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LUXURY 4-STAR VILLA IN SIMON'S TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA; SUPERB SEA VIEW

Gail Hochreiter

Speaks French, German, Italian, English, Afrikaans
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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LUXURY 4-STAR VILLA IN SIMON'S TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA; SUPERB SEA VIEW

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Simon’s Town - Felsensicht Holiday Home

3 bedroom family holiday home; sleeps 6; two minute walk to beach; Sat.TV; Wifi

Felsensicht Holiday Home is superbly situated near Boulders Beach, Simon’s Town & is ideal for families. It is a large, attractive & wonderfully comfortable home with a 180° view of False Bay from Muizenberg in the north to Cape Point in the south. It is beautifully furnished with all mod cons & is fully equipped. We sleep a maximum of 6 persons in 2 double rooms & 1 twin room. We have two bathrooms, one of which is en-suite with exquisite views over the Bay. The open-plan lounge/dining-room/kitchen area has exquisite ocean views.

Stunning sea-facing patios allow for sunbathing, outdoor dining,whale spotting or relaxing & enjoying the glorious view.A Jetmaster fireplace & underfloor heating ensure comfort and warmth on cool winter nights. Internet hotspots are installed throughout the house for the convenience of our guests. We have two secure lock-up garages & a security company looks after the safety of our home and guests.We offer a complimentary cleaning service once a week.

Description of Simon's Town: Simon's Town itself is a quaint and interesting little town. The Simon's Town waterfront is an extremely attractive area with a number of small boutiques selling clothing, artistic items, bric a brac and souvenirs. There is an excellent choice of restaurants within walking and /or driving distance of Felsensicht including Seaforth Restaurant, The Meeting Place, Bertha’s, The Salty Sea Dog, Café Pescado, Just Shushi, The Quarter Deck, Bon Appétit (highly recommended) and, 2½ km from our home towards the south, The Black Marlin.

Simon's Town is well known for its Naval Museum, Toy Museum and Simon's Town Cultural Museum. The Scratch Patch is also an important tourist attraction where one can 'scratch' for a wide variety of beautiful gemstones.

Beaches and Sporting Activities: The Boulders Beach National Heritage Site is extremely popular with visitors. It is 2 km from the centre of Simon's Town (1 km from Felsensicht Holiday Home), and, as well as enjoying the Boulders Beach, visitors can enjoy seeing and photographing the many penguins who have taken up residence here.

Fisherman's Beach is a mere 2 minute walk from our holiday home, Felsensicht. It is perfect for children and adults alike who enjoy boogie boarding and body surfing. Nearby beaches with quieter rock pools and lagoons are ideal for children, and exploring the rocks and boulders strewn along the coastline is a wonderfully rewarding activity.

Sporting activities in and around the Simon's Town area include swimming, body-boarding, surfing, windsurfing, sea kayaking, scuba diving, big game and shore fishing, yachting at the Simon's Town yacht club, golf, squash and bowls at the Simon's Town Country Club, birding, boat trips out to sea and cycling.

Climate, History and Places of Interest: The Cape is an area which experiences a Mediterranean climate - warm summers and cool winters. The rainy season is during the winter months but often one is fortunate to enjoy clear skies and warm days during the winter season. Simon's Town itself is an historic town which grew up as a result of the naval base which was originally established here. A visit to the Victoria and Albert Waterfront in Cape Town is a must, as well as a trip up Table Mountain in the cable car. A visit to the world renowned Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens should also be on all visitors' lists to Cape Town. The Cape Point Nature reserve is a very popular destination for visitors to Cape Town. Once at Cape Point, one can take the funicular up to the lighthouse and enjoy the glorious view of both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Further afield, one can enjoy a day out in the wine lands, sampling the excellent Cape Wines in the Stellenbosch, Swellendam, Paarl or Franschoek areas.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear Gail,



I recently stayed in your home with Johan de Bruyn, his wife and some friends from Ireland. I just want to say a personal thank you to you. I had the most relaxing few days with a little hiking thrown in just to remind me life isn’t always a lazy day on the beach. The wonderful views and precious memories will stay with me wherever I journey. You have a beautiful home and I thank you for sharing it with us.



Thanks to your lovely witty Caretaker too.



