About this listing
Located in Johannesburg's trendy Maboneng Precinct, this Main Street Life studio apartment comes fully equipped. Join a thriving urban community that is home to several restaurants, an independent cinema, spa and yoga centre and more.
Double volume urban home with cement flooring and huge windows that create a chic industrial feel. The space is open plan with a bedroom, living room and kitchen in a shared area. The bedroom and living room are divided by a white cupboard, which does create separate spaces and adds more privacy.
The bedroom has a queen bed, two side tables, a bed-side lamp, a desk (email hidden) system, full-length mirror and a cupboard.
The living room has a couch, coffee table, beanbag chair, bookshelf and woven rug.
The kitchen is fully equipped, including bar fridge, cutlery, crockery, glasses, microwave, stove, oven, cooking utensils, pots, baking pan, casserole dish, rubbish bin, etc.
The bathroom is double volume with a shower only - it's a very large shower with white curtains. There are two shelves, one below the mirror and a floating shelf above the loo. And there is cupboard space below the sink. There is also a grey bath mat and a towel rack.
My apartment is courtyard facing, so it's pretty quiet. There is the occasional event at the theatre downstairs, but those are normally over by 10 or 11pm latest.
Because I reside in Cape Town (a city in another part of the country), I have enlisted the help of a short-term property rental agency, who handle the upkeep of the apartment for me. An agent will be available to give you the key to the apartment and tend to any queries you may have. The agent will also alert the security desk/reception of your arrival.
Check in is at 1pm and check out at 12pm.
Guests who have visitors will need to ensure they sign in and are collected at security.
Interaction with Guests
I will only interact via mail and telephonically as I am Cape-Town based - another city you need to put on your South Africa bucket list! My friend Katuschka will be your direct contact though and will be available to check you in and out. There is also a hotel in the building called 12 Decades, which means their reception is also always available to assist.
My area is quite artsy and cultural, which means there is always something to see and do.
There are a handful of restaurants - a pizzeria/cafe, an African bistro, Israeli and Ethiopian ones, etc - and retail stores. There are also trendy food vendors along the road. There are two markets - the night market on Thursdays and the Sunday market, which starts at about 10h00 til 14h00. There is also an awesome independent cinema that allows food and drinks inside for you to enjoy during the film.
The building has a rooftop gym, a shuttle service called Mabo'go and more!
You can either use meter cabs, which you can call ahead. There are also some available in front of the building over weekends, but if this fails there is always Uber. If you know where you will be travelling to daily, I can always calculate the fare for you via the Uber app.
We also have Mabo'go (the building's shuttle). You can make bookings for Mabo'go at 12 Decades Hotel's reception - not sure about the prices though.
Other Things to Note
WIRELESS ACCESS: Internet speed is fast and connecting is easy. I lived in the apartment for two years and never had any issues. The wireless service is provided by the building, so no matter where you are, there's access. It also works on a pre-paid voucher system that gives you a certain amount of data. These are available at 12 Decade Hotel's reception or at Chalkboard Cafe next door.
Please only well-mannered guests. No smoking or pets allowed.
Be gentle when opening and closing the curtains. They are a bit heavy, so they don't slide as easily. They need to be weightier for cold winter months.
Upon check out...
...dishes must be washed and packed.
...bar fridge must be emptied of personal foodstuff.