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I have been using VRBO for over a decade and always been happy with all of our stays. However, Simon’s Penthouse apartment has now set a new standard for these visits. This penthouse apartment was truly luxury living and Simon was so extremely helpful to our group both prior to arrival and throughout our stay.
The entry into the dining and living room is more magnificent and larger than portrayed in the photos, with stunning views of both Table Mountain and the harbor. The kitchen is truly a gourmet kitchen. My friends and I were attending a two-week committee meeting - the kitchen island is where we congregated each night to cook and talk and each morning for the first cup of coffee from the expresso machine!. The kitchen had everything a cook would want- from sharp knives to a variety of pan sizes to serving dishes. The area was so spacious between the kitchen and the living/dining room that we hosted a dinner for our committee members – there was room for all 20 as well as dishes and everything one could want for entertaining.
Each bedroom was beautifully appointed with comfortable beddings. There is a roomy en-suite attached to every bedroom. The group voted to give me the master bedroom. This supplied me with a morning view of Table Mountain, a huge roomy closet/dressing area, and the largest en-suite bathroom I have ever had. I was able to read my evening prep work in the lounge chair in my bedroom or on one of the comfortable couches in the living room, with gorgeous views from every seat.
There is a gym on the first floor of the building which I visited most nights with weights, stair steppers, bikes and treadmills. Security for the building was excellent. The location was very good – 10 minute walk to the Bo-Kaap area where our meeting was held and about a 15-20 minute walk to the V&A waterfront.
Simon was an exceptional host. His communication prior to arrival was extremely helpful, even helping us to set up a whatsapp group for communication as all four of us were arriving from different places in the world at different times. He checked in on us for any needs, answered immediately the one day our wifi went off, and arranged a cleaner once a week for our stay.
As I sit back at home, I am dreaming of this apartment. The pictures and photos do not do it justice. This was truly the perfect home away from home – and I hope to return.
Thank you, Simon, for an incredible home for two weeks in Capetown.
Visited August 2019
Written September 11, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.