Kind regards



Eileen O’Grady

Ireland.
Mar 2012
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Gail Hochreiter

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René Hochreiter is the owner of Felsensicht Holiday Home in Simon's Town, South Africa. His wife, Gail, is involved in the day-to-day running and organisation of the holiday home including rentals, cleaning, maintenance etc. René is a graduate in Mining Engineering who now jointly runs a corporate finance business specialising in mining mergers, listings etc. Gail is a teacher with a BA degree in Mathematics and English who now runs her own website design company. René and Gail have two daughters, Kimberly and Jacqueline. Kimberly graduated with a BSc in Mathematics and Physiology at the University of Cape Town in 2010 and is now in her third year of Mechatronics at UCT. Jacqueline is in her third year of Business Science (Economics and Law) at the University of Cape Town.

Gail Hochreiter purchased this villa in 2003

We bought the property in Simon's Town from René's brother a number of years ago and, in 2003, decided to build an upmarket holiday home on the site for our own use and to rent out. We have spent numerous wonderful holidays at Felsensicht enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the area and the exquisite ocean view from our very own patio. We enjoy swimming and boogie boarding in the (warmer) Indian ocean at Fisherman's Beach, only a 2-minute walk from our home, we love cycling to Cape Point (about a 52 km round trip) and up Chapman's Peak, we enjoy relaxing on our patio, spotting the whales and watching the sea birds, we love entertaining our friends at our beautiful home and we also enjoy sampling the gorgeous cuisine at any number of excellent restaurants in the area.

Felsensicht is 1 km from the Boulders Penguin Beach, an extremely popular tourist spot in Cape Town. Our Simon's Town Country Club is only 800m from our holiday home where golf, bowls and squash can be enjoyed. The centre of Simon's Town, with its attractive and historical waterfront, is only 3 km away. Here you will find a number of quaint boutiques selling gifts, bric a brac, art and clothing, and also a variety of excellent restaurants serving Italian, Japanese, Continental as well as local foods. The Sun Valley Shopping Centre is about a 15 minute drive from Felsensicht and here one can purchase everything from high quality foods to clothing, stationery, books, IT goods, fancy items etc. Come to Simon's Town and enjoy a tranquil holiday away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
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Reviews

Luxury 4-star Villa in Simon's Town, South Africa; Superb Sea View
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Luxury 4-star Villa in Simon's Town, South Africa; Superb Sea View
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p442558
+27 083 833092983
Simon’s Town Cape Peninsula
Birkeroed, Denmark
5

EASTER IN FELSENSICHT, 2010

  • 5 out of 5
We did spend a week during Easter 2010 in this wonderful house in Simons town. From the first contact during booking, the owner was very responsive and open to meet all our needs for information and help. The houses itself is wonderful, and contain everything we needed. The location is excellent, with a full view of the bay from all rooms and from the balconies. Only 5 minutes from the house there are a small sand beach, perfect for a morning or evening swim after exploring the cape. We can only recommend this place!!
  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury 4-star Villa in Simon's Town, South Africa; Superb Sea View
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p442558
+27 083 833092983
Simon’s Town Cape Peninsula
Johannesburg, South Africa
5

BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY HOME!

  • 5 out of 5
We spent two weeks at Felsensicht in December 2009 - the week before our wedding, and the week after. The house has superb views of False Bay from every room and an fantastic living/ entertaining area and balcony, which was great as we had quite a few friends and family coming to see us and spend time with us around our wedding day. The house is very well equipped and beautifully furnished, with amazing attention to detail. The owners were also a pleasure to deal with. Our only constructive criticism is that the fridge is rather small for a house that sleeps six people. If you intend eating out all the time during your stay it isn't a problem, but if you like to cook and entertain, as we do, it is a bit of a challenge trying to find space for food and drinks for more than a day or two. Other than the fridge, Felsensicht is exactly the kind of holiday home we would love to own ourselves one day!
  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2010
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our holiday home, Cari - very much appreciated. Just to let you know that, as soon as we heard about the fridge problem, we replaced it with a fridge/freezer which has additional fridge space. At the same time, the old fridge has been moved downstairs so that guests can enjoy considerably more fridge and freezer space than before. We have also recently replaced the TV with a 42 inch flat screen HD version and we hope our guests will enjoy this.
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Cape Town International Airport
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Simon's Town Railway Station
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Fisherman's Beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Simon's Town Country Club
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Simon's Town Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1500 Metres
Boulders Penguin Beach Restaurant
Car: recommended

Simon's Town is well known for its naval base and harbour. There are a number of interesting museums one could visit in Simon's Town including the naval, toy and cultural museums. There are a wide variety of beaches to choose from, with Fisherman's Beach only a 2 minute walk from Felsensicht. The Simon's Town Country Club, only 800 metres from Felsensicht, offers golf, squash and bowls. Nearby is the famous World Heritage site, the Boulders Penguin Beach. The Cape Point Nature Reserve is only a 10 km drive away. Numerous high quality restaurants can be found in and around Simon's Town serving a wide variety of cuisine including Italian, Japanese and local fare.

