Smudge Blu Cottage Heart of Sandton

House - Entire home/apt · Valley Rd, Sandton, Gauteng 2196, South Africa

Smudge Blu Guest Cottage superior accommodation in a fabulous location.

Your host, Renee
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Smudge Blu Guest Cottage superior accommodation in a fabulous location.

The Space

LUXURY ACCOMMODATION five minutes away from the Sandton CBD at a reasonable price. Smudge Blu 1 is a beautifully furnished and serviced cottage, set in a beautiful and tranquil garden. The spacious cottage has one bedroom with a very comfortable queen size bed and en-suite bathroom and shower. The sunny living/dining area has DSTV(Cable TV).
The kitchen is very well equipped and perfect for self catering with a gas hob, electric oven, microwave and small fridge.

Guest Access

Wonderful day excursions can be arranged for the holiday guest, to Alexandra and Soweto townships, The Apartheid Museum, Constitutional Hill. The Cradle of Human Kind in Maropeng, is a very interesting tourist attraction. Relaxing nature walks and mountain bike trials can be done in the Magaliesberg area, with visits to the Rhino and Lion Park. Hartebeespoortdam, Sun City and the Pilansberg Nature Reserve are pleasant short drives.

The Kruger National Park with the BIG FIVE, our most famous and popular tourist destination is only 4 to 5 hours away.

Interaction with Guests

We try our utmost to make our guests stay as comfortable as possible and will try to the best of our ability to assist where we can.

The Neighborhood

Smudge Blu is situated in a very quiet, safe and secure suburb with 24 hour access control.
There is a lovely little park to go and relax or walk in.
The Field and Study Centre bordering on the Braamfontein Spruit is lovely for Mountain bike trails or walkers.

Getting around

The location is ideal for tourists or business people arriving from OR Tambo International Airport or having to use the Gautrain to OR Tambo International Airport. The Gautrain station is close by, with conveniently located bus stops. The Sandton CBD is within walking distance (-+4km) and easily accessible using either metered taxi services or Shesa tuk-tuks that provide easy transport to the many excellent shopping malls, fine restaurants and theaters in close proximity. (Sandton Shopping Mall, Mandela Square, Melrose Arch, Rosebank and Hyde Park are a shoppers delight).

The Morningside Medical Clinic and Oncology Clinic is situated within walking distance for any medical treatment.

Other Things to Note

Come and experience our wonderful climate and warm friendly South African hospitality.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $573 /week
Monthly Price: $2294 /month
Security Deposit: $96
Cleaning Fee: $19
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This was one of the best experiences with airbnb as the property had significantly exceeded my expectations. The cottage was quite clean and tidy, high quality furniture and great bathroom.
    Renee was easy going, friendly and well-organized. There were printed house rules, taxi numbers, delivery restaurants and a lot more.
    The neighborhood was ideal in terms of location, security, and class of people.
    This will certainly be my first choice when I decide to come to SA again.

    June 2014
  • Awesome comes to mind when we think about Smudge Blu. Galina and I both agree that this was one of the best vacations we've had in a long time. The cottage was clean, well looked after and the staff were simply outstanding. We are very private people and we do not like a fuss; Khumbe, the gentleman in charge of looking after the cottage, understood this and gave us as much space as we needed. Rene, Rene, Rene!!! I cannot say enough about her. She was simply amazing as a hostess. She came in regularly to check on us and make sure that we had all that we needed. She was warm, friendly and very knowledgeable about the local area, entertainment and tours. She made some really wonderful suggestions. This is one of the few place where we would definitely recommend without reservation. We are planning on going back for one more day before Galina heads back to Estonia.

    Thank you very much for a great vacation, Rene.
    Bongi and Galina.

    April 2014
  • OMG, what an amazing experience to stay at Smudge Blu. I travel a lot and usually stay at really high end hotels, but this time I wanted to have a home like experience instead of a hotel experience and I have to say that Renee's place is a combination of the Ritz Carlton and the Four Seasons of cottages.

    Renee had yummy food in the fridge, the bed is so comfortable, the shower and bath is so amazing, I took a bath the first night and I was in Heaven.

    The managing staff are so friendly and loving. Renee is the perfect host always cheerful and happy, this has been the most amazing experience I have had booking through airbnb.

    If you are traveling to the Sandton Area, you have to book Smudge Blu, the experience you'll have will blow you away.

    January 2014
  • extremely helpful & friendly. Secure & convenient location

    September 2013
  • Renée is a wonderful host. She is incredibly generous, kind and always willing to help. Her family is wonderful as well. The cottage is beautiful and is located in a great, safe neighbourhood. The staff is fantastic and the breakfast is more than anyone could ask for. I loved staying at the cottage and would highly recommend it.

    August 2013
  • René is the most friendliest an pleasurable host one can ask for. She has a extremely beautiful place and will go out of her way to help you out. When I am back next on Johannesburg would definitely stay here and would definitely recommend her place to everyone.

    February 2013
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I am a typical South African, born and raised in Johannesburg. I would like my guests to experience the warm South African hospitality and friendliness when they stay in Smudge Blu 1 Guest Cottage or my smaller flat-let, Smudge Blu 2 Being an ex-teacher and "people's person", I enjoy making my guest's stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. I am married and have two adult children. I am a full time artist and Pilates Instructor. I am passionate about my family, my animals, art, travelling and keeping fit. We are enthusiastic cyclists and compete annually in the Argus Cycle race! Local holidays are usually in Znkwazi, along the Natal North Coast, Cape Town or we love the quietness of The Kruger National Park. We are very blessed to be able to go to Pecanwood Golf Estate or Zebula Golf and Nature Reserve for shorter break-aways. "J'adore Paris, France" I love the art, architecture, history, fabulous food, wine and champagne, but most of all " c'est tres manjefique shopping "! Experience a truly fabulous and comfortable stay at Smudge Blu Guest Cottage. The BETTER home from home! Sonia and Martin Duncome of Dalkeith Great House, Jamaica reviewed." We all enjoyed our stay with Renee at Smudge Blu, she was most accommodating and welcoming, she tried to cater to our every need in all areas "and was successful in so doing" The accommodation was well furnished and comfortable, we found Renee easy to talk to, with a warm personality, she was genuinely interested in us as guests and visitors to SA. We would be most happy to return and recommend Smudge Blu as first class in every way. Our stay at Smudge Blu was for 3 weeks, the meals supplied was delicious, tasty and well presented, no two meals the same, go and experience it for yourself, you will not be disappointed." Annette Duncombe from Chelmsford, Essex ,UK reviewed " Smudge Blu offered beautiful accommodation, in a safe environment. Renee was a really friendly hostess who offered a truly professional service. Breakfast was second to none, healthy, mouth watering and was freshly prepared each day. I would certainly recommend Smudge Blu."
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