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“House with a view”
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View towards the waterfall - upstairs balcony leading off bedrooms
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View towards the waterfall - upstairs balcony leading off bedrooms
The Rectory, Simon's Town View from the upstairs bedrooms
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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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Manor House -
6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Simon's Town, Western Cape

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NJJ65
Surrey, United Kingdom
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“House with a view”
Reviewed January 15, 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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A beautiful house which felt more like your own luxurious home that came with the wonderful care of houseman Witness. We thoroughly enjoyed home to a clean and tidy house. Witness was wonderfully discreet and at the same time attentive.

We all enjoyed being able to walk down into Simonstown for a coffee, lunch or dinner. Boulders with its penguins is only a 5 min drive away and my husband and I enjoyed going running in the morning along the coast.

A fabulous base to explore and visit the area.

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Liked best: The glorious views that greeted us each day.
Liked least: The excellent exercise we received from walking up and down into Simonstown
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 19, 2013
I really hoped you ended your run with a refreshing swim in the sea, with the sun coming up. Awesome. It is like your very own scene from 'The Blue Planet'. This season we swam with penguins, cormorants flying overhead out to their fishing grounds, wild dolphins and the very rare Cape Otter. I love Simon's Town and feel very lucky to live there.
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Reviewed January 10, 2013 for a stay in November 2012

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Management Response
Jan 15, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words about our beautiful house and our Houseman. Witness is indeed a legend; he is Jeeves-like in the way he shimmies about unobtrusively whilst seeming to anticipate what you want, and getting your laundry back into your room at the end of the day.
I am proud to say The Rectory is actually significantly cheaper than similar luxury accommodation - the prices in Cape Town can be silly. We protect ourselves from wayward guests with a hefty deposit which is given back the instant Witness confirms all is in order. The cost can be as low as £40 pppn for the breakfast option, with bread and pastries freshly baked that morning, the highest quality Brazilian and Ethiopian coffee, fruit and conserves; luxury linen and furnishings, at less than half the price of a very ordinary English b&b, Mount Nelson living at a fraction of the price!
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