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Garden cottage in Emmarentia; 20Mbps WiFi

SuperhostRandburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Entire cottage hosted by Peter
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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The new sister to our 'Apartment in leafy upmarket suburb' - same property and hosts - this spacious 1-bedroom apartment is set in leafy Emmarentia, just up the road from the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, with easy access to both the CBD and Johannesburg's northern suburbs. Even though fully equipped for self-catering, you also have easy walking access to many restaurants, coffee shops and bars in Greenside, and are only a short drive away from the vibey 'villages' of Parkhurst and Melville.

The space
This self-contained garden cottage is located in the leafy, quiet and secure suburb of Emmarentia, in the North-West of Johannesburg - 10 min drive to Rosebank, 15 min to Sandton, 20 min to Bryanston. Just 7 min drive will get you to the large regional shopping centre of Cresta with 250 shops. We have installed high-speed fibre-Internet, which is not yet common in South Africa.

Accomodation consists of a spacious separate bedroom (with queen sized bed (152cm x 188cm) made up with quality linen) with folding door for privacy, newly renovated bathroom (with shower), lounge and dining area, and kitchen equipped for self-catering with a full 4-plate stove and oven, and full fridge with 3 freezer draws . There is no TV in the apartment, but you are welcome to download or stream content onto your own device via our free 20Mbps WiFi, provided of course you use a legal service. The apartment is serviced weekly.

On request, we can add a single bed to the lounge area, which will incur an additional nightly charge. Kindly ask us about that during your inquiry process. Please be aware though, that for privacy and comfort reasons our garden cottage is ideally suited to accommodating guests in the bedroom only.

Use of our large swimming pool (in summer) and surrounding garden area (with abundant bird life) is included. The pool house is perfect for kicking off your day over coffee or for winding it down over a drink, or even for enjoying a meal. Please be aware that this is a shared space.

There is secure parking for one small to medium sized vehicle for you on our property. In the event that you drive a very large or tall vehicle, such as a bakkie or 4x4, we have an arrangement with our opposite neighbour for you to park there, and you simply cross our very quite little road to get to our place.

We are in walking distance to the 81-hectare free entry Johannesburg Botanical Gardens (with several dams and expansive parklands, ideal for walking, jogging, cycling and picnics) and the vibey 'village' of Greenside with lots of eateries catering to a wide range of tastes and budgets (Pizza, Sushi, Indian, Vegan, Continental, Chinese, Fusion and more), coffee places, bars, hair and beauty salons, shops and two laundrettes. Our local GP (Physician) is in our road.

A few minutes drive will find you at 44 Stanley, or the 'villages' of Parkhurst (a glamorous mix of couture, interior design and dining), Parktown North and trendy Melville, with an even bigger collection and selection of restaurants, bars and shops. Parktown North and Parkhurst in particular boast a wonderful and eclectic collection of speciality shops and galleries, perfect for gift-shopping.

A low-cost tuk-tuk service operates in these areas, and surrounds, but you can also access several taxi services to get you around town. If you already use Uber, you'll be glad to hear they operate in Johannesburg.

We are not far from attractions such as Constitution Hill, the Apartheid Museum, Soweto and the Lion Park, and can assist with arranging tours to these places.

Our detailed guest information file will help orientate you, but we are available to answer any additional questions that you may have.

Guest access
You will have access to our large swimming pool, the garden area around it and the pool house, as well as parking for one small to medium sized vehicle under shade-cloth and behind a locked gate. In the event that you drive a very large or tall vehicle, such as a bakkie or 4x4, we have an arrangement with our opposite neighbour for you to park there, and you simply cross our very quite little road to get to our place.

Other things to note
Although we do keep pets, they are quite well-behaved, and our dogs are restricted to parts of the property seperate from the apartment. Think of it like having neighbours with pets.
The new sister to our 'Apartment in leafy upmarket suburb' - same property and hosts - this spacious 1-bedroom apartment is set in leafy Emmarentia, just up the road from the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, with easy access to both the CBD and Johannesburg's northern suburbs. Even though fully equipped for self-catering, you also have easy walking access to many restaurants, coffee shops and bars in Greenside, and are only a short drive away from the vibey 'villages' of Parkhurst and Melville.

The space
This self-contained garden cottage is located in the leafy, quiet and secure suburb of Emmarentia, in the North-West of Johannesburg - 10 min drive to Rosebank, 15 min to Sandton, 20 min to Bryanston. Just 7 min drive will get you to the large regional shopping centre of Cresta with 250 shops. We have installed high-speed fibre-Internet, which is not yet common in South Africa.

Accomodation consists of a spacious separate bedroom (with queen sized bed (152cm x 188cm) made up with quality linen) with folding door for privacy, newly renovated bathroom (with shower), lounge and dining area, and kitchen equipped for self-catering with a full 4-plate stove and oven, and full fridge with 3 freezer draws . There i…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 single bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hangers
Iron
Hair dryer
Pool
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Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Emmarentia is an up-market leafy and secure suburb of mostly free-standing homes set in large gardens. It encompasses a large green lung, the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, which is in walking distance of our property. There are great restaurants, bars and shops both in walking distance, or a short drive away.
Emmarentia is an up-market leafy and secure suburb of mostly free-standing homes set in large gardens. It encompasses a large green lung, the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, which is in walking distance of our…

Top places nearby

Emmarentia Dam
0.7 km
Johannesburg Botanical Gardens
1.0 km
Melville Koppies Nature Reserve
2.4 km
Delta Park
2.5 km

Kim Sacks Gallery and Craft Store
2.9 km
GOODMAN GALLERY
3.0 km
CIRCA
3.2 km
Rosebank Art & Craft Market
3.8 km

Hosted by Peter

Joined in October 2011
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I am of European decent, but have grown up in Johannesburg. My wife, Cassandra, and I share two wonderful teenage children, Thomas and Nikola. We love to learn more about foreign places through our guests.
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Not suitable for children (2–12 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm