3 bedroom family holiday home; sleeps 6; two minute walk to beach; Sat.TV; Wifi
- english, french, german, italian, Afrikaans
About Gail Hochreiter
René & Gail Hochreiter are the owners of Felsensicht Holiday Home in Simon's Town, South Africa. Gail is involved in the day-to-day running and organisation of the holiday home including rentals, cleaning, maintenance etc. René is a graduate in Mining Engineering who now works for a stock broking company as a mining analyst, specialising in platinum. Gail is a teacher with a BA degree in Mathematics and English who now runs her own website design company. René and Gail have two daughters, Kimberly and Jacqueline. Kimberly graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BSc in Mathematics and Physiology in 2010 and a Mechatronics Engineering degree in 2013. She is presently employed as a software engineer at AVL in Regensberg, Germany. Jacqueline graduated from UCT in 2013 with a degree in Business Science (Economics and Law) and completed a Masters degree in Business Strategy at the Essec Business School in Paris/Singapore in 2014/2015. She is presently employed at ABI (Anheuser Busch InBev) in Stockholm, Sweden.
Gail Hochreiter purchased this Villa in 2003
Why Gail Hochreiter chose Cape Town
We bought the property in Simon's Town from René's brother a number of years ago and, in 2003, decided to build an upmarket holiday home on the site for our own use and to rent out. We have spent numerous wonderful holidays at Felsensicht enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the area and the exquisite ocean view from our very own patio. We enjoy swimming and boogie boarding in the (warmer) Indian ocean at Fisherman's Beach, only a 2-minute walk from our home, we love cycling to Cape Point (about a 52 km round trip) and up Chapman's Peak, we enjoy relaxing on our patio, spotting the whales and watching the sea birds, we love entertaining our friends at our beautiful home and we also enjoy sampling the gorgeous cuisine at any number of excellent restaurants in the area.
What makes this Villa unique
Felsensicht is 1 km from the Boulders Penguin Beach, an extremely popular tourist spot in Cape Town. Our Simon's Town Country Club is only 800m from our holiday home where golf, bowls and squash can be enjoyed. The centre of Simon's Town, with its attractive and historical waterfront, is only 3 km away. Here you will find a number of quaint boutiques selling gifts, bric a brac, art and clothing, and also a variety of excellent restaurants serving Italian, Japanese, Continental as well as local foods. The Sun Valley Shopping Centre is about a 15 minute drive from Felsensicht and here one can purchase everything from high quality foods to clothing, stationery, books, IT goods, fancy items etc. Come to Simon's Town and enjoy a tranquil holiday away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
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Lovely long weekend at Felsensicht
What fabulous weather we had during our stay - hardly a breath of wind - perfect for our cycling trips up to the Cape Point Gate. We had excellent meetings with Heinrich from Tourism Grading and Maureen from AA Travel Guides and hope to retain our 4-star and Superior statuses with these bodies. We enjoyed a delicious brunch with our neighbours, Warren and Dot, at SavCafe at the new shopping complex in Simon’s Town, Harbour Bay. All round, an excellent few days spent at our beautiful holiday home, Felsensicht.
Lovely property. Stunning views. Good location.
Fabulous holiday and New Year at Felsensicht
Great stay as usual at our holiday home. Weather was perfect, we cycled most days, enjoyed fabulous picnics at Olifantsbos and many braais with friends. We also spent a number of days birding and particularly enjoyed our first visit to the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve. We did lots of jobs at the holiday home making sure everything was in tip top condirion for ourselves and our guests.
Amazing. Amazing . Amazing
It’s a complete comfort feeling of being home away from home. I bet that the way it’s so welcoming and the environment being peacefully natured, perfect feeling to experience.
Beautiful inside and out.
Thank you very much for your great review. We are delighted you enjoyed your weekend at Felsensicht and especially happy that you were able to extend your stay for a day. All the very best, Gail Hochreiter.
World class views!!
A lovely spacious property in a wonderful location. Amazing views of the ocean and centrally located. Just a short distance from the wonderful restaurants. the manager, Angela, is a delight and went beyond the call of duty in assisting us. Would definitely stay here again. Norm
Dear Norm, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our holiday home, Felsensicht. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you to stay with us when you return to South Africa again. Yes, our caretaker, Angela, is an absolute gem and we are very lucky to have her to look after our guests. She really does go the extra mile at all times. All the best to you and Michelle, Gail and René Hochreiter, Owners.
We loved our stay! What a wonderful house with stunning views! Will definitely come again!
Hi Simone, Thanks so much for your very positive review after your stay at Felsensicht Holiday Home over the Easter weekend. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and we look forward to having you and your family to stay again - very soon! Best regards, Gail Hochreiter
Simon's Town is well known for its naval base and harbour. There are a number of interesting museums one could visit in Simon's Town including the naval, toy and cultural museums. There are a wide variety of beaches to choose from, with Fisherman's Beach only a 2 minute walk from Felsensicht. The Simon's Town Country Club, only 800 metres from Felsensicht, offers golf, squash and bowls. Nearby is the famous World Heritage site, the Boulders Penguin Beach. The Cape Point Nature Reserve is only a 10 km drive away. Numerous high quality restaurants can be found in and around Simon's Town serving a wide variety of cuisine including Italian, Japanese and local fare.
Other Activities: Boogie Boarding, Sea Kayaking, Snorkelling
Golf: The Simon's Town Country Club is 1 km away with a nine hole links golf course. The Clovelly Golf course in Fish Hoek has an excellent reputation and is only 8km from Simon's Town. Further afield are the Westlake, Steenberg and Royal Cape Golf courses.