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PingusHouse Luxury Villa with Swimming Pool And Garden In Simon's Town

Froggy Farm, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Villa150 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8, Villa with sea views and private heated pool

Situated in Simon’s Town, near Boulders Beach were the penguins live, PingusHouse is a 4 bedroom holiday home with a nice private secluded garden and solar heated swimming pool. It is also within 5 minutes walk of the waters of small beautiful beaches of crystal clear waters with sandy shores and secluded big round rocks (Boulders) ideal for a refreshing swim and great fun for kids.

Lightly furnished and fully equipped with all mod cons, the house offers accommodation for up to 8 guests and boasts quality interior and decor. The style is modern and sleek, with white and blue walls and decor.

The main floor consists of a spacious expansive open plan lounge, dining area and fully equipped kitchen, all of which leads out through a total open glass door into a terrace, offering incredible sea views. The terrace is furnished with an 8 seater outdoor dining table and is under a white pergola that gives a great shade in the sunny days.

There are three bedrooms in the main house; the main bedroom has en-suite bathroom with shower, and two double bedrooms with a bathroom that has bath and separate shower. The fourth bedroom is outside the main house just next to it and it’s a double bedroom with small en-suite bathroom with shower.

A quiet and relaxing place, a great base to enjoy and visit nearby places like Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Cape Point, Cape Town, the Winelands, and the perfect spot if you like diving, shark cage diving, enjoy whale watching (from June to Sept.) and water sports.

URGENT ADVISE DUE TO SEVER DROUGHT IN THE CAPE TOWN AREA, LEVEL 4B RESTRICTIONS APPLY SINCE 1 JULY 2017 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We advise all clients staying in the house that under the actual water restrictions we are not able to water the garden or fill up the pool. This means that garden grass is very dry and that the pool might be out of use until restrictions apply.


Mary & Thierry Banchet

Member Since 2013
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english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Feb 28, 2018
About Mary & Thierry Banchet

We are a French-Spanish family that moved from Europe to South Africa 6 years ago. We now live near Mossel Bay (South Africa) in a Game Reserve. We love wildlife and we also love diving so we were very happy when we discovered this wonderful place in Simon's Town with incredible experiences for diving with sharks, seals, near to the penguins and whales!

Mary & Thierry Banchet purchased this Villa in 2011

Why Mary & Thierry Banchet chose Froggy Farm

This is now our holiday/diving house, our little treasure. Our daughter Laura loves to go to the little beach near the house and also swim with the penguins at Boulders beach. The town itself with its ancient British air and colourful buildings is charming and has several restaurants, cafe's and nice shops. Mary also loves a bit of 'city live' so we are also not so far to be able to enjoy the rest of the sightings, top notch restaurants, concerts and shops that have made Cape Town a great holiday destination, but we are still able to sleep, wake up and relax in a quiet (and not very windy) spot enjoying amazing sea views.

What makes this Villa unique

A quiet and relaxing place, a great base to enjoy and visit nearby places like Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Cape Point, Cape Town, the Winelands, and the perfect spot if you like diving, shark cage diving, enjoy whale watching, fishing and water sports.


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Ensuit bathroom with shower
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, En suite small bathroom with shower


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, In main bedroom
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, tub, shower
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower, In suite bedroom four (outside main building)

          Location Type

            • Ocean View


                • Family
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          2 gas heaters
                        • Internet
                          Free internet Wi-Fi available
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          8 seater sofa, flat screen TV with satellite (Dstv), Multimedia library, Radio, CD player
                        • Parking
                          one on street parking space next to the house entrance, and one off street secured space; not covered
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Filter coffee maker, Plunger and electric kettle
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Dishes, utensils, kitchenware to serve 8 people
                            • Dishwasher
                              Super silent (Siemens)
                            • Kitchen
                              Full equipped kitchen with top range appliances
                            • Microwave
                              Microwave and air fan oven
                            • Oven
                              Microwave and air fan oven
                            • Refrigerator
                              Double side door Fridge/Freezer with water and ice dispensers
                            • Stove
                              Five gas stove (Siemens)
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Open plan dinning area for 8 people
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Games
                                      Board games, cards, Jenga, and building blocks for infants
                                    • Music Library
                                      Media Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      HDTV flat screen
                                    • Video Library
                                      Media Player


                                        • Balcony
                                          Terrace and balcony with incredible sea views
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Built in barbecue, charcoal/wood


                                            • limited accessibility

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Private Pool
                                                  Secluded and private solar heated pool. Pool will be closed between June to October inclusive.


                                                    • arboretum
                                                    • churches
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • library
                                                    • marina
                                                    • museums
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • sailing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  3 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Very well equipped and stylish house with wonderful sea views

                                                                  David M.

                                                                  Mary and Thierry have created a wonderful holiday home which is imaginative and extremely well equipped: the large amount of crockery and cutlery was a real boon to efficient use of the dishwasher during the current water shortage.

                                                                  Gillian very kindly stayed late to welcome us and asked for any constructive comments about what would enhance the house so here goes:

                                                                  1. Some sunloungers for round the very nice pool.

                                                                  2. Some written I instructions for the oven which we found a bit mystifying though we overcame that and also enjoyed using the excellent Braai.

