Seaforth Villa

Seaforth Villa

Penny

 

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
4 Bathrooms

About our home

This wonderful seaside home is located near to Boulders Beach Nature Reserve, breeding ground of the African Penguin. This large home has a main suite with a queen bed, bathroom en suite and small office space. This suite also has the most incredible sea view - it is a truly wonderful space to wake up. There are another 3 comfortable, large bedrooms with queen beds, and one smaller bedroom with a double bed. These four bedrooms share access to three full bathrooms. There is also a fourth, separate toilet, and an outside shower with hot and cold plumbing, that is great for after a swim. Downstairs, you will find a living and dining room with easy access to the kitchen. The downstairs living room has a gorgeous sea view, that can be quite mesmerising. At the back of the house is a small private garden, equipped with an outdoor dining area and barbecue. This delightfully decorated and well-appointed home is a two minute walk from the nearest beach, and has easy access to a number of extraordinary beaches. Simon's Town village is an easy ten minute walk away, and has a great selection of restaurants, pubs and interesting shops. Simon's Town also offers kayaking, scuba diving, whale watching excursions, deep sea fishing, and a shark diving experience. This historical naval town also offers a number of museums and art galleries. Hiking and bicycling are also popular activities in this beautiful part of the Cape.

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  1. We are a couple who often travel with our two grown up children and their partners.

  2. Dave owns a software development company.

  3. Penny is the director of an NGO specialising in educational development.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Simon's Town is the town known as 'the end of the line' - the last stop on the railway line from Cape Town City. However, if you drive, hike or bike further south, you will pass the spectacular Miller's Point - a rocky outcrop with a stunning rock pool. And further along you will reach the entrance to the Cape Point Nature Reserve. This reserve is home to the most spectacular hikes and views. There is also a funicular ride, gift shop and tourist centre to inform you of the historical and natural significance of this spot, and THE BEST photo opportunities ever! En route to Cape Point, you pass the entrance to the quirky 'Scone Shack', the most delightful tea garden - it has to be seen to be believed, and the treats are delicious! Payment is cash only - so be warned. (And they only open from Thursdays to Sundays in season - so check their Instagram)
Heading in the opposite direction, back towards to Cape Town, you will pass Glencairn - SImon's Town's closest neighbour, and home to the kite surfers' beach, a yoga studio, a number of bars and restaurants, and a little further along, the Harbour Bay Centre - a small but well equipped shopping centre, gym and restaurants, where all good quality essentials can be purchased. There is also a great bookshop, a spa, hairstylist and barber. Kids can also be entertained by 'The Scratch Patch' - a treasure trove of semi-precious stones, where kids (and adults) can scratch for their own selection. THere is also 'Cave Golf' at this venue for a windy or rainy day.
Next up is the town of Fishhoek. This is the more 'practical' hub of the area - combined with a wonderful swimming beach. As well as being the longest beach in the area, it is also the only beach with shark nets. In the afternoons locals walk an amazing selection of dogs along this beach, followed by a coffee, beer or glass of wine at the beachside pub / restaurant.
Just around the corner you will find trendy Kalk Bay - where there are numerous bars, shops and restaurants! A great place to spend a day, wandering in and out of quirky and gorgeous designer shops, antique emporiums, and wonderful bars and restaurants. Kalk Bay is a working Harbour, and fresh fish can be bought for home, or prepared and eaten at the famous 'Kalkies' - an experience not to be missed.
Past Kalk Bay you will encounter Muizenburg - a stunning long beach, famous for its collection of colourful beach huts. Lots of interesting museums in Muizenburg, together with the centre of the surf scene on this side of the Cape. Surf lessons, gear for hire and lots to purchase are all available in Muizenburg. And after surfing or swimming, there are great places to eat and drink! Also look out for the weekly Friday night market, Bellamy & Bellamy - the most unbelievable collection of vintage fabrics (breathtaking), and Casa Labia - the original Italian Consulate - now a spectacular restaurant and venue.
From there, you are well situated to visit the beautiful wine regions of Constantia and Steenberg, or to take in the world famous Kirstenbosch Gardens. A little further afield is the City and Atlantic Beachfront, where there is also so much to do and explore!
Cape Town truly has something for everyone, and Simon's Town is a cool and chilled home base, that has plenty to offer but is well-situated for you to explore many other places.

Buzzy restaurants
The Lighthouse Cafe; Saveur; The W Hotel (soon to be opened), The Olympia Cafe; The Brass Bell; Tiger's Milk; Casa Labia; Harbour House; Live Bait;
Cool bars
The Piping Bosun (best on Friday nights when there is live music); The Brass Bell; McNalleys (a bit rough around the edges but can be fun)
Cozy cafés
Sweetest Thing; The Olympia Cafe; Casa Labia - lots of coffee shops in town
Retail therapy
Simon's Town and Kalk Bay are both filled with artisan, craft and designer shops
Bit of culture
Simon's Town Museums; Casa Labia; many art galleries in Kalk Bay
Walks in the park
Great beaches: Seaforth Beach; Water's Edge Beach; Boulder's Beach; Fishhoek Beach. Lots of hikes in the area, look out for: Captain's Waterfall, Silvermine Nature Reserve and Reservoir, Hikes in Cape Point; Elephant Eye; etc. THere is a great book of local hikes in our home.
Spot of exercise
Kayaking; cycling; mountain hikes; scuba diving; shark cage diving, stand up paddle boarding; water cycling - all available at Simon's Town Harbour.
Day tripping
deep sea fishing; trip to Cape Point; V&A Waterfront; Robben Island; Cape Town City; Table Mountain; Kirstenbosch Botantical Gardens; Cape Town Gardens and National Gallery; Wine Country - Franschoek & Stellenbosch (a little further away), or Steenberg and Constantia closer to us, and also incredible!

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