About this listing
The small cottage is comfortable, peaceful, and well-located in the lively and historic suburb of Melville, Johannesburg. It is separate from the main house, which dates from the 1920s, and is on a secure property.
The living area has a queen-sized firm bed, TV with DSTV (satellite television including a selection of international channels), broadband wi-fi, wireless speaker (to connect to your smart phone, tablet or laptop) and underfloor heating. The efficiency kitchen has a microwave, fridge, Nespresso coffee machine, kettle and toaster, and crockery and cutlery are provided. Note, there is no stovetop-oven. The bathroom has a shower (there is no bath), underfloor heating and heated towel rails. Linen, towels, and a full set of toiletries are provided.
We provide a selection of teas of the world, Nespresso pods, a bottle of wine, and a breakfast starter pack: muesli, yoghurt, milk, bread, jam, honey, and seasonal fruit. There's also a selection of South African spirits: from an award-winning whiskey to a small-batch grappa from a boutique distillery. Enjoy responsibly! And if there's anything in the vege garden that takes your fancy harvest away.
For a rainy day or if you'd like to stay in there's a selection of board games, and if you play tennis there are public courts just down the street. Ask us for rackets and balls.
The cottage is suitable for a single person or couple. Maximum of two people. We can provide a crib for an infant.
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There is off-street parking available, and guests have use of the pool, as well as two mountain bikes; and while Joburg isn't geared up for commuter cycling there's a fair amount of recreational biking in the area.
If your trip allows for it Joburg has more than enough to occupy you for three or four days. So don't just fly in and out of the city!
The property is a mere two blocks from the lively 7th Street with dozens of restaurants, pubs and bars, and boutique shops. So you're close to the action but also sufficiently far away that you'll hear none of it.
The cottage is within walking distance to the University of Johannesburg, SABC, and Johannesburg Country Club, and a short drive to the University of the Witwatersrand, and central Johannesburg. Rosebank is a 10-minute drive and Sandton 20 minutes away.
A car is useful to have in Joburg, but not necessary. Many of our guests get around using a combination of taxis, Uber, the Rea Vaya bus service (which runs from nearby to town), and the Gautrain.
Guests may use the pool and pool deck, as well as the outdoor furniture (table and chairs) outside the cottage. Please respect the residents' privacy in other areas of the property.
If you use the bicycles please ensure you take the combination lock chains with you. The code is in the Cottage Info book.
No smoking allowed indoors. If you smoke please do so outdoors.
No pets allowed. And there are no pets on the property.
Please be reasonably quiet as we live in a residential neighbourhood.
Lost keys and/or gate remote access charge is R200.
There's no need to take out the rubbish, but if you're staying for a longer period and want to clean out the bin, rubbish bags can be placed in the large refuse bin housed at the pedestrian gate entrance.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I'm a university lecturer who travels a fair bit for work and pleasure. A frequent user of airbnb during travels across the U.S., my partner and I also host airbnb guests in our home city of Joburg.