Other Activities: Boogie Boarding, Sea Kayaking, Snorkelling

Golf: The Simon's Town Country Club is 1 km away with a nine hole links golf course. The Clovelly Golf course in Fish Hoek has an excellent reputation and is only 8km from Simon's Town. Further afield are the Westlake, Steenberg and Royal Cape Golf courses.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Simon’s Town, Cape Peninsula

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
ZAR
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Winter 2014
1 May 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
1 night minimum stay
ZAR1,930
for 1 night
From
ZAR1,930
ZAR13,510
 
 
Spring/Summer 2014
1 Oct 2014 - 14 Dec 2014
1 night minimum stay
ZAR2,725
for 1 night
From
ZAR2,725
ZAR19,075
 
 
Peak Season 2014/2015
15 Dec 2014 - 15 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
ZAR11,340
for 3 nights
From
ZAR3,780
ZAR26,460
 
 
Summer/Autumn 2015
16 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
1 night minimum stay
ZAR2,998
for 1 night
From
ZAR2,998
ZAR20,986
 
 
Winter 2015
1 May 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
1 night minimum stay
ZAR2,125
for 1 night
From
ZAR2,125
ZAR14,875
 
 
Spring/Summer 2015
1 Oct 2015 - 14 Dec 2015
1 night minimum stay
ZAR2,998
for 1 night
From
ZAR2,998
ZAR20,986
 
 
Peak Season 2015/2016
15 Dec 2015 - 15 Jan 2016
3 night minimum stay
ZAR12,327
for 3 nights
From
ZAR4,109
ZAR28,763
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit ZAR2,000
Rates apply to the whole house and are for max 6 persons. A non-refundable 30% deposit is required within 5 days of your enquiry. The remaining 70% is payable 6 weeks prior to arrival.

A refundable "breakages" deposit is required (between R2000 & R5000 depending on the length of stay). This deposit is reimbursed, latest, 1 week after departure following a satisfactory inventory count.
Notes Payment can be made via Electronic Funds Transfer into our Holiday Home Bank Account. Alternatively, payment can be made through a secure Internet portal, ask us for details. The refundable breakages deposit should be paid together with the 70% final payment 6 weeks prior to arrival.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Simon’s Town in Cape Peninsula

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The main bedroom has a large bathroom en-suite with bath and shower, two hand basins and superb views of the bay. The second bathroom serves the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms and has a bath and shower. The living area has a guest bathroom with toilet and hand-basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • The main bedroom has a queen size double bed, a desk, stool and two comfortable armchairs. A large dressing room leads off from the main bedroom. The 2nd bedroom has a double bed, a built in cupboard, a chest of drawers, a desk and a chair. The 3rd bedroom has two single beds, two built in cupboards and a comfortable armchair. All bedrooms lead out onto a common sea-facing patio with exquisite views. The upstairs sleeping/bathroom area is served by underfloor heating for cold winter nights.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • 1 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • live theatre
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • fitness centre
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • diving
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
The kitchen is part of a large open-plan area which includes the dining-room, lounge and entrance hall. The kitchen has a glass-top stove with conventional oven as well as a microwave oven and a fridge-freezer. It is fully equipped with all necessary crockery, cutlery and glassware. The scullery includes a washing machine, dishwasher and tumble dryer. The lounge/dining area has a dining table and chairs which seat 8, a jetmaster fireplace, DSTV, CD Player, underfloor heating and an excellent view of the ocean whilst dining. A large outdoor sea-facing patio area leads off the living area. It has deckchairs, a sun umbrella, an outdoor dining table and chairs (seating 8 persons), and a Weber for barbecues. Here you can enjoy sun-bathing, whale viewing, outdoor dining or simply relaxing. There is an indigenous sloping garden area in front of, behind, and above the house. At the back of the house there is an outdoor washing line area.
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