About This Listing
B&B on 8th Avenue is modern and comfortable. It is suitable for people who are holidaying or else here for business as it is close to the business centres and also to tourists attractions.
The bed and breakfast consists of 4 double rooms with en suite bathrooms with a shower. One of the rooms is a self-contained apartment with it own lounge and fully stocked kitchenette area for self-catering. The bathroom contains a bath/shower. It also has a separate entrance and small courtyard. Each room has its own TV and balcony, a dining room where breakfast is served and a patio area in the garden. There is parking available, internet and cable TV.
There is a washer and dryer available at an extra cost. Please liaise with me concerning costs.
The house is close to the CBD, tourist attractions like Rosebank, Sandton, Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, hospitals, banks, universities and shopping areas.
Melville is a vibey suburb with lots of attractions like coffee shops, restaurants, bars, bookshops and a variety of other shops. The Melville Koppies is a well-known protected open space good for walks and getting a lovely view of the CBD skyline and surrounding areas.
Guests have access to the main dining room where breakfast is served and guests are welcome to sit and work in the area or else use the lounge for work or relaxation. Guest also have access to a communal kitchenette area where tea, coffee and baked items are available. There is comfortable seating area next to the kitchenette where guests can relax or else work. The garden is available for guests to sit and relax in.
Interaction with Guests
You will find me to be an attentive host and willing to assist you. I am a registered tour guide with Gauteng Tourism and am a licenced to operate a shuttle service. This service is cheaper than the public taxis. I am willing to assist in order to make your stay enjoyable.
Melville is an old suburb but is a very interesting mix of people and restaurants, bars, bookstores and other shops. There is lots to do in the suburb and it is close to the CBD and other places of interest whether guests are on holiday or else close to other business area like Rosebank or Sandton. Also centrally situated to a lot of places that tourists would find interesting and enjoy visiting like the Apartheid Museum.
Melville has 2 bus services that run past the University of the Witwatersrand and into the CBD. I also offer a transport service to guests and it is cheaper than the public taxis. I am also a registered tour guide and can assist you with places to visit or else be your guide if required.
Other Things to Note
The bed and breakfast is situated in a cul-de-sac so is quiet but close to 7th Street, Melville where most of the shops are. When convenient, I do offer a free drop off for guests in 7th Street, Melville.
There is no smoking allowed inside the house but ashtrays are available on the balconies and garden areas.
For the second time, I had a wonderful stay at Denise's lovely home, this time on my way back home. Again I enjoyed a great bed, a perfect hospitality, and lots of good conversations about South Africa, its politics, its difficulties, and its opportunities. These cultural exchanges make Airbnb's like Denise's so worthwhile!
I also appreciated the possibility to pay her extra services by credit card, as in the end of my trip, cash diminished considerably.
Thanks so much, Denise, hope to make it a third and a fourth time soon!
Had a lovely stay in Melville at Denise! The room and annex bathroom are just as described, the included breakfast is plentiful and prepared with love, and Denise is not only a very dedicated hostess who certainly wants to make the extra mile to please her guests, but also very knowledgeable about her city, having been a teacher and a guide.
I also very much appreciated her additional services such as airport pickup/drop off and laundry. In short, Denise herself, her services, and her welcoming home are a definite asset to the Airbnb business!!!!!
The house is lovely, and Denise was extremely welcoming and kind. Wish we could have stayed longer! Highly recommended to anyone who wants to stay in the area.
Denise was a wonderful host.
I really enjoyed my stay at B&B on 8th.
Great food, ambiance and conversation!
Denise is a perfect host, the B&B is in a beautiful, quiet neighbourhood, even when it's just a few minutes walk from the lively 7th Street. It's held at a standard higher than many hotel rooms.
She's also a great guide, will help with arranging you a trip of your own, or take you on a personal tour through the areas of your choice.
I had a fantastic stay with Denise at here B&B. Definitely in my top 3 on airbnb, the room and area were nice and Denise was really helpful with advice and help getting around, and she also had amazing breakfasts! Highly recommended.
My parents stayed with Denise and absolutely loved it! The place was beautiful, clean and Denise's breakfast was superb. Denise also happened to be the most wonderful host! We go back to SA quiet frequently as we are expats. We will 100% be staying with Denise again.
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About the Host, Denise
I enjoy meeting new people and making new friends. I enjoy cooking, drinking red wine and chatting about all sorts of interestings things.
Love the outdoors and walk, cycle and hike as much as I can.
Have 3 dogs, love spending time with family and friends and enjoy learning new things.