Beacon House
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Beacon House

36 George Rex Drive The Heads, Knysna 6571 South Africa
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It is against the Eastern head at the mouth to the Indian Ocean, that Beacon House has been created, featuring 4 ultra spacious and luxurious apartments. Beacon House is the ideal base from which to explore the wonders that characterise this spectacular Garden Route town. Each of the serviced apartments provides guests with the flexibility of a self catering environment allowing optimal freedom to design your own itinerary. The design reflects an easy living holiday atmosphere, whilst incorporating sleek modern finishes. A walkway within the development provides residents with access to the various stunning view points at the Heads. Beacon House is situated in close proximity to Fountain Point, a white beacon used as a guiding point for sailors attempting to negotiate the passage through the Heads. Built into the side of a steep slope, Beacon House boasts views both across the lagoon and out to sea. Beacon House is situated within walking distance of the lagoon, a restaurant and a coffee shop and offers ample parking for visitors.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beach
Golf course
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Sun terrace
Washing machine
Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Fireplace
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Iron
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

36 George Rex Drive The Heads, Knysna 6571 South Africa
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 44 out of 100
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Plettenberg Airport
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Joan Dick wrote a review Oct 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Beacon House is a unique place to stay. It offers high end fixtures like heated towel rails and under floor heating. The 3 bedroom apartment is fully kitted out with luxurious white linen and towels. The kitchen has all the large appliances, stove, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. The items all match will a silver finish. Although we had inclement weather during our stay, the rain and thunder and lighting was a beautiful show put on by nature. We were also treated to 4 nights of a full moon shining over the lagoon. We opened the shutters from about 3am every morning and lay there taking in the beauty of it all. This apartment is affordable to the average family and we call The Beacon House our annual Top Billing vacation. We literally cannot bring ourselves to stay anywhere else. Usually adult children do not want to go on holiday with their parents, but before we can say Beacon, they're in, with girlfriends in tow.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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familyonholidayza wrote a review Jan 2020
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Beacon House in early December 2019 for a week as a family of four and can highly recommend it for anyone looking for a base on the garden route .

The self catering apartments are very spacious, luxurious, spotlessly clean and well equiped and we had the most amazing uninterupted views of the Knysna Heads.
We were well received by Mike who kept us up to date with the load shedding schedules ( not a problem as the building has a backup generator) .

Our entire stay was a relaxing and stress free experience allowing us to make the most of your holiday time and we wouldn't hesitate to return .
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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WalterJacobs wrote a review Dec 2020
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
An excellent location right on the Knysna heads with parking behind a boom. First access was communicated via WhatsApp. The apartment is spacious and well maintained, great views and as we travelled just before the school holidays it was fairly quite (there is a public parking area just outside the apartments and the main pathway to the heads is just below the apartment block). Lovely breakfast bordering the public parking area. Can highly recommend these apartments.
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Date of stay: December 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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marianmcdn wrote a review Mar 2020
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just had another wonderful, extended stay at Beacon House (8 weeks). You couldn’t ask for a better base from which to explore the garden route. The apt is comfortable and fully equipped with all mod cons, plus it’s serviced daily. With the inevitable za power cuts, you can rest assured there will be no disruptions to your stay, as the apt has its own generator. You also get allocated your own dedicated parking space for a car. We so enjoy our time at Beacon House we have already registered our interest in returning next year. Thanks again to Mike and his staff for making our stay in Knysna so memorable. We have stayed in Knysna on numerous occasions but find the apt’s in Beacon House, by far, the best rental accommodation in the area.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Mandy_0809 wrote a review Sept 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment we arrived we were thoroughly satisfied with this accommodation….beautiful views, well equipped, comfortable bedrooms, crisp clean bedding and towels, five star cleanliness rating. The views are amazing and bonus was being able to lookout on the Heads while relaxing in the jacuzzi. We look forward to returning. The location is perfect and although directly across a popular restaurant the penthouse provided adequate privacy with the ease of access to a small fairly private beach.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The penthouse is split across two floors but this was not a concern for us.
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IGS SA wrote a review Oct 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mike is a fantastic host, he is friendly and made sure our stay was comfortable. The views from the sea facing rooms are a dream to wake up to. The living areas are cozy and the bar area with the gas fireplace was our favorite chill area. Super clean with Super views of both the ocean and lagoon. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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David Bedford wrote a review Feb 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been visiting Beacon House now for nearly a decade. It is simply wonderful. It offers luxurious self catering accommodation with breathtaking views of both the Knysna Heads and of the lagoon. You can be assured of a warm welcome from host Mike Elliott. Beacon House will exceed all your expectations. It is very much our "home from home".
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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apapandya wrote a review Dec 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The house is lovely and full value for money. It is situated at prime location. The amenities were fantastic. The house is very clean and easy to live in. Host was always available to help and answer any questions.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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car0lsavi0 wrote a review Feb 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The accommodation at Beacon House is elegant, first class and beautiful. The interior of the apartments are amazing. The view is out of this world. In general you would be hard pressed to find better accommodation anywhere on the Garden Route. Parking underneath the unit is provided. There is a fantastic restaurant 20 m from the apartment and a small private beach and a lagoon to walk in
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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g_heneaghan wrote a review Mar 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our eighth year staying here nd we can never tire of the views from the apartment.
The apartments are al very well appointed and kept very clean by the maids. Even the BBQ is cleaned after use.
Mike, Manager is always extremely helpful and can be relied on for assistance with snags not part of the apartments.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Mandy_0809 wrote a tip Sept 2021
Cape Town, South Africa24 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The penthouse is split across two floors but this was not a concern for us."
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rozel2015 wrote a tip Jun 2019
Pretoria, South Africa16 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms have amazing views but corner suites re large and sunny"
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marianmcdn wrote a tip Mar 2019
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom10 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I would recommend any of the apartments."
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tuffie448 wrote a tip May 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa57 contributions76 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Units 1 & 2 have larger balconies. But we prefer units 3 & 4, as they are higher up and have a better view"
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nhlamdluli wrote a tip Oct 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa9 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All apartments at Beacon House were quiet through out our stay. All rooms are spacious."
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PRICE RANGE
$368 - $782 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeKnysna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Beacon House
Which popular attractions are close to Beacon House?
Nearby attractions include Knysna Heads (0.4 km), Brenton on Sea (3.7 km), and Knysna Lagoon (4.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Beacon House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a golf course.
Which room amenities are available at Beacon House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Beacon House?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Beacon House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Beacon House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Freshline Fisheries, 34 South, and The Drydock Food Co.
Are any cleaning services offered at Beacon House?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Beacon House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Beacon House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (4.7 km).
Does Beacon House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lagoon view available here.
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