About this listing
Our neigbourhood has a great community feeling: we are a very diverse population, and look out for each other. The house is homely, there are lots of trees, and you wake up to birdsong. Our garden is peaceful, and you can walk to local eateries.
TASTE GOOD SOUTH AFRICAN HOSPITALITY!
An old, spacious home in a quiet neighbourhood with a beautiful view of Devil's Peak and Table Mountain. The location is very convenient for getting around the city and the peninsula.
We can accommodate up to 4 guests; if the calendar does not show availability please write anyway. The second bedroom is a little bit cheaper and is currently unlisted, but photos of the room can be seen.
Our house is close to Rosebank Station (less than 1km) on the Southern Suburbs train line between Cape Town city centre and Simonstown. It is a 10-minute train journey into the city centre. In the other direction, this train runs along the sea to Simonstown, the closest town to Cape Point Nature Reserve.
There a several good restaurants only 5 minutes' walk away.
If you wish to be in the heart of the city, or right on the beach, then this location will not suit you. However we aren't far from anything. It is very central, and even if you choose not to hire a car, you will manage, as many of our guests have done, with the mix of transport options located nearby. What you will get, with our location, is a green, friendly, diverse neighbourhood close to the University; you'll see many people out walking with their children or dogs, jogging, cycling, or skateboarding.
If you are driving, we are 10 minutes from the centre of town, 10 minutes from Cape Town International Airport, and 10 minutes from the University of Cape Town. If you have a car, there is parking space behind electronic gates, and we will give you a remote with your house key.
My partner and I are experienced hosts and can help with advice about most aspects of Cape Town.
YOUR SPACE AND FACILITIES
You have lots of space here: a sunny main bedroom plus an adjoining study, and an ensuite bathroom. There is a good size cupboard. The bedroom has doors onto the garden. The bed is queen size with a good quality pocket-spring mattress and cotton bedlinen. There's a choice of lighter cotton blankets or a winter duvet, and feather or foam pillows.
The second bedroom has its own bathroom, not ensuite, but a few steps along the passage.
There's a full kitchen (shared with your hosts) which we make a point of keeping clean, and space in the fridge to store food. A hearty breakfast is supplied: it includes tea/coffee, eggs, toast, and spreads. It is available at any time which suits you - you help yourself when you wish. We just ask that you rinse and stack your dishes.
You are welcome to sit and eat outside in the garden, which is very peaceful and quiet, but there is also space to relax in the large kitchen or in the lounge.
We have fast wireless internet, but we request that you don't download large files.
If you wish to do laundry there is a washing machine and lots of drying space outside.
ARRIVING IN CAPE TOWN
Guests frequently use a shuttle/taxi service, which is reliable, safe and efficient. You will be met at the arrivals section of the airport, if you book online beforehand.
There is a small car-rental company very close to our house. If you arrive in the evening and don't want to drive straight away we can help you get to a rental company the next day, if we are able.
ADVICE AND HELP
We enjoy meeting guests and we both love travelling and hearing about other journeys. We can recommend great places to go in South Africa, whether your interest is in nature reserves, wine farms, politics, history, culture and art, shopping and eating out, or adventurous sports.
OTHER POINTS TO NOTE
While check-in time is flexible, we prefer not to have check-ins after 22:00, unless there are special circumstances.
We have two dogs who live inside.
We are gay and straight friendly.
Guests have access to the kitchen, garden, and living room, and use of laundry facilities.
Interaction with Guests
This is open-ended; it depends on everyone's day.
There is a wonderful community spirit, particularly fostered by the park space across the road where people exercise, and play with their children and dogs.
As convenient as it gets, in Cape Town. Rosebank Station is 7 minutes away.
If you can, please let us know some helpful facts:
1. Your approximate arrival time?
2. Are you coming by road or air, and where are you coming from?
3. If you're flying, is it a local or international flight into Cape Town?
4. Would you like an off-street parking space?
5. Is there a way to contact you, e.g. a cell phone number?
Dogs: ours are comfortable with guests, and provide a friendly and watchful presence. They go to obedience training and you can get them to sit and lie down if you like. We just ask that caution is used when driving into our driveway. The dogs have access to house and garden, but not to the guest bedroom.
You're welcome to smoke, but only outside please.
Please dry clothes in the sun rather than using the tumble-drier.
We have fast wireless internet but please don't download large files, and the charge is R1 per minute for internet phone calls.