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Private Beach Haven for Nature Lovers, sleeps 6, Simon's Town

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The Milestone, Murdoch Valley, Simon's Town situated on the waters edge on the False Bay coast.
The Milestone enjoys privacy and seclusion in a beautiful natural environment on the seashore,
Photo taken of Dassie on log at northern edge of the garden before the caracals came. .
1 of 49The Milestone, Murdoch Valley, Simon's Town situated on the waters edge on the False Bay coast.
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The Milestone offers a three bedroom fully-appointed holiday home just a few steps from the ocean offering you seclusion, exclusivity and direct access to your own private beach. It is the perfect haven for nature lovers and for all of us wishing to recharge our batteries from the stress of daily living.. Relax to the sound of birdsong and gentle waves lapping. Experience unique encounters with such South African wildlife as Cape clawless otters, dolphins, cape fur seals, genets, mongoose, porcupine and a variety of sea and land birds. During the calving season between July and November, experience the thrill of seeing Southern Right whales swimming and breaching right in front of the house from the comfort of the living room. Enjoy swimming or snorkelling at the bottom of the garde...The Milestone offers a three bedroom fully-appointed holiday home just a few steps from the ocean offering you seclusion, exclusivity and direct access to your own private beach. It is the perfect haven for nature lovers and for all of us wishing to recharge our batteries from the stress of daily living.. Relax to the sound of birdsong and gentle waves lapping. Experience unique encounters with such South African wildlife as Cape clawless otters, dolphins, cape fur seals, genets, mongoose, porcupine and a variety of sea and land birds. During the calving season between July and November, experience the thrill of seeing Southern Right whales swimming and breaching right in front of the house from the comfort of the living room. Enjoy swimming or snorkelling at the bottom of the garden, exploring interesting rock pools or going for leisurely coastal walks. The world renowned Boulder’s penguin colony is within easy walking distance of The Milestone, passing three charming white sandy beaches, of which Fisherman's Beach is a leisurely 3-minute walk from The Milestone. The Milestone enjoys a superb 180-degree uninterrupted sea-view, making the ever-changing moods of the panorama from the spectacular sunrises over the sea and the Hottentots Holland Mountains to the equally impressive pastel sunsets part of The Milestone experience. The house is situated in a secluded garden that opens onto shoreline. The Milestone offers Seclusion Without Isolation The house is lovingly maintained, comfortably and attractively furnished and well equipped with everything you would need for a seaside holiday. The house sleeps 6 in three bedrooms. The living room is furnished with comfortable seating, CD/DVD player and television. The sunroom and living room’s large windows allow for panoramic views of False Bay. The dining room seats six. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, kettle and vacuum cleaner. The washing machine, a second fridge,barbecue equipment and deck chairs are in the annex. The Milestone combines the pleasure of being close to nature with accessibility to the major attractions in Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula. The historic village of Simon's Town with its interesting shops, art galleries, museums and good restaurants is a mere 5-minute drive from The Milestone. All outside photos were shot from either the deck, garden or the rocks on the seashore in front of the house, except the photograph shot from Fisherman's Beach looking towards The Milestone. In this shot the house is partly obscured by trees, thus unfortunately not visible unless the photo is blown up very large, but the large boulders and land marks shown in the other photographs should be recognisable. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: Tax No 3079005033More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Smoking is allowed in the garden
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Alida C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:92%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2011
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Reviewed 26 November 2018

From the milestone on the pavement that indicates that you're exactly a mile from Simonstown to the sight of whales performing the perfect "thar she blows" in the crystal-blue waters right in front, this charming green-shuttered home spells authenticity and charm. We were two couples...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank melshaw001
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

The Milestone is full of character and in a perfect location, with the garden running into the sea. The kitchen is incredibly well stocked and the house very comfortable. The views from the house are wonderful and it sounds like you are on a boat...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Helen O
Management response:Responded 14 November 2017

Hi Helen Thank you for being such a great guest and for your lovely review.- much appreciate. We are very happy that you enjoyed The Milestone's unique character...We would love to welcome you back to The Milestone sometime in the future.

