Cape Town: Boulders Skye
House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Large family home with glorious sea and mountain views, a pool, and just a two minute walk from one of Cape Town's most famous beach, Boulders, known for its penguin colony. It is across the road from the Simonstown golf-course, and just 2kms from the quaint and artistic town of Simonstown. It is the perfect house for a family holiday, with exciting activities within walking distance - penguin and whale spotting; diving; deep sea fishing, kayaking and hiking.
Boulders Skye is a 3 storey house. The main (middle) level sleeps four people comfortably, with an en-suite main bedroom with views across Fale Bay. The second bedroom on that level is enormous, doubling up as a kids playroom if required, has a double sleeper couch, and is also en-suite. The main level also has a lounge, dining room, modern kitchen, a large deck with a magnificent view of False Bay, and access to the pool and garden.
The ground ground level, with its own access to the garden and pool, has double bed in one bedroom, and bunks plus a single bed in the other bedroom. It has a lounge / TV room, large bathroom and its own kitchen.
The top floor consists of a sun-room with a double futon.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Boulders Beach 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cape Town International 70 km, Nearest railway: Simonstown 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The house is child friendly and relaxed, designed for the family to come straight off the beach, and into the pool or relax in the garden or on the deck. Kids toys, boogie-boards, fishing rods, buckets and spades etc are all available for a fun family holdiay.
|Further details outdoors|
A small pool overlooks the ocean in front, with the Hottentots Holland Mountains looming behind. A large deck overlooks the whole of False Bay, and is perfect for whale spotting in season.
The Western Cape region
Cape Town is a 40 minute drive from SImonstown, or can be recahed by train from SImonstown station. Attractions like Table Mountain, Robben Island, Kirstenbosh Gardens and the V&A Waterfront are a must for every tourist. Its also fun to visit the variety of white sand beaches - Camps Bay, Clifton, Hout Bay, Muizenburg... and to enjoy some great shopping and world class restaurants.
Just a two minute walk takes you to the world famous Boulders Beach, with gentle waves, gorgeous scenery, and surrounded by massive boulders always protecting from the wind. It is also home of the African Penguin, and part of Table Mountain National Park, ensuring it is clean, well maintained and safe all year round.
While Penguins are always visible on the beach, a newly constructed Boardwalk takes you the well protected viewing point for the colony.
Other beaches include Seaforth Beach, Windmill Beach and Fishermans Beach, all within 2kms of Boulders Skye
Best viewed August – October, the Southern Right Whales makes regular appearances in the ocean directly in front of boulders Skye, and can be viewed easily from the house, as well as on any short drive along the beach road.
The Simonstown Country Club Golf Course is directly across the Road from Boulders Skye
For the sports minded, particularly golfers, the Simon's Town Country Club is a well kept secret. It consists of a well maintained nine hole links golf course. While walking the golf course you can see the sea from every tee, green and fairway. During the week the course is not busy. This pleasure can be enjoyed at a bargain price for eighteen holes. The Simon's Town Country Club can be contacted by email - their address is firstname.lastname@example.org or fax +27 21 786 4712.
Boulders Skye is situated just 2kms outside of Simonstown, a picturesque and historical village with interesting museums, a variety of restaurants, coffees hops, boutiques and art galleries. The Simonstown Harbour is a good base for marine exploring, a with a variety of ocean excursions on offer, including Whale viewing trips, Sea kayaking, deep sea fishing and navy tours.
A scenic drive of approximately 15 minutes along a the ocean road takes you to Cape Point, the most South East tip of the Cape Peninsula. It has spectacular walks, scenery, a visitors centre and restaurants.
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18 Jan 2012
"Where the mountains and heavens meet with the Penguins, Whales and Dolphins"
This beautiful home (with pool, outdoor deck and magical views of Boulders Beach ) was the perfect location for a sun filled holiday swimming with the penguins and watching the whales and dolphins go by. it's upmarket yet exceptionally reasonably priced and can accommodate large families. safe and secure. It's a few minutes walk to the famous Boulders beach and 5 mins drive to the restaurants and shops of Simonstown.
13 Jan 2012
We were overwhelmed by the view of the ocean in front of us. Could have spent the entire time sitting on the lovely wooden balcony and looking out to sea. The location right behind the famous penguin colony at Boulders Beach was amazing. We even saw some stray penguins in the garden. The house is very spacious with big bed rooms and comfortable beds and a dining area. Its very cosy and comfortable and makes an excellent vacation house. There is a separate private unit downstairs which has acess from the main house. The house is also very well equipped. The kitchen has everything you need and more. There were even beach items for us to use. Theres also a lovely private pool if you dont want to cool off on the beach which is a stone throws away. I highly recommend it for those like me who enjoy the advantages of staying in a vacation house. It is excellent value and I would return again. I do recommend you have a car with you if you want to go out to the Simonstown restaurants to eat, although the kids did use the taxi service sometimes.Only problem ( really a minor issue ) I had was that there were too many keys and I couldnt figure out what went where . A great find in one of the most beautiful spots in the world!
12 Jan 2012
"Wonderful family holiday home, near beach. Great place also for quiet relection."
House is beautiful and beautifully situated. A minute's walk from the beach. Close enough to all the action of Cape Town, but also slightly outside of things in order to enjoy quiet down time too. Exquisite sea views. I have stayed many times both for breaks and also to complete writing my PHD. I'd highly recommend it.
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