Beautiful Melville Guest Cottage

House - Entire home/apt · Tolip St, Johannesburg, Gauteng 2092, South Africa
Your host, Mariella
7 Reviews
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The Space

Fully furnished double story one bedroom guest cottage (separate from main house) with it’s own entrance.

The living room and dining room and kitchen are downstairs.
French doors leading from the living area open up onto a small terrace which overlooks a gorgeous garden.

The kitchen is fully equipped with 4 hob gas stove and oven, microwave, toaster, kettle etc.

The bedroom has a queen size bed and the bathroom, a bath with a shower.

If you are a bigger group and need more rooms I HAVE TWO DOUBLE ROOMS IN MY OWN HOUSE. Both with queen size beds and sharing a small bathroom with shower.

There is ample closet space and shelves (upstairs and downstairs). A security gate is on the landing upstairs so that you can sleep peacefully.

Included in the cottage are satellite TV, Alarm system connected to armed response and WIFI. Laundry and cleaning of cottage included once a week.

We are a 10 minute walk from the vibrant and trendy 7th street in Melville. Melville, the cultural hub of Johannesburg, is well known for it's coffee shops, restaurants and lively nightlife.

There is public transport but it is best and quite cheap to rent a vehicle. Johannesburg is a huge city with vast number of things to see. While you can walk to a few places, most of the time a vehicle would be needed (taxi or rental). Also you cannot walk around at night for security reasons.

I have four dogs... who will give a very warm and LOUD welcome to the house but then settle down and get on with their own thing... if you have a problem with dogs please let me know and we will try to make arrangements.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $30 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $630 /week
Monthly Price: $2700 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $30
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Fell in love with Mariella and the cottage. Mariella, her dogs, friends, and accommodation made my time in Jo'burg unforgettable. Highly recommended.

    March 2013
  • beautiful cottage, lovely host. mariella was very uncomplicated and flexible before and during our stay. she was happy to help whenever needed. more than recommended!!!

    January 2013
  • Mariella is an excellent host! She is very friendly and always happy to help. The cottage is wonderful. I will definitely stay at Mariella's place again. Highly recommended.

    January 2013
  • If you are aiming at a quiet accomodation in one of the coolest residential hoods of Joburg (Melville), you should definitely check if Mariella's cottage is free. She stays in the adjacent house and repeatdly offer for help if needed. She always has been reactive, might it be during the booking process or once the guest has arrived.

    December 2012
  • Could not have asked for a better accommodation or experience when visiting Johannesburg. Mariella is an extremely generous and charismatic
    host and her cottage, which is located in a secluded courtyard, is just beautifully decorated and has everything one could ask for. Staying at Mariella's was such a nice experience from beginning to end that I have already booked my next stay at her cottage. I would highly recommend her cottage to anyone, who wants to have a wonderful experience while visiting Johannesburg.

    December 2012
  • Mariella and her lovely rescue dogs were great. Her guest cottage is in a nice area of Joburg and is very secure and comfortable. Mariella was very helpful with all our requests and had the kitchen stocked with the basics so that we could prepare some of our own food and take a break from eating out. I would highly recommend Mariella's Guest Cottage to other travellers.

    December 2012
    Response from Mariella:

    Thank you Paul and Bonnie. Wishing you safe travels... Mariella

    December 2012
  • Mariella is an excellent host and the cottage is immaculate! Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will be doing so more in the future.

    December 2012
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St George's School, Montreux, Switzerland, Hillcrest Secondary School, École hôtelière de Lausanne, International Center of Photography
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I am a Swiss photojournalist who grew up in Kenya. I currently spend time between Johannesburg and Nairobi. I travel quite a lot but there is always someone on my property as I have some dogs who need caring for when `i am gone :) Although the cottage is self contained, I or a friend will always be around to help you out in anyway so that your stay in comfortable.
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