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Dream home by the beach: False Horizons – perfect for athletes and families

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms (view of the ocean and mountains), 3 bathrooms, sunroom, garden

False Horizons is a two-storey, spacious, bright, and charming wooden house, that will help you unwind and inspire your imagination. It has four bedrooms (3 upper, 1 lower) with double or twin beds and built-in cabinets, and can comfortably accommodate eight to nine people. All the rooms have spacious arrangements and are decorated in a sleek, yet warm, style. A sunroom on the first floor overlooks the bay and the mountains. This is an excellent place to watch the whales in the bay. This room leads directly into a bright, spacious living room and an adjacent dining room (8 seats). It looks out onto the terraced, Cape Town-style gardens. The living room features a fireplace for keeping warm on those cold and windy days. The open kitchen has a modern and sleek design and everything you would expect from a top-notch kitchen, incl. a large refrigerator and a freezer, two large stoves (electric) with ovens, a microwave, and a dishwasher). On the first floor, there are two bathrooms (one with a shower, the other with a bathtub/shower) each with a toilet. On the ground floor, there is an additional bathroom (with shower and toilet). All the bathrooms have good water pressure. The ground floor is a large, open space, with large glass doors (which lead to the garden in front). The sleeping area (double bed) is slightly closed off and abuts the living room and the kitchen (which leads to the garden). All furnishings are new and modern. The large, terraced garden has a lawn and makes for a nice shelter from the wind. Our children call it the “Adventure Garden”. The front garden (lawn) is furnished with a table and benches, and a large grill (which can all be moved to the back garden). The home has a double garage, which also houses the washing machine. The house is secured with an alarm system. The house sits atop a hill, overlooking False Bay, Glencairn Beach, and the mountains. The area is known for its great beaches, water sports offerings, and golf courses, but especially for the large number of whales (September through November) and the bays full of penguins. The three upper bedrooms have a view of the bay, the beach, and the mountains. The long, sandy beach is just a 10-minute walk away. The house is best suited for families and groups. There is plenty of space, ample opportunity for some alone time, and a great deal of green space. However, couples will find it cosy, too, as it is so easy to kick back, relax, and enjoy life here. There are a multitude of hiking and mountain biking trails in the vicinity. Simon’s Town and the neighbouring areas boast golf courses and all kinds of water sports, as well as countless restaurants, bars, and shops. Any type of cyclists will love the challenging and unique landscape.

Tanja Schuemer
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Tanja Schuemer

Peter (born in Great Britain, raised in South Africa) and Tanya (a Berlin native) live in Kenya with their two daughters, Maya and Leilah. Both of them work in the fields of development and security policy. We really like Kenya’s unique landscape and culture, and the freedom that Africa affords our family. All four of us love our mountain bikes and our three, young German Shepherds.

Tanja Schuemer purchased this house in 2012

Why Tanja Schuemer chose Cape Peninsula

False Horizons is an impressive, spacious, bright, and comfortable home, perfect for relaxing and enjoying life. From the living room, the whales in the bay are easily visible. It is also an ideal location for athletes, nature lovers, and families. The unique flora and fauna in the region, the stunning views of the ocean, the vineyards around Stellenbosch, Table Mountain, and, last but not least, Cape Town have captivated tourists and adventurers alike for centuries. This region’s cultures blend together in a truly unique way.


Cape Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Spacious, view of ocean and mountains, adjacent bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , View of the ocean and mountains, loft bed or 2 single beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ocean view and mountains, built-in closets, across from bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 king , Large room w/ bath, living area, kitchen, & garden entrance
    - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Perfect place for families and all kinds of athletes, but especially water sports enthusiasts, cyclists, hikers, and nature lovers. Whale-watching and penguins nearby.


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Dream home by the beach: False Horizons – perfect for athletes and families
average rating of 4.75 based on 21 reviews
Cape Coral, Florida

Huge house, great location, stunning views !!!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of five and enjoyed very much our stay at False Horizon!

The house is very spacious, cosy and well equipped with a stunning ocean view. We enjoyed the newly renovated bathrooms and the additional condo in the basement, equipped with a piano :-)

The weather was very cold so we became to use and love the fireplace in the house very very much.

We had a very warm welcome from Kathy who took good care of all our questions and needs during our stay. A special thank you and very big hug to her !!!

