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The Rectory

View towards the waterfall - upstairs balcony leading off bedrooms
8 reviews
View towards the waterfall - upstairs balcony leading off bedrooms
The Rectory, Simon's Town
View from the upstairs bedrooms
huge kitchen including sofa, french doors leading to outdoor area and sea view
Bathroom with mountain views
Reception rooms
Sunrise over the Hottentots Hollands mountains, in the sea, 6.30 am
Beautiful walk to the old reservoir that used to supply the town
Jumping off the rocks, Windmill Beach (not for sissies)
Part of the kitchen - the cook never has to be alone!
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6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Simon's Town, Western Cape
The Rectory is an historic arts and crafts house designed by Sir Herbert Baker (who designed parts of Oxford University, and New Delhi with Lutyens). The house is large, cool and minimalist, with wooden floors and shutters on the windows. It is designed in a way that is not overlooked and you have total privacy with the windows wide open - have your shower looking down over frigates, submarines and naval exercises, or lie in the huge original Edwardian bath looking up the mountain! The shutters are used to reduce the light and breeze whilst keeping the windows open. Some bedrooms open on to a balcony with magnificent sea and mountain views. The house is finished to a high standard, with a huge kitchen and butler's pantry. There are 3 reception rooms. Simon's town is is a historic and still close-knit village on the Cape peni... Read more
About the Owner, Jonathan D
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 55 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 168 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 8 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL241835
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English first
2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

The Rectory in Simonstown offered a beautifully unique experience to unwind and restore. Ideally located around the corner from the bohemian hotspot of Kalkbay for what is a fantastic day out, and also a stones throw away from the magical Boulders Beach, complete with penguins and ethereal atmosphere alike. Owners Jonathan and Sarah were most accommodating and thoroughly helpful along...

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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We have just returned from a wonderful week in Simonstown at The Old Rectory. It proved a perfect base for expeditions around the Cape, visiting family, touring the Winelands, climbing Table Mt, enjoying the atmosphere and shopping in Kalk Bay and just having fun relaxing on beautiful local beaches. I was a little nervous about booking a house as opposed...

emily w
Brussels, Belgium
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68 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We booked The Rectory for a week in November and the house was big enough for our family of nine adults and two children aged 3 and 5 years. The house designed in 1898 by Sir Herbert Baker has been beautifully restored. The window shutters and wooden floors throughout add to its’ charm. All the bedrooms on the top floor...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(5)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Living Room Seats (15)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Tennis Court
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Immaculate holiday home, not a hotel. Furnished with antiques, Persian carpets and South African art. High quality linen, high thread cotton and silk/down duvets in the bedrooms.<BR>Full time house keeper means you don't have to lift a finger.<BR>Come and live in this your house, have a rest and the holiday of a life time.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Rates include: electricity, water, full time cleaning and bedrooms maintained, ironed laundry returned to rooms and wifii. There are no extra costs.

For smaller groups, we would still love to have you so please contact us!

Payment can be via EFT (electronic funds transfer) to Absa Bank SA (part of the Barclays group), BACS transfer to Natwest UK or Paypal. Please see our website for booking terms and conditions.
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About the neighbourhood
Book kayaking, cage shark diving sea bird watching or whale watching from the harbour below the house. Go to Boulders beach to swim with the protected African penguins. Book a fishing charter boat. Visit magnificent Cape Point and watch the oceans meet. Go to Muizenberg and learn to surf (boards/swim suits provided), and kite surf. Qualified scuba divers can book dives with the dive shop in Glencairn, the next village, or learn to dive with PADI instructors. Go to the local harbour of Kalk bay and buy fresh caught fish straight off the boat. Visit beautiful St James and enjoy the restaurants. Hike all along the peninsula and Table Mountain. Gallop horses along the Noordhoek beach (where the racehorse trainers go). Take the train from Simon's Town to Cape Town Main station and... more
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Cape Town International: 40.0 km
Railway: Simon&#039;s Town metro: 0.4 km
Just 45 minutes from Cape Town International Airport: the car hire companies are all represented at the airport and cost about £20/day.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.4 km.
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