Carpe Diem Apartment:
Carpe Diem House is owner run. We want you to have a memorable stay with us.
We offer a stylish and comfortable self-contained one bedroom flatlet with a large lounge/dining room and kitchenette. The apartment has all the facilities you would require for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The colourful lounge has a comfortable double sleeper couch. High-speed WiFi is also available.
The large bedroom has built-in cupboards and an interleading shower and toilet attached.
There is a private outside veranda with a Weber barbecue.
Carpe Diem Pod:
The Pod is a lovely private self-contained en-suite bedroom in the historic house.
The room has been decorated with flair and style. Our intention is to create a unique and comfortable space where our guests will feel at home, as well as being surrounded by beauty and colour. We have many original South African artworks on the walls and strive to offer an eclectic but sympathetic space where our guests will be able to unwind and relax.
The stylish and artistically decorated bedroom has a large double bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet and washbasin. It also has a built-in cupboard and a roof-mounted circular fan for those hot summer days, and there is a workspace for using your computer or writing.
It is a cosy and stylish room with a large private bathroom consisting of bath/shower and toilet. It has a built in cupboard and a wide desk - working area. Facilities provided include fast WiFi, satellite TV (DSTV), a microwave oven, and a kettle in the room with tea and coffee provided.
There is an outside area with barbecue facilities
Carpe Diem Apartment: Private lounge/dining room/kitchenette.
Carpe Diem Pod: The dining room is private, although it is used by the host for access to his own living area. A shared fridge if needed. We offer fast Wi-Fi and satellite TV (DStv) with 103 channels.
Our home is located in the lovely oak-lined streets of the original settlement of Knysna. There are a number of historic homes in this area and our house was one of the earliest homes built
Wake up to the sound of birds - we have Egyptian Geese which love sitting on our roof and sometimes you may even see pigs in the street. Yes, we know it is a bit strange - but they wander down to our neighbourhood from informal settlements in the hills of Knysna. They are harmless to humans but can cause damage to plants. (Gardening can become somewhat challenging as a result!).
The house has excellent security and is located in one of the oldest areas in Knysna. It is up the road from Knysna's original Anglican Church, Catholic Church, and an evangelical church. It is walking distance to the Methodist and NG churches. (Sunday mornings you will hear the bells ringing from the Catholic Church at 8 AM.)
In Room Facilities:
Apartment - The lounge has wooden floors and high ceilings with a roof fan. It is a lovely room for entertaining or relaxing. There is a double sleeper couch in the lounge offering a bed for up to two additional persons. You will have access to a private veranda which has a comfortable couch and tables and chairs for outdoor drinks or meals. We also have a Weber for cooking outdoors.
Carpe Diem Pod - Double Room - The stylish and artistically decorated bedroom has a large double bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet and washbasin. It also has a built-in cupboard and a workspace for computers or writing. Coffee and tea facilities are available, with a kettle and French Press if needed. A microwave stove is also supplied.
A microwave is available and a shared fridge if needed.
In the dining room/lounge, you will find a small well-stocked library with a diverse range of books which are available for guests to read, borrow and enjoy. And if you do not finish a book you are welcome to take it with you. Many guests leave read books for us, to replenish our selection. Our hope is that you will find something to enjoy and which will entertain you while staying at our special home.
The outdoor deck with table and chairs and a large sun umbrella is the perfect place to relax, enjoy sundowners, beer or wine and make a barbecue meal in the charcoal Weber braai supplied.
There is off street parking available to all guests and the host, behind locked gates.
The house is walking distance to town, shopping malls, and restaurants. It is central to all the attractions of Knysna and surrounds. The Knysna Waterfront is a leisurely 20-minute walk from the house.