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An old, spacious home in a quiet neighbourhood with a beautiful view of Devil's Peak. The location is very convenient for getting around the city and the peninsula.
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Our house is close to Rosebank Station (less than 1km) on the Southern Suburbs train line between Cape Town city centre and Simonstown. It is a 10-minute train journey into the city centre. In the other direction, this train runs along the sea to Simonstown, the closest town to Cape Point Nature Reserve.
There a several good restaurants only 5 minutes' walk away.
If you wish to be in the heart of the city, or right on the beach, then this location will not suit you. However we aren't far from anything. It is very central, and even if you choose not to hire a car, you will manage, as many of our guests have done, with the mix of transport options located nearby. What you will get, with our location, is a green, friendly, diverse neighbourhood close to the University; you'll see many people out walking with their children or dogs, jogging, cycling, or skateboarding.
If you are driving, we are 10 minutes from the centre of town, 10 minutes from Cape Town International Airport, and 10 minutes from the University of Cape Town. If you have a car, there is parking space behind electronic gates, and we will give you a remote with your house key.
My partner and I are experienced hosts and can help with advice about most aspects of Cape Town.
YOUR SPACE AND FACILITIES
You have lots of space here: a sunny main bedroom plus an adjoining study, and an ensuite bathroom. There is a good size cupboard. The bedroom has doors onto the garden. The bed is queen size with a good quality pocket-spring mattress and cotton bedlinen. There's a choice of lighter cotton blankets or a winter duvet, and feather or foam pillows.
The second bedroom has its own bathroom, not ensuite, but a few steps along the passage.
There's a full kitchen (shared with your hosts) which we make a point of keeping clean, and space in the fridge to store food. A hearty breakfast is supplied: it includes tea/coffee, eggs, toast, and spreads. It is available at any time which suits you - you help yourself when you wish. We just ask that you rinse and stack your dishes.
You are welcome to sit and eat outside in the garden, which is very peaceful and quiet, but there is also space to relax in the large kitchen or in the lounge.
We have fast wireless internet, but we request that you don't download large files.
If you wish to do laundry there is a washing machine and lots of drying space outside.
ARRIVING IN CAPE TOWN
Guests frequently use a shuttle/taxi service, which is reliable, safe and efficient. You will be met at the arrivals section of the airport, if you book online beforehand.
There is a small car-rental company very close to our house. If you arrive in the evening and don't want to drive straight away we can help you get to a rental company the next day, if we are able.
ADVICE AND HELP
We enjoy meeting guests and we both love travelling and hearing about other journeys. We can recommend great places to go in South Africa, whether your interest is in nature reserves, wine farms, politics, history, culture and art, shopping and eating out, or adventurous sports.
OTHER POINTS TO NOTE
While check-in time is flexible, we prefer not to have check-ins after 22:00, unless there are special circumstances.
We have two dogs who live inside.
We are gay and straight friendly. Guest AccessGuests have access to the kitchen, garden, and living room, and use of laundry facilities. Interaction with GuestsThis is open-ended; it depends on everyone's day. The NeighborhoodThere is a wonderful community spirit, particularly fostered by the park space across the road where people exercise, and play with their children and dogs. Getting AroundAs convenient as it gets, in Cape Town. Rosebank Station is 7 minutes away. Other Things to NoteHaving been a host for three years now, I find what really makes a difference is clear and prompt communication, for example, of your arrival time, whether you're hiring a car or not, and where you're arriving from (by road, or straight from the airport).
It's a help if you give a cell number (local or international) and for guests to save my cell number before leaving home, for easy contact.
I also really welcome feedback, on any aspects of your stay, so that I can improve the experience for future guests.