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birdwatching from your doorstep

SuperhostWalvis Bay, Erongo, Namibia
Entire apartment hosted by Katja
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
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This place isn’t suitable for children (2–12 yrs) and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking. Get details
Are you looking for quality and European standard?
Our self-catering studio comes with a fully equipped kitchenette, an extremely comfy king size bed, en suite bathroom and a sunny patio to enjoy a sundowner while watching the flamingoes.
Private entrance, safe parking area in the backyard, fast WiFi and even a hugeTV with DSTV. What else do you need?
If you can think of anything, let us know and we will assist you.
If you're up to a sundowner with us on our balcony - you're free to join!

The space
Modern and very well equipped accommodation in an upper class neighbourhood. This area which is called “Meersig" (Afrikaans for "Sea view") right on the lagoon is secure with little crime and burglary, there are no ugly electric fences.

Walvis Bay is a harbour town and does not have the beautiful historical buildings and architecture like the neighbouring town of Swakopmund, but it is a quirky and lively city that continuously grows and attracts more and more people who have chosen to settle here.

With many possibilities for outdoor activities right on your doorstep, and the beautiful lagoon (RAMSAR site) nearby, Walvis Bay it is not just a paradise for bird watchers.

Kite surfers are enjoying the shallow waters in the lagoon as well, and the waves at the world-renowned "Donkey bay" are just another half an hour further - for those who are looking for a surf in one of the longest pipelines in the world (4x4 required).

So if you consider to stay overnight in Walvis Bay then THIS is the area where you want to be.

Breakfast options to moderate prices are available in the nearby hotel and lodge, just a few steps away from the studio.

Are you interested in day trips to Sandwich harbour or Kayaking tours: most tour operators can even pick you up in front of your door at our house as they all drive past there in the mornings.
Please contact us beforehand before you book on your own because we are getting discounted rates which we pass on to our guests!

This is the place where everyone goes and wants to be, cruise-ship passengers are dropped off their buses at the parking space in front of our house and every tour operator brings his guests here to have a look at the thousands of pink flamingos ...

Now the other thing to note: I feel I have to be honest with my guests and you should be informed that there is not just flamingos, there is also a busy road in front of our house which is highly frequented during workdays (07:00 – 17:00), it is getting used by the salt works-trucks from down the road and they can be noisy.
However, one only realises the noise when being outside, if you have the windows closed you won't hear any of it, I can guarantee that!

All the guesthouses along the lagoon are facing the same problem, luckily our high quality windows can keep a lot of the noise out (according to our previous guests).

Now let's get back to the space itself:
The studio is fitted with a lots of things, but there is no washing machine. If you are staying long time or are in desperate need of doing laundry, you are welcome to make use of my washing machine free of charge, I also provide the soap-powder.

KITCHEN:
- microwave oven with convection and grill function
- fridge
- coffee-maker & filter bags, selection of teas
- kettle
- toaster
- efficient extractor hob to keep cooking smells out of your living space
- blender
- many pots, pans, kitchen utensils
- cooking oil, vinegar and spices
- cleaning stuff, brush & pan, vacuum cleaner
- dishwashing liquid, brush, towels
- coffee, tea, biscuits, fresh milk and a bottle of water in the fridge.

When you take a glass out of the cupboard it is sparkling clean – all I ask is that you leave the kitchen into a similar condition when you are moving out.
That means to me the hob is clean and the dishes are done, please!

Please remember: unlike some other hosts I don't charge a "cleaning fee" - therefore I need your support to keep the costs low.

Please make use of the extractor hob when cooking, it works very well and there will be no cooking odours sticking in the studio!

BATHROOM:
- shower, basin and toilet
- towels and toilet paper
- soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion
- hairdryer
- shower cap, sewing set, hygiene bags, first aid kit

Towels and linen will be changed once a week or on request, in case you are a long-term resident.

BEDROOM:
- king size bed with a very comfortable mattress
- fluffy feather duvets and pillows, sheets, linen and some extra blankets
(can be found in the wardrobe )
- wardrobe with plenty of hangers
- a shoehorn, a hot water bottle, ironboard and an iron.

Above the bed is a ceiling fan and the latest addition to the studio is an airconditioner (for heating and cooling).

Although our climate does not require an air-conditioner at approximately 330 days a year there might be a few days during summer time when it is hot and therefore an A/C helps to keep the room temperature comfortable.
For the cold winter days the A/C provides a cosy warm bedroom and lounge.

