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“Perfect for relaxation”
The Milestone, Murdoch Valley, Simon's Town situated on the waters edge on the False Bay coast.
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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, Barbecue Deck The Milestone
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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,
Barbecue Deck The Milestone
View through The Milestone's sitting room window.
Sitting room, north- eastern  side,
Sitting room, south western side.
Dining room, The Milestone
Kitchen The Milestone
Sun room, northern end.
Sun room, southern end.
Main Bedroom The Milestone
Bathroom with spectacular uninterrupted sea views leading out of The Milestone's main bedroom.
2nd Bedroom with twin single beds.
2nd Bathroom in The Milestone with shower, hand basin and toilet.
3rd Bedroom with double bunk, The Milestone
House seen from garden on the street side of the house, seeing dining room window.
View to the north from The Milestone's Deck
View to the east from the deck.
Lunch on the barbecue deck.
Drinks on the front deck
Enjoying the seaview from the lawn
Cape clawless otter swimming towards small rocks in front of the house.
Cape clawless otters on small rocks in front of the house.
Dolphins in front of the house
Whale in front of the house.
Cape Fur Seal swimming in front of The Milestone
Cape Fur Seal seal enjoying the day in front of The Milestone
Cape Fur Seal on rocks at bottom of the path.
Cape clawless otter eating fish in rock pool at bottom of the path.
Looking in a northerly direction from the deck.on a crystal clear day.
Looking in a north-easterly direction from the deck.on a summers day.
Looking in an easterly direction from the deck on a calm day.
The Milestone viewed from the sea.
Mongoose on the edge of The Milestone's lawn
Porcupine on the lawn.  Day time visits are very rare. They usually visit at dusk or during night
The Milestone viewed from Barbecue Deck
Going for a dive at sunset.
View of large boulders which can be seen from bathroom and sunroom windows.
Cormarants resting on large boulders.
Rock pools on southern side of the large boulders.
A sunset stroll on the rocks below the house.
Kayaks in front of the house.
View from the front deck towards Fisherman's Beach.
View from Fisherman's Beach towards The Milestone.
Penguins use to nest in the garden near the barbecue until caracals (local lynx) feasted.on them.
Before the caracals,  penguins on the rocks below The Milestone were a common sight.
Hopefully penguins will return to The Milestone as 2 caracals were caught & relocated to Hout Bay.
Dassies (Hyrax) were all over the garden & rocks  below The Milestone before the caracal visits.
Photo taken of Dassie on log at northern edge of the garden before the caracals came. .
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Simon's Town, Western Cape

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Alexander...
Stockholm County, Sweden
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfect for relaxation”
Reviewed July 26, 2015 for a stay in June 2013

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; it is incredibly windy. It is open to the ocean, after all.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: It does house six, but that includes one bunk bed
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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andram
Shropshire, England
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Idyllic perfection”
Reviewed May 31, 2015 for a stay in April 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 or the M3 through the best suburbs, but enables you to visit the wine areas of Stellenbosch and beyond, and the Garden Route, without having to go through the city centre.
The location is absolutely stunning with a 180 degree panorama of False Bay; the accommodation (we were 4 adults) could not be faulted; the place is lovingly, eclectically, comprehensively furnished, and spotless, cared for by the owner Alida who lives nearby. There are two en suite bathrooms, incidentally, not one as stated in some reviews. In addition there is spacious bunk accommodation in a separate bedroom for two children.
We really hope we can return in the future.

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Liked best: Equally its location and its facilities
Liked least: The odd power cut ( a national problem, beyond the owner's control, take torches!)
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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fatboy60
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“An absolutely stunning spot..”
Reviewed January 23, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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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 be very windy) and a 10 to 15 min walk / 2 minute drive to the very sheltered Boulders Beach (probably the best beach on the peninsula for small children). And the penguins at Boulders are an added bonus!

The house is circa 1920 and has been very tastefully updated and decorated in keeping with the age of the property, and maintains an informal "beach house" feel. The view from the loo is probably the best in the world! It is fully appointed for an extended, fully self contained, stay with many thoughtful extras available (eg a selection of beach toys for kids, picnic equipment, swimming towels etc). A cot and high chair are recent extras available.

The patio area very well laid out for eating outside, barbecuing, watching the sea ( many hours can be spent doing this!) and taking in the view. Well sheltered from the prevailing southeasterly summer wind.

Location is perfect for exploring the southern peninsula, Cape Point nature reserve, Fishhoek, Scarborough etc, or simply relaxing in and around Simon's Town. Not ideally situated if your holiday is focused around activity in the City or Waterfront as this is a good hour or more away depending on traffic.

The house is (thankfully) not surrounded by walls and security fencing, but does have an alarm system.

We were very comfortable here with a crawling baby, but the steps, edges and sloping garden and direct access to the sea are probably not well suited to young toddlers...grandparents (80+) loved it!

This is a place to chill out and enjoy the beauty of the peninsula.

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Liked best: The view! The location.
Liked least: There is a garage for one car. Otherwise parking is on the road.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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eve10844
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect position on the rocks”
Reviewed December 4, 2014 for a stay in November 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 swimming with the penguins at Boulders Beach, visiting quaint Simon's Town, and driving to Cape Point.

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Liked best: Position on the rocks
Liked least: Slight concerns about security
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Reviewed May 18, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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Foothils
Vernon, BC
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect Cottage by the Sea”
Reviewed March 28, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

What a wonderful endpoint to our month-long African trip! The Milestone is as idyllic as you can imagine, and Alicia is the most accomodating hostess. Her attention to detail and immaculate cottage was exactly what we needed at the end of our trip. Having washer and clothesline was wonderful, the kitchen was great. . everything was wonderful. Our group of 6 couples travelling together only wished we had more days to stay and truly enjoy the serenity of the Milestone!

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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saudia arabia
Reviewed February 22, 2013 for a stay in October 2012
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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
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