First, the welcome. And I am not even talking about Michelle - who is a great host: friendly, courteous, punctual, precise and flexible (what more?) - but if you arrive (as we did) by car around sunset, you will have to drive veeery slowly, to give time to the bands of penguins, who are happily strolling up and down the street, to give way. They put you right in your place, those fellows: this is a proper residential neighbourhood, where people - well, penguins too, as well as the occasional grouse - behave in a most civilised and decorous manner. No noise, no unseemly haste here. That set the tone for our stay. Granted, it was out of season, and in season Kleintuin Rd is a bit busier during the day (we know, we've been in Simon's Town at New Year), but still, in the morning and the evening is adorably quiet. And sunrise and sunset! Which you can enjoy from your bed (as in my lazy case) or the bedroom terrace (if you are as active as my wife). The rest is fine: the house is not big (by Cape Province standards, that is) but has three bedrooms all the same, ageing but nicely, spotlessly clean and well equipped. Simon's Town is a great, friendly, pleasant place, very close to the Cape and closer than it seems to Cape Town and Constantia, as the Glencairn motorway died not have the same traffic as the coastal roads. And Seaforth is one of the more pleasant spits in Simon's Town. Last but not least, our heartfelt thanks to Michelle: great host, pleasant and courteous, punctual and precise. Her flexibility was a big contributor to making our stay very pleasant.