About the Homestay
Our home is situated in the southern suburbs, approximately 20km from the city centre of Cape Town. We are a family of three adults with an adopted pet dog called 'Trouble' whose name totally belies his sweet nature.
The following accommodation is available :
1. Self-catering Unit 1 - attached to the main house with it's own entrance and doorbell and secure off-street parking. The unit has a kitchenette with an electric stove, minibar fridge and washing machine; a cosy lounge area for reading or watching satellite television; a sunny double bedroom with ample cupboard space and built-in dresser/desk; and an en-suite bathroom with double vanity basins and spacious shower. The accommodation will appeal to those guests who would like their independence and yet still feel part of the host family.
2. Self-catering Unit 2 - adjacent to Unit 1 with it's own entrance and secure off-street parking; consists of a cozy furnished lounge area with satellite tv and free uncapped wifi; a kitchenette with small microwave, washing machine, Whirlpool Jetchef oven and small 2-plate stove ideal for cooking; a sunny bedroom with double bed; and full bathroom with shower and sunken bath. The laundry line is accessible through the bedroom patio door.
Other facilities available to all guests include the following :
* Swimming Pool
* Barbecue ("Braai") area
* Large entertainment area with TV, billiards table, dart board and
* Internet/wifi Access
Special interests of the family include tourism, outdoor life, meeting people from all walks of life, sport, listening to music, reading, watching movies, games, etc. We are fluent in English and Afrikaans, and I have a basic knowledge of French as a result of living and working abroad in Brussels, Belgium for almost 5 years.
- Bikes for use
- Games Room
- Swimming Pool
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located in the southern suburbs. We are 20km from the city centre of Cape Town and only 15-20 minutes drive from the airport. The bus stop is only 3 minutes walk from the house where a bus or minibus taxi service can be caught, and the train station a 15 minutes walk or 2 minute drive. There is a day hospital close by within walking distance and a shopping centre and steak and fast food restaurants a mere 5 minute drive away. We are also a 5 minute drive away from the Royal Cape Golf Course and a 15 minute drive from Muizenberg Beach.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
This was our first visit to South Africa. Marilin was our first stop and we’re so glad she was. She’s an amazing host, she went above and beyond.
When we arrived she provided a welcome pack which was ample and much appreciated.
We didn’t have a car for our stay here so used Uber taxis to get about (on Marilin’s recommendation). These worked really well - v good value.
The accommodation was perfect for us - we used both units (2 couples). Beds v comfortable, kitchen area well stocked with tv for those who wanted it. Also washing machines in both units which was v handy for the end of our 5 day stay.
Marilin’s accommodation is well placed for many of the local attractions.
Would we return? Yes definitely!
Thank you for such a fantastic introduction to your beautiful country x
What a wonderful experience: our studio was lovely decorated and had all amenities of a home away from home. With ample of space we enjoyed staying there for more than a week and Marilin, our host, even thought to provide us with some detergent to wash our laundry, thus no need to buy a big box for one or 2 loads. And yes, we had our own washing-machine, too. We arrived late in the evening and even the fridge was equipped with everything for a nice breakfast next morning, since we wouldn't have had a chance to shop at night. On top of that a generous basket with fresh fruits was waiting for us. The towels were changed every second day, the linen (since we stayed 8 nights) after 4 days. Satellite TV (not that we needed much of it) was working perfectly well, covering the whole world, including my 'home-channel' DW (German TV). The bed was very comfy and because the place is in a quiet neighborhood area, we slept very well. We had our own entry and even a separate and secured entry for parking our car. Even an iron and an ironing board was available, the rain-shower was very refreshing and we could have stayed there for much longer.
The location is very good, because it's central and close to most attractions: about 20km/minutes to Capetown International Airport, 20 minutes (off traffic peaks) to central Capetown, 30 minutes to Stellenbosch and the wine region and 20 minutes to Kirstenbosch or Simonstown.
But the best are the people behind it: Marilin, her mom Marjorie and her husband Leslie. We not only got a warm welcome but they gave us a lot of valuable information of where to go and what to do and see and - even more valuable - a lot of background information regarding South Africa. It was a true homestay experience, in fact: the best me and my wife ever had so far. Thanks again Marilin, Marjorie and Leslie for being so perfect hosts! We came as guests, but we left as friends :-)
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.