Overall False Herizon is a great place to stay. And we're looking forward to hopefully come back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anja, thank you for staying with us! It was such a pleasure and we hope you will come back one day. Enjoy a good trip home. Tanja
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Fantastic accommodation with great views

  • 5 of 5

The property is easily accessible with provision shops nearby. We were greeted by agents of the owners who helped us settle in well. The property was in excellent order throughout and has extensive views across the waters to Simon's Town. Fantastic accommodation that we would highly recommend to everyone. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Annette, Thank you and we would love to welcome you again. With very best wishes, Tanja
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Wonderful property for families well situated

  • 5 of 5

Spacious house with beautiful views situated in Glencairn close to Simontown. Everything worked well and the house is definitely comfortable. For a family of 5 this was perfect with grocery shopping close by at the Longview Mall but especially great location if you rent a car since you can access lots of nice beaches close by (Muizenberg for surfing and warmer water), based on which way the wind is blowing you can go to either the west or east beaches. Only an hour drive from City Center via the M3 or even more spectacular Chapman's Peak drive (through Hout Bay) and on to Table Mountain. Also easy access to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and all the vineyards either at Constantia, Stellenbosch or Summerset West. I fully recommend this place and the person greeting (Debbie) us was very helpful as well. Overall the house was very clean and lived up to all it promised.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage Grove, MN USA

A house on a hill to remember!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this home on our first trim to South Africa. We are not familiar with the area and lucked out with this house. It is in a great neighborhood. Perfectly situated to take advantage of the endless breeze coming off the ocean and to reveal a breathtaking sunrise every morning. If you are looking for an authentic experience then Glencarin is the perfect little area. A short walk will bring you to the train station where for about $2.00 you can ride between the towns all day long, or grab an UBER that never took longer than 10 minutes to pick us up regardless of time of day. If you would rather walk there are convenient paths / sidewalks that hug the coast line and offer amazing scenery.

The only thing that would have made this stay more enjoyable would have been adding three to four weeks to our stay. Nine days is just not long enough in such a warm, and inviting home.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jacob, We are very happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your holiday and our house. You were the first one to enjoy our newly rebuild bathrooms. We would be delighted to welcome you again any time. I wish you a happy 2017.
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You can't beat a view like this! A perfect escape.

  • 5 of 5

You can't beat a view like this! A perfect escape, nestled between Kalk Bay and Simon's Town, you start to unwind the minute you arrive. Comfy beds, bright and big kitchen, a huge self contained flat downstairs, a fireplace, big dining table for family dinners or dinner parties, and enclosed balcony where you can drink in that killer view in comfort, it makes it very hard to leave!

We had an incredible time staying here, and it will be on our must-do list every time we visit Cape Town. Very highly recommended! Thank you for having us Peter and Tanja!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wat een uitzicht.

  • 3 of 5

Voldoet aan de beschrijving.

Alles aanwezig, ruime slaapkamers.

Goed werkend internet alleen jammer wat betreft tv pakket is wat beperkt dus weinig sport.

Tuin is voor de wat kleinere kinderen niet zo aantrekkelijk.

Al met al prima vermaakt daar.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Cape Town
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Simon's Town
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Southern Right
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

False Horizons sits atop a hill, overlooking False Bay, Glencairn Beach, and the mountains. The area is known for its beautiful beaches, water sports offerings, and golf courses, but especially for the large number of whales (September through November) and the bays full of penguins. The three upper bedrooms have a view of the bay, the beach, and the mountains. The long, sandy beach is just a 10-minute walk away. It is a favourite among families and surfers. Glencairn is a peaceful place, with spectacular views as well as plenty of shopping, restaurants, and bars. It has a spa and sports facilities and, to top it all off, many amazing hike and bike trails wind through the hilly landscape. It’s the perfect place for mountain bikers, hikers, (kite)surfers and other water sports aficionados, as well as families. Two mountain bikes are available for use, in addition to the toys and games provided for the kids. Glencairn is part of Simon’s Town, famous for its penguins, its port, and its waterfront full of restaurants and shops. Simon’s Town Waterfront is just a short drive away. Kalk Bay, with its countless cafes, restaurants, intriguing storefronts, and active fishing harbour, is a great place to stroll and look around. Cape Point and its unique, unspoilt landscape are truly ravishing. Cape Point is just a short drive away. There is a road that leads from Glencairn to the centre of Cape Town, which is roughly a 35-minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Endreinigung $97.75
Wasser/Strom $ 12.22 per person per night
Refundable damage deposit $244.38
WIFI, DSTV $24.44

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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