YOUR EXPERIENCE
with William

“Running a guesthouse is not a job; it’s a vocation, a lifestyle and a philosophy,” says William. “This is my home. Guests come to stay, and I offer them all my hospitality. There is no set menu, no mild-mannered concierge, and no pool-rules.”

Meals at La Residence William French are made to measure. You might want a light meal served in the privacy of your room, a romantic dinner for two coupled with fine wine served on the terrace, or you might choose to eat at the large communal table where William is often joined by friends, fellow-chefs and hungry neighbours.

“I will cook anything on request,” says William. “My suppliers source the freshest seasonal produce and the guesthouse has a large, inviting island where guests can casually sip wine while I prep dinner. Packed picnic baskets are an added value, and, if it’s local, will even be delivered to the beach.”

This is a sanctuary where you can be entirely yourself. The infinity pool that seemingly dips into the sea, is ideal for releasing stress and the overstuffed salon couches beg to be lounged in. (Expect to share real estate with Francesca, the resident Staffi and undisputed matriarch of Residence William French).

Williams’s signature service is all about customized treats. Need a masseuse? Done. A physiotherapist? Done. A hairdresser, a manicurist, a make-up artist, or a seamstress? Done, done, done and done. William will even organize a personal shopper, or tour guide, if requested. But if its serenity, solitude and soul-silence you call for, then the stillness of the mountain and the impervious ebb and flow of the False Bay coastline, will give you all the nurturing you need.

An open door policy, a laissez-faire lifestyle and a generosity beyond the call of duty, make any stay at Residence William French an experience apart.

TESTIMONIALS

Jess, (South Africa)
Heartful home
Wow! What an incredible stay. William and his staff were so frienday and welcoming. We felt at home. William has a beautiful with the most incredible finishes as well as he is an incredible host and cool.
That we didn’t stay longer;)

Lee-Ann Brooks , (South Africa)
A delightful home away from home
I loved everything about this beautiful guest house. It’s modern, clean and the views are absolutely stunning. I love William’s personal touch, making it really comfortable and homely. It’s so peaceful and relaxing, which is something I needed to make my getaway perfect! Breakfast was absolutely delightful, the freshly baked croissants was a real treat. William and his staff are very welcoming and friendly. I would highly recommend this place!

Conre, (South Africa)
Great Weekend Spot
Great place from comfort, amazing views and service, loved every minute of our stay. Staff was very helpful and was willing to help with all our needs. Breakfast was continental, fresh baked bread which was a great bonus. We will def be back again.

Jacquelene, (South Africa)
Inspiring views of sunrise and silvery moonbeams on the ocean.
Good food, good music, friendly. Fabulous views.
Parking facilities

Sverker, (Sweden)
A very very nice experience!
There were a very nice ambience and both of us very much enjoyed the interiors and the spectacular view. The host was excellent and the breakfast fantastic …and so was the lunch salad and the wine choosen!

Yann, (France)
Wonderful view from a world-class nest
Wonderful ocean view from the room’s terrace, very comfortable bed and welcoming personnel including a delicious breakfast! William helped us book a table at a very good restaurant in Simon’s Town which made our one-night stay even more unique!

Sharon, (South Africa)
Best most luxurious gem in Simonstown by far !
William was one of the best hosts we have ever encountered. Nothing was too much for him and he accommodated us with a very large request which very refreshing. We love Simonstown and this is the best gem we have found. The views are to die for and he has left nothing to chance from the decor to the amazing breakfast. We will definitely be back!
There was nothing we didn’t like.

Catherine Bodson
We found the residence William French almost by accident. With the key words of calm, sea view, charm, Cape Town… we stumbled across this gem. Ideally located on the edge of the Cape Peninsula, near Boulder’s Bay (the bay of the penguins) and of the mythical cape of good hope, this house is fabulous. A 5-star hospitality by William, the master of the place that put his creative talent and full of love in the layout of his house. Exquisite Taste, an invigorating energy… the whole is well beyond our expectations.Our suite offers an incredible view on the bay who is embracing at sunrise. Breakfast of dream, background of opera, beautiful smiles and kindness of our hosts. And at our feet, the queen of the place, Francesca (14 years of hair and love).In Short, to live… and to prolong without moderation.

