$275 / night
Total guests, Nights

Private Beach Haven for Nature Lovers, sleeps 6, Simon's Town – Home 3739524 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 4 nights min stay

Private Beach Haven for Nature Lovers, sleeps 6, Simon's Town – Home 3739524

  • House
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


The Milestone offers a three bedroom fully-appointed holiday home just a few steps from the ocean offering you seclusion, exclusivity and direct access to your own private beach. It is the perfect haven for nature lovers and for all of us wishing to recharge our batteries from the stress of daily living..

Relax to the sound of birdsong and gentle waves lapping. Experience unique encounters with such South African wildlife as Cape clawless otters, dolphins, cape fur seals, genets, mongoose, porcupine and a variety of sea and land birds. During the calving season between July and November, experience the thrill of seeing Southern Right whales swimming and breaching right in front of the house from the comfort of the living room. Enjoy swimming or snorkelling at the bottom of the garden, exploring interesting rock pools or going for leisurely coastal walks. The world renowned Boulder’s penguin colony is within easy walking distance of The Milestone, passing three charming white sandy beaches, of which Fisherman's Beach is a leisurely 3-minute walk from The Milestone.

The Milestone enjoys a superb 180-degree uninterrupted sea-view, making the ever-changing moods of the panorama from the spectacular sunrises over the sea and the Hottentots Holland Mountains to the equally impressive pastel sunsets part of The Milestone experience. The house is situated in a secluded garden that opens onto shoreline.

The Milestone offers Seclusion Without Isolation

The house is lovingly maintained, comfortably and attractively furnished and well equipped with everything you would need for a seaside holiday. The house sleeps 6 in three bedrooms. The living room is furnished with comfortable seating, CD/DVD player and television. The sunroom and living room’s large windows allow for panoramic views of False Bay. The dining room seats six. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, kettle and vacuum cleaner. The washing machine, a second fridge,barbecue equipment and deck chairs are in the annex.

The Milestone combines the pleasure of being close to nature with accessibility to the major attractions in Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula. The historic village of Simon's Town with its interesting shops, art galleries, museums and good restaurants is a mere 5-minute drive from The Milestone.

All outside photos were shot from either the deck, garden or the rocks on the seashore in front of the house, except the photograph shot from Fisherman's Beach looking towards The Milestone. In this shot the house is partly obscured by trees, thus unfortunately not visible unless the photo is blown up very large, but the large boulders and land marks shown in the other photographs should be recognisable.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Bedroom 3: Bunk bed
  • 1 Full bath, 1 Shower


  • Wireless Internet
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Waterfront
  • Sea view
  • Boat available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $91.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Smoking is allowed in the garden


About the owner

Alida C.

Tourist License

Calendar last updated:
18 Nov 2020
Years listed:
Based in:
South Africa
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





26 reviews

Very Good

“Unspoilt nature at its best, in a cottage with all the comforts”

Reviewed 26 Nov 2018

From the milestone on the pavement that indicates that you're exactly a mile from Simonstown to the sight of whales performing the perfect "thar she blows" in the crystal-blue waters ri… More

“Full of character”

Reviewed 12 Nov 2017

The Milestone is full of character and in a perfect location, with the garden running into the sea. The kitchen is incredibly well stocked and the house very comfortable. The views from the house are … More

Response from the owner Hi Helen Thank you for being such a great guest and for your lovely review.- much appreciate. We are very happy that you enjoyed The Milestone's unique character...We would love to welcome you back to The Milestone sometime in the future.

“Great experience”

Reviewed 24 Mar 2017

This cottage is in what we believe is the best location in the entire Cape Town coast: Warm water, safe bathing, natural surroundings and very private. We found Milestone to be thoughtfully equipped, … More

Response from the owner Thank you for your kind review Philippa. It was great to have you stay.

“Never before have we stayed in such a property”

Reviewed 18 Feb 2017

We are in our later years and do not need full family accommodation not uber-modern places to stay. The step back in time to a more peaceful age was immediate, and although the third bedroom was with … More

Response from the owner Thank you Mike. I am so happy that you and Lesley appreciated the qualities that make The Milestone so special for me.


Reviewed 26 Nov 2016

Amazing place...amazing hostess. The MOST relaxing vacation ever! We've been to over 30 countries and 6 continents. Do yourself a favor and stay at this well appointed home. You won't be … More

Response from the owner Thanks Stephanie and Adam. Glad you enjoyed your stay. It is wonderful when guests 'get' what The Milestone offers - a comfortable stay in an extraordinary location where natural surroundings and privacy are combined with a reasonable travelling distance to Cape Town's popular attractions.

“Amazing views”

Reviewed 20 Oct 2016

An amazing spot. We were met by the manager who was was very helpful explaining what was what. Good security. Well kitted out for everything you need. Climbing on rocks of the foreshore was great for … More

Response from the owner Thank you Keri. It was lovely to meet you and your two adorable daughters. I hope we'll meet again. The penguin and dassie populations have taken a dive lately due to caracals that were praying on them. Two were caught by the municipality at The Milestone and have been relocated to Hout Bay. So, hopefully the penguin numbers will now increase again. Penguins lay only one or two eggs a year so the rate of increase might be slow.

“Osäkerhet i bemötandet.”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2016

Vi har dom senaste tre åren hyrt The Milestone i flera veckor. Senast i veckorna 6-13 i 2016. Vid avresan 29/3 avtalade vi med ägaren att återvända 18/1 2017 och stanna i 8 vecko… More

Response from the owner The Milestone truly is an idyllic retreat and is very popular during the holiday season. Many of the guests are regular returnees, some opting to return during the moderate off season when the wind drops and the sea becomes calm. Demand is highest during the summer months and I wish not to disappoint the pool of regular guests that has grown over the years. It is for this reason that I don’t favour the monopolisation of this peak period by one set of guests despite the fact that it cuts down a little on housekeeping. With normal bookings it is possible to sort out problems that may arise at changeover times ensuring guests are not inconvenienced nor their privacy compromised during their stay at the Milestone. The Jensens are lovely people and very persuasive, they managed to convince me to deviate from regular policy and allow them to book the Milestone for extended periods over peak season. In the process I have had to disappoint other long- time customers even before the Jensen’s booking has been secured by payment of the deposit. Health problems and uncertainties have been cited as reasons for the delay in paying the deposit and I accept this but it still forces me to turn down other bookings without certainty that the Jensen booking will actually materialise. This has motivated me to return to my long-standing booking policy for the Milestone. Also staying for extended periods increases the likelihood that problems that arise with the house will coincide with the stay and this unfortunately is what occurred in the case of the Jensens. I apologise profusely that this happened but in defence must state that the problems that arose, the water supply problem and the installation of the security system were beyond my control. I also apologise for the disappointment my decision has caused the Jensens but I would never disregard an agreement that has been sealed by payment of the deposit.

“Perfect for relaxation”

Reviewed 26 Jul 2015

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… More

“Idyllic perfection”

Reviewed 31 May 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… More

“An absolutely stunning spot..”

Reviewed 23 Jan 2015

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… More

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