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Lounge with winter fireplace Bathroom mosaic
Private room in house

An artist's house in the city

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An artist's house in the city

1 guest
1 bedroom
5 beds
1 guest
1 bedroom
5 beds

The space

If you are coming to visit Johannesburg and want to be part of the action and diversity that the city has to offer, yet want the peace and security of heart and mind, then our beautiful home is for you. We have a couple of options available to you:

We have two furnished cottages available. They each have a bedroom with a double bed, separate lounge, kitchen and bathroom. You can come and go as you want as there is a separate entrance to the cottage.

In the main house, a spare room is available. The house has pressed ceilings, oregon pine floors and a wood burning fire in the lounge for our short but chilly winter nights. The bathroom and kitchen have mosaic floors. The house and cottages have wi-fi connection.

In the garden we have a small plunge pool, great for the long and hot summer days. There are a number of decks with views over the city -great for breakfast’s or sundowners. The house is shared by our lovable dog, Tarka, who is happy for anyone wanting to go with him on walks in the nearby park.

We also have a student house which has four rooms and a bathroom, kitchen, dining room and living room. At the moment we have two volunteers working for the year at a local shelter for women. The other two rooms are available for students, interns or volunteers.

We are close to public transport - mini bus taxis, buses and the rea-vaya (which can take you through town and to Soweto)
*15 minutes drive from OR Tambo airport
*Close to shops and shopping centres
*2 km's from Arts on Main and the Maboneng Precint
*5 km's to Newtown and the Market Theatre(theatre, art, music)
*Walking tours of the inner city, Alexandra township and Soweto can be organised.
*For those wanting to leave the city, trips to the Magaliesberg (about a 2 hour drive) and the Pilanesberg Game Reserve (a 3 hour drive) can be organised.

Your hosts are well travelled and well connected, so can tell you of all kinds of interesting places to go to and people to meet.


Hair dryer

House Rules

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property
Must climb stairs
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $107


2 Reviews

Lynnee User Profile
December 2013
more backpackish than artists home-y, but comfortable and conveniently located.
Meagan User Profile
February 2014
I enjoyed my time at Tessa's in Kensington. The location is quite central without being in the CBD of Johannesburg (close to Rea Vaya, Spar, Eastgate and Ellis Park). Tessa is friendly and thoughtful. The house is safe, full of character and clean. Any concerns are dealt with pro…

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Hosted by Tessa

Johannesburg, South AfricaJoined in October 2012
Tessa User Profile
6 Reviews
I love travelling and camping, and have explored many beautiful places in our country and other countries in Africa, as well as Europe and Scandinavia. I am an educational psychologist and a facilitator of healing. I love to swim (Ellis Park swimming pool is heated all year roun…
Languages: English, Svenska
Response rate: 86%
Response time: within a few hours
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