Eddie Breytenbach
Thank William,You really go out of your way to make us feel at home,thank you for your great hospitality.

Sitting on the veranda unable to tear myself away from the view,after what I can only describe as a day of heavenly pursuits…a meander in the quaint town,a lunch meeting with William,much laughter & projects for the future endeavors to share his vision of utmost comfort & hospitality in his exquisitely appointed Guest House.We imbibed Watermelon cocktails of his creation,refreshingly original, to his tantalizing homemade lasagna for dinner,blessed by a glorious full moon over the expanse of False Bay. When bedtime beckoned,I snuggled in the best percale linen & silk pillows,embraced by such luxury.I woke to a sky on fire with hues of pink. So good for the soul.
I count myself blessed to have a friend who has such an intimate understanding of true hospitality,where nothing is too much trouble & I thank him for giving me a day of restoration & relaxation,second to none. Thank you,William!!!

Pole Panda
William is a lovely person and made us feel at home from the moment we arrived. Beautiful room, exceeding the expectations. William French’s is a lovely place with a great atmosphere: you feel the love, passion and dedication the host put into this cosy guesthouse. We loved everything about it: the tastefully furnished room (the bathtub! and the comfy bed!), the pool, the fantastic dinner we had, breakfast, impeccable cleanliness and nicely arranged details like fresh flowers and opera music. Will definitely visit again. Thanks for everything, and say hi to Francesca! 😉

Sylvie Hurford
The attention to detail and comfort is extraordinary and the views are an absolute tonic for the soul. We were lucky enough to be invited to a chefs dinner par excellence and so enjoyed meeting the other guests We’ll be back very soon!

Micah Hollander, (Dubai)
Lovely place. Room was big and spacious. Beautiful views and decor all over the house. William is a wonderful host who made us feel at home and added personal touch to our stay. Highly recommend a visit and we hope to be back soon.

Sophie Rouhete, (France)
The best rbnb i have ever seen!!! Really an amazing place. The best breakfast ever haha Thanks william, everything was perfect 🙂

YOUR EXPERIENCE
with William

“Running a guesthouse is not a job; it’s a vocation, a lifestyle and a philosophy,” says William. “This is my home. Guests come to stay, and I offer them all my hospitality. There is no set menu, no mild-mannered concierge, and no pool-rules.”

Meals at La Residence William French are made to measure. You might want a light meal served in the privacy of your room, a romantic dinner for two coupled with fine wine served on the terrace, or you might choose to eat at the large communal table where William is often joined by friends, fellow-chefs and hungry neighbours.

“I will cook anything on request,” says William. “My suppliers source the freshest seasonal produce and the guesthouse has a large, inviting island where guests can casually sip wine while I prep dinner. Packed picnic baskets are an added value, and, if it’s local, will even be delivered to the beach.”

This is a sanctuary where you can be entirely yourself. The infinity pool that seemingly dips into the sea, is ideal for releasing stress and the overstuffed salon couches beg to be lounged in. (Expect to share real estate with Francesca, the resident Staffi and undisputed matriarch of Residence William French).

Williams’s signature service is all about customized treats. Need a masseuse? Done. A physiotherapist? Done. A hairdresser, a manicurist, a make-up artist, or a seamstress? Done, done, done and done. William will even organize a personal shopper, or tour guide, if requested. But if its serenity, solitude and soul-silence you call for, then the stillness of the mountain and the impervious ebb and flow of the False Bay coastline, will give you all the nurturing you need.

An open door policy, a laissez-faire lifestyle and a generosity beyond the call of duty, make any stay at Residence William French an experience apart.

TESTIMONIALS

Jess, (South Africa)
Heartful home
Wow! What an incredible stay. William and his staff were so frienday and welcoming. We felt at home. William has a beautiful with the most incredible finishes as well as he is an incredible host and cool.
That we didn’t stay longer;)

Lee-Ann Brooks , (South Africa)
A delightful home away from home
I loved everything about this beautiful guest house. It’s modern, clean and the views are absolutely stunning. I love William’s personal touch, making it really comfortable and homely. It’s so peaceful and relaxing, which is something I needed to make my getaway perfect! Breakfast was absolutely delightful, the freshly baked croissants was a real treat. William and his staff are very welcoming and friendly. I would highly recommend this place!

