About this listing
Private entrance 300 square meter rooftop garden with self contained apartment. accessible through my apartment 6th floor on a really nice street,24 hour security guard. Central part of Cairo. Everything you need in walking distance.
Rooftop pool only accessible to you and whoever I invite.
Our street is a great street that is quiet, rare in the center of Cairo! Surrounded by trees and birds. Walking distance to everything you need. Fruit sellers near the house and the bread guy passing all the time. Supermarket with international products only a few mins walk away. Lots of restaurants, coffee shops, beauty salons, barber, gym, pharmacies, 24hour shops, gift shops and clothing stores also very close to the house. The Main Street 'gamet el dawel' is 5 mins walk away.
The area is very secure.
Self contained double apartment on the rooftop. Not overlooked, so very private. The way to enter the rooftop studio is via our apartment which is the top floor. In the studio there is a bathroom with shower, kitchen with fridge, hob, grill, microwave, cups, plates etc. clean sheets and towels.
It is 2 beds that can be set up as a giant double bed or twin beds. Also there is air conditions and heater for the winter.
In the summer we have a pool on the rooftop and a grill. Also you will have access to the terrace below the rooftop where you can relax with us or do any work. There is wifi.
You will have access to my fitness studio that is in the main apartment. Dance, fitness and yoga. You can join my classes but it's ladies only, otherwise you can use it any time there are no classes running.
Please note we have a dog at the property, but she's really friendly and well behaved. She's a big dog that seems intimidating but Honestly she's such a sweet dog and has never bitten anyone and doesn't destroy stuff. She even adopted 3 cats from the street (we kept one)
We will try our best to make you as comfortable and happy as possible. Our guests are always welcome to spend time with us and our friends.
The terrace is the back exit of our apartment where you will go up the stairs to the rooftop.
If you want to help me with making the garden amazing... green fingers welcome!
Interaction with Guests
We are very sociable and welcome our guests to join us in any activities. We both work during the week but at weekends we can spend time with you. We can help you make your plans or find you a guide.
The location is great. Only a short taxi ride to Downtown and Zamalek. Perfect for single people or couples. Very close to the main Arabic schools or Cairo university. Lots of side streets to walk around without any harassment from sellers or school crowds.
A few minutes walk to the main road 'gamet el dawel' where you will find a million taxi's. It's cheap to use taxi's here. Most journey's are less then 2 euros. If you have a car there is parking on the street. Taxi's at the airport are annoying and a rip-off! I can help you get a driver from here. It will cost about 20euros. Directly to the door. :)
Other Things to Note
In cairo you can order anything you want to your house! Most places are open late so don't worry if you are hungry late at night!
Drinking is not entirely socially acceptable in Cairo. You can drink as much as you want but don't make it obvious when coming or going from the house. Please try not to make noise in the main hallway. Music should be turned low at 11. Girls, please watch what you wear. Cover legs, breasts and shoulders. Smoke only outside please. Cigarettes are soooo cheap here, sheeshas are also popular. You are also welcome to buy a sheesha and smoke on the balcony. I can help you set it up. Also I have a BBQ on the balcony. :D p.s you can order beers to the house too. ;)
We have 2 listings at the same property. One is a room in the main apartment (where we live with our lovely dog pampa and crazy cat burrito) The other listing is a self contained apartment on our rooftop garden. Only accessible through the main apartment.
Shady studied natural heritage and can be a great guide for those who are interested in history. Me I am a social butterfly working on a new fitness concept here in Egypt... Pole fitness. I will spend most of my time working on that. Mostly from home. I have a dance studio in the house. I'm sure I will be a great host because I will tell about all the cool places. The best thing about my place is the size. Located in a super safe and friendly neighborhood, great to just stroll around and watch all the crazy people. You will find a lot of shops and restaurants in the area. I am not Egyptian but I know how to cook amazing Egyptian food and maybe my guests will get lucky and catch me on a 'cooking day' I love looking after people. I know how to give people space too. We have WiFi that you can use all over the house and a desk to study at. We have a television with a thousand channels and a thousand take-out menus if you want to relax at the house and order something. I have traveled a lot so usually end up speaking to travelers about places. Shady is also very sociable and usually has friends over. They usually don't stay long and they are very decent and polite. Sometimes we play games such as monopoly or poker and our guests are very welcome to join in on anything. Other times we all lay on the floor and watch movies. We are both very open people so if you have any questions just ask! We look forward to hosting you. :)
My life motto: 'be yourself, everyone else is already taken'