I'm a university lecturer who travels a fair bit for work and pleasure.
Grant sets the gold standard in the type of accommodation he offers - spotless, extremely comfortable, well equipped, quiet, and safe. We spent three nights in the cottage and appreciated the extras that Grant and Angus provided. We enjoyed sipping wine in the evening and drinking our morning coffee under the sprawling shade tree. It felt very intimate and yet our host were always available and offered advice and information about the city as needed. We also loved that they are a short stroll from the bustling cafés and bars on 7 th. We hadn't anticipated enjoying Johannesburg as much as we did and we believe it was largely due to this homey, comfortable spot.
Grant’s lovely property in Melville was perfect for us. Situated in a small, progressive community of artists, intellectuals and alternative types, Melville felt comfortable, safe, and was the right scale for walking and enjoying the wonderful small restaurants, hopping bars, galleries, & antique shops located in the area. All of this within a 5 minute walk on Melville’s 7th Street. It’s a charming and unpretentious area. We liked it a lot. Grant’s separate cottage allowed us to stay on his immaculately cared for property and yet have privacy. He has paid attention to the smallest details providing the “best ever” Airbnb offerings: breakfast, snack, and wine/beer options — all included. Quite remarkable! Excellent breakfast bread, jam & butter, high quality Muesli cereal, yogurt, a bowl of seasonal fresh fruit, juice, various teas, and the best coffee from a Nespresso Machine. The mini-kitchen is very well equipped. Their are toiletries available in the bath. Up-market linen and towels. A Flatscreen TV with the BBC/CNN. What more could one ask for? Grant’s communication was always timely, comprehensive, and helpful. We had a few unexpected “glitches” with our itinerary which Grant assisted us with on-the-spot and with grace. We highly recommend Grant as a host and his “Homely Garden Cottage, Melville ZA”.
Most amazing place to stay! Very well decorated, clean, generous advices giving by the hosts and well located only few streets from a busy restaurants and cafés area. Most recommended!
I can highly recommend that place! Everything was just perfect, and we really enjoyed our time: We spent 3 nights in the cottage, and the neighborhood offers a lot of nice cafes and restaurant, just around the corner. I would definitely come back again!
It was a fantastic experience, excellent host,very helpful, sharing tips and assisting the planning of our program. The room was very good, clean, cozy well equipped (even wine was there) and the location super! I will recommend it without any doubt!! a five star experience!!
My daughter and me, we LOVED the cottage and the surrounding garden. We felt so welcome and so good taken care off. The cottage had everything we needed and even more. And the hosts were the best you could wish for. A very big thank you to our hosts!
I was very lucky to be able to stay in Grant and Angus's cottage. The cottage was impeccable; the location couldn't have been better - easy access to all parts of the city, as well as many restaurants up the street; quiet neighborhood; and terrific hosts -- they go out of their way to make the cottage as comforting as possible, such as providing you with special amenities not often found in hotels, and are great to talk with. I was there for four nights and my only regret is that my stay wasn't longer. Your visit to Johannesburg will be greatly enhanced with a stay in the cottage. I will be returning to Johannesburg in one year, and hope the cottage is available during the time of my visit.
A very comfortable cottage in a peaceful part of Melville. My stay was brief, but Grant was very welcoming and allowed me to stay later because of an evening flight. The cottage comes provided with lots of food, tea, chocolate(!) and even a couple of bottles of wine. The garden is lovely although I didn't have time to use the pool. I am due back in South Africa in March and will certainly put this cottage at the top of my wish list.
Homely Garden Cottage was a tranquil oasis located in a peaceful and cosmopolitan area of Johannesburg. Set in a pretty garden, the cottage was luxuriously provisioned with wine, breakfast provisions, digital TV, wi-fi and many homely touches which made our stay a very comfortable and enjoyable experience. Our hosts were unobtrusive yet informative and helpful when required. Terrific value and highly recommended!
The comforts of a boutique hotel without having to traipse through a lobby. The intimacy of a bed and breakfast without having to face strangers at breakfast. Begin your morning with coffee on the tree shaded terrace overlooking the pool. Stroll a few blocks down the hill to the Service Station for a fabulous breakfast. Go about your day. In the evening walk around the corner to one of the restaurants on 7th St. or take a short cab ride to one of the other fine restaurants nearby. The cottage is extremely well located in Melville, one of the few pedestrian friendly neighborhoods in Johannesburg. Grant and Angus have anticipated almost every need and are unobtrusively attentive should there be anything you lack.
great having grant!
Great guest, thanks and come again!
Very nice person
Grant was the perfect guest -he was quiet and clean and very respectful of the apartment. He was pleasant to deal with and I enjoyed having him in my apartment. Email and phone arrangements were easy and I would be happy to have him back again anytime. Great experience!
Grant was very easygoing, clean and left the apartment in perfect condition. I wish all guests were like him, I totally recommend and would be glad to have him back to one of my apartments!
Grant was a quiet guest and did not request much from me. I wished he did so, I could have made his stay more tailored to suit his needs. He was respectful and stayed for a good amount of time at the studio which is always a positive.
Great guest. Thanks!