar here.