About this listing
A spacious studio apartment with separate entrance from the garden with a view of the pool. It has a double bed and a separate shower/toilet as well as a kitchenette with all utensils . There is a small desk and a couch and good wifi.
This self contained unit has separate entrance and facilities. It is a bedsit with small kitchenette with all necessary facilities such as fridge, table top stove, toaster, kettle and washing utility and cupboards. TV and dvd player. There is a shower and toilet and a study/work area with excellent broadband wifi access. It has a double bed. It opens onto a pool set in a tropical garden with outdoor eating area. It is self-catering and good white linen is provided and changed weekly. Area is central and safe in the quiet leafy and safe suburb of Musgrave/Berea near a shopping mall, cinemas, restaurants and 10 mins by car to the beach or to the Conference Centre. We are also close to research facilities such as the Killie Campbell Museum, Match, UKZN. There is secure parking in the garden and a metered taxi rank within walking distance.
Ideal place for longer stays especially for researchers. We offer special rates for longer stays on application.
The garden area and pool is accessible to guests but this excludes the private patio attached to the house which is for the host family only.
Interaction with Guests
We are available at all times but request that the interaction respects normally working hours between 8 and 5 unless there is an emergency. We are available by cell phone for any emergencies
It is a safe friendly neighborhood with most amenities in walkable distance. Lots of restaurants and cafes and shops. The area is most suitable for researchers as we are near the universities and also the medical centers where many of our guests do research and internships.
There is a metered taxi rank a few minutes away from the house. There are also mini bus taxis used mainly on the student routes. It is advisable to hire a car. We have parking in the garden.
Other Things to Note
We have 2 boisterous dogs who are quite noisy. No other pets allowed.
The accommodation is for registered guests only. We also expect to be alerted if and when a friend visits as we do not allow strangers on to the property. We need to be introduced and the guests must sign in if they are accepted by us. As most of our guests are here on work related projects we also ask guests to keep noise levels low and at reasonable hours. No parties. We do not permit smoking in the apartment and we expect our guests to respect the property and keep it clean and tidy. Our property is not suitable for children.
About the Host, Carol
I am an art curator working in South Africa and internationally. My husband Keith and I enjoy hosting people and therefore find airbnb a great occupation. We have a house which is over a hundred years old which we have modernized over the years. The self catering apartments are all in our tropical garden and guests enjoy the peace and calm whilst being close to the city. We have always and still travel extensively with Paris being a favorite destination. We also collect art which enhances our environment.
Brodie/Stevenson, Fowler Museum at UCLA, The Saatchi Gallery, newtown2010, Itch, Mondriaan Stichting, Ike's Books and Collectables, Durban Live, SA Art Times, Witness Hilton Arts Festival, Artists for a New South Africa, Creative Cape Town, Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA), The Keiskamma Trust, The Archival Platform, PERFORMA, Damien Schumann Photography, (website hidden), Saint Verde Digest, (website hidden)