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A super stay in a leafy suburb of Joburg. The hosts provided a home from home friendly family environment, which was great. They also helped us with eating out options and arranged a tour of Soweto with a driver/guide called Jeff, who was excellent.
If the chance arises we will definitely stay again.
A lovely stay, thanks, Ray, Yvonne and Sally
I cannot recommend 4Living more highly. Marianne, Lee and Maggie were so caring and helpful during my stay. It was like having a home away from home. The grounds of the house are gorgeous and the neighborhood is quiet and safe.
the neighborhood was wonderful.... although we got double booked, we stayed at marriane's place ..... a magnificent villa!!! we loved it. Marriane was not present but was really really responsive to our requests. great stay in SA.
Dans un quartier résidentiel de Joburg, la maison est aussi belle que sur les photos, intérieur luxueux et douillet.
Marianne était en déplacement mais 2 étudiantes étaient là pour l'accueil attentives et chaleureuses.
Lee and Marianne were welcoming and have made my (short) stay warm and peaceful. The property is really beautiful and the location really nice. I must recommend this lovely place to anybody staying in Johannesburg for vacation or business purposes.
This was a gorgeous respite from busy Johannesburg. I was welcomed and made to feel very comfortable, lots of space to work and relax, and a very delicious breakfast. Amazing rusks and hospitality - thank you so much!
Thank you for these kind words.
Maggie will be delighted with your praise for her breakfast and rusks
Hopefully I will get to see you tomorrow
Not sure where to start with my praises for the place. Very welcoming, staff were very friendly and the place very clean, great breakfasts which set me up for the rest of the day, Marianne made me feel almost as part of the family.
Well located for my needs and if I did have to travel anywhere no more than 5 minutes to the chaos that is Johannesburg's freeway system.
Cannot recommend the place to anyone wanting to stay in Joburg highly enough.
A big thank you from me.
Exceptional in every way you may imagine.
Utmost attention is given to a traveller's needs by the circumspect and very friendly staff.
The adorable house is surrounded by a large, exquisitely maintained garden, swimming pool included. Also it is well suited for workshops and small conferences.
Foremost, Dr. Marianne's spirit, enlightens the place with her generosity and attentiveness. I felt privileged to be her guest, in one word: I was treated like a long standing friend. That is much more than I could have hoped for.
We had an amazing time at 4Living. This place is even more magical than the online pictures or description could tell.
The hosts and staff gave us a wonderful warm welcome and put together lovely breakfasts for us on the veranda each day.
Even though our favorite restaurants are a quick drive away we opted to spend the evenings on the back patio of 4 Living awash in the smell of the jasmine and sound of the birds in the back yard.
What a great place to stay! Very warm and welcoming hosting from Marianne and Maggie, with lots of thoughtful help and suggestions with everything from directions to museums, restaurants, shopping and a tyre repair place (!) to books on San rock paintings for browsing. Great breakfasts always including fresh fruit, on a verandah overlooking a lovely garden, where I was welcome to spend as much time as I wanted. My room was large and ensuite, a little separated from the main house, with my own cooking facilities.
Staying here also supports a yoga project in a local under-resourced community - this is a heartful place.
I was tempted to decline this booking when I viewed Marianne's fabulous listing (by UK standards) as she is an Airbnb host abroad. There is no staff, no pool, not even breakfast included in this rainy garret they booked in central roadworked overpriced Oxford UK. I completely applaud Marianne and her partner's fortitude, particularly when it looked like I was attempting to 'make off 'with partner's expensive headphones (we have the same pair :-)). Really great to see how the Airbnb model works differently in different countries. Wish them every luck with UK visits and wouldn't hesitate to have them again.