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Luxury 4-star Villa in Simon's Town, South Africa; Superb Sea View

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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. High speed Wi-Fi Internet is available free of charge to 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, The Lighthouse Café (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.

More Details

Gail Hochreiter
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 April, 2017

About Gail Hochreiter

René & Gail Hochreiter are the owners of Felsensicht Holiday Home in Simon's Town, South Africa. 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 works for a stock broking company as a mining analyst, specialising in platinum. 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 from the University of Cape Town with a BSc in Mathematics and Physiology in 2010 and a Mechatronics Engineering degree in 2013. She is presently employed as a software engineer at AVL in Regensberg, Germany. Jacqueline graduated from UCT in 2013 with a degree in Business Science (Economics and Law) and completed a Masters degree in Business Strategy at the Essec Business School in Paris/Singapore in 2014/2015. She is presently employed at ABI (Anheuser Busch InBev) in Stockholm, Sweden.

Gail Hochreiter purchased this villa in 2003

Why Gail Hochreiter chose Simon’s Town

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

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

Mar 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Froggy Farm in Simon's Town

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 1 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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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(3 traveller reviews)

Luxury 4-star Villa in Simon's Town, South Africa; Superb Sea View
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful House in a Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

We are 3 mature couples who stayed at Felsensicht for a week in February 2017. The house is situated on a hillside above False Bay offering outstanding views of this wonderful coastline. The house is very well equipped, tastefully decorated and very well maintained. The open plan lounge area is very comfortable with loads of space for guests to sit together or for individuals to find a quiet corner. The kitchen has every thing one might need. The very spacious terrace outside the lounge offers magnificent views across the bay. Eating breakfast here was a delight. We also made use of the excellent BBQ facility. The bedrooms are comfortable and all open onto the upper balcony. Security at the property is excellent. Only a short distance from the house is a gorgeous, safe swimming beach which is a great place to take a quick dip or spend a lazy day. Gail and Rene have provided huge amounts of information about the area and its attractions. Simon's Town has a great deal to offer any visitor. Make sure you visit and swim with the penguins at Boulders Beach. Delightful! Our pick of places to eat would include Bertha's, Mangata, The Salty Sea Dog and The Black Marlin.

From the moment we booked communications with Gail and Rene were very easy. Any questions were answered quickly. We recommend Felsensicht without reservation. Thanks also to Jim the Caretaker. Sadly our stay of a week was far too short.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rod Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our property Felsensicht - we do appreciate your kind words about our holiday home, about the surrounding area, the restaurants and, of course, about our marvellous and dedicated caretaker, Jim Boswell. It was a pleasure having you and your friends to stay and we looking forward to your return in the near future. Best regards Gail Hochreiter Felsensicht Holiday Home
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Birkeroed, Denmark

Easter in Felsensicht, 2010

  • 5 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: Jul 22, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Johannesburg, South Africa

Beautiful holiday home!

  • 5 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: Feb 18, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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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Table Mountain Cableway
V & A Waterfront
Robben Island
Top of Lions Head
Table Mountain
Two Oceans Aquarium
Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Cape Town International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Simon's Town Country Club
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Simon's Town Country Club
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Simon's Town Railway Station
Nearest Restaurant
1500 Metres
Boulders Penguin Beach Restaurant
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Fisherman's Beach
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Froggy Farm, Cape Peninsula

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer/Autumn 2017
16 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring/Summer 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Season 2017/2018
15 Dec 2017 - 15 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £106.75

The refundable breakages deposit should be paid together with the 70% final payment 40 days prior to arrival.

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