Guest house | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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.
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.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fisherman's Beach 200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cape Town International 45 km, Nearest railway: Simon's Town 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Ground floor: Large garage and storage area. Here you can find beach umbrellas and chairs for the beach, boogie boards etc.
Middle floor: Open plan kitchen, dining-room, lounge; guest bathroom; scullery; glass-top stove with oven; fridge-freezer; microwave oven; washing machine; dishwasher; tumble dryer; Jetmaster fireplace; satellite TV; underfloor heating; guest WC with toilet and hand basin.
Upper floor: 3 bedrooms (2 doubles and 1 twin) each leading onto a sea-facing patio; 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), both with bath, toilet and shower.
A guest safe is available in the main bedroom for storing of valuables, jewellery, credit cards, cash etc.
|Further details outdoors||
Large sea-facing patio with outdoor dining table which seats 8 persons. There is a large umbrella which affords shade when needed as well as loungers for relaxing, reading or snoozing. There is a Weber for barbeques which can be enjoyed during the day or in the evenings. A full 180 degree view of False Bay can be enjoyed from the middle floor, as well as upper floor patios, the bedrooms and the en-suite bathroom. There is an indigenous sloping garden area in front of, behind, and above the house. At the back of the house there is a secluded outdoor washing line area.
On arrival, you may enjoy a cup of tea or coffee from our kitchen store. We provide our guests with a welcoming bottle of good Cape red wine. Guest toiletry packs are provided in each bathroom.
Our caretaker is on hand throughout your stay to assist with queries or questions you may have.
The Western Cape region
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. The harbour is still an important landmark where South African naval ships dock and leisure yachts are anchored.
A visit to the Victoria and Albert Waterfront in Cape Town is a must (40 km from Simon's Town), as well as a trip up Table Mountain in the cable car. For the more energetic, a walk up Lion's Head is challenging and rewarding, particularly when one reaches the top from where there is a 360 degree view of Cape Town and the Southern Peninsula. A visit to the world renowned Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens should also be on all visitors' lists to Cape Town. The 528 hectare Botanical Gardens, situated approximately 28 km from Simon's Town, are nestled on the eastern slopes of Table mountain and are famous for their magnificent display of Cape Indigeous fynbos flora and natural forest.
The Cape Point Nature reserve is a very popular destination for visitors to Cape Town. The entrance to the reserve is 13 km from the centre of Simon's Town (10 km from our holiday home) and 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. There is also an excellent restaurant at Cape Point which is to be recommended.
Further afield, one can enjoy a day out in the winelands, sampling the excellent Cape Wines in the Stellenbosch, Swellendam, Paarl or Franschoek areas. The Stellenbosch wine farms are very popular since they are only about a 60 km drive from Simon's Town.
Still further afied, but well worth the trip, one can drive up the Namaqualand coast (West coast of the Cape) to see the countless fields of exquisite Namaqualand Daisies which bloom from August to October.
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 Sushi, 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.
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 activites 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.
One of the highlights of a trip to this area is the spotting of a pod of Southern Right Whales during the months September to November. Even into the New Year, it is still possible to see these beautiful creatures creating enormous sprays and lifting their magnificent tails into the air. There are always whales to be spotted from our Felsensicht balcony during the season when the whales come to False Bay to mate and to calve.
Festivals in Simon's Town include the Navy Festival in March and the Penguin festival in September. These are always colourful affairs and well supported by the locals and visitors to the area.