                                                                  3. The outside lights over the drive seem to be on a sensor but weren’t working. We felt very secure in the house: it is a very peaceful neighbourhood and the house is well fenced and gated. There are instructions on how to set the alarm at night when in the house, which we would have liked to do but never got around to reading the instructions fully enough; it did look way more complex than the simple colour coded buttons for all other aspects of the alarm and gates, all of which operated very easily and effectively.

                                                                  So very little to be at all critical of and we enjoy d the house immensely; the sea views and the panoramic windows and dining on the terrace.

                                                                  We found this a good base for the cape peninsula, getting to cape point and resorts on false bay. I think the house would work really well for families with small children who want a beach oriented holiday, less well if you want easy access to the city which is about a 50 minute drive, but we weren’t bothered by that as we had planned a separate base for a week in the city and sightseeing there.

                                                                  Thanks Mary Thierry and Gillian, we hope to visit PingusHouse again some time.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for your comments and for pointing out the few things we need to fix, but above all thank you for taking so much care on the water consumption during your stay, really appreciate it in this hard times we are having with the drought. Gillian said you were very nice people and we are very happy you enjoyed the house and your stay. We hope to see you again in the near future!

                                                                  Excellent stay at an excellent property

                                                                  Carlton J.Bristol, UK

                                                                  We booked at the last minute and Mary was very fast to reply to my enquiry and made it quick and easy to organise the payment. We received all the information we needed and found it very easy to locate the house.

                                                                  On arrival we met Gillian who is fantastic. She showed us everything and explained house things worked. There was a small issue with the TV but she had someone round to fix it within a few minutes. There was also a problem with the pool (the pump had failed because previous guests let the water level go too low) but Gillian and Mary were super-quick to get an engineer out to repair it. Basically Gillian and Mary were always fast to respond to anything, to make sure we had a great time. We certainly did have a great time!

                                                                  The garden is lovely and very private. The rooms are all tastefully decorated and the bathrooms are good quality. The kitchen is superb - and with a wonderful view! The area is great. Lovely little beach (very quiet) at Links Crescent. I think it was called Windmill beach. Very close to the house, maybe 5 or 6 min walk but we drove and left the car at the parking area. Really safe for small children and lots of big rocks to climb on. We had the penguins swimming right near us!

                                                                  Lots of good little restaurants nearby. We went to Seaforth, Boulders Beach Lodge and Saveur. The latter was our favourite but you couldn't beat the view at Boulders. There are many others (probably even better ones, but we only had 5 days) so do take a good look around. The small cafe at Boulder Beach car park (Cafe Pingu) is very good for a light snack, coffee and delightful homemade cakes. A mini-market is close by (Pinguis mart) which had all the essentials. You have to drive further for a proper supermarket but we didn't bother.

                                                                  Our deposit was returned promptly after departure. We would definitely return to PingusHouse, and in fact we plan to do this hopefully next year when we will also bring our parents! Thank you so much Mary and Gillian for a really enjoyable and relaxing stay.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are thrilled that you and your family had a good time. Thanks so much for sharing the useful tips and places. We are committed to do all we can for guests to have a good experience while staying at PingusHouse.

                                                                  We will be delighted to have such a nice and friendly family (in Gillians words) as guests in the future.

                                                                  A Cape Town haven

                                                                  mark w.

                                                                  A superlative experience. We were a family group of 8. Loads of space. Eldest 77, youngest 9. No issues at either end. When we were not travelling to see the sights we walked down to the sandy beach. Writing this after a great BBQ driven meal and we are all on the balcony at 9 pm!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much for the very positive review. We are very happy you all enjoyed your stay at PingusHouse and look forward to have you back again.

                                                                  Kind regards,

                                                                  Mary & Thierry Banchet


                                                                  Froggy Farm, Cape Town, South Africa

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  DAMAGE PROTECTION/BREKAGE DEPOSIT We require a Breakage refundable deposit, to cover breakages, return of all keys and to offset any losses / damages sustained by the Owner, of R 10,000 (Ten thousand Rand) or amount equivalent in USD - Euro - GBP. For SA residents the breakage deposit can be transferred into the Owners Bank Account. For international clients the Breakage deposit can be: a. Handed over in cash to the owner or housekeeper upon reception of keys (in ZAR, Euro, US$ or GBP).The deposit will be kept by the Owner/Housekeeper in a safe at the premises and it will be returned to you on your departing day after the Owner/Housekeeper has performed inspection of the house. This way you will not have to pay any bank fees and you will receive your money back the same day. b. Transferred to the Owners account. In this case all bank fees will be at guests costs (for transferring and re-transferring the money back to you). Please keep also in mind that it will take some days for you to get the money when transferring the funds. Please advise which method you prefer when confirming a booking. If choosing bank transfer, the breakage deposit will be added to your booking quote so payment can be done together with the rental. Rates are subject to change and will be confirmed at the moment of your booking. Please contact us for any special requirements. Mid-Long term rentals are available. Send us an email for special quotation.

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