Private sunny 2 roomed flatlet with own bathroom, kitchenette and shared courtyard. Wireless uncapped ADSL. Centrally located close to 2 universities with shopping at Campus Square, bars and restaurants in Melville. Attached to home with 2 caring and helpful adults -one a photographer and the other a film editor. Interesting old area with dam in walking distance, plus botanical gardens, Newtown precinct a short Uber away. Friendly neighbourhood.
Good security and safe off road parking.
Close to the University of Johannesburg and the University of the Witwatersrand, with lots of interesting tourist areas close by - Newtown, Constitution Hill, trendy Melville, 44 Stanley for cafes and trendy shops, Westdene Dam and the Emmarentia Botanical Gardens for quiet walks.
Guests will have exclusive use of the two rooms and communal use (shared with 2 owners) of the courtyard and garden.
I am happy to interact with guests or respect their privacy if they prefer. I am available for advice and suggestions about what to do,where to go and how to get there.
This is a friendly neighborhood, lots of oak trees and, many students who study at the two nearby universities keeping the suburb young and energetic.
The number of Tuk Tuks seems to grow daily (3 wheeled motorised taxis) and can be booked to travel as far afield as Rosebank (for a nominal fee of R40). Otherwise local minibus taxis travel into the CBD and from there into the suburbs. Rea Vaya, the new bus system is a short walk away.
With Uber, transportation is a given to wherever you wish to go.
Guests have private usage of the 2 inter-leading rooms equipped with kitchenette and bathroom/shower, plus shared access to parking, garden and courtyard
Interaction with guests
Pierre works in the film industry 6 days a week and is gone from early till late. Lisa is a photographer and works freelance so is available to assist and give advice.
Our 3 dogs are friendly and can be kept out of the rooms if you would prefer.
Other things to note
We are both extremely accommodating people and have had a range of guests from a family with one year old twins to business people who want their own space and privacy to work in.
The accommodation has it's own alarm.
Tell us if you need anything extra and we will try to assist.
I have been a photographer for decades, worked for 3 national magazines, owned 2 photography businesses. I have photographed a wide range of subjects but since 2006 have concentrated mainly on real estate photography. I have written an ebook aimed at realtors to help them take better real estate photos.