LOUNGE:
- flat screen TV with a comprehensive DSTV package to choose from several channels of TV programmes (most of them in English language) and in addition a lots of music channels, too.
- Loads of Magazines to read, also a small library with a selection of German, French and English books
- WIFI (high speed)

Furthermore is the studio equipped with plenty of power plugs, South-African AND European style, what means if you come from these parts of the world you don't even need to bring an adapter.

We also offer to our guests to hire one of our kayaks (one double, one single available) for a small fee - if weather conditions allow.

The Welwitschia - Drive and the famous moon landscape are approximately one hours drive away, our beautiful neighbouring town of Swakopmund just half an hour drive.

To get to Dune 7 it takes you only minutes by car and the international airport Rooikop Walvis Bay is just five minutes further away.

Most excursions and tours are going from Walvis Bay, hence it is the ideal hub for you on your way along the coast and if you are interested in these activities.

Guest access
The studio is located on the ground floor of our house, it has its own entrance and is totally private.

There is a secure and very spacious car parking in the backyard, in case you are arriving with your own car we hand out a remote control to operate the gate.

Other things to note
We are “normal" people who like to socialize, we are easy going but clean and organised and so is the studio. We expect you to treat our home like yours and if you are used to eat dinner on the sofa in front of the TV - we ask you not to mess up our rugs and sofa pillows.

We keep the costs low because our studio is not very big (40 sqm) and for us it is more important to have the Airbnb experience than making money.

Therefore we offer our place to share with others who appreciate a nice and clean holiday home, and not only to people who are travelling on low budget and are just looking for an affordable place to stay.

We are located 2.5 km's from the CBD with shops and restaurants and there is no public transport, if you are arriving without your own car it can be problematic to do your shopping and get around – so please do not complain afterwards that it is a bad location, if you read this you will know what you will be getting.

By the way, the location is stunning!

Check-in on day of arrival until 19:00 please
Are you looking for quality and European standard?
Our self-catering studio comes with a fully equipped kitchenette, an extremely comfy king size bed, en suite bathroom and a sunny patio to enjoy a sundowner while watching the flamingoes.
Private entrance, safe parking area in the backyard, fast WiFi and even a hugeTV with DSTV. What else do you need?
If you can think of anything, let us know and we…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Cable TV
Washer
TV
First aid kit
Iron
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Accessibility

Well-lit path to entrance

2 nights in Walvis Bay

Oct 1, 2019 - Oct 3, 2019
Check-in
10/1/2019
Checkout
10/3/2019

4.98 out of 5 stars from 141 reviews

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Location

Walvis Bay, Erongo, Namibia

Quiet neighbourhood, however the flamingos in front of our house are not always that quiet, but they are not irritating and you will get used very quickly to their funny sounds ;-)

Hosted by Katja

Joined in September 2014
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I am Katja, born and grown up in the south west of Germany. I have worked for 20 years in the hospitality industry and I just love to meet people from all over the globe and host them. My husband John is a civil engineer and has spent most of his working life in the Middle East. We moved to Namibia, which is John's home country, in 2011 and built our beautiful house in Walvis Bay on the lagoon. Since then we daily enjoy the stunning views from our balcony: flamingos, pelicans, seals and when we are lucky, even dolphins - frolicking in the waters right in front of our doorstep! We see it as a gift that we have this experience every day at home, and why should we not share this with others? We both like travelling all over the world and enjoy exploring our amazing country, Namibia, since we are great nature lovers. We would therefore gladly welcome like minded people to our home and be our guests.
I am Katja, born and grown up in the south west of Germany. I have worked for 20 years in the hospitality industry and I just love to meet people from all over the globe and host t…
During your stay
We will live under one roof what means we are almost always available for questions and help.
When the weather permits we enjoy to invite our guests for a sundowner drink on our balcony because watching the sunset with a chilled drink is mandatory in Africa!
You are free to join us, it is up to you.
We will gladly assist you with bookings, either for local day-trips or eating places, just ring at our door bell!
You really don't need to worry that you are disturbing us - we love to help and give advices, we know our country pretty good and we can give you some good ideas for your further travels in Namibia!

Please respect our “do not disturb" times – from 20:00 to 08:00 and our lunch-break which is 13:00 – 14:00. For emergencies we are - of course- always available.
We will live under one roof what means we are almost always available for questions and help.
When the weather permits we enjoy to invite our guests for a sundowner drink on…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy