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

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 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

Property Manager
Gail Hochreiter
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 July, 2018

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 World

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 manager

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 around the World around the

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • 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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Luxury 4-star Villa in Simon's Town, South Africa; Superb Sea View
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

We loved our stay! What a wonderful house with stunning views! Will definitely come again!

  • 5 of 5

It’s amazing!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Simone, Thanks so much for your very positive review after your stay at Felsensicht Holiday Home over the Easter weekend. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and we look forward to having you and your family to stay again - very soon! Best regards, Gail Hochreiter
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Perfect !

  • 5 of 5

Perfect !

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Jacques, for your very positive review after your stay at Felsensicht. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again. Gail Hochreiter.
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Wonderful Argus Long Weekend at Felsensicht

  • 5 of 5

We are the owners of Felsensicht and, as usual, over the Argus weekend, we stayed at Felsensicht with our fellow cycling friends Richard and Wendy. We had successful rides and an enjoyable stay at Felsensicht with a special sundowner cocktail evening with friends on the Monday after our ride.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderfully well-appointed and well-located house; perfect for a relaxing family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely family holiday over New Year 2017/18. The house is spacious, tastefully decorated and very well-equipped, and has huge balconies with beautiful views over False Bay.

We enjoyed quaint Simon's Town and livelier Kalk Bay, and had a marvelous day at Cape Point. The house is within reasonably easy striking distance of Table Mountain and Cape Town - drive the Chapman's Peak route to get the best views of mountains and ocean. If you like wide expanses of sand, Noordhoek Beach is within easy reach and much less busy than the False Bay and Cape Town beaches.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Simon Thank you so much for your wonderfully positive review after your stay at our holiday home in Simon's Town, Felsensicht - much appreciated. We are delighted that you were happy with the house and that you also enjoyed all the sights and sounds of the neighbouring villages, beaches, reserves etc. We would love to have you and your family to stay again in the future should you plan to visit South Africa again. Best regards Gail Hochreiter
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  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful Christmas holiday at this lovely home in Simon's Town overlooking False Bay. We would highly recommend this roomie house for any family looking for a relaxing place to stay near Cape Town.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home!!!

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect location for us to catch up with our parents! Everyone loved the house, everything was their and available! We had an amazing view and 3 min walk to the the beach was amazing!! Loved every day in the house!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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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

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £108

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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