We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Beautiful views above Boulders Beach

Villa -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 3
Simon's Town, Western Cape
'Phoenix Rising' is one of the highest houses on the mountainside above the Boulders Beach, famous for a large colony of African Penguins, with awe inspiring sea views across False Bay. From the Aloe and Protea garden behind the house you can climb straight up Swartkop mountain along the ridge to Cape Point, one of the most spectacular hikes in the peninsular or wander along the contour path through the Fynbos (a floral kingdom unique to the Cape). A nature lovers delight.

The ground floor of this large home is available, fully furnished, from 20th April to mid-September. Unlike most homes on a hillside you can drive right to the entrance and the house is all on one level throughout. Comprising a formal Entrance Hall; a spacious open-plan living area flowing out onto a covered, paved patio, allowing great indoor/outdoor living wi...
Read more
Listing #FKN9397000
About the Owner
Juliet W
Languages spoken:English, Italian, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:June 2009
Reviews from our community
Write a ReviewReviews (3)

1 - 3 of 3 reviews

Reviewed 9 November 2018

Only a helicopter could equal the millionaire's view, magnificent hiking from the back door, swimming with the penguins in the bay below, beautiful linens, fully equipped kitchen, excellent Wifi, first class in every way. Easy access to to both amazing natural beauty and to charming...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Julia M
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time staying here. The views across False Bay are incredible, and seem to change constantly. The beaches below the house are stunning, and we were fortunate enough to have some really hot weather so we could enjoy being on the beach....More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Excursion48426913012
AFRICA A, VR Owner at Beautiful views above Boulders Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

We loved having you and your adorable daughter and hope to see you whenever you can getaway to Cape Town toavoid the winter in the UK. Built in babysitter assured!

See more reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The property is stunning and the 180-degree view of the ocean from our private terrace is unbeatable. Every day we watched whales and dolphins swim past us as well as the odd submarine from the old naval base which was rather exciting. There are some...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Waterkeyn
AFRICA A, VR Owner at Beautiful views above Boulders Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you for choosing Phoenix for your R+R and hope to see you again in the future. Also for giving us so many great ideas how to improve our place for future guests.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Children's Pool
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Garage
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    1 Twin
    1 King
Show Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Please contact the manager for complete rate information.
  • Cleaning fee: R 392 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: R 1 570 / stay - Deposit
Hide Rates
About the neighbourhood
Simons Town is the jewel of the Cape Perninsular, a little Victorian town dating back to the 19th centruy when it was founded by Simon van der Stel as a good sheltered harbour for the navy during the winter. This means we have much milder winters (May - August) than other parts odf the Cape. In Summer we also have a refreshing south easter which keeps the intense heat down, although it can get tiring when it blows for days. It is known as the Cape Doctor as it brings beautiful fresh air from the Antarctic. Bouders Beache was rated in the top 50 beaches world wide for being a well managed eco-beach - for its pristine water and sea life. Where else can you literally swim with penguins?
Getting around
Uber is the best way to get here if you dont have a car - Only ZAR450 from the airport, and from our house to ZAR350 into cape town. However it is essential to have a car as we are at the top of a long road, and although there are local buses from the main road they are not up to tourist standard. The train into the city centre is only 4 kms away and can be an interesting jaunt, although not recommended as there are safety issues.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Cape Town: 30.0 km
Railway: Simons Town: 4.0 km
Ferry: Cape Town : 30.0 km
The best plan is to hire a car from the airport and drive straight here. Leaving the airport, take the N2 direction Cape Town, then straight after the first bridge, take the off ramp towards Sommerset West. Take the R30 to Muizenburg which is a gorgeous coast road known as Baden Powel Drive. In Muizenburg take a left onto Main Road and follow it through St James, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek to Simons Town. Uber is the best way to get here if you dont have a car - Only ZAR450 from the airport, and from our house to ZAR350 into cape town.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.1 km.
Nearby cities
About this property
How do I know if the property is available?
How can I contact the owner?
How will the owner contact me?
What if I don't hear back from the owner?
How do I pay?
Is my payment insured in any way?
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests