Separate bath and showerOpen plan bedroom and living area
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The private cottage in my garden is a modern, open plan studio
space with a small verandah. It is made up of a bedroom, living area, small kitchenette and a bathroom with a bath and separate shower. It is fully furnished and has its own entrance.

The space

The cottage is situated on the same property as the main house where I reside. The cottage is completely separate from the house with its own access so you do not have to come through the house to access the cottage. The garden is shared. The cottage is open plan and is suitable for 1 person only who likes a modern, open plan space. The bedroom and bathroom are open plan. The cottage is fully armed with its own alarm system. The main property itself is fully secure.

Guest access

There is a door into the garden at the end of the driveway which leads down into the garden to the cottage.

Interaction with guests

I reside in the main house and I am around although at work during the day. I am likely to be around on the weekends if I am not travelling. I am available for any recommendations, help with the cottage etc but I expect any guests to get on with their stay with a level of privacy.

Other things to note

The cottage can pick up the wifi from the main house but generally in South Africa the signal can be slow or intermittent. The house is walking distance from the shops, bars and restaurants in Melville.

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Room type: Entire home/flat


House Rules

I expect any paying guests to behave professionally with respect for my neighbours. I do not allow smoking in the cottage. If you would like to use the garden it is a shared space so please respect this. I do not allow any late night parties on the property. No pets allowed



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Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card

5 nights minimum stay

2 Reviews

Natasha User Profile
July 2015
Lucy was a most welcoming host. The cottage is just as its pictures suggest and Melville is a very convenient neighbourhood to access the inner city: it has lots of great bars and restaurants in walking distance and a spa just down the road. Fabulously quiet and undisturbed.

Azita User Profile
July 2015
This was by far one of my best experiences with Airbnb! Lucy's cottage is absolutely lovely - very modern, clean, comfortable, with beautiful views of her immaculate garden. This cottage is very secure and private. It's also located in a wonderful neighborhood in Johannesburg, a few minutes walk to restaurants and shops in Melville. I *highly* recommend this listing!

Johannesburg, South AfricaJoined in June 2015
Lucy User Profile

I am a working professional. I travel, cook and run for fun. I am a welcoming hospitable host. Happy to provide recommendations on the area and i am around should any help be required on the property but my preference is to leave any guests to get on with their stay and enjoy their privacy

Languages: English
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