Sunset - with your view stretching from Fish Hoek to Millers Point.The famous Whale Rock, where scuba divers are active all year round. Sometimes intrepid swimmers clamber up the rock, and jump off the top. When a vast array of cormorants nest on Whale rock at night, it is a sign that bait-fish (anchovies or pilchards) a

Entire home/flat

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/flat

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
You won’t be charged yet
You won’t be charged yet

About this listing

Nestled along the slopes of Murdoch Valley, along the South Peninsula, and set directly behind the imposing Whale Rock where the legendary dive-spot of A-frame is found.

Walking distance to world-renowned Boulders Beach.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 6%


The space

This is a modern self-contained and private cottage, with an open-plan kitchen and TV lounge. A large and inviting enclosed sun-room with sliding windows overlooks the splash-pool. There is a separate double bedroom. The beautiful marble bathroom has a bath, shower, vanity and toilet, with a well-positioned window above the vanity to enjoy the mountain views. Two luxury single sleeper couches are in the lounge.

wifi access and full TV bouquet.

Guest access

There is a wooden deck in front - with views over the ocean. An inviting splash-pool is situated behind the deck, and a lawn area (with barbeque) and indigenous garden to the side.
The cottage, deck, pool, and garden are completely private and for your exclusive use. It is a five-minute walk to Fisherman's Beach, and a fifteen-minute walk to the world-renowned Boulders Beach.

Interaction with guests

We assist guests in finding the best local restaurants, and "out-of-the-way" gems that tourists often don't find. While we are ready to help make your time in our beautiful city as memorable as possible, we are sensitive to you enjoying your privacy as well!

The neighbourhood

FISHERMAN'S BEACH is a five-minute walk along the coastline from Whale Rock Cottage. It is a lovely little sandy cove squeezed between rocky pinnacles. The beach is surrounded by lawns and is perfect for swimming and playing with a beach ball.
BOULDERS BEACH - world renowned for it's penguin colony, is a fifteen minute walk along the coastline. The beautiful beach, with its large boulders, provides safe and wind-protected swimming for the family. It is part of the Table Mountain National Park.
SIMON'S TOWN GOLF COURSE is open to visitors, and is one of the oldest courses in the country, celebrating its centenary in 2016. Enjoy their restaurant and bar facilities as well!
JUBILEE SQUARE, located in the central part of Simons Town, provides a myriad of activites for keen visitors. You'll have a pick of restaurants and shops, with harbour views as well. Book whale watching trips, shark cage diving, scuba diving, a tour of a submarine, fishing charters and other activities from here.
CAPE POINT is south along our main road, and visiting Cape point is a highlight of any visit to Cape Town.
TABLE MOUNTAIN is a must, and it is vital that you choose your day for this wisely. You really want a day with little wind, and no cloud cover.
OTHER LOCAL GEMS will be divulged to our guests on arrival! :)

Getting around

Transport into Simon's Town focuses on the train service, but it is preferable for guests to hire a car to enable you to enjoy all that Cape Town has to offer.

Other things to note

Whale season (Southern Right Whales) is between July and November. On a windless night you can hear them blowing from inside Whale Rock Cottage!
Other regular visitors are dolphins, Humpback Whales, Killer Whales, and seals.
Great White shark cage-diving is generally a winter activity - with boats going our from Simon's Town jetty to Seal Island.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

We prefer you to leave your pets at home. That way you can enjoy our beautiful sun-birds and humming birds without them being frightened off.
We love our fresh air, which sometimes blisters off the ocean at very high speeds , and don't appreciate smoking in Whale Rock Cottage



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

14 Reviews

Check In
Bevan User Profile
April 2017
Neville's place is amazing, and Neville was hugely hospitable. The cottage makes you feel secluded out of the city with lovely sea views but is also close to Simons Town's quaint restaurants and small beaches. You also have your own entrance, and living area so you really have everything you need for a relaxing weekend. I highly recommend a stay at this lovely cottage.

Jocelyn User Profile
February 2017
Thanks Nelville... what a lovely spot you have. Clean, well maintained and you have thought of everything.... choccies on the pillow etc. Perfect for walking to the closer beaches, runs along cape point road and not far from the penguins and all that Simonstown offers. Awesome to have a pool for the kiddies. Thanks again

Caroline User Profile
February 2017
Beautiful location, photos do not do it justice. Host could not be more helpful, everything possible provided. Would definitely stay again if returning to area. Caroline and David

Lester User Profile
February 2017
Waa amazing, love the veiw and the pool

Nicole User Profile
February 2017
I highly recommend this adorable, chic cottage. Just the sweetest hosts ever too. The location is perfect...quiet and safe too.

Leah User Profile
January 2017
Neville's cottage is unbelievable! Such an amazing location with stunning scenery. It was the perfect spot to explore Cape Point and the nearby towns. The pool is located right next to the sliding window, kind of like a swim up bar!! Highly recommended to anyone looking for a spot in the area.

Franziska User Profile
January 2017
Wow! What an awesome place. The view is spectacular and the hosts were just fantastic. My husband and our little 8 months old daughter loved everything during our stay. The apartement is very comfortable and clean. It is perfectly located and very safe. Thank you so much again. We hope that we will visit this amazing place again. Highly recommend!

Cape Town, South Africa · Joined in April 2015
Neville User ProfileNeville is a superhost.

I appreciate my family, love my grand-kids (a very young grand-father!), have a great passion for the ocean, and enjoy deep-sea fishing. My favorite meal is lamb chops on the barbecue, and I enjoy helping and encouraging others.
We allow guests at Whale Rock Cottage to enjoy their privacy in this beautiful place!

Response rate: 100%
(past 90 days)
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.