Reviewed 24 March 2017

This cottage is in what we believe is the best location in the entire Cape Town coast: Warm water, safe bathing, natural surroundings and very private. We found Milestone to be thoughtfully equipped, comfortable and well managed. Will certainly visit again!

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank Michael T
Management response:Responded 25 March 2017

Thank you for your kind review Philippa. It was great to have you stay.

Reviewed 18 February 2017

We are in our later years and do not need full family accommodation not uber-modern places to stay. The step back in time to a more peaceful age was immediate, and although the third bedroom was with bunk beds, the other two afforded wonderful views...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank 318MikeB318
Management response:Responded 20 February 2017

Thank you Mike. I am so happy that you and Lesley appreciated the qualities that make The Milestone so special for me.

Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing place...amazing hostess. The MOST relaxing vacation ever! We've been to over 30 countries and 6 continents. Do yourself a favor and stay at this well appointed home. You won't be disappointed.

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank Sdawnw31
Management response:Responded 28 November 2016

Thanks Stephanie and Adam. Glad you enjoyed your stay. It is wonderful when guests 'get' what The Milestone offers - a comfortable stay in an extraordinary location where natural surroundings and privacy are combined with a reasonable travelling distance to Cape Town's popular attractions.

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

An amazing spot. We were met by the manager who was was very helpful explaining what was what. Good security. Well kitted out for everything you need. Climbing on rocks of the foreshore was great for children and adults. Lots of beach toys in the...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank Keri S
TheMilestone2014, VR Owner at Private Beach Haven for Nature Lovers, sleeps 6, Simon's Town, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2016

Thank you Keri. It was lovely to meet you and your two adorable daughters. I hope we'll meet again. The penguin and dassie populations have taken a dive lately due to caracals that were praying on them. Two were caught by the municipality at The...More

Reviewed 26 July 2015

This picturesque house offers all that you need for seaside relaxation. The coast is beautiful, and when I visited I even spotted a whale as it appeared briefly. You can grill in the barbecue station that they have, and enjoy watching the horizon. Be aware;...More

Date of stay: June 2013
Thank Alexander K
Reviewed 31 May 2015

This is a beautiful and almost secret place only about 2km west of Simons Town, with its own garden reaching down to the sea; its location makes it convenient not only for visiting central Cape Town via the most scenic routes, eg Chapman's Peak Drive...More

Date of stay: April 2015
Thank andram
Reviewed 23 January 2015

The house has simply the most stunning location...the view is breathtaking. Access is directly from the sloping garden onto the rocks. Swimming possible in front if the house but a little challenging and depends on the sea state. Very close to Fisherman's Beach ( can...More

Date of stay: January 2015
1  Thank fatboy60
Reviewed 4 December 2014

The Milestone has an idyllic setting, right on the rocks near the Boulders. Rooms have wonderful views, and the constant sound of the sea is soothing and relaxing. The house is spotless and well equipped, ideal for a break and well positioned for seeing and...More

Date of stay: November 2014
Thank eve10844
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Boat Available
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
The Milestone Geographic Co-ordinates: Degrees South: -34,208229 Degrees East: 18,460378 Located on seashore of False Bay, in quiet resiential area 5-minute drive from historic Simon's Town village. Adjacent to The Milestone property: To the north is one kilometer of undeveloped shoreline to World famous Boulders Penguin Colony, the east is the ocean, to the south are residential houses on the coast, to the west is quiet residential area on the mountain slope. Simon's Town is surrounded by UNESCO World Heriage Site, part of Cape Floral Region Protected Areas World Heritage Site. 10-minute drive in southerly direction from The Milestone to gate of Cape Point nature reserve, part of Table Mountain National Park, 45-minute drive to central Cape Town, 30-minute drive to Constantia w...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Private Beach Haven for Nature Lovers, sleeps 6, Simon's Town

Private Beach Haven for Nature Lovers, sleeps 6, Simon's Town is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Private Beach Haven for Nature Lovers, sleeps 6, Simon's Town has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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