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Brenton Beach House
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“What a Gem!”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

The Brenton Beach house is a gem away from the hustle and bustle overlooking the sea. The hospitality was fantastic! Definitely a place that would see me again that I would highly recommend.

We stayed in the honey moon sweet which was stylishly decorated and very spacious. Make sure you have a look at the coffee table Derick made himself. What a good idea!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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manosque04, Owner at Brenton Beach House, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Our guests from Hout bay only spent one night here but the feeling was so warm and was a pleasure to chat with them. Thank you J & J and hope to be able to welcome you back at some time.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Our second stay at Brenton Beach House and once again the hospitality received from Derrick and Joan was fantastic. Our stay could best be characterised as having the same feeling as staying with friends. We had the honeymoon suite which has fantastic views out to the ocean but all the rooms appear spacious and comfortable. Derricks local knowledge is extensive and his advice is always very helpful. His local golf knowledge is really helpful and he will gladly assist with tee time bookings. The beach, only a short walk away, is great for walks and sunsets. Breakfasts are substantial and include Derricks, now famous, home made bread. We look forward to our next stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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manosque04, Owner at Brenton Beach House, responded to this review, 22 March 2014
Always a pleasure having you guys stay with us. You don’t feel like guests either I have to say. I enjoyed the round of golf we play at Plett. I look forward to the next one in November should you be able to make it out.
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Uppingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

Derek's hospitality was outstanding, even ringing us to check all was OK when he had to go off to a wedding for 24 hours! The property is located high up on a beautiful headland overlooking the sea - not strictly therefore a beach house as such but a lovely place to stay nevertheless. The rooms are spacious and superbly appointed. Thoroughly recommended.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Just to say thank you for a wonderful stay - great room, lovely breakfasts and the hosts absolutely fantastic. Derrick and his Wife could not have done enough for us on our recent stay, my Husband had badly damaged his ankle and they did all they could to assist. Even putting the bed on bricks to help with the swelling - they booked restaurants for us and gave us great ideas as to where to visit and the lovely beaches to use. Have no hesitation in recommending them. -- By the way Derrick the Italian Restaurant was superb. Jenny and Roger

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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manosque04, Owner at Brenton Beach House, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
It was such a pleasure having you both stay with us. I just hope your ankle is on the mend now Roger.

Glad you enjoyed the Tredici restaurant in Swellendam. Joan and I had the occasion to try it again last Saturday. All the best to you.
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Cadenet
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Once again we stayed in Brenton Beach House for a few days. Once again we feel like at home!
The rooms are quiet and comfortable, the main lounge is cozy enough if you need to read or browse the web.
Derrick is at work for the breakfast, thank you, "un régal...". Nowhere else you'll find homebread and omelette like that!
Golf, canoe, walk, visit, Derrick has the right advice on everything around Knysna!
And he knows a lot about restaurants here!
So if you come to Knysna, its the place to stay!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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manosque04, Owner at Brenton Beach House, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
JJ, what a pleasure it was to have you guys stay here again. I to enjoyed your company. The golf was better than the previous visit but lots still to be done in that department. Hope to see you and Noel more often.
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Kleinostheim, Germany
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

As the only guests we enjoyed the hospitality of Derrick during our stay in August. The extensive breakfast with the tasty home-baked bread were the best start in the day. Particularly in the nice entertainment with Derrick and advice for the day we felt as friends. In the Honeymoon suit we felt like at home. The situation of the house, the view of the ocean and the hearty admission by Derrick recommend this guesthouse.
It´s a good place to relax and to enjoy the Knysna area!

Room Tip: We had the best: Honey moon suit - best lookout, calm area
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Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

Thanks Derrick for your wonderful warm and friendly hospitality. Brenton Beach House was just lovely, the setting,our room, the breakfast omelettes and the beach, just great. Also your advice on where to eat, what to see, and where to go were invaluable.Enjoy your golf Derrick, don't forget straight down the middle!!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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manosque04, Owner at Brenton Beach House, responded to this review, 6 February 2014
David and Maria were wonderful guests and although their minds were not 100% on holiday mode :) I believe they enjoyed their stay here in Brenton on sea enough to want to come back. A pleasure guys. Merci
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Property: Brenton Beach House
Address: 116 Watsonia Avenue, Brenton-on-Sea, Knysna 6571, South Africa (Formerly J&C's Beach House)
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna > Brenton-on-Sea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Brenton-on-Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Brenton Beach House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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We are situated just 5min walk away from the 6km long Brenton beach which has had Blue Flag status for the past 3 years. ... more   less 
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