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About this listing

Small and basic, but private and cozy! This cottage is perfect for the single traveler or a couple. It includes a great outdoor space with pool and patio, and is just a 15 minute walk to trendy Melville!

The space

Self-contained studio garden cottage – with own private entrance and secure parking – ideal for one person or a couple.

The cottage has a double bed, a bathroom (shower only), cupboards and a kitchenette (including kitchen sink, kettle, tea and coffee, a bar fridge, a toaster oven and stove top). It also comes with a TV, WiFi, a hairdryer and a heater (for the colder months).

Just outside the cottage is a sparkling pool and a lovely covered patio area for you to enjoy. Smoking is allowed, but only outside the cottage!

Guest access

We are also happy to provide the following extra services (separate costs): laundry, airport transfers and the arranging of tours.

Tours to Soweto, the Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill and the Cradle of Humankind (a world heritage site) are provided by the well-established Makhubu Tours or Roving Bantu Tours.

Interaction with guests

We are happy to steer you in the right direction, or even show you around if you prefer some company!

We have a very friendly dog and a playful cat – both of whom will try to get your attention, but will soon get the point if they are ignored!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: 12PM (noon) - 7PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 12%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 7PM

The maximum number of guests allowed is 2 - sorry, but the cottage is too small for any additional guests!

Parking is available for one vehicle per booking.

Guests are welcome to smoke on the outdoor patio (not in the cottage)!

We live in a vibey but residential neighbourhood, so no loud music please. (There are lots of great restaurants and pubs in the area if you are looking to sing and dance the night away!)

Please leave the cottage tidy - all rubbish thrown away, dishes washed, towels hung up, etc.

For long-term guests, a weekly cleaning service is provided.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

2 nights minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Tatenda User Profile
August 2017
Staying at Samantha's was one of our best air bnb experiences. We arrived late in Johannesburg and she was so helpful with our late checkin despite her being down with the flu. The cottage was very clean and it had a homely feel to it. We had a lovely time and the neighborhood feels safe and quite. We would highly recommend Samantha's place. Great host and great conversation!!!!!

Felipe User Profile
July 2017
One of the best places I stayed using AirBnB! Samantha is amazing and her house is a perfect place to stay when in Johannesburg!

Basheerah User Profile
June 2017
I had the most wonderful time staying with Sam, her son, Max (and their pets Mr. Pennybowl and Jozi!). They are such lovely people - I felt right at home from the get-go. Sam is so warm, welcoming, kind and helpful. A month later, and I feel like I'm a part of the family now :) The cottage is great - it had everything I needed plus the company of pets in the backyard which was a bonus :) And if I was there during summer I would have been in the pool everyday! It's a 15 minute walk from the Spar (supermarket) on Main Road where there are also a few take-away food places and its another 15 minute walk from there to 7th street in Melville. I walked that route many times during my stay but in the evenings when it was dark, I just took a tuk tuk which only costs R20! It's great for a short or a long stay. Go ahead and book, don't give it a second thought ;-)

Dimpho User Profile
May 2017
Great home, great host and close to everything you'll need.

Benjamin User Profile
May 2017
good neighborhood. very accommodating host. best experience yet

Johannesburg, South AfricaJoined in February 2014
Samantha User Profile

I love to travel, and I like connecting with new people and hearing about their travels and experiences. My little boy also loves to travel and to meet new people. I'm very lucky to work as a freelancer, which gives me quite a bit of flexibility - to travel, to host visitors in our cottage and to spend time with family and friends. Looking forward to meeting new and different people through Airbnb.

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