Conre, (South Africa)
Great Weekend Spot
Great place from comfort, amazing views and service, loved every minute of our stay. Staff was very helpful and was willing to help with all our needs. Breakfast was continental, fresh baked bread which was a great bonus. We will def be back again.

Jacquelene, (South Africa)
Inspiring views of sunrise and silvery moonbeams on the ocean.
Good food, good music, friendly. Fabulous views.
Parking facilities

Sverker, (Sweden)
A very very nice experience!
There were a very nice ambience and both of us very much enjoyed the interiors and the spectacular view. The host was excellent and the breakfast fantastic …and so was the lunch salad and the wine choosen!

Yann, (France)
Wonderful view from a world-class nest
Wonderful ocean view from the room’s terrace, very comfortable bed and welcoming personnel including a delicious breakfast! William helped us book a table at a very good restaurant in Simon’s Town which made our one-night stay even more unique!

Sharon, (South Africa)
Best most luxurious gem in Simonstown by far !
William was one of the best hosts we have ever encountered. Nothing was too much for him and he accommodated us with a very large request which very refreshing. We love Simonstown and this is the best gem we have found. The views are to die for and he has left nothing to chance from the decor to the amazing breakfast. We will definitely be back!
There was nothing we didn’t like.

Catherine Bodson
We found the residence William French almost by accident. With the key words of calm, sea view, charm, Cape Town… we stumbled across this gem. Ideally located on the edge of the Cape Peninsula, near Boulder’s Bay (the bay of the penguins) and of the mythical cape of good hope, this house is fabulous. A 5-star hospitality by William, the master of the place that put his creative talent and full of love in the layout of his house. Exquisite Taste, an invigorating energy… the whole is well beyond our expectations.Our suite offers an incredible view on the bay who is embracing at sunrise. Breakfast of dream, background of opera, beautiful smiles and kindness of our hosts. And at our feet, the queen of the place, Francesca (14 years of hair and love).In Short, to live… and to prolong without moderation.

Eddie Breytenbach
Thank William,You really go out of your way to make us feel at home,thank you for your great hospitality.

Sitting on the veranda unable to tear myself away from the view,after what I can only describe as a day of heavenly pursuits…a meander in the quaint town,a lunch meeting with William,much laughter & projects for the future endeavors to share his vision of utmost comfort & hospitality in his exquisitely appointed Guest House.We imbibed Watermelon cocktails of his creation,refreshingly original, to his tantalizing homemade lasagna for dinner,blessed by a glorious full moon over the expanse of False Bay. When bedtime beckoned,I snuggled in the best percale linen & silk pillows,embraced by such luxury.I woke to a sky on fire with hues of pink. So good for the soul.
I count myself blessed to have a friend who has such an intimate understanding of true hospitality,where nothing is too much trouble & I thank him for giving me a day of restoration & relaxation,second to none. Thank you,William!!!

Pole Panda
William is a lovely person and made us feel at home from the moment we arrived. Beautiful room, exceeding the expectations. William French’s is a lovely place with a great atmosphere: you feel the love, passion and dedication the host put into this cosy guesthouse. We loved everything about it: the tastefully furnished room (the bathtub! and the comfy bed!), the pool, the fantastic dinner we had, breakfast, impeccable cleanliness and nicely arranged details like fresh flowers and opera music. Will definitely visit again. Thanks for everything, and say hi to Francesca! 😉

Sylvie Hurford
The attention to detail and comfort is extraordinary and the views are an absolute tonic for the soul. We were lucky enough to be invited to a chefs dinner par excellence and so enjoyed meeting the other guests We’ll be back very soon!

Micah Hollander, (Dubai)
Lovely place. Room was big and spacious. Beautiful views and decor all over the house. William is a wonderful host who made us feel at home and added personal touch to our stay. Highly recommend a visit and we hope to be back soon.

Sophie Rouhete, (France)
The best rbnb i have ever seen!!! Really an amazing place. The best breakfast ever haha Thanks william, everything was perfect 🙂