The SpaceThe house is the original farm house built in 1915 with high ceilings, wooden floors and a beautiful open veranda. A four-bedroom house with two bathrooms, dining room, lounge, kitchen and breakfast room. Large lounge on the verandah with a separate lounge windowed to enjoy the winter sun. The bedroom has a double bed and cupboards, with an adjacent bathroom and separate toilet. Large windows means it's full of light and has lovely views of the garden. A separate lounge is available for your use as well or you can use the main one. There is a small courtyard right outside your room as well if you want to entertain or braai/barbecue. Guest AccessEnjoy our landscaped garden with home-grown vegetables and eggs from our happy chickens. We have a lovely house keeper, Mai Janet Mapondera, who comes in three times a week, and can do washing and cook meals for an additional fee. There is ample parking if you have a car. Otherwise there are public buses you can catch outside the front gate that go into town. Interaction with GuestsWe live here alone, just the two of us, and are often away. While you are in the house, you can have as much or as little interaction as wish. Your bedroom is quiet at the back of the house and has a separate entrance if you wish. If we are not at the house, Janet will be there to let you in and show you around. She is there from 9 am until 4 pm three days a week although this can be extended if you wish. The NeighborhoodWe have lived in this family neighbourhood for over 30 years. Shops are within 20 minutes walking distance and buses go regularly into town. Driving takes about 10 minutes to get into the heart of the city and we are about 40 minutes drive from a national park (Lake Chivero), and 10 minutes from Mukuvisi Woodlands, where you can do a horseback safari amongst the animals. Getting AroundBuses cost $1 to town while a taxi to the airport costs between $20 and $30 dollars. If we are in town, we can do the transfers for an additional fee. Other Things to NoteVERY IMPORTANT - Zimbabwe is prone to long and regular power cuts. We do not have a generator, so when the power goes out, it's candles and intimate dinners on the veranda. There is gas to cook on during these power cuts, and an electric hotplate for all other times.
We don't have local TV, but we do have a television set and DVD player. If you're coming from South Africa, we have a satellite dish if you bring your own card (because we travel regularly, it